Sally Henry is a BroadwayWorld contributor based in Georgia who manages the News Desk on the weekends, including the weekly #SIP roundups. She also writes weekly features ranging from historically-based reflections to interviews with all the cool kids in the industry. In the past, she has written re-caps of NBC's The Voice episodes week to week, among other jobs. However, she is first and foremost a Broadway fan. She takes pride in her ginger hair and in being *that* friend who actually loves The Scarlet Pimpernel musical.
Earlier this year, Ms. Henry won the distinction of runner-up at the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival's Young Critics regional competition.
She is also an active blogger who shares her love for Broadway history/trivia in her weekly posts, published on Mondays on Singular Sensation.The goal of Singular Sensation is to help spread a love for the beautiful art of theatre. Particularly, she strives to show how Broadway is relevant today by featuring historically-based articles, as well as ones that directly relate to popular culture.
June 28, 2015
Ready your aviators and '80s power ballads, TOP GUN fans; Maverick's coming back.Musical Version of THE O.C. to Debut in August
June 27, 2015
What's better than a reboot of a beloved TV drama? A musical adaptation, of course! And luckily for THE O.C. fans, that's just what they'll get.Tyne Daly Delivers Emotional IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Curtain Speech in Honor of Gay Marriage Ruling
June 27, 2015
Broadway has been celebrating Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage ever since the official announcement, and where better to celebrate than a musical about a wedding?Hone Your Tony Awards Trivia Expertise Just in Time for the Big Night!
June 7, 2015
The Tony Awards are today y'all. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Are you ready? Of course not! At this point, you have just enough time to listen to all the cast albums once more, and most importantly, brush up your Tonys trivia before tonight.Join BroadwayWorld's Twitter Party on Tony Awards Night!
June 6, 2015
This Tony Awards season, we're bringing our fans all the coverage they could possibly desire, and we want YOU to contribute!Next Stop: Broadway! Top 5 Roles Josh Groban Should Portray in His Debut
June 4, 2015
After the release of his album, 'Stages,' which might as well have been renamed, 'Josh Groban's Hour-Long Audition for [Name-That-Broadway-Show],' I think it's safe to say that he wants to be on Broadway. REALLY badly.Star Selfies and More- 2015 Tony Awards Twitter Roundup!
June 7, 2015
Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. Below, join us throughout the evening as we collect the most fun and interesting Tweets from tonight's nominees and attendees on the red carpet, during the ceremony and after the awards!BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!
May 22, 2015
Though no one in Aaron Lazar's family had professionally pursued show business before he came along, he sees his entire career as being heavily influenced by his musically talented grandparents and great-grandparents. So in order to give back to the special seniors in his personal and professional life, Lazar has become involved with JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging), a non-profit organization. Lazar opened up to me about the impact the seniors in his life have had on him, his favorite memories from working with legends like Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, why he wanted to join JASA, and more. Check out the interview below!From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
May 23, 2015
Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions!It's a Mormon... It's a Snowman... It's Josh Gad! Top 5 Roles We Want to See Josh Gad Play in the Future!
May 9, 2015
Stage and screen actor Josh Gad, best known to Broadway fans as the original Elder Cunningham in THE BOOK OF MORMON, seems to be the reigning king of the 'sidekick' role. I posed the question on Facebook and Twitter, and our awesome readers gave us their opinions. Below, check out mine and the readers' picks!Willkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway Hits
May 2, 2015
With about a zillion original musicals to their name, most of which made it to Broadway, this pair is one of the most famous Broadway songwriting teams of the modern era. Below, revisit their five longest-running Broadway musicals!From MAME to BLITHE SPIRIT- Revisit Angela Lansbury's Tony Award-Winning Roles!
April 22, 2015
In last week's Olivier Awards- translation, the British version of the Tony Awards, or for film fans, it's the British stage version of the Oscars- an acting legend won the first Olivier of her career, but she's certainly no awards novice. So in celebration of her newest award, take a look back at this acting legend's Tony Award-winning roles!BWW Interview: Broadway Siblings Adam and Arielle Jacobs Share Family Photos, Talk Fulfilled Childhood Dreams, Solo Albums, and More!
April 19, 2015
There's something about performing on Broadway that seems to attract families. Dating back to the early days with the Barrymores, Astaires, and Redgraves, siblings especially have starred on the Great White Way together for ages, and it's no different now. For Adam and Arielle Jacobs, starring on Broadway at the same time is a dream come true.Getting to Know Them! Spotlight on THE KING AND I's Top 5 Annas in Broadway History
April 7, 2015
When the latest Rodgers and Hammerstein revival, THE KING AND I, opens in just over a week, starring Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara, it will be the show's fifth Broadway production. Over the past six decades since the production originally opened on Broadway, basically only Yul Brynner has played the King of Siam, earning him the unofficial title of The King of THE KING AND I. However, many different women have donned the gorgeous gown to sing Shall We Dance? on the Great White Way since the original 1951 Broadway version. In honor of the upcoming revival, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the Top 5 women who have portrayed Anna in THE KING AND I on Broadway.BWW Interview: Elizabeth Stanley Preps for Birdland Show, Fangirls Over Betty Comden, and More
April 6, 2015
Elizabeth Stanley may very well be Betty Comden's biggest fan. Ever. Currently starring as Claire De Loone in ON THE TOWN, Stanley will be taking the Birdland stage tonight in "I Get Carried Away," her solo show in tribute to Comden. Stanley couldn't say enough about how much she truly admires the Broadway lyricist as a person and an artist as she spoke to BroadwayWorld recently. Below, read about Stanley's love for artistic collaboration, her love affair for Comden, and more!BWW Interview: Tom Viertel Talks New Programs and More at the Commercial Theatre Institute
April 2, 2015
Just a year and a half ago, Tom Viertel took over the position of Executive Director at the Commercial Theatre Institute (CTI) and has had his hands full ever since. Not only is he still an active theatre producer, but he also co-owns the popular NYC cabaret venue, 54 Below. Viertel graciously spoke to BroadwayWorld recently about his additions to the program, his upcoming projects, and more!Thou Cream-Faced Loon! Top 10 Shakespearean Insults in Honor of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
March 30, 2015
Any theatre fan (and/or 9th grade literature student) will tell you that William Shakespeare had a true gift for coining beautiful phrases such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day,' or 'It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.' But what are debatably better than his love poetry are his insults.BWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
February 25, 2015
If crowd appeal is any indication of a show's worth, Wicked is a multimillion-dollar treasure. WICKED's second national tour, 'The Munchkinland Tour,' flew into the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 to play a 3-week engagement, marking the show's fourth engagement at the historic Atlanta venue. Not surprisingly, this production did not disappoint.BWW Interview: Sarah Charles Lewis on Her Magical TUCK EVERLASTING Experience at the Alliance Theatre
February 20, 2015
Not many 10-year-olds these days get starring roles in brand new world premiere musicals alongside Tony nominees, but Sarah Charles Lewis is the exception. With a contagious energy and bubbly personality, Lewis was just about to burst with excitement as she told me all about working with Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw, performing to sold-out crowds at the prestigious Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and living her dream as Winnie Foster in TUCK EVERLASTING.Oscars Flashback: A Look Back at the Nine Actors Who Have Won an Oscar and Tony for the Same Role
February 20, 2015
With the 87th annual Academy Awards just two days away, Hollywood stars seem to be on everyone's mind. Who will win? Who will beat Meryl Streep? Will host Neil Patrick Harris take a star-studded selfie? And most importantly, which Broadway stars will take home a statue? Many stars through the years have earned both a Tony and an Oscar, and as we know from Robert Lopez's win last year, there are some industry professionals with the coveted EGOT- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. But did you know nine stars in history have won two awards for the same role? That is, they won a Tony for their Broadway portrayal and an Oscar for the film version. Below, take a look back at the actors who have earned this rare honor!