Saturday, December 5, 2020

Stars in the House Celebrates the Holidays With Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway December 5 by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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West End Return of Les Misérables, Starring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Begins December 5 by Andrew Gans

The staged concert plays London's Sondheim Theatre with a socially distanced configuration.

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Kelli O'Hara Holiday Concert Streams December 5 by Logan Culwell-Block

Presented by the University of Connecticut, The King and I Tony winner sings a mix of showtunes and holiday favorites.

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Friday, December 4, 2020

In the News: Daveed Diggs' 'Puppy for Hanukkah' and a Peter Pan With Sharon D. Clarke, Bertie Carvel, Olivia Colman, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: People are humming "Someone Gets Hurt" from Mean Girls. Just ask Google.

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17 of the Most Iconic Moments From 'Turkey Lurkey Time' To Start Your Holiday Season by Marc J. Franklin

Everybody gather 'round the table. Dig in—excellence is being served.

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Watch Oscar Winner Nicole Kidman Demonstrate Her 'Zazz' in Full Performance Clip From The Prom by Andrew Gans

The film, based on the Broadway musical, arrives on Netflix December 11.

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Revisit Broadway Favorite Tommy Bracco's Built for the Stage Virtual Interview by Playbill Staff

The interview and fitness series from Coach Joe Rosko dives into fitness, singing and dancing, and life during the pandemic.

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Jeremy O. Harris and NYTW Launch $50K Commissions for New Works by Dan Meyer

Two Black womxn, each receiving a $50,000 commission, will be selected in the inaugural year.

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Jeremy O. Harris and NYTW Launch $50K Commission for New Works by Dan Meyer

Two Black womxn will be selected in the commission's inaugural year.

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Stars in the House Celebrates New Works Virtual Festival December 4 With Orfeh, Andy Karl, Brenda Braxton, Judy Kuhn, More by Andrew Gans

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Liz Callaway Releases Acoustic Christmas Album December 4 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Baby and Miss Saigon star covers tunes by Sara Bareilles, sister Ann Hampton Callaway, and more on Comfort and Joy – An Acoustic Christmas.

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Watch Teaser for NBC’s One Night Only: The Best of Broadway, Featuring Casts of Jagged Little Pill, Ain't Too Proud, and More by Andrew Gans

The two-hour TV special, hosted by Tina Fey, will air December 10 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, James Graham at Work on Animal Farm Musical by Dan Meyer

The show is aiming for a spring 2021 workshop ahead of a West End debut.

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Shane Richie to Return to London Cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie by Andrew Gans

The production is currently scheduled to resume performances at the Apollo Theatre December 12.

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Revisit Six Star Adrianna Hicks' Interview With Built for the Stage by Playbill Staff

The interview and fitness series from Coach Joe Rosko dives into fitness, singing and dancing, and life during the pandemic.

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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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Checking In With… Deedee Magno Hall, Star of Miss Saigon, Wicked, If/Then, More by Andrew Gans

The Ovation Award winner can also be heard on the new holiday album Why? Because It's Christmas.

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Broadway Alum Nik Walker Hosts Health and Wellness Discussion With Orthopaedic Physicians December 4 by Dan Meyer

Centerstage With Healthcare Heroes marks a partnership between Playbill and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.

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Amber Gray, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Phillipa Soo, More Take Part in Ars Nova Forever Telethon December 4–5 by Dan Meyer

The 24-hour live stream includes cast reunions for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and KPOP.

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Helder Guimarães Looks to The Future, Beginning December 4 From Geffen Stayhouse by Dan Meyer

Audiences visit a high-stakes poker game and a pub in the south of France in the virtual, interactive production.

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Snoop Dogg, Loretta Devine, Joaquina Kalukango, More Lead Virtual Reading of Hurt Village Starting December 4 by Andrew Gans

Steve H. Broadnax III directs Katori Hall's play as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

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Death Drop, Starring Monét X Change and Courtney Act, Begins in London December 4 by Dan Meyer

The RuPaul's Drag Race alums are caught in a murder mystery at the Garrick Theatre.

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The Prom Movie Soundtrack Drops December 4 by Dan Meyer

Listen to Meryl Streep, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Nicole Kidman, Jo Ellen Pellman and more sing out ahead of the Netflix film's release.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Stage and Screen Actor Warren Berlinger Dies at 83 by Logan Culwell-Block

The character actor appeared on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and Come Blow Your Horn, among others.

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In the News: Barrett Wilbert Weed and Benjamin Walker Head to the Small Screen, an Anniversary Concert of Two By Two, More by Talaura Harms

Plus: A new theatre festival aims to showcase the voices of artists with disabilities.

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Annaleigh Ashford, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Michael Urie, More Set for New York Theatre Workshop's Holiday Follies by Andrew Gans

The Off-Broadway venue will also launch its NYTW Digital Archive.

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Warner Bros. Will Release Entire 2021 Slate, Including In the Heights, on HBO Max and in Theatres Simultaneously by Dan Meyer

The adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musical is slated to debut June 18.

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Spotlight on Black Broadway Producers: Dale Mott by Dan Meyer

The Thoughts of a Colored Man producer wants to create a new theatrical landscape where BIPOC narratives are the norm.

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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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Lisa Dawn Cave, Beverly Jenkins, and Jimmie Lee Smith Launch Networking Group for BIPOC Stage Managers by Dan Meyer

Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color welcomes Tony-winning director Kenny Leon for its first event in December.

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Audra McDonald, Renée Fleming, More Set for PBS' New Year's Eve Concert United in Song by Andrew Gans

The evening will also feature Brian Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, and Anna Deavere Smith.

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