Show People with Paul Wontorek: Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions

–As president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher is one of the most influential leaders in the Broadway community. Celebrating 25 years since their arrival on the scene with Beauty and the Beast, Disney Theatrical is currently responsible for the amazingly long-running The Lion King, the high-flying hit Aladdin, and their newest smash, Frozen, now starting […]

Building Broadway: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY’s Conor McPherson

(light guitar music) – With plays like “The Weir”, “The Seafarer,” and “Shining City,” Conor McPherson is often called the king of ghost stories. But now he’s trying something different. He wrote and directed “Girl From the North Country,” a new musical featuring the songs of Bob Dylan. The Irish playwright conjured a story that takes place in […]

Production: ‘The Coast Of Utopia” (Working In The Theatre #352)

One of the season’s most thrilling events is Tom Stoppard’s three-play epic The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center Theater. It chronicles the lives of the dissident thinkers who triggered change in mid-19th century Czarist Russia. This nine-hour trilogy has a cast of forty-four actors playing over seventy roles. I’m Ted Chapin for the American Theatre Wing. Welcome […]

CATS – Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming Movie Musical Spectacular

Hello, I am Launce La Roe and I’m Ava Ross. And were two of the cats in the upcoming theatrical musical spectacular, Cats! [hissing] I play Brumblebrunks, the spiralized cat. And I play Calamity Glamity, the [bleep] [bleep] cat. People always ask us, “what’s the deeper meaning of cats?” Is it a political commentary? Or a comment on […]

Rob McClure & the Cast of MRS. DOUBTFIRE on Why the Beloved Movie Makes a Perfect Musical

(upbeat music) – “Mrs. Doubtfire” is coming to Broadway. We’re here to talk with the cast and creative team all about bringing this beloved movie to the stage. – She’s a musical, dearie. – She is dearie, yes, yes. – I’m excited for everybody to hear our story. It’s similar to the movie, but with our own twist. […] #LiveatFive with John Riddle of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

(upbeat music) – Hello everybody, welcome to’s Live at Five. It’s Monday, January 13th, I’m Beth Stevens. – I’m Paul Wontorek. – And we’re here in the studio with Caitlin Moynihan. – Hello. – Wait, it’s my mom’s birthday, January 13th. Happy birthday, mom. – [Women] Happy birthday mom. – Making it all about me. Who’s here […]

Kerry Butler has the best Broadway stories from Beetlejuice, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu & more

(upbeat music) Hi, I’m Kerry Butler, I’m playing Barbara in Beetlejuice and these are my mishaps and memories. Some mishaps have happened during Beetlejuice. One time I have to, spoiler alert, I levitate in the show. So, one time I’m levitating and the stage manager comes on and he’s like, “I’m sorry, we have to stop the show.” […]

Performance (Working In The Theatre #277)

(APPLAUSE) A warm welcome to the American Theatre Wing’s “Working in the Theatre” seminars, now in their twenty-fifth year, coming to you from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. These seminars offer an insight into the realities of working in the theatre. And today’s seminar is devoted to performers who have arrived on Broadway […]

Broadway 101: Theatre and Stage Door Etiquette with Beetlejuice’s Alex Brightman

Hi! I’m Alex Brightman. Join me and Playbill for Broadway 101. I love that moment when the lights dim and the show begins. But you know what moment is not my favorite? When the person next to me takes out his phone to text, take pictures or even FaceTime during the show. There’s also loud eating, talking. Don’t […]

Try Not To Sing Along Challenge Musical Theatre Edition | (probably) IMPOSSIBLE!

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets In midnights, in cups of coffee In inches, in miles In laughter, in strife In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure […]

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