Monday, December 17, 2018

Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw on Playing the Adult Banks Children in Mary Poppins Returns by Ruthie Fierberg

The actors share the backstory of their grown-up Jane and Michael Banks

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Annie Golden, Clea Alsip, Thom Sesma Are Part of December 17 The Enchanted Cottage Reading by Andrew Gans

Pamela Hunt directs the evening for the Project Shaw series.

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Christmas With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Featuring Sutton Foster, Broadcast December 17 by Andrew Gans

The annual holiday special on PBS also features Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville.

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Turn a Last-Minute Gift Into an Unforgettable Theatre Experience With StubHub by Adam Hetrick

Find the perfect holiday offerings with our StubHub ticket guide.

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See All the Broadway Playbills of 2018 by Marc J. Franklin

From the first show John Lithgow: Stories by Heart to the recent To Kill A Mocking Bird, how many did you collect this year?

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Stage Directions: Broadway’s Ivo van Hove Shares the Childhood Story of How He Became a Director by Mervyn Rothstein

The mastermind behind Broadway’s Tony-winning A View From the Bridge, Network, and the upcoming West Side Story shares his philosophy on directing.

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Torch Song Star Michael Urie Honored With Howard Ashman Award December 16 by Andrew Gans

The 2018 GMHC Cabaret & Howard Ashman Award, benefiting Gay Men’s Health Crisis, is held at Joe's Pub.

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3 Reasons the World Was Ready for Mary Poppins Returns Right Now by Ruthie Fierberg

Executive producer Marc Platt reveals the key ingredients without which he would not have attempted the movie musical sequel.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Springsteen on Broadway Ends Year-Long Run December 15 by Adam Hetrick

The intimate solo concert from the Grammy-Award-winning rock icon will air on Netflix December 16.

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How Tony- and Oscar-Nominated Rob Marshall Conceived the Story Behind Mary Poppins Returns by Ruthie Fierberg

Where did the Chicago director find the plot to the sequel to 1964's Mary Poppins?

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WATCH: What Secret Melody From the Frozen Film Is Woven Into Broadway’s New Song ‘True Love’? by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony-nominated songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez uncover Easter eggs in the melodies of Broadway's Frozen.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Irish Rep to Kick Off 2019 With Sean O’Casey Retrospective by Olivia Clement

The Off-Broadway company will stage three plays by the celebrated Irish playwright.

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U.K. Drama Informer Coming to Amazon by Adam Hetrick

Paddy Considine, Sharon D. Clarke, and Bel Powley are among the cast.

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Gary Sinise Will Join Steppenwolf’s Jeff Perry in Conversation by Adam Hetrick

Sinise will reflect on his book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service at the February event.

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Actor, Director, and Artistic Leader Charles Weldon Dies at Age 78 by Olivia Clement

A member of The Negro Ensemble Company since 1970, he was the company's artistic director from 2005.

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5 Standout Theatre Albums of 2018 by Adam Hetrick

A diverse range of artists and styles grabbed our attention this year.

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Go Inside the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors with Hamilton, Cher, and More by Marc J. Franklin

The ceremony, hosted by Gloria Estefan, was celebrated in Washington, D.C., December 2.

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Watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford Reunite to Sing Some Sondheim by Ryan McPhee

The two starred in the 2017 Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park With George.

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Craig Lucas, Omar Metwally, More Join Rotating Cast for Off-Broadway's Nassim by Ryan McPhee

The Barrow Street Theatricals production—essentially a cold-read for the actor at every performance—opened December 12 at City Center.

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Top Theatre Stories: Friday, December 14, 2018 by Roberto Araujo

The latest news about Kiss Me, Kate, Rent: Live, and more!

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Upcoming Equity Auditions for Ain't Too Proud, Burn This, Oliver, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and More by Playbill Staff

Find your next job with this selection of upcoming auditions for Broadway and shows and around the country.

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Listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Cut Hamilton Song for Eliza by Logan Culwell-Block

Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared the demo of "This One's Mine," which he would eventually scrap for "Helpless."

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Watch Trailer for Mapplethorpe, Starring Matt Smith by Andrew Gans

The upcoming film about the famed photographer also stars Marianne Rendón, John Benjamin Hickey, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kerry Butler, Mark Moses, and Carolyn McCormick.

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Danny Burstein, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, More Sing on New Album of Cole Porter's Something for the Boys, Released December 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

The release from P.S. Classics of the little-known musical is the first-ever recording of the complete score with its original orchestrations.

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Danny Bursten, Elizabeth Stanley, Andréa Burns, More Sing on New Album of Cole Porter's Something for the Boys, Released December 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

The release from P.S. Classics of the little-known musical is the first-ever recording of the complete score with its original orchestrations.

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Encores! Songs for a New World Cast Recording Sets January Release by Ryan McPhee

The album from Ghostlight Records, featuring Shoshana Bean, Colin Donnell, Mykal Kilgore, and Solea Pfeiffer, is now available for pre-order.

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Ronnie Marmo's Lenny Bruce Solo Show Extends Off-Broadway by Olivia Clement

Joe Mantegna directs I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce at the Cutting Room.

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A Look Back at Lysistrata Jones on Broadway by Marc J. Franklin

The musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, starring Frozen’s Patti Murin and On Your Feet’s Josh Segarra, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre December 14, 2011.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Too Darn Hot' From Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate by Olivia Clement

Check out a dance number from the upcoming revival from Roundabout Theatre Company.

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WATCH: A Sneak Peek at All Is Calm, The Christmas Truce of 1914 by Roberto Araujo

Listen to a Christmas classic, performed by the cast at the Playbill studio.

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