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Monday, February 18, 2019

Understanding the Music Behind Broadway’s Choir Boy by Ruthie Fierberg

Jeremy Pope, Caleb Eberhardt, and the cast of the Tarell Alvin McCraney play recall the church songs that impacted their lives.

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Irish Troubles and The IRA: An Historical Guide to Broadway’s The Ferryman by Ruthie Fierberg

Want to learn more about the political climate surrounding the Carney family? Here are the basics.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Watch Bradley Cooper Demonstrate the Vocal Exercise He Did to Become A Star Is Born’s Jackson Maine by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony and Oscar nominee (and recent Grammy winner) breaks down the making of his Oscar-nominated film.

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How John Mulaney Wrote Sondheim-Esque Songs for His Upcoming Documentary Now! Episode by Ruthie Fierberg

The comedian and Broadway alum shares his theatre beginnings—and proves it by singing from Les Misérables.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

20 Famous Broadway Love Triangles by Ruthie Fierberg

From The Phantom of the Opera to Hamilton, audiences can count on a love triangle to kick off drama and inspire showtune staples.

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Playbill Mixtape: Valentine’s Day Refresh Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

With new songs from musicals like The Prom and the new recording of Songs for a New World, tune in to these Broadway love songs.

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Watch a Special Rendition of Dear Evan Hansen’s ‘Only Us’ From Ben Levi Ross and Taylor Trensch by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning Best Musical released the touching new video, starring the real-life couple of Evans Hansen.

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How Danai Gurira’s Broadway Play Led Her to Found Love Our Girls by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the Eclipsed playwright and star of The Walking Dead and Black Panther explain how she helps close the gender disparity gap.

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Watch Jennifer Hudson’s Impromptu Performance of ‘The Impossible Dream’ on The Voice UK by Ruthie Fierberg

The Oscar-winning Broadway alum will give you chills with ehr take on the Man of La Mancha anthem.

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Audible to Release Recording of London’s True West, Starring Kit Harrington and Johnny Flynn by Ruthie Fierberg

Sam Shepard’s classic is also currently on Broadway with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano.

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The 1 Thing Cher Told Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond About Playing Her in The Cher Show by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the three actors discuss their Broadway journey on CBS This Morning.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Off-Broadway’s Behind the Sheet Extends for a Third Time at Ensemble Studio Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

The world-premiere, starring Orange Is The New Black’s Naomi Lorrain, will now play into March.

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Watch Ben Platt’s Official Music Video ‘Ease My Mind’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Dear Evan Hansen star releases the video for the second track on his debut solo album, Sing To Me Instead.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Where Do Your Favorite Broadway Couples Land On This Theatrical Love Scale? by Ruthie Fierberg

How do these famous, fictional Broadway couples stack up?

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EXCLUSIVE: Listen to 3 Tracks From The Evolution of Mann, Starring Max Crumm, Allie Trimm, and Leslie Hiatt by Ruthie Fierberg

Be the first to hear songs from the album before its February 15 release.

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Watch the Official Trailer for Female-Centric Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Remake The Hustle by Ruthie Fierberg

The film stars Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, and Tony winner Alex Sharp.

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Watch Beth Leavel and the Cast of Broadway’s The Prom Perform ‘It’s Not About Me’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner sings from her latest starring role on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

WATCH: Jonathan Larson’s Rent Featured On ABC’s New Comedy Schooled by Ruthie Fierberg

In this exclusive clip from the February 13 episode, students at William Penn High belt out “What You Own.”

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Should You Read the Book Before You See the Broadway Play? by Ruthie Fierberg

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stark Sands, and more from the cast of the new Broadway play weigh in.

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To Kill a Mockingbird: Should You Reread the Book Before You See the Broadway Play? by Ruthie Fierberg

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stark Sands, and more from the cast of the new Broadway play weigh in.

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Laura Benanti Extends Run in Broadway’s My Fair Lady by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning star will continue to play Eliza Doolittle in the Lincoln Center Theater revival into the summer.

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Ben Platt Announces Cities and Dates for Sing to Me Instead Concert Tour by Ruthie Fierberg

The Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner will hit New York, Boston, Austin, and more.

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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Begins Performances at Off-Broadway’s Stage 42 February 11 by Ruthie Fierberg

The production directed by Joel Grey from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene transitions to a commercial run.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

How Be More Chill’s George Salazar Turned His Michael Into More Than a Sidekick by Ruthie Fierberg

Playing the supporting character in Joe Iconis’ Broadway musical, Salazar redefines the “best friend type.”

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12 Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows Perfect for Date Night by Ruthie Fierberg

From brash comedies with a big heart to sweeping romances, these musicals are the ticket for a night out with your special someone.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Broadway’s Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts Reunite to Play Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr. In This New Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The West Wing lead returns to his theatre roots as he joins his After Midnight co-star in Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole at California’s Geffen Playhouse.

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Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Marys Seacole Begins Performances February 9 by Ruthie Fierberg

The new work by the Fairview scribe debuts at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

WATCH: Donna Murphy Talks About Her Transformation Into Tangled’s Mother Gothel by Ruthie Fierberg

The two-time Tony winner and Disney leading lady sings and shares the secrets behind her big solo “Mother Knows Best.”

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Hamilton’s James Monroe Iglehart Will Pen Spider-Man Comic for Marvel by Ruthie Fierberg

The Aladdin Tony winner and current Hamilton star will write the Spider-Man story in the upcoming Marvel Comics Presents #3.

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Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline Airs February 8 on PBS by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lincoln Center Theater production stars Karen Pittman and Namir Smallwood.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tony Nominee David Korins on Design Team for 2019 Oscar Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

The man behind the sets of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and the upcoming Beetlejuice will serve as production designer for the 91st Academy Awards.

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