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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Michael R. Jackson, in a Place All His Own in Washington Heights by Joanne Kaufman

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning author of ‘A Strange Loop’ finally has an apartment to himself in Manhattan.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Kevin McKenzie and Martine van Hamel: On the Zen of Escaping City Life by Joanne Kaufman

The artistic director of American Ballet Theatre and the former dancer ‘drink in the calm’ at a 1904 house in Woodstock, N.Y.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Joel Grey, on Making a Space for Art and Dreams by Joanne Kaufman

The prolific actor, writer and photographer just turned 90, in a 1970s-style West Village loft that speaks to his many passions.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Where Jerry Zaks Goes to Escape the ‘Pure Pleasure’ of the Theater by Joanne Kaufman

The director of ‘The Music Man’ pays more attention to the furnishings onstage than to those at home. But that suits him fine.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

LaChanze, at Home in ‘The Color Purple’ House by Joanne Kaufman

The Westchester house where the Tony-winning actor lives is ideally sized for family reunions — and for spending time alone.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

How to Decorate Your Apartment Like an Artistic Director by Joanne Kaufman

When Charlotte Moore moved into John McMartin’s Upper West Side co-op, it was ‘not pretty.’ Nearly five decades later, that’s been fixed.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Marsha Mason’s ‘New York Loft in a Hayfield’ by Joanne Kaufman

After more than two decades in New Mexico, the actress and director is back on the East Coast, with new digs and a renewed focus on the theater.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Krysta With a Y Plays Liza With a Z by Joanne Kaufman

For Krysta Rodriguez, who stars as Liza Minnelli in the new Netflix series ‘Halston,’ acting and decorating aren’t that far apart.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Why Would a Broadway Actor Choose to Live in Philadelphia? by Joanne Kaufman

When Rob McClure fell for Maggie Lakis, he also fell for her hometown. But don’t get him started on the reliability of Amtrak.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Sheldon Harnick: Working From Home for 55 Years by Joanne Kaufman

The lyricist of “Fiddler on the Roof” and many other shows has always worked at home, in the Beresford apartment he shares with his wife, Margery.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Samantha Mathis, Self-Isolating Downtown by Joanne Kaufman

With the opening of her musical, ‘Whisper House,’ postponed, the ‘Billions’ actor is riding out the coronavirus in her Greenwich Village rental.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth’s Private Stage by Joanne Kaufman

The Broadway and TV star’s decorating style? Art Deco meets Hollywood Regency, with a bit of the 1960s thrown in.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

For a Couple Associated With L.A., Home is a Greek Revival in Connecticut by Joanne Kaufman

Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry, stars of the long-running series “L.A. Law,” have a new Off Broadway play and a very old country house.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

For One Playwright, It Wouldn’t Be Home Without a Little Melodrama by Joanne Kaufman

When Theresa Rebeck first saw her Brooklyn brownstone, it was falling apart. She took it as a challenge.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Encounters: Marilu Henner, the Former ‘Taxi’ Star, Doesn’t Need a Grocery List by Joanne Kaufman

The 66-year-old actress, who stars in the Broadway musical “Gettin’ the Band Back Together,” remembers everything.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Brokers With a Song and Dance by Joanne Kaufman

Bohemia Realty caters to (and draws talent from) New York City’s theater community.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Being a Volunteer Usher on Broadway by Joanne Kaufman

Word has gotten out that volunteer ushers can see plays for free. And competition is getting increasingly fierce.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Putting Out the Broadway Welcome Mat in Song by Joanne Kaufman

These days, once you take your seat, the performers thank you for being there and let you know what to expect. In rhyme!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

What I Love: Moisés Kaufman on Marrying Art and Life by Joanne Kaufman

For a playwright and director, sharing an apartment with a husband who’s also a collaborator can get a little messy.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

What I Love: In Kelly Devine’s Apartment, Even the Furniture Has to Audition by Joanne Kaufman

For the choreographer of “Come From Away” and “Escape to Margaritaville,” designing a home requires as much care as putting on a Broadway show.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

What I Love: Andy Blankenbuehler, ‘Hamilton’ Choreographer, at Home in Harlem by Joanne Kaufman

When the choreographer finally got his dream house, it was during a nightmarish time in his life.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

What I Love: Lynn Ahrens’s Little House in the Sky by Joanne Kaufman

The lyricist of the Broadway show “Anastasia,” on the penthouse that convinced her to move to Midtown.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

What I Love: Jackie Hoffman on the Place Where She Hangs Her Hat by Joanne Kaufman

For the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” actress, home is where the sirens blare. And she’s staying put.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

What I Love: Beowulf Boritt, Set Designer, Renovates His Home by Joanne Kaufman

When Beowulf Boritt and his wife bought a prewar fixer-upper, he used all the tricks he learned in the theater to redo it.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

What I Love: Lena Hall’s 500-Square-Foot Apartment in Midtown by Joanne Kaufman

For the actress, a tidy alcove studio carpeted in white has room enough for everything that really matters.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

What I Love: From Stage Combat to Hudson Views by Joanne Kaufman

For B.H. Barry, staging fights began as a sideline to acting. Now it’s who he is — and how he got that nice penthouse.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

What I Love: A Theater Actor Finds a Place for All His Props by Joanne Kaufman

For Max von Essen, owning an apartment in New York was the first step. Then came the furnishings and the renovations — one for every show.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

That Broadway Baby, Now in ‘In Transit’ by Joanne Kaufman

Twan — an 18-inch-long, roughly 10-pound blue-eyed doll with an alert expression — has appeared in five Broadway shows, including “Cinderella.”

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Friday, November 4, 2016

What I Love: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, ‘Frozen’ Songwriter, at Home by Joanne Kaufman

The Grammy award winner lives with her husband and frequent collaborator, Robert Lopez, and their children in Brooklyn.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

What I Love: Gerard Alessandrini: Man of Many Broadway Spoofs by Joanne Kaufman

The creator of the theatrical spoof “Spamilton” has a home in Ivoryton, Conn.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

What I Love: Sara Bareilles, of ‘Waitress,’ on Her Sanctuary in the City by Joanne Kaufman

Sara Bareilles, the Grammy and Tony-nominated singer-songwriter, lives in a two-bedroom rental in Lower Manhattan.

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