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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tin Pan Alley Buildings, Birthplace of American Popular Music Publishing, Designated Landmarks by Logan Culwell-Block

The five buildings on West 28th Street launched the careers of such composers as Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, and more.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Stage Rights to Eloise Series Acquired by MRC by Logan Culwell-Block

The independent film and television studio intends to develop the popular children's series into new film, television, and live stage properties.

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Schools of the Stars: Where the Jagged Little Pill Cast and Creative Team Studied Before Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out where Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena, and more went to college.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Newsies Tour Alum Alex Prakken Will Reprise Performance at White Plains Performing Arts Center by Logan Culwell-Block

The cast is complete for the Westchester venue's upcoming production of the Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein musical.

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Krystina Alabado, Emma Hunton, Ben Fankhauser, More to Sing on Studio Album of The Mad Ones by Logan Culwell-Block

The Kait Kerrigan– and Brian Lowdermilk–penned musical has been acquired for licensing by Concord Theatricals.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Music Theatre International Names Deborah Hartnett Senior Vice President and General Counsel by Logan Culwell-Block

The theatrical licensor is promoting Hartnett from her former role as Director of Business and Legal Affairs.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Watch Idina Menzel Sing ‘Seasons of Love’ on Strictly Come Dancing's Musicals Week by Logan Culwell-Block

The British series that inspired Dancing With the Stars also featured Bodyguard star Beverley Knight on the Cats ballad "Memory."

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Jeanine Tesori and David Henry Hwang's Soft Power to Record Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording will feature the cast of The Public Theater's Off-Broadway premiere, led by Conrad Ricamora, Francis Jue, and Alyse Alan Louis.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Music Theatre International to License Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Logan Culwell-Block

With songs from the 1971 film and an original score by Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the musical played a Broadway run in 2017.

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New Musical From [title of show] Creators to Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse by Logan Culwell-Block

Other World features a book by Hunter Bell and music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Patti Murin and Colin Donnell to Star in Hallmark Winterfest Movie Love on Iceland by Logan Culwell-Block

The married Broadway favorites are currently filming on location.

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Educational Theatre Foundation Raises More Than $180,000 for Theatre Education at Event Honoring Bernadette Peters by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual event featured performances from Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, and Megan Hilty, and more.

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Hadestown, Oklahoma!, More Cast Albums Receive 2020 Grammy Award Nominations by Logan Culwell-Block

The 62nd annual ceremony will be held January 26, 2020.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Saturday Night Live Parodies Gypsy With 'Baby Faye and Her Newsboys' by Logan Culwell-Block

Harry Styles stars alongside Cecily Strong in the homage to the oft-revived musical.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Tom Kitt Musical Superhero to Release Original Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording features the complete Off-Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Movie Adaptation of Follies Is in the Works; Dominic Cooke to Direct by Logan Culwell-Block

Cooke also helmed the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman musical's recent London revival.

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Aleshea Harris, Neil Simon, TDF to Receive 2019 Samuel French Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

The honor includes a $15,000 donation from the century-old theatrical licensor.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Watch the Trailer for Netflix Presentation of Mike Birbiglia: The New One by Logan Culwell-Block

Filmed at the Cort Theatre on Broadway, the solo show will be available to stream November 26.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

West End Hit The Woman in Black to Play Limited Engagement at New York's McKittrick Hotel by Logan Culwell-Block

This site-specific production will present Stephen Mallatratt's thriller as it was first produced in the U.K.—in a pub—for the first time since 1987.

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10 Times Broadway Sang About Dance by Logan Culwell-Block

From Grease's "Born to Hand Jive" to The Prom's "Dance With You," we’re taking a look at showtunes that love to dance.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Off-Broadway’s Little Shop of Horrors Proves Less Is More by Logan Culwell-Block

In this exclusive interview, Howard Ashman’s family shares why the intimate production is the show at its best.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures to be Honored at West Coast Educational Theatre Foundation Gala by Logan Culwell-Block

The Beetlejuice production company joins multi-Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters as honorees at the annual event supporting theatre education in underserved schools.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Beetlejuice Musical to Be Licensed Worldwide by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

Alex Brightman and Sophia Ann Caruso currently star in the musical at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

November PLAYBILLder Spotlight: The Greenhill School in Addison, Texas by Logan Culwell-Block

We're shining a light on schools and community organizations that bring Playbill programs to their local productions with PLAYBILLder.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bernard Slade, Broadway Playwright and Creator of The Partridge Family, Dies at 89 by Logan Culwell-Block

Mr. Slade received an Oscar nomination adapting his 1975 Broadway play Same Time, Next Year.

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Listen to Christine Ebersole as Lady Olenna in the Game of Thrones Musical Prequel Tyrell by Logan Culwell-Block

The concept album of the musical will drop November 1.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

New Holiday Albums From Lea Michele, Ana Gasteyer Released October 25 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Wicked and Glee stars duet on holiday standards with Maya Rudolph, Cynthia Erivo, Darren Criss, and more.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Date Set for 2020 Jimmy Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

The 12th annual ceremony will honor the best in high school musical theatre nationwide.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

David Byrne's American Utopia Releases Broadway Cast Recording by Logan Culwell-Block

Now available from Nonesuch Records for digital streaming and purchase, the album will also get physical releases on CD and vinyl.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Get a First Listen to ‘The Next Forever’ From the Premiere Recording of the Late Michael Friedman's The Great Immensity by Logan Culwell-Block

The track is part of a long-term project, which will see the release of premiere recordings of nine musicals penned by the late composer.

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Tanya Barfield Named New Co-Director of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program by Logan Culwell-Block

Barfield replaces Marsha Norman, who will step down at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year following a 25-year tenure.

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