All stories by Roberto Araujo on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

What to Expect From Douglas Lyons' Chicken and Biscuits by Roberto Araujo

The cast talks about the upcoming play, set to begin performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre September 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Watch a Sneak Peek at Celebrando the Hispanic Heritage Month at Feinstein's/54 Below by Roberto Araujo

Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca stop by the Playbill Studio for an exclusive performance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:31PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Latin and Hispanic Theatre Artists Call for Representation in the PSA Despiértate by Roberto Araujo

Written by Eric Ulloa, the video includes Broadway alums Bianca Marroquín, Ana Villafañe, and Janet Dacal.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Broadway's Amy Spanger Answers Our Questions and Sings ‘Creep’ in Elevator Pitch by Roberto Araujo

Spanger will take the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below in her new show Amy Spanger Sings Her Face Off

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:43AM
Monday, September 13, 2021

How Chicago's Ana Villafañe Ended Up Wearing Ann Reinking’s Iconic Bowler Hat by Roberto Araujo

Chicago will resume performances at the Ambassador Theatre September 14.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM
Friday, September 10, 2021

Watch an Exclusive Performance of Barlow & Bear's The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Concept Album by Roberto Araujo

The album consisting of 15 original songs is available September 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM
Thursday, September 9, 2021

Watch New Stars of Chicago on Broadway Meet the Press by Roberto Araujo

Bianca Marroquín, Ana Villafañe, Lillias White, and Paulo Szot share what it is to be back on stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:54PM
Friday, September 3, 2021

Watch a Sneak Peek From Music of Broadway for Cello and Piano Album by Roberto Araujo

The debut solo album of acclaimed cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf is out September 3.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Broadway's Brynn Williams Answers Our Questions and Sings ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ in Her Elevator Pitch by Roberto Araujo

How many questions will Williams be able to answer in her (long) elevator ride from the green room to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below?

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Waitress Star Sara Bareilles Shares What it's Like to Return to the Diner by Roberto Araujo

The musical begins performances September 2 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:32PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Watch: Broadway’s Jay Armstrong Johnson Reveal Dream Role in His Elevator Pitch by Roberto Araujo

Johnson will celebrate his birthday at Feinstein's/54 Below with his new show There is No Place Like Home.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Watch a Sneak Peek of Speakeasy Magick at The McKittrick Hotel by Roberto Araujo

Todd Robbins hosts a night of close-up magic at The Club Car featuring the city’s top magical talents.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:15PM
Monday, August 16, 2021

Watch Tiler Peck Recreate the Finale of Center Stage by Roberto Araujo

The video is a part of her series #MondayMusicalMoves, recreating some of the most cherished and beloved films in cinematic history.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:00AM
Monday, August 9, 2021

Get an Up Close Look at the Exhibit Showstoppers! Spectacular Costumes from Stage & Screen by Roberto Araujo

Costumes From Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, More are now on Display in Times Square.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:55AM
Friday, August 6, 2021

Watch The Stars of Schmigadoon! on Their Favorite Musical Moments, Broadway Trivia, And More by Roberto Araujo

Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Krakowski, Ariana DeBose and Jaime Camil star in the six-episode musical comedy parody.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:14AM
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

WATCH: Learn Choreography From Speakeasy: Times Square by Roberto Araujo

The supper club experience continues in the Edison Hotel.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:47AM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Watch Broadway’s Maria-Christina Oliveras in the Return of Elevator Pitch by Roberto Araujo

Oliveras answers as many questions as she can and offers an exclusive performance on the way to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:46PM
Monday, August 2, 2021

Watch Director Sammi Cannold in a Behind-the-Scenes Look From The Show Must Go On by Roberto Araujo

The documentary will premiere on August 9 at Broadway's Majestic Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:43AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Meet the Cast of the North American Tour of Hairspray, Launching November 2021 by Roberto Araujo

The cast will be lead by Andrew Levitt (aka Nina West) as Edna Turnblad.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:59AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Watch: Behind the Music of Girls5Eva by Roberto Araujo

Executive producer and composer Jeff Richmond shares what it is like to write for the fictitious girl group.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:34PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Watch: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Blindness at Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre by Roberto Araujo

The light-sound experience, one of the first theatrical events to open in NYC, is set to close on July 25.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:11PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021

WATCH: Learn the Choreography From In the Heights Movie by Roberto Araujo

Follow along as Noah Catala teaches the final sequence from the film's title song.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Watch: Rita Moreno Talks About Her Documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It by Roberto Araujo

The film, which debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, will be released June 18 in theatres.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:03AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Watch a Sneak Peek of the Drama Book Shop's Reopening in NYC by Roberto Araujo

Co-owner Thomas Kail and designer David Korins share the process and inspiration behind the beloved New York staple.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00PM

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the In the Heights Film Stars Play Bodega Price Is Right by Roberto Araujo

In the competition cast members try to guess the prices of staple items in a New York City bodega.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Monday, May 3, 2021

Watch: How the Geffen Stayhouse Built a Suite of Successful Theatre Online by Roberto Araujo

A conversation with artistic director Matt Shakman and playwright and performer Jared Mezzocchi.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:38PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Watch Tiler Peck, Shoba Narayan, Tony Yazbeck, and More Celebrate International Dance Day by Roberto Araujo

The music video is a tribute to dance and the return of live entertainment.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, April 12, 2021

Alexander Boyce and Adam Rubin on Bringing (a Form of) Live Theatre to the Streets of Brooklyn by Roberto Araujo

The multi-sensory Bizarre Brooklyn, an experiment in street theatre, is performed every Saturday.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:10PM
Friday, March 12, 2021

Watch A Year Later: Where We Started and Where We're Going, a Conversation with Members of the Broadway Community by Roberto Araujo

Sammi Cannold, Shereen Pimentel, Jelani Remy, and more reflect on the past year.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:51AM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Watch: Hearts to Half by Justin 'Squigs' Robertson, Acknowledges a Year of the Broadway Shutdown by Roberto Araujo

With music by Arri Lawton Simon, the video is presented by the Broadway Podcast Network.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:56AM

Open Jar Studios Premieres New Documentary The Show Must Go On by Roberto Araujo

The short documentary will stream on March 13 at 8PM on Playbill to commemorate one year since the Broadway shutdown.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

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Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54