October 13, 2015

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Marlee Matlin in Spring Awakening
Joan Marcus

The Top 10 Songs By Andrew Lloyd Webber

Oct. 12 marked the 44th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971. To mark the occasion, we look back at our top 10 Lloyd Webber songs.

Broadway-Bound But Never Made It: Why Did Shows Like The Baker's Wife Never Open?

Angela Lansbury in Prettybelle, Patti LuPone in The Baker's Wife and Paper Moon with Christine Ebersole. We explore the Broadway-bound shows that have turned into theatrical legend.

Tony Winners Hit the Road! Why Did If/Then's Broadway Stars Go On Tour Together?

It's very rare these days for the stars of a Broadway show to hit the road in a role they originated. But when the If/Then national tour opens in Denver Oct. 13, and for the following 15 weeks, audiences will have the chance to see Idina Menzel, LaChanze, James Snyder and Anthony Rapp in the parts they created.

bare Casts Remember the Pop Opera That Rocked L.A. and NYC With Memories and Never-Before-Seen Pics!

It's been 15 years since bare: A Pop Opera made its world premiere at the intimate Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and put a forbidden gay love story (set at a catholic school where students' agendas were, as the musical says, "Best Kept Secret") center stage. Cast members look back with Playbill.com.

Christopher Jackson On the "Incredible Moments" He's Shared With Lin-Manuel Miranda — Musicals, Marriage and Children

The phrase "right hand man," from the song of the same name that introduces General George Washington to the stage in the hit musical Hamilton, could easily be utilized offstage to describe the relationship between the actors who play Washington (Christopher Jackson) and Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda).

4 Out of 40: A History Behind the Women Whose Names Are On Broadway Marquees

Out of the 40 Broadway theatres in Times Square, only four marquees are lit with the names of women. Playbill.com offers readers a guide to the history behind these women and the contributions to the arts that earned them geographical namesakes.

"There's A Lot That's Being Re-Examined," Says Sara Bareilles on Preparing Waitress for Broadway

Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles made her musical theatre debut this year with Waitress, a show bound for an anticipated Broadway opening next spring. As she embarks on a tour for her new book, the talented singer-songwriter (and very busy lady) opens up to Playbill.com about the changes happening to Waitress, details on her upcoming new album and her future plans. 

A Revolution and a Revelation! Never-Seen Backstage Pics From a Two-Show Day at Hamilton

It's the show that's on everyone's minds, lips and earphones right now.  We take you behind the scenes at Hamilton for a two-show day in the rooms where theatre history is happening every night.

It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play - FL EPA (***Revised Date***)

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Alison’s House - Stage Manager Needed ASAP

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Little Beet Table

Seeking Female Performers for Sex On Trial

NYC hack productions

Jason Robert Brown Shares Original Demo from Songs for a New World, Featuring Billy Porter and More

Is The Scarlet Pimpernel Headed Back to Broadway?

Rebecca Luker Will Lead Secret Garden Benefit Staging

Check Out the New Barbra Streisand Glass Holiday Ornament to Benefit Broadway Cares!

Lisa Brescia, Zak Resnick, Hannah Elless and More Will Sing Alexander Sage Oyen Tunes in Free NYC Concert

Watch the Wedding Party Reunite As Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, Montego Glover Perform From It Shoulda Been You!

The Verdict: Critics Review Marlo Thomas in Clever Little Lies

Stars of "Girl Meets World" Will Be Part of Peter Pan and Wendy Cast at Pasadena Playhouse

John Cariani's Almost, Maine Will Go From Stage to Page

Just In! Passion and Danger Ensue in First Pics of Keira Knightley in Thérèse Raquin

Last Chance: What's Closing This Week

Village Voice Sold; New Owner Plans to Increase Arts Coverage

Michelle Obama Picks Songs from Wicked, Hamilton and Dreamgirls for Day of the Girl Playlist

See Stunning Photos of the Hamilton Cast Using a 19th Century Camera Lens

James Franco Is Co-Founder of Rattlestick's New Theatre in Los Angeles

The Verdict: Were the Critics Crazy About Musical TV Series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"?

Chita Rivera and Castmates From The Visit Reunited This Week, and We Have the Pics!

Get to Know the Crawfords! Sisters, Co-Stars and Each Other's Biggest Fans

Les Miz Writers Say Revised Version of Martin Guerre Musical Is "Ready"

Hal Hackady, Broadway Lyricist of Minnie's Boys, Goodtime Charley, Dies at 93

See Worlds Collide as "Aladdin" Film Voices Meet Their Broadway Counterparts

Victor Garber Elopes with Partner of 16 Years


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See the Wedding Party Reunite As Sierra Boggess, Lisa Howard, Montego Glover Perform From It Shoulda Been You!
Worlds Collide as "Aladdin" Film Voices Meet Their Broadway Counterparts to Celebrate Blu-Ray Release
Chita Rivera and Castmates From The Visit Reunited This Week, and We Have the Pics!
See Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Exude Pure Radiance as They Celebrate Rodgers and Hammerstein!
From Gaston to Valjean! Celebrating the Career of Birthday Boy Hugh Jackman
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