Marissa Sblendorio

Marissa Sblendorio Writer of all things stage and screen, both theatrical and desktop. Find me @MarissaSblen on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.


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Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
Posted: Apr. 13, 2017


Julia Cameron's THE ANIMAL IN THE TREES Will Receive a Private Industry ReadingJulia Cameron's THE ANIMAL IN THE TREES Will Receive a Private Industry Reading
Posted: Apr. 5, 2017


BWW Interview: Mara Lieberman, Director of BENEATH THE GAVEL, Discusses the Cross-Pollination of the Art and Theatre WorldsInterview: BENEATH THE GAVEL's Mara Lieberman on Art and Theatre
Posted: Apr. 4, 2017


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Just You Wait- A New Block of HAMILTON Tickets Is Going on Sale Later This Week!A New Block of HAMILTON Tickets Is Going on Sale Later This Week!
Posted: Jun. 6, 2016


Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
Posted: May. 9, 2016


Christian Borle Will Juggle Both FALSETTOS and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYChristian Borle Will Juggle FALSETTOS & CHARLIE / CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Posted: May. 9, 2016


Official: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel Alongside Emily BluntOfficial: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Disney's MARY POPPINS Sequel
Posted: Apr. 25, 2016


BWW Flashback: AN ACT OF GOD, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, and LES MISERABLES Take Their Final BowsFlashback: GOD, CURIOUS INCIDENT & LES MIZ Take Final Bows
Posted: Sep. 4, 2016


Oh What a Run! Flashback Through JERSEY BOYS' 11 Years on BroadwayOh What a Run! Flashback Through JERSEY BOYS' 11 Years on Broadway
Posted: Jan. 15, 2017


Look Out, Times Square: Mike Hot Pence is Here... Minus His PantsLook Out, Times Square: Mike Hot Pence is Here... Minus his Pants
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016


Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!Broadway Gets Diplomatic- Meet the Cast of OSLO!
April 13, 2017

Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast!

Julia Cameron's THE ANIMAL IN THE TREES Will Receive a Private Industry ReadingJulia Cameron's THE ANIMAL IN THE TREES Will Receive a Private Industry Reading
April 5, 2017

Producers Cameron Power & Light and La Vie Productions Inc. will present a private industry reading of The Animal in the Trees, a new play by internationally best-selling author Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way), on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 3 PM at NYC's Pearl Studios.

BWW Interview: Mara Lieberman, Director of BENEATH THE GAVEL, Discusses the Cross-Pollination of the Art and Theatre WorldsBWW Interview: Mara Lieberman, Director of BENEATH THE GAVEL, Discusses the Cross-Pollination of the Art and Theatre Worlds
April 4, 2017

Bated Breath Theatre Company, under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Mara Lieberman, presents the NYC debut of its acclaimed immersive theater experience, BENEATH THE GAVEL, at 59E59 Theaters.The piece, drops its audience into the center of an art auction, giving them a behind the scenes look of the art world with a theatrical twist.

BWW Interview: THE OBJECT LESSON Director David Neumann Explains the Challenges When Faced with an Unpredictable AudienceBWW Interview: THE OBJECT LESSON Director David Neumann Explains the Challenges When Faced with an Unpredictable Audience
March 14, 2017

THE OBJECT LESSON, by Geoff Sobelle, which is now playing at the New York Theatre Workshop,is an extremely visual, tactile piece that fills the theatre with stuff and invites audience members to wander around and sort through the clutter. The piece addresses our tendencies to lean toward consumerism and materialism and our attachment to objects-what we collect and what we discard.

Photo Flash: Inside the YPC Gala, featuring Mandy Gonzalez and  Alexandra SochaPhoto Flash: Inside the YPC Gala, featuring Mandy Gonzalez and Alexandra Socha
March 10, 2017

The Young People's Chorus of NYC had its most successfulgalato dateon Monday, March 6th, 2017.The chorus members, ranging in ages from 8 to 18, were joined by Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez, Spring Awakening's Alexandra Socha, and the extraordinary Time for Three ensemble, in one vibrant production number after the next.

Robert James Waller, Author of 'Bridges of Madison County' Novel, Passes AwayRobert James Waller, Author of 'Bridges of Madison County' Novel, Passes Away
March 10, 2017

According to a longtime friend,Robert James Waller, bestselling author of 'The Bridges of Madison County,' has passed away at the age of 77.

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GIRLS with a Special Performance by Gary BarlowSTAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GIRLS with a Special Performance by Gary Barlow
February 24, 2017

THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play byTim Firth, Calendar Girls, opened on Tuesday 21 February, at thePhoenix Theatrein London's West End, where it had previewed from 28 January 2017. The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016.

BWW Interview: Make a New Friend with SESAME STREET LIVE's Ernie, Kayla Renee SmithBWW Interview: Make a New Friend with SESAME STREET LIVE's Ernie, Kayla Renee Smith
February 17, 2017

SESAME STREET LIVE is a fun way for your kids to experience live theatre while seeing their favorite, familiar characters come to life right before their eyes.Because the show has made its way to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, BroadwayWorld was able to chat withKayla Renee Smith, who portrays everyone's favorite roommate (except Bert's) Ernie.

Go Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway Casts United!Go Behind the Scenes of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway Casts United!
February 10, 2017

Moments before the curtain went up on the Broadway revival ofSunset Boulevard, starringGlenn Close, the stars ofAndrew Lloyd Webber's productions came together to celebrate the legendary composer's historic achievement of having four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway with a commemorative photo.

 Ann Reinking Discusses Bob Fosse's Influence on Her After All These Years Ann Reinking Discusses Bob Fosse's Influence on Her After All These Years
February 10, 2017

If not for her skills as a dancer and choreographer, Broadway legendAnn Reinking is most known for her relationship withdirector and choreographerBob Fosse. Once he saw her in PIPPIN in 1972, she became Fosse's protege and romantic partner, with a relationship lasting until 1978.

Bid on Tickets to Meet Jake Gyllenhaal and See SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE with Charitybuzz!Bid on Tickets to Meet Jake Gyllenhaal and See SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE with Charitybuzz!
February 10, 2017

Were you one of the many fans who practically swooned at the sound ofJake Gyllenhaal's voice after watching that videoofhim singing, and thought to yourself 'I really need to see this man in the flesh?' Well, if you're looking to give back in 2017, your dream scenario is just one donation away!

BWW Interview: Take a Trip With the Director of THE OREGON TRAIL, Geordie BroadwaterBWW Interview: Take a Trip With the Director of THE OREGON TRAIL, Geordie Broadwater
February 10, 2017

For anyone who grew up playing the classic computer game "The Oregon Trail" (especially in computer class, and especially if you filled up your wagon with pop stars and classmates you had crushes on), Bekah Brunstetter's ("This Is Us," Be A Good Little Widow) new play THE OREGON TRAIL, is going to hit all the right buttons.

Oh, Goodbye! Flashback Through OH, HELLO's Broadway RunOh, Goodbye! Flashback Through OH, HELLO's Broadway Run
January 22, 2017

Today, January 22nd, 2017,the Broadway premiere of OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, starringthe two hottest voices in comedy today, Nick Kroll (Comedy Central's 'Kroll Show') and John Mulaney (Netflix's 'The Comeback Kid'), will close.

BWW Interview: Jay Armstrong Johnson Goes Back to Bernstein with CANDIDEBWW Interview: Jay Armstrong Johnson Goes Back to Bernstein with CANDIDE
January 6, 2017

Star of both stage and screen, Jay Armstrong Johnson has had a busy year, between his 54 Below shows, his album, and his roles on QUANTICO and 'My Gay Roommate.' He's finally making his return to the stage after dancing his way into our hearts in ON THE TOWN, by starring asthe titular role in New York City Opera's production of Leonard Berstein's CANDIDE.

Oh What a Run! Flashback Through JERSEY BOYS' 11 Years on BroadwayOh What a Run! Flashback Through JERSEY BOYS' 11 Years on Broadway
January 15, 2017

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best MusicalJersey Boysrecently announced that the Broadway production will end its record-breaking, 11-year run today,Sunday, January 15, 2017 after 4,642 performances at theAugust WilsonTheatre (245 W 52nd St, NYC).

She Was Here, Now She's Out- Flashback Through THE COLOR PURPLE's Broadway RunShe Was Here, Now She's Out- Flashback Through THE COLOR PURPLE's Broadway Run
January 8, 2017

The Tony Award-winning revival ofThe Color Purplewill play its final performance onBroadway today, Sunday, January 8, 2017. The production will has played 449 regular and 33 preview performances at theBernard B. JacobsTheatre (242 W 45th Street). Soon, aNorth American tour of the production will launch, most likelyin the fall of 2017.

Look Out, Times Square: Mike Hot Pence is Here... Minus His PantsLook Out, Times Square: Mike Hot Pence is Here... Minus His Pants
December 9, 2016

Despite the beautiful theaters that grace it's streets, I think we can all agree that Times Square that holds a colorful cast of characters. From a questioning Spiderman, to a headless Minnie Mouse, and even, wait a second, is that Mike Pence?

Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!Photo Flash: See The New York Post's Cindy Adams Make her Broadway Debut as Grizabella!
December 2, 2016

The New York Post's legendary gossip columnist, Cindy Adams, just made her Broadway debut during the curtain call of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS as Grizabella. She might not be Mamie's understudy, but she was there topromote her eighth annual Blessing of the Animals onDecember 11, 2016at Christ Church (524 Park Avenue), whichincludes a procession of animals to the altar for blessing.

Photo Flash: When Worlds Collide- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Meets THE WIZ LIVE!Photo Flash: When Worlds Collide- HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Meets THE WIZ LIVE!
December 2, 2016

Tracy meets Dorothy? Now that's something I gotta see!The stars of last year's holiday hit THE WIZ LIVE! Shanice Williams (Dorothy) and Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), stopped by to visit the cast and crew of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You! The Stars of SHE LOVES ME Get Ready for the Big ScreenComing Soon to a Theatre Near You! The Stars of SHE LOVES ME Get Ready for the Big Screen
November 27, 2016

Last night, BroadwayHD had an advanced screening of the final film in New York City, and BroadwayWorld had a chance to talk to some of the stars of the production, as well as the producers behind BroadwayHD, about how they felt about the finished product.



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