All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Saturday, August 17, 2019

11 Broadway Shows Giving Back by Ruthie Fierberg

From Hamilton to Dear Evan Hansen, these Broadway shows and their stars change lives through more than their onstage art.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Playbill Playlist: All the Songs in Moulin Rouge! The Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

While fans wait for the Broadway cast album to drop, listen to the original artists sing the songs that make this wild score.

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How Dena Hammerstein (Yes, That Hammerstein) Passes on a Theatrical Legacy by Ruthie Fierberg

With support from Broadway’s Alan Cumming, Jude Law, Jonny Lee Miller, Jennifer Hudson, and more, Only Make Believe celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mykal Kilgore to Celebrate Album Release and Jenn Colella to Join Jason Robert Brown at Downtown’s SubCulture by Ruthie Fierberg

The Songs for a New World star and the Come From Away Tony nominee hit the stage with concerts in September.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton Reveal What to Expect From Broadway's Betrayal by Ruthie Fierberg

The stars of the revival divulge what they share with their characters and what they hope for audiences.

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Immortal or Man: Which Hadestown Character Are You Most Alike? by Ruthie Fierberg

From gods like Hermes and Persephone to poets like Orpheus, we all have our gifts. Which Greek mythological character from the 2019 Tony-winning Best Musical are you?

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How London’s National Theatre Live Changed the Global Theatrical Landscape by Ruthie Fierberg

As the broadcasting arm of the National Theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary, Playbill goes inside how a broadcast is captured—and what Broadway can learn from the platform.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares 4 Moments He’ll Never Forget From the Set of Sesame Street by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton and In The Heights creator looks back on his time writing for and performing on the 50-year-old children’s show.

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America’s Got Talent's Luke Islam Continues Broadway Streak With Song From Dear Evan Hansen by Ruthie Fierberg

The 12-year-old performer wows with his “You Will Be Found.”

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Miracle of Miracles Documentary Clip: Why Harold Prince Turned Down Directing Fiddler on the Roof by Ruthie Fierberg

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming film, the late director-producer discusses bringing on Jerome Robbins.

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Watch Broadway’s John Arthur Greene Perform His New Single ‘Line and the Letting Go’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tootsie actor shows his singer-songwriter side in the new music video.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Harold Prince Exhibit at the New York Public Library Sets Opening Date and Programming by Ruthie Fierberg

The exhibition will feature artifacts and special events at the Lincoln Center-based performing arts library.

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See Who’s Joining Brian Cox, Grantham Coleman, and Richard Thomas in Broadway’s The Great Society by Ruthie Fierberg

The sequel to All the Way, chronicling more of LBJ’s history, begins September 6.

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How Director Alex Timbers Created a Moulin Rouge! That’s Both Spectacular and Substantive by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award–nominated visionary behind the massive jukebox musical spills the secrets of the mega production six years in the making.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Theatre Firsts: Milly Thomas Reveals the First Audition, First Paid Gig, and More That Led Her to Her West End Hit by Ruthie Fierberg

Ahead of the Off-Broadway transfer of her acclaimed Dust, the British actor-playwright reveals the firsts that led to her stage and screen success.

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30 Times Stephen Sondheim Shows Played the Signature Theatre by Ruthie Fierberg

With the opening of Assassins August 11, the D.C.-area company becomes the leading producer of Sondheim musicals.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

32 Theatre Terms Everyone Should Know by Ruthie Fierberg

From “break a leg” to “strike,” here’s what they mean and where they came from.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Reveal Secrets About Their Broadway Play by Ruthie Fierberg

Who changes their costume night to night, why they changed the ending for Broadway, and more insider scoop on Sea Wall/A Life.

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16 Revelations About Fiddler on the Roof by Ruthie Fierberg

Producer Hal Prince, writers Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, and Joseph Stein, and Lin-Manuel Miranda reveal cut songs, changed lyrics, and secrets about Fiddler’s creation, evolution, and gl…

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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal Drop Seven Nights in Chicago Album August 9 by Ruthie Fierberg

The recording also features Broadway performers.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Ben Platt, Ali Stroker, Adrienne Warren, and More to Perform at 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway stars will sing at the annual event in Flushing Meadows, New York.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom Drops Video of Cut Musical Number by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the song from the Season 4 episode.

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How Michael Crawford Was Nearly Dubbed Out of the Hello, Dolly! Film by Ruthie Fierberg

Ahead of the August re-release of Hello, Dolly! on the big screen, the movie’s Cornelius Hackl and Broadway’s original Phantom of the Opera spills secrets from the set, his famed career,…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Leg Up On Life to Host 3rd Annual Night of Life to Benefit The Trevor Project by Ruthie Fierberg

The August fundraiser marks the organization’s biggest event yet.

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Oklahoma! Seating Guide: Where to Sit for the 3-Sided Broadway Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Choose your seat based on the experience you want to have at the 2019 Tony Award–winning Best Musical Revival.

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Michelle Williams on Jumping at the Chance to Star in Fosse/Verdon and Meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda by Ruthie Fierberg

The Oscar nominee is currently up for an Emmy Award for her performance in the FX limited series.

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Broadway’s Damon J. Gillespie, Michael Hsu Rosen, and More Cast in Netflix's New Ballet Series by Ruthie Fierberg

Tiny Pretty Things follows the struggles and triumphs of the students of an elite ballet academy.

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Broadway Dancers and Choreographers Share How Jacques D’Amboise Changed Musical Theatre Dance by Ruthie Fierberg

In honor of his 85th birthday, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and more celebrate d’Amboise’s impact on Broadway and beyond.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

3 Young Costume Designers Earn Inaugural Willa Kim Scholarship by Ruthie Fierberg

Theatre Communications Group has announced the first recipients of the prize, named after the late Tony-winning artist.

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Inside the Making of Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Cast Album by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch the cast record the opening number, “Traditsye,” from the acclaimed Off-Broadway production.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Guest in Julio Torres’ Upcoming Comedy Special by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton creator will voice one of the objects in the comedian’s My Favorite Shapes.

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