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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&#…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

40 Years On, Pan Asian Rep Still Uses Art as Protest by Harry Haun

Pacific Overtures and King & I actor-turned-artistic director Tisa Chang celebrates Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s 40th anniversary.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Celebrating the Fresh and Established Alike With the Seff/Derwent Awards by Harry Haun

Actors' Equity gave out four awards June 13 to Katrina Lenk, Will Pullen, Anthony Chisholm, and Barbara Barrie.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and More Spin Through Hamish Linklater’s Whirligig Off-Broadway by Harry Haun

Best known for interpreting Shakespeare on the stage, Linklater returns to Off-Broadway as playwright.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Which Broadway Scenic Designer Also ‘Invented’ 20th Century America? by Harry Haun

In the biography The Man Who Designed the Future, the man who designed 200 stage productions also designed planes, refrigerators, and skyscrapers.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Bette Midler Stops the Show at the Outer Critics Circle Awards by Harry Haun

The OCC winner for Hello, Dolly! held forth hilariously at the awards ceremony, plus more memorable moments from Sardis.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Elaine Stritch On Not Being Nominated for a Tony by Harry Haun

In 1995 Stritch returned to Broadway in Harold Prince’s revival of Show Boat. The iconic actress reflected on a lifetime in show business in this no holds barred interview.

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Stephanie J. Block Is Ready to Rise, Plus Lynn Nottage’s Musical Future by Harry Haun

More news and dish from the Drama Desk nominees reception, from Nottage spilling about her upcoming musicals to Gerard Alessandrini previewing upcoming changes to Spamilton.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Why Emmy Nominee Amber Tamblyn Changed Her Mind About Working Onstage by Harry Haun

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star takes on Pulitzer Prize finalist Gina Gionfriddo’s latest play at the Vineyard Theatre.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor Opens Up About Almost Starring in Broadway’s La Cage aux Folles by Harry Haun

In his new memoir, out May 16, the award-winning actor reflects on his career, including his near star turn in La Cage.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Catching Up With the 2017 Drama Desk Award Nominees by Harry Haun

From Laurie Metcalf and Jayne Houdyshell to Laura Osnes and Andy Blankenbuehler, find out what this year's nominees had to say about their work!

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

FROM THE ARCHIVES: What Broadway Musical Launched Fresh Prince’s Alfonso Ribeiro’s Acting Career? by Harry Haun

Before landing major TV roles on Silver Spoons and as Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Alfonso Ribeiro was a 12-year-old Broadway tap sensation.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Tony-Winning Trio Behind Ragtime Takes Another Shot at Anastasia by Harry Haun

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on creating an original story with Terrence McNally for their latest Broadway outing.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth, Tommy Tune, Billy Joel Among Those Who Celebrated Broadway Titan James M. Nederlander by Harry Haun

The life of the late Tony Award-winning Broadway producer and patriarch of the theatre-owning dynasty was celebrated in a star-filled April 9 memorial.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: How Miss Saigon’s Lea Salonga Achieved Overnight Stardom at 20 by Harry Haun

Fresh off her 1991 Tony Award win for Best Actress in a Musical, a 20-year-old Lea Salonga talks about the pressures of starring in one of Broadway’s most-expensive blockbusters.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

What Sam Shepard Actually Wanted to Be When He Grew Up by Harry Haun

The Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Buried Child nearly bypassed a life in the theatre.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

MCC Theater Proves Three Artistic Directors Are Better Than One by Harry Haun

As the Off-Broadway institution turns 30, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and Robert LuPone celebrate another first.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Did You Know Boy Meets World’s Mr. Feeny Was 1776’s Original John Adams? by Harry Haun

Actor William Daniels recounts a life spent on the stage and on the screen and that infamous rejection of a Tony nomination.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

What Theatre Nurtured David Mamet, Martin McDonagh, David Yazbeck and More? by Harry Haun

Artistic director Neil Pepe celebrates 25 years of supporting theatre’s great writers.

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What Theatre Nurtured David Mamet, Martin McDonagh, David Yazbek and More? by Harry Haun

Artistic director Neil Pepe celebrates 25 years of supporting theatre’s great writers.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Why You Need to Know the Name Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins by Harry Haun

The playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist turns in another singular work with his new play, Everybody.

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Why You Need to Know the Name Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Harry Haun

The playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist turns in another singular work with his new play, Everybody.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

When the Biographer of the Stars Looks At Her Own Life by Harry Haun

After chronicling the lives of Brando, Fonda and more, and a lifelong friendship with Audrey Hepburn Patricia Bosworth reports on her own life.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

What to Look for This Month Off-Broadway by Harry Haun

Highlighted performances, reunions, and anticipated transfers to Broadway.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

How August Wilson Made Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Career by Harry Haun

The Jitney director talks about Wilson’s influence, and completing his American Century Cycle on Broadway.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Inside the Opening Night Celebration of Broadway’s First A Cappella Musical by Harry Haun

In Transit’s cast and creative team, including writer Kristen Anderson-Lopez, director Kathleen Marshall, and more hit the red carpet on opening night.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Remembering Edward Albee by Harry Haun

Friends share personal stories and quintessential Albee-isms at the memorial service for the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

For David Oyelowo, Taking on Othello Is Anything But Typical by Harry Haun

Though the Golden Globe-nominated actor had avoided Shakespeare’s Othello, he couldn’t resist the New York Theatre Workshop production co-starring Daniel Craig.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

All Aboard Lincoln Center Theater’s Babylon Line by Harry Haun

Josh Radnor returns to the New York stage in a new Off-Broadway play.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Richard Greenberg Talks His New Plays Starring Josh Radnor by Harry Haun

For the first time in his 30-year career, the Tony Award-winning playwright straddles two different mediums.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Stars Get Sexy for the Opening of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Harry Haun

The stage precursor to Dangerous Liaisons opens in a salacious Broadway revival.

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