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How Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Is Making
By Andrew Gans | 01/19/2018
The incandescent Peters tells Playbill about creating her own version of the deliciously meddlesome matchmaker in the Tony-winning revival.
A 2018 Broadway Diva Season Preview
By Andrew Gans | 01/05/2018
From Bernadette Peters to Jessie Mueller to Tamyra Gray, a look at some of the dazzling women who will take centerstage during the second half of the 2017–2018 Broadway season.
From Oprah to
In the Heights
, Mandy Gonzalez’s 9 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 12/22/2017
Gonzalez, who currently plays Angelica Schuyler in Broadway’s
, looks back on her career thus far.
A Chorus Line
Donna McKechnie’s 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 12/01/2017
The Tony-winning triple threat is currently starring in the Arena Stage production of the classic musical
Phantom of the Opera,
Sierra Boggess’ 6 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 11/03/2017
The gifted soprano recalls playing Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the evening Marriage Equality became law.
Betty Buckley’s Dazzling
Story Songs #2
Runs the Gamut of Emotions
By Andrew Gans | 10/16/2017
The Tony winner’s latest concert act is a powerful and ultimately hopeful meditation on the world in which we now live.
Betty Buckley Will Sing of ’Hope’ at Joe’s Pub; New Show Will Be Recorded Live
By Andrew Gans | 10/10/2017
The Tony-winning Broadway favorite returns to the intimate cabaret October 12–15 with
Story Songs #2
Tony Winner Patti LuPone Gives Her Regards to Broadway on Dazzling New Solo Recording
By Andrew Gans | 09/29/2017
Senior News Editor Andrew Gans dissects
Don't Monkey With Broadway—
now available from Broadway Records.
Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack’s 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 09/22/2017
The acclaimed actor, who will reprise her role in the Los Angeles and San Francisco engagements of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s
reflects on her theatrical career.
Remembering Barbara Cook, the Soprano Who Breathed New Life Into Every Lyric
By Andrew Gans | 09/01/2017
A personal recollection of the late Tony-winning artist through her concerts, recordings, and interviews.
Guys and Dolls
Tony Winner Faith Prince’s 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 07/21/2017
The dynamic actor reminisces about her award-winning theatrical career and also reveals her upcoming stage role.
Cats to Pippin,
Charlotte D’Amboise’s 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 06/23/2017
The two-time Tony nominee details several standout moments of her theatrical career, including a hilarious trick on Jasmine Guy.
Rachel Bay Jones’ Wild Night as Eva Peron in
en Español Plus Betty Buckley’s Magical
By Andrew Gans | 05/19/2017
Dear Evan Hansen
Tony nominee shares her five most memorable nights onstage, plus Tony winner Buckley’s newest solo recording.
In the Heights’
Andréa Burns’ 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 04/28/2017
From an onstage injury to working with Nathan Lane, the
On Your Feet!
In the Heights
details the standout moments of her theatrical career so far.
Lindsay Mendez Shares Her Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 03/31/2017
star details highlights of her theatrical career so far.
From a Belt-Off to Peter Gallagher’s Charm, Julia Murney’s 5 Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 02/24/2017
star looks back at her theatrical career so far.
From a Wardrobe Snafu to Her
Audition, Karen Mason’s Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 01/13/2017
The witty diva, who created the role of Tanya in Broadway’s
, reflects on the craziest and most moving moments of her career.
7 Diva Performances Not to Miss in 2017
By Andrew Gans | 12/30/2016
The second half of the current Broadway season promises an embarrassment of riches for diva fans.
Judy Kuhn Recalls Her Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 12/23/2016
The four-time Tony nominee looks back on the craziest nights and most moving moments of her career.
Louise Pitre Recalls the Night Cosette Forgot to Wear Her Wig Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 12/02/2016
And four other memories from the original
star’s internationally successful theatrical career.
Why Melissa Errico Will Never Forget This Amour Onstage Mishap
By Andrew Gans | 11/04/2016
And four other onstage moments that define her career.
A History of Great Ladies in
By Andrew Gans | 10/25/2016
What was it like when a parade of divas played one of the greatest stars of all?
Betty Buckley Fully and Emotionally Delves Into
By Andrew Gans | 09/28/2016
The Tony-winning actress wowed the sold-out crowds at Joe’s Pub.
8 Grizabellas, Including Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige, Share Their “Memory”s
By Andrew Gans | 09/16/2016
The leading ladies of Andrew Lloyd Webber's
reflect on playing the pivotal role and singing the musical’s best-known tune.
A Candid Conversation with Barbara Cook
By Andrew Gans | 08/19/2016
The Tony-winning Broadway veteran discusses her revealing new book, working with Wally Harper and Elaine Stritch and her thoughts on the current political race.
Victoria Clark Reveals Her 5 Most Unforgettable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 07/29/2016
Light in the Piazza
star, who is currently directing the NYMF production of
, looks back on her theatrical career.
Christine Toy Johnson Discusses Extraordinary Experience and Favorite Shows
By Andrew Gans | 07/08/2016
The Broadway actress also chats about the relevance of
today and more.
's Cynthia Erivo Discusses Gratitude for Reception of Her Work
By Andrew Gans | 06/10/2016
The singing actress will be featured on this weekend's Tony Awards broadcast.
Danielle Brooks’ Journey from
Audience Member to Tony Nominee
By Andrew Gans | 05/20/2016
Orange Is the New Black
star earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut.
Renée Elise Goldsberry Reflects On Her
By Andrew Gans | 05/06/2016
The acclaimed singing actress discusses her role in the hit musical and her gratitude for receiving a Tony nomination.
Diva Talk: Rebecca Luker Reveals Her 5 Most Unforgettable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 04/29/2016
The three-time Tony nominee, who is playing a limited engagement in
looks back on her theatrical career.
’s Scene-Stealing Jennifer Simard Shares Her Most Memorable Nights Onstage
By Andrew Gans | 04/08/2016
cast member, who has Broadway buzzing and audiences rolling in the aisles, looks back on her theatrical career.
How Five Women Triumph in
By Andrew Gans | 03/11/2016
The new musical comedy offers plum roles for several Broadway favorites.
12 Must-See Vintage Diva Performances!
By Andrew Gans | 02/26/2016
Revel in the talents of these Broadway and cabaret stars.
Bernadette Peters On
, Broadway and London
By Andrew Gans | 01/29/2016
Bernadette Peters talks "Mozart in the Jungle," her reaction to the
Into the Woods
reunion and the possibility of returning to Broadway.
14 Questions for
' 14-Year-Old Star, Sophia Anne Caruso
By Andrew Gans | 01/08/2016
Meet the young, breakout star of David Bowie's
Elaine Paige, Marilyn Maye, Vivian Reed, Gay Marshall and More Reflect on Edith Piaf
By Andrew Gans | 12/18/2015
Eight multi-talented vocalists share their thoughts about the enduring work of Edith Piaf, the late French chanteuse who gave us "La Vie en Rose."
11 Elphabas Reflect on Playing Broadway's Not-So-
By Andrew Gans | 10/30/2015
Eleven vocal giants, who have played the demanding role of Elphaba in the hit Broadway production of
, discuss their work in the mammoth role.
Ellen Greene On Her
Ovations, Working with Jake Gyllenhaal and Future Plans
By Andrew Gans | 10/02/2015
Ellen Greene opens up about her spectacular return in the City Center concert stagings of
Little Shop of Horrors.
From Louise Pitre to Judy McLane, 10 Donnas of
Recall Their Moment in the ABBA Spotlight
By Andrew Gans | 09/04/2015
! takes its final Broadway bow, the actresses who starred as Donna look back at their time in the show.
Betty Buckley and Rachel York Are a Haunting, Humorous Duo in Bay Street
By Andrew Gans | 08/17/2015
Tony winner Betty Buckley is humorous and extremely touching in the limited Bay Street run of the award-winning musical.
Best Of! Idina on Elphaba, Bernadette on Rose, Stephanie on Liza, Renée on Roxie and More
By Andrew Gans | 07/30/2015
The first of a series of columns spotlighting divas I interviewed throughout a certain calendar year. These compilations, which will run periodically, kick off with 2003.
Karen Mason Plus Stars of
Discuss New Musicals, Stage Mishaps, Coveted Roles
By Andrew Gans | 07/10/2015
Four of the women featured in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival offer their thoughts on new musicals.
Tonya & Nancy, Claudio Quest, Deep Love
Discuss New Musicals, Stage Mishaps, Coveted Roles
By Andrew Gans | 07/03/2015
Five of the women featured in the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival discuss their roles in these new musicals.
Ellen Greene On Creating the Role of Audrey and Returning to
Little Shop of Horrors
By Andrew Gans | 06/12/2015
Ellen Greene shares what it means to her to return to the role of the lovably ditzy Audrey in
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