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The New York Issue

Our annual New York issue celebrates everything that we love about the greatest city in the world. And this year, the future feels particularly hopeful. From Long Island City to Chelsea to Harlem, New York is definitely back.


Brendan Fraser¡¯s Triumphant Comeback: How Playing a 600-Pound Gay Man in ¡®The Whale¡¯ Resurrected His Career

Brendan Fraser fought armies of the undead in ¡°The Mummy.¡± He swung from vines in ¡°George of the Jungle.¡± He traveled around the world…

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Jonathan Groff on Why Lea Michele ‘Is New York’ to Him and How the ‘Funny Girl’ Is ‘Bringing Big Business Back to Broadway’

For Variety¡¯s latest issue, we asked Jonathan Groff to write a tribute to Lea Michele, one of 53 people to make our New Power…

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Aidy Bryant Explains Why Bowen Yang Is ‘Just Getting Started’ at ‘Saturday Night Live’

For Variety¡¯s latest issue, we asked Aidy Bryant to write a tribute to Bowen Yang, one of 53 people to make our New Power…

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Cynthia Nixon Recalls Being ‘Dazzled’ by Her ‘And Just Like That’ Co-Star Sara Ram¨ªrez: ‘I Couldn’t Ask for Better’

For Variety¡¯s latest issue, we asked Cynthia Nixon to write a tribute to Sara Ram¨ªrez, one of 53 people to make our New Power…

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¡®Stranger Things¡¯ Star Maya Hawke Floored the Duffer Brothers From the Beginning: ¡®She Felt like One-in-a-Million¡¯

For Variety¡¯s latest issue, we asked the Duffer Brothers to write a tribute to Maya Hawke, one of 53 people to make our New…

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Mindy Kaling Pays Tribute to Michael R. Jackson and His ‘Breakthrough Masterpiece’ Broadway Musical ‘A Strange Loop’

For Variety¡¯s latest issue, we asked Mindy Kaling to write a tribute to Michael R. Jackson, one of 53 people to make our New…

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Hugh Jackman Honors His ‘Music Man’ Co-Star Sutton Foster: She ‘Opens the Hearts of Everyone in the Theater’

For Variety¡¯s latest issue, we asked Hugh Jackman to write a tribute to Sutton Foster, one of 53 people to make our New Power…

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Jesse Williams on Baring All Again in ‘Take Me Out,’ That Leaked Footage and Why He Doesn’t Watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Jesse Williams is one of 53 people to make our New Power of New York list. For the full list, click here. The Tony-winning…

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Emily Ratajkowski, Freer Now Than Ever, Gets Candid on TikTok, Britney Spears and What Her New Podcast Has in Common With Joe Rogan’s

Three days after Emily Rataj?kowski¡¯s book of essays (¡°My Body”) was published, in No?vember 2021, Britney Spears was released from her conservatorship. As the subject…

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Darren Aronofsky’s New Creative Mission? Make Science Cool at a Time It’s Under Attack

Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky and his longtime creative partner, Ari Handel, are on a mission. At their production company, Protozoa Pictures, the two want…

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How Award-Winning Musical ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Is Growing Up to Broadway

The new musical ¡°Kimberly Akimbo¡± has already beguiled New York critics. Now it has to win over Broadway audiences.  Based on David Lindsay-Abaire¡¯s 2001 play…

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Carolines on Broadway Turns 40: How the Legendary Comedy Club Survived a Sleazy Times Square, Changing Tastes and COVID

At Carolines on Broadway, the legendary comedy club in Times Square, taking the main stage can be a death-?defying propo?sition — and not just…

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Why Wall Street Fell Out of Love With Netflix and Other Media Companies

The streaming revolution was supposed to usher in a big, bright, beautiful future for media conglomerates. Instead, increased competition, rising interest rates, a looming…

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Shows Like ‘Maisel,’ ‘And Just Like That’ Push New York City Production Into Post-COVID Expansion

No one ever said filming in New York City was easy, especially during a pandemic. Just ask the showrunners behind Amazon¡¯s ¡°The Marvelous Mrs.…

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‘Funny Girl’ Star Tovah Feldshuh on Sharing the Stage With Lea Michele and What the Talmud Says About Gossip

Theater veteran Tovah Feldshuh has performed in 10 Broadway shows over the last five decades, garnering acclaim and Tony Awards love for “Yentl” and…

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