Naomi Serviss

Naomi Serviss Naomi Serviss is an entertainment/spa writer whose roots include covering Broadway. She has written for Newsday, The New York Daily News, The New York Times and numerous magazines and websites.



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BWW Interview: WAITRESS's Keala Settle Kneads the DoughBWW Interview: WAITRESS's Keala Settle Kneads the Dough
Posted: Jun. 7, 2016


BWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATSBWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATS
Posted: Mar. 15, 2016


BWW Interview: Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!'Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!'
Posted: Nov. 23, 2016


BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to BroadwayBWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway
Posted: Feb. 2, 2016


BWW Interview: Denis Arndt Isn't Uncertain About This HEISENBERG PrincipleBWW Interview: Denis Arndt Isn't Uncertain About This HEISENBERG Principle
Posted: Oct. 27, 2016


BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer AdventureBWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure
Posted: May. 28, 2016


BWW Interview: James Lecesne Unlocks the Story in THE MOTHER OF INVENTIONBWW Interview: James Lecesne Unlocks the Story in THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
February 14, 2017

In this play about a family coping with Alzheimer's disease, Lecesne, an award-winning playwright and actor, wanted to tell a story 'about how people hold onto their stories until it is no longer necessary.'

BWW Interview: JITNEY's Anthony Chisholm Dives Into the UnknownBWW Interview: JITNEY's Anthony Chisholm Dives Into the Unknown
January 22, 2017

A mainstay of August Wilson's Pittsburgh 20th Century Cycle is back for another turn as Fielding, the desperate gypsy cab driver.

BWW Interview: Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!'BWW Interview: Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!'
November 23, 2016

The understudy for Josh Groban in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Stangland took over just two days after opening and is settling in.

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen Is STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: Ben Vereen Is STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 Below
November 19, 2016

The much-praised concert performance by the veteran of stage and screen will land at Feinstein's/54 Below for a late-November run.

BWW Interview: Denis Arndt Isn't Uncertain About This HEISENBERG PrincipleBWW Interview: Denis Arndt Isn't Uncertain About This HEISENBERG Principle
October 27, 2016

HEISENBERG, shorthand for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, is not your typical love story. Georgie Burns, played energetically by Mary-Louise Parker, is a 42-year-old woman with a penchant for embroidering the truth. Big time.

BWW Interview: Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?BWW Interview: Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
August 30, 2016

A one-man show written and performed by Brian Quijada delves into identity and the immigrant story, incorporating spoken word, rap, hip- hop, and live looping.

BWW Interview: Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run AmokBWW Interview: Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok
August 19, 2016

Strangers on a plane embrace in a cat-and-mouse game with no rules. An exploration in the nature of truth and intimacy ensues.

BWW Interview: OSLO's Jennifer Ehle and the Mission PossibleBWW Interview: OSLO's Jennifer Ehle and the Mission Possible
August 15, 2016

The Lincoln Center drama is a riveting depiction of a historical moment in diplomacy, leavened with whisky, waffles and a lot of furniture moving.

BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the SilenceBWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence
August 3, 2016

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition.

BWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With LoveBWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With Love
July 26, 2016

The poet/performer/activist, currently in HAMILTON, brings a powerful lineup to Webster Hall on July 31 for a benefit dedicated to the gay community in Orlando, scene of the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's BeatBWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
July 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical.

BWW Interview: Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITYBWW Interview: Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY
June 23, 2016

Carter settles in opposite Matthew Broderick for several rounds of patient-therapist tango amid a ghostly Dublin in this revival of Conor McPherson's drama.

BWW Interview: Jonathan Hadary's INDIAN SUMMER HourglassBWW Interview: Jonathan Hadary's INDIAN SUMMER Hourglass
June 14, 2016

Hadary's character in this dramedy set in a Rhode Island beach town is George, a bereaved widower and beach-combing sage. Oh, and Dane Laffrey's set design calls for a stageful of 15,000 pounds of sand.

BWW Interview: WAITRESS's Keala Settle Kneads the DoughBWW Interview: WAITRESS's Keala Settle Kneads the Dough
June 7, 2016

The popular musical is a celebration of love, motherhood, friendship and the magic of pie-making, a subject that Settle knows a thing or two about.

BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer AdventureBWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure
May 28, 2016

A Drama Desk award-winner is recruited to conjure up a New York adventure fit for audiences at Radio City.

BWW Interview: Charles Borland Pulls No Punches in THE FATHERBWW Interview: Charles Borland Pulls No Punches in THE FATHER
May 10, 2016

The play, by Florian Zeller, offers a gut punch of a journey to the center of a man's descent into dementia.

BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in SalemBWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem
April 26, 2016

Harner credits the tight ensemble with getting the tone just right for the events that result in brutal executions of perceived witches.

BWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATSBWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATS
March 15, 2016

The singer-songwriter's music and performance complement Bill Irwin and David Shiner's baggy pants silliness in this revival of the side-splitting show.

BWW Interview: Kenny Leon on His Fast-Talking SMART PEOPLEBWW Interview: Kenny Leon on His Fast-Talking SMART PEOPLE
March 1, 2016

Lydia R. Diamond's quick and often-witty play points a critical lens on racism in America.

BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to BroadwayBWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway
February 2, 2016

The new lead in the Tony-winning play has found his role presents some unique physical challenges.



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