The World’s Their Stage

Through Shakespearean monologues or jukebox musicals, these actors and creatives have perfected their crafts via live theater — just as they like it.

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Curtain Call

'Merrily We Roll Along' Star Lindsay Mendez Takes Bustle Backstage

The actor was nominated for a Tony Award, as were co-stars Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe.

By Samantha Leach
Curtain Call

Eva Noblezada Doesn’t Want You To Like Her 'Gatsby' Character

The Broadway star gives us a front-row seat to life backstage.

By Jake Viswanath

Paapa Essiedu Is A Classically Trained Charmer

In The Effect — Essiedu’s buzziest role since I May Destroy You — the British actor brought Shakespearean precision to a very messy romance.

By Samantha Leach
Entertainment

Without This Woman, I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am In Hollywood

Years before Pose’s Golden Globe-winning run, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez nearly skipped a callback that would change her life.

By Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
Celebrity News

Celebs Pay Tribute To Chita Rivera After Her Death At 91

“Dance among the stars now, Chita.”

By Jake Viswanath
TV & Movies

The 14 Best Movie Musicals Of All Time

With Wonka, The Color Purple, and Mean Girls, can this season’s fare compete?

By Bustle Editors
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At 14, Ariana Madix Had Her First Kiss

The Vanderpump Rules star and soon-to-be Broadway actor reflects on her life as a young theater kid.

By Samantha Leach
Curtain Call

Nicole Ari Parker’s Biggest Challenge Yet

In The Refuge Plays, she portrays a character across her lifetime, from a teenager to an 80-year-old.

By Eliza Thompson
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At 28, Melissa Etheridge Was Skinny-Dipping & Partying With Brad Pitt

The Grammy winner reflects on the “special golden years” when her career was taking off.

By Suzanne Zuckerman
Curtain Call

Constance Wu Brings Her “Big Feelings” To 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

The actor chats through life backstage, whether she’s pumping at intermission or downing Emergen-C.

By Jake Viswanath