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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A Sneak Peek at Vanessa Carlton in Beautiful by Marc J. Franklin

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is set to make her Broadway debut in the Carole King musical June 27.

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See Beyoncé Meet Syndee Winters, Broadway's Nala by Marc J. Franklin

The music superstar and the Broadway vet met after a Lion King–themed event in Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Go Inside Rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Marc J. Franklin

Shakespeare's comedy will begin performances in London June 28.

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See the Cast and Creative Team of Off-Broadway’s The Way She Spoke Meet the Press by Marc J. Franklin

Isaac Gomez’s monologue play, starring Kate Del Castillo, will begin performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre July 8.

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Go Inside Irish Rep’s 30th Anniversary Gala Honoring Bill Clinton by Marc J. Franklin

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Melissa Errico, and others were part of the evening celebrating the former president for his efforts in securing peace in Northern Ireland.

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A Look at Mel Brooks on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The EGOT-winning comedian returned to Broadway as part of Lunt-Fontanne’s In Residence July 17-18.

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Inside The 24 Hour Musicals With Noah Galvin, Montego Glover, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The benefit evening showcased four new musicals, created in just 24 hours.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

A Look at Yerma at Huntington Theatre Company by Marc J. Franklin

Melinda Lopez’ adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play opened in Boston June 12.

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See Ain’t Too Proud Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony-nominated musical about The Temptations opened March 21 at the Imperial Theatre.

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A First Look at David Mamet’s Bitter Wheat in London by Marc J. Franklin

The Harvey Weinstein–inspired drama, starring John Malkovich, is set to open at the Garrick Theatre June 19.

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Go Inside Rehearsal for Stonewall at the New York City Opera by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere from composer Iain Bell and Pulitzer-winning librettist Mark Campbell is set to begin performances June 21 ahead of WorldPride.

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A First Look at Annie Golden in Broadway Bounty Hunter Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The new Joe Iconis musical takes over Greenwich House Theatre this summer.

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An Exclusive Look at The Ensemblist’s Broadway’s Next Class Spotlight by Marc J. Franklin

The popular platform, continuing its series showcasing theatre's unsung heroes, gave Playbill a peek at the next generation of performers slated to hit the Great White Way.

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A Look at A Strange Loop Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world premiere of Michael R. Jackson’s musical opens at Playwrights Horizons June 17.

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Go Inside Opening Night of Life Sucks. Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

Wheelhouse Theatre Company celebrates the return of Aaron Posner's Chekhov-inspired play.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Look Back at Hedwig and the Angry Inch in Celebration of Neil Patrick Harris by Marc J. Franklin

The Tony Award–winning film and stage star celebrates his birthday June 15.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

See Tony Winner Cady Huffman in Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music by Marc J. Franklin

The solo show, written and directed by Will Nunziata, premiered at The Green Room 42 June 10.

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A Sneak Peek at Rock of Ages Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The 10th anniversary production, starring original Broadway cast member Mitchell Jarvis, is about to take over New World Stages.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A First Look at Sweat in the West End by Marc J. Franklin

Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Martha Plimpton, began performances at London’s Gielgud Theatre June 7.

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A First Look at The Secret Life of Bees Off-Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The world-premiere musical from Lynn Nottage, Duncan Sheik, and Susan Birkenhead, opens at Atlantic Theater Company June 13.

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Hadestown’s Post-Show Tony Awards Curtain Call Celebration by Marc J. Franklin

See how the 2019 Best Musical celebrated onstage after winning eight Tony Awards at the 73rd annual ceremony.

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See Phillipa Soo, Jelani Alladin, and More Celebrate Much Ado at Shakespeare in the Park by Marc J. Franklin

The Kenny Leon-helmed production, starring Danielle Brooks, opened at the Public Theater’s Delacorte Theater June 11.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Go Inside DKC/O&M’s Exclusive Tony Awards After Party at the Carlyle by Marc J. Franklin

The Broadway public relations firm hosted its annual post-show celebration at the Carlyle Hotel June 9.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Celebrate the Tony Awards With Hadestown, Oklahoma!, and What the Constitution Means To Me by Marc J. Franklin

The productions celebrated the 2019 Tony Awards with their cast and creative teams following the 73rd annual ceremony June 9.

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A First Look at the London Premiere of Afterglow by Marc J. Franklin

The hit play examining the complex dynamics between a gay married couple in an open relationship plays the Southwark Playhouse.

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Inside the Official 2019 Tony Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel by Marc J. Franklin

Playbill was on hand to capture the Broadway bash after the 73rd annual ceremony.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

See the Stars on the Red Carpet of the 2019 Tony Awards by Marc J. Franklin

Check out the arrivals for the 73rd annual ceremony at Radio City Music Hall June 9.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Inside the 2019 Tony-Nominated Scenic Designs by Marc J. Franklin

From sketch to stage, the nominated designers gave Playbill a glimpse into their process in creating the worlds presented on Broadway.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

See Be More Chill Celebrate 100 Performances on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

After a New Jersey premiere and an Off-Broadway triumph, the Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz musical opened at the Lyceum Theatre March 10.

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Go Inside the Season 2 Premiere of Pose With Billy Porter, Janet Mock, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The Ryan Murphy series is set to return to FX June 11.

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See Donna Marie Asbury Take Her Final Bow in Chicago After 20 Years by Marc J. Franklin

The actor concluded her run in the long-running hit revival June 3.

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