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Friday, December 2, 2022

KPOP Producers Respond to New York Times Review Requesting Apology From Jesse Green by Logan Culwell-Block

Leadership behind the new musical describe Green's review as "casual racism" in a letter obtained by Playbill.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:36PM

New York Times Theatre Critic Jesse Green Draws Criticism for KPOP Review by Logan Culwell-Block

Actors from the new Broadway musical are among those speaking out against the negative review.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:42PM

Suzan-Lori Parks' Plays for the Plague Year to Return to Joe's Pub in 2023 by Logan Culwell-Block

The work is the culmination of Parks' project writing a play a day throughout the COVID shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Watch: Toes Are Tappin' in Highlights From Broadway's Some Like It Hot by Logan Culwell-Block

Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks, and more star in the new musical based on the 1959 film.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

Ashley Blanchet, Graham Rowat, and Gavin Lee Star in Paper Mill's The Sound of Music, Beginning December 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

Get an exclusive sneak peek of Blanchet's take on the classic title song.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM

Jaime Lozano's Desaparecidas Begins Limited Engagement at Brooklyn's Jack December 2 by Logan Culwell-Block

The musical, exploring the diverse stories of Mexican women from the borderlands, previously played a sold-out concert performance at Joe's Pub.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Wiz Will Ease on Back to Broadway in 2024 by Logan Culwell-Block

Schele Williams will direct an all-new revival to play a national tour ahead of a limited engagement on the Main Stem in spring 2024.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM

Krystina Alabado, Katy Geraghty, Taylor Iman Jones, More Join Roster of Stars Appearing at 2023 Junior Theater Festival by Logan Culwell-Block

iTheatrics' annual event brings youth groups from around the world together in Atlanta for a weekend celebration of theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

See The Daily Show's Trevor Noah Host a Special Performance of Broadway's A Strange Loop by Logan Culwell-Block

Noah was joined by the cast and creators of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical for a post-show talkback.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM

Stream Playbill's Remember the Ribbon Concert, With Carolee Carmello, Darius Anthony Harper, Anthony Wayne, More by Logan Culwell-Block

The November NYC concert was filmed live at Sony Hall in commemoration of World AIDS Day.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:18AM

World Premiere of Vichet Chum's Bald Sisters Begins at Chicago's Steppenwolf December 1 by Logan Culwell-Block

Jesca Prudencio directs the new play, about two sisters reconciling their family's Cambodian heritage with their American present.

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

Washington Post Theatre Critic Peter Marks Goes Private on Twitter After Conservative Criticism of Downstate Review by Logan Culwell-Block

Critics, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz, claim Marks' review praises pedophilia.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM

Jeremy O. Harris, RuPaul, More Join Roster of Ain't No Mo' Broadway Producers by Logan Culwell-Block

The Slave Play playwright and Emmy-winning screenwriter are the latest high-profile names to enter the world of producing on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:01PM

Jeremy O. Harris, Lena Waithe, RuPaul, More Join Roster of Ain't No Mo' Broadway Producers by Logan Culwell-Block

The Slave Play playwright and Emmy-winning screenwriter are the latest high-profile names to enter the world of producing on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:12PM

Senate Passes LGBTQ+ Marriage Bill; How Does It Affect Queer Theatre Artists? by Logan Culwell-Block

Close to becoming federal law, the legislation could especially affect theatre artists working on out-of-state productions and national tours.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:06PM

Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Jessie Nelson Musical Alice by Heart Licensing Rights Acquired by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, the musical played a world premiere run Off-Broadway at MCC Theater in 2019.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM

Between Riverside and Crazy, Starring Common, Begins Broadway Debut November 30 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Pulitzer-winning Stephen Adly Guirgis play made its world premiere Off-Broadway in 2014.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM

Basquiat and Warhol Hit the Stage in The Collaboration, Beginning November 30 on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany lead the cast of the West End transfer.

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

Broadway Grosses Analysis: Thanksgiving Week Delivers Broadway's Highest Box Office of 2022 by Logan Culwell-Block

Funny Girl enjoyed the highest-grossing week of its run even as star Lea Michele was sidelined.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Miki Nakatani to Star in U.S. Premiere of The Hunting Gun at Baryshnikov Arts Center by Logan Culwell-Block

Serge Lamothe's adaptation of the Yasushi Inoue novel is headed Off-Broadway following earlier productions in Montreal and Japan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM

Alchemy Production Group Adds Lauren Tucker, Alex Stone as Partners by Logan Culwell-Block

The organization provides general management, consulting, and producing services for commercial theatrical productions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:32AM
Monday, November 28, 2022

Some Like It Hot Cancels November 28 Performance on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

A sidelined star has forced the new musical to sit out a performance, but the production is expected to resume November 29.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:32PM

Mariah Carey Joins Broadway Some Like It Hot Producing Team by Logan Culwell-Block

The pop star and Grammy winner joins a growing list of high-profile celebrities getting into producing on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Sunday, November 27, 2022

Nicole Kidman Donates $100,000 to Broadway Cares at The Music Man by Logan Culwell-Block

The sum from the film star and Broadway alum is the largest single donation from any auction in Broadway Cares history.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Saturday, November 26, 2022

KPOP and U-KISS Star Kevin Woo Takes Over Playbill's Instagram November 26 by Logan Culwell-Block

The new Broadway musical KPOP opens at Circle in the Square Theatre November 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM

Hex Musical Begins Encore Run at London's National November 26 by Logan Culwell-Block

Rosie Graham, Michael Elcock, Lisa Lambe, and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt lead the cast of the mythic retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty.

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

Broadway Husbands To Be: Ben Platt and Noah Galvin Are Engaged by Logan Culwell-Block

Both starred in the title role of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Watch Funny Girl, Six, The Lion King, More Perform at the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual tradition also included numbers from Moulin Rouge! and Some Like It Hot.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07PM

Watch The Lion King, Six, More Perform at the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual tradition also included numbers from Moulin Rouge! and Some Like It Hot.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:42AM

Funny Girl's Amber Ardolino and Some Like It Hot's Adrianna Hicks Take Over Playbill's Instagram November 24 by Logan Culwell-Block

Get a behind-the-scenes look at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Broadway performances.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

How Playbill Inspired Broadway Legend Tommy Tune's Trademark Autograph by Logan Culwell-Block

The 10-time Tony Award honoree took Playbill cruise audiences behind the scenes of his incredible life in the theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM

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Nov 27, 2022: KPOP - Circle In The Square