BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 28, 2016

Every night at the Longacre Theatre, the cast of A BRONX TALE tells his story. Chazz Palminteri has made a musical out of his epic story, and earlier this fall it landed on Broadway. Below, watch as Chazz explains the evoulution of the show to BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Q&A series.... (more...)

BWW Previews: August Wilson Documentary on PBS, 2/20 BWW Previews: August Wilson Documentary on PBS, 2/20
by Charles Shubow - February 19, 2015 in Baltimore

The famed series 'American Masters' premieres 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: It's a Wonderful IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Center Stage BWW Reviews: It's a Wonderful IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Center Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - November 28, 2014 in Baltimore

At the end, the audience for this show is pulled not merely into the studio but into Bedford Falls, as the stage snow falls not only on the characters in the story set there but on the performers in the studio and on the audience as well. It is a perfectly magical double fourth-wall violation. Indee... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Michael  Winther in NEXT TO NORMAL – From MAMMA MIA! To Maryland BWW Interviews: Michael Winther in NEXT TO NORMAL – From MAMMA MIA! To Maryland
by Charles Shubow - November 05, 2014 in Baltimore

I have to admit that I was very excited when I read that veteran actor Michael Winther would be returning to Center Stage to star in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL. It was Director David Schweizer who asked Winther to come to Center Stage for the role of Dan. Schweizer also dire... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Charles Shubow - August 29, 2014 in Baltimore

Broadway awaits O'Malley to star in her first original role in HONEYMOON AND VEGAS.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Poetic, Exotic, Amoral, and Fascinating: Oscar Wilde's SALOME at SCENA BWW Reviews: Poetic, Exotic, Amoral, and Fascinating: Oscar Wilde's SALOME at SCENA
by Jack L. B. Gohn - July 19, 2013 in Baltimore

This is poetry, poetry for the mind to sink into and be overwhelmed. To paraphrase Mae West, goodness has nothing to do with it. Nor does badness. It comes from some amoral place in Wilde's psyche and appeals to that place in ours.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Of Dual Citizenship and Pulled Rugs: MODERN TERRORISM at CATF BWW Reviews: Of Dual Citizenship and Pulled Rugs: MODERN TERRORISM at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - July 11, 2013 in Baltimore

All of them, then, have one foot in Muslim culture and one in the Western culture Muslim terrorists affect to despise, and that is part of the point author Jon Kern is making about them. Whether they like it or not, they are dual citizens. What enrages them is also a part of them, and it means that ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sanctified Skullduggery - INCORRUPTIBLE at UMBC BWW Reviews: Sanctified Skullduggery - INCORRUPTIBLE at UMBC
by Jack L. B. Gohn - April 19, 2012 in Baltimore

The monastery must now meet the demand for an "incorruptible," a corpse that never decomposes, the Rolls-Royce of relics. Marie seems ready to be pressed into service over what may be her dead body. And only a bona fide miracle will save the day.... (more...)
Shall We Dance and Think About Privilege and Race? THE KING AND I at Toby's Shall We Dance and Think About Privilege and Race? THE KING AND I at Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - January 24, 2012 in Baltimore

Rodgers and Hammerstein designed the ending to reduce you to tears, and they knew what they were doing. Resist, even at this excellent revival,and think about the conundrums of race, class and gender that that lie just beneath the surface.... (more...)
One Flea Spare: An Honorable Defeat at the Strand One Flea Spare: An Honorable Defeat at the Strand
by Jack L. B. Gohn - April 25, 2011 in Baltimore

I like a theater of ideas as much as the next reviewer, but found that, in this somewhat trackless waste of a play, the ideas were either inarticulately expressed, trite, or both. The Strand Theater Company, dedicated to providing opportunities for female artists, writers, designers and directors, ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Euan Morton Talks CHESS BWW Interviews: Euan Morton Talks CHESS
by Charles Shubow - September 24, 2010 in Baltimore

Morton loves performing at the Signature Theatre's 276 seat theater.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Manu Narayan BWW Interviews: Manu Narayan
by Charles Shubow - February 06, 2010 in Baltimore

He's been on Broadway in 'Bombay Dreams', Center Stage now twice, and a film with Mike Myers. Meet Manu Narayan.... (more...)