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NBC’s Robert Greenblatt Gives Helping Hand to JumpStart Theatre Program
By Olivia Clement | 11/12/2017
The EdTA initiative creates sustainable musical theatre programs in schools where there previously were none.
The Penguin Project Is Recipient of National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
By Olivia Clement | 11/10/2017
The national program uses theatre to help transform the lives of children with special needs.
Elementary and Middle School Actors Can Now Hear Those Dancing Feet With
42nd Street Young Performers' Edition
By Mark Peikert | 11/09/2017
Tams-Witmark, in association with iTheatrics, has streamlined the classic 1980 musical for schools.
Nominations Open for 2018 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
By Adam Hetrick | 10/30/2017
Created in 2010, the honors are presented yearly on March 22, Sondheim’s birthday.
Jerry Mitchell and MTI Launch Project to Bring Original Broadway Choreography to Regional Theatres
By Logan Culwell-Block | 10/26/2017
The Original Production launches with streaming choreography videos for
Schools of the Stars: Where the
Cast and Creators Went to College
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 10/26/2017
Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway play
pursued their college studies.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,
Tailored for Young Performers, Heading to the Stage
By Adam Hetrick | 10/16/2017
Hoboken Children’s Theater Company will be the first in the country to premiere the streamlined version of the musical.
New Initiative Aims to Have Every New York City Public School Student See a Broadway Show
By Olivia Clement | 10/09/2017
The Broadway League’s Broadway Bridges marks the largest theatre education partnership in the history of NYC.
Bully No More!
Empowers Young People to Stand Together
By Adam Hetrick | 10/02/2017
Tams-Witmark is releasing the 45-minute musical on October 2, World Day of Bullying Prevention.
Watch Lesli Margherita, Chad Kimball, and More Perform at
Broadway Back to School
By Andrew Gans | 09/29/2017
Playbill was honored with the Standing Ovation Award at the evening supporting theatre education in underserved schools.
Stephen Flaherty Visits NYU Rehearsals for NY Premiere of
By Adam Hetrick | 09/27/2017
The chamber musical about the loves and creative spirit of Gertrude Stein will receive its New York premiere September 29 at NYU.
Tony Nominee Meg Bussert Returns to
After 37 Years
By Olivia Clement | 09/25/2017
Catch Bussert and other cast members from the 1980 revival at NYU Steinhardt.
Offers $25 Student Tickets to Preview Performance
By Olivia Clement | 09/22/2017
100 orchestra seats will be available at the discounted price for a newly added matinee.
PLAYBILLder Launches New Partnership With Samuel French
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 09/21/2017
Over 200 popular Samuel French titles will be added to PLAYBILLder Express, giving users and schools more options for future productions.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals and Educational Theatre Association Team Up to Bring
By Ryan McPhee | 09/19/2017
Theatres presenting the musical will have the opportunity to gift the
Getting to Know...
series to a school in their community.
Top 10 Most-Produced High School Plays and Musicals of 2016–2017 Revealed
By Adam Hetrick | 09/15/2017
Over 3,000 high schools participated in the 79th annual survey, conducted by the Educational Theatre Association.
The NEA's Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Will Be Open to All High School Students
By Andrew Gans | 09/13/2017
The National Endowment for the Arts is partnering with the American Theatre Wing in collaboration with Playbill and Disney Theatrical Productions.
How to Fill Out Your Performing Arts School FAFSA
By Robert Viagas | 09/06/2017
The step-by-step guide to apply for FAFSA financial aid to pay for your performing arts education.
The Broadway Cast
Should Actors Go to School for Their Craft?
By Olivia Clement | 09/01/2017
The Broadway Cast
guests Shalita Grant and Alison Wright sound off on a recent episode of Playbill’s new podcast.
The Public Theater Partners With Brooklyn College
By Olivia Clement | 08/30/2017
The two institutions team up to offer master classes, arts administration fellowships, and research opportunities.
JumpStart Theatre Poised to Introduce Musical Theatre Programs to Schools Across U.S.
By Adam Hetrick, Betsy Kaplan | 08/28/2017
Annie, The Lion King,
Once on This Island,
Into the Woods
will soon pop up in underserved schools thanks to a successful program based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
What Does It Mean for Teachers to Be Named a Freddie G Fellow?
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 08/25/2017
Why theatre instructors across the country are so eager to apply to the Freddie G Fellowship, created by MTI CEO Freddie Gershon.
The Cutting-Edge London University Every U.S. Theatre Student Should Know
By Adam Hetrick | 08/24/2017
London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is among the highest ranked universities for theatre education in the U.K., and its doors are open to international students.
Go Behind the Scenes with PLAYBILLder at Bridgewater Raritan High School
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 08/23/2017
An inside look at our PLAYBILLder sweepstakes winner and their production of
The Will Rogers Follies.
Disney Musicals in Schools Brings Broadway Dreams to Students Across the Country
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 08/23/2017
Disney Musicals in Schools is a life-changing program centered on creating sustainable musical theatre programs in public elementary schools.
How to Choose Between College or Conservatory for Performance Manjors
By Robert Viagas | 08/22/2017
PlaybillEDU went to the source at several top colleges and conservatories—and a Tony Award winner—to find out how you'll know which option is best for you.
DIY Playbills: Our 10 Picks for Best PLAYBILLders Created for the School Year
By Sarah Jane Arnegger | 08/21/2017
Don’t you wish your school musical could have a real Playbill? Oh, wait—it can!
Secrets to Nailing Your College Audition
By Robert Viagas | 08/21/2017
The people who run the auditions at major colleges tell Playbill what they're looking for.
Samuel French to Publish and License 6 Winning Works from New Writers
By Ruthie Fierberg | 08/14/2017
From over 1,000 play submissions, the publishing and licensing company chose six winners from its 2017 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival August 12.
Available for Licensing in 2018
By Ruthie Fierberg | 08/04/2017
The 2015 Tony winner for Best Musical will be available to license through Samuel French.
Addy & Uno
, a Children's Musical About Living With Disabilities, Will Play New York
By Ryan McPhee | 07/26/2017
The show will begin performances September 2.
Camp Broadway Launches Auditions for Macy’s Parade Performance, Featuring Children of Military Families
By Playbill Staff | 07/25/2017
The performance will mark the 10th appearance at the parade by the theatre education and outreach organization.
Watch the Jimmy Awards Finalists Take On
Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, In the Heights
, and More
By Olivia Clement | 07/13/2017
See highlights, including the winners’ performances, from the ceremony at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre last month.
Stephen Sondheim Reflects on the Impact His Teachers Had on Him
By Ryan McPhee | 07/10/2017
“Teachers are so underpaid. Why else are they teaching? They have to love it.”
See the Jimmy Awards Finalists Mash Up
Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen,
and More in Epic Opening Number
By Olivia Clement | 07/07/2017
Watch the 74 finalists give their all onstage at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.
Freddie G Fellowship Recipients Will Get First Look at
By Adam Hetrick | 07/06/2017
The eighth annual Freddie G Fellowship invites theatre instructors to immerse themselves in a four-day intensive with Broadway professionals.
2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Name Their 5 Unforgettable Moments
By Adam Hetrick | 06/28/2017
2017 Jimmy Award nominees Maggie Gidden and Adrian Villegas take readers inside their life-changing week in New York City.
See Which Talented High School Students Earned Top Marks at the 2017 Jimmy Awards
By Ryan McPhee | 06/26/2017
The ninth annual ceremony, hosted by Ben Platt, celebrated the best of high school musical theatre performances.
Watch Josh Groban, Ramin Karimloo, and Eva Noblezada Answer Questions from 2017 Jimmy Award Nominees
By Adam Hetrick | 06/26/2017
Three Tony nominees personally respond to questions about their favorite roles, how they made characters their own, and what it takes to be a well-rounded artist on Broadway today.
Watch Students Honor Tony-Winning Composers Ahrens and Flaherty in
We Tell the Story
By Betsy Kaplan | 06/22/2017
The performance opened the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Will Be Workshopped as Part of Junior Theatre Celebration Australia
By Ryan McPhee | 06/21/2017
The Disney musical will be condensed into a 60-minute adaptation during a five-day pilot program.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail Present Incoming Wesleyan Student With Inaugural
By Ryan McPhee | 05/17/2017
Audrey Pratt of Needham, Massachusetts, was selected out of a pool of over 600 applicants.
Watch High School Students Take the
Stage as Part of #EduHam
By Ryan McPhee | 05/12/2017
The education initiative offers students the chance to perform their own history-inspired pieces and catch a matinee of the musical.
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Fund O’Neill Theater Center Scholarships for Artists of Color
By Adam Hetrick | 05/11/2017
Miranda’s first musical
In the Heights
was developed as part of the O’Neill Center’s National Music Theater Conference.
Come From Away
's Chad Kimball and Rodney Hicks Will Host 12th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale
By Andrew Gans | 05/08/2017
The event will be held at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Come From Away
Awarded New York Education and Engagement Grants
By Andrew Gans | 04/06/2017
The $5,000 grants, awarded by the Broadway League, encourage productions to create opportunities for young people.
Kids’ Night On Broadway Returns Feb. 28
By Adam Hetrick | 02/28/2017
Kids get a free ticket when accompanied by a full-paying adult as part of Kids’ Night On Broadway.
Kevin Kline Named 2017 Theatre in Our Schools Campaign Spokesperson
By Adam Hetrick | 02/22/2017
The Tony- and Oscar-winning actor is lending his voice to raise awareness of the importance of theatre education.
7 U.S. Schools Win Andrew Lloyd Webber Classroom Grants
By Robert Viagas | 02/16/2017
Schools from six states will receive up to $100,000 from the first Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants.
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