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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Denis Jones on Making an Entirely New Chicago by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated director-choreographer re-envisions the minimalist musical for its bow at Florida's Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

How My Fair Lady’s Shereen Ahmed and Adam Grupper Went From Broadway Understudies to Leading Players by Ruthie Fierberg

On the North American tour of the acclaimed LCT revival, Ahmed and Grupper bring a new My Fair Lady to the masses.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Will Van Dyke and Chris Dwan of Stereo Dawn Release New Single ‘Bad Idea’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the official music video inside the recording studio with the Broadway alums.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Broadway Dreams’ Third Annual New Zealand Showcase Bows January 18 by Ruthie Fierberg

The organization aims to cull the next generation of theatrical talent across the world.

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Paul Alexander Nolan, Amber Iman, and More Join 9th Annual Artists for World Peace on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

Led by original The Band’s Visit star Sharone Sayegh, the concert event is set for February.

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Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and More Join the Cast of Broadway’s Flying Over Sunset by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lincoln Center Theater production will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Tony Yazbek.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Rachel Bloom Finds Next TV Project in Mother Mary by Ruthie Fierberg

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator will executive produce and star in the Pop TV pilot.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Cast Set for Off-Broadway’s Intimate Apparel Opera by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lincoln Center Theater-Metropolitan Opera co-production features a libretto by playwright Lynn Nottage and a score by Ricky Ian Gordon.

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Brian d’Arcy James Will Join Jason Robert Brown in Concert at SubCulture by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee will hit the stage as part of Brown’s residency series.

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Courtney Reed, Mamie Parris, and More Will Mentor Aspiring Stage Performers Through New App by Ruthie Fierberg

Shadow Star, an app matching Broadway mentors with up-and-coming artists, launches this month.

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As a Gender Non-Conforming Actor, Nina Grollman Sheds a Whole New Light on To Kill a Mockingbird’s Gender Non-Conforming Lead by Ruthie Fierberg

Grollman discusses her fresh perspective on Scout Finch, since taking over the role on Broadway.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Aaron Sorkin and To Kill a Mockingbird Original Cast Members to Join Soledad O’Brien and More in Conversation by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gbenga Akinnagbe, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and more will discuss creating change in the criminal justice system.

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Broadway Mobilizes to Save Animals in the Australian Wildfires by Ruthie Fierberg

To Kill a Mockingbird cast member Rebecca Watson and the show’s wardrobe team are sewing to save lives.

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What Happened When Broadway’s Matthew Lopez Sat Down With Hollywood’s Lena Waithe by Ruthie Fierberg

The Olivier-winning The Inheritance playwright and the Emmy-winning Master of None writer talked about diversity, representation, and making progress in entertainment.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Watch Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, and More in the Official Trailer for FX’s Mrs. America by Ruthie Fierberg

Recounting the women’s liberation movement, and those women who countered it, the new series stars a slew of Broadway alums.

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Casting Announced for Oskar Eustis-Directed Camp David at Alley Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

The Public Theater artistic director brings the play to the Texas company with a roster of Broadway talent.

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Are the Next Need-to-Know Musical Theatre Stars by Ruthie Fierberg

Before the Season 1 finale hits Disney+, Playbill spoke to Rodrigo and Bassett about life on set, creating fresh characters, writing original music for the series, and what to expect in Seas…

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Read Reviews for HBO's The Outsider, Starring Cynthia Erivo and Other Broadway Names by Ruthie Fierberg

What did critics think of the Stephen King-based sci-fi thriller?

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Watch a Sneak Peek at Seth Rudetsky’s Guest Spot on Will & Grace by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s favorite deconstructionist faces off with Sean Hayes in this exclusive clip from the NBC comedy.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Leslie Odom Jr. to Star in Regina King’s One Night in Miami Movie by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton Tony winner will play a ’60s icon in King’s feature directorial debut.

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Jerry Seinfeld Gave David Byrne a Note for American Utopia—and He Took It by Ruthie Fierberg

Find out what the comedian told the Talking Heads frontman to improve his Broadway show.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Closes Off-Broadway January 5 by Ruthie Fierberg

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production plays its final performance at Stage 42.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

6 Can’t-Miss Shows at the Public Theater’s 2020 Under the Radar Festival by Ruthie Fierberg

Of the 22 shows bowing at the 16th annual fest, here are six that should top your list.

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Broadway’s Jerry Mitchell and Ricky Schroeder Are Engaged by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-winning director-choreographer and the actor have been together for eight years.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

19 Milestone Broadway Shows of the Decade by Ruthie Fierberg

In the 2010s, these musicals and plays made history, sparked vital conversation, influenced the business of Broadway, made strides in representation, and more.

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Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams Are Engaged and Expecting by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton Tony winner and Emmy-winning actor worked together on FX’s Fosse/Verdon.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Best Theatre of 2019 – As Chosen by the Broadway Stars of 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phylicia Rashad, Matt Doyle, Paula Vogel, and more look back on the year of theatre before their own shows bow in 2020.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Playbill Playlist: Remembering Jerry Herman by Ruthie Fierberg

In memory of the Tony-winning songwriter, a playlist of some of his greatest tunes from Mame, Hello, Dolly!, and La Cage aux Folles, and lesser known The Grand Tour, Dear World, and more.

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The 10 Most Streamed Cast Albums of 2019 and of the Decade by Ruthie Fierberg

The definitive list of the most streamed Broadway and Off-Broadway cast albums in the U.S.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Spring Awakening’s Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff Are Still Besties by Ruthie Fierberg

Michele talks about her new album Christmas in the City and how she chose the song for her duet with Groff.

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