November 01, 2014

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OBSESSED!: The Always Fluid Lillias White Pours it on Thick With Silky Smooth Riffs

Seth Rudetsky has a long list of reasons to admire the work of Lillias White, but scaled it down to a manageable length for the latest episode of OBSESSED! Seth wants to know the secret behind the unique fluidity of White's voice, but she is hard pressed to explain other than to suggest that she learned a thing or two from the riffs of Dionne Warwick. Either way, any explanation wouldn’t be nearly as fun as hearing the songstress in action — she takes on tunes from How to Succeed, Funny Girl and Cy Coleman's Like Jazz to demonstrate her inimitable style. Check out Seth's weekly column. Visit, Seth's online home.

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Laura Osnes and Brian Stokes Mitchell Ready to Jump on Board City Center Encores! Production of The Band Wagon

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Tracey Ullman, Tony Sheldon and Michael McKean will lead the cast of The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event. In the rehearsal room, the cast ran through "Something You Never Had Before," "By Myself" and "That's Entertainment!" Performances run Nov. 6 - 16. Book is by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music is by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs. See a Photo Call from the press event.

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Sierra Boggess Gets Spooked at Abracadabra, a Halloween Superstore

Right after wrapping her run in Phantom, Sierra Boggess helped to get Playbill in the Halloween spirit (no pun intended!) as she visited superstore Abracadabra in search of costume inspiration. This New York City institution (open year-round) deals in spooky and zany props, costumes and decorations as well as wigs, makeup, novelties and magic tricks and accessories. Boggess took a spin through the multi-tiered complex and sorted out costume ideas while recalling some of her greatest theatre roles, while "auditioning" for some others that she hasn't performed — yet! Watch Christine Pedi warm up for Halloween with her version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" featuring all of her amazing impressions.

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Rob McClure, Tony Danza and Brynn O'Malley Preview Tunes from Jason Robert Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas

Rob McClure, Tony Danza, Brynn O'Malley and Nancy Opel lead the cast of Jason Robert Brown (music and lyrics) and Andrew Bergman's (book) Honeymoon in Vegas. The musical had a successful 2013 run at Millburn, New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, and since has been in a holding pattern while waiting for a Broadway theatre to open up — the production begins previews at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre on Nov. 18. Here, th cast met the press to run through several of the show's numbers including "I Love Betsy," "Never Get Married" and "When You Say Vegas." See a Photo Call from the press event.

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Jeremy Jordan Will Be Breaking Character in Solo Cabaret Debut

Star of Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, "Smash" and the upcoming film version of "The Last Five Years," Jeremy Jordan is on a roll. But in a search for his own voice, he will debut his cabaret show Breaking Character at speakeasy-styled nightspot 54 Below. In the show, he will finally be able to drop the façade of a character and perform as himself. The set will feature tunes from across the musical spectrum — Broadway, rock, country and even some of his own original songs. Here, Jordan runs through a jazzy version of Stephen Sondheim's "Losing My Mind." Performances begin Oct. 27. See show schedule and information.

Seth Rudetsky Celebrates Life on the Stage With "Seth's Broadway Diary" Book Release Party

Seth Rudetsky had a bevy of Broadway pals on hand for the release party of his latest book, which is the first offering in a continuing series titled "Seth's Broadway Diary." The publication chronicles his unique life on and around the Great White Way and features "hi-lairous" stories from the likes of Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Raúl Esparza and Jonathan Groff. Here, Chip Zien, Judy Kuhn, Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Anika Larsen and more joined Seth to read from the book as well as perform some signature tunes to celebrate. Purchase the book here.

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Bradley Cooper, Castmates and Director Scott Ellis Discuss the Legacy of The Elephant Man

Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man tells the true story of John Merrick (Bradley Cooper), a 19th century British man with severe deformities known as a sideshow attraction who gained fame under the care of Dr. Frederick Treves (Alessandro Nivola) when London's high society embraced him. Here, Cooper, Nivola and castmates — along with director Scott Ellis — talk about the legacy and enduring interest in the redemptive story of John Merrick. See a Photo Call from the show's media event.

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The "Singing Baker" Wraps Up Evita National Tour With a GIANT Cinnamon Bun

With a love of fresh and tasty ingredients, "singing baker" Alison Mahoney hit the road with the touring company of Evita ready to find the best baked treats across the nation. Here, as the tour came to a close, she stopped in at Lulu's Bakery and Café in San Antonio to try one of their super gigantic (and super delicious!) three-pound cinnamon buns.

The 3 Keys to a Perfect Can-Can

Can you Can-Can? The high-kicking and high-energy dance takes a lot of practice and dedication as anyone who has seen Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the aptly named Can-Can can attest. But the dance takes more than practice and dedication. In this exclusive rehearsal room peek, Megan Sikora and cast mates show Playbill exactly what the three keys to a sexy and successful Can-Can are. See Jason Danieley show off some consumes and his mini-handlebar mustache.

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Come Look at Side Show's Freakishly Cool Characters

Inspired by the true story of Violet and Daisy Hilton — conjoined twins who were at one time the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit — Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Henry Krieger's (music) Side Show returns to Broadway on Oct. 28 in a reimagined production. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett (who play Violet and Daisy Hilton, respectively) lead the cast. Here, Playbill took an introductory peek at the fully costumed cast of outsiders who populate the show including the Three Legged Man, Human Pincushion, Bearded Lady and Dog Boy. Bill Condon directs the Production at the St. James Theatre.



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