The New York/New Jersey Issue

Bruce Springsteen

Ben Platt

Joy Reid

Timothée Chalamet

Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, His Next Album and Loving New Jersey

The woodsy rolling hills and vivid green pastures of central New Jersey are about as far from the proverbial bright lights of Broadway as one can get, both spiritually and psychically.

By Jem Aswad

Bruce Springsteen Talks Politics, Marriage and Why He Won’t Write an ‘Anti-Trump Diatribe’

This is part two of Variety’s two-part cover story with Bruce Springsteen

By Jem Aswad

Ben Platt on Meeting Beyonce and Leaving ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

The lead role in Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen” not only earned Ben Platt a Tony Award, he now curates an Instagram account with more star sightings than the Met Gala.

By Gordon Cox

How Joy Reid Took on Trump and Became MNSBC’s New Star

When Joy Reid takes over MSNBC’s broadcast for two hours each Saturday and Sunday, she knows she has to walk a tightrope.

By Brian Steinberg

Timothee Chalamet on His Racy Sex Scene in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

“I wouldn’t be the actor I am without New York,” says Timothée Chalamet.

By Ramin Setoodeh

Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure

Some of the most impressive choreography on Broadway can be seen six nights a week on 45th Street, but it doesn’t happen on a stage.

By Cynthia Littleton

Where Anthony Bourdain Eats When He’s Home From ‘Parts Unknown’

During the 10th season of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” which debuted on CNN on Oct. 1, he’ll visit Singapore, the French Alps, Puerto Rico, Seattle, Sri Lanka, Pittsburgh, southern Italy and Lagos, Nigeria.

By Brian Steinberg

Could New Jersey’s Production Tax Credit Return With Exit of Gov. Chris Christie?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s pending exit in January after seven years in office could spark the rebirth of the state’s film and television production tax incentive.

By Addie Morfoot

Anthony Atamanuik on Channeling Donald Trump in Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’

Alec Baldwin may have won an Emmy for his portrayal of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” but Anthony Atamanuik is doing an impression of the former reality TV star turned leader of the free world that’s even more cutting — and perhaps more dead-on.

By Brian Steinberg

Filmmaking Legends on How New York’s Era of Decay Sparked a Creative Revolution

In the 1970s and early ’80s, New York City embodied the revolution taking place in American cinema.

By Brent Lang

‘Florida Project’ Director Sean Baker on America’s ‘Hidden Homeless’

There are independent filmmakers. And then there are independent independent filmmakers — the ones who live in thrall to their muse, with a spirit that might be called defiance. Or maybe fearlessness.

By Owen Gleiberman

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on Why Aziz Ansari Is the Voice of His Generation

No comedian wants to be called the voice of his or her generation, but it is undeniable that Aziz Ansari is the voice of his.

By Ted Sarandos

Read Lena Dunham’s Heartfelt Essay About Her Boyfriend Jack Antonoff

It’s easy to forget someone’s magic when you’ve lived with them for half a decade.

By Lena Dunham

Seth Meyers on the Secret to Billy Eichner’s Success

Billy makes it look easy. Just take a microphone and a camera crew and run around New York talking to people. How hard can it be?

By Seth Meyers

Rachel Maddow on Why Nicolle Wallace Is Her Favorite Republican

Nicolle is self-deprecating to within an inch of her life, so when she first told me she was writing a novel, she said I should think of it as no big thing, a “beach read.”

By Rachel Maddow

Brooklyn Podcast Company Gimlet Media Wants to Become HBO of Audio

Back in mid-2014, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber — like countless entrepreneurs before them — had absolutely no idea if their new podcasting venture would thrive or fall smack on its face.

By Todd Spangler

Kelly Ripa on Her Friendship With Andy Cohen and His ‘Huge Nutcracker’

My husband, Mark, and I first met Andy Cohen at a Christmas party at Bryant Gumbel’s apartment in NYC many years ago.

By Kelly Ripa

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith on Why Donald Trump Fears Maggie Haberman

I learned to report from Maggie Haberman in 2002, when she was the fourth-string New York Post reporter in City Hall and we sat facing one another in the squalid basement press annex.

By Ben Smith

Kris Jenner on Her 4 a.m. Texts to Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest and I met 10 years ago when I pitched him our show and he happened to be searching for a family for a new reality series.

By Kris Jenner

Three Dynasties Preside Over Broadway’s Theater Houses

Walk into the offices of Broadway’s Shubert Organization, and you’re stepping into New York’s past.

By Gordon Cox

Writer Chris Kelly on the Magic of ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Kate McKinnon

When you’re a writer at “Saturday Night Live,” you usually watch the show from a monitor backstage in between making tweaks to another sketch.

By Chris Kelly

Tracy Letts Defends Greta Gerwig Against Sexist Attacks on ‘Lady Bird’

If “Lady Bird” is a good film, and I think it is, it’s because Greta wrote an excellent screenplay.

By Tracy Letts

Gayle King on Why Trevor Noah Is a Perfect ‘Daily Show’ Host

Trevor who? That was the question in September of 2015, when a 31-year-old comic from Soweto who had made only a handful of appearances as a “Daily Show” correspondent suddenly became its host.

By Gayle King

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Public Theater That Oskar Eustis Built

Oskar Eustis sees the good in you. You will play him what you’ve written. He will listen.

By Lin-Manuel Miranda

Leslie Odom Jr. on Hearing Cynthia Erivo Sing for the First Time

“That little girl has such a kind face.” That was my first thought when I laid eyes on Cyn for the very first time.

By Leslie Odom, Jr.

Jann Wenner on How His Son Gus Will Help Sell Rolling Stone

I always knew that Gus was capable of excelling at whatever he set out to do.

By Jann Wenner

Top Performing Arts Venues in New Jersey

A roundup of the top 5 performing arts venues in New Jersey

By Michele Amabile Angermiller