October 05, 2015

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Ana Villafañe
Matthew Murphy

A "Visceral" Reaction from Lea Salonga's Grandmother-in-Law Was Why She Couldn't Say No to Allegiance

Lea Salonga became a theatre phenomenon when she landed the role of Kim in the hit musical Miss Saigon in 1991. More than 20 years later, she's returning to the stage creating another new role — one that strikes a personal chord for the stage and screen star.

Why Michael John LaChiusa is "Obsessed" With Exploring Unheard Stories of Women — Especially in the White House

This fall marks a homecoming of sorts for Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa. More than 20 years after one of his first musicals, First Lady Suite, began at the Public Theater, his newest musical, First Daughter Suite, is set to open in October at the same space.

"I Was Enraged, I Was Saddened" — Why Gross Indecency Was Banned in Russia and Will Return to NYC With A Vengeance

Almost 20 years after the Off-Broadway debut of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman reflects on how much has changed and how much hasn't.

In Case You Missed It: The Tony Awards Hunt for a New Home and Keira Knightley's Broadway Debut Gets Interrupted

John Doyle, the Scottish theatre director who directed several acclaimed production in New York over the past 15 years, will now have a home here. This week, he was named the next artistic director of the Classic Stage Company, the Off-Broadway nonprofit.

Lea Michele Chats "Scream Queens," Her New Book, Returning to Broadway and a New Album

After six years of running the show (and, more importantly, the glee club) on the Fox musical series "Glee," Lea Michele is taking on a supporting role, complete with a neck brace, in the new Ryan Murphy creation "Scream Queens." We catch up.

20 Years, 70 Roles and Several Injuries Later, a Star Ballerina Bids Farewell to the Spotlight

As she announces her retirement from professional ballet, Jennie Somogyi looks back on her years of dance, creating new and original roles while surviving numerous injuries.

Their Favorite Things: Les Miz and Daddy Long Legs Star Megan McGinnis Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

Members of the theatre community share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

Onstage & Backstage: How Did I End Up on the Double D List?

In this week's look at Seth Rudetsky's life, readers learn behind-the-scene stories of the first-ever Elsie Fest, as well as history of the cult favorite musical Grease.

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Rehearsals Begin for NBC's Star-Studded The Wiz

Ramin Karimloo and Dozens More Pay Tribute to Kyle Jean-Baptiste at Bring Him Home Concert Tonight

Michael Emerson, Larry Kramer, Jonathan Groff and Sally Field Lead Tonight's Reading of Play Banned in Russia

Looking Back on Sydney Lucas' "Crazy Year" (and Walking Red Carpets with Chita Rivera and Kristin Chenoweth!)

This Week in Nightlife: Lisa Howard's Solo Debut and Lea DeLaria Gives David Bowie a Jazz-Over!

Get Up Close with Tony Nominee Max von Essen at the Drama League Tonight

NYC Revival of Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine Opens Tonight

Watch the Third Episode of "Broadway Boroughs," Reclining On Merri Sugarman's Casting Couch In the UWS

President Obama Is Headed Back to Hamilton

The Verdict: Billboard Calls Hamilton Best Rap Album of 2015 – Read More Cast Album Reviews Here!

First Pics! Robert Hager and Kathryn Porterfield Are the Tragic Lovers in TUTS Underground's Bonnie & Clyde

Off-Off-Broadway's Little-Known Longest-Running Show Reopens Tonight

Playbill Poll: Which Cast Should Reunite for a Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below?

Speaking the "Same Language," Actors Talk About Transforming Into Directors This Season on Broadway

Playbill Video Week in Review: Previews of Allegiance and The Bandstand, Ana Gasteyer Guests on "The Goldbergs" and a New Spamalot

Broadway's Newest King of Siam on Asian Actors as Leading Men — "There Aren't Many Opportunities"

Sara Bareilles' Waitress, Starring Jessie Mueller, Sets Broadway Opening Night

What's Hot in London: Oct. 2: The Curse of the Cellphone Addressed, and Harry Potter as a Two-Parter Theatre Event

Mariah Carey Goes to Agrabah! Award-Winning Music Star Visits Broadway's Aladdin

Diva Talk: Ellen Greene On Her Little Shop Ovations, Working with Jake Gyllenhaal and Future Plans

10 Banned Books That Found Their Way to Broadway

Blowup Dolls, Green Day and Platters of Drugsl An Exclusive Backstage Look at New York-Bound These Paper Bullets!


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Blowup Dolls, Green Day and Platters of Drugsl An Exclusive Backstage Look at New York-Bound Musical These Paper Bullets!
First Pics! Robert Hager and Kathryn Porterfield Are the Tragic Lovers in TUTS Underground's Bonnie & Clyde
The Sound of Music Rings Out Again! Michael Urie, Obba Babatundé and Shirley Jones Celebrate L.A. Opening of New Tour
From "Kim" to God of Carnage, We Celebrate Lea Salonga on the Theatrical Stage!
A Legend at 80! We Celebrate The Greatest Performances of the Stage and Screen Icon Julie Andrews on Her Birthday
From Blonde to Bard; Celebrating the Birthday of Two-Time Tony Award Winner Christian Borle
Spring Awakening Is Back on Broadway! See Full Opening Night Coverage of Red Carpet, Curtain Call and Cast Party
Pics! Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung Offer a Gripping Sneak Peek at Broadway's Allegiance
  Say Good Bye to Fun Home's Sydney Lucas With "Ring of Keys" Like You've Never Heard (or Seen) It Before!


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