BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 26, 2016

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened  draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choice... (more...)

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Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
Liv Rooth Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 29, 2016 in Connecticut

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut!... (more...)
Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - November 14, 2016 in Connecticut

If the word Fragile (pronounced Frah-GEE-lay) or the phrase "You'll shoot your eye out, kid" bring a smile to your face, then you are likely one of the many people who love A CHRISTMAS STORY, the classic 1983 movie that has become required viewing for many families each Christmas season. And, while ... (more...)
Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat
by Kathryn Kitt - October 05, 2016 in Connecticut

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Emphasizing non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants, and bold theatricality, BCTR offers unique development opportunities for new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue among ar... (more...)
Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 20, 2016 in Connecticut

From journalist to skewer.... (more...)
Alan Safier in Ridgefield Alan Safier in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 14, 2016 in Connecticut

Say Goodnight Gracie @RPlayhouse.... (more...)
Beau Gravitte at Ridgefield Playhouse Beau Gravitte at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 02, 2016 in Connecticut

Connecticut has almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to seasoned performers who settle here while still finding opportunities to act close to home as well as in New York and Hollywood. One of our favorite couples is Beau and Debbie Gravitte (nee Shapiro), who add so much professionally ... (more...)
THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 05, 2016 in Connecticut

Girl group revue is back by popular demand. Two years ago, the Long Wharf Theatre offered a blast from the past with The Bikinis, James Hindman and Ray Roderick's breezy jukebox revue of '60s and '70s music. The show was loosely based on a true story about senior residents in Florida, who were bein... (more...)
JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016 in Connecticut

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June.... (more...)
MARA DAVI MARA DAVI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 04, 2016 in Connecticut

Mara Davi to appear at the Long Wharf Theatre's play, My Paris by Alfred Uhry.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY in New Haven BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 02, 2016 in Connecticut

If you miss it in New Haven, see it in Hartford.... (more...)
Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels
by Lauren Yarger - February 10, 2016 in Connecticut

Lou Diamond Phillips stars in the world premiere of his play, BURNING DESIRE.... (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: Vanderbilt's SADIE ANDROS Collegiate Theatrics: Vanderbilt's SADIE ANDROS
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 26, 2016 in Connecticut

Vanderbilt University's Sadie Andros, one of the region's busiest and most acclaimed young actors - she was Psyche and Aphrodite in last fall's production of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses and takes on the role of Olivia in this spring's Vanderbilt Players' production of Twelfth Night - is among tho... (more...)
Joel Grey at The Ridgefield Playhouse Joel Grey at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 21, 2016 in Connecticut

Think you know @joelgrey? See him, hear him, be surprised by him at The Ridgefield Playhouse @RPlayhouse... (more...)
Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven Angels Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven Angels
by Lauren Yarger - November 11, 2015 in Connecticut

Stephanie Zimbalist Stars in Joe DiPietro's comdey with music at Seven Angels Theatre.... (more...)
Chris Ward on THE INDEPENDENTS Chris Ward on THE INDEPENDENTS
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 31, 2015 in Connecticut

After staged reading, plans to include kick-ass projections and live painting.... (more...)
Franc D'Ambrosio Franc D'Ambrosio
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 07, 2015 in Connecticut

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Angela Reed Talks BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse Angela Reed Talks BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by Lindsey Sullivan - October 05, 2015 in Connecticut

With Broadway credits, national tours (Spring Awakening and War Horse, no less), and the firecracker role of Barbara in August: Osage County under her belt, Angela Reed has done it all. However, the Westport Country Playhouse first timer is currently learning a lot in rehearsals for Arthur Miller's ... (more...)
Stephen Schnetzer Stephen Schnetzer
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 05, 2015 in Connecticut

Stephen Schnetzer has accomplished something very few actors can claim: he can get a favorable review from the notoriously hard to please critic John Simon. Schnetzer won a Soap Opera Digest award for Outstanding Comic Performance by an Actor (Daytime) for his work on Another World and has received ... (more...)
Christopher Shinn of AN OPENING IN TIME at Hartford Stage Company Christopher Shinn of AN OPENING IN TIME at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - September 14, 2015 in Connecticut

Obie-winning playwright Christopher Shinn grew up in central Connecticut and attended an arts magnet high school in Hartford. He attended Hartford Stage as a teenager, which has since produced his play DYING CITY.  Now 40, he's rehearsing the world premiere of his new play AN OPENING IN TIME at Hart... (more...)
Wade Preston of MOVIN' OUT in Bridgeport Wade Preston of MOVIN' OUT in Bridgeport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 07, 2015 in Connecticut

Broadway's Piano Man performs at the Downtown Cabaret. www.mycabaret.org.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MARY JANE SCHAEFER BWW Interviews: MARY JANE SCHAEFER
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 11, 2015 in Connecticut

Actress and playwright Mary Jane Schaefer explores the relationship between Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald in her play, Scott and Zelda: Happy Forever, which was performed at the Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk in June. Schaefer is best known for her work in Shakespeare. She performed with Shakespea... (more...)
BWW Interviews: RICHARD KLINE BWW Interviews: RICHARD KLINE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 21, 2015 in Connecticut

Actor Richard Kline, best known for his role in the classic sitcom, Three's Company, will return to performing in Connecticut at the Westport Country Playhouse's upcoming production of And A Nightingale Sang. Kline has never performed at the Playhouse, but he has ties to Connecticut.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Graphics Designer CLAIRE ZOGHB BWW Interviews: Graphics Designer CLAIRE ZOGHB
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - December 17, 2014 in Connecticut

You will never take a program cover for granted.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: VANESSA KAI BWW Interviews: VANESSA KAI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - August 13, 2014 in Connecticut

Once in a while you see an actor whose performance just blows you away. That happened when I saw A.R. Gurney's Far East for the third time and Vanessa Kai was cast as The Reader. A few years later I saw her perform in the physically demanding and emotionally wrenching two-person show, An Infinite Ac... (more...)
BWW Interviews: GENEVA CARR BWW Interviews: GENEVA CARR
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - August 11, 2014 in Connecticut

Geneva Carr: 'I haven't crested the best part of my career.'... (more...)