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36 Joyous Opening Night Photos to Celebrate the Upcoming Return of Broadway
By Marc J. Franklin | 05/06/2021
With some shows gearing up to resume performances in September, look back at these shots honoring the joy of making live theatre.
Watch the Trailer for Heather Christian’s
By Dan Meyer | 05/06/2021
Plus, a Q&A with the writer-performer about making up a new art form for the film adaptation of her theatrical show.
Quiz: Spot the Fake Lyric! Can You Recognize the Phony Lines in These Show Tunes?
By Talaura Harms | 05/05/2021
Sing through these musical theatre songs and see if you can figure out which lyric doesn't belong.
From the Archives
Look Back at the Original Production of
By Marc J. Franklin | 05/05/2021
The Tony Award-winning musical, starring Gwen Verdon and Stephen Douglass, opened at the 46th Street Theatre May 5, 1955.
Checking In With… Tony Winner Beth Leavel, Star of
The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom, Mamma Mia!,
By Andrew Gans | 05/05/2021
Leavel will be part of the virtual concert
Broadway by the Year: The Kander & Ebb Years,
streaming May 10.
From the Archives
Look Back at the Original Broadway Production of
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
By Playbill Staff | 05/04/2021
The first part of Tony Kushner's epic
Angels in America
premiered on Broadway May 4, 1993.
We Asked, You Answered: 32 Broadway Costumes Theatre Fans Wished They Owned
By Marc J. Franklin | 05/04/2021
From Natasha’s coat from
The Great Comet
to Beetlejuice’s suit, check out Playbill readers' favorite theatre costumes.
Broadway Dancers and Choreographers Recall How Jacques D’Amboise Changed Musical Theatre Dance
By Ruthie Fierberg | 05/03/2021
Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown, and more share how the choreographer, who passed away May 2 at age 86, impacted Broadway and beyond.
Looking Back at Olympia Dukakis’ Stage Career
By Ryan McPhee, Marc J. Franklin | 05/03/2021
The Oscar winner and theatre veteran died May 1 at the age of 89.
Episode 3 Recap: The Whale’s
Hot Tub Performance Proves Crown-Worthy
By Dan Meyer | 05/03/2021
, and more are revealed in the
Broadway's Masked Singer
Season 1 finale.
Why You Should Add Your Stories to This Theatre History Time Capsule
By Felicia Fitzpatrick | 05/03/2021
Dr. Eric Colleary sets out to answer "What was theatre like in 2020?" through Harry Ransom Center's Theatre 2020 Project.
Look Back at
Kiss of the Spider Woman
By Marc J. Franklin | 05/03/2021
The production, starring three-time Tony Award recipient Chita Rivera, opened at the Broadhurst Theatre May 3, 1993.
Celebrate 37 Years of
Sunday in the Park With George
With Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters
By Playbill Staff | 05/02/2021
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened at the Booth Theatre May 2, 1984.
Look Back at
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
By Marc J. Franklin | 05/02/2021
The musical comedy
opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre May 2, 2005.
A Celebration of Asian Joy in Honor of AAPI Heritage Month
By Marc J. Franklin | 05/01/2021
star Riza Takahashi and photographer Rebecca J. Michelson welcomed 30 AAPI theatremakers for a celebratory photo shoot in Washington Square Park.
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