May 25, 2015

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Photo Archive: Inside the Press Room With Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and More of the 2014 Tony Award Winners
25 May 2015
In anticipation of the 2015 Tony Awards, here's a look back at the last year's Tony winners, including Audra McDonald, Neil Patrick Harris and Jessie Mueller.

How a Lifetime in Banking Paved the Way to Predicting Broadway Audiences
25 May 2015
Lee Gallagher was active in the arts in the small town where he grew up. When he went to college, he at one point contemplated switching his major from business to the arts, but he was dissuaded by his family, who thought a business degree a better bet in terms of stability.



Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: May 25
25 May 2015 -- 1878 Birthday of legendary dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949), whose Broadway appearances will include Memphis Bound!, The Hot Mikado and Blackbirds of 1928.

Exclusive From The 2015 Tonys Playbill! How "Glee" and "Smash" Brought Backstage Life Into The Spotlight
25 May 2015 -- What happens backstage at Broadway shows is supposed to be secret, private and not really important compared with what is happening onstage. But try telling that to the public.

A Woman's World: How Ever After Made Its Cast See Cinderella "With All New Eyes" (25 May 2015)

10 Text-Message Conversations Between Broadway Characters You Wish Existed (25 May 2015)

Comedian Anne Meara Dead at 85 (24 May 2015)

Photo Archive: Gertrude Lawrence, Angela Lansbury, Donna Murphy and More in The King and I (24 May 2015)

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)

The Battle of the Blondes: Comparing Madeline Kahn and Kristin Chenoweth's Rides On the Twentieth Century (24 May 2015)

Playbill Poll: Who Should Star in the Tour of the Phantom Sequel, Love Never Dies ? (24 May 2015)

Photo Exclusive: The Sketches and Models Behind the 2015 Tony Nominated Sets and Costumes (24 May 2015)

9 Stages of Being an Annoyed Theatregoer (as Told Through GIFs) (24 May 2015)

Laura Benanti, Laurence Fishburne and More Are Part of Tonight's PBS "National Memorial Day Concert" (24 May 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: May 24 (24 May 2015)

Intimate Titanic, A Hit in London, Opens in Toronto Tonight (24 May 2015)

Original Cast Members Reunite for Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert Tonight (24 May 2015)

“Pitch Perfect 2” Film Sings Up a Storm at the Box Office (23 May 2015)

Raise a Pint! Broadway Reacts to Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland (23 May 2015)

The Visit Star Will Be Out "For a Number of Performances" (23 May 2015)

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)

Preludes, New Musical from Great Comet of 1812's Dave Malloy, Begins Tonight (23 May 2015)

Photo Call: Cherry Jones, Brooke Shields and More Celebrate Public Theater Opening Nights (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)

Playbill Video Week in Review: Megan Hilty Sings From "Smash," An Act of God Highlights, The Color Purple Star Sings New Scott Alan Tune (23 May 2015)

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

Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: May 23 (23 May 2015)

Photo Archive: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Dan Fogler and More in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Broadway (23 May 2015)

"A Brady Bunch" and "The Partridge Family" Are Double-Booked Tonight at 54 Below (23 May 2015)

The Murky Waters of Sexual Consent Explored in New Play by David Rhodes (22 May 2015)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Marc Kudisch Tapped for Reading of Triumph (22 May 2015)

Joshua Harmon World Premiere, with Wicked's Lindsay Mendez, Begins Tonight (22 May 2015)

TV Reality Star Will Tour Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday in 2016 (22 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)

Must Watch! Diana DeGarmo Gets Swept Up By a Tornado in Dreamlike (and Chilling) Wizard of Oz Preview (Video) (22 May 2015)

Team StarKid's Latest Musical, Inspired By "Oregon Trail" Computer Game, Will Travel To NYC (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)

Karen Mason and Cady Huffman Among Judges For Don't Tell Mama Competition, Where Winner Gets a Show (22 May 2015)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Develop Eight New Musicals; Lineup Announced (22 May 2015)

Bernadette Peters Will Narrate New Collection of "Eloise" Stories (22 May 2015)

10 Short Plays About and by Women Featured in Free NYC Evening at The Lambs (22 May 2015)

Reese Witherspoon Will Star in Live Action Film "Tink," Based on Peter Pan Character (22 May 2015)

Must Watch: Coldplay Creates Hilarious "Games of Thrones" Musical Spoof (22 May 2015)

George Stiles and Anthony Drewe's The 3 Little Pigs to Play West End's Palace (22 May 2015)

Photo Call: 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, Red Carpet Arrivals and Ceremony (22 May 2015)

Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: May 22 (22 May 2015)

Photo Call: Chamber-Sized Titanic With Ben Heppner Sails Into Toronto (22 May 2015)

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