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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How Theater Makers Have Mobilized to Stop Asian Hate by Variety

Artist-activists Christine Toy Johnson and Leslie Ishii on how theater can be an important part of the movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

BONUS: Meet the Squabbling Producers of 'Avvatar: The Musical' by Variety

Lillias White and James Monroe Iglehart play the bickering backers of a massive, controversial, and entirely fictional Broadway musical version of "Avatar." Recorded in collaboration with th…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Gonzo Journalism Preserving Broadway History by Variety

Historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper on the latest volume of her theater-by-theater chronicle, The Untold Stories of Broadway.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

How Blair Underwood Found New Colors in ‘Paradise Blue’ by Variety

Behind the scenes of the new audio adaptation of Dominique Morisseau’s play, with Underwood and Mandy Greenfield, the artistic director of Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Learn more about…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The Case for a New Federal Theater Project by Variety

Nataki Garrett, the artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, on getting the theater industry the support it deserves during the pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Broadway Gave Mike Nichols His Juiciest Backstage Stories by Variety

The author of "Mike Nichols: A Life," Mark Harris, on the director's life and influential work -- and the dramas behind the scenes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Oscar Winner Helping Off Broadway Find Life on Screen by Variety

How John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave," "American Crime") and theater veteran Scott Elliott got together for the starry "grand experiment" of The New Group Off Stage. Learn more about your ad c…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

From 'Slave Play' to Marvel Superhero by Variety

"WandaVision" actor Teyonah Parris on moving from an Off Broadway buzzmagnet into one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Introducing 'Must Watch: Netflix Edition' by Variety

Each week, Observer senior entertainment reporter Brandon Katz and Hollywood Reporter contributor Jean Bentley highlight the new Netflix titles they're excited about. Recent guests: Daniel F…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

The New York Native Who Found Playwriting Success in L.A. by Variety

Writer Kemp Powers on adapting his play "One Night in Miami" into a buzzy new film, and why L.A. was more welcoming to his work than New York. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Variety500 - Variety500 - Top 500 Entertainment Business Leaders | by Variety

Welcome to the fourth annual edition of Variety500, an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The August Wilson Expert Who Brought 'Ma Rainey' to the Screen by Variety

One of the foremost interpreters of Wilson's work, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, on how he crafted his screenplay for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Ariana DeBose Has a Date With "The Prom" by Variety

The Tony-nominated actor ("Hamilton," "West Side Story") is having a screen moment with stage musicals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Legacy Black Theater Transforming to Meet the Times by Variety

Sarah Bellamy, the artistic director of Penumbra in St. Paul, Minn., on making theater the centerpiece of a new center for racial healing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This Dramatic Thriller Stars Half of Broadway by Variety

Writer-director-actor Arian Moayed on how the theater community turned out for his starry screen thriller, “The Accidental Wolf.”  "The Accidental Wolf” on Topic:…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Baz Luhrmann & His Broadway Team on Making 'Moulin Rouge' by Variety

Luhrmann and the creators of the stage musical talk putting the show together, shutting it all down, and why its message feels more relevant than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Why Ashley Park Calls Darren Star the Sondheim of TV by Variety

The "Mean Girls" Tony nominee talks "Emily in Paris" and how she'll help make "Thoroughly Modern Millie" a musical for everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The New Voices of Broadway by Variety

How playwrights Katori Hall, Jeremy O. Harris and Matthew López think about shaping the future of Broadway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

How One Entrepreneur is Making the Change She Wants to See by Variety

ChiChi Anyanwu braved the pandemic to launch a management company focused on diverse talent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Theater Laid the Foundation for Kenny Ortega’s Hollywood Success by Variety

How to craft dances for screens, with the director of “High School Musical” and Netflix’s upcoming “Julie and the Phantoms.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Nick Cordero tribute concert to stream Labor Day weekend by Variety

Cordero died July 5 at the age of 41 following a long battle with the coronavirus.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

How One London Theater is Thriving During the Pandemic by Variety

Lynette Linton, artistic director of the Bush Theatre, on reopening, responding and why now is the time for new work.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Harvey Fierstein on the Timely Lessons of AIDS, Gay Rights and Bella Abzug by Variety

The Broadway favorite reveals how his work, including new Audible release “Bella Bella,” speaks to the current moment.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

How Broadway Advocacy Coalition Rose to the Moment by Variety

Co-founders Adrienne Warren and Zhailon Levingston on BAC's work at the intersection of arts and activism.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sarah Jones' New Theater is Instagram by Variety

The writer-performer gets both personal and political on her new Instagram Live show.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How One Theater Leader Practices Anti-Racism by Variety

Baltimore Center Stage artistic director Stephanie Ybarra on her ongoing anti-racism work, at her own theater and in the industry at large. 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Overlooked Composer Who Inspired Broadway's Rising Stars by Variety

Shaina Taub and Kris Kukul on "The Liz Swados Project," the starry new album celebrating Swados' work and influence.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

What Does Anti-Racist Theater Look Like? by Variety

What Broadway and the theater industry can do to work toward anti-racism, with artist, educator and activist Nicole Brewer.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Swerving to Serve a Theater Community in Lockdown by Variety

Playwright Sarah Ruhl on how the new theater site 3Views changed its mission after the pandemic hit.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Michael R. Jackson Has Finally Accepted He’s a Composer by Variety

The Pulitzer-winning creator of “A Strange Loop” on how he celebrated in lockdown, why he used to balk at being called a composer, and how “A Chorus Line” made him cry at his office …

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Steven Spielberg taking ‘Smash’ musical, based on NBC series, to Broadway by Variety

The Broadway musical-within-a-musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe will deviate from the series, though.

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