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<i>Star of the Week</i>:  Leslie Odom Jr. is an inimitable and original talent

Star of the Week: Leslie Odom Jr. is an inimitable and original talent

  History has its eyes on Leslie Odom Jr. Although the newly-minted Tony winner is leaving Hamilton along with his castmates Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo on July 9, he has successfully made an indelible… Read more »

<i>Star of the Week</i>: Lin-Manuel Miranda began a revolution with <i>Hamilton</i>

Star of the Week: Lin-Manuel Miranda began a revolution with Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a man who needs no introduction. As the creator of the smash-hit Hamilton, which has changed the look, feel, and sound of Broadway forever, Miranda has become a… Read more »

<i>“Love is love is love is love is love”</i>: The 70th Annual Tony Awards celebrates a diverse year in theatre with a historic presentation

“Love is love is love is love is love”: The 70th Annual Tony Awards celebrates a diverse year in theatre with a historic presentation

Written by Brooke Robinson with reporting and photography by Samantha Stephens and Nicole Nadler The 70th Annual Tony Awards showed us that the most powerful response to fear and violence… Read more »

<i>Drama Doodles</i>: Celebrating the 2016 Tony Award nominated performances

Drama Doodles: Celebrating the 2016 Tony Award nominated performances

The 70th Annual Tony Awards are shaping up to be perhaps the most highly-viewed in the entire history of the ceremony. All eyes were on Broadway earlier this year when Hamilton won the… Read more »

<i>Star of the Week</i>: Danielle Brooks makes her Broadway debut one to remember

Star of the Week: Danielle Brooks makes her Broadway debut one to remember

It’s no easy feat to earn a Tony nod for one’s Broadway debut, but Danielle Brooks has managed to do just that. It’s difficult to believe that Brooks, powerhouse of… Read more »

Derek Klena on a more true-to-life <i>Anastasia</i> and the evolution of the highly-anticipated new musical

Derek Klena on a more true-to-life Anastasia and the evolution of the highly-anticipated new musical

Derek Klena plays Dmitry in the highly-anticipated musical adaptation of the 1997 movie Anastasia. Directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the production… Read more »