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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Karen Olivo on 'Moulin Rouge!' and Life in the Broadway Shutdown by Variety

The "Moulin Rouge!" star talks shaping Satine, 'In the Heights' anticipation and the felting on her to-do list.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What Lois Smith Learned From the Greats by Variety

The actress, now in "The Inheritance," on the lessons of Elia Kazan, Lee Strasberg, and more.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

How 'Six' Conquered the World by Variety

"Six" creators Toby Marlow, Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage on Tudor queens, pop icons and conference rooms in Edinburgh.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Katori Hall's 'Quiet Revolution' by Variety

The playwright talks hot wings, Tina Turner, and Lil Bad Cousin, her rapping alter ego.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How 'Cambodian Rock Band' Became One of the Most Produced Plays in the U.S. by Variety

Bending genres, confronting history and rocking out, with playwright Lauren Yee and director Chay Yew.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Duncan Sheik Created a Monster by Variety

The Tony-winning composer, whose latest musical "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" is now playing Off Broadway, talks the Buddhist mafia, his controversial thoughts about songs forwardi…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Vampires, Cowboys and Stealth Diversity by Variety

Writer Qui Nguyen, the co-founder of Vampire Cowboys Theater Company, talks stage superheroes, Comic-Con and his new play "Revenge Song," about historical badass Julie d'Aubigny.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"Mrs. Doubtfire," Live From BroadwayCon by Variety

Gender politics, quick changes and honoring Robin Williams: a live conversation with Rob McClure, Jerry Zaks and more, recorded at BroadwayCon 2020.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Why Not Do The Crazy Thing? by Variety

Why playwright Bess Wohl, now making her Broadway debut with “Grand Horizons,” keeps asking for the impossible.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

What Laura Linney Learns From Bad Shows by Variety

The "Ozark" actress, now on Broadway in "My Name is Lucy Barton," on the lessons of failure, her favorite costars and why solo shows are "bonkers."

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Sometimes Theater Is Just Like Football by Variety

Actor-producer Nnamdi Asomugha traded in pro football for Broadway, where he’s now starring in “A Soldier’s Play.”

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Surreal Spectacle of ‘Cats,’ Explained by Variety

Director Tom Hooper talks digital fur, trailer reactions and the reason that only some cats wear shoes.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Lucas Hnath's Own Play Gave Him Nightmares by Variety

The playwright behind "The Thin Place" and "Dana H." talks mental remapping, performing trauma and why in ghost stories, less is more.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Let's Talk About Sex Onstage by Variety

How Broadway's first intimacy director, Claire Warden, is helping to revolutionize how actors get intimate.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

How To Be The Most-Produced Playwright in America by Variety

Writer Lauren Gunderson reveals the secrets to her success. Step 1: Write. A lot.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Jonathan Groff Knows He’s a Spitter by Variety

The star of "Mindhunter" and "Frozen 2" gets wet for his current gig in "Little Shop of Horrors."

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Brian Cox on Shakespeare, 'Succession' and the Crisis We're In by Variety

Why the actor, now on Broadway in 'The Great Society,' chases 'scripts of the now.' 

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Brian Cox on Shakespeare, 'Succession' and the Crisis We're In by Variety

  Why the actor, now on Broadway in 'The Great Society,' chases 'scripts of the now.' 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How 'The Lightning Thief' Hopes to Open Up Broadway by Variety

  The musical's creative team talks pushing boundaries and sea changes.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Impact of 'For Colored Girls,' Then and Now by Variety

  Actress Adrienne C. Moore on Ntozake Shange, "Wonder Woman" and life after "Orange is the New Black."

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The 'Soft Power' of Musicals to Change Minds by Variety

  Composer Jeanine Tesori on how musicals can spur change, and how her latest changed her.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How 'Jagged Little Pill' Will Rock Broadway by Variety

Meet the creators and producers bringing Alanis to Broadway. Recorded at Variety's Business of Broadway breakfast.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth Wants to Write a Broadway Musical by Variety

  The Broadway favorite dishes on her new album, her worst flub, and the bucket-list musical she wants to write.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Broadway Controversies and Coups of Two Acting Greats by Variety

Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce, now in “The Height of the Storm,” reveal favorite roles, Broadway memories and the “Phantom” casting that never was.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Why Tom Hiddleston Thinks Everyone Should Play Hamlet by Variety

Hiddleston and his co-stars in "Betrayal," Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, talk Pinter, dick-swinging and superheroes. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Derren Brown Spills His Broadway 'Secret' by Variety

  The mentalist and illusionist on the magic of theater, the theatrics of magic, and why he's banned from casinos all across the U.K.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

How Joel Grey Made 'Fiddler' New Again by Variety

The actor, director and photographer talks directing in a language he doesn't know, memories of Hal Prince, and sexy flowers.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal is his 'Best Self' in the Theater by Variety

  Behind the scenes at Broadway's "Sea Wall/A Life,' with Gyllenhaal and director Carrie Cracknell.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

What Rita Rudner Learned From Broadway Greats by Variety

The comic, now starring in musical "Two's a Crowd," started out in some legendary Broadway shows.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, ‘Sesame Street’ among 2019 Kennedy Center honorees by Variety

Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, “Sesame Street,” conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and R&B veterans Earth, Wind and Fire have been selected as the 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees. The kudos…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Special Sauce in Broadway's 'Moulin Rouge!' by Variety

Writer John Logan and director Alex Timbers bring elephants, windmills, Baz and Beyoncé to Broadway.

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