All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

In their words: What made the 2023-2024 Broadway season’s shows belong in this year? by Ruthie Fierberg

Actors, directors, choreographers and playwrights reflect on why their productions needed to be on the Main Stem right now.

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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: Manhattan Theatre Club’s Lynne Meadow and Chris Jennings by Ruthie Fierberg

All three of the plays produced by Manhattan Theatre club this Broadway season are nominated for a Best Play Tony Award.

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Monday, June 3, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Doubt’’s Quincy Tyler Bernstine by Ruthie Fierberg

The veteran performer earns her first Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Suffs’’ Leigh Silverman by Ruthie Fierberg

With her second Broadway musical, the director scores a second Tony Award nod.

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Water for Elephants’’ David Bengali, Bradley King and David Israel Reynoso by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award-nominated projection designer, lighting designer and costume designer take Broadway News inside the machinations of their collaboration.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Back to the Future’’s Roger Bart by Ruthie Fierberg

The longtime performer reflects on his comedy career, Doc Brown and the new musical.

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Interpreting the details behind the 2024 Tony Award nominees for Best Costume Design of a Musical by Ruthie Fierberg

The artists behind “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Water for Elephants,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Suffs” and “Cabaret” dissect the stories told through clothing.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘The Outsiders’’ Jonathan Clay, Zach Chance, Justine Levine and Adam Rapp by Ruthie Fierberg

Listen to this discussion between all four writers about the creation of the new musical based on the bestselling novel by S.E. Hinton.

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Breaking down the designs of the 2024 Tony Award nominees for Best Costume Design of a Play by Ruthie Fierberg

The artists behind “An Enemy of the People,” “Appropriate,” “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding,” “Purlie Victorious” and “Stereophonic” reveal storytelling details in the co…

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5 minutes with a Tony honoree: Dramatists Guild Foundation by Ruthie Fierberg

Shortly after their Tony Honor for Excellence was announced, Broadway News talked with Andrew Lippa and Rachel Routh of the foundation.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘The Notebook’’s Dorian Harewood and Maryann Plunkett by Ruthie Fierberg

Two veteran actors return to the realm of Broadway musicals after a decades-long hiatus.

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Monday, May 27, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Suffs’’ Jill Furman and Rachel Sussman by Ruthie Fierberg

The musical’s producers reveal what the recognition of “Suffs” means for the industry.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’’s Maleah Joi Moon by Ruthie Fierberg

The 21-year-old makes a splash in the new Alicia Keys musical.

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Stereophonic’’s Daniel Aukin by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award-nominated director peels back the curtain on his partnership with David Adjmi and the play’s esteemed company of actors.

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Friday, May 24, 2024

How writing about recording a single album became an epic play that cannot be contained by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-nominated playwright David Adjmi lets Broadway News inside his process and thoughts about “Stereophonic.”

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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Illinoise’’s Brandon Stirling Baker by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony Award-nominated designer delves into the creation of musicality and emotion through light.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘The Outsiders’’ Matthew Rego and Hank Unger by Ruthie Fierberg

The Araca Group producers discuss their approach to making and marketing the new Tony Award-nominated musical.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Merrily We Roll Along’’s Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe by Ruthie Fierberg

The trio of stars from the hit revival shares what drew them to their characters, wisdom from director Maria Friedman and more.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

In the producer’s office: how London’s Menier Chocolate Factory became a Broadway incubator by Ruthie Fierberg

The Chocolate Factory’s artistic director, David Babani, reveals his producing philosophy, a way to improve the exchange between London and Broadway and more.

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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Days of Wine and Roses’’ Adam Guettel and Brian d’Arcy James by Ruthie Fierberg

The pair delve into the differences between Off-Broadway and Broadway, the details in the score and what it felt like to perform the musical.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘The Great Gatsby’’s Linda Cho by Ruthie Fierberg

The costume designer uncovers the inspiration behind the opulent musical.

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Avett Brothers' musical ‘Swept Away’ will arrive on Broadway this fall by Ruthie Fierberg

The musical tells the story of a shipwrecked crew and what they’ll do to survive.

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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Patriots’’ Michael Stuhlbarg by Ruthie Fierberg

The Emmy-nominated actor from “Dopesick” and “The Looming Tower” talks his return to Broadway and why “Patriots” was the right play for his homecoming.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘The Who’s Tommy’’s Stephen Gabriel and Ira Pittelman by Ruthie Fierberg

The revival’s producers on why they brought the musical back to Broadway and how they attract audiences.

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Friday, May 17, 2024

5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Water for Elephants’’ Jessica Stone by Ruthie Fierberg

The director uncovers the process of creating an intimate story in a sweeping spectacle and the challenges of putting a circus on a Broadway stage.

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Staging a visceral, tactile production of ‘The Outsiders’ by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award-nominated director Danya Taymor and choreographers Rick and Jeff Kuperman dig into the physical demands, fiery staging and vulnerable grit of their new musical. 

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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Cabaret’’s Steven Skybell by Ruthie Fierberg

The first-time Tony Award nominee shares insights into his “Cabaret” character, the advice he got from Joel Grey and the experience of acting opposite Bebe Neuwirth.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

In ‘Suffs,’ relationships invigorate a musical about a social movement by Ruthie Fierberg

Tony Award nominees Shaina Taub, Leigh Silverman and Jill Furman break down how the new musical merges history and heart.

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5 minutes with a Tony nominee: ‘Illinoise’’s Justin Peck by Ruthie Fierberg

The 2024 Best Choreography nominee discusses the conception and movement of the new musical based on the album by Sufjan Stevens.

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
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