Although she appeared in Hairspray and Wicked, Alli Mauzey made her name in Cry-Baby as Lenora, a character quite out of touch with reality. Here, Mauzey joins Seth in studio to recreate a signature moment from the show that features an invisible — but very real to her — friend. Read Seth's weekly column. Check out SethTV.com, the online home for all things Rudetsky.
Broadway Legend and Tony winner Barbara Cook ran through set highlights to prep for her two-week run at cabaret room 54 Below. For a change of pace, Cook has selected jazz, swing and torch songs to populate her set. Here, Cook performs classics "Let's Fall in Love" and "The Nearness of You" and chats with Playbill about how her show came to be. Performances run through May 4. For details visit 54Below.com.
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominees for the 2013 Tony Awards April 30 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center. Kinky Boots, Matilda the Musical, Pippin, Golden Boy, Cinderella, Lucky Guy and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike all received nominations in multiple categories. Read the Playbill story.
With 13 Tony nominations, Kinky Boots earned more than any other production this Broadway season. Here, nominees Cyndi Lauper (Best Original Score), Stark Sands (Best Leading Actor in a Musical), Annaleigh Ashford (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) and 2005 Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography) sat down with Playbill at the annual Tony nominee press junket held at midtown NYC's Millennium Broadway Hotel. The four talked about their collaboration and experiences creating the show and its characters. For more on all of the nominees, read the Playbill story.
A Christmas Story, The Musical, which played a limited run on Broadway this past holiday season, earned three 2013 Tony nominations: Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. Nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, librettist Joseph Robinette, and producer (and original "Ralphie") Peter Billingsley sat down with Playbill at the annual Tony nominee press junket held at midtown NYC's Millennium Broadway Hotel to talk about the classic story's year-round appeal, and the process of bringing it to the stage. To see a list of all this year's Tony nominees, read the Playbill story.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood 's Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase met with Playbill at the annual Tony nominations media day to talk about their nominations (Best Actress in a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical, respectively), the traditions of British music hall theatre that creator Rupert Holmes used within the production, Block's diva-with-a-dog exit from the show and a company composed entirely of potential Tony nominees. See a chat with Kinky Boots' Tony nominees.
W.C. Fields famously said, "Never work with animals or children." The child-filled Matilda The Musical defied his warning, and earned its cast and creative team 12 2013 Tony nominations, including ones for songwriter Tim Minchin, and actors Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert and Lauren Ward. The nominees sat down with Playbill to talk about what it's like working with all those kids, and the past experiences that influenced their work in the musical. We also speak to the four Tony-honored girls who share the title role about what it's like to star in a Broadway show. To see a list of all this year's Tony nominees, click here.
Patina Miller, Andrea Martin and Terrence Mann represented Pippin at the 2013 Tony nominee media day, which was held at NYC's Millennium Broadway Hotel. The nominated trio (Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical, respectively) chatted about why the revival of the Stephen Schwartz classic follows along in the tradition of Bob Fosse while at the same time adding a new (and very challenging!) cirque element. Watch interviews with Matilda's 2013 Tony nominees.
Jacob (series co-creator Wesley Taylor) is finally back together with Ben (Adam Chanler-Berat) after some tense times. But, he's thrown for a loop when his drug-troubled agent Sam (series co-creator Mitchell Jarvis) arrives at his door in desperate need of a place to stay. To make things worse, his unpredictable co-star Veronica Bailey (Alison Fraser) begins to commiserate with his ex (Gideon Glick). Watch the series from Episode 1.
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