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It’s not just the puppetry—Disney’s longest-running musical searches for performers with abilities that no other Broadway show needs.
What it takes to find kid rock stars in a show that demands near-constant turnover.
Ms. Udofia mined her family background for what she sees as a true portrait of immigrant experiences in her ongoing theater cycle.
Handpicked by Kevin Kline, the mastermind behind the wardrobe of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival tells its own vibrant story.
The woman responsible for casting the current revival discloses what it takes to get invited to the Jellicle Ball.
Why composers Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva and the actors of Paula Vogel’s Indecent play music throughout the new drama.
It's not just that the hit musical doesn't tell my family's story. It's that it perpetuates a narrative in which the Vietnamese are victims, not fighters.
As Joe’s Diner prepares for a big staff turnover, Waitress casting director Bernie Telsey talks about finding three new leads—including composer Bareilles—come April.
The blockbuster musical returns to Broadway—chopper intact.
After years of trying, director Terry Kinney finally gets The Price to Broadway.
How the casting director of Kinky Boots keeps the iconic shoes filled.
Chicago’s casting directors explain the art of finding big name celebrities to take on the long-running hit.
Director John Crowley finds the humor with Cate Blanchett in The Present.
Puppet designers and actors talk about the zany challenges of creating and manipulating an ever-more-maniacal puppet onstage in productions of “Hand to God.”
Qui Nguyen’s new play, a romantic comedy about his Vietnamese parents, sprinkles in the pop culture obsessions that got him hired by Marvel Studios.
Christopher Chen’s “Caught” emerged from the controversy of Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.”
Now 20 years old, the Off Off Broadway company has kept its focus on shoestring productions that are “funny, strange and provocative.”
The team behind the immersive hit “Then She Fell” recreates the era in “The Grand Paradise,” a bigger production set at a hedonistic Florida resort.
Lynn Nottage, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for her play "Ruined," has been named the recipient of the 2010 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award.
To succeed as an actor, you need to run your career as a business, and a new website, YourActorMBA.com, aims to teach actors how—through an 11-week Web series.
This two-person adaptation of Henry James' classic ghost story too often tells the audience to be scared rather than quietly allowing fear to take over.
"Musical: The Online Musical" is far from your average musical. Now only is it online only, the plot is almost completely driven by audience suggestions.
Charles Smith's romanticized retelling of the marriage between the daughter of civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois and poet Countee Cullen traffics in superficial comedy at the expense of complex characters.Linked From Backstage at 05:58PM
As part of his role as "Billy Elliot" on Broadway, Joseph Harrington swings across the stage suspended by cables in one of the dance numbers. The effect is thrilling for the performer.
Chiara Atik’s Five Times in One Night is the latest atypical offering from EST/Youngblood — Playwright Chiara Atik does not like watching sex. On stage at least. “I always …
The everyday weirdness of Kate Benson’s new play — They’re just your typical American family, getting together for Thanksgiving dinner. Except there are no tables, chairs, …
In Play/Date, 21 plays unfold in a real bar on the Lower East Side — I’m sitting at the bar having a Manhattan. Across from me, the bartender is having an argument with a girl. I…
Diep Tran on the new wave of Asian musical theatre divas — When I was a little kid, I wanted to be Lea Salonga. Of course, back in the ’90s, all little Asian girls who loved to s…
The actors in 3 Christs find truth in insanity — Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at performers and how they create their roles It’s not every day you sit down wit…
In The Blueprint Project, writers riff on the same idea — Welcome to Borough Play, our exclusive series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. Have you ever watched a play and tho…