All stories by Ruthie Fierberg on BroadwayStars

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Watch Bryan Cranston Do the News on The Today Show Before His Bow in Network by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony– and Olivier-winning actor talks about his inspiration for his character, Howard Beale.

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How Mary Poppins Returns Re-Created the Magic of the Original Movie’s Animated Scenes by Ruthie Fierberg

Emily Blunt appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss the upcoming film co-starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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First Date Writers to Pen New Musical Comedy Series by Ruthie Fierberg

Broadway’s Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner are developing Nobody’s Princess for The CW.

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Escape at Dannemora’s Eric Lange Proves His Theatre Credentials by Ruthie Fierberg

You may recognize him from Narcos and Lost, but the actor has a busy career on the stage.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Will Transfer to Off-Broadway’s Stage 42 by Ruthie Fierberg

The production directed by Joel Grey from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene transitions to a commercial run in February 2019.

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The Cast of City Center’s A Chorus Line Answers: Which Character Are You? by Ruthie Fierberg

Before they hit the line in character, Tommy Bracco, Tony Yazbeck, Robyn Hurder, and more reveal the story they most relate to in real life.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

George Salazar, Kate Baldwin, Sheldon Harnick, and More Celebrate the Dramatists Guild Foundation by Ruthie Fierberg

The annual gala featured performances from Be More Chill, The Secret Life of Bees, and more November 12.

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What You Missed at Seth Rudetsky’s Inaugural Broadway at Town Hall Concert Starring Audra McDonald by Ruthie Fierberg

McDonald shared personal stories while delivering a world-class performance of songs from her career.

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Kerry Washington Reveals What Happens If She’s Late to Broadway Rehearsals by Ruthie Fierberg

The star of American Son talks the intensity of the play, greeting friends afterwards, and director Kenny Leon's punishment for tardiness.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Special Engagement of Lucy Alibar’s Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up to Play LCT3 by Ruthie Fierberg

The solo show by the Beasts of the Southern Wild writer begins December 6 at Lincoln Center Theater.

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How Is Ian McKellen Preparing for His Role in the Cats Movie? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony winner appeared on The Graham Norton Show and sang a snippet from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

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Song for a New World’s Mykal Kilgore Returns to SubCulture With Jason Robert Brown by Ruthie Fierberg

The singer joins Brown as the special guest for the composer's upcoming December residency concert.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

How Tony Nominee Dick Scanlan and Carmel Dean Created a New Musical Out of Old Poetry by Ruthie Fierberg

With soaring music set to lyrics from the poem’s of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Off-Broadway’s Renascence pushes boundaries with the story of the Jazz Age poet.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

What to Expect From Broadway’s Network Starring Bryan Cranston by Ruthie Fierberg

The cast and creative of the upcoming production, also starring Tony Goldwyn and Tatiana Maslany, tell audiences what you need to know.

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Stage Directions: Why Moisés Kaufman Says Directing Broadway’s Torch Song Was ‘Exhilarating and Terrifying’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The Tony-nominated director reveals his process, tales of working with Robin Williams, and why his goal is to make Harvey Fierstein happy.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Hear Kelly Clarkson Sing ‘Never Enough’ From The Greatest Showman Reimagined by Ruthie Fierberg

The tune from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s original movie musical gets the pop star treatment.

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Scandal Star Tony Goldwyn Reveals How He Landed the Job in Broadway’s Network by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor shares the fateful connections that led to his stage return alongside Tony winner Bryan Cranston.

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Be More Chill Star Will Roland Gets Engaged to Stephanie Wessels by Ruthie Fierberg

The former Dear Evan Hansen actor will tie the knot.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Jeanine Tesori Joins Broadway Advocacy Coalition for New Course at Columbia University by Ruthie Fierberg

Apply today for the week-long workshop that teaches artists to use their work for change.

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Performer You Should Know: Renascence’s Hannah Corneau by Ruthie Fierberg

Currently captivating audiences in the new Off-Broadway musical as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Corneau is a force to be reckoned with.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Los Angeles’ Garry Marshall Theatre to Honor Pretty Woman: The Musical Producer at Annual Gala by Ruthie Fierberg

Hairspray Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur is also set to perform.

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Behind the Unparalleled Puppetry of Broadway’s King Kong by Ruthie Fierberg

Puppet designer Sonny Tilders and Kong movement director Gavin Robins reveal the fusion of technology and human power needed to create a 2,000-pound silverback gorilla onstage.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Watch Michael Urie, Havery Fierstein, and the Company of Broadway’s Torch Song Answer Playbill’s Questions on Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

The revival of the Tony-winning play opened November 1 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson Named Honorary Chairs for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 60th Anniversary Gala by Ruthie Fierberg

Norm Lewis, Ledisi, and Brandie Sutton will offer special guest performances.

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Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale of Broadway’s American Son Answer Playbill’s Questions on Opening Night by Ruthie Fierberg

Plus, hear from Jeremy Jordan, Eugene Lee, director Kenny Leon, and playwright Christopher Demos-Brown.

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Where Was the First Place Christopher Jackson Ever Sang? by Ruthie Fierberg

The Hamilton Tony nominee visits LIVE With Kelly & Ryan to talk Broadway and more.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

After a Lifelong Quest to Play Tevye, Steven Skybell’s Prayers Were Answered—But Not How He Thought by Ruthie Fierberg

The acclaimed star of Off-Broadway’s Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof shares his unconventional perspective on the infamous character.

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Why Off-Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof Is the Most Authentic Production You’ll See by Ruthie Fierberg

Directed by Joel Grey, the production from the National Yiddish Theatre of Folksbiene unearths a richer meaning in the musical classic.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Broadway’s Billy Porter Talks American Horror Story, Pose, and Kinky Boots Closing by Ruthie Fierberg

The Kinky Boots Tony winner shares memories and how his character on FX's Pose was created just for him.

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Have a Nice Day Starring Billy Crystal, Annette Bening, and More Released on Audible November 2 by Ruthie Fierberg

Hear an exclusive clip from the cast recording of the play at Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theatre.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Listen to Boyfriend's New R&B Rendition of South Pacific’s ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair’ by Ruthie Fierberg

The feminist rapper puts her spin on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

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