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InDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2014

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars all about her incredibly busy year and impossibly packed schedule coming up for the rest of 2014 and the start of 2015 - the winsome and angelic Kelli O'Hara. Offering a generous tease of her upcoming Carnegie Hall holiday concert spectacular alongside fellow InDepth InterView participant Matthew Morrison and the NY Pops in KELLI & MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, O'Hara reflects on some of her favorite Christmas memories and s... (more...)
BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!
by David Green - December 19, 2014

Stage, television and film chaunteuse Nita Whitaker brings a very special holiday show to the COPA Palm Springs for one night only - December 20 at 8:00 pm. The former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner has shared the stage with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bo... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 19, 2014

This week's spotlight focuses on JJ Rodgers, one of Music City's finest actresses, who opened this week in Hendersonville's Actors Point Theater Company's holiday season offering of It's A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play, directed by 2014 First Night Star Award winner Greg Wilson.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Christopher Daniels - Saying YES to Life
by Jeanmarie Simpson - December 18, 2014

Christopher Daniels is a character with a lot of identities in Reno circles - celebrated solo performer, yoga teacher, manager of a theatre company and ensemble improv performer. I asked a couple of questions, and he was so generous in his responses that I'm letting him do the talking.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tea Time with Mrs. Potts, Emily Jewell
by Keith Tittermary - December 18, 2014

In January, the national tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast returns to our area after a successful run at Wolf Trap earlier this year. The show will play at the Historic Warner Theatre in Penn Quarter from January 6 - 11.... (more...)
BWW Interview: WICKED Alum Eden Espinosa Chats 4 Charity
by Sally Henry - December 18, 2014

Broadway's newest charity organization creates a unique way for fans and Broadway stars to give back to the community as a team. Chat 4 Charity allows anyone to give a Broadway star, like Eden Espinosa, a call and pay by the minute to benefit a charity of the actor's choosing. Espinosa recently sat ... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 18, 2014

Our series continues this week with our first home-schooled actor, the lovely and talented Kaila Wooten, an amazingly talented and remarkably poised teenager who has been on stages throughout Middle Tennessee for much of her life and in 2013 was named a First Night Honors Most Promising Actor.... (more...)
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks In
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 18, 2014

Today's spotlight falls upon Chambers Stevens, who defines the word "multi-hyphenate." (Seriously, look in a dictionary-they still make dictionaries, don't they?-and you'll find his headshot next to the word.) He is an actor-director-playwright-acting coach-producer-consultant-husband-and-father. An... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sayle Finds New Life as Crutchie in NEWSIES
by Paul Batterson - December 17, 2014

A couple of years after the first phase of his acting career ended, Zachary Sayle feels like he's starting over with the national tour of NEWSIES.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Graphics Designer CLAIRE ZOGHB
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - December 17, 2014

You will never take a program cover for granted.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - December 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Ho... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Hagerstown Hub Opera to Present AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
by Johnna Leary - December 17, 2014

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but the Three Wise Men will be arriving sooner in a new production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Hagerstown Hub Opera Ensemble will present a special one time only production, directed by Phillip Collister in conjunction with Towson University Music for the Stag... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lexy Baeza Talks 'RUDOLPH'
by Cara Richardson - December 16, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town! Or better yet, Rudolph. Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center hosts the touring production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer this week. Here at BroadwayWorld Nashville, we had the chance to interview Rudolph himself (or herself!), Lexy Baeza.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Laura Careless - Star of NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by Marina Kennedy - December 16, 2014 interviewed Laura Careless who plays Marie Claire in Company XIV's highly acclaimed production of 'Nutcracker Rouge.' Conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick the show is on limited engagement at the company's new theater lounge-home in Noho.... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 16, 2014

One needn't be clairvoyant to sense that Delaney Amatrudo is destined for stardom; that's been evident, at the very least, since she was a middle schooler. For Nashville area audiences who have been lucky enough to see her live and onstage, it's very obvious that she possesses that ethereal quality ... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: GINO IOSSA of Roccos Tuscany Bar and Grill in Madison-NJ
by Marina Kennedy - December 15, 2014

Chef Gino Iossa of Rocco's Tuscany Bar and Grill in Madison, New Jersey is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sasha Hollinger's Dream Takes Her From GMU to the Kennedy Center's JOSEPH
by Benjamin Tomchik - December 15, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Sasha Hollinger where she talked about how George Mason University prepared her for a career in the performing arts, the advice she would give to current students hoping to follow in her footsteps, what audiences can expect from the Kennedy Center's upcoming tour... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kyle Dean Massey of PIPPIN at The National Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - December 15, 2014

When I was 11, I was in the chorus of a community theatre production of a little show called Pippin. For me, it was what taught me that theatre could be a magical thing. For some reason, as I grew up, I always kind of identified with Pippin's story - which I'm sure is the point of the show somewhat.... (more...)
NASHVILLE THEATER 101: Two Johns and a German
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 15, 2014

Why do you do theater? We've been putting that question to members of the Nashville theater famiy for the past month to find out what it is that motivates creative types to pursue an illusory and challenging career, while for others the theater gives them a creative avocation that helps keep them sa... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Charles Leipart Playwright for SWIMMING AT THE RITZ at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - December 15, 2014

'Swimming at the Ritz' opens at New Jersey Repertory in Long Branch on January 8th and will run through February 1st. We had the chance to interview the playwright for the show, Charles Leipart.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Young Performers Shine Bright in RUDOLPH
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - December 15, 2014

With Christmas Eve and December 25th fast approaching, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be ready to lead Santa's sleigh once again. Milwaukee's First Stage adapted the classic television special celebrating a 5oth anniversary this year into a musical two year ago, where Rudolph 'with his nose so ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Leon Outlaw Jr.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - December 12, 2014

At the ripe old age of 12, theatre 'vet' Outlaw plays Young Berry Gordy, Young Stevie Wonder and Young Michael Jackson in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing Dec. 16 - 28 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Playwright/director Myra Stephens of BEING EBENEZER
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 12, 2014

Myra Stephens has had a busy week, as is wont to happen when tech week descends upon a production, so she can be forgiven for not completely understanding the five questions that comprise our Friday Five, a regular feature designed to introduce members of Tennessee's theater community to the world a... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 11, 2014

The talent pool is deep here, a fact exemplified by today's young actor featured in HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Jess Darnell, an 18-year-old senior at Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy, who graduates next spring after already amassing an impressive theatrical resume.... (more...)
by Don Grigware - December 11, 2014

Executive director Chris Verdugo and artistic director/conductor Joe Nadeau of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) are busy these days getting ready for the big holiday concert to take place this weekend Saturday December 13 at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday December 14 at 3 pm at the Saban Theatr... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Shannon Guggenheim on MESHUGANUTCRACKER
by Harmony Wheeler - December 10, 2014

We spoke with Shannon Guggenheim on the return engagement of her unconvential holiday show MeshugaNutcracker. The production just opened in San Francisco and plays through December 14, but you can also catch it in San Jose December 25-28 before it travels to NYC next year. For tickets and informatio... (more...)

Jesus Christ Superstar in ClevelandJesus Christ Superstar
(Runs 12/18 - 12/28)
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration
(Runs 12/5 - 1/4)
Guys and Dolls in ClevelandGuys and Dolls
(Runs 1/18 - 1/19)
A Connecticut Yankee
(Runs 1/31 - 2/1)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Runs 2/6 - 2/7)
Camelot in ClevelandCamelot
(Runs 2/10 - 2/11)
The Addams Family
(Runs 2/6 - 2/14)

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