Memphis Meets Broadway
Guest contributor, Jay Landers (Senior VP of A&R at Columbia Records), takes an in-depth look at how the city that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll became the new muse of the Great White Way.
A Star Grows In Brooklyn
On making her Broadway debut in the Arthur Miller classic A View From the Bridge:
"Ever since I was a little girl growing up in New York, I've dreamed of being on Broadway. I'm finding the process incredibly fulfilling and I learn something new about Catherine as well as myself as an actor, everyday. She is a much more complex character than I originally read her to be - a revelation I believe Miller intended for the actress playing her would discover."--Scarlett Johansson
On his new role as egomaniacal playboy-thespian Garry Essendine in Noël Coward's Present Laughter:
"You know the joke is, ‘A self-absorbed, self-pitying, aging actor who desperately wants to avoid getting any older? Why would you think of me for the part?'"-- Victor Garber
Happy 15th Birthday Playbill.com!
The season was 1994–1995. Smokey Joe’s Café, Show Boat and Sunset Boulevard all opened on Broadway. Also opening that season was Playbill.com. We look back on 15 years of life online for the oldest brand in theatre.
A Day in the Life
Cassady Leonard is living every young actress's dream, having made her Broadway debut at the ripe old age of 12. Cassady gives us a peek inside a day in the life of a kid on Broadway.
"Class dismissed! Everyone is booking to their lockers and can’t wait for football practice, dance class, play dates… not me! I’m off to NYC, for what I call my 'seven-hour extracurricular activity.' When the bus drops me off at home, I have an hour and a half to do homework. Whatever doesn’t get finished comes into the city with me, or is done the next morning."
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