Friday, September 25, 2020

Broadway Games: Word Search: The 2019-2020 Season by JK

Who doesn't love a word search? How about one that is all about Broadway? It's the best of both worlds this week, readers! True, it covers this crazy past season, but still... Standard rules…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Broadway Games: Six More Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

THE EXTINCTION OF FIREFLIES Starring Michael Urie and Tracie Bennett Now in Production

The Extinction of Fireflies, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring multi-award winner Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty,' Buyer & Cellar, Torch Song) and Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett (…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Mercedes Ruehl & Michael Urie on VIRTUAL HALSTON- Live at 5pm!

Today's guests are award-winning actors Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Urie, who reunite to discuss their unforgettable turns as mother and son in the recent revival of TORCH SONG TRILOGY.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Welcome Their First Child by Lindsey Sullivan

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita are parents. Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita was born on July 7, according to People. "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey …

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: On June 10 by Olivia Clement

Judy Garland is born, Torch Song Trilogy opens on Broadway, and The Five Lesbian Brothers open Brave Smiles Off-Broadway.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Michael Urie Will Reprise BUYER & CELLAR Role for Livestream Benefit

Obie, Lortel, and Drama Desk Award- winner Michael Urie (Grand Horizons, Torch Song) will reprise his role in a livestreamed one-night-only performance of Buyer & Cellar to benefit Broa…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Michael Urie Perform 'To Be Or Not To Be' as Arnold Bekhoff From TORCH SONG

Michael Urie took to Twitter to share a video of himself performing Hamlet's famed 'To Be Or Not To Be' Soliloquy as Arnold Bekhoff from Torch Song!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

VIDEO: Michael Urie Mashes Up TORCH SONG and HAMLET for #ShakespeareChallenge

Michael Urie joins #ShakespeareChallenge reciting a Act 2 monologue from Hamlet as his Torch Song character, Arnold Bekhoff.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

VIDEO: Michael Urie Performs HAMLET as Arnold Beckoff from TORCH SONG

Michael Urie has taken the #ShakespeareChallenge to a new level! The actor took to Twitter to post a video of himself performing Hamlet as Arnold Beckoff from Torch Song.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Call Answered: Jeffrey Vause: "TOMORROW WE LOVE" at Theater for the New City by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know Jeffrey Vause when he was starring in Andy Halliday’s Nothing But Trash. I’m so excited that I now get to interview him as Jeffrey’s play TOMORROW WE LOVE, makes i…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mr. Broadway March 2020: Bobbie's Boys From Company by JK

The current revival of Company famously switches the genders of many of the characters, with Bobby now Bobbie, single and 35 in New York City. In the show, we meet three of her suitors: And…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Call Answered: Jamison Stern: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

I first came to know the talents of Jamison Stern when Season 1 of the 5-time Daytime Emmy winning series AFTER FOREVER premiered on Amazon Prime in 2018. Then later that same year, I got to…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Call Redialed: NEW Wyatt Fenner Interview: "AFTER FOREVER" on Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

It’s so great to catch up with actor Wyatt Fenner. It’s been three years since our last interview together, when Wyatt starred in The War Boys at Access Theatre. Now he is featured in th…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Broadway Producer Richie Jackson on His New Book Gay Like Me and Why the Battle for Gay Rights Isn't Over by Diep Tran

When Richie Jackson set out to write his book Gay Like Me, he decided to construct it as a letter to his openly gay teenage son. “I wanted to share with him what it means to be a gay man…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Michael Urie Almost Became a Drama Teacher, Now He's Playing One in Grand Horizons by Lindsey Sullivan

You can’t deny that Michael Urie is dedicated to his craft. This past December, he was pulling double duty: While performing in Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day off-Broadway at t…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

How the Company That Launched Torch Song Trilogy Stays at the Forefront of Experimental Theatre by Olivia Clement

La MaMa artistic director Mia Yoo reveals her winning philosophy for the Tony Award-winning theatre.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

The Inheritance ***, The Young Man from Atlanta *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward December 2, 2019: Every generation or so since the late 1960s, a new play encapsulating the gay experience opens in New York. The Boys in the Band, Torch Song Trilogy,…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club's BELLA BELLA Begins Final Two Weeks of Performances

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (D…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of MTC's BELLA BELLA

Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (D…

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Harvey Fierstein in BELLA BELLA!

Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (D…

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Review Roundup: Harvey Fierstein in BELLA BELLA - What Did the Critics Think?

MTC has officially opened Bella Bella, written and performed by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgrace…

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Matt Doyle, Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, Christopher Fitzgerald & More Join Gender-Bent Revival of Company by Andy Lefkowitz

Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone are in good company. A talented lineup of co-stars have been selected to join them in Marianne Elliott's gender-blind revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Fur…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Harvey Fierstein Revives His Downtown Torch Song Trilogy Sensibility for Off-Broadway’s Bella Bella by Ryan McPhee

The Tony Award winner writes and stars in this emotional story about Bella Abzug—the would’ve-been first female U.S. Senator and dear friend.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at Harvey Fierstein in BELLA BELLA

Get a first look at Manhattan Theatre Club's World premiere of Bella Bella, written and performed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Casa Valentina, Torch Song, Hairspray) and directed …

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Five Burning Questions with Tony Award-Winning Producer & Author of Come On Along & Listen to My Life in Theatre, Martin Markinson

Tony winner Martin Markinson talks about championing Harvey Fierstein & Torch Song Trilogy to Broadway, the surprising success of Rock of Ages, and advice to aspiring producers.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Harvey & Raúl & Darren and More! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of September 30 to October 6 by Kathy Henderson

It’s a starry week on New York stages, with Harvey Fierstein, Raúl Esparza, David Byrne and Darren Criss headlining shows around town. Mark your calendar with our five must-do events for …

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Michael Urie, Nikki M. James & More Join Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day at the Public Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Stage favorite Michael Urie (Torch Song, Grand Horizons) and Tony winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon, Twelfth Night) are among the newly announced company of the Public Theater's hi…

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Michael Urie, ‘Mr. Robot’s Grace Gummer Join Revival Of Tony Kushner’s ‘A Bright Room Called Day’ by Greg Evans

Michael Urie (Younger, Broadway’s Torch Song) and Mr. Robot‘s Grace Gummer have joined the cast of the upcoming Off Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day. The two…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre by Blue Huseyin

Review: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre5.0starsBy the end of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, I am acutely aware of the fraught atmosphere, the sobbing man on my left and my own damp cheeks. Ori…

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