BroadwayWorld Interviews


Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee David Rockwell Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Broadway Scenic Designer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 29, 2016

The world that scenic designer David Rockwell has created in Roundabout Theatre Company' revival of SHE LOVES ME is nothing short of lovely. The musical, for which he was recently nominated for a Tony Award, marks his twentieth Broadway show and third of this theatre season. So how did he bring this one to life? What's as he explains to Richard Ridge!... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Audio: Dame Judi Dench on Shakespeare, Playing Grizabella, Broadway Return BWW Exclusive Audio: Dame Judi Dench on Shakespeare, Playing Grizabella, Broadway Return
by BroadwayRadio - May 29, 2016

Last week BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini released an article based on a discussion with the legendary Dame Judi Dench in which they discussed the importance of the works of William Shakespeare to her and her career, to the United Kingdom, and to theatre audiences of the future.... (more...)
BWW Interview: All the Right Moves- Tony Nominee Andy Blankenbuehler Explains the Inspiration of His Revolutionary HAMILTON Choreography BWW Interview: All the Right Moves- Tony Nominee Andy Blankenbuehler Explains the Inspiration of His Revolutionary HAMILTON Choreography
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2016

Forget Alexander Hamilton. Andy Blankenbuehler is truly the man who's non-stop this theatre season.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure
by Naomi Serviss - May 28, 2016

A Drama Desk award-winner is recruited to conjure up a New York adventure fit for audiences at Radio City.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Norbert Leo Butz Discusses Season 2 of BLOODLINE & MERCY STREET, Feinstein's/54 Below, More BWW Interview: Norbert Leo Butz Discusses Season 2 of BLOODLINE & MERCY STREET, Feinstein's/54 Below, More
by Melanie Votaw - May 27, 2016

The two-time Tony-winner updates fans on his two television series and his New York cabaret comeback.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Actress FELICITY WREN Talks About Her Role in BABY OH BABY! BWW Interview: Actress FELICITY WREN Talks About Her Role in BABY OH BABY!
by Don Grigware - May 27, 2016

Actress FELICITY WREN currently stars in the world premiere quirky romantic British comedy BABY OH BABY through June 4 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, Califorini.  Felicity has a Masters Degree in Acting from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and her Honors Degree from Bretton Ha... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every m... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New Podcast BWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New Podcast
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 26, 2016

Little Known Facts is a podcast hosted by stage and film actress, Ilana Levine, best known for her role of Lucy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  With her unique style of hosting, best described as 'Podcast Verite,' actress Ilana Levine gives her listeners access to conversations with today's mo... (more...)
BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 26, 2016

The wildly popular show about the witches from Oz is returning to New Orleans for the third time in recent years to share the magic!  WICKED, a musical adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of two young girls who meet at Shiz University, and go on an adventure that will lead the... (more...)
BWW Interview: Dantanio of MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TRIBUTE TOUR BWW Interview: Dantanio of MICHAEL JACKSON HISTORY TRIBUTE TOUR
by Brodie Paparella - May 24, 2016

The King of Pop, upon whose head the crown was heavy. A star from the age of five, using that remarkable voice to catapult his entire family into global fame and of course massive personal tumult. Amidst a reportedly abusive childhood, accusations of child sexual assault, a transformation of appeara... (more...)
BWW Interview: We Are All Irish! BWW Interview: We Are All Irish!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 24, 2016

'We are all Irish. Everyone loves the free, spirited, easy come-easy go air of the Irish, and this show makes everyone want to be Irish all the time - not just on St. Patrick's Day.' There is a twinkle in his eye, as Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, utters those words.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Writer Jessica Tamara BWW Interview: Writer Jessica Tamara
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 24, 2016

Jessica Tamara is a rising author whose debut novel Running Away From Love was self-published and released on July 18, 2015. She has had a passion for writing and also reading since she was a little girl. She has been featured as a rising urban fiction author at the Toronto Urban Fiction Book Expo. ... (more...)
Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson Talks LES MISERABLES' Return to the Singapore Stage This June
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - May 23, 2016

Simon Gleeson has always been very vocal about how he grew up to the music and the stirring plot of LES MISERABLES. Now as the lead actor in one of the most acclaimed touring productions of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg legendary musical, his primal recollections of the show still re... (more...)
BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 23, 2016

Nathanael William Stolte is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo poet. His first chapbook 'A Beggar's Book of Poems' published by LastFirstPress-PrintCollective came out in the summer of 2015. He has been a featured poet at Third Wednesday, ECC, and Buffalo State College. Also, in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kult... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: Colin Bedford of THE FEARRINGTON HOUSE RESTAURANT Chef Spotlight: Colin Bedford of THE FEARRINGTON HOUSE RESTAURANT
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2016

Executive Chef, Colin Bedford of The Fearrington House Restaurant in North Carolina is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL! BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance.... (more...)
BWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KING BWW Interview: A Glimpse into the Wardrobe Bunker at THE LION KING
by Angie Stanton - May 19, 2016

THE LION KING, the Tony winning international hit rolled into Madison this month and wardrobe supervisor Gregory Young generously gave me a behind the scenes peek at how he and his team transform the cast into powerful lions, graceful gazelles and hilarious hyenas.... (more...)
BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Carol Burnett Reflects on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Experiences, Talks Upcoming Tour, and More BWW Interview: Carol Burnett Reflects on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Experiences, Talks Upcoming Tour, and More
by Sally Henry - May 18, 2016

She's a legendary comedienne. She has been given some of the most prestigious honors in the industry, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Television Hall of Fame, and many more. And she's touring to theatres across the US for an intimate night of conversation with local audi... (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 18, 2016

Not often are we treated to a brand new musical theatre piece created by three local legends and acted by a dream cast of eight popular local performers. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS is a rare treat on all counts. We get to hear directly from the creator and composer, Chan Poling, in this 6 Questions & a Plug... (more...)
BWW Interview: Randy Harrison of CABARET at Winspear Opera House BWW Interview: Randy Harrison of CABARET at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - May 17, 2016

On Monday, I had the pleasure of speaking with actor Randy Harrison, who's currently on tour as the Master of Ceremonies in CABARET. Randy talked candidly about working in the entertainment industry as an out member of the LGBT community, crazy touring audience interactions, and why he's happy to bo... (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio.... (more...)
Open Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A Garden Open Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A Garden
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Award-winning actor/playwright and award-winning actor/novelist team up for their first Broadway musical book.... (more...)





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