All stories by Robert Viagas on BroadwayStars

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Glynis Johns, Star of A Little Night Music, Dead at 100 by Robert Viagas

She also played Winifred Banks in the film musical Mary Poppins.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Tony Winner Hal Holbrook Dies at 95 by Robert Viagas

The Mark Twain Tonight! creator was known for his wide-ranging work on stage and screen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM
Thursday, January 28, 2021

Cicely Tyson, Tony-Winning Star of The Trip to Bountiful and More, Is Dead at 96 by Robert Viagas

On screen, Ms. Tyson is remembered for acclaimed performances in such works as Sounder, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Roots, and How to Get Away With Murder.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:47PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Playwright and Ardent AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies at 84 by Robert Viagas

Among his works were The Normal Heart and the Pulitzer finalist The Destiny of Me.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:49AM
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Why City Center Chose A Chorus Line to Mark Its 75th Anniversary by Robert Viagas

How the Michael Bennett musical prompted a seismic shift for Broadway, the theatre, and dancers for decades to come.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marin Mazzie, Star of Ragtime and Passion, Dies at 57 by Robert Viagas

The beloved theatre veteran earned three Tony Award nominations throughout her illustrious Broadway career.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:04PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

From the Archive: Stephen Schwartz Discussed His Then-Upcoming Musical Rags by Robert Viagas

Schwartz sat down with Playbill before Rags opened August 21, 1986, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre to talk about the new musical and in some ways continuing the story begun in Fiddler on the …

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:45PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Patricia Morison, Original Kiss Me, Kate Star, Dies at 103 by Robert Viagas

Morison achieved her greatest success as Cole Porter's handpicked leading lady in the iconic musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:40PM
Friday, February 23, 2018

Nanette Fabray, Original High Button Shoes Star, Dies at 97 by Robert Viagas

The early Tony winner for Love Life also appeared in The Band Wagon and on One Day at a Time.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:35PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Where to See Your Favorite Broadway Stars Around the Country This February by Robert Viagas

Tony winners Lillias White and Kristin Chenoweth, Tony nominees Carmen Cusack and Judy Kuhn, the ubiquitous Michael Feinstein, and more present solo shows and Valentine’s Day concerts.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, January 29, 2018

Howard McGillin Joins Three Man Little Shop of Horrors at Feinstein’s/54 Below. by Robert Viagas

The former Phantom will take part in the fast and furious concert presentation of the beloved musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:59AM

Aaron Tveit Plans Evening of Standards for American Songbook by Robert Viagas

He will sing February 9 as part of the Lincoln Center series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:52AM

Liz Callaway Heads to Key West for Bernstein Salute February 7 by Robert Viagas

The Tony-nominated star of Baby performs with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:46AM
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kelli O’Hara and Julian Ovenden Will Salute Grey Gardens Songwriters in NYC Concert by Robert Viagas

They will perform February 17 as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Andréa Burns and Tony Yazbeck Join Lineup for Lenny’s Lyricists Concert by Robert Viagas

The two will sing songs by Leonard Bernstein and his many lyricist collaborators as part of the 92nd Street Y series.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:48PM

Rachel Bloom Warms Up for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Concert by Robert Viagas

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator will perform with Adam Schlesinger in NYC’s Appel Room February 10.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:18PM

Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley, and Nick Adams Bring Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens to NYC January 18 by Robert Viagas

The three are among stars performing the revue inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM

John McDaniel and Barb Jungr Put Their Spin on the Music of Sting in NYC January 16 by Robert Viagas

Titled Float Like a Butterfly, the tribute to the composer of The Last Ship sets sail for Feinstein’s/54 Below.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:56PM
Monday, January 15, 2018

Baby, Dream Your Dream Will Celebrate Broadway’s Great Female Songwriters January 17 by Robert Viagas

Kenita Miller, Emily Skinner, Margo Siebert, and Karen Ziemba are among the stars who will perform in the Feinstein's/54 Below concert.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Resume Concert Tour January 17 in Florida by Robert Viagas

Chita & Tune: Just in Time is directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Next to Normal’s Jennifer Damiano Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below January 16 by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee, who also appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and American Psycho, brings her club show back to NYC.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Broadway Understudies Get Their Turn in the Spotlight January 15 in At This Performance... by Robert Viagas

Actors from Dear Evan Hansen, SpongeBob, and Miss Saigon are among those who will get to take the stage at the concert.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM

LaChanze Wants Fans to Be Feeling Good at January 15 NYC Club Show by Robert Viagas

The Color Purple Tony winner brings her touring show back to the Highline Ballroom.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Friday, January 12, 2018

Andy Karl Will Headline Groundhog Day Cast Reunion as NYC Benefit by Robert Viagas

The company of the Tony-nominated musical will gather—when else?—February 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:47PM

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Take Broadway & Beyond Concert on the Road by Robert Viagas

Fans will get to hear number from their Broadway careers, including Ragtime, Passion, Curtains, Candide, and other shows.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:24PM

Kate Baldwin and Rebecca Luker Joining Forces for Barbara Cook Tribute by Robert Viagas

The June 17 Till There Was You concerts will also feature Karen Ziemba, Christiane Noll, and more stars.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:29PM

Metropolitan Room Cancels Plans to Move to 29th Street Space by Robert Viagas

The jazz club, which frequently showcased Broadway talent, has resumed its search for larger quarters.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:51PM

Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez Will Light up Bright Stars of Broadway Showcase January 14 by Robert Viagas

Broadway's current Angelica Schuyler will sing tracks from her new album Fearless at Feinstein's/54 Below.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Top Broadway Stars Gather in Florida to Pay Tribute to Angela Lansbury January 12 by Robert Viagas

Tommy Tune, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, and other Broadway luminaries will take part in the concert at the Kravis Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:11PM

John Pizzarelli Returns to NYC’s Birdland January 15–20 by Robert Viagas

The master guitarist and co-star of Broadway's Dream will perform at the theatre district jazz club.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:47PM

Tony-Winning Baritone Paulo Szot Plans San Francisco Concerts by Robert Viagas

The Broadway South Pacific star will sing March 2–3 at Feinstein’s at the Nikko.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:35PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards