BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring! Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 09, 2017

Regardless of how you know her, you probably love her for it. Since her broadway debut in 1991, Lea Salonga has been melting the hearts of audiences all over the world with her star turns in such shows as MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, ALLEGIANCE, and even her voice work in Disney classics like MULAN  and ALADDIN.... (more...)

Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHER
Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHER Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHER
by MATTHEW BLANK - March 27, 2017 in Cabaret

Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman get real in this discussion of diversity and what it means to be 'Other' in America. We So Hapa stages its second cabaret March 27 at 8 PM.... (more...)
Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by David Clarke - March 22, 2017 in Cabaret

Billy Mitchell's hilarious VILLAIN: DEBLANKS makes a triumphant New York City return tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tonight's sold out show features Kathleen Turner, Morena Baccarin, Lesli Margherita, Michael Potts, Maulik Pancholy, and Micah Stock and will benefit New York Civil Liberties Union.... (more...)
Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below Debut Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below Debut
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - February 14, 2017 in Cabaret

On February 21st and 22nd, TV star Juan Pablo Di Pace will take the stage at New York's 54 Below with a his new show, highlighting his song and dance skills, so far seen in London and Madrid.... (more...)
Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - February 09, 2017 in Cabaret

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-no... (more...)
13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI's Penny Fuller & The Many Wonderful Things About Her 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI's Penny Fuller & The Many Wonderful Things About Her
by Gil Kaan - January 09, 2017 in Cabaret

Actress/LA theatre inaugurator, Penny Fuller has embarked on a new leg of her career as a cabaret artiste. Ms. Fuller will be bringing her solo musical play 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI to the Broad Stage beginning January 11. I had the most delightful opportunity to chat with the vibrant, vivaciou... (more...)
Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - December 05, 2016 in Cabaret

We live in uncertain times; today's version of talent is an impressive Instagram following, YouTube killed the show reel, and much of the art forms once adored are phasing out. What does the emerging theatregoing audience know of vaudeville? Or burleycue? Thankfully, we have those answers in amazing... (more...)
The RRazz Room in Association with Bucks County Playhouse Present TV and Broadway Star
MICHELE LEE 
NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN The RRazz Room in Association with Bucks County Playhouse Present TV and Broadway Star MICHELE LEE NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN
by DT Gramkee - October 13, 2016 in Cabaret

Michele Lee and the RRAZZ Room combine forces this weekend, October 14 & 15, 2016 in New Hope and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... (more...)
MAC Award Winner Janice Hall Talks Dietrich and the Thrills of Cabaret Performance Prior to Her Upcoming GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival MAC Award Winner Janice Hall Talks Dietrich and the Thrills of Cabaret Performance Prior to Her Upcoming GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Ashley Steves - September 09, 2016 in Cabaret

No matter the song, style, or setting, Janice Hall, the multi-talented opera singer, cabaret chanteuse, and character actress, is her own master. She broke into the cabaret scene in 2010 in a big way with the 2011 Bistro Award Winner for Best Tribute Show and 2012 MAC Award Winner for Best Female Vo... (more...)
Lea DeLaria's Jazzing It Up With Bowie for Grand Performances' 30th Lea DeLaria's Jazzing It Up With Bowie for Grand Performances' 30th
by Gil Kaan - September 08, 2016 in Cabaret

Comedian/actress/jazz musician Lea DeLaria will be performing the Los Angeles premiere of LEA DeLARIA: HOUSE OF DAVID, her jazz-inspired David Bowie cabaret show to benefit Grand Performances' 30th Anniversary on September 17, 2016. Lea has been entertaining since the early 1980s, either performing ... (more...)
Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show
by Marianka Swain - July 12, 2016 in Cabaret

Alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett discusses her upcoming Soho Theatre show... (more...)
BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Alter Mink - July 04, 2016 in Cabaret

When preparing to watch Lorna Luft perform in concert, it is impossible not to feel nostalgic about her late mother, the legendary Judy Garland. Perhaps no one is more aware of this conundrum than Luft herself. And yet, at her return engagement to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22 (the opening of a th... (more...)
Bill Russell and Jill Sapenoff Talk ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS at Birdland Bill Russell and Jill Sapenoff Talk ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS at Birdland
by David Clarke - February 23, 2016 in Cabaret

On Monday, February 29, 2016, the Broadway at Birdland concert series will be presenting Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens as a benefit concert. With music by Janet Hood, lyrics and additional text by bill Russell, the piece is comprised of songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Projec... (more...)
Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
by David Clarke - February 04, 2016 in Cabaret

Globally, bullying is a problem facing many school aged children. It is a comfort to know that many are looking for ways to curb bullying and make the world a better place for our children. On Monday, February 8, 2016, to celebrate it's expansion to the East Coast, the international anti-bullying or... (more...)
 Boiling Point Players Co-founder Autumn Clack Talks A NEW DAWN Cabaret Boiling Point Players Co-founder Autumn Clack Talks A NEW DAWN Cabaret
by Katricia Lang - January 20, 2016 in Cabaret

The Boiling Point Players continues its 2015 - 2016 season with cabaret A NEW DAWN, showing this weekend on January 21st.... (more...)
Patricia Racette is a Diva for All Opera Houses Patricia Racette is a Diva for All Opera Houses
by Erica Miner - November 03, 2015 in Cabaret

The award-winning soprano is admired for her ability to perform more than one role in Puccini and Verdi operas... (more...)
Legend CAROLE COOK Talks About Her Upcoming Cabaret Act at the Gardenia Legend CAROLE COOK Talks About Her Upcoming Cabaret Act at the Gardenia
by Don Grigware - September 18, 2015 in Cabaret

The inimitable Carole Cook is one of those theatrical greats that...the mere mention of her name makes faces light up. And immediate laughter abounds at the thought of the outrageous things she as said onstage. This fiery redhead legend  - it's OK, she and Lucy were friends - is about to open her ni... (more...)
Alex Mollica Talks DOING IT MY WAY at The Duplex Alex Mollica Talks DOING IT MY WAY at The Duplex
by Lindsey Sullivan - September 16, 2015 in Cabaret

Several months ago, 23-year-old tenor Alex Mollica approached the mic at Don't Tell Mama in the heart of Times Square. Despite the instruction of the venue's title, his wildcard singing range and one-liners got people talking, laughing, and shedding a tear or two. A YouTube video and a whim resulted... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tony Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway Channels Streisand BWW Interviews: Tony Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway Channels Streisand
by Michael L. Quintos - May 05, 2015 in Cabaret

Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa will be hosting Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter and Tony Award®-nominated actress Ann Hampton Callaway for a series of cabaret concerts celebrating the music of living legend---and her personal musical heroine---Barbra Streisand. The intimate sho... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Colorado Native Annaleigh Ashford Talks Her Upcoming Cabaret Show and Her Denver Roots BWW Interviews: Colorado Native Annaleigh Ashford Talks Her Upcoming Cabaret Show and Her Denver Roots
by Chris Arneson - March 31, 2015 in Cabaret

Broadway star and Denver native Annaleigh Ashford is bringing her hit cabaret show Lost in the Stars to the Garner Galleria at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on April 11-12.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: CHITA RIVERA Talks A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION BWW Interviews: CHITA RIVERA Talks A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION
by Linda Ann Watt - February 04, 2015 in Cabaret

I'm so lucky. It's a blessing to be sharing moments.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jane Lynch on Her New Year's Eve Show in Park City BWW Interviews: Jane Lynch on Her New Year's Eve Show in Park City
by Tyler Hinton - December 22, 2014 in Cabaret

Jane Lynch, who recently starred as Miss Hannigan in ANNIE on Broadway and is best known as Sue Sylvester on the hit television show GLEE, will be presenting a special cabaret show in Park City this New Year's Eve. Lynch graciously took the time to speak with BroadwayWorld about her upcoming Utah a... (more...)
BWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli BWW Interviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Become Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli
by Donna Marie Nowak - December 03, 2014 in Cabaret

Critically acclaimed entertainers Tommy Femia and RIck Skye bring to life the 20th Century's greatest mother/daughter duo at DON'T TELL MAMA!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Abigail Shapiro Talks A LITTLE PRINCESS at 54 BELOW BWW Interviews: Abigail Shapiro Talks A LITTLE PRINCESS at 54 BELOW
by David Clarke - November 28, 2014 in Cabaret

At the age of 14, actress Abigail Shapiro is quite the busy lady. With credits like Cindy Lou Who in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! and the titular character in LIBERTY under her belt, she is currently gearing up to portray Sara Crewe in a special cabaret presentation of Andrew Lippa's musical A LI... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Migguel Anggelo Talks BETWEEN DREAMS/ENTRE SUEÑOS & Upcoming LA CASA AZUL Album BWW Interviews: Migguel Anggelo Talks BETWEEN DREAMS/ENTRE SUEÑOS & Upcoming LA CASA AZUL Album
by David Clarke - November 27, 2014 in Cabaret

On September 24, 2014 Migguel Anggelo enchanted audiences with his concert BETWEEN DREAMS/ENTRE SUEÑOS. Luckily for those who missed it or for those who want to see it again, he and Joe's Pub are bringing the concert back on December 2, 2014. Recently, he and I sat down together to discuss the upcom... (more...)
BWW Interviews: David Burtka of BURTKA, DAVID at 54 Below BWW Interviews: David Burtka of BURTKA, DAVID at 54 Below
by Jena Tesse Fox - November 27, 2014 in Cabaret

This week marks a notable homecoming on 54th Street: More than 10 years after he appeared as Tulsa in Gypsy, David Burtka is finally returning to the New York stage for two concerts at 54 Below, ending this evening.... (more...)