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Saturday, July 25, 2015

10 Pop Singers We Want To See Write a Broadway Musical by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of pop singer-songwriters that he thinks should bring their talents to the genre of musical theatre. 

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

10 Actors You May Not Know Starred in Different Roles in the Same Musical by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower looks at the actors who have played more than one role in the same musical.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lena Hall as Pink? Idina Menzel as Radiohead? 10 Transformative Covers of Pop Songs by Broadway Star by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of his favorite covers of pop songs by Broadway performers.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Justin Timberlake as Hedwig! Meryl Streep as Anything! Stars We Need to See in a Broadway Musical! by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of actors he thinks should headline Broadway musicals.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Liza and Patti and Angela — The Definitive Divas Who Are Gay Icons by Ben Rimalower

As part of Playbill.com's 30 Days of Pride, correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of famed gay icons.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

From Falsettos to Fun Home: Lesbian Characters Move from Sidelines to Center Stage by Ben Rimalower

As part of Playbill's 30 Days of Pride, correspondent Ben Rimalower reflects on some of the iconic lesbian characters from Broadway musicals.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Essential LGBTQ Love Songs From Rent, Spider-Woman, La Cage and Fun Home by Ben Rimalower

As part of Playbill.com's 30 Days of Pride, Playbill correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the essential LGBTQ love songs.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Missed Cues, Mic Drops and Onstage Makeouts: Memorable Moments from the Tony Awards by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower looks back on some of the most outstanding and outrageous moments from previous Tony Awards.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Just Me and the Mic What Do Actors Say When It’s Time For Their Cabaret? by Ben Rimalower

Stars of the New York stage share the thought process behind the dialogue during their various cabaret shows.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

After Winning Their First Tony, They Haven’t Been Back! Where Have These 10 Performers Been? by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent looks back at 10 Tony Award-winning actors who have not returned to Broadway since their triumphs.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Liza Minnelli and Hippies? 11-Year-Olds and Tony Winners? The 10 Greatest Tony Awards Mash-Ups by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the 10 best musical mash-up performances broadcast on the Tony Awards.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Kevin Kline, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Hinton Battle: Broadway Wants You Back! by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of Tony-winning leading men he hopes will return to Broadway.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

10 Tony-Winning Leading Ladies We Want Back on Broadway by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of Tony-winning actresses he hopes will return to Broadway.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

10 Broadway Musical Moms You May (Or May Not) Wish Were Yours by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a selection of some of the most famous — or infamous — mothers from Broadway musicals.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

From Sondheim to Lloyd Webber, The 10 Songs About Not Being in Love by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the essential duets that are not love songs.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Michael Jackson and Stephen Schwartz? 10 Surprising Pop Covers of Broadway Songs by Ben Rimalower

Pop and Broadway may seem like a surprising combination to some. But the two fields of entertainment have a long history of overlapping. Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a col…

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Those Dancing Feet! 10 Iconic Broadway Dance Numbers by Ben Rimalower

What Broadway dance performances have stayed in your head days — or even years — after you first watch them? Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection …

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

From Hair to Spring Awakening, 10 Musicals That Rocked Broadway by Ben Rimalower

From "The Age of Aquarius" to "The B*itch of Living," rock music has been a constant presence on the Great White Way. Which musicals have truly rocked Broadway and change…

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

10 Showtunes That Might Stress You Out, From Sondheim to Spring Awakening by Ben Rimalower

When you're stressed or worried, there are few things more soothing than singing along to a song that expresses your feelings perfectly. Many showtunes are written about love and happine…

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

They Will Never Leave You! Essential Female Duets for Broadway by Ben Rimalower

From Side Show to Wicked, from loving affirmations of friendship to backbiting and backhanded comments, duets between two women have long served as showstoppers in musicals. Playbill.com off…

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

What If Britney Spears Starred in Sweet Charity? 10 “What If” Exciting Castings by Ben Rimalower

Dream-casting Broadway productions is a national pastime of theatre lovers. Choosing the actors for the next revival or new production is how we entertain ourselves waiting for the train…

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

10 Musicals About Our Favorite Thing Musicals! by Ben Rimalower

Do you love musicals? And do you love musicals about musicals? Read Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower's choices for the top 10 meta-musicals.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

10 Buzzed-About Shows Intended For Broadway That Never Made It by Ben Rimalower

What shows were intended to come to Broadway, but never made it? Playbill.com Ben Rimalower presents a selection of productions that haven't made it to the Great White Way just yet.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

What Broadway Needs Now: 10 Songwriters Overdue for A New Show by Ben Rimalower

There's no shortage of exciting new musicals opening this spring on Broadway. But true lovers of theatre always want more. Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower looks at the talented …

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Broadway Babies Who Grew Up to Be Stars by Ben Rimalower

As the Stephen Sondheim song goes, some people are "just a Broadway baby." And some began performing onstage when they were just about babies. Playbill.com offers up a list of ten …

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

10 Broadway Tenors Who Rock by Ben Rimalower

Who are your favorite stars to watch rock out... on Broadway? Rock 'n' roll may not be the first words that come to mind when thinking of The Great White Way, but a surprising number…

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Marin Mazzie Charms at 54 Below with Voice of Velvet and Silk by Ben Rimalower

This past week, three-time Tony-nominated Broadway favorite Marin Mazzie brought her acclaimed club act back to 54 Below, where she debuted it in 2012.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

10 Songs To Listen To While You Drown Your (Break-Up) Sorrows by Ben Rimalower

There are countless ways to cope with a break up: good friends, a long cry, a box of chocolate and a glass (or two) of wine are just a few. But there are few actions more therapeutic than si…

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin at Their Glorious Best: Rediscovering the Original Evita Cast Record by Ben Rimalower

When it comes to Evita, theatre lovers have many options to choose from to hear the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Madonna and Antonio Banderas brought the life of the First Lady…

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Star Casting Our 10 Broadway Dream Revivals by Ben Rimalower

What Broadway musicals would you like to see revived on Broadway, and who should star in them? Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers up his choices. Casting agents, take note!

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The 10 Showtunes We Never Tire of Hearing by Ben Rimalower

Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the most popular and frequently performed showtunes.

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