BroadwayWorld Interviews

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 16, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Tony nominee Robert Fairchild. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how he made the switch from dance to theatre, and so much more!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Stanton Welch, the Success and Failure
by Katricia Lang - August 28, 2015

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BWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. Cook 8/27
by Kimberly Moy - August 28, 2015

TheatreWorks Florida is known throughout the Orlando theater scene for putting on hit productions like Legally Blonde in 2013, Sweeney Todd in 2014, and Nunsense in 2015. If you've seen any of those shows you know that the quality of theater is best in the business. This year, TheatreWorks Florida w... (more...)
BWW Interview: Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv Talk Tziporela and ODD BIRDZ
by David Clarke - August 27, 2015

Hilarious and critically lauded Israeli sketch comedy troupe Tziporela is starting their last two weeks of ODD BIRDZ in New York City today at The Players Theatre. With Tziporela garnering international attention for being so funny, BroadwayWorld sat down with Ben Perry, Dana Ivgy, and Efrat Aviv to... (more...)
BWW Interview: Charlotte O'Sullivan Brings Acrobatics to PIPPIN
by E.H. Reiter - August 27, 2015

Charlotte O'Sullivan brings acrobatic grace and aa little bit of flying to the story of PIPPIN, now playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, Aufgust 30th.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Daniel Ezralow
by Barnett Serchuk - August 27, 2015

Pearl (, a new American-Chinese dance-theatre spectacular, inspired by the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first woman to win both the Nobel and the Pulitzer Prizes, will have its world premiere at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for 4 performances only, August 27-30th. T... (more...)
BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - August 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.'... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Chef CARL MUHLHAUSER of Laurel Villa in Milford Pennsylvania
by Marina Kennedy - August 25, 2015

Chef Carl Muhlhauser of Laurel Villa Inn and Restaurant in Milford, Pennsylvania is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: Clandestine Arts Founder Chats CARRIE THE MUSICAL Premiere
by Matt Tamanini - August 25, 2015

There are few shows in the American Musical Theatre cannon that are as intriguing as CARRIE THE MUSICAL. From it's legendary Broadway flop in 1988 to the re-worked Off-Broadway revival in 2012, despite its rocky history, CARRIE fascinated theatre-goers. Last week, Clandestine Arts opened the musical... (more...)
BWW Interview: Javier Santos de KINKY BOOTS (UK)
by Victor Pastor Giner - August 24, 2015

BWW entrevista a Javier Santos, actor sevillano que repite en el West End, esta vez, con Kinky Boots repasando su carrera y los pasos que le llevaron a uno de los Olimpos del teatro musical a nivel mundial.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!
by Nicole Rosky - August 22, 2015

Audra McDonald has a big year ahead of her! After embarking on a concert tour this fall, the six-time Tony winner, who recenty wrapped filming for Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, will be back on Broadway, starring alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Vic... (more...)
BWW Interview: John Medeiros of ZERO HOUR at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - August 20, 2015

Beginning this Saturday, the Elite Theatre Company's South Stage will be presenting Zero Hour, a one-man play about legendary actor Zero Mostel. The project is near and dear to the heart of actor John Medeiros, who has tried to get it produced for almost 5 years. Medeiros has performed in two roles ... (more...)
BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Caryn Robbins - August 20, 2015

Today, Phillipa Soo speaks exclusively with BWW and fills us in on the exciting events which have transpired over the past several months.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Eduardo Guzman from Pitch Me This (PMT) Talks MIDTOWN LIVE 2K15
by Alexander Garza - August 20, 2015

Pitch Me This (PMT) Productions has decided to take MIDTOWN LIVE, the 'concert that started it all', on tour. PMT proudly kicks off its second season with its signature musical theater concert MIDTOWN LIVE 2K15 (tour). I had a conversation with Artistic Director, Eduardo Guzman, about the show whic... (more...)
BWW Interview: BroadwayWorld Partners with SeatGeek; Find Out How to Get Best Deals on Theatre Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce our new ticketing partner, SeatGeek- the leading ticket search engine that enables fans to quickly and easily discover the best deals for sports, concerts, and most importantly for BroadwayWorld readers, theatre events. The company's interactive venue maps, Deal ... (more...)
BWW Preview: AMERICAN IDIOT at Circle Players
by Cara Richardson - August 19, 2015

Circle Players has taken on the task of being a regional premier of AMERICAN IDIOT.  Right here in Nashville, the disenchanted youth of Jingletown are coming to the stage. I was blessed enough to get a chance to converse with the director of Circle Players' production of AMERICAN IDIOT, as well ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jesse Nager Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Linda Ann Watt - August 19, 2015

Besides the music, audiences will learn about behind the scenes of the Motown label.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Sabrina Harper Kicks High in PIPPIN
by Erica Miner - August 18, 2015

Harper will contribute her high-kicking talents to the acclaimed National Touring production... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: CHEF MIKE FRANZETTI of Alices Arbor in Brooklyn
by Marina Kennedy - August 18, 2015

Head Chef Mike Franzetti of Alice's Arbor in Brooklyn is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: Priceless Professional Theater Entertains Every Summer at PPT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - August 17, 2015

During June, July, August and often through warm Octobers, summer theater abounds across the country. In Door County's Fish Creek, Wisconsin, Penninsula Players Theatre (PPT) has enchanted summer audiences for more than 80 years on the shores of Green Bay where the sunsets surprise each show night. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Boe's Back! LES MISERABLES' New Jean Valjean Preps for His Big Broadway Return
by Nicole Rosky - August 15, 2015

Boe just began rehearsals for his Broadway comeback, and he checked in with BroadwayWorld after Day 1. In the full interview below find out how he feels about being Britain's favorite tenor, what his memories are of the 25th Anniversary concert and so much more!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Aaron Tveit on GREASE: LIVE- 'I Better Not Mess Up!'
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Aaron Tveit (Broadway's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,'Les Miserables') has been cast as 'Grease's' legendary leading man, 'Danny Zuko' in Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television's live production of GREASE: LIVE, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 P... (more...)
BWW Interview: Of Monsters, Mad Scientists, and Mel Brooks
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 14, 2015

'Mel Brooks' genius lies not only in that he has created these incredibly hilarious films, but he has written the musical scores as well.' The speaker is Jeremiah James, one of the stars of Young Frankenstein, the blockbuster fourth mainstage show of Maine State Music Theatre's 2015 season, which co... (more...)
BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Carlotta, Jacquelynne Fontaine
by Harmony Wheeler - August 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld San Francisco talks with Jacquelynne Fontaine, who plays Carlotta in the current national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera.' Fontaine talks about her time in Italy as an opera singer and how far she has come since winning Miss California in 2006.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Director DAN FISHBACH and Actor/Producer ZACHARY LUTSKY Discuss ASSASSINS
by Don Grigware - August 12, 2015

On August 21 Red Blanket Productions will present a rare revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins at the Pico Playhouse in West LA. Director Dan Fishbach and actor Zachary Lutsky, who plays assassin John Hinckley, recently took time out of their busy schedules to talk about the show. It is pa... (more...)
BWW Interview: Ben Rauch Chats About SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY and his Love of Phil Collins
by Nora Dominick - August 11, 2015

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY is bringing the modern dating world to life at FringeNYC, beginning this Friday at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Creator and actor BEN RAUCH chats to BroadwayWorld about writing the music for Single Room Occupancy and bringing his love of Phil Collins to the forefront of this new,... (more...)