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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Girl From the North Country Will Embark on U.K. and Ireland Tour by Ryan McPhee

The Bob Dylan musical, written and directed by Conor McPherson, is also currently on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:35AM
Monday, November 29, 2021

Geoffrey Johnson, Tony-Honored Casting Director of Cats, Les Misérables, Phantom, More, Dies at 91 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Johnson’s theatrical career also included turns as an actor and stage manager.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:35PM

Joshua Henry Joins Ciara Renée in Waitress on Broadway November 29 by Ryan McPhee

Tyrone Davis Jr. also steps into the role of Ogie in the Sara Bareilles-Jessie Nelson musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, November 27, 2021

Broadway’s Company, Off-Broadway’s Assassins Honor the Late Stephen Sondheim by Ryan McPhee

The two productions performed hours after news broke of the legendary composer’s death.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:17AM
Friday, November 26, 2021

Wuthering Heights Stage Adaptation Now Streaming by Ryan McPhee

The Wise Children production recently played the York Theatre Royal before London and U.K. tour engagements.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Watch Waitress Star Nik Dodani Bake Up a Special Thanksgiving Pie by Ryan McPhee

The actor-comedian-writer swaps the stage for the kitchen to follow a recipe from Jenna Hunterson herself.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

NYU Skirball to Present NYC Return of Seize the King, Elevator Repair Service’s Take on Chekhov, More by Ryan McPhee

The winter/spring 2022 season marks the venue’s first lineup of in-person programming since the coronavirus pandemic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:13PM
Friday, November 19, 2021

Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Cancels November 19 Performance by Ryan McPhee

The play, which resumed Broadway performances a week ago, intends to resume November 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:38PM

Broadway’s Recent My Fair Lady Revival to Play London’s West End by Ryan McPhee

The Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett Sher, will open at the London Coliseum in May 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:28AM
Thursday, November 18, 2021

What Did Critics Think of Cullud Wattah Off-Broadway? by Ryan McPhee

Erika Dickerson-Despenza's play opened at The Public Theater November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:01AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Alex Lawther in Hamlet, Lia Williams in Oresteia Head to New York City Following COVID Delays by Ryan McPhee

The two Robert Icke productions will run in repertory as part of a Park Avenue Armory season that also includes the new opera Upload.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM

Kyle Scatliffe Returns to Broadway’s Hamilton by Ryan McPhee

The Color Purple and Les Misérables alum steps back into the dual track of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:49AM

Jocelyn Bioh’s Nollywood Watchlist by Ryan McPhee

The playwright shares some of the Nigerian and Ghanaian films that influenced her play Nollywood Dreams, now running Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Nikki M. James, Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, More to Star in Shaina Taub’s Suffs Musical Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Leigh Silverman will direct the world premiere production at The Public Theater.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:29PM

Off-Broadway’s Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord to Stream by Ryan McPhee

The New York Theatre Workshop production opened earlier this month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:55PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Alan Toy, a Polio Survivor Himself, Will Play FDR in NBC’s Annie Live! by Ryan McPhee

“I tip my hat to NBC and the producers of Annie Live! for authentically casting a person with a disability for this role,” the actor says.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:56PM

Erika Dickerson-Despenza's Cullud Wattah Extends Off-Broadway Run by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater production will open November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM

Gender-Swapped Company Revival, Starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, Resumes on Broadway November 15 by Ryan McPhee

The Marianne Elliott-helmed production of the Sondheim musical was in previews when the coronavirus shutdown began.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

Tick, Tick…BOOM! Movie Soundtrack Features Jazmine Sullivan 'Come To Your Senses,' Bonus Tracks by Ryan McPhee

The film, starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, arrives in theatres November 11 with a Netflix drop on the horizon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:34AM

A Change Is Gonna Come: Sharon D Clarke on Caroline Then and Now by Ryan McPhee

Four years after first playing Caroline, or Change's title role, Olivier winner Sharon D Clarke finally brings her powerhouse performance to Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wuthering Heights Stage Adaptation to Stream by Ryan McPhee

The Wise Children production currently plays the York Theatre Royal before London and U.K. tour engagements.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:45AM
Monday, November 8, 2021

Broadway Shows Extend Mask, Vaccine Requirements as International Crowds Return by Ryan McPhee

Productions will continue to require proof of full vaccination for theatregoers 12 and older, with additional guidelines for those 11 and under.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:16PM

Joshua Henry to Join Waitress on Broadway; Tyrone Davis Jr. Will Take Over as Ogie by Ryan McPhee

Tony nominee Henry will assume the role of Dr. Pomatter beginning later this month, starring opposite Ciara Renée.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:03PM

Read the Reviews for New York Theatre Workshop's Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord by Ryan McPhee

The production, inspired by Wong's experience in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, opened Off-Broadway November 4.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:58AM
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021

YDE, Javier Muñoz, More to Join Idina Menzel in New Musical Wild by Ryan McPhee

Performances begin December 5 at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:50PM

Why Ariana Grande Was a Glinda This Whole Time by Ryan McPhee

The Broadway-obsessed pop icon will star opposite Cynthia Erivo in the Wicked movie. In retrospect, her casting was a long time coming.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:39PM
Thursday, November 4, 2021

New Musical The Visitor Opens at Off-Broadway's Public Theater November 4 by Ryan McPhee

The show, starring David Hyde Pierce, Ahmad Maksoud, Alysha Deslorieux, and more, has extended its limited run.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:11PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Is Broadway's New Tina Turner Beginning November 2 by Ryan McPhee

The performer succeeds Tony winner Adrienne Warren in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM

Erika Dickerson-Despenza's Cullud Wattah Begins Off-Broadway November 2 by Ryan McPhee

The Public Theater production will open November 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

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