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Monday, April 26, 2021

Walking the Walk: Revisit This Article From When The Life Opened on Broadway in 1997 by Harry Haun

The Cy Coleman, Ira Gasman, David Newman musical, which opened April 26, 1997, put a human face on the inhabitants of 42nd Street.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Best Man, a Political Drama Wrapped in Star Packaging, Returned to Broadway in 2012 by Harry Haun

James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, and John Larroquette were among the many boldface names on the ticket when the revival opened on Broadway April 1, 2012.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:35AM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

From the Archives: Ben Whishaw Finds Himself in Hot Water in The Crucible by Harry Haun

The actor talked complexity, ambiguity, and unanswerable questions in the most recent revival of the Arthur Miller classic, which opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre March 31, 2016

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:33AM
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Read the Original 1984 Interview with Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera in Rehearsals for The Rink by Harry Haun

The Kander and Ebb musical, with a book by Terrence McNally, opened February 9, 1984.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Screen of Consciousness: David Byrne and the Band Played On by Harry Haun

This week's column of amusements from Harry Haun covers David Byrne, Annie B Parson and the dancing musicians of "American Utopia," and Edward Norton's thoughts on his new film "Motherless B…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 12:28PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

When Kathleen Turner Brought Maggie the Cat Back to Broadway by Harry Haun

In honor of the Tony and Oscar nominee's birthday, we look back at a 1990 interview about starring in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:11AM
Monday, April 29, 2019

BWW Exclusive: Joe Iconis- Broadway's New Pied Piper   by Harry Haun

It's three in the afternoon, and the chairs at The Laurie Beechman Theater, the basement cabaret of the West Bank Cafe, are stacked atop tables awaiting rearrangement by the night staff. But…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:56AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BWW Exclusive: LADY IN THE DARK- A Musical Mixture of Head and Hart by Harry Haun

There's an unfortunate guffaw in the otherwise well-calibrated British thriller of '46, 'Dead of Night,' when Mervyn Johns Glynis' dad, sensing he's sinking into insanity, brings a shaky han…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:15PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

BWW Exclusive: The Fantastick Tom Jones: Remember Him -- in Light by Harry Haun

Remember Henry Albertson Sure, you do. He's that ancient, arthritic, fragileagile but eternally game actor who traveled by stage trunk from scene to scene throughout the longest-running musi…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:21PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

From the Archives: Reba McEntire Reigns as Annie Oakley by Harry Haun

Playbill spoke to the country superstar in 2001 when she made her Broadway debut as a replacement Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:35AM
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Ari'el Stachel- Searching for an Identity, An Apostrophe and a Tony by Harry Haun

In his third-floor dressing room at the Barrymore Theater, Ari'el Stachel harbors a priceless little trinket his brand-new Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Musical.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:06PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BWW Exclusive: John Kander Ebbs & Flows In 3/4 Time by Harry Haun

In the black at the back of the Vineyard Theater during one of the final previews of The Beast in the Jungle the other night sat its composer, disguising himself as a member of the audience …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:54AM
Thursday, May 31, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Stoppard's TRAVESTIES- The Honorable Also-Ran by Harry Haun

The most honorable of the honorable mentions in 2018's Tony race will likely turn out to be Travesties, Tom Stoppard's 1974 tragifarce which took top Tony honors for Best Play and Best Actor…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:36PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018

From the Archives: Carousel Comes Full Circle by Harry Haun

In time for the opening of the latest revival, we look back at the 1994 feature about the production that made Audra McDonald a star.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Sunday, March 18, 2018

How the 1994 Revival of Carousel Restored the Show's Reputation by Harry Haun

In this 1994 interview, Tony-winning director Nicholas Hytner talks about casting Carousel in a way that has trickled down to this 2018 production.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BWW Interview: Phyllis Newman Looks Back on the Original SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING by Harry Haun

You know this is the first time I ever heard of NOT sleeping with the author to get the part, cracked a profoundly p.o.-ed Phyllis Newman at the fourth of five auditions she had to endure in…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:00PM
Monday, October 9, 2017

How Musicals Tonight! Digs Deep Into the Archives to Produce Revivals of Lost Work by Harry Haun

Its 20th anniversary season features The Apple Tree, Bells Are Ringing, and the New York premiere of Calamity Jane.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, September 10, 2017

How Second Stage Become a Hotbed for Tony-Winning Work by Harry Haun

The Off-Broadway house behind New York premieres of Jitney and Dear Evan Hansen will soon be represented on Broadway, itself.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How the Mint Theater Survives and Thrives By Staging Never-Before-Seen Works by Harry Haun

The Off-Broadway company finds success in previously unproduced and unpublished plays like this month’s Suitcase Under the Bed.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:43AM
Sunday, September 3, 2017

How Actor Anne Bancroft Beat Out Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor for Her Tony-Winning Role by Harry Haun

This latest biography for theatrelovers, Anne Bancroft: A Life, examines the life of the two-time Tony winner and Oscar-winning Mrs. Robinson.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, August 21, 2017

Looking Back at Jerry Lewis’ Mischievous Take on Damn Yankees’ Devil by Harry Haun

In memory of the star, we take a look back at this 1995 interview with Lewis as he took the stage as the infamous Applegate.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:01AM
Monday, July 31, 2017

From the Archives: When Sam Shepard’s True West Came to Broadway by Harry Haun

Looking back at the Tony-nominated Broadway debut of Shepard’s classic work, which featured stars John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman swapping roles nightly.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00PM

How the Real-Life Freedom Riders Inspired a New Musical by Harry Haun

Playing at NYMF August 1–5, Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical shines a musical spotlight on a powerful moment in American history.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06AM
Friday, July 28, 2017

How a Username Became Off-Broadway’s Curvy Widow by Harry Haun

When Tony-nominated book writer James Goldman passed, his wife combined his craft and her next chapter to create the musical comedy about online dating in post-menopausal widowhood.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Legendary Harold Prince Recalls Working With Original Tevye Zero Mostel by Harry Haun

The 21-time Tony recipient attended the closing night talkback for Zero Hour, and shared backstage memories of working with Mostel on A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddl…

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:28AM
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

How Off-Broadway’s In & Of Itself Transforms Illusion Into Emotion by Harry Haun

Award-winning magician Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz join forces to create an evening of wonder that builds to a soul-stirring experience.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Why Janeane Garofalo Made the Leap from Film and Stand-Up to Broadway by Harry Haun

The Reality Bites and Wet Hot American Summer actor is making her Broadway debut in the comedy-flecked family drama Marvin’s Room.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:46PM

What You Need to Know About the Canadian Theatre Company That’s Taking Over Off-Broadway by Harry Haun

Toronto’s award-winning theatre troupe Soulpepper is in residence at The Pershing Square Signature Center for the month of July.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Celebrating 40 Years of Penguin Rep by Harry Haun

Artistic Director Joe Brancato turned a dream and a hay barn into a decades-long "beautiful ritual."

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:08AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How Did Tony Winner John Benjamin Hickey Feel About His Broadway Debut? by Harry Haun

In 1995, the Six Degrees of Separation actor made his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion! and shared how he felt playing one of the gay “old marrieds&#…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards