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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Behind the Curtain of Act One! Chart Theater Legend Moss Hart’s Extraordinary Journey to Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Get ready for a little Broadway on Broadway! Act One is based on the autobiography of famed playwright, director and storyteller Moss Hart, which chronicles his astonishing rise from poverty…

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

This Week's Picks! Roll the Dice in Vegas, Go Uptown with Jonathan Groff & Stay Up Late at the Kit Kat Klub by Gemma Wilson

Oh, hello spring, we've missed you! It's been a long, hard winter, but it's finally time to leave your comfy, comfy bed and venture outside. But don't worry, there's plen…

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Aladdin, Disney’s Newest Broadway Hit by Gemma Wilson

Are you ready for a magic carpet ride? Hold on tight, because the new Disney musical Aladdin opens on Broadway March 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre! Directed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw, …

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Frank Ingrasciotta Will Discover His Blood Type Is Ragu Oct. 26 in NYC by Andrew Gans and Gemma Wilson

Blood Type: Ragu, Frank Ingrasciotta's 20-character, one-man show about a family that emigrates back and forth from Sicily to America, returns to New York City Oct. 26 as part of the Uni…

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Amy Adams Names Her Into the Woods Wig, Jonathan Groff Trains in Secret for Nude Scenes & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

If time flies when you’re having fun, it’s no wonder that another week on the Great White Way has whizzed by already. From an Into the Woods star's weird relationship with he…

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Derek Klena on How Sports, Show Tunes, Marc Shaiman & American Idol Led Him to Dogfight by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 20, West Covina, CA Current role: Finding an unlikely path to love as conflicted young Marine Eddie Birdlace in the off-Broadway musical Dogfight. Golden (Stat…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Aaron Tveit on How the Les Miserables Film is ‘Going to Blow People’s Minds’ by Gemma Wilson

When Aaron Tveit recently told that he’s had “a busy 2012 thus far!” he was putting it mildly. The Broadway vet has wrapped filming a juicy role in one of the …

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Megan Hilty Ain't Afraid of Jennifer Hudson, Broadway Pets Are Pervy & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Another seven days, another 10 lessons from the week on Broadway! Read on below to find out what we’ve learned from stars like Cheyenne Jackson, Steve Kazee and Andy Karl in this hot s…

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Idina Menzel Doesn’t Dance (Don't Ask Her), Andrew Garfield Inspires Broadway Spidey Pride & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

The weekend is here and you know what that means: it's time for another round of's lessons of the week! Take a look below to for a recap of the busy happenings of this h…

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Oliver Chris on Hating Earnest Actors, Loving Judi Dench & How One Man, Two Guvnors Saved Him by Gemma Wilson

Age; hometown: 33; Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England Current role: Scoring laughs in his Broadway debut as posh gangster Stanley Stubbers in One Man, Two Guvnors. Play’s the Thing: …

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Three Chers Are Better Than One, Magic Mike Gets Into the Broadway Grind & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

The lights are going down on another week on Broadway, which means it’s time for the week’s highlights to go up! Read on to find out what we learned during seven eve…

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wood Harris on His 'Ghetto Upbringing,' Breaking Away From The Wire and Streetcar Love Story by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 41; Chicago, IL Current role: A Broadway debut as Stanley's kind-hearted friend Mitch in Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire. West Side P…

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Steve Kazee Sleeps Around, Lea Michele Has the Time of Her Life & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

The 2012 Tony Awards have come and gone, but not before teaching us some pretty fantastic Broadway lessons. Between James Corden telling us what’s better than a Tony and Steve Kazee ge…

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Huh? Interpretive Dance & Digital Jesus Are Among the WTF Moments of the 2012 Tony Awards by Gemma Wilson

OK, theater fans. You saw them, we saw them. Now we have to talk about them. Read on to find our what our top 10 double-take-worthy WTF moments that happened at the Beacon Theatre at the 201…

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Patti LuPone Can Steal Any Show, Audra McDonald Will Make Your Mascara Run & More Lessons of the 2012 Tony Awards! by Gemma Wilson

We love sharing our 10 lessons of every week with you here at, but we think the Tony Awards deserve lessons of their own! The stars were all out at the Beacon Theatre on June 10…

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Jeremy Jordan Was a Pageant Baby, Sutton Foster Has a Big Mouth & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

It's curtains for another week on Broadway. With the Tony Awards right around the corner, we’ve learned lots of juicy secrets from the nominees, from Jeremy Jordan’s pageant …

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ramin Karimloo Honors Phantom and Finds His Own Voice on New Album Human Heart by Gemma Wilson

As star of Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies and Les Miserables, Ramin Karimloo has proven to posses one of the most powerfully expressive voices currently in musical theater. On hi…

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Once Nominee Elizabeth A. Davis on Her Texas Roots, Passion Projects and Taking Project Runway to the Tony Awards by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 31; Channing, TX Current Role: A Tony-nominated performance as violin-playing, man-eating Czech immigrant Reza in the Dublin-set love story Once. Jill of All T…

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Sutton Foster Is a TV Goddess, Lea Michele's Flesh Is Fully Inked & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, so before the world heads off into a three-day weekend it's time for a look back at the week on Broadway! From a sneak peek at one of our favorite Broadw…

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tony Nominee Tom Edden on His Early Inspiration and Inappropriate Audition for One Man, Two Guvnors by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 33; Guilford, England Current role: A side-splitting, Tony-nominated comic turn as pacemaker-fueled octogenarian and trainee waiter Alfie in One Man, Two Guvnors. G…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Santino Fontana on Teaching Piano to Once Tony Nominee and ‘Great Student’ Cristin Milioti by Gemma Wilson

In the midst of her post-Tony nomination whirlwind, Once star Cristin Milioti is probably saying a very special thank you to the man who helped her land a part in the musical in the first pl…

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Darren Criss Gives Licking Privileges, Jeremy Jordan Goes Both Ways & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

It's hard to believe another insanely busy week on Broadway is over, but it's even harder to believe we managed to narrow this week's lessons down to 10! The Audienc…

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jesus Christ Superstar's Josh Young on His 'Bad Kid' Past, Tony-Nominated Present & Blissfully Wedded Future by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 32; Wallingford, PA Current Role: A Tony-nominated performance as conflicted betrayer Judas Iscariot in Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Teenage Nig…

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Da’Vine Joy Randolph on Her Charmed Journey From Opera Diva to Ghost Scene-Stealer by Gemma Wilson

Age & Hometown: 25; Philadelphia, PA Current Role: An over-the-top, Tony-nominated Broadway debut as reluctant psychic Oda Mae Brown in Ghost. R&B Roots: The vivacious&nbs…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One Man, Two Guvnors Star Jemima Rooper Wants to Talk ‘Cock Sock’ with Lady Gaga by Gemma Wilson

British actress Jemima Rooper is rocking the black suit and fedora of a 1960s East End thug on Broadway in One Man, Two Guvnors, playing a young woman who is in disguise as her dead brother.…

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Streetcar Star Nicole Ari Parker on Her Overwhelming Broadway Debut as Blanche DuBois by Gemma Wilson

Nicole Ari Parker is having one hell of a homecoming. For the first time since graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and heading for Hollywood, she’s bac…

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Jonathan Groff Had Low Spring Awakening Self-Esteem, Corbin Bleu Hearts a Smash Star & More Lessons of the Week by Gemma Wilson

It has been one crazy week on Broadway. Six new shows have opened in the last seven days, and it’s hard to believe how much we’ve learned. It turns out that Jonathan Groff got of…

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dee Snider on ‘Rocking It Out’ With Patti LuPone and Bebe Neuwirth for New Album Dee Does Broadway by Gemma Wilson

Heavy metal icon and Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider never imagined he’d be a part of the Broadway scene, but here he is with the May 8 release of his new show tune-filled album, De…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘Jumped and Danced and Cried’ Over In the Heights Collaborator's Pulitzer Win by Gemma Wilson

When news broke that Quiara Alegría Hudes had been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful, no one was more excited than Lin-Manuel Miranda, …

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

How Ghost Took a Spiritual Journey to a Become a Spectacular Stage Musical by Gemma Wilson

A Haunting Idea The 1990 film Ghost is as much a comedy as a romance, but it began life as a much darker project. “I had wanted to do a movie about ghosts for 10 years, and to tell it…

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How Ghost Took a Spiritual Journey to Become a Spectacular Stage Musical by Gemma Wilson

A Haunting Idea The 1990 film Ghost is as much a comedy as a romance, but it began life as a much darker project. “I had wanted to do a movie about ghosts for 10 years, and to tell it…

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