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Monday, April 16, 2018

Laurie Metcalf has been acting for four decades. She’s finally on the verge of stardom. by Karen Heller

At 62, she’s looking at an Oscar nod, a Tony win, a revival of an Emmy-winning role and a return to Broadway.

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Drag artist Taylor Mac’s theatrical vision is big, audacious and glittery by Karen Heller

The performer and MacArthur “genius” created a history of America lasting 24 hours

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Friday, October 6, 2017

How do you top “Hamilton”? Author Ron Chernow is about to find out by Karen Heller

NEW YORK -- Ron Chernow's timing is exquisite, even if it took six years and 25,000 index cards to get to this moment.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

A divine showing of divas put the ‘broad’ in Broadway by Karen Heller

Midler, LuPone and Close: In the theater, there is nothing like a dame, a grand dame.

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Patti LuPone on her ‘painful’ rise to Broadway stardom: ‘I was my biggest enemy!’ by Karen Heller

She’s been Evita and Mama Rose, and — in “War Paint” — she plays Helena Rubinstein.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

John Slattery’s turn from adman to ink-stained wretch by Karen Heller

Former “Mad Men” star appears in Broadway’s “The Front Page.”

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Philadelphia playwright relies on neighborhood for inspiration by Karen Heller

Quiara Alegría Hudes is a two-time Pulitzer finalist for playwriting and the author of the Tony Award-winning musical "In the Heights."

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Yale Professor, Poet Writes Memoir About A Great Love, Loss And Glorious Food by Karen Heller

In the hallway of her West Side apartment near Lincoln Center, the place where she remade her life after the sort of loss for which no spouse can prepare, poet and Yale Professor Elizabeth A…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Drama teacher's decades of awakenings by Karen Heller

Now, Mr. Volpe, supportive, inspiring and funny, is directing the debut high school production of Spring Awakening, the Tony-winning musical that addresses child abuse, abortion, homosexuali…

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