July 07, 2015

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"For Me, There's No Going Back" — Meet the Police Officer-Turned-Songwriter Who Wrote Amazing Grace
07 Jul 2015
Before Christopher Smith was songwriter of the new musical Amazing Grace, he was a police officer and a youth outreach and education director in Pennsylvania. It's taken him seven years (and a serious amount of self-teaching), but his show has made it to Broadway.

Penn & Teller Create Magic on Broadway Starting Tonight
07 Jul 2015
Penn & Teller on Broadway brings the provocative New Vaudeville magician team back to the Great White Way for a six-week stand at the Marquis Theatre, July 7-Aug. 16, with July 12 set as opening night.



See the 20 New Musicals Set to Roll Out Starting Tonight in NYMF
07 Jul 2015 -- The New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2015 line-up, featuring almost two dozen productions of new musicals, begins July 7 and continues through July 27. Each summer the Festival presents productions, concerts, readings and special events in the heart of New York City's Theatre District.

North Shore Shrek The Musical Begins Tonight
07 Jul 2015 -- The North Shore Music Theatre production of Shrek The Musical plays the Beverly, MA, venue July 7-19.

Top 10 Musicals Not to Miss at 2015 NYMF, Starting Tonight (07 Jul 2015)

Broadway Box-Office Analysis, June 29-July 5: Wolf Hall Ends With a Whimper and Amazing Grace's Numbers Don't Sound Sweet (06 Jul 2015)

Onstage & Backstage: One Benefit, A Dozen Stars and Countless Meltdowns! (06 Jul 2015)

Broadway Grosses: June 29 - July 5 (06 Jul 2015)

The Verdict: Read Reviews for Broadway-Bound Musical Beaches (06 Jul 2015)

Book Signing with Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Will Be Part of Broadway Barks (06 Jul 2015)

Travel to "Actoria" in the Premiere of "Broadway Boroughs," An Exclusive Look at Actors' Homes! (06 Jul 2015)

Broadway's Kinky Boots Will Offer Online Ticket Lottery (06 Jul 2015)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Studio Cast Album Being Prepped for Fall Release (06 Jul 2015)

Drunken Spellers, the Making of "Magic Foot" and More Memories from the Cast of Spelling Bee (06 Jul 2015)

Loved 'Em in Little Shop? 7 Other Musical Pairings for Ellen Greene & Jake Gyllenhaal (06 Jul 2015)

NAMT Flash: Busy Duncan Sheik Has Another New Musical in the Pipeline (06 Jul 2015)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Alternate Will Play Title Role in Hamilton Once a Week (06 Jul 2015)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in Nell Gwynn at Shakespeare’s Globe (06 Jul 2015)

Audience Member Tries to Use Stage Outlet to Charge Phone at Hand to God (06 Jul 2015)

Anne-Marie Duff, Rosalie Craig and Charles Edwards to Star in New Productions at National (06 Jul 2015)

Pinocchio Stage Musical Is in the Works (06 Jul 2015)

Tour of The Marvel Experience Shutters in Philadelphia (06 Jul 2015)

Recording of Stratford Festival's Carousel Now Available Online (06 Jul 2015)

Broadway Artists Join Jason Robert Brown for NYC Concert (06 Jul 2015)

Original Cast, Including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jose Llana, Lisa Howard, Reunite for Spelling Bee Anniversary Concert (06 Jul 2015)

Broadway Stars Fill The Muny's Holiday Inn Starting Tonight (06 Jul 2015)

All-Asian Cast Brings to Life Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! Tonight Off-Broadway (06 Jul 2015)

Next to Normal's Michael Greif Stirs Up More Family Drama With Dear Evan Hansen (06 Jul 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 6 (06 Jul 2015)

Lincoln Center Fest, Studded With Marathon Shakespeare, Kafka on the Shore and Tim Burton Celebration, Launches (06 Jul 2015)

History-Maker Misty Copeland Will Jeté Into the Cast of On the Town (05 Jul 2015)

On the Town: Why Does a Helluva Show Struggle to Fill Houses? (05 Jul 2015)

Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet! Packs Up Its Chicago Shoes; Broadway Is Next! (05 Jul 2015)

"I'm Just Being Me," Says Leonard Pelkey in Off-Broadway Show That Explores His Disappearance (05 Jul 2015)

Michele Lee Shows How to Succeed in Broadway's Wicked, Starting Today (05 Jul 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 5 (05 Jul 2015)

Top 10 Musicals Not to Miss at 2015 NYMF (05 Jul 2015)

Playbill Poll: Our Readers Pick the 10 Broadway Hunks They'd Cast in Magic Mike The Musical (05 Jul 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 4 (04 Jul 2015)

Jonathan Groff, Celia Keenan-Bolger and More Reveal Their Dream NYC Staycations (04 Jul 2015)

Over a Dozen Actors Sing 1776 Tunes, Starting Tonight (04 Jul 2015)

The Summer Broadway Spotify Playlist Everyone Needs to Stream! (04 Jul 2015)

Which Oscar Winners Have Acted Under the Stars? Shakespeare in the Park, By the Numbers (04 Jul 2015)

Stage Views: Amazing Grace's Laiona Michelle On Fun Home, Hamilton, Gypsy and More (04 Jul 2015)

Hit the Town With These Fancy, Frugal and Fun Theatrical Date Night Ideas for Any Budget (04 Jul 2015)

Justin Timberlake as Hedwig! Meryl Streep as Anything! Stars We Need to See in a Broadway Musical! (04 Jul 2015)

Photo Call: J.K. Simmons Goes Backstage at Amazing Grace (03 Jul 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 3 (03 Jul 2015)

From 1776 to Sunset; Celebrating the Greatest Stage Moments of Birthday Gal Betty Buckley! (03 Jul 2015)

Diva Talk: Stars of Tonya & Nancy, Claudio Quest, Deep Love Discuss New Musicals, Stage Mishaps, Coveted Roles (03 Jul 2015)

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