“I Was Enraged, I Was Saddened” — Why Gross Indecency Was Banned in Russia and Will Return to NYC With A Vengeance

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online An Irish author, playwright and poet who became one of London’s most popular artists in the late 1800s and a Venezuelan-born homosexual playwright may not seem to be kindred spirits at first … Continue reading


Kathy Griffin Still Wants a Tony… And She Says She’s After You, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Gloria Estefan!

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I don’t mean to be cocky, but I could probably step into Hamilton this weekend,” Kathy Griffin said solemnly. “I wish I could have played the lead in On the Twentieth Century, … Continue reading


Why Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Were Cast in Fool For Love With Less Than a Month Before Opening

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell only had a few rushed weeks to prepare before starring in Fool for Love, but when looking back, it’s clear the duo’s pairing has been in the … Continue reading


Will Audiences Accept an Ugly Woman? Mamie Gummer and Women of Ugly Lies the Bone Search For the Answer

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online When preparing for a performance, Mamie Gummer’s appearance is the least of her concerns. Her most recent film, “Ricki and the Flash,” featured the versatile actress as a depressed and suicidal woman … Continue reading


1,000 Performances, 100 Roles and One Man: Arnie Burton Reaches the Top of The 39 Steps

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online There are many words to describe Arnie Burton, the multi-talented character actor who has quickly become the go-to man to perform numerous roles in one production, but “slacker” has never been one … Continue reading


How a Tony-Winning Dad Raised Three Performers, and They’re All Conquering The Biz

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online A Tony-winning actor with more than a dozen plays and musicals under his belt, Chuck Cooper can seemingly do anything — except decipher a hashtag, that is. “I’m pretty confident in my … Continue reading


A Woman’s World: Hamilton’s Leading Ladies, The Schuyler Sisters, on Being the Kardashians of the 1700s

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who star as the pivotal women in Alexander Hamilton’s life in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton, discuss laughing on the floor while wearing … Continue reading


“They Weren’t Happy With It” — “Sweet Valley High” Author on Rewriting Her Brother’s Musical Mack & Mabel

Originally published on Playbill.com View the story online Good news for theatre lovers everywhere: One can still say the words “Mack & Mabel” to Francine Pascal. “After this — if this doesn’t work, I never want to hear the words … Continue reading


A Conversation Between Two Cancer Patients, and How Krysta Rodriguez Is More Open Than Ever Before

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I don’t want to use the word ‘blessing.’ It’s just so actor-y,” Krysta Rodriguez says. She pauses, and we both begin laughing. Regardless of the clichés surrounding “blessing,” its presence seems to … Continue reading


Actress, Newly Elected Equity President and Former Miss America Kate Shindle On Still Trying to “Cobble Together a Living”

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “I don’t have health insurance right now,” Kate Shindle said. “I’m two weeks shy of coverage. But I have no problem with our members knowing that.” Shindle’s candid admission inspired momentary surprise. … Continue reading