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Monday, July 13, 2020

Karen Olivo, James Monroe Iglehart, Adrianna Hicks, and More Unite for Live Town Hall on ‘Rebuilding Broadway’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The event from the Broadway Podcast Network focuses on the future of the Broadway community July 16.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Katori Hall Takes On Strip Clubs, Power, Sex, and The South in Her Explosive New Series P-Valley by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tina book writer and The Mountaintop playwright adapts her play Pussy Valley into an sizzling and raw show for Starz.

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2020 Pride Plays Festival and Pride Spectacular Raises Over $100,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Ruthie Fierberg

The four primetime plays and the Pride Spectacular concert aired throughout June in celebration of Pride month.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

3 Wild Stories From Behind-the-Scenes With Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, and Celine Dion by Ruthie Fierberg

Record producer and Broadway composer David Foster shares tales from working with these powerhouses.

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The Kilroys Release Its Annual List, Bringing Canceled and Postponed Productions to the Fore by Ruthie Fierberg

Highlighting works by women, trans, and non-binary writers, The List 2020 has arrived.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Listen to Margo Martindale and Tory Kittles on a New Broadway-Themed Episode of Day by Day Podcast by Ruthie Fierberg

Created by Adam Faze and Jamie Dolan, the fictional anthology series takes a theatre bent in its July 2 episode.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mandy Patinkin Shares the Story Behind Hearing Sunday in the Park With George's ‘Finishing the Hat’ for the 1st Time by Ruthie Fierberg

During a Zoom panel for the 92Y, the Homeland star and Tony winner recalls a night with Stephen Sondheim.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Emmy- and Grammy–Winning Music Director John McDaniel Continues Sunday Tea With John McD Series by Ruthie Fierberg

Tune in the first Sunday of each month for tea and tunes.

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Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, David Zippel, Carmel Dean, and More Break Down Their Songs for New Artists in Residence Album by Ruthie Fierberg

Patina Miller, Amber Gray, and more sing on this batch of original songs about life in quarantine and a hopeful future.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Watch Highlights From Playbill’s Pride Spectacular Concert by Ruthie Fierberg

The concert celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories, writers, and performers aired June 28.

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34 More Works by LGBTQIA+ Artists to Keep an Eye On by Ruthie Fierberg

As Pride Month comes to an end, look for more work from these writers

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Watch Billy Porter, Cyndia Lauper, and More in this Megamix of Kinky Boots’ ‘Raise You Up’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Along with original cast members Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford, the video also features performers from Broadway over the years, the national tour, and casts from Germany, South Korea, a…

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Watch Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, and More in This Megamix of Kinky Boots’ ‘Raise You Up’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Along with original cast members Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford, the video also features performers from Broadway over the years, the national tour, and casts from Germany, South Korea, a…

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Tune In Tonight to the Playbill Pride Spectacular by Ruthie Fierberg

The June 28 concert celebrates Pride with a cast packed with Broadway stars like Harvey Fierstein, Michael R. Jackson, Diana Oh, Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, Alexandra Billings, and more.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Mario Cantone, Kevyn Morrow, Telly Leung, and More Star in Pride Plays’ The Men From the Boys June 26 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Boys in the Band star Zachary Quinto directs the live stream of Mart Crowley's sequel to his Off-Broadway hit.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Michael Potts, Mary Testa, Kara Young, Debra Monk, and More Lend Their Talents to Pride Plays 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

A stacked lineup of Broadway and Off-Broadway stars filled the casts of this year’s developmental readings of 11 new plays encapsulating a beautiful array of LGBTQ+ experiences.

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Secrets to Look for in the Falsettos Sing-Along Broadcast by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz reveals mishaps and backstage murmurs to clock in the free June 25 broadcast, as well as the importance of this story in our 2020 celebration of Pride.

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Watch Robbie Rozelle Sing Original Tune “In Hell’s Kitchen” From His New Album by Ruthie Fierberg

The director and performer releases his live album Songs From Inside My Locker June 26.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Taking a Deep Dive Into the 10 Tracks of New Musical Frankie! the Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

One of the youngest composers to release a full musical recording on a major record label, 16-year-old Elise Marra breaks down the songs in her sixth original musical.

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Ted Malawer Illuminates the Queer Roots of Children’s Books With Everything Beautiful Happens at Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The children’s book author-turned-playwright spins a tale about a queer children’s author who defies his editor, and the consequences that follow.

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Lincoln Center Theater Reschedules Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel Opera for 2021 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway musical and Off-Broadway opera had originally been slated for spring 2020 before being postponed to the fall.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Having Starred in the Tony-Winning Boys in the Band Revival, Zachary Quinto Now Takes the Reins for Its Sequel by Ruthie Fierberg

The American Horror Story Emmy nominee and Broadway star directs Mart Crowley's The Men From the Boys for Pride Plays’ June 26 live stream.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Casting Announced for Pride Plays’ Presentation of Masculinity Max by Ruthie Fierberg

The Playbill broadcast of MJ Kaufman’s play, directed by Will Davis, will stream June 27.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Watch: Broadway for Racial Justice Debuts Powerful Video Sharing Accounts From Black Actors of Racism in the Workplace by Ruthie Fierberg

The video corresponds with the official launch of the #WeAreNotATrend campaign.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Broadway Vocal Coach Liz Caplan Offers Her Best Advice in This Video Q&A by Ruthie Fierberg

Hamilton’s Chris Jackson and tick, tick...BOOM!’s Andrew Garfield join the vocal wizard to answer Playbill and audience questions.

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Be More Chill Stars George Salazar and Jason Tam, More, Round Out Lineup for Playbill’s Pride Spectacular by Ruthie Fierberg

Announcing final talent additions for Playbill’s Pride Spectacular Concert June 28, 8PM ET!

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Hear Never-Released Songs From Composer-Lyricists Rona Siddiqui and Michael Friedman in New Series Insider Tracks by Ruthie Fierberg

Take an exclusive listen and download these cut songs to benefit COVID-19 emergency grants through the Dramatists Guild Foundation.

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3 New Plays Explore Queerness in Islamic, Jewish, Black, and Italian Communities by Ruthie Fierberg

Omar Hantash, Carmen Lobue, and Sophie Sagan-Gutherz examine LGBTQIA+ experiences through cultural and religious lenses worlds apart—from a rooftop in ISIS territory to a Jewish day school…

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Mario Cantone, Kevyn Morrow, Telly Leung, and More Star in Pride Plays’ The Men From the Boys by Ruthie Fierberg

The Boys in the Band star Zachary Quinto directs the live stream of Mart Crowley's sequel to his Off-Broadway hit.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Harvey Fierstein, Brandon Victor Dixon, Celia Rose Gooding, More Join Playbill’s Pride Spectacular by Ruthie Fierberg

Announcing additional talent for Playbill’s Pride Spectacular Concert June 28, 8PM ET!

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Donja R. Love’s one in two Airs June 12 on Playbill as Part of Pride Plays 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

The live stream reading stars the original cast and features a message for the moment from Love.

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