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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A History of Immersive Theatre on Broadway by Diep Tran

Why it’s rare that the Main Stem does away with the proscenium, and why it's glorious when it happens.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Friday, February 9, 2024

Moses Ingram on Going From Star Wars to Sunset Baby by Diep Tran

Returning to theatre in Dominique Morisseau's play has been a healing experience for the actor.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Eden Espinosa Has Been Waiting a Long Time for a Role Like Lempicka by Diep Tran

After 16 years, the former Wicked actor is finally back on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:12AM
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Sweeney Todd’s Nicholas Christopher and Jeanna de Waal on Their Craziest Understudy Stories by Diep Tran

The two understudies are leading the show until February 8, and they've been able to put their own spin on the lead characters.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Heather Christian Is Redefining the Musical by Diep Tran

The composer on Terce: A Practical Breviary, which straddles musical, opera, classical music, and the Holy Spirit.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Josh Radnor Is Exploring What It Is to Be Jewish Today by Diep Tran

The How I Met Your Mother star is in a new Off-Broadway play, The Ally, about discourse around Israel and Palestine.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:32PM
Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Melanie La Barrie Forged a Successful Stage Career Without Giving Up Her Authenticity. Or Her Accent. by Diep Tran

The actor on leaving & Juliet after seven years, and why it's important to "say yes to life."

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:32PM
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Under the Radar Theatre Festival Was Pronounced Dead. Here’s How It Was Reborn by Diep Tran

Founder Mark Russell on the importance of creating space for experimentation and risk, and how the festival is like Mardi Gras.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Friday, December 29, 2023

Playbill's Favorite Theatre Moments of 2023 by Diep Tran

From Ruthie Ann Miles in Light in the Piazza to the puppets in Life of Pi, here are the things we loved this year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:32PM
Tuesday, December 26, 2023

How Does Playbill Choose Our Covers? by Diep Tran

A behind-the-pages look on how a Playbill is put together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM
Monday, December 4, 2023

'Race Is a Hallucination': Sarah Paulson and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on Appropriate by Diep Tran

The Broadway play is about a white family and their inability to talk about their troubled past.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Photos: See Cecily Strong, Patti Harrison, Miz Cracker and More Visit Off-Off Broadway's Snatch Adams by Diep Tran

The new play at Soho Rep, Snatch Adams & Tainty McCracken Present It’s That Time of the Month, features a life-sized vagina.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM

How The Gilded Age Got So Many Broadway Stars to Join Its Cast by Diep Tran

Casting Directors Bernie Telsey and Adam Caldwell explains why they prefer to cast theatre actors on the hit HBO TV show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Krystal Joy Brown On Playing an Unlikeable Character in Merrily We Roll Along by Diep Tran

In the hit Broadway revival, the actor gives new dimension to the character of Gussie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Monday, November 27, 2023

How Non-Profit Theatres Are Trying to Save Themselves. And the Theatre Industry by Diep Tran

Regional theatres are the birthplace of the next generation of theatremakers. And they’re in crisis.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:48AM
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Qui Nguyen Wrote a Play About His Family. Starring His Best Friends by Diep Tran

Poor Yella Rednecks at Manhattan Theatre Club Off-Broadway combines the real story of a Vietnamese family with kung fu, rap, and plenty of heart.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:24AM
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

How Playwright Larissa FastHorse Helped Improve the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Diep Tran

The Broadway writer helped bring more Native American representation, a land acknowledgement—and no more pilgrims.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM
Friday, November 17, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Cast of Spamalot Amp Up the Comedy on Opening Night by Diep Tran

The cast of the hit Broadway revival on how to make sure the audience laughs. Plus, Cobie Smulders, Rachel Dratch, and Montego Glover walk the red carpet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

How the Company Cast Recording Documentary Inspired This New Play by Diep Tran

David Adjmi’s hit play Stereophonic, featuring original songs by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, takes audiences through the “horribly real” process of creating an album.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

King Arthur, Louis Armstrong—James Monroe Iglehart Is in His Leading Man Phase by Diep Tran

This fall, the Tony winner is doing two shows back to back: A Wonderful World and Spamalot on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:02PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Constance Wu Has Been Trying to Get to the Stage for a Long Time by Diep Tran

As Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, the Crazy Rich Asians actor is fulfilling a longtime dream.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM
Thursday, October 26, 2023

For Nicole Ari Parker and Jessica Frances Dukes, The Refuge Plays Hits Close to Home by Diep Tran

The two actors discuss killing turkeys, playing elderly women, and channeling their ancestors in the new Off-Broadway play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Putting It Together: How the Cast of Here We Are Navigated Sondheim's Last Show, Without the Composer by Diep Tran

Playbill spoke to the cast of the highly-anticipated musical on opening night.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:07PM
Monday, October 23, 2023

On the Red Carpet: The Here We Are Cast Sums Up the Show as 'Crazy, Compelling, Shocking' by Diep Tran

Inside the opening night of the final Sondheim musical, where the mood was relief and the carpet was turquoise.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07PM
Sunday, October 22, 2023

Video: See Hadestown's Newest Eurydice, Solea Pfeiffer, Sing 'Flowers' by Diep Tran

She admits she's in her "sad girl era."

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:37PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Hadestown Actor Maria-Christina Oliveras Has Been to Hell and Back by Diep Tran

An injury left the actor unable to walk, but it also gave her the learning experience of a lifetime.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:03PM
Friday, September 22, 2023

Photos: See Images of the Newly Opened Perelman Performing Arts Center by Diep Tran

The new theatre space, located next to the 9/11 Memorial, opened its doors to the public this week.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Playbill (And Our Binders) Featured in Only Murders in The Building by Diep Tran

In a season filled with theatre references and cameos, this appearance was the most surprising.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:43PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Videos: See Gerard Canonico, Aléna Watters, and More Perform at Rockers on Broadway Concert at Curtain Up by Diep Tran

At the Times Square concert, Broadway performers sang crowd-pleasing rock and pop songs.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:25PM
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

How Jocelyn Bioh Is Balancing a Broadway Play, and a Newborn by Diep Tran

Ten years ago, Bioh made her Broadway debut as an actor. Now she's back as a playwright for Jaja's African Hair Braiding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:55AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards