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John Pollono on How a Hard Night of Drinking with Hometown Pals Drove Him to Write Small Engine Repair

John Pollono on How a Hard Night of Drinking with Hometown Pals Drove Him to Write Small Engine Repair

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After finishing college and film school in 2000, John Pollono moved to Los Angeles to establish a career as a screenwriter. And yet, as soon as the New Hampshire-born writer and actor began taking classes at Howard Fine Studio, he became enthralled by the character-, dialogue- and performance-driven stories coming out of theater. He started the Jabberwocky ...

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Billy Crystal on How 700 Sundays Helped Him Overcome His Grief and Reconnect With a Live Audience

Billy Crystal on How 700 Sundays Helped Him Overcome His Grief and Reconnect With a Live Audience

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Billy Crystal has brought his Tony-winning autobiographical show 700 Sundays back to Broadway for a limited engagement, and fans won't want to miss it! Crystal impersonates a ton of characters—from his nutty relatives to famous artists—who played a part in influencing the comedian and actor during his childhood in Long Beach, NY, with special ...

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Director Jack O’Brien on the Poetry of Macbeth and Why Ethan Hawke & Anne-Marie Duff Make a Great Pair of Killers

Director Jack O’Brien on the Poetry of Macbeth and Why Ethan Hawke & Anne-Marie Duff Make a Great Pair of Killers

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Only a director of Jack O’Brien’s immense talent and imagination could have a resume that includes Tony Awards for the musical Hairspray, Tom Stoppard’s epic trilogy The Coast of Utopia and a revival of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, plus nominations for helming Porgy and Bess, Two Shakespearean Actors, The Full Monty, The Invention of ...

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Bring on the Night! Janis Joplin's Sister Reveals the Singer's Passions, from Voodoo to the Beatniks

Bring on the Night! Janis Joplin's Sister Reveals the Singer's Passions, from Voodoo to the Beatniks

Broadway theatergoers are getting an up-close-and-personal look at a rock icon who died too soon in A Night With Janis Joplin, featuring a sizzling performance by Mary Bridget Davies. The show was written by Randy Johnson with the cooperation of Joplin’s surviving siblings, Laura and Michael, all of whom were born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. Laura, who ...

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The Landing's Greg Pierce on Why Working with Tony-Winning Composer John Kander Is an 'Act of Joy'

The Landing's Greg Pierce on Why Working with Tony-Winning Composer John Kander Is an 'Act of Joy'

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A few years ago, Tony-winning composer John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago) asked Greg Pierce, an up-and-coming young playwright and short story author, to collaborate on a small-scale musical. Pierce, whose plays include Kick Stop, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Slowgirl, is Kander's first songwriting partner since the passing of lyricist Fred Ebb in 2004. The Landing, a ...

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Wicked Original Cast Member Kristen Gorski-Wergeles Shares 10 Favorite Memories, from Giving Birth to Elphaba to Launching Glinda’s Bubble

Wicked Original Cast Member Kristen Gorski-Wergeles Shares 10 Favorite Memories, from Giving Birth to Elphaba to Launching Glinda’s Bubble

It’s a rare feat to remain with a Broadway show from first preview to 10th anniversary, but Wicked original cast member Kristen Gorski-Wergeles has done it, with one break of less than nine months last year for maternity leave. As a swing, dance captain and quick change artist, Gorski-Wergeles has seen and done it all—and Broadway.com asked ...

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Fun Home Star Beth Malone on Climbing Inside the Life of Graphic Novelist Alison Bechdel

Fun Home Star Beth Malone on Climbing Inside the Life of Graphic Novelist Alison Bechdel

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Sometimes it takes years for an actor to land the perfect role, as Beth Malone has in the Public Theater's new musical Fun Home. Malone’s resume has skewed toward comedy, including a way-before-Broadway 2007 staging of Sister Act (as Sister Mary Robert) and off-Broadway’s The Marvelous Wonderettes. She made her Broadway debut in the ...

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Director Tim Carroll on Making 17th Century-Style Theatrical Magic in Twelfth Night and Richard III

Director Tim Carroll on Making 17th Century-Style Theatrical Magic in Twelfth Night and Richard III

Most directors wouldn’t be happy staging Shakespeare with the limitations imposed by the original Globe Theatre, circa 1600: men playing women; minimal scenery; performances lit by candlelight. Tim Carroll, who spent six years as associate director at London’s re-creation of the Globe, came to embrace the magic in what he calls “looking back to go forwards.” In addition ...

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Tony Winner Stephen Oremus on Orchestrating Kinky Boots and Mastering ‘Lauperese’

Tony Winner Stephen Oremus on Orchestrating Kinky Boots and Mastering ‘Lauperese’

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As a Broadway orchestrator, music supervisor and vocal arranger, Stephen Oremus is the man who helped craft the unique sound of the blockbuster musicals The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Avenue Q, 9 to 5 and, most recently, Kinky Boots. The New Jersey native and Berklee College of Music grad has also worked with Rufus Wainwright and co-produced ...

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Joshua Harmon on How His Family Helped Him Develop Bad Jews, a 'Very Strange Little Jewish Play'

Joshua Harmon on How His Family Helped Him Develop Bad Jews, a 'Very Strange Little Jewish Play'

Last season, Joshua Harmon made his professional New York playwriting debut when Bad Jews was selected for production by Roundabout Theatre Company's Underground program. The no-holds-barred dramedy—which stars Tracee Chimo as a "real Jew" who clashes with her cousin and his new non-Jewish girlfriend—was a hit, and has now moved to the larger Laura Pels Theatre, where ...

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