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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Take a 1st Look at Cecily Strong in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The production starring the Saturday Night Live star is set to officially open at The Shed January 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:15PM
Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Broadway Evolution: Revisit These 16 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.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Take a Look at the 2021–2022 Tony Season Thus Far by Marc J. Franklin

As 2021 comes to a close, look back at the new productions that have officially opened this season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:00AM
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Take a Sneak Peek at The Tragedy of Macbeth, Starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand by Marc J. Franklin

Joel Coen’s film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic premieres in select theatres December 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:11AM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

2021 in Photos: A Look Back at an Historic Year in Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

Revisit the moments that defined the year on and offstage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:08PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Check Out New Photos of the National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! by Marc J. Franklin

The tour of the Tony-winning revival is scheduled to continue at Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center January 4.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:38PM
Monday, December 20, 2021

Go Inside the Los Angeles Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand by Marc J. Franklin

Joel Coen’s film adaptation of the Shakespearean classic is set to premiere in select theatres December 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:15PM

Check Out Photos of Back Home for the Holidays, Starring Kelli O’Hara, at Carnegie Hall by Marc J. Franklin

The celebration with The New York Pops was hosted December 17.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:28PM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

47 Broadway Musicals Theatre Fans Want Adapted Into Film by Marc J. Franklin

Following the recent release of tick, tick… BOOM!, West Side Story, and more, theatre lovers shared the other works they want added to the film canon.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:09PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Meet the Cast and Creative Team for Dave Harris’ Tambo & Bones by Marc J. Franklin

The production, directed by Taylor Reynolds, is set to begin performances at Playwrights Horizons January 12, 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:10PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Flying Over Sunset on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Lincoln Center Theater production, starring Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbeck, officially opened December 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:31PM

Take an Exclusive Look Inside Rehearsal for Avett Brothers Musical Swept Away by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere is set to begin performances at Berkeley Repertory Theatre January 9, 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:04AM

A Look Back at Patti Murin, Josh Segarra, and More in Lysistrata Jones on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre December 14, 2011.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, December 13, 2021

Go Inside the Return of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-winning musical resumed performances at the Music Box Theatre December 11.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:47AM
Saturday, December 11, 2021

Take a Look at the World Premiere of Flying Over Sunset on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Lincoln Center Theater production, starring Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbeck, is set to open December 13.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:49AM
Friday, December 10, 2021

Look Back at Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, and More in the Original Broadway Production of Spring Awakening by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning musical opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre December 10, 2006.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:49AM

Go Inside Opening Night of the Gender-Swapped Revival of Company by Marc J. Franklin

Marianne Elliott's revival of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, officially opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre December 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:20AM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Take a Look Inside Opening Night of Alex Edelman’s Just for Us by Marc J. Franklin

The U.S. premiere of the solo show officially opened at the Cherry Lane Theatre December 8.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:18PM

Check Out New Photos of Cabaret in London Starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley by Marc J. Franklin

The revival is set to officially open at the Kit Kat Club December 12.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:45PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

See the Cast of the Off-Broadway Revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Audible’s production, directed by Robert O’Hara, is scheduled to begin performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre January 11, 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:47PM
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A Look at Candace Bushnell's Is There Still Sex in the City? Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The solo show from the Sex and the City creator officially opens at the Daryl Roth Theatre December 7.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:59PM
Monday, December 6, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night of Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of the 1993 film officially opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre December 5.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:06AM
Friday, December 3, 2021

Go Inside Opening Night for the Return Engagement of Slave Play on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated production officially opened at the August Wilson Theatre December 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:17PM

Check Out New Production Photos From Broadway’s Company Revival by Marc J. Franklin

The Marianne Elliott-helmed staging of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, opens December 9.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:25AM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

A Look at Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play at the George Street Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The production, starring Kristine Nielsen, Greg Cuellar, and more, continues in New Jersey through December 19.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:45PM

Take a 1st Look at Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical will officially open at the Washington, D.C. venue December 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:56PM

Check Out New Photos of Slave Play on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The return engagement of the Tony-nominated play officially opens December 2 at the August Wilson Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Go Inside the New York City Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Film Adaptation of West Side Story by Marc J. Franklin

Ahead of its theatrical release, the film’s stars came out to celebrate the movie at Jazz at Lincoln Center November 29.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:11AM

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

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

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:00AM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A First Look at the World Premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori's Kimberly Akimbo by Marc J. Franklin

The Off-Broadway musical, starring Victoria Clark, Steven Boyer, Bonnie Milligan, and more, is set to officially open December 8.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:57PM
Monday, November 29, 2021

Check Out New Photos of Nkeki Obi-Melekwe in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical continues at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:58PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre