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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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Friday, August 12, 2016

What I Love: Leslie Odom Jr., of ‘Hamilton,’ at Home in Hell’s Kitchen by Joanne Kaufman

The Tony Award winner rents a one-bedroom with his wife, Nicolette Robinson, an actor and singer.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

What I Love: A Broadway Star in Hudson Heights by Joanne Kaufman

Victoria Clark, a Tony winner, has a new husband, a new home and a new role, directing.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

What I Love: A Big Life in a Tiny Home by Joanne Kaufman

How the actress Linda Emond made the most of her 200-square-foot studio on the Upper East Side.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

What I Love: Why Imogen Lloyd Webber Doesn’t Live Anywhere Near ‘Cats’ by Joanne Kaufman

The daughter of the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber follows her father’s advice and buys an apartment on the East Side.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

What I Love: Israel Horovitz at Home in Greenwich Village by Joanne Kaufman

A playwright’s longtime home bears his stamp — and that of the odd errant baseball.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

What I Love: John Leguizamo’s Walls May Talk, but They Don’t Criticize by Joanne Kaufman

The actor lives with his family in an ornate West Village brownstone.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

What I Love: At Home with Danielle Brooks, of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ by Joanne Kaufman

The actress, a Tony nominee for “The Color Purple,” and an inmate on “Orange Is the New Black,” lives in a Brooklyn high-rise.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

What I Love: Michael Cerveris’s ‘Fun Home’ in Chelsea by Joanne Kaufman

The Tony-winning actor lives with his dog in a prewar co-op.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Curtain Call: Dip, Kiss or Curtsy? by Joanne Kaufman

Tony nominees talk about their preferred styles of bowing at curtain call and how they came to adopt them.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Christopher Jackson of ‘Hamilton,’ at Home in the Bronx by Joanne Kaufman

The Tony nominee lives with his wife, Veronica Vazquez-Jackson, an actress and singer.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

What I Love: Christopher Jackson of ‘Hamilton,’ at Home in the Bronx by Joanne Kaufman

The Tony nominee lives with his wife, Veronica Vazquez-Jackson, an actress and singer.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

What I Love: From Broadway Stage to Harlem Home (Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise) by Joanne Kaufman

A visit to the home of Terrence Mann, a star of the Broadway musical “Tuck Everlasting,” and his dancer/actress wife, Charlotte d’Amboise.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

What I Love: Kerry Butler on Japanese Toilets and ‘Disaster!’ by Joanne Kaufman

The actress lives with her husband, Joey Mazzarino, and their children on the Upper West Side.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

What I Love: Jessica Hecht, a Star of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ at Home by Joanne Kaufman

The actress lives so close to Broadway she easily can slip home on matinee days. She plays Tevye’s wife in “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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