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Broadway's Secret Weapon

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

You might not know Drew Hodges' name, but if you've enjoyed some form of popular culture in the past decade, you're living in a world he helped create.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Pig in the City - Peppa Shines in NYC

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.11.2016 | New York
Jon Chattman

Photo/ Joe del Tufo My son watches a lot of television shows that make my head spin and my eyes roll. One show, however, always makes me smile in the...

Profiling Puppeteer and Broadway Actor: Ben Durocher

Derrick De Lise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

Roping his dad, Sandy Durocher, into many hours of labor creating and perfecting the puppets let Ben explore performance throughout his childhood.

Avenue Q: Entertaining, Hilarious, and Offensive -- In a Good Way

Derrick De Lise | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Derrick De Lise

Avenue Q is one of the most delightfully offensive shows currently running in a mainstream New York theatre -- it's beaten by The Book of Mormon, but just barely.

The Jurassic Puppet Show

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

And I'm not talking about Avenue Q or Hand to God or the various Muppet movies or anything else in which the idea of the puppet is as much a part of the joke as anything else.

Thoughts on the Tony Awards Broadcast, Ruthie Ann Miles, Curious Incident & More

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's approximately 24 hours since the Tony Awards ended -- and, while most of the community is at a Bombshell party, I feel like it's about time to reflect on the night that was.

The Goal Is to Get Cops to Change. That's Why Comey Spoke About Racism and Policing the Way He Did.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

I believe that Comey had a very specific goal in mind for his speech, and that goal is to change the behavior of police officers. What is the most effective way Comey could get cops to really hear his message? Before we go there, let's start by discussing a way that would not work.

Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up: August 28, 2013

Jill Lynne | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

CULTURAL & CHARITABLE Catch-Up: August 2013 The Summer of Cultural Infusion: The BUTLER, SPARK:A BURNING MAN STORY, SOUL DOCTOR, AVENUE Q, ILUMINATE,T...

Broadway, 'Smash' Stars Hit NYC's Town Hall For Historic Celebration

Posted 03.29.2013 | New York

Broadway performers, local lawmakers and other Manhattan personalities were on hand to celebrate the designation of New York's Town Hall performance v...

'Avenue Q' And Logo TV Team Up For HIV Awareness PSA Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The popular Tony Award-winning Broadway show "Avenue Q" and Logo TV are teaming up for a national public service announcement -- or "puppet service a...

The Book of Mormon Takes San Francisco by Storm

George Heymont | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the blessings of having an unfettered imagination is a willingness to take greater risks than many other artists. When it was first announced t...

Avenue Q Premieres at Hollywood's Met Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Helmed by Los Angeles-based theatre director, Richard Israel, the Doma Theatre Company's production of Avenue Q is the same show that rocked Broadway, but housed in a much cozier space.

Rep. Polis On SOPA: 'The Internet Is For Porn'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) knows a thing or two about the internet. After graduating from Princeton, Polis proceeded to make millions dabbling in...

Little-known Muppet Takes Center Stage: Q&A With Murray Monster, Rising Star of Sesame Street

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Murray Monster may not be as famous as his amphibious and porcine companions, but he is a key reason why his TV show, Sesame Street, is still thriving deep into its 42nd season.

Tony-Winning 'Book Of Mormon' Is Chicago-Bound

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago theatre fans received exciting news Wednesday as Broadway in Chicago announced that the Tony Award-winning, "South Park" creators-penned "The ...

Oh, Naughty Muppets. What Would Jim Henson Think of You Now?W

Erika Milvy | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Stuffed and Unstrung would seem to be a born of the same zeitgeist that brought us Avenue Q; our desire to titter at the incongruity of naughty and innocent.

Will the Tales of the City Musical Leave Behind a Legacy in San Francisco?

Greg Archer | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

These are certainly wonderful times for Armistead Maupin -- and imagine the tales he'll be telling a year from now.

UPDATE: Trey Parker, Matt Stone On 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post/AP | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards earlier in the week including best musical, best director, and others. The satiric musical was a Broadway...

Today's Pride and Prejudice: Racism All Around Us

George Heymont | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Gone are the days when old-fashioned epithets like "schwarzer," "spic," and "kike" were enough to get you thrown out of polite company. Now you really...

Blasphemy in The Book of Mormon

Silpa Kovvali | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Silpa Kovvali

In a genre not known for its subtlety, this musical stayed away from stereotypes, portraying its two missionary heroes as deeply earnest, deeply flawed, and often deeply conflicted about their own beliefs.

First Nighter: South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone Cheerfully Commit The Book of Mormon to Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Off the Past

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Spider-Man exemplifies a larger story -- the transformation of the Great White Way from a collection of buildings dedicated to advancing the art of theater to nothing less than a Broadway theme park.

PHOTOS: A Big Weekend Ahead For Denver Theatre

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's an exciting weekend in theatre. Avenue Q, the long-running and wildly popular Broadway musical, will be here this weekend only. Traces opens this...

Puppets Take Manhattan

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Newton

What's the deal with the puppets? Puppets, like cartoons, used to be for kids. But these days, they're more often conduits for high-brow visual lyricism. Clearly, we in New York are having a puppet moment.

Bringing Back Broadway Originals

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Broadway singers past and present gathered together on Sunday at the Broadway Cabaret Festival's Broadway Originals to belt out the songs that helped launch their careers.