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Friday, December 4, 2020

17 of the Most Iconic Moments From 'Turkey Lurkey Time' To Start Your Holiday Season by Marc J. Franklin

Everybody gather 'round the table. Dig in—excellence is being served.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

We Dance: Celebrating the 2017 Revival of Once On This Island on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award-winning production opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre December 3, 2017.

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From Out-of-Town to Opening Night: Celebrating The Cher Show on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

In honor of the production's anniversary, look back at the production’s journey to Broadway.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Minksoff Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Take a Look at Photos of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical Starring Matthew Morrison by Marc J. Franklin

The holiday presentation is set to air on NBC December 9.

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Celebrate the Original Broadway Production of The Color Purple by Marc J. Franklin

The musical opened at the Broadway Theatre December 1, 2005.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Take a Sneak Peek at NBC’s One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, Featuring Casts of Jagged Little Pill, Ain't Too Proud, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The two-hour TV special, hosted by Tina Fey, will air on December 10 as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Check Out Photos of Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, and More at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Marc J. Franklin

The casts of several Broadway shows reunited to commemorate the holiday during the 94th annual celebration November 26.

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Take an Exclusive Look Inside Jagged Little Pill's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance With Antonio Cipriano by Marc J. Franklin

The Jagged Little Pill star gave Playbill a behind-the-scenes look at his experience reuniting with Broadway castmates for the 94th annual celebration.

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Take an Exclusive Look Inside Mean Girls’ Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance With Reneé Rapp by Marc J. Franklin

The Mean Girls star gave Playbill a behind-the-scenes look at her experience reuniting with her Broadway castmates for the 94th annual celebration.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Check Out These Photos of Selena: A Live Drive-In Experience Starring Eva Noblezada by Marc J. Franklin

The screening of the 1997 biopic, featuring live performances from the Tony Award nominee, played Radial Park November 20-21.

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Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Marquis Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Broadway Dinner Party: 35 Theatre Characters You Want to Bring to Thanksgiving by Marc J. Franklin

From the buoyantly energetic SpongeBob to the vivacious Persephone and the introspective Pierre, check out these beloved theatre characters Playbill readers want at their dinner table.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Look Back at Fela! on Broadway With Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more, opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre November 23, 2009.

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020

Check Out These Stunning Portraits of the Stars of Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Broadway VS by Marc J. Franklin

The evening, starring Tony winners André De Shields and Lillias White, benefited the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Can You Name These Musicals From Just 1 Song?, Vol. 2 by Marc J. Franklin

Test your knowledge of musical theatre scores.

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Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Majestic Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Celebrate The Prom With A Look Back At Its Journey to Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, opened at the Longacre Theatre November 15, 2018.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Can You Finish the Missing Lyrics to Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812? by Marc J. Franklin

Test your theatre knowledge of the acclaimed musical on the fourth anniversary of its Broadway opening.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Books to Broadway: 33 Stories You Want to See Onstage by Marc J. Franklin

We asked, you answered: Playbill readers share the books they most want to see adapted into Broadway shows.

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Celebrate Megan Mullally With a Look Back at Her Career Highlights by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star, most known for her performances as Karen Walker in Will & Grace, celebrates her birthday November 12.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Lyric Theatre Have You Seen? by Marc J. Franklin

Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Celebrate Frozen With These Moving Messages From the Broadway Company by Marc J. Franklin

In honor of the hit Disney musical, theatre photographers Michaelah Reynolds and Mati Ficara created a “Frozen Yearbook” to help give the production a final bow.

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Can You Name The Colors of Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? by Marc J. Franklin

In honor of the 1993 revival, which opened November 10, test your theatre knowledge.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

History Has Its Eyes On You: Looking Back on Joe Biden’s 2015 Visit to Hamilton by Marc J. Franklin

The president-elect brushed up on his American history by visiting Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Take a Look Back at the 2011 Broadway Revival of Godspell by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Hunter Parrish, Lindsay Mendez, and more, opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre November 7, 2011.

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Broadway Evolution: Revisit These 15 Classic Musicals and Their Most Recent Revivals by Marc J. Franklin

From faithful adaptations to innovative reinterpretations, celebrate theatre with a look at the progression of these cherished musicals.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Celebrate Patina Miller With a Look at Her Tony-Winning Performance in Pippin by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star celebrates her birthday November 6.

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Revisit the Original Broadway Production of Jersey Boys by Marc J. Franklin

The musical about musical quartet the Four Seasons opened at the August Wilson Theatre November 6, 2005.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Look Back at On Your Feet! on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Gloria and Emilio Estafan bio musical, starring Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra, opened at the Marquis Theatre November 5, 2015.

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