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Monday, September 26, 2022

Rita Gardner, Original Luisa in The Fantasticks, Passes Away at 87 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Gardner was also a teacher at the famed HB Studio in New York.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07PM

Robin de Jesús Hosts Inaugural Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Benefit Concert September 26 by Margaret Hall

LMTL advocates for and helps to develop new Latiné-written works of musical theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33AM

New Douglas Carter Beane Play The Behavior of Light Receives Staged Benefit Reading September 26 by Margaret Hall

The San Francisco benefit supports the GLIDE Foundation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33AM
Friday, September 23, 2022

Theatre Aspen Reveals Inaugural Solo Flights Grant Recipients by Margaret Hall

The chosen playwrights will receive $10,000 to support further development of their pieces.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:49PM

Winners of 2022 Miranda Family Voces Latinx Playwriting Competition Announced by Margaret Hall

The initiative distributes funds to develop and promote Latine plays that resonate with and accurately depict the Latine experience.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM

London Once Concert to Star Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato by Margaret Hall

The London Palladium concert will reunite the West End stars of Heathers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Jessica Vosk, Felicia Curry, and Alyssa Wray Join Abingdon's 30th Anniversary Gala by Margaret Hall

They join the previously announced Bryce Pinkham, Jeannette Bayardelle, Santino Fontana, Carolee Carmello, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM

Kimberly Akimbo Star Justin Cooley Wins 2022 Clive Barnes Award by Margaret Hall

The annual awards honor two young professionals in dance and theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Singer and Broadway Alum Marva Hicks Passes Away at 66 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Hicks, who appeared on the Main Stem in Caroline, Or Change, The Lion King, and Motown, collaborated with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:37AM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Tony Nominee Mary Bridget Davies to Star in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own by Margaret Hall

The Joe's Pub performance reimagines the text as a play infused with original blues and rock music.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:19PM

Public Theater and Barnard College Announce Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theater Residency by Margaret Hall

The residency will support women and non-binary playwrights from the African diaspora.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:43PM

Harry Connick Jr. Announces Holiday Tour, Including 2 Nights at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall by Margaret Hall

The celebrated crooner will launch his new tour in November in Pennsylvania.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM

Christine Ebersole, Jinkx Monsoon, Beth Malone Announce Provincetown Performances by Margaret Hall

Engagements at the seaside town in Massachusetts have been announced through the end of the year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM

Taylor Novak Joins A Summoned Experience; 2023 Masquerade Ball Announced by Margaret Hall

The immersive theatre company brings audiences into the world of M.B. Thurman's Summoned series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:03AM

Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, Josh Breckenridge to Return to Come From Away for Final Weeks on Broadway by Margaret Hall

The Tony-nominated musical will end its run at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre next month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:55AM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Drama League's Embrace the Season Gala Will Be Held in October by Margaret Hall

The gala will feature performances from new 2022-23 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:37PM

Suzan-Lori Parks to Star in Plays for the Plague Year at Public's Joe's Pub; Complete Cast Announced by Margaret Hall

The production will mark the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's onstage debut.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:19PM

Jason Veasey, Jenni Barber, Maya Days to Star in Fountain of You Concert by Margaret Hall

The new musical will be presented at Green Room 42 in Manhattan.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:07PM

New Douglas Carter Beane Play The Behavior of Light to Receive Staged Benefit Reading by Margaret Hall

The San Francisco benefit will support the GLIDE Foundation.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:55PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Coolidge Are 74th Annual Emmy Award Winners by Margaret Hall

Ralph, who originated the role of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, won an Emmy for her work in the new comedy Abbott Elementary.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:55AM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Josh Groban, Rita Moreno, Joshua Henry to Star in TV Version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast by Margaret Hall

The two-hour, 30th anniversary reimagining of the animated classic will be filmed in front of a live studio audience.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:33PM

Disabled Down Center Training Program Announces Fall Classes by Margaret Hall

The free arts training program endeavors to increase arts education throughout the Disabled community.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:30PM

Ariana DeBose to Star in New Disney Film Wish by Margaret Hall

The 2023 animated release will explore the backstory behind Disney's famous wishing star.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:55PM

Lea Michele Out At Funny Girl September 10 by Margaret Hall

Michele has developed COVID-19 symptoms, but tests remain inconclusive.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:43PM

Santino Fontana, Clint Holmes, Karen Mason, More Set for Jamie deRoy and Friends Benefit by Margaret Hall

The cabaret show will benefit the Entertainment Community Fund.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM

Kelli O'Hara, Jesse Green, More Will Celebrate Late Mary Rodgers at Symphony Space by Margaret Hall

Green co-wrote Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers, which was released earlier this summer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Friday, September 9, 2022

See Bette Midler, Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More in New Trailers for Hocus Pocus 2 and Disenchanted by Margaret Hall

The trailers were released during the D23 Expo, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:43PM

Our Town... But Wilder Sets Dates Off-Broadway by Margaret Hall

The new comedy will premiere at the Actors Temple Theater.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:03AM

Oscar Nominee Jesse Eisenberg to Host Rattlestick Theater Season Jam by Margaret Hall

The annual season sneak peek, offered in-person and virtually, will feature excerpts of work by Basil Kreimendahl, Dael Orlandersmith, a.k. Payne, Arturo Luís Soria, May Treuhaft-Ali, and m…

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:03AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Beowulf Boritt's 1/52 Project Announces Inaugural Recipients by Margaret Hall

The financial grant program awards grants to early-career designers.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:25PM

Jelani Remy and Teal Wicks to Star in Planned Parenthood Benefit Concert The Violet Hour by Margaret Hall

The Manhattan concert will feature Broadway performers and pop and rock musicians in support of the nonprofit.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:33AM

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