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Friday, August 16, 2019

Pay a Visit to Manhattan’s Seaport District With Kiss Me, Kate’s Stephanie Styles by Marc J. Franklin

The actress, fresh from her Broadway debut, gives Playbill a glimpse into her summer in the city.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Explore Roosevelt Island With Hercules’ Jelani Alladin by Marc J. Franklin

The star of the upcoming Disney musical gives Playbill an inside look at how he likes to spend his summer.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Look Back at Sebastian Stan in Picnic on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star celebrates his birthday August 13.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

See Frozen Celebrate National S’more Day at Dominique Ansel Bakery by Marc J. Franklin

Cast members from the hit Disney musical joined the noted chef August 10.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

See Tony Award Winner Shuler Hensley Celebrate Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles Documentary by Marc J. Franklin

The actor performed from Fiddler on the Roof ahead of the film’s screening at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival August 7.

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Laura Osnes' Hallmark Movie In the Key of Love Premieres August 11 by Marc J. Franklin

The TV movie, co-starring Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Scott Michael Foster, is now available on the channel's streaming site.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Go Inside Opening Night of Bat Out of Hell Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The American premiere of the Jim Steinman’s musical opened at New York City Center August 8.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Inside Opening Night of Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge by Marc J. Franklin

The evening of back-to-back monologue plays celebrated its Broadway opening at the Hudson Theatre August 8.

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A Look at Bat Out of Hell Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The American premiere of the Jim Steinman’s musical opens August 8 at New York City Center.

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See Charlie Cox, Zawe Ashton, and Tom Hiddleston Meet the Press Ahead of Betrayal on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The revival of the Harold Pinter play is set to begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre August 14.

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Go Inside Rehearsal With Alice Ripley for The Pink Unicorn Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The solo drama starring the Tony award winner is set to return for a two-week encore engagement at the cell August 13.

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Visit the Dog Park With Tootsie's Lilli Cooper by Marc J. Franklin

The actor takes Playbill inside her puppy playtime, offering a peek at how she likes to spend her summer in New York City.

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A First Look at Tony Winner Ben Platt in The Politician on Netflix by Marc J. Franklin

The comedy, also starring Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Platt's Dear Evan Hansen co-star Laura Dreyfuss, premieres September 27.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

See Come From Away Celebrate 1,000th Broadway Performance by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre March 12, 2017.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Inside Hansard Rehearsals at the National Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

Simon Wood's new play is set to begin performances August 22 in London.

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Go Bike Riding Along Manhattan’s Riverside Park With Waitress’ Noah Galvin by Marc J. Franklin

The actor, currently in his final weeks as Ogie in the Sara Bareilles musical, gives Playbill a glimpse at how likes to spends his summer in New York.

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A First Look at Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical is set to open in London August 8.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Inside Rehearsal for Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse by Marc J. Franklin

The London production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' play is set to begin performances August 16.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

A Look Inside Rehearsals for West Side Story, Company, and More with Harold Prince by Marc J. Franklin

In honor of the 21-time Tony Award winner, Playbill looks back at the creation of some of his biggest hits on Broadway.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

9 Monologue Plays on Broadway Everyone Should Know by Marc J. Franklin

With Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge starring in Sea Wall/A Life, look back at nine other solo shows that took the Great White Way by storm.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

See Barry Manilow Visit Fiddler on The Roof Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Grammy Award winner, who can be seen onstage in Manilow Broadway, visited the cast backstage August 1.

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Look Back at Mary-Louise Parker’s Tony-Winning Performance in Proof by Marc J. Franklin

The stage and screen star celebrates her birthday August 2.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

A First Look at Alison Luff and Mark Evans in Waitress by Marc J. Franklin

The duo joined the Sara Bareilles musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre July 23.

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King Kong Celebrates 300 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The mega-musical opened November 8 at the Broadway Theatre.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Inside Opening Night of Manilow Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Barry Manilow officially opened his Broadway engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre July 30.

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Lois Robbins Meets the Press Ahead of L.O.V.E.R. Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new solo play, in which Robbins gets truthful about life, love, and sex, is set to begin performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center August 21.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Go Inside The Jonathan Larson Project Album Release at Barnes & Noble by Marc J. Franklin

George Salazar, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and more came out to celebrate the release of the album July 29.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

A First Look at Manilow Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Barry Manilow began performances for his Broadway engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre July 26.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Check Out New Marquee for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, starring Ben Crawford in the title role, continues its historic 31-year run at the Majestic Theatre.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Inside Opening Night of Moulin Rouge! on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The stage adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann movie opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre July 25.

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Look Back at Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and More in In The Heights by Marc J. Franklin

As a movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical shoots in Manhattan this summer, look back at the original Broadway production.

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