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13 Choreographers Every Broadway Fan Should Know
By Logan Culwell-Block | 11/17/2017
From Bob Fosse to Jerry Mitchell, these are the Broadway choreographers every theatre aficionado must know.
13 Holiday Shows for the Whole Family to See in New York City
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/14/2017
From staples like the
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
to new twists like
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Home for the Holidays
, check out these limited holiday engagements.
A Look at 23 Revivals That Ran Longer Than Their Original Productions
By Hannah Vine | 11/12/2017
These shows all fared better on Broadway the second time around.
9 Moments of
Foreshadowing From the
In The Heights
By Felicia Fitzpatrick | 11/11/2017
PBS’ re-airing of
In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
made us say, “Look at where we are, look at where we started.”
6 Lin-Manuel Miranda Performances You’ve (Probably) Never Seen But Need To
By Logan Culwell-Block | 11/10/2017
Sure you know
In the Heights
, but get ready for a deep dive down the Lin-Manuel Miranda rabbit hole.
Laura Bell Bundy, Denée Benton, and More Reveal Their Favorite Female Roles in Theatre
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/06/2017
In honor of the upcoming
concert, stars of the one-night-only event share their role models and go-to female empowerment anthems.
8 Off-Broadway Musicals That Were Made Into Movies
By Logan Culwell-Block | 11/03/2017
In honor of the anticipated release of
, Playbill looks at 8 musicals that didn’t need a Broadway production before hitting the big screen.
The Lion King
By the Numbers
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/01/2017
How many puppets does the show use? How much does Mufasa’s mask weigh? Find out below!
11 Plays and Musicals That Premiered Posthumously On Broadway
By Logan Culwell-Block | 10/27/2017
Though the writers of these shows never got to see their works open on the Main Stem, their legacies live on.
5 Playwrights Who Have Conquered Off-Broadway and London—But Not Broadway (Yet)
By Logan Culwell-Block | 10/20/2017
Though they have not yet hit Broadway, these internationally-recognized theatre artists are people you need to know.
10 Theatre Artists Whose Work Earned Them Revues
By Logan Culwell-Block | 10/14/2017
Which award-winning Broadway composers, lyricists, choreographers, and more inspired these “best of” musicals?
15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home
By Logan Culwell-Block | 10/06/2017
, we’re running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them.
Which of Your Favorite Broadway Musicals Received the Sequel Treatment?
By Logan Culwell-Block | 09/29/2017
Phantom of the Opera
Love Never Dies
, Playbill details the plots of eight musical sequels—and where those productions are now.
7 Broadway and Off-Broadway Plays That Deserve a Revival
By Adam Hetrick | 09/24/2017
From powerful groundbreakers to politically driven dramas and ahead-of-their-time comedies, we look at seven plays overdue for a return.
9 Times Broadway Adapted Comic Strips and Cartoons Into Musicals
By Logan Culwell-Block | 09/23/2017
isn’t the first musical inspired by a cartoon.
13 One-of-a-Kind Broadway Souvenirs and Experiences Available Through the 2017 Broadway Flea
By Adam Hetrick | 09/17/2017
Online bidding is open for more than 100 items—from meeting Bernadette Peters to tickets to Ben Platt’s final performance—available at The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.
7 Times Lauren Bacall Proved Her Musical Theatre Abilities
By Mark Peikert | 09/16/2017
A two-time Tony winner for Best Actress in a Musical, the legendary screen and stage star wasn't a conventional singer—but Bacall proved that she was more than up to the task of handling a song.
7 Straight Plays That Got Original Cast Recordings
By Logan Culwell-Block | 09/15/2017
Turns out, cast albums aren’t
13 Theatre Works That Responded to 9/11
By Ruthie Fierberg | 09/11/2017
Plays and songs inspired by the tragedies of the terrorist attacks, their aftermath, and the rebuilding of America.
9 Times Tennis and Theatre Collided
By Ruthie Fierberg | 09/09/2017
In honor of the U.S. Open tennis finals in New York, we take a look back at the shows, songs, and venues that served up theatre love.
11 Bruce Springsteen Songs Musical Theatre Fans Should Know
By Adam Hetrick | 09/09/2017
Before the rock icon gets to Broadway in October, here are the storied songs musical theatre fans should know—and will love.
22 Broadway Musicals That Closed on Opening Night
By Logan Culwell-Block | 09/08/2017
From a show called
to the recently revisited
A Broadway Musical
, Playbill digs into musicals that played one official performance and the reasons for their short shelf lives.
9 Fictional Musicals From Film & TV Every Theatre Fan Should Know
By Playbill Staff | 09/06/2017
The Simpsons’ Oh! Streetcar!,
here are the faux productions from pop culture every stage enthusiast must know.
10 Musicals Due for a Broadway Revival
By Adam Hetrick | 09/03/2017
From Tony-winning favorites to rarely seen short-lived gems, musical theatre fans are still waiting to see these shows return to Broadway.
7 Musical Theatre Songs Bruce Springsteen Should Rock on Broadway
By Adam Hetrick | 09/02/2017
The Boss is heading to Broadway, and we’re crossing our fingers he’ll slip in a showtune or two during his run at the Walter Kerr Theatre this fall.
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