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Monday, June 17, 2024

Video: Stereophonic Tony Winner Daniel Aukin Uplifts the Value of Idiosyncratic Theatre by Margaret Hall

Aukin won the 2024 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

Video: Tony Winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wants to Inspire Theatre Kids at Home by Margaret Hall

Jacobs-Jenkins' play Appropriate, which continues its run at the Belasco, won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

Video: Winning a Tony Award Left Sarah Paulson Speechless by Margaret Hall

Paulson won her first Tony for Appropriate on Broadway.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

Video: Kara Young Isn't Anywhere Close to Done, Even After Her Purlie Victorious Triple Crown by Margaret Hall

Young was the first Black actor to get a Tony nomination three years in a row.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Before The Drugs Kick In Announces 4th Extension and New Off-Broadway Home by Margaret Hall

Styled like a comedy show, Mike Lemme's play is dedicated to young mothers whose mental health is often disregarded by society.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM
Sunday, June 16, 2024

Merrily We Roll Along Wins Best Revival of a Musical at 2024 Tony Awards by Margaret Hall

The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical has become a breakaway hit, overcoming an infamously short-lived original production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32PM

'I Wouldn't Be Here Without My Therapist'; Will Brill Wins Featured Actor in a Play at 2024 Tony Awards by Margaret Hall

This is Brill's first Tony win for his first Tony nomination.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:48PM

From the Press Room: The 2024 Tony Awards Backstage Live Blog by Margaret Hall

Join Playbill backstage as we interview the winners straight from the stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:06PM
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Ben Platt Completes Palace Theatre Residency June 15 by Margaret Hall

Platt's residency featured songs from Honeymind, as well as his earlier albums, Reverie and Sing to Me Instead.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Friday, June 14, 2024

Playbill's Official 2024 Tony Awards Playlist is Here! by Margaret Hall

Featuring a variety of songs from the shows nominated for Best Score, this playlist is sure to put you in a celebratory mood.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:12PM

The Welkin Extends Off-Broadway by Margaret Hall

Set in 1759, the piece centers on a young woman who has been sentenced to death and the 12 women who are tasked with verifying her pregnancy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM

Original West Side Story Cast Member Tony Mordente Dies at 88 by Margaret Hall

The dancer, choreographer, actor, and director was once married to his West Side Story co-star, Chita Rivera, who passed away earlier this year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM

Aaron Lazar Collaborates With Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Odom Jr., More on Impossible Dream Album to Benefit ALS Network by Margaret Hall

A Broadway mainstay for over two decades, Lazar was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease in 2022.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Reviews: What Are The Critics Saying About The Welkin at Atlantic Theater Company? by Margaret Hall

Set in 1759, the piece centers on a young woman who has been sentenced to death and the 12 women who are tasked with verifying her pregnancy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:54AM

West End Run of Boys From the Blackstuff Begins June 13 by Margaret Hall

Kate Wasserberg directs James Graham’s adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s TV drama.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Catherine Laga’aia to Star in Disney's Moana 2 by Margaret Hall

The sequel to the beloved film will feature music by Grammy winners Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:54PM

Will Butler and Justin Craig Break Down the Stereophonic Broadway Cast Album by Margaret Hall

The Tony nominees on the outtakes, ad-libs, and which song had 110 different versions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:36PM

The Welkin Opens at Atlantic Theater Company June 12 by Margaret Hall

Set in 1759, the piece centers on a young woman who has been sentenced to death and the 12 women who are tasked with verifying her pregnancy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Chris Perfetti to Star in Open Throat for Little Island Summer Series by Margaret Hall

Based on the award-winning novella, Open Throat tells the story of a queer and dangerously hungry mountain lion living in the drought-devastated land under the Hollywood sign.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Sleep No More Extends Off-Broadway for the 'Final-Final' Time (Or So They Say) by Margaret Hall

The long-running, immersive show has announced yet another extension due to demand.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:36PM

See Which Shows Are Preparing For Fringe at the East to Edinburgh Festival by Margaret Hall

Off-Broadway's 59E59 gives shows a space for a pre-festival run ahead of the world's largest arts festival.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

See Who's Starring in the Workshop Tour of The Royal Pyrate by Margaret Hall

Based on the real history of the Golden Age of Piracy, the 100-minute musical features an original score and lyrics by Jason Landon Marcus and a book by Chas LiBretto.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32PM

Evan Alexander Smith and David Josefsberg to Join Back to the Future on Broadway by Margaret Hall

The Broadway production, which opened in August 2023, currently plays the Winter Garden Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

Here's Who's Starring in World Premiere 2-Part Adaptation of John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga by Margaret Hall

Originally published in the early 1900s, Galsworthy won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature for the masterwork.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Step Inside a 2-Show Day at Broadway's Stereophonic as Tony Nominee Will Brill Takes Over Playbill's Instagram June 8 by Margaret Hall

The David Adjmi play, with music by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, is the most Tony nominated play in history.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

Broadway's Darren Criss Welcomes His Second Child by Margaret Hall

The American Buffalo and Maybe Happy Ending star welcomed his second child with wife Mia Swier June 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:06PM

The Devil's Minion: How Assad Zaman Is Bringing The Théâtre des Vampires to Life in Interview With The Vampire by Margaret Hall

The actor is using his extensive London stage background to play the artistic director of an immortal theatre company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:54PM

The Great Gatsby Drops 3 Tracks From Their Upcoming Cast Album by Margaret Hall

Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada lead the cast of the book-to-stage adaptation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:48PM

Playbill Pick Dark Noon Begins Performances Off-Broadway June 7 by Margaret Hall

The story spins the myth of the American Wild West, as endlessly glorified by Hollywood westerns of the 1950s, on its head.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM

Marie Curie Musical English-Language Premiere Officially Opens in London June 7 by Margaret Hall

Originally premiering in 2020 in South Korea, the musical traces the life of the scientific pioneer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:36AM

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