Fosse brought a lean, highly contained sense of the street to Broadway choreography. After performing in several tuners in the early 1950s, he choreographed three hits in as many years: "The Pajama…
Legit Icons of the Century: Frohman gave Broadway its first look at "Peter Pan," an American premiere that might have pre-dated the birth of Variety by only five weeks, in 1905, but flew high on…
Broadway hadn't heard anything this good and this American since George Gershwin, and Bernstein's larger-than-life persona made the composer/conductor a media darling who introduced classical music…
Eugene O'Neill was the first American playwright to win the Nobel Prize in literature, in 1936. Poet-turned-playwright Wilson may be the second.
Legit Icons of the Century: Known as the Big Mack, this master marketer has fashioned West End hits into Broadway behemoths.
Where would the Marx Brothers have been without Kaufman's hilarious book for their stage vehicles "Animal Crackers" and "The Cocoanuts"? No one wrote and directed more successful stage comedies than…
A traveling-salesman father, a puritanical mother and a mentally disturbed sister informed Williams' best plays, from "The Glass Menagerie" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" to "Summer and Smoke" and…
Abbott, who died in 1995 at age 107, enjoyed a life in the theater that nearly paralleled Variety's 100 years. He earned the monicker Mister Abbott for his absolute professionalism, whether it be…
Legit Icons of the Century: It's no solace to his critics, but Lloyd Webber has raked in seven Tonys, three Grammys and six Oliviers, not to mention being granted a knighthood. Audiences have weighed…
Legit Icons of the Century: His heart belonged to Tin Pan Alley, and no wonder: George M. Cohan was the son of vaudevillians.
Legit Icons of the Century: As showmen go, Florenz Ziegfeld remains the most famous, even 75 years after his death.