April 18, 2014

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Christopher Sieber Joins Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical April 18
18 Apr 2014
Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber, whose March debut in the Broadway company of Matilda was delayed after the actor sustained an injury to his hand during rehearsals, steps into the role of Miss Trunchbull beginning April 18 at the Shubert Theatre.



New York Times Critic Ben Brantley Responds to James Franco's Instagram Rant
18 Apr 2014
In an April 18 interview with the New York Observer, New York Times critic Ben Brantley responded to an Instagram post by Of Mice and Men star James Franco, in which the actor took the critic to task for his review of the revival of the John Steinbeck classic.


PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Act One — Miles & Miles & Miles of Hart
18 Apr 2014 -- Act One, the stage adaptation of Moss Hart's show-business memoir, opened April 17 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Santino Fontana, Andrea Martin and Tony Shalhoub were there. So was Playbill.com

Rocky Rises Concert Features Jai Rodriguez, Kate Pazakis, Jason Paige and More in L.A. April 18
18 Apr 2014 -- Jai Rodriguez, Kate Pazakis, Jason Paige and Segun Oduladaw perform songs from Rocky Horror Show, as part of the April 18 Rocky Rises event at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles.

Actress Alyssa Robbins Takes on Title Role in Casa Maņana's Peter Pan (18 Apr 2014)

April 18 Performance of Second Stage's Substance of Fire Canceled (18 Apr 2014)

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan's Dogfight Available for Licensing Through MTI (18 Apr 2014)

Nathan Lane Will Join Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly for Post-Show Talkback at Broadway's Mothers and Sons (18 Apr 2014)

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, April 12-18: Three New Broadway Openings and The Flick Takes the Pulitzer (18 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Co-Star in Sharr White's Annapurna at The New Group (18 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Julia Murney, Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris, Christopher Jackson and More Give Andrew Lippa's Wild Party a Jazz Makeover (18 Apr 2014)

THE SCREENING ROOM: Watch the New Trailer for HBO's "The Normal Heart" With Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons and Mark Ruffalo (Video) (18 Apr 2014)

Georgia Stitt-Lisa Diana Shapiro Musical Samantha Spade Will Play Limited NYC Engagement (18 Apr 2014)

STAGE PORTRAIT: The Cripple of Inishmaan's Daniel Radcliffe (18 Apr 2014)

Old Globe Will Feature World Premiere of Bright Star, Plus Buyer & Cellar and Murder for Two in 2014-15 Season (18 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Moss Hart's Theatrical Memoir Act One, Starring Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub, Opens on Broadway (18 Apr 2014)

San Diego Opera Board President Resigns; Company Votes in Favor of New, Smaller Budget Plan (18 Apr 2014)

Will Delaware Theatre Company Bring Ain't Misbehavin to Off-Broadway? (18 Apr 2014)

Brandon Victor Dixon and Morgan James Will Join Ryan Shaw at Cutting Room (18 Apr 2014)

Betty Buckley, Mimi Hines, The Skivvies Headed to O'Neill Cabaret Conference (18 Apr 2014)

Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Roger Rees and More Join Cast of Kander and Ebb's The Visit at Williamstown (18 Apr 2014)

Tony Winner Geoffrey Rush Will Portray Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopic (18 Apr 2014)

NY Reading of Jay O. Sanders' Unexplored Interior, Commemorating Rwandan Genocide, Will Simultaneously Screen in Rwanda (18 Apr 2014)

Playbill Quiz: Over a Dozen Divas Sing "I'm Still Here"; Can You Name Them All? (The Video Answers) (18 Apr 2014)

Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert Set for "David Letterman" Appearances; Guests Also Announced for "Craig Ferguson" and "The Talk" (18 Apr 2014)

Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel, Denzel Washington and More Set for Easter Bonnet Competition (18 Apr 2014)

The Verdict: Critics Review Act One, Starring Tony Shalhoub, Santino Fontana and Andrea Martin (18 Apr 2014)

THE SCREENING ROOM: First "Jersey Boys" Trailer Released (Video) (18 Apr 2014)

Another Finalist Eliminated on "American Idol"; Six Contestants Remain (18 Apr 2014)

Fritz Weaver, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Sheldon, Jeff McCarthy, Veanne Cox, Charlotte Rae Set for Heartbreak House Reading (18 Apr 2014)

Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love to Transfer to London's National Theatre in October (18 Apr 2014)

PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Leigh Silverman, Who Will "Let It Sing" With Violet on Broadway (18 Apr 2014)

From Romeo and Juliet to Of Mice and Men, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Play Revivals (18 Apr 2014)

Of Mice and Men, Violet, Susan Stroman and More Added to Playbill Vault, Week Ending April 19 (18 Apr 2014)

La Mirada's Cats, Featuring Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, Begins April 18 in CA (18 Apr 2014)

U.S. Premiere of Mohamed Kacimi's Holy Land, About the Devastation of War, Begins April 18 in Manhattan (18 Apr 2014)

New Drama Honor Bound Begins Performances at St. Luke's Theatre April 18 (18 Apr 2014)

Be A Good Little Widow, Starring Caroline Aaron and Larisa Oleynik, Opens April 18 (18 Apr 2014)

Learn Your Lessons Well: The Golden Rules of Etiquette for Broadway Audiences (18 Apr 2014)

DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Tony Nominee and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Star Jessie Mueller (18 Apr 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 18 (18 Apr 2014)

The Awesome 80s Prom Will Return to New York City for Five Performances (17 Apr 2014)

New York City Ballet Gala to Feature Kristen Bell and Selections from Carousel (17 Apr 2014)

Puppeteer Basil Twist Launches Kickstarter to Complete Work on Project With Late Trailblazer Lee Nagrin (17 Apr 2014)

All The Way, Tribes, The Flick and The Jungle Book Nominated for Elliot Norton Awards (17 Apr 2014)

PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Wicked Tour Stars Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay, Matt Shingledecker and Gene Weygandt (17 Apr 2014)

Playbill Will Alter Iconic Logo to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month (17 Apr 2014)

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Of Mice and Men — See What the Boys in the Bunkhouse Will Have (17 Apr 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Still Dreaming of Paradise..." A Two-Show Day (and Opening Night!) With Paper Mill's South Pacific Star Erin Mackey (17 Apr 2014)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: Rebecca Luker on the Musical Stage (17 Apr 2014)

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