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Broadway Needs a Swift Kick in the App

James Sims | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
James Sims

It's time for arts-related mobile apps to get micro, right down to the seat you're sitting in, and extend the storytelling experience through second screens.

Bette Midler and Jeff Barry

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Ken Fallin

This week's drawing for PLAYBILL.com is of John Logan's I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the one-woman play starring award-winning singer and actress Bette Midler that officially opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre April 24.

Playbill Drawings: A Christmas Story

Ken Fallin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
Ken Fallin

I am a very old fashioned artist, in that I still use a steel quill pen, which I must dip into a glass ink well every few seconds. It takes time and patience, but I prefer this method of drawing.

Another Fornicating Play

Howard Sherman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

We may be a country founded on free speech, but our ongoing inability to define pornography and obscenity creates a grey area; inflammatory words employed knowingly for artistic and cultural reasons are verboten.

Hunting For Breakthroughs At FringeNYC

playbill.com | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

The 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival, with titles ranging from Yeast Nation and The Jersey Shoresical to The Legend of Julie Taymor,...

How 'Spider-Man' Was Saved

playbill.com | Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

Philip Wm. McKinley, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Chase Brock weren't show doctors on just any old patient — they were operating on Spider-Man Turn Of...

Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on April 26, 2011 10:43 AM | Posted 06.27.2011 | Books

Tired of reading about Jersey Shore book deals? Literature has finally struck back. In the video embedded above, two stars of an Oscar Wilde play o...

WATCH: Broadway Stars Perform 'Jersey Shore Gone Wilde'

Posted 06.26.2011 | Comedy

If you've seen an episode of MTV's Jersey Shore, you know the cast is prone to throwing around quoteworthy phrases like confetti. Where would Amer...

The Future of Playbills Rests in the iPad

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

There is a wide-open landscape on the iTunes app store merely waiting for serious Broadway content. Playbill must look beyond its website and in-theater booklets and focus on engagement and digital creativity.

COMEDY: Is Stand-Up The Reality TV Of Broadway?

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Passing off stand-up comedy as a Broadway show, intentionally or not, does nothing but confuse the terminology of theatrical standards, whatever those might be.

My Brushes with Greatness (or Vice Versa)

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meredith C. Carroll

It's not as if I plan on taking credit for the number of shiny gold trophies that the film 127 Hours seems poised to win come awards season, but I fee...

My Playbill Bio: Aren't You Impressed?

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

If I list that I am primarily a TV writer on my Playbill bio, it's like putting a big target on my chest for New York theatre critics. So I tailored it a bit. What do you think of this?