Playbill on Opening Night
The Band's Visit
Latin History for Morons
The Parisian Woman
The 2018 Broadway Season (coming soon or visit facebook.com/playbill and click Video)
Prince of Broadway
Time and the Conways
The 2017 Broadway Season (from bottom to top)
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
A Bronx Tale
Dear Evan Hansen
Come From Away
The Little Foxes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Six Degrees of Separation
The 2017 Tony Awards Red Carpet Special
The full season of Broadway opening livestreams culminated in the Tony Awards LIVE Red Carpet Special on Broadway's biggest night. From interviews with the stars and creators of this year's shows like Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Steven Levenson, Ben Platt, Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Andy Blankenbuehler, and more) to Broadway legends like Ben Vereen to last year's winners like Leslie Odom, Jr., Playbill was one of the only outlets bringing audiences full live coverage on Tony night, reaching over 50,000 viewers worldwide. June 12, 2017.
Bandstand burst onto Broadway with what Lin-Manuel Miranda called the best jazz score in years. We spoke to first-time Broadway writing team Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker, direcotr-choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, Laura Osnes, Corety Cott, Beth Leavel, and more for the final opening of the season. April 26, 2017.
Broadway's Six Degrees of Separation
In the video below, Allison Janney proves why she's one of a kind when she commandeers the livestream; her willingness to play, vulnerability, and intelligence are unparalleled. We also spoke to John Benjamin Hickey, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins, their co-stars, playwright John Guare, and director Trip Cullman. April 25, 2017.
The long-awaited stage adaptation of the 20th Century Fox animated film Anastasia opened at the Broadhusrt Theatre. Writer Terrence McNally, composer Stephen Flaherty, lyricist Lynn Ahrens, plus stars Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Ramin Karimloo and more talked about the dream of bringing the lavish production to the stage—plus the hidden gems in the set, their warm-up routine and more. April 24, 2017.
Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The sweetest show to open on Broadway this season, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrated its opening night on the purple carpet. We spoke to the full giant cast and create team, including Christian Borle, Jackie Hoffman, director Jack O'Brien, and writing team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. April 23, 2017.
Broadway's The Little Foxes
Manhattan Theatre Club brought back Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon as Regina and Birdie in repertory. We spoke to both actresses (and their supporting cast) about the stroke of genius idea. Plus, Nixon revealed her greatest fear about the production. April 19, 2017.
Paula Vogel’s Indecent caused a huge stir when it arrived on Broadway spring 2017. On opening night, we spoke to the cast and creative team, including Vogel and her Tony-winning director Rebecca Taichman, about the vision for the show that covers anti-Semitism, censorship, LGBTQ issues, and the power of theatre. April 18, 2017.
Before Oslo won the Tony for 2017's Best Play, we spoke the cast of the political thriller, including Tony nominees Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle, about bringing the high stakes drama to Lincoln Center Theatre. April 13, 2017.
Broadway's War Paint
On the opening night of War Paint, we achieved the near impossible when we spoke with both Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, each now a three-time Tony nominee. April 6, 2017.
Broadway's Noël Coward's Present Laughter
Broadway veterans Kate Burton and Kristine Nielsen, Broadway newcomer Cobie Smulders, and the cast of the Tony-nominated revival of Present Laughter talk about the latest incarnation of the timeless comedy. April 5, 2017.
The beloved Phillipa Soo and her co-star Adam Chanler-Berat share the screen for the opening night livestream from the red carpet celebrating Amélie The Musical—plus the full cast and creative team share insider knowledge and backstage secrets. April 3, 2017.
Before Sweat earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, we spoke to now-two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage, director Kate Whoriskey and the cast of Sweat on their opening night. March 26, 2017.
Broadway's Miss Saigon
At New York's Tavern on the Green, we great Tony nominee Eva Noblezada, Drama Desk nominee Jon Jon Briones, and the cast of the revival of Miss Saigon on Broadway as they share fascinating insight into this updated interpretation of the Schönber and Boublil classic. March 23, 2017.
Broadway's The Price
On the opening night of Arthur Miller's The Price, we spoke to Tony and Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo and Tony Shalhoub about forming their brotherly bond, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht about the language of Miller, and Danny DeVito about making the comedic timing in his Broadway debut. March 16, 2017.
Broadway's Come From Away
At the opening night of the Tony-nominated Best Musical, Tony nominee Jenn Colella shares her backstage ritual with co-star Chad Kimball, plus in-depth interviews with Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine and Tony-winning director Christopher Ashley on the precision of their vision. March 12, 2017.
Broadway's Sunset Boulevard
Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close talks reuniting with Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyric that was her gateway to Norma Desmond. Plus, her leading man Michael Xavier and the cast of Sunset Boulevard celebrate the opening night of the acclaimed revival production. February 9, 2017.
Grammy winner John Legend, Jitney producer, and the cast of the 2017 Tony-winning revival for Best Play. January 19, 2017.
Broadway's The Present Starring Cate Blanchett
Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, co-star Richard Roxburgh, and the Australian company of The Present talk to us about tackling Chekhov and more on opening night. January 8, 2017.
Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen
At the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Broadway's smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen celebrated opening. We spoke with Ben Platt, Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony-winning scenic designer David Korins, and the entire cast of the show. If you're having trouble hearing, read this story to keep up with the sound bites.
Broadway's A Bronx Tale
Live from the opening night celebration including interviews with Robert DeNiro, Chazz Palminteri, Alan Menken, Sergio Trujillo, Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and more. December 1, 2016
Broadway's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Taking you to the opening night after-party of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 , featuring interviews with star Dene Benton, writer Dave Malloy, the company of Great Comet, and three-time Grammy nominee and Broadway star Josh Groban. November 14, 2016.
Our first Facebook live from the red carpet on opening night after-party of Falsettos on Broadway, including interviews with producer and theatre owner Jordan Roth, choreographer Spencer Liff, and stars Stephanie J. Block, Andrew Rannells, Christian Borle and more. October 27, 2016.