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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Chilina Kennedy: Work hard, play hard. by Joy

Women like Chilina Kennedy are blazing new trails on Broadway. While founding a new theater company and developing her own show, she is also playing Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Michael Campayno ‘Chers’ His Broadway Journey by Joy

Michael Campayno’s Broadway journey is a pretty magical tale. While still in college, he was cast in The Sound of Music Live! and then went on to star in Wicked as Fiyero. Now he’s tackl…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Bright Lights, Big City: Christy Altomare by Joy

We spoke with Christy Altomare about why she loves the musical Bright Lights, Big City and what it’s like to be playing Anastasia on Broadway.

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Bright Lights, Big City: Matt Doyle by Joy

We spoke with Matt about his history with the musical Bright Lights, Big City and advice he would give to aspiring performers.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jack DiFalco Brings Levity to Torch Song by Joy

After making his Broadway debut in Marvin’s Room last year, Jack DiFalco now tackles another complex role in the touching revival of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Al Silber is confronting grief and adversity through art by Joy

Alexandra Silber recently published, not one, but two books which are both heartfelt and insightful. We spoke to Al about her inspiration for these books and how they are so intertwined.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Mean Girls’ Roar by Joy

I think in these rousing days of such influential and powerful movements as #metoo, #timesup, etc, Tina Fey’s creation - Mean Girls on Broadway, stands out as being especially relevant. He…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Kate Rockwell Is Using Her Comedic Skills to Empower Women by Joy

Kate Rockwell is making fetch happen in Mean Girls on Broadway with her pink ensemble and perfect comedic timing. But this girl is no joke! Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as K…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Isaac Powell has a bright future on Broadway by Joy

Most actors dream of moving to New York and landing a big role on Broadway, but for Isaac Powell that dream is now a reality. Just two months after graduating from college, Isaac was cast as…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cirque du Soleil banned our critic after a one-star review – need they have feared? by Lyn Gardner and Sanjoy Roy

Lyn Gardner’s press ticket for the circus superstars was withdrawn after her verdict on their earlier show. So we bought her one and sent Sanjoy Roy along to get a second opinion on Cirque…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Constantine Maroulis Talks About His Path to Success by Joy

Constantine Maroulis is best known for his Tony-nominated performance in Rock of Ages and as a finalist on American Idol. He is now starring in a new show called BULLDOZER: The Ballad of Rob…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Laura Bell Bundy is Fired Up About Women’s Rights by Joy

Conceived & directed by Laura Bell Bundy, “Double Standards” is a star-studded benefit concert celebrating women’s rights, health and empowerment.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Broadway Teens Reclaim Their Voices For a Good Cause by Joy

On October 15, teen performers of Broadway, Film & TV are coming together to perform songs from dream roles they don't get professionally cast in – actual teen roles.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Cate Elefante and Ella Morgan loved playing Lulu in Waitress by Joy

Cate and Ella have been melting hearts on Broadway as Lulu in Waitress. Now they’re all grown up and leaving the show. They shared their favorite memories with us and also gave some great …

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Brandon Ellis Reflects on his Bandstand Journey by Joy

Bandstand has been a standout this past Broadway season. With uplifting swing music, Tony award winning choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and an emotionally complex story, we’re sorry to…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Laura Osnes loves being part of the band by Joy

Laura’s career has been jam packed with Tony nominated roles and everything in between. She can do it all - dance, sing, act... it’s no wonder she is Broadway’s sweetheart!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Derek Klena reveals his crazy journey to Broadway by Joy

With his adorable dimples and boyish charm, Derek is bringing Anastasia's Dmitry to life onstage at the Broadhurst Theatre. We spoke to him about his crazy journey that led him to Broadway a…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Michael Fatica is happy to relive Groundhog Day (eight times a week) by Joy

From swinging in Newsies to portraying a graceful klutz in She Loves Me, Michael Fatica is happy to finally arrive in Punxsutawney.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony Award nominations by Joy

On Tuesday, May 2The 2017 The Tony Award nominations were announced, by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Ruby Lewis pays tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood in Paramour by Joy

Paramour brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil to Broadway with astonishing acrobatics and a visually stunning show. Its leading lady, Ruby Lewis sparkles in her Broadway debut.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Giveaway: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Sheet Music by Joy

Broadway Wiz is giving away season one sheet music from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend! Read on for info on how to win.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Newsies seize the red carpet at their movie premiere by Joy

After a massively successful run on Broadway and a national tour, the show is being preserved on film so a new generation of Fansies can discover why we all love it so much. On Monday, newsi…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

LaChanze shares her life story in “Feeling Good” by Joy

Tony winning actress LaChanze is ready to share her story with the world. After a busy career with roles on both film & stage, she is going on tour with her new album “Feeling Good.”

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

There’s A Place for Us at BroadwayCon 2017 by Joy

Bigger venue. Bigger crowds. Broadway Wiz asked fans to weigh in on their BroadwayCon 2017 experience. See what they had to say about the "bigger is better" event.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

True Colors: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer by Joy

As someone who has a family member who passed away from ovarian cancer, True Colors: Broadway Fights Ovarian Cancer is very meaningful to me.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Richard H. Blake on his Broadway Tale by Joy

Richard H. Blake made his Broadway debut at the age of 12 and his long resume is very impressive. After playing a slew of bad guys, he finally gets to tackle the role of a good father in A B…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Are bullies misunderstood? Interview with Mike Faist from Dear Evan Hansen by Joy

From carrying the banner to being found, Mike Faist is currently taking a stand on Broadway in the hit show Dear Evan Hansen. We chatted about his experience with Newsies and why he thinks "…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Opening Up: How Broadway Changed my Life by Joy

If I died today….would anyone miss me? It’s a depressing thought, and yet more common than most people think. Definitely not a thought I would attribute to a person with the name of Joy.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Q&A with Cate Elefante by Joy

For Cate Elefante, the Broadway dream has already come true. The adorable 5 year old is melting hearts every night as Lulu in Waitress the Musical.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Q&A with Samantha Massell by Joy

For the past year, Samantha has been bringing audiences to tears as Hodel in Fiddler. Coming off a successful run, she is excited to debut her solo show at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Joyful Chats with Brittain Ashford by Joy

Brittain recently made her Broadway debut as Sonya in The Great Comet. We discussed how the role was tailor made for her & the challenges of performing in such a unique venue.

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Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue