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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tony Nominees Kristine Nielsen and Julie White on Being Surrounded by Death and Dicks in Broadway's Gary by Beth Stevens

After a whirlwind process of getting Taylor Mac’s new play Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus on its feet, Tony-nominated stars Kristine Nielsen and Julie White are basking in the 2019 awa…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Donna Marie Asbury on Saying Goodbye to Broadway's Chicago After 20 Years by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Ink's Tony-Nominated Scribe James Graham on Rupert Murdoch's Indelible Mark on the Media by Beth Stevens

British scribe James Graham has never been one to shy away from topical subjects. His plays Privacy and The Vote, for example, delve into the personal and the political in real time. Now, wi…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Ferryman's Jez Butterworth and Laura Donnelly on Turning a Family Secret into a Tony-Nominated Drama by Beth Stevens

As awards season barrels toward its culmination at the 73rd Annual Tonys on June 9, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is picking up speed and tchotchkes along the way. The family and politica…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Ferryman's Jez Butterworth & Laura Donnelly on Turning a Family Secret into a Tony-Nominated Drama by Beth Stevens

As awards season barrels toward its culmination at the 73rd Annual Tonys on June 9, Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman is picking up speed and tchotchkes along the way. The family and politica…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Annaleigh Ashford on Doing a 'Death Drop' in Her Live from Lincoln Center Concert & Making Future Plans with Jake Gyllenhaal by Beth Stevens

Annaleigh Ashford is excited to share what she calls her “weird shtick” with the viewing public when the Live from Lincoln Center—Stars in Concert special airs on PBS on May 17. The …

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Peter Entin, Joseph Blakely Forbes & FDNY to Receive 2019 Tony Honors by Beth Stevens

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced the 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry: Broadway Inspirational Vo…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hillary and Clinton Scribe Lucas Hnath on Why He'll Leave the Room If the First Couple Comes to the Show by Beth Stevens

Despite its title, Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton is not a bio-play. The piece, directed by Joe Mantello and starring Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow, is a “mythic” version of the f…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring Preview: The Struggle (and the Stubble) Is Real for Tootsie Star Santino Fontana by Beth Stevens

The new musical Tootsie, based on the beloved 1982 movie starring Dustin Hoffman, is about an out-of-work actor so desperate for a role he will do absolutely anything to land a job. He even …

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Superhero's Tom Kitt and John Logan on Finding Humanity in the World of Comic Books by Beth Stevens

Kate Baldwin in Superhero (Photo: Joan Marcus)Composer Tom Kitt and scribe John Logan have many accolades between them, including a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, an Emmy, three Oscar nominati…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Spring Preview: David Furr and Brandon Uranowitz on Reigniting Lanford Wilson's Play of Passion, Burn This by Beth Stevens

Lanford Wilson’s 1987 play Burn This grapples with big issues like death, isolation, friendship, art, identity and passion. The four-character drama focuses on the grieving Anna (Keri Russ…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Spring Preview: For Be More Chill's Joe Iconis, the (Nerd) Future Is Now by Beth Stevens

The new musical Be More Chill examines what happens when an ordinary high schooler ingests a super computer pill (or SQUIP, Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor) that transforms him from dork …

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

True West Star Ethan Hawke on Headlining the Play He's Had in His Back Pocket Since the Age of 14 by Beth Stevens

When Ethan Hawke was 14, his mother let him stay up late to watch the American Playhouse presentation of Sam Shepard’s True West, a filmed performance of original stars John Malkovich and …

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Friday, December 21, 2018

The Cher Show Costume Designer Bob Mackie on Revisiting the Iconic Looks of His 'Most Notorious' Client by Beth Stevens

Bob Mackie’s name is synonymous with glamour. The nine-time Emmy winner and three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer is known for his impeccable construction and outrageous looks&md…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Lee Hall on Crafting a Stage Adaptation of Network While Honoring Paddy Chayefsky's Cinematic Original by Beth Stevens

When Network, a film about a fictional television network struggling with low ratings, was released in November 1976, it was deemed a grim satire. The movie went on to win four Academy Award…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

American Son Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown on Tackling Big Issues and Attracting Bold Names with His Broadway Debut by Beth Stevens

Christopher Demos-Brown is a Miami trial lawyer who is now a Broadway playwright with a starry production and a Tony-winning director, but don’t call the American Son scribe an overnig…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Steven Levenson Introduces His Dear Evan Hansen Fans to a Tumultuous History with Days of Rage by Beth Stevens

Amid the current in-your-face political climate, in which young people feel energized to speak up, get out the vote and even march in the streets, it may be easy to forget how young people i…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ben Schnetzer Dives into British Pool with the New Comedy Thriller The Nap by Beth Stevens

The fall theater scene is kicking into high gear with an exciting crop of plays, revivals and new musicals hitting the stage. The Broadway.com 2018 Fall Preview highlights the stars and show…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Brooks Ashmanskas and Beth Leavel Rub Elbows with Non-Theater People in The Prom by Beth Stevens

The fall theater scene is kicking into high gear with an exciting crop of plays, revivals and new musicals hitting the stage. The Broadway.com 2018 Fall Preview highlights the stars and show…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Janet McTeer on Playing the Ultimate Drama Queen in Bernhardt/Hamlet by Beth Stevens

The fall theater scene is kicking into high gear with an exciting crop of plays, revivals and new musicals hitting the stage. The Broadway.com 2018 Fall Preview highlights the stars and show…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cursed Child Producer Sonia Friedman on Being a Super Fan, Choosing the Right Projects & Constantly Falling in Love by Beth Stevens

With her production company, Sonia Friedman has developed and produced more than 160 shows in London and New York since 1990, making her one of the most powerful and prolific producers. In B…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Days Are Here Again! Kara Lindsay to Return to Beautiful on Broadway by Beth Stevens

Kara Lindsay is returning to the cast of Beautiful in the role of Cynthia Weil beginning on July 10. The original Newsies star will take over the role from Jessica Keenan Wynn, who will take…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Boys in the Band's Charlie Carver on Coming Out, Not Playing a 'Cocky Hot Guy' and Honoring His Dad's Legacy by Beth Stevens

Charlie Carver is best known for his roles on TV’s Desperate Housewives, Teen Wolf and The Leftovers—and for working with his twin, Max, who is seven minutes younger. Now, t…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Carousel's Brittany Pollack on Starting Ballet Early, Dancing Barefoot & Appearing in Her First Broadway Show by Beth Stevens

Brittany Pollack is currently making her Broadway debut in the dance-heavy role of Louise in the Tony-nominated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. She has been a member of …

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Angels in America's Denise Gough on Bringing Harper Pitt Home, Her 'Smizing' Skills & More by Beth Stevens

Irish performer Denise Gough almost gave up acting out of frustration. Before she won Laurence Olivier Awards for People, Places & Things and Angels in America, a turn which she is now r…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nederlander Executive Nick Scandalios Honored with 2018 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Beth Stevens

The Tony Awards will honor Nick Scandalios, executive vice president of the Nederlander Organization, with the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award at the 2018 ceremony on June 10. The award pays t…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's Musical Be More Chill to Play Off-Broadway This Summer by Beth Stevens

The musical Be More Chill will play a limited engagement off-Broadway this summer. Featuring music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, the production will play at The Irene Dia…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Sam Clemmett on Finding His Way into Albus Potter & More by Beth Stevens

Sam Clemmett is making his Broadway debut in the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the epic two-play theatrical epilogue to J.K. Rowling’s seven Harry Potter novels…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Headliner John Legend Reveals His Broadway Aspirations & More by Beth Stevens

As 10-time Grammy winner John Legend preps to spend Easter Sunday as the title character in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, we asked the R&B chart-topper if the pr…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

My Fair Lady’s Harry Hadden-Paton on Revealing His Boy-Band Past & Making Over Eliza Doolittle in the Age of #MeToo by Beth Stevens

Harry Hadden-Paton may be making his Broadway debut as phonetics professor Henry Higgins in the new Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, but he is familiar to any TV-watching Anglophile worth h…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Waitress' Sara Bareilles on Katharine McPhee Joining the Show: 'What a Dreamboat!' by Beth Stevens

Sara Bareilles is pulling double-duty lately: She’s starring as Jenna in Broadway’s Waitress, the hit musical she scored, and she’s rehearsing for Jesus Christ Superst…

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