Joseph F. Panarello
November 26, 2013
Tony nominated Brad Oscar talks about replacing Nathan Lane, working with Susan Stroman and appearing the the new musical BIG FISHBWW Interview: 'Wow, Wow, Wow, Fellas' Klea Blackhurst is Goodspeed's Dolly!
July 17, 2013
Klea Blackhurst talks about her career, Jerry Herman and starring in HELLO, DOLLY! at the Goodspeed Opera HouseBWW Interview: Daniel Rowan: Mute No More
July 1, 2013
After playing The Mute and understudying Matt in THE FANTASTICKS, Daniel Rowan will take leave of the show to play Chris in MISS SAIGON at Fort Worth's Casa Manana.BWW Interview: Chatting with UNLOCK'D's A.J. Shively
June 27, 2013
Actor A. J. Shively stars in the new Off-Broaddway musical UNLOCK'D and talks about the show, his career and the people whe's worked with.BWW Interview: Megan Hilty Sings With the Boston Pops
May 20, 2013
Broadway star Megan Hilty makes her debut with the Boston Pops this week.Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2013 Season
May 6, 2013
Everyone has heard of the recent tragic events in Boston. Hearts around the world were touched by what happened at this year's Boston Marathon. As a result there's been an incredible outpouring of help and kindness to those who were directly affected by the two explosions on April 22, 2013. Monetary donations are pouring in and the likes of Neil Diamond have lent their support in various ways.BWW Interview: Tony Lo Bianco - Creating Magic with THE LITTLE FLOWER
March 13, 2013
Actor Tony Lo Bianco brings his critically acclaimed one-main show about Fiorello H. La Guardia to New York for a limited engagement.Michael Learned: On the Road With 'Miss Daisy'
February 25, 2013
From television's beloved THE WALTONS, Michael Learned tours in the title role in DRIVING MISS DAISY.Keith Lockhart and Ann Hampton Callaway Tour with The Streisand Songbook
February 25, 2013
Maestro Keith Lockhart and singer Ann Hampton Callaway tour America's Southeast with the Barbra Streisand SongbookBWW Interviews: THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING's Jonathan Rayson
January 14, 2013
The musical THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING had a notoriously short run on Broadway the first time around. It is now being presented at Off Broadway's Connelly Theater and its star Jonathan Rayson chats about it and his career.BWW Interviews: Holiday Concerts with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
December 4, 2012
Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, discusses the orchestra's holiday season. He also talks about appearances that Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison will be making with them.BWW Interviews: Chatting with DETROIT's Darren Pettie
October 9, 2012
Anyone who follows the theater scene in New York realizes that hardly a year goes by when actor Darren Pettie isn't appearing on Broadway, Off Broadway or regional theater. He's also been seen on television in "Mad Men", "Pan Am", "Castle", "Gossip Girl", "Brothers and Sisters" and a host of other shows. Not only is he one of New York's busiest actors, he's one of its finest, too. Take, for example, his performance two seasons ago in THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE. As the enigmatic Christopher Flanders, Pettie was required to utter the single syllable word "Boom" to emulate the crashing of the waves upon the rocks surrounding Italy's Divina Costiera. Other actors in the role have faltered here, but Pettie imbued the line with authority and conviction that were never apparent in previous incarnations of the work. "Thanks," responds the actor via telephone. "There were some nights that I was very self conscious about that line."BWW Interviews: James Snyder in Goodspeed's CAROUSEL
July 30, 2012
There's a moment in the current production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House where James Snyder steps onto the dock which is constructed over the orchestra pit to deliver Billy Bigelow's famous "Soliloquy" that absolutely electrifies the audience. Snyder's strong stage presence and powerful singing voice had enraptured the crowd for most of the first act. Now he was literally in their laps singing of his character's concerns regarding impeding fatherhood. The moment has them sharing his outpouring of emotion.BWW Interviews: The Leading Men of NYMF - Jarrod Spector, Daniel Quadrino, Brandon Timmons & Mel Johnson Jr.
July 13, 2012
The New York Music Theater Festival can easily be considered a harbor for the freshest talents in musical theater. Over a period of several weeks, an astonishing number of musical productions are presented on vest pocket stages throughout New York City. As is often the case with harbors, there is a confluence of talent feeding into it. Not only is this talent from all over the nation, but it ranges from the youngest to the most experienced and they all converge on the city for this event.BWW Interviews: John Davidson Joins THE FANTASTICKS
June 8, 2012
In 1966 the Hallmark Hall of Fame presented a television adaptation of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's Off Broadway musical THE FANTASTICKS. Ricardo Montalban appeared as El Gallo and Bert Lahr and Stanley Holloway were the two fathers. The young lovers were played by Broadway's favorite ingenue, Susan Watson, and a clean-cut young man named John Davidson who had made a strong impression on Broadway audiences as Lahr's son in the musical FOXY.Looking Ahead to the Boston Pops New Season with Bernadette Peters & More!
May 22, 2012
Recently, conductor Keith Lockhart was joined by Bernadette Peters to present the schedule for the Boston Pops' Spring 2012 season. Peters was the guest during the Opening Night concert at Boston's beautiful Symphony Hall. As stellar as she is, Peters is only one of the sensational artists who have been scheduled to appear with the Boston Pops which is celebrating its 127th season. On June 5th, 6th and 7th, Broadway's Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will perform "A Tribute to Cole Porter". American Idol's Melinda Doolittle will join Gospel singer Crystal Aitkin and Charles Floyd for the 20th Gospel Night Celebration on June 9th. Although many people know Steve Martin as a comic actor and playwright, he is also a very serious musician who will be bringing his bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, to play with the Pops on May 29th and 30th. Anne Hampton Callaway, who is one of the premier interpreters of the American Songbook will bring her unique stylings to what is being billed as "The Barbra Streisand Songbook" on May 15th and 16th. Singer Maureen McGovern will join the Pops to sing selections from her Broadway show LITTLE WOMEN as a tribute to the novel's author Louisa May Alcott.BWW Interviews: Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory Talk “When Everything Was Possible”
April 24, 2012
New York's City Center can be a dark and unwelcoming place on a Friday afternoon. The recently restored interior is obscured by shadows and the only light comes from the merciless worklights over the stage which only partially illuminate the two performers beneath them. Yet, even through these shadows, the admirable skills of two Broadway veterans are evident as they recreate their roles in WEST SIDE STORY. Both actors appeared in this musical classic over forty years ago at Lincoln Center.BWW Interviews: Breaking Bread with GODSPELL'S Hunter Parrish
March 30, 2012
A careful look through the New Testament indicates that Jesus Christ liked to eat. In addition to the notable Last Supper, he dined at the home of Martha and Mary; grilled fish at the seashore; multiplied loaves and fishes; was a guest at a friend's wedding at Cana; and ate with friends on the road to Emmaus. After healing Peter's mother-in-law, she got up and prepared a meal for Him and His coterie. It's a small wonder then that Hunter Parris, who plays Jesus in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL, chooses to be interviewed over lunch at one of his favorite Chelsea eateries.BWW Interviews: Kevin Sorbo Discusses “True Strength”
February 14, 2012
There's no doubt about who is speaking on the other end of the telephone connection. The voice is deep, rich and mellifluous. It's the envy of any classically trained actor, yet there's incredible humor and intelligence in it. It can only belong to actor Kevin Sorbo.Maude Adams: The 'First' Peter Pan
December 13, 2011
The Cenacle Retreat Center lies in one of the most serene areas of Long Island. It is run by the Sisters of the Cenacle, a French religious order founded by St. Therese Couderec who died in 1885. Located just north of the Long Island Expressway in Ronkonkoma, the Retreat Center provides retreats, spiritual direction and human development programs for the laity. It is also the site where Maude Adams lies buried.