Category: Broadway
Why Michael Urie Has Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Thank for His New Broadway Gig
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, January 21, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 21, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The stage star chats about his role in Grand Horizons, acting opposite Jane Alexander and why he's not worried about being typecast --- Michael Urie acknowledges that he often plays gay characters, notably his breakthrough role as flamboyant personal assistant Marc St. James on ABC's Ugly Betty; an out-of-work actor turned curator of Barbra Streisand's...
Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2020 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 17, 2020  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Fri Jan 17, 2020  •   Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
A guide to 22 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 21 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus one big summer entry. From acclaimed Off-Broadway transfers (Hangmen, Sing Street, Girl From the North Country) to lauded London imports (Caroline, or Change; My Name Is Lucy Barton; The Lehman Trilogy);...
She Swore Off Adapting Novels, Then She Read 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
By BILLY MCENTEE
Tuesday, January 14, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 14, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Rona Munro agreed to turn Elizabeth Strout's book into a stage play starring Laura Linney --- "It can feel like wearing someone else's clothes," says Rona Munro about adapting another author's work. It's a sensation the Scottish scribe knows well: In addition to being a prolific writer of original plays and screenplays, she's turned numerous novels...
Wendy Wasserstein Took Her to Her First Show. Now She's Paying It Forward
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 10, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 10, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
An alum of TDF's Wendy Wasserstein Project returns to the program as a teacher --- Growing up in the Bronx in the '90s, Erica Vargas-Catucci saw a Playbill long before she ever saw a play. "At the time, I used to help my mother clean houses in Manhattan," she says. "At one, the person always had Playbills on the table in their living room. Sometimes...
A Man Out of My Dreams
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Wednesday, January 08, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 8, 2020  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A longtime theatregoer recalls a life-changing realization he had at a production of Oklahoma! --- "Did seeing theatre when you were a kid make you gay?" I've been asked that question—both seriously and in jest—more times than I can count, by strangers and loved ones alike. The answer is no, of course not! And yet, an early theatregoing...
My New Year's Resolutions, All Inspired by Show Tunes
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, January 03, 2020  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jan 3, 2020  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How I'm letting Broadway help me make 2020 a success --- "What will this day be like? I wonder. What will my future be? I wonder." Like Maria in The Sound of Music, who sings those lines in "I Have Confidence," I spend a lot of time wondering what tomorrow has in store. Every New Year's, my pondering goes into overdrive as I set my resolutions...
Legendary Broadway Songwriter Jerry Herman Dies at 88
Friday, December 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A proud master of the hummable show tune, he wrote Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles and more We woke up to the sad news that Jerry Herman passed away late yesterday. Broadway lovers know him as the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles and other optimistic, heartwarming shows. His style and subject matter, which...
Why Diane Paulus Was Willing to Do Anything to Direct 'Jagged Little Pill'
By JEN GUSHUE
Friday, December 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 27, 2019  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How the Tony winner helped transform an iconic '90s album into a new Broadway musical --- In an industry in which theatre directors are often approached by producers with finalized scripts in hand, Diane Paulus appreciates more of a blank slate. The Tony Award winner (for Pippin) and Broadway vet (Hair, Finding Neverland, Porgy and Bess) enjoys joining...
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