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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Shakina Nayfack Sings ’Your Shoes’ From Transparent Musicale Finale by Roberto Araujo

The two-hour special is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Watch Highlights From the North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar by Roberto Araujo

The 50th anniversary tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical began October 1.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Watch Playbill—The Game Show and Test Your Knowledge of All Things Theatre by Roberto Araujo

Play alongside Beautiful stars Sarah Bockel, Cory Jeacoma, and Gabrielle Elisabeth in this original Playbill series.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof's Jennifer Babiak Answers Our Questions and Sings ‘So Many People’ in Her ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Roberto Araujo

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

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Monday, October 7, 2019

WATCH: Waitress' Jordin Sparks and Brandon Kalm Celebrate You Matter to Me Day by Roberto Araujo

The duo stops by the Playbill studio to celebrate with an exclusive performance.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

WATCH: A Look Inside at The McKittrick Hotel’s Bartschland Follies by Roberto Araujo

Drag artist Joey Arias and nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch take us inside The McKittrick Hotel for an exclusive performance.

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Watch Highlights From Chasing Rainbows at Paper Mill Playhouse by Roberto Araujo

Ruby Rakos stars as a young Judy Garland in the musical chronicling her career as a Hollywood child star, incorporating some of her most beloved songs.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

WATCH: John-Andrew Morrison Sings ’Periodically’ From A Strange Loop by Roberto Araujo

Composer Michael R. Jackson shares with Playbill how his musical went from a personal monologue to a full production and now a concert at Joe’s Pub.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

WATCH: On Your Feet! Star Ana Villafañe Performs Be More Chill’s 'Michael in the Bathroom' by Roberto Araujo

Villafañe, who is the host of the El Conjunto concert series for Hispanic Heritage Month, recently stopped by the Playbill studio for the exclusive performance of the Joe Iconis song.

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WATCH: A Look Into Rehearsals for the National Tour of Once On This Island by Roberto Araujo

Tony nominee Michael Arden directs the Tony-winning revival, which launches its tour October 12.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

WATCH: Beautiful’s Cory Jeacoma Answers Our Questions and Sings James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’ in His ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Roberto Araujo

The actor answers as many questions as he can in his (long) elevator ride from the green room to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below—plus an exclusive performance.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

From Ballet to Broadway With Tony Winner Chita Rivera by Roberto Araujo

The Broadway icon shares how ballet has influenced her life.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019

WATCH: Rehearsals of Footloose at The Kennedy Center by Roberto Araujo

J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, and Rebecca Luker share what to expect from the production.

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WATCH: Alice Ripley Reveals What It’s Like to Take on the Role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard by Roberto Araujo

Get an exclusive sneak peek at the Tony Award winner in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical now playing the North Shore Music Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WATCH: Kristin Chenoweth Plays ’Whose Album Is It Anyway?’ by Roberto Araujo

The Tony Award winner, who will return to Broadway in November in her new concert act, guesses which solo album titles are real or fake.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

WATCH: Broadway’s Betsy Wolfe Reveals Who She Would Like to Sing a Duet With in Her ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Roberto Araujo

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

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Monday, September 23, 2019

WATCH: Mary-Louise Parker Reveals What Compelled Her to Take on the Role of Bella in The Sound Inside by Roberto Araujo

David Cromer directs the new psychological thriller by Adam Rapp, which also stars Will Hochman.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019

Watch an Exclusive Performance of ’Hot Stuff’ From Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Tour by Roberto Araujo

Prior to the launch of the tour, Alex Hairston stopped by the Playbill studio for a sneak peek at one of the disco hits.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

WATCH: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals the Inspiration Behind Her New Album For the Girls by Roberto Araujo

The Emmy and Tony winner will also spotlight her favorite female singers in her new Broadway solo show of the same name.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WATCH: Broadway’s Norbert Leo Butz Answers Our Questions and Sings From His New Album in ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Roberto Araujo

The Tony Award winner answers as many questions as he can in the (long) elevator ride from green room to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below—plus an exclusive performance.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Watch Playbill—The Game Show and Test Your Broadway Knowledge Alongside Today’s Brightest Stars by Roberto Araujo

Play alongside Disney stars Jelani Alladin, Ryann Redmond, and Caroline Bowman in this original Playbill series.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

WATCH: Join Founder Jeff Whiting on an Exclusive Tour of Open Jar Studios by Roberto Araujo

The studios, New York City’s largest rehearsal space, opened June 17.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019

WATCH: Tootsie’s Lilli Cooper Answers Our Questions and Sings ‘There Was John’ From the Broadway Musical in Her ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Roberto Araujo

The Tony nominee answers as many questions as she can in her (long) elevator ride from the green room to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below—plus an exclusive performance.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

WATCH: Sneak Peek at the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar by Roberto Araujo

The tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical will officially launch in October in Austin, Texas.

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WATCH: Sneak Peek at Summer: The Donna Summer Musical North American Tour by Roberto Araujo

The national tour will launch in Rochester, New York.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

WATCH: Sneak Peek at Only Yesterday, About One Night in the Life of Paul McCartney and John Lennon by Roberto Araujo

Tommy Crawford and Christopher Sears sing “Roll Over Beethoven” in the Playbill studio.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris and the Cast of Slave Play Reveal What to Expect From the Play on Broadway by Roberto Araujo

The new drama, which played a sold-out, extended run Off-Broadway, moves into the Golden Theatre.

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