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Sep 26, 2020

Can You Guess These Musicals From Only Their Character Names?
Test your knowledge of musical theatre characters both old and new with this challenging quiz.

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Sep 26, 2020

Celebrate More Than 60 Years of West Side Story on Broadway With These Rare Photos
The Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents musical, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, opened at the Winter Garden Theatre September 26, 1957.

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Sep 26, 2020

Celebrating George Gershwin on Broadway in the 21st Century
In honor of the seminal composer's birthday, look back at the his work onstage in the 21st century.

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Sep 26, 2020

Original Cast of Hamlet in Bed Reunites for Virtual Reading September 26
The Play-PerView event benefits Rattlestick Playwrights, where the play premiered.

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Sep 26, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: September 26
The original production of West Side Story opens on Broadway in 1957.

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Sep 26, 2020

Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams Join Forces for In-Person Performance at Kennedy Center September 26
A Time to Sing: An Evening With Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams will also be live streamed.

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Sep 26, 2020

Stars in the House Spotlights Houston's Stages September 26
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Sep 26, 2020

Take a Look Back at Cherry Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Zachary Quinto in The Glass Menagerie
The Tony-nominated Broadway revival of the Tennessee Williams play opened September 26, 2013.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

Tonya Pinkins Will Star in Live Stream of The School for Wives
Molière in the Park Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien will direct the all-female cast.

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Sep 25, 2020

Get a Sneak Peek at Playbill's 2021 Calendar, Celebrating the Golden Age of Broadway
Now available for pre-order, the date keeper features 12 shows and production notes for each one.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

In the News: Billy Porter, Christopher Jackson Featured in 'I Have a Right to Vote' Video, 20 Arts Organizations Named 'America's Cultural Treasures,' More
Plus: Watch the cast of Ain't Too Proud perform together for the first time since the pandemic began.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

Cast of Fame TV Series, Including Debbie Allen, Michael Cerveris, and Lee Curreri, Will Reunite on Stars in the House September 26
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

7 Board Games and Puzzle Boxes for the Perfect Night In
One of the highlights: Mother of Frankenstein, equal parts immersive theatre, escape room, board game, and novel.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

Glenn Close, Jeremy O. Harris, Patti LuPone, More to Perform Scenes From Angels in America
Proceeds from the starry benefit will go to amfAR.

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Sep 25, 2020

The Actors Fund Welcomes 4 New Members to Board of Trustees
Debbie Allen, Nancy S. MacMillan, Elizabeth Reiko Kubota Whitney, and Allison Wright have joined the board of the national human services organization.

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Sep 25, 2020

The Play That Goes Wrong to Reopen in London in November
The international hit comedy will also play a holiday engagement at the Theatre Royal Bath in December.

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Sep 25, 2020

WATCH: Corey Cott's Character Has Mommy Issues in Clip From Filthy Rich
Episode 2 of the Fox series promises another battle for the Monreaux family from the outside—and within.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

What Do Critics Think of The Boys in the Band on Netflix?
The entire cast of the Tony-winning revival and director Joe Mantello return for the new movie adaptation.

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Sep 25, 2020

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

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Sep 25, 2020

Stars in the House Reunites Original Broadway Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee September 25
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

Read the Reviews for Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix
The film, inspired by true events, features Tony winners Mark Rylance, Eddie Redmayne, and Frank Langella.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

Broadway Alum Gerald Caesar Joins Dear Evan Hansen Movie
The actor will take on a new role in the film based on the Tony-winning musical.

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Sep 25, 2020

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Welcomes 6 Broadway Leaders to Board of Trustees
The new additions include Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, Tony winner Billy Porter, and director-activist Schele Williams.

Playbill News
Sep 25, 2020

The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch September 25-27
Renée Fleming and Vanessa Williams are live from the Kennedy Center, a new musical from the U.K., and more.

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Sep 25, 2020

The Shows Must Go On Returns September 25 With Stream of Fame the Musical
After a summer hiatus, the series returns will full theatrical productions available to watch for free.

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Sep 25, 2020

Celebrate More Than 40 Years of Broadway's Evita
The musical, starring Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, opened at the Broadway Theatre September 25, 1979.

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Sep 25, 2020

Checking In With… Rebecca Naomi Jones, Star of Oklahoma!, Significant Other, American Idiot, More
Jones can be heard on the new album (I Am) Nobody's Lunch, part of The Michael Friedman Collection from Ghostlight Records.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Proposed NYC Legislation Could Create More Outdoor Performance Opportunities, Alleviate Roadblocks
Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer, Laurie A. Cumbo, and Paul Vallone and more discussed the bills in a September 23 hearing.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

In the News: The Inheritance Playwright Matthew Lopez to Lead Town Hall on LGBTQ Rights and Voting, Juilliard Gala Goes Virtual, More
Plus, watch over 50 Broadway actors—including Carolee Carmello, Ali Ewoldt, and Aisha de Haas—join forces for "The Soul of the Nation" music video.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Industry Roundup: New Hires at Town Hall, Alley Theatre, Play on Shakespeare, More
See who has recently joined the team at theatre institutions in New York and beyond.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Stage Door Virtually! Meet Rent Alums September 24
Playbill Social Selects teams up with Broadway Roulette's Elizabeth Durand Streisand for a virtual hangout.

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Sep 24, 2020

Watch 'Wilds of the West' From New Film Killian & the Comeback Kids, With Taylor A. Purdee, Shannon O'Boyle, More
Purdee also wrote and directed the folk-rock movie musical.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Signature Theatre's Octet and Cambodian Rock Band to Play Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Broadway & Beyond Theatricals will present the national tour of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Becca Blackwell, Shayok Misha Chowdhury, Jillian Walker, More Hired to Create New Works at SoHo Rep
The Off-Broadway theatre also announced plans for the 2021-2022 season and the appointment of Amber Tamblyn to its board.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Ain't Too Proud Cast and BD Wong to Celebrate Rosie's Theater Kids as Fall Gala Goes Virtual
Rosie O'Donnell will host the evening's festivities.

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Sep 24, 2020

Artist Relief Fund Raises Nearly $20 Million
The national COVID-19 relief effort will continue aid and fundraising for artists through December.

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Sep 24, 2020

John J. Caswell Jr. Named Recipient of 2020-2021 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
Caswell, Jr. will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's Emerging Artists Virtual Salon.

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Sep 24, 2020

Listen to Hadestown Star Eva Noblezada Sing 'Square Peg' From the New Film Yellow Rose
Lea Salonga and Dale Watson are also featured on the film's soundtrack from Sony Music Masterworks.

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Sep 24, 2020

Stars in the House Throws a Virtual Birthday Party September 24
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series, benefiting The Actors Fund, celebrates their daughter Juli's 20th birthday.

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Sep 24, 2020

Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations


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Sep 24, 2020

Rhiannon Giddens, Renée Fleming, More to Headline Carnegie Hall's Digital Opening Night Gala
The New York City venue previously canceled all in-person programming through 2020.

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Sep 24, 2020

Melissa Errico Will Debut Live Stream Concert Series About Love, Desire, and Mystery
The Tony nominee also sits down with The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik to discuss French culture.

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Sep 24, 2020

Get a 1st Listen to Anastasia Star Christy Altomare Singing From New Musical Willow
Created by TikTok stars Morgan Smith, Abigail Greenwood, and Sushi Soucy, the new musical is part of the Averno Universe.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

9-Time Grammy Winner Rubén Blades, 2-Time Grammy Winner Jon Secada, and Moulin Rouge! Star Ricky Rojas Headline Final Casting of ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices
See who else is joining the lineup for the can't-miss concert event, premiering on Playbill October 1.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

52 of the Most Iconic Playbill Covers in Broadway History
From A Chorus Line to West Side Story, see the Playbills that have made their mark on the Great White Way.

Playbill News
Sep 24, 2020

Help Sydney Styles Solve A Chorus Crime September 24
Be a detective's assistant in the interactive theatre experience from Playbill Social Selects and Seize the Show.

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Sep 24, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: September 24
In 1974, Elizabeth Ashley stars in a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Ryan Spahn's Nora Highland, Maurice Hines Documentary, More on Tap at NewFest's 2020 LGBTQ Film Festival
The 32nd annual edition will feature drive-in screenings and virtual premieres.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

In the News: Dael Orlandersmith, Hilary Bettis, Nilo Cruz Pen Plays for Site-Specific 7 Deadly Sins, What the Constitution Means to Me Heads to Woodstock, More
Plus, Tony winner Betty Buckley joins forces with the School of Arts and Enterprise Virtual Choir for a new music video to promote social justice.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Krystal Joy Brown, Victoria Clark, Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, More to Star in Holiday Hallmark Channel Movie
One Royal Holiday will feature Osnes taking in stranded strangers who turn out to have a royal secret.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Debbie Allen Reveals On-Set Fame Secrets and How It Led Her to a Tony Nomination for West Side Story
This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Stars in the House and highlights from his live concert with Judy Kuhn.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Metropolitan Opera Cancels Entire 2020-2021 Season, Lays Out Plans for Future
The New York institution aims to reopen in Fall 2021 with Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones, marking the first work by a Black composer to play the Met.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Release of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Movie Delayed Nearly a Year
The musical, starring Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, and more, had been scheduled to arrive in theatres December 18.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

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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Sep 23, 2020

Play-PerView Will Stream 10th Anniversary Reunion Reading of Geoffrey Nauffts' Next Fall
Original Broadway cast members Patrick Breen, Patrick Heusinger, Maddie Corman, Cotter Smith, and more will be part of the virtual reading.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Revisit Peter Gallagher, Betsy Joslyn, and More in A Doll's Life on Broadway
The musical sequel to the Ibsen play, directed by Hal Prince, opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre September 23.

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Sep 23, 2020

Mona Mansour Named Winner of the 2020 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting
The National Arts Club has bestowed the annual award since 1980.

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Sep 23, 2020

Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, More Jersey Boys Alums Pay Tribute to Tommy DeVito
The founding member of The Four Seasons died September 21 at 92.

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Sep 23, 2020

Billy Porter, Anaïs Mitchell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, More Among 2020's TIME100
Cyndi Lauper, André De Shields, and Taylor Swift wrote odes to the three as part of the publication's annual list of the most influential people in the world.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Cast of Disney's Hercules, Including Roger Bart, Susan Egan, Lillias White, LaChanze, More, Reunite on Stars in the House September 23
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

WATCH: The Broadway Cast of Hamilton Doesn't Want You to Throw Away Your Shot This Election
Cast members from the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical—including Lin-Manuel Miranda himself—offered a voter mobilization twist to the show's lyrics on National Voter Registration Day.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

When Angela Lansbury Returned to Broadway in Triumph in Gypsy
Fifteen years after the original production opened on Broadway, the then-two-time Tony Award winner made Rose all her own and sat down with Playbill for a candid conversation about it.

Playbill News
Sep 23, 2020

Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Tony Winner Lillias White Singing ‘Don't Rain On My Parade'
Watch Rudetsky break down the vocals and onstage performance in The Actors Fund concert of Funny Girl, held September 23, 2002.

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Sep 23, 2020

Decorate a Dear Evan Hansen-Inspired Cake September 23 with Food Network Alums
Social Selects continues its digital interactive experiences with Showboy Bakeshop.

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Sep 23, 2020

Brave Hearts for Broadway's Let Us Entertain You Concert Streams September 23
The tribute to Broadway by frontline and essential workers features Billy Porter, Megan Hilty, and more.

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Sep 23, 2020

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Helen Hayes Theater Have You Seen?
Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play at the venue.

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Sep 23, 2020

Angela Lansbury Reflects on Her Performance of ‘Rose's Turn' in Gypsy
The star earned her third of five Tony Awards for the revival, directed by Arthur Laurents and opening September 23, 1974.

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Sep 23, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: September 23
Happy birthday to Tony-winning director, producer, and playwright George C. Wolfe.

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Sep 22, 2020

New Drive-In Movie Theatre in NYC to Screen The Phantom of the Opera, Starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess
Ali Ewoldt and Derrick Davis will perform a live concert before each showing.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

In the News: Red Bull Explores Othello and Racial Justice, Hollywood Unions Sign COVID-19 Safety Deal, More
Plus: Watch Tony nominee Lee Wilkof and Greg Germann in Any Song, Germann's new theatre piece premiering September 22.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Release Date Set for The West Wing Reunion on HBO Max; Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Guest Stars Announced
Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford, and more are returning to the White House.

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Sep 22, 2020

WATCH: How Julianne Moore and Bette Midler Became 'Best Friends' on the Set of The Glorias
The Oscar winner plays Gloria Steinem opposite the Tony winner as Bella Abzug in the upcoming biopic.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

WP Theater Names 15 Artists Selected for 2020-2022 WP Lab
The two-year residency, which culminates with the WP Pipeline Festival, features a mix of playwrights, directors, and producers.

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Sep 22, 2020

Watch LaChanze, Celia Rose Gooding, Adrienne Warren Sing Next to Normal
The trio performed virtually during a Second Stage virtual benefit September 21.

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Sep 22, 2020

Watch the New Trailer for David Byrne's American Utopia
The Spike Lee-directed HBO special debuts October 17.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

16 Theatre Reads to Check Out in Fall 2020
There's plenty to curl up with this autumn, including in-depth looks at Hadestown, Jagged Little Pill, and more.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Carey Mulligan Joins Bradley Cooper in Leonard Bernsten Biopic Maestro
Cooper will also direct the Netflix project.

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Sep 22, 2020

Ars Nova's 2020-2021 Season Launches With New Digital Streaming Platform
The Off-Broadway institution has also announced a number of grants to support artists in the COVID-era.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Madrid Opera Performance Halted After Audience Protests Over Social Distance Concerns
Teatro Real's performance of Un Ballo in Maschera was suspended September 20 after a delayed start and two attempts to resume.

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Sep 22, 2020

Kate Rockwell, Noah Galvin, Brittany O'Grady, More Join Musical Edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues September 22
James Lapine and William Finn are among the writers tapped for the latest edition.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Stars in the House Celebrates Americans for the Arts September 22 With Brian Stokes Mitchell, Annette Bening, Ariana DeBose, More
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Watch Trailer for Animated Film Over the Moon, Featuring Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ken Jeong, More
Featuring songs by Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield, and Helen Park, the film drops on Netflix October 23.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

What 2 Broadway Musicals Have to Say About Voter Mobilization
Jagged Little Pill depicts contemporary kitchen table topics. SIX is comprised of a half dozen Tudor queens. Both are about waking up and finding a voice.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

What Are Theatremakers Doing to Present Safe Productions?
A look at an Equity-approved musical, an immersive experiment, and an amateur teen show.

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Sep 22, 2020

Jeremy Pope, Uzo Aduba, More Set for Friends Virtual Reading September 22
The series is re-imagined with an all-Black cast on an episode of Zoom Where It Happens.

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Sep 22, 2020

Haydn Gwynne, Nancy Carroll, Philip Arditti, More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 'Welcome Back' Season
The fall season will include Harold Pinter's Betrayal and Michael Frayn's Copenhagen.

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Sep 22, 2020

Marc Kudisch, Vincent Rodriguez III, More to Lead Virtual Reading of New Play Exploring the Creation of West Side Story
Something's Coming will launch the New Works Virtual Festival, benefiting The Actors Fund, October 25.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Schedule of Upcoming and Current Free Live Stream Broadcasts
Your guide to where and when to watch captures of live plays and musicals, from the National Theatre and more!

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

6-Time Tony Award-Winning Lighting Designer Natasha Katz Shares Her Career Journey in Measured in Love
From Aida to Long Day's Journey Into Night, Katz has made a name for herself as one of Broadway's go-to creative team members.

Playbill News
Sep 22, 2020

Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction Goes Virtual, Raises $316,282
This year's installment of the annual star-studded fundraiser offered video one-on-ones for fans to meet Broadway favorites.

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Sep 22, 2020

Check Out Patricia Zipprodt's Costume Sketches for Fiddler on the Roof
The musical opened at the Imperial Theatre September 22, 1964.

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Sep 22, 2020

Emma Rice's Romantics Anonymous Broadcast Live From the Bristol Old Vic Beginning September 22
Based on the film Les Émotifs Anonymes, the musical features a score by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman.

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Sep 22, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: September 22
The original production of Fiddler on the Roof opens on Broadway on this date in 1964.

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Sep 21, 2020

Expand The Canon Reveals Inaugural History-Spanning List of Plays by Women to Consider Producing
Included are works by Mae West, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Childress, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

Playbill News
Sep 21, 2020

In the News: Phillipa Soo Lands Role on Hulu's Dopesick, Kelvin Harrison Jr. Joins Cyrano Movie Musical, More
Plus: Joe Mantello and the cast of Netflix's The Boys in the Band are heading to 92Y.

Playbill News
Sep 21, 2020

Karen Mason's Mason at Mama's in March Will Stream in October
The Broadway favorite performed a concert in 2015 at Don't Tell Mama.

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Sep 21, 2020

Come From Away National Tour Launches 'Conversations From Away' Video Series
Cast members from the North American touring company discuss Black Lives Matter, the pandemic, and more in the first entry.

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Sep 21, 2020

Corey Cott Gets Filthy Rich With His First Major Television Role
The star of Newsies and Bandstand talks about his latest gig as a TV regular alongside Kim Cattrall, Benjamin Levi Aguilar, and Aubrey Dollar.

Playbill News
Sep 21, 2020

Brenda Braxton Guest Hosts Stars in the House September 21
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Playbill News
Sep 21, 2020

The Shows Must Go On Will Return With Stream of Fame the Musical
After a summer hiatus, the series returns will full theatrical productions available to watch for free.

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