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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Inside Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown Script for Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The book writer of the smash musical reveals the first six pages of notes in her script—with secrets about the show’s stunning opening number.

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Women on Broadway Launches Spotlight Series to Push for Gender Parity in Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

The annual Women’s Day on Broadway branches out with two May panels focused on parenthood and journalism in theatre.

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The Great Comet’s Nick Choksi Set for New Play Evil Eye, Coming to Audible by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to an exclusive clip from the audio play by Madhuri Shekar, available for pre-order now.

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How Many Seconds Is Santino Fontana’s Fastest Quick Change in Tootsie? by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the company of Broadway’s Tootsie share behind-the-scenes secrets with Playbill live from the red carpet.

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Fosse/Verdon Recap, Episode 3: ‘Me and My Baby’ by Ruthie Fierberg

What happened in the Gwen-focused episode, plus the full story behind the Broadway references to Children! Children! and Can-Can.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

How Be More Chill’s Will Roland Refuses to Play Just Another Misfit Teen by Ruthie Fierberg

The former Dear Evan Hansen star brings nuance to his new role: leading man.

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All My Sons’ Annette Bening Says There Are Clues to Her Character Hidden in the Broadway Set by Ruthie Fierberg

Bening, Tracy Letts, Benjamin Walker, and the full cast of the current Broadway revival share secrets about the production from the opening night red carpet.

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Hugh Jackman Divulges Key Details About His World Arena Tour Hugh Jackman The Show by Ruthie Fierberg

The extended interview of what songs he hopes to bring to the stage—there’s one you won’t expect—the dances he’ll recreate, and the never-before-heard stories.

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Why Nathan Lane Describes His New Play as Game of Thrones Meets Marie Kondo by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner returns to Broadway in Taylor Mac's Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.

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WATCH: Aaron Sorkin On Adapting To Kill a Mockingbird, Falling in Love With Theatre, and The West Wing References Built Into His New Broadway Play by Ruthie Fierberg

The writer famous for The Social Network reveals Mockingbird connections to The West Wing, the origin of Sorkin “dialect,” and how his play is a companion to Harper Lee’s original nove…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Broadway’s Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer Welcome Baby Girl by Ruthie Fierberg

The former Newsies star and current Waitress lead welcomes his first child.

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Broadway’s Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer Welcome First Child by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony nominee Jordan becomes a dad while currently starring on Broadway in Waitress.

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How Glenda Jackson First Came to King Lear and Why She Never Attends the Oscars by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony and Oscar winner reveals why she is happy to have escaped the Academy Awards ceremony.

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Will Broadway’s Frankie and Johnny Be Michael Shannon’s Last Show? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award-nominated actor talks retirement rumors and his upcoming play opposite Audra McDonald.

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Watch Beth Leavel Belt ‘The Lady’s Improving’ From The Prom by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner sings from her latest starring role.

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Brian Dennehy and Kenan Thompson Star in World-Premiere Short Film at Tribeca Film Festival by Ruthie Fierberg

Master Maggie will premiere at the 2019 Festival.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Catching Up With Witness Uganda’s Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews by Ruthie Fierberg

The husband-and-husband team talk about their latest co-written musical The Family Project, why they won’t smooth over their art, and why students are the best audiences.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Watch Tony Winner Judi Dench in Exclusive Clip From Trevor Nunn’s New Film Red Joan by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning director behind Les Misérables and Cats brings the true story of the “Granny Spy” to the silver screen.

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Heidi Schreck Talks Finding the Humor in What the Constitution Means to Me by Ruthie Fierberg

The playwright and actor questions the U.S. Constitution in her Broadway debut.

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Watch Heidi Schreck Talk About Finding the Humor in the Constitution by Ruthie Fierberg

The playwright and actor questions the document in her Pulitzer Prize finalist play What the Constitution Means to Me.

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Listen to Ramin Karimloo Sing Hamilton’s ‘You’ll Be Back’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee lends his take to the King George tune.

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Watch This 360-Degree View of Broadway’s My Fair Lady by Ruthie Fierberg

A wild new onstage look at the “Embassy Waltz,” recorded during a live performance.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lincoln Center’s Mozart for Munchkins Family Concert Series Will Begin in May by Ruthie Fierberg

The series offers world-class music for the littlest listeners.

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How Did Hadestown’s Anaïs Mitchell Write Orpheus’ Famous Broadway Melody? by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and creative team talk what changed Off-Broadway to Broadway, secret backstories of their characters, and more on the opening night red carpet.

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What Broadway’s Laurie Metcalf Learned From Playing Hillary Clinton by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner plays a version of the presidential candidate in the new Hillary and Clinton.

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Watch Ben Platt’s Latest Music Video ‘Older’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner releases another video from his debut solo album Sing to Me Instead.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fosse/Verdon Recap, Episode 2: “Who’s Got the Pain?” by Ruthie Fierberg

What happens after Gwen knocks on that door in Germany…

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What Is Keri Russell’s Favorite Thing About Her Broadway Debut in Burn This? by Ruthie Fierberg

During Playbill’s opening night red carpet livestream, The Americans star—and her stage co-stars Adam Driver, Brandon Uranowitz, and David Furr—reveal favorite moments, characters secr…

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SiriusXM to Launch The Cher Channel by Ruthie Fierberg

The satellite radio channel will broadcast music by the icon, music from The Cher Show, and stories from the legend—plus listeners can win a chance to see the Broadway show or see her perf…

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