September 05, 2015

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News: Special Features
London Fall Preview: A Double Bill of Harvey Fierstein, Funny Girl’s Back Onstage and Kenneth Branagh Sets Up a New Theatre
05 Sep 2015
The West End is sending Broadway King Charles III and returning The Color Purple to sender as well (with the transfer of the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of the 2005 Broadway musical, just as they previously bequeathed Broadway its revivals of Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music and La Cage Aux Folles).

If a Show Played Off-Broadway for Years, Is its Broadway Bow a "Revival"?
05 Sep 2015
When the 2014 Tony Award nominations were announced, the hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch was placed in the category of Best Revival, even though the production was playing Broadway for the first time. What factors into these decisions, and how will the upcoming Broadway bow of Dames at Sea be considered?



In Case You Missed It: Sponge Bob Is Broadway-Bound With Some Pop Stars in Tow
04 Sep 2015 -- The Broadway theatre community got a shock this past weekend when young actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste died suddenly after falling from a Brooklyn fire escape. He was 21.

How a Tony-Winning Dad Raised Three Performers, and They're All Conquering The Biz
04 Sep 2015 -- There's no family rivalry in the Cooper household over who does the dishes or who's won a Tony Award. Playbill.com sits down with the multi-talented quartet to discuss their lives in the industry and if they sing Little Shop of Horrors at dinnertime.

A Woman’s World: Hamilton’s Leading Ladies, The Schuyler Sisters, on Being the Kardashians of the 1700s (03 Sep 2015)

"I Couldn't Have Orchestrated This If I Tried," Says Abby Mueller on Playing the Beautiful Role Her Sister Created (02 Sep 2015)

She Wants To Do What Before She Dies? Marlee Matlin Puts It In Writing For Playbill (02 Sep 2015)

"They Weren't Happy With It" — "Sweet Valley High" Author on Rewriting Her Brother's Musical Mack & Mabel (01 Sep 2015)

Must-See Theatre! The Shows On Our Lists This Fall (01 Sep 2015)

Onstage & Backstage: How Did Not Booking a Role Win Audra McDonald Her First Tony? (31 Aug 2015)

A Fine Showmance: How Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise's Love Began With Kisses in Cats Makeup (31 Aug 2015)

Will Audiences Around the Country Come to the Fun Home? The Tony-Winning Musical May Be Controversial to Some (31 Aug 2015)

Friends of History-Making Young Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Plan Monday Memorial in Central Park (30 Aug 2015)

Fall Off-Broadway Preview: Vets and Rock Stars Fill the Stages in Edgy Updates to the Classics (30 Aug 2015)

History-Making Jean Valjean Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21 (29 Aug 2015)

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