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New York
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Tiler Peck Proves Ballet Is Accessible From Anywhere

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Meg Masseron

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March 3, 2022

Tiler Peck, The NYCB principal shares how a digital webclass turned into something more during the COVID-19 pandemic with Theatrely, as well as her upcoming New York City Center program Artists at the Center.

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Off-Broadway
Features

Kyle Jarrow On Finding The Ghosts In WHISPER HOUSE

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Meg Masseron

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January 25, 2022

A thrilling ghost story has arrived at 59e59 Theater with Whisper House, featuring a score from Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and a book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow (Spongebob Squarepants, The Wildness.) Whisper House follows two lonely individuals living in a lighthouse on the coast of Maine during the onset of World War II. We asked Jarrow all about this haunting new musical.

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Broadway
Features

Meghan Picerno Leaves Her Mark On PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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Meg Masseron

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January 19, 2022

Before “phan”-favorite Meghan Picerno leaves Phantom of the Opera this week, we checked in with the her to reflect on the past few years in the role of Christine before her final journey into the Phantom's lair on Sunday.

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Off-Broadway
Features

Broadway Plus Offers The Perfect Girl’s Night Out With VIP IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? Package

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Meg Masseron

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December 23, 2021

Hey, all my Sex and the City lovers: what’s your ideal night out on the town in NYC? Is it grabbing a drink at the most Instagrammable, pink-themed bar? Or is it seeing a play - especially one with riveting female characters? Maybe you’re content just relaxing in your apartment, re-reading Candace Bushnell’s iconic novels. Well, you can have all of these experiences mashed into one with Broadway Plus’s VIP Package for Bushnell’s off-Broadway, one-woman play: Is There Still Sex in the City?

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On Screen
Features

Time and Tick, Tick...Boom! as told through the Cinematography of Alice Brooks

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Meg Masseron

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December 6, 2021

Netflix’s Tick, Tick...Boom! could not have arrived with more felicitous timing, offering both a time machine back to 1990’s New York City and a mirror image of the theatre community today as it once again faces the challenge of art during crisis, and cinematographer Alice Brooks contributed much to the rawness and reality of its storytelling.Originally an off, off-Broadway autobiographical musical, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick...Boom! musically narrates his life and experience creating and composing musical theatre in an industry that often prioritizes profitability over provocative new ideas. Since its premiere at Second Stage Theater, and following Larson’s unexpected death in 1996, it has served not only as a well-loved underground classic, but a self-written testimony of 90’s New York theatre history, and Larson’s large role in it. 

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Broadway
Features

Chatting with Kaila Mullady of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

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Meg Masseron

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November 22, 2021

The hit improv hip-hop sensation Freestyle Love Supreme is officially back on Broadway and we caught up with beatboxer extraordinaire Kaila Mullady a.k.a. Kaiser Rözé to chat all about the show and making it to the Great White Way. 

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Broadway
Features

LACKAWANNA BLUES Brings Love and Solidarity to the Broadway Stage At The End Of The Shutdown

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Meg Masseron

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October 7, 2021

As the New York City theatre community faces the collective reopening of Broadway shows while still reeling from nearly two years of crisis, Lackawanna Blues offers a space for healing within the memories and montages of one man’s childhood in mid-century New York.Based on writer and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s own life experiences, Lackawanna Blues is a one-man-and-one-guitarist show commemorating the woman who raised young Santiago-Hudson, Miss Rachel. He describes the play as “a love letter to the Black women that kept our communities standing on solid ground, and provided the sustenance we needed as human beings: spiritually, physically, mentally.” Santiago-Hudson is the only actor, and he is accompanied by blues-rock musician Junior Mack on guitar. 

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New York
Features

A Night On The Town: BROADWAY PLUS Celebrates 5 Years

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Meg Masseron

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August 29, 2021

This past Thursday evening, Broadway Plus celebrated their 5th anniversary with a star-studded party atop Manhattan’s Skylark rooftop lounge. The night began with a lively red carpet session, where attendees posed cheerfully together at what is likely one of their first red carpets of the past year-and-a-half. Beloved Broadway actors Tamar Greene of Hamilton, Andrea Macasaet of Six, and Max von Essen of Anastasia, are just some of the many stars that posed for photos before eventually making their way to the main floor for an endless array of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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Off-Broadway
Features

An Exploration of BLINDNESS During its Final Week of Performances

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Meg Masseron

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July 21, 2021

We spoke with director Walter Meierjohann on bringing Blindness to New York City at the Daryl Roth Theatre.

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New York
News

Playbill’s GLIMMER OF LIGHT celebrates Pride, Hope, and Community

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Meg Masseron

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June 24, 2021

Last Thursday, Playbill held their first-ever concert in celebration of Pride month, Glimmer of Light. The event was also one of the first large gatherings associated with the return of New York City’s theatre industry since the onset of the pandemic over a year ago.

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Industry
News

Theatre Women Awards Celebrated over Zoom

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Meg Masseron

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June 9, 2021

This past Monday evening, June 7th, 2021, the League of Professional Theatre Women held their Theatre Women Awards Gala over Zoom.

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New York
Features

Vincent Van Gogh’s Vision Prevails Through the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at Pier 36

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Meg Masseron

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June 2, 2021

As New York City enters its long anticipated reopening phase, it seems fitting that the first large-scale art attraction to welcome visitors is the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at Pier 36 in Manhattan. 

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Broadway
Features

No News, No Dues: March on Broadway Tackles Inherent Issues with Equity and Inclusion in the Theatre Industry

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Meg Masseron

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April 23, 2021

Just 15 days following The Hollywood Reporter’s groundbreaking expose on the abusive behaviors and actions of Broadway producer Scott Rudin, hundreds attended the March on Broadway. This protest was not a direct response to the Rudin reports, but rather a culmination of conversations that have been brewing throughout the Broadway shutdown

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