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Theatre Interviews with Top Broadway Stars

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  • Batter up! The Tony Award-winning revival of Richard Greenberg’s thrilling baseball dramedy, Take Me Out, is back on Broadway for an encore run through February 5 with a key change in the lineup. Cabaret alum Bill Heck deftly slides into the role of shortstop Kippy Sunderstrom, aka “the most intelligent man in major league baseball.” Kippy narrates the play and interacts with other teammates including Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams), who throws a game-changing curveball when he announces to the...

  • Romantic. Quirky. Dreamlike. Fun. That describes Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson's signature songwriting style. The composer-lyricist duo are behind the animated musical comedies Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Central Park on AppleTV+, and now, the Off-Broadway fairytale musical Between the Lines, based on bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer's novel. They've become the team to call for whimsical earworms you'd bust out at a Disney-inspired karaoke night.Samsel and...

  • Katy Sullivan

    Martyna Majok's play Cost of Living premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts in 2016, opened Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2017, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018, and played in London in 2019. Now, the show will make its Broadway debut, also with MTC, this fall. Only two people have been involved in all those productions: Majok, of course, and Katy Sullivan.In Cost of Living, the stories of the disabled, the working-class, immigrants, and more converge with four...

  • Before starring as Jewish comedian Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway, Julie Benko had never seen the iconic 1968 film. Yes, she knows that's hard to believe. "I don't know how that happened, that a Jewish musical theatre girl didn't see Funny Girl growing up," she says, with self-deprecating charm. "I watched the movie after I found out I got a callback. So I've seen the movie once."It's well-known musical theatre lore that Funny Girl (created by Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Isobel Lennart)...

  • Jennifer Simard has shared her talents on New York City's most revered Broadway stages for years, and this season, Simard spends her evenings (and some afternoons) playing Sarah, the brownie-craving, diet-obsessed, workout-focused funny girl in the new gender-swapped revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company.But before making audiences chuckle in her current gig, Simard starred in hit Broadway shows like Hello, Dolly!, Mean Girls, and Disaster!, the last of which earned her a Tony Award nomination...