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  • Honoring the female first responders of 9/11

    NEW YORK — Nearly 3,000 lives were lost during the September 11 attacks 18 years ago. What many may not realize is that women were among the first responders who responded to the 9/11 terror attacks. PIX11’s Narmeen Choudhury sat down with two women who were first responders 18 years ago: One is a retired fire captain, the other is now a member an assistant chief in the NYPD. Both broke ground in their respective fields, but say on that […]

  • #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment blurs the lines between theater and reality

    NEW YORK — Blurring the lines between theater and real life in the off-Broadway comedy #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment. It’s based on the true story of one woman’s failed search to find love on OkCupid, which prompts an experiment. “Everything that is said between the characters is taken verbatim for the show between her characters and the real people who interacted with them,” actress Kaitlyn Black said. Also real: the part of the show where they play matchmaker with two […]

  • Barry Manilow, Broadway and beyond

    NEW YORK — Only once in a blue moon do we come across a talent who has conquered the music charts, done television, movie soundtracks, voice overs and even jingles. Barry Manilow has accomplished all that. For a limited time, you can get a chance to experience the magic live as he takes the stage on “Manilow Broadway.” Oji had the chance to chat with him as he promises an evening of nonstop Top 40 Hits and surprises from his […]

  • ‘Sea Wall/A Life’: A Broadway powerhouse times two

    NEW YORK — A unique play is opening on Broadway. In fact, it’s almost as if there are two shows in one. Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge are the two leading stars in “Sea Wall/A Life,” a show with two separate monologues that intertwine. Gyllenhaal plays the role of “Abe,” a musician who finds out he is expecting his first child. Sturridge plays the role of “Alex,” and his story focuses on his family: from the first moment he falls […]

  • ‘Moulin Rouge’ heats up the Broadway stage

    NEW YORK — Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sizzled the screen in the blockbuster hit “Moulin Rouge.” Fast forward 18 years, and it’s back — this time on Broadway. This love story, set in the famous Paris night club, dazzled moviegoers with its music and theatrics. Now, it’s heating up the Broadway stage. Oji had the chance to talk with the show’s stars, Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo about playing the iconic roles. Catch “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” on Broadway […]

  • ‘The Prom’ shows its pride across NYC

    NEW YORK — A hit musical is bringing the LGBTQ community center stage. “The Prom,” already resonating with audiences, is taking their message of love and acceptance across the city. PIX11’s Katie Corrado caught up with some of the show’s stars to talk about Pride Power during Pride Month. The show follows four fading Broadway stars who head to small-town Indiana, where a local PTA canceled its prom after one student wanted to bring her girlfriend. The stars are determined […]

  • Award-winning choreographer Warren Carlyle: Dancing to his tune

    NEW YORK — Warren Carlyle is the genius behind shows like “Hello, Dolly!” and Hugh Jackman’s new world tour. PIX11’s Oji Obiekwe caught up with Carlyle at Bond45 to talk about his latest accolades, and Tony nomination for his work on “Kiss Me, Kate.” As the man behind the Jackman’s world tour, he also talks about their collaboration and friendship, which started more than 20 years ago. Carlyle also talks about Mel Brooks heading to Broadway and his impact on […]

  • Trapped in the Triangle: A PIX11 News special

    A record number of families have been showing up at the southern border, most fleeing from a region known as the Northern Triangle in Central America which encompasses of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Over 100,000 men, women and children arrived in April alone, including 9,000 unaccompanied minors, according to Customs and Border Protection. To see why so many families are fleeing, PIX 11 went to Central America along with a New York delegation on a fact-finding mission. Participants included […]

  • Finding true love in the revival of ‘Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune’

    NEW YORK — The revival of the Terrence McNally’s provocative play “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” is back on Broadway with some big star power behind it. The show stars six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon. McDonald and Shannon take on the roles of Frankie, a diner waitress, and Johnny, a short order cook, who find a true connection. Oji got the chance to talk with both of them about joining forces and taking on these iconic […]

  • Race in the spotlight: Taking center stage on and off Broadway

    We’re familiar with the success of movies, such as “Us,” “Black Panther” and “BlackKKlansman,” and their impact in making Hollywood more inclusive. But something more transformative is happening, and it’s centered right here on New York stages. Actress Sheria Irving and Actor Thomas Sadoski star in the four-person play “White Noise,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright, Suzan Lori Parks. The fierce new drama runs in partnership with the Public Theater. Sadoski believes that telling these stories boldly without sugar-coating the topic […]

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