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 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


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


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
Posted: Mar. 27, 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


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


BWW Interview: Cashelle Butler as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! on TourBWW Interview: Cashelle Butler as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! on Tour
Posted: Jan. 23, 2017


BWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fredericksburg Theater CompanyBWW Review: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fredericksburg Theater
Posted: Jun. 21, 2016


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
Posted: Mar. 16, 2017


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

Photo Flash: PIPPIN Opens at the Woodlawn Theatre in San AntonioPhoto Flash: PIPPIN Opens at the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio
February 9, 2017

As the Woodlawn Theatre in San Antonio begins its 2017 season, they are pleased to bring PIPPIN to the stage. Touted as an extravaganza with acrobatics, magic and amazing songs, audiences will love this production.

Photo Flash: Carnaval Austin 2017 to Celebrate 40 YearsPhoto Flash: Carnaval Austin 2017 to Celebrate 40 Years
February 6, 2017

What started out as Brazilian UT students' celebration of Brazil's legendary festivities, has become an annual event in Austin, Texas. Carnaval Basilerio will commemorate its 40th anniversary.

BWW Interview: Cashelle Butler as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! on TourBWW Interview: Cashelle Butler as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! on Tour
January 23, 2017

MAMMA MIA has been entertaining audiences all over the world and has audiences on their feet singing and dancing to the inspiring music of ABBA. As the Farewell Tour winds down, Broadway World was able to catch up with Cashelle Butler who is playing the role or Tanya. She shares her joy in this exciting role and how she is enjoying the life she always dreamed about.

BWW Interview: Aaron DeJesus as Frankie Valli in THE JERSEY BOYSBWW Interview: Aaron DeJesus as Frankie Valli in THE JERSEY BOYS
December 5, 2016

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 AntonioPhoto Flash: ALL IS CALM: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at The Playhouse San Antonio
November 30, 2016

The Playhouse San Antonio will be performing ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 beginning December 2 and playing until December 18 in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater.

BWW Interview: Leslie Jackson of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on TourBWW Interview: Leslie Jackson of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour
November 23, 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 ILLUSIONISTSBWW 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.



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