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Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 5: Opening Night Shopping Sprees

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 5: Opening Night Shopping Sprees
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With opening night coming up on November 15, the stars of Ragtime face a challenge that’s a lot more fun than getting through tech rehearsals: what to wear! After all, they’ll be partying with producers, co-stars, family and friends (with reviews looming), so it’s important to look their very best. In the final photo portfolio of our ...

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 4: Christiane Noll Prepares for Her First Preview

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 4: Christiane Noll Prepares for Her First Preview
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The wait is over: Ragtime has returned to Broadway, and fans are flocking to previews in advance of the revival’s November 15 opening night. Just before the first performance on October 23, leading lady Christiane Noll graciously invited Broadway.com to photograph her pre-show prep. Appropriately enough for an actress cast as “Mother,” Noll spent time playing with her ...

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 3: First Orchestra Rehearsal

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 3: First Orchestra Rehearsal
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It sounds like a nasty medical procedure, but “sitzprobe” is the official term for a musical’s first rehearsal in which the cast sings the score accompanied by a full orchestra. In the case of Ragtime, which held this all-important event on October 16 at the Carroll Music Studio, the room was verrrry crowded, since the Broadway revival boasts a ...

A Day in the Life of Bye Bye Birdie's Matt Doyle

A Day in the Life of Bye Bye Birdie's Matt Doyle
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Matt Doyle is on a tear these days. The 22-year-old talent, who made his Broadway debut in the fervently followed Spring Awakening, is currently giving an utterly lovable performance as jilted boyfriend Hugo Peabody in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Bye Bye Birdie, the musical theater classic about rock'n' roll mania in small-town Ohio. He's also ...

Let the Sun Shine: Hair and Broadway Make History at the National Equality March

Let the Sun Shine: Hair and Broadway Make History at the National Equality March
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It was a landmark event for Broadway--and it took place four states away from the nearest New York stage. On October 11, 2009, equal rights advocacy group Broadway Impact paired with over a dozen sponsors and hundreds of activists to join The National Equality March in Washington, D.C., busing fans, supporters and members of the theater community to the ...

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 2: Portrait of the Stars

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 2: Portrait of the Stars
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Ragtime is an ensemble musical filled with starring roles, a kaleidoscope of intersecting plotlines and a cast of 40. How, then, to introduce the forthcoming Broadway revival’s six leading players? The show’s producers had the bright idea of capturing the actors’ transformation from their 21st-century selves into the 1901-era characters they play. Theatrical photographer extraordinaire Joan Marcus got ...

Dreaming of White Christmas? Get in the Spirit with a Photo Sneak Peek

Dreaming of White Christmas? Get in the Spirit with a Photo Sneak Peek
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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is getting ready to make Broadway all the merrier this winter. The holiday favorite follows two buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, finding their perfect mates in the process. It begins performances on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on November 13. In anticipation of the start of the season, stars ...

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 1: The Director/Choreographer

Ragtime's Road to Broadway, Part 1: The Director/Choreographer
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Excitement is building for the return to Broadway of Ragtime—and director/choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge is getting lots of credit for breathing fresh life into the beloved 1998 musical adaptation of E. L. Doctorow’s epic novel. Dodge’s Kennedy Center mounting of Ragtime drew raves last spring, and now she’ll make her Broadway debut (after amassing numerous ...

Rise and Shine: Behind the Scenes at Bye Bye Birdie's TV Debut on Good Morning America

Rise and Shine: Behind the Scenes at Bye Bye Birdie's TV Debut on Good Morning America
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Think you've got a busy day? The Roundabout Theatre Company's first-ever revival of Broadway's nostalgic teen classic Bye Bye Birdie has been playing previews to Broadway audiences for almost a month now, grinding out eight shows a week in preparation for its October 15 opening night at the Henry Miller's Theatre. But the enterprising cast and ...

In Rehearsal with Bill T. Jones and the Cast of Broadway's Fela!

In Rehearsal with Bill T. Jones and the Cast of Broadway's Fela!
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Bringing the story of larger-than-life music and political icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti to the stage is no small task. It has taken one of the most able creative minds of the dance world, Tony-winning choreographer and director Bill T. Jones, no less than 10 years to do so—and he's still at work daily, as we discovered during a ...

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