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'Waitress' Star Finds Strength In The Female Narrative On Broadway

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women

Much of the buzz surrounding “Waitress,” which is now playing at New York’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre, has emphasized the musical’s all-female c...

What If Musical Theatre Was Made for Women?

Harmony France | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
Harmony France

It's time for Feminism and Musical Theatre to get in bed together.

Aisle View: Deep Dish Delite

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.24.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller and Kimiko Glenn in Waitress. Photo: Joan Marcus Picture a heaping slice of fresh Deep Dish Blueberry Bacon Pie just ou...

Sara Bareilles Shares Her Favorite Broadway Song

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

A talented Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Sara Bareilles wrote the music and lyrics for the new life-affirming Broadway musical, Waitress. The sh...

Broadway-Bound Musical 'Waitress' Makes History With All Female Creative Team -- a Talk With Choreographer Lorin Latarro

ZEALnyc | Posted 03.23.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

I spoke with Ms. Latarro during a break from rehearsals regarding her work on this highly anticipated new show.

Thoughts on On Your Feet!'s Lead, Blackbird's Tony Chances, Waitress and More

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I think we've all gotten too used to actors doing less than eight performances a week. And we're also all too accepting of my least favorite trend -- the whole "s/he'll only do 6 performances a week but we won't tell you which" phenomenon.

A 'Beautiful' Match Made In Musical Heaven

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts

Anika Larsen and Jessie Mueller, who co-starred in Broadway's "Beautiful," teamed up for a tender version of James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" ...

New York: What You Can't Miss This Summer

Lisa McElroy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

My teenage daughter and I took four days this week to explore the city and find the best lodging, dining, tours, and shows -- all the ones that aren't yet famous, but should be.

Tony Night: Awards and After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's the culmination of every New York theater industry professional's year. It's the time to put on nice clothes, watch an award show and then go celebrate the theater community.

On the Culture Front: Wine Dinner at Famed Beer Bar, Green Porno and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.31.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Rossellini shines a light on the humor of mating but also touches on our profound need for it beyond utility. Green Porno is incredibly cheeky fun but buried slyly in there is a message about those who wish to define acceptable mating practices and the urging for them to stop.

Meet The 'Sensational' Star Of The Carole King Musical

Rex Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Rex Reed

Beautiful is the latest in a long string of jukebox musicals devoted to the pop and rock tunes of one person. Unlike the others, this one at least att...

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Bright on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen sat aisle right next to his wife Soon Yi opening night of the new musical Beautiful, about fellow Brooklynite Carole King. Well, everybody...

First Nighter: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Is Beautiful Where It Counts

David Finkle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Before we get to what's wrong with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim, let's establish what's so right that it instantly joins the ranks of irresistible jukebox tuners Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical and Mamma Mia.

A Star Is Torn

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new productions look at artists in the midst of their creative process as they work on honing their craft. In each case, the audience watches an individual follow an uncharted path.

On A Clear Day: A Sweet Fantasy

Danny Groner | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

Harry Connick, Jr. thrives when the spotlight is on him, and the show takes full advantage of his wonderful stage presence by having him escort the audience through the play, start to finish.