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InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - October 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star c... (more...)
BWW Interview: Henry Jaglom and Tanna Frederick on Presenting TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE at the Edgemar Center, Opening 11/7
by Shari Barrett - October 30, 2014

TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE: A true story of hate and love, by Henry Jaglom, will have its World Premiere at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica beginning November 7. The play is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Henry Jaglom's father as he crossed Poland on a train in 1928 when ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Cult 'Caberlesque' Favorite Lady Rizo Graces The Stage Of The Copa Palm Springs 11/1
by David Green - October 30, 2014

Grammy-winning Chanteuse and Comedienne, Lady Rizo, appears for one 'standing room only' performance at The Copa palm Springs on November 1 at 8:00 pm. The cult entertainer New York magazine hails as a 'Cabaret Superstar' has made her mark creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: NF Hope Benefit (Neurofibromatosis or NF) with JERSEY BOYS' Jeff Leibow
by Kathy Strain - October 30, 2014

The 4th Annual NF Hope Benefit Concert was recently held in Las Vegas. The success of the event can be seen in the numbers. Over $82,000 was raised at this year's event.... (more...)
Sam Edgerly from DIRTY DANCING on Tour
by Kathy Strain - October 30, 2014

DIRTY DANCING started its U.S. tour in September and has enjoyed great success as it has travelled. Sam Edgerly plays the role of the smarmy Robbie in this wonderful stage production.... (more...)
BWW Interview Part 1: Danielle de Niese Is Making a Difference
by Erica Miner - October 30, 2014

'I am honored to use my voice to help raise awareness and support for the world's most vulnerable … their determination to build a better future.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Carol Kane Talks OFFER AND COMPROMISE, GOTHAM, and More!
by Marakay Rogers - October 29, 2014

The legendary performer talks about her upcoming film, OFFER AND COMPROMISE, and about her current television roles, as well as the delight of villainy in WICKED... (more...)
BWW Interview: Eddie Shapiro Takes Center Stage with Great 'Dames'
by Erica Miner - October 29, 2014

Bitten by the theatre bug at a tender age, Eddie Shapiro ranks top billing among the highest echelons of the Broadway and theatre obsessed.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Troy Schumacher
by Barnett Serchuk - October 29, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be acc... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will be kicking off its 15th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring the world renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. The concerts will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 8PM and Sunday, November 9th at 3P... (more...)
Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk - October 28, 2014

Recently, David Bernard, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's music director, sat down with Stanley Drucker to discuss his illustrious career, Mozart and life after 60 years with the New York Philharmonic.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jaston Williams Talks MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR
by David Clarke - October 28, 2014

Texas stage legend, Jaston Williams, is heading back to Galveston's The Grand 1894 Opera House. This time around he is bringing his newest play, MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR, to tickle our ribs. Gearing up for the production, Jaston Williams talks to me about why you should see MAID MARIAN IN A STOLE... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! Shows
by Sally Henry - October 28, 2014

Conductor Todd Ellison is quite possibly one of the busiest men in the industry right now. His involvement in the fast-approaching production of THE BAND WAGON with Encores!, a Christmas concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and his own staged musical in March, only begin to scratch the surface of h... (more...)
BWW Interview: Creators Joel Paley and Marvin Laird Discuss the Return of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL
by Louisa Brady - October 28, 2014

Creators of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Joel Paley and Marvin Laird discuss the current limited engagement of the musical at Stage 72 at the Triad.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Brian Kohn on Pink Floyd's THE WALL
by Harmony Wheeler - October 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld San Francisco talks with Brian Kohn, principal of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. He has a very unqiue production in store for Bay Area audiences: The Wall, based on album by Pink Floyd.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARIS
by David Clarke - October 28, 2014

With its World Premiere about a year away, tickets are already on sale for the Broadway bound musical N THE QUEEN OF PARIS. And 2015 is shaping up to be the year of Emile Zola. Recently, I sat down with Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Ferguson, the co-creators of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS, and Pascal Nado... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - Hari Dhillon Talks Provocative Role in DISGRACED
by Caryn Robbins - October 28, 2014

Today the talented actor speaks exclusively to BWW about making his Broadway debut in this provactive story of aspirations, assimilation and human empathy.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at the Washington County Playhouse Proves Romantic Relationships Are Real..... and Really Funny!
by Johnna Leary - October 28, 2014

You've heard of the eternal struggle to win back your ex, to find"Mr. Right" or that a man and woman can never be "just friends". But, what if all the relationship advice you've ever heard...... is totally wrong? I Love You Because, a new Off-Broadway musical about modern relationships, will debut t... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Versatility is JEFF SKOWRON's Middle Name
by Ellen Dostal - October 28, 2014

Jeff Skowron is a chameleon. The versatile actor has appeared on Southern California stages playing everything from Thenardier in Les Miserables at La Mirada Theatre to Leo Bloom in The Producers at 3-D Theatricals -- roles for which he is currently nominated for an Ovation Award -- to The Baker in ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kim Mytelka and Kyle Crawford Talk Island ETC's ROCKY HORROR
by Katricia Lang - October 27, 2014

In this interview, I talk to the director of Island ETC's ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Kim Mytelka, and to the one and only Dr. Frank-N-Furter, actor Kyle Crawford.... (more...)
BWW Spotlights: Meet the New and Talented Reviewers for BWW-Denver - Colin Roybal and Chris Arneson!
by Michael Mulhern - October 27, 2014

Meet our two new fascinating reviewers for BWW-Denver and find out why these diverse and talented gentlemen are the perfect addition to our team!... (more...)
BWW Interview: BEAUTIFUL's Newest Star Scott J. Cambell Steps Into Gerry Goffin's Shoes
by Nicole Rosky - October 25, 2014

Campbell took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about stepping into Goffin's shoes, sharing the stage with Tony winner Jessie Mueller, and more. Check out the full interview below!... (more...)
Chef's Spotlight: Brandon Kida of CLEMENT at The Peninsula in New York City
by Marina Kennedy - October 24, 2014

Brandon Kida of Clement at the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City is in our 'Chef's Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: John Frederick - Reno Renaissance Man
by Jeanmarie Simpson - October 24, 2014

It's really interesting to me in any kind of Shakespeare how people speak in definites, when there's no way to know them. This one seems to be one that actors hold very near and dear to their hearts. Some people are into the superstition and it's bad luck to say the title, but to me, it's just a fri... (more...)
BWW Interviews: BalletMet's INNOVATIONS Pushes the Boundaries of Dance
by Amanda Etchison - October 24, 2014

Featuring three barrier-breaking, never-before-seen contemporary dance pieces, BalletMet's "Innovations" encourages choreographers, dancers and audience members alike to think outside the box--the black box theater, that is.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Laura Pedersen, Playwright for BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN
by Marina Kennedy - October 23, 2014

Laura Pedersen, renowned author, is the playwright for Brightness of Heaven no onstage at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in New York City through December 14th. had the opportunity to interview Pedersen about some of her inspirations, her fascinating career and the show.... (more...)

'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford in Cleveland'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford
(Runs 10/22 - 11/1)
Newsies The Musical in ClevelandNewsies The Musical
(Runs 11/4 - 11/16)
The King and I in ClevelandThe King and I
(Runs 11/14 - 11/23)
The Sound of Music in ClevelandThe Sound of Music
(Runs 11/21 - 12/7)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas in ClevelandIrving Berlin's White Christmas
(Runs 12/2 - 12/14)
Jesus Christ Superstar in ClevelandJesus Christ Superstar
(Runs 12/18 - 12/28)
Guys and Dolls in ClevelandGuys and Dolls
(Runs 1/18 - 1/19)

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