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5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017
By Playbill Staff
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Daring Choreographer Sonya Tayeh Breaks Down Some of Her Most Iconic Numbers
By Ruthie Fierberg | 12/11/2017
The Lortel- and Obie-winning innovator gives an inside look at her past work and biggest challenge staging
7 Straight Plays That Got Original Cast Recordings
By Logan Culwell-Block | 09/15/2017
Turns out, cast albums aren’t
How One Off-Broadway Theatre Ensures The Future is Female
By Olivia Clement | 12/11/2017
Artistic director Lisa McNulty has refocused the mission of New York City’s WP Theater.
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.
7 of the Best Live Albums From Broadway Performers
By Logan Culwell-Block | 12/15/2017
From Patti LuPone to Laura Benanti, these albums prove that Broadway stars are best in front of an audience!
A Look Back at
Adam Driver on the Stage
By Hannah Vine | 12/14/2017
As he prepares to return to Broadway in
we take a look at the three-time Emmy Award nominee’s stage career.
Emmy Nominee Becky Ann Baker Choose Her Latest Role?
By Playbill Staff | 12/14/2017
, the Emmy Award nominee returns to the stage in the world premiere of Greg Pierce’s
at Second Stage Theatre.
Second Stage World Premiere of
Explores a Changing America
By Adam Hetrick | 12/14/2017
Faced with an uncertain future, a Rust Belt town gets a makeover in Greg Pierce’s latest Off-Broadway play at Second Stage.
Film & TV Features
Pasek and Paul Talk
A Christmas Story Live!
’s New Hanukkah Song, the ‘Definitive’ Cast Recording, and More
By Ryan McPhee | 12/14/2017
An Oscar and a Tony later, the songwriters are back at work on the show that marked their Broadway debuts.
Playbill Mixtape: Holiday Edition
By Ruthie Fierberg, Felicia Fitzpatrick |
Have yourself a merry little holiday season as Broadway stars sing your soundtrack to winter.
9 Education Programs Bringing Broadway to Students Across the Country
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 12/14/2017
From Inside Broadway to Disney Musicals in Schools, these programs introduce students to all aspects and professions in theatre.
Next to Normal:
A Look Back at Alice Ripley on the Stage
By Hannah Vine | 12/14/2017
A celebration of the Tony winner’s stage career on her birthday December 14.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Defied All Odds to Become Broadway’s Longest-Running Play
By Ruthie Fierberg | 12/13/2017
Inside the business behind turning this London transfer into a New York hit.
Book of Mormon
Star Stephen Ashfield’s Favorite Theatregoing Experiences
By Andrew Gans | 12/13/2017
From Bette Midler to Christopher Fitzgerald and Imelda Staunton, Ashfield, who is currently making his Broadway debut, recalls his most memorable theatre outings.
11 Must-Read (and Must-Give) Theatre Books of 2017
By Robert Viagas | 12/13/2017
Dig into theatre history, uncover the writing process behind
Dear Evan Hansen
, or learn more about stars like Josh Groban, with these titles for the theatre-loving reader on your list.
How Well Do You Know the Life and Musicals of John Kander?
By Logan Culwell-Block | 12/13/2017
How well do you know the Tony-winning composer behind iconic shows like
? Take our quiz to find out!
Inside the Theatre
Step Inside Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
By Hannah Vine, Marc J. Franklin | 12/13/2017
Check out the latest Inside the Theatre, the photo feature series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses.
Watch This Moving Dual-Language Version of
’s ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’
By Ruthie Fierberg | 12/12/2017
The acoustic rendition features Broadway’s Nala and Mexico City’s Simba.
Classic Arts Features
How Johnny Carson’s Former Band Leader Wound Up With the Philharmonic
By Lucy Kraus | 12/12/2017
Doc Severinsen joins the New York Philharmonic for their annual Holiday Brass concert of carols and winter-themed tunes.
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