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Friday, May 20, 2022

The Lehman Trilogy, A Strange Loop, Sutton Foster, More Are Winners of 88th Annual Drama League Awards by Andrew Gans

Marianne Elliott and Kate Whoriskey are the inaugural winners of the Outstanding Director awards.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Broadway League Extends Mask Requirement for All Broadway Theatres Through June by Andrew Gans

All 41 Broadway houses will continue to require audience members to don masks.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:03AM

TDF's Annual Wendy Wasserstein Project Ceremony Sets June Date by Andrew Gans

During the 2021-2022 season, 29 theatre professionals worked with 23 groups of students from NYC-area public high schools.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM

Pasadena Playhouse to Offer 6-Month Stephen Sondheim Celebration, Including Evening With Bernadette Peters by Andrew Gans

The California venue will also offer productions of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George, A Little Night Music, and Into the Woods.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM

2022 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Presented May 20 by Andrew Gans

This year's winners include Off-Broadway's A Case for the Existence of God and Kimberly Akimbo.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM

Jocelyn Bioh’s Merry Wives Premieres on PBS May 20 by Andrew Gans

The broadcast, featuring Jacob Ming-Trent, Pascale Armand, and Susan Kelechi Watson, is part of Great Performances' fifth annual Broadway’s Best series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Shuler Hensley and LaChanze Will Host 2022 High School Theatre Festival by Andrew Gans

The Shubert Foundation event, set for May 23 at Broadway's Winter Garden, will also feature Denée Benton, Jessica Hecht, Nathaniel Stampley, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:12PM

Natascia Diaz Will Be Sally in San Francisco Playhouse's Follies; Complete Cast Announced by Andrew Gans

The Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical will begin performances June 30.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:12PM

Signature's 2022-2023 Season to Feature Plays by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Sarah Ruhl, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Andrew Gans

The New York theatre company's season includes three world premieres, an Off-Broadway premiere, and the launch of a new residency.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:33PM

Anika Larsen, Telly Leung, More Will Perform at New York City Children’s Theater’s Gala by Andrew Gans

The 25th anniversary gala will honor Idris Goodwin, Emma Halpern, and Marietta Ries Lavicka.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

That Golden Girls Show!—A Puppet Parody to Offer Live-Streamed Performance by Andrew Gans

The limited run based on the classic sitcom plays Off-Broadway's Theatre Row.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:33AM

Idris and Sabrina Elba's Coupledom Podcast Returns May 19 With Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez; Get a Sneak Peek by Andrew Gans

The Lopezes revisit writing their Oscar-winning Frozen hit "Let It Go" in the Audible Original series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

Cast Announced for Filmed Version of London's Heathers the Musical by Andrew Gans

Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills have joined forces with Steam Motion and Sound for the live capture at The Other Palace.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM

Checking In With… 2022 Girl From the North Country Tony Nominee Jeannette Bayardelle by Andrew Gans

"Be safe, cautious, and respectful, but don’t deprive yourself of the joy of live theatre. Theatre is therapy. Your healing is on Broadway."

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

Lindsay Duncan, Hilton McRae, and Emily Bruni Star in U.K. Tour of The Dance of Death Beginning May 19 by Andrew Gans

Mehmet Ergen directs Rebecca Lenkiewicz's adaptation of the August Strindberg play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Monica Ho, Jimmy Nicholas, Miguel Angel Vasquez, More Set for Industry Reading of Food Fighters Musical by Andrew Gans

Joe Barros will direct the musical penned by Aaron Morrill.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM

Zachary Noah Piser Makes History in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen Beginning May 17 by Andrew Gans

The actor becomes the first Asian-American to play the role full-time at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07PM

The Fantasticks Creator Tom Jones Rewrites Classic Musical as Gay Love Story, Premiering in June in Michigan by Andrew Gans

Matt and Lewis will fall in love in the Jones-Harvey Schmidt musical at Flint Repertory Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33PM

Max von Essen, Nia Drummond, More Will Join Seth Sikes to Celebrate Centennial of Judy Garland at Feinstein's/54 Below by Andrew Gans

Expect a mix of solos and duets from the Garland songbook June 10 at the Manhattan nightspot.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:18AM

Listen to Funny Girl's Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch in Exclusive Clip From TV's Harriet the Spy by Andrew Gans

The two stage and screen stars lend their voices to the Apple TV+ series, returning May 20 with five new episodes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:18AM

Spring Awakening's Skylar Astin Is Seymour in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors Beginning May 17 by Andrew Gans

The hit Off-Broadway revival continues at the Westside Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM

Irene Gandy, Junior Mintt, Emanuel Azenberg, More Are Part of TEDxBroadway Ten Lineup May 17 by Andrew Gans

The program celebrates its 10th anniversary with a hybrid virtual and in-person event.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM

London Revival of Grease Opens May 17 at the Dominion by Andrew Gans

Nikolai Foster directs the new West End production of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s '50s musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Broadway's The Music Man Announces $76 Standing Room Tickets by Andrew Gans

The Tony-nominated revival co-stars Tony winners (and 2022 Tony nominees) Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:54PM

Deaf Actor James Caverly Will Be Harold Hill in Olney Theatre Center's The Music Man by Andrew Gans

The production features a cast and creative team comprised of Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing artists.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM

Six, Kimberly Akimbo Lead 2022 Drama Desk Award Nominations; See the Full List by Andrew Gans

The awards, set to be handed out the week of June 6, honor outstanding achievement on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:50PM

George Takei to Announce 66th Annual Drama Desk Award Nominations May 16 by Andrew Gans

The awards honor outstanding achievement on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:24PM

Broadway's Girl From the North Country Filmed Prior to April Reopening by Andrew Gans

The Conor McPherson-Bob Dylan musical was recently nominated for seven 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM

Cast Set for U.K. Tour of Bugsy Malone Musical by Andrew Gans

Sean Holmes will direct the Alan Parker-Paul Williams musical based on Parker's 1976 film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM

Jeremy Jordan Adds Additional London Concert Date by Andrew Gans

The Newsies and Bonnie and Clyde star will perform at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

Chita Rivera Will Announce Nominees for Chita Rivera Awards on New York Live by Andrew Gans

The annual ceremony will be held in June at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM