BroadwayWorld Interviews

InDepth InterView: Rachel Potter Talks New Album, NOT SO BLACK & WHITE, Plus Looks Back At EVITA, WICKED, THE X FACTOR & More
by Pat Cerasaro - March 02, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the breakout stars of Season 3 of FOX's recent reality competition series THE X FACTOR and a stalwart Broadway regular in her own right, the passionate and versatile Rachel Potter. Espousing on her impressive new country-tinged album NOT SO BLACK & WHITE and explicating the impetus behind many of the standout tracks on the release, Potter opens up about her unique journey thus far in both her own life and her show business career - from her conservative Baptist upb... (more...)
BWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - March 03, 2015

Hawaii-born Elle McLemore burst onto the theatre scene in 2011 when she was cast as the evil Eva in the Pre-Broadway National Tour of BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Like most of that cast, McLemore went on to make her Broadway debut when the tour made its way to New York the following year. Since then th... (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb University's Emily Eytchison
by Jeffrey Ellis - March 03, 2015

Everything about Emily Eytchison, a Brentwood native now in her senior year at Nashville's Lipscomb University, says she's an actress. Outgoing and beautiful, quirky and even somewhat introverted (which might seem surprising coming from someone who is so obviously at home in front of an audience), s... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Patrick Page Talks Paper Mill's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Caryn Robbins - March 02, 2015

Today, Page speaks exclusively to BWW about this new musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Cathy Rigby Talks About SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Now in Redondo Beach
by Don Grigware - March 02, 2015

Actress/singer Cathy Rigby is finishing her run with one more weekend as the Cat in the Hat in 3-D Theatricals' production of Seussical The Musical at Redondo Performing Arts Center March 6-8. Rigby talks about her love of this role and other theatrical delights. Why is the Cat in the Hat a favor... (more...)
BWW Interviews: ALLEN DIKKER Founder and Owner of Potatopia
by Marina Kennedy - March 01, 2015 interviewed Allen Dikker, Founder and Owner of the fast-growing potato-centric eatery, Potatopia.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: SUE ELLEN GERRELLS Does It All
by Marietta Lunceford - February 28, 2015

As the artistic director for South City Theatre, a sought after stage director and award winning actress, Sue Ellen Gerrells is one of the leading figures in area theatre.... (more...)
HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Arden Taylor Guice
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 27, 2015

Today, we introduce you to Arden Taylor Guice, a 17-year-old high school, whose unique theatrical life sets her apart from others in her age group: She's been a student at Franklin High School, but in her senior year she was lucky enough to gain an internship with the musical theatre program at Belm... (more...)
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Michael Edwards
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 27, 2015

Now making his home in Florida - while continuing to pursue his almost 50-years-long (he's currently on year number 49) career on stages all over the country, Michael Edwards tells us this week all about his time spent in Nashville and where those years have led him…... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Emily Lopez Turns up the Heat for Revival of CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - February 27, 2015

One of the most highly anticipated productions in LA is the upcoming revival of CARRIE THE MUSICAL opening March 18 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Word has it that the performance will take place all over the theater in what will be a truly immersive experience. Based on the Stephen K... (more...)
BWW Interviews: David Ellenstein and North Coast Rep are Perfect Together
by Erica Miner - February 27, 2015

Artistic Director David Ellenstein in dual roles as protagonist and director... (more...)
BWW Interview: Six Degrees of THE FOLLOWING with Kevin Bacon
by Jennifer McHugh - February 26, 2015

When I was young, age isn't really relevant, but young, I, along with the rest of the young girls in America fell in love with Ren McCormick aka Kevin Bacon in a tiny little film called FOOTLOOSE. He had been in other films such as ANIMAL HOUSE, DINER and FRIDAY THE 13TH to name a few, but it was hi... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Chris McCord and the MEN IN MOTION at the Beam Theatre
by Rob Myers - February 25, 2015

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to witness Men In Motion at the Beam Theatre here in Atlanta, and I was marveled at the display of young men (and not so young) pouring their hearts and spirits onto the stage, further affirming that the joys of creative movement are for everybody.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Playwright Emily Freeman AND THEN CAME TANGO at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - February 25, 2015 interviewed playwright, Emily Freeman. She told us about her career and the World Premiere of 'AND THEN CAME TANGO' at The Growing Stage in Netcong. The show will be onstage from March 6th through March 29th.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Erik Liberman in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - February 25, 2015 interviewed Erik Liberman who will play the role of Clopin Trouillefou in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Richard Goode 'Sings' - On the Piano
by Erica Miner - February 25, 2015

Pianist Richard Goode has won the admiration of discriminating classical music aficionados worldwide... (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Trevecca Nazarene University's Amanda Grace Creech
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 24, 2015

Amanda Grace Creech is one of a kind: Beautiful, talented, outspoken, irreverent - and yet another example of the wealth of talent to be found on college campuses all over the USA and someone of whom Nashville theater can rightfully boast. A native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, she's a student at Nash... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss
by Erica Miner - February 24, 2015

The composer's unique style is instantly recognizable... (more...)
BWW Interview: Colm Feore, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You as King Lear
by Adrienne Onofri - February 23, 2015

Didn't get to Canada last year to see Feore play Lear? No problem, catch it in the cinema as the Stratford Festival launches film releases of its stage shows.... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: GIUSEPPE GAMBINO of Pizza Italia in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - February 23, 2015

Chef Guiseppe Gambino of the popular New York City eatery, Pizza Italia is in our Chef Spotlight.... (more...)
Meet the Sommelier: MICHAEL MADRIGALE of Dinex Group by Chef Daniel Boulud
by Marina Kennedy - February 23, 2015

Meet Sommelier Michael Madrigale of Chef Daniel Boulud's 'Dinex Group.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Internationally Acclaimed Designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno Talks Houston Ballet's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Katricia Lang - February 23, 2015

Houston Ballet continues its Shakespeare series with Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch's premiere of his interpretation of ROMEO AND JULIET, Shakespeare's ever relevant treatise on the perils of vengeance and love, on February 26. The ballet will be set to Sergei Prokofiev's masterful s... (more...)
BWW Interviews: TED NEELEY, l'uomo oltre 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
by Valeria Venturelli - February 23, 2015

E' terminato da qualche giorno il tuor italiano di Jesus Christ Superstar XX Anniversario, firmato da Massimo Romeo Piparo e prodotto da Peep Arrow Entertainment nella versione originale di Andrew Lloyd Webber e Tim Rice. Per la prima volta nella storia italiana, il ruolo di Gesu e interpretato da T... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Aner Candelario and NOBEL SALVAGE at the OUT Hotel
by Marina Kennedy - February 23, 2015

The Ivy Brown Gallery's current show is 'Nobel Salvage' by Aner Candelario at the OUT Hotel from February 9th to August 9th. The exhibition is free and open to the public. had the opportunity to interview Candelario about his career.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA Ballet Premieres a Spectacular THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Shari Barrett - February 22, 2015

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY ballet with glorious music by Tchaikovsky premiered in Moscow in 1890. With original choreography by Marius Petipa, it is considered one of the greatest story ballets of all time and the epitome of classical ballet. The story represents much more than just the fairy tale, showi... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sarah Charles Lewis on Her Magical TUCK EVERLASTING Experience at the Alliance Theatre
by Sally Henry - February 20, 2015

Not many 10-year-olds these days get starring roles in brand new world premiere musicals alongside Tony nominees, but Sarah Charles Lewis is the exception. With a contagious energy and bubbly personality, Lewis was just about to burst with excitement as she told me all about working with Tony Award-... (more...)