We Asked, You Answered: 32 Broadway Costumes Theatre Fans Wished They Owned

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Written by: Marc J. Franklin

Broadway fans wear their heart on their sleeve, but if given the chance, many would like to add their favorite costumes to their personal collection. And, with a plethora of worlds explored onstage, Broadway has provided fans with quite the dream closet, from ready-wear to the otherworldly.

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Sing It Again: A Look Back at Hadestown’s Journey to Broadway

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Written by: Marc J. Franklin

Following its world premiere presentation in Vermont in 2006, Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown completed its 13-year journey to Broadway when it opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 17, 2019. The production, directed by Rachel Chavkin with choreography by David Neumann, was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning eight including Best Musical.

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Karen Olivo Will Not Return to Moulin Rouge! Musical Upon Broadway Reopening: ‘People Are More Important Than Your Pocketbook’

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Written by: Ryan McPhee

Karen Olivo, who originated the role of Satine in the musical adaptation of Moulin Rouge!, will not return to the Broadway production once performances resume. Her announcement, made via an Instagram video, arrives a week after a The Hollywood Reporter story detailed allegations of abuse and intimidation by Broadway producer Scott Rudin (Rudin is not attached to the musical).

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The Story of How Lin-Manuel Miranda Created ‘Breathe’ for In The Heights

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Written by: Seth Rudetsky

April 8 was my sister Nancy’s birthday show and we dedicated an entire Stars in the House to her. It was fabulous! I peppered it with stars she’s obsessed with, like Judy Kuhn, whom we saw back in 1987 when we snagged tickets to the Tony Awards dress rehearsal. If you don’t know, that was the year Judy starred as Cosette in Les Misérables as well as Bella in Rags. Nancy and I also recalled the creepy man who approached us as we were waiting in line to get into the theater.

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A Look Back at Miss Saigon at 30

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Written by: Marc J. Franklin

Following its London debut, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boubil’s Miss Saigon opened at the Broadway Theatre April 11, 1991. The production played 19 previews and 4,092 performances before closing January 28, 2001. The musical earned 11 Tony Award nominations and won three, most notably with Lea Salonga becoming the first Asian performer to win a Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.

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