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23 Performers Who Got Their Start as a Broadway Kid

Many of your Broadway favorites started out on the stage when they were still in elementary school.<p>Thanks to long-running hits like <i>The Lion King</i>,</i> …

Sarah Jessica Parker

Adapting Shakespeare

From the <i>Shakespeare Unlimited</i> podcast series. Published May 3, 2017. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This episode, “It Is A Copy …

The Winter's Tale

How Evan Was Found: A Detailed History of DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Its road to Broadway glory was a long one, especially for its creators (composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, book writer Steven Levenson, and director …

Dear Evan Hansen

Hamilton Tony Winner Daveed Diggs Is Making a Movie

<i>Hamilton</i> Tony winner Daveed Diggs is set to star in the new Snoot Entertainment film <i>Blindspotting</i>, which he will also cowrite with costar Rafael …

On Broadway - Fishko Files

Why We Shouldn’t Want Great Stage Actors to Make the Leap to Film

Last week a long-awaited epic work of art finally came to movie theaters across the United States. No, not <i>Dunkirk</i>, or <i>Girls Trip</i>, though both are …

Dunkirk

Editor’s View: Michelle Terry is a smart, subversive choice to succeed Emma Rice | Opinion

It has been a seesaw two years since Emma Rice was announced as the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in May 2015. It must feel like a …

William Shakespeare

I wish Michelle Terry well at the Globe, but it won’t be easy

The appointment of Michelle Terry as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe is a smart move by a theatre board that rightly came in for ridicule …

William Shakespeare

Comment on ‘Opportunities for older actresses not improving’ – Stockard Channing by topher neville --- ...

There are roles in the upcoming project ‘The Silver Surfers Club’ for older actresses, so it’s not all bad news. Have a look at the project’s site …

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In the Hudson Valley, Shakespeare as Man, Myth and Drinking Buddy

GARRISON, N.Y. — Before Shakespeare was a billion-dollar industry, he was a workaday playwright. And before he was a playwright, he was a guy with a high school education, a flintlock wedding, three young kids and the ravening ambition to vault himself out of a sheep-related career in a small …

Hudson Valley

Watch Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie Discuss Kinky Boots, Mormon Upbringing, and LGBTQ Community

“The world is his oyster,” says Kinky Boots’ Tony-winning composer, Cyndi Lauper.<p>Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie, who is playing a limited …

The Hamilton Mixtape’s ‘Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)’ Music Video Earns VMA Nomination | Playbill

http://www.playbill.com/article/the-hamilton-mixtapes-immigrants-we-get-the-job-done-music-video-earns-vma-nomination<p>article<p>Playbill<p>The 2017 MTV …

MTV Video Music Awards

Wilson Cruz Will Join Fellow Rent Alum Anthony Rapp as Gay Couple on Star Trek: Discovery

Wilson Cruz, a former Angel from the long-running Broadway hit Rent, will join the previously announced Anthony Rapp (Rent's original Mark), …

Star Trek

‘You Create That Chemistry’: How Actors Fall in Instant Love

The course of true love hardly ever runs smooth? Agreed. But few romances are as extravagantly potholed as Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Yes, the play ends with an extravagant wedding, but the path down the aisle is cratered with a death threat, an elopement, pixie interference and the …

William Shakespeare

David Mamet Doesn’t Want to Hear From You. Do Other Playwrights?

Got something to say about a play? Not in the theater, please.<p>At least that’s what David Mamet insists. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright stipulated recently that no talkbacks could be held within two hours of a performance of any of his plays, specifying a box office-rattling $25,000 fine for …

Newspeak on the Stage, but Real Glassware at a Theater’s Bar

Mostly, the takeaways at the Hudson Theater have to do with the plays. In the current stage adaptation of “1984,” the all-but-total surveillance gives way to torture. It is numbing enough to make you want a drink.<p>The container the drink would be served in would not be a takeaway.<p>Let us discuss this …

Cirque du Soleil

San Diego’s Old Globe Goes Beyond Shakespeare for a New Type of Public Theatre

Artistic director Barry Edelstein talks about making theatre for all.<p>“The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, and our commitment is to make it …

The Theatre

David Mamet’s attempt to silence debate risks turning theatre into pointless masturbation | Opinion

So, David Mamet doesn’t want any post-show discussions of his plays. Companies staging his work are liable to a $25,000 fine if they hold what the …

Autism Spectrum

Andrew Garfield: Angels in America aids film is 'transformative'

By Hannah Moore <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>If you go to see Angels in America this week, expect more than your usual cinema experience.</b><p>The two-part production lasts almost eight hours, features over 30 characters, puppetry and an angel crashing to earth.<p>It's a theatre play in London broadcast live to cinemas …

Andrew Garfield

Tony Kushner Plans a Trump Play, and a New ‘West Side Story’

Tony Kushner — the playwright whose magnum opus, “Angels in America,” painted a kaleidoscopic portrait of the United States’ AIDS crisis while it was still unfolding — is working on a new play about President Trump.<p>In an interview with The Daily Beast, Mr. Kushner, who won a Pulitzer Prize for …

Guitar

Why Chicago’s Alexander Hamilton Had More on His Mind During His Audition Than Booking the Role

Miguel Cervantes, the star of Hamilton, talks about his daughter’s health—plus the song he wrote to help raise awareness and fund research for the …

Alexander Hamilton

Shakespeare’s Torture Test

Durham, N.C. — In September, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington will hear Salim vs. Mitchell, a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three former C.I.A. detainees. The lawsuit names as defendants the two psychologists who devised the …

Rights & Freedoms

An Interview with Lynn Ahrens

Written by Victoria Myers<p>Photography Jacqueline Harriet<p>June 28th, 2017<p>According to Ben Brantley of <i>The New York Times</i>, if you were a girl who grew up …

Musical Theatre

Andy Blankenbuehler, ‘Hamilton’ Choreographer, at Home in Harlem

Sofia Blankenbuehler, while out sick from school one day, heard a snippet of music coming from her father’s studio on the top floor of the family’s brownstone in Harlem. A few seconds later, there was that same tune again. And again (and again) for the next eight hours or so.<p>“She finally told my …

Harlem

'Unsinkable Molly Brown': Her truth is better than fiction

Writer Dick Scanlan revises a musical to emphasize its heroine's real life

St. Louis

Seth Rudetsky Deconstructs Dear Evan Hansen’s “Waving Through a Window”

Rudetsky’s deconstructing video series is back with a breakdown of Tony winner Ben Platt’s performance of a lifetime.<p>“Deconstructing” is Seth …

Dear Evan Hansen

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Translations

Why This Dolly Will Never Go Away For Me

Despite the show's endearing characters and colorful costumes, it is Dolly herself who makes or breaks the performance.<p><b>A musical lover remembers the</b> …

Bette Midler

Review: ‘Romeo Is Bleeding,’ and Shakespeare Is Relevant

“This ain’t got nothing to do with my life,” Donté Clark recalled thinking when, at 15, he picked up “Romeo and Juliet.” At 22, after years of seeing gang warfare and murder on the streets of his hometown, Richmond, Calif., he changed his mind. “That is our story,” he now says of the play. “It’s …