BroadwayWorld Interviews

by Pat Cerasaro - June 29, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld kicks off a brand new interview series titled HOW I GOT THE JOB shining a special solo spotlight on a performer in which they share candid recollections and revisit the point at which they became involved with a particular project on their resume, whether it be stage piece, film or TV project... To kick off the series, we are talking to an internationally recognized stage and screen star CELEBRATED for her iconic originating role in the popular stage musical and subsequen... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jennifer Decker and Jon Harvey Dive In With THE DROWNING GIRLS
by Natalie de la Garza - June 29, 2015

Read Mildred's Umbrella artistic director Jennifer Decker and director Jon Harvey talk about the unique challenges posed by THE DROWNING GIRLS and the continued relevance of the story.... (more...)
The FRIDAY FIVE (on Monday?): TUNA's Asa Ambrister & Patrick Goedicke
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 29, 2015

Today, we train our spotlight on Asa Ambrister and Patrick Goedicke, the two versatile actors who bring the whole town of Tuna, Texas, to life in Red, White And Tuna, the latest incarnation of the Tuna cycle at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre. The show opened Friday night and continues through July 12…... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Trista Dollison in SISTER ACT: Singing with Great Joy!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - June 29, 2015

Every night for the next three weeks Trista Dollison dons a nun's habit and lights up the stage of Brunswick's Maine State Music Theatre with her sassy, soulful, exuberant portrayal of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act - the cabaret singer who teaches the joy of music to a sleepy convent of Philadel... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Writer Ben Brindise
by Mark C. Lloyd - June 29, 2015

Ben Brindise is an award winning poet/writer who performs nationally and all over Buffalo and Canada.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE- 'This Is Really Happening!'
by Richard Ridge - June 28, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takei and Lea Salonga, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHT
by Ellen Dostal - June 28, 2015

When the subject is Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, the metaphors and analogies come easily to director Rebecca Taichman, who uses words like 'epic,' 'complex,' 'Mozartian' and 'perfect.' 'It's truly bottomless,' she says. 'I thought I knew everything about the play, and I just ke... (more...)
BWW Interview: George Takei on ALLEGIANCE- 'It's Profoundly Personal to Me'
by Richard Ridge - June 27, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sarah Smith Talks MAMMA MIA!
by Linda Ann Watt - June 26, 2015

That is the joy of this show. It's a party with the most fun onstage!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lisa Lampanelli Chats New Special 'Back to the Drawing Board,' Donald Trump, Off-Broadway Play
by Matt Tamanini - June 26, 2015

Tonight at 10pm ET on EPIX, one of the funniest women in the world takes to the stage for her fifth televised special, LISA LAMPANELLI: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. If you are familiar with Lampanelli's work, this goes without saying, but viewer discretion is highly advised. Known to fans and critics ... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): THE 39 STEPS' Josh Bernaski
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 25, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five (on Thursday): five questions (well, actually, six) designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Meet Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, Bobby G Award Winners
by Chris Arneson - June 25, 2015

The winners of best actor/actress at the Bobby G Awards, Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss their lives up to the ceremony, what they've been up to since and what they're stoked for at The Jimmy Awards.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Nicholas Rodriguez Discusses His New Album THE FIRST TIME, Performing at Birdland and Much More
by Nora Dominick - June 24, 2015

Stage and TV veteran Nicholas Rodriguez sat down with BroadwayWorld this week to chat about his debut album THE FIRST TIME, his upcoming solo-cabaret debut at BIRDLAND and his work with the BROADWAY DREAMS FOUNDATION. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Seth Barrish Chats about THE PAVILION, The Barrow Group and So Much More
by Nora Dominick - June 24, 2015

Craig Wright's amazing play THE PAVILLION is currently being performed as part of The Barrow's Group 2015/16 season. BroadwayWorld sat down with Artistic Director and one of the stars of The Pavilion, Seth Barrish, to talk about his work with such a eloquent play, The Barrow Group and the release of... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kinglsey Leggs of SISTER ACT - Art with Intention
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - June 24, 2015

'If you build it they will come. If you want diversity in the theatre, you have to build that diversity from the ground up. You can't just expect it to happen.' Actor Kingsley Leggs is speaking with quiet intensity about his passion for theatre, music, and dance and his belief that theatre must not ... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: JEFF MALLOY of Il Forno in West Windsor, New Jersey
by Marina Kennedy - June 24, 2015

Chef Jeff Malloy of Il Forno Cafe and Trattoria in West Windsor, New Jersey is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!
by Joseph F. Panarello - June 23, 2015

ON THE TOWN star discusses his show as well as his upcoming show at Birdland and his debut album.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with MUSIC MAN's Tony Vierling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - June 22, 2015

You are used to seeing the leads in local and touring shows get featured in this space but not as often the 'unsung' heroes of the stage - the ensemble cast who are out there hoofing it show after show. Actor Tony Vierling is filling that role this time and shared some thoughts in 6 Questions & a Pl... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 6 Questions & a Plug with ONCE's Dani DeWaal
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - June 22, 2015

ONCE is the show you cannot see just one time -- the popularity is still surging and the national tour is going strong. BWW Minneapolis got a chance to interview actress Dani DeWaal, who plays Girl again. Get to know her more in 6 Questions & a Plug.... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE RESIDUALS Guest Star Michael Torpey Chats Commercial Acting
by Matt Tamanini - June 22, 2015

The second Season 2 episode will debut on Tuesday, June 23rd on BroadwayWorld, and will feature actor and commercial legend Michael Torpey as a few different versions of his real-life self. Torpey is a regular on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and has had memorable apperances on 30 ROCK (as Gaylord Felcher), VE... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Aiden Leslie Talks Live Out Loud, NYC Pride, and His Music
by David Clarke - June 21, 2015

It's summer, which means its time to turn the radios up, dance in the streets, soak up the sun, and enjoy life's journey. That's exactly what New Yorker by way of Ohio Aiden Leslie is doing. With his music climbing the charts, I recently sat down with the popular pop vocalist to chat about his music... (more...)
BWW Interviews: TASTE ASIA Takes Over Times Square, 6/26-27
by Marina Kennedy - June 21, 2015

Visit the Taste Asia Food Fest in Times Square this weekend, 6/26 and 6/27 for delicious and fun events.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: Jonathan Groff Talks About His Upcoming Turn in Encores! A NEW BRAIN, HAMILTON and Much More!
by Nicole Rosky - June 21, 2015

Jonathan Groff may have been away from Broadway for a while, but this season he is taking the musical theatre community by storm. This spring he appeared in The Public Theater's breakthrough production of HAMILTON as King George III, a role he will follow to Broadway later this summer. He also appea... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Melody Mennite Talks Making Sense of the Senseless Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Katricia Lang - June 19, 2015

Melody Mennite, who portrays Katherina in Houston Ballet's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, was given the responsibility of bringing emotional content to senseless violence and etching butt kicking into your memory. As you'll see in our discussion, she worked very hard before she delivered.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC Makes its World Premiere in Columbus
by Amanda Etchison - June 19, 2015

A new musical is coming to town--one that explores the themes of love, passion and the suburban American Dream, wittily played out under the golden glow of neighborhood streetlights.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Actress AMY MADIGAN Talks About Directing Off the King's Road
by Don Grigware - June 18, 2015

Actress Amy Madigan will direct Neil Koenigsberg's play Off the King's Road later this month at the Odyssey. A production of the play in New York last season was critically acclaimed, including a New York Times critic's pick. In our conversation Madigan talks about the play, her cast and her associa... (more...)