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Friday, January 21, 2022

Brian Cox Takes Stock of His Eventful Life on Stage and Screen by Alexandra Jacobs

In “Putting the Rabbit in the Hat,” the actor currently thriving as Logan Roy in “Succession” recounts his Scottish upbringing, his years in the theater and his experiences in Hollyw…

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Mel Brooks Keeps It Very Light in ‘All About Me!’ by Alexandra Jacobs

The comedy legend responsible for “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” has written a memoir with the cheer and zip of a one-liner.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

When Department Stores Were Theater by Alexandra Jacobs

Barneys is closing. Nordstrom is streamlining. And the hometown holiday window may be entering its final act.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Love Elaine Stritch? Thank the Parts She Didn’t Get by Alexandra Jacobs

The legendary stage actress’s character was shaped as much by the roles she lost as those she won. These are some of the ones that got away.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sondheim and the City: In a Rethought ‘Company,’ a Woman Wavers by Alexandra Jacobs

Marianne Elliott has reset the new London production to the modern day, with the notorious bachelor Bobby now a commitment-shy Bobbie.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and Broadway’s Friendliest Feud by Alexandra Jacobs

They play the rival cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in the new musical “War Paint.”

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Cover Story: Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Broadway – Nathan Lane! by Alexandra Jacobs

Newly married at 60, the actor who knows how to deliver a one-liner throws himself into a fast-talking comedy. But there are darker roles ahead.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Gaudy, Glittery, Gorgeously Subversive World of Taylor Mac by Alexandra Jacobs

This downtown performer is hellbent on making us look at the hidden history of our favorite songs. In platform heels. For 24 hours.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

‘Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir,’ by Joel Grey by Alexandra Jacobs

Joel Grey’s memoir recounts his conflicts and struggles.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens as a ‘Gigi’ Tailored for the Instagram Age by Alexandra Jacobs

Ms. Hudgens discusses her resolve to succeed on Broadway as producers prepare a new production of “Gigi” for a millennial audience.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Encounters: Shopping With Lindsay Duncan, but Coming Home Empty-Handed by Alexandra Jacobs

Ms. Duncan sees herself as an actress “who’s been in pretty decent stuff for a long, long time.”

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bradley Cooper Gets Ready for ‘The Elephant Man’ on Broadway by Alexandra Jacobs

Bradley Cooper is set to play the title role in a Broadway revival of “The Elephant Man,” a character he has identified with since he saw a movie version at 12.

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