December 18, 2014

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A Theatregoer's Guide to New Year's Eve in NYC: What to See, Where to Dine and Where to Toast
18 Dec 2014
Looking to celebrate New Year's Even in theatrical style? Playbill.com has you covered. Here's everything you need to know if you're planning a night of entertainment in New York City to ring in 2015.

First Look at Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in The Audience
18 Dec 2014
Peter Morgan's The Audience is to return to the West End, with Kristin Scott Thomas inheriting the role of Queen Elizabeth II originated by Helen Mirren, as Mirren reprises the role on Broadway. It will begin performances April 21, 2015, prior to an official opening May 5 at the Apollo Theatre. Here is a first look at Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in The Audience.



The Sound of Music Live! to Re-Air on NBC This Weekend
18 Dec 2014 -- The Sound of Music Live!, starring Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle, will re-air Dec. 20 on NBC beginning at 8 PM ET.

Laura Osnes Will Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera's Carousel
18 Dec 2014 -- Two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which will be presented April 11-May 3, 2015.

Second Stage Raising Millions for Acquisition and Maintenance of Broadway's Helen Hayes (18 Dec 2014)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock Will Shake Up Broadway Next Fall (18 Dec 2014)

Updated: Read More Reviews of Broadway-Bound Musical An American in Paris (18 Dec 2014)

Joshua Henry and Alysha Umphress Will Offer Romantic Duets (18 Dec 2014)

"The Last Five Years" Soundtrack, With Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick, Will Hit Shelves Next Year; Track List Announced (18 Dec 2014)

Watch Side Show Stars Perform "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" on "The View" (Video) (18 Dec 2014)

Dakin Matthews and Rod McLachlan Join Helen Mirren in Broadway's Audience; Complete Cast Announced (18 Dec 2014)

Lisa Loeb Will Return to Summer Camp With New York Premiere of New Musical Camp Kappawanna (18 Dec 2014)

PHOTO CALL: Imelda Staunton as Momma Rose in Gypsy (18 Dec 2014)

Pasek and Paul's Dogfight Will Receive Australian Premiere in 2015 (18 Dec 2014)

Rock of Ages and "Big Brother" Star Frankie J. Grande Will Offer NYC Concerts (18 Dec 2014)

Red, White, & Blaine, Tribute to "Waiting For Guffman," Plays Chicago Improv Theatre (18 Dec 2014)

Watch Anna Kendrick Demonstrate Vocal Warm-Ups on "The Daily Show" (Video) (18 Dec 2014)

"Smash" Musical Bombshell to Play Broadway for One-Night-Only Benefit (18 Dec 2014)

Watch Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway Offer Heartfelt Holiday Duet On "Meredith Vieira Show" (Video) (18 Dec 2014)

Complete First Season of "Mozart in the Jungle," Starring Bernadette Peters, Will Be Released on Same Day (18 Dec 2014)

No Man's Land, with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Confirmed for West End Run (18 Dec 2014)

Writing Team Revealed for Neil Patrick Harris-Hosted Academy Awards (18 Dec 2014)

U.K. Tour of Jersey Boys Announces Further Dates for 2015 (18 Dec 2014)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to Shutter at West End's Savoy Theatre (18 Dec 2014)

Imelda Staunton Gypsy Will Transfer to West End; Box Office Now Open (18 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Annie Golden, James Monroe Iglehart, Joe Iconis and Family Pick Twisted Christmas Tunes (18 Dec 2014)

A New Path! Re-Imagined, Ten-Person Into the Woods Begins Off-Broadway Tonight (18 Dec 2014)

Memorial for Broadway Actor Michael McCarty Held Today (18 Dec 2014)

We Must Breathe Event, Responding to Michael Brown and Eric Garner Cases, Held at Victory Gardens Theater Tonight (18 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 18 (18 Dec 2014)

Billy Magnussen and His Band Reserved For Rondee Play NYC Tonight (18 Dec 2014)

Cast Changes, Rewrites and More: From Yesterday to "Tomorrow," Annie's History on Stage and Screen (18 Dec 2014)

Idina Menzel Belts Moving New Song on "The View" and Talks "Frozen" (Video) (17 Dec 2014)

No Charges Filed in Last Year's Roof Collapse at London's Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (17 Dec 2014)

LAST CHANCE: What's Closing This Week (17 Dec 2014)

Revival of Side Show Filmed for Lincoln Center Archives (17 Dec 2014)

Tony-Nominated Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Star Will Take Leave of Absence (17 Dec 2014)

Audra McDonald to Repeat Tony-Winning Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Performance for HBO (17 Dec 2014)

It's Only A Hit! Terrence McNally Play Recoups on Broadway (17 Dec 2014)

Broadway Musical Dr. Zhivago Reveals Full Cast (17 Dec 2014)

Will Arsenic and Old Lace, With Sisters Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad, Play Broadway in 2015? (17 Dec 2014)

Norm Lewis Will Sing Gershwin in "Live from Lincoln Center" New Year's Eve Broadcast (17 Dec 2014)

Smithsonian Institution and Sheet Music Plus Team to Sell Historic Music (17 Dec 2014)

Michael Feinstein's New Year's Eve PBS Broadcast Will Feature Darren Criss, Kelli O'Hara, Aaron Tveit, Christine Ebersole and More (17 Dec 2014)

Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison on Carnegie Hall, the End of "Glee" and Coming Back to Broadway (17 Dec 2014)

Side Show Stars Will Head to the Chatterbox (17 Dec 2014)

Watch "Into the Woods" Star Anna Kendrick Discuss Sleepwalking on Ambien and Filming Her Salad (Video) (17 Dec 2014)

"Into the Woods" Star Will Sit Down with Jimmy Fallon (17 Dec 2014)

Cafe Edison Plans Last Day, But Is "Committed to Reopening" (17 Dec 2014)

Wicked Star Will Make Los Angeles Concert Debut in 2015 (17 Dec 2014)

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