May 24, 2015

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The Battle of the Blondes: Comparing Madeline Kahn and Kristin Chenoweth's Rides On the Twentieth Century
24 May 2015
Decades after its first Broadway bow, the madcap musical comedy On the Twentieth Century has returned to Broadway — and released a cast recording. How does this anticipated revival stack up against the original production?

Playbill Poll: Who Should Star in the Tour of the Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies ?
24 May 2015
Following the recent news that Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom sequel, Love Never Dies may tour the U.S., Playbill.com took to social media to see which leading man readers would most like to see in the starring role. Set ten years after the conclusion of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies follows soprano Christine Daae to New York's Coney Island.



9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs)
24 May 2015 -- We've all been there: You sit down to watch a Broadway show. The lights go down and the curtain goes up... and the person next to you pulls out his/her phone. Or a candy. Or begins talking.

How The Wiz Went from Nearly Closing On Opening Night to Becoming a Tony-Winning Hit – Here's What Happened in 1975
24 May 2015 -- Playbill.com digs into its archives to explore past articles and uncover the history behind some of Broadway's biggest shows. This original piece, "Selling a Broadway Show Or How The Wiz Was Won," was published in the May 1975 edition of Playbill Magazine. With the new NBC live presentation and a subsequent Broadway revival coming our way, we take a look back at the history of the hit.

Stay At Home, Follow the Formula and Strip More Slowly — Tony Nominees Share Some of the Worst Showbiz Advice (23 May 2015)

Ethel and Angela and Patti, Oh My! Who Is the Fiercest Mama Rose of All? (23 May 2015)

Stage Views: "Sopranos" Star On Hamilton, Glengarry Glen Ross and "If I Were a Rich Man" (23 May 2015)

Liza Minnelli and Hippies? 11-Year-Olds and Tony Winners? The 10 Greatest Tony Awards Mash-Ups (23 May 2015)

Read the Original 1984 Interview with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera in Rehearsals for The Rink! (23 May 2015)

Booking It! Something Rotten! and Mormon's Director-Choreographer On Breaking Into Broadway and Cell Phones in the Rehearsal Room (22 May 2015)

In Case You Missed It: The Crucible's Coming Back to Broadway and "Duck Dynasty" Closed Up Shop Early (22 May 2015)

Stage Portrait: King and I Tony Nominees Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe (22 May 2015)

Playbill Playlist: The Elton John Songs That Make Us Cry and "Feel The Love Tonight" (21 May 2015)

Exclusive: What It Was Like Inside David Letterman's Last "Late Show" Taping – I Was There (21 May 2015)

Read About the First American in Paris Musical (The One that Didn't Come to Broadway) (21 May 2015)

Exclusive From The 2015 Tonys Playbill! Strike Up The Band - The Pit Prepares (21 May 2015)

Photo Archive: Celebrating the Greatest Stage Roles of Birthday Girl Sierra Boggess! (20 May 2015)

Their Favorite Things: It Shoulda Been You's Edward Hibbert Shares His Theatregoing Experiences (20 May 2015)

Getting Her Name Picked Out of a Hat Led Geneva Carr to Her Tony-Nominated (and "Sexual") Broadway Debut (20 May 2015)

Cue & A: 2015 Tony Nominee Micah Stock on "The Fault In Our Stars," Crying and One Grisly Onstage Mishap (19 May 2015)

Broadway Grosses: May 11-17 (18 May 2015)

Inside One of Broadway's Biggest Scandals – How Rebecca The Musical Made Headlines Without Even Opening (Yet...) (18 May 2015)

Creating The Visit! An Exclusive Look at Ann Hould-Ward and Scott Pask's Designs (18 May 2015)

"I Don't Know, Personally, That I Would Wish It On a Kid" — Youngest Female Tony Winner Reflects (18 May 2015)

Kevin Kline, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Hinton Battle: Broadway Wants You Back! (18 May 2015)

Brandon Uranowitz and His Gershwin-Obsessed Father — Tears, Laughter and Crazy For You (17 May 2015)

Playbill Poll: Who Should Play Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada" Musical? (17 May 2015)

Cleveland Play House Receives a 100th-Birthday Present From the Tonys With "Shouts of Joy" (16 May 2015)

How Off-Broadway's Second Stage Finally Got Its Broadway Theatre (16 May 2015)

Stage Views: On the Town Star Clyde Alves On Curious Incident, Something Rotten! and Playing "Dick Kelly" (16 May 2015)

10 Tony-Winning Leading Ladies We Want Back on Broadway (16 May 2015)

In Case You Missed It: The Saga of Rebecca Continues and Sweeney Finally Takes the Stage at School (15 May 2015)

Photo Special: Butter Beer, Hiking Trips and Fun in the Sun! How The Cast of On the Town Spent Their Week-long Vacation (15 May 2015)

Photo Special: Must See! A Treasure Trove of Rare Pics From the Cast of Spring Awakening (15 May 2015)

Read the Complete Original Playbills to Kander & Ebb's Chicago, The Rink and Kiss of the Spider Woman Cover to Cover! (15 May 2015)

Spring Awakening Cast Looks Back With Memories and Over 100 Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos! (15 May 2015)

Best in Show: Betty Buckley and Her Moving Encounter with Benjamin Beaus, Her "Courtly Dude" (15 May 2015)

Playbill Playlist: 10 Songs About Drunken Mistakes and Regrets That Will Leave You Thirsty! (14 May 2015)

#TBT: Get to Know Lisa Kron, Who Debuted on Broadway Well Before Fun Home (14 May 2015)

Will Power! How Leather Pants and Spiked Collars Transformed Christian Borle Into a Sonnet-Singing Rock Star (14 May 2015)

Terrence McNally On Collaborating With Fellow Broadway Icons John Kander, Fred Ebb and Chita Rivera (13 May 2015)

Their Favorite Things: On the Town's Tony Yazbeck Shares His Theatregoing Experiences (13 May 2015)

Corsets, Coffee and Nightcaps! Spend a Two-Show Day With Steffanie Leigh at Broadway's Gigi (12 May 2015)

Ariana Grande and Tituss Burgess Headline NYC Pride Events (12 May 2015)

Photo Archive: Carrie Turns 27! Looking Back at the Infamous Cult Musical (12 May 2015)

Did They Finish the Hat? Where Are the Stars of Sunday in the Park with George Now? (12 May 2015)

Broadway Box-Office Analysis, May 4-10: Jim Parsons' Act of God Draws Crowds (11 May 2015)

Broadway Grosses: May 4-10 (11 May 2015)

What's Hot in London: Billy Elliot Turns 10, Carrie Revival Gets Love from Critics and More (11 May 2015)

A Woman's World: "There's Room For Us All" — The King's Ladies On Redefining Game-Changers (11 May 2015)

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