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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Watch out, Broadway: Michael Musto takes on the 2019 Tony Awards nominations by Michael Musto

“To Kill a Mockingbird” was snubbed for Best Play! Glenda Jackson is noticeably absent from Best Actress! But three of the five characters represented in the Featured Actor in a Play cat…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

'Come From Away' Actress Jenn Colella is Out, Polyamorous & Tony-Nominated by Michael Musto

One of the Broadway season’s biggest hits, the seven-time Tony nominated Come From Away is a rousing, folksy show about the real-life incident where planes were d…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Michael Musto on Tony Awards nominations: Donald Trump’s worst nightmare by Michael Musto

All four nominated Best Plays for the Tony Awards (announced this morning) add up to Donald Trump’s worst nightmare: There’s “Sweat,” about workers of various colors respondi…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gay Bars and Broadway: They Go Together by Michael Musto

Amid a theater boom, bars in Hell’s Kitchen and elsewhere are hosting colorful events with singalongs, drop-ins and drag queens doing musical numbers.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Michael Musto takes on the Tony Awards: ‘Hamilton’ sweep, Audra McDonald snub, Jessica Lange to win by Michael Musto

The biggest Tony nomination surprise? No nod for six-time winner Audra McDonald for “Shuffle Along!” I blame it on the awful blue dress they put her in in Act Two! But despite t…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Mamma Mia! Is Ruining Broadway by Michael Musto

Talking with all-around Broadway fanatic Seth Rudetsky! Plus Charles Busch.

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Mark Rylance Passes Gas and Passes Muster by Michael Musto

The audience leaps to its feet at the end, thrilled to have at least seen an attempt at high art. With low farts.

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'Addams Family' Star: This Show Has Been Shat Upon! by Michael Musto

Plus, camping out at Burlesque

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Octogenarian Showstopper Rules New York! Revived: Marilyn Maye and Sally Kellerman. Clubs aren't dead yet, either. by Michael Musto

At a rehearsal, Hearn joked to me that he would be trotting out his all-purpose accent for the play. ("I only have one accent—it's Spanish, Yiddish, German . . .")

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Spider-Man Dish From One Who Knows! by Michael Musto

Chatting with the Post's Michael Riedel about the show he loves to hate

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Don't Take The Road To Qatar! by Michael Musto

In fact, there are times when you start wondering which is worse--the show they wrote or the show they wrote about the show they wrote.

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Kelly Clarkson in Spider-Man? by Michael Musto

​Someone posted on the ATC Broadway board that a high-profile visitor to Broadway's troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, who is famous from American Idol, might have gone as a precursor…

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Frankie Grande, Ariana Grande’s Half Brother, Stars in ‘Rock of Ages’ by Michael Musto

Mr. Grande, an ex-captive on ‘Big Brother,’ returns to his Broadway roots.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

The 10 Worst Movie Musicals Ever Made | TheBlot Magazine by Michael Musto

In what’s expected to a very good year for movie musicals, it’s important to glance back and remember the not so good, for the sake of contrast. As an aficionado of enjoyable stinkers, h…

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman by Michael Musto

Michael Musto talked with the actor in 2005 about taking on Truman Capote in the film Capote, bonding with murderers, and why he liked to play gay

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Michael Musto Dishes on Last Night's Tony Awards | Out Magazine by Michael Musto

Cyndi's having fun for more than a night; or why 'Kinky Boots' kicked the competition

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Monday, April 22, 2013

As Elaine Stritch Bids Farewell, Her Documentary Director Gives Me Insight by Michael Musto

It's a fitting farewell, and at the after party at the Maritime Hotel's Cabanas, Chiemi gave me some of the backstory. "Was anything off-limits for Stritchie as far as filming?" I wondered. …

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cinderella Writer Won't Talk To Me! by Michael Musto

Douglas Carter Beane and I were getting along pretty well--I did a nice interview with him, which was included in my last book--but when I didn't rave about Sister Act, calling it "rote but …

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dear Broadway Stars: I Have To Apologize To You by Michael Musto

I'm basically bowing and scraping before your fabulous feet and saying "I'm so sorry".

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alan Cumming Dishes About Liza, Marriage, and Any Day Now - Page 1 - Columns - New York - Village Voice by Michael Musto

"I march to my own drum," Alan Cumming told me last week, and though he was referring to his iconoclastic dancing style, it could have been about any aspect of his non-boring existence. The …

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Jessica Chastain on Broadway In The Heiress: My Review - New York - News - La Daily Musto by Michael Musto

A well made play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, adapted from Henry James' 1880 novel Washington Square, The Heiress is back in a sturdy if not revelatory production. The play was last on Broad…

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gay Marriage Taking Place On Broadway! by Michael Musto

I hear that Broadway producer Jordan Roth (who's President of Jujamcyn Theaters) is marrying agent/producer Richie Jackson (who produces Nurse Jackie) this Saturday onstage at one of Jordan'…

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Six Reasons People Don't Go To Broadway Shows by Michael Musto

There are plenty of folks with the cash and the gumption and the taste for something great and white up on the Way. But when I ask people who'd rather go to funerals than to a Broadway sh…

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Monday, August 13, 2012

The Worst Broadway Board Commenters, Part 2 by Michael Musto

The last blog on this topic was an even bigger hit than Springtime For Hitler, so it's led to the inevitable sequel.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

The Five Worst Kinds Of Broadway Board Commenters - New York News - La Daily Musto by Michael Musto

Here are the five most Tony-deserving types of annoyances that lurk on the show boards that I happen to spend half my life on:

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Funny Lady Jenn Harris: My Interview by Michael Musto

She dazzles as Clarice in Silence!: The Musical, she startled as the Wicked Witch at Night of 1000 Judys, and she costars in a new movie called Gayby. And she was all mine for a tell-all Q&A…

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The 10 Best Theater Duets In History by Michael Musto

I just performed a little conversational duet with myself and picked the best of the musical twosomes. We both agreed that these are the finest:

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Hairspray Lawsuit Has Been Barred by Michael Musto

In 2007, Joel Vig--who played various roles in Hairspray--sued the show for $1.5 million, claiming they fired him after he had surgery on a knee he'd injured onstage.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

My Tony Nomination Predictions! - New York News - La Daily Musto by Michael Musto

I've seen almost everything this season except Magic/Bird--which to me sounds like a wildlife puppet show, and it's quite possible that's what it is--and I'm ready to tell you who will defin…

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