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Star Quality! Our Picks for the 10 Best Broadway Debuts of 2013

Star Quality! Our Picks for the 10 Best Broadway Debuts of 2013

Every year, a new crop of actors—some famous, some unknown—subject themselves to the ultimate challenge: Broadway! Looking back at 2013, we’re struck by the depth and variety of the debut performances we admired. Below, in alphabetical order, are our choices for the 10 best Main Stem debuts of the year:


Orlando Bloom in Romeo and Juliet
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Tony Nominee Bertie Carvel Tapped for Danny Boyle's Scotland Yard-Set TV Dramedy Babylon

Tony Nominee Bertie Carvel Tapped for Danny Boyle's Scotland Yard-Set TV Dramedy Babylon

Now that we think about it: Miss Trunchbull would have made one heck of a crime solver! Tony nominee Bertie Carvel has joined the cast of the U.K.'s upcoming Channel 4 series Babylon. According to Deadline.com, the pilot for the London-set documentary-style series about "the people and politics in the command rooms and on the frontlines of ...

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Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

A starry week is headed our way on NYC stages! On tap: Joan Rivers, Zachary Quinto and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a star-studded Broadway Salutes special and a benefit concert from Sting. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, concerts and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


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Maggots, Rejoice! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice Join the Company of Broadway's Matilda

Maggots, Rejoice! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice Join the Company of Broadway's Matilda

Broadway's Matilda welcomes Tony nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice to the "revolting" company beginning September 3 at the Shubert Theatre. Bierko takes over the role of evil Crunchem Hall headmistress Miss Trunchbull, succeeding Tony nominee Bertie Carvel, and Paice is playing Matilda Wormwood's sweet school teacher and champion, replacing Tony nominee Lauren Ward. Carvel and Ward played their final ...

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Chokey Chant! Check Out the Stars of Matilda as They Record Their Broadway Cast Album

Chokey Chant! Check Out the Stars of Matilda as They Record Their Broadway Cast Album
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Get ready to savor the Broadway cast album of Matilda! On August 19, the stars of the hit musical (including Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro in the title role; Tony nominee Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull; Tony nominee Lauren Ward as Miss Honey; and Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood) assembled at MSR Studios in Midtown for ...

Crank It 'Loud!' The Broadway Company of Matilda to Record Cast Album

Crank It 'Loud!' The Broadway Company of Matilda to Record Cast Album

Rejoice, Matilda fans! We'll get to sing the revolting songs using revolting rhymes at home! The current Broadway production of Matilda will release a new cast recording of the blockbuster musical. The album will be distributed through Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label and will be released digitally and be available at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 27. Produced by Michael ...

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Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Matilda Heads Underground, Tom Hanks Ends His Lucky Streak & Silence! Goes Quiet in This Week's Datebook

Independence Day is just around the corner, and while many are leaving the big city for the beach, those who remain in NYC still have plenty of exciting things to see and do around town. New off-Broadway dramas, starry concerts and farewell performances are among the engrossing events that populate this week’s Datebook. Read on below for all the can’t ...

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Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells & More Join Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters for 2013 Broadway Barks!

Broadway is going to the dogs on July 13! The 15th annual pet adoption event Broadway Barks! will take place in Shubert Alley, hosted by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. Sponsored by the ASPCA, proceeds from Broadway Barks! benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Broadway Barks! begins at 3:30 PM, with celebrity presentations of pets ...

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It's a Miracle! Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward & the Broadway Cast of Matilda to Perform at 54 Below

It's a Miracle! Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward & the Broadway Cast of Matilda to Perform at 54 Below

Don't want to hear the final school bell ring at Crunchem Hall in Matilda? No problem! Audiences will be able to catch Tony nominees Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward, Tony winner Gabriel Ebert and the cast of the hit musical at another Broadway hotspot: 54 Below. The magical tuner’s talented cast will perform together in their collective 54 Below debut on ...

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Watch the Rowdy Cast of Matilda Perform 'Revolting Children' on The Late Show with David Letterman

Watch the Rowdy Cast of Matilda Perform 'Revolting Children' on The Late Show with David Letterman

The revolting children are taking over! The gloriously rambunctious cast of Broadway's Matilda performed on The Late Show with David Letterman on June 11. Bertie Carvel, as the terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull, kicked off the showstopping number with his speech about how all children are "detestable maggots" before the kids leapt on top of their school desk and tore into ...

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Ultimate Red Carpet Gallery! 120 Photos from the 2013 Tony Awards

Ultimate Red Carpet Gallery! 120 Photos from the 2013 Tony Awards
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It’s here! The biggest night in theater has arrived, and Broadway.com photographer Bruce Glikas is at the center of the red carpet capturing all your favorite nominees, presenters and guests as they enter Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 Tony Awards. Click below to see all the red carpet action in one easy-to-access place. Our photo gallery will ...

Puppet Sex, Intoxication, Naked Confessions & Dream Roles: 68 Secrets of the 2013 Tony Nominees

Puppet Sex, Intoxication, Naked Confessions & Dream Roles: 68 Secrets of the 2013 Tony Nominees

Before the awards are given out on June 9, Broadway.com is looking back on the shocking secrets, compelling confessions and awesome advice offered up by this year’s nominees. From nasty fan encounters to drunken public appearances, this year’s Tony hopefuls really made our jaws drop. Read on to really get to know the 2013 Tony Award nominees.

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Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards

Tom Hanks, Lea Salonga, Ben Vereen and More Stars Spiff Up for the 2013 Theatre World Awards
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The journey to the Tonys is almost complete, but before this year’s crop of Broadway stars take Radio City Music Hall, they’ve got to hit all the awards season stops first! The latest starry event was the 69th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor the best Broadway and off-Broadway debuts. Thirteen winners took home the coveted prize (including Tom Hanks ...

Top Five! Fun with Broadway Lauras (Osnes & Benanti) and Tony Dish Spark the Week's Most-Watched Videos

Top Five! Fun with Broadway Lauras (Osnes & Benanti) and Tony Dish Spark the Week's Most-Watched Videos

Three of Broadway.com’s signature video features made this week’s most-watched list: the latest installment of Laura Osnes’ “Princess Diary” vlog, Susan Blackwell’s fun-filled visit with Tony winner Laura Benanti and new episode of The Broadway.com Show. We’ve also got exclusive coverage of the Cinderella cast recording session and more Tony nominee secrets! Below are the top five videos ...

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What Is Matilda Star Bertie Carvel's Secret Talent?

What Is Matilda Star Bertie Carvel's Secret Talent?

Matilda Tony nominee Bertie Carvel reveals his competitve streak, the first Broadway show he ever saw and the other nominees he's rooting for.

 

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Front Row Seat! Watch the Complete Ceremony of the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Front Row Seat! Watch the Complete Ceremony of the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Relive the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and watch the complete ceremony featuring the night’s big winners, all-star presenters and all the outrageous moments in between!

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Aaron Tveit, Cristin Milioti, Matt Doyle, Bertie Carvel & More Lead Our Great Gatsby Musical Dream Cast

Aaron Tveit, Cristin Milioti, Matt Doyle, Bertie Carvel & More Lead Our Great Gatsby Musical Dream Cast

If you’ve survived high school English class, chances are you’ve read (or at least pretended to have read) the seminal F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby, a jazzy tale about high-society revelers with low-society behavior in the Roaring Twenties. With an all-star movie adaptation hitting theaters May 10—plus the novel’s pivotal role on the second season of Smash—it’s ...

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BACA 2013 Highlight: Matilda's Bertie Carvel Wins an Audience Choice Award for His 'Thrilling' Breakthrough Performance

BACA 2013 Highlight: Matilda's Bertie Carvel Wins an Audience Choice Award for His 'Thrilling' Breakthrough Performance

Bertie Carvel accepts his award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance for his role as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, and marvels at going from not knowing a soul when he "got off the boat" to "meeting 1,400 people a night."

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Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Aaron Tveit, Laura Benanti, Tim Minchin and More Get Loose at the BACAs After-Party

Laura Osnes, Billy Porter, Aaron Tveit, Laura Benanti, Tim Minchin and More Get Loose at the BACAs After-Party

Susan Blackwell and Paul Wontorek interview 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winners, nominees and presenters at the VIP after-party.

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Top Five! Darren Criss Tour Talk, a Dogfight Duet & Matilda Musings Lead the Week’s Hottest Videos

Top Five! Darren Criss Tour Talk, a Dogfight Duet & Matilda Musings Lead the Week’s Hottest Videos

Broadway.com’s sizzling hot video features offer something for everyone, and the week of May 1 through May 7 was no exception: Fan favorite Darren Criss made a surprise appearance on Show People, Dogfight admirers got a sneak peek at the musical’s recording session, and more. If you missed any of our top five videos, click below to catch up ...

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From Pre-Show Arrivals to Post-Show Party, Complete Coverage of the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

From Pre-Show Arrivals to Post-Show Party, Complete Coverage of the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
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Broadway’s brightest stars flooded the red carpet on May 5 for the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the season’s only major awards voted on by the fans. Hosted by incoming Chicago star Wendy Williams, the awards took place at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center. Presenters included ...

Photo Scrapbook! An Exclusive Look Inside the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards Ceremony

Photo Scrapbook! An Exclusive Look Inside the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards Ceremony
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When we tell you that the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards are the wildest, craziest, most outrageous theater awards show of the year, we’re not kidding around! The 14th annual ceremony was no different, when a slew of Broadway’s best and brightest assembled for a night of unexpected fun at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the ...

Matilda Star Bertie Carvel Is 'Very Moved' by His Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Win

Matilda Star Bertie Carvel Is 'Very Moved' by His Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Win

Matilda star Bertie Carvel is making audiences laugh and gasp at the Shubert Theatre as the monstrous Miss Trunchbull. Theatergoers took note of his larger-than-life turn, and on May 5 Carvel earned the Audience Choice Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance. Broadway.com caught up with Carvel after he accepted his award to find out how it feels to be loved ...

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Stark Sands Is the Best Co-Star Ever, Sutton Foster Is a Teen Queen & More Lessons of the Tony Nominations

Stark Sands Is the Best Co-Star Ever, Sutton Foster Is a Teen Queen & More Lessons of the Tony Nominations

This week was a very special week on Broadway! The 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced on April 30, and Broadway (and Broadway.com) was all aflutter with nomination reactions, snubs and more. In honor of the new nominees, we present completely Tony nomination-centric lessons of the week. Click below for the highs, the lows and the utterly impossible.


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Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Now that the Tony nominations have been announced, there are a ton of Broadway performers (some veterans, some newbies) who have reason to celebrate! We’re always happy to see new faces earn their first nod for theater’s most prestigious award, and this year is no exception, with a whopping 21 first-timers in the race. From acting veterans like Tom Hanks ...

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