All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Friday, April 12, 2024

Exclusive: Read Tony Awards testimonials from John Kander, Leslie Uggams and the late Angela Lansbury by Ruthie Fierberg

Learn about the Tonys from the viewpoint of theater legends in these exclusive clips from the upcoming book “The Tony Awards: A Celebration of Excellence in Theatre.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM
Thursday, April 11, 2024

In Ingrid Michaelson and Bekah Brunstetter’s hands, ‘The Notebook’ isn’t just about a memory — it becomes one by Ruthie Fierberg

The composer-lyricist and book writer of the new Broadway musical delve into their vision of the beloved romance.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:01AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Unlocking the score of Broadway’s ‘Outsiders’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Songwriters Justin Levine and Jamestown Revival’s Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance explain how freeing themselves from a “musical theater sound” led to the most authentic musical theater …

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:01AM

Episode 8: The women behind the men of ‘Harmony’ by Ruthie Fierberg

From the characters of Mary and Ruth to the real-life people who inspired them and beyond, learn about the women tied to the Comedian Harmonists in the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmo…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:14AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The American theater has gone through this kind of mammoth industry shift before by Ruthie Fierberg

Read this excerpt from Zelda Fichandler’s newly released collection of essays, which outlines another time in history when the theatrical economic model, audience makeup and more came into…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:30AM
Friday, April 5, 2024

‘Lempicka’ is a musical crafted in contrasts by Ruthie Fierberg

Writers Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould and director Rachel Chavkin break down the ideas behind their Broadway dramatization of the life of painter Tamara de Lempicka.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:48AM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Little-known theater jobs: child guardian by Ruthie Fierberg

Ilana Bolotsky and Felicia Shulman share details about their careers as child guardians on Broadway — and how it also led to their engagement.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:30AM
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Infusing New York City into the choreography of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Two-time Tony-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown discusses rooting her movement for the new Alicia Keys musical in the city’s culture.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:01AM

Episode 7: The similarities and differences between ‘Harmony’’s Erwin Bootz and the real-life musician by Ruthie Fierberg

Learn about the pianist of the Comedian Harmonists in the seventh episode of the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists? The True Story Behind Broadway’s ‘Harmony’” — produced…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:12AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Using anti-suffrage propaganda to promote the musical ‘Suffs’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Producer Rachel Sussman and ad executive Callie Goff explain the strategy behind the bold front-of-house advertising at the Music Box Theatre.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:30AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Episode 6: The golden nightingale of Germany by Ruthie Fierberg

Learn about the high tenor of the famed Comedian Harmonists in the sixth episode of the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists? The True Story Behind Broadway’s ‘Harmony’” — p…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:26AM

In the producer’s office: Gigi Pritzker and Jamie Forshaw on their mission-based philosophy of producing for Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

In this Q&A, the Madison Wells Live leaders discusses their unique multi-media strategy, upcoming projects like “Swept Away” and “The Thing About Jellyfish” and more.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Exclusive: Disney unveils massive Genie lamp atop Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ marquee by Ruthie Fierberg

Executives from Situation and Disney explain how the 14-foot-long, 10-foot-tall lamp morphed from idea to reality, in celebration of the musical’s 10th anniversary.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:45AM
Monday, March 25, 2024

How one woman is working to make Broadway accessible across all of its theaters by Ruthie Fierberg

As a disability advocate and disabled theater lover, Maria Porto, founder of Access Broadway, explains her approach to accessibility.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ used to be an entirely different show by Ruthie Fierberg

Upon celebrating its 10th anniversary, producers Thomas Schumacher and Anne Quart, director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw and librettist Chad Beguelin detail the overhaul between the out-of-t…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:11AM

Episode 5: Why Robert Biberti convinced the Comedian Harmonists to return to a dangerous Germany by Ruthie Fierberg

Learn about the bass singer of the group in the fifth episode of the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists? The True Story Behind Broadway’s ‘Harmony’” — produced by Broadway…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:07AM
Friday, March 15, 2024

Protesters disrupt performance of ‘An Enemy of the People’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The incident occurred during the March 14 preview performance.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:48AM
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Keeping ‘SIX’ a hit by Ruthie Fierberg

Producers Kenny Wax and Kevin McCollum discuss maintaining the hype — and ticket sales — to get the pop musical to 1,000 performances.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:30AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Episode 4: After the Comedian Harmonists, this singer would become a beloved cantor in America by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to the full story of Roman Cycowski in the fourth episode of the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists? The True Story Behind Broadway’s ‘Harmony’” — produced by Broad…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:58AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Little-known theater jobs: head props by Ruthie Fierberg

Cie Martin supervises all of the props and furniture for Broadway’s “Sweeney Todd” — including the famed barber chair and a lot of stage blood.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:30AM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Episode 3: A Comedian Harmonists’ grandchildren remember their grandfather, Erich Collin by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to the third episode of the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists? The True Story Behind Broadway’s ‘Harmony’” — produced by Broadway News and “Harmony.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:59AM
Monday, March 4, 2024

Exclusive: Hillary Rodham Clinton appears in new ‘Suffs’ video by Ruthie Fierberg

The former secretary of state is also a co-producer on the new musical.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

How did the Comedian Harmonists begin? by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to the second episode of the podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists? The True Story Behind Broadway’s ‘Harmony’” — produced by Broadway News and “Harmony.”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:01AM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

‘A Beautiful Noise’ sets closing date by Ruthie Fierberg

The Neil Diamond bio-musical will launch a North American tour in 2024.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 10:00AM

Getting ‘Stereophonic’ to Broadway — fast by Ruthie Fierberg

Lead producers John Johnson and Sue Wagner discuss moving the smash-hit Off-Broadway play to the Main Stem.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 08:30AM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The full story of the lost singing group that inspired Broadway’s ‘Harmony’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to the first episode of the new podcast “Who Were the Comedian Harmonists?”

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:03AM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

In the producer’s office: Kevin McCollum on film adaptations, Broadway vs. London and more by Ruthie Fierberg

The producer behind this season’s “Days of Wine and Roses” and “The Notebook,” as well as such juggernauts as “Rent” and “SIX,” gives his perspective on the industry’s in…

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Actors’ Equity Association authorizes strike against Broadway League by Ruthie Fierberg

The contract under negotiation, known as the development agreement, expired on Feb. 11.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:06AM

In the producer’s office: Kevin McCollum on producing two new musicals in one season by Ruthie Fierberg

The producer behind “Days of Wine and Roses” and “The Notebook” talks about competition, a packed spring and advertising strategy.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:01AM

Jinkx Monsoon to return to ‘Chicago’ for limited time by Ruthie Fierberg

The two-time “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner will play the role of Matron “Mama” Morton again.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 09:00AM

All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards