BroadwayWorld Interviews

InDepth InterView: Max von Essen Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Tony Award Nomination, Paris Vs. NYC & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 11, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly talented triple threat who has made a prominent name for himself on Broadway in numerous notable roles over the last two decades, 2015 Tony Award nominee Max von Essen. Discussing all aspects of his integral role in the celebrated new stage adaptation of classic movie musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, von Essen opens up about what the part means to him and his influence on its development from its early roots at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris to its opening ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Dan DeLuca on Playing Pretend and Making the World a Better Place
by Jamie McGonnigal - May 29, 2015

Dan DeLuca plays Jack Kelly in the production that will be coming to DC's National Theatre for a limited two-week engagement June 9-21st.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Catching Up With 'Left of Left Center' and SPIRITS TO ENFORCE
by Amanda Finn - May 29, 2015

Following their intial production a few months ago - Beta Blockers, a show composed of vignettes that outlined the triumphs and pitfalls of modern day relationships both with oneself as well as others - Left of Left Center is presenting another show with just as many quirks hoping for another positi... (more...)
BWW TV: Tracy Bidleman Chats ANYTHING GOES Tour; and Highlights!
by Matt Tamanini - May 28, 2015

On Tuesday, ANYTHING GOES opened the final stop on its National Tour at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts; you can check out my review here. After Opning Night, I sat down with Tracy Bidleman, who plays Evangeline Harcourt, to discuss about what makes this show feel-good show suc... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Fossee and Chambers
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 28, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five on Thursday: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Rosemary Fo... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tito Schipa jr. ed Ermanno Manzetti parlano dell'uscita del DVD di 'Orfeo 9'
by Francesco Vittorino - May 27, 2015

'ORFEO 9' e un'opera rock scritta e musicata da Tito Schipa jr. ed andata in scena per la prima volta il 23 gennaio del 1970. Si tratta di uno spettacolo che utilizza il mito di Orfeo per descrivere 'l'avventura di questo tormento e rinascita tra il '68 e il 70', per usare le parole dell'autore. L'... (more...)
BWW TV: TADA! Youth Theater Celebrates 30 Years
by Adrienne Onofri - May 27, 2015

The award-winning theater's exec director and main music man are interviewed on the set of their latest show.... (more...)
BWW SPOTLIGHT: Vienna Festival Ballet's Principal Female Dancer Emily-Joy Smith
by Jenny Antill - May 26, 2015

Vienna Festival Ballet is currently in the midst of its 35th Anniversary Gala UK tour which celebrates their extensive repertoire and wonderful performers. I had the privilege of speaking to the company's principal female dancer, Emily-Joy Smith, who is presently enjoying performing some of her favo... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ashley Edler of ANNIE National Tour
by Harmony Wheeler - May 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with the confident, outgoing Ashley Edler, who plays Grace Farrell in a new non-equity touring production of Annie, coming to San Francisco June 3-14. On the phone, Ashley displayed contagious excitement about the show. Read our interview to see how that translates ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Ruthie Ann Miles Holds Court in THE KING AND I
by Naomi Serviss - May 25, 2015

The story of Anna and the King of Siam returns in a majestic, multi-Tony-nominated revival.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jeremiah and Jessica Discuss Taking New Show THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE to NYMF
by Matt Tamanini - May 24, 2015

THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, a new musical by Atlanta performers Jeremiah Parker Hobbs and Jessica De Maria, was recently selected as an invited show to perform at the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival. The musical will will play at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City on July 25t... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef ROY LAMBERTY of Fatty Fish in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 24, 2015

Executive Chef Roy Lamberty of Fatty Fish at 406 East 64th Street in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tenor René Barbera is in Love With Opera
by Erica Miner - May 22, 2015

His star is not just rising; it already has found its place in the operatic firmament... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sylvia Milo of THE OTHER MOZART
by Adrienne Onofri - May 22, 2015

That skirt! That hair! And that forgotten genius (related to an unforgotten genius)! Milo tells us all about her acclaimed biographical solo show.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Aaron Lazar Talks Working With Broadway Legends, Giving Back to Seniors, and More!
by Sally Henry - 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 l... (more...)
BWW Interviews: CHRISTINE DAKIN and Her Performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2015 interviewed Christine Dakin about her recent performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Alejandro Chavez. They were accompanied by Louis Stewart on the piano.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Lucas Meachem Fills His Pie Pan with Opera
by Erica Miner - May 22, 2015

Meachem is about to take Europe by storm with an extended tour... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: STARLITE WALTZ's Brooke Gronemeyer & Morgan Robertson
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we focus our virtual spotlight on Brooke Groneme... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Justin Hand, who plays ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Angela Grovey
by Cara Richardson - May 22, 2015

Newsies: The Musical heads to Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week and helps ring in the beginning of summer. Based on the 1992 Disney movie of same name, Newsies: The Musical visits the late 1800s of New York City. Actress Angela Grovey plays Medda Larkin. With an extensive career in film, te... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jessica Collado Talks MORRIS, WELCH & KYLIÁN
by Katricia Lang - May 21, 2015

An Aries is willful and stubborn, Libras live in pursuit of justice, and great thinkers and philosophers are Sagittarii. In ZODIAC, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch explores the color and emotion of each zodiac sign. The world premiere of ZODIAC is part of Houston Ballet's mixed repert... (more...)
BWW Interviews: LA BOHEME Opens at Hagerstown Hub Opera
by Johnna Leary - May 21, 2015

Opening this weekend at Hagerstown Hub Opera, Puccini's La Boheme proves that the struggle is real. La Boheme is one of the most well known operatic stories about a group of young, impoverished artists struggling to make ends meet while holding onto their artistic ideals in a Parisian garret. Millen... (more...)
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 21, 2015

Actor Richard Kline, best known for his role in the classic sitcom, Three's Company, will return to performing in Connecticut at the Westport Country Playhouse's upcoming production of And A Nightingale Sang. Kline has never performed at the Playhouse, but he has ties to Connecticut.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Austin Olive & Amie Lara From Circle's SPELLING BEE
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 21, 2015

With so many new productions bowing this week (hence, the Friday 5 on Thursday), the spotlight shines first on Austin Olive and Amie Lara from the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by the talented Joshua Waldrep, and opening tonight at Pearl Cohn Comprehensive High School.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: David Reuther, Jean Valjean in Theatre Royale's LES MISERABLES at the Fox Performing Arts Center.
by Audrey Liebross - May 21, 2015

Broadway World interviewed David Reuther, of Theatre Royale's production of LES MISERABLES, about playing Jean Valjean and about the show's appeal.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Nora Burns in HOUSE OF TARDS at Stonewall Inn
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2015

'HOUSE OF TARDS' by the comic trio Unitard will play two more shows at Stonewall Inn on Thursday, May 21st and Thursday, May 28th at 8:00 pm. We interviewed Nora Burns, one of the performers and founding members of the group.... (more...)