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Friday, October 27, 2017

An Interview with Members of the St. Bart’s Players on ‘A Little Night Music’ by Courtney Marie

As part of their 90th Anniversary season, the St. Bart’s Players presents Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. New York’s longest running community theater group infuses new energy into th…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Marc Bamuthi Joseph on His Artistic and Cultural Influences in “/peh-LO-tah/” by Courtney Marie

I’ve been playing soccer and have been exposed to soccer longer than I have been exposed to dance. Both of these things are part of my kinesthetic and the biography of my body. I can’t r…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview: Christine Rea on her Musical ‘Hit Her With The Skates’ by Courtney Marie

Hit Her With The Skates, a new musical at Rahway’s Hamilton Stage from Christine Rea and Rick Briskin, challenges audiences to take a breath and try a new way of making decisions as an ad…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Catherine Russell, On Her 30 Year Milestone with “Perfect Crime” by Courtney Marie

New York City based actress Catherine Russell, has much to celebrate this spring, as she reaches an important milestone in her career – being the first actress in theater history to perfor…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Writer Ron Fassler on His New Book and Theater Adventures by Courtney Marie

Actor, writer and director Ron Fassler Courtney Marie, Critic Actor, writer, and director, Ron Fassler fell in love with the theater and entertainment industry from the time he was a little …

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Interview: Jen Silverman on Female Visibility and Power in Her Gripping New Play “The Moors” by Courtney Marie

Jen Silverman has always had a curiosity about the world around her. The American playwright first became fascinated with storytelling as a child while she traveled to countries all over th…

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Interview: Broadway’s Mike Faist on Playing Connor in “Dear Evan Hansen” and the Power of Human Connection by Courtney Marie

Broadway’s Mike Faist has been a part of the groundbreaking musical Dear Evan Hansen since its inception and has been savoring the journey that has led to Broadway. Making its debut on t…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Interview: Broadway’s Trent Armand Kendall On His New Musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA! and Inspiring Hope Across the Nation by Courtney Marie

What our world needs now is light, hope, and pure bliss, and Broadway’s Trent Armand Kendall has answered the call with his new musical, LOUIS-AND-ELLA! The musical reunites jazz legends …

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Interview: Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester On Life in the Music Business and Her Return to Feinstein’s/54 Below by Courtney Marie

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester makes her return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for four performances only this March. On Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th, Ms. …

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Interview: Josh Collins on Starring in Military Drama “9 Circles” by Courtney Marie

English actor Josh Collins is making a name for himself across the pond in America. A recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Collins has performed in historic London venues su…

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Making Dreams a Reality: First Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Shares Her Journey to Off Broadway Musical by Courtney Marie

I’ve been watching Miss America since I was very little, and my sister and I would get dressed up every year in crowns and gowns and banners and I saw Miss Pennsylvania, Marla Wynne, in '9…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

BroadwayCon 2017: Recap and Photos! by Courtney Marie

BroadwayCon 2017 included several excellent panels, with topics ranging from defining success in the industry, to the importance of women’s writers, to tales from one of Broadway’s mos…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review: Carmen Cusack’s Debut Album, “If You Knew My Story” by Courtney Marie

This is one story that we all need to hear. So familiar and poignant to the human experience, Ms. Cusack’s debut album, If You Knew My Story, is an extremely moving soundtrack for her lif…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Interview: David Perlman on the Heartwarming New Musical Comedy “A Dog Story” by Courtney Marie

New-York based actor, musician, and photographer David Perlman has let a passion for performing and creative pursuits pave his way to success. Performing on Broadway in Baby It’s You! as…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack Of The NBC Television Event by Courtney Marie

With an all-star line lineup of voices, including Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, and more, it’s no surprise that this original soundtrack to the NBC …

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In the Spirit: StageBuddy’s Holiday Theater Picks for 2016 by Courtney Marie

The holiday season is upon us, and what could be better than taking a break from the crowds and to-do lists and creating new family memories with a special outing to the theater? It is one g…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Interview: Jeffry Denman On Playing Bob Hope, His Journey With Dance, and Life Lessons from James Cagney by Courtney Marie

Broadway veteran Jeffry Denman, best known for his roles in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, is dusting off his tap shoe…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Babies by Courtney Marie

Musical numbers are catchy and silly while sharing important life lessons. “What Are Friends For” and “All Alone” examines feelings of sadness, loneliness, and finding your tribe no …

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Interview: Shara Ashley Zeiger On Her Drama “Roughly Speaking” and Bringing a Face to Homelessness by Courtney Marie

The multi-talented Shara Ashley Zeiger is bringing a face to homelessness this fall, with her new work, Roughly Speaking. Founder and Artistic Director of the Platform Group, Zeiger is passi…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Interview: St. Bart’s Players, NY’s Longest Running Community Theater, Performs Sondheim’s “Company” by Courtney Marie

The St. Bart’s Players Gears Up to Celebrate its 90th Anniversary in 2017 and Reflects on the Community that Has Sustained Them; Current Season Features the Stephen Sondheim Musical “Com…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Interview: Jennifer Ashley Tepper Reveals More “Untold Stories of Broadway” in Her Latest Book by Courtney Marie

An aficionado of the New York theater scene, Broadway historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper has spent years researching and interviewing the keepers of Broadway’s greatest secrets …

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Interview: Broadway’s Jarrod Spector on Living the Jukebox Life and His New Solo Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Courtney Marie

Broadway’s Jarrod Spector has been living that jukebox life from the ripe age of three. Inspired by the music of his parents, Spector’s journey has taken him from Star Search to the Grea…

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Interview: Jay Armstrong Johnson on “Quantico,” His New Album, and Celebrating Halloween at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Courtney Marie

After premiering his solo show at Feinstein’s/54 Below this spring, Jay Armstrong Johnson will make his return — just in time for Halloween! The talented actor who has graced the scr…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Interview: Dan Kilian on His Provocative New Musical – Just in Time for Election Season! by Courtney Marie

One thing is for certain: The election season has become a horrible reality show. While the future of our nation is a bit unstable, New York playwright and producer Dan Kilian provides a wel…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Daddy Issues by Courtney Marie

The gregarious Matt Koplik plays Donald Moscowitz who constantly bears the brunt of his parents’ overbearing natures. He is instantly likable, charming, and relatable as any young person c…

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Interview: Playwright Betty Shamieh on Classical Theatre of Harlem’s “Fit for a Queen” and Powerful Women of History by Courtney Marie

The Classical Theatre of Harlem welcomes playwright Betty Shamieh to the main stage this fall with her new play, Fit for a Queen, a passion project that she undertook more than a decade ago…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Interview: Actor and Playwright Brian Quijada on his Autobiographical Play “Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” by Courtney Marie

At the ripe age of 27, actor and playwright Brian Quijada has turned his personal experiences growing up as a Latino kid in suburban Chicago into an autobiographical play with his own twist.…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Interview: Ana Nogueira and Adrienne Campbell-Holt on Miracle Drugs, Relationships, and Colt Coeur’s New Play “Empathitrax” by Courtney Marie

If there were a magic pill you could take to fix your relationship, would you take it? Ana Nogueira’s new play, Empathitrax, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, explores the most complex e…

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Dead Shot Mary by Courtney Marie

While proud of how she is portrayed in the press, as a woman who couldn’t be broken, McPhee delves beneath the surface to illustrate how Shanley really felt once she returned to an empty a…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bachelorette by Courtney Marie

This comedy revival of Leslye Headland’s 2010 play, that was adapted for the 2012 film of the same name, "Bachelorette," is as caustic and outrageous as ever. While looking ahead to a wedd…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Caught by Courtney Marie

The beauty of Chen’s technique lies in engaging the audience in a guessing game that they don’t immediately know they are a part of – presenting them with certain messages that appear …

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