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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Relive the Curtain Up! Outdoor Theatre Festival in Times Square With These Showstopping Photos by Marc J. Franklin

The celebration of Broadway’s return played the theatre district September 17-19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Monday, September 20, 2021

Check Out Photos of Ryan Scott Oliver’s Monday the 13th at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

The composer and lyricist returned to the popular midtown venue alongside Ben Crawford, Bonnie Milligan, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:09AM
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Check Out Photos Inside the Broadway Return of Six by Marc J. Franklin

The international hit musical resumed performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre September 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:26AM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Go Inside the Opening Night Celebration for The Last of the Love Letters Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s play opened with the Atlantic Theater Company September 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Go Inside the Reopening of The Lion King on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The hit Disney musical resumed performances at the Minskoff Theatre September 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:15AM

The Room Where It Happens: A Look Inside Hamilton’s Return to Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical returned to the Richard Rodgers Theatre September 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:35AM

Check Out Photos Inside the Broadway Return of Wicked by Marc J. Franklin

The hit musical reopened at the Gershwin Theatre September 14, starring Lindsay Pearce and Ginna Claire Mason.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

See Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Rock, and More Celebrate the Opening of Neal Brennan: Unacceptable Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The theatrical stand-up production, directed by Derek DelGaudio, opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre September 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:33PM

Check Out Photos of the U.K. and Ireland Tour of Bat Out of Hell by Marc J. Franklin

The production, dedicated to the late Jim Steinman, opens at the Manchester Opera House September 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:19AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

Go Inside Rehearsal for the West End Transfer of The Last 5 Years by Marc J. Franklin

The Jason Robert Brown musical is set to begin performances in London September 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:21PM

Take a Look at the London Premiere of Indecent by Marc J. Franklin

Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated play officially opens September 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:46PM

Go Inside the Opening Celebration of Pass Over on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Dyllón Burnside, Blair Underwood, and more came out to celebrate Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed drama September 12.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

A Look Inside the 1st Rehearsal for the Return of The Lion King North American Tour by Marc J. Franklin

The hit Disney musical is set to resume performances at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square October 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:58PM

Go Inside Opening Night of What Happened?: The Michaels Abroad Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere officially opened at the Hunter Theater Project September 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:04PM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

See Thoughts of a Colored Man Celebrate Its First Day of Rehearsal on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

To commemorate the occasion, the company gathered for a cocktail reception at the JJ Shubert Penthouse September 7.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:27PM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Go Inside the Trans March on Broadway, Organized by Sis by Marc J. Franklin

The September 6 event, calling attention to the erasure of trans bodies in the theatre and entertainment industry, kicked off in Sheep’s Meadow before marching to Shubert Alley.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:44PM
Sunday, September 5, 2021

How the Broadway Advocacy Coalition Is Building Broadway Better by Marc J. Franklin

Created by Broadway performers, 2020 found the organization looking critically at its own community.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, September 3, 2021

A First Look at Samantha Barks, Stephanie McKeon, and More in Disney's Frozen in London by Marc J. Franklin

The musical is set to open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane September 8.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:59AM

Check Out Photos of Waitress’ Return to Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Starring Sara Bareilles, the return engagement of the hit musical began performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre September 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:53AM

A Look Inside the Reopening of Hadestown on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award-winning musical resumed performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre September 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

A Look Inside Rehearsal for the Broadway Return of Aladdin by Marc J. Franklin

The hit Disney musical is set to resume performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre September 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:15PM

A Look Inside Rehearsal for The Normal Heart at the National Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The co-production of Larry Kramer’s seminal drama is set to begin September 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Stop Time: How Ryan Scott Oliver and Matthew Murphy Reconnected to Their Artistic Roots Amid the Pandemic by Marc J. Franklin

As theatre returns, the husbands and creators of the hit song cycle 35MM revisit their seminal collaboration and reflect on its impact on their careers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:09PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

A Look Inside Rehearsal for the Reopening of Moulin Rouge! on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's film is set to return to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre September 24.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:23PM

Take a First Look at PBS’ Wicked Concert Celebration With Amber Riley, Alex Newell, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The musical tribute, directed by Baayork Lee, will debut August 29.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:56PM
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Take a First Look at Come From Away on Apple TV+ by Marc J. Franklin

The film capture of the Tony-nominated production is scheduled to premiere September 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:59AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Can You Finish These Missing Lyrics to Six? by Marc J. Franklin

Test your knowledge of the show's score ahead of its return to Broadway on September 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Check Out Photos of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s Pass Over on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The play, starring Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood, and Gabriel Ebert, is set to open at the August Wilson Theatre August 22.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:27PM

A Look Inside the 1st Rehearsal for Broadway Return of The Lion King by Marc J. Franklin

The hit Disney musical is set to resume performances at the Minskoff Theatre September 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:25PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

A Look Inside Rehearsal for the North American Tour of Frozen by Marc J. Franklin

The tour is set to resume performances in Buffalo at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre September 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Check Out Photos of Lilli Cooper’s All the Feels at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony nominee recently made her solo cabaret debut at the Broadway supper club.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18PM

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre