Kathy Strain

Kathy Strain Kathy Strain grew up outside of Philadelphia and has enjoyed Broadway shows for most of her life. Kathy moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2001 with her husband Ken and 3 children. She holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio and works at a local college. She loves to contribute pieces on the arts to several outlets and enjoys writing about talent and sharing it with the world.


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BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San AntonioBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
Posted: Jun. 8, 2017


BWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on TourBWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Tour
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Interview: Nathan Sharp: YouTube Star and his New Album, SANDCASTLE KINGDOMSBWW Interview: Nathan Sharp: YouTube Star and his New Album, SANDCASTLE KINGDOMS
Posted: Jun. 15, 2017


BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as FionaBWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as Fiona
Posted: Jun. 22, 2017


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BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARETBWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET
Posted: Oct. 20, 2016


BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on TourBWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
Posted: Apr. 25, 2017


BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on TourBWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
Posted: Apr. 17, 2017


SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: AVETT BROTHERS and Documentary MAY IT LASTSXSW 2017 COVERAGE: AVETT BROTHERS and Documentary MAY IT LAST
Posted: Mar. 21, 2017


BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as FionaBWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre: Shrek, The Musical - Morgan Clyde as Fiona
June 22, 2017

Shrek, The Musical is coming to the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio. Morgan Clyde plays the part of Fiona and is excited to share a mini-blog with BWW leading up to the opening night.

BWW Interview: Nathan Sharp: YouTube Star and his New Album, SANDCASTLE KINGDOMSBWW Interview: Nathan Sharp: YouTube Star and his New Album, SANDCASTLE KINGDOMS
June 15, 2017

Nathan Sharp started his career desiring to pursue Top 40 music. Along the way, he took some detours that lead him to create his own YouTube channel, natewantstobattle. As his popularity soared, so did his creativity and originality. His YouTube channel has over 1.1 million subscribers who enjoy his music and creativity. Nathan's newest album is Sandcastle Kingdoms. The music is a departure from his usual covers and nods to video games. As Sharp chatted with BWW, he discussed how he ended up creating his own YouTube channel and how his fans have come along for the ride.

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San AntonioBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
June 8, 2017

Matilda is a beloved story written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed by children all over the world. It's hugely popular story led Dennis Kelly to adapt the story and Tim Minchin to pen the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. As it first premiered in in UK in 2010, MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its way to the United States and Broadway to debut in 2013. With the huge success in the UK and US, the show went on to tour in the US in 2015. This family-friendly show is making its way across the country and continues to entertain audience members from three to one hundred.

BWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on TourBWW Interview: Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Tour
May 30, 2017

Have you ever looked back on your childhood and wished you could do things differently? Have you known people who had less than perfect childhoods? Bullying and parental neglect are just part of poor Matilda's young life as she tries to find her way. MATILDA THE MUSICAL is a family-fun show and is currently touring around North America.

BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on TourBWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour
May 16, 2017

When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show.

BWW Interview: Susan McFadden CELTIC WOMAN Got Her Start in TheaterBWW Interview: Susan McFadden CELTIC WOMAN Got Her Start in Theater
May 10, 2017

CELTIC WOMAN was an idea imagined in Ireland in 2004 that included classically trained Irish female musicians. As the group has enjoyed success all over the world, audiences come again and again to enjoy "all things Celtic - from bagpipes and bouzouki to Irish dances. But it's also so much more than that. It's a universal celebration of life. It's traditional. It's contemporary. It's yesterday, today and tomorrow." - Dave Kavanagh (Executive Producer of CELTIC WOMAN).

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San AntonioBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND is Endearing to Audiences in San Antonio
May 3, 2017

Going to see FINDING NEVERLAND for the first time didn't raise any specific expectations. Having heard a little bit about it over the years, there were a few things to consider. It was the story of J.M. Barrie and how he came to write the famed Peter Pan story many years ago. It was well received by audiences on Broadway but was snubbed by the Tony Awards. But, still going in with an open mind and desire to know what the story was all about, it was pleasantly surprising.

BWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on TourBWW Interview: Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
April 25, 2017

As FINDING NEVERLAND prepares to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas, BWW chatted with Billy Harrigan Tighe who plays J.M. Barrie. Tighe shared with us the inspiration he received in portraying J.M. Barrie and what he continues to learn as he tours with FINDING NEVERLAND.

BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on TourBWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
April 17, 2017

With PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing to sold-out audiences all over the world, the current North American tour is no exception. Derrick Davis took over the role of the Phantom last year and spent a lot of time considering his dream role. While playing the famed Phantom, Davis chatted with BWW about his take on the character and what life lessons he's learned along the way.

BWW Interview: Dom Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow Talks New Solo AlbumBWW Interview: Dom Kelly of A Fragile Tomorrow Talks New Solo Album
April 3, 2017

Dom Kelly grew up around music. As part of the group, A Fragile Tomorrow, Dom along with brothers Sean, Brendan and friend Shaun Rhodes, Dom has travelled all over the world performing and entertaining. From the time he was 11 years old, Dom enjoyed the opportunity to make music with his band. With many challenges and obstacles to overcome early in their lives, A Fragile Tomorrow has been a source of strength for the family. Dom Kelly decided it was time to try to make some music on his own and his first solo album entitled Everything is Just Enough will be released on April 7, 2017. BWW caught up with Dom recently as he shared his thoughts and insights on his first album.

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, Red Carpet Premiere Movie LIFESXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, Red Carpet Premiere Movie LIFE
March 27, 2017

Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds the latest Sci Fi/Thriller LIFE

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Bands EverywhereSXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Bands Everywhere
March 24, 2017

So many performers took to the stages all over Austin to show off their many talents and SXSW attendees were thrilled with the opportunity to discover so much new and not so new talent.

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: AVETT BROTHERS and Documentary MAY IT LASTSXSW 2017 COVERAGE: AVETT BROTHERS and Documentary MAY IT LAST
March 21, 2017

SXSW saw a lot of opportunities for new films and documentaries to be premiered. One in particular was a documentary called MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS that explored the Avett Brothers' journey into making their latest album that was recently released called True Sadness. In creating this documentary, directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio wanted to share all aspects of the lives' of the Avett Brothers and their band.

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on TourBWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
March 20, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation.

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Nile Rogers, Frank Oz and More!SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Nile Rogers, Frank Oz and More!
March 15, 2017

How can one cover all the events of SXSW and keep up the schedule for an entire week? It's impossible to see everything. You are bound to miss things you wished you could have seen. And sleep, don't even worry about that. You can sleep when it's all over.

SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Austin Music Awards Honor Local Austin TalentSXSW 2017 COVERAGE: Austin Music Awards Honor Local Austin Talent
March 13, 2017

Awards, awards, and more awards. That's what the Austin Music Awards were all about last night. Sponsored by the Austin Chronicle, and held at Austin City Limits, the awards are a chance for Austin talent to be recognized for talent in many different categories of music.

 SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL Premieres at SXSW Film SXSW 2017 COVERAGE: BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL Premieres at SXSW Film
March 13, 2017

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL takes a look at making of a musical starring Todrick Hall and a host of characters. It explores the dreams of a young gay African American man growing up in Texas and how he overcame many obstacles in his life.

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on TourBWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
March 16, 2017

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. Along with songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, BEAUTIFUL tells their story of how they became some of the most successful songwriters of an era. Recently, BWW, had a chance to chat with actor, Ben Fankhauser who plays Barry Mann, to discuss the show, his role and how BEAUTIFUL is bringing in audiences of all ages as it travels around North America.

BWW Interview: Kaleb Wells as Roger in RENT on TourBWW Interview: Kaleb Wells as Roger in RENT on Tour
February 24, 2017

With the 20th Anniversary of RENT currently touring North America, audiences are enjoying this production that is close to the original Broadway production. Kaleb Wells plays Roger who struggles with his own personal demons as he follows his dreams. Wells is living his dreams as he portrays Roger during this production.

Photo Flash: INTO THE WOODS on Tour Coming to The Tobin Center, 2/23Photo Flash: INTO THE WOODS on Tour Coming to The Tobin Center, 2/23
February 20, 2017

INTO THE WOODS on Tour coming to the Tobin Center - Latest Photos



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