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Thursday, October 13, 2022

How Self-Love Gave Melissa Etheridge The Tools She Needed To Thrive by Jeryl Brunner

The Grammy and Oscar-winning rock star embarks on a new solo show, 'My Window - A Journey Through Life,' at New World Stages.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:37PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

How This Broadway Star Reignited Her Creative Spirit by Jeryl Brunner

The Tony-winning performer, Stephanie J. Block, is back on Broadway in the hit musical ‘Into The Woods’

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:29AM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

A Producer Since She Was 15, This Artist Is A Creative Dynamo by Jeryl Brunner

Rachel Helson directs films for Lifetime, co-created a nonprofit to help empower children, and is the youngest person to be nominated for a Tony award.

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:41PM
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

This Art-Filled Hotel Is Like Stepping Into A Cool Museum With Room Service by Jeryl Brunner

With over 400 pieces of world-class art in public spaces and rooms, the Daxton Hotel elevates the art hotel to a new level.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:31AM
Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Stratford Festival Continues To Offer Vast Opportunities For Female Artists by Jeryl Brunner

For decades, this repertory theater company has nurtured careers. This season, for the first time in the festival's history, Hamlet is played by a woman.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:43PM
Sunday, August 21, 2022

Martyna Majok On The Joys And Challenges Of Bringing Her Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play To Broadway by Jeryl Brunner

In 2018, Cost of Living won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Next month the play makes its debut on Broadway at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:22PM
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Making Her Broadway Debut In ‘The Kite Runner,’ This Actress Defied Boundaries By Asking To Audition For Her Dream Role by Jeryl Brunner

Meet Déa Julien who understudies the pivotal male roles, Hassan and Sohrab, in 'The Kite Runner.'

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:47AM
Saturday, August 13, 2022

This Daring Play Mines The Complicated And Fractured Familial Bonds That Tether Us To The Past by Jeryl Brunner

Aya Ogawa's compelling play, 'The Nosebleed, is now playing at Lincoln Center Theater

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:13PM
Friday, July 29, 2022

After Years Away, Jenn Colella Returns To The Role That She Originated On Broadway In ‘Come From Away’ by Jeryl Brunner

In the hit musical 'Come From Away,' this Broadway star plays Capt. Beverley Bass, the first female captain of an American Airlines commercial plane.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:23AM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

The Tectonic Theater Project Continues To Transform How Theater Is Created by Jeryl Brunner

With productions like 'the Laramie Project' and '33 Variations,' this groundbreaking company has been devising theater in a new way.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:26PM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Despite Her Fears, Jennifer Ehle Tackles The Role Of A Lifetime Playing Gertrude In ‘Hamlet’ by Jeryl Brunner

Just days before the Park Avenue Armory production of Hamlet was set to begin, the actress playing Gertrude was injured and had to depart the show. Ehle managed to make the part her own.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:23PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

This Artist Discovered Her Inner Superpower Creating Her Own Musical. by Jeryl Brunner

Meet Lourds Lane who wrote and stars in the musical, SuperYou. Not only will a concert of the show be performed at Carnegie Hall, Lane is also helping others find their valor.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:04PM
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

She Found Her Own Epiphany Directing The New Play ‘Epiphany’ by Jeryl Brunner

Tyne Rafaeli shares the joys and challenges of directing this new Lincoln Center Theater production.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:44PM
Thursday, June 30, 2022

A Celebration Of Dance And Chita Rivera At The Chita Rivera Awards by Jeryl Brunner

Considered the Oscars of dance, The Chita Rivera Awards honors dance in theater and film and recognizes great talents past, present and future.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:42AM
Thursday, June 23, 2022

Working In This Cutting Edge Fifth Dimension Of Theater Jessica Hecht Discovered Unexpected Magic by Jeryl Brunner

This Breaking Bad actress stars with Mikhail Baryshnikov in 'the Orchard.' The play is an adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:49PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

This Actress Fulfilled Her Dream To Bring Classical Free Theater To New Yorkers In A Historic Setting by Jeryl Brunner

For six seasons Shakespeare Downtown has produced free outdoor theater at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:28PM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

This Broadway Vet Took Agency Over Her Career And Co-Created An Off-Broadway Show. (And She Gets To Play Céline Dion.) by Jeryl Brunner

How these friends turned their passion project into the new musical Titanique. The show marries Céline Dion's iconic songs with the film Titanic.

SOURCE: Forbes at 09:00AM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Breaking Records And Broadway Debuts: Meet Some Of The 2022 Tony Nominees by Jeryl Brunner

The 75th Tony Awards will be held on June 12. Some of the nominees reflected on their path to Broadway and what brought them to this moment in their lives.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:46PM
Monday, May 30, 2022

These Women Harnessed Their Power And Created A New Musical With A Dream Team, Including Bestselling Author Jodi Picoult by Jeryl Brunner

Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, the new Off-Broadway musical, Between The Lines, opens next month.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:42PM
Sunday, May 22, 2022

How Pamela Anderson Is Finding Her Power by Jeryl Brunner

The actress is stretching her chops making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the hit musical Chicago

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:32PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Artists Celebrate The Magic And Power Of Theater At The Lucille Lortel Awards by Jeryl Brunner

Returning to a live, in-person ceremony for the first time in three years, the Off-Broadway community came together for the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:20PM
Saturday, May 7, 2022

How Joaquina Kalukango Found Her Power On Broadway In ‘Paradise Square’ by Jeryl Brunner

This Tony-nominated powerhouse delivers a performance for the ages.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:16PM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Catching Up With Visionary Theater Artist Shaina Taub by Jeryl Brunner

Endlessly creative, Shaina Taub has a highly anticipated new musical 'Suffs,' about the American women’s suffrage movement. She also just debuted the album, "Songs Of The Great Hill."

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:07PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

As ‘Annie’ Turns 45, Andrea McArdle, Broadway’s Original Annie, Reflects On The Iconic Show by Jeryl Brunner

Andrea McArdle celebrates 'Annie' with a new concert at Feinstein's/54 Below.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:38AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

This Multi-hyphenate Actress/Writer Not Only Has A Writing Deal For DC, She Also Has A New Off-Broadway Play by Jeryl Brunner

Meet actress and writer Ana Nogueira. Her smart new play, Which Way To The Stage, just premiered at MCC Theater.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:43PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

A New Podcast Series Explores How Over 100 Women Have Run For President Of The United States by Jeryl Brunner

With A Simple Herstory Jocelyn Kuritsky sheds light on a piece of history that many of us never knew.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:24PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

What Drove This Broadway Star During The Pandemic? by Jeryl Brunner

When the pandemic shut down Broadway and her show, Come From Away, Sharon Wheatley found salvation barreling across the United States with her family in a 30-foot RV. She chronicles her adve…

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:49AM
Sunday, April 17, 2022

These Visionary Creatives Brought ‘The Little Prince’ To Broadway by Jeryl Brunner

Anne Tournié and Chris Mouron share how their beloved childhood book became the inspiration of their latest collaboration.

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:40PM
Thursday, March 31, 2022

This Top Documentary Theater Artist Uses The Power Of Storytelling To Amplify Voices Often Not Heard by Jeryl Brunner

In the play Coal Country Jessica Blank and her collaborators share first person retellings of those who lost loved ones in the deadly Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:03AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Taking The Reins With ‘What The Constitution Means To Me’ Transformed This Actress In Ways She Could Never Imagine by Jeryl Brunner

Actress Cassie Beck takes on an epic role in 'What the Constitution Means to Me' now on tour.

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:40PM
Friday, March 18, 2022

Betty Buckley Celebrates Stephen Sondheim With Her New Album And Found Healing Along The Way by Jeryl Brunner

The Tony-winning star just debuted an epic compilation album "Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim"

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:07PM

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