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Keira Knightly stalker disrupts Broadway debut

Keira Knightly is making her Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of "Thérèse Paquin."
Keira Knightly is making her Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of “Thérèse Paquin.”

If it’s not one thing, it’s another for actors on stage. During the first preview of Keira Knightly’s Broadway debut in “Thérèse Paquin’ Thursday night (Oct. 1), a fan began shouting his love for her and proposed marriage before being escorted out by security.

He tossed a bouquet of roses onto the  Studio 54 stage before he was hauled away, which is kinda scary because you being never know what’s really inside.

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Broadway’s ‘Houdini’ derailed by multi-tasking creators, star’s schedule

Image of actor Hugh Jackman in a white tuxedo as a piano in Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen in his 2003 Best Actor in a Musical winning performance in “The Boy From Oz.”
Could modern technology and multi-tasking creative artists hamper the development of new American musicals? If they’re too busy working on TV, movies, web, and stage projects in different time zones and collaborating via email and Skype, well, then where’s the creative incubator?

NYTimes reporter Patrick Healy’s recent article about the troubled musical “Houdini” is a fascinating account about a show with various artist juggling various projects and a $500,000 investment that remains in limbo. It had been scheduled to open this season.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ sets sights on Broadway

Image of New York Times Theater Reporter Patrick Healy (from left), Cindi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein at  TimesTalks Presents "Kinky Boot."'
New York Times Theater Reporter Patrick Healy (left), Cindi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein at TimesTalks Presents “Kinky Boot.”‘

NYTimes reporter Patrick Healy is my new favorite theater writer. It’s not just because of his A1 story today on “Duck Dynasty” planning to mount a Broadway musical, or the insightful Hugh Jackman profile Sunday or yesterday’s fascinating business story about “It’s Only a Play” offering producers of “The Audience” $400,000 not to evict them.

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