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Jan 06, 2022

Checking In With… Everybody's Talking About Jamie Star Layton Williams
The former Rent and Billy Elliot star will soon be seen in the title role of the Los Angeles premiere of Jamie.

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Jan 06, 2022

New Writers at 54! Returns With Concerts From Janet Noh, Andy Roninson, Brandon Webster, More
Other emerging musical theatre writers showcased in the concert series at Feinstein's/54 Below include the teams of McGuire and Simon and siblings Murphy Taylor and Emerson Mae Smith.

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Jan 06, 2022

Watch Clip of Alvin Ailey Explain His Creative Process in Documentary Ailey
American Masters: Ailey airs on PBS January 11.

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Jan 05, 2022

Austin Pendleton Replaces Bill Buell in This Beautiful Future Off-Broadway
Jack Serio directs Rita Kalnejais' drama.

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Jan 05, 2022

Harlem Stage Announces Spring 2022 In-Person and Digital Programming
The season includes En El Tiempo de las Mariposas, A Drop of Midnight, and more.

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Jan 05, 2022

Take a 1st Look at Cecily Strong in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Off-Broadway
The production starring the Saturday Night Live star is set to officially open at The Shed January 11.

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Jan 05, 2022

Cast Set for Drama League's DirectorFest 2022
Directors include Reena Dutt, Ryan Dobrin, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Keenan Tyler Oliphant, and Sivan Battat.

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Jan 05, 2022

Celebrate More Than 45 Years of The Wiz on Broadway
The original production, starring Stephanie Mills, opened January 5, 1975 at the Majestic Theatre.

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Jan 05, 2022

LaChanze, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, More Set for 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center
James Monroe Iglehart will host the upcoming performances celebrating five decades of musical theatre at the D.C. venue.

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Jan 05, 2022

Irish Rep Announces In-Person and Digital Programming for 2022
The Off-Broadway theatre company will present A Touch of the Poet, Made By God, and more.

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Jan 05, 2022

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cyrano Movie Musical In New Featurette
Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. star in the film from director Joe Wright.

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Jan 05, 2022

Chris Evans Could Play Gene Kelly in Upcoming Biopic; John Logan Attached as Screenwriter
The film will follow a young teen working on the MGM lot in the ‘50s.

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Jan 05, 2022

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Largest Gift in Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS History
To date, the foundation created by late, Tony-winning lyricist Ebb has donated $24.8 million to Broadway Cares.

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Jan 05, 2022

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Kick-Off Networking Event for BIPOC Stage Managers
Attendees will be able to engage virtually with representatives from Disney Theatrical, Second Stage Theatre, NETworks, and more.

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Jan 05, 2022

The 1/52 Project Offers $15K Grants to Early-Career Theatre Designers to Diversify Design Community
Beowulf Boritt founded the project, which is encouraging Broadway designers to donate one week's royalties to the fund annually.

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Jan 05, 2022

Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations


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Jan 05, 2022

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 5
In 1975, The Wiz opens on Broadway.

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Jan 05, 2022

Greg Kinnear Makes Broadway Debut in To Kill a Mockingbird January 5
Baize Buzan also steps into the role of Scout Finch at the Shubert Theatre.

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Jan 04, 2022

Flying Over Sunset Moves Up Broadway Closing Date
Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Carmen Cusack star in the the Lincoln Center Theater production.

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Jan 04, 2022

Black Theatre Coalition Names New Executive Director and Program Director
T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald "Reggie" Van Lee co-founded the organization in July 2020.

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Jan 04, 2022

Paradise Square Pushes Back Broadway Start and Opening Night
The Civil War era-set musical will start a month later as a COVID-19 precaution.

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Jan 04, 2022

Updates on Current and Upcoming National Tours
A look at the touring musicals and plays that may soon be coming to a city near you.

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Jan 04, 2022

Sara Bareilles Will Perform at 2022 Roundabout Theatre Company Gala
This year's gala will honor three-time Tony recipient Chita Rivera.

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Jan 04, 2022

Listen to BBC Phantom at 35 Radio Documentary
Stage and screen star Luke Evans narrates Celebrating 35 Years of Phantom of the Opera, a-two hour look back at the groundbreaking musical.

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Jan 04, 2022

Final Performances of Lynn Nottage's Clyde's Stream Live From Broadway Beginning January 4
Audiences can catch the last 16 performances of the Second Stage production in-person or virtually.

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Jan 04, 2022

Brittney Mack, Alexandra Silber, Presley Ryan, More to Lead I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been at Feinstein's/54 Below
Created and hosted by Silber, the latest installment of the concert series will play to an in-person audience and stream live.

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Jan 04, 2022

Aladdin Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Will Be Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago
The international hit musical continues at the Ambassador Theatre.

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Jan 04, 2022

Sierra Boggess and Stefano Da Fre Announce Engagement
The Broadway star and filmmaker made the happy announcement on Instagram.

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Jan 04, 2022

Watch David Byrne Talk Modifying American Utopia, Why the Cast Wears Suits, What Was Worse About 1970s New York, More
Former Talking Heads frontman Byrne appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

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Jan 04, 2022

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 4
In 1981, Frankenstein opens—and closes—on Broadway at the Palace Theatre.

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Jan 03, 2022

Sierra Boggess and Stefano Da Free Announce Engagement
The Broadway star and filmmaker made the happy announcement on Instagram.

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Jan 03, 2022

Allan Larson, Father of Rent Creator Jonathan Larson, Dies
Following Jonathan's death in 1996, Larson served as steward to his son's legacy, creating the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation and sharing Peasant's Feasts with Rent casts.

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Jan 03, 2022

Can You Name the Performances That Earned These Stars Their 1st Tony Award?
Test your theatre knowledge by revisiting these Tony triumphs.

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Jan 03, 2022

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares His Freestyle Love Supreme Pre-Show Playlists
With tracks from Beyoncé, The Mountain Goats, Wu-Tang Clan, and more, check out the wild mixes that welcomed audiences into the Booth Theatre and got the FLS company amped to perform.

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Jan 03, 2022

MCC Theater Sets New Dates for Off-Broadway Premiere of Space Dogs
In order to prevent COVID disruptions during the production, the company has delayed the start of the new Van Hughes-Nick Blaemire musical by two weeks.

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Jan 03, 2022

Tino Gagliardi Elected President and Executive Director of NYC Musicians' Union Local 802
A former Broadway trumpet player, Gagliardi returns to the role after serving in it from 2010 to 2018.

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Jan 03, 2022

Watch Complete United in Song PBS Concert, Featuring Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, Drew Gehling, More
Chita Rivera hosted the New Year's Eve concert, subtitled Celebrating the American Dream.

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Jan 03, 2022

Stars in the House Welcomes Come From Away's Josh Breckenridge, Sharon Wheatley, More January 3
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host the live streamed series.

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Jan 03, 2022

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 3
In 1952, Harold Lang, Helen Gallagher, Elaine Stritch, and Vivienne Segal star in a revival of Pal Joey.

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Jan 03, 2022

Latest COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including Skeleton Crew, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Music Man, More
Breakthrough cases continue to disrupt several Broadway shows' schedules, as well as Off-Broadway and Classic Arts offerings around town.

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Jan 03, 2022

January 2022 Streaming Guide: Harry Potter Reunion, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Gilded Age, More
What's playing on HBO Max, Hulu, Apple TV , and more.

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Jan 03, 2022

From Wicked to Aladdin: Look Back at Telly Leung's Theatre Highlights
The actor celebrates his birthday January 3.

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Jan 03, 2022

Antonio Banderas-Helmed A Chorus Line Will Return to Barcelona
Spanish film star Manuel Bandera will star as Zach.

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Jan 03, 2022

Baize Buzan Will Join Greg Kinnear in Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird
Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of the Harper Lee novel continues at the Shubert Theatre.

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Jan 03, 2022

Broadway Rush, Lottery, and Standing Room Only Policies
Playbill's complete round-up of the latest Broadway rush, lottery, standing-room-only (SRO), and student ticket policies.

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Jan 03, 2022

Playbill's Broadway Horoscope - January 2022
New Year, New Possibilities! Find out what could be in store for you this month!

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Jan 03, 2022

Schedule of Upcoming Live Opera and Ballet Broadcasts
The opera and ballet fans' guide to where they can view live broadcasts.

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Jan 03, 2022

Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows
Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

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Jan 03, 2022

Watch Hugh Jackman Discuss Returning to Broadway as Harold Hill in The Music Man
In the CBS Sunday Morning profile, the Tony winner also danced with host Jane Pauley and spoke about the recent death of his father.

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Jan 02, 2022

Broadway's Mrs. Doubtfire to Take 9-Week Hiatus
The Rob McClure-led musical has been facing breakthrough COVID cases among its cast.

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Jan 02, 2022

Freestyle Love Supreme Wraps Up Limited Broadway Run January 2
The hip-hop improv show has an 11-city U.S. tour planned for 2022.

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Jan 02, 2022

The Lehman Trilogy Completes Limited Broadway Run January 2
The family saga, starring Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale, and Adam Godley, plays the Nederlander Theatre.

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Jan 02, 2022

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 2
Today's birthdays include Taye Diggs, Christopher Durang, and Beth Malone.

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Jan 01, 2022

40 Songs of Hope to Start Your New Year
Begin your 2022 with a boost from Broadway and beyond.

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Jan 01, 2022

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 1
Today's birthdays include Frank Langella, Joe Orton, and Louise Pitre.

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Dec 31, 2021

We'll Drink to That: The Top Theatre Stories of 2021
Openings, closings, and everything in between.

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Dec 31, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: December 31
Today's birthdays include Bebe Neuwirth, Jule Styne, and Adam Chanler-Berat.

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Dec 31, 2021

Chita Rivera Hosts PBS New Year's Eve Special, Featuring Lea Salonga, Paulo Szot, Drew Gehling, More
United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream was filmed at Philadelphia's Independence Hall.

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Dec 31, 2021

In Memoriam: A Look at the Theatre Artists We Lost in 2021
Playbill remembers the actors, directors, playwrights, and other familiar faces of the stage who died this year.

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Dec 30, 2021

Latest COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including Clyde's, Come From Away, Moulin Rouge!, More
Breakthrough cases continue to disrupt several Broadway shows' schedules, as well as Off-Broadway and Classic Arts offerings around town.

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Dec 30, 2021

Latest COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including Come From Away, Moulin Rouge!, The Music Man
Breakthrough cases continue to disrupt several Broadway shows' schedules, as well as Off-Broadway and Classic Arts offerings around town.

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Dec 30, 2021

Grease Live!, Starring Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Now Streaming
The 2016 Fox broadcast of the classic Broadway musical is avaiable for free on YouTube Movies.

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Dec 30, 2021

Last Chance: Schedule of Upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway Show Closings
What shows are about to close in New York City?

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Dec 30, 2021

5 Photographers Share Their Advice for Creating the Perfect Headshot
Whether you are an actor looking to update your materials or a photographer seeking to grow in your craft, check out these inside tips from five headshot experts.

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Dec 30, 2021

Look Back at More Than 70 Years of Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway
The original production of the classic musical opened at the New Century Theatre December 30, 1948.

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Dec 29, 2021

Hugh Jackman Sets Return Date in Broadway's The Music Man, Now Canceled Through January 5
Jackman urged everyone to stay safe in an Instagram video announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Dec 29, 2021

Liz Callaway Will Honor Stephen Sondheim in New Concert Act
Callaway made her Broadway debut in the original production of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.

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Dec 29, 2021

Cast Set for World Premiere of Punk Rock Girl! From Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki
Long Island's Argyle Theatre will present the new musical, featuring the music of female artists like Blondie, Gwen Stefani, and Avril Lavigne.

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Dec 29, 2021

Signature Theatre's Rent Extends Run
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jonathan Larson musical reopened the Arlington, Virginia, venue for live performances.

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Dec 29, 2021

Cast Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company's Our Town, With Music by Michael John LaChiusa
The Thornton Wilder classic will play the Washington, D.C., venue in February 2022.

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Dec 29, 2021

Checking In With… Harry Hadden-Paton, Star of Flying Over Sunset, My Fair Lady, Downton Abbey, More
The Tony-nominated actor plays Aldous Huxley in the new musical Flying Over Sunset at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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Dec 29, 2021

Hamilton Cancels Los Angeles Performances Through January
The Tony-winning musical has temporarily suspended performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre due to COVID-19.

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Dec 29, 2021

How Bartlett Sher Finds Dark Resonance in Verdi's Rigoletto
Bartlett Sher's new staging of Verdi's Rigoletto opens at the Metropolitan Opera on New Year's Eve.

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Dec 29, 2021

Hugh Jackman Sets Return Date in Broadway's The Music Man
Jackman urged everyone to stay safe in an Instagram video announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.

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Dec 29, 2021

Listen to Playbill's Rockin' New Year's Eve Mixtape, Filled With Broadway Party Tunes
Haven't put together your New Year's Eve playlist yet? Just use ours.

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Dec 29, 2021

New York City Ballet Cancels Remaining Performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker
A 2019 production, starring Maria Kowroski as the Sugarplum Fairy, is currently available for streaming.

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Dec 29, 2021

5, 6, 7, 8…Four! Lorin Latarro's Song and Dance
How the choreographer and director worked on a quartet of simultaneous shows.

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Dec 29, 2021

Broadway Evolution: Revisit These 16 Classic Musicals and Their Most Recent Revivals
From faithful adaptations to innovative reinterpretations, celebrate theatre with a look at the progression of these cherished musicals.

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Dec 29, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: December 29
In 1973, Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst open in a Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten.

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Dec 28, 2021

Get a 1st Listen to Troy Iwata on the Title Song From How to Repair a Mechanical Heart
Broadway performer and TikTok star JJ Niemann will host an online listening party for the new musical's concept album.

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Dec 28, 2021

New COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including The Music Man, Hadestown
Hugh Jackman announced that he himself has contracted the virus and will be out of The Music Man through January 6.

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Dec 28, 2021

7 Theatre Books to Read This Winter
There's plenty to cozy up with this season, including The Phantom of the Opera graphic novel, a Lorraine Hansberry biography, and more.

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Dec 28, 2021

Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations to Close on Broadway
The musical opened at the Imperial Theatre in 2019.

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Dec 28, 2021

Toronto Production of Come From Away Closes After COVID Shutdown
The musical had reopened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre December 15.

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Dec 28, 2021

Weekly Schedule of Current Broadway Shows
A rundown of current Broadway shows and their planned show times, as well as cancellations due to COVID.

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Dec 28, 2021

Take a Look at the 2021-2022 Tony Season Thus Far
As 2021 comes to a close, look back at the new productions that have officially opened this season.

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Dec 28, 2021

Celebrate Tony Award Winner Denzel Washington With a Look at His Theatre Highlights
The Tony and Oscar winner was born December 28.

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Dec 28, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: December 28
In 1944, the original production of On the Town opens on Broadway.

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Dec 27, 2021

CDC Shortens Recommended Isolation Period for Those Testing Positive for COVID-19
In the wake of the Omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shortened the recommended time for isolation by half.

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Dec 27, 2021

New COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including Six, and More
Breakthrough cases continue to disrupt several Broadway shows' holiday schedules, as well as Off-Broadway and Classic Arts offerings around town.

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Dec 27, 2021

Watch Alexandra Billings Give Shout Out to Understudies at Wicked Curtain Call
The talents of numerous understudies and swings let the show go on at the Gershwin Theatre on Christmas.

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Dec 27, 2021

David Byrne's American Utopia Will Resume Performances on Broadway December 28 With Modified Show
The production at the St. James Theatre will incorporate songs by Talking Heads and tunes from Byrne's solo catalog.

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Dec 27, 2021

A Look Back at 2021 in Video
Watch some of our favorite on-camera moments in what continues to be uncharted times.

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Dec 27, 2021

Broadway Performer Harvey Evans Dies at 80
The singer, actor, and dancer appeared in Hello, Dolly!, Follies, West Side Story, and more.

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Dec 27, 2021

Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew Begins Broadway Previews December 27
Tony winner Phylicia Rashad and Brandon J. Dirden star in the Manhattan Theatre Club production.

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Dec 27, 2021

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A Life in the Theatre—Harvey Evans
Read an interview with the late actor-singer-dancer that originally ran in August 2007.

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Dec 27, 2021

Standbys Save the Day at Broadway's Come From Away
Eight standbys played every single role December 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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Dec 27, 2021

16 Musicals That Opened Cold on Broadway
All of these shows opened without previous tryouts before debuting on the Main Stem.

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Dec 27, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: December 27
In 1927, the original production of Show Boat opens on Broadway.

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Dec 26, 2021

New COVID Cancellations From Broadway and Beyond, Including Company, The Music Man, More
Breakthrough cases continue to disrupt several Broadway shows' holiday schedules, as well as Off-Broadway and Classic Arts offerings around town.

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