Playbill.com : Celebrity Buzz Copyright (c) %2014 Playbill.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.playbill.com/ Playbill.com : Celebrity Buzz en-us 04/23/2014 03:02:55 PM 60 PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: If/Then and Once on This Island Star Jerry Dixon Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/190311-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-If-Then-and-Once-on-This-Island-Star-Jerry-Dixon Jerry Dixon, who returns to Broadway in the new musical If/Then, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Spring Breakdown and Tales from Tahiti Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:15 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/190278--ONSTAGE-BACKSTAGE-Spring-Breakdown-and-Tales-from-Tahiti- A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Seth Rudetsky
Weekly Schedule of Current Broadway Shows Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/110105-Weekly-Schedule-of-Current-Broadway-Shows Most Broadway shows appear Tuesday through Sunday, with Sunday and Monday evenings off, but a few diverge from that schedule.

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Matthew Blank
Schedule of Upcoming Movie Musical Adaptations Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:02 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189267-Schedule-of-Upcoming-Movie-Musical-Adaptations The following is a list of stage musicals announced to be adapted as films. If you would like to submit any updates, please email dgewirtzman@playbill.com.

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David Gewirtzman
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Leigh Silverman, Who Will "Let It Sing" With Violet on Broadway Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/190189-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Leigh-Silverman-Who-Will-Let-It-Sing-With-Violet-on-Broadway Playbill.com chats with Leigh Silverman, who is directing the Broadway premiere of the award-winning musical Violet.

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Carey Purcell
Broadway Real Estate Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/134444-Broadway-Real-Estate Like to keep track of what show is booked into which Broadway theatre? If so, then you will particularly enjoy Playbill.com's new feature, Broadway Real Estate, which is updated periodically.

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Jennifer Nason-Brown
DIVA TALK: Catching Up With Tony Nominee and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Star Jessie Mueller Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/190188-DIVA-TALK-Catching-Up-With-Tony-Nominee-and-Beautiful-The-Carole-King-Musical-Star-Jessie-Mueller News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Andrew Gans
Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/82428-Broadway-Rush-Lottery-and-Standing-Room-Only-Policies To make tickets more affordable to students and other theatregoers on a budget, many Broadway shows have implemented rush, lottery, and standing-room-only (SRO) policies.

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Matthew Blank
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Disaster! Ends Its Off-Broadway Run and More Memories from the Cruise Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/190059-ONSTAGE-BACKSTAGE-Disaster-Ends-Its-Off-Broadway-Run-and-More-Memories-from-the-Cruise A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Seth Rudetsky
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Newsies Leading Lady Liana Hunt Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/190048-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-Newsies-Leading-Lady-Liana-Hunt Liana Hunt, who plays the role of Katherine in the Broadway production of Newsies, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
THE LEADING MEN: Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell Test "The Luck of the Draw" in Broadway Premiere of Violet Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189994-THE-LEADING-MEN-Joshua-Henry-and-Colin-Donnell-Test-The-Luck-of-the-Draw-in-Broadway-Premiere-of-Violet- Starring in the Broadway premiere of the musical Violet, Tony nominee Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell are experiencing different kinds of homecomings.

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Carey Purcell
Long Runs on Broadway Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/75222-Long-Runs-on-Broadway Several current Broadway shows are in the process of breaking records on the all time long-run list. Here are the standings for number of performances of current and former Broadway shows as of April 13, 2014. The list includes all Broadway shows that have run more than 800 performances. All totals are for the original Broadway run, except where otherwise noted. Shows marked with an asterisk (*) are still running.

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Playbill Staff and Jennifer Nason-Brown
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Stephen Trask, On Bringing the Rock 'n' Roll Sound of Hedwig to Broadway Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189982-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Stephen-Trask-On-Bringing-the-Rock-n-Roll-Sound-of-Hedwig-to-Broadway Playbill.com chats with composer Stephen Trask about the Broadway debut of the cult rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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Carey Purcell
Upcoming Cast Recordings Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/142419-Upcoming-Cast-Recordings Upcoming and recent cast album releases (and significant Broadway-related recordings).

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Jennifer Nason-Brown
Off-Broadway Rush, Standing Room and Inexpensive Ticket Policies Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/144419-Off-Broadway-Rush-Standing-Room-and-Inexpensive-Ticket-Policies To make tickets more affordable to students and other theatregoers on a budget, many Off-Broadway shows have implemented rush, lottery and standing-room-only (SRO) policies.

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Jennifer Nason-Brown
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Tony Winner Sutton Foster, Returning to Broadway in the Title Role of Violet Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189942-PLAYBILLCOMS-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.

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Carey Purcell
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 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:43 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189846-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Tony-Award-Winning-Scenic-Designer-Christine-Jones-Who-Wears-a-New-Crown-as-Director-of-Queen-of-the-Night Queen of the Night, the lavish theatrical feast from Sleep No More producer Randy Weiner, has brought new life to the Diamond Horseshoe, the sumptuous subterranean club beneath the Paramount Hotel.

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Adam Hetrick
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Wicked and Kinky Boots Star Jeanna de Waal Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189805-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-Wicked-and-Kinky-Boots-Star-Jeanna-de-Waal Jeanna de Waal, who plays the role of Lauren in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: On the Playbill Cruise With Roger Bart and Ana Gasteyer Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189752-ONSTAGE-BACKSTAGE-On-the-Playbill-Cruise-With-Roger-Bart-and-Ana-Gasteyer A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Seth Rudetsky
Schedule of Upcoming Broadway Shows Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:05 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/80060-Schedule-of-Upcoming-Broadway-Shows This list is updated periodically.

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Matthew Blank and Joey Sims
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Michael Mayer, On His Second Time Around With Hedwig and the Angry Inch Sat, 05 Apr 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189694-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Michael-Mayer-On-His-Second-Time-Around-With-Hedwig-and-the-Angry-Inch Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer talks with Playbill.com about directing the Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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Carey Purcell
DIVA TALK: A Conversation With Four-Time Tony Nominee and Bridges of Madison County Star Kelli O'Hara Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189677-DIVA-TALK-A-Conversation-With-Four-Time-Tony-Nominee-and-Bridges-of-Madison-County-Star-Kelli-OHara News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The "Enjolras" of Broadway's Les Miz, Kyle Scatliffe Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189513-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-The-Enjolras-of-Broadways-Les-Miz-Kyle-Scatliffe Kyle Scatliffe, who stars as the revolutionary Enjolras in the new Broadway production of Les Misérables, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: I Love It When We're Cruising Together Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:45 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189497-ONSTAGE-BACKSTAGE-I-Love-It-When-Were-Cruising-Together- A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Seth Rudetsky
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Cheyenne Jackson, Starring in The Most Happy Fella at City Center's Encores! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:02 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189508-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Cheyenne-Jackson-Starring-in-The-Most-Happy-Fella-at-City-Centers-Encores Cheyenne Jackson chats with Playbill.com about returning to the New York stage in the Encores! presentation of The Most Happy Fella.

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Brandon Voss
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Lena Hall, Getting Ready to Rock in Hedwig and the Angry Inch Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189395-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Lena-Hall-Getting-Ready-to-Rock-in-Hedwig-and-the-Angry-Inch- Lena Hall, co-starring with Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, chats with Playbill.com about taking on the role of Yitzhak in Hedwig's Broadway premiere.

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Carey Purcell
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Diane Paulus, The Ringmaster of Pippin and Cirque Du Soleil's Amaluna Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:40 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189381-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Diane-Paulus-The-Ringmaster-of-Pippin-and-Cirque-Du-Soleils-Amaluna Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus is doing double duty as the ringmaster of two major New York productions this season. The Tony-winning circus-inspired revival of Pippin is entering its second year on Broadway, while her Cirque du Soleil show Amaluna, a riff on The Tempest, has put up stakes at Citi Field in Queens for a run through May 20.

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Adam Hetrick
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The "Apollo Creed" of Broadway's Rocky, Terence Archie Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189223-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-The-Apollo-Creed-of-Broadways-Rocky-Terence-Archie Terence Archie, who stars as rival Apollo Creed in the Broadway production of Rocky, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Tyne Daly, Re-Examining Motherhood in Mothers and Sons Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189224-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Tyne-Daly-Re-Examining-Motherhood-in-Mothers-and-Sons Tyne Daly, a Tony Award winner for her work as overbearing stage mother Rose in Gypsy, re-examines motherhood with Katharine Gerard, the central role in Terrence McNally's new Broadway play Mothers and Sons.

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Michael Gioia
Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:06 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/86407-Schedule-of-Upcoming-Off-Broadway-Shows Due to the expansive nature of Off-Broadway, this list is not comprehensive.

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David Gewirtzman
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Ryan McCartan, Saying "Greetings and Salutations" to the Role of JD in Heathers Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189113-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Ryan-McCartan-Saying-Greetings-and-Salutations-to-the-Role-of-JD-in-Heathers Playbill.com chats with Ryan McCartan, who stars as JD, the bad-boy love interest in the new Off-Broadway musical Heathers.

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Carey Purcell
DIVA TALK: Chatting With Beaches and A Chorus Line Star Mara Davi Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/189093-DIVA-TALK-Chatting-With-Beaches-and-A-Chorus-Line-Star-Mara-Davi News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: The Genie of Broadway's Aladdin, James Monroe Iglehart Tue, 18 Mar 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188935-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-The-Genie-of-Broadways-Aladdin-James-Monroe-Iglehart James Monroe Iglehart, who stars as The Genie in Disney's new Broadway production of Aladdin, fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Remembering My High School Musical and A Surprise Birthday Cabaret Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:50 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188900-ONSTAGE-BACKSTAGE-Remembering-My-High-School-Musical-and-A-Surprise-Birthday-Cabaret A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Seth Rudetsky
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Neil Patrick Harris, Stepping Into the High Heels of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Sat, 15 Mar 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188824-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Neil-Patrick-Harris-Stepping-Into-the-High-Heels-of-Hedwig-and-the-Angry-Inch Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris chats with Playbill.com about returning to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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Brandon Voss
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Barrett Wilbert Weed, Revisiting Teen Angst and High School in Heathers Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:46 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188681-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Barrett-Wilbert-Weed-Revisiting-Teen-Angst-and-High-School-in-Heathers Playbill.com chats with Barrett Wilbert Weed, who will be seen as Veronica, the rebellious heroine of the forthcoming new Off-Broadway musical Heathers.

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Carey Purcell
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: All the Way's Robert Petkoff Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188649-PLAYBILLCOMS-CUE-A-All-the-Ways-Robert-Petkoff Stage and screen veteran Robert Petkoff plays Senator Hubert Humphrey in the Broadway production of Robert Schenkkan's All the Way. He fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

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Matthew Blank
ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Springing Forward With Disaster and Revisiting History With Andrea Martin Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188633-ONSTAGE-BACKSTAGE-Springing-Forward-With-Disaster-and-Revisiting-History-With-Andrea-Martin A week in the life of actor, radio and TV host, music director and writer Seth Rudetsky.

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Seth Rudetsky
PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Annie Potts, Ascending to a Lifelong Dream with Broadway's Pippin Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188598-PLAYBILLCOMS-BRIEF-ENCOUNTER-With-Annie-Potts-Ascending-to-a-Lifelong-Dream-with-Broadways-Pippin Golden Globe Award nominee Annie Potts made her Broadway debut in the 2009 Tony Award-winning dark comedy God of Carnage. She returns this season, fulfilling a lifelong dream with the principal role of Berthe in the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin.

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Adam Hetrick
DIVA TALK: A Chat with "Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa… and Me" Author Tony Cointreau, Plus Randy Graff Is Well-Made in Brooklyn Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/188540-DIVA-TALK-A-Chat-with-Ethel-Merman-Mother-Teresa-and-Me-Author-Tony-Cointreau-Plus-Randy-Graff-Is-Well-Made-in-Brooklyn News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage.

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Andrew Gans