Disney's "Frozen Fever" is a new short film based on the animated feature "Frozen," which spawned the hit song "Let It Go" and became a worldwide phenomenon. Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Kristen Bell return to voice the characters of Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Anna, respectively. The film features a new song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Opening March 13, it will play exclusively in theaters alongside Disney’s new live-action "Cinderella" starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.
The Public Theater held a press conference to make a very special and exciting announcement — after weeks of discussion and negotiations, Hamilton has secured a Broadway run. Here, The Public Theater's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and the show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda take the mic to talk about what's ahead. See highlights from the show.
Tonight, Paulo Szot begins a series of shows at 54 Below celebrating the 100th birthday of iconic crooner Frank Sinatra. As a Brazilian, Szot was most affected by Sinatra's collaborations with Antônio Carlos Jobim, widely regarded as the primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style. Szot's sets at 54 Below will draw from tunes recorded by the pair in 1967 and '69. Here, along with music director Klaus Muller on piano, Szot runs through "This Happy Madness." Read the Playbill story.
Guests Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty and Ramin Karimloo joined Seth Rudetsky for the premiere episode of "OBSESSED Live!" An Iranin-born Canadian citizen, Karimloo currently stars as Jean Valjean in the Broadway revival of Les Misérables. Here, Karimloo chats about the artistic reason that brought him to reveal his muscular body in the show and sings his standout number "Bring Him Home." Watch the entire "OBSESSED Live!" premiere on YouTube.
Along with Ana Gasteyer and Ramin Karimloo, Megan Hilty was one of the guests on the premiere episode of Seth Rudetsky’s “OBSESSED! Live” show. An extension of his “crazazy” Playbill video series, the show was taped in front of a live studio audience at YouTube Space NY, a brand new shooting studio open to YouTube content creators. Here, Hilty talks about how she was cast in the touring production of Little Shop of Horrors — but was then quickly un-cast! Also, in a premium outtake clip from the show, she and Seth perform a duet of “Suddenly Seymour.” Watch the entire show on YouTube.
A new partnership between Playbill and YouTube, "OBSESSED! Live" is a long-form version of Seth Rudetsky's popular Playbill video series. Shot at YouTube Space NY before a live studio audience, Seth's guests for the premiere episode were Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty and Ramin Karimloo. In this excerpt from the hour-long show, Gastyer talks about her rather odd days in conservatory and belts some rollicking numbers. Watch the entire episode here.