Saturday, September 24, 2016

Just In: Stardust Diner Family United Says '15 Employees Fired in Retaliation of Union Activity' by BroadwayWorld

Just in via Stardust Family United, the newly established union for Ellen's Stardust Diner employees. 'Last week, servers at the famed Ellen's Stardust Diner put down their microphones and h…

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Monday, September 19, 2016

There Are Now Officially Too Many Drag Queens Running Around by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoqueenDrew DroegeNightlifenew york cityTheater & DanceMichael MustoBe careful what you wish for. Years ago, in the heyday of NYC clubbing, I became so enamored with drag perf…

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wallace Shawn: ‘I live off doing animal voices in cartoons’ by Liese Spencer

You may know him as the teacher in Clueless, the dinosaur in Toy Story, and the baddie in The Princess Bride. But Wallace Shawn wants to open your eyes to sweatshops, starvation and torture.…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Singing Staff of Ellen’s Stardust Diner Go Silent Amid Firings by Adam Hetrick

The singing staff the Times Square institution went silent September 14 in protest of mass firings and alleged anti-union behavior on behalf of the restaurant’s management team.

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Steve Buscemi and Elliott Sharp Talk William S. Burroughs, the 80s New York Scene, and the Creative Influence of Exhaustion by Juliet Helmke

Actor Steve Buscemi and contemporary classical composer and musician Elliott Sharp have been fans of William S. Burroughs since Burroughs was walking New York City’s streets, and the aspir…

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

I Interview Playwrights Part 873: Nelle Tankus by Adam Szymkowicz

Nelle TankusHometown:  Seattle. Current Town:  Seattle.Q:  Tell me about The Untitled Play About Art School: A:  First of all, thanks to Copious Love Productions for prod…

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Owner of Ellen's Stardust Diner Responds to Unfair Treatment Allegations by BroadwayWorld

Ken Sturm, owner of Ellen's Stardust Diner, has released a statement in response to this week's allegations of unfair treatment of workers.

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Singing Waiters Organize Against Alleged Unfair Treatment at Ellen's Stardust Diner by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld received a statement today from employees of Ellen's Stardust Diner, 'home of the world famous singing waitstaff,' who have joined forces with the Industrial Workers of the Wor…

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Singing Waiters Unionize at Ellen’s Stardust Diner by Robert Viagas

Life apparently hasn’t been a song at the Broadway landmark.

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Ellen’s Stardust Diner Owner Responds to Union Charges by Robert Viagas

Life apparently hasn’t been a song for singing waiters at the Broadway landmark.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

People You Should Know . . . Judi Polson by Zack Calhoon

Judi Polson is a film, TV and stage actress and opera singer. In film, she was seen as Mildred Kinsey in Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson, and in over 25 independent productions. Her Off-Br…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Off Script: Jenna Ushkowitz Happily Indulges in Netflix to Survive 'Waitress' on Broadway (Q&A) by Ashley Lee

The 'Glee' alum talks playing a skeptical diner server, discovering technology-drenched stage doors and listening to the emotional ballad "She Used to Be Mine" eight times a week.read more

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

VIDEO: Ellen's Stardust Diner Staff Serves Up WAITRESS' 'She Used To Be Mine' by Michael Dale

A heartfelt and very site-specific video for WAITRESS' big 11 o'clock ballad.

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Waitresses Sing Waitress! Watch the Stardust Diner Music Video Here by Michael Gioia

The real-life waitresses of Broadway’s popular singing diner take on “She Used to Be Mine” from the musical playing a few blocks away from them.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Exclusive Photo Diary! A Week in the Life of Broadway’s Waitress with a new Dawn by Michael Gioia

Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz is the newest Waitress at the Broadway diner. She takes us through her week in pictures as she gets put into the show.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Jonathan Groff Forgot About the Boy, Laura Benanti Doesn’t Need a Speechwriter & More Lessons of the Week by Ryan McPhee

Happy Friday, and happy Kristin Chenoweth’s birthday weekend! Whether you’re celebrating by giving your green friend a makeover, shouting that you’re a vice principal or si…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Highs and Lows of Three Tony-Nominated Musicals Not Named "Hamilton" by Broadway & Me

From the moment that Hamilton's revolutionary troupe stepped onto the stage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre last summer, it was clear that Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused celebration of …

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Watch Waitress Star Jessie Mueller Play “Diner Lingo” on Today by Robert Viagas

The Tony nominee is promoting the newly released cast album.

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Waitress Tony Nominee Jessie Mueller Talks Being Attention's Sweet Center by Lindsey Sullivan

Waitress headliner Jessie Mueller is as sweet as pie—modest too! The Beautiful Tony winner did not expect her 2016 Tony nomination on the morning of May 3. "I actually slept in th…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jude Law Plays a Homicidal Adulterer in Ivo van Hove's “Obsession” by Patrick Pacheco

James Cain’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” has never been bettered as a noir tale of murder and lust. So much so that there have been seven film adaptations of the 1930s novel, as w…

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The whole restaurant's a stage in the world of immersive dining by Alexi Duggins

Fancy hunting for your dinner in a forest, or eating at Twin Peaks’ Double R Diner? Immersive dining’s mix of theatre and innovative cooking could be for youIn east London, a sniffy butl…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Starting Role of Many Actors: Being a Waiter by Rino16

The ticket to the musical, “Waitress,” starts with the lives of waiters and waitresses at a small town diner, but they find themselves in an unlikely romance. Sound like a cute m…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Waitress - Pie-O-Mania with Jessie Mueller by Oscar E. Moore

Pregnant woman in an abusive relationship thinks up and bakes up pies with unusual names in a small town diner hoping to find happiness while singing and cavorting with new doctor

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Waitress the Musical – Sugar, Sugar by Sandi Durell

      By Sandi Durell     Jessie Mueller can turn mud into sweet sugary pies and she’s doing it now at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre as Jenna, the abused pregnant wi…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

James Franco & Christian Slater Spice Up Raunchy Gay Porn Drama by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMoviesTheater & DanceMichael MustoTired of the noble LGBT suffering served up in well dressed Oscar-nominated films like The Imitation Game, The Danish Girl, and Carol? Want…

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Waitress review – pie-focused musical seems half-baked by Alexis Soloski

Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New YorkBased on the 2007 film, this show about a small-town diner waitress trapped in a loveless marriage is witty and bittersweet, yet its sexual politics leave a …

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review: Jessie Mueller Serves a Slice of Life (With Pie) in Sara Bareilles’s ‘Waitress’ by Charles Isherwood

This musical, set in a diner and scored by Sara Bareilles, centers on a woman stuck in an unhappy marriage.

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'Waitress': Theater Review by David Rooney

Tony winner Jessie Mueller plays an unhappily married diner server pouring love into her pies in this musical based on the 2007 indie hit, featuring a score by Sara Bareilles. read more

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Celebrating the Journey of WAITRESS to Broadway

WAITRESS opens tonight on Broadway, and we'll of course be bringing you full coverage of the night from start to finish, with our Review Roundup (live as always!), photos, videos and mor…

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Waitress' Kimiko Glenn Talks Breaking Bad Binge-Watching, Fave Foods & Why a Regina Spektor Musical Needs to Happen by Broadway.com

Age: 26 Hometown: Phoenix, AZ Current Role: Wallflower waitress Dawn, who finds friendship (and maybe even love) working at Joe's Pie Diner in the Sara Bareilles musical…

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