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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Why Yiddish Theater Works Better In America Than In Israel by Simi Horwitz

Israeli actors Gera Sandler and his wife Ronit Asheri-Sandler, now starring in Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing!” with New Yiddish Rep at the 14th Street Y, can’t help comparing New Y…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Totally 'Normal' by Simi Horwitz

Performing opposite each other is nothing new for real-life married couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley.

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'Night' Moves by Simi Horwitz

Daniel Beaty's current solo show, "Through the Night," now playing Off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre, is at once political and deeply moving.

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Action 'Jackson' by Simi Horwitz

The cast of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"—a wild rock musical written and directed by Alex Timbers, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman—doesn't sweat the move to Broadway.

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'Long' Path to Broadway by Simi Horwitz

Standup comic Colin Quinn says he fancies himself an actor—if for no other reason than he's currently on Broadway, doing a solo show, "Long Story Short," at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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The Importance of Being Ernest by Simi Horwitz

Speaking in his signature gravelly voice, Ernest  Borgnine is matter-of-fact about his achievements, still delighted and slightly awed that he has been able to make his living doing wha…

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A 'Championship' Broadway Debut by Simi Horwitz

Best known as a deadpan standup comic, Jim Gaffigan is floored to be making his stage debut in the Broadway revival of Jason Miller's "That Championship Season."

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Of stage and screens: Broadway websites play leading role | Crain's New York Business by Simi Horwitz

These days, is one of the Great White Way's biggest hits, covering Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international theater, and even film, television, fashion and travel.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

How Daryl Roth of 'Kinky Boots' Became The Biggest Force on Broadway – by Simi Horwitz

Theater producer Daryl Roth says that she has not encountered sexism or ageism on the job, though she’s faced her share of painful challenges, especially early on in her career.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena Originate Leads in 'Dogfight' by Simi Horwitz

Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena star in Second Stage Theatre premiere of "Dogfight" set in the Vietnam War era.

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Stephen Daldry May Direct 'Wicked' Movie by Simi Horwitz

Tony winner Stephen Daldry may take the helm of the long-delayed film adaptation of smash Broadway musical "Wicked."

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Randy Harrison Joins 'Silence! The Musical' by Simi Horwitz

The "Queer as Folk" star joins the hit Off-Broadway musical, based on "Silence of the Lambs," as it transfers to the new Elektra theatre.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bernard Gersten Takes a Final Bow at Lincoln Center by Simi Horwitz

After 28 years at Lincoln Center Theater, Executive Producer Bernard Gersten steps down.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tony Winner Nina Arianda Tapped to Play Janis Joplin by Simi Horwitz

Nina Arianda, a newly minted Tony winner for her performance in "Venus in Fur," is set to portray Janis Joplin for director Sean Durkin.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Anna Chlumsky Had an Uneasy Transition from Child to Adult Actor by Simi Horwitz

From "My Girl" to "Veep" to Off-Broadway's "3C" Anna Chlumsky knows the industry as a kid and grown-up and does not allow the past to define the present.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Terrence McNally Considers 'Corpus Christi,' New Staging, and Documentary by Simi Horwitz

Tony-winning playwright looks back at controversial production at Manhattan Theater Club, a reconceived staging, and film about play

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ethical Questions Arise in John Patrick Shanley's 'Storefront Church' by Simi Horwitz

Atlantic Theater Company produces third play in John Patrick Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy that includes "Doubt" and "Defiance."

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Amy Brenneman Plays Another Strong Woman in 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' by Simi Horwitz

After "Private Practice," "Judging Amy," and "NYPD Blue," the Emmy winner stars in Gina Gionfriddo's comic drama at Playwrights Horizons.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Carol Kane of 'Taxi' Fame Is Kooky In a New Way in 'Harvey' by Simi Horwitz

In Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Mary Chase comedy, veteran Carol Kane joins ensemble including Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht, and Charles Kimbrough.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

54 Below Is the 'Sandbox' for Broadway Stars by Simi Horwitz

New intimate cabaret space below the former Studio 54 will feature Patti LuPone, Victor Garber, Brian d'Arcy James, and others.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First-Time Tony Nominees Share Their Broadway Experiences by Simi Horwitz

Back Stage chats with actors from "Porgy and Bess," "One Man, Two Guvnors," "Stick Fly," "Ghost the Musical," "Once," and "End of the Rainbow."

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Conor and Judy Hegarty Lovett Discuss Will Eno's 'Title and Deed' by Simi Horwitz

Will Eno wrote his existential play, "Title and Deed" for married actor-director team Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Moises Kaufman Finds Metaphor in Simon Gray's 'The Common Pursuit' by Simi Horwitz

Helming Roundabout Theatre production, experimental artist Moises Kaufman moves outside his comfort zone in tackling realistic play.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Exploring Lives of Mid-Century Artists in 'February House' by Simi Horwitz

Four actors tackle W.H. Auden, Gypsy Rose Lee, Benjamin Britten, and Carson McCullers in a new musical, at the Public.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Sentenced to Shakespeare: Courts and Theater Company Join Forces by Simi Horwitz

Shakespeare & Company and Berkshire courts celebrates 12 years of helping high-risk teens in Western Massachusetts.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lisa Emery Makes a Triple Play in 'Lonely, I'm Not' by Simi Horwitz

The veteran actor tackles a no-nonsense job interviewer, a concerned mom, and a Latvian maid at in Paul Weitz's play at Second Stage Theatre.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Andre De Shields is 'Black by Popular Demand' in His Cabaret Show by Simi Horwitz

Veteran entertainer Andre De Shields offers his new and improved cabaret "Black by Popular Demand" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Arnold Schulman's 'Sleeping Ugly' Mounted at Santa Monica Playhouse by Simi Horwitz

After decades as successful screenwriter, the Oscar nominee returns to his first love, theater, and he's just getting started.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Telsey + Company Casting Director David Vaccari Likes Complexity by Simi Horwitz

David Vaccari, who cast "Friends With Kids" and "Pieces of April," looks for more than just a pretty face.

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Theatre Without Borders Keeps the Channels of Communication Open by Simi Horwitz

Theatre Without Borders members use theater to foster collaboration, inclusion, and reconciliation.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Caissie Levy Plays Demi Moore's Role in 'Ghost The Musical' by Simi Horwitz

Best known for her work in "Hair," "Wicked," and "Hairspray," Caissie Levy now stars in Broadway's "Ghost."

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