Kevin Pollack is a singer/actor/songwriter from Chicago. Other than working for BroadwayWorld, Kevin is a booking agent and started his own publication called Rock Chicago Magazine. He's received critical acclaim for his portrayals of rock icon Joe Cocker and film critic Roger Ebert in Chicago.
Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company's itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London's West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal's famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.BWW Interview: Hollywood Legend Jack Lemmon's Son Chris Lemmon Talks New One-Man-Show May 3, 2017
Lincoln Hallpresents a celebration and re-creation of the entire groundbreaking 1970 live album and tour,MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMENon Thursday, April 20th.Serving as a dedication toJoe CockerandLeon Russell, the show will be recreated with the exact 20-piece personnel from the original tour including a full choir, two drum kits, horn section, piano and Hammond B3, two guitars, and more.Ravina Announces 2017 Summer Season March 15, 2017
Tickets are on sale now for the March CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! FeaturingChita Rivera,Melissa Manchester,Alice Ripley,Ana Gasteyer, the Chicago cast of Hamilton,Sharon Gless,Lynne Jordan,Marya Grandyand Emily Bear, the third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA will take place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago (50 E Congress Parkway).BWW Interview: Singer/Songwriter Livingston Taylor Chats New Album, Teaching & More March 13, 2017
For Joshua Henry, 2017 seems to be his year, as he says in this EXCLUSIVE interview following his 2 solo shows at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. He was joined by some friends from Chicago's cast of Hamilton including Ari Afsar (Eliza), Chris De'Sean Lee (Lafayette/Jefferson) and Samantha Marie Ware (Peggy/Maria Reynolds) singing backup for him. There were also other cast members in the audience including Tony winner Karen Olivo (Angelica), Jose Ramos (John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton) and some other members of the ensemble cheering their friend on.BWW Interview: Aussie Sensations The Living End Talk New Album November 15, 2016
The Living Endare an Australianpunk rockband, which formed in 1994. Since 2002 the line up consists ofChris Cheney(vocals,guitar),Scott Owen(double bass, vocals) andAndy Strachan(drums). The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of theirdouble A-sidedsingle,'Second Solution' / 'Prisoner of Society', which peaked at No.4 on theARIA Singles Chart. They have released six studio albums and two reached the No.1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart:self-titled album(12 October 1998) andState of Emergency(4 February 2006). They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom.Soul Sensation Remember Jones Announces 10th Anniversary Revival of BACK TO BLACK; Playing 5 Cities with 15-Piece Orchestra November 15, 2016
National soul sensation Remember Jones fronts a 15-piece orchestra in back to BACK TO BLACK, a revival and re-creation of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning, Amy Winehouse album Back to Black, in celebration of the album's 10th anniversary and commemorating 5 years of Amy Winehouse's tragic passing.BWW Interview: BEN FOLDS Talks Songwriting Career, Paper Airplanes & More! November 8, 2016
BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.'BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More! September 27, 2016
Lainie Kazanis an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesforSt. Elsewhere, and the 1993Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a MusicalforMy Favorite Year. She had previously received aGolden Globe Awardnomination for the film version ofMy Favorite Year(1982). Her other film appearances includeThe Delta Force(1986),Harry and the Hendersons(1987),Beaches(1988),My Big Fat Greek Wedding(2002) andMy Big Fat Greek Wedding 2(2016).Kazan made herBroadwaydebut inThe Happiest Girl in the Worldin 1961 followed byBravo Giovanni(1962).BWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob Meurer September 13, 2016
The World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona takes the Chicago stage running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago.With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics byRob Meurer(Platinum Records withChristopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winnerMark Saltzman(The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars.BWW Interview: ONCE's John Gardner On His Band Common Jack & New Album September 7, 2016
Brooklyn based indie folk-rock outfit Common Jack was formed by singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist John Gardner during a two and a half year world tour with the actor-musician Broadway show, ONCE.BWW Interview: Seal Talks New Album & More August 31, 2016
BWW's Kevin Pollack recently chatted with London's soul man Seal about his newest album '7' and about his touring life.