All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Watch Highlights From Denis Jones’ New Production of Chicago by Ruthie Fierberg

The fresh staging of the Kander and Ebb musical recently played Florida’s Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

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Ed Harris Brings Rural Roots and Outrage to Atticus Finch by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony and Oscar-nominated actor tells Playbill about his fresh take on Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Watch Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele Reunite to Read From Steven Sater’s Alice By Heart by Ruthie Fierberg

The Spring Awakening stars read from the novel adaptation of Sater’s most recent musical in this exclusive video.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Berlin Stories: New Musical Café Nadine Tells the Forgotten Story of a Post-Wall City by Ruthie Fierberg

Through real-life testimonials, Broadway performer Joseph Simeone penned an immersive techno musical.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

What the Constitution Means to Me’s Heidi Schreck Is Pregnant With Twins by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer finalist is expecting with her husband, Kip Fagan.

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What Must Go Right for Things to Go Wrong in The Play That Goes Wrong by Ruthie Fierberg

Director Matt DiCarlo reveals backstage secrets of how the Off-Broadway and touring companies ensure ultimate onstage mayhem.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Duncan Sheik, Krysta Rodriguez, and Alex Boniello to Perform From Alice By Heart at The Strand by Ruthie Fierberg

The trio joins composer and playwright Steven Sater to discuss his debut novel, based on the Off-Broadway musical of the same name.

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Sara Bareilles Confesses That Her Waitress Lyrics Are Not Entirely Pastry Chef-Approved by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award-nominated composer-lyricist appeared (and performed) on The Graham Norton Show ahead of her London bow.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Broadway Walking Tour Made for Theatre Fans, History Buffs, and Broadway Newbies by Ruthie Fierberg

The best kept secret of daytime Broadway-themed activities in New York City.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Finding the Comedy in Tragedy (and Vice Versa) for Broadway’s Grand Horizons by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and creative team—including stars Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, Michael Urie, and Ashley Park—share the secrets behind their new Broadway show.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Stars Joshua Bassett and Olivia Rodrigo Perform for Young Fans at Junior Theater Festival by Ruthie Fierberg

The stars greeted fans at the Atlanta festival for the first time since the launch of the Disney+ series.

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Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme by Ruthie Fierberg

The film about the hip-hop improv troupe founded by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and Anthony Veneziale premieres at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

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5th Annual BroadwayCon Kicks Off January 24 With 3 Days of Broadway Fan Fever by Ruthie Fierberg

From show panels featuring Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge! to interviews with Donna McKechnie to autograph signings, and more, don’t miss the ultimate behind-the-scenes convention.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Companies of Come From Away Across the Globe Raise Thousands for Australia by Ruthie Fierberg

With leadership from the Australian company of the hit musical, Come From Away rallied to save wildlife in the midst of devastating bushfires.

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What Everyone Can Learn From A Soldier’s Play by Ruthie Fierberg

On the opening night red carpet, stars David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood, and more share the lessons in the Pulitzer-winning work—plus backstage secrets about building the production.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Watch Billy Porter Sing With 2 Boundary-Breaking Children’s Choirs on The View by Ruthie Fierberg

An all-Black middle school chorus and all-Jewish middle school chorus united to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Why Every Broadway Professional Needs to Attend BroadwayCon Industry Day by Ruthie Fierberg

What to expect from the programming and how it’s catered to both seasoned vets and aspiring pros.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Denis Jones on Making an Entirely New Chicago by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated director-choreographer re-envisions the minimalist musical for its bow at Florida's Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

How My Fair Lady’s Shereen Ahmed and Adam Grupper Went From Broadway Understudies to Leading Players by Ruthie Fierberg

On the North American tour of the acclaimed LCT revival, Ahmed and Grupper bring a new My Fair Lady to the masses.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Will Van Dyke and Chris Dwan of Stereo Dawn Release New Single ‘Bad Idea’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the official music video inside the recording studio with the Broadway alums.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Broadway Dreams’ Third Annual New Zealand Showcase Bows January 18 by Ruthie Fierberg

The organization aims to cull the next generation of theatrical talent across the world.

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Paul Alexander Nolan, Amber Iman, and More Join 9th Annual Artists for World Peace on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

Led by original The Band’s Visit star Sharone Sayegh, the concert event is set for February.

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Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and More Join the Cast of Broadway’s Flying Over Sunset by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lincoln Center Theater production will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Tony Yazbek.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Rachel Bloom Finds Next TV Project in Mother Mary by Ruthie Fierberg

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator will executive produce and star in the Pop TV pilot.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Cast Set for Off-Broadway’s Intimate Apparel Opera by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lincoln Center Theater-Metropolitan Opera co-production features a libretto by playwright Lynn Nottage and a score by Ricky Ian Gordon.

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Brian d’Arcy James Will Join Jason Robert Brown in Concert at SubCulture by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony nominee will hit the stage as part of Brown’s residency series.

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Courtney Reed, Mamie Parris, and More Will Mentor Aspiring Stage Performers Through New App by Ruthie Fierberg

Shadow Star, an app matching Broadway mentors with up-and-coming artists, launches this month.

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As a Gender Non-Conforming Actor, Nina Grollman Sheds a Whole New Light on To Kill a Mockingbird’s Gender Non-Conforming Lead by Ruthie Fierberg

Grollman discusses her fresh perspective on Scout Finch, since taking over the role on Broadway.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Aaron Sorkin and To Kill a Mockingbird Original Cast Members to Join Soledad O’Brien and More in Conversation by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gbenga Akinnagbe, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and more will discuss creating change in the criminal justice system.

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Broadway Mobilizes to Save Animals in the Australian Wildfires by Ruthie Fierberg

To Kill a Mockingbird cast member Rebecca Watson and the show’s wardrobe team are sewing to save lives.

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