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BWW Interview: GREASE: LIVE's Cha Cha, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, on Working with Tommy Kail Again BWW Interview: GREASE: LIVE's Cha Cha, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, on Working with Tommy Kail Again
by Matt Tamanini - January 28, 2016

The multi-talented Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is known to fans of a certain demographic as Kiki on Nickelodeon's THE FRESH BEAT BAND; to others she is known as recording artist Ava Gold; and I first became aware of her as a sultry and captivating Vanessa in the First National Tour of IN THE HEIGHTS. This... (more...)
BWW Interview: Hannah James on Creating an Authentic Southern Belle on PBS's MERCY STREET BWW Interview: Hannah James on Creating an Authentic Southern Belle on PBS's MERCY STREET
by Matt Tamanini - January 24, 2016

Last Sunday, PBS debuted its first scripted drama in over a decade with the star-studded Civil War hospital drama, MERCY STREET. Despite the fact that most Civil War stories focus on the men leading the charge on the battlefield, MERCY STREET instead endeavors to tell the stories of a collection of ... (more...)
BWW Interview: JANE THE VIRGIN's Yael Grobglas Chats Unique Process of Shooting JERUZALEM BWW Interview: JANE THE VIRGIN's Yael Grobglas Chats Unique Process of Shooting JERUZALEM
by Matt Tamanini - January 21, 2016

When most people think of the nation of Israel, they usually think of one of the most historically important locales on Earth, gorgeous beaches on the Mediterranean, or the fact that it is the home of three of the world's largest religions. However, one thing that most people don't associate with th... (more...)
BWW Interview: Elle McLemore Dishes on GREASE LIVE!, What Returns from Stage Version BWW Interview: Elle McLemore Dishes on GREASE LIVE!, What Returns from Stage Version
by Matt Tamanini - January 20, 2016

Even though Rydell High's easily excitable and enthusiastic head cheerleader, Patty Simcox, might not be the coolest kid in school, Elle McLemore, the equally as excited and enthusiastic actress who plays her in the upcoming GREASE LIVE!, is as sweet and likeable as can be. Most theatre fans know Mc... (more...)
BWW Interview: DAVE COULIER Talks FULLER HOUSE, The Stress Factory Performance, and More BWW Interview: DAVE COULIER Talks FULLER HOUSE, The Stress Factory Performance, and More
by Leigh Scheps - January 17, 2016

He is everyone's favorite funny uncle. Dave Coulier has an exciting year ahead of him. The Netflix series of 'Fuller House' will be premiere on February 26th. In April, the stand-up comedian is releasing an electronic kid's book full of familiar voices. In the meantime, Coulier's spending time makin... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tony-winner Donna Murphy Returns to Familiar Era in PBS's MERCY STREET BWW Interview: Tony-winner Donna Murphy Returns to Familiar Era in PBS's MERCY STREET
by Matt Tamanini - January 17, 2016

The 1860s are a familiar period for Donna Murphy. In addition to winning Tonys for playing Fosca in the original Broadway production of PASSION and Anna in the 1996 revival of THE KING AND I, the actress played Mary Todd Lincoln in the television movie, THE DAY LINCOLN WAS SHOT. All three projects w... (more...)
BWW Interview: MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Author Blair Tindall on Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music BWW Interview: MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Author Blair Tindall on Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music
by Jennifer McHugh - December 29, 2015

Amazon's hit television show, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE kicks off its second season on December 30, 2015. The show follows a fictional (albeit, based in reality) orchestra in New York led by the exciting and controversial Rodrigo de Souza (Gael Garcia Bernal) loosely based on LA Philharmonic conductor, G... (more...)
BWW Interview: MOLLY RINGWALD REVISITS THE CLUB at New Jersey Performing Arts Center BWW Interview: MOLLY RINGWALD REVISITS THE CLUB at New Jersey Performing Arts Center
by Jennifer Vazquez - December 10, 2015

As if hosting a screening of the classic teen movie The Breakfast Club in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary wasn't enough for avid fans of John Hughe's hit, eternal teen idol Molly Ringwald will be on hand at New Jersey Performing Arts Center for a Q&A session on Friday, Dec. 11. In anticip... (more...)
BWW Interview: AFV's Alfonso Ribeiro Chats Growing to Appreciate 'The Carlton,' New Hosting Gig, Return to Theatre BWW Interview: AFV's Alfonso Ribeiro Chats Growing to Appreciate 'The Carlton,' New Hosting Gig, Return to Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - November 08, 2015

Whether it was while making his Broadway debut in THE TAP DANCE KID, or on THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR as the up-tight Carlton, or while winning DANCING WITH THE STARS' 19th Mirror Ball Trophy, chances are pretty good that at some point over the past 30 years, Alfonso Ribeiro has made you smile. Sin... (more...)
BWW Interview: Laura Bell Bundy on Collaborating with her Broadway Friends for 'Skits-O-Frenic' BWW Interview: Laura Bell Bundy on Collaborating with her Broadway Friends for 'Skits-O-Frenic'
by Matt Tamanini - November 06, 2015

Laura Bell Bundy has had three distinct careers, each of which most performers would die to have on its own. Depending on your particular fandom, you either know her as the Tony-nominated star of hit musicals HAIRSPRAY and LEGALLY BLONDE, or as the country music artist behind the singles 'Giddy On U... (more...)
BWW Interview: Laura Benanti Cries Over Melissa Benoist & Says Broadway Makes Good Superheroes BWW Interview: Laura Benanti Cries Over Melissa Benoist & Says Broadway Makes Good Superheroes
by Matt Tamanini - November 02, 2015

Broadway fans have known that Laura Benanti has superhuman powers for years, but now the whole world is in on our little secret. In the final moments of last week's SUPERGIRL series premiere, the Tony-winner was revealed to not only be playing the title character's dearly departed mother, but her Kr... (more...)
BWW Interview: Santino Fontana Previews Monday's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Song & Dance; Discusses Why Show is 'Brave' BWW Interview: Santino Fontana Previews Monday's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Song & Dance; Discusses Why Show is 'Brave'
by Matt Tamanini - November 01, 2015

It's been quite a fall for one of Broadway's crowned princes. At the end of August, Santino Fontana finished filming the first season of SHADES OF BLUE, opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, which premieres on NBC on January 14th. Then, the next day, he married Jessica Hershberg, whom he met backs... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE KICKER's Creators Discuss Bridging Gap Between Sports and Comedy BWW Interview: THE KICKER's Creators Discuss Bridging Gap Between Sports and Comedy
by Matt Tamanini - October 30, 2015

SLAPSHOT, CADDYSHACK, HAPPY GILMORE. Sports and comedy have gone hand-in-hand in American entertainment for decades, but on a daily basis, nearly all of the sports content on TV and on-line is either games or former athletes and talking heads discussing games. That is until now. On Wednesday, Bryan ... (more...)
BWW Interview: 'Extreme Theatre Geek' Vincent Rodriguez III Chats Boybands and Magic on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND BWW Interview: 'Extreme Theatre Geek' Vincent Rodriguez III Chats Boybands and Magic on CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Matt Tamanini - October 26, 2015

There are a few things that you can say about the new musical-comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's first two episodes; they have been funny, and they have been crazy. However, as the show's resident heartthrob Vincent Rodriguez III told me, the audience is in for a lot more of both. 'It gets funnier and cra... (more...)
BWW Interview: Star Jeremy Sisto Says WICKED CITY Will Push Network TV Boundaries BWW Interview: Star Jeremy Sisto Says WICKED CITY Will Push Network TV Boundaries
by Matt Tamanini - October 23, 2015

Very little can shock American TV viewers anymore. From gore to profanity to nudity, we've more or less seen it all since cable became a leader in high quality, ground-breaking programming. While the standards and practices associated with broadcasting over the public airwaves normally hamstring net... (more...)
BWW Interview: Gabrielle Ruiz Chats Moving from Broadway to The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND BWW Interview: Gabrielle Ruiz Chats Moving from Broadway to The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Matt Tamanini - October 19, 2015

It's been a busy year for triple-threat Gabrielle Ruiz. After being a part of the closing cast of Broadway's IF/THEN, she then starred opposite Justin Guarini in Bucks County Playhouse's production of COMPANY, before appearing in the new Off-Broadway musical PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: How Original ANGELS IN AMERICA Prepared Kevin Carroll for HBO's THE LEFTOVERS BWW Interview: How Original ANGELS IN AMERICA Prepared Kevin Carroll for HBO's THE LEFTOVERS
by Matt Tamanini - October 15, 2015

The first season of HBO's drama THE LEFTOVERS was one of the most divisive 10 episodes in recent television history. Supporters hailed it as a dark and intelligent allegory for surviving trauma, while detractors slammed it as 'grief porn.' However, Season 2 has been able to maintain the show's inten... (more...)
BWW Interview: Katrina Bowden Discusses her Untrustworthy PUBLIC MORALS Character, Similarities to 30 ROCK BWW Interview: Katrina Bowden Discusses her Untrustworthy PUBLIC MORALS Character, Similarities to 30 ROCK
by Matt Tamanini - October 06, 2015

While it didn't receive quite the fanfare that some of the other new shows have this season, Steven Spielberg and Edward Burns have quietly brought one of the most unique and satisfying dramas to television in TNT's PUBLIC MORALS. The show has a decidedly cinematic look and feel with gorgeous 1960s'... (more...)
BWW Interview: Mark Gessner Chats New IFC Hockey Comedy BENDERS, Debuting 10/1 BWW Interview: Mark Gessner Chats New IFC Hockey Comedy BENDERS, Debuting 10/1
by Matt Tamanini - September 30, 2015

If you are a baseball fan, you've got THE NATURAL, FIELD OF DREAMS, BULL DURHAM, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, THE SANDLOT, and dozens of other high quality films. If you are a football fan, you've got REMEMBER THE TITANS, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, RUDY, BRIAN'S SONG, THE BLINDSIDE, just to name a few. But, if ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Neil Patrick Harris Will Keep the Party Going Tonight on BEST TIME EVER! BWW Interview: Neil Patrick Harris Will Keep the Party Going Tonight on BEST TIME EVER!
by Richard Ridge - September 22, 2015

Five Emmy Awards and a Tony Award make multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris the perfect star for this live one-hour show that is unlike any other on American television. Anything can happen on 'Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,' which will feature appearances by A-list stars, stunts, comedy ski... (more...)
Andrew Rannells Answers BWW's TV 10: Chats HGTV, Mark Paul Gosselaar, TODDLERS & TIARAS, More Andrew Rannells Answers BWW's TV 10: Chats HGTV, Mark Paul Gosselaar, TODDLERS & TIARAS, More
by Matt Tamanini - September 14, 2015

Andrew Rannells began his TV career in something called TAMA OF THIRD STREET: HAVE YOU SEEN MY TAMA??, from there he voiced characters on countless Japanese-animated shows for over a decade before joining the Broadway company of HAIRSPRAY in 2005. He went on to do JERSEY BOYS on tour and on Broadway... (more...)
BWW Interview: REEFER MADNESS, INSIDE OUT Actress Lori Alan Talks Dog Rescue Event Putting for Pups BWW Interview: REEFER MADNESS, INSIDE OUT Actress Lori Alan Talks Dog Rescue Event Putting for Pups
by Matt Tamanini - September 10, 2015

Everyone knows the expression that dog is man's best friend, but for actress Lori Alan, her dogs have come to mean more than just having a playmate or an unconditional friend. 'By hook or by crook, this became my life's mission.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: American Idol Finalist David Hernandez Kicks Off The Copa Palm Springs Starry Cabaret Season BWW Interview: American Idol Finalist David Hernandez Kicks Off The Copa Palm Springs Starry Cabaret Season
by David Green - September 08, 2015

American Idol Breakout Sensation David Hernandez brings his affable personality and dynamic vocal abilities to The Copa Palm Springs for one very special performance, September 12 at 8:00 pm.  In addition to American Idol, David has showcased his talents on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, MTV's TRL,... (more...)
BWW Interview: Legendary Barry Bostwick Discusses Career, DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, Broadway Return BWW Interview: Legendary Barry Bostwick Discusses Career, DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - September 03, 2015

The man who spoke that iconic line on film is equally as legendary as the words themselves. Not only did Barry Bostwick play Brad Majors in the ROCKY HORROR film, but he also originated the role of Danny Zuko in GREASE on Broadway, won a Tony for THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, and was nominated two other ti... (more...)
Brynn O'Malley Answers BWW's TV 10: Geeks Out for BIG BROTHER, SEINFELD, LOST Brynn O'Malley Answers BWW's TV 10: Geeks Out for BIG BROTHER, SEINFELD, LOST
by Matt Tamanini - September 02, 2015

True story; back in January, I had an idea to talk to insanely talented Broadway stars about the TV shows that they obsess over; after all they have to have as many guilty pleasures as the rest of us, right? Then, after they answered the questions, the Broadway star would suggest another Broadway st... (more...)

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