Is Paying for Reviews the New Journalism? Time Out’s David Cote Weighs In

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Bitter Lemons, a theatre website based in Los Angeles, has announced a new business model in which productions pay writers to review their productions. Theatre productions will be charged $150 per review, … Continue reading


Cast and Creators of Fun Home On How They Built a Broadway Game-Changer

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online The Tony-winning victory of Fun Home, the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel memoir, made history in more ways than one June 7. Fun Home, which took home five Tony Awards … Continue reading


“There Aren’t Enough Roles,” Says Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles on Diversity in the Theatre

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Ruthie Ann Miles, who won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a musical for her performance as Lady Thiang in The King and I, shared her hopes for a future … Continue reading


Studying the Unthinkable — How Two Actors Prepared to Play Victims of the AIDS Epidemic

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Several decades passed between Boyd Gaines’ final performance in The Heidi Chronicles and Bryce Pinkham’s first night in the recent revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s award-winning play. But, listening to the two men … Continue reading


Changing the Script for Women in Power on Broadway

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online Broadway has long been an industry dominated by females — onstage, at least. Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Mary Martin and Fanny Brice are just a few of the towering women who have … Continue reading


A Woman’s World: “There’s Room For Us All” — The King‘s Ladies On Redefining Game-Changers

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “She does everything like this,” Ruthie Ann Miles said, describing her character in The King and I.  Mies shifted her head slightly while moving her hand across her face. It’s a small … Continue reading


On the Twentieth Century

Few things are more charming than Kristin Chenoweth in a great role. The multi-talented actress is back on Broadway, starring in a revival of On the Twentieth Century, the Comden-Green-Coleman musical comedy about a train journey packed with escapades and … Continue reading


Ghosts

It isn’t the supernatural that is haunting the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where a shocking and shattering production of Ghosts is presented at the Harvey Theater. Directed by Richard Eyre, Henrik Ibsen’s condemnation of middle class society comes to Brooklyn … Continue reading


It’s Lisa’s Turn! Why Tyne Daly Insisted This Broadway Breakout Got The Last Bow

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “Always the bridesmaid” is a common phrase used to describe people left on the sidelines, but it can no longer be applied to Lisa Howard. The actress, who has frequently appeared on … Continue reading


The Heidi Chronicles

It is both enlightening and depressing how relevant The Heidi Chronicles still is, more than a decade after its premiere on Broadway. Wendy Wasserstein’s look at the life of feminist art historian Heidi Holland is receiving its first Broadway revival … Continue reading