Pat Cerasaro

Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive scholarly columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Theatrical Throwback Thursdays, Flash Friday and Flash Special as well as additional special features, world premiere clips and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more. He also wrote and directed two sold-out 2014 BroadwayWorld charity concert events featuring all-star casts, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE and THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM.
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First Look! Jose Llana & Kelli O'Hara In Brand New THE KING AND I PosterJose Llana & Kelli O'Hara In New THE KING AND I Poster
Posted: Jul. 14, 2015


FLASH FRIDAY: FROZEN Is Aiming To Freeze Up Broadway In A Big WayFLASH FRIDAY: FROZEN Is Aiming To Freeze Up Broadway In A Big Way
Posted: Jul. 24, 2015


Cast Of HAMILTON Takes Premiere Bow On Broadway After First Preview PerformanceCast Of HAMILTON Takes Very First Bow On Broadway After First Preview
Posted: Jul. 13, 2015


Sing For Me! Incredible Video Of High School Production Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERASing For Me! Incredible Video Of High School Production Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Posted: Jul. 21, 2015


THE KING AND I Cast Honor Jose Llana By Posing With New Poster Outside Lincoln CenterTHE KING AND I Cast Honor Jose Llana By Posing With New Poster
Posted: Jul. 15, 2015


Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson Lopez Reveal New Details On FROZEN On BroadwayLopez Reveals New Details On FROZEN On Broadway
Posted: Jul. 23, 2015


Constantine Maroulis & Brooke Shields In Hilarious New La-Z-Boy 'As The Room Turns' VideoConstantine Maroulis & Brooke Shields In Hilarious New La-Z-Boy TV Spot
Posted: Jul. 28, 2015


LAST 365 DAYS

InDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & MoreInDepth InterView Flashback 2013: Joan Rivers Talks JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, FASHION POLICE, SALLY MARR Revival & More
Posted: Sep. 7, 2014


InDepth InterView: Tracey Ullman On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus INTO THE WOODS Movie, Stage Roles & MoreInDepth InterView: Tracey Ullman On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus INTO THE WOODS Movie, Stage Roles & More
Posted: Oct. 6, 2014


InDepth InterView: Mary Testa Talks New Album HAVE FAITH, Upcoming Concerts & Reflects On Theatre CareerInDepth InterView: Mary Testa Talks New Album HAVE FAITH, Concerts & Much More
Posted: Jan. 2, 2015


InDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & MoreInDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks THE KING & I, PETER PAN LIVE!, MERRY WIDOW, MUSIC MAN & More
Posted: Dec. 17, 2014


InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & MoreInDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
Posted: Jan. 21, 2015


InDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, WICKED Onstage & Onscreen, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, New Stage & Screen Projects & MoreInDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz on UPRISING OF LOVE, WICKED, PIPPIN, HUNCHBACK & New Projects
Posted: Sep. 9, 2014


InDepth InterView Exclusive: Stephen Daldry Talks BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Fathom Event, WICKED Movie, THE AUDIENCE & SKYLIGHT On Broadway, Netflix's THE CROWN & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Stephen Daldry Talks BILLY ELLIOT, WICKED Movie, Netflix Series, Etc.
Posted: Nov. 11, 2014


InDepth InterView UpDate: The Actors Fund President Joe Benincasa Reveals Details On BOMBSHELL/SMASH Reunion Concert EventInDepth InterView UpDate: Actors Fund President Joe Benincasa On BOMBSHELL
Posted: Mar. 16, 2015


InDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & MoreInDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & More
Posted: Oct. 20, 2014


InDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Story To Stage To Screen, Plus CHESS, ALADDIN & MoreInDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Story To Stage To Screen, Plus CHESS, ALADDIN & More
Posted: Sep. 25, 2014


AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute TonightAMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute Tonight
August 5, 2015

A standout from AMERICAN IDOL and THE VOICE joins 54 Below's tribute!
Audra McDonald Offers Singing Telegram & More To Benefit Covenant House Charity, Ends 8/5Audra McDonald Offers Singing Telegram & More To Benefit Covenant House Charity, Ends 8/5
August 4, 2015

Get a singing telegram from a dynamite diva!
AT LONG LAST LOVE Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/18AT LONG LAST LOVE Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/18
August 4, 2015

A Cole Porter revue comes to CD!
THE DESCENDANTS Starring Kristin Chenoweth Now Available On DVDTHE DESCENDANTS Starring Kristin Chenoweth Now Available On DVD
August 4, 2015

Get your copy of THE DESCENDANTS on DVD now!
TRUE DETECTIVE's Abigail Spencer Talks Love Of Broadway & Passing It On To Her SonTRUE DETECTIVE's Abigail Spencer Talks Love Of Broadway & Passing It On To Her Son
August 4, 2015

TRUE DETECTIVE's standout star is a big theatre fan!
Jessie Mueller Talks Sara Bareilles, Pie & WAITRESS: THE MUSICALJessie Mueller Talks Sara Bareilles, Pie & WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL
August 4, 2015

The Tony Award-winning leading lady talks all about WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL!
Michael Urie, Sara Chase & More Join CLUE Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3Michael Urie, Sara Chase & More Join CLUE Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3
August 4, 2015

The stars come out to tribute to the iconic film!
SOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway HistorySOUND OFF Special Edition: Top 10 Raddest & Baddest Rap Songs In Broadway History
August 5, 2015

Musical theatre is not generally known for being an early adopter of up-to-the-minute trends in popular music, particularly since the advent of rock n roll and the great divide between popular music and theatre music began in the 1950s. Nevertheless, the presence of modern music idioms in contemporary musicals is a fascinating and often wildly entertaining element to assess when analyzing the great pantheon of scores that have graced the Great White Way. With the predominance of rap music in popular music for the majority of the last 30 years, it comes as no surprise that many musicals have employed the genre in the storytelling and song styling designed specifically for the shows, but the level of success as storytelling devices, character showpieces and as authentic rap music itself varies. Of course, with HAMILTON set to open on Broadway later this month, all of New York City is talking about the persuasive power of the scores of Lin-Manuel Miranda, he who was responsible for multiple rap showstoppers in his self-penned Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS as well as the hip hop tunes in the screen-to-stage adaptation of BRING IT ON, so now is a perfect time to take a look back at some of the most memorable and revolutionary uses of rap music on Broadway to date.
PARADISE FOUND: THE LOST SONGS OF JIM STEINMAN Starring Tyce Green Set For 54 Below, 11/21PARADISE FOUND: THE LOST SONGS OF JIM STEINMAN Starring Tyce Green Set For 54 Below, 11/21
August 4, 2015

Discover the hidden gems of one of rock's most successful songwriters!
LYSISTRATA JONES Broadway Cast Set To Reunite At 54 Below, 12/6LYSISTRATA JONES Broadway Cast Set To Reunite At 54 Below, 12/6
August 3, 2015

Get Greek with the LYSISTRATA JONES reunion!
Win a Meet & Greet with Sam Rockwell at FOOL FOR LOVE on Broadway; Deadline Today!Win a Meet & Greet with Sam Rockwell at FOOL FOR LOVE on Broadway; Deadline Today!
August 4, 2015

A Hollywood headliner comes to Broadway!
DRIVING MISS DAISY, Starring Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones, Out on DVD TodayDRIVING MISS DAISY, Starring Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones, Out on DVD Today
August 4, 2015

DRIVING MISS DAISY races onto DVD today!
Beverley Knight Shares Excitement Over West End CATS: 'Should Be A Good Run!' & Talks Preparation In New VideoBeverley Knight Shares Excitement Over West End CATS: 'Should Be A Good Run!' & Talks Preparation In New Video
August 3, 2015

The world prepares to welcome a new Grizabella to the fresh new West End CATS revival!
Hilarious New Parody Video Promo For SOMETHING ROTTEN! Broadway Cast RecordingHilarious New Parody Video Promo For SOMETHING ROTTEN! Broadway Cast Recording
August 3, 2015

Something Rotten! makes fun of the music industry with witty new parody ad!
BWW EXCLUSIVE: Alice Ripley Stars In SUGAR! Brand New Details On All-Star SoundtrackBWW EXCLUSIVE: Alice Ripley Stars In SUGAR! Brand New Details On All-Star Soundtrack
August 3, 2015

Check out this brand new information on the upcoming music-themed movie SUGAR! starring Tony Award winner Alice Ripley!
Tituss Burgess Set For NYC Master Classes, 8/12 & 8/13Tituss Burgess Set For NYC Master Classes, 8/12 & 8/13
August 3, 2015

A breakout TV star is set for master classes this month!
SOUND OFF World Premiere: Emily Padgett & Tyce Green In 'Love Duet' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 BelowSOUND OFF World Premiere: Emily Padgett & Tyce Green In 'Love Duet' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below
August 2, 2015

A memorable romantic moment from STARMITES at 54 Below!
AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5
July 31, 2015

A standout from AMERICAN IDOL and THE VOICE joins 54 Below's tribute!
PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVDPARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME Now Available For The First Time On DVD
July 31, 2015

A rare original TV musical comes to DVD at last!
Original 1955 & 1956 PETER PAN Starring Mary Martin Makes Blu-Ray Debut, 8/25Original 1955 & 1956 PETER PAN Starring Mary Martin Makes Blu-Ray Debut, 8/25
July 31, 2015

Two classic theatrical telecasts make their Blu-ray debut!


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