Kathy Strain spent most of her life 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 runs her own Public Relations company. She loves to contribute pieces on the arts to several outlets and enjoys writing about talent and sharing it with the world.
The JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as they made their way to the top. Their music played on as their personal lives fell apart. While JERSEY BOYS continues to entertain audiences, Aaron DeJesus gave BWW a glimpse into his experiences in the business and taking on the role of Frankie Valli in the Second National Tour of the JERSEY BOYS.Photo Flash: ALL IS CALM: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at The Playhouse San Antonio November 30, 2016
With ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA playing to sold-out audiences on their current North American Tour, it's no wonder so many have been singing the praises of the fantastic cast who is working hard to entertain. As the tour continues, it will soon be making a stop in Austin, Texas to thrill theater goers at Bass Concert Hall. Leslie Jackson currently plays the role of Marie and is excited to return to the state of Texas where she was raised to perform in this iconic musical that has been loved by so many. BWW caught up with Leslie as she continues to enjoy the part and share her talents with so many.BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS November 3, 2016
While THE ILLUSIONISTS consists of seven world class magicians, it is anything but mundane. It has shattered box-office records while entertaining millions. Originally intended to be a short-run production, THE ILLUSIONISTS have performed for mesmerized audiences around the world.BWW Interviews: Kevin James of THE ILLUSIONISTS on Tour October 27, 2016
Magic is something that entertains millions of people all over the world. There are no language barriers nor issues with interpreting the art. It's just an opportunity to be entertained by talented magicians for an unforgettable two hours. THE ILLUSIONISTS started out as a three-week engagement at Australia's famed Sydney Opera House. Five years later, it tours all over and plays to sold-out audiences wherever they go. Kevin James is one of the original magicians and gave BWW a glimpse into the world of making magic.BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET October 20, 2016
CABARET is a classic musical with a cast of characters that can only be explained by seeing the show firsthand. Originally based on the story by the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET'S music is written by the multi-talented team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. As part of the 50th Anniversary Season, the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of CABARET is traveling North America. Andrea Goss currently plays the role of Sally Bowles and she shared with BWW her life experiences and how she prepared to play the role.BWW Interviews: Andy Richardson from NEWSIES ON TOUR September 27, 2016
NEWSIES has entertained audiences all over North America as the tour visited many cities. As this current tour wraps up in Austin, Texas, BWW had a chance to visit with San Antonio, Texas native Andy Richardson who plays Crutchie.BWW Interviews: Ben Davis from THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON TOUR September 12, 2016
As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.'Jason Forbach of LES MISERABLES Broadway Sings Song for Orlando - 49 HEARTBEATS July 5, 2016
Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is a small theater in historic Fredericksburg, Texas between San Antonio and Austin. It's a perfect location to attract patrons from both cities. Beginning its 20th season, FTC opened with DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Having set the bar high from past shows, audience expectations were great. And the audience was not disappointed. The quality of the show was professional and polished and the actors were superb.PHOTO COVERAGE: LION KING, JR. at St. Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio May 4, 2016
As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the privilege of being part of the touring company playing Ms. Diana Ross herself and recently shared with BWW her experiences on the road and being part of such a historic show.BWW Interview: Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour April 21, 2016
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opened in NYC to enthusiastic audiences in 2013. The strength of the show brought in great audiences. As the popularity continued, a national tour began. Currently playing to role of Marvin Gaye, Jarran Muse shared with BWW some of the highlights of his career and how he came to be part of this award winning show.BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at The Woodlawn Theatre April 16, 2016
The Tony winning musical takes you on a journey of life, prejudices and racism that existed in Memphis in the 1950's. Loosely based on the true life story of Memphis DJ Dewy Phillips and written by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book), the raw emotions of the storyline are felt strongly by the audience as portrayed by this outstanding cast.BWW Interviews: Marie Osmond and her latest album, MUSIC IS MEDICINE April 15, 2016
When people hear the name Marie Osmond, they conjure up visions of a squeaky clean lifestyle and big teeth. But, when you look beyond the superficial aspect, you see someone who has spent her entire life in show business rubbing elbows with such greats as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and LucilleBall. In recording her new album Osmond stated on her website, marieosmond.com, I'm singing, with all my heart and soul. That's why this album is so special for me; each song has its own story and its own personal meaning. I hope you will find your connection and meaning in each song as well.Photo Coverage: Cast of CINDERELLA, Majestic Theatre Partner with The Fairy Godmother Project April 6, 2016
'In the name of every girl who has ever wished to go to a ball in a beautiful dress. In the name of every girl who has ever wanted to change the world she lived in. Go! With the promise of possibility.' Fairy Godmother, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, book by Douglas Carter Beane.BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Dances Through San Antonio, Texas March 29, 2016
With the disco craze a thing of the past and only one of the Bee Gees still living (Barry Gibb), SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER takes the audience back to a time when disco ruled and dancing was the best thing to do on a Saturday night. The current touring production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER came to San Antonio's Tobin Center for one performance last night.BWW Interview: Randy Harrison as Emcee with Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET on Tour March 29, 2016
Randy Harrison has had an impressive career and has enjoyed performing in many different shows. Currently playing the role of Emcee in CABARET on Tour, Randy chatted with BWW about some of the experiences that lead him to be part of such an iconic classic show.