Playbill Presents Side Show "Twins" Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Reunite at 54 Below Side Show stars Emily Padgett and Erin Davie (they played conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton) take the stage tonight at 54 Below to perform a variety of tunes including Hilton sisters-inspired duets, standards and country tunes. The two will also take the time for solo material that will showcase their individuality.
Learn about the inextricable bond the two now share after appearing in the show together.
In March, "On Stage Across America" heads to Radio City Music Hall to check out the upcoming production of New York Spring Spectacular starring Laura Benanti, Derek Hough ("Dancing With the Stars") and of course, the world famous Rockettes. Warren Carlyle, Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner serve as co-creative directors of the show, which will feature elements of Broadway and cirque. Take a look at LaDuca Shoes, Broadway's favorite source for stylish and comfortable dance shoes.
Playbill Presents March's "On Stage Across America": LaDuca Shoes a Perfect Fit for Broadway
In March's episode, "On Stage Across America" makes a visit to LaDuca Shoes and talks to founder Phil LaDuca, a dancer who pursued a new passion in flexible and comfortable dance footwear when a back injury forced him to rethink his career on stage. His custom designed shoes were first used in The Producers but are now omnipresent in the industry with clients ranging from Wicked to Katy Perry.
Billed as a "Hillary-ous new musical," Clinton The Musical explores the two different sides of the 42nd U.S. President by representing them in two different characters — WJ (played by Tom Galantich) is wholesome and scholarly; Billy (Duke Lafoon) is a sly, sexy charmer. Here, the cast — including Kerry Butler as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt — run through three of the show's numbers. Performances begin March 25 at New World Stages. See show details.
The iconic songwriter and performer Carole King was on hand for the Feb. 24 opening night of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at London's Aldwych Theatre. Reluctant to see her heartbreaks play out on stage, King had avoided the Broadway production for several months before seeing the show, but then quickly embraced it. Here, King takes the stage for the curtain call and leads the cast through a special tune. See highlights from the show.
Inspired by the Oscar-winning film of the same name, the new musical An American in Paris features a book by Craig Lucas and a score comprised of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin songs ("I Got Rhythm," "'SWonderful,") and orchestral pieces ("Concerto in F," "2nd Prelude"). In the story, a World War II veteran (Robert Fairchild) journeys to Paris to become a painter. But when he falls in love a beautiful shopgirl (Leanne Cope), it becomes clear that he has competition for her affection. Performances begin March 13. See show details.
Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, Kelsey Grammer and the cast of Finding Neverland performed three of the show's Gary Barlow (music and lyrics) and Eliot Kennedy (music and lyrics) tunes for the press at a Feb. 26 media event. Titles include "Believe," "Stronger" and "What You Mean to Me." Diane Paulus directs the production, which begins performances March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. See show details.
Playbill Presents "Frozen" Follow Up Will Warm Hearts Beginning in March
Disney's "Frozen Fever" is a new short film based on the animated feature "Frozen," which spawned the hit song "Let It Go" and became a worldwide phenomenon. Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and Kristen Bell return to voice the characters of Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Anna, respectively. The film features a new song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Opening March 13, it will play exclusively in theaters alongside Disney’s new live-action "Cinderella" starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.
The Public Theater held a press conference to make a very special and exciting announcement — after weeks of discussion and negotiations, Hamilton has secured a Broadway run. Here, The Public Theater's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and the show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda take the mic to talk about what's ahead. See highlights from the show.
Doctor Zhivago stars Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Lora Lee Gayer and Paul Nolan were on hand at a Feb. 24 press event to preview some of the show's tunes, penned by Lucy Simon (music), Michael Korie (lyrics) and Amy Powers (lyrics). Here, they run through the romantic "Love Finds You," "It Comes As No Surprise" and "Now." Des McAnuff directs. The show begins performances March 27. See show details.