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What's Up, Emily Skinner? The Broadway, Her Way Star on the New Side Show & Playing a Stephen King Heroine

What's Up, Emily Skinner? The Broadway, Her Way Star on the New Side Show & Playing a Stephen King Heroine

Emily Skinner made Broadway history in 1998 when she and Alice Ripley became the first actresses to share a single Best Actress Tony nomination for their roles as conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the musical Side Show. Skinner went on thrill New York audiences in The Full Monty, Billy Elliot, Fiorello and James Joyce’s The Dead. On ...

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Ghost Brothers Haunt Grand Rapids, Christine Lahti Moves In & More Cross-Country Highlights

Ghost Brothers Haunt Grand Rapids, Christine Lahti Moves In & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is hitting the road! We’re on a quest to find the best regional theater offerings from coast to coast. This week, we’ve got a jolly holiday treat, a spooky murder musical, a revival of a tried-and-true classic tuner and more. Check out our cross-country picks below.


PHILADELPHIA, PA
It’s the Most Sparklejollytwinklejingley Time of the ...

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Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week's Datebook

Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week's Datebook

Welcome to October! As the fall season kicks into gear, it's time to fill your calendar with the best stage-related events in the week ahead. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
ALISON BECHDEL'S FUN HOME GETS ...

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The Prince of Broadway, Starring Sierra Boggess & Emily Skinner, Eyes World Premiere in Japan

The Prince of Broadway, Starring Sierra Boggess & Emily Skinner, Eyes  World Premiere in Japan

Konnichiwa, Hal Prince! The Prince of Broadway, the long-in-the-works musical celebrating the career of the 21-time Tony-winning director and producer may have found a home…approximately 6,735 miles from Broadway. At the American Theatre Wing tribute to Hal Prince at the Plaza Hotel on September 16, costume designer and Wing chairman William Ivey Long revealed the new, unexpected plans ...

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Emily Skinner & Bruce Greenwood to Star in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Concert Tour

Emily Skinner & Bruce Greenwood to Star in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Concert Tour

This news is so good, it's scary. Tony nominee Emily Skinner, Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood and more will lead the new U.S. concert tour of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic musical written by Stephen King and featuring music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Directed by Susan V. Booth, the previously announced national tour ...

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Duncan Sheik Debuts at 54 Below, Sutton Foster Gets Cozy & Reeve Carney Flies Away in This Week's Datebook

Duncan Sheik Debuts at 54 Below, Sutton Foster Gets Cozy & Reeve Carney Flies Away in This Week's Datebook

What’s happening in New York City this week besides the return of pumpkin spice lattes? Lots! From concerts to a double dose of off-Broadway openings, we've got all the scoop on the top events for stage fans. Read on for details on Tony winner Sutton Foster highly anticipated return to NYC, the opening of Horton Foote's The ...

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Emily Skinner to Star in The Great American Mousical, Directed by Julie Andrews

Emily Skinner to Star in The Great American Mousical, Directed by Julie Andrews

Emily Skinner has been tapped to play diva mouse Adelaide in The Great American Mousical, a new musical at Goodspeed Musical’s Norma Terris Theatre. The production will be directed by Julie Andrews, who co-wrote the book the show is based on with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. Andrews’ former husband Tony Walton will design the sets and costumes. The ...

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Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Had a One Track Mind in School

Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Had a One Track Mind in School

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom, sharing memories of favorite subjects and activities and describing their younger selves. Tony nominee Emily Skinner is currently chain-smoking her way through Billy Elliot as colorful ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson—no thanks ...

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Side by Side by Susan Blackwell Hits Up High Tea with Emily Skinner

Side by Side by Susan Blackwell Hits Up High Tea with Emily Skinner

Susan Blackwell got all ladylike on us this month when she headed to the New York landmark Russian Tea Room with Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner. During the high class outing—which our hysterical hostess dubbed “two girls, one teacup"—Blackwell got Skinner to show of her Geordie accent and do her best Mae West, and finally asked the probing ...

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Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Resolves to Focus on Friends in 2011

Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Resolves to Focus on Friends in 2011

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

EMILY SKINNER (Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy ...

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