CELEBRITY BUZZ: Rocky Reviews, Michael Mayer's Industry Tips, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Les Misérables and More

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15 Mar 2014

Check out the latest celebrity interviews, features, news and multimedia from Playbill.com this week.



Booking It! Tony-Winning Spring Awakening Director Michael Mayer on Auditioning and Directing
Director Michael Mayer shares insight on the audition room, qualities that creatives are looking for in an actor and how to break out into the world of directing.

THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner and Bullets Over Broadway Star Karen Ziemba Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

WATCH: Highlights From the New York Philharmonic Concert Production of Sweeney Todd with Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

Defying Gravity: The Essential Idina Menzel on Disc
A collection of the essential recordings by Tony Award-winning actress Idina Menzel.

WATCH: Highlights From New Broadway Musical Rocky

Broadway Grosses: March 3-9

The Verdict: Critics Review New Broadway Musical Rocky

Audra McDonald and Bill Berloni Audition Canine Co-Stars for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Beyond the Barricades: Les Misérables' Eponine
View our tour of actresses who previously stood behind the barricades as Eponine.

Beyond the Barricades: Les Misérables' Javert
View our tour of actors who previously stood behind the barricades as Javert.

PHOTO ARCHIVE: "Come With Me..." Les Misérables Over the Years

WATCH: Sutton Foster and Cast Ready for Broadway with a Musical Preview of Violet

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: "Dead Sexy Songs" from Matt Doyle, Allison Scagliotti and Cast of Off-Broadway's Jasper in Deadland

A New Kind of Harmony: Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Musical Plays Ahmanson Theatre
Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Neel Keller and Thom Christopher Warren speak about the newly revised production of the musical Harmony, currently playing the Ahmanson Theatre.

WATCH: Ramin Karimloo and Cast of Les Miz Revival Sing on "GMA" Plus Six Other "One Day More" Performances

STAGE VIEWS: Til Divorce Do Us Part Star Erin Maguire
Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

Which Role in a Broadway Revival Would You Most Like to Play?; Over 100 Actors Respond

ONSTAGE & BACKSTAGE: Springing Forward With Disaster and Revisiting History With Andrea Martin

WATCH: PLAYBILL BACKSTAGE: The Bridges of Madison County, Part One

WATCH: PLAYBILL BACKSTAGE: The Bridges of Madison County, Part Two

Do You Know the Puppet Man? Steven Boyer Plays Schoolboy and Sock Puppet in Off-Broadway's Hand to God
Meet actor Steven Boyer, who reprises his acclaimed performance as a boy and his foul-mouthed hand puppet in Off-Broadway's Hand to God
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PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "I Can't Do It Alone!" A One-Woman, Two-Show Day with Arlington Leading Lady Alexandra Silber

STAGE PORTRAIT: Andy Karl and the Cast of Rocky

Mothers and Sons and Actors: Terrence McNally Writes About Zoe Caldwell, Tyne Daly and Other "McNally Actors"
Playwright McNally shares his thoughts on the collaboration between the playwright and the performer.

WATCH: Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Castmates Hit the Studio for Big Fish Original Cast Recording

"Gotta Dance!" — Imagining Musical Episodes for "Girls," "Modern Family" and More
Our list of TV shows that should feature musical episodes in their upcoming seasons.

PHOTO CALL: Rocky Musical, Starring Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party

PLAYBILL.COM'S BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Annie Potts, Ascending to a Lifelong Dream with Broadway's Pippin

Olivier Award Nominations Announced; Nominees Include Chocolate Factory, Merrily, Once, Mormon, Scottsboro Boys

PLAYBILL.COM'S THEATRE WEEK IN REVIEW, March 8-14: Rocky Opens on Broadway, Will Eno Has Two Plays in NYC and MTC Season Take Shape

Broadway Rush, Lottery and Standing Room Only Policies

Schedule of Upcoming Broadway Shows

Schedule of Upcoming Off-Broadway Shows