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Friday, February 17, 2017

Broadway Ain't Never Had a Friend Like This! Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart on What He Loved & Learned in Aladdin by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Hotcha! Whoopee! Two-Time Tony Nominee Charlotte d'Amboise Returns to Broadway's Chicago by Beth Stevens

Charlotte d'Amboise is returning to Broadway's Chicago on February 20. The two-time Tony nominee is replacing Spice Girl Mel B in the role of Roxie Hart at the Ambassador T…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Americans' Alison Wright Joins the Broadway Cast of Lynn Nottage's Sweat by Beth Stevens

Alison Wright is joining the cast of Sweat on Broadway. Wright, who is known for her role on FX’s The Americans, will play Jessie, a part played in the Public Theater off-Broadway run …

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura Will Return to Broadway's Chicago This Summer by Beth Stevens

Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to Broadway’s Chicago this summer. The actress will play Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival for 11 performances only, from July 3 to J…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Bronx Tale Scribe on Chazz Palminteri on His Mantra, the 'Door Test' and the Difference Between Amateurs and Pros by Beth Stevens

Bronx-born Chazz Palminteri is most known for his work as an actor in such films as The Usual Suspects, Bullets Over Broadway (for which he earned an Oscar nomination), Analyze This, Hurlybu…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

When You're Good to Mama! Six Chicago Mamas Celebrate the Musical's 20th Broadway Anniversary by Beth Stevens

Chicago celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 14, and we marked the occasion with six performers who have taken on the role of Matron "Mama" Morton. Photographer Jeremy Danie…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vietgone Scribe Qui Nguyen on Why His Plays Include Kung Fu Fighting, What He Geeks Out Over & What Inspired His New Play by Beth Stevens

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, fight choreographer, co-founder of the theater company Vampire Cowboys and self-professed geek. A Los Angeles-based writer for Marvel Studios, …

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Alex Brightman on His 'Rip-Roaring' Time in School of Rock and Why He's Leaving by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Les Liaisons Dangereuses Scribe Christopher Hampton Shares His Inspiration, Favorite Lines & Secret to Being Prolific by Beth Stevens

Christopher Hampton is an award-winning writer, screenwriter, director and producer. He is perhaps most famous for his play Les Liaisons Dangereuses (based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos d…

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Marvin on Marvin: Michael Rupert Catches Christian Borle at Falsettos Opening by Beth Stevens

On opening night of the first-ever Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine’s Falsettos, there was one member of the audience who was perhaps more nervous than the stars …

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Carrie St. Louis on the Friendship, Costumes & Dance Parties She'll Miss as She Exits Broadway's Wicked by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

All the Ways to Say I Love You Scribe Neil LaBute on the Secret to Being Prolific & How His Characters Are Alike by Beth Stevens

Neil LaBute, known for his daring, often controversial plays, is getting ready to premiere his 10th full-length work at MCC Theater, where he is the playwright-in-residence. The new piece, t…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wicked Star Rachel Tucker on the 'Unrepeatable' Experience of Playing Elphaba on Broadway & Missing Her Green Team by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Longtime Lion King Star Chantel Riley on How the Show Changed Her and Saying Goodbye to Pride Rock by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Shannon McDowell on Dressing Rafiki, Going on 'Vocal Rest' & The Lion King Song She Cannot Escape by Beth Stevens

Shannon McDowell became a dresser on the Great White Way when she worked on Ragtime in 1998. Since then she has worked on 42nd Street, Follies, Spamalot, Hair, Spider-Man, Turn off the Dark …

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

An Act of God Scribe David Javerbaum on Comedy Gods, Daily Show Lessons & Almighty Tweets by Beth Stevens

David Javerbaum says he’s the “adaptor” of Broadway’s An Act of God (claiming the Almighty wrote the text), but we’re going to go out on a limb and call him the…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Phillip Rolfe on 19 Years of Laughs as Fiddler on the Roof Star Danny Burstein's Friend and Dresser by Beth Stevens

Phillip Rolfe, who hails from Montana, trained as a classical pianist and dancer. He went to college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was a dance major/music minor. Because of…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Incognito Scribe Nick Payne on Being ‘Mr. Science Playwright' & Why It’s Healthy Not to Be Interested in Theater by Beth Stevens

British playwright Nick Payne made a splash on Broadway in 2015 with Constellations, an entertaining piece about quantum physics that starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson. The scribe, who…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quiara Alegria Hudes on Why She Wrote Daphne's Dive & How Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Like Seinfeld's Kramer by Beth Stevens

Quiara Alegría Hudes is an award-winning writer whose works include the Tony-winning musical In the Heights (for which she wrote the book), the children's musical Barrio Grrrl! an…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Five Wicked Cool 2016 Tony Nominations Facts by Beth Stevens

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it's awards season. You can call it HamilTony time if you must, and though mega-hit Hamilton nabbed a record-breaking number of nods, t…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Tony History Has Its Eyes on Hamilton; Can the Musical Beat the Nominations Record? by Beth Stevens

Will Broadway juggernaut Hamilton break a Tony Awards record? Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about the ten-dollar-founding father looks poised to make Tony history…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tony Winner Kelli O’Hara on Why Leaving The King and I Feels ‘Strange and Heartbreaking’ by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful Star Chilina Kennedy's Dresser Samantha Newby on What Happens When Carole King Goes Rogue & More by Beth Stevens

Samantha Newby hails from a small town in Colorado. She moved to New York for college where she graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a degree in costume design. Newby started dre…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Hold On to Me Darling Playwright Kenneth Lonergan on Being Inspired by Matthew Broderick's Mom & Why Writing Manuals Are Nonsense by Beth Stevens

Kenneth Lonergan’s Hold On to Me Darling, starring Timothy Olyphant as a spiraling country superstar, is enjoying an extended engagement at the Atlantic Theatre Company. Lonergan had b…

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

An American in Paris' Garen Scribner on Dancing with Chelsea Clinton & Touching J.Lo's Butt by Beth Stevens

Age: 30 Hometown: Arlington, Virginia Current Role:  Taking over the dance-heavy leading role of Jerry Mulligan, an ex-GI now struggling to make it as a painter in post-WW II Par…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Eclipsed's Zainab Jah Reveals Her AK-47 Muscles, Guilty Pleasures & Adorable Nicknames by Beth Stevens

Age: "That’s for me to know and you to find out." Hometown: "I have two: Freetown in Sierra Leone and London, England." Current Role:  Making a stunning…

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Exclusive: Look Now at the Luminous Barbara Cook! by Beth Stevens

As Barbara Cook prepares to return to the New York stage in Barbara Cook: Then and Now at off-Broadway's New World Stages this spring, we have a first look at the incandescent Tony winne…

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41 Elphabas and Counting! Longtime Wicked Dresser Kathe Mull on the Secrets of Dressing Star Rachel Tucker and More by Beth Stevens

Kathe Mull has been a proud member of Wardrobe Local 764 since 1987. Her first dressing job was the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls, and since then she has worked on such shows as…

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Star Wars Hunk Oscar Isaac to Headline Hamlet in Brooklyn by Beth Stevens

Oscar Isaac, famous for playing fighter pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is going back to his roots. The actor is eyeing a return to the New York stage in Hamlet, directed …

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wicked's Zachary Noah Piser Shows Off His Amazing Bird-Calling and Karaoke Skills by Beth Stevens

Age: 22 Hometown: Piedmont, California Current Role: Piser is making his Broadway debut in the role of Boq, who is Nessarose's love interest though he pines for G(a)lind…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector on Never Losing That Lovin' Feeling for His Time in Beautiful by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway perfor…

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