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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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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Plays for Your Ears by Variety

How Jeremy McCarter acts locally but thinks globally with podcast series Make-Believe.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New List, New Leaders for The Kilroys by Variety

Playwrights Hilary Bettis and Carolyn V. McGraw on how the collective will expand its push for parity.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Audra McDonald Faces Her Fear in 'Frankie and Johnny' by Variety

The Tony-winning actress talks intimacy onstage, Broadway diversity and why she calls Michael Shannon "The Rev."

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How Disney Taught a Generation to Love Musicals by Variety

From early Broadway days to Marvel and Star Wars, with Disney Theatrical president Thomas Schumacher.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Why Tony Rehearsals Make James Corden Cry by Variety

Get a backstage glimpse at the Tony Awards from this year's host.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Rosemary Harris' Tony Has a Typo by Variety

Tales from the actress’ storied career, including that time she got discovered walking a gay dog.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bryan Cranston on the Exhausting Joys of Broadway by Variety

The award-winning actor spills backstage secrets behind his Tony-nominated turn in “Network.”

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Santino Fontana's 'Tootsie' For Our Time by Variety

The Tony-nominated actor on fighting the good fight, and why it’s “like a war movie” backstage.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Why Aaron Sorkin Cut His Favorite Scene From 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Variety

The "West Wing" writer killed his darlings to make his Broadway "Mockingbird" work.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

John Cameron Mitchell Wrote a Sequel to 'Hedwig,' Sort Of by Variety

The writer-performer explains how his new musical podcast "Anthem: Homunculus" fits into the Mitchellverse.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Kelli O'Hara Brings #MeToo to 'Kiss Me, Kate' by Variety

The Broadway favorite talks vocal honesty and what her Tony win means to her.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The 'Dumb Joke' Hidden in 'White Noise' by Variety

  Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and director Oskar Eustis talk race, art, slavery and... bowling?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

'Beetlejuice' and the Biggest Taboo by Variety

The new musical's creators reveal how the show has changed since its DC tryout.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Kidding Around in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Variety

How not to act your age, with Broadway favorites Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick. 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

How Phoebe Waller-Bridge Shocked Herself by Variety

The "Fleabag" and "Killing Eve" creator revisits her breakout stage role.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

How ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Danielle Brooks Became a Broadway Producer by Variety

Danielle Brooks earned a Tony nomination when she made her Broadway debut as Sofia in the 2015 revival of “The Color Purple,” but now the “Orange Is the New Black” star is working be…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Balls-Out Theatricality of Sam Mendes by Variety

The Oscar winner on “The Ferryman” and how James Bond made him a writer.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Secrets of Sound Design by Variety

Sound designer Gareth Owen gives theatergoers a few pointers on understanding an esoteric art.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Bringing 'Oklahoma!' and Alanis to Broadway by Variety

Producer Eva Price talks taking risks with her two big Broadway projects.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Building 'Hadestown' by Variety

How Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin created their buzzy, Broadway-bound musical.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Laura Benanti by Variety

The Tony winner reveals her most challenging role.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Adam Shankman by Variety

A top director of Hollywood musicals spills his secrets.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Jeremy Pope by Variety

The fast-rising Broadway star on what he wishes he knew as a young actor.  

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Making 'The Prom' by Variety

Bob Martin and Beth Leavel get political with their critically acclaimed new musical comedy.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ethan Hawke by Variety

The actor talks 'True West' and the ghost of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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