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My Space: Vintage Photos & Campfire Incense Help War Horse’s Star Alex Morf Create a Cozy Backstage Home

As Albert Narracott in the national tour of War Horse, Alex Morf traverses war-torn Europe searching for his loyal horse, Joey. When he’s not crouched in World War I trenches on stage, Morf seeks the coziest of getaways backstage, filled with campfire scents and welcoming music. Below, the actor shares his dressing room must haves.

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Author Michael Morpurgo on Watching War Horse Morph From Children's Novel to International Stage Sensation

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Sure, Harry Potter and the Twilight vampires became blockbuster movies, but the idea of bringing a children’s book about World War I cavalry horses to life in a theater sounds impossible. The creative minds at London’s National Theatre thought otherwise, and War Horse burst onto the stage to universal acclaim, thanks to the directing team of Marianne ...

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Local Eats Vs. Chain Restaurants: War Horse's Michael Wyatt Cox Shares His Advice For Life on the Road

In the national tour of the Tony-winning War Horse, Michael Wyatt Cox plays Billy Narracott, the pugnacious cousin of the show's star, Albert, who is searching for his horse amidst the war-torn landscape of World War I Europe. Read on to discover the actor’s best tips for mastering life on the road, which include relying on castmates’ sightseeing recommendations and ...

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Broadway Buzz: Catch Forever Tango Stars Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Their Smoldering Opening Night

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Take 18 of the world’s best ballroom dancers, put them onstage at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and what do you get? The Broadway revival of Luis Bravo's internationally acclaimed Forever Tango, the sexy, super-exciting dance show that’s celebrating its third go-round on the Great White Way. On July 14, the sweltering heat kicked into high gear just in time for ...

Broadway Buzz: Watch Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas & the Cast of Pippin Rock Out at Their First CD Signing

Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas and the cast of Pippin packed up their circus gear and headed to Barnes & Noble on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on July 9 to bring a taste of their Tony-winning magic to the fans. In honor of the Pippin cast recording’s official release, Miller, Thomas and the cast performed "Love Song," "Simple Joys ...

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Broadway Buzz: The Cast of Wicked Celebrate 4,000 Magical Performances on Broadway

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“Oh what a celebration we’ll have today! Thank Goodness!” The Broadway blockbuster Wicked celebrated an astounding 4,000 performances on the Great White Way on June 18. To mark the occasion, the company gathered at the Gershwin Theatre to enjoy a Wicked-themed cake created by The Chocolate Swirl. Click below to see Jenny Anderson’s photos of Oz’s leading ...

Broadway Buzz: Tony-Winning Designer William Ivey Long on the Art, Insects and Pop Stars that Inspired His Cinderella Costumes

Cinderella is enchanting Broadway with stellar performances by Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana, paired with a breathtaking set and jaw-dropping effects. William Ivey Long picked up his sixth Tony Award for Cinderella’s gorgeous costumes—one of the standout aspects of the musical. We went inside his Tribeca studio to get the inside scoop on his elaborate designs for the Rodgers ...

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Broadway Buzz: Party Games, Staff Picks & Everything You Need to Know About the 2013 Tony Awards

Theater lovers, rejoice! Broadway’s biggest, most glamorous night is almost upon us—the 67th annual Tony Awards will shine from TV screens across the country on June 9. We at Broadway.com could not be more excited about the razzle-dazzle affair and are bringing you everything you need to know before the big night. Dive into Tony Awards central below with ...

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Broadway Buzz: Matilda Composer Tim Minchin on Borrowing from Sondheim & Being Pitted Against Cyndi Lauper

Australian composer/singer/comedian Tim Minchin received a 2013 Tony nomination for the playful, witty and infectious score of Broadway's Matilda, but he still fancies himself a modern day rock star. He's gone from performing in small cabaret venues in Perth to playing big arenas across the globe to portraying the drugged-out, washed-up rocker Atticus Fetch on the hit Showtime ...

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My Space: From Backstage Buddies to Spa-Worthy Treatments, Les Miz's Devin Ilaw Shares His Backstage Must Haves

When he’s not leading a revolution as Marius in the national tour of Les Miserables, Devin Illaw needs a calm spot to relax backstage. Here, the actor offers a tour of his dressing room. Find out what (and who) makes the list of his must-haves for putting on Les Miz.

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Broadway Buzz: Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and the Stars of Cinderella Record Their Cast Album

The hit revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical Cinderella is being preserved on a cast recording for the entire kingdom to hear. We got an exclusive visit to the studio on the day the cast recorded the newly orchestrated score. Get a close-up look as Tony nominees Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Victoria Clark sing “The Prince Is Giving ...

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Broadway Buzz: The Glee Gang & Kristin Chenoweth Go Backstage to Welcome Annie’s Jane Lynch to Broadway

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Emmy winner Jane Lynch made her official Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical revival of Annie on May 16. Lynch’s opening night crowd included loads of fans and many of her Glee co-stars, including Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth. In honor of the occasion, Lynch received a big opening night bash at Ruby Foo’s restaurant. But ...

Broadway Buzz: See Matthew Morrison, Wendy Williams, Stephanie J. Block & More Talk Up the Fans on the 2013 BACA Red Carpet

Broadway’s brightest stars flooded the red carpet on May 5 for the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the season’s only major awards voted on by the fans. Hosted by incoming Chicago star Wendy Williams, the awards took place at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center. Presenters included ...

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The Power of the Fans! 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Winners Announced

Broadway fans have spoken, picking their favorites of the season at the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, which were presented May 5 at The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.

Upcoming Chicago star Wendy Williams hosted the starry affair, which featured presenters Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess ...

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Beam Her Up, Scotty! Les Miserables Baddie Shawna Hamic Shares Her Tips for Mastering Tour Life

The touring life ain’t easy, but we polled the pros for their tips on surviving the ultimate road trip on a national tour. From buses and planes, new cities every few weeks, to hotel rooms as temporary homes, these actors have mastered the art of the bus-and-truck lifestyle. This edition of Road Rules features Shawna Hamic, who plays the greedy ...

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Broadway Buzz: Meet the Nominees! Complete Coverage of the Starry 2013 Tony Press Reception

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Barely 24 hours after the Tony nominations were announced, the happy (and slightly dazed) nominees got dolled up and headed to the Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 1 for a mammoth press meet- and-greet. Wearing their official Tony nominee lapel pins, the stars and creative team members posed for photos, sat for dozens of video and print interviews and got ...

Broadway Buzz: It’s a Glorious Opening Night for the Soaring Stars of Pippin

There was magic in the air on April 25, when the new circus-inspired revival of Pippin officially arrived Broadway! Directed by Diane Paulus, the new mounting of Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical stars Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Terrence Mann, Charlotte D’Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, and Andrea Martin in a newly imagined, high-flying production. After taking their opening night bows, Thomas ...

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Squigs Raises the Flag for the National Tour of Les Miserables’ 1,000th Performance

The national tour cast of Les Miserables will feel anything but “miserable” as the 25th anniversary production celebrates its 1,000th performance on April 24 at Norfolk, Virginia’s Chrysler Hall. In this Broadway Ink illustration, Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has captured the beloved epic's many characters. The cast includes Peter Lockyer as Valjean, Andrew Varela as Javert ...

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Broadway Buzz: Music Legends Galore Get Into the Groove at Motown: The Musical’s Broadway Opening Night

Dozens of music icons hit the red carpet outside the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to celebrate the much-anticipated Broadway opening night of Motown: The Musical, the brand new tuner that charts the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the birth of the sound that changed the nation. Gordy himself scripted the musical, so it was no surprise that a multitude of ...

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Broadway Buzz: Matilda's Marvelous Stars Bask in the Delight of Opening Night

Roald Dahl's classic children's story Matilda has been transformed into a marvelous musical extravaganza! Matilda has officially arrived on Broadway in an imaginative production directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus. The show stars Bertie Carvel as the malevolent Miss Trunchbull, Lauren Ward as the sweet Miss Honey, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita as the madcap Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood and ...

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March Musical Madness Champion! And the Best Broadway Musical of All Time Is…

The fans have had their say! After a month of fierce debates, difficult decisions and tens of thousands of votes, Broadway.com’s March Musical Madness has finally found a winner for the title of All-Time Best Broadway Musical. Our championship bracket began with 64 musicals, and now only one remains. And the winner is… WICKED!

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Broadway Buzz: Tom Hanks and the Cast of Lucky Guy Make Headlines and Honor Nora Ephron on Opening Night

Film, TV and theater veterans and NYC literary bigwigs were eager to take a trip to the Broadhurst Theatre for opening night of Nora Ephron’s drama Lucky Guy. Friends and supporters of Ephron were on hand to remember the late playwright, as well as show some love for Oscar winner Tom Hanks as he made his long-awaited Broadway debut in ...

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March Musical Madness, Final Round: Les Miserables vs. Wicked in the Championship!

It’s finally here! Broadway.com’s March Musical Madness has reached its championship round, and the two shows in contention for the All-Time Best Broadway Musical just might surprise you!

Click here for the UPDATED 2013 Broadway.com March Musical Madness bracket!

On one side is Les Miserables, the groundbreaking epic that’s become a household name since bowing on Broadway in ...

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March Musical Madness, Round Five: Rent vs. Wicked & Les Miz vs. Cabaret in the Final Four

We’ve finally arrived at the Final Four in our March Musical Madness tournament, in which Broadway.com voters make their picks for the all-time best Broadway musical.

After five rounds, 64 shows have been narrowed down to just four, and one of them will win the coveted title!

Click here for the UPDATED 2013 Broadway.com March Musical Madness bracket ...

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Broadway Buzz: How Roald Dahl's Matilda Went from Mischievous Children's Classic to Magical Broadway Musical

Few children’s authors are as revered as Roald Dahl, creator of some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox. One of Dahl's final books, Matilda, inspired a hit movie and now an acclaimed, award-winning musical, which opens on April 11 at Broadway's Shubert ...

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