March 02, 2015

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Director Says Audiences Will "Root For Carrie Till She Kills You" in New Immersive Staging
02 Mar 2015
The fourth wall will be shattered for audiences at La Mirada Theatre when they attend a high school prom gone horrifically wrong in the immersive production of the cult musical Carrie.

PLAYBILL POLL: Who Readers Would Dream Cast in the Revival of Falsettos
01 Mar 2015
William Finn and James Lapine's Tony-winning musical Falsettos will return to Broadway in spring 2016, with Tony winner Lapine again at the helm. Part intimate family drama, part neurotic urban comedy, Falsettos was groundbreaking in its original 1992 Broadway staging through its exploration of AIDS and observations on the shifting definition of the American family. While casting won't be announced for some time, we took to social media to ask readers how they would dream cast the revival. To see whom would dream cast, click here

After 10 Years of Musicals, There's Still An Audition Kelli O'Hara Won't Let Bartlett Sher Forget
01 Mar 2015 -- Musical theatre dream team leading lady Kelli O'Hara and director Bartlett Sher join forces to bring another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to the stage. And, for O'Hara, it's uncharted territory.

A Woman's World: Pam MacKinnon on The Decision to Restore Wasserstein's Cut Dialogue to The Heidi Chronicles
28 Feb 2015 -- In the first installment of Playbill's new series focusing on women in theatre, Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon shares how a 10-year relationship with Edward Albee led to a revival that took Broadway by storm and her thoughts on helming one of the three plays by women playing Broadway this spring.

PHOTO ARCHIVE: From Mabel to Momma Rose! Celebrating the Stage Work of Birthday Gal Bernadette Peters (28 Feb 2015)

THE WEEK AHEAD Feb. 28-March 6: Jessie Mueller Bids Broadway a Beautiful Farewell the Hunchback Comes to New Jersey (28 Feb 2015)

For Their Second Act, John Kander and Greg Pierce Musicalize Mystery of Abducted Kid (28 Feb 2015)

STAGE VIEWS: Kid Victory Star Sarah Litzsinger On Book of Mormon, Something Rotten and Mrs. Lovett (28 Feb 2015)

What Broadway Needs Now: 10 Songwriters Overdue for A New Show (28 Feb 2015)

Actors' Equity's Proposal for L.A.'s Small Theatres Elicits Uproar (27 Feb 2015)

WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 21-27: Hamilton’s Broadway Transfer Confirmed and Is Spongebob Swimming to Broadway? (27 Feb 2015)

STAGE PORTRAIT: Ronald Keaton Is Churchill (27 Feb 2015)

Something Rotten! and The Visit Producers On Why They're Teaming Up to Fight for Broadway Tax Benefits (27 Feb 2015)

Jelly's Last Jam – The August Wilson Play That Almost Was and the George C. Wolfe Musical It Became (27 Feb 2015)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Jennifer Hope Wills, Playing "Mommy" and Dazzling Audiences in WBT's Camelot (26 Feb 2015)

Avenue Q Writer Tied Up In New Punk Musical (26 Feb 2015)

How Facebook and YouTube Help Broadway Licensing Companies Stop Illegal Shows (25 Feb 2015)

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: "L.A. Law" Star Jill Eikenberry Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences (25 Feb 2015)

Inside Lady Gaga's "Sound of Music" Performance! Musical Director Stephen Oremus Shares Exclusive Details (24 Feb 2015)

John Cameron Mitchell On Hedwig, Avoiding Social Media and "What It Means to Be Queer" (24 Feb 2015)

Broadway Grosses: Feb. 16-22 (Revised) (23 Feb 2015)

Meet the "Blue-Collar" Workforce Who Keeps Broadway Going (23 Feb 2015)

Read the Lyrics to Neil Patrick Harris' Tongue-Twisting Oscars Opening Number By "Frozen" Songwriters (22 Feb 2015)

Diane Lane On the Confrontational Role That Lured Her Back to the New York Stage (22 Feb 2015)

PLAYBILL POLL: What Is Your Favorite Academy Awards Performance? (22 Feb 2015)

Pivotal Moments in Broadway's Black History (22 Feb 2015)

What You Missed on "Glee": The Brittana Wedding Takes Shape as Klaine Gets Back Together (21 Feb 2015)

STAGE VIEWS: The Lion Star Benjamin Scheuer On Guys and Dolls, Every Brilliant Thing and Phillipa Soo (21 Feb 2015)

A Fine Showmance: Rob McClure and Maggie Lakis On Their "Jersey Trash" Courtship and Love On Tour (21 Feb 2015)

Bryce Pinkham Is "Exhilarated and Terrified" and Moved to Tears to Be Starring in The Heidi Chronicles (21 Feb 2015)

Broadway Babies Who Grew Up to Be Stars (21 Feb 2015)

"In Some Ways, I Feel Like a Queen," Says Krysta Rodriguez on Kicking Cancer — In Style (20 Feb 2015)

WEEK IN REVIEW, Feb. 14-20: Heralded and Hyped Hamilton Takes Aim at Broadway as Hedwig Lands a Warbler (20 Feb 2015)

STAGE PORTRAIT: Lives of the Saints Playwright David Ives (20 Feb 2015)

Heavy Metal Rocker and Broadway's New Fish: Get to Know Bobby Cannavale's Teenage Son, Jake (20 Feb 2015)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With Andy Grotelueschen, the Milky White/Prince/Florinda of Roundabout's Into the Woods (19 Feb 2015)

PHOTO SPECIAL: From Downtown Darling to Broadway Sensation! Looking Back at Our Favorite Hedwigs (19 Feb 2015)

First Wives Club Musical Attacks "Dumb Girl Culture" With Motown Hits (19 Feb 2015)

Diaries of a Mamita: Tony Winner Victoria Clark's Gigi Blog, Part I, "When a Cast Becomes a Family" (19 Feb 2015)

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Orfeh, Teal Wicks, Kate Rockwell and More Pick Favorite Performances by Rock Band Heart (19 Feb 2015)

Hip-Hop and High Fashion! The 10 Best Looks from the Opening Night of Hamilton Off-Broadway (18 Feb 2015)

Pre-Hedwig, Darren Criss Looks Back on "Glee," Chats Theatre and Recalls the Time He Was Fired (18 Feb 2015)

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Entertainment Columnist and Actor Michael Musto Shares His Theatregoing Experiences (18 Feb 2015)

Recapping Last Night's Parade: "One of the High Points of My Entire Existence," Says Jason Robert Brown (17 Feb 2015)

Broadway Grosses: Feb. 9-15 (17 Feb 2015)

With Enthusiasm Curbed, Larry David Talks Broadway Debut and How Scott Rudin "Ruined My Life" (17 Feb 2015)

A Quiet Audience: Why Queen Elizabeth II Has Never Commented on Helen Mirren's Performance of Her (16 Feb 2015)

How Richard Thomas, Stacy Keach and More Brought Their Presidential Portrayals to the Stage (16 Feb 2015)

THE DVD SHELF: The Pleasures of "Boyhood" and Exciting Special Features on "Syncopation" (15 Feb 2015)

Hey, Johnny! Theatrical Advice – My Director Plays Favorites, and I'm Not One of Them (15 Feb 2015)

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