BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 28, 2016

Every night at the Longacre Theatre, the cast of A BRONX TALE tells his story. Chazz Palminteri has made a musical out of his epic story, and earlier this fall it landed on Broadway. Below, watch as Chazz explains the evoulution of the show to BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Q&A series.... (more...)

BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
by Courtnee Miles - January 14, 2017 in Atlanta

Now, is the time for this. As we enter into a new year, with a new incoming Commander-in-Chief, while also celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day, THE MOUNTAINTOP could not come at a more perfect time and shed a more beautiful light.... (more...)
Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre Playwright Topher Payne Talks GREETINGS FRIEND YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Gracie McBride - January 04, 2017 in Atlanta

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Atlanta playwright Topher Payne about his new show, Greetings Friend Your Kind Assistance is Required, premiering at Georgia Ensemble Theater on January 5 and running through the 22nd. A fun and quirky guy, Topher was a delight to talk to, and I'm looking... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Melvin Abston of THE LITTLE MERMAID National Tour BWW Interviews: Melvin Abston of THE LITTLE MERMAID National Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - December 12, 2016 in Atlanta

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Jen MacQueen Returns for Another 'Magical' CHRISTMAS CANTEEN at Aurora Jen MacQueen Returns for Another 'Magical' CHRISTMAS CANTEEN at Aurora
by Sally Henry - December 12, 2016 in Atlanta

Taking on the roles of choreographer, co-director (with Anthony Rodriguez), and cast member, MacQueen has immersed herself in this show for the second year in a row. And she wouldn't have it any other way. Check out what she has to say about what makes Aurora's 21st annual CHRISTMAS CANTEEN extra-sp... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Christopher Tierney of DIRTY DANCING National Tour BWW Interviews: Christopher Tierney of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - November 27, 2016 in Atlanta

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING is currently sweeping the nation, which means we should all be getting tickets to have the time of our lives. The musical, adapted from the 1987 film, tells the iconic story of Baby and Johnny as the unlikely pair mambo their way through an unlikely love story and ... (more...)
Chase Peacock of GHOST at Georgia Ensemble Theatre Chase Peacock of GHOST at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - September 23, 2016 in Atlanta

Ghost the Musical had its Southeastern premiere on September 15th at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre. The musical is based on the hit 1990 romantic-thriller of the same title, starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. The musica... (more...)
Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Portraying a Superhero in THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon Theatre Interview: Nick Arapoglou Talks Portraying a Superhero in THE TOXIC AVENGER at Horizon Theatre
by Sally Henry - June 11, 2016 in Atlanta

Atlanta's favorite green superhero is back for a weekend in the park.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Devon Hales of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit BWW Interviews: Devon Hales of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit
by Elizabeth Brink - May 11, 2016 in Atlanta

Exploring what it means to find and fight for true love, Devon shares the challenges and joys of portraying Clara in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.... (more...)
Tim Quartier of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit Tim Quartier of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit
by Elizabeth Brink - April 18, 2016 in Atlanta

Tim shares about his dream role in a tale of true love.... (more...)
Natasha Drena Leads Cast of Reinvented INTO THE WOODS at the Aurora Theatre Natasha Drena Leads Cast of Reinvented INTO THE WOODS at the Aurora Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - April 01, 2016 in Atlanta

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8 Questions with Tess Malis Kincaid of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at The Alliance Theater 8 Questions with Tess Malis Kincaid of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at The Alliance Theater
by Libby Ryan - February 25, 2016 in Atlanta

The Alliance Theater's White Witch of Narnia talks about her emotional connection to the book, the show's unique physical aesthetic and how the rehearsal for the play is like a toy Etch A Sketch.... (more...)
Atlanta Lyric Theatre Trades in The Classics for One of Their Most Exposing Productions to Date Atlanta Lyric Theatre Trades in The Classics for One of Their Most Exposing Productions to Date
by Kiley Gipson - February 18, 2016 in Atlanta

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Brittany Ellis Let's it Go in THE SNOW QUEEN Brittany Ellis Let's it Go in THE SNOW QUEEN
by Stevie King - January 11, 2016 in Atlanta

I sat down with The Snow Queen's Brittany Ellis, who played the title character, about what is was like to perform in Serenbe's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale.... (more...)
Harold M. Leaver Returns for 17th Season As A Department Store Elf in Horizon Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES Harold M. Leaver Returns for 17th Season As A Department Store Elf in Horizon Theatre's THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Kiley Gipson - December 27, 2015 in Atlanta

After 17 successful seasons of SANTALAND, this man is somewhat of an icon in the Atlanta theatre scene. But for the other 10 months out of the year, what does a holiday icon do with his time? Get to know Harold M. Leaver, Atlanta's beloved tax preparing elf.... (more...)
Karen Cassady Shanks Audiences' Hearts in MERRY F*&%ING CHRISTMAS Karen Cassady Shanks Audiences' Hearts in MERRY F*&%ING CHRISTMAS
by Stevie King - December 16, 2015 in Atlanta

I sat down with Merry F*&%ing Christmas' Karen Cassady, who plays the Adorable Orphan. Karen gave us the lowdown on the show, her role as the Adorable Orphan, and what she enjoys most about working with Dad's Garage.... (more...)
David Eck, Jordan Mann from THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL Get Stuffed and Personal David Eck, Jordan Mann from THANKSKILLING THE MUSICAL Get Stuffed and Personal
by Stevie King - November 18, 2015 in Atlanta

I got on the phone with ThanksKilling the Musical's producer David Eck and lyricist Jordan Mann to discuss their creative process, and what excited them about mounting the show in Atlanta at Dad's Garage Theatre Company.... (more...)
Nick Arapoglou Talks Reprising 'Princeton' in AVENUE Q, Raising the Atlanta Theatre Bar, and More! Nick Arapoglou Talks Reprising 'Princeton' in AVENUE Q, Raising the Atlanta Theatre Bar, and More!
by Sally Henry - July 12, 2015 in Atlanta

Nick Arapoglou probably had no idea he had struck gold when he landed his first professional lead in Atlanta theatre as Princeton in AVENUE Q at Horizon Theatre Company. Below, check out my conversation with one of Atlanta's premiere leading men, as he shares about taking on an extra role for this s... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Chris McCord and the MEN IN MOTION at the Beam Theatre BWW Interviews: Chris McCord and the MEN IN MOTION at the Beam Theatre
by Rob Myers - February 25, 2015 in Atlanta

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to witness Men In Motion at the Beam Theatre here in Atlanta, and I was marveled at the display of young men (and not so young) pouring their hearts and spirits onto the stage, further affirming that the joys of creative movement are for everybody.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears BWW Interviews: Galen Crawley Explains Why Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS is Full of Magic, Laughs, and Tears
by Matt Tamanini - July 14, 2014 in Atlanta

If you have been paying attention to the Atlanta theatre scene for the last three years, actress Galen Crawley has undoubtedly caught your eye. From leading family-friendly musicals to starring in more cutting-edge material, Crawley is certainly one of the community's brightest rising stars. This we... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Behind the Scenes of Stage Door Players' 40th Anniversary Season BWW Interviews: Behind the Scenes of Stage Door Players' 40th Anniversary Season
by Matthew Allen - June 11, 2013 in Atlanta

During the curtain speech of the company's recently closed drama 'Dancing at Lughnasa' (read our BWW Atlanta review), Stage Door Players Artistic Director Robert Egizio announced the plays and musicals that will comprise the company's 40th Anniversary Season. The well-balanced slate of shows feature... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Victoria Mallory - 'Anna' in THE KING AND I at The Fox Theatre BWW Interviews: Victoria Mallory - 'Anna' in THE KING AND I at The Fox Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - August 19, 2012 in Atlanta

When The King and I, the perennial Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical makes its way back to The Fox Theatre stage September 5 - 11, a familiar face will once be there once again to charm Atlanta audiences. Victoria Mallory who's first professional production at age 11 was in The King and I with... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sara Gettelfinger, THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Morticia Addams BWW Interviews: Sara Gettelfinger, THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Morticia Addams
by Joseph Harrison - August 10, 2012 in Atlanta

Atlanta audiences will have the chance to meet the latest incarnation of these fabulous characters when The Addams Family makes its way to the Fabulous Fox Theatre August 14 - 19. Portraying the cool and confident matriarch, Morticia, is Broadway veteran Sara Gettelfinger who sat down with me to tal... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE FOREIGNER's Hugh Adams BWW Interviews: THE FOREIGNER's Hugh Adams
by Sally Henry - March 16, 2012 in Atlanta

Georgia Ensemble Theatre recently presented a production of the Larry Shue classic play THE FOREIGNER, as previously reported by BroadwayWorld.com. BroadwayWorld got the chance to talk to the show's lead actor, Hugh Adams, about his time playing Charlie in THE FOREIGNER, his theatre experience, and ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: For Ingrid Cole, MOTHERHOOD Comes Naturally BWW Interviews: For Ingrid Cole, MOTHERHOOD Comes Naturally
by Shannon O'Connor - October 02, 2011 in Atlanta

Playing the role of busy lawyer and mom Brooke in 'Motherhood The Musical' doesn't feel like much of a stretch for Atlanta actor Ingrid Cole.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: COME FLY AWAY's 'Sid', Cody Green BWW Interviews: COME FLY AWAY's 'Sid', Cody Green
by Joseph Harrison - August 01, 2011 in Atlanta

When Come Fly Away opens on August 2 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, don't be surprised when you hear the voice of "Ol' Blue Eyes" himself - for this acclaimed show, directed and choreographed by dance legend, Twyla Tharp uses actual master recordings of Frank Sinatra as it's musical score. Performing... (more...)