February 01, 2015

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Hey, Johnny! Theatrical Advice – I Auditioned and Was Rejected. How Do I Cope?
01 Feb 2015
Playbill.com's "Hey, Johnny!" theatrical advice column is back this week with advice for

Tony Winner Idina Menzel Sings National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIX
01 Feb 2015
Tony winner Idina Menzel, star of the Broadway musical If/Then, sings the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLIX's pregame festivities at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona Feb. 1.



PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 1
01 Feb 2015 -- 1859 Birthday of Victor Herbert (1859-1924), Broadway's operetta king, composer of Babes in Toyland, The Red Mill, Mlle. Modiste, Naughty Marietta, Sweethearts and numerous editions of the Ziegfeld Follies.

Her Story: "Mad Men" Star Elisabeth Moss on Bringing Wendy Wasserstein's Feminist Heroine Back to Broadway
01 Feb 2015 -- Can women really "have it all"? "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss, starring in the first Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles thinks they can.

Through "Hot Arguments" and Scornful Stars, The Gershwins Brought Lady, Be Good To The Stage (01 Feb 2015)

Playbill Poll: Who Should Play The Beast Alongside Emma Watson In Disney's Beauty and the Beast? (01 Feb 2015)

ON THE RECORD: A Surprising Trip on Sting's Last Ship (01 Feb 2015)

PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Kristin Chenoweth Sings "I Will Always Love You," Into the Woods, Mamma Mia!'s Winter Newbie Celebrates the Snow (31 Jan 2015)

Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin at Their Glorious Best: Rediscovering the Original Evita Cast Recording (31 Jan 2015)

The Secrets to Broadway Bodies: How "Theatrical Ninjas" Stay Trim, Toned and Tight for 8 Shows a Week (31 Jan 2015)

Ravinia Festival Will Explore Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro (31 Jan 2015)

Films From Smartphone App "Dancing Sondheim" Are Screened at Lincoln Center Tonight (31 Jan 2015)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 31 (31 Jan 2015)

THE WEEK AHEAD Jan. 31-Feb. 6: Idina Menzel Gets Patriotic and Larry David Takes His Broadway Bow (30 Jan 2015)

Tonight's First Preview of Superhero Musical Brooklynite Canceled (30 Jan 2015)

Will Martin Short Exit It's Only a Play in March? (30 Jan 2015)

Pippin Actor Mike Schwitter Among Performers to Sing Music of Robbie Torres (30 Jan 2015)

Super Bowl Prep! Football Terms Explained for Theatre People (30 Jan 2015)

Broadway Vets Reunite to Join Chita Rivera and Roger Rees in Broadway's The Visit (30 Jan 2015)

What You Missed on "Glee": Sue Stoops to Kidnapping as the Invitational Competition Heats Up (30 Jan 2015)

The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway-Bound Gigi, Starring Vanessa Hudgens (30 Jan 2015)

WEEK IN REVIEW, Jan. 23-30: The Brits Are Coming to Broadway (Again) (30 Jan 2015)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Week With Amanda A. Lederer, the Wicked Witch of Off-Broadway's The Woodsman (30 Jan 2015)

Mary Poppins Star Gavin Lee Will Join Les Miz on Broadway, New Cast Members Announced (30 Jan 2015)

Ellen DeGeneres Is Developing a TV Comedy for Idina Menzel (30 Jan 2015)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Rent to Scoundrels! Celebrating the Stage Work of Birthday Boy Norbert Leo Butz (30 Jan 2015)

THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Norbert Leo Butz (Video) (30 Jan 2015)

John Cullum, Peter Scolari, Jason Tam and Alexandra Silber Set for New Antigone Reading (30 Jan 2015)

PHOTO CALL: Zachary Quinto, Lea DeLaria, Hamish Linklater Celebrate CSC's A Month in the Country, Starring Taylor Schilling and Peter Dinklage (30 Jan 2015)

Neil Patrick Harris Teases "Thrilling Number" for New Variety Show (Video) (30 Jan 2015)

Michael Arden Will Be The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill, Patrick Page and Ciara Renée Return (30 Jan 2015)

Honeymoon in Vegas Faces a Press Agency Switch Up as Sales Still Struggle (30 Jan 2015)

Listen to "Shout" from New London Cast Album of Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys (Audio) (30 Jan 2015)

Side Show Revival Album, With Bonus Track and New Songs, Sets Release (30 Jan 2015)

PHOTO CALL: Meet the Cast of City Center's Lady, Be Good, Starring Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Patti Murin, Douglas Sills and Jennifer Laura Thompson (30 Jan 2015)

Stephen Dolginoff Musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story Will Get London Revival (30 Jan 2015)

Strindberg's The Father to Be Revived at London's Trafalgar Studios; Alex Fern Stars (30 Jan 2015)

Hairspray, Kinky Boots and Academy Awards Designer David Rockwell on the Theatre's "Iconic and Influential" Sets (30 Jan 2015)

Tony Winner Billy Porter Begins San Francisco Concert Engagement Tonight (30 Jan 2015)

World Premiere of Danai Gurira's Familiar, About Bride-to-Be, Begins Tonight (30 Jan 2015)

Tony Winner Reed Birney Reads New Play from My Favorite Year Librettist Today (30 Jan 2015)

Underground NYC Theatre Company Rises From the Ground Up at 54 Below (30 Jan 2015)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 30 (29 Jan 2015)

Get Into the Kristin Chenoweth Boot Camp! Application Deadline Announced (29 Jan 2015)

THE CALL BOARD: Available Theatrical Administrative Positions (29 Jan 2015)

92Y to Feature Peter Pan Live! Star Allison Williams, Fun Home's Michael Cerveris and Music of Jerry Herman (29 Jan 2015)

New Line Adds American Idiot to 2015-16 Season, Opening With Regional Premiere of Heathers (29 Jan 2015)

PHOTO CALL: Chicago's Newest Merry Murderesses Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes Offer a Steamy Sneak Preview (29 Jan 2015)

Broadway Boyfriends of "Survivor" Get Engaged on Stage (Plus Video) (29 Jan 2015)

UPDATED: Broadway's It's Only a Play Extends Into the Summer (29 Jan 2015)

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