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Drag For Kids and the Importance of Gender Creativity

What do a drag queen on roller skates, an over-excited llama and Carol Channing have to do with each other? Welcome to The Commedia Cinderella.<p>“You …

Non-binary

Creating the Underworld of Downtown’s Hit Hadestown

Composer/musician Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin talk contemporary theatre, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and why immersive …

The Theatre

J.T. Rogers’ Oslo Opens Tonight

The Bartlett Sher-helmed political thriller opens at LCT's Newhouse.<p>The Lincoln Center Theater production of J.T. Rogers’ <i>Oslo,</i> a political thriller …

Road Trip! Road Trip! The Playbill Mixtape for Your Joy Ride

Summertime means travel time, and you’ll need music to get you through. Playbill and Subaru teamed up to deliver a playlist of theatre’s songs of the …

Road Trips

Karen Ziemba Stars in Gypsy Starting Tonight

The Tony winner takes on one of the musical theatre’s most sought-after roles.<p>Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (<i>Contact, Curtains</i>) stars as Rose, the …

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: June 16

<b>1888</b> Birthday of Broadway comedian Bobby Clark, best known for his drawn-on eyeglasses and slapstick comedy style, often in tandem with sidekick Paul …

Darcie Denkert, MGM Exec and Broadway Musical Producer, Dies at 64

Denkert helped ferry MGM film properties to the stage.<p>Darcie Denkert, a producer who helped translate MGM film properties into Broadway musicals, …

Broadway Musical

Guys and Dolls and HMS Pinafore Tapped for Stratford Festival

The Canadian theatre festival has announced its 2017 season, also set to include three new works by female playwrights.<p>Canada’s Stratford Festival …

Dolls

Curious Incident National Tour Announces Cities and Dates

The Tony-winning play will launch in September in Rochester, NY.<p>Stuart Thompson and Tim Levy for NT America, producers of the acclaimed Broadway …

Des Moines

See Beth Malone and Martha Plimpton at Women of Achievement Gala

WP Theater’s annual Gala at the Edison Ballroom in NYC honored Jenna Segal, Martha Plimpton and Trudie Styler.<p>The Women’s Project Theater’s annual …

Footwear

Check Out this Video of Shoshana Bean in Funny Girl

Bean plays Fanny Brice in a production at North Shore Music Theatre.<p>Shoshana Bean, one of the replacement Elphabas in Broadway's <i>Wicked</i>, plays Fanny …

All-Star “Broadway for Orlando” Single Drops Today!

All proceeds from the sale of the star-packed single will benefit the GLBT Center of Central Florida. It is available for download June 20.<p>Broadway’s …

On Your Feet! Cast Plans Musical Tribute to Orlando Victims

They will sing the National Anthem June 16 at the 9/11 Memorial in NYC.<p>Cast members of the Broadway musical <i>On Your Feet!</i> will gather June 16 with …

Community Rally Saves Drama Teacher From Being Fired

A planned rally has derailed the termination of a Minneapolis drama teacher after she was unjustly arrested.<p>According to the Minneapolis Star …

Latest #Ham4Ham Offers Tribute to Orlando Shooting Victims

Andréa Burns sings for donations to aid the families.<p>The June 15 #Ham4Ham impromptu concert on the steps of Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre where</i> …

Big Sky Comedy Premieres at Geffen Playhouse Today

The comedy is written by Pulitzer finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros.<p>It's opening night for the world-premiere production of the comedy <i>Big Sky</i> in …

Photos! Lena Hall Kicks Off Her Intimate Solo Engagement at the Café Carlyle

See the Hedwig star and Tony winner up close and personal at the uptown cabaret club through June 25.<p><i>Hedwig</i> star and Tony winner Lena Hall kicked off …

Did You Know That Oscar Has Tony Ties?

When it comes to the intersection of Broadway and Hollywood, does your knowledge hold up? Test your awards knowledge as Tony-winning theatre and …

Winner Named in Hamilton Ticket Giveaway

Congratulations to the winner of our ticket giveaway with Subaru!<p>There’s no denying the the impact that <i>Hamilton</i> made on Broadway and beyond this year.<p>…

Watch New Performance of Liza Minnelli Singing Cabaret (Video)

In a private event last week, Liza Minnelli got back onstage to perform a handful of songs. Watch them here!<p>Legendary singer-actress Liza Minnelli, …

TACT Season Includes a World Premiere by Jeff Talbott

The Off-Broadway troupe will also present a rare New York revival.<p>The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) has announced its 2016-17 season. The slate will …

Broadway's She Loves Me Will Be Live Streamed

The Roundabout revival will be delivered live to TV audiences through a partnership with BroadwayHD.<p>BroadwayHD and Roundabout Theatre Company have …

Simon McBurney To Have Mystical Encounter on Broadway

The Edinburgh hit has booked the Golden Theatre.<p>Broadway's Golden Theatre has been booked by <i>The Encounter</i>, Simon McBurney’s one-man play based on the …

Amid Allegations, Chicago Theatre Closes for Good

Profiles Theatre has announced its permanent closure following reports of abuse and harassment.<p>Chicago’s Profiles Theatre has announced its permanent …

The Verdict: Did London Critics Like Disney's Aladdin?

Dean John-Wilson stars in the title role.<p>Disney's <i>Aladdin</i> officially opened at the West End's Prince Edward Theatre June 15, following previews that …

Simon Lipkin to Join Rebel Wilson in West End Cast of Guys and Dolls

The original London star of Avenue Q is to play Nathan Detroit<p>The previously announced Rebel Wlson is to be joined by West End regular Simon Lipkin …

Elvis Costello's Face in the Crowd Musical Gets NY Reading

He's reportedly seeking Hugh Jackman for the Broadway lead.<p>Grammy-winning Punk and New Wave songwriter Elvis Costello hosted an invitation-only …

Carol Channing Reflects On History-Making Dolly! and Her Recent Visit With Bette Midler

The Broadway living legend and original Hello, Dolly! star opens up to Playbill about the musical’s creation and her recent meeting with Bette …

Turning the Misogyny of Shakespeare’s Shrew on its Head

Donna Lynne Champlin and LaTanya Richardson Jackson talk the all-female Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew.<p>Every morning …

Who’s Next: Andy Señor, Jr.

As part of Playbill Pride 2016, we set our sights on the next generation of LGBTQ artists. Meet dancer and director Andy Señor, Jr.<p><b>WHO:</b><br>Andy Señor, Jr.<p>…