All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Watch the Opening Number From 2019’s Red Bucket Follies by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus eight other highlights from the annual Broadway Cares event.

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Like Mother Like Daughter: Jagged Little Pill's Celia Rose Gooding and A Christmas Carol’s LaChanze Get Real About Life on Broadway, Emotionally Tax by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award winner LaChanze and her daughter Gooding open up about their relationship and having two actors under the same roof.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Go Behind the Scenes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch this exclusive look inside the Disney+ series from Tim Federle.

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Broadway Has a Tony Award-Winning Gospel Choir and You Need to Know About It by Ruthie Fierberg

How Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices have changed the fabric of Broadway—and how you can hear their Grammy-nominated music.

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9 Memorable Moments From 2019’s Red Bucket Follies by Ruthie Fierberg

From Hadestown star André De Shields to Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s hilarious number, here are the highlights from the annual Broadway Cares event.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Watch Idina Menzel Sing New Holiday Song ‘At This Table’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Frozen star and Wicked Tony winner recently released her new album Christmas: A Season of Love.

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The 2 Worlds Disguised in 1 Set for Broadway’s Hadestown by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-winning scenic designer Rachel Hauck reveals the secrets hiding in plain sight onstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Read Reviews for Off-Broadway’s Greater Clements by Ruthie Fierberg

The Lincoln Center Theater production, starring Tony winner Judith Ivey, opened December 9.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Hercules and Frozen star Jelani Alladin Joins Jason Robert Brown for 5th Anniversary SubCulture Concert by Ruthie Fierberg

The Disney favorite will appear alongside Marty Thomas and the Tony-winning composer-lyricist.

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Watch the Music Video for the Latest Original Song From The Prince of Egypt Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Take a listen to West End stars Luke Brady and Christine Allado sing “Never in a Million Years,” the new ballad from Stephen Schwartz.

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What Does West Side Story Look Like With New Choreography? by Ruthie Fierberg

With the upcoming Broadway revival, choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker makes her theatrical debut and thrusts her singular contemporary dance into the Broadway fray.

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Friday, December 6, 2019

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and creative team of the Alanis Morissette musical spill the secrets of the making of the new Broadway hit.

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11 Theatre Moments and 2019 Milestones We’re Grateful For by Ruthie Fierberg

From Ali Stroker’s history-making Tony Award win to 50 years of Pride to Broadway talent getting their due in the mainstream, here’s how we measure a year of good in theatre.

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Immersive Production of Heathers to Hit the Stage—er, Classroom—in 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

The former artistic director of Serenbe Playhouse will bring the cult favorite to the hallways and classrooms of Westerville North High.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know About Netflix's The Prom Star Jo Ellen Pellman by Ruthie Fierberg

The newcomer will play Emma, alongside Meryl Streep and more, in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the Broadway musical.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Rob McClure Opens Up About Tackling Mrs. Doubtfire by Ruthie Fierberg

Choose HED then I'll write DEK

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Meet The Ensemblist’s 2019 Ensemblists of the Year by Ruthie Fierberg

Which four performers have earned the coveted title?

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Why Alanis Morissette Finally Agreed to Making Jagged Little Pill Into a Broadway Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter reflects on the ’90s album that started it all and the story now told on stage.

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Jeremy O. Harris on Combating Plot Overdoses and Sparking Conversation With Broadway's Slave Play by Ruthie Fierberg

The 30-year-old playwright tracks his journey in a recent segment on The Today Show.

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The Ensemblist Asks What Was Your ‘Best of Broadway’ for the Decade? by Ruthie Fierberg

Audiences have the chance to vote on the best in ensemble talent since 2010.

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What Changed for Director Michael Greif With London’s Dear Evan Hansen by Ruthie Fierberg

With the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen, Greif uncovers new layers, deeper emotion, and undeniable truths.

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22 Theatre-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday by Ruthie Fierberg

Take the lead from Broadway favorites like Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins, and more and support the arts this season.

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23 Theatre-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday by Ruthie Fierberg

Take the lead from Broadway favorites like Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block, Capathia Jenkins, and more and support the arts this season.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty Spill Personal Stories of Onstage Mishaps, Backstage Traditions, Roles They Never Expected to Get, and More by Ruthie Fierberg

Before their December 2 concert with Seth Rudetsky, the Patsy & Loretta co-stars share Broadway secrets.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

How Brian Stokes Mitchell Nearly Starred in Once On This Island on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner tells the story of an audition gone awry.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Star Olivia Rodrigo Sings Her Own Song on Upcoming Episode by Ruthie Fierberg

Rodrigo doesn’t just play a teen who writes songs—she actually writes them.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Genesis of a Song: Alan Menken Plays Through How He Wrote ‘Go the Distance’ for Disney’s Hercules by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, hear “Shooting Star,” the cut song that it replaced.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Broadway’s Douglas Lyons Breaks Down the Score for His Musical Beau Track by Track by Ruthie Fierberg

The performer and lyricist reveals the inspirations for and the writing process of his debut musical, now available for download.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Ed Harris on Putting His Own Spin on Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird by Ruthie Fierberg

Following in Tony nominee Jeff Daniels' footsteps, Harris examines his take on the literary figure.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

7 Broadway Stars Choose Their Favorite Past Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances by Ruthie Fierberg

Taylor Louderman, Jenn Colella, Rob McClure, and more name the parade numbers that inspired them.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

What Does It Take to Put On the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? by Ruthie Fierberg

Macy’s creative producer Wesley Whatley lets us in on the casting process, the curation of the Broadway performances, and what the eight hours leading up to the Parade looks like.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue