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Friday, June 26, 2020

Mario Cantone, Kevyn Morrow, Telly Leung, and More Star in Pride Plays’ The Men From the Boys June 26 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Boys in the Band star Zachary Quinto directs the live stream of Mart Crowley's sequel to his Off-Broadway hit.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Michael Potts, Mary Testa, Kara Young, Debra Monk, and More Lend Their Talents to Pride Plays 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

A stacked lineup of Broadway and Off-Broadway stars filled the casts of this year’s developmental readings of 11 new plays encapsulating a beautiful array of LGBTQ+ experiences.

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Secrets to Look for in the Falsettos Sing-Along Broadcast by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz reveals mishaps and backstage murmurs to clock in the free June 25 broadcast, as well as the importance of this story in our 2020 celebration of Pride.

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Watch Robbie Rozelle Sing Original Tune “In Hell’s Kitchen” From His New Album by Ruthie Fierberg

The director and performer releases his live album Songs From Inside My Locker June 26.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Taking a Deep Dive Into the 10 Tracks of New Musical Frankie! the Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

One of the youngest composers to release a full musical recording on a major record label, 16-year-old Elise Marra breaks down the songs in her sixth original musical.

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Ted Malawer Illuminates the Queer Roots of Children’s Books With Everything Beautiful Happens at Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The children’s book author-turned-playwright spins a tale about a queer children’s author who defies his editor, and the consequences that follow.

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Lincoln Center Theater Reschedules Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel Opera for 2021 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway musical and Off-Broadway opera had originally been slated for spring 2020 before being postponed to the fall.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Having Starred in the Tony-Winning Boys in the Band Revival, Zachary Quinto Now Takes the Reins for Its Sequel by Ruthie Fierberg

The American Horror Story Emmy nominee and Broadway star directs Mart Crowley's The Men From the Boys for Pride Plays’ June 26 live stream.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Casting Announced for Pride Plays’ Presentation of Masculinity Max by Ruthie Fierberg

The Playbill broadcast of MJ Kaufman’s play, directed by Will Davis, will stream June 27.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Watch: Broadway for Racial Justice Debuts Powerful Video Sharing Accounts From Black Actors of Racism in the Workplace by Ruthie Fierberg

The video corresponds with the official launch of the #WeAreNotATrend campaign.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Broadway Vocal Coach Liz Caplan Offers Her Best Advice in This Video Q&A by Ruthie Fierberg

Hamilton’s Chris Jackson and tick, tick...BOOM!’s Andrew Garfield join the vocal wizard to answer Playbill and audience questions.

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Be More Chill Stars George Salazar and Jason Tam, More, Round Out Lineup for Playbill’s Pride Spectacular by Ruthie Fierberg

Announcing final talent additions for Playbill’s Pride Spectacular Concert June 28, 8PM ET!

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Hear Never-Released Songs From Composer-Lyricists Rona Siddiqui and Michael Friedman in New Series Insider Tracks by Ruthie Fierberg

Take an exclusive listen and download these cut songs to benefit COVID-19 emergency grants through the Dramatists Guild Foundation.

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3 New Plays Explore Queerness in Islamic, Jewish, Black, and Italian Communities by Ruthie Fierberg

Omar Hantash, Carmen Lobue, and Sophie Sagan-Gutherz examine LGBTQIA+ experiences through cultural and religious lenses worlds apart—from a rooftop in ISIS territory to a Jewish day school…

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Mario Cantone, Kevyn Morrow, Telly Leung, and More Star in Pride Plays’ The Men From the Boys by Ruthie Fierberg

The Boys in the Band star Zachary Quinto directs the live stream of Mart Crowley's sequel to his Off-Broadway hit.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Harvey Fierstein, Brandon Victor Dixon, Celia Rose Gooding, More Join Playbill’s Pride Spectacular by Ruthie Fierberg

Announcing additional talent for Playbill’s Pride Spectacular Concert June 28, 8PM ET!

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Donja R. Love’s one in two Airs June 12 on Playbill as Part of Pride Plays 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

The live stream reading stars the original cast and features a message for the moment from Love.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Norm Lewis Talks New Spike Lee Joint Da 5 Bloods and the Movie’s Connection to Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award nominee plays Eddie in the Netflix film, out June 12.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Broadway for Racial Justice Demands Collaborative Action to Protect Black, Indigenous, People of Color in Theatres Nationwide by Ruthie Fierberg

Actor Brandon Michael Nase founded the grassroots organization to respond to complaints of racism in the theatrical workplace and offer financial aid to BIPOC.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Casting Announced for Pride Plays Presentation of Donja R. Love’s one in two by Ruthie Fierberg

The live stream reading will air on Playbill June 12.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Scheduled Live Reading of Brave Smiles Rescheduled for June 22 by Ruthie Fierberg

After postponing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the play will stream as part of Pride Plays.

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Live Reading of Brave Smiles Rescheduled for June 22 by Ruthie Fierberg

After postponing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, the play will stream as part of Pride Plays.

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Director Diane Paulus Responds to Invisible Thread Writer Griffin Matthews by Ruthie Fierberg

The pair worked together on the Off-Broadway Second Stage production of the musical co-written by Matthews and Matt Gould.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Frozen Star Jelani Alladin Speaks Out Against White Silence by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Hercules, Broadway’s Frozen, and more highlights the necessity of using social media as a tool for Black Lives Matter.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Waitress’ NaTasha Yvette Williams Sings of ‘Hope’ In New Video by Ruthie Fierberg

SubCulture released the 2018 performance of the Broadway veteran singing Jason Robert Brown’s powerful ballad.

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Broadway’s Mykal Kilgore Calls Out Racism in the Theatre on Facebook by Ruthie Fierberg

An alum of shows including Hair, Motown, and City Center’s Songs for a New World, Kilgore calls for white theatrical leaders to “change your mind.”

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Griffin Matthews Speaks Out on His Racism-Laden Experience During the Production of His Musical Invisible Thread by Ruthie Fierberg

The Black artist revealed what went on behind the scenes of the musical (formerly Witness Uganda) he co-wrote and starred in Off-Broadway in 2015.

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Keke Palmer Pleas for Law Enforcement to ‘March Beside Us’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s former Cinderella, Scream Queens star, and recording artist is shown on camera begging for the National Guard to join their march.

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Keke Palmer Pleads for Law Enforcement to ‘March Beside Us’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s former Cinderella, Scream Queens star, and recording artist is shown on camera begging for the National Guard to join their march.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tony Nominee Colman Domingo Speaks On Decades of Experiencing Racism as a Black Man in America by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Broadway’s The Scottsboro Boys, book writer of Summer, and playwright of Dot and more calls on allies to act against racism.

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Keelay Gipson and Stacey Rose Launch Initiative to Hold Theatres Accountable by Ruthie Fierberg

The Black artists start a revolution to hold theatres accountable with regards to Black stories, artists, and more.

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