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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Peppermint and Theydy Bedbug to Host Musical Theater Factory Gala by Diep Tran

The company's 10th anniversary celebration will take place May 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Bengsons on Singing About Bee Sperm and Grief by Diep Tran

Their newest show, The Keep Going Songs, is currently running at Lincoln Center Theater.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM

How to Get Young People to Theatre? Children’s Theatre Company's Peter Brosius Has Thoughts by Diep Tran

The longtime artistic director of the Minneapolis theatre is stepping down after 27 years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:24AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A Wrinkle In Time Musical to Premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. by Diep Tran

The theatre has unveiled their 2024–2025 season, which includes world premieres from Larissa FastHorse and John Leguizamo.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36PM

Reviews: Were Critics Moved By Here There Are Blueberries? by Diep Tran

The new play, about a Holocaust-era photo album, is currently running Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:12AM
Monday, May 13, 2024

MCC Theater's 2024–25 Season Features New Douglas Lyons Play, Starring Kara Young by Diep Tran

The season will also include a new work from Robert O'Hara.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:02PM

The Women of Mother Play Made Celia Keenan-Bolger a Better Artist by Diep Tran

She's picked up her fifth Tony nomination for playing Paula Vogel in the new Broadway show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Friday, May 10, 2024

Will Brill on How Stereophonic Is Similar to Sunday in the Park With George by Diep Tran

The actor just earned his first Tony nomination for playing the bass and monologuing about houseboats.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Despite a Tony Nomination, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Is Still Unsure If He's a Broadway Playwright by Diep Tran

He thought Appropriate would be closed by now, but his play is still going strong, and its picked up eight nominations.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:48PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Illinoise' Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury on Crafting a Musical With No Dialogue and All Dancing by Diep Tran

The musical, based on the Sufjan Stevens album Illinois, is now Tony nominated for Best Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:48PM

Illinoise' Justin Peck and Jacklie Sibblies Drury on Crafting a Musical With No Dialogue and All Dancing by Diep Tran

The musical, based on the Sufjan Stevens album Illinois, is now Tony nominated for Best Musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM
Monday, May 6, 2024

Jim Parsons May Have 4 Emmy Awards, But This Is His 1st Tony Nomination by Diep Tran

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor is currently starring in Mother Play on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:12PM
Friday, May 3, 2024

How Stereophonic's Juliana Canfield and Sarah Pidgeon Found the Music, and a Friendship by Diep Tran

The two are singing and playing instruments for the first time on a stage—and they're both Tony-nominated for it.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Celebration, Not Competition: Jocelyn Bioh on Her Best Play Nomination for Jaja's African Hair Braiding by Diep Tran

She points out that now is the time for "new, fresh, innovative work" on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:02PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

'A Humbling Experience': Rachel McAdams Reacts to Being Tony-Nominated by Diep Tran

The screen actor is now a stage star as she was nominated for her performance in Mary Jane on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Meet the 2024 First-Time Tony Nominees by Diep Tran

From Sarah Paulson to Jocelyn Bioh, here are the 71 people who just got nominated for a Tony for the first time.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Overlooked: Which Shows and Actors Were Shut Out of the 2024 Tony Award Nominations? by Diep Tran

Eight shows that opened this season did not get any love.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:12PM
Friday, April 26, 2024

On the Red Carpet: How The Great Gatsby on Broadway Foregrounds Its Women by Diep Tran

Plus, see Tony winner Adrienne Warren, Marla Mindelle, the former queens of Six on Broadway, and more out to celebrate the new musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

See How Cabaret Renovated the August Wilson Theatre by Diep Tran

The new Broadway show promises an immersive Kit Kat Club, which meant turning the proscenium into an in-the-round space.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM

On the Red Carpet: There Are No Small Roles in Uncle Vanya by Diep Tran

The Broadway revival starring Steve Carell and William Jackson Harper opened April 24. Laurence Fishburne and Edie Falco were among those in attendance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:24PM
Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Study Shows That 67% of Gen Zs and Millennials Are 'Broadway Curious' by Diep Tran

According to theatrical production group No Guarantees, young people would go to the theatre if they knew about it.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

On the Red Carpet: Rachel McAdams Celebrates the Opening of Mary Jane by Diep Tran

The new play by Amy Herzog had a gala celebration April 21. Jonathan Groff, Michael Imperioli, and Constance Wu were in attendance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

New York's The Barrow Group to Bring K. Lorrel Manning’s LOST...FOUND to the Edinburgh Fringe by Diep Tran

The Off-Off Broadway theatre will bring a new show to Scotland.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18AM
Sunday, April 21, 2024

Reviews: What Do Critics Think of Hell's Kitchen on Broadway? by Diep Tran

The new Alicia Keys musical opened at the Shubert Theatre April 20.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Friday, April 19, 2024

On the Purple Carpet: At Opening Night of Suffs, Joy and Activism Went Hand-in-Hand by Diep Tran

Plus, the opening night attendees included Melissa McCarthy, Sara Bareilles, D'Arcy Carden, Meena Harris, Dylan Mulvaney, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Sara Bareilles Urges Artists to Keep Making Art Despite Bad Reviews by Diep Tran

Her comments were part of an ongoing conversation around the purpose of theatre criticism.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Taylor Mac and Will Davis on How Orlando Is a ‘Gift to the Queer Community’ by Diep Tran

At Signature Theatre Off-Broadway, Sarah Ruhl’s play (based on Virginia Woolf) finally has a genderqueer cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Crazy Rich Asians Will Be Turned Into a Musical by Diep Tran

Jon M. Chu, who directed the film (and the upcoming Wicked films), will oversee.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Monday, April 15, 2024

On the Red Carpet: ‘She’s Here. She’s Queer.’ Lempicka Has Arrived by Diep Tran

Plus, Dylan Mulvaney, J. Harrison Ghee, Sara Bareilles, and other stars walked the red carpet.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:42PM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Theatre Artists Condemn 'Racist and Misogynistic Abuse' Against Romeo & Juliet Actor by Diep Tran

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers was cast as Juliet opposite Tom Holland's Romeo. The racist attacks soon followed.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Hadestown Tour Actor J. Antonio Rodríguez's DACA Status Has Been Renewed by Diep Tran

The actor, who is a DREAMer, will be able to resume work on the tour.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

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