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InDepth InterView: Kate Reinders On SOMETHING ROTTEN! Plus GYPSY Memories, WICKED, INTO THE WOODS & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat who made a major mark on Broadway with her star turns in GYPSY and WICKED before appearing this season in the brand new Shakespeare-themed musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN!, the effortlessly cute and convivial Kate Reinders. Discussing her hilarious role in the fresh Broadway musical, Reinders praises her starry assortment of co-stars - including Brian D'Arcy James, Christian Borle and John Cariani - in addition to analyzing all the de... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'
by Richard Ridge - April 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Gr... (more...)
BWW Interview: Carman Napier Talks Bringing EVITA Back to New York with the Gallery Players
by Anna Bencivengo - April 25, 2015

Napier recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her history with EVITA, the pressures of playing an iconic role and historical figure, her favorite moments in the show, and much more. Check out the full interview below!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jordan Jaffe On BAD JEWS, The Houston Theatre Scene and Black Lab Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - April 24, 2015

BWW Interviews: Director Jordan Jaffe Talks BAD JEWS And Black Lab Theatre... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Cheryl Allison of BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa Manana
by Kyle West - April 24, 2015

Cheryl Allison may not be a household name (yet), but her resume is extremely impressive, to say the least. With credits on Broadway, in Japan, several national tours, and endless regional theatres, Cheryl has made an impressive career out of theatre, which she first discovered as a child in Dallas.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know JERSEY BOYS' Drew Seeley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - April 24, 2015

Drew Seeley is a singer-actor-songwriter who has had success in film, TV and on stage who plays Bob Gaudio in the current national tour stopping in Minneapolis April 28- May 3, 2015. In 6 Questions & a Plug, we get to know a little about this talented performer.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Adams, Byrd & Street-Kavanaugh from STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 24, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com'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. This week the spotlight shines on Kate Adams, Britt Byr... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Boman, Delaney & Walker-Hill from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 24, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com'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. This week the spotlight shines on Danny Boman, Jake Del... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ruth S. McCleskey Talks Boiling Point Players' Production of 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE
by Katricia Lang - April 23, 2015

It's 1956, at the height of the Red Scare, and the great US of A is as hysterical as a lady on her monthly. Meanwhile, the presiding officers of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are calmly having their annual quiche breakfast. But they become girls interrupted when comm... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on HAMILTON- 'It's the Most Fun 8 Minutes I've Ever Had'
by Richard Ridge - April 23, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Grof... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Delightful Mary Jo Catlett Appears in S.T.A.G.E. May 9 at the Saban
by Don Grigware - April 23, 2015

Everybody's favorite character actress/singer/ comedienne from stage, TV and film Mary Jo Catlett will appear in S.T.A.G.E on May 9 at 7: 30 at the Saban in Beverly Hills. This year's show is entitled To Broadway from Hollywood...with Love. What are you doing in the show this year?... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jacob Kemp of NEWSIES at Winspear Theatre
by Kyle West - April 22, 2015

Last week, I spoke with Jacob Kemp, the young actor currently starring in the national tour of Disney's NEWSIES. In addition to the tour, Jacob has been featured in a recurring role on an ABC sitcom, and he admits that he's had a very exciting and successful year. From his hotel in Los Angeles, wher... (more...)
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Jason Lewis
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 22, 2015

Today, our focus is on one of our favorites: Jason Lewis, who's been in New York City for the past several years but has been able to maintain his connection to Music City through a variety of successful projects, some of which have brought him back to Nashville for another stint.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: A Chat with Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - April 22, 2015

The Hamptons theatre scene will be getting the Summer started early this year as Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theatre will be holding their Second Annual New Works Festival. Being held this weekend, April 24th through 26th, preparations are in full swing for some exciting new works to be displayed in a t... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL to Debut at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - April 21, 2015

Grab a six pack and your plastic pink flamingos, because The Great American Trailer Park Musical is coming to the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV. Described as an "episode of Jerry Springer set to music", The Great American Trailer Park Musical takes a hilarious and often touching look at the li... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner Talks the Demons of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by Katricia Lang - April 21, 2015

Bass-Baritone Jake Gardner discusses the continued resonance of SWEENEY TODD, his approach to acting and performance, and being scared sh-tless by the infamously cut self-flagellation scene.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dance Off with Denis Jones
by Joey Panek - April 21, 2015

Joey Panek challenges Broadway choreographer Denis Jones to a Dance-off.... (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Texas A&M's CASEY GILBERT
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 21, 2015

A native of Cypress, Texas, Casey Gilbert came to Nashville to go to school at Belmont University and quickly made a name for herself on local stages. But it seemed, at least to her legions of fans in Music City, that no sooner had she arrived and made herself a home here, she was on her way back to... (more...)
BWW Interview: Broadway Siblings Adam and Arielle Jacobs Share Family Photos, Talk Fulfilled Childhood Dreams, Solo Albums, and More!
by Sally Henry - April 19, 2015

There's something about performing on Broadway that seems to attract families. Dating back to the early days with the Barrymores, Astaires, and Redgraves, siblings especially have starred on the Great White Way together for ages, and it's no different now. For Adam and Arielle Jacobs, starring on Br... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef DANIEL KILL of Paulaner in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - April 18, 2015

Executive Chef, Daniel Kill of Paulaner in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' The stylish Bavarian restaurant and microbrewery is located at 265 Bowery, just South of Houston Street .... (more...)
BWW Interviews: HAPPY DAYS are Here Again with Director Joe Hendren
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - April 18, 2015

Director Joe Hendren talks about HAPPY DAYS - A NEW MUSICAL, which opens April 24 at New Century Theatre in Minneapolis. Based on the popular TV series, this area premiere introduces local audiences to a show that's new and yet feels very familiar.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sarah Stiles Is the Voice of Reason in HAND TO GOD
by Naomi Serviss - April 17, 2015

Two teenagers may be emotionally blocked, but their puppets are unhinged, and their X-rated, blasphemous outbursts, sort of a mash-up of AVENUE Q and THE BOOK OF MORMON, are outrageously funny.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 'Soon' is Now...Meet Writer/Composer/Lyricist (and more) Nick Blaemire
by Ellen Burns - April 17, 2015

If you happen to be looking for a role model for making the most of your particular strengths and talents, I'd like to introduce you to actor/composer/writer/musician/director Nick Blaemire. Lucky for us, Nick, whose new musical, Soon, is currently making its world premiere at Arlington's Signature... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Adkins, Campbell and Pitt from THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 17, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com'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. This week the spotlight shines on Maggie Pitt, Jaymes C... (more...)
BWW Interview: 7 Fingers' Shana Carroll on the PIPPIN Circus Troupe's City Center Show
by Adrienne Onofri - April 17, 2015

The French-Canadian circus collective Les 7 Doigts de la Main add 'Sequence 8' to their NYC credits.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: GILGAMESH TAGGETT on Tour With ANNIE
by Kathy Strain - April 16, 2015

Gilgamesh Taggett currently plays the role of Oliver Warbucks and BWW had a chance to chat with Gilgamesh about the road that lead to playing Daddy Warbucks.... (more...)