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Friday, December 4, 2020

The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch December 4-6 by Ryan McPhee

Vanessa Williams and John Lloyd Young go live, celebrate Ars Nova all day and all night, and more.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Cynthia Erivo to Star in and Produce Biopic on Omoba Aina, Later Named Sarah Forbes Bonetta by Ryan McPhee

The Tony winner and Oscar nominee will play the 19th century Egbado princess, enslaved by the Dahomey kingdom and ultimately taken in by Queen Victoria as a goddaughter.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci Sheds Light on What Coronavirus Vaccine Efficacy Means for Broadway by Ryan McPhee

“It’s really going to be up to us as a community to realize that getting vaccinated is the gateway to getting out of this dilemma that we’re in.”

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Raúl Esparza, Krysta Rodriguez, More Will Star in A Christmas Carol, Co-Adapted by Theresa Rebeck by Ryan McPhee

Rebeck also directs the benefit for Primary Stages.

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Celia Rose Gooding, Diana DeGarmo, Alysha Umphress, More to Star in Virtual Production of Disenchanted! by Ryan McPhee

The musical send-up of familiar animated princesses played Off-Broadway in 2014.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Leontyne Price, More Sing Their Signature Roles in Week of Free Met Streams by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series continues with presentations of Eugene Onegin, Parsifal, Aida, and more.

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Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch November 30-December 4 by Ryan McPhee

A new way to experience Alvin Ailey's Revelations, a look back at some of Broadway Cares' most memorable moments, and more.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Glimmers of Light: The Theatre Moments That Gave Us Comfort Amid Chaos by Ryan McPhee

A surprise Sondheim performance. A face-off with love. A whole lot of streaming events. Here's what brought us joy in a rough 2020.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Playbill Thanksgiving Streaming Guide: What to Watch Over the Holiday Weekend by Ryan McPhee

Broadway heads to Macy's. Jefferson Mays plays Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and everyone in-between.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Jagged Little Pill, Soft Power, Little Shop of Horrors, More Earn 2021 Grammy Nominations by Ryan McPhee

Six cast recordings are up for Best Musical Theater Album at the 63rd annual awards.

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Inside the Broadway Community Project: How Company Manager Susan Sampliner Keeps Wicked Positively Emerald by Ryan McPhee

Sampliner has been with the blockbuster musical since it opened in 2003, marking the longest tenure for a Broadway company manager to date.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates Thanksgiving With a Week of Family Drama by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series continues with Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor, and more titles about clashing clans.

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Tony Nominee Matthew López to Adapt Leading Men Novel, About Tennessee Williams, for the Screen by Ryan McPhee

The film is based on Christopher Castellani’s book, a fictional account of the playwright's years with his partner Frank Merlo.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Christmas on the Square Comes to Netflix November 21, Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, and Jenifer Lewis by Ryan McPhee

Debbie Allen directs and choreographs the holiday musical, featuring an original score by Parton herself.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Metropolitan Opera Streams ‘Yannick Week’ With Rusalka, Traviata, Wozzeck, and More by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series continues with seven performances conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch November 16-20 by Ryan McPhee

Watch two legendary Tony winners (lovingly) go head-to-head, virtually stage door Hadestown, and more.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, and Several More Broadway Stars Join Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon in HBO's The Gilded Age by Ryan McPhee

The stacked cast also includes Donna Murphy, Debra Monk, Denée Benton, and Celia Keenan-Bolger.

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The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch November 13-15 by Ryan McPhee

Dael Orlandersmith's Until the Flood, Laura Benanti in concert, and more.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Stagehand Dies in Fall at Winter Garden Theatre by Ryan McPhee

The incident occurred November 12 around 8:45 AM.

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Israel Horovitz, Playwright and Gloucester Stage Co-Founder at Center of Several Sexual Assault Allegations, Dies at 81 by Ryan McPhee

Mr. Horovitz resigned from Gloucester Stage Company in 2017 after nine women came forward.

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Marc Elliot, Tyrone Huntley, Lucie Jones, Jenna Russell Headline Streaming Production of [title of show] Beginning November 12 by Ryan McPhee

The meta musical was filmed at the London Coliseum in a production directed by Josh Seymour.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A.R.T./New York Executive Director Virginia P. Louloudes Steps Down Following Systemic Racism Concerns and Investigation by Ryan McPhee

Risa Shoup will continue to serve as interim executive director at the Off-Off-Broadway organization.

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A.R.T./New York Executive Director Virginia P. Louloudes Steps Down Amid Systemic Racism Concerns and Investigation by Ryan McPhee

Risa Shoup will continue to serve as interim executive director at the Off-Off-Broadway organization.

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Casts of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill, Hamilton, More to Perform During Macy's 2020-Style Thanksgiving Day Parade by Ryan McPhee

The shows will film performances from their respective theatres ahead of the broadcast.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Catch Emily Blunt, Jon Hamm, More in the Super Irish Trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme by Ryan McPhee

John Patrick Shanley wrote and directed the film adaptation of his play Outside Mullingar.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Andrew Scott and Ruth Wilson to Star in Movie Adaptation of Tony-Winning Oslo by Ryan McPhee

Bartlett Sher will direct the HBO project after helming the Lincoln Center Theater production.

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Cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill Musical to Headline Live Streamed Concert to Benefit Regional Theatres by Ryan McPhee

The December 13 event will reunite Tony nominees Elizabeth Stanley, Celia Rose Gooding, Derek Klena, Lauren Patten, Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Allan Krill, and more.

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The Met Continues Its 2-Week, Centuries-Spanning Tour of Opera by Ryan McPhee

The Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Met Streams series offers a chronological celebration of classic and contemporary titles.

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Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch November 9-13 by Ryan McPhee

Catch April Matthis, Patti LuPone, Jenna Russell, and more in virtual productions this week.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Arts Organizations Celebrate Biden-Harris Victory, Call for Continued Fight for Relief by Ryan McPhee

Actors' Equity, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Broadway Cares, and more have shared optimistic statements in the wake of the November 7 call.

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