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Monday, June 3, 2019

On with the show: Campaigning for a Tony once the curtain has dropped by Stuart Miller

Campaigning for a Tony Award already involves a nonstop schedule of events, photo opportunities and jostling to best position each show on television broadcasts, in articles and at galas. Th…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tony nominee Laurie Metcalf on the heartbreak of playing Hillary on Broadway by Stuart Miller

Laurie Metcalf has a photo taped on her dressing room door of Hillary Clinton in sunglasses checking her Blackberry. Clinton looks cool, even imperious, but that persona is not in the house …

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Adam Driver talks ‘Burn This,’ uncomfortable theater and why ‘self-doubt is where I live’ by Stuart Miller

Before Adam Driver opened “Burn This” on Broadway on Tuesday night, he had earned his first Oscar nomination for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” He also had devotees from his Emmy-no…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Age 28, going on 12: How adult actors pull off playing children onstage by Stuart Miller

When does 28 equal 12? Or 41 equal 8? And how is it even possible that 22, 25 and 35 could all equal 11? The answer: When you are casting grown-ups to play kids onstage. Sure, boys will stil…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Change diaper, enter stage right: How these babies became the youngest actors ever on Broadway by Stuart Miller

Rafael West Valles, who plays Bobby Carney on Broadway in “The Ferryman,” would not talk for this article. Neither would Sean Frank Coffey, who also plays Bobby Carney. Ditto for Annie S…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

‘We Feel a Kinship With the Creature’ by Stuart Miller

How and why has that hunk of inhumanity been reanimated so often? Mel Brooks, Kenneth Branagh and others put the pieces together.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

You Wrote the Play. Can You Let It Go? by Stuart Miller

For playwrights, productions that follow the premiere of their shows can be both exhilarating and frightening as others interpret their words.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The ultimate nemesis for actors in outdoor theater: those loud helicopters by Stuart Miller

Raccoons, owls and rabbits may crash the stage and steal the scene in Shakespeare productions held in the great summer outdoors, but for many actors, there’s a more aggravating intruder ho…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Plays Coming Soon From a Movie Screen Near You by Stuart Miller

“Terms of Endearment” and “Clue” are among several films being adapted for the theater.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

In Tennis, Playwrights Find a Ready Device for Onstage Drama by Stuart Miller

While the sport takes center stage next week with the start of the United States Open, the sport is also appearing on the theatrical stage with surprising frequency.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rupert Goold: American Psycho 'is absolutely as pertinent now' by Stuart Miller

The director, who has brought Bret Easton Ellis’s novel to Broadway, explains why he’s drawn to the dark stories of Patrick Bateman, Faustus and Macbeth“I am drawn to theatre as an art…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

It’s Game Day, Even Backstage by STUART MILLER

With this year’s Super Bowl on the horizon, some of the theater world’s biggest sports fans open up about their other passion.

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That Championship Play by Stuart Miller

Jason Patric shepherds his late father's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, That Championship Season, back to Broadway -- by starring in it.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, All 154, Reimagined Through a New York Lens by Stuart Miller

An ambitious project to create a short film for each of Shakespeare’s sonnets is underway, with each movie shot at a different New York City location.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

There’s A First Time For Everything Even For Rene Fleming, David Hyde Pierce and Vanessa Hudgens by Stuart Miller

Renée Fleming, David Hyde Pierce and Vanessa Hudgens make their Broadway debuts this season, onstage and off. The showbusiness veterans of opera, TV and film share why they decide…

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Monday, February 16, 2015

How Richard Thomas, Stacy Keach and More Brought Their Presidential Portrayals to the Stage by Stuart Miller

In honor of Presidents' Day, Playbill.com revisits conversations with seven actors who have played the President of the United States in different plays.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

“They Laughed at Me at First”: Bradley Cooper Proves His Teachers Wrong By Bringing The Elephant Man by Stuart Miller

Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, whose devotion to the play The Elephant Man dates back to his studies at the Actors Studio, fulfills a passion project by finally performing John Merric…

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hedwig Creators Break Down How They Changed the Script for Broadway by Stuart Miller

For Hedwig and the Angry Inch to make the leap from the relative obscurity of downtown theater to the bright lights of Broadway, the show needed a few touch-ups and strategic nips and tucks.…

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Let's Be Real: Toni Collette and Marisa Tomei Star in Will Eno's New Play The Realistic Joneses by Stuart Miller

Toni Collette and Marisa Tomei stop being polite and start getting real in Will Eno's new play about friends and neighbors, love and life, The Realistic Joneses.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Killer Role — Michael Shannon Brings His Dark Side to Theatre For a New Audience by Stuart Miller

Michael Shannon chats with Playbill.com about returning to the play The Killer at Theatre for a New Audience.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Hail to the Chief: Richard Thomas, Stacy Keach and More Discuss Their Presidential Portrayals On the Stage by Stuart Miller

Playbill.com chats with seven actors who have played the President of the United States in different plays.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! — Broadway's Newest Musicals Draw Inspiration from the Silver Screen by Stuart Miller

Thomas Meehan, Marsha Norman, Susan Stroman and Stephen Flaherty chat with Playbill.com about adapting popular Hollywood movies into musicals for the Broadway stage. * 

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Returning to Her Roots — Tony Winner Julie Taymor Revisits Shakespeare With A Midsummer Night's Dream at TFANA by Stuart Miller

After work on Broadway, film and opera, Tony-winning director Julie Taymor returns to William Shakespeare, directing A Midsummer Night's Dream for Theatre for a New Audience.&n…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Plays August Wilson in a New Show by Stuart Miller

The director and actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson, an eminent interpreter of August Wilson, talks about playing Wilson in the playwright’s one-man show, “How I Learned What I Learned.” …

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience Begins a New Era With Opening of Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn by Stuart Miller

Jeffrey Horowitz, Theatre for a New Audience's artistic director, shares the stories behind the building of TFANA's brand-new Brooklyn location — The Polonsky Shakespeare Cente…

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Friday, September 13, 2013

August Wilson's American Century Cycle Comes to Life With Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams and Stephen McKinley Henderson by Stuart Miller

Playbill.com chats with Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Anthony Chisholm, Leslie Uggams, Ebony Jo-Ann and Roslyn Ruff about working with legendary playwright August Wilson.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

City Room: A One-Man Hamlet, MacBeth, Romeo and Juliet by Stuart Miller

Will Barnet, an actor and street performer, is taking Shakespeare into New York City parks, performing soliloquies for passers-by.    

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Rattlestick Oversees Lucy Thurber’s Five-Play Cycle by Stuart Miller

With the involvement of other theaters in the West Village, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is setting the stage for the simultaneous production of a five-play cycle by Lucy Thurber. &n…

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

In The Revisionist, Jesse Eisenberg Takes a Page From His Family History by Stuart Miller

Actor-playwright Jesse Eisenberg, actor-writer of Off-Broadway's The Revisionist, continues exploring his own life through the true "social network" — theatre.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Laurie Metcalf, a Creature of the Stage, Returns to the Mystery of The Other Place, Now on Broadway by Stuart Miller

Laurie Metcalf's passion for the stage continues with a return to Broadway in a play that brought her acclaim — Sharr White's The Other Place. This time, daughter Zoe Perry is …

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Seth Numrich Trades War Horse's Country Lad for Big-City's Golden Boy by Stuart Miller

At 15, Seth Numrich became Juilliard's youngest drama enrollee. A decade later, he's one of Broadway's brightest young hopefuls — the title character Golden Boy, in fact.

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