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’13 Reasons Why’ Creator Inks Netflix Overall Deal, Sets Up Thriller ‘Echoes’

Following his successful run on breakout 13 Reasons Why, creator Brian Yorkey is returning to Netflix in a big way. Yorkey has inked a multiple-year overall deal with the streaming giant and has set up his next series, teaming with Vanessa Gazy (Eden) and Quinton Peeples (Runaways) for psychological thriller Echoes. Echoes, a seven-episode limited […]

’13 Reasons Why’ Creator Refutes Studies Linking Netflix Hit to Suicide Increase (Guest Column)

For many teenagers, high school is a challenging time, and for some, it is traumatic. It's why 13 Reasons Why, Jay Asher's best-selling novel about a 17-year old girl's suicide, has resonated with millions of young people since its publication over a decade ago. With its unflinching depictions of the hurt teens can go through […]

Creative Team Steps Aways From ‘Magic Mike’ Musical

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, composer Tom Kitt and lyricist Brian Yorkey have exited the developing show due to "creative differences," causing the postponement of a planned workshop this week.

‘Magic Mike the Musical’ to Premiere in Boston Ahead of Broadway Engagement

Based on the hit films, 'Magic Mike the Musical' will have its world premiere in November at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.

’13 Reasons Why’ Boss Explains Controversial Season 2 School Shooting Storyline

The show's Los Angeles premiere event was canceled in response to a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that left 10 dead. A season two storyline involves a school shooting.

How ’13 Reasons Why’ Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault Survivors in Season 2

Showrunner Brian Yorkey and star Katherine Langford talk with THR about how exploring the aftermath of sexual assault is helping young survivors discuss their own experiences.

’13 Reasons Why’ Boss Explains Why Season 2 Was Not a Response to the #MeToo Movement

Showrunner Brian Yorkey explains how the second season of Netflix's surprise hit was planned well before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke.

’13 Reasons Why’: Serial Sexual Assault Will Be at the Center of Season 2

Creator Brian Yorkey spoke with THR in March about why his controversial Netflix drama will not feature another suicide in season two, and how Hannah's death will play a role.

‘Magic Mike’ Musical Will Be More About Channing Tatum’s Life Than Movies Were

“There’s an awful lot of beefcake, but it also has heart,” lyricist Brian Yorkey told The Hollywood Reporter at a WGA panel on Thursday night.

’13 Reasons Why’ Showrunner Inks Overall Deal With Paramount TV

Brian Yorkey will develop new projects for the studio behind the Netflix breakout.

Idina Menzel Returns to ‘If/Then’ on Tour

The Tony-winning Broadway star, best known for her recording of the 'Frozen' anthem "Let It Go," will reprise her leading role in the musical this fall.

Idina Menzel Musical ‘If/Then’ to Close on Broadway

The show will end its year-long run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 22