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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Why Tony Winner Kenny Leon Is Passionate About Purlie Victorious by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

“It’s so relevant. It’s so needed. It’s so now.” When the Tony-winning director Kenny Leon describes his latest Broadway project, he sounds like he’s talking about a brand-new pl…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Comic Thriller Bringing Martin McDonagh Back to Broadway by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

As the writer of darkly funny plays including The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Pillowman and the filmmaker behind black comedies such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin …

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Meet the Musical Comedy Expert Bringing Mrs. Doubtfire to Broadway by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

If you’re making a musical comedy of Mrs. Doubtfire, the comedy half of the equation is guaranteed. The hilarious setup of the story — a man dresses up as a Scottish nanny so he can see …

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Plaza Suite Is a Tribute to a Broadway Legend by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

The playwright Neil Simon was one of Broadway’s defining talents, a household name whose work was so popular that he once had four shows running on Broadway at the same time. It’s been a…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 11:30AM
Monday, October 7, 2019

Meet the Director Electrifying Audiences Around the World by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

At just 35 years old, the Australian director Simon Stone is one of the fastest-rising names in international theater, staging searing shows around the world to critical praise that has sing…

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Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Buckle Up for Medea by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

“What was tough was convincing Rose that we should go to the theatre every night and kill our two sons.” These are words you don’t expect to hear from most parents, but actor Bobby Can…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 08:34PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Katori Hall Brings An Honest Depiction of Tina Turner’s Life to Broadway by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

When producers Stage Entertainment approached Tina Turner about turning her life story into a musical, they didn’t want anyone to sugarcoat it. The global superstar, one of the top selling…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:51AM

Adrienne Warren on Transforming Into Tina Turner by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

When the producers and creative team of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical approached Adrienne Warren about taking on the role of Tina Turner, the actress had an instant knee-jerk reaction: Sh…

SOURCE: Broadway Direct at 05:47AM
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

How Alanis Morissette Found Healing in Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill by Gordon Cox For Broadway Direct

You oughta know the songs from Jagged Little Pill: After all, the seminal Alanis Morissette album is one of the top-selling records of all time. But a new Broadway musical adaptation will ma…

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