December 21, 2014

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PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Play Seymour in the Encores! Production of Little Shop of Horrors?
21 Dec 2014
New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series will offer a one-night-only performance of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors. Ellen Greene, who created the role of the lovably ditzy Audrey both on stage and screen, will reprise that performance July 1, 2015. took to social media to gage who our readers think should star opposite Greene in the role of Seymour. 

Hey, Johnny! Theatrical Advice – How Do I Tell My Parents I Want to Major in Theatre?
21 Dec 2014's "Hey, Johnny!" theatrical advice column is back this week with a response to a teenager asking how to begin a conversation about pursuing a future in theatre.

"Into the Woods" Stars Emily Blunt and James Corden on Going Through Couples Therapy While Lifting a Curse
21 Dec 2014 -- James Corden and Emily Blunt, who star as The Baker and The Baker's Wife in the movie musical "Into the Woods," share stories behind the ups and downs of their on-screen marriage.

ON THE RECORD: Can Peter Pan Fly Without Mary Martin?
21 Dec 2014 -- This week's column discusses the soundtrack recording of the NBC television event, "Peter Pan Live!" featuring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken.

From Melanie Griffith to Wayne Brady, Chicago's Coolest Casting Coups (20 Dec 2014)

STAGE VIEWS: Beautiful Tony Nominee Anika Larsen On Bridges of Madison County, Kelli O'Hara and Sondheim Musicals (20 Dec 2014)

The Elephant Man's Alessandro Nivola on Geeking Out With Bradley Cooper While Coming Back to Broadway (20 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Dec. 15-19: Andrew Lloyd Webber is Ready to Rock and a Deadly Duo May Come to Broadway (19 Dec 2014)

NOISES OFF-BROADWAY & BEYOND: 26 Pebbles Spreads Ripples and an American in Paris Gets Raves (19 Dec 2014)

STAGE PORTRAIT: The All-Male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (19 Dec 2014)

Singing to Stephen Sondheim and Sitting in Mandy Patinkin's Lap: Stephen Colbert's Best Broadway Interviews (Video) (19 Dec 2014)

A Theatregoer's Guide to New Year's Eve in NYC: What to See, Where to Dine and Where to Toast (18 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Annie Golden, James Monroe Iglehart, Joe Iconis and Family Pick Twisted Christmas Tunes (18 Dec 2014)

Cast Changes, Rewrites and More: From Yesterday to "Tomorrow," Annie's History on Stage and Screen (18 Dec 2014)

Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison on Carnegie Hall, the End of "Glee" and Coming Back to Broadway (17 Dec 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Broadway's Side Show With "Half-Man/Half-Woman," Kelvin Moon Loh (17 Dec 2014)

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Two-Time Tony Winner Andrea Martin Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences (17 Dec 2014)

"Survivor" Contestant Exclusively Reveals Dr. Zhivago Casting and Talks Obstacles of Being TV's Broadway Boyfriends (16 Dec 2014)

Broadway Grosses: Dec. 8-14 (15 Dec 2014)

STAGE PORTRAIT: Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison at Carnegie Hall for The New York Pops' Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays (15 Dec 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Broadway's The Last Ship With Young Leading Man Collin Kelly-Sordelet (15 Dec 2014)

How a New Online Boot Camp Is Helping Non-Dancers Get Audition Ready (14 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL POLL: What Role Should Anna Kendrick Play on Broadway? (14 Dec 2014)

Hey, Johnny! Theatrical Advice - When Do I Know It's Time to Give Up Showbiz? (14 Dec 2014)

THE BOOK SHELF: The History Behind On the Town and Oliver's Journey to the Stage (14 Dec 2014)

A Fine Showmance: Christopher Sieber and Kevin Burrows on Long-Term Loving and Laughing (14 Dec 2014)

STAGE VIEWS: Tony-Nominated Stage and Screen Star Tom Wopat On A Delicate Balance, City of Angels and More (13 Dec 2014)

From "Mary Poppins" to "Victor/Victoria": The Julie Andrews Albums Every Fan Should Own (13 Dec 2014)

"You Won't Be An Orphan for Long": Where Are the Stars of Annie Now? (12 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, Dec. 6-12: Side Show Will Pack Up the Circus and Cats Comes Back to Life (12 Dec 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day in Anatevka! Behind the Scenes at Arena Stage's In-the-Round Fiddler With Maria Rizzo (11 Dec 2014)

Eric Idle Brings the Holy Grail of "Choral Sex" to Carnegie Hall in Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) (11 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Liz Callaway Shares Her "Merry and Bright" Songs for the Season (11 Dec 2014)

From Breakfast to Broadway: How Jake Gyllenhaal Found His Way Into Nick Payne's Constellations (11 Dec 2014)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Day at the Brand New Palace Theatre's Mary Poppins With Cast Member Kari Baker (10 Dec 2014)

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Elf Star Paul C. Vogt Shares His Theatregoing Experiences (10 Dec 2014)

PHOTO SPECIAL: Celebrating 13 Years of Mamma Mia! on Broadway, and the Work of Ultimate "Super Trouper" Judy McLane (09 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: The Elephant Man — Side-by-Side Show (08 Dec 2014)

The Best Red Carpet Fashion Looks from the Broadway Opening Night of The Elephant Man, Starring Bradley Cooper (08 Dec 2014)

Broadway Grosses: Dec. 1-7 (08 Dec 2014)

ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Jet-Setting With Andrea Martin and When Was Jeremy Jordan Cougar Bait? (08 Dec 2014)

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Sunset to Side Show; Celebrating the Stage Work of Tony Winner Alice Ripley (08 Dec 2014)

STAGE PORTRAIT: Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in The Elephant Man (08 Dec 2014)

At Home With Honeymoon in Vegas' Nancy Opel: A Do-It-Yourself Dream Come True (08 Dec 2014)

Hey, Johnny! Theatrical Advice - I'm Scared I'm Risking My Future By Doing What I Love (07 Dec 2014)

THE DVD SHELF: Exploring the Dark Side of Film Noir With "Double Indemnity" and More (07 Dec 2014)

PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Play Leo Frank Opposite Laura Benanti in the Parade Concert? (07 Dec 2014)

"The Venom of Playwriting Prevailed": Alain Boublil on His New Play Manhattan Parisienne (06 Dec 2014)

Andrea Martin Talks Writer's Block, Laugh Tracks and Snow White in Exclusive Excerpt From "Lady Parts" (06 Dec 2014)

"He's Beauty and the Beast": Patricia Clarkson on Falling in Love With Bradley Cooper's Elephant Man (06 Dec 2014)

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