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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Alan Cumming, Laura Bell Bundy, Lily Tomlin and More Lead Starry Carol Channing Tribute by Matthew Blank

Carol Channing was celebrated in style March 5 as the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, presented Carol Channing\u2019s 95th Birthday! In Celebration of a Broadway Legend.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:40PM

Broadway Genie Materializes in Disney's Tangled TV Series by Matthew Blank

James Monroe Iglehart will be heard in the animated series.

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Spend a Day Backstage With The Woodsman Leading Man James Ortiz by Matthew Blank

James Ortiz, who stars as Nick Chopper in the acclaimed origin story of the Tin Man, invites us to spend a day at the theatre with him.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:37PM

Josh Groban, Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo Celebrate Opening Night of The Royale by Matthew Blank

The historic boxing drama starring Montego Glover, Clarke Peters and Khris Davis opened Off-Broadway March 7.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:26AM

See Olivia Wilde, Ted Danson, Laura Osnes, Jason Sudeikis, Will Chase and More at the Atlantic Gala by Matthew Blank

We covered the red carpet at the Atlantic Theater Company's star-studded March 7 gala.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Monday, March 7, 2016

An Exclusive Look Inside the Big Opening Night Party For Eclipsed by Matthew Blank

We offer an exclusive set of pics from the after-show celebration at Gotham Hall following the opening night performance of Danai Gurira's Eclipsed!

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:49PM

Exclusive! See Hundreds Turn Out For American Psycho Tix by Matthew Blank

The new musical American Psycho offered tickets priced at $19.89 for six preview performances, for those who showed up to the box office March 5. The line stretched down the block as hundred…

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:16PM

Eclipsed, Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet and Curtain Call! by Matthew Blank

The Oscar winner stars in Danai Gurira's new play about war in Liberia, which opened on Broadway March 6.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fabulous, Baby! Go Backstage With the Sisters of the Marriott Theatre's Sister Act by Matthew Blank

The renowned Chicago-area theatre is offering the beloved musical comedy. Two of the featured nuns take us behind the scenes!

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Friday, March 4, 2016

See Natalie Morales and Al Roker Make a Surprise Cameo in Aladdin by Matthew Blank

\u201CThe Today Show\u201D Co-Anchors Natalie Morales and Al Roker made cameo appearances in Disney\u2019s Aladdin March 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:15PM

Chris Rock, John Legend, Dave Chappelle and Chrissy Teigen Celebrate Neal Brennan 3 Mics by Matthew Blank

The stars came out to celebrate the new solo show by comedian Neal Brennan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:00PM

Inside Opening Night of Danai Gurira's Familiar by Matthew Blank

The Eclipsed playwright walks the line between tradition and assimilation in the Playwrights Horizons production. We were there for opening!

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:14AM
Thursday, March 3, 2016

First Shots of Eden Espinosa and Jared Zirilli in Costume For LaChiusa's Rain by Matthew Blank

This marks the world-premiere production of Michael John LaChiusa's musical adaptation of the 1921 W. Somerset Maugham short story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:40PM

Jessie Mueller and Cast Offer a Taste of Sara Bareilles' Waitress Musical by Matthew Blank

The company of the new musical performed several numbers and greeted the press.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:56PM

See First Pics of Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Co. in She Loves Me by Matthew Blank

The Roundabout revival began previews Feb. 19

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See the Large-Scale, Warehouse-Set NYC Revival of West Side Story in Rehearsal by Matthew Blank

Morgan Hernandez and Skylar Astin head a cast that features theatre professionals, high school students and a chorus of 200.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:56AM

Spend a Two-Show Day in Fiddler on the Roof's Infamous Dressing Room 51 With Alexandra Silber and Samantha Massell by Matthew Blank

Onstage sisters and backstage besties Alexandra Silber and Samantha Massell are making magic as Tzeitel and Hodel in the new Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. They take us behind the …

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jonathan Groff, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Celebrate Smokefall by Matthew Blank

Noah Haidle's unique new drama, starring Zachary Quinto, opened Feb. 22.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:27PM

Michael Strahan Visits Eddie George and Chicago by Matthew Blank

Michael Strahan paid a recent visit to Broadway's Chicago, currently starring fellow former NFL star Eddie George

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To Close Out Black History Month, Stewart F. Lane Highlights Icons of the Theatre by Matthew Blank

Stewart F. Lane is author of the book 'Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way.' To close out Black History month, Lane shares with us a list of some of the great …

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:28AM
Monday, February 29, 2016

Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith Visit Broadway's On Your Feet! by Matthew Blank

Eva Longoria and Melanie Griffith were among the latest celebs to swing by On Your Feet!

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:20PM

'Gotham' Stars Morena Baccarin and Benjamin McKenzie Meet The Woodsman by Matthew Blank

Morena Baccarin and Benjamin McKenzie, who appear on the show 'Gotham,' took in a recent performance of The Woodsman

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:19PM

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Deborah Cox and More Celebrate the First Preview of Eclipsed by Matthew Blank

The cast of Eclipsed took their first bow on Broadway February 23. They celebrated at Sardi's after the show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:44PM
Sunday, February 28, 2016

From Mabel to Momma Rose! Celebrating the Stage Work of Birthday Gal Bernadette Peters by Matthew Blank

We look back at some of the Tony-winning actress' greatest roles!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Go Inside the Star-Studded Secret Garden Concert! by Matthew Blank

Sydney Lucas, Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess led starry concert staging of The Secret Garden.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:34PM

Broadway's Disaster! Gets a Visit From Betty Buckley by Matthew Blank

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley was the latest celebrity to take a trip to Broadway's Disaster!

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First Pics From The Robber Bridegroom, Starring Steven Pasquale! by Matthew Blank

We offer a first look at Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's The Robber Bridegroom.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:36AM

Hamilton Designer Paul Tazewell Shares Sketches and Inspirations by Matthew Blank

Learn how the revolutionaries got their signature looks!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

See Betty Buckley Pay a Visit to Broadway’s Disaster! by Matthew Blank

Betty Buckley was the latest celebrity to take a trip to Broadway's Disaster! She greeted the show's stars following the show. See the pics here!

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:39PM

Remembering the Theatrical Work of the Multi-Talented Mike Nichols by Matthew Blank

'Becoming Mike Nichols' debuted on HBO Feb. 22. We take a look at the late Renaissance man's illustrious career.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:26PM

A Two-Show Day at Something Rotten! With New “Brother Jeremiah” (and Proud Papa) David Beach by Matthew Blank

Broadway veteran David Beach recently took over the role of Brother Jeremiah in Something Rotten! He invites us to join him as he balances a busy day preaching puritanical values onstage wit…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

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