Playbill Presents August's "On Stage Across America" Visits the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center For 50 years, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT has given theatre artists the resources to hone their skills.Avenue Q, The House of Blue Leaves, Nine and August Wilson's
Fences (Wilson developed 6 of his 10 plays there) are just a small sampling of the titles that have come from the program. "On Stage Across America" took a trip to the bucolic campus to take a peek at works in progress including musical thriller The White City and the new additions that will house a musical theatre program. Alum and current teaching artist Susan Blackwell was on hand to give some background on how her time at the O'Neill shaped her career. For more information on "On Stage Across America" (co-presented by Playbill) check local listings.
Playbill and the Players Dirty Dancing's Hot Preview Promises an Even Hotter Time on Tour The North American tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will begin performances Aug. 26, prior to an official opening Sept. 2, at The National Theatre in Washington D.C. Playbill was on hand for a rehearsal room preview as the cast ran through the high-energy classic "Do You Love Me." James Powell directs the production which features choreography by Michele Lynch based on the show's original choreography by Kate Champion. Samuel Pergande (Johnny Castle) and Jillian Mueller (Frances "Baby" Houseman) lead the company. See a Photo Call of the media event.
Playbill and the Players The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Previews Mind-Bending New Play Based on Mark Haddon's 2003 best-selling novel, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will begin performances Sept. 10 at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, the new play tells the tale of a fifteen-year-old math whiz who, despite his problems in social interactions, sets about investigating the murder of a friendly neighborhood dog. Here, Playbill got a peek at the West End production of the show and chatted with cast and creatives about the critically acclaimed play. See a Photo Call from the press event.
Playbill Presents Michelle Obama Brings The King to the White House The cast of the North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King made a special pit stop on their rounds. On July 18, a special "Kids' State Dinner" found them performing for First Lady Michelle Obama and guests at the White House. Cast members including Tshidi Manye, L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy performed "Circle of Life" and "He Lives in You" to celebrate the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national challenge to promote healthy eating as part of the First Lady's "Let's Move!" Initiative. See highlights from the Broadway production.
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Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You