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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Alex Newell May Be the First Non-Binary Actor to Win a Tony, But They Want Others to Follow by Diep Tran

Playbill catches up with the Shucked star, who's still partying and celebrating their historic win.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:33PM
Sunday, June 11, 2023

Alex Newell Makes History as 1st Non-Binary Actor to Win a Tony Award by Diep Tran

Newell takes the prize for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for their performance in Shucked.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:37PM

Miriam Silverman Wins 2023 Tony for Featured Actress in a Play by Diep Tran

Silverman wins for a character that has won a Tony for every Broadway actor to play the role in the Lorraine Hansberry play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:07PM

Brandon Uranowitz Wins 2023 Tony for Featured Actor in a Play by Diep Tran

Uranowitz takes the prize for his performance in Leopoldstadt.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:33PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Public Theater Cancels First Previews of Free Shakespeare in the Park's Hamlet Due to Poor Air Quality by Diep Tran

This move comes as a number of shows in NYC have experienced disruptions due to wildfire smoke.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:19PM

Public Theater Cancels Shakespeare in the Park's Hamlet Due to Poor Air Quality by Diep Tran

This move comes as a number of shows in NYC have experienced disruptions due to wildfire smoke.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:04PM

'I Am Black': See Crystal Lucas-Perry Perform a Stirring Monologue From Ain't No Mo' by Diep Tran

She performed in two Broadway shows this season and got Tony-nominated for one of them.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:55PM

How Shucked’s Songwriters Wrote the Crowd Pleasing “Independently Owned” by Diep Tran

Composers Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally admit that it used to be a song about breasts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:43PM

Public Theater Responds to Outcry Over Cancellation of Under the Radar Festival by Diep Tran

Artistic director Oskar Eustis does maintain that the festival is on "hiatus."

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:07PM
Monday, June 5, 2023

Ruthie Ann Miles’ Long Journey Back to Broadway by Diep Tran

After a stint in Los Angeles, the Tony winner is back with two shows: Sweeney Todd, which has earned her another Tony nomination, and The Light in the Piazza at New York City Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Friday, June 2, 2023

Public Theater to Put Under the Radar Festival of Experimental Theatre on 'Extended Hiatus' by Diep Tran

This new development is part of a disturbing trend, with producers of new work and experimental theatre shutting their doors.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Jessica Stone Had a Successful Acting Career. Then She Left It Behind to Become a Director by Diep Tran

And now she’s a 2023 Tony nominee for directing Kimberly Akimbo.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:12PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Why Marchánt Davis Was Hesitant to Star in Good Night, Oscar Opposite Sean Hayes by Diep Tran

He wanted to make sure his character didn’t fall into familiar racial tropes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Monday, May 29, 2023

This Year’s Tony Awards Have a Notable Number of Asian Nominees by Diep Tran

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn about the nine Tony nominees of Asian descent.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Orchestrators of & Juliet Were Invited to 'Mess With' Max Martin's Pop Songs. They Took the Challenge by Diep Tran

Tony-nominated orchestrators Dominic Fallacaro and Bill Sherman combined the synthesizers of pop music with a Broadway pit orchestra.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:48PM

How Does the Cast of Broadway's Kimberly Akimbo Ice Skate Onstage? by Diep Tran

They may be wearing real ice skates, but there's no ice onstage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM
Friday, May 19, 2023

Disney's The Little Mermaid Live-Action Film Soundtrack Released May 19 by Diep Tran

The album debuts four new songs written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with new takes on Menken and Howard Ashman's original classics.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Why Rewrite Shakespeare Into Modern English? Why Not, Says Playwright Hansol Jung by Diep Tran

Jung’s modern version of Romeo and Juliet is currently running Off-Broadway with the National Asian American Theatre Company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:18PM
Friday, May 12, 2023

Helen Park Celebrates Her Tony Nomination by Singing a KPOP Megamix by Diep Tran

Check out the video from the Tony-nominated composer's performance at the Museum of Broadway, celebrating the release of the KPOP Broadway cast album.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

Hear 'Satisfied' From Hamilton Sung in German by Diep Tran

The German production of the hit show will release a 16-track album May 12.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM

“All Is Not Lost”: Jordan E. Cooper Reflects on His 2 Tony Nominations by Diep Tran

His play Ain’t No Mo’ closed early on Broadway, but now it’s one of the most-nominated plays of the season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM
Monday, May 8, 2023

Downstate and Leopoldstadt Named Winners of 2023 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards by Diep Tran

The New York Drama Critics Circle Awards is decided by theatre critics at 20 NYC publications.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:36PM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

Raised in War-Torn Sri Lanka, Hiran Abeysekera Has Had a Wild Journey to Life of Pi on Broadway by Diep Tran

Before he was an Olivier Award-winning actor, Abeysekera had planned to be a doctor.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

How Spirited Away the Play Uses Puppets to Bring Hayao Miyazaki’s Classic Film to Life by Diep Tran

John Caird gives us a peek behind the stage magic that is used to create a bathhouse for the spirits on stage (spoilers, obviously).

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

On the Red Carpet: See Matt Damon, Molly Ringwald, Steven Spielberg, and More at the Opening Night of Good Night, Oscar by Diep Tran

The celebrities were out for the opening night of the new bio-play starring Sean Hayes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Watch: The Cast of Oliver! at New York City Center Perform Songs From the Show by Diep Tran

Led by Benjamin Pajak as Oliver, the cast performed "Consider Yourself" and "Where Is Love?"

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM
Friday, April 21, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Cast of The Thanksgiving Play Admits Doing the Play Is ‘Scary’ by Diep Tran

Plus, see photos from opening night, including celebrity guests Bowen Yang, Donna Murphy, and Tony Goldwyn.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:42PM
Monday, April 17, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Time the Phantom Set Fell on Sarah Brightman by Diep Tran

Plus, past and present cast members share their favorite memories from Phantom of the Opera, and what prop they would steal.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Friday, April 14, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Camelot Cast On If They’re Team Arthur or Team Lancelot by Diep Tran

Plus, why it’s important to tell this story now, and the bromance between Taylor Trensch and Jordan Donica.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM