BroadwayWorld Interviews

by Pat Cerasaro - July 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly talented and accomplished performer who has excelled in many mediums as an actor onstage and onscreen as well as a high-profile proponent and figurehead for those with disabilities, the charming and thoughtful Mat Fraser. Opening up about curating this week's upcoming event highlighting many performers with disabilities titled CRIPFEST, Fraser touches upon the importance of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and what attendees can ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Fadi J. Khoury
by Barnett Serchuk - July 27, 2015

Fadi J. Khoury, who serves as FJK Dance Company's Artistic Director, choreographer and principal dancer, connects Argentinean tango, Middle Eastern movement, classical ballet and ballroom dance in an innovative contemporary dance setting.... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: STEVEN GALLO Chef and Co-Owner of Galli in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - July 27, 2015

Steven Gallo of Galli, the popular Italian restaurant in two New York City locations, is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted Swindley Talk HONKY TONK ANGELS
by Katricia Lang - July 26, 2015

Stages Repertory Theatre Company opens it 2015 - 2016 season with the bright lights, big city musical review, HONKY TONK ANGELS. The show includes country classics 'Delta Dawn,' 'Stand By Your Man,' 'Harper Valley PTA' and more!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Actor & Spoken Word Artist Don Capers
by Mark C. Lloyd - July 25, 2015

Don Capers is a Buffalo actor and spoken word artist.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Staging MUSIC MAN for a Contemporary Audience
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 24, 2015

'I try to do every play I direct keeping in mind both people who have never seen it before and those who might know it well. I ask myself, 'What would today's audience want to hear and how can I tell the story for this a contemporary public?' I actively look for ways to put a spin on even a well-kno... (more...)
BWW Interviews: GREGG T. DANIEL Talks About Directing LOMBARDI at Group rep
by Don Grigware - July 24, 2015

Director Gregg T. Daniel returns to The Group Rep to direct Eric Simonson's critically acclaimed play LOMBARDI based on the book When Pride Still Mattered:  A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss.  In our conversation, Gregg talks about the play, his fascination wit... (more...)
BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - July 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Director Josh Rhodes Dons Sherlock's Cap for Old Globe BASKERVILLE
by Erica Miner - July 22, 2015

Known for his bold, fearless style, Rhodes switches caps to direct the west coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's 'Baskerville' at the Old Globe... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ryan J-W Smith and his Fringe Favorite, LOVE LABOURS WON
by Ellen Dostal - July 22, 2015

Shakespeare was a clear favorite this year at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Among the award-winning productions was Ryan J. Smith's LOVE LABOURS WON, which received two fringe awards: The International Award and an Encore Producers' Award. Back by popular demand, the show has extended through ... (more...)
BWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre Directors
by Chris McCormack - July 22, 2015

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren believe in the concept of a National Theatre that 'reaches all of the country'.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Jarvis B. Manning Jr.
by Kyle West - July 21, 2015

Last week, I had the opportunity of speaking with Jarvis B. Manning Jr., a Texas native from the national tour of MOTOWN The Musical. In addition to speaking about returning to his hometown as a professional performer, Jarvis spoke about the unique experience of touring the country during the Michae... (more...)
BWW Interview: He's Ready to Rock! Meet Broadway's New Leading Man, SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Nicole Rosky - July 21, 2015

Brightman recently took part in a series of concert workshops at the Gramercy, which gave fans a sneak peek of the new musical. Now with just months left until the curtain rises at the Winter Garden, he is looping in BroadwayWorld on what he is up to in the meantime. Check out the full interview bel... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg Talk MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
by E.H. Reiter - July 21, 2015

We caught up with Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg at San Diego Comic Con to talk about whats next for their characters in season 3 of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MUSIC MAN's Charis Leos: I've Never Wanted To Do Anything Else!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 20, 2015

'I never wanted to do anything else!' the dynamic blonde character actress tells Broadway World one recent afternoon on a break in her rehearsals for Maine State Music Theatre's Music Man, which opened July 16. Charis Leos is currently playing Eulalie, the Mayor of River City's wife in her third wit... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Christian Struppeck, Intendant der Vereinigten Bühnen Wien, über EMANUEL & ELEONORE
by Iris Moebius - July 20, 2015

Der international renommierte, dreifache Oscar-, dreifache Grammy- und Golden Globe-Preistrager Stephen Schwartz (Musik und Liedtexte) arbeitet derzeit gemeinsam mit Intendant Christian Struppeck (Buch) an einem Musical uber das Leben des Theaterehepaars Emanuel und Eleonore Schikaneder. Die Eigenpr... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with STAGE KISS' Cat Brindisi
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - July 20, 2015

Cat Brindisi has a familiar name but not just because of her parentage. You've seen her on many area stages and will soon see more from this busy actor who appears in the Guthrie's STAGE KISS. Learn more about her in 6 Questions & a Plug.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: What to Expect in Season Two of AGENT CARTER
by E.H. Reiter - July 20, 2015

Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy talk about what is coming up for their characters in Season two of AGENT CARTER on ABC.... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef JULIAN ALONZO of New York Botanical Gardens
by Marina Kennedy - July 20, 2015

Executive Chef Julian Alonzo of Starr Events and the New York Botanical Garden is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: T. Oliver Reid Talks Rockin' SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by Katricia Lang - July 18, 2015

I talk to actor and singer T. Oliver Reid about his role in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, a Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning revue that features hits by legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: TRU Premieres for One-Night Only at Washington County Playhouse
by Johnna Leary - July 17, 2015

Though notable author Truman Capote passed away in 1984, he vividly comes to life in Jay Presson Allen's one-man show TRU. Actor Michael-Anthony Nozzi will return to the stage at Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, MD and portray Capote in this electric one-man show for a one-night only perfo... (more...)
BWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza Brings the Jazz Age to Life in PARADISE BLUE at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Nora Dominick - July 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld sat down with Tony Award-nominee De'Adre Aziza to discuss her new role in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of ?PARADISE BLUE.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Kathleen Jaffe from PLAY ON!
by Jeffrey Ellis - July 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. Today, we introduce you to Kathleen Jaffe, who stars in... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Crystal Kurek & Corey Shadd from WEST SIDE STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - July 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. Today, we introduce you to Corey Shadd and Crystal Kure... (more...)
BWW Interview: JERSEY BOYS' Joseph Leo Bwarie Preps for a Revolutionary Role in NAPOLEON
by Nicole Rosky - July 15, 2015

While he was in rehearsals, Bwarie chatted with BroadwayWorld about what to expect from the new reworking, playing the iconic man, his upcoming solo album, and so much more. Check out the full interview below!... (more...)
BW Interviews: Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman Revel in the Quintessential American Musical
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 15, 2015

When Meredith Wilson's Music Man opens July 16th at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, Maine, this grand scale production will mark the fourth time actor and Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has undertaken the role of Harold Hill, and it will be the first time his co-star Lauren Blackman has p... (more...)