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Okieriete Onaodowan

And what about Pierre? Don't worry; Oak's got it covered. Okieriete Onaodowan, who originated the dual roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Broadway’s Hamilton, will step into

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Taylor Mac

The genre-busting, glitter-dusting performance artist Taylor Mac and his musical director, Matt Ray, have been named winners of the 2017 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ newest play Everybody officially opens February 21 at the Signature Theatre with direction by Lila Neugebauer. The play is inspired by the 15th Century morality play Everyman

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Sara Bareilles

Five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles will make her Broadway acting debut when she steps into her musical Waitress next month. She’ll play the leading role

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How I Came To Write Earnest

By Leonard Diamond   Posted 2.16.2017  
Theatreworks, New Milford, CT

When Gilbert and Sullivan broke up (around the same time as Wilde was writing The Importance of Being Earnest), Sullivan went looking for a new librettist/lyricist and was reportedly considering Wilde as that person. I knew then how I was going to musicalize The Importance of Being Earnest: stick strictly to Wilde's dialogue, using it both as the basis for the libretto and the lyrics.

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