Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mormon Star Nic Rouleau on Why He Deserves a Trophy, That Time He Had Plastic Hair & Switching Lives with Gavin Creel by

Nic Rouleau, the long-running star of The Book of Mormon, chats about his five-years in the sold-out hit musical, his previous gig on the Disney Cruise Line, his bestie Ben Platt and more.

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Harrison Knights, trans musical-theatre actor: 'I just couldn't play female roles' by Kate Lyons

One of the first young transgender performers in UK musical theatre talks about singing in the gender-bending first world war show Brass and the support of his parents who are both priestsWh…

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Review: Once Upon a Time... by Michael Block

By Kaila M. StokesLittle Stories is a breath of fresh air in regards to comedic folklore in NYC. The plot was interesting from the description so one had high hopes. The show began with a mi…

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Love is in the Air: Broadway Stars Christine Dwyer and Matt DeAngelis are Engaged! by BroadwayWorld

There must be something in the water over on 8th avenuejust days after fan favorites, Tony-nominated Director Michael Arden and Andy Mientus Deaf West's Spring Awakening, SMASH tied the knot…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Trolling Time with...Nicholas Cocchetto by Michael Block

Name: Nicholas CocchettoHometown: Arkport, NYEducation: BFA Drama from Niagara University, certificate from Stella Adler Studios, Rockwell Scholar at Primary StagesWho do you play in The Ill…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Stranger Things' pulls Ravenswood actor into its orbit by Morgan Greene

The waiter does a double take when he gets to our table at the Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park and sees a 20-something guy with Ray-Bans nestled in his untamed, wavy hair. "Have you been here …

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Counting Sheep: the polyphonic protest show that puts you inside Kiev's Maidan by Mark Fisher

Using folk singing, found footage and a revolutionary interactive staging, Marichka Kudriavtseva and Mark Marczyk’s ‘guerrilla folk opera’ throws Edinburgh audiences into the heart of …

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Sex, pandas and Boris Johnson’s hair – the best jokes from Edinburgh festival by Guardian Stage

These are the funniest lines we’ve heard so far from this year’s standup shows‘Surely every car is a people carrier?’: 10 funniest jokes at the fringe in 2015Just switched from eatin…

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Review: Fairport Convention – A Band You Must Hear by Mark Beech

If you recognize the name Fairport Convention, you may know that it is one of the most acclaimed folk-rock bands of all time. If you don’t know of the veteran British group, going since th…

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Spotlight On...Alex Van Handel by Michael Block

Name: Alex Van HandelHometown: Hartford, WisconsinEducation: BFA in Musical Theatre from Univeristy of Wisconsin – Stevens PointSelect Credits: Rocky Horror -The Rocky Horror Show (Mercury…

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How Diane Paulus Put Two Actors on the Path to Marriage by Whitney Spaner

When American Idol alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young became Broadway stars in Hair, they had to get really comfortable really quickly.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Monumental review – everything’s turned up by Sarah Crompton

Playhouse, EdinburghDance company Holy Body Tattoo and cult band Godspeed You! Black Emperor combine to exhausting but euphoric effect“Warning. This performance contains loud music”, rea…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Idina Menzel Is a Regal Warrior, Heather Headley Pushed Her Neighbors' Button & More Lessons of the Week by Ryan McPhee

It’s Friday, and we know what you’re thinking: Why haven’t any Olympic gymnasts used “Satisifed” for their floor routine? Well, that, and: Are there any wacky a…

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Spotlight On...Jon Spano by Michael Block

Name: Jon Spano Hometown: Ravenna, OH Education: NYUFavorite Credits: As dancer, tours of West Side Story and HAIR! As actor, the indie’s Le Fleur de Vie and Picking Up The Pieces. As play…

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Spotlight On...Julianne Cross by Michael Block

Name: Julianne CrossHometown: Erie, PennsylvaniaEducation: Penn State UniversitySelect Credits: Improv comedy was my gateway drug back to theater in my adult life. UCB gave me a place to lea…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

FringeNYC Interview: Catherine Hurd and Vatrena King on “Zuccotti Park, A Musical about the Human Side of Economics” by Jose Solis

The New York International Fringe Festival will bring 200 shows to NYC from August 12-28. We spoke with composer Vatrena King and writer Catherine Hurd about Zuccotti Park, A Musical about t…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'It makes you recoil': Trumpageddon at the Edinburgh fringe by Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Simon Jay’s show aims to highlight the ridiculousness of the US presidential candidate through the power of satireWith his orange face and distinctly odd hair, Donald Trump stands gleefull…

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Rewind: The Patty Duke Show let teenagers have some silly fun by Trish Crawford

The hair, the clothes, the lingo, the silly plot lines added up to a portrait of perfect teenagehood in the 1960s.

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The Taming of the Shrew review – the Bolshoi lets its hair down by Sarah Crompton

Royal Opera House, LondonDivine dancing, evocative staging and a sympathetic adaptation make perfect sense of Shakespeare’s difficult playWatching the Bolshoi in Jean-Christophe Maillot’…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Sexy Hamilton Javier Munoz on How the Tony-Winning Tuner Keeps Him Going Non-Stop by Lindsey Sullivan

So—what makes Hamilton frontman Javier Muñoz so sexy? On a recent visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the late night host ventured to guess: "The hair? The goatee?…

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Small Mouth Sounds and Men on Boats by Elizabeth Wollman

Small Mouth Sounds, a play by Bess Wohl currently being restaged at the Signature Theater after an initial run at Ars Nova last year, is sweet and diverting, if not as deft or probing as it …

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Hair Star Set for Rhode Island Sister Act by Andrew Gans

Jeannette Bayardelle will star as the nun on the run in the Alan Menken-Glenn Slater musical.

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Top 8 Shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 by Mark Beech

The world’s largest arts festival starts this week in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Fringe has more than 3,000 events alongside many other events under the Edinburgh Festival banner.Here is a p…

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wicked's New Elphie Wigs Out, Joshua Henry Can't Wait for It & More Hot Shots That'll Amp You Up! by Lindsey Sullivan

Wicked star Jennifer DiNoia and Tony winner Betty Buckley are inspiring our hair and makeup game for the week. Check out the latest roundup of Broadway hot shots for reunions, shenanigans an…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

54 Sings Hair by Sandi Durell

  By Martha Wade Steketee     We let the sunshine in, and basked. For two concert performances on a recent Sunday night, several tribes assembled that were associated with Ame…

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Spotlight On...Ovi Vargas by Michael Block

Name: Ovi VargasHometown: Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Suburbs of Boston.Education: Graduated from The Boston Conservatory Of Music with a degree in Musical Theatre.Favorite Credit…

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Simon Amstell webchat – as it happened by Guardian Staff

Why is he so self-loathing? How does he style his hair? And what did his grandma think of Grandma’s House? Read the comedian’s answers to your questions now 2.44pm GMT Thanks very much t…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Trolling Time with...Taylor Turner by Michael Block

Name: Taylor TurnerHometown: Montgomery, Alabama but I was born in Bradenton, Florida a.k.a. THE SEAT OF MANATEE COUNTY A.K.A. THE MANATEE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (I really like manatees).Educa…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Kicks Off DNC Coverage with Psychedelic Musical Number by TV News Desk

LATE SHOW host Stephen Colbert kicked off his week-long journey though the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with a trippy song and dance number, reminiscent of Broadway's HAIR.

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Summer Trends on the Runway at LA Swim Week by Young Hollywood

Summer Trends on the Runway at LA Swim Week YH dives right in to LA Swim Week to check out all the hottest beachwear making an appearance on the runway and to chat with designer Connie Borja…

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Spotlight On...Amy Steinberg by Michael Block

Name: Amy SteinbergHometown: Charlotte, NCEducation: Studied at Boston Conservatory, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Marymount ManhattanFavorite Credits: Oh My God Don't Stop, one…

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