CELEBRITY BUZZ: Audra McDonald Is Billie Holliday, Bullets Over Broadway Opens, Pulitzer Predictions, Zach Braff, Sutton Foster, Kyle Dean Massey and More

By Playbill Staff
12 Apr 2014

Check out the latest Broadway celebrity interviews, features, news and multimedia from Playbill.com this week.



From A Time to Kill to Casa Valentina, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Plays
With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the current season. Here are this season's original plays.

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, April 5-11: Woody Allen's Broadway Musical Debut and Will Eno's Main Stem Bow

Broadway's Aladdin Will Make Three Television Appearances in One Day
The Disney musical Aladdin, which currently plays Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, will make three national television appearances on the ABC network April 15.

Playbill.com's Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations

PHOTO CALL: Audra McDonald Is Billie Holiday in Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Tony Winner Sutton Foster, Returning to Broadway in the Title Role of Violet
Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster chats with Playbill.com about starring in the title role in the Broadway premiere of Violet.

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014?

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Pippin Star Kyle Dean Massey Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
This week we spotlight the choices of singing actor Kyle Dean Massey, who currently stars in the title role of the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Pippin at the Music Box Theatre.

From Robert Goulet to Jonathan Groff: Broadway's Leading Men Get Animated

Bullets Over Broadway Musical, Starring Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, on Opening Night; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Winner Steve Kazee Picks His Favorite Indie-Rock and Alt-Country Songs
Tony Award-winning Once actor Steve Kazee will return to 54 Below April 11-12. In anticipation of the singer-actor-songwriter's return, Kazee picks his favorite indie-rock and alt-country songs as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

WATCH: Highlights From Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway Starring Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie

WATCH: Highlights From Broadway-Bound The Cripple of Inishmaan Starring Daniel Radcliffe

WATCH: Highlights From The Realistic Joneses Starring Michael C. Hall, Marisa Tomei, Tracy Letts and Toni Collette

Back On The Block: Clifton Davis Returns To His Broadway Roots With Majestical Role In Disney's Aladdin

New iPad App Streamlines Casting Process
Jeffry Denman, creator of the new casting app CastPRO, chats with Playbill.com about the inspiration and launch of the new tech-savvy way to cast a show. 

PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Play Wendla in a Film Adaptation of Spring Awakening? Readers Respond
In a recent interview with Playbill.com, lyricist-librettist Steven Sater revealed that a Spring Awakening film may begin production this summer. With casting still underway, we wondered: Who should play the role of Wendla, the part originated on Broadway by Lea Michele, in the film?

WATCH: Highlights From A Raisin in the Sun Starring Denzel Washington and LaTanya Richardson Jackson

PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Tony Award-Winning Scenic Designer Christine Jones Who Wears a New Crown as Director of Queen of the Night

STAGE PORTRAIT: Bullets Over Broadway's Nick Cordero, Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie, Vincent Pastore and Heléne Yorke

The Verdict: Critics Review Woody Allen Musical Bullets Over Broadway

PHOTO SPECIAL: Highlights from Playbill's Star-Studded "Broadway on the High Seas 4" Cruise Through Tahiti, Bora Bora and the South Pacific
Playbill's fourth Broadway on the High Seas cruise set sail on a French Polynesian adventure March 20-29, 2014. The trip boasted performances by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Howard McGillin, Alice Ripley, Lillias White, Liz Callaway, Ana Gasteyer, Christine Pedi, Judy Kuhn, Roger Bart, Lewis Black and Tommy Tune.

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: On the Road With Richard Cerato and the New Joseph... Tour, Starring Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo

WATCH: Highlights From Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster's Jasper in Deadland Off-Broadway

WATCH: Highlights From The Most Happy Fella Starring Laura Benanti, Cheyenne Jackson and Shuler Hensley

WATCH: Highlights From Guys and Dolls Concert Starring Nathan Lane, Sierra Boggess, Megan Mullally and Patrick Wilson

Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies

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