Backstage with BOOK OF MORMON's Matthew Marks

Backstage with BOOK OF MORMON's Matthew Marks

With two U.S. national tours, a Chicago company, a West End company, a U.K. tour, an Australian national tour and productions in Sweden, Norway, Germany and more, The Book of Mormon now goes far beyond a young and green Marks in that small office reading the secret script in 2010.

As long as the musical is playing on Broadway at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, rest assured that Matthew Marks will be there covering the Mormon boys. Despite the challenges, it is still his dream job.

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“Staying curious about everything can add so much to your artist’s toolbox.” - Chatting with COME FROM AWAY’s De’Lon Grant!

“Staying curious about everything can add so much to your artist’s toolbox.” - Chatting with COME FROM AWAY’s De’Lon Grant!

“As actors, we are continually trying to excavate human emotion and condition, which requires immense curiosity about life and the human experience. Staying curious about everything, especially that which doesn’t genuinely interest you, can add so much to your artist’s toolbox.”

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“Your definition of success is going to be different than everyone else's.” Chatting with BE MORE CHILL’s Troy Iwata!

“Your definition of success is going to be different than everyone else's.”  Chatting with BE MORE CHILL’s Troy Iwata!

I would like you to meet Troy Iwata! Troy is currently an understudy in Be More Chill for the roles of Jeremy, Michael, Rich, and as Cast. I have always been fascinated and inspired by swings and understudies on Broadway because their number can be called at any time. It takes a special type of performer in my eyes to do that. It was such a privilege to interview Troy!

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The New Queen Bee of MEAN GIRLS

The New Queen Bee of MEAN GIRLS

Get ready Broadway for Renee Rapp.

On Monday, the 19-year-old gave a special preview performance ahead of her Broadway debut as Regina George on Friday, June 7.

Rapp will play the role of Regina from June 7 to June 26 during a leave of absence for current powerhouse Taylor Louderman. Rapp officially takes over the role beginning Sept. 10.

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Arranging the Dance: to David Dabbon's Journey to "Beetlejuice"

Arranging the Dance: to David Dabbon's Journey to "Beetlejuice"

Watching the dancers of “Beetlejuice” energetically bop around the neon stage and hop on the black and white-striped couch – which is actually just a trampoline – is a complete juxtaposition from its somewhat humble beginnings.

Beginnings, in fact, that started on Spotify.

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From Broadway Debut to NYU: Catching up With Emerson Steele

From Broadway Debut to NYU: Catching up With Emerson Steele

At only 14 years old, Emerson Steele had accomplished what most musical theatre actors only dream of: she made her Broadway debut in an award-winning musical, shared the stage with her idol, recorded a cast album, performed at the Tony Awards, and even won a 2014 Theatre World Award playing the younger version of Sutton Foster’s character in the acclaimed Jeanine Tesori/Brian Crawley musical Violet. She hit the jackpot of show biz success, but this ambitious Georgia native was just getting started.

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Filipino-American Immigrants Take Center Stage in Masterful New Song Cycle; In-Depth Review and a Chat With Creator Paulo K. Tiról

Filipino-American Immigrants Take Center Stage in Masterful New Song Cycle; In-Depth Review and a Chat With Creator Paulo K. Tiról

Hey, people!  Put down the video games, log off Tinder for a minute and pay some attention to what I’m about to tell you.  I’m here to publicly declare that something truly remarkable was recently gifted to the canon of the modern musical, and I need to talk to you about it.  On This Side of the World is, to my mind, the quintessential musical for the Asian American.  Don’t give me any nonsense about Flower Drum Song, please.  You sound foolish when you do that. 

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