May 23, 2015

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Preludes, New Musical from Great Comet of 1812's Dave Malloy, Begins Tonight
23 May 2015
Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 production of Preludes, the new musical by Dave Malloy, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin, begins performances May 23. The world premiere features Tony winners Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) and Gabriel Ebert (Matilda).

Photo Call: Cherry Jones, Brooke Shields and More Celebrate Public Theater Opening Nights
23 May 2015
The Public Theater celebrated two opening nights this week: The Mobile Shakespeare Unit’s Macbeth opened on May 20, and Elevator Repair Service’s The Sound and the Fury opened on May 21.

Stage Views: "Sopranos" Star On Hamilton, Glengarry Glen Ross and "If I Were a Rich Man"
23 May 2015 --'s series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

Liza Minnelli and Hippies? 11-Year-Olds and Tony Winners? The 10 Greatest Tony Awards Mash-Ups
23 May 2015 -- correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the 10 best musical mash-up performances broadcast on the Tony Awards.

Ethel and Angela and Patti, Oh My! Who Is the Fiercest Mama Rose of All? (23 May 2015)

Read the Original 1984 Interview with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera in Rehearsals for The Rink! (23 May 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: May 23 (23 May 2015)

Photo Archive: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Dan Fogler and More in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway (23 May 2015)

"A Brady Bunch" and "The Partridge Family" Are Double-Booked Tonight at 54 Below (23 May 2015)

Playbill Video Week in Review: Megan Hilty Sings From "Smash," An Act of God Highlights, The Color Purple Star Sings New Scott Alan Tune (23 May 2015)

Stay At Home, Follow the Formula and Strip More Slowly — Tony Nominees Share Some of the Worst Showbiz Advice (23 May 2015)

The Murky Waters of Sexual Consent Explored in New Play by David Rhodes (22 May 2015)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Marc Kudisch Tapped for Reading of Triumph (22 May 2015)

Joshua Harmon World Premiere, with Wicked's Lindsay Mendez, Begins Tonight (22 May 2015)

TV Reality Star Will Tour Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday in 2016 (22 May 2015)

Booking It! Something Rotten! and Mormon's Director-Choreographer On Breaking Into Broadway and Cell Phones in the Rehearsal Room (22 May 2015)

Must Watch! Diana DeGarmo Gets Swept Up By a Tornado in Dreamlike (and Chilling) Wizard of Oz Preview (Video) (22 May 2015)

Team StarKid's Latest Musical, Inspired By "Oregon Trail" Computer Game, Will Travel To NYC (22 May 2015)

In Case You Missed It: The Crucible's Coming Back to Broadway and "Duck Dynasty" Closed Up Shop Early (22 May 2015)

Stage Portrait: King and I Tony Nominees Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe (22 May 2015)

Karen Mason and Cady Huffman Among Judges For Don't Tell Mama Competition, Where Winner Gets a Show (22 May 2015)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Develop Eight New Musicals; Lineup Announced (22 May 2015)

Bernadette Peters Will Narrate New Collection of "Eloise" Stories (22 May 2015)

10 Short Plays About and by Women Featured in Free NYC Evening at The Lambs (22 May 2015)

Reese Witherspoon Will Star in Live Action Film "Tink," Based on Peter Pan Character (22 May 2015)

Must Watch: Coldplay Creates Hilarious "Games of Thrones" Musical Spoof (22 May 2015)

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's The 3 Little Pigs to Play West End's Palace (22 May 2015)

Photo Call: 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, Red Carpet Arrivals and Ceremony (22 May 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: May 22 (22 May 2015)

Photo Call: Chamber-Sized Titanic With Ben Heppner Sails Into Toronto (22 May 2015)

Exclusive! Judy Kuhn Sings a Gorgeous "Beautiful Mornin'" Off Her New "Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel" Album (22 May 2015)

Diva Talk: Laura Benanti On Awards Hosting, "Supergirl," Her New Book and She Loves Me Revival (22 May 2015)

Bruce Norris' The Qualms Begins Tonight Off-Broadway (22 May 2015)

Chicago Theatre Director Dies of Car Crash Injuries, Age 40 (21 May 2015)

Child Theatre Critic Iain Armitage Interviews Gigi Star Vanessa Hudgens (21 May 2015)

New Musical by Award-Winning Team of Kooman & Dimond Gets Staged Reading (21 May 2015)

The Visit Is Offering Discounted Tix (21 May 2015)

The Know: Your Essential Ticket-Buying Planner, May 21-31 (21 May 2015)

Kate Shindle Elected President of Actors' Equity (21 May 2015)

Playbill Playlist: The Elton John Songs That Make Us Cry and "Feel The Love Tonight" (21 May 2015)

56 Years Ago Tonight, Ethel Merman Opened in Gypsy – See the Playbill and Read the Reviews! (21 May 2015)

Final Amiri Baraka Play to Get Off-Broadway World Premiere By Woodie King, Jr. (21 May 2015)

Casting Announced for Chicago Revival of Stephen Flaherty's Loving Repeating (21 May 2015)

Exclusive: What It Was Like Inside David Letterman's Last "Late Show" Taping – I Was There (21 May 2015)

New Musical Promises The Real True Story of Cinderella (21 May 2015)

First Preview of Joshua Harmon World Premiere Canceled (21 May 2015)

Lena Dunham Takes On Murder of Kitty Genovese in "Girls" (21 May 2015)

NYMF Hit Volleygirls Will Continue Development This Summer in Florida (21 May 2015)

Photo Call: A First Look at Hartford Stage's Kiss Me, Kate (21 May 2015)

Tony Viewers Up in Arms Over Telecast; Petitions Started for Creative and Special Awards (21 May 2015)

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