February 28, 2015

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50-Year Romance Turned Pop-Rock Musical Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
28 Feb 2015
59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company's New York premiere of Long Story Short, a pop rock musical adapted by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache, begins previews Feb. 28 Off-Broadway. 

A Woman's World: Pam MacKinnon on The Decision to Restore Wasserstein's Cut Dialogue to The Heidi Chronicles
28 Feb 2015
In the first installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon shares how a 10-year relationship with Edward Albee led to a revival that took Broadway by storm and her thoughts on helming one of the three plays by women playing Broadway this spring.

PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Megan Hilty Sings "Suddenly Seymour," Hamilton Heads for Broadway, Matthew Morrison Previews Finding Neverland
28 Feb 2015 -- In a premium outtake from "OBSESSED! Live," Megan Hilty and Seth Rudetsky sang from Little Shop of Horrors, while Playbill hit the town to capture special musical previews of Finding Neverland and Doctor Zhivago as well as the big announcement that The Public Theater's Hamilton was heading to Broadway. Check out all this past week's videos below.

New John Kander Musical Kid Victory Opens Tonight at the Signature
28 Feb 2015 -- Kid Victory, the world-premiere musical from famed composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and playwright Greg Pierce (Slow Girl), officially opens Feb. 28 following previews that began Feb. 17 at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.

David Cromer's Angels in America, Starring Claybourne Elder, Opens Tonight (28 Feb 2015)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Mabel to Momma Rose! Celebrating the Stage Work of Birthday Gal Bernadette Peters (28 Feb 2015)

THE WEEK AHEAD Feb. 28-March 6: Jessie Mueller Bids Broadway a Beautiful Farewell the Hunchback Comes to New Jersey (28 Feb 2015)

Elemeno Pea, About a Personal Assistant to the Wife of a Billionaire, Hits Pittsburgh Tonight (28 Feb 2015)

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 28 (28 Feb 2015)

For Their Second Act, John Kander and Greg Pierce Musicalize Mystery of Abducted Kid (28 Feb 2015)

STAGE VIEWS: Kid Victory Star Sarah Litzsinger On Book of Mormon, Something Rotten and Mrs. Lovett (28 Feb 2015)

What Broadway Needs Now: 10 Songwriters Overdue for A New Show (28 Feb 2015)

Actors' Equity's Proposal for L.A.'s Small Theatres Elicits Uproar (27 Feb 2015)

Goodspeed Taps Nancy Anderson for Guys and Dolls (27 Feb 2015)

Superhero Musical Brooklynite Extends Off-Broadway (27 Feb 2015)

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