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What Is the Biggest Challenge in Casting Disney’s
By Diep Tran | 07/21/2017
When casting actors to live in Agrabah, it’s a whole new world.
How Ingrid Michaelson Created a Fresh Sonya for
The Great Comet of 1812
By Ruthie Fierberg | 07/14/2017
The singer-songwriter makes her Broadway debut with her own take on the show-stopping role.
Daryl Roth on the ‘Gutsy’ Move to Extend
After Announcing Its Closing
By Olivia Clement | 07/13/2017
The Tony-winning producer explains why, in theatre, the usual rules of business don’t always apply.
Phantom of the Opera
Finds The Man Behind the Mask
By Diep Tran | 07/11/2017
The casting director reveals the key differences between a Phantom and a Piangi, a Carlotta and a Christine.
What We Know So Far About
Prince of Broadway
By Ruthie Fierberg | 07/11/2017
Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz and
’s Michael Xavier talk about what they’ll sing in the Hal Prince retrospective.
What to Expect When
Comes to Broadway
By Ruthie Fierberg | 07/10/2017
Tony-winning director Christopher Ashley and Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine spill the details on the show they call “sheer entertainment.”
Think You Know Everything About
? Think Again.
By Emma Grimsley | 07/10/2017
Composer Stephen Schwartz shares stories from
’s beginnings, what song was the toughest to get right, and thoughts about the upcoming film.
How Site-Specific Shakespeare Transforms the Streets of Detroit
By Kelly Wallace | 07/08/2017
Antony and Cleopatra
at a local recycling plant to
in New Center Park, this theatre company puts a new spin on local immersive theatre.
Go Behind the Scenes on the Set of Broadway’s Recent Revival of
By Ruthie Fierberg | 07/06/2017
On this Throwback Thursday, we look back on our live set tour with Tony-winning scenic designer David Zinn.
What Euan Morton Learned Playing Hedwig on the National Tour
By Sheryl Flatow | 07/06/2017
The tour ended July 2, and star Euan Morton shares what it was like taking
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
around the United States.
Rob McClure Takes
Around the Country
By Sheryl Flatow | 07/06/2017
The hit Broadway musical is still cracking up audiences on its national tour, headlined by Rob McClure, Adam Pascal, and Josh Grisetti.
The 19-Year Detour That Took Keegan-Michael Key from Comedy Central to
By Olivia Clement | 07/03/2017
The actor-comedian, best-known for
Key & Peele
, joins Oscar Isaac in the sold-out Public Theater production.
Why Janeane Garofalo Made the Leap from Film and Stand-Up to Broadway
By Harry Haun | 07/02/2017
Wet Hot American Summer
actor is making her Broadway debut in the comedy-flecked family drama
Josh Radnor Adds Playwright to His Résumé With
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/29/2017
He opens up about his new play at Powerhouse Theater and why all writers should be required to act.
How Casting Keeps ‘Beautiful’ From Becoming a Tribute Concert
By Diep Tran | 06/29/2017
Casting director Stephen Kopel shares what it takes to play Carole King, The Temptations, and more in the Tony-winning musical.
Stephen Schwartz Reveals What to Expect From
The Prince of Egypt
By Emma Grimsley | 06/27/2017
The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated composer-lyricist known for
discusses bringing the animated movie to the stage.
Inside Sutton Foster’s Crazy Year
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/26/2017
From her Drama Desk-nominated performance in
to season four of hit TV series
to new motherhood, Sutton Foster gets real about it all.
Now Closed, What’s Next for Lynn Nottage?
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/26/2017
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Tony winner Duncan Sheik, and Tony nominee Susan Birkenhead talk about musicalizing
The Secret Life of Bees
How a Real-Life Lola Became the Star of
By Ryan McPhee | 06/25/2017
For J. Harrison Ghee,
marks a Broadway debut. But as Crystal Demure, drag is nothing new.
How I Met Your Mother
’s Josh Radnor On the New TV Series Every Theatre Fan Should Watch
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/25/2017
The screen and stage actor talks about leading NBC’s
as a high school drama teacher fighting to keep the theatre department alive.
The Lion King
Casts Actors Differently From Any Other Broadway Show
By Diep Tran | 06/24/2017
It’s not just the puppetry—Disney’s longest-running musical searches for performers with abilities that no other Broadway show needs.
The First Couple of Chicago Theatre Returns in
The Gin Game
By Kelly Wallace | 06/22/2017
With these two names on the marquee, the Drury Lane Theatre’s production boasts theatre royalty.
What Play Finally Brought Tim and Tyne Daly Together Onstage?
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/20/2017
The two share secrets from the rehearsal room and more as they prepare to take the stage together for the first time.
’ Matthew Perry Finds Vulnerability in His Playwriting Debut,
The End of Longing
By Olivia Clement | 06/18/2017
any more ready to write and star in an Off-Broadway play?
40 Years On, Pan Asian Rep Still Uses Art as Protest
By Harry Haun | 06/16/2017
King & I
actor-turned-artistic director Tisa Chang celebrates Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s 40th anniversary.
Good Fences Don’t Necessarily Make Good Neighbors in
By Robert Loerzel | 06/15/2017
Karen Zacarias’ play presents Latino characters as “full-bodied members of American society.”
Alvin Ailey Comes to Lincoln Center With 6 New Works
By Lisa Jo Sagolla | 06/15/2017
The acclaimed company will also present a new production of
The Winter in Lisbon
and Ailey's masterpiece
Tony-Winning Director Rebecca Taichman On Inspiring More Female Directors
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/14/2017
As only the sixth woman to win Best Direction of a Play, the
director talks leveling the playing field.
What Stephen Schwartz Musical Best Represents the 6-Time Tony Nominee?
By Emma Grimsley | 06/14/2017
The man who wrote
reveals his true feelings about
collaborator Bob Fosse, his advice for composers, and the piece of theatre he wrote with which he most identifies.
How This Casting Director Constantly Replenishes the Class in Broadway’s
School of Rock
By Diep Tran | 06/13/2017
What it takes to find kid rock stars in a show that demands near-constant turnover.
How Do You Make Actors ‘Dance On Air’?
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/06/2017
Choreographer Nejla Yatkin describes how she gave her dancers levity in Abingdon Theatre’s
The Boy Who Danced on Air
How Michael Greif Shaped Musicals That Define Generations
By Ruthie Fierberg | 06/02/2017
What makes the Tony-nominated director of
Next to Normal
Dear Evan Hansen
a pioneering voice of musical theatre.
The Great Comet
’s Denée Benton and
s Norm Lewis Have a Frank Chat About Race
By Playbill Staff | 05/26/2017
The two Tony-nominated actors share past experiences, their audition pet peeve, and where they see the industry going in terms of diversity.
Come From Away’
s ‘Me and the Sky’ With Tony Nominee Jenn Colella
By Ruthie Fierberg | 05/25/2017
The first-time nominee breaks down the emotion and technique behind her big solo number.
How Juilliard Trained Corey Hawkins to Play Dr. Dre, a Terrorist Tracker, and Earn a Tony Nomination
By Joe Gambino | 05/24/2017
The classically trained actor has made a name for himself on stage and screen.
3 Playwriting Tips From David Mamet
By Michael Gioia | 05/23/2017
The Pulitzer-winning and Tony-nominated playwright shares advice he’ll impart in his new online MasterClass.
How This Dance Lab Grooms the Tony-Winning Choreographers of Tomorrow
By Gianluca Russo | 05/23/2017
Shrek The Musical
’s Josh Prince founded the dance think tank that gave space to Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, JoAnn M. Hunter, and more.
How Famed Performer Wendy Whelan Came Back From Her Career-Halting Injury
By Gianluca Russo | 05/20/2017
After dancing for Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon, and the New York City Ballet, Whelan overcomes her biggest challenge yet in the new documentary
How Tony Nominee Sam Gold Put
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Up in a Matter of Weeks
By Mark Peikert | 05/18/2017
Gold does directorial double duty with two iconic women this season.
Why Emmy Nominee Amber Tamblyn Changed Her Mind About Working Onstage
By Harry Haun | 05/16/2017
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
star takes on Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo’s latest play at the Vineyard Theatre.
’s James Badge Dale Proves His Theatre Credentials
By Joe Gambino | 05/15/2017
The son of actors Anita Morris and Grover Dale reveals the Judith Light performance that made him want to act.
How to Build a Career in Voice Acting
By Laura Motta | 05/13/2017
The Voice Shop opens its doors to serve new and established voice actors—and actually book them work.
Magic to ’Do: How Paul Huntley Became a Broadway Wig Master
By Mark Peikert | 05/12/2017
With over 200 Broadway credits and a Tony Honor for Excellence to his name, the wig designer for the original
, and more regales with juicy stories from his life in show business.
Inside Tony Nominee Steven Levenson’s
Dear Evan Hansen
By Ruthie Fierberg | 05/08/2017
Learn how the Tony-nominated book writer crafted the opening scene of the Best Musical Tony nominee.
What to Expect From Matthew Perry’s Playwriting and New York Stage Debut
By Joe Gambino | 05/08/2017
star brings his first play to MCC Theater—and takes the stage alongside Quincy Dunn-Baker, Sue Jean Kim, and Jennifer Morrison.
Inside Laura Osnes’ Glamorous Night at the Met Ball
By Ruthie Fierberg | 05/05/2017
What she wore, who she sat with, her favorite moment from the hottest event of the year, and how she ended up with Stephen Colbert’s number.
Three-Time Tony Nominee Brian d’Arcy James On His Return to Broadway’s
By Matt Smith | 05/04/2017
Off-Broadway’s original King George talks about returning to the Broadway smash—and how he knew from the start it would be a sensation.
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