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Jan 19, 2021

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces 1st Round of Cody Renard Richard Scholars
The new scholarship program provides financial support and mentorship to BIPOC aspiring theatre-makers.

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Jan 19, 2021

Laura Benanti Sings From Beauty and the Beast in Her Melania Swan Song
The Tony winner performed a parody of "Belle" in the middle of Times Square.

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Jan 19, 2021

Watch: Alex Newell Shares What to Expect From Season 2 of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
The second season of the NBC series starring Jane Levy premiered January 5.

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Jan 19, 2021

West End Opening of Disney's Frozen Postponed
The musical, based on the animated film of the same name, had been scheduled to open in April at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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Jan 19, 2021

Watch Tribute to Nick Cordero, Featuring the Late Tony Nominee in Unseen Workshop Footage
The video features clips from Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day, co-starring Kate Rockwell.

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Jan 19, 2021

Stars in the House Welcomes Alice Ripley, Joely Fisher, and More January 19
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 19, 2021

Celebrate Dolly Parton With a Look Back at 9 to 5 on Broadway
The country music legend, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her score for the show, celebrates her birthday January 19.

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Jan 19, 2021

Fionn Whitehead Will Star in Streaming Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray
Tamara Harvey will direct the U.K. production, featuring a contemporary adaptation by Henry Filloux-Bennett.

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Jan 19, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 19
August Wilson's Jitney opens on Broadway on this date in 2017, later winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

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Jan 19, 2021

Vineyard Theatre Streams Original Cast Reading of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria Starting January 19
A reading of Cornelius Eady's Brutal Imagination is also part of the benefit series at the Off-Broadway venue.

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Jan 18, 2021

Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch January 18-22
A reunion reading of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Gloria, new musical excerpts from Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki, and more online offerings this week.

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Jan 18, 2021

Look Back at The Mountaintop on Broadway
The play by Katori Hall follows Martin Luther King, Jr. over a single night in the Memphis motel.

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Jan 18, 2021

Carmen, Lucia, Brünnhilde, and More Opera Heroines Lead Next Free Met Stream Lineup
Natalie Dessay, Lisette Oropesa, Anita Rachvelishvili, and more leading ladies take center stage.

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Jan 18, 2021

BAM Co-Presents a Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 18
The virtual event streams at 11 AM ET.

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Jan 18, 2021

How the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired the Dance Theatre of Harlem
The great American arts institution was built on a model of inclusiveness.

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Jan 18, 2021

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Soul to Soul Streams Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The theatrical concert explores the parallels between African-American and Jewish music.

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Jan 18, 2021

Look Back at Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Marin Mazzie, and More in Ragtime
The original production opened on Broadway at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts January 18, 1998.

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Jan 18, 2021

Checking In With… Ain't Too Proud's E. Clayton Cornelious
"Go support an artist of color, explore another culture other than your own … support a Black local business, and maybe support an artist by investing in their shows."

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Jan 18, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 18
In 1998, the original production of Ragtime opens on Broadway.

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Jan 17, 2021

Celebrate Over 60 Years of James Earl Jones On Stage
Take a look at the Tony-winning actor's stage triumphs in a career that spans over 50 years.

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Jan 17, 2021

Junior Theatre Festival Online Extravaganza Awards Performance Streams Live January 17
The Freddie G Awards ceremony will include performances from Wicked star Ryan McCartan, Mean Girls' Krystina Alabado, and more.

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Jan 16, 2021

Stars in the House Welcomes Liz Callaway and Marc Shaiman January 16
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 16, 2021

Stars In The House Welcomes Reunions of Star Search and Dreamgirls' Effies
Lillias White, Rosie O'Donnell, and more were guests on Seth Rudetsky's virtual show.

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Jan 16, 2021

Celebrate Stage and Screen Star Lin-Manuel Miranda With a Look at His Career Highlights
The Tony, Pulitzer, Grammy, and Emmy winner and Hamilton creator celebrates his birthday January 16.

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Jan 16, 2021

Can You Name the Performances That Earned These Stars Their 1st Tony Award?
Test your theatre knowledge by revisiting these Tony triumphs.

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Jan 15, 2021

In the News: Camille A. Brown and Lin-Manuel Miranda Receive Special Honors, More
Plus: Watch J.W.'s Inspirational Singers cover of Cynthia Erivo's Oscar-nominated "Stand Up."

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Jan 15, 2021

Lineup Set for Free Broadway's Black Voices of the Future Concert
The work of up-and-coming Black composers and lyricists will be presented virtually January 25.

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Jan 15, 2021

Philip J. Smith, Former Chair and Co-CEO of The Shubert Organization, Dies at 89
Mr. Smith announced his retirement in June 2020, following a 63-year career in the theatre industry.

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Jan 15, 2021

Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations


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Jan 15, 2021

Stars in the House Celebrates Andrea Martin's Birthday With a Game Night January 15
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 15, 2021

Emma Thompson to Play Trunchbull in Matilda Movie Musical; Newcomer Alisha Weir Lands Title Role
Lashana Lynch will play Miss Honey in the Netflix adaptation.

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Jan 15, 2021

The Playbill Weekend Streaming Guide: What to Watch January 15-18
BAM's salute to MLK, a Blue Ridge reunion reading, and the launch of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy.

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Jan 15, 2021

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Grace McLean Goes In The Green
The Great Comet star gives us the inside scoop on the inspiration and artistry that went into the medieval musical as the cast recording gets a physical release from Ghostlight Records.

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Jan 15, 2021

Interactive Bollywood Kitchen Begins January 15 at Geffen Stayhouse
Filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao leads audiences on a virtual culinary journey.

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Jan 15, 2021

One Night in Miami…, Featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge, Drops on Amazon Prime January 15
Oscar winner Regina King directs the film, based on Olivier nominee Kemp Powers' stage play.

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Jan 15, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 15
Today's birthdays include Andrea Martin, Jerry Mitchell, and Molière.

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Jan 15, 2021

Celebrate Andrea Martin's Birthday With a Look Back at Her Broadway Career
The two-time Tony winner celebrates her birthday January 15.

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Jan 15, 2021

Checking In With… Tony Nominee Brad Oscar, Star of The Producers, Something Rotten!, More
Oscar was playing Frank Hillard in the new Broadway musical Mrs. Doubtfire when the pandemic brought down the curtain on theatres around the world.

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Jan 15, 2021

Marin Ireland and Original Off-Broadway Cast of Blue Ridge Reunite for Streamed Reading January 15
The Abby Rosebrock play premiered at Atlantic Theatre Company in 2019.

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Jan 14, 2021

Anaïs Mitchell, Aleshea Harris, and Over 100 More Theatre Writers Call on Biden-Harris Administration for Arts Support
Playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists have joined a letter campaign advocating for the creation of a Department of the Arts and substantial COVID-19 relief for artists.

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Jan 14, 2021

In the News: Susan Lucci, Renée Elise Goldsberry Join Fellow Soap Stars for Back on Broadway Benefit, a The Light in the Piazza Cast Reunion, More
Plus: Michael Luwoye, L Morgan Lee, Mirirai Sithole, and more are tapped for Atlantic's African Caribbean MixFest.

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Jan 14, 2021

Larissa FastHorse, Robert O'Hara, More Added to Playwrights Horizons' Board of Directors
The Off-Broadway organization is in its 50th anniversary year.

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Jan 14, 2021

Cast Complete for Signature's Simply Sondheim, Starring Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora, Emily Skinner
The production, directed and choreographed by Matthew Gardiner, will be available to stream beginning February 2.

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Jan 14, 2021

The Devil Wears Prada Musical Pushes Chicago World Premiere to 2022
The stage adaptation will star Beth Leavel and Taylor Iman Jones.

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Jan 14, 2021

Slave Play, The Inheritance, Jagged Little Pill, Playbill-Presented Pride Plays Score 2021 Artios Awards Nominations
The honors celebrate casting directors in theatre, film, and television.

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Jan 14, 2021

Broadway Records Partners With Dash on Broadway Records Radio
The commercial-free streaming music service features Broadway stars and show tunes.

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Jan 14, 2021

Asolo Rep's 2021 Season to Feature E. Faye Butler in Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
The upcoming season, launching in February, will be presented in Asolo's newly constructed, socially distanced outdoor Terrace Stage.

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Jan 14, 2021

Broadway Lullabies: 29 Show Tunes to Help You Unwind
Relax with these songs from Hamilton, Into the Woods, and more.

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Jan 14, 2021

Stars in the House Celebrates Grey's Anatomy January 14
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 14, 2021

Watch a Sneak Peek of As the Curtain Rises Ahead of Their Live Event
The Broadway-themed soap opera will broadcast a live event on January 14.

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Jan 14, 2021

Watch Hamilton's Side-by-Side Comparison of ‘Satisfied' and ‘Helpless'
Rewind (rewind, rewind) with Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and more.

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Jan 14, 2021

Play a Few Rounds of Broadway Trivia with Playbill Social Selects' The ShowBiz Quiz January 14
Put your stage smarts to the test in this virtual, interactive Broadway trivia night—with prizes!

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Jan 13, 2021

In the News: Aleshea Harris Awarded Hermitage Greenfield Prize, New Honor Named in Memory of Rebecca Luker, More
Plus: Watch the trailer for the new 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement documentary, premiering on PBS in February.

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Jan 13, 2021

Nathan Lane Joins Theatre-Stacked Cast of The Gilded Age
The Tony winner will also appear in Hulu's Only Murders in the Building.

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Jan 13, 2021

Tina Fey and Wayne Brady Join All-Star Line-Up for Theatre Alive! Digital Gala Benefiting Theatre Education
The event supporting the Educational Theatre Foundation will stream on Playbill January 28.

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Jan 13, 2021

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Viral Sensation Continues With #AnyoneCanCreate Streaming Panel
Broadway for All leads a conversation with the show's creative team January 14.

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Jan 13, 2021

Debbie Allen and Dick Van Dyke Among 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honorees
Recipients will be honored in May during an evening that will be subsequently broadcast on CBS.

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Jan 13, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals Names New Leadership Team
Donna Lynn Hilton will become the first woman to lead the venue, with David B. Byrd as the managing director.

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Jan 13, 2021

Stars in the House Celebrates Myths and Hymns January 13 With Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, Renée Fleming, More
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 13, 2021

Watch Dulé Hill Perform 'Fabulous Feet' From The Tap Dance Kid
The performance is part of the second installment of Encores! Inside the Revival, which also spotlights Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond, and Jared Grimes.

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Jan 13, 2021

Write Out Loud Songwriting Competition, Origin of Viral 'Little Miss Perfect,' Announces 2021 Contest
The program, co-founded by Tony nominee Taylor Louderman, seeks emerging musical theatre writers.

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Jan 13, 2021

Dulé Hill Will Star in City Center Encores! Staging of The Tap Dance Kid
Watch Hill perform "Fabulous Feet" in the second installment of Encores! Inside the Revival, which also spotlights Kenny Leon, Lydia Diamond, and Jared Grimes.

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Jan 13, 2021

Chita Rivera, George C. Wolfe, Ali Stroker, More Featured in Educational Conversation Series on Inclusivity and Representation in Theatre
The five-episode series will be available to schools through U.K. streamer Digital Theatre .

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Jan 13, 2021

Broadway Checklist: How Many of These Shows at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Have You Seen?
Look back at the 10 most recent productions to play over 100 performances at the venue.

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Jan 13, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 13
In 1925, Sweet Charity and Chicago star Gwen Verdon is born.

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Jan 13, 2021

From Sweet Charity to Chicago: Look Back at Gwen Verdon on the Stage
The film and screen star was born January 13, 1925.

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Jan 12, 2021

Inside the Broadway Community Project: For Suzanne Tobak, Once the Curtain's Down, the Party's Just Getting Started
Learn more about the veteran events producer and her work in the theatre industry.

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Jan 12, 2021

18 Musicals That Began as Plays
Get to know the plays behind shows like Hello, Dolly!, 110 in the Shade, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma!, and more.

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Jan 12, 2021

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Plan to Revive New York's Arts Scene
In his State of the State address, Cuomo announced his initiative to bolster an economic and cultural sector effectively shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jan 12, 2021

New York Theatre Workshop Announces January Virtual Programming
The Off-Broadway institution returns in 2021 with an indigenous theatre festival, an open mic night, and more.

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Jan 12, 2021

Revisit The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis
The production, directed by Diane Paulus, opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre January 12, 2012.

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Jan 12, 2021

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan Working on 1984 TV Series
The pair's take on George Orwell's dystopian novel debuted on Broadway in 2017.

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Jan 12, 2021

New Edition of The Homebound Project Postponed
The virtual theatre project benefiting children affected by the coronavirus pandemic is temporarily on hold due to the current national unrest.

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Jan 12, 2021

Bobby Cannavale and Marisa Tomei Will Star in Virtual Reading of Three Hotels, Benefiting Broadway Cares
Moisés Kaufman will direct the streamed presentation of the Jon Robin Baitz drama.

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Jan 12, 2021

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Raises $2 Million for The Actors Fund
The streaming event starred Tituss Burgess, Andrew Barth Feldman, Ashley Park, and more Broadway favorites.

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Jan 12, 2021

Stars in the House Welcomes Former Star Search Contestants Sam Harris, Michael Berresse, and More January 12
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 12, 2021

Watch: Skylar Astin Shares How an episode of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Comes Together
Season 2 of the NBC show starring Jane Levy stars as Zoey, premiered January 5.

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Jan 12, 2021

Mark O'Rowe's The Approach to Stream Live From Dublin
St. Ann's Warehouse, Landmark Productions, and Project Arts Centre present the virtual production.

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Jan 12, 2021

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jonathan Burke, Jelani Remy, More Join Anjou: The Musical Horror Tale
The modern Mexican opera will stream on Playbill as a benefit for Broadway Cares.

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Jan 12, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 12
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis, opens on Broadway on this date in 2012.

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Jan 11, 2021

In the News: Donna Murphy Joins Gossip Girl Reboot, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Set for New Theatre-Themed Philanthropy Podcast, More
Plus: Watch the new trailers for Hulu's The United States vs. Billie Holiday (penned by Suzan Lori-Parks) and Season 2 of Snowpiercer (starring Daveed Diggs and Lena Hall).

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Jan 11, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival Partners With Black Theatre United on Training Program for BIPOC Artists
Participants will spend a summer in residence at the Festival in a "work and learn" experience.

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Jan 11, 2021

Sorting Through the Shutdown: How Six's Brittney Mack Is Navigating the Pandemic
The actor discusses learning of the shutdown just before her opening night, making a life in New York, maintaining her joy, and more.

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Jan 11, 2021

Stars in the House Will Celebrate Grey's Anatomy January 14
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

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Jan 11, 2021

Samuel D. Hunter Writing Movie Adaptation of The Whale
Darren Aronofsky will direct with Brendan Fraser attached to star.

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Jan 11, 2021

Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical Raises $1.9 Million for The Actors Fund
The streaming event starred Tituss Burgess, Andrew Barth Feldman, Ashley Park, and more Broadway favorites.

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Jan 11, 2021

Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Martin Markinson Dies at 89
The theatre maker worked on Torch Song Trilogy, The Gathering, and Honeymoon in Vegas.

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Jan 11, 2021

Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew Heading to Broadway
Ruben Santiago-Hudson will direct the Manhattan Theatre Club production; the company has also tapped Joshua Harmon for an Off-Broadway world premiere.

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Jan 11, 2021

Concert Revival of The Great Gatsby Musical Adaptation Will Stream From London
Ross William Wild and Charlotte Wakefield will star in the February presentation.

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Jan 11, 2021

From Les Miz to Falsettos: Look Back at the Stage Highlights of Max von Essen
The Tony nominee celebrates his birthday January 11.

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Jan 11, 2021

Coming Clean, Tracing Ben Strothmann's Journey From Milwaukee to Manhattan, Now Streaming
Part of the fourth annual Queerly Festival, the evening was filmed at the Kraine Theater in June 2018.

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Jan 11, 2021

Playbill's Weekly Streaming Guide: What to Watch January 11-15
The first chapter of Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns, the ShowBiz Quiz, and more online offerings this week.

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Jan 11, 2021

It's Renée Fleming Week at the Metropolitan Opera
Celebrate with streams of Capriccio, Rusalka, Der Rosenkavalier, and more.

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Jan 11, 2021

London Run of When Darkness Falls Postponed
James Milton and Paul Morrissey's new ghost story was scheduled to begin performances in February at the Park Theatre.

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Jan 11, 2021

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Streaming Production Delayed
The musical stars Nicola Blackman, Dawn Hope, and David Thaxton.

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Jan 11, 2021

Double Record, Purple Vinyl Set of The Color Purple Broadway Revival Cast Recording Due in February
The Grammy-winning album of the 2015 production features Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks.

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Jan 11, 2021

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: January 11
In 1976, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures opens on Broadway.

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Jan 10, 2021

Theatres Could Be Safe to Open in Fall 2021, According to Dr. Fauci
The infectious disease expert's prediction depends on the rollout of the vaccine and venues ensuring proper ventilation.

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Jan 10, 2021

West End Bares: Turned On Streams January 10
The annual fundraiser features appearances by Graham Norton, Michelle Visage, Todrick Hall, and more.

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Jan 10, 2021

Look Back at Sierra Boggess, Tituss Burgess, Sherie Rene Scott, and More in The Little Mermaid on Broadway
The musical celebrates its anniversary January 10.

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