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Joining the ‘Beautiful Room’ Family

“This is a show about family,” explained Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein as he kicked off the meet and greet for The Most Beautiful Room in New York. Of course, he was referencing the story in the new musical, but if … Continue reading

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DRAMA NOTES: An Interview with Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik, the writer of book and lyrics for The Most Beautiful Room in New York, is perhaps best known as a staff writer for The New Yorker, where he’s contributed fiction, non-fiction, criticism, satire, and memoir since 1986. He’s … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Room In New York | A Note On The New Title

LEARN ABOUT THE SHOW Titles are magical things made by mundane means. Authors work hard at titles, compiling lists and sharing them anxiously with friends, but when a title works it just works – though whether it works because the … Continue reading

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Luda’s Famous Italian Meatball Recipe

Luda Muscolino has a way with food. “I am the best. He knows and I know it,” she delightfully says as she points at the heavens in Napoli, Brooklyn. So too do her family, their friends, the local butcher, and … Continue reading

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Costuming Napoli, Brooklyn

LWT costume designers and costume shop work notoriously hard to dress each character in each show we do just right. Despite the production the process always starts the same: RESEARCH. For some shows, such as more contemporary pieces, it’s fairly … Continue reading

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The Muscolino Family and My Immigrant Family

In the above photo, my grandmother Caroline (wearing a white blouse) sits at a tiny kitchen table surrounded (tightly!) by her immediate and extended family. “Grandma was sick, so we all got together,” my grandmother said. The Proto family regularly … Continue reading

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Drama Notes: Meghan Kennedy

In the early 1960s, the nation was on the precipice of great social change—the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the rejection of the social conformity of the 1950s would soon rock the country to its core. Meghan Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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Steve Martin Uses Urban Legend to Make Us Laugh

We’ve all heard the saying “there must be a full moon” or, at least, some version of it. Whether there’s any scientific truth to it or not, most of us seem content to continue this prevalent idea that astronomical events … Continue reading

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DRAMA NOTES: Steve Martin, Playwright

Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics … Continue reading

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Moving Forward in LEWISTON

In this third and final intallment of LWT’s exclusive interview with Samuel D. Hunter, Literary Manager Christine Scarfuto asks the playwright to touch on the connection between personal and shared history and the role it plays in the characters’ lives. Q: … Continue reading

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