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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A ‘Tradition’ Omission: I Had Never Seen ‘Fiddler’ Until Now by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Growing up in a traditional Jewish household made the legendary musical a piece to resent, not embrace. So much has changed since.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

‘Clueless’ Was Amy Heckerling’s Masterpiece. Is She Done With It? As If. by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Heckerling, the pioneering director behind “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” is turning “Clueless” into a musical. Will she finally get her due?

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Mr. Buffett, who has a new Broadway show, “Escape to Margaritaville,” built a half-billion-dollar empire on his laid-back beach brand. But he’s all business now.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Javier Muñoz of Hamilton Has Been Reborn Again, and Again, and Again.. | GQ by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

They talk about the pressure of taking over for Lin-Manuel Miranda the star, the genius, the originator. But Javier Muñoz has performed for President Obama. Battled cancer. Confronted HIV (…

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

How Zach Braff Survived the Internet by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

There are several kinds of Zach Braff: There’s Scrubs Braff, whom we know well from nine years on network TV—he of the elastic face and outsize reactions. There’s Garden State Braff, w…

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

'Tribes' uncovers a dysfunction both silent and spoken by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

The young deaf man at the center of the Nina Raine play, set to open at the Mark Taper, confronts his rowdy family and exposes a larger inability to communicate.In the play "Tribes," a young…

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Finding the Right Wig for the Role on Screen by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

There are different reasons why a wig works for a part, and why, sometimes, they don’t.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

For once, actresses get all the good roles by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Jewish Women's Repertory Company caters to the Orthodox Jewish community in L.A., so its musicals are put on by women for women only.One microphone wasn't working. The makeup lady hadn't arr…

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