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2015 Flashback: A Year's Advice from the Stars 2015 Flashback: A Year's Advice from the Stars
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2015

At the end of every 'backstage' interview, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge asks his guest, 'What is the best bit of advice that you've been given that you still live by?' Below, we've rounded up all the sage responses from the stars of 2015!... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More! BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - February 05, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Christina Keefe Talks Directing Rice Theatre Program's EURYDICE BWW Interview: Christina Keefe Talks Directing Rice Theatre Program's EURYDICE
by Katricia Lang - February 05, 2016

The Rice Theatre Program presents EURYDICE, an adaptation of the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus that leads to some funny, heartfelt theater and imaginative staging.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser Preview 'The Songs of Tor and Lisa' BWW Interview: Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser Preview 'The Songs of Tor and Lisa'
by Nora Dominick - February 05, 2016

'The Songs of Tor and Lisa' is about to hit the Feinstein's/54 Below stage on February 8, 2016, but before that BroadwayWorld sat down with Grammy-nominated songwriter? Tor Hyams and veteran Broadway performer Lisa Rothauser to chat about their upcoming concert. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo! BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo!
by David Clarke - February 04, 2016

Equally uplifting and heartbreaking, for many people FUN HOME is easily the most significant musical of 2015 and of this era of American musical theatre. Recently, Gabriella Pizzolo, who made her Broadway debut in MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, took over the role of Small Alison in FUN HOME. I caught up with... (more...)
BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
by David Clarke - February 04, 2016

Globally, bullying is a problem facing many school aged children. It is a comfort to know that many are looking for ways to curb bullying and make the world a better place for our children. On Monday, February 8, 2016, to celebrate it's expansion to the East Coast, the international anti-bullying or... (more...)
BWW Interview:  Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALE BWW Interview: Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALE
by Marina Kennedy - February 04, 2016

Broadwayworld.com talked with Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse about 'A Bronx Tale.'... (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ADAM LEBOWITZ-LOCKARD Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ADAM LEBOWITZ-LOCKARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 04, 2016

Theater's next generation of actors will come from all over the globe, to be certain, but one might find an impressive concentration of artists on the campus of the University of Southern California, where the list of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in acting rivals any group to be found anyw... (more...)
This Dancer's Life: EVERETT TARLTON This Dancer's Life: EVERETT TARLTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 04, 2016

Make no mistake about it: There is absolutely no way to avoid instantly liking Everett Tarlton - it's useless to even try. In fact, resistance is futile. The boy possesses so much innate charm that anyone - whether you're a director, a choreographer, an actor or even a critic - simply cannot resist ... (more...)
BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre
by Johnna Leary - February 04, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the ultimate American theater classic about life and love lessons, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, will open at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Directed by Amanda Hartman, Our Town is a slice of small town life over a decade in Grover's Corners. The town citizens reveal every... (more...)
BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE
by Nora Dominick - February 03, 2016

Broadway star Robert Hartwell is doing something truly spectacular while on the Motown National Tour: He's teaching a new generation of Broadway performers with BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway
by Naomi Serviss - February 02, 2016

The new lead in the Tony-winning play has found his role presents some unique physical challenges.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Cody Daigle-Orians and THE BOOK OF D at The Growing Stage BWW Interview: Cody Daigle-Orians and THE BOOK OF D at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - February 02, 2016

'The Book of D' will have a World Premiere at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey' from February 12th through February 21st. Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright, Cody Daigle-Orians about his career and the show.... (more...)
BWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera House BWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - February 02, 2016

A wedding should be a perfect romantic occasion...... so it's the perfect setting for the day when everything that can go wrong does, in the new Lewis Black comedy One Slight Hitch.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND BWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND
by Gil Kaan - February 02, 2016

Director/producer/actor Charles Haid's latest theatrical directorial project ALTMAN'S LAST STAND opens February 6 at the Zephyr Theatre. In this one-man show, Michael Laskin portrays the Viennese-born Franz Altman who refused to sell his mid-town Manhattan second hand shop to corporate developers.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Classical Theatre Company's Artistic Director John Johnston Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE BWW Interview: Classical Theatre Company's Artistic Director John Johnston Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE
by Natalie de la Garza - February 01, 2016

In this interview, BroadwayWorld.com talks to Classical Theatre Company Executive Artistic Director John Johnston about directing CTC's A DOLL'S HOUSE, Ibsen's meaning, and the play's controversial ending.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Robbie Collier Sublett Chats About HER REQUIEM, the Rehearsal Room and So Much More! BWW Interview: Robbie Collier Sublett Chats About HER REQUIEM, the Rehearsal Room and So Much More!
by Nora Dominick - February 01, 2016

Before HER REQUIM begins performances Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater, Robbie Collier Sublett sat down with Broadway World to chat about the new play, his work the amazing cast and comparing it to other parts he's played!... (more...)
BWW Interview: GIUSEPPE VIGGIANO, legale rappresentante della Grandi Teatri Srl, parla della sospensione delle attività del GRAN TEATRO DI ROMA BWW Interview: GIUSEPPE VIGGIANO, legale rappresentante della Grandi Teatri Srl, parla della sospensione delle attività del GRAN TEATRO DI ROMA
by Valeria Venturelli - February 01, 2016

Si apre male l'anno nuovo per il Gran Teatro di Roma: negli ultimi giorni il teatro, per problematiche di natura amministrativa con il Municipio XV, ha sospeso la sua programmazione per intero e rischia di chiudere i battenti.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles Prepares to Get 'Squirrely' in Solo Cabaret Debut at Joe's Pub BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles Prepares to Get 'Squirrely' in Solo Cabaret Debut at Joe's Pub
by Tyler Peterson - February 01, 2016

Following her Tony-nominated performance in Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Sarah Stiles is about to get 'squirrely' at Joe's Pub.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6 BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - February 01, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6.... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Gregory Zapantis of MOLOS in Weehawken NJ Chef Spotlight: Gregory Zapantis of MOLOS in Weehawken NJ
by Marina Kennedy - February 01, 2016

Executive Chef, Gregory Zapantis of MOLOS in Weehawken, New Jersey is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: San Antonio Music Director Darrin Newhardt BWW Interview: San Antonio Music Director Darrin Newhardt
by Backstage Bunny - February 01, 2016

Darrin Newhardt is one of the busiest music directors in San Antonio. In recent months he has been the music director of ten shows, including the premier of the musical 'Oh Rats' for the Vexlar Theater. 'Ragtime' 'The Last 5 Years' for the Playhouse San Antonio, 'Young Frankenstein' 'Into The Woods'... (more...)
BWW Interview: GREASE: LIVE's Cha Cha, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, on Working with Tommy Kail Again BWW Interview: GREASE: LIVE's Cha Cha, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, on Working with Tommy Kail Again
by Matt Tamanini - January 28, 2016

The multi-talented Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer is known to fans of a certain demographic as Kiki on Nickelodeon's THE FRESH BEAT BAND; to others she is known as recording artist Ava Gold; and I first became aware of her as a sultry and captivating Vanessa in the First National Tour of IN THE HEIGHTS. This... (more...)
BWW Interview - Andrea Martin Talks NOISES OFF, 'BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING' & More BWW Interview - Andrea Martin Talks NOISES OFF, 'BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING' & More
by Caryn Robbins - January 28, 2016

Today the Tony Award winner speaks exclusively with BWW about starring in this high-energy comedic romp and reveals, 'I didn't quite know what I was getting myself into!'... (more...)
BWW Interview: RUSALKA Light Director, Paule Constable, Talks Dvorák's 'Most Romantic Opera' BWW Interview: RUSALKA Light Director, Paule Constable, Talks Dvorák's 'Most Romantic Opera'
by Katricia Lang - January 27, 2016

The visually appetizing lyrical opera RUSALKA hits the Houston Grand Opera stage as part of the Glyndebourne Tour. Composed by Antonin Dvorak and written by poet Jaroslav Kvapil in 1900, RUSALKA is a rather tragic fairytale about an ill-fated love affair between a water sprite (or rusalka) and a pri... (more...)
BWW Interview: RUDY RAMOS Portrays the Humanity of GERONIMO BWW Interview: RUDY RAMOS Portrays the Humanity of GERONIMO
by Don Grigware - January 27, 2016

Veteran actor/producer Rudy Ramos shares with us his reasons for giving life to the Apache leader Geronimo who has been portrayed as a savage in the court of public opinion; that 'savage' image of the man that is often  reflected in literature, film, and TV.  The more Rudy Ramos looked into the life... (more...)





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