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“Being Gay Was Not an Option”  Joel Grey Welcomes Us Into His Private Life

On Feb. 16, Broadway legend Joel Grey will release his aptly titled book "Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir" before sitting down for a discussion and …

LGBT

Want a Career in Theatre? Start as a Production Assistant!

Little known fact: If you want to work in show biz, but you don't know what you want to do, consider starting as a production assistant. These …

Employment

‘Cabin in the Sky’: Translating a Dated Body Language

“Get down.”

So instructed the choreographer Camille A. Brown in a rehearsal in December. Her task was to make professional contemporary dancers move as people had in the black ballrooms of the 1940s, and her corrections were all aimed in the same direction: Drop lower, don’t hold yourself so …

Body Language

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Expresses Love For Their Fellow Broadway Musicals With Personalized Valentines

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is upon us again, and while candy shops and stationery stores are loaded with heart-shaped treats and cards …

Tony Awards

We Offer a Photographic Look Back at the Numerous Presidents to Be Portrayed Onstage!

While there is a long history of our commanders-in-chief appreciating the limelight and sometimes even treading the boards themselves, a number have …

CHALLENGE: Rank Your Top 10 Broadway Love Songs

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"I'll Cover You" - RENT? "I Can Hear the Bells" - HAIRSPRAY? "As Long As You're Mine" - …

Curtain Theatre regeneration dubbed 'most important Shakespeare heritage project for 20 years'

A 200-seat amphitheatre and a new heritage centre are to be built on the site of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in east London as part of a major £750 …

Playwrights

In ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ a Title Role Shared Onstage and Off

Pop quiz: Who plays the title role in the new Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof”?

Not Danny Burstein, though he gets top billing as Tevye, the dairyman and father at the heart of the musical. But he is only a fiddler in the metaphorical sense of all the villagers of Anatevka, trying to …

'Hamilton,' the Biggest Thing on Broadway, Is Being Taught in Classrooms All Over

Hamilton is the Broadway success story of the year, maybe the decade. And it’s about to become the hottest item on your 11th grader’s U.S. history …

Will 'Frozen' be the next Broadway mega-hit after 'Hamilton'?

Broadway definitely doesn’t have enough superhero musicals, so it’s great to see that the adventures of the mutant princess with cryokinetic powers …

Color Purple Leads Speak Out on the Show as a “Healing Experience”

On Feb. 8, The Schomburg Center for Black Culture hosted "Theater Talks: The Color Purple." Featuring a panel moderated by Michaela Angela Davis, …

Violence Against Women

The Art of Juggling: How Three Broadway Notables Wielded Major Stage and TV Roles at the Same Time

We're all aware of the crossover of actors between stage and screen, but what about the performers who do both concurrently? Krysta Rodriguez, Conrad …

TV

Broadway’s Best Sellers - Are They Worth It?

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Why we love 'Hamilton'

(CNN)They don't call "Hamilton" "an American Musical" for nothing.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway show embraces the history and diversity of American culture like no musical before.

His songs blend rap, hip-hop, R&B, classic Broadway and even a little operetta to tell the story of the …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

[Ed. Note: Sure, you could read a story about speech patterns and dialogue, but where's the fun in that? We strongly recommend you click the Listen link above to get the full effect.]

Theater goers and book lovers learned earlier this week that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will be adapting To Kill a

Aaron Sorkin

How Encores! Gathered the Remnants of a Lost Show to Rebuild Cabin in the Sky

Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable Cabin in the Sky is returning to New York for an Encores! run from Feb. 10-14. Encores! artistic …

Russell Tovey Apologizes After Sight Of His Bare Chest Is Blamed For Making Male Fan Faint

The actor and his torso expressed their deep regrets.

Russell Tovey isn't shy about showing off his hunky bod. Just look at his stint on HBO's "Looking" to his current role in Broadway's "A View From the Bridge" for proof.

So when a New York theatergoer fainted at a Jan. 30 performance of "A View …

New York City

"Fiddler on the Roof" is a Bit Off-Key for Me

Some roles become so identified with one actor that others shy away from doing them. Here I'm thinking of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl (although the …

Broadway Theatre

National Theatre Pledges Gender Equality by 2021

The National Theatre in London has set a 50:50 gender balance goal in terms of the directors and living writers by 2021. Organization director Rufus …

Women's News

Wiz Live! Producers On Grease: Live, Bombshell, Hairspray and Remembering Whitney Houston

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were honored with a NAACP Image Award on Feb. 5 for their critically-acclaimed presentation of The Wiz Live! They …

Whitney Houston

In Honor of Black History Month, Author Stewart F. Lane Highlights His Favorite Leading Ladies

Broadway producer and author Stewart F. Lane recently spoke to Playbill.com about his book "Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White …

Black History

Stephen Sondheim talks about Road Show, opening at Signature Theatre

Road Show by Stephen Sondheim begins performances tonight at Signature Theatre. Mark Horowitz caught up with Mr. Sondheim this past weekend to talk …

Broadway Theatre

Stage prop: Small theatres defy money woes

Around Britain theatres have felt the pinch financially. Yet in London in recent years there's also been a contradictory trend - a spate of new

Jimmy Savile

Why the NT's 'new work department' is of national importance for theatre

One of the great challenges that faces any new regime at any theatre is how to craft the first couple of years from a standing start. What a new artistic team needs is a full larder of almost-ready development projects it can pick and choose to spark off each other. That’s particularly true if you …

Made in China

Our Montage of Broadway's Most Romantic Moments Is All You Need This Valentine's Day

Break out the bubbly and slip into something a little more comfortable.

Broadway knows a thing or two about romance. Where else can you see a pair of …

Performing Arts

The Most-Performed High School Musicals

Which musicals are future Broadway fanatics exposed to first?

Backstage at Hamilton

"Hamilton," the blockbuster musical, has wowed a president, celebrities and anyone with a patriotic pulse. We went backstage with one of the stage

Lin-Manuel Miranda

'Orange Is The New Black' Actress Brings The Gay Military Struggle To The Stage

"Burning," starring Catherine Curtin, puts an LGBT-inclusive spin on a classic French drama.

Catherine Curtin and Chris Ceraso star in "Burning," now playing in New York.

“Orange is the New Black” actress Catherine Curtin sees her latest project, “Burning,” as a way to speak out against the …

Orange Is the New Black

Theatre is not a Rubik's Cube – you don't solve it

“What’s it all about?” cried an anguished student when we were talking about Circa’s The Return at the Barbican recently – as if it was some kind of fiendish puzzle that must be solved. I’m afraid when talking about The Return I could give no right or wrong answers, even though I had seen it.

My job …

Puzzles

Peter Brook: 'Will I be alive for the opening night?'

If London prides itself on having one of the most dynamic, open and challenging theatre cultures in the world, that's down in no small measure to a man widely regarded as the most influential British director of the 20th century: Peter Brook.

Detailing his long-lasting contribution is a daunting …

UK News