Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt Is Heading to Will & Grace, Plus 9 More Top Stories

News   Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt Is Heading to Will & Grace, Plus 9 More Top Stories
 
Playbill’s roundup of the latest theatre stories from August 10, 2017.
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Michael Moore in <i>The Terms of My Surrender</i>
Michael Moore in The Terms of My Surrender Joan Marcus

WHAT DO CRITICS THINK OF MICHAEL MOORE'S BROADWAY SHOW, THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER?
The Oscar-winning filmmaker and activist explores the current political climate, tells personal anecdotes, and more in his stage debut.


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Philipa Soo as Elizabeth Schuyler Josh Lehrer

GET A SNEAK PEEK AT HAMILTON CAST PHOTOS TAKEN WITH A 19TH-CENTURY CAMERA LENS
Josh Lehrer’s one-of-a-kind exhibit will be on display at Diane Rosenstein Gallery in L.A. August 15–16.


Stephen Adly Guirgis
Stephen Adly Guirgis Joseph Marzullo/WENN

STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS SPEAKS OUT AFTER SHUTTING DOWN THEATRE FOR UNAUTHORIZED CUTS TO JUDAS ISCARIOT
The Pulitzer-winning playwright says despite the theatre’s violation of copyright laws, he initially did not want to hinder the work of other artists.


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Joe Carroll, Corey Cott, Laura Osnes, Brandon J. Ellis, Geoff Packard, James Nathan Hopkins, and Alex Bender Jeremy Daniel

LAURA OSNES, COREY COTT, AND MORE WILL LIVESTREAM A BANDSTAND POP-UP PERFORMANCE AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES PANEL
The Bandstand stars plus the Donny Nova Band will play an exclusive set and share backstage stories August 17.


Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Ben Platt, Debra Messing, and Sean Hayes
Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally, Ben Platt, Debra Messing, and Sean Hayes Chris Haston/NBC

DEAR EVAN HANSEN’S BEN PLATT WILL GUEST STAR ON WILL & GRACE RETURN
The Tony winner is set to appear on the October 5 episode of the series.


Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer in <i>Jersey Boys</i>
Daniel Reichard, John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff and J. Robert Spencer in Jersey Boys Joan Marcus

JERSEY BOYS WILL RETURN TO THE NEW YORK STAGE
The long-running musical, which took its last Broadway bow in January 2017, is headed to Off-Broadway.


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Julia Murney Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots

JULIA MURNEY JOINS ‘DECADES OF DIVA’ AS SHE TAKES ON GYPSY’S MADAME ROSE
The Wicked favorite discusses finding her own interpretation of the ultimate stage mother at the Cape Playhouse.


TONY WINNER STEVE KAZEE LEADS READING OF THE STING MUSICAL
The industry presentation, directed by John Rando, takes place August 10 and 11.


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Cristin Milioti Joseph Marzullo/WENN

CRISTIN MILIOTI WILL STAR IN ZOE KAZAN’S AFTER THE BLAST AT LINCOLN CENTER
The Once and How I Met Your Mother star has signed on for the LCT3 world premiere set in the wake of a total environmental disaster.

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