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Thursday, November 5, 2015

“I’m Totally Fangirling!” Broadway’s Best Share Bernadette Peters Memories — While Standing Ne by Carey Purcell

How did Bernadette Peters help Gloria Estefan feel better about her hair? How did Joel Grey know Peters was star material when she was only 18 years old? Grey, Sydney Lucas and the current c…

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

True Confessions! Broadway Stars Admit to Padding Their Resumes to Get a Job by Carey Purcell

It may seem like Broadway stars can do anything, but even talented folk sometimes need to pad their resumes. Broadway's brightest stars recently confessed to exaggerating a skill or two …

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stories of Breast Cancer Loss and Survival — “Put Yourself First,” “More Has To Be Done” by Carey Purcell

Kristin Chenoweth, Edie Falco and Steve Kazee are among those in the Broadway community who have been effected by breast cancer. As October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) comes to a close, …

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"You Are Actually in Charge" — Lauren Pritchard On Graduating from Actor to Creator With Her Off-Broadway Songbird by Carey Purcell

Songbird, the new musical at 59E59, is the latest effort by Spring Awakening alum Lauren Pritchard and producer Allison Bressi. The two open up about being young women in charge of …

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Phantoms, Zombies and Ghosts Thrills and Chills from Your Favorite Frightening Musicals by Carey Purcell

Musical theatre abounds with sparkling dance numbers and happy endings, but stories of ghosts and ghouls have also graced the stage. Take a look at some of the scary stories that have spooke…

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cars, Kids and Career Changes: Sylvia Cast Shares Stories of Their Midlife Crises by Carey Purcell

A.R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia follows a man as he goes through a midlife crisis and adopts a new dog, much to the chagrin of his wife. The stars of the show share stories of their own cris…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and The Bandstand Team on the Songs That Helped Them Survive: The Beatles, J by Carey Purcell

The stars of The Bandstand, the new musical at Paper Mill Playhouse, share the singers and songs that helped them through challenging times in their own lives. 

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kathleen Turner and Co-Stars on Being “Enough of a Women” Within an Onstage Transgender Love Story by Carey Purcell

Kathleen Turner and the cast of Would You Still Love Me If... offer a frank conversation about opportunities for women in theatre and the challenges of presenting a transgender love story.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Sondheim on Sondheim, Exploring Life of Legendary Composer, Receives Los Angeles Premiere Tonight by Carey Purcell

Sondheim on Sondheim, the musical exploration of the life of award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim, opens at the International City Theatre Oct. 16 following preview performances that …

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

John Cariani’s Almost, Maine Will Go From Stage to Page by Robert Viagas and Carey Purcell

Some good news for one of the co-stars of Broadway's Something Rotten! John Cariani, who plays Nigel Bottom in the hit musical and who also maintains a second career as a playwright,…

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Get to Know the Crawfords! Sisters, Co-Stars and Each Other’s Biggest Fans by Carey Purcell

There's no question who Savvy Crawford's biggest fan is. The nine-year-old actress, who plays the young incarnation of the title character in the new musical Améli…

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Playbill On Opening Night: On and Offstage Chemistry Emerges as Fool For Love Takes Its Bow by Carey Purcell

Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell returned to the Broadway stage Oct. 8 in the Broadway bow of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love. Playbill.com was there.

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Christopher Jackson On the “Incredible Moments” He’s Shared With Lin-Manuel Miranda Musicals, Marri by Carey Purcell

The phrase "right hand man," from the song of the same name that introduces General George Washington to the stage in the hit musical Hamilton, could easily be utilized offstage to…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“I Feel Her In My Bones,” Says Tori Amos of Writing a New Rebellious Heroine in a Violently Contempo by Carey Purcell

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Tori Amos joined forces with British playwright Samuel Adamson to write a contemporary adaptation of the Scottish fairytale The Light Princess, which played L…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fun Home’s New Alison On Being a Full-Time Broadway Star: “It’s Crazy Awesome” by Carey Purcell

The new school year is bringing big changes for Gabriella Pizzolo. The young actress, who has been understudying the three child roles in the Tony-winning musical Fun Home, steps into th…

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Looking Back on Sydney Lucas’ “Crazy Year” (and Walking Red Carpets with Chita Rivera and Kristin Ch by Carey Purcell

Sydney Lucas, the Tony-nominated young star of the acclaimed musical Fun Home, exits the production Oct. 4 after spending three years in the role of Small Alison. She looks back on her t…

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

“I Was Enraged, I Was Saddened”  Why Gross Indecency Was Banned in Russia and Will Return to NYC Wit by Carey Purcell

Moises Kaufman's first play, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, will receive a star-studded benefit reading Oct. 5 to support the Tectonic Theater Project and the Inte…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Kathy Griffin Still Wants a Tony And She Says She’s After You, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Gloria Estefan by Carey Purcell

"I don't mean to be cocky, but I could probably step into Hamilton this weekend," Kathy Griffin said solemnly. "I wish I could have played the lead in On the Twentieth Cen…

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Shopping With the Stars The Essential Guide to Ultimate Success at the Broadway Flea Market by Carey Purcell

Playbill.com offers a guide of how to prepare for and make the most of the 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly on the Ominous, Intense Mystery of Pinter’s Old Times by Carey Purcell

Kelly Reilly's first encounter with acclaimed playwright Harold Pinter could have been mistaken for a scene out of one of his plays. And for Reilly, who is making her Broadway debut in t…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

After Decades in Showbiz, There’s Still One Skill Neil Patrick Harris Hasn’t Mastered by Carey Purcell

At first glance, the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris can seemingly do anything. He's starred in comedies and dramas (nine years as Barney Stinson on "How I Met Your Mother&qu…

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Learn How One Lunch Date Led to Decades of Running an Award-Winning Theatre and Changing Children’s by Carey Purcell

"Let's do lunch" is a powerful statement for Barbara Zinn Krieger, the multi-talented woman running New York City Children's Theatre. Over the course of her career, whi…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Forgetting Lines, Falling in Flippers and Flying Offstage! Mamma Mia! Alum Remember Favorite Onstage by Carey Purcell

Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Catherine Johnson' international hit musical Mamma Mia! played its 5,773rd and final Broadway performance at the Broadhurst Theatre Sept. 12. …

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Exclusive! The Cast of Mamma Mia! on How the Musical Changed Their Lives by Carey Purcell

After 14 years on Broadway, Mamma Mia!, the romantic comedy featuring the works of ABBA, sailed off into the sunset Sept. 12. After an emotional final performance at the Broadhurst Theatre, …

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sienna Miller Turned Down Broadway Return Due to Pay Gap by Carey Purcell

Sienna Miller, who recently starred on Broadway as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, declined to return to the stage because her male co-star was scheduled to receive a much larger salary than sh…

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Why Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Were Cast in Fool For Love With Less Than a Month Before Opening by Carey Purcell

The Broadway bow of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love is a first: the play's first Main Stem opening and the first time its co-stars have paired on Broadway, among others. But the play…

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Broadway Stars Will Perform Before the Pope’s Mass at Madison Square Garden by Carey Purcell

"A Journey in Faith," a show of prayer and devotional music will be presented as part of Pope Pope Francis' Mass at Madison Square Garden Sept. 25, according to the New York Ti…

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Get “Up Close” With Fun Home’s Tony-Winning Creators at Drama League by Carey Purcell

Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, the Tony-winning duo behind the acclaimed musical Fun Home, will be featured in The Drama League's Up Close series Oct. 14.

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Sondheim on Sondheim Will Receive Los Angeles Premiere; Casting Revealed by Carey Purcell

Sondheim on Sondheim, the musical exploration of the life of award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim, will be presented by International City Theatre in October.

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Will Audiences Accept an Ugly Woman? Mamie Gummer and Women of Ugly Lies the Bone Search For the Ans by Carey Purcell

Mamie Gummer needs to apply a lot of makeup before stepping onstage to star in Ugly Lies the Bone, Lindsey Ferrentino's play about a war veteran struggling to adjust to civilian life. Bu…

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Friday, September 11, 2015

1,000 Performances, 100 Roles and One Man: Arnie Burton Reaches the Top of The 39 Steps by Carey Purcell

As Arnie Burton approaches his 1,000th performance in 39 Steps and prepares to depart the show, he reflects on his years with the Hitchcock-inspired comedy, playing more than 100 differe…

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