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Friday, December 2, 2022

A New Legal Battle Over Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird is Underway by Leah Putnam

Lawyer Kevin Tottis for Dramatic Publishing, which licenses an earlier adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, has released a statement on the newest filing.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM

Check Out New Production Photos of Julia May Jonas' Your Own Personal Exegesis by Leah Putnam

Annie Tippe directs the world premiere Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Gayle King, Matthew Broderick, More Come Out for Opening Night of Broadway's Ain't No Mo' by Leah Putnam

Check out red carpet photos and a video of last night's curtain call celebrating the opening of Jordan E. Cooper's comedy December 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM

Four Plays to Make World Premieres at The Tank in 2023 by Leah Putnam

The Core Production series supporting new works by emerging artists will launch in January.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Jordan E. Cooper's Ain't No Mo' by Leah Putnam

The gates opened for Flight 1619 on Broadway December 1.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tony Winner Bill Irwin and John Douglas Thompson to Star in Samuel Beckett's Endgame at Irish Rep by Leah Putnam

The Off-Broadway theatre has also announced Ronán Noone's The Smuggler for 2023.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM

Life of Pi to Begin First U.K. and Ireland Tour in 2023 by Leah Putnam

The Olivier-winning adaptation currently plays the West End and will make a Broadway bow next spring.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:18PM

Aaron Tveit to Return to Broadway's Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Leah Putnam

David Harris and André Ward, cast members of the musical's national tour, will also join the New York production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM

Grammy Nominated Record Producer Harvey Mason Jr. Producing KPOP Original Broadway Cast Album by Leah Putnam

K-Pop sensation Luna stars in the musical, which opened November 27 at Circle in the Square Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:06AM

Ali Ewoldt, Dan Macke, More Star in Irish Rep's A Child's Christmas in Wales Beginning December 1 by Leah Putnam

The Off-Broadway theatre presents the holiday favorite for the sixth time.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM

Ain't No Mo' Officially Takes Off On Broadway, Opening December 1 by Leah Putnam

Jordan E. Cooper's comedy about what happens when Black Americans take one-way tickets to Africa from the U.S. government plays the Belasco Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Anna Deavere Smith's Love All to Make World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2023 by Leah Putnam

Also: Matthew Broderick will star in the world premiere of Joe DiPietro's Babbitt, plus the rest of the California theatre's 2023 season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:36PM

Viral Comedy Band Lewberger to Make Off-Broadway Debut With 2 Shows by Leah Putnam

Featuring Keith Habersberger of The Try Guys, the band has performed on America's Got Talent and Bring the Funny.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Mary Testa to Star as Henry Potter Opposite Donna Lynne Champlin in It's A Wonderful Life by Leah Putnam

The one-night-only performance has found its cast, to be led by Champlin as George Bailey.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM

Starring Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen, and Paul Hilton, Othello Opens November 30 by Leah Putnam

Clint Dyer is the first Black man to direct the Shakespeare tragedy at a major British theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Trouble in Mind's Reynaldo Piniella to Lead Staged Reading of Red Eyes by Leah Putnam

The reading, which will be presented in-person and streamed live, has announced its cast.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:24PM

How to Rush Broadway's A Christmas Carol Starring Tony Winner Jefferson Mays by Leah Putnam

Be ready to hit the box office for the new in-person ticket initiative.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

Michelle Williams Traces Her Gotham Award Back to Being Mary Beth Peil's 'Girl' by Leah Putnam

The actor speaks about the support and inspiration that the Broadway veteran—and Williams' Dawson's Creek co-star—has given her over the years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Monday, November 28, 2022

See One Family Journey from Taishan to California in Lloyd Suh's The Far Country by Leah Putnam

Check out production photos of the world premiere production at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:03PM

Jessica Lange Reprises Role of Mary Tyrone for Film Adaptation of Long Day's Journey Into Night by Leah Putnam

Jonathan Kent directs a cast that also includes Ed Harris, Ben Foster, and Colin Morgan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Off-Broadway League's Annual Toy Drive to Benefit Bronx's Henwood Family Residence by Leah Putnam

Those who help reach the goal of 800 presents will receive a ticket voucher to a participating Off-Broadway show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

TFANA's Des Moines Postpones Start of Previews by Leah Putnam

Members of the Off-Broadway production's company have tested positive for COVID.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play to Make U.K. Premiere at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre by Leah Putnam

Here's what else is playing the London theatre for its 2023 season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

Moulin Rouge!'s Derek McLane and Journalist Elia Mell Talk Setting the Scene on Broadway November 28 by Leah Putnam

The Moulin Rouge! set designer and journalist hold a talk and signing for new book Designing Broadway at Union Square's Barnes & Noble.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About Broadway's Multimedia-Infused KPOP? by Leah Putnam

The musical follows a fictional K-pop music label and its stars making their American debuts—but will personal struggles and professional pressures get in the way?

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:32PM

Blasting Off November 27, KPOP Opens Broadway Run by Leah Putnam

The multimedia musical delivers a K-pop style concert while giving a look behind the costumes and lights at the lives of its fictional music superstars.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM

Mark Rylance Is Frank Charlton in His I Am Shakespeare at London's The Old Vic November 27 by Leah Putnam

The one-day-only rehearsed reading celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Shakespearean Authorship Trust.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Saturday, November 26, 2022

Brenda Withers' Off Peak Begins Off-Broadway Run at 59E59 November 26 by Leah Putnam

The drama follows a pair of ex-lovers bumping into each other on their commute home more than 10 years after their relationship came to a rough end.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM

Bridge Theatre's John Gabriel Borkman Starring Tony Winner Simon Russell Beale Plays Final Performance November 26 by Leah Putnam

Olivier and Tony nominee Lia Williams and Olivier winner Clare Higgins also star in the Ibsen play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Friday, November 25, 2022

Martin Dockery's The Stakeout Begins Off-Broadway Run for International Fringe Encore Series by Leah Putnam

The two-person Fringe show performs over the Thanksgiving holiday at SoHo Playhouse, with a second engagement set for December.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Step Into the Rehearsal Room With Michael Shannon and Johanna Day by Leah Putnam

The two star alongside Heather Alicia Simms, Arliss Howard, and Hari Nef in TFANA's upcomig production of Denis Johnson's Des Moines.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM

All that Chat

Nov 27, 2022: KPOP - Circle In The Square