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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

16 Musicals That Got Their Start at NAMT by Ruthie Fierberg

From The Drowsy Chaperone to Come From Away to Songs for a New World, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s annual festival is a launchpad for the musical hits of tomorrow.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Broadway’s Andy Mientus Shares an Exclusive Excerpt From His Debut Novel by Ruthie Fierberg

The Smash and Spring Awakening actor tells Playbill about writing The Backstagers.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Broadway’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, Denzel Washington, and More Named to 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment List by Ruthie Fierberg

Find out where the Hamilton creator ranks on The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Extends to November 18 by Ruthie Fierberg

The production from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene announced its third extension plus a special performance.

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Agnes De Mille’s Unearthed Letters to Inspire 5 New Dance Commissions by Ruthie Fierberg

The 60th anniversary gala for the Stage Directors and Choreographers union celebrates the choreographer and honors Victoria Traube with the Abbott Award.

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Watch the Official Trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast of the new movie from Moonlight writer-director includes Broadway’s Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and more.

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WATCH: Angela Lansbury Reflects on Her Legendary Career by Ruthie Fierberg

The 92-year-old actor talks about her start at MGM, her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, who cameo in Mary Poppins Returns and more

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Exclusive Sneak Peek at Bob’s Burgers Musical Episode Starring Daveed Diggs, Andrew Rannells, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

Get a glimpse at the animated characters voiced by Broadway’s Diggs, Rannells, Josh Gad, and Rory O’Malley.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Gavin Creel to Play Solo Concert at NYC’s SubCulture by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner sings from the Broadway songbook October 8.

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One Woman Sex and the City Begins Off-Broadway September 22 by Ruthie Fierberg

The solo show parody takes audiences through six seasons of the beloved HBO show.

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Broadway’s Anika Noni Rose to Star in Upcoming Film Body Cam by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner will play opposite Mary J. Blige.

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The Broadway Backstory to That Epic Emmys Proposal by Ruthie Fierberg

Jan Svendsen, who became engaged to Emmy winner Glenn Weiss during the September 17 broadcast, has close ties to Broadway.

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Julianne Moore Talks Working With Tony Nominee Ken Watanabe on Bel Canto by Ruthie Fierberg

In the new movie, the actor plays an opera singer voiced by Tony nominee Renée Fleming.

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5 Signatures of an A.R. Gurney Play by Ruthie Fierberg

As the playwright's Final Follies continues at Off-Broadway’s Primary Stages, Playbill identifies five recurring themes from Gurney's prodigious output.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Hugh Jackman, David Yazbek, and More to Headline An Evening With CBS Sunday Morning Live by Ruthie Fierberg

Host Jane Pauley brings the weekly TV program to NYC Town Hall October 1.

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Theatre Jobs: What Does It Take to Be a Broadway Stage Manager by Ruthie Fierberg

The three recipients of the Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Art of Stage Management share advice and anecdotes from their decades working with titans like Cynthia…

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First-Ever Broadway Homecoming Dance to Take Place September 24 by Ruthie Fierberg

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural season-kickoff event.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

What to Expect From the Broadway-Bound Michael Jackson Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon shares preliminary details of the production.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

5 Defining Roles for Actor Kathryn Hunter at Theatre For a New Audience by Ruthie Fierberg

From Puck in Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to 11 roles in The Emperor, the performer looks back on her collaborations with TFANA.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Watch This Broadway Makeup Designer Recreate the Faces of 6 Iconic Characters by Ruthie Fierberg

Emmy nominee Joe Dulude II brings Wicked’s Elphaba, Anastasia’s Anya, SpongeBob’s Squidward, and more to life on camera.

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Meet the Cast of the Dear Evan Hansen National Tour by Ruthie Fierberg

What will be different about the Tony-winning musical when it hits the road?

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Darren Criss to Star in New World War II Film Midway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Emmy nominee and founder of Elsie Fest signs on to the Roland Emmerich movie.

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Full Cast Announced for Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird by Ruthie Fierberg

The Aaron Sorkin-penned play, starring Jeff Daniels, heads to the Shubert Theatre beginning in November.

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What’s the One Thing That Will Get Daniel Radcliffe to See Any Play? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Harry Potter film star returns to Broadway this season in The Lifespan of a Fact.

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Playbill Mixtape: Head Over Heels’ Peppermint Shares Her Pre-Show Playlist by Ruthie Fierberg

The RuPaul’s Drag Race queen turned Broadway star shares the soundtrack to her “sanctuary fantasy.”

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tracing Hamilton’s Direct Influence From the Golden Age of Musical Theatre in Show Time! by Ruthie Fierberg

Ben West shares the musical theatre history gems unearthed while he created his new documentary musical.

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Marissa Jaret Winokur to Star as Glinda—Opposite Kermit the Frog—in The Wonderful Winter of Oz Panto by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hairspray Tony winner leads the Los Angeles holiday production this December.

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Lea Michele and Darren Criss Add West Coast Dates to Concert Tour by Ruthie Fierberg

The duo have added eight concert dates for October and November.

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Sara Bareilles Shares Her Thoughts on Al Roker Joining Waitress on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated composer-lyricist stopped by The Today Show to discuss the anchor’s upcoming debut in her show.

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13 Tips to Nail Your College Audition by Ruthie Fierberg

Six educators and coaches offer their best college audition advice.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Where Did the Melody of ‘A Whole New World’ Come From? by Ruthie Fierberg

Composer Alan Menken divulges the story of the genesis of the romantic Aladdin classic.

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