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BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell! BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 06, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's The Humans. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Before the big day, they checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they're holding up!... (more...)

From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
ALADDIN's Angelo Soriano Brings Broadway to Youtube
BWW Review: Wish, Wish, Wish: The Magic of MSMT's ALADDIN BWW Review: Wish, Wish, Wish: The Magic of MSMT's ALADDIN
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 22, 2016 in Maine

The young and young at heart were treated to a day of enchantment at Maine State Music Theatre today, when the company presented four performances of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's delightful musical retelling of Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont. Presented in a fully stag... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2016 in Broadway

For Ben Fankhauser, life is 'Beautiful.' He's about to celebrate his one-year anniversary touring in that Broadway bio musical about Carole King. It showcases Abby Mueller, the sister of its original Tony-winning star, Jessie Mueller. In 'Beautiful,' Fankhauser plays Barry Mann, who teamed up with C... (more...)
Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27 Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - August 22, 2016 in UK / West End

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Th... (more...)
4 Reasons Why Sioux Falls is a Great Place to Make Theatre 4 Reasons Why Sioux Falls is a Great Place to Make Theatre
by Ruth Sturm - August 22, 2016 in Sioux Falls

There's something in the air in Sioux Falls. In the last fifteen years, it has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, the population bump bringing with it more jobs, restaurants, of course, entertainment. Theatre offerings in Sioux Falls have become especially diverse, from profess... (more...)
From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo! From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
by Nicole Rosky - August 20, 2016 in Broadway

He has stormed the barricade in LES MISERABLES. He has worked his best Aussie accent in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Now this Broadway baby is getting a little bit strange on Netflix.... (more...)
BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess
by Katricia Lang - August 19, 2016 in Houston

The Alley Theatre brings Tony Award-nominated musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to its Hubbard stage.... (more...)
ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - August 19, 2016 in Los Angeles

ISA BRIONES was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to Los... (more...)
Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok
by Naomi Serviss - August 19, 2016 in Broadway

Strangers on a plane embrace in a cat-and-mouse game with no rules. An exploration in the nature of truth and intimacy ensues.... (more...)
Alison Ewing Brings CABARET to San Diego Alison Ewing Brings CABARET to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - August 19, 2016 in NationalTours

Alson Ewing talks about playing Fraulein Kost and being a part of the 50th Anniversary tour of one of Roundabout Theatre's most sucessful shows, CABARET... (more...)
Rufus Sewell is Not Your Ordinary Villain Rufus Sewell is Not Your Ordinary Villain
by E.H. Reiter - August 19, 2016 in San Diego

Rufus Sewell talks about THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, what he finds interesting about his chacrater, and how he's not your everyday villain character.... (more...)
Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway Project Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway Project
by Gil Kaan - August 19, 2016 in Los Angeles

Director/Writer/Actor Peter Marc Jacobson's latest directorial project MOUNT VERNON re-opens August 26, 2016 at the Hudson Guild after its successful world premiere in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival.... (more...)
Director Maria Aberg on DOCTOR FAUSTUS Director Maria Aberg on DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Marianka Swain - August 19, 2016 in UK / West End

Swedish director Maria Aberg came to the UK to study at Mountview aged 20. She's since become a bold force in British theatre, with work ranging from Hotel at the National Theatre and Wildefire at the Hampstead to numerous productions for the RSC. Her most recent, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, features ... (more...)
Broadway Star Laura Osnes on Her Upcoming Utah Concert and 'Standing Up for What I Believe In' Broadway Star Laura Osnes on Her Upcoming Utah Concert and 'Standing Up for What I Believe In'
by Tyler Hinton - August 18, 2016 in Salt Lake City

Broadway star Laura Osnes, a two-time Tony nominee for her leading roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, will perform in concert with classical/crossover tenor Mark Masri and the Utah Valley Symphony at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The gracious and talented Laura ... (more...)
Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA! Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 18, 2016 in Maine

"It's the music and the storytelling; the storytelling walks a fine line between being universal and silly. There is a lot of humor and a lot of warmth and so many relationships you can connect with. All that coupled with joyful, upbeat, recognizable music - those crazy tunes by those inspired cre... (more...)
FROM PAGE TO STAGE at National Theatre Of Parramatta FROM PAGE TO STAGE at National Theatre Of Parramatta
by Brodie Paparella - August 18, 2016 in Australia - Sydney

Seeing the arts community band together to oppose the horrific cuts to federal and state funding was nothing short of inspiring and galvanising. The results have shown that it will take quite a lot to keep the industry down as while they fight for support, companies will continue to join forces so n... (more...)
PARALLEL LIVES' Jenny Sullivan on Family, Directing & Contributing Happiness PARALLEL LIVES' Jenny Sullivan on Family, Directing & Contributing Happiness
by Gil Kaan - August 18, 2016 in Los Angeles

Director Jenny Sullivan has made her birthright name her own; acting and directing since her early twenties. The daughter of actor Barry Sullivan, Jenny's latest project finds her directing Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy's comic piece PARALLEL LIVES at the Falcon Theater.... (more...)
Kerry Ellis On Starring In New Musical MURDER BALLAD Kerry Ellis On Starring In New Musical MURDER BALLAD
by Marianka Swain - August 18, 2016 in UK / West End

West End megastar Kerry Ellis got her break understudying Martine McCutcheon in My Fair Lady, and has since played leading roles in numerous hit shows, including We Will Rock You, Wicked, Les Miserables, Oliver! and Cats. She's also collaborated with Brian May on several albums and tours. Her next b... (more...)
Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John Shivers Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John Shivers
by Michael Dale - August 17, 2016 in Broadway

Fitz Patton (THE HUMANS) and John Shivers (KINKY BOOTS) explain the the art of designing sound for theatre.... (more...)
Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher Zoe Burke Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher Zoe Burke
by Alison Bridget Chambers - August 17, 2016 in Wichita

BWW Interviews: Northwest High School Welcomes New Drama Teacher... (more...)
Beverley Knight on THE BODYGUARD Beverley Knight on THE BODYGUARD
by Marianka Swain - August 17, 2016 in UK / West End

In addition to her recording career, Soul queen Beverley Knight has become a musical theatre star, beginning with her acclaimed performance as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard in 2013, followed by lead roles in Memphis The Musical and Cats. She's now returned to The Bodyguard for a new West End run of... (more...)
On a Magic Carpet Ride: ALADDIN and the Musicals of Robin and Clark On a Magic Carpet Ride: ALADDIN and the Musicals of Robin and Clark
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 16, 2016 in Maine

When Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont, opens on August 22, the four performances at Maine State Music Theatre will mark twenty-six years of collaboration and fifteen original shows created by the team of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark. These two highly respected artists – R... (more...)
Michael Cerveris Gets Ready to Take Joe's Pub Home to His Home State to Benefit West Virginia Flood Relief Michael Cerveris Gets Ready to Take Joe's Pub Home to His Home State to Benefit West Virginia Flood Relief
by Nicole Rosky - August 16, 2016 in Broadway

FUN HOME's Tony Award-winning star Michael Cerveris, who was raised in West Virginia, is presenting a very special concert to benefit the rebuilding efforts of West Virginians in the wake of the historic floods of June 2016.... (more...)
Kevin Massey Talks A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Winspear Opera House Kevin Massey Talks A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - August 16, 2016 in Dallas

It was a delight to chat with Broadway actor Kevin Massey, currently starring in the national tour of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, playing at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas this August.... (more...)
Eduardo Guzman and Cara Shanks Talk MIDTOWN: LIVE! Eduardo Guzman and Cara Shanks Talk MIDTOWN: LIVE!
by Alexander Garza - August 16, 2016 in Houston

Pitch Me This (PMT) Productions has partnered with Juxtapose Arts Collective to bring back its third annual production of MIDTOWN: LIVE! This year's show will be performed at the MATCH, and features some of Houston's finest local talent performing engaging pop music and high energy dance and movemen... (more...)
Actor RANDY HARRISON Explores Emcee in CABARET Actor RANDY HARRISON Explores Emcee in CABARET
by Don Grigware - August 15, 2016 in NationalTours

Actor Randy Harrison is touring with Cabaret as the Emcee and is currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts performing the show through Sunday August 21. In our chat he discusses the role and what Cabaret means to him. Describe the experience of playing the emcee in Cabaret. What makes this role... (more...)





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