“You Are Actually in Charge” — Lauren Pritchard On Graduating from Actor to Creator With Her Off-Broadway Songbird

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “The Spice Girls are my coping mechanism,” Lauren Pritchard said matter-of-factly. This admission might come as a surprise to those who know Pritchard from her songwriting career as Lolo, a singer-songwriter of … Continue reading


Get to Know the Crawfords! Sisters, Co-Stars and Each Other’s Biggest Fans

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online There’s no question who Savvy Crawford’s biggest fan is. The nine-year-old actress, who plays the young incarnation of the title character in the new musical Amélie, has performed for one audience member … Continue reading


Christopher Jackson On the “Incredible Moments” He’s Shared With Lin-Manuel Miranda — Musicals, Marriage and Children

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online The phrase “right hand man,” from the song of the same name that introduces General George Washington to the stage in the hit musical Hamilton, could easily be utilized offstage to describe … Continue reading


“I Feel Her In My Bones,” Says Tori Amos of Writing a New Rebellious Heroine in a Violently Contemporary World

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online “The idea of writing a G-rated piece…I’m not sure if I’m the woman for the job!” laughed Tori Amos. Few would disagree with Amos’ statement. The singer-songwriter and composer, who has received … Continue reading


Looking Back on Sydney Lucas’ “Crazy Year” (and Walking Red Carpets with Chita Rivera and Kristin Chenoweth!)

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online When asked to describe the events of the past two years of her life, Sydney Lucas frequently utilizes the same word: “crazy.” It’s an accurate word for Lucas to choose. The 12-year-old … Continue reading


“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