“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


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