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Nov 24, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: November 24
Repertory productions of No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, open on Broadway on this date in 2013.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

In the News: Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away Performances to Air During CBS' Thanksgiving Coverage, Laura Linney and More Nominated for United Solo Special Award
Plus: The Lightning Thief composer-lyricist Rob Rokicki announces a new EP.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

The Public Theater Adds Romeo y Julieta Radio Play Starring Lupita Nyong'o, More to Digital Season
Other offerings include a visual EP from The HawtPlates and a Joe's Pub concert series.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

The Metropolitan Opera Celebrates Thanksgiving With a Week of Family Drama
The Nightly Met Streams series continues with Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor, and more titles about clashing clans.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Tony Nominee Matthew López to Adapt Leading Men Novel, About Tennessee Williams, for the Screen
The film is based on Christopher Castellani's book, a fictional account of the playwright's years with his partner Frank Merlo.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

What Did Bob Fosse Do to Stephen Schwartz's Gift For Pippin Star John Rubinstein?
This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth reveals secrets from the original Broadway production of Pippin—and finds out Michael J. Fox's real name during a Family Ties reunion.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Shoshana Bean's Virtual Apollo Theater Concert Will Feature Jeremy Jordan, Daniel J. Watts, Gavin Creel, More
The concert at the famed Harlem venue will be streamed worldwide in December.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Read the Reviews for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Starring Viola Davis
The Netflix movie adaptation of August Wilson's play also stars the late Chadwick Boseman.

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Nov 23, 2020

November 27 Stars in the House, Featuring Broadway Celebs and Their Pets, Will Benefit Humane Society of New York
Guests will include Sierra Boggess, Lilli Cooper, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Jose Llana, Jessie Mueller, Will Swenson, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Exclusive: Watch Moulin Rouge! The Musical's The Lady Ms Discuss the 4 Bohemian Ideals
Go behind-the-scenes with the sexy quartet—Nini, Arabia, Baby Doll, and La Chocolat—in the final video of the documentary series spotlighting the triple threats who bring these characters to life.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Elizabeth Stanley, Javier Muñoz, More Tapped for You're a Green One, Mr. Finch Concert
The Broadway Green Alliance fundraiser also features the company of Broadway Princess Party and more.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Names Inaugural Class for BAC Artivism Fellowship
The group of 10 Black womxn will be provided financial support, mentorship, networking opportunities, and education workshops.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Look Back at Fela! on Broadway With Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White, and More
The musical, produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more, opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre November 23, 2009.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Watch West Side Story Star Shereen Pimentel Join Built for the Stage for Motivation Monday November 23
Coach Joe Rosko hosts the weekly interview and fitness series.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Old Vic Will Rebroadcast Lungs, Three Kings, Faith Healer as Part of In Camera: Playback Series
The Zoom offerings, featuring Andrew Scott, Claire Foy, and more, were originally presented as part of the Old Vic: In Camera series.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Host I Miss The Music—Broadway Salutes the Erie Playhouse, Featuring Over 40 Broadway Artists
Set to participate are Tony winners Betty Buckley, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel, Alice Ripley, and many more.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Ahead of Sydney Opening, Australia's Frozen Eases Social Distancing Measures
The capacity limit at Sydney's Capitol Theatre has been increased to 85 percent.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Cynthia Erivo, Amber Riley, More Will Star in MCC Theater's Benefit Stream of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play
Kamilah Forbes will direct Jocelyn Bioh's Lucille Lortel Award-winning play.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Gilead Storytellers: Playwright Donja R. Love Wants Everyone to Know They're Not Alone—and How Art Can Heal Us All
This installment also features a performance by fellow gay, Black, and HIV-positive artist Jamar Rogers.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch November 23-27
Watch Larry Owens and Wayne Brady perform works by Roger Q. Mason, listen to Anne of Green Gables, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 23, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: November 23
In 2014, Chicago surpasses Cats to become the second longest-running show in Broadway history.

Playbill News
Nov 22, 2020

Christmas on the Square Comes to Netflix November 22, Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, and Jenifer Lewis
Debbie Allen directs and choreographs the holiday musical, featuring an original score by Parton herself.

Playbill News
Nov 22, 2020

Can You Name the 35 Actors Who Originated These Title Roles on Broadway?
Test your Broadway knowledge.

Playbill News
Nov 22, 2020

Christmas on the Square Comes to Netflix November 21, Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, and Jenifer Lewis
Debbie Allen directs and choreographs the holiday musical, featuring an original score by Parton herself.

Playbill News
Nov 22, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: November 22
Man of La Mancha opens in 1965 at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

Explore Broadway Ruins on an Interactive Virtual Tour November 24
Tim Dolan guides Broadway fans around the theatre district and beyond from the comfort of their homes.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

Presenting: The Official (Fake) Ratatouille Playbill
Go inside the creation of the TikTok musical, plus a look inside what the Playbill would look like.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

Stars in the House Celebrates Wicked's Glinda November 21 With Patti Murin, Laura Bell Bundy, Kara Lindsay, and Erin Mackey
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: November 21
In 1934, the original Broadway production of Anything Goes, starring includes Ethel Merman, opened at the Alvin Theatre.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

Phylicia Rashad, Courtney B. Vance, Oprah, Angela Bassett, More Star in HBO's Between the World and Me November 21
The adaptation is based on The Apollo staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates' work, who also performs in the special.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

From the Archives: A Conversation with The Heiress's Cherry Jones
Playbill looks back to when Jones, who celebrates her birthday November 21, first broke out in her Tony-winning turn in The Heiress.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

23 Completely Original Musicals That Have Played Broadway
From Company to The Prom, check out these musicals that began life on the stage.

Playbill News
Nov 21, 2020

William Jackson Harper and Ali Ahn Star in Virtual Reading of The Burdens
Play-PerView presents the Matt Schatz work.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Tony Winner André De Shields Will Host Remember the Ribbon: A Tribute to World AIDS Day
The Gilead concert event streams on Playbill December 1 at 8 PM ET.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

In the News: Olivier Winner Sam Tutty, Six Stars, and More Will Be Part of West End Acoustic Concert, Tina Fallon Departs Dramatists Guild, More
Plus, watch Syndee Winters and Carmen Ruby Floyd in the inspirational new music video, "When Broadway Is Back."

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Playbill Playlist: Thanksgiving Edition
Whether cooking the big meal in the kitchen or needing some post-dinner musical stylings, this playlist hits the spot.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Playbill Presents: The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
It's never too early to start your shopping—especially this year.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Brandon Victor Dixon, Chloë Sevigny, Donja R. Love, More Tapped to Present New Digital Works at The New Group
Edie Falco, Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, and more will be featured in the diverse array of digital works.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Cast Set for Miami New Drama's Socially Distanced Seven Deadly Sins
The site-specific event features works by Dael Orlandersmith, Hilary Bettis, Nlio Cruz, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Upcoming Cast Recordings
The show tunes you need from the shows you love!

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Virtual Production of Atlantic Theater Company's She Persisted, The Musical Now Available for Streaming
Based on Chelsea Clinton's best-selling book, this family musical was part of the Off-Broadway theatre company's Atlantic for Kids series earlier this year.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations


Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Kirstin Maldonado Will Join Norm Lewis and Deborah Cox in Chicago Children of Eden
The Stephen Schwartz-John Caird musical is aiming for an August 2021 opening at the Arcada Theatre.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Watch: Peppermint Marks National Transgender Day of Remembrance With Music Video
"But...I Survived" also features Mila Jam and Deja Smith plus behind-the-scenes work from Josh Drake and John Alix.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay to Star in London Revival of Anything Goes
Kathleen Marshall will direct and choreograph the production, aiming to open in May 2021 at the Barbican.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Listen to the New Girl Power Anthem for The Prom Movie, ‘Wear Your Crown'
The upbeat track features Meryl Streep rapping along with vocals by Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Ariana DeBose, and Jo Ellen Pellman.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Stars in the House Welcomes Beetlejuice's Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Leslie Kritzer, More November 20
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA Reach Agreement on Streamed Theatre
Equity will have jurisdiction over theatrical streaming productions through December 2021.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch November 20-22
Mary Testa and Wesley Taylor star in a world premiere, Between the World and Me debuts on HBO Max, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Celebrate Jeremy Jordan's Birthday With This Look at His Career
The Smash and Newsies star was born November 20.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album Drops November 20
Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad are joined on the LP by cast members from the Tony-winning musical.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Go Down the Virtual Rabbit Hole in Interactive Saving Wonderland November 20
Playbill Social Selects and Seize the Show bring you a family-friendly immersive theatre production.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Do You Know in What Shows These Stars Made Their Broadway Debuts?, Vol. 2
Test your Broadway knowledge.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Life Is a Cabaret! Look Back at the Kander and Ebb Classic on Its 54th Anniversary
The groundbreaking musical opened on Broadway November 20, 1966.

Playbill News
Nov 20, 2020

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn Airs on PBS November 20
The musical stars Bryce Pinkham, Megan Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

James Monroe Iglehart, Cherry Jones, Telly Leung, More Join Streaming Benefit of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
The virtual production of the Bill Russell and Janet Hood musical revue will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Jeremy Pope, Shakina Nayfack, Cody Renard Richard, More Make the 2020 Out100 List
The annual list recognizes prominent members of the LGBTQ community for their impact around the world.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

In the News: Billy Porter to Direct LGBTQ Coming-of-Age Film, Jane Krakowski Will Host Revamped Name That Tune, More
Plus, Raúl Esparza, Ron Cephas Jones, and more are set for free Shakespeare readings.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

The Public Theater Reveals Lineup for Its Under the Radar Festival
Expect new digital works from 600 HIGHWAYMEN, Javaad Alipoor, Inua Ellams, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, More Featured in New PBS Concert Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas With Vanessa Williams was filmed with a small, socially distanced audience in D.C.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Check Out These Stunning Portraits of the Stars of Broadway Advocacy Coalition's Broadway VS
The evening, starring Tony winners André De Shields and Lillias White, benefited the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Stars in the House Welcomes National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter and More
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series, which benefits The Actors Fund, spotlights the NEA and the CARES Act November 19.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Never-Before-Heard Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Song Cycles Preserved on Legacy Album
These demos feature vocal performances from Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Sarah Uriarte Berry, and Steven Pasquale.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Listen to Lilli Cooper, Solea Pfeiffer, and More as Sorority Sisters in Salad Days Musical
The cast recording of the ten-minute musical comedy drops November 20.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell Duet Will Be Part of ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, and Trevor Jackson will host the evening looking back at favorite performances over the past five years.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Watch Budding Stage Performers Shine in a Trailer for the August Wilson Monologues Competition Documentary Giving Voice
The film features Tony winners Viola Davis and Denzel Washington along with footage of the late Wilson.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Watch George Salazar, Lesli Margherita, and Alex Brightman in a Sneak Peek at the Broadway-Themed Digital Soap Opera As the Curtain Rises
The new podcast chronicles the behind-the-scenes drama of Avvatar, the Musical.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Watch Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Sing a Rodgers & Hammerstein Medley
The stars of the Broadway production of Cinderella reunite virtually for a special performance.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

WATCH: High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special Trailer Drops
The festive special features cast members Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Watch NAMT's 32nd Annual Festival of New Musicals November 19-20
The works range from a Salem witch trials opera to a musical about a boy with green, scaly skin.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Alan Cumming Leads Uncle Vanya With Ellen Burstyn, Samira Wiley, Constance Wu, More November 19
The digital reading is directed by Danya Taymor.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Checking In With… Tony Nominee Megan Hilty, Star of Noises Off, Smash, Wicked, 9 to 5, More
The stage and screen star, who also enjoys a voiceover career, can be heard in the new animated series DreamWorks TrollsTopia.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Go Way Down to Hadestown and Hang Out With Cast Members of the Tony-Winning Musical November 19
Playbill Social Selects teams up with Broadway Roulette's Elizabeth Durand Streisand for a virtual hangout.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

From Grease! to Bandstand: A Look Back at Laura Osnes On Stage
The two-time Tony nominee celebrates her birthday November 19.

Playbill News
Nov 19, 2020

Valisia LeKae and Daniel J. Watts Star in Scenes From Sweet Lorraine The Play November 19
The special digital production is a benefit for Stand Up To Cancer and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn NAACP.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

WATCH: Come From Away Cast Members Talk Black Lives Matter and Trans Rights
The Conversations From Away YouTube series brings cast and crew from the musical's national tour together to keep important conversations going.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

In the News: Vanessa Williams Kicks Off Fabulous Invalid Season, Alexandra Billings Lands Multi-Episode Arc on The Conners, More
Plus, The Walking Dead and Love Actually star Andrew Lincoln discusses his upcoming role in The Old Vic A Christmas Carol.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

In the News: Vanessa Williams Kicks Off Fabulous Invalid Season, Alexandra Billings Lands Multi-Episode Arc on The Connors, More
Plus, The Walking Dead and Love Actually star Andrew Lincoln discusses his upcoming role in The Old Vic A Christmas Carol.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Cancels All Scheduled Programs Through April 2021
These cancellations represent 384 ticketed events and a financial loss of $24.1 million for the D.C. institution.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Signature's 2021-2022 Season Will Feature Premieres From Dominique Morisseau, Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, More
Also on the schedule for the Off-Broadway theatre company: works by Anna Deavere Smith and Samuel D. Hunter.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

City Center Encores! to Present Into the Woods
The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical will be staged at the New York venue.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Watch Paolo Montalbán Sing 'Ten Minutes Ago' on R&H Goes Pop!-At Home
The stage and screen star played Prince Christopher opposite Brandy in the 1997 musical film adaptation of Cinderella.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Watch Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke in the One Night in Miami... Trailer
Based on Olivier nominee Kemp Powers' stage play, the film is directed by Oscar winner Regina King.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Can You Name These Musicals From Just 1 Song?, Vol. 2
Test your knowledge of musical theatre scores.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Stars in the House Welcomes Falling Stars' Sally Ann Triplett and Peter Polycarpou November 18
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Kenny Leon to Be Honored With Craig Zadan Theatre For Life Award
The Tony-winning director will receive the honor at the Educational Theatre Foundation's Theatre Alive! virtual gala, streaming on Playbill.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Interactive and Virtual Murder Mystery Citizen Detective Opens November 18
The Geffen Stayhouse production has been extended through February 2021.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Phylicia Rashad, Dylan McDermott, and More Will Star in Stream of The Night of the Iguana, Benefiting The Actors Fund
Emily Mann will direct the Tennessee Williams drama.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

National Theatre's Death of England: Delroy Will Stream for Free
The solo play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams stars Michael Balogun.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Calling All Writers: Scranton Scratch Night Seeking Play Submissions
The competition, led by Pink House Productions and Scranton Shakespeare Festival, provides a space for up-and-coming theatre artists to find work and get paid.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Trevor Nunn Will Direct 60th Anniversary Staging of Happy Days at London's Riverside Studios
The new production of the Samuel Beckett classic will star Beckett interpreter Lisa Dwan.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Tina Fey Will Host NBC's One Night Only, The Best of Broadway, Featuring Casts of Ain't Too Proud, Jagged Little Pill, More
The two-hour TV special, with appearances by Billy Porter, Nathan Lane, and Vanessa Williams, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Katori Hall Goes 'River Deep, Mountain High' on the Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Cast Recording
In this in-depth and reflective essay, the Tony-nominated book writer explores Tina Turner's life, Adrienne Warren's pipes, and more.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Majestic Theatre Have You Seen?
Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

Playbill News
Nov 18, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: November 18
In 2008, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show opens at the Public Theater.

Playbill News
Nov 17, 2020

André De Shields, Karen Olivo, Heather Headley, More Set for Home for the Holidays, Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Ain't Too Proud's Jelani Remy, who conceived the idea for the fundraiser, will host.

Playbill News
Nov 17, 2020

Go Down the Rabbit Hole in Immersive Saving Wonderland November 20
Playbill Social Selects and Seize the Show bring you a family-friendly interactive theatre production.

Playbill News
Nov 17, 2020

Susan Blackwell, Freestyle Love Supreme and Upright Citizens Brigade Alum, More to Lead Digital Theatre Workshops for Broadway Teaching Group
The half-day workshops cover editing virtual productions, remote theatre lesson plans, and directing student theatre online.

Playbill News
Nov 17, 2020

In the News: Tonya Pinkins to Be Honored, Spike Lee Will Direct Musical Film With Songs From Passing Strange Duo, More
Plus, watch the new music video from Pretty Woman's Brennin Hunt.

Playbill News
Nov 17, 2020

Center Theatre Group Adds Oklahoma! and A Christmas Carol to 2021-2022 Season
The Los Angeles company now aims to reopen in August 2021.

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