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Michael Cerveris and Laura Benanti star in Sarah Ruhl's comedy.

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In the Next Room's Laura Benanti Will Be Fearless in 2010

In the Next Room's Laura Benanti Will Be Fearless in 2010

As 2009 winds down, Broadway.com asked your favorite stars to look back on personal highlights from the past year and share their resolutions for 2010. Read on to be inspired—and have a Happy New Year! 

LAURA BENANTI (Mrs. Givings in In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play):

Highlight of 2009:  "Getting to work on two brand new ...

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In the Next Room Star Laura Benanti On What Makes Her Room Magic

In the Next Room Star Laura Benanti On What Makes Her Room Magic

Broadway.com continues its look at the dressing tables of Broadway's brightest with a trip to the Lyceum Theatre, the place Tony Award winner Laura Benanti currently calls her "home away from home." After over two months (the limited engagement began previews October 22) as the leading lady of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or The Vibrator ...

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A Day in the Life of In the Next Room's Electric Michael Cerveris

A Day in the Life of In the Next Room's Electric Michael Cerveris
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It's something of a small miracle that Michael Cerveris is still standing. The Tony Award winner (the versatile stage star won for his performance in Assassins in 2004 and scored three additional nominations for Tommy, Sweeney Todd and Love/Musik) routinely manages to cram what seems like three days of work and activities into just 24 hours. Cerveris neighborhood-hops ...

More Than a Catchy Title? Learning About In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play on Opening Night

More Than a Catchy Title? Learning About In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play on Opening Night

An exciting playwright in her Broadway debut, two Tony Award winning stars, a buzzworthy title and devoted band of supporters including Mary-Louise Parker, Adam Duritz, Michael Urie, Leigh Silverman, Stephen Pasquale and more? It must be opening night of Sarah Ruhl's  In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play,  which made itself official on November 19 at The Lyceum ...

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In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play's Buzzworthy Opening Night

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play's Buzzworthy Opening Night
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Sporting one of the most provocative titles to hit Broadway in a while, Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play officially opened on November 19, setting audiences buzzing at the Lyceum Theatre. Headed by Tony winners Laura Benanti and Michael Cerveris, the show centers on Dr. Givings, who treats overwraught Victorian women (and men) suffering from ...

Word of Mouth: Did In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play Get Our Panel All Worked Up?

Word of Mouth: Did In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play Get Our Panel All Worked Up?

We hate to milk the pun, but there’s no denying there’s been a lot of buzz about Broadway’s In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play . The play marks playwright Sarah Ruhl’s Broadway debut and is built around one very electrifying piece of equipment (and features a talked-about scene of full frontal male nudity). But while ...

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Behind the Buzz with Vibrator Playwright Sarah Ruhl

Behind the Buzz with Vibrator Playwright Sarah Ruhl

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Based on the subject matter, playwright Sarah Ruhl’s Broadway debut, In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play, could be expected to have a tawdry, downright pornographic backstory. But as Ruhl, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for 2005’s The Clean House and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, explains, the play’s inspirational spark has utterly innocent ...

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Go In the Next Room with Benanti and Cerveris in Photos of The Vibrator Play

Go In the Next Room with Benanti and Cerveris in Photos of The Vibrator Play
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It’s a portrait of a Victorian marriage. It’s a play about motherhood and the repression of women in the 1880s. It’s a comedy about the invention of a still-popular aid to achieving…pleasure. However it’s defined, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play is shaping up to be an exciting theatrical event ...

Vibrator in Hand, Michael Cerveris Reflects on His Stellar Career

Vibrator in Hand, Michael Cerveris Reflects on His Stellar Career

Playing the man who invented the vibrator might sound like the set-up for a comedy routine, but Michael Cerveris is seriously excited to be starring in the Broadway premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play. And, really, why should anyone be surprised that Cerveris would accept the rather daring role of a Victorian doctor ...

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Cheese! Vibrator Play Family Portrait Revealed

Cheese! Vibrator Play Family Portrait Revealed

The seven-member cast of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play is hard at work in rehearsals, gearing up for a Broadway run that starts October 22 at the Lyceum Theatre. But recently they took enough of a break to sit down and pose for a family portrait that we found on the Lincoln Center Theater ...

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