Special Reports

"Laura Benanti Explains Shakespeare" Goes Viral
By Bethany Rickwald · Sep 15, 2013 · New York City
Ever since TheaterMania posted the teaser for the new hit Web series "Laura Benanti Explains Shakespeare," the many faces of Broadway and television star Laura Benanti have taken the ...
Firsthand: Mike Daisey, on the 29 Monologues That Make Up the 29-Night All the Faces of the Moon at the Public Theater
By Mike Daisey · Sep 12, 2013 · New York City
Mike Daisey in All the Faces of the Moon.(© Joan Marcus) As I write this it is near noon on the seventh day. I have just turned over an hourglass my director bought me as a ...
Steal This Work: Getting to the Bottom of Broadway's Kleptomaniacal Trend
Maybe it's due to a worldwide dearth of unique creative ideas or producers who are afraid to invest in concepts that are truly new and untested, or maybe it's just an extension of the green ...
The Jungle Book: A Home-Grown Project With a Deceptive Disney Disguise
By Hayley Levitt · Sep 6, 2013 · Boston, Chicago
The Jungle Book playwright Mary Zimmerman with Michael Maso and Peter DuBois of the Huntington Theatre Company.(© Paul Marotta) As one of the newest ...
Now and Forever. The Top 25 Longest-Running Shows on Broadway
By Seth Walters · Sep 6, 2013 · New York City
This is a big week for Broadway history. On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Wicked became the 11th-longest-running show on Broadway, soaring by Miss Saigon with 4,093 ...
Highlights from the 2013 Dramatists Guild Conference
By Darcy Rose Coussens · Aug 29, 2013 · Chicago
Playwright Theresa Rebeck with Gary Garrison, executive director of creative affairs.(© Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images) This past weekend playwrights, composers, ...
New Works Ready to Shine at Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage
By Keith Loria · Aug 28, 2013 · Washington, DC
A scene from Gründlehämmer at Baltimore Rock Opera Society.(© Heather Keating) It was back in the summer of 2000 when Arena Stage held a conference entitled, "Who Needs New Plays," ...
Patrick Stewart Gives a Gleeful Video Master Class on the "Quadruple Take," Kisses a Puppy…
By Bethany Rickwald · Aug 28, 2013 · Berkeley
Seriously, how is this guy going to have time to perform two shows in repertory on Broadway this fall with such a hectic Internet career to maintain?Sir Patrick Stewart is currently starring ...
8 Most Fascinating Hands on a Hardbody Statistics
By Hayley Levitt · Aug 27, 2013 · New York City
Hands on a Hardbody 's Tony Award-nominated score by Amanda Green and Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, is coming to the iPods of Hardbody fans everywhere. At long last, the ...
From Sarah Jessica Parker to Derek Jeter: Which New Play Should You See Off-Broadway This Fall?
By Zachary Stewart · Aug 27, 2013 · New York City

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