MATTHEW BLANK

MATTHEW BLANK Matt Blank is a multidisciplinary theatre professional who has most recently come off of a 10-year run as one of the Editors of Playbill.com and Editor-in-Chief of PlaybillArts.com. His work as an arts journalist, designer, educator and lecturer has taken him across the United States, as well as Madrid, Manila, Mumbai and Seoul. Matt handled social media for the Playbill brand for nearly two years, and published over 7,000 articles on their platform. He sits on the Advisory Board for Ripple Effect Artists, serves as a Theatre Bay Area Awards Adjudicator and provided live on-site media coverage at 5 Tony Awards ceremonies. After a 13-year retirement, Matt will be making his return to the stage this April in CMTSJ's Marquee production of SWEENEY TODD and South Bay Musical Theatre's concert staging CHESS.



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BWW Interview: Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHERWe So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness in America and Upcoming Cabaret
Posted: Mar. 27, 2017


BWW Blog: When a Broadway Journalist Un-Retires From the Stage - and the Day I Had a Drink With Stephen SondheimBWW Blog: When a Broadway Journalist Un-Retires From the Stage - and the Day I Had a Drink With Stephen Sondheim
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BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 BelowAli Ewoldt Discusses PHANTOM and Solo Debut
Posted: Mar. 10, 2017


BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTHActors Chat Upcoming 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Posted: Mar. 22, 2017


BWW Interview: Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHERWe So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness in America and Upcoming Cabaret
Posted: Mar. 27, 2017


BWW Blog: When a Broadway Journalist Un-Retires From the Stage - and the Day I Had a Drink With Stephen SondheimBWW Blog: When a Broadway Journalist Un-Retires From the Stage - and the Day I Had a Drink With Stephen Sondheim
April 14, 2017

I have met Master Sondheim exactly three times in my life. Twice was just in passing at various press events. But the third time, I found myself sidled up next to him at the Glass House Tavern on 47th Street and actually got a chance to chat with the man.

BWW Interview: Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHERBWW Interview: Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHER
March 27, 2017

Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman get real in this discussion of diversity and what it means to be 'Other' in America. We So Hapa stages its second cabaret March 27 at 8 PM.

BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTHBWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
March 22, 2017

Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause.

BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
March 10, 2017

Over the years, as we all orbit in the same Broadway Asian community, I got to know Ali Ewoldt and see her perform various roles, including Carrie in CAROUSEL, Tuptim in THE KING AND I, and Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS. Always happy to be supporting part of the Tribe and seeing someone who looked like me starring in these iconic shows, it became evident that Ewoldt possesses one of the most pristine soprano voices out there today. I knew that it would only be a matter of time before her next big Broadway break, and that brings us to today. She stars as Christine in the long-running mega-hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and will be making her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with FROM PHANTOM TO PHANTOM on March 12. Ahead of the show, Ewoldt was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions for us.