December 02, 2015

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Joan Marcus

If It Weren't For Her Mother, Stephanie Mills May Have Never Been The Wiz's Dorothy

Mamma knows best, after all. Forty years after originating her now-iconic performance as Dorothy in the Broadway bow of The Wiz, Stephanie Mills confesses that auditioning is crippling and admits that she wouldn't have tried out for the show at all if it weren't for her mother.

Onstage & Backstage: How to Stop a Broadway Star in the Street

This week's look into the life of Seth Rudetsky reveals the only way to get a Broadway star's attention on the street, behind-the-scenes scoop on his 2002 Funny Girl concert and Andrea McArdle's hilarious memories of life as a Broadway kid.

8 Rules Every Theatre Person Must Follow — Do You Know All of Them?

Why can't you whistle inside a theatre? We uncover the lore behind this (and 7 other) theatrical superstitions. Read the complete list, and be sure you don't accidentally violate hallowed theatre etiquette.

Birth of a Classic: Listen to Bock and Harnick's Very First Fiddler On the Roof Demos!

What did Fiddler sounds like before it was a worldwide phenomenon? Take a peek behind the scenes of the creation of the musical with the first demos of such tunes as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Far From the Home I Love."

Schedule of Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts in Movie Theatres and on Television

Our round-up of live stage productions announced to shown in movie theatres and on television. Here's what's coming to a theatre near you!

The Wiz Live! — What's Different, What's New and What's Going to Broadway

As Dorothy and her pals prepare to ease onto national television, we take an in-depth look at how The Wiz has been remade for its 2015 incarnation.

From "White Christmas" to The Muppets and "Rent," 19 Holiday Movies You Can't Miss (Video)

'Tis the season for holiday films, so we've compiled a mix of titles that you can rent (see what we did there?) or stream while spending time with your family and friends on those wintery nights.

Should the Bridge Actor Do a Musical Next? Russell Tovey Puts It In Writing

Russell Tovey is back in town with his best friend in tow, his adorable pup Rocky. The star of the current revival A View from the Bridge took a break from Broadway to fill out our questionnaire.

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"Be Good to Me and I'll Be Good to You:" Chicago Star NeNe Leakes Talks "NeNe-isms," The Wiz and Needing Her "Glam"

Exclusive! How Performers from Hamilton, On Your Feet and Paris Spent Thanksgiving (and What They Ate!)

London Funny Girl Revival, Revamped By Harvey Fierstein, Opens Tonight

Broadway-Bound Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Bright Star Arrives at the Kennedy Center Tonight

Latest Incarnation of Sheryl Crow Musical Diner Premieres Tonight

Broadway-Aimed Judy Garland Musical Opens Today (Video)

Exclusive: Flip Through the Official The Wiz Live! Playbill!

Broadway Stars Celebrate Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below

Broadway-Bound Musical Waitress Is Going to Make Some History

Check Out the Best of the "Star Wars"–Hamilton Mash-Ups! Just Added: A Clip by Alex Lacamoire

"Bart Calls Us 'The Coven'" — Over Drinks, Fiddler's Three Daughters Talk Revolutionizing Tradition

Celebrating the Late Julie Harris

Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight Lead Cast of Hello Again Film Adaptation

What Do Hamilton and "Star Wars" Have in Common? Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Casting Set for NYC Concert Premiere of Long-Delayed Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical

Google Cultural Institute Offering 360° Views of Arts Organizations Around the World

Pics! Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola Receives the GMHC's Howard Ashman Award

Broadway's Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody Will Join Forces for Grease Revival

See Where Hamilton Landed on Rolling Stone's List of Best Albums of 2015

Photo Archive: Zoe Caldwell, Patti LuPone, Dixie Carter, Faye Dunaway and Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally's Master Class

David Ives Tells What It's Like to Work with Sondheim on His Latest Musical

Must See! We've Uncovered a Treasure Trove of Incredible Shots from the Original Broadway Production of the The Wiz


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