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Saturday, June 5, 2021

How Many Musicals Can You Identify From the Lyrics of Their Title Songs? by Talaura Harms

Use the lyric clues to name the title of the show and the title of the song. (Hint: they're the same.)

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Billy Porter Has a Deal With Peacock to Develop Fruits of Thy Labor Series by Talaura Harms

The Hollywood-set family drama marks Porter's first foray into television writing.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch June 4-6 by Talaura Harms

Raja Feather Kelly's The KILL ONE Race, Zakiyah Alexander's How to Raise a Freeman, and more online offerings this weekend.

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Raja Feather Kelly's Part-Theatre, Part-Reality Game Show Series The KILL ONE Race Premieres June 4 by Talaura Harms

Presented by and filmed at Playwrights Horizons, the series transforms the theatre into the set of a macabre reality game show where death is the final prize.

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

In the News: Dyllón Burnside Among American Horror Stories Cast, Detroit Public Theatre Finds a Permanent Home by Talaura Harms

Plus: Participants of Black Theatre United and Williamstown Theatre Festival's BIPOC training initiative have been announced.

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Get an Exclusive 1st Listen to "Sunday" From the New SUF/SOND Album A Perfect Little Death by Talaura Harms

Created by singer-songwriter Eleri Ward, the album marries the songs of Stephen Sondheim with the sounds of Sufjan Stevens.

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Audra McDonald Stars in Ohio State Murders From Spotlight on Plays, Streaming June 3 by Talaura Harms

Tony winner Kenny Leon directs the Adrienne Kennedy work, with proceeds benefiting The Actors Fund.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

New Licensing Agent Uproar Theatrics Offers New Works With an All-Digital Materials Model by Talaura Harms

The company will license works centered around teen and young adult characters, with current titles from Paul Gordon, Kristoffer Diaz, Rachel Lynett, and more.

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In the News: Phillipa Soo Tapped for One True Loves Film, Dorothy Lyman Joins Alfred Molina in We Have to Hurry by Talaura Harms

Plus: Friends! The Musical Parody will sit down in NYC this summer before a 52-city tour.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

In the News: Will Swenson and Rachel Bay Jones Head to the Small Screen, Blindness Sets Toronto Dates, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: Tony-winning producer and BroadwayHD CEO and founder Bonnie Comley has been elected board president of The Drama League.

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Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch June 1-4 by Talaura Harms

A new Raja Feather Kelly work, Audra McDonald in Ohio State Murders, Victoria Clark in concert, and more online offerings this week.

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4 Times Couture Fashion Designers Took Their Talents to the Stage by Talaura Harms

Halston, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, and Isaac Mizrahi all started in the fashion industry but took a turn at Broadway costume design.

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Fly On The Wall Series Continues May 29 With Online Reading of Douglas Lyons' Invisible Act 1 by Talaura Harms

The page-to-stage series gives audiences an inside look at the play development process.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

In the News: E. Fay Butler Returns to Fannie in Oregon, Danai Gurira Eyes Return to Wakanda for Black Panther Sequel and Series by Talaura Harms

Plus: The Lavender Effect kicks off Pride month with a Virtual Pride Parade featuring Alexandra Billings, Betty Buckley, Judith Light, and more.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch May 28-30 by Talaura Harms

Jason Danieley in concert with Ted Sperling, a new short play from David Ives, and more online offerings this weekend.

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Nine New Musical Theatre Works Headed to Rhinebeck Writers Retreat for Summer Development Residencies by Talaura Harms

Among the selected writers are Tony nominee Beth Malone, the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers, and current Dramatist Guild Fellow John-Michael Lyles.

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Quiz: Festivals, Fairs, and Other Fêtes by Talaura Harms

How many Broadway musicals can you identify from clues about their scene-stealing soirées?

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

In the News: Danny Burstein Joins HBO's Lakers Drama, Brittney Mack to Host A.R.T.'s Spring Celebration by Talaura Harms

Plus: Creative teams for Williamstown Theatre Festival are announced, and applications open for the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop.

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Waterwell's Outdoor Dance-Theatre Piece June Rites!! Will Premiere at Governors Island by Talaura Harms

The work celebrating the return of summer runs June 18-27.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In the News: Keala Settle Performs Live in London, Sophie Okonedo Joins Modern Love by Talaura Harms

Plus, Broadway’s Best Shows' Show of Titles streaming concert reschedules to June 13.

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Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation Will Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall by Talaura Harms

The show will feature life-size puppetry and music by The Sherman Brothers.

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David Rockwell's Book Drama, A Celebration of His Design Work, Released May 26 by Talaura Harms

The Tony Award-winning set designer and architect will donate the royalties from sales to The Actors Fund.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

In the News: Night of a Thousand Judys Details, Ezra Menas Voices Nonbinary Okapi for Madagascar: A Little Wild by Talaura Harms

Plus, watch the video for Daniel Quadrino's new single "Feel Your Love."

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Monday, May 24, 2021

In the News: America Ferrera Co-Narrates In the Heights: Finding Home Audiobook, Timothée Chalamet Tapped for Wonka Movie Musical, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: 651 ARTS plans a Juneteenth Celebration, and Barbara Barrie releases a podcast.

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Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch May 24-28 by Talaura Harms

Sky Pony's The (virtual) Wilderness, MTC's The Niceties, and more online offerings this week.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Launches Reimagining Equitable Productions Workshop by Talaura Harms

The program will work with Broadway companies to address racial equity as the industry moves toward reopening.

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Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home Will Take It Off Online (Again) This Year by Talaura Harms

The annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS burlesque fundraiser is directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch May 21-23 by Talaura Harms

Chuck and Lilli Cooper in concert, Broadway Barks, the Drama League Awards, and more online offerings this weekend.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

In the News: Darren Criss to Headline Theatre Aspen Gala, Lineup for New Federal Theatre Reading Series Announced by Talaura Harms

Plus: CO/LAB Theater Group will present a summer festival of works from its neurodiverse company of actors and supporting artists.

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Kristin Chenoweth Joins Cast of Upcoming Sports Movie National Champions by Talaura Harms

J. K. Simmons and Stephen James also star in the film about labor and race in college sports, based on Adam Mervis' play.

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Lisa Edelstein, Kathryn Hahn, and Tracee Chimo Pallero Are The Sisters Rosensweig for Spotlight on Plays May 20 by Talaura Harms

Jason Alexander also appears in the digital production of the 1992 Wendy Wasserstein comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro.

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