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From more than one Prince of Broadway to a little orphan Annie, Playbill gives a standing ovation to Broadway's brightest born in March.

There is so much to celebrate in the month of March! The worst of winter is behind us, and the lights continue to rise on new productions of plays and musicals on the Broadway stage. In addition to being Women's History Month, March is a special month for a host of amazing artists who have graced the Great White Way. Warm up your singing voices and light some candles for the gifted performers, directors, playwrights, we celebrate this month.

And for those of you hoping for celestial intervention, let this month's horoscopes help you see which way the water will flow and the wind will blow. It's Pisces and Aries season!

Starting off the month are Lindsay Mendez (CarouselGodspell) and Jeanna de Waal (Sweeney ToddDianaKinky Boots), whose birthdays fall on March 1. 

007 and musicals-loving detective Benoit Blanc, Daniel Craig (Macbeth), follows with a birthday on March 2.

Soon to be seen on the Broadway stage in a Noël Coward-inspired comedy and in Oliver! at New York City Center, Lilli Cooper (The CottagePOTUSTootsie), celebrates her birthday on March 4.

Currently on stage in the Broadway revival of CamelotAndrew Burnap (The Inheritance), shares a birthday with Pass Over playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu on March 5.

Also sharing a birthday, on March 6, are composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz (PippinGodspellWicked) and actor Shuler Hensley (The Music ManThe FerrymanYoung Frankenstein).

Director-choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (BandstandCatsHamilton)—as well as performers Bryan Cranston (NetworkFinding Neverland), Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!Wonderful TownThe King and I), and George Salazar (Be More ChillGodspell)—will all turn another year older on March 7.

Performer, playwright, and director Lonny Price (Walking with GhostsSunset BoulevardLady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) celebrates his birthday on March 9.

Starring in Suzie Miller's Prima Facie this season, Jodie Comer will celebrate her birthday on March 11 ahead of her Broadway debut. 

March 12 is a special day for the one and only Liza Minnelli (ChicagoThe ActVictor / VictoriaCabaret).

Fresh off his Broadway debut, rapper Common (Between Riverside and Crazy) will share a lucky March 13 birthday with playwright Dominique Morisseau (Ain't Too ProudSkeleton Crew).

Mr. Saturday NightBilly Crystal, and Prince of Broadway, Tony Yazbeck have their birthdays on March 14.

There's n-n-n-no way we wouldn't celebrate Adrianna Hicks (Some Like It HotSix) on March 15.

Anything Goes while celebrating Sutton Foster (The Music Man), Vanessa Williams (POTUS), John Kander (New York, New York), and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown) on March 18.

We'll be ready for our close up on March 19, as we celebrate Glenn Close (Sunset BoulevardA Delicate BalanceThe Play What I WroteDeath and the Maiden). 

On March 20, bake a cake for Chip Zien (Caroline, or ChangeLes MisérablesFalsettosInto the Woods).

March 21 produced some incredible Broadway artists in Santino Fontana (TootsieHello, Dolly!Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Matthew Broderick (Plaza SuiteSylviaIt's Only a PlayThe Producers), and Rosie O’Donnell (Fiddler on the RoofTabooGrease). 

Lift your razors high and illuminate your chandeliers for two musical theatre titans: the late great Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney ToddInto the WoodsCompany) and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (Bad CinderellaSunset BoulevardPhantom of the Opera) on March 22.

Jessica Chastain will celebrate her March 24 birthday on the Broadway stage in A Doll's HouseJim Parsons (The Boys in the BandAn Act of GodThe Normal Heart), and Julie Benko (Funny GirlFiddler on the Roof) also celebrate their birthdays that day. 

We hope to succeed in wishing Sarah Jessica Parker (Plaza SuiteHow To Succeed in Business Without Really TryingAnnie), Lee Pace (Angels in AmericaThe Normal Heart), and Elton John (Billy Elliot: The MusicalThe Lion King) a very happy birthday on March 25.

We're back to wish Jonathan Groff (HamiltonSpring Awakening) and Martin McDonagh (HangmenThe Cripple of InishmaanThe Pillowman) a happy birthday on March 26.

March 27 is our grand finale for Broadway birthdays this month with Bonnie Milligan (Kimberly AkimboHeads Over Heels), Bartlett Sher (CamelotPictures from HomeTo Kill a Mockingbird) and Austin Pendleton (Between Riverside and CrazyThe MinutesChoir Boy) celebrating. 

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