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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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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Lockdown Theater’s Most In-Demand Director by Variety

Broadway’s go-to livestream director Paul Wontorek on what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

‘Some Like It Hot’ musical coming to Broadway by Variety

A new musical based on the classic film “Some Like It Hot” will premiere on Broadway.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Brian Stokes Mitchell's Fight to Help the Whole Industry Get Better by Variety

The Tony-winning Broadway favorite on his coronavirus recovery, the Actors Fund, and why “Impossible Dream” is the perfect song for right now.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Broadway insiders say 2020 Tony Awards could be canceled by Variety

For the past seven decades, the show has always gone on for the Tony Awards, which honor the best Broadway performances and productions. But with the 74th edition being postponed from its pl…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

'Moulin Rouge!,' 'King Kong' and the View from Down Under by Variety

Global Creatures CEO Carmen Pavlovic on what it's like producing theater around the world right now, and what comes next.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Alex Newell is Destined for Effie by Variety

The Broadway alum, now on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist," talks genderfluidity, Barbara Streisand and his “Dreamgirls” goals.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

What Pandemic Theater Can Sound Like by Variety

Audible's Kate Navin on the Williamstown Theater Festival and one way to sustain theater in the coming months.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Binge-Watching Broadway by Variety

How fans are devouring theater in the time of social distancing, with the co-founders of BroadwayHD.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Broadway's Always Been Edgy by Variety

Set during the Golden Age of Broadway, Emily Neuberger's new novel "A Tender Thing" reminds us musicals were made to push boundaries.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

How Off Broadway Copes With the Coronavirus Shutdown by Variety

Playwright Martyna Majok and theater executive Jeremy Blocker on "Sanctuary City" and surviving the shutdown.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Karen Olivo on 'Moulin Rouge!' and Life in the Broadway Shutdown by Variety

The "Moulin Rouge!" star talks shaping Satine, 'In the Heights' anticipation and the felting on her to-do list.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What Lois Smith Learned From the Greats by Variety

The actress, now in "The Inheritance," on the lessons of Elia Kazan, Lee Strasberg, and more.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

How 'Six' Conquered the World by Variety

"Six" creators Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage on Tudor queens, pop icons and conference rooms in Edinburgh.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Katori Hall's 'Quiet Revolution' by Variety

The playwright talks hot wings, Tina Turner, and Lil Bad Cousin, her rapping alter ego.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How 'Cambodian Rock Band' Became One of the Most Produced Plays in the U.S. by Variety

Bending genres, confronting history and rocking out, with playwright Lauren Yee and director Chay Yew.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Duncan Sheik Created a Monster by Variety

The Tony-winning composer, whose latest musical "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" is now playing Off Broadway, talks the Buddhist mafia, his controversial thoughts about songs forwardi…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Vampires, Cowboys and Stealth Diversity by Variety

Writer Qui Nguyen, the co-founder of Vampire Cowboys Theater Company, talks stage superheroes, Comic-Con and his new play "Revenge Song," about historical badass Julie d'Aubigny.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"Mrs. Doubtfire," Live From BroadwayCon by Variety

Gender politics, quick changes and honoring Robin Williams: a live conversation with Rob McClure, Jerry Zaks and more, recorded at BroadwayCon 2020.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Why Not Do The Crazy Thing? by Variety

Why playwright Bess Wohl, now making her Broadway debut with “Grand Horizons,” keeps asking for the impossible.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What Laura Linney Learns From Bad Shows by Variety

The "Ozark" actress, now on Broadway in "My Name is Lucy Barton," on the lessons of failure, her favorite costars and why solo shows are "bonkers."

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Sometimes Theater Is Just Like Football by Variety

Actor-producer Nnamdi Asomugha traded in pro football for Broadway, where he’s now starring in “A Soldier’s Play.”

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Surreal Spectacle of ‘Cats,’ Explained by Variety

Director Tom Hooper talks digital fur, trailer reactions and the reason that only some cats wear shoes.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lucas Hnath's Own Play Gave Him Nightmares by Variety

The playwright behind "The Thin Place" and "Dana H." talks mental remapping, performing trauma and why in ghost stories, less is more.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Let's Talk About Sex Onstage by Variety

How Broadway's first intimacy director, Claire Warden, is helping to revolutionize how actors get intimate.

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