All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dissecting Rachel Bay Jones’ “So Big/So Small” in Dear Evan Hansen by Ruthie Fierberg

How the Drama League nominee wears the emotion of her character to express truth in one song.

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Six Degrees Stars Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey Spill Details on their First Wives Club Scene by Ruthie Fierberg

As the two told Playbill, they were nearly in the film. The duo shares details on Watch What Happens Live.

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Watch Phillipa Soo Sing Aretha Franklin’s ’Think’ on Late Show by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated actor visits Stephen Colbert to talk Hamilton, Amélie, and the shows she used to put on as a child.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

From Hamilton to Bandstand: The Secret to Andy Blankenbuehler’s Genius by Ruthie Fierberg

The Bandstand director-choreographer, along with his cast and co-creators, hit the red carpet LIVE on Playbill to reveal the secrets behind making the new musical soar.

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Playbill Mixtape: Shower Songs Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

A full playlist of the best solos to croon while you get clean.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Watch as Allison Janney Takes Over Playbill’s Live Stream on Her Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The seven-time Emmy winner steals the mic on Facebook Live to talk about her return to Broadway—plus interviews with Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey and 24’s Corey Hawkins.

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How a 30-Year Friendship Gives Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey the Courage to Return to Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

What to expect from the award-winning actors as they team up in the Trip Cullman-directed revival of Six Degrees of Separation.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Director Michael Arden Travels to Haiti to Cast Once on This Island Revival by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated director travels to the setting of the Ahrens and Flaherty musical to find actors and inspiration.

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Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. and Wife Nicolette Robinson Welcome a Baby Girl by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s Tony-winning Aaron Burr celebrates the arrival of his daughter.

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What Is Hidden in the Set of Anastasia on Broadway? by Ruthie Fierberg

On the opening-night red carpet of the new musical from Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, Ahrens confides the secret homage to the 1997 film hidden in the set of the Broad…

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What Is Christian Borle’s Favorite Moment to Perform in Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? by Ruthie Fierberg

On the opening-night purple carpet of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the two-time Tony winner (and the cast and creative team) spill all of their delicious secrets about the new musical.

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Watch Andrea Martin Perform This Original Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap by Ruthie Fierberg

The two-time Tony-winning actor talks about meeting the Hamilton creator before everyone knew his name.

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Watch: Falsettos’ Brandon Uranowitz Sings Through His Audition Book by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz recreates his auditions for An American in Paris, and Falsettos, as he sings the songs that booked him Broadway jobs—plus an embarrassing audition story …

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry Reveals Her Favorite Kind of Hamilfan by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner tells Stephen Colbert about those she loves to meet on the street—plus a clip from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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How Two-Time Tony Winner Christian Borle Discovered His Own Versatility by Ruthie Fierberg

Borle takes us inside his creative genius as he pivots from the emotional Falsettos to the fantastical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Playwright Paula Vogel Examines Her Jewish Identity Through Indecent by Ruthie Fierberg

The Pulitzer Prize winner defines her Judaism and the message of identity in her Broadway play.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

How Do You Create Choreography Audiences Will Love for Characters Audiences Love to Hate? by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony-nominated choreographer Joshua Bergasse reveals the inspiration that let his imagination run wild in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Watch: Inside the Imperial Theatre’s Renovations for The Great Comet by Ruthie Fierberg

While incognito, set designer Mimi Lien asks audiences what they think of her drastic remodeling—plus, she takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Watch Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera Materialize in Your Coffee Cup by Ruthie Fierberg

This latte artist unmasks a Broadway icon in espresso right before your eyes.

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Why Fans of the Groundhog Day Movie Need to See Broadway’s Musical Version by Ruthie Fierberg

Lovers of the 1993 film starring Bill Murray need not worry about the adaptation “ruining” the story—in fact, they should rush to the August Wilson Theatre.

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What Is Cynthia Nixon’s Secret Fear About The Little Foxes? by Ruthie Fierberg

Nixon and co-star Laura Linney talk to Playbill LIVE on the opening night red carpet.

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Broadway’s Viola Davis, James Corden, Ben Platt, and More Included in Time’s 100 List by Ruthie Fierberg

See who Time included this year in their list of the 100 Most Influential People.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“I Think That There’s a Reason I Haven’t Been to Broadway Before Now”: Playwright Paula Vogel on Indecent’s Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (and the company of Indecent) on the red carpet of her Broadway debut.

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Kevin Spacey Talks Preparing to Host the 2017 Tony Awards—and Another Huge Theatre Gig by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony and Oscar winner on his hosting engagement and transforming a U.S. Open tennis court into theatre in the round.

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Kristin Chenoweth Reveals She May Star in Soapdish in the West End by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner shared on Watch What Happens Live that the rumors are possibly true.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sutton Foster and Her Husband Welcome a Baby Girl by Ruthie Fierberg

The two-time Tony winner and Younger TV star has adopted a baby.

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WATCH: The Ladies of Saturday Night Live Spoof Legally Blonde the Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

In the sketch, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, and Aidy Bryant star in a middle school musical performance.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

UPDATE: Groundhog Day Matinee Canceled After Lead Actor Andy Karl’s Onstage Injury by Ruthie Fierberg

The April 15 matinee performance has been canceled after updates about Karl’s condition.

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“I Refuse to Try and Reverse Engineer A Hit”: Tim Minchin on His Score for Groundhog Day by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated songwriter of Matilda reveals the next-level concept behind his score for the new Broadway musical.

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Behind the Onstage Transformations of Come From Away’s Cast of Characters by Ruthie Fierberg

How costume designer Toni-Leslie James uses a single piece of clothing to create dozens of characters.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

BREAKING: Andy Karl Powers Through Injury During Groundhog Day Performance by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of the new Broadway musical injured himself during the April 14 performance, stopping the show.

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