Polls | Playbill

  • By | November 1, 2015
    BroadwayHD, an on-demand service that streams recorded theatre productions as Netflix and Hulu have been doing for broadcast media, has launched… And, we asked our readers what productions they would like to see streamed directly from Broadway to their TV.
  • By | October 18, 2015
    It was recently announced that Sydney Lucas will star as Mary Lennox in Manhattan Concert Productions' concert staging of The Secret Garden, the musical based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, at Lincoln Center Feb. 21, 2016. Playbill.com took to social media to see who its readers thought should star opposite the young actress.
  • By | October 11, 2015
    Villains. We love to hate them. Or do we hate to love them? The Little Mermaid has Ursula, Wicked has Madame Morrible, Les Miz has Javert. Playbill.com took to Twitter to find out our readers' favorite Broadway villains.
  • By Joe Gambino | October 4, 2015
    Reunion concerts. Newsies had one. The Wedding Singer also. And, Spring Awakening's reunion included members of the new Broadway cast as well. So, who's next? Playbill.com took to Twitter to ask its readers which other shows deserve a reunion concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.
  • By Joe Gambino | September 20, 2015
    Sequels. The Phantom of the Opera has one, so does Annie and Bye Bye Birdie... It seems that audiences just can't get enough of certain stories. Playbill.com took to Facebook and Twitter to ask its readers which show most deserved a sequel.
  • By Playbill Staff | September 6, 2015
    Absorbent and yellow and coming to Broadway is he! It was recently announced that SpongeBob is ready to make his Main Stem debut. While the role has already been cast — though not announced — Playbill.com thought it might be fun to poll its readers to see which actor they thought would be best suited to live in a pineapple under the sea in The SpongeBob Musical.
  • By Joe Gambino | August 30, 2015
    London's West End features some exciting new musicals, as well as highly praised revivals. Among them are Gypsy, starring Imelda Staunton; Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Playbill.com took to Twitter to ask its readers which shows they'd most like see make the transatlantic leap.
  • By Joe Gambino | August 23, 2015
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which currently stars Taye Diggs, recently announced its closing date on Broadway with plans to open in London. Playbill.com took to social media to ask its readers who they thought would be the best fit for Hedwig's wig and heels on the other side of the Atlantic.
  • By Joe Gambino | August 16, 2015
    The 2015-16 Broadway season includes many exciting new productions, as well as some highly anticipated revivals. Among them: Waitress with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Deaf West's Spring Awakening, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's recently-opened Hamilton. Playbill.com took to social media to ask its readers which shows they're most excited to see.
  • By Joe Gambino | August 9, 2015
    The 2014-15 Broadway season brought many new musicals, as well as several revivals, and with those came new cast recordings, including those for Fun Home, Something Rotten!, Finding Neverland and more. Playbill.com took to social media to ask its readers which cast recording was their favorite.
  • By Joe Gambino | August 2, 2015
    Lea DeLaria, known for her work as "Carrie 'Big Boo' Black" on "Orange is the New Black," is no stranger to the Broadway stage. With a new album just released, and multiple Broadway credits under her belt, Playbill.com asked readers what role DeLaria should play next.
  • By Olivia Clement | July 26, 2015
    Over the next week, Playbill.com will feature stories focused on the talents of women in the theatre, curated by Features Editor Carey Purcell. We asked our readers to choose their favorite women in theatre.
  • By Olivia Clement | July 19, 2015
    As the Encores Off-Center series comes to a close at New York City Center with the revival of Andrew Lippa's Wild Party, Playbill.com polled readers as to which Off-Broadway musicals they would most like to see brought to life again on the stage next season.
  • By Playbill Staff | July 5, 2015
    "Magic Mike XXL," the sequel to the steamy comedy about the lifestyle of male strippers, hit theatres July 1. With a Broadway musical version of the franchise also in the works, we asked our readers to tell us who they want to see strip down and belt it out in Magic Mike the Musical. Here's who made the list!
  • By Olivia Clement | June 28, 2015
    The stage adaptation of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's animated feature "Anastasia" is set to have its world premiere at Hartford Stage next spring. The new musical will incorporate characters not seen in the film and will feature songs from the original and new numbers. Playbill.com took to social media to poll which actress should star in the title role.
  • By Olivia Clement | June 21, 2015
    Following the recent announcement that Megan Hilty will star in a New York City Center concert staging of the Tony-winning musical Annie Get Your Gun, Playbill.com took to social media to see which star was most deserving of playing alongside Hilty as her love interest, the straight-talking Frank Butler.
  • By Olivia Clement | May 31, 2015
    Following the recent casting announcements of Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo in the upcoming Broadway production of The Color Purple, Playbill.com took to social media to see which performer readers would most like to see in the role of Mister. The production begins previews Nov. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
  • By Olivia Clement | May 24, 2015
    Following the recent news that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies may tour the U.S., Playbill.com took to social media to see which leading man readers would most like to see in the starring role. Set ten years after the conclusion of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies follows soprano Christine Daae to New York's Coney Island.
  • By Olivia Clement | May 17, 2015
    Following the recent buzz that Broadway producer Kevin McCollum has set his sights on a "Devil Wears Prada" stage musical adaptation, Playbill.com took to social media to see which actresses our readers would most like to see take on the iconic role of infamous magazine editor Miranda Priestly, played by Oscar winner Meryl Streep in the film.
  • By Olivia Clement | May 10, 2015
    In celebration of the release of his recent album "Stages," which is chock-full of Broadway favorites, Josh Groban spoke to Playbill.com about his roots in musical theatre and his dream roles. Groban has yet to make his Broadway debut, so Playbill.com took to social media to see in which role readers would most like to see him make his Main Stem bow.
  • By Olivia Clement | April 26, 2015
    It's an exciting time of year for New York theatre lovers — awards season! One question everyone on or off Broadway is asking is who will host the 2015 Tony Awards. We took to social media to see which Broadway star Playbill.com readers thought should host the 69th Annual Awards ceremony.
  • By Olivia Clement | April 19, 2015
    Pop and musical theatre fans recenlty united in their common love of Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson's cover of the romantic Phantom duet "All I Ask of You." Playbill.com took to social media to see which pop singers covered their favorite Broadway tunes the best.
  • By Olivia Clement | April 12, 2015
    This spring on Broadway sees the premieres of numerous musical adaptations of award-winning films, including Gigi, Finding Neverland, Doctor Zhivago and American in Paris. Playbill.com took to social media to see which screen classic readers would like to see adapted to the stage next.
  • By Olivia Clement | April 5, 2015
    Following this week's exciting announcement that the next NBC live broadcast will be a reimagining of The Wiz, Playbill.com took to social media to ask readers to dreamcast the TV production that will subsequently arrive on Broadway.
  • By Olivia Clement | March 29, 2015
    With the news that development of Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" musical is progressing, fans are pondering whether Fey will reprise her film role as Ms. Norbury on stage. Playbill.com took to social media to see in which roles readers would dream cast the multi-talented comedienne.
  • By Olivia Clement | March 22, 2015
    In celebration of the legendary composer's 85th birthday, Playbill.com took to social media to see which performance of a Stephen Sondheim song readers considered most memorable. The answers ranged from Broadway productions to anniversary concerts to "Glee" covers.
  • By Olivia Clement | March 15, 2015
    The Twittersphere is abuzz with Broadway! Playbill.com asked our readers to share which stars they were following on the popular social media platform. From hashtags to selfies, tweets to trends, here's a look at some of Broadway's popular Tweeters.
  • By Olivia Clement | March 8, 2015
    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music," the Oscar-winning film about a postulant-turned-governess named Maria who becomes enamored with a widower Austrian naval captain and his seven children, Playbill.com took to social media to see which moments they considered most memorable from the stage and screen versions of the property. The beloved musical features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
  • By Olivia Clement | March 1, 2015
    William Finn and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical Falsettos will return to Broadway in spring 2016, with Tony winner Lapine again at the helm. Part intimate family drama, part neurotic urban comedy, Falsettos was groundbreaking in its original 1992 Broadway staging through its exploration of AIDS and observations on the shifting definition of the American family. While casting won't be announced for some time, we took to social media to ask Playbill.com readers how they would dream cast the revival. To see whom Playbill.com would dream cast, click here.
  • By Olivia Clement | February 22, 2015
    The Academy Awards often feature exciting performances from Broadway talent: Hugh Jackman, Idina Menzel and Neil Patrick Harris are just a few who have graced the stage in front of Hollywood's A-listers and the world. In celebration of the 87th Annual Awards this weekend, Playbill.com took to social media to see which Oscar performance readers liked best.
  • By Olivia Clement | February 15, 2015
    Famed comedic sketch show "Saturday Night Live" will soon celebrate its 40th anniversary with a host of celebrities set to be part of the telecast. Playbill.com took to social media to see which Broadway star readers would most like to see host an upcoming episode of the NBC program.
  • By Olivia Clement | February 8, 2015
    With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Playbill.com took to social media to ask readers which romantic comedy film they would most like to see adapted as a stage musical.
  • By Olivia Clement | February 1, 2015
    This week, Playbill.com reported that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson would star as Belle in Disney's live action adaptation of its award-winning musical Beauty and the Beast. With this highly anticipated production slated to begin later this year, we asked our readers to name the actor they would pick to star alongside Watson in the role of the Beast.
  • By Olivia Clement | January 25, 2015
    Oprah Winfrey, the former talk show-host who also boasts an internationally recognized brand and empire, has continued to prove herself a talented actress by tackling a range of challenging on-screen roles. Her film credits include "The Color Purple," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Beloved" and this year's Oscar-nominated "Selma." This week it was reported that Winfrey hopes to appear in a new stage adaptation of The Visit, which is not the first time she has hinted at a Broadway debut. Playbill.com took to social media and asked readers which Broadway role they'd most like to see Winfrey play.
  • By Olivia Clement | January 18, 2015
    We asked readers which musicals they thought served up the biggest dose of “Girl Power.”
  • By Olivia Clement | January 11, 2015
    The highly anticipated spring season kicks off on Broadway this week with the openings of Constellations and Honeymoon in Vegas. Playbill.com took to social media to gauge which productions readers are looking forward to most.
  • By Olivia Clement | January 4, 2015
    Playbill.com asked readers to select their favorite performances from the past year, one filled with numerous standouts and excellent productions. Some of the responses, culled from Facebook and Twitter, follow.
  • By Olivia Clement | December 28, 2014
    The year is winding to an end, and 2014 has been a stellar one for theatre both on and Off-Broadway. As Playbill.com looks back on the year that was through favorite cast albums and top theatre stories, we took to social media to see which shows Playbill.com readers considered their picks of the season.
  • By Olivia Clement | December 21, 2014
    New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series will offer a one-night-only performance of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors. Ellen Greene, who created the role of the lovably ditzy Audrey both on stage and screen, will reprise that performance July 1, 2015. Playbill.com took to social media to gage who our readers think should star opposite Greene in the role of Seymour.
  • By Olivia Clement | December 14, 2014
    Anna Kendrick, who made her Broadway debut in High Society, proved her vocal dexterity in "Pitch Perfect" and will soon be seen in the anticipated films "Into the Woods," "The Last Five Years" and "Pitch Perfect 2." Playbill.com took to social media to see which role our readers would like to see the versatile singing actress play on Broadway.
  • By Olivia Clement | December 7, 2014
    It was recently announced that Tony winner Laura Benanti will portray Lucille Frank in the one-night-only concert presentation of Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award-winning musical Parade. Playbill.com wondered who our readers would like to see star opposite the Tony winner, so we took to social media to gather your predictions and top picks.
  • By Playbill Staff | November 30, 2014
    Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower recently offered a collection of his favorite late-night TV show appearances by Broadway stars. We polled our readers for their choices.
  • By Olivia Clement | November 23, 2014
    The arrival of winter has the Playbill.com staff dreaming of white sandy beaches and blue seas. We asked readers to tell us which cast album they would take with them if they were stranded on a desert island. Choosing just one was, expectedly, problematic for many.
  • By Olivia Clement | November 16, 2014
    On Nov. 23 the Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago, which is currently playing the Ambassador Theatre, becomes the second-longest running show in Broadway history. We took this opportunity to ask Playbill.com readers, via Facebook and Twitter, who were their favorite performers in the show's 18-year history.
  • By Playbill Staff | November 9, 2014
    As we eagerly anticipate the film release of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, we wondered: Which other favorite fairy tales would our readers like to see transformed into a Broadway musical? We polled readers via Facebook and Twitter.
  • By Olivia Clement | November 2, 2014
    Last week, lyricist and co-creator of Bat Boy Laurence O’Keefe told Playbill.com that he hoped the cult musical would finally get a chance to make it to Broadway. Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking them who should be cast in a possible Broadway production of the musical.
  • By Playbill Staff | October 26, 2014
    Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Constantine Maroulis are just two of the talents who have made careers on Broadway following successful runs on television talent competition shows. With "The Voice" contestants Josh Kaufman and Chris Mann set to take over roles in Pippin on Broadway and the tour of Phantom of the Opera, respectively, we asked our readers who they'd like to see venture into theatrical territory next.
  • By Joey Sims | October 19, 2014
    Ariana Grande made her Broadway debut in 2008 as part of the cast of Jason Robert Brown's 13. After Gloria Estefan revealed Grande was among her picks to portray her in On Your Feet, the new musical about the Grammy-winning musician's life, Playbill.com wondered: What role would you like to see Ariana Grande play on Broadway?
  • By Jared Clough | October 12, 2014
    With Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger making her West End stage debut as Grizabella in the London revival of Cats this winter, we wanted to know who our readers thought should play that role in a Broadway revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
  • By Jared Clough | October 5, 2014
    Last week, Playbill.com shared some of our favorite songs composed by six-time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz. This week, we wanted to know which of his songs have changed our readers "For Good." With selections ranging from songs from Wicked to "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," click through to see our readers' favorite tunes by this celebrated composer.
  • By Jared Clough | September 28, 2014
    From Broadway's Aladdin (Adam Jacobs) to the lead of the Newsies tour (Dan DeLuca) and Pippin's Ariana DeBose, Playbill.com has been sharing our Broadway crushes on "Man Crush Monday" and "Woman Crush Wednesday." We've had so much fun selecting our #MCM and #WCW each week, we wanted to know who our readers' Broadway crushes were.
  • By Jared Clough | September 21, 2014
    Vincent Kartheiser and Elisabeth Moss, who star on AMC's "Mad Men," are both headed for New York stages. Kartheiser will be seen in the Off-Broadway premiere of Mike Bencivenga’s Bill & Ray, while Moss will return to Broadway in the revival of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles. With Peggy Olson and Pete Campbell headed for New York, Playbill.com wondered in what role Don Draper — a.k.a. Jon Hamm — should grace the Great White Way.
  • By Jared Clough | September 14, 2014
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors: singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin. We asked our readers what other performing artists are deserving of this honor.
  • By Playbill Staff | August 31, 2014
    It was recently reported that the Shubert Organization plans to build a new state-of-the-art Broadway theatre between West 45th and 46th Streets. With this possibility, Playbill.com wanted to know after whom our readers thought the new Broadway house should be named.
  • By Jared Clough | August 25, 2014
    Andrew Rannells replaced Neil Patrick Harris in the title role of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Aug. 20. With Rannells only contracted for an eight-week run, Playbill.com asked readers which actor they would like to see next step into Hedwig's high heels.

  • By Jared Clough | August 17, 2014
    Playbill.com staff members recently shared the shows they would like to see return to the Great White Way (check out the article here). After making our selections, we wondered which musicals our readers would like to see revived.

  • By Jared Clough | August 10, 2014
    With the eagerly awaited screen version of Into the Woods scheduled for a Christmas Day arrival, Playbill.com polled its readers to find out their all-time favorite stage-to-screen adaptations. Click through to see some of their choices.

  • By Jared Clough | August 3, 2014
    It was recently annouched that "Girls" star Allison Williams will be seen in the title role of the upcoming NBC live televison production of Peter Pan, which is set to air Dec. 4. Playbill.com wanted to know who our readers would love to see star alongside Williams in the role of Wendy Darling.

  • By Jared Clough | July 27, 2014
    In honor of Tony and Emmy Award-winning singing actress Elaine Stritch, Playbill.com asked readers to share their favorite performances by the late, celebrated and iconic artist.

  • By Jared Clough | July 20, 2014
    Last week, we asked our readers to share their favorite YouTube performances featuring a Broadway actress. This week, we wanted to know what male vocal performances our readers can't stop watching. Click through to see their favorite YouTube performances featuring a Broadway actor.


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