Taking a Risk on
Bye Bye Birdie Paved the Way for Avenue Q and Something Rotten!
18 Apr 2015 --
Musicals like Anything Goes and Bye Bye Birdie are often considered old-fashioned classics that receive affectionate revivals. But when they first premiered, these musicals were ground-breaking works that opened doors for inventive new styles of theatre.
Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: April 18
18 Apr 2015 --
1936 In Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead the task becomes impossible as the six dead soldiers refuse the grave. This one-act protest against the war will run three months at the Ethel Barrymore in New York. Robert Porterfield and Joseph Kramm are among the actors portraying the soldiers.
(18 Apr 2015) Megan McGinnis, Wayne Wilcox, Sean Allan Krill Star in Premiere of Paul Gordon's Sense and Sensibility Musical
(18 Apr 2015) Those Dancing Feet! 10 Iconic Broadway Dance Numbers
(18 Apr 2015) Broadway-Bound Because of Winn-Dixie Officially Opens Tonight
(18 Apr 2015) It's Lisa's Turn! Why Tyne Daly Insisted This Broadway Breakout Got The Last Bow
(18 Apr 2015) Off-Broadway's Perfect Crime Marks 29 Years of Performances Today
(18 Apr 2015) Green Day Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Today
(18 Apr 2015) Stage Views: Fun Home Star Beth Malone On Gigi, Hamilton, Unsinkable Molly Brown and More
(18 Apr 2015) Jessie Mueller and Chicago's "Broadway Moms" Headline Today's Carnegie Hall Family Concert
(17 Apr 2015) Kinky Boots' Heels Are Getting Even Sexier! Watch the New TV Spot (Video)
(17 Apr 2015) Must Watch: Darren Criss Blows You a Kiss as Hedwig
(17 Apr 2015) "The Normal Heart" Film Receives Television Academy Honor
(17 Apr 2015) Mary-Louise Parker to Present Edward Norton with T. Schreiber Award
(17 Apr 2015) Wallace Foundation Awards 26 Organizations With $52 Million in Grants
(17 Apr 2015) San Jose Rep May Get New Life Thanks to University
(17 Apr 2015) Maltby and Shire Musical, Set During Thai Political Upheaval, Will Feature Side Show Star
(17 Apr 2015) L.A. Actors Vote Against Equity's 99-Seat Plan
(17 Apr 2015) Photo Call: Brandy Readies For Broadway! Chicago's Next Roxie Hart Offers Steamy Sneak Peek
(17 Apr 2015) The King and I Broadway Opening Is Right On Trend With Spring Fashion!
(17 Apr 2015) Playbill On Opening Night: Something Wonderful! Romance Sizzles in The King and I
(17 Apr 2015) Broadway-Bound Because of Winn-Dixie Extends
(17 Apr 2015) Hamilton Pays Emotional Tribute To Original Cast of A Chorus Line
(17 Apr 2015) Stage Portrait: An American in Paris Stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
(17 Apr 2015) Russell Brand and Denis O'Hare Join Nicolas Cage For Film Inspired By Handyman Who Hunted For Osama bin Laden
(17 Apr 2015) Patti LuPone to Play One Night Only at Schimmel Center
(17 Apr 2015) Book of Mormon Tony Winner Will Stage London Premiere of Dreamgirls
(17 Apr 2015) Jeremy Jordan Will Bring Solo Concert to West Coast
(17 Apr 2015) Musical Project from Josh Gad, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz Finds a Studio
(17 Apr 2015) Cush Jumbo Tapped for Recurring Role on "The Good Wife"
(17 Apr 2015) Kristin Chenoweth and Lin-Manuel Among Major Stars Announced for Broadway Easter Bonnet Competition
(17 Apr 2015) In Case You Missed It: Critics Enjoy a Trip to Paris and The King and I Is a Royal Hit
(17 Apr 2015) Jessie Mueller Confirmed To Star in Sara Bareilles Musical Waitress
(17 Apr 2015) Photo Call: Two Singular Sensations! Original Chorus Line Cast Joins Hamilton Onstage For 40th Anniversary Tribute
(17 Apr 2015) The Verdict: Read Reviews of The King and I Revival On Broadway
(17 Apr 2015) Photo Call: The King and I, With Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, Opens on Broadway; Inside the Star-Studded Cast Party
(17 Apr 2015) Cast Changes in Store for London's Miss Saigon – Eva Noblezada Extends and Broadway Actor Joins Cast
(17 Apr 2015) Bonnie & Clyde Star Part of Rocket Boys Musical Developmental Run
(17 Apr 2015) Bets Malone Is Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice A Musical
(17 Apr 2015) Rocky Horror Sequel! Julie Atherton Stars in Shock Treatment, Opening Tonight
(17 Apr 2015) 8 Burning Questions With Darren Criss: Sass, Makeup, Heels and Hedwig!
(17 Apr 2015) Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: April 17
(17 Apr 2015) U.K. Premiere of Simon Stephens' Carmen Disruption Opens Tonight
(16 Apr 2015) Kenneth Branagh Joined by Judi Dench, "Cinderella" Stars for West End-Bound Theatre Company
(16 Apr 2015) The Best Fashion from Hollywood and Broadway at the Starry Opening of Finding Neverland
(16 Apr 2015) Playbill Backstage: Go Behind the Scenes at LMNOP – A New Muzical
(16 Apr 2015) Jason Robert Brown Concert to Feature Songs From High Fidelity, Next to Normal and Bridges of Madison County
(16 Apr 2015) Further Casting Set for Audra McDonald-Will Swenson Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown
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Hand to God
Mild-mannered Jason unhappily has to participate in a Jesus-themed puppet show at his church. However, he soon discovers that his puppet, Tyrone, has a mind of its own.
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