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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Choreographer Sonya Tayeh on Expressing Impossible Love and Her Ravishing Moulin Rouge! Dancers by Paul Wontorek

Sonya Tayeh put a shot of adrenaline in the theater season with her electrifying choreography for Moulin Rouge! The deliciously over-the-top musical extravaganza marks the Broadway debut for…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

"A Great Broadway Binge': Talking with the Stars of The Inheritance by Paul Wontorek

After much buzz following a wildly-successful London run, Matthew Lopez’s two-part play The Inheritance has finally arrived on Broadway, where it opens at the Barrymore Theatre this Sunday…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Original Grand Hotel Stars Reunite for 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration by Paul Wontorek

Grand Hotel original cast members Karen Akers, Keith Crowningshield, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Timothy Jerome, Charles Mandracchia, Penny Worth and Walter Willison are reuniting on Novemb…

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Suddenly Mj! Pose's Mj Rodriguez on Her Star Turn in Little Shop of Horrors and the Broadway Dream Role She'd 'Act a Fool In' by Paul Wontorek

Thirty-seven years after first bowing off-Broadway, suddenly Seymour, Audrey and a mean green mother of a plant and are everywhere. A new staging of Little Shop of Horrors, the classic music…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

The Stars of The Lightning Thief Musical on Why Scrappy Keeps Percy Jackson Fans Happy by Paul Wontorek

Editor's Note: All week, Broadway.com is highlighting the hottest shows of the fall season on Broadway. Be sure to check back every day for more original photo and video features!   Chr…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tina Star Adrienne Warren On Bucking Up and Triumphing as Music Icon and Survivor Tina Turner by Paul Wontorek

Editor's Note: All week, Broadway.com is highlighting the hottest shows of the fall season on Broadway. Be sure to check back every day for more original photo and video features!   Adr…

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Only Connect! Meet the Stars of Matthew Lopez's Riveting Broadway Epic The Inheritance by Paul Wontorek

Editor's Note: All week, Broadway.com is highlighting the hottest shows of the fall season on Broadway. Be sure to check back every day for more original photo and video features! Although…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ryan Murphy Announces Netflix Plans for A Chorus Line Miniseries, Patti LuPone in Hollywood and More by Paul Wontorek

Hollywood mega-producer Ryan Murphy promised Broadway.com that he would keep bringing “Broadway shows and Broadway talent to the world” with his $300 million Netflix deal back in June an…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

To Life (Outside Your Apartment)!: 5 Top Picks for the Week of August 19 to 25 by Paul Wontorek

This week, you’ll find fantastic singers in the clubs and YouTube sensations in the flesh. Here are our top five ways to spend the week of August 19 through 25. MONDAY, AUGUST 19 HE'S …

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Tee Times, Show Times & More! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of August 12 to 18 by Paul Wontorek

This week, you’ll find stage stars on the boards, the links, the courts and headlining the most bingeable TV show of summer. Here are our top five ways to spend the week of August 12 thro…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Uma Thurman on Her Summer Stage Adventure in Ghosts at Williamstown Theatre Festival by Paul Wontorek

Until recently, Uma Thurman had only flirted with the stage. As a teen, she headlined The Crucible at boarding school, which inspired a fruitful Hollywood career, but not one in the theat…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hit the Town! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of August 5 to 11 by Paul Wontorek

This week, you can see Broadway stars doing it all, all over town—sweating for the fans at Bryant Park, baring their abs at Joe’s Pub, inspiring minions at Green Room 42... All that and …

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Get Out! 5 Must-Do Events for the Week of July 29 to August 4 by Paul Wontorek

This week, some stunning stars are speaking (and singing) out for the New York chapter of the ACLU, one of the most buzzed-about playwrights brings her latest to the boards, an epic back-to-…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

William F. Brown, Tony-Nominated Book Writer of The Wiz, Dies at 91 by Paul Wontorek

William F. Brown, the Tony-nominated American writer who is best known for his libretto to the long-running Broadway musical The Wiz, died on June 23 in Westport, CT, according to his longti…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Ryan Murphy Has Big Plans for Broadway: The Tony Nominee on Bringing The Boys in the Band, The Prom and More to the World by Paul Wontorek

Ryan Murphy has big plans for Broadway. Sure, the Hollywood hit-maker was long linked to the theater world. He directed the Emmy-winning HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart …

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ready, Set, Tony! Get to Know the Fab Five Up for Leading Actor in a Musical Tony Award by Paul Wontorek

When the Tony Awards telecast begins on Sunday, June 9, 40 nervous and excited actors will take their seats at Radio City Music Hall, hoping to win Broadway’s biggest prize. Throughout the…

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Livin' It Up: Amber Gray Goes from 'Weak Link' of the School Play to Tony-Nominated Hadestown Standout by Paul Wontorek

As Persephone, the life of the underground party in Hadestown, Amber Gray is a dazzling highlight of the romantic hit musical, which has become the toast of Broadway and the recipient of a w…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Prom Builders: Saluting the Risk-Taking, Culture-Changing Producers of Broadway’s Super-Original Musical Comedy Hit by Paul Wontorek

Source material for Broadway musicals can come from almost anywhere. Of the 11 new musicals of the just-wrapped 2018-2019 season, four were adapted from Hollywood hits, two from the lives of…

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Linked by Larry: Lou Liberatore and Brandon Uranowitz Dig Deep on the Burn This Role That Turned Into a Ticket to the Tonys by Paul Wontorek

Burn This is the sexy story of the intense collision of two grieving lovers—a hot-headed beast of a man and a soulful, artistic woman. Or is it? Turns out the late Lanford Wilson’s popul…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Why the 2019 Tonys Will Be an Emotional Full-Circle Moment for Torch Song Producer Richie Jackson by Paul Wontorek

One fateful day in 1982, early in the original triumphant three-year run of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, Carol Jackson of Bellmore, Long Island came into the city to catch a perf…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fan-Picked 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced; Be More Chill Leads With 12 by Paul Wontorek

Be More Chill led the list of nominees for the 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only major theater prize chosen by Broadway fans. The musical, featuring music and lyrics by Joe …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

John Lithgow on Exposing Vulnerability, Sadness and His Legs in Hillary and Clinton by Paul Wontorek

Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow may not really look like the 42nd President of the United States, but both accomplished men have one thing in commen: they know about popular. That co…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Jeff Daniels on Becoming Atticus Finch, the Iconic Hero Without a Cape by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Gideon Glick on Unlocking the 'Ebullient Joy' in Dill by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: LaTanya Richardson Jackson on Revealing the Heart and Purpose of Calpurnia by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Will Pullen on Playing the 'Last Bit of Sunlight of Boyhood' as Jem Finch by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Dakin Matthews on the Good Old Boy Who Rules Over the Courtroom with Wisdom and Wit by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Gbenga Akinnagbe on Finding the Light in Playing Tom Robinson by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Citizens of Mockingbird: Celia Keenan-Bolger on the Magic and Morality of Playing Scout Finch by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Corbin Bleu and Stephanie Styles on Tapping, Flirting and Falling in Love in Kiss Me, Kate by Paul Wontorek

With its brassy songs, high-energy hoofing, outrageous plot and unabashed love of all things show, no classic musical screams “Broadway musical comedy” like Kiss Me, Kate. A fun tonic f…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hamilton’s Carvens Lissaint Takes Aim with His New Book of Poetry and Shares His Story of Rising Up by Paul Wontorek

"Young, scrappy and hungry" are the adjectives Lin-Manuel Miranda memorably uses to describe Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, but he could have just as well been talking about the teenage yea…

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