BroadwayWorld Interviews

InDepth InterView: Kate Reinders On SOMETHING ROTTEN! Plus GYPSY Memories, WICKED, INTO THE WOODS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat who made a major mark on Broadway with her star turns in GYPSY and WICKED before appearing this season in the brand new Shakespeare-themed musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN!, the effortlessly cute and convivial Kate Reinders. Discussing her hilarious role in the fresh Broadway musical, Reinders praises her starry assortment of co-stars - including Brian D'Arcy James, Christian Borle and John Cariani - in addition to analyzing all the de... (more...)
by Johnna Leary - April 21, 2015

Grab a six pack and your plastic pink flamingos, because The Great American Trailer Park Musical is coming to the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV. Described as an "episode of Jerry Springer set to music", The Great American Trailer Park Musical takes a hilarious and often touching look at the li... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by Katricia Lang - April 21, 2015

Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner discusses the continued resonance of SWEENEY TODD, his approach to acting and performance, and being scared sh-tless by the infamously cut self-flagellation scene.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dance Off with Denis Jones
by Joey Panek - April 21, 2015

Joey Panek challenges Broadway choreographer Denis Jones to a Dance-off.... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 21, 2015

A native of Cypress, Texas, Casey Gilbert came to Nashville to go to school at Belmont University and quickly made a name for herself on local stages. But it seemed, at least to her legions of fans in Music City, that no sooner had she arrived and made herself a home here, she was on her way back to... (more...)
BWW Interview: Broadway Siblings Adam and Arielle Jacobs Share Family Photos, Talk Fulfilled Childhood Dreams, Solo Albums, and More!
by Sally Henry - April 19, 2015

There's something about performing on Broadway that seems to attract families. Dating back to the early days with the Barrymores, Astaires, and Redgraves, siblings especially have starred on the Great White Way together for ages, and it's no different now. For Adam and Arielle Jacobs, starring on Br... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef DANIEL KILL of Paulaner in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - April 18, 2015

Executive Chef, Daniel Kill of Paulaner in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' The stylish Bavarian restaurant and microbrewery is located at 265 Bowery, just South of Houston Street .... (more...)
BWW Interviews: HAPPY DAYS are Here Again with Director Joe Hendren
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - April 18, 2015

Director Joe Hendren talks about HAPPY DAYS - A NEW MUSICAL, which opens April 24 at New Century Theatre in Minneapolis. Based on the popular TV series, this area premiere introduces local audiences to a show that's new and yet feels very familiar.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sarah Stiles Is the Voice of Reason in HAND TO GOD
by Naomi Serviss - April 17, 2015

Two teenagers may be emotionally blocked, but their puppets are unhinged, and their X-rated, blasphemous outbursts, sort of a mash-up of AVENUE Q and THE BOOK OF MORMON, are outrageously funny.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 'Soon' is Now...Meet Writer/Composer/Lyricist (and more) Nick Blaemire
by Ellen Burns - April 17, 2015

If you happen to be looking for a role model for making the most of your particular strengths and talents, I'd like to introduce you to actor/composer/writer/musician/director Nick Blaemire. Lucky for us, Nick, whose new musical, Soon, is currently making its world premiere at Arlington's Signature... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 17, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week the spotlight shines on Maggie Pitt, Jaymes C... (more...)
BWW Interview: 7 Fingers' Shana Carroll on the PIPPIN Circus Troupe's City Center Show
by Adrienne Onofri - April 17, 2015

The French-Canadian circus collective Les 7 Doigts de la Main add 'Sequence 8' to their NYC credits.... (more...)
by Kathy Strain - April 16, 2015

Gilgamesh Taggett currently plays the role of Oliver Warbucks and BWW had a chance to chat with Gilgamesh about the road that lead to playing Daddy Warbucks.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Emily Padgett Discusses Life Post-SIDE SHOW; Plus Listen to Debut of 'Ready to Play/We Share Everything' from ADDED ATTRACTIONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 16, 2015

The critically acclaimed cast of the Broadway musical revival SIDE SHOW recently re-united at 54 BELOW, the famed performance venue in New York City. The concert performed included never-before-heard material such as cut songs, extended versions of familiar hits, and additional fun surprises for onl... (more...)
BWW Interview: Playwright Deb Margolin Discusses 8 STOPS & the Joy of Solo Performances
by Danielle Ashley Dias - April 15, 2015

Deb Margolin - the acclaimed playwright / performance artist and Obie winner for 'Sustained Excellence' - will introduce New York audiences to her new solo play '8 Stops' at the Cherry Lane Theatre April 16 to 26. Margolin chatted with BroadwayWorld about the inspiration for '8 Stops,' the advice s... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tony Waag
by Barnett Serchuk - April 15, 2015

A conversation with Tony Waag, Executive/Artistic Director of the American Tap Dance Foundation, in anticipation of their upcoming 'Rhythm in Motion' contemporary tap dance showcase in New York City, April 22 through April 26. 'Rhythm in Motion' presents forward thinking, groundbreaking tap dance ch... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL Brings History to Life this Weekend at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - April 14, 2015

History comes to vivid life this weekend as The Andersonville Trial opens at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV. Based on the real life trial of Henry Wirz during the Civil War, The Andersonville Trial is directed by Tami McDonald and features over fifteen area actors bringing a little-know... (more...)
BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Producer/Director Martin Wilkins
by Vickie Evans - April 14, 2015

Martin Wilkins has an intensive professional theater career that include a long list of fellowships and freelance assignments at impressive venues such as The Arena Stage (Washington, DC) and The Eugene O'Neill Center Theater. Yet, here in Charlotte, we are glad to call him one of our own.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Evelyn Pearson of Nashville Repertory Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Cara Richardson - April 14, 2015

Props master Evelyn Pearson is a wealth of information and insight into the set design, story, and props of the shows that Nashville Repertory Theatre produces. In the midst of tech week and opening weekend, she was kind enough to take some time to answer questions regarding the newest production, V... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Mike McLean from GUYS AND DOLLS Tour Answers Our Silly Questions
by Michael L. Quintos - April 14, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen... meet Mike McLean, a Southern California native currently making his national tour debut as Benny Southstreet in the classic stage musical GUYS AND DOLLS, now performing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through April 19. Right before the tour swings its way ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Local Playwright David Durham on Debut DEAR ME
by David Musselwhite - April 13, 2015

Local playwright David Durham's debut piece DEAR ME won Best New Work and the People's Choice Award at the 2015 Michigan AACTFest.... (more...)
Meet the Wine Expert: ENZO RUGGIERO of Masseria dei Vini in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - April 13, 2015

Meet Enzo Ruggiero who is the wine expert at Masseria dei Vini on 9th Avenue in New York City.... (more...)
by Heidi Scheuermann - April 13, 2015

It's time to dig into those closets and find the shiniest, brightest clothes you've got and head down to the Saenger Theatre for the most colorful show of the season! JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is headed our way, and is sure to be a fun 2014-2015 season finale. Between the captiv... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon Talk CLINTON: THE MUSICAL, Comedy and Politics
by David Clarke - April 13, 2015

After getting mostly positive reviews in July 2014 at New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), CLINTON: THE MUSICAL landed at New World Stages. As they ramped up for their Off-Broadway opening night, BroadwayWorld chatted about the musical and politics with the two men, Tom Galantich (WJ Clinton) a... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month: CURIOUS INCIDENT's Alex Sharp
by Caryn Robbins - April 10, 2015

Today the actor speaks exclusively to BWW about making his Broadway debut in this physically, mentally and emotionally demanding role.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Nashville Repertory Theatre's Nate Eppler
by Cara Richardson - April 10, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre began previews tonight for their last production of the 2014-15 season. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang, opens on Saturday night, and I was lucky enough to catch the production's director, Nate Eppler, and ask him some questions about the show.... (more...)