March 05, 2015

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8 Burning Questions With Les Miz's Hunky New Marius! Dating, Social Media and Three-Word Texts
04 Mar 2015
Broadway's Les Misérables got a hunky new Marius last night, when Chris McCarrell — who understudied the role since the re-imagined revival opened last year at the Imperial Theatre — officially took over for Andy Mientus. We ask the new star eight burning questions.

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Drag Queens Eat Pizza, Too!" Glamorous Backstage Portraits at the Marriott Theatre's La Cage aux Folles
04 Mar 2015
It's all glitter, girdles and jocks at the Marriott Theatre's production of the beloved Jerry Herman musical La Cage aux Folles. J Tyler Whitmer, glamorous as one of Les Cagelles, shares some gorgeous shots from backstage!

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Little Women Star Maureen McGovern Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
04 Mar 2015 --'s feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience. This week we spotlight the choices of Grammy-nominated singing actress Maureen McGovern, who was last on Broadway opposite Sutton Foster in Little Women and will bring her new concert act, Sing, My Sisters, Sing!, to 54 Below March 10-14. A celebration of women singer-songwriters, the evenings at the intimate nightspot will feature musical director Jeff Harris on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass. Click here for ticket information.

Defying the Odds, Living With Cancer and Loving Broadway With My Daughter: A Reader's Story
03 Mar 2015 -- On the heels of Broadway actress Krysta Rodriguez's announcement that she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30, a Playbill reader shares his story about living with lung cancer and the healing power of theatre.

PHOTO SPECIAL: From Mary to Julie to Florence to Carrie, These Are a Few of Our Favorite Marias (03 Mar 2015)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Colm to Karimloo, Looking Back at Nearly 30 Years of Les Misérables Stars! (03 Mar 2015)

ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: When Hal Prince Says, "Um...You Can Go," You Don't Think You Got the Part, Right? (02 Mar 2015)

Broadway Grosses: Feb. 23 - March 1 (02 Mar 2015)

Director Says Audiences Will "Root For Carrie Till She Kills You" in New Immersive Staging (02 Mar 2015)

PLAYBILL POLL: Who Readers Would Dream Cast in the Revival of Falsettos (01 Mar 2015)

After 10 Years of Musicals, There's Still An Audition Kelli O'Hara Won't Let Bartlett Sher Forget (01 Mar 2015)

A Woman's World: Pam MacKinnon on The Decision to Restore Wasserstein's Cut Dialogue to The Heidi Chronicles (28 Feb 2015)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Mabel to Momma Rose! Celebrating the Stage Work of Birthday Gal Bernadette Peters (28 Feb 2015)

THE WEEK AHEAD Feb. 28-March 6: Jessie Mueller Bids Broadway a Beautiful Farewell the Hunchback Comes to New Jersey (28 Feb 2015)

For Their Second Act, John Kander and Greg Pierce Musicalize Mystery of Abducted Kid (28 Feb 2015)

STAGE VIEWS: Kid Victory Star Sarah Litzsinger On Book of Mormon, Something Rotten and Mrs. Lovett (28 Feb 2015)

What Broadway Needs Now: 10 Songwriters Overdue for A New Show (28 Feb 2015)

Actors' Equity's Proposal for L.A.'s Small Theatres Elicits Uproar (27 Feb 2015)

WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 21-27: Hamilton’s Broadway Transfer Confirmed and Is Spongebob Swimming to Broadway? (27 Feb 2015)

STAGE PORTRAIT: Ronald Keaton Is Churchill (27 Feb 2015)

Something Rotten! and The Visit Producers On Why They're Teaming Up to Fight for Broadway Tax Benefits (27 Feb 2015)

Jelly's Last Jam – The August Wilson Play That Almost Was and the George C. Wolfe Musical It Became (27 Feb 2015)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Jennifer Hope Wills, Playing "Mommy" and Dazzling Audiences in WBT's Camelot (26 Feb 2015)

Avenue Q Writer Tied Up In New Punk Musical (26 Feb 2015)

How Facebook and YouTube Help Broadway Licensing Companies Stop Illegal Shows (25 Feb 2015)

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: "L.A. Law" Star Jill Eikenberry Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences (25 Feb 2015)

Inside Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" Performance! Musical Director Stephen Oremus Shares Exclusive Details (24 Feb 2015)

John Cameron Mitchell On Hedwig, Avoiding Social Media and "What It Means to Be Queer" (24 Feb 2015)

Broadway Grosses: Feb. 16-22 (Revised) (23 Feb 2015)

Meet the "Blue-Collar" Workforce Who Keeps Broadway Going (23 Feb 2015)

Read the Lyrics to Neil Patrick Harris' Tongue-Twisting Oscars Opening Number By "Frozen" Songwriters (22 Feb 2015)

Diane Lane On the Confrontational Role That Lured Her Back to the New York Stage (22 Feb 2015)

PLAYBILL POLL: What Is Your Favorite Academy Awards Performance? (22 Feb 2015)

Pivotal Moments in Broadway's Black History (22 Feb 2015)

What You Missed on "Glee": The Brittana Wedding Takes Shape as Klaine Gets Back Together (21 Feb 2015)

STAGE VIEWS: The Lion Star Benjamin Scheuer On Guys and Dolls, Every Brilliant Thing and Phillipa Soo (21 Feb 2015)

A Fine Showmance: Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis On Their "Jersey Trash" Courtship and Love On Tour (21 Feb 2015)

Bryce Pinkham Is "Exhilarated and Terrified" and Moved to Tears to Be Starring in The Heidi Chronicles (21 Feb 2015)

Broadway Babies Who Grew Up to Be Stars (21 Feb 2015)

"In Some Ways, I Feel Like a Queen," Says Krysta Rodriguez on Kicking Cancer — In Style (20 Feb 2015)

WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 14-20: Heralded and Hyped Hamilton Takes Aim at Broadway as Hedwig Lands a Warbler (20 Feb 2015)

STAGE PORTRAIT: Lives of the Saints Playwright David Ives (20 Feb 2015)

Heavy Metal Rocker and Broadway's New Fish: Get to Know Bobby Cannavale's Teenage Son, Jake (20 Feb 2015)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Andy Grotelueschen, the Milky White/Prince/Florinda of Roundabout's Into the Woods (19 Feb 2015)

PHOTO SPECIAL: From Downtown Darling to Broadway Sensation! Looking Back at Our Favorite Hedwigs (19 Feb 2015)

First Wives Club Musical Attacks "Dumb Girl Culture" With Motown Hits (19 Feb 2015)

Diaries of a Mamita: Tony Winner Victoria Clark's Gigi Blog, Part I, "When a Cast Becomes a Family" (19 Feb 2015)

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Orfeh, Teal Wicks, Kate Rockwell and More Pick Favorite Performances by Rock Band Heart (19 Feb 2015)

Hip-Hop and High Fashion! The 10 Best Looks from the Opening Night of Hamilton Off-Broadway (18 Feb 2015)

Pre-Hedwig, Darren Criss Looks Back on "Glee," Chats Theatre and Recalls the Time He Was Fired (18 Feb 2015)

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