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Friday, February 14, 2020

Boston Conservatory and SpeakEasy Stage Company Launch Educational Partnership by Logan Culwell-Block

The New England regional theatre will offer performance opportunities and college credit to theatre students at the performing arts conservatory.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Caitlin Kinnunen, Jason Gotay, Jason SweetTooth Williams, More to Sing on Concept Album of Frankie! by Logan Culwell-Block

The new musical, about a lesbian teenager coming of age, features music and lyrics by 16 year-old Elise Marra.

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Cats Movie Sets Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD Release Dates by Logan Culwell-Block

The screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical features performances from Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Robert Fairchild, and more.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Billy Porter, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, More Join 2020 Broadway Teachers Workshop Roster by Logan Culwell-Block

The summer program pairs theatre educators with Broadway professionals for three days of professional development and theatregoing.

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Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Now Available for Professional Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

Concord Theatricals' Samuel French imprint has acquired the Dave Malloy-penned musical.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

9 Best Musical Tony Winners That Have Never Been Revived on Broadway by Logan Culwell-Block

Which show do you want to see back on the Great White Way?

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

British Theatre Director Terry Hands Dies at 79 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Olivier winner, who helmed the cult musical adaptation of Carrie, was a longtime artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Something Rotten! Released for Worldwide Licensing From Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

This musical from the writers of the upcoming Mrs. Doubtfire ran on Broadway in 2015.

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Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award to Honor Exceptional Middle and High School Theatre Teachers by Logan Culwell-Block

Presented by the ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association, the award includes a $5,000 prize and travel to the International Thespian Festival.

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Sierra Boggess, Jason Gotay, Rob Rokicki, More to Appear at 2020 Junior Theater Festival West in Sacramento by Logan Culwell-Block

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

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Burgess Meredith's 1960 Special Tony Award to be Auctioned by Logan Culwell-Block

The Rocky and Batman star received the honor for directing the comic revue A Thurber Carnival.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Emojiland Musical to Release Original Off-Broadway Cast Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The recording will feature performances from Lesli Margherita, Ann Harada, Max Crumm, and more.

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From Album to Stage and Back Again: Ain’t Too Proud’s Journey to the Grammy Awards by Logan Culwell-Block

We talked with orchestrator Harold Wheeler and music supervisor and arranger Kenny Seymour about recreating the iconic hits of The Temptations.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

RWS Entertainment Group Announces Career Training Program for Next Generation of Arts Professionals by Logan Culwell-Block

The program will support up-and-coming theatre performers, musicians, and technicians.

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Submissions Open for 2nd Annual 'You Will Be Found' College Essay Writing Challenge by Logan Culwell-Block

This Dear Evan Hansen-inspired contest from the Broadway Education Alliance and Gotham Writers Workshop recognizes excellence in storytelling with a $1,500 scholarship.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Beth Leavel, Debbie Gravitte, Brenda Braxton, More to Sing on Platinum Girls Concept Album by Logan Culwell-Block

The album from Broadway Records also features performances by Felicia Boswell, Carla Mongado, and Natalie Weiss.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tony-Winning Oklahoma! Revival Closes on Broadway January 19 by Logan Culwell-Block

Rebecca Naomi Jones and Damon Daunno star in the re-imagined production from director Daniel Fish.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Taylor Louderman-Led Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition Now Accepting Entries for 2020 Contest by Logan Culwell-Block

The contest will award three emerging musical theatre writers with a studio recording of their song.

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She Persisted Musical to be Licensed Worldwide by Music Theatre International by Logan Culwell-Block

The stage adaptation of Chelsea Clinton's best-seller will have its New York debut at Atlantic Theater Company in February.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

High School Productions of A Chorus Line, 9 to 5, Puffs, and More Will Perform on the 2020 International Thespian Society Main Stage by Logan Culwell-Block

Eight groups will remount full productions of their high school play or musical during the 57th annual festival in Indiana this June.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Vote Now for the 2020 Playbill Community Service Award by Logan Culwell-Block

Youth theatres from across the country have been giving back to their communities, and your vote can help one of them win a grant from Playbill.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Caissie Levy, Tim Federle, Rob Rokicki, Thomas Schumacher, More to Appear at 2020 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta by Logan Culwell-Block

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

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Get a 1st Look at White Plains Performing Arts Center's Newsies by Logan Culwell-Block

The Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein musical runs at the Westchester venue through January 12.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What 8 Broadway Musicals Received the Sequel Treatment? by Logan Culwell-Block

From The Phantom of the Opera to Annie, Playbill details the eight musicals that earned sequels—and where those productions are now.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

9 Standout Theatre Albums of 2019 by Logan Culwell-Block

Take a look at the cast recordings, solo albums, and soundtracks that grabbed our attention this year.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Melissa McCarthy and Allison Janney Star in a 'Cut' Scene From Cats by Logan Culwell-Block

The screen stars show off their scenes that didn't make the final versions of Cats, Little Women, and Star Wars.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Stephen Sondheim Lyrics to be Published in New Pocket Edition by Logan Culwell-Block

The volume from Knopf will include selections of Sondheim's most memorable and beloved lyrics from West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Into the Woods, and more.

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Historic 1936 Show Boat Film to Get Blu-Ray Release From The Criterion Collection by Logan Culwell-Block

The first screen adaptation of the Oscar Hammerstein II-Jerome Kern musical featured several members of the 1927 original Broadway cast.

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Hear Frozen Star Idina Menzel Sing 'Christmas Just Ain't Christmas' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert by Logan Culwell-Block

The Tony winner visited the late night TV show to promote her new holiday album Christmas: A Season of Love.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Watch Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher Teach Kelly Ripa How to Use The Lion King's Simba Puppet by Logan Culwell-Block

The producer and author appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about all things Disney on Broadway and the new edition of his book.

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