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Aimee Curameng

Aimee Verder Curameng is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in Film Studies that took her back to her native city of Los Angeles. Once a casual hobby, photography has become a passion and she loves capturing little but important moments and hopes that comes through in her photos. A musical theatre fan since she was a child, you can often find her admiring talented performers and artists by attending shows in the Southern California area (and sometimes beyond Southern California). Follow her on Twitter @amelourdes and on Instagram @amelialourdes.
Alan Henry

Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney?s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more. Alan first started blogging about theatre in 2011 with his now defunct blog, Broadway Toronto. In March 2013, Alan joined the team at BroadwayWorld Toronto and continued his foray into arts journalism. In February of 2014, Alan became the Senior Editor for the Toronto division of BroadwayWorld.com ? and since then has expanded the regional coverage to include much of Southern Ontario, as well as many of the smaller professional theatre companies in the city. A long term theatre fan, Alan is grateful to be a part of the Toronto arts community in any capacity. ?I?m incredibly fortunate that I?ve found a way to be involved with our arts community in the position that I have. The Toronto theatre community is made up of some of the kindest and friendliest people I know ? and I look forward to serving the community by continuing the high standard of coverage expected of BroadwayWorld.? Twitter: @alanhenryTO | Facebook: Facebook.com/AlanHenryWrites Email: alan@broadwayworld.com | www.alanhenrywrites.com
Anton Anderssen

Dr. Anton Anderssen is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in "high culture." Visit his web page at Hartforth.com. Anton is a member of several high IQ societies, including Mensa, Triple 9, ISPE and Prometheus. He has seasonal residency on the Italian Riviera, The Alps, Hawaii, Michigan and elsewhere world-wide covering cultural events. Dr. Anderssen's articles are included in the United States Library of Congress as part of their Official Performing Arts Historical Web Archives.
Breaking Down the Riffs

BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS is a hit web series featuring YouTube Sensation, Natalie Weiss, ?breaking down? her favorite riffs for singers of all skill levels. From Beyonce to Smokie Norful, Natalie fearlessly and systematically tackles complicated riffs with her quirky sense of humor and positive attitude, making even the most impossible-sounding riffs approachable, fun, and easy to learn.? The show?s motto: With a little practice and determination, ANYONE CAN RIFF! #BDTR" Natalie recently completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Mis 25th anniversary tour.? In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott.? She also performed in the ensemble and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of Wicked.? Natalie was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, has performed the National Anthem at Cowboys & Shea Stadium, but is most well known for her Youtube videos. She has gained?an international following?from her performance videos & popular web series, ?Breaking Down The Riffs?, which have collectively reached?over 3 million views.? Natalie released her self-titled debut CD in early 2011 and has been giving sold out solo concerts and master classes across the country. ?
Caryn Robbins

Caryn Robbins is a features editor for BroadwayWorld, covering TV, film and the best of Broadway theater. Her first musical comedy 'Admissions' recently made its New York premiere at the West Village Musical Theater Festival.
Christina Mancuso

Christina Mancuso, a mother of 3, has traveled to well over 70 cities on various Broadway National Tours. She is now residing in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio after spending a year in NYC to support her daughter's Broadway debut. Besides writing, traveling, and mothering, she is an 11-time marathon runner, freelance artist, classical violinist, and a previous Paralegal with over 20 years of writing and research experience. Mancuso is listed in 'Who's Who Worldwide' and has been recognized for "Outstanding Leadership in Media" by the International Women's Leadership Association. A former Theatre Critic for both Columbus and NYC, Christina is currently the Regional Managing Editor of BroadwayWorld.com and Editor-in-Chief of BWWFitnessWorld.com.
Courtney Henley

Courtney is a film, TV, and theatre buff who received her BA in Film Studies & Production from Hofstra University in hopes of putting her knowledge to good use. While studying, she produced a festival-winning short film and wrote and directed a number of other shorts. She can quote a ridiculous number of movies and plays and is currently writing her first feature-length film, which she hopes will one day be quoted by others.
David Clarke

David Clarke has had a lifelong love and passion for the performing arts, and has been writing about theatre both locally and nationally for years. He joined BroadwayWorld.com running their Houston site in early 2012 and began writing as the site's official theatre recording critic in June of 2013.
David Fick

Born and bred in South Africa, David has loved theatre since the day he set foot on stage in his preschool nativity play. He graduated with a Master of Arts (Theatre and Performance) degree from the University of Cape Town in 2005, having previously graduated from the same university with a First Class Honours in Drama in 2002. An ardent essayist, David won the Keswick Prize for Lucidity for his paper "Homosexual Representation in the Broadway Musical: the development of homosexual identities and relationships from PATIENCE to RENT". Currently, he teaches Dramatic Arts at a high school in Cape Town and also freelances as a theatremaker and performer.
Desiree Fantal

Like Michigan J. Frog, Desiree Fantal is a wonderful singer, dancer and actor ? except only when no one is looking. Though this flaw has kept her from the stage, she remains firmly planted in the front row of every theater in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Area. She has worked as a ?Ninja? for Gorilla Theatre (?Shipwrecked! An Entertainment?) and as a photographer for Tampa Repertory Theatre (?Heroes,? ?Hamlet? & other plays that don?t add to the alliteration). A proud graduate of the University of South Florida, she displays her framed creative writing degree on a shelf behind a stack of plays from Samuel French. She is excited to be a part of BroadwayWorld.com and hopes to highlight the theatrical gems of the Bay Area.
Dylan Siegman

Dylan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Currently a junior at University of Houston, Dylan is working towards his degree in Communications/Media Studies. Dylan has always enjoyed reading and writing, and in the last few years has self-published two books of his own. Dylan hopes to see some of his work on Broadway someday.
E.H. Reiter

If you were to go to Urban Dictionary and search for "theater nerd," you may find a photo of ErinMarie as an example of the term. By day, ErinMarie manages the concierge desks at multiple luxury high-rises... but, really, this is just a sneaky way for her to stay close to theater while at work--allowing her the chance to tell people about all the theatre options in San Diego. By night, she sings, dances, acts and performs around town, sometimes even in theaters! Her love for theater and the performing arts started at a young age and hasn't abated since. In 2011, ErinMarie saw a personal record of seeing 56 live shows, in addition to being a judge for the National Youth Theatre Awards.
Elizabeth Peterson-Vita

Elizabeth Peterson-Vita, Ph.D., is co-founder and Artistic Director of Actors Scene Unseen, a Charlotte-based theatre company credited with stage productions, radio theatre broadcasts, and audio CDs. She has directed over 45 productions, and has been nominated for, and won, numerous awards from the Metrolina Theatre Association. She is also an actor and free-lance writer, and has been a theatre and film reviewer for print and on-line media. ?Dr. E.?s? off-stage role is that of a clinical psychologist.
Erin Resnick

A Baltimore, Maryland native living in NYC, Erin has a passion for all things television and theater. After graduating in 2011 from Towson University with a Mass Communications degree, Erin developed a love for reviewing and critiquing television. Original content can be found at erinlikestv.com and can also be found tweeting about TV, Broadway shows, and sloths @enr702.
Gabrielle Gervais

My name is Gabrielle, but everyone calls me Gigi! I'm a self-proclaimed theatre nut and an aspiring journalist. When I'm not writing or seeing a show you can find me at my local Barnes & Noble.
Jacqueline Bublitz

Jacqueline "Rock" Bublitz is a Melbourne-based writer who saw a local production of Annie aged 5, and was never quite the same. Since that first transformative experience, she has been lucky enough to experience musical theatre all over the world. Many of her favourite productions have played right on her doorstep here in Melbourne, and she loves this about her creative home town. In addition to a day job in media, Rock has just completed her first novel, 'The Memory of Stars'. She also blogs about life and love at www.bodyremember.com (where she shamelessly mines the world of musical theatre for inspiration!).
Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker is a former hometown newspaper man who now lives his life as a high school theatre teacher, husband and father. Currently he is a regular contributor to DC Theatre Scene and Broadway World's DC region, writing reviews and feature stories. He has recently added television coverage to his purview, as well. He will be one of the BWW-TV's new recappers for the current season. A developing playwright, his play "Dracula: An Undead Romance" has been performed in two venues so far. He co-wrote "Fleet Street Horrors," inspired by the original penny dreadful account of Sweeney Todd. Jeffrey is also an experienced director and actor and has performed in musicals, Shakespeare, classics, operettas, and contemporary works. He is a graduate of Roanoke College.
Jennifer McHugh

New TV recapper, Jennifer, received a BFA in Musical Theatre from Kutztown State University in Pennsylvania. She recently returned from 2 years with the US Peace Corps in Moldova and currently resides in Los Angeles. Jennifer works for a cosmetics company in Brentwood and is one of the stage managers at the Rogue Machine Theatre. You can connect with Jennifer through Twitter: @eponineq.
Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry is the Senior Contributing Editor for BroadwayWorld.Com's DC page. She has been a DC resident since 2001 having moved from Upstate New York to attend graduate school at American University's School of International Service. When not attending countless theatre, concert, and cabaret performances in the area and in New York, she works for the US Government as an analyst. Jennifer previously covered the DC performing arts scene for Maryland Theatre Guide, DC Metro Theater Arts, and DC Theatre Scene.
Jessica Naftaly

Jessica Naftaly, a NYC native, is currently a film major at the School of Visual Arts, with a focus in directing. She has a passion for writing, film, television and theater and is an aspiring screenwriter and director.
Joseph OHern

A lover of all things Beyonce and Mexican food Joey is a lifetime Florida resident and has always had a passion for the entertainment industry. When he's not busy working full time for a non-profit you can find him roaming his local Target or live-tweeting must see TV. Follow Joey on Twitter @joeyohern and LIKE him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/joeyohern.
Kaitlin Milligan

Kaitlin Milligan is from Fort Lauderdale, FL, but is currently a Sophomore studying Telecommunications Production at The University of Florida. She has aspirations to be a playwright and television scriptwriter in New York City. In her free time she writes, sings, plays guitar, watches too much TV, and sees as many Broadway shows as possible.
Kara McCoy

Kara McCoy graduated magna cum laude from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island with a BA in English. As a Long Island native currently working in Brooklyn, she was raised to appreciate the perks of living in the shadow of the greatest city in the world, singing showtunes in the back of her mom?s car since she learned to speak. Today, she enjoys spending her free time out of the office in the theatre, openly referring to herself as a musical theatre enthusiast, a cinephile, a TV junkie, and, to top it all off, a Shakespeare nerd. Determined to prove to her parents that her four years studying the finer points of English literature and composition were not a waste, she also enjoys writing about all things entertainment, and is beginning to realize that she may not even be half bad at it.
Kathy Strain

Kathy Strain spent most of her life outside of Philadelphia and has enjoyed Broadway shows for most of her life. Kathy moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2001 with her husband Ken and 3 children. She holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio and runs her own Public Relations company. She loves to contribute pieces on the arts to several outlets and enjoys writing about talent and sharing it with the world.
Lauren Robbins

Lauren Robbins is a 23 year old from New Jersey. She graduated from Bucknell University in 2011 with a double major in Art History and Classics and a minor in French. For the past year and a half she has been interning at various museums in New York City, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The South Street Seaport Museum and The Museum of Modern Art. Her writing can be seen on MoMA?s blog Inside/Out.
Marakay Rogers

America's most uncoordinated childhood ballet and tap student before discovering that her talents were music and writing, Marakay Rogers finally traded in her violin for law school when she realized that she might make more money in law than she did performing with the Potomac Symphony and in orchestra pits around the mid-Atlantic. A graduate of Wilson College (PA) with additional studies in drama and literature from Open University (UK), Marakay is also a writer, film reviewer and interviewer for the Wilkes-Barre (PA) Independent Gazette, science-fiction publications, and other news outlets, and is listed in Marquis' "Who's Who in America". As of 2014, she serves as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Beaux Arts Society, Inc. of New York. Marakay is senior theatre critic for Central Pennsylvania and a senior editor for BWWBooksWorld as well as a classical music reviewer. In her free time, Marakay practices law and often gets it right.
Mary Damiano

Mary Damiano is a writer, editor, and theater critic based in Fort Lauderdale. Originally from Jersey City, Mary?s love affair with theater began when she saw her first show at the Paper Mill Playhouse on a school field trip. She loves the energy of an opening night, the thrill of seeing a playwright's work performed for the first time, the intensity when a performance moves an audience profoundly. Mary has been writing about theatre since 2000 and has had more than a thousand theatre-related articles and reviews published in numerous publications. She worked at the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse as the public relations and marketing coordinator and is currently an administrator and judge for the Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in South Florida theatre. Mary is passionate about theater, especially the vibrant theater scene in South Florida, and loves to share that passion with the world.
Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a theatre artist based in New York, who recently graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in Theatre and a Minor in Creative Writing. He encourages you to visit www.mattsmiththeactor.com for more information.
Matt Tamanini

Matt is BroadwayWorld's Chief TV and Film critic. He also writes across other BWW sites, including BWW Orlando, and serves as BWW's Database Manager. He received a BA in Journalism/Communications from The Ohio State University and has worked in sports broadcasting, media relations, and journalism. He also has directed and/or produced over 30 plays and musicals, and is currently writing two plays of his own. You can connect with Matt through Twitter: @BWWMatt.
Meg Wood

Meg Wood is a fan of movies, theatre and television. She has acted on stage during her days in New York City and continues to do so North Carolina when she can get a break from her day job. She loves playing in Shakespeare and Chekhov, but finds it difficult making a living through those playwrights, so she is forced to practice law.
Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley is an NASM certified personal trainer and fitness model. As an actor, Michael can be seen in a recurring role on the popular PBS children?s television show, ?Cyberchase FOR REAL.? Other acting experience includes roles in the feature films DELUSIONS OF GUENEVERE, HETEROSEXUALS, MONA, GYPSY 83 and national tours of GREASE and SOUTH PACIFIC. He is also a produced playwright and had two feature screenplays optioned. www.buckleybodysolutions.com
Michael L. Quintos

Michael Lawrence Quintos is a quiet, mild-mannered Art Director by day. But as night falls, he regularly performs on various stages everywhere as a Counter-Tenor soloist, actor, and dancer for The Men Alive Chorus since 2002. He's sung everything from Broadway, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Gospel and Pop. His musical theater roots started early, performing in various school musical productions and a couple of nationally-televised programs. The performing bug eventually brought him a brief championship run in the Philippines' version of "Star Search" before moving to Las Vegas at age 11. College brought him out to Orange County, California, where he earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Film Screenwriting. He has spent several years as a designer and art director for various entertainment company clients, while spending his free time watching or performing in shows. Follow Michael on Twitter at: twitter.com/cre8iveMLQ.
Misha Davenport

Misha Davenport is a Chicago-based freelance writer, blogger, critic and singer. He studied playwriting at Michigan State University under the late Arthur Athanason. He has been covering theater in the Windy City for more than a decade at the Chicago Sun-Times and currently as a contributor to BroadwayWorld.com. He sits on the board of the not-for-profit arts group Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and resides in Rogers Park, just steps away from the emerging theater district located there. He is a fierce advocate and lover of live theater from shows in 50-seat storefronts to big Broadway blockbusters.
Nicole Ackman

Nicole is a sophomore studying History and Strategic Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. When she's not watching Reign, she's usually listening to the cast albums of depressing musicals and obsessively checking Twitter. She enjoys travel, theatre, and all things British.
Oliver Oliveros

Oliver Oliveros received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com, where he accepted an Award for Excellence: Best International Editor in 2013. For nearly 20 years, Oliver has been handling public relations, corporate communication, and integrated marketing communications for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities. He is also the editor-in-chief for Fil-Am Who?s Who, a monthly magazine that tells the real-life success stories of Filipino Americans from the New York Tri-State area.
Pat Cerasaro

Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.
Patti Murin

Patti is currently rehearsing to return to Goodspeed in the world premiere of "Holiday Inn" after being seen in "Princesses" (2004) and "Band Geeks!" (2010). Broadway/NYC: "Lysistrata Jones" (Lysistrata Jones), "Wicked" (Galinda, First National Tour), "Xanadu" (Euterpe), "Love's Labour's Lost" (Princess, Shakespeare in the Park), "Fly By Night" (Daphne, Playwrights Horizons). Other favorite credits: "Emma" (Emma, Old Globe Theatre), "The Little Mermaid" (Ariel, The MUNY), "Chicago" (Roxie, The MUNY). TV: "Royal Pains", "Untitled Louis CK Pilot" (CBS). BFA Syracuse University. Follow Patti on Twitter: @pattimurin.
Scott Fullerton

Scott works in a Cube Farm for a major telecommunications firm by day, and is a freelance Consultant in Marketing and Publicity by night. A lover of Theater, Television, and Movies, he can usually be found in a dark room enjoying one of these three passions; thus maintaining his pale skin and his never-ending thirst for good entertainment, (and a good cup of coffee.) He has been living in Northeast Ohio for the last 14 years after leaving the sun and sand in Southern California, (what was he thinking?) While in Ohio, he managed the daily operations of a video production company , and he still has the occasional whim of offering opinions and suggestions, even when not being asked. You can follow him on Twitter: @LeftofStr8
Stephen Sorokoff

Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.
The Residuals

THE RESIDUALS is BroadwayWorld's newest webseries partnership. After funding the fantastic first season out of their own pockets, the creators are currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign for Season Two.
Tiffany Croisant

Tiffany is a nurse by day and an avid entertainment fan by night. She loves the stage and screen, both big and small, and reads anything she can get her hands on. She also enjoys writing, creating, and spending time with her family.
Todd Zeigler

Todd Zeigler is Artistic Director of The Alley Theater in Louisville, Kentucky, his home base for performing, writing, and directing. He is the "Stage Reading" local theatre columnist for The Voice-Tribune and voice-tribune.com.
Walter McBride

As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.
Wendi Reichstein

What started as reenacting 'RENT' in home movies (including some questionable footage of my then 10-year-old sister and 13-year-old self) turned into a passion for anything and everything Broadway. As a journalism and theatre graduate of the University of Texas (Hook 'em!), I am excited to explore the Austin theatre scene whilst beginning my career in the marketing industry. [www.wendireichstein.com, www.wendisblog.com, @WendiReichstein]

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