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The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Can't Wait to See Sierra Boggess Rock, Lesli Margherita Tap & More This Fall

The Fans Have Spoken! Readers Can't Wait to See Sierra Boggess Rock, Lesli Margherita Tap & More This Fall

As the autumn weather begins to cool the city of New York (hopefully), we’re ready for a whole lot of stars to heat up the Great White Way. Stage and screen favorites and fresh faces alike are treading the boards this fall. That’s why in last week's Culturalist challenge, we asked you to pick the top 10 performers you can’t ...

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World Premiere Commercial! Go Behind the Scenes with Broadway's Dames at Sea

World Premiere Commercial! Go Behind the Scenes with Broadway's Dames at Sea

Broadway.com heads to Brooklyn to catch up with dames Mara Davi, Lesli Margherita and Eloise Kropp at an AKA ad shoot for the tappy new musical!

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Farewell, Maggots! Lesli Margherita Reflects on Her Cooter-Slamming, Scooter-Riding Time in Matilda

Farewell, Maggots! Lesli Margherita Reflects on Her Cooter-Slamming, Scooter-Riding Time in Matilda

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Lesli Margherita is playing her final performance in the hit musical Matilda on September ...

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita: The Second-To-Last Episode

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita: The Second-To-Last Episode

Lesli Margherita answers your questions in the second-to-last episode before she bids Matilda farewell.

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Watch Lesli Margherita Offer an Early Morning Taste of Dames at Sea

Watch Lesli Margherita Offer an Early Morning Taste of Dames at Sea

Broadway favorite Lesli Margherita stopped by the PIX11 studio this morning to give early birds a taste of her latest gig: the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea. The Olivier winner will take on the role of grand diva Mona Kent; have a listen as she performs “That Mister Man of Mine,” which, as Queen Lesli explains, is ...

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Christian Borle Wears a Weave, Queen Lesli Margherita Is Not a Hooker & More Lessons of the Week

Christian Borle Wears a Weave, Queen Lesli Margherita Is Not a Hooker & More Lessons of the Week

It’s Friday, and you know what that means—time to book a trip to London to see Rocky Horror legend Richard O’Brien! We see you shiver with antici...but wait, before you cash out your savings account, it’s time to revisit the craziest stuff we learned about our favorite stars on the Great White Way this week. It’s time for the ...

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Lesli Margherita, John Bolton, Mara Davi & More Board Broadway Bow of Dames at Sea

Lesli Margherita, John Bolton, Mara Davi & More Board Broadway Bow of Dames at Sea

All hands are now on deck! Matilda favorite Lesli Margherita, John Bolton, Mara Davi, Danny Gardner, Eloise Kropp and Cary Tedder will climb aboard the Broadway premiere of Dames at Sea. Performances will begin on September 24 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it will open officially on October 22.

Prior to Matilda, Margherita, who will play Mona Kent, received ...

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The Broadway.com Show: Taye Diggs Gets Glittery! Lesli Margherita’s Biggest Hater/Fan! Supergirl vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?!

The Broadway.com Show: Taye Diggs Gets Glittery! Lesli Margherita’s Biggest Hater/Fan! Supergirl vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?!

On this week’s episode of The Broadway.com Show, we’ve got Tuck Everlasting and Hedwig news, updates on new Broadway-centric TV shows and tons more.

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Italian Chicks Lesli Margherita & Kirsten Wyatt Are Making Gnocchi on Broadway Nosh

Italian Chicks Lesli Margherita & Kirsten Wyatt Are Making Gnocchi on Broadway Nosh

Matilda star Lesli Margherita hits the kitchen to learn how to make gnocchi with Broadway Nosh host Kirsten Wyatt.

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 17: A Totes Special Holiday Special

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 17: A Totes Special Holiday Special

Lesli Margherita is back with a totes special Looks Not Books. Spend the holidays with Queen Lesli as she's visited by vlogger ghosts, climbs a pyramid and answers your questions backstage at Matilda.

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Matilda's Lesli Margherita Lands Role Opposite Topher Grace & Taye Diggs in Movie Musical One Shot

Matilda's Lesli Margherita Lands Role Opposite Topher Grace & Taye Diggs in Movie Musical One Shot

All hail the queen! Olivier winner, Matilda star and former Broadway.com Vlogger Lesli Margherita has been tapped for the musical comedy One Shot, according to Deadline. As previously reported, the film will also star Taye Diggs and Topher Grace.

One Shot follows a failed Great White Way alum (Grace) who now stage manages productions and is working on a ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Funny Girls! Fans Are LOLing Over Laura Benanti (Plus Two Other Broadway Babies') Twitters

Weekend Poll Top Three: Funny Girls! Fans Are LOLing Over Laura Benanti (Plus Two Other Broadway Babies') Twitters

Funny. Did you hear that? “Funny.” Yeah, our fans said…OK we’ll stop. It’s Monday, and we could all use a laugh. Last week, we took to Twitter to ask you which Broadway tweeter cracked you up the most. We narrowed down the list to 10 contenders, and made you choose: Which Great White Way star should take home the ...

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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Star Cracks You Up the Most on Twitter?

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Star Cracks You Up the Most on Twitter?

Do you know what always makes our day a little brighter? A hilarious tweet from one of our favorite Broadway stars, of course! But we have so many favorites on Twitter, we just couldn’t narrow the list down ourselves, so we asked you to help. This week, you tweeted us @broadwaycom to tell us which Broadway star’s Twitter account cracks ...

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What's New, 54 Below? Theater Royalty, Iconic Songstresses, BFFs & More Take the Stage!

What's New, 54 Below? Theater Royalty, Iconic Songstresses, BFFs & More Take the Stage!

Summer came and went, but fear not, because some very special ladies (and a certain Les Miz revolutionary) are ready to take the stage at the hottest spot in town. From former witches (of both the green and pink variety), to a returning soprano to the queen herself, these acts are sure-to-be nights to remember at 54 Below.

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Aaron Tveit Bathes with Frank & Bruno, Lesli Margherita Pulls a Cher & More Lessons of the Week

Aaron Tveit Bathes with Frank & Bruno, Lesli Margherita Pulls a Cher & More Lessons of the Week

Phew. What a week it's been! So many exciting stories, and SO MANY campy YouTube videos. We've dug through all of the ridiculousness of the past seven days: from a Kinky Tony winner's wig obsession and a fierce Opera ingenue hitting the floor to a pair of divas with multiple personalities. Study up on the Lessons of the Week below ...

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 16: The Finaleen

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 16: The Finaleen

It's the final episode of Lesli Margherita's backstage vlog at Matilda! See Lesli freak out over dogs, scare people and perform with the cast at JFK. Don't worry kids, she'll be back with another vlog...someday!

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Matilda's Lesli Margherita on How Farting Launched Her Career, the Busty Babes on Her Resume & Why She Needs to Be Queen

Matilda's Lesli Margherita on How Farting Launched Her Career, the Busty Babes on Her Resume & Why She Needs to Be Queen

The Matilda funny lady talks about her surprise Olivier win, career highs and lows, kiddie co-stars, awesome dog and more.

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Watch Matilda's Lesli Margherita & Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Get James Franco Naked at Broadway Bares

Watch Matilda's Lesli Margherita & Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Get James Franco Naked at Broadway Bares

Just when you thought that James Franco was done showing some skin, he’s at it again. At least this time, it’s for a great cause. The Of Mice and Men star made a surprise appearance at Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! on June 22. “I do topless selfies,” Franco reminded us. WE REMEMBER. Broadway.com favorite Lesli Margherita and newly ...

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Hot Shot! The Cast of Matilda Celebrates the Hit Musical's 500th Performance on Broadway

Hot Shot! The Cast of Matilda Celebrates the Hit Musical's 500th Performance on Broadway

Broadway’s Matilda is all grown up! The hit musical celebrated 500 performances at the Shubert Theatre on June 19, and in honor of the milestone, the cast assembled after the show to take photos and, of course, celebrate. Based on the whimsical book by Roald Dahl, Matilda features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly ...

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Alan Cumming, Drag Race Victor Bianca Del Rio & More Join Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!

Alan Cumming, Drag Race Victor Bianca Del Rio & More Join Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!

Get ready to bang your head/whatever other body parts are exposed at Broadway BaresCabaret star Alan Cumming and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio are among the stars to make special appearances at the previously reported Broadway Bares: Rock Hard!. The sizzling tribute to rock ‘n’ roll will heat up the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 22 ...

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Bow Down! See Matilda Queen Lesli Margherita Get 'Toxic' at 54 Below

Bow Down! See Matilda Queen Lesli Margherita Get 'Toxic' at 54 Below

It's getting "Toxic" at 54 Below on June 13 and 14 as Matilda's Lesli Margherita serves up her signature saucy style in All Hail the Queen. Here's a video taste!

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 15: Q and AAAA (Part Deux!)

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 15: Q and AAAA (Part Deux!)

On a special episode of Looks Not Books, Queen Lesli answers your questions and gets answers from the cast of Matilda. Plus, a special commercial break from Miss Trunchbull. Don't miss it!

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Photos! Get Stoned with Alan Cumming & the Cast of Reefer Madness in Concert

Photos! Get Stoned with Alan Cumming & the Cast of Reefer Madness in Concert
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What’s that smell? Oh, it’s the cast of Reefer MadnessAlan Cumming, Christian Campbell, Amy Spanger, Constantine MaroulisLesli Margherita and more performed a one-night-only concert version of the cult musical at off-Broadway's New World Stages on April 19! Click for photos from the evening.

NPH Doesn’t Want Fries With That, Lesli Margherita Has a Squeaky Stalker & More Lessons of the Week

NPH Doesn’t Want Fries With That, Lesli Margherita Has a Squeaky Stalker & More Lessons of the Week

Before you cut out of work early and head to the beach for some much-needed relaxation time—wait, what? It's still freezing outside? Oh, whoops. Let's try this again. Before you cut out of work early and head to your couch for a much-needed Netflix-and-Snuggie fest, let's learn something from the crazy, strange and totally weird stuff that happened on Broadway ...

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 14: Q and AAAAA (Part One!)

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 14: Q and AAAAA (Part One!)

Lesli Margherita of Matilda makes up a few new songs, scolds a few viewers and answers fan questions on the latest episode of Looks Not Books.

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