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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Who Do Sutton Foster and Christian Borle Play in the Gilmore Girls Reboot? by Laura Hedli

Playbill.com talks to the Tony winners on set about their characters on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

On Set at the Gilmore Girls Reboot with Sutton Foster and Christian Borle by Laura Hedli

What to expect from the highly-anticipated Netflix reboot and the Tony-winning talent involved in an on screen musical.

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Jeanine Tesori Talks Writing the Gilmore Girls Musical by Laura Hedli

The Tony-winning composer reveals the inspiration behind her Stars Hollow musical in the Netflix reboot.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Reuniting the Trio Behind Colman Domingo\u2019s Dot Feels Like \u201DJumping Off a Ledge Together\u201D by Laura Hedli

After launching The Scottsboro Boys at the Vineyard Theatre six years ago, writer Colman Domingo rejoins director Susan Stroman and actress Sharon Washington for his newest work: Dot.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Making Danish Sound American by Laura Hedli

How do you translate the language and culture of a Danish play for American audiences?When they discovered Andreas Garfield’s play Home Sweet Home, about a Danish soldier returning fro…

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Twosome with talent by Laura Hedli

Actors Center director Rodney Robb has helped train lots of aspiring performers in Philly. Manager Edie Robb, his wife of 40 years, has helped a few become stars.

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Broadway's January Encore by LAURA HEDLI

Despite the closing of 15 Broadway shows last month, 2011 has thus far been marked by relative prosperity on the Great White Way.

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Zach Helm Is “Interviewing” You by Laura Hedli

In his new Off Broadway play, the artist makes his audience the starThere are certain shows that stay with you long after you leave the theatre, and Spalding Gray's Interviewing the Audience…

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Putting a Face on a Military Tragedy by Laura Hedli

Charles Fuller’s One Night confronts sexual assault in our armed forces — Last year, the military prosecuted approximately 300 cases of sexual assault or impropriety, but that…

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Many Stories of Muhammad Ali by Laura Hedli

A film and a play explore the boxer’s legacy — Most of us know Muhammad Ali was a world-class boxer, and some of us know he was stripped of his championship titles and essentiall…

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Why We Left Brooklyn by Laura Hedli

HED: Last Exit From Park Slope Matthew Freeman wanted to create a satire of Park Slope, Brooklynites. Since these folks are his neighbors in real life, he knows them well and thought a roast…

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

What Do You Say As You’re Dying? by Laura Hedli

Kate Mulgrew and Kathleen Chalfant navigate a play’s remarkable language — Welcome to Building Character, TDF’s ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles …

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Producing an “Unproduceable” Play by Laura Hedli

Inside the imagination of “AliceGraceAnon” Note: Following Hurricane Sandy AliceGraceAnon will re-open on Saturday, November 3, with a special “re-opening party” foll…

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Building Character: Jessica Hecht by Laura Hedli

The “Harvey” star finds inspiration in her family’s business Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles Acting is always…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

'Bring It On: The Musical' Makes a Touring Stop on Broadway by Laura Hedli

The touring musical "Bring It On" makes its Broadway debut at the St. James Theatre.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Civilians Tell the Story of Divorce by Laura Hedli

In “You Better Sit Down,” the company interviews their own parents The Civilians wanted to write a play about divorce. That much they knew. “I remember being incensed by th…

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Rewriting Judy Garland by Laura Hedli

A playwright crafts Broadway’s “End of the Rainbow” Peter Quilter started writing End of the Rainbow in 2001, and now that it’s in previews at Broadway’s Belasc…

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Friday, February 17, 2012

“Agent G” Tells The Truth (With Sword Fights) by Laura Hedli

Qui Nguyen celebrates his family with rebellious style Sometimes it takes years to find a way into a story, especially when it’s personal. Qui Nguyen’s grandmother died the day h…

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Deeper Truths in a Real-Life Scandal by Laura Hedli

“CQ/CX” mines the metaphors in Jayson Blair’s story In his incendiary interview with The New York Observer, Jayson Blair is quoted as saying: “So Jayson Blair the hum…

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

ArtsBeat Blog: Trailers to Tempt the Theatergoer by Laura Hedli

As theater companies turn to trailers to promote their shows, producing the videos is still a challenge.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Inside The TDF-CUNY Gala by Laura Hedli

Honoring Jimmy Smits, Matthew Goldstein, and BEAT When he started at Brooklyn College in the late 70s, Jimmy Smits was an education major, but by the time he graduated in 1980, he had switch…

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Touring New York City's Seminars [Liz Caplan Private Vocal Coach] by Laura Hedli

On a typical day Ms. Caplan may train Nikki M. James, a 2011 Tony Award Winner for "Book of Mormon"; Hunter Parrish, now starring in "Godspell"; or even Stephen Colbert.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It’s Finally Time for “A Visit” by Laura Hedli

The Kander-Ebb-McNally musical arrives tonight in New York — A few days after The Visit premiered in Chicago in September 2001, Terrence McNally remembers flying back to New York on a …

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How To Play Someone Who’s Nothing Like You by Laura Hedli

Thoughts from the stars of “Wild Animals You Should Know” Now that they’re in their twenties, the stars of  Wild Animals You Should Know feel prepared to play teenagers. &…

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Strange Language of “Invasion!” by Laura Hedli

How do you translate the made-up words in a Swedish play? Swedish-Tunisian playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri rarely makes a simple statement. He manipulates the mechanics of language—the…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bam! Pow! It’s Comic Book Theater by Laura Hedli

A festival at the Brick asks what comics can do on stage It’s just by coincidence that as a certain webslinger comes to Broadway, the Brick Theater in Brooklyn is hosting its first-eve…

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Monday, March 21, 2011

hotINK From Around the World by Laura Hedli

For the first time, a series for new plays goes completely international When the hotINK reading series for new plays launched in 2002, it was a strictly American affair, and it eventually i…

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Zach Helm Is “Interviewing” You by Laura Hedli

In his new Off Broadway play, the artist makes his audience the star There are certain shows that stay with you long after you leave the theatre, and Spalding Gray’s Interviewing the Audie…

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Making Danish Sound American by Laura Hedli

How do you translate the language and culture of a Danish play for American audiences? When they discovered Andreas Garfield’s play Home Sweet Home, about a Danish soldier returning fr…

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