Monday, November 9, 2020

Songs of Our Summer by Sandi Durell

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present 9 songs from 9 new musicals at Songs of our Summer, their annual fundraiser live-streamed on November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm EST. Broadway artists partic…

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George Salazar, Taylor Trensch, Grace McLean and More to Take Part in Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Fundraiser

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will present 9 songs from 9 new musicals at Songs of our Summer, their annual fundraiser live-streamed on November 12, 2020 at 7:30pm EST. Broadway artists particip…

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In Biden victory, a cast change: Out with Richard III, in with Atticus Finch by Peter Marks

In president-elect’s opening message, you’re reminded of the decency of the Harper Lee character in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Cast and Creators of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and THE WEST WING to Phone Bank With Broadway for Biden

Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher, along with cast members from the beloved television series “The West Wing” and the Broadway company of Sorkin's…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

A West Wing Special on HBO and the merging of theater and politics, stage and screen, Democrats and democracy by New York Theater

The staged reading of an 18-year-old episode of the TV series “The West Wing” might seem like a peculiar exercise in nostalgia, and maybe vanity, by its creator Aaron Sorkin, who’s gon…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Watch the Starry Trailer for Aaron Sorkin's New Film The Trial of the Chicago 7 by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony winners Frank Langella, Mark Rylance and Eddie Redmayne join Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jonathan Majors in To Kill a Mockingbird scribe Aaron Sorkin's new film The Tr…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Creative Team by JK

As with most shows, Floyd Collins was brought to the stage by a team with varying levels of experience. Whether it was their first show or one of many, all of them have continued to have su…

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Broadway Games: The Play's The Thing - Actor Edition by JK

Last week's game was all about actresses who have forged stage careers with both musicals and plays in their credits. (Answers below.) This week, it's the actors' turn. Nathan Lane is a grea…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Cast by JK

Last week, we introduced August's Musical of the Month, Floyd Collins an off-Broadway show that was a critical success and musical fan's dream, but had a short run in the mid-90s. You can s…

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37 Broadway Shows Based on Books by Playbill Staff

From To Kill a Mockingbird to Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, look at some of the shows that originated from books.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

SpotCo sues producer Scott Rudin for $6.3 million in invoices by Caitlin Huston

Advertising agency SpotCo is suing producer Scott Rudin for what it says is more than $6 million in owed payments.  At issue is unpaid work the agency says it has done on Rudin’s Broadway…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 2010s Career Theater People by JK

Our Best of the Decade series continues this week with a look ten theater professionals who made their mark and established a full Broadway career during the 2010's. These are actors, design…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

To Kill a Mockingbird's Phyllis Somerville Dies at 76 by Lindsey Sullivan

Phyllis Somerville, who was known for The Big C and most recently took the Broadway stage in To Kill a Mockingbird, died on July 16 at the age of 76. The actress died of natural causes at he…

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Phyllis Somerville, Recently of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, Dies at 76

Somerville has a long list of stage and screen appearances.

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Broadway Veteran Phyllis Somerville Dies at 76 by Ryan McPhee

The stage and screen regular last appeared on Broadway in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Phyllis Somerville Has Passed Away at Age 76

Deadline has reported that Phyllis Somerville, known for To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, television's The Big C and more, has passed away at age 76. Somerville died of natural causes at…

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Phyllis Somerville Dies: ‘The Big C’, Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Actress Was 76 by Greg Evans

Phyllis Somerville, an actress whose character work spanned decades as well as television (The Big C, NYPD Blue), film (Little Children, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the stage (B…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Our Town Starring Dustin Hoffman Coming to Broadway by Broadway Direct

Producer Scott Rudin has reported he will bring actor Dustin Hoffman to star in an upcoming production of Our Town on Broadway. Hoffman will take on the role of Stage Manager in Thornton Wi…

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Dustin Hoffman to Star in Broadway Revival of Our Town in 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town is getting a Broadway revival starring two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman as the Stage Manager in 2021. To Kill a Mockingbird director Bartlett She…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rialto Chatter: Will Dustin Hoffman Lead OUR TOWN Revival on Broadway?

BroadwayWorld has learned that online rumors about a Broadway revival of Our Town are true. Producer Scott Rudin has plans to bring Thornton Wilder's play back to Broadway for the first time…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

My Fair Lady and To Kill a Mockingbird Director Bartlett Sher Joins Playbill Live to Answer Your Questions by Logan Culwell-Block

Submit your question now for the Tony winner, and you might get to ask it live on Playbill and The Growing Studio's The Broadway Q&A.

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Friday, June 19, 2020

My Fair Lady and To Kill a Mockingbird Director Bartlett Sher Wants to Answer Your Questions by Logan Culwell-Block

Submit your question now for the Tony winner, and you might get to ask it live on Playbill and The Growing Studio's The Broadway Q&A.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

West Coast Premiere of The Lehman Trilogy & More Delayed as Center Theatre Group Postpones Reopening the Ahmanson by Lindsey Sullivan

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the previously scheduled West Coast premiere of The Lehman Trilogy, which was also prevented from making its official Broadway bow on March 26,…

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Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group to Remain Closed Through 2020 by Dan Meyer

The Ahmanson will return with the already planned staging of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

BroadwaySF to Present HADESTOWN, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE PROM and More in 2021 Season

BroadwaySF has announced its 2020-2021 Season including seven Broadway blockbusters at the Orpheum and Golden Gate Theatres.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Listen to Erin Wilhelmi On The Audition Helper Podcast

An interview with Erin Wilhelmi is now available on the Audition Helper podcast. Erin appeared in Ivo Van Hove's production of The Crucible as well as in Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House Part 2.…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, Taylor Trensch!

On this episode of Little Known Facts, Taylor Trensch shares his feelings about being in To Kill A Mockingbird when Broadway shut down due to the pandemic and what the future of that show ma…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Kennedy Center Engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Starring Richard Thomas, Postponed by Andrew Gans

The limited run at the Washington, D.C., venue was scheduled to begin August 25.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at The Kennedy Center to be Rescheduled

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the previously announced performance dates for the Washington, D.C. engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, scheduled for A…

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