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No Dead End Ahead! How Lyle Kessler's Orphans Grew Into a Modern Fable & Found a Home on Broadway

No Dead End Ahead! How Lyle Kessler's Orphans Grew Into a Modern Fable & Found a Home on Broadway

Thirty years after its L.A. premiere, Lyle Kessler’s darkly humorous and unflinching drama Orphans is having its Broadway premiere with a top-notch cast led by Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge. Read on to find out how this fearless piece of theater built its reputation and impressed audiences around the world.


City of Brotherly Love
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I'm a Miracle! How Roald Dahl's Matilda Went from Mischievous Children's Classic to Magical Broadway Musical

I'm a Miracle! How Roald Dahl's Matilda Went from Mischievous Children's Classic to Magical Broadway Musical

Few children’s authors are as revered as Roald Dahl, creator of some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox. One of Dahl's final books, Matilda, inspired a hit movie and now an acclaimed, award-winning musical, which opens on April 11 ...

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Fetish Footwear, Acclaimed Film & Rockin’ Broadway Musical: Explore the Many Steps of Kinky Boots

Fetish Footwear, Acclaimed Film & Rockin’ Broadway Musical: Explore the Many Steps of Kinky Boots

The new musical Kinky Boots tells the true story of a British shoe factory that found success crafting ladies’ footwear...for men. Below, we trace this incredible story’s journey from Northampton to Broadway.


A Life-Changing Phone Call
For four generations, the WJ Brooks shoe-making company in Northampton, England, was known for producing quality men’s footwear. But as cheap ...

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How Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Gave Birth to a Cultural Icon and a Provocative Broadway Play

How Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Gave Birth to a Cultural Icon and a Provocative Broadway Play

There’s no name more synonymous with window shopping on Fifth Avenue than Holly Golightly, the goodtime girl at the center of Truman Capote’s classic novella-turned-movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Now that Holly has hit Broadway in a new play written by Tony winner Richard Greenberg and starring Game of Thrones favorite Emilia Clarke, we’re taking a look ...

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10 Things to Know About Mike McAlary, the Tabloid Sensation Played by Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy

10 Things to Know About Mike McAlary, the Tabloid Sensation Played by Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy

You’ve read all about Tom Hanks’ Broadway debut in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, but how much do you really know about the man behind the drama? Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike McAlary was, for a time, a national sensation, and one of the most notorious reporters during the New York tabloid wars of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s ...

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Hands on a Hardbody's Real-Life Ride from Cutthroat Competition to Broadway Musical

Hands on a Hardbody's Real-Life Ride from Cutthroat Competition to Broadway Musical

A contest at an auto dealership isn’t typical fodder for a Broadway musical, but Hands on a Hardbody, a new rock-and-roll tuner by Trey Anastasio, Amanda Green and Doug Wright, has a truckload of heart. Find out the real-life story behind this new musical, and follow the journey of Hands on a Hardbody from a Texas car lot to ...

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10 Fascinating Facts About Ann's Fabulous Title Character Ann Richards

10 Fascinating Facts About Ann's Fabulous Title Character Ann Richards

Broadway’s new one-woman-show Ann, written by and starring Emmy winner Holland Taylor, explores the trials and victories of larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards. The play currently in previews at the Vivian Beumont Theater at Lincoln Center, where it will open on March 7. Before heading to see Ann, brush up on your Richards trivia with 10 facts you need ...

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From Julie Andrews to Lea Salonga to Laura Osnes: Follow Cinderella’s Magical Journey to Broadway

From Julie Andrews to Lea Salonga to Laura Osnes: Follow Cinderella’s Magical Journey to Broadway

Fifty-six years after it first premiered on television, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella finally waltzes onto Broadway in a re-imagined and completely re-written production starring Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. Below, we trace the magical journey of the ever-evolving musical Cinderella from a historic TV event to a stage-worthy fairytale for the 21st century.


An Offer Too Good to Refuse
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Cat's Meow! How Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Keeps Prowling Back to Broadway

Cat's Meow! How Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Keeps Prowling Back to Broadway

Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof contains all the elements of good drama: sex, greed, deception, alcoholism, violence and the specter of death. This Pulitzer Prize-winning dissection of a Southern family is receiving a lustrous revival at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre starring Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker as Maggie and Brick Pollitt. How did Williams, a brilliant ...

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Summer Lovin': How the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Picnic Turned Up the Heat on Broadway 60 Years Ago

Summer Lovin': How the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Picnic Turned Up the Heat on Broadway 60 Years Ago

A dashing drifter, a beautiful girl and the last day of summer… sounds romantic, no? Passion and propriety collide in William Inge’s Picnic, the 1953 dramedy that’s receiving a starry Broadway revival at the American Airlines Theatre. How did this steamy tale fare when it debuted, and how has it continued to thrill audiences for 60 years? Get ...

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