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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Immersive Van Gogh With Kate Baldwin, Dorinda Medley, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The installation, with creative direction by Tony Award nominee David Korins, opened in its New York premiere at Pier 36 June 8.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

32 LGBTQIA+ Theatre Characters That Keep Us Inspired by Marc J. Franklin

We asked, you answered: Take a look at the queer characters that have moved you on the stage and beyond.

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Take an Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Finale of Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home by Marc J. Franklin

The annual burlesque fundraiser, directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, is set to go virtual June 20.

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33 LGBTQIA+ Theatre Characters That Keep Us Inspired by Marc J. Franklin

We asked, you answered: Take a look at the queer characters that have moved you on the stage and beyond.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A Look at Raja Feather Kelly’s The KILL ONE Race at Playwrights Horizons by Marc J. Franklin

The virtual production—part-documentary, part-theatre, part-reality TV game show—continues through June 12.

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Check Out Photos of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2021 Gala, Starring Jane Krakowski by Marc J. Franklin

The event, featuring Adrienne Warren, Tituss Burgess, and more, was celebrated in Central Park June 7.

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Go Inside New 42’s Arts Education Celebration With Sara Bareilles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The non-profit organization hosted Let’s Get This Show on the Street in Times Square June 5.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

How Well Do You Know the Broadway Credentials of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Stars? by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of the premiere of Loki on Disney+, check out the MCU performers with Main Stem credits.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Check Out These Photos Celebrating 3 Decades of Broadway Bares by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at highlights of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser, which will be virtual (again) June 20

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of The Blues Brothers at Broadway at the Drive-In by Marc J. Franklin

The drive-in movie theatre experience, featuring live musical performances in sync with the 1980 film, opened at Radial Park May 27.

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Check Out Photos of These 12 Theatremakers Celebrating Queer Joy With Ring of Keys by Marc J. Franklin

The arts organization partnered with BC/EFA for a Pride photo shoot with photographer Shani Hadjian.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

A Part of That: Nasia Thomas and Sherie Rene Scott on the 20 Year Legacy of The Last 5 Years by Marc J. Franklin

The actors discuss their experiences in the beloved Jason Robert Brown musical, the push for change in the theatre industry, and more.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Celebrate the 74th Annual Tony Awards With a Look at the Shows Nominated for Best Production by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of the September ceremony, revisit the shows vying for Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Revival of a Play.

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Celebrate the 74th Annual Tony Nominees With These Showstopping Cast Portraits by Marc J. Franklin

Photographer Michaelah Reynolds gathered ensemblists from the Best Musical nominees for a glam photo shoot in honor of the theatre community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Get to Know the Principal Cast of the In The Heights Film by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of the movie’s June 11 release, take a look at the actors starring in the screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musical.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Celebrate the Legacy of Shuffle Along on Its 100th Anniversary With These Historic Photos by Marc J. Franklin

The groundbreaking show opened at the 63rd Street Musical Hall May 23, 1921, becoming the first all-Black musical hit on Broadway.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Check Out New Photos of the In The Heights Movie, Starring Anthony Ramos by Marc J. Franklin

The film adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes musical will arrive in theatres and on HBO Max June 11.

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How One Broadway Stylist Found Light in the Darkness of the Pandemic by Marc J. Franklin

DassonVogue creator Greg Dassonville chatted with Playbill to unpack his latest creative project with the Broadway community, navigating the pandemic, and more.

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Check Out Photos of Drag Race's Latrice Royale, Willam, and More in London's Death Drop by Marc J. Franklin

The drag queen murder-mystery comedy returned to the West End May 19.

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Check Out Photos of Tamika Lawrence, Nick Adams, and More in Concert With the Skivvies by Marc J. Franklin

The underwear-clad band played two sold-out shows at The Green Room 42 May 14.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Check Out These New In the Heights Character Portraits by Marc J. Franklin

The film adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes musical will arrive in theatres and on HBO Max June 11.

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36 Joyous Opening Night Photos to Celebrate the Upcoming Return of Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

With some shows gearing up to resume performances in September, look back at these shots honoring the joy of making live theatre.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

We Asked, You Answered: 32 Broadway Costumes Theatre Fans Wished They Owned by Marc J. Franklin

From Natasha’s coat from The Great Comet to Beetlejuice’s suit, check out Playbill readers' favorite theatre costumes.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Look Back at The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical comedy opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre May 2, 2005.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

A Celebration of Asian Joy in Honor of AAPI Heritage Month by Marc J. Franklin

Mean Girls star Riza Takahashi and photographer Rebecca J. Michelson welcomed 30 AAPI theatremakers for a celebratory photo shoot in Washington Square Park.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

A First Look at the Return of Fragments, A Live Audio Story by Marc J. Franklin

The multimedia performance art piece is set to begin in-person performances at New York City’s Liberated Fitness May 1.

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Celebrate 25 Years of Jonathan Larson’s Rent on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened at the Nederlander Theatre April 29, 1996.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Check Out London-Based Theatre Photographer Manuel Harlan’s 16 Favorite Production Shots by Marc J. Franklin

Harlan reflects on some of his favorite theatre photos including August Wilson’s Two Trains Running; Tina: The Tina Turner Musical; and more.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

It’s Showtime: Take a Look Back at Beetlejuice’s Journey to Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical opened at the Winter Garden Theatre April 25, 2019.

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Celebrate Waitress With a Look Back at Its Run on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre April 24, 2016.

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Friday, April 23, 2021

See the Skivvies Return to the Stage With Diana Huey and Matt Doyle by Marc J. Franklin

The underwear-clad band played their first in-person show since the pandemic April 16 at The Green Room.

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