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Here's a look at the popular Playbill.com stories that our readers are talking about on social media this week.

Obama Tells Hamilton Audience, "People Who Have a Vision... Can Transform the World"
President Barack Obama made another stop at Broadway's hit musical Hamilton this week where he addressed a sold-out audience for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. During his speech, he took time out to praise the new musical Lin-Manuel Miranda musical and poke a little fun at Republicans.

The President addresses the crowd
The President addresses the crowd Photo by Isaac Oliver

Broadway's Thanksgiving Week Performance Schedule Changes
Thanksgiving is a busy week on Broadway, and many shows play an irregular performance schedule due to the holiday. Here's our list of what's playing when!


Fun Home Star Gabriella Pizzolo Belts Out "Ring of Keys"
Fun Home's newest young star, Gabriella Pizzolo, performed "Ring of Keys," an emotional high point in the Tony Award-winning musical, at the recent 2015 SAGE Awards gala. Check out the moving performance!

Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson Soar in Live "All I Ask of You" Concert Duet
Pop singer Kelly Clarkson shows off some Broadway flair alongside Josh Groban in this new clip from Groban's upcoming concert "Josh Groban: Stages Live," which will air on PBS stations around the country this holiday season. The two take on the romantic Phantom of the Opera duet "All I Ask of You." Check it out!

Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss and Andy Mientus Win Halloween! See Broadway's Best Costumes!
From "Star Wars" to "Peanuts," Andy Warhol to "The Wizard of Oz," Broadway stars brought their A-game this Halloween, and we've got the social media proof! Here's our roundup of this year's best costumes from the stars you love.


Goodnight trick or treaters.

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See Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen in Haunting BBC Theatrical Drama "The Dresser"
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen star in a new TV adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood's The Dresser for the BBC. We have the first haunting shots from the program, which explores a theatrical lead actor's relationship with his dresser.

First-Timers! Over 20 Broadway Debuts to Watch Out for This Fall
With the fall Broadway season in full swing, we take a look at over 20 artists who made (or will make) their Main Stem debuts this season. From the young stars of Spring Awakening to television stars and Oscar and Golden Globe winners, we guide our readers through a handful of Broadway newbies.

Matt Ryan and Keira Knightley in <i>Thérèse Raquin</i>
Matt Ryan and Keira Knightley in Thérèse Raquin Photo by Joan Marcus

"Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd!" The Many Faces of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
John Doyle's Tony-winning revival of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler thriller opened ten years ago this month, starring Patti LuPone and Michael Cerveris. We compiled a look back at the many faces of Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett and the other Fleet Street residents.

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the 2012 London revival
Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton in the 2012 London revival Photo by Tristram Kenton

Lionsgate Grants Permission for "Perks of Being a Wallflower" Stage Adaptation
Lionsgate granted Penn State University's No Refund Theatre the rights to adapt the coming-of-age story for the stage. It's based on the Stephen Chbosky novel, which was also adapted into the 2012 film that starred Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller.


Lupita Nyong'o Is Heading to Broadway in the New Drama Eclipsed – Here's How You Can Get Tix
Theatregoers are clamoring to snag tickets to see Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o make her Broadway debut in Danai Gurira's critically acclaimed play about a group of women being held captive in Liberia.

Akosua Busia and Lupita Nyong’o in <i>Eclipsed</i>
Akosua Busia and Lupita Nyong’o in Eclipsed Photo by Joan Marcus
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