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Thursday, June 30, 2022

New Legislation in New York Aims to Curb Unfair Ticketing Practices in Live Event Industry, Including Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

Signed by Governor Hochul, the measure mandates fee transparency and introduces new penalties for scalper bots.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:33PM

Inside Playbill's Groovy, Queer Big Broadway Disco VIP After Party by Logan Culwell-Block

Anthony Wayne, Andrew Keenan Bolger, Ari Groover, Todrick Hall, Mykal Kilgore, J Harrison Ghee, and more all partied hard with Playbill this Pride.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM

Tony Winners Myles Frost, Hugh Jackman, More to Join 24th Annual Broadway Barks by Logan Culwell-Block

Hosted by Bernadette Peters and Sutton Foster, the July 9 pet adoption event will be the first held in person since the pandemic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Photos: Go Inside Day 2 of Playbill's Weekend-Long Pride in Times Square Celebration by Logan Culwell-Block

The event included appearances from Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Stephen Trask, the cast of A Strange Loop, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Broadway Cares Awards $300,000 in Special Grants to Support Access to Reproductive Health Care by Logan Culwell-Block

The grants will support Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM

Donny Osmond-Led Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Film to Stream Free July 4th Weekend by Logan Culwell-Block

Andrew Lloyd Webber has revived his The Shows Must Go On! series, originally created in the wake of the worldwide shutdown of live theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM

Chris McCarrell, Elizabeth Parkinson Join Upcoming SuperYou Concerts by Logan Culwell-Block

The concerts follow a pandemic-canceled Off-Broadway premiere, drive-in concert, and viral success on TikTok.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Guest Star on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series; Watch Trailer for Upcoming 3rd Season by Logan Culwell-Block

The East High Wildcats are poised to take on Disney's Frozen in the new season on Disney+, premiering July 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:42PM

Company's Jennifer Simard, Rashidra Scott Join BroadwayCon Panel 'The Power of Self-Care Through Self-Talk' by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway favorites will be joined by Peloton's Christine D'Ercole and Leading Lady Fitness' Steph Wilberding.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07PM

Broadway Camelot Revival Shifts to Spring 2023 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Lerner and Loewe revival will feature a new book by To Kill a Mockingbird playwright Aaron Sorkin and direction by Bartlett Sher.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:18AM

See Patina Miller, Sara Bareilles, Brian d'Arcy James, More Take Their First Bows in Into the Woods on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

The Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine revival, a transfer from New York City Center Encores!, began its Broadway run June 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

Stephen Schwartz Confirms New Songs for Wicked Movies; Leaves Room for Single-Film Cut by Logan Culwell-Block

The six-time Tony nominee commented on the upcoming screen version of his long-running Broadway musical, set to star Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:18AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Kendall Becerra and Nicholas Barrón Win 2022 Jimmy Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

Kate Reinders hosted the in-person and live-streamed ceremony celebrating high school musical theatre excellence at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre June 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:33PM

Kendall Becerra and Nicholas Barrón Win 2002 Jimmy Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

Kate Reinders hosted the in-person and live-streamed ceremony celebrating high school musical theatre excellence at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre June 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:54PM

Broadway's Into the Woods to Sell $50 Tickets Through Digital Lottery by Logan Culwell-Block

Patina Miller, Brian d'Arcy James, Phillipa Soo, Joshua Henry, Sara Bareilles, and more star in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical beginning June 28.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:18PM

Photos: Go Inside Day 1 of Playbill's Weekend-Long Pride in Times Square Celebration by Logan Culwell-Block

The event included appearances from Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Stephen Trask, the cast of A Strange Loop, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:03PM

Broadway's MJ Gets a New Little Michael Beginning June 28 by Logan Culwell-Block

Cory J joins the company after making headlines starring in Broadway's The Lion King as Young Simba and Young Nala.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM

See a 3-Year-Old Beanie Feldstein's First Brush With Fanny Brice by Logan Culwell-Block

The Funny Girl star also shares the story of her recent engagement in a visit to Late Night With Seth Meyers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07PM

Watch Jaquel Spivey and the Cast of Broadway's A Strange Loop Perform 'Intermission Song' by Logan Culwell-Block

The cast of the 2022 Tony-winning Best Musical brought their opening number to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

53% Of Opens Off-Broadway June 28 by Logan Culwell-Block

The new work by Steph Del Rosso explores the 53% of white women who voted for our 45th president.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM

Encores!' Into the Woods Begins Broadway Run June 28 by Logan Culwell-Block

Patina Miller, Brian D'Arcy James, Phillipa Soo, Joshua Henry, Sara Bareilles, and more star in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical at the St. James Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:07AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Competition to Give High Schools in All 50 States the Chance to Produce Disney's Frozen for Free by Logan Culwell-Block

The initiative from the Educational Theatre Association, Disney Theatrical Group, and Music Theatre International will see schools competing for their state's exclusive performing rights to …

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM

$100,000 Donated to LGBTQ-Owned and Supportive Bars and Restaurants at Playbill's Pride in Times Square by Logan Culwell-Block

Playbill teamed up with Grubhub and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for this special Pride fundraising initiative.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM

Get an Inside Look at the First-Ever Official Playbill Pride Float and Its Custom Playbill Pride Jeep by Logan Culwell-Block

Broadway stars Frankie Grande, J. Harrison Ghee, Antwayn Hopper, and more marched with Playbill, Jeep, and the Times Square Alliance at the 2022 NYC Pride March.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:05PM

Full Cast, Creative Team Set for World Premiere of Moisés Kaufman's Here There Are Blueberries at La Jolla Playhouse by Logan Culwell-Block

The co-production with Tectonic Theater Project is inspired by an album of photos from the Holocaust.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:05PM

Carol Burnett to Guest Star in Better Call Saul by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony recipient and six-time Emmy winner joins the cast for the AMC series' final six episodes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:49PM

Lucie Arnaz to Bring Career Retrospective Solo Show to Feinstein's/54 Below by Logan Culwell-Block

The They're Playing Our Song and Pippin star will be joined by music director Ron Abel at the in-person and live-streamed concerts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM

2022 Jimmy Awards, Celebrating High School Musical Theatre Excellence, Presented June 27; Watch Live Here by Logan Culwell-Block

Kate Reinders hosts the in-person and live-streamed ceremony at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM
Sunday, June 26, 2022

Broadway Stars March With First-Ever Playbill Pride Float in NYC Pride Parade June 26 by Logan Culwell-Block

Cast members from A Strange Loop, Moulin Rouge!, SIX: The Musical, and more will be on hand for a Broadway-themed Pride celebration.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33AM
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Harvey Fierstein Reflects On 'The Next War' Ahead for the LGBTQIA+ Community and Their Allies by Logan Culwell-Block

The four-time Tony-winning actor and writer is featured along with Michael R. Jackson, Jacquel Spivey, and more in Pride of Stage and Screen, airing on MSNBC June 26.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM
Friday, June 24, 2022

Broadway Alum Elizabeth Ward Land to Release Album of Linda Ronstadt Songs by Logan Culwell-Block

Soon to be seen in Off-Broadway's The Bedwetter, Land's Still Within the Sound of My Voice releases next month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM