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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.
5 Standout Broadway Cast Albums of 2017
By Playbill Staff | 12/12/2017
These astonishing recordings capture a new era in Broadway musicals.
8 Ways to Ring in the New Year Broadway-Style in NYC and Beyond
By Logan Culwell-Block | 12/08/2017
Concerts and performances in New York City and around the U.S. will help you welcome 2018 with theatrical flair.
14 Broadway Writers Who Appeared in Their Own Musicals
By Logan Culwell-Block | 12/01/2017
From George M. Cohan to Lin-Manuel Miranda, did you know these writers interpreted their own work?
21 Theatre-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/27/2017
Take the lead from Broadway favorites like Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins, and more and support the arts this season.
7 Theatre District Landmarks Every Broadway Fan Must Know
By Robert Viagas | 11/26/2017
The stories behind the geographic locales that make up “Broadway.”
The 23 Most-Revived Musicals in Broadway History Since 1927
By Logan Culwell-Block | 11/24/2017
The number one most-revived show isn’t what you think it is.
8 Theatrical Moments From 2017 For Which We’re #Grateful
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/23/2017
This Thanksgiving, we look back on 8 times the theatre community broke barriers, made history, and made a difference in the world.
19 Broadway Shows Best for Families
By Ruthie Fierberg | 11/21/2017
The plays and musicals right for theatregoers of all ages.
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.
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