Sally ("Ginge") is a BroadwayWorld.com contributor based in Atlanta who, in her three years with BroadwayWorld.com, has written re-caps of NBC's The Voice episodes week to week, among other jobs. She is currently the weekend News Desk editor for BWW. However, she is first and foremost a Broadway fan. Her favorite musicals include Next to Normal, South Pacific, West Side Story, and the very best show of all time, The Scarlet Pimpernel. In most situations, she'd rather be seeing a good Broadway show.
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.
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!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.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!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.Prepare for the Oscars- NPH Style! Watch the Top 5 Neil Patrick Harris Tony Host Performances!
February 16, 2015
The 87th Annual Academy Awards are now in less than a week, and we can't wait to see what host Neil Patrick Harris has in store! Of course, Broadway fans are well-acquainted with the Tony Award-winner's hosting abilities, having seen him host the Tonys four times already. If audiences are expecting anything from him on Sunday at the Oscars, it is a big musical number... Or two. So as you prepare for the film industry's biggest night, take a look back at our favorite performances by NPH as a Tony host!BWW Interview: Ned Eisenberg Hopes to Make ROCKET TO THE MOON Fly at the Theatre at St. Clement's
February 10, 2015
A rare revival of Rocket to the Moon, the 1938 play by Clifford Odets (AWAKE AND SING, GOLDEN BOY), starring Ned Eisenberg, starts performances tonight at the Theatre at St. Clement's. Directed by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner Dan Wackerman (Counsellor-at-Law), Rocket to the Moon will play a limited engagement, opening Monday, February 23rd. Eisenberg graciously sat down and spoke with BroadwayWorld about taking on the role of Ben Stark in this seldom-performed Odets piece, working with Wackerman, and more!BWW Interview: Rachelle Rak Shares Her Story of Professional Growth, Perseverance, and More
January 4, 2015
Rachelle Rak has been performing at the Broadway level for the majority of her life and is one of the most resilient people in the business. With almost 30 years of experience, she has seen it all and more. But she has never backed down and never refused to stop growing as a performer. I got the chance to speak to this strong Broadway gypsy about her experiences with mentors like Ann Reinking and Gwen Verdon, her upcoming show at 54 Below, and of course her signature mantra, SAS.BWW Interview: WICKED Alum Eden Espinosa Chats 4 Charity
December 18, 2014
Broadway's newest charity organization creates a unique way for fans and Broadway stars to give back to the community as a team. Chat 4 Charity allows anyone to give a Broadway star, like Eden Espinosa, a call and pay by the minute to benefit a charity of the actor's choosing. Espinosa recently sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss her role in the up-and-coming program.BWW Interviews: Lorna Luft Comes Home for Christmas with 54 Below Debut
December 8, 2014
If home is where the heart is, then Lorna Luft's 54 Below debut is her homecoming performance. Luft recently took the time out of her busy touring schedule to discuss the things she loves best: cabarets, Christmas in New York, and of course her lovely mother, Judy Garland.VIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Frank Wildhorn!
November 29, 2014
Today, the Broadway community celebrates the birthday of Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a video flashback of Wildhorn's Broadway career!BWW Reviews: BROADWAY'S NEXT H!T MUSICAL Showcases an Unconventional Concept With Strong Performances at GSU's PAC
November 17, 2014
Do you ever go to a night of theatre positive that you'll leave there feeling something? Going into 'Broadway's Next H!t Musical' at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern, I was pretty sure the show would either be really funny or ridiculously lame.BWW Interviews: For Joseph Marcell, Leading KING LEAR is 'Extraordinary'
November 5, 2014
Joseph Marcell is best known for his role on the hit '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which he played Geoffrey, the butler. Since then, this former comedy star has taken up Shakespeare and is now on an international tour as the title character in The Globe Theatre's production of KING LEAR. He took the time to speak with BroadwayWorld about the Shakespearean experience, audiences' reactions around the world, and the challenges of such a role.