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Monday, June 13, 2016

Fiddler on the Roof’s Sheldon Harnick Agrees That His Tony Lifetime-Achievement Award Is Well-Deserved by Bennett Marcus

When Vulture ran into lyricist Sheldon Harnick on the Tony Awards' red carpet, we asked who would be presenting him with his lifetime-achievement award that evening. “I have no idea. Obama…

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:42PM

Why Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote That Touching Tonys Poem About Love and Tragedy by Bennett Marcus

After delivering his moving “love is love is love is love is love” sonnet while accepting the Tony Award for Best Original Score, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda told Vulture how he …

SOURCE: Vulture at 05:42PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tina Fey: Bob Greenblatt’s Notes for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Kept Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane in the Pilot by Bennett Marcus

Tina Fey gave a touching speech honoring NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt at the Actors Fund gala on Monday, praising the executive's genuine love for television and theater. Even t…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:27AM
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Broadway’s Annaleigh Ashford Took Obedience Training to Play a Dog by Bennett Marcus

In A.R. Gurney’s play Sylvia, which opened on Broadway last week, Annaleigh Ashford plays the title role in what our critic Jesse Green calls a “comic-genius performance.” Sylvia is a …

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:35AM
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Christine Baranski’s Favorite The Good Wife Episode Was When She Was Arguing With Oliver Platt About Gay Rights by Bennett Marcus

Recently, The Good Wife co-showrunner Robert King said he regrets that Oliver Platt’s arc was so short, and it turns out Christine Baranski feels the same way. “My favorite episode …

SOURCE: Vulture at 06:31PM
Monday, June 8, 2015

Helen Mirren’s EGOT Dreams, Darren Criss’s Beer Gifts, and Other Behind-the-Scenes Tonys Moments by Bennett Marcus

After winning her Tony Award on Sunday, Helen Mirren strode into the press room carrying a cocktail, which she handed to a staffer before navigating the steps to the stage, muttering, “Sta…

SOURCE: Vulture at 07:57PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Walking Dead’s Tovah Feldshuh Is Now the Kind of Famous That Gets You Tire Discounts by Bennett Marcus

Tovah Feldshuh has been in show business since the 1970s, with multiple Emmy and Tony award nominations to her name, but she’s been introduced to her largest audience yet starring as Deann…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:15PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Baz Luhrmann Talks About Working With Grandmaster Flash on His New Netflix Show, The Get Down by Bennett Marcus

Baz Luhrmann breezed into the Standard High Line’s Biergarten on Tuesday evening to attend a fund-raising gala for the Ghetto Film School. The program in the Bronx gives disadvan…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:55PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

David Hyde Pierce Has ‘No Idea’ Whether He’ll Be Back on The Good Wife by Bennett Marcus

Coming up on The Good Wife, it certainly appears that Frank Prady (David Hyde Pierce), may now win the State’s Attorney election, thanks to Alicia’s fraud scandal. And, after all, Julian…

SOURCE: Vulture at 04:43PM
Friday, March 20, 2015

Matthew Weiner on How Broadway Musicals Have Influenced Mad Men by Bennett Marcus

Matthew Weiner came out to support the opening of Elisabeth Moss’s Broadway play, The Heidi Chronicles, on Thursday, and he got to talking with Vulture about his love for the musical …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:17PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Helen Mirren, the Fairy Godmother of Broadway Parties by Bennett Marcus

To Helen Mirren’s many roles, add Broadway fairy godmother, as Cherry Jones discovered when she was starring in in The Heiress, back in 1995. “I was in the shower at the Court Theater, f…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:35PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Alan Cumming Pretty Sure Alicia Will Get Laid on The Good Wife by Bennett Marcus

The Good Wife is never short on risky twists, but even its stars aren't sure how the show's going to pull off the tricky exit of Kalinda, one of the show's central characters. Alan Cumming, …

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:26PM
Friday, January 16, 2015

Like a Bunch of Pals, the Cast of Taxi Reunited to See Tony Danza on Broadway by Bennett Marcus

Taxi alums Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane, Marilu Henner, James Burrows, Christopher Lloyd, Rhea Perlman, and co-creator James L. Brooks all turned out for their former cast mast…

SOURCE: Vulture at 12:15PM
Friday, April 25, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris on Getting His Kids Accustomed to His Hedwig Drag | Vanity Fair by Bennett Marcus

Playing the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris spends 90 minutes in constant motion, dancing, jumping on and off of a car, scaling the walls, and throwi…

SOURCE: Vanity Fair at 11:48PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Elaine Stritch Is Really Not Thrilled About Her Golden Years, or Adjusting to Life in Michigan | Vanity Fair by Bennett Marcus

Elaine Stritch returned to New York City on Monday, honored at the Stella by Starlight gala with a scholarship in her name. The inimitable star took a break from rehearsing for a benefit per…

SOURCE: Vanity Fair at 08:52PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011

Jessica Walter on Her Broadway Musical and the Arrested Development Movie by Bennett Marcus

"I hope they do it before Michael Cera becomes a grandfather."

SOURCE: New York Magazine at 08:38AM

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