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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Broadway Enneagram: Based on Your Type, Which Character Are You? by Amy Sapp

Find out if your personality aligns with Alexander Hamilton, Orpheus, or another beloved Broadway leading player.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Broadway Beat: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Rock of Ages’ Revivals, Stars in the Alley Updates, More by Amy Sapp

Plus, Shoshanna Bean and Jeremy Jordan extend their runs in ‘Waitress’

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Broadway Beat: Hugh Jackman to Star in 'The Music Man,' Jeremy Jordan Joins ‘Waitress,’ More by Amy Sapp

These song-and-dance men are returning to the Broadway musical stage.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

From Neverland to the Emerald City: Danny Quadrino and Jackson the Cavapoo by Amy Sapp

All Photos by Janie Willison For two years, actor Danny Quadrino, known for his work in Broadway’s Newsies and NBC’s Peter Pan: Live!, has maneuvered the New York hustle with his best fr…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

John Bolton and Sean McKnight on Their Azerbaijani Prince and Lovely Leading Lady by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison The story starts with John Bolton, Sean McKnight, Roz the Rottweiler Dalmatian mix, and Dallas the Brussels Griffon. Bolton shared, “[Roz] was out of town with us …

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Lesli Margherita on Stewie’s Love of Ball Machines and Fear of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison Today, Lesli Margherita and her Jack Russell, Stewie, are hardly seen apart. The two have become a dynamic pair for legions of Broadway fans, heightened by Stewie’…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lilli Cooper Reveals How One Cocker Spaniel Left the Cycle of Adoption – and Won Her Heart by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison One year ago, actress Lilli Cooper’s life changed indefinitely. Though, yes, she had just premiered the role of Sandy Cheeks in the Chicago tryout of SpongeBob Squ…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Kate Rockwell’s Girls, Mabel and Bessie, are Anything But Mean by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison Kate Rockwell has called Broadway home for nearly 10 years; she’s performed in traditional revivals and film adaptations, from Hair to Legally Blonde. This season,…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Ryan Vona Reveals His Newest Writing Partner and Fierce Agent by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison For Ryan Vona, performing on Broadway has always coincided with playing live music. From making his Broadway debut in Once as Andrej to landing the romantic lead of …

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Monday, October 23, 2017

And I'm Here: Sierra Boggess Introduces Celie and Olivia by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison Raised in Denver, Colorado, actress and beloved Broadway star, Sierra Boggess, never experienced a home devoid of a pet: “I grew up with cats always and always res…

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Meet Beauregard: Future Glinda Standby and Son of Carrie St. Louis by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison Perhaps best known for her hilarious portrayal as Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked, Carrie St. Louis has mastered the art of musical comedy. She first made her Broadway…

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‘Grease’ Led to Lindsay Mendez’s Broadway Debut and Ella the Poodle by Amy Sapp

Photos by Janie Willison Lovers of the Broadway stage are no stranger to the name Lindsay Mendez. From her days belting “Bless The Lord” in Godspell to her powerful interpretations of ro…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Review Roundup: ‘Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812’ by Amy Sapp

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the immersive musical based on a section of Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterwork War and Peace, opened at the Imperial Theatre on November 14. G…

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Rachel Bloom: A Song I Love by Amy Sapp

I have a real allergy to songs being cute. That was my problem when I was an auditioning musical theater actress. A lot of musical theater songs that are comedic are cute. But the thing you …

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

5 Reasons to See ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by the Stars of the Show by Amy Sapp

Ask the ladies of Dear Evan Hansen to describe one reason why audiences should flock to the Music Box Theatre to witness this new Broadway musical. For Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones, t…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Stars and the City: Mary Beth Peil’s New York by Amy Sapp

I came to New York after majoring in opera at Northwestern University. When I graduated, I got my first job singing the soprano lead La Traviata with Boris Goldovsky’s Opera Company in New…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

10 Fun Things to Do in the Theater District in NYC by Amy Sapp

Broadway theaters may take center stage in the district named for them, but every New Yorker knows there’s so much more to do than merely catch a performance of Wicked, The Book of Mormon�…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stars and the City: Jefferson Mays’ New York by Amy Sapp

I have lived in New York since 1991, late in the last century. It is quite simply the most exciting place to be in the world, and it can also be exhausting. Whatever mood you experience in N…

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Friday, November 4, 2016

5 Most Romantic Shows on Broadway Right Now by Amy Sapp

As the leaves change and temperatures begin to drop, snuggle weather emerges alongside one of the most romantic times of the year: the winter holidays. As you divulge your senses with a stea…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stars and the City: Renee Fleming’s New York by Amy Sapp

I am the child of two public school vocal music teachers. In fact, my mother still teaches voice and heads the Vocal Department of the Eastman Community Music School. So, I studied all kinds…

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Broadway’s Fright Night: A Rock Horror Halloween Experience at the W Hotel by Amy Sapp

Tonight, in honor of the Halloween spirit, “do the time warp again” with a smattering of Broadway cast members from your favorite shows at the W Hotel for Fright Night: A Rock Horror Exp…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Cool Job Q&A: Matt Britten of the Broadway Briefing by Amy Sapp

Every morning at, we start by perusing the Broadway Briefing — an online newsletter that has become a staple for professionals in the Broadway industry. The Broadway Briefi…

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‘Kurios by Cirque du Soleil’ Tickets Now On Sale by Amy Sapp

Kurios by Cirque du Soleil just launched in New York City — and you’re invited!   Step into Cirque du Soleil’s cabinet of curiosities with Kurios, a visually stunni…

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Show Time: Complete the Circle of Life with Our Makeup Tutorial from ‘The Lion King’ by Amy Sapp

The leaves have begun to change color. The aroma of apple cider now wafts through your office cubicle. The term PSL is no longer irrelevant. Autumn has fallen. In other words, Halloween is n…

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My Favorite Song: Betty Buckley, Tony Award Winner of ‘Cats’ by Amy Sapp

“Memory,” of course, is my favorite song from a musical!     “Memory” is a great blessing in my life. Learning to play Grizabella was such a gift, and it re…

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Blue Man Group’ by Amy Sapp

Many of us cannot even imagine a time when there were no blue men. After all, that funky theater on Astor Place has now been inhabited by these sky-blue-skinned resident percussionist-mimes …

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Tony Winner Donna Murphy to Alternate with Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Amy Sapp

There will be two Dollys on Broadway this spring. Two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy will take over the lead role from Bette Midler in the new revival of Hello, Dolly! starting in June. Midl…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Actor Spotlight: Telly Leung of ‘In Transit’ and ‘Glee’ by Amy Sapp

Ask actor Telly Leung about starring in a Broadway show. The jolt of energy for him as a performer comes not from a leading man status but rather from the sense of community he garners from …

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Calling all Broadway Fans: 100 Days Until BroadwayCon 2017 by Amy Sapp

The time has arrived to begin preparations for BroadwayCon 2017! Today marks 100 days until you can make your grand entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in your best Angelica S…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Talent Takeover: Orfeh of ‘Legally Blonde’ by Amy Sapp

On Friday, October 14, Tony Award-nominated actress and Broadway starlit, Orfeh, hosted’s latest installment of Talent Takeover on Twitter. Orfeh is no stranger to the stag…

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Youngest Female Conductor Makes Broadway History at ‘Waitress’ by Amy Sapp

Burgeoning theatrical talent Madeline Smith has made theatrical history at the hit musical, Waitress — all while wielding a baton in hand. On October 14 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre,…

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