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Monday, July 16, 2018

Go Inside the 20th Annual Broadway Barks With Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber by Marc J. Franklin

The Hello, Dolly! co-stars and over 80 Broadway actors came out for the annual pet adoption event in Shubert Alley.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Day in the Life of Anastasia's Zach Adkins by Marc J. Franklin

Follow Broadway’s Dmitry—from AM to PM—as he gives us an inside glimpse into what it’s like to be an actor in New York City.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Go Inside the Hudson as the Go-Go’s Offer Surprise Performance at Broadway’s Head Over Heels by Marc J. Franklin

The jukebox musical, featuring the iconic band’s music, is set to open July 26 at the Hudson Theatre.

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Look Back at Broadway Barks Over the Years by Marc J. Franklin

The annual pet adoption event will celebrate its 20th anniversary July 14 in Shubert Alley.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

A Sneak Peek at the Off-Broadway Premiere of Be More Chill by Marc J. Franklin

The Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical will begin performances at Signature Theatre July 26.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

How Jessica Keenan Wynn Builds Her Characters, From Their Personality to Their Shoes by Marc J. Franklin

The Heathers and Beautiful star, preparing for the release of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, shares how she makes each of her characters her own.

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A Look at Darlesia Cearcy and Merle Dandridge in Once on This Island by Marc J. Franklin

The actors have stepped into the roles of Erzulie and Papa Ge in the Tony Award-winning revival.

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See Whoopi Goldberg, Emma Stone, and More Visit Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

See who stopped by the Great White Way in June.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Look Back at Christopher Reeve, Jeff Daniels, and More in Fifth Of July by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award-nominated play by Lanford Wilson opened on Broadway at the New Apollo November 5, 1980.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

See Rachel Bloom, Emma Hunton, and More in The Skivvies: Hollywood Stripped by Marc J. Franklin

The musical duo brought their concert series to the West Coast and stripped down with an all-new lineup of stars.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

See Sasson Gabay Join Broadway’s The Band’s Visit by Marc J. Franklin

The Israeli actor began performances performance as Tewfiq June 26, reprising his role from the 2007 film.

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Go Inside Rehearsals for the 2018 New York Musical Festival by Marc J. Franklin

The annual festival will run July 9–August 5, showcasing original musicals, concerts, readings, and special events.

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Go Inside Transport Group’s Promises, Promises in Concert by Marc J. Franklin

The June 25 event was hosted by and featured performances by original stars Jill O'Hara and Margo Sappington.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Go Inside the 2018 Jimmy Awards Hosted by Laura Benanti by Marc J. Franklin

The 10th annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards were presented June 25 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Go Inside Playbill’s Sing For Hope Piano Pop-Up Performances by Marc J. Franklin

The casts of SpongeBob, Waitress, and more joined us in Times Square to celebrate the free public pianos.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Check out the Latest 2018–2019 Broadway Marquees by Marc J. Franklin

See the newest crop of show art decorating the Great White Way.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Go Inside Rehearsals for the 10th Annual Jimmy Awards by Marc J. Franklin

The awards, which honor excellence in high school musical theatre, will be hosted by Laura Benanti June 25.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Go Inside the ACCA Awards Honoring Once On This Island by Marc J. Franklin

The ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus, presented by Actors’ Equity Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs, was given to the Tony-winning revival June 19.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Perfect Picture Starring Lillias White by Marc J. Franklin

The new musical features a book and lyrics by Emmy Award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman and music by Gail C. Bluestone.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Shepherding the Show: A Day in the Life of Hamilton’s Stage Manager by Marc J. Franklin

Production stage manager Amber White gives Playbill an exclusive view at what it takes to keep the Tony Award-winning hit musical running eight performances a week.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

See Straight White Men's Armie Hammer, Josh Charles, Kate Bornstein, and More Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Young Jean Lee’s play, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will begin performances on Broadway June 29.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Look at Skeleton Crew at the Geffen Playhouse by Marc J. Franklin

The final installment in Dominique Morisseau’s three-play cycle is currently making its Los Angeles premiere.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

See the Cast of Mary Page Marlowe Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Six actors play the title character in Tracy Letts’ play, directed by Lila Neugebauer, beginning June 19 at Second Stage.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Go Behind the Scenes at The 2018 Tony Awards by Marc J. Franklin

Get a glimpse of what was happening backstage and in the audience on Broadway’s biggest night.

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A Look at The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tony Awards After Parties by Marc J. Franklin

The award-winning shows celebrated with their cast and creative teams following the 72nd annual ceremony in New York City.

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Inside the Official 2018 Tony Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel by Marc J. Franklin

Playbill was on hand to capture the starry Broadway bash after the 72nd annual ceremony.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Go Inside the Be More Chill Fan Event in NYC by Marc J. Franklin

The Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical will receive its Off-Broadway premiere this summer.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

A First Look at Cyprus Avenue Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The acclaimed Abbey Theatre and Royal Court production is currently making its American premiere at the Public Theater.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Sneak Peek at Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist in Beautiful by Marc J. Franklin

The Glee alum is set to make her Broadway debut in the role of Carole King June 7.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Artists of Powerhouse Theater’s 2018 Summer Season Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s 34th season will begin June 28 featuring Jessie Nelson, Duncan Sheik, Pascale Armand, and more.

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Go Inside the 2018 Sing For Hope Piano Unveiling with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wicked Stars, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The non-profit celebrates another summer of outdoor pianos in New York City.

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