Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Creatives by JK

Last week's Musical of the Month column focused on what has become of the original cast of Hairspray since they took Broadway by storm during the summer of 2002. This week, we'll take a loo…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Erik Ransom envisions ‘The World to Come’ in a new podcast series by Deb Miller

Award-winning New York-based composer, librettist, and lyricist Erik Ransom (his hit GRINDR The Opera won London’s Off West End Award for Best New Musical in 2019) has joined forces once a…

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"In This Business, It's Never Goodbye" by Mo Brady

by Natalie Charle Ellis …

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Murray Schisgal, playwright and screenwriter who brought the absurd to the mainstream, dies at 93 by Will Dudding / The New York Times

Murray Schisgal, a playwright and screenwriter who took his offbeat brand of humor to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning comedy “Luv” and to Hollywood in the hit farce “Tootsie,” die…

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Murray Schisgal, Tony-Nominated Playwright and Tootsie Scribe, Dies at 93 by Andrew Gans

Mr. Schisgal was Tony-nominated in 1965 for his absurdist comedy Luv.

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Murray Schisgal Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Tootsie’ Screenwriter, Broadway Playwright Was 93 by Greg Evans

Murray Schisgal, whose writing brought a 1964 Tony Award nomination for the Broadway play Luv and a 1982 Oscar nomination for the hit Dustin Hoffman comedy Tootsie, died Oct. 1 at a nursing …

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

MURRAY SCHISGAL, WHO BROUGHT THE ABSURD TO THE MAINSTREAM, DIES AT 93 by Robert Shuman

(Will Dudding’s article appeared in The New York Times, 10/2; via Pam Green.) With “Luv” on Broadway and “Tootsie” on the screen, he wrote with knowing, slightly askew humor about …

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Murray Schisgal, Who Brought the Absurd to the Mainstream, Dies at 93 by Will Dudding

With “Luv” on Broadway and “Tootsie” on the screen, he wrote with knowing, slightly askew humor about subjects like sex, family and failure.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tony Award-Winning ‘Tootsie’ Writer Robert Horn Signs With Verve by Greg Evans

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Horn, the Tony Award-winning book writer of the Broadway musical Tootsie, has signed with Verve for representation in all areas. Horn, who began his career as a writer for …

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Virtual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to Offer One-on-One Video Chats by Broadway Direct

A slate of celebrated Broadway stars will be offering exclusive one-on-one video chats during the virtual version of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction this Sunday, September 20, 2…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

BWW Album Review: Sarah Stiles' You Can Ukulele With Me is the Rejuvenating Vacation We All Need

Tony Award nominee, Sarah Stiles (Tootsie, Hand to God) recently released her debut EP, You Can Ukulele With Me, via Broadway Records. This recoding is in collaboration with songwriter, Holl…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Watch the September Episode of Broadway Profiles, Featuring Stars of Hadestown, Diana, Mean Girls & More by Broadway.com

Before it airs nationwide next month, we're offering a sneak peek at the newest episode of Broadway Profiles! Hosted by PIX11's Emmy-winning anchor Tamsen Fadal and powered by Broadway.com…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sarah Stiles Shares Behind-the-Scenes Stories From Her EP You Can Ukulele With Me by Sarah Stiles

The Tootsie Tony Award nominee's debut EP is available August 21 on Broadway Records.

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Tony Winner Santino Fontana on His Quarantine Routine and Critical Review of Goodnight Moon by Lindsey Sullivan

Last summer, Santino Fontana was fresh off of his first Tony win for playing Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels in Broadway's Tootsie. Though the world looks completely different one year l…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

"That Is A Definite Silver Lining" by Mo Brady

from Broadway Roulette …

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Friday, August 7, 2020

VIDEO: Lilli and Eddie Cooper Perform TIGER KING Parody 'Meat Truck'

'Tootsie' Tony- nominee Lilli Cooper joins her brother, Little Shop of Horrors star Eddie Cooper for 'Meat Truck,' a song parody of Tiger King, inspired by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats!

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Last Call: Scott Rollison & Haley Wilson on Toasting Hangmen by Broadway.com

Living near the theater district during the Broadway shutdown, photographer and performer Matthew Stocke has been haunted walking past the empty theater palaces sitting in repose, waiting fo…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Checking In With… Julie Halston, Star of Tootsie, You Can't Take It With You, The Divine Sister, More by Andrew Gans

The four-time Drama Desk nominee is currently hosting a new series, Virtual Halston, Fridays on YouTube.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Santino Fontana, Ann Reinking, Anika Larsen and More Join Pack Podcast Benefiting Actors Fund & Feeding America

Tony-winners Ann Reinking and Santino Fontana (Tootsie), George Wendt (Cheers), Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon's Vacation films), Maulik…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dustin Hoffman to Star in Broadway Revival of Our Town in 2021 by Lindsey Sullivan

Thornton Wilder's classic play Our Town is getting a Broadway revival starring two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman as the Stage Manager in 2021. To Kill a Mockingbird director Bartlett She…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Broadway Must See for June 17th: Three Time Tony Nominee Rebecca Luker Will Be Feted Online by Katie Couric, “Tootsie” Star Santino Fontana by Roger Friedman

Rebecca Luker is one of Broadway’s great stars. She has three Tony nominations, ranging from 1995 to 2007. She was most recently

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Troika Clarifies TOOTSIE Tour Casting Breakdown

Troika has issued a statement to clarify a casting notice which called for submissions from only people of color for the upcoming national tour of TOOTSIE. The tour, which will be going out…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Broadway in Pittsburgh juggles lineup again, aims for October opening by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Aint’ Too Proud” moves to next season, with “Hadestown” and “Tootsie” bookending 2020-21, and “Hamilton” in January.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Santino Fontana, Linda Lavin, Lilli Cooper & More to Appear on VIRTUAL HALSTON

VIRTUAL HALSTON, a new early cocktail hour live-stream broadcast starring comic actress Julie Halston on Fridays at 5 p.m., has announced a fresh lineup of guest stars who will join Ms. Hals…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

REVIEW: We Caught an Early Preview of the “Tootsie” National Tour (Guest Column by J.K. Rowling) by Broadway Beat

by HaleyJane Rose. @haleyisfamous. Cheerio! J.K. Rowling here! Author of beloved children’s books, the woman behind author pseudonym Robert Galbraith, and tr...

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Friday, April 24, 2020

The Friday 5 Quiz: Which Came First? by JK

No, this isn't a chicken or egg situation. But you might need to do a little research to figure out which one happened first in each pair. This week's Friday 5 Quiz might teach you a little …

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

For Quarantine, A Salute To The Literature Of Idleness by Artsjournal1

Dwight Garner: “With so many hours to obliterate, I’ve found myself turning to the experts. I’ve pushed away the Tootsie Roll wrappers and empty root beer cans and gathered around my b…

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Checking In With... Tony-Winning Tootsie Bookwriter Robert Horn by Mark Peikert

From Quibi series to Randy Rainbow's videos, here's what Horn is up to in quarantine.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Ali Stroker, Lilli Cooper, Teal Wicks, Ciara Renee, and More Join This Week's Lineup Of CURTAIN UP!, A Show Dedicated To Entertaining Isolated Seniors

Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker (Broadway: Oklahoma; Deaf West's Spring Awakening); Lilli Cooper (Broadway: Tootsie, Tony Nominee; Spongebob Squarepants), Teal Wicks (Broadway: The Cher Show; …

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Friday, April 10, 2020

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Sarah Stiles by Deb Miller

This month, during the indefinite precautionary closure of theaters in New York and around the world, Sarah Stiles continues to provide world-class entertainment to fans in self-isolation ev…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

VIDEO: Lilli Cooper, Bonnie Milligan, & More Are Featured in Drew Gasparini 'When I Go' Music Video

Today it was announced that composer Drew Gasparini released the first single off his upcoming album, We Aren't Kids Anymore (Original Studio Cast). The new song is called a?oeWhen I Goa…

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