Pat Cerasaro

Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro contributes 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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FLASH FRIDAY: The Greatest Star! FUNNY GIRL Is Finally Coming BackFLASH FRIDAY: The Greatest Star! FUNNY GIRL Is Finally Coming Back
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Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details On Lady Gaga's Character On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL; Sneak Peek?Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details On Lady Gaga On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL
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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
Posted: Aug. 5, 2015


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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
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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
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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


SOUND OFF Special Edition: CHICAGO's Roxie Is The Name On Everybody's Lips! Who Should Be Given A Shot Next?SOUND OFF Special Edition: CHICAGO's Roxie Is The Name On Everybody's Lips! Who Should Be Given A Shot Next?
August 12, 2015

The replacement star. One of the trickiest and most problematic facets of any production facing an enterprising producer and director is casting a fitting replacement, particularly for a star role. Of course, John Kander and Fred Ebb's vaudeville-based performance opportunity extravaganza CHICAGO allows for a copious amount of star turns, so the likely candidates for filling the famous shoes of the roles of Roxie, Velma, Billy Flynn and Matron Mama Morton are nearly overwhelming to consider. Furthermore, August 8 marked the momentous day in Broadway history when legendary Broadway and Hollywood superstar Liza Minnelli famously stepped in for an ailing Gwen Verdon in the original Bob Fosse production of CHICAGO on Broadway. Now, with notable pop star Brandy Norwood as the current Roxie and reality competition show standout Rumer Willis poised to take over in early September giving a slew of fresh buzz to one of Broadway's longest-running musicals of all time, the 1996 revival of CHICAGO, now is an ideal time to consider some familiar faces who have excelled in the role in the past and could continue the tradition and keep the momentum going for a production that has now played nearly 8,000 performances on the Great White Way. Time may have marched on, but these ladies certainly still have the stuff!
Lea Salonga On Gay Marriage In Eloquent New Q&A: 'I Have Way Too Many Gay Friends To Not Be Supportive!'Lea Salonga On Gay Marriage In Eloquent New Q&A: 'I Have Way Too Many Gay Friends To Not Be Supportive!'
August 11, 2015

Lea Salonga offers her candid thoughts on several topics, including gay marriage in the Philippines!
Kristin Chenoweth Announces Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra Concert In Early 2016, Tickets On Sale 8/14Kristin Chenoweth Announces Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra Concert In Early 2016, Tickets On Sale 8/14
August 11, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth is set to perform in Philadelphia!
Win Tickets & Backstage Tour Of NEWSIES National Tour In New Charitybuzz Auction, Ends 8/13Win Tickets & Backstage Tour Of NEWSIES National Tour In New Charitybuzz Auction, Ends 8/13
August 11, 2015

See NEWSIES on tour and go backstage!
Tituss Burgess Set For NYC Master Classes This WeekTituss Burgess Set For NYC Master Classes This Week
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A breakout TV star is set for master classes this week!
Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Reunite for THE WIZ in Central Park TodayPhylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Reunite for THE WIZ in Central Park Today
August 12, 2015

Ease on down to Central Park this week!
Meet Gaston's Horse, Magnifique! New Photos From Set Of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FilmMeet Gaston's Horse, Magnifique! New Photos From Set Of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film
August 11, 2015

Meet one of the furry stars of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL's Keala Settle Takes Over Official American Repertory Theater Twitter Saturday, 8/15WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL's Keala Settle Takes Over Official American Repertory Theater Twitter Saturday, 8/15
August 11, 2015

WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL is set for a total Twitter takeover!
She's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New DetailsShe's Back! Lily Rabe Confirmed For AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL & Ryan Murphy Reveals New Details
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A fan favorite returns to AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL!
Sing For Us! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA West End Celebrates 12,000 Performances In Group PhotoSing For Us! THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA West End Celebrates 12,000 Performances In Group Photo
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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA marks a major milestone tonight!
Checking In! Photo Tease & Lady Gaga Changes Instagram Account To AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL CharacterChecking In! Photo Tease & Lady Gaga Changes Instagram Account To AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Character
August 10, 2015

Lady Gaga teases her role on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL!
THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, Starring Meryl Streep, Out on Criterion Blu-ray TodayTHE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, Starring Meryl Streep, Out on Criterion Blu-ray Today
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Harold Pinter and Meryl Streep together onscreen!
THE WIZ Star Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album DEE DEE'S FEATHERS TodayTHE WIZ Star Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album DEE DEE'S FEATHERS Today
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A Tony-winner with a jazz-tastic new solo album!
Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9Have Faith! Mary Testa & Michael Starobin Set For 54 Below Shows, 11/2 & 11/9
August 10, 2015

Have faith in Mary Testa and Michael Starobin!
Must-See Video! Katie Ladner Performs Amazing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & WICKED Mash-Up At 54 BelowMust-See Video! Katie Ladner Performs Amazing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & WICKED Mash-Up At 54 Below
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Two showstoppers as you've never heard them before!
BRING IT ON!'s Ariana DeBose & Kate Rockwell Reteam For 54 Below Show, 9/28BRING IT ON!'s Ariana DeBose & Kate Rockwell Reteam For 54 Below Show, 9/28
August 10, 2015

Two leading ladies re-team for a night of song!
'I Am Not A Crook!' Patrick Wilson Featured In New Video Teaser For FARGO Season Two'I Am Not A Crook!' Patrick Wilson Featured In New Video Teaser For FARGO Season Two
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A Broadway headliner joins a TV hit!
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Steve Lawrence Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODESSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Steve Lawrence Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES
August 12, 2015

A showbiz icon comments on a legendary TV institution!
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Bernadette Peters Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODESSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Bernadette Peters Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES
August 14, 2015

A modern theatrical legend comments on an iconic TV institution!
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Chita Rivera Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODESSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Chita Rivera Clip From THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES
August 10, 2015

A legendary leading lady reflects on an iconic TV institution!


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