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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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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Schools of the Stars: Where the Lightning Thief Cast and Creative Team Went to College by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out where Chris McCarrell, Kristin Stokes, Rob Rokicki, and more trained before reaching Broadway.

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Listen to Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Sing ‘Move On’ From Their Final Concert Performance by Logan Culwell-Block

Broadway & Beyond, out October 18 from Broadway Records, preserves the Feinstein's/54 Below show from the late Tony honoree and her husband.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Get a First Look at White Plains Performing Arts Center's Aida by Logan Culwell-Block

The production of the Elton John and Tim Rice musical runs through October 27 at the Westchester venue.

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Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison, Brandy, More to Perform at Thespians Go Hollywood Gala by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual event supporting school theatre will honor Bernadette Peters.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

From Footloose to The Big One-Oh!: Dean Pitchford Goes Full Circle by Logan Culwell-Block

This Oscar and Golden Globe winner tells us how a new version of Footloose led to his first completely new musical for kids.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Music Theatre International Acquires The Big One-Oh! by Logan Culwell-Block

Written by Dean Pitchford, Doug Besterman, and Timothy Allen McDonald, the new TYA musical is currently running at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Which Hogwarts Houses Do the Stars of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Feel They Belong In? by Logan Culwell-Block

The Broadway cast answered these and more burning questions at New York Comic Con.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Everything Broadway Fans Should Look Out For at New York Comic Con 2019 by Logan Culwell-Block

From Lightning Thief and Dear Evan Hansen panels to autograph sessions with Tom Hiddleston, Jodi Benson, and more, Playbill is your guide to everything theatre at NYCC.

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Full Cast Announced for White Plains Performing Arts Center Aida by Logan Culwell-Block

The Elton John and Tim Rice musical will play the Westchester venue this fall.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

NYC Screening of Victor/Victoria Film to Feature Q&A With Julie Andrews by Logan Culwell-Block

The event is part of a series looking at the films of Andrews' late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards.

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Bernadette Peters Will Be Honored by Educational Theatre Foundation at Thespians Go Hollywood Benefit by Logan Culwell-Block

The three-time Tony recipient will receive the inaugural Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award at the benefit supporting theatre programs in underserved schools.

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Educational Theatre Foundation Raises Over $155,000 at 2019 Broadway Back to School Gala by Logan Culwell-Block

The annual event supports theatre programs in underserved schools with a night of performances from Broadway stars.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

West End Star Hayden Tee to Release Solo Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The Matilda and Les Misérables alum will release Face to Face, with songs by Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and more, on Broadway Records.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

WATCH: School of Rock's Isabella Russo Debuts a Song From New Musical The Big One-Oh! by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical, currently running at Atlantic Theater Company, features music and lyrics by Doug Besterman and Dean Pitchford plus a book by Timothy Allen McDonald.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Broadway Oklahoma! Adds Special Performance Benefiting The Actors Fund by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony-winning revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical continues at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hadestown Broadway Cast Recording Sets Dates for CD and Vinyl Releases by Logan Culwell-Block

The physical releases follow a digital roll-out of the album's 40 tracks.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Jet Li Parody Musical Monkey Trouble Unleashed! to Premiere at The Duplex by Logan Culwell-Block

Writer and Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Joel B. New will release songs from the new musical via weekly podcasts.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mandy Patinkin to Release New Solo Album Children and Art in October by Logan Culwell-Block

This is the first new solo album from the Evita and Sunday in the Park with George star since 2002.

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Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti Join 2019 Broadway Back to School Gala Line-Up by Logan Culwell-Block

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will also receive the Standing Ovation Award at annual event supporting theatre in schools.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Gwen Verdon Documentary Merely Marvelous to Premiere on Amazon Prime by Logan Culwell-Block

The film explores the life of the four-time Tony winner and Sweet Charity star with interviews from Chita Rivera, Charlotte d'Amboise, and more.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Watch Wicked's Jessica Vosk and Lizzie Bea Record ‘Night Bus’ From New Musical Becoming Nancy by Logan Culwell-Block

The world premiere production, directed by Jerry Mitchell, begins at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre September 6.

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White Plains Performing Arts Center to Present Newsies, Aida, More in 2019 Fall Season by Logan Culwell-Block

The Westchester venue will also host concerts from Lucie Arnaz and Lanie Kazan.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Uzo Aduba, Sarah Stiles Sing on Steven Universe: The Movie Soundtrack by Logan Culwell-Block

The Cartoon Network adventure series debuted its first full-length film September 2.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

WATCH: Tony Winners Santino Fontana, Jason Robert Brown, More Speak Live From the Broadway Teachers Workshop by Logan Culwell-Block

How a Tony-winning Broadway leading lady helped develop the look of Fontana's Tootsie character, Brown's advice for overcoming writer's block, and more.

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5 Tips for Building Sustainable School Theatre Programs Using PLAYBILLder by Logan Culwell-Block

Our DIY Playbill program–creating tool can help ensure your local theatre organization continues for generations to come.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Pace University Establishes New Program to Increase Diversity in Theatre and Media Arts by Logan Culwell-Block

The new program is made possible by a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

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Al Hirschfeld Foundation Partners With Redhouse Arts Center on Visual and Performing Arts Education Initiative by Logan Culwell-Block

Watch Tony nominee and Redhouse Artistic Director Hunter Foster introduce the new program.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Listen to 12 of the Best Songs Cut From Musicals by Logan Culwell-Block

Did you know that some of the best songs written for Hamilton, Once On This Island, and Little Shop of Horrors were cut before opening night?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WATCH: How to Prepare Sheet Music for an Audition by Logan Culwell-Block

Attention all actors! Find out all the dos and don'ts of preparing sheet music for an audition, from sheet protectors to marking cuts.

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