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With 2 New Play Premieres, a Hit Off-Broadway Run, a TV Writing Gig, and More, Charly Evon Simpson is a Playwright On the Rise
By Olivia Clement | 02/17/2020
On the heels of a wildly successful 2019, Simpson debuts her play
The Rollicking, Scandalous Real Life of Irish Theatre’s Lady G
By Olivia Clement | 02/16/2020
Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory
unearths the fascinating story of the turn-of-the-20th century ”rockstar” and leader of Irish theatre.
Playbill Reunion: The Original
[title of show]
Cast Spills the Scoop From the Musical’s Earliest Days
By Ruthie Fierberg | 03/04/2019
Hilarious memories, who else might have played their roles, and what they’re realizing they forgot—but will remember—for their March 11 Actors Fund reunion concert.
Broadway’s Dulé Hill and Daniel J. Watts Reunite to Play Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr. In This New Musical
By Ruthie Fierberg | 02/09/2019
The West Wing
lead returns to his theatre roots as he joins his
Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole
at California’s Geffen Playhouse.
The Wizard of Lies
Writer Samuel Baum Digs Deeper Into Deception With His New Play
The Engagement Party
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/26/2019
The actor, TV scribe, and playwright describes what fascinates him about lies, and why its at the core of his play premiering at Hartford Stage.
The Texas Tenors Bring Broadway to
America’s Got Talent: Champions
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/26/2019
The award-winning trio talk about their latest Broadway-influenced album, bringing musical theatre to global audiences, and more.
How To Create a Hit Cabaret
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/08/2018
Joe’s Pub’s Tori Scott shares her advice to stage the perfect set.
With a Lifetime Achievement Tony on Her Mantle, Chita Rivera Reveals the Secret to a Lifelong Broadway Career and Her Upcoming New York Concert Return
By Adam Hetrick | 06/20/2018
The two-time Tony Award winner will perform highlights from her groundbreaking Broadway career on June 25.
How Ian McKellen’s Decision to Live an Authentic Life Became the Bridge from Macbeth to Magneto
By Adam Hetrick | 06/18/2018
McKellen: Playing The Part
, a documentary from director Joe Stephenson, premieres in the U.S. June 19.
5 Questions With
Composer-Lyricist Stephen Schwartz
By Adam Hetrick | 04/23/2018
The Dramatists Guild Foundation is celebrating Schwartz April 23 at the Hudson Theatre.
How Maury Yeston Turned
Into a Comeback Musical of Theatre Lore
By Adam Hetrick | 03/24/2018
The composer-lyricist reveals the secrets behind writing “At the Grand Hotel” and “I Want to Go to Hollywood,” and how they recorded the cast album after tragedy struck.
Classic Arts Features
Kelli O'Hara on the Thrills and Challenges of Revisiting Opera After a 20-Year Career on Broadway
By Ryan McPhee | 03/20/2018
“All of that training, study, and wonder never left me,” says the Tony winner, now appearing in the Metropolitan Opera’s
Così fan tutte
Film & TV Features
How a Gay, Half-Indian, Musical-Loving Teen Became the Center of NBC’s
By Ryan McPhee | 03/07/2018
co-creator Charlie Grandy discusses joining forces with Mindy Kaling to explore racial and sexual identity, non-traditional families, and nods to
’s Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s Downtown Roots Took Them Uptown to Broadway
By Adam Hetrick | 02/13/2018
Before they won Tony Awards for the Baltimore-set musical
the songwriters were among a collective of artists starting out in the East Village nightclub scene in the 1980s.
Dear Evan Hansen
Inspired Alternate Michael Lee Brown’s New Solo EP
By Ruthie Fierberg | 02/06/2018
The actor-singer-songwriter talks about how the show and fan letters inspired his music, what it’s like to play the iconic role, and more.
’s ‘Man in Chair’ For Its New Revue
By Katie Labovitz | 01/31/2018
Hey, Look Me Over!
presents “you gotta hear this” moments from overlooked musicals through the eyes of Broadway’s most celebrated onstage fan.
’s Audrey Esparza Proves Her Deep Theatre Roots
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/11/2018
Before she was FBI agent Tasha Zapata, Esparza honed her skills at places like New York’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, INTAR, and more.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
’s Trista Dollison Remembers Her First Rehearsal as Violet
By Ruthie Fierberg | 01/02/2018
The Broadway star takes us behind the scenes to her first time singing “Queen of Pop,” her first performance as Violet, and more.
Billy Porter and Stark Sands Interview Each Other About Returning to the Tony-Winning Musical
By Playbill Staff | 12/10/2017
More than two years after leaving Broadway’s smash, the original stars talk about what’s fresh this time around.
’s Kristen Bell Tells Us What to Expect From
By Ruthie Fierberg | 12/08/2017
Watch Bell host now-grown musical theatre kids recreating their high school production of
Into the Woods
on the December 10 premiere.
Theatre Firsts: Star of New York City Ballet’s
Tiler Peck Shares Her First Moment As the Sugar Plum Fairy
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/28/2017
Having danced Balanchine, Robbins, Stroman, Wheeldon, and more, the award-winning principal dancer reveals the first time she felt like a true ballerina.
How NT Live Delivered a
Unlike Any Other We’ve Seen Before
By Adam Hetrick | 11/17/2017
Restored scenes from the 1971 original, a dazzlingly abstract set, and a dramatic new concept for the ghosts make for a powerful cinematic debut.
Why This Jewish-American Playwright and Muslim-Kenyan Director Aren’t Afraid of Controversy
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/14/2017
The team behind the memorable
create a new play about Israel and the Jewish diaspora.
’s Ito Aghayere Shares the First Time She Realized a Black Actor Could Do Anything
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/02/2017
The star reveals the first show that changed her and the line on her resume (hint: it relates to President Obama) that sets her apart from her peers.
How John Leguizamo Turned Heartbreak Into Broadway
By Adam Hetrick | 10/19/2017
The multi-hyphenate artist recalls his own theatrical history up through the emotional experience behind
Latin History for Morons—
now on Broadway.
Andy Mientus and Van Hughes on Blurring the Lines With Their Synthpop Musical
Burn All Night
By Playbill Staff | 08/15/2017
Mientus collaborated with the Brooklyn-based Teen Commandments on the new musical, starting this week at the American Repertory Theater.
Extended Q&A: Harold Prince on His History-Making Musicals
By Adam Hetrick | 08/02/2017
In this deep dive interview, the Broadway director-producer looks back at the musicals that defined his career—the high and the lows—and his passion for new work.
How Disney Is Transforming
Into an All-New Musical for Broadway
By Adam Hetrick | 07/15/2017
The inside story of how Disney will bring the highest-grossing animated film in history to Broadway.
’s Molly Bernard Proves Her Theatre Cred
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/28/2017
She’s the wild and ferociously loyal friend we all wish we had on TVLand’s hit show, but before working alongside Sutton Foster on TV, Bernard earned her stripes onstage.
Star Jenn Lyon Proves Her Theatre Cred
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/24/2017
Did you know the star of TNT’s new summer series, opposite Carrie Preston and Niecy Nash,
was part of the Tony-winning
Coast of Utopia
Michael Feinstein Is Still Wowing Audiences Around the World
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/15/2017
The foremost interpreter of the Great American Songbook dives into his historic career and why he had to be a part of Playbill’s
Broadway on the Danube River.
’s Keke Palmer Return to Broadway?
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/14/2017
Broadway’s first Cinderella of color shares how musical theatre influenced her latest pop music video and what would bring her back to the stage.
Brendon Urie Proves His Theatre Cred Before Taking the Stage in Broadway’s
By Joe Gambino | 05/26/2017
While this may be his theatrical debut, The Panic! at the Disco frontman is a true musical theatre kid.
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