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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Back on Broadway: Watch as Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, More Welcome Back Audiences by Playbill

While Broadway has welcomed audiences since June, September 14 was a milestone day for some major hits. No less than four shows reopened—Wicked, Hamilton, Chicago, and The Lion King—and …

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Watch an Exclusive Performance of Barlow & Bear's The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Concept Album by Playbill

Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear's The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical concept album drops September 10 on all major streaming and downloading music services. Watch the video above for an exclusi…

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Watch New Stars of Chicago on Broadway Meet the Press by Playbill

Chicago will resume performances at the Ambassador Theatre September 14 with a new set of stars including Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly, Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart, Lillias White as Mat…

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Watch a Sneak Peek From Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano Album by Playbill

Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano, the debut album by cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf featuring all-new instrumental arrangements of classic and contemporary songs from Broadway composers, …

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Broadway's Brynn Williams Sings ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ in Her Elevator Pitch by Playbill

Those who have performed at Feinstein's/54 Below know the ride from the 10th floor green room to the basement stage can take awhile. How to make good use of that time? Playbill invited Broa…

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Waitress Star Sara Bareilles Shares What it's Like to Return to the Diner by Playbill

Grammy winner and Tony and Emmy nominee Sara Bareilles steps back into the role of Jenna in her musical Waitress, which will return to Broadway amid theatres’ post-pandemic reopening. Perf…

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Watch Broadway’s Jay Armstrong Johnson Reveal His Dream Role in Elevator Pitch by Playbill

It's not unfamiliar to those who have performed at Feinstein's/54 Below—the ride from the green room on the 10th floor down to the basement, where the stage is located, can take awhile. Ho…

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Friday, August 20, 2021

EXCLUSIVE - Behind the Scenes of Tiler Peck's Finale of Center Stage by Playbill

A look behind the scenes at the unedited final sequence. The video is a part of her series #MondayMovieMoves, recreating some of the most cherished and beloved films in cinematic history.

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Watch a Sneak Peek of Speakeasy Magick at The McKittrick Hotel by Playbill

Speakeasy Magick is back at The McKittrick Hotel, home to Sleep No More. The experience features a combination of up-close-and-personal prestidigitation and parlor magic, hosted by Todd Robb…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Watch Tiler Peck Recreate the Finale of Center Stage by Playbill

With the shutdown of Broadway and all theatres, including where New York City Ballet performs at Lincoln Center, dancers have taken to social media to reach fans and continue to create. New …

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Watch Sara Bareilles and the Cast of Broadway's Waitress Joyfully Rehearse 'Opening Up' by Playbill

Tony and Emmy nominee Sara Bareilles steps into the central role of her musical Waitress beginning September 2 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Watch the Grammy winner and the cast of the upc…

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A Look Inside Rehearsal for the U.K. and Ireland Tour of Beauty and the Beast by Playbill

The U.K. and Ireland tour of Beauty and the Beast is set to begin performances at the Bristol Hippodrome August 25 ahead of an official opening September 29. The Disney musical, directed and…

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Get an Up Close Look at the Exhibit Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen by Playbill

Costumes from Broadway's Six, Moulin Rouge!, The Lion King, and more are now on display in Times Square as part of a new exhibition Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen, no…

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Watch The Stars of Schmigadoon! on Their Favorite Musical Moments, Broadway Trivia, And More by Playbill

The stars of Schmigadoon! shared with Playbill their favorite musical theatre references in the series and we put their musical theatre knowledge to the test with a round of trivia. Watch th…

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Watch Broadway’s Maria-Christina Oliveras in the Return of Elevator Pitch by Playbill

It's not unfamiliar to those who have performed at Feinstein's/54 Below: The ride from the green room on the 10th floor down to the basement, where the stage is located, can take awhile. Pla…

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WATCH: Learn Choreography From Speakeasy: Times Square by Playbill

Performances are underway for Speakeasy: Times Square at Bond 45 in the Edison Hotel in New York City’s theatre district. The immersive supper club experience continues through this month …

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Watch Director Sammi Cannold in a Behind-the-Scenes Look From The Show Must Go On by Playbill

Ahead of the The Show Must Go On premiere on August 9 at Broadway's Majestic Theatre, Sammi Cannold shared with Playbill what it was like to make this documentary during the pandemic. Watch …

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Meet the Cast of the North American Tour of Hairspray, Launching November 2021. by Playbill

Can you hear the bells? A new North American tour of Hairspray will launch in Fall 2021. The cast will be lead by Andrew Levitt (aka Nina West) as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnbl…

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Watch: Behind the Music of Girls5Eva by Playbill

Girls5Eva follows a girl group 20 years after its heyday as the stars try to recapture the magic. Tony nominee Jeff Richmond serves as executive producer and composer for the new Peacock ser…

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021

Watch: Go Behind the Scenes of Blindness at Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre by Playbill

Check out Blindness associate director Markus Potter and U.S. associate sound designer Chris Cronin above as they share with Playbill the challenges of bringing this production to life. The …

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Playbill's The Progress of Pride by Playbill

The Progress of Pride Spectacular is Playbill’s 2021 Virtual Spectacular that reflects upon and celebrates the history of Pride, while acknowledging the continued fight for Education, Equa…

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Playbill's Glimmer of Light by Playbill

Catch Glimmer of Light, Playbill's first-ever live concert event, online for free beginning June 24. The event, which took place June 17 at Radial Park in Halletts Point, Queens in celebrati…

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

WATCH: Learn the Choreography From In the Heights Movie by Playbill

Noah Catala plays Graffiti Pete in the recently released In the Heights film. For Catala, working on the movie was a like being at home. Not only is he a native New Yorker but his mother and…

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Watch: Rita Moreno Talks About Her Documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It by Playbill

"Candid and open is the only way I would know how to do this," says EGOT winner Rita Moreno about her upcoming documentary, Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. Watch the full …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, More on Which Lyric Best Embodies the Heart of In The Heights by Playbill

For Lin-Manuel Miranda, the co-creator of In the Heights, the lyric that best sums up the heart of the musical is “Ay, mama, what do you do when your dreams come true?” An appropriate re…

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the In the Heights Film Stars Play Bodega Price Is Right by Playbill

"One dollar, two dollars, one fifty, one sixty-nine. I got it," sings Usnavi in the opening number of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, as he welcomes customers into his bodega in Washing…

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Watch Anthony Ramos, Daphne Rubin-Vega, More Go Behind-the-Scenes of the In the Heights Movie by Playbill

Take the A train north even further than Harlem and you’ll find a gem in Manhattan: Washington Heights, where the stage-to-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

"I am Here" by Adam Gwon Broadway Performers Salute AAPI Heritage Month by Playbill

To celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 32 Asian American Broadway & off-Broadway performers, including George Takei (Allegiance), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Te…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Roman Banks and Andrew Barth Feldman Find Out What They’d Be Transformed Into in Beast’s Castle by Playbill

The second season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series premieres on Disney+ May 14. As previously announced, the sophomore season sees the students of East High taking on Disney's…

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Shoba Narayan Defines Her Own Artistry Through Broadway and Bharatanatyam by Playbill

Shoba Narayan is a trailblazer. She’s made history not once but twice in four years. Her Broadway Principal debut in 2017 as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 was not on…

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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