All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Monday, November 18, 2019

Behind the Scenes of Making Times Square’s New Broadway Snow Globes by Ruthie Fierberg

Inside the design and construction of the “Show Globes” for Ain’t Too Proud, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Wicked.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

8 Beauty and the Beast Secrets From Broadway’s Original Belle by Ruthie Fierberg

As Susan Egan coaches a young Belle on the Disney+ series Encore!, she reveals rehearsal room secrets, onstage mishaps, and her advice for playing a convincing Belle.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

In GUAC: My Son, My Hero, Manuel Oliver Will Change America’s Future One Unexpected Performance at a Time by Ruthie Fierberg

Hamilton's Leslie Odom, Jr. and Dear Evan Hansen’s Benj Pasek help bring this story to the stage.

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13 Choreographers Choose Their Favorite Broadway Routines by Ruthie Fierberg

Susan Stroman, Graciela Daniele, Camille A. Brown, and more name the musical theatre numbers that inspired them.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Much Do You Really Know About Broadway Dance? by Ruthie Fierberg

Test your knowledge of choreography greats, Tony Awards trivia, dance terminology, and more.

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What to Expect From Be More Chill in London—and 3 Other Chase Brock Projects by Ruthie Fierberg

The choreographer of the recent Broadway production wears many hats—from theatre choreographer to dance company artist director to train depot owner.

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8 Broadway Dream Ballets Every Fan Should Know by Ruthie Fierberg

From Oklahoma! to West Side Story, do you know these famous choreographic moments?

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Ain’t Too Proud’s Dance Captain Reveals the Key to Keeping The Temptations’ Moves Smooth by Ruthie Fierberg

How Esther Antoine maintains Sergio Trujillo’s Tony Award-winning Broadaway choreography.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Moana and The Little Mermaid Live! Star Auli’i Cravalho to Lead New Amazon Series by Ruthie Fierberg

Cravalho will star in the new thriller The Power.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Inside the Making of the Deeply Meta Choreography for Off-Broadway’s Soft Power by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony-nominated choreographer Sam Pinkleton shares the YouTube videos, dance labs, and rehearsal room tactics that built the flashy old-school style for the musical within a play.

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How Whoopi Goldberg Landed Her Original Sister Act Role on the London Stage by Ruthie Fierberg

Get the story behind the star of the film tackling the role of Deloris onstage for the first time.

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What to Expect From Disney+ High School Musical: The Musical: The Series by Ruthie Fierberg

Creator Tim Federle and star Kate Reinders reveal the story behind the new TV show, how their Broadway experience affected the story, and their own high school musical memories.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Growing Up With Tony-Winning Costume Designer Ann Roth for an Aunt, Amy Roth Makes a Name for Herself in the ‘Family Business’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Ann and Amy Roth share the secrets to successful costume design, plus a close-up look at Amy's design for Ed Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn.

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Why This Director Visited Argentina Before Mounting Her Daring New Evita at City Center by Ruthie Fierberg

Sammi Cannold discloses the discoveries from her recent trip to Eva Perón’s home country and how they impact the storytelling in her Encores! production.

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Original Rent Star Anthony Rapp Is Engaged by Ruthie Fierberg

The Broadway actor and co-founder of BroadwayCon proposed to his longtime partner.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Tina Star Adrienne Warren Reveals How She Transforms Into Tina Turner Every Night by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus more inside scoop about Broadway’s latest bio-musical.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen Reveal the Shakespearean Roles They Still Want to Play by Ruthie Fierberg

The pair of stage greats star in the upcoming movie The Good Liar.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Watch Adrienne Warren Kill It in Performance of ‘Proud Mary’ From Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Ahead of their official opening November 7, the cast sang on Good Morning America.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Genesis of a Song: Alan Menken Breaks Down Writing His Little Shop of Horrors ‘Prologue’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Turns out, Little Shop didn’t start off as the doo-wop musical we all know and love—da doo.

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6 Musical Writing Lessons Stephen Sondheim, Maury Yeston, and More Taught Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation gala honored the writing duo of 36 years and proved why DGF is vital to the American theatre.

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LCT3 Will Present World Premiere of The Headlands Beginning February 2020 by Ruthie Fierberg

Obie-winning writer Christopher Chen debuts the story of a young man working to solve his father’s murder.

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Watch Leslie Odom, Jr. Sing ‘Go Crazy’ to Celebrate the Release of His New Album Mr. by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner also reveals his original dream role.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Watch the Cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill Put the New Musical Together in This Backstage Video by Ruthie Fierberg

The company sings Alanis Morissette’s “You Learn” as we peek inside the rehearsal room, recording studio, and more.

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What Celia Keenan-Bolger Learned From a Year as Scout Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner shares the lessons she learned in this post-mortem exclusive.

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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof to Hold Benefit Performance November 6 by Ruthie Fierberg

The Off-Broadway production has partnered with the YES Project.

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Watch the Official Music Video for ‘Oh Well’ From Joe Iconis’ Love in Hate Nation by Ruthie Fierberg

The company of the Two River Theater production sings the song from the world-premiere musical.

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Listen to an Exclusive Track From Brian Stokes Mitchell’s Upcoming Solo Album Plays With Music by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award winner will release the full symphonic album this month.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Broadway Alum and Olivier Winner Laura Michelle Kelly Welcomes Her First Child by Ruthie Fierberg

The King & I and Finding Neverland star announced the new arrival October 31.

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Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird to Bow in London’s West End by Ruthie Fierberg

The adaptation of the Harper Lee novel will open at the Gielgud Theatre in spring 2020.

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What Does It Take to Make Mean Girls ‘Sexy’? by Ruthie Fierberg

A first-ever close-up of Gregg Barnes’ hilarious and hot costumes for the famous Halloween scene in the Broadway smash.

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