All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Original Effie White Jennifer Holliday Visits London’s Dreamgirls by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner took in a performance at the Savoy Theatre to celebrate her birthday.

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Tony Nominee Jonathan Groff Reveals How He Got His Start Over the Rainbow by Ruthie Fierberg

You won’t believe who he played in this very special production of The Wizard of Oz.

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How Two-Time Tony Nominee Alison Fraser Made a Career of Playing the Villain by Ruthie Fierberg

Now starring in Squeamish, the actor shares memories from the decisive roles of her storied 40-year career.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Watch Director Rachel Chavkin Go Behind the Scenes of Hadestown’s Live Recording by Ruthie Fierberg

Hear a clip of “Livin’ It Up on Top” from the hit Off-Broadway production.

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Broadway Artists Set for World Premiere of American Dance Spectacular by Ruthie Fierberg

A red-hot exploration of dance in the 20th century, the new show plays Connecticut and New York this month.

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Jason Alexander Has Words of Wisdom for Actor Who Plays His Pretty Woman Character on Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner offered a warning to Jason Danieley on The Wendy Williams Show.

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How Angels in America Led Andrew Garfield to Lip Sync to Whitney Houston by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of the upcoming Broadway transfer appeared on Ellen.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Watch Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher Dance to ‘You’re Welcome’ from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moana on Dancing With the Stars by Ruthie Fierberg

As part of Disney Night, Fisher danced to the remix of the Moana tune for which he also provided the vocals.

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Why Clive Owen Chose M. Butterfly for His Broadway Return by Ruthie Fierberg

The Oscar-nominated actor explains why on Live With Kelly and Ryan.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Parodies Les Misérables in New Song About Female Pleasure by Ruthie Fierberg

Watch “The Song for Men Who Can’t Please Women” from The CW’s musical comedy.

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Writing Team Behind Broadway’s Tuck Everlasting Reveal Plot of Their New Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen presented a song from the new work at the second annual Samuel French Awards.

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How to Train for a Job Producing Theatre: CTI Announces 2018 Programs by Ruthie Fierberg

Commercial Theater Institute has revealed its upcoming series of workshops, intensives, and more.

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Celebrating 4 of Theatre’s Great Writers at the Samuel French Awards by Ruthie Fierberg

Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau, Chris Miller, and Nathan Tysen speak about being honored as part of the second annual awards.

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Reading of Harry Potter Spinoff Dude, Where’s My Fantastic Beast? Set for November 1 by Ruthie Fierberg

The magical world of Off-Broadway’s Puffs continues to expand with its November Fan Appreciation Night.

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Comedian Amy Schumer Reveals She’s Worked With Meteor Shower Playwright Steve Martin Before by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of the upcoming Broadway play appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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How This 20-Year-Old Turned His Struggle With Cerebral Palsy Into an Award-Winning Play by Ruthie Fierberg

Thomas Elleson’s It Is What It Is pushes for more diversity in storytelling onstage.

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Sharing the Asian Experience With Gold Mountain by Ruthie Fierberg

Phantom of the Opera’s Ali Ewoldt, Miss Saigon’s Billy Bustamonte, and more stars and collaborators of Jason Ma's new play reveal family stories of emigration.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Broadway Performers Gather October 16 to Raise Money for Hurricane Victims by Ruthie Fierberg

Join the immersive dance experience to commemorate World Food Day and raise funds for those affected by the recent hurricane in Puerto Rico.

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Musicians Fight to Save Iconic ‘Tin Pan Alley’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Activists will gather October 22 to advocate the preservation of the threatened cultural district.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Theatre Jobs: What Does It Take to Be a Broadway Producer? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Play That Goes Wrong’s Catherine Schreiber defines the role of a producer, plus her advice on how to become one.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Jonathan Groff’s New Netflix Series Mindhunter Premieres Tonight by Ruthie Fierberg

The new series, starring the two-time Tony nominee, debuts October 13.

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Season 3 of Rachel Bloom’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Premieres October 13 by Ruthie Fierberg

The musical comedy series airs on The CW.

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Actor Kate Shindle Shares Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From the Legally Blonde The Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

In honor of the anniversary of the show’s MTV debut, Shindle spills her backstage knowledge.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Playbill Mixtape: Musical Theatre 101, 1970s Edition by Ruthie Fierberg

The ultimate playlist for any fan of Broadway musicals of the “me decade.”

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How the Story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Went From Jersey Lore to Broadway Hit by Ruthie Fierberg

As Jersey Boys prepares for its New Jersey premiere, Tony-nominated book writer Rick Elice shares the oral history of the Tony-winning musical.

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Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Stars In ABC’s New Pilot The Real Fairy Godmother by Ruthie Fierberg

The TV show helmed by Hairspray Live producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron comes from First Date writers Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.

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Anna Camp Reveals Her Secret Backstory for Broadway’s Time and the Conways by Ruthie Fierberg

During Playbill’s opening night red carpet live stream, Camp divulged a bombshell that will change the way you watch the Broadway revival.

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Tony Winner Idina Menzel Opens Up About Her Sister’s New Memoir by Ruthie Fierberg

In the new book Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story, the star of Rent, Wicked, and Frozen shares details of one of her most personal relationships.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Miranda Sings Tries to Make It to Broadway in Season 2 of Her Netflix Series by Ruthie Fierberg

In Haters Back Off, Miranda aims for Broadway in order to cement her status as a legend.

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Watch the First Autistic Actor to Play Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’s Lead Role in Rehearsal by Ruthie Fierberg

Mickey Rowe is the first autistic actor to play the character with autism—and here’s how he does it.

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What Did Barbra Streisand Say to Lea Michele After Hearing Her Sing? by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of Daveed Diggs’ new TV series The Mayor talks Barbra fandom and singing at Elsie Fest 2017.

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