BROADWAYWORLD GUEST BLOGS

   E-Mail Link

Back to Main...

Guest Blog: Myriam Gadri on GALA's Spanish-Language IN THE HEIGHTSGuest Blog: Myriam Gadri on GALA's Spanish-Language IN THE HEIGHTS
by Myriam Gardi - May 19, 2017

My name is Myriam Gadri, and I have the honor of playing Graffiti Pete at GALA. I feel lucky to be a part of such an eye-opening project with themes of immigration and identity. This groundbreaking show has not only given a voice to the Latino community, but to people like me. I moved to the US seven years ago to pursue a career in the performing arts. I was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to a Spanish, Tunisian, Italian, French mother and Ivorian father. I grew up between Togo, Africa, Switzerland and London, England. As a multicultural immigrant, it is not every day that you get to be a part of something that hits so close to home. I will forever cherish the discoveries made from the moment I got cast. (more...)


Guest Blog: Sevin Ceviker on FJK China Dance Tour - Farewell BlogGuest Blog: Sevin Ceviker on FJK China Dance Tour - Farewell Blog
by Sevin Ceviker - May 11, 2017

After 61 days and visiting 31 shows/cities, FJK Dance is back in New York City! Our return home brought tears to my eyes and gratitude in my heart. In a tour that seemed so long, with so many weeks traveling and performing, looking back it seems as if the tour didn't last long enough! As an artist looking for growth, it's been the experience of a lifetime. I couldn't ask for more. (more...)


BWW Blog: Surviving and Thriving Onstage in GALA Hispanic
Theatre's US Spanish Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Blog: Surviving and Thriving Onstage in GALA Hispanic Theatre's US Spanish Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Gabriella Pérez - May 04, 2017

Playing Carla in the smash-hit, groundbreaking musical 'In The Heights' is a thrilling opportunity. Creating a new role with fresh, never-heard-before language is an exciting responsibility. But how many actors have experienced both phenomenons, simultaneously? (more...)


BWW Review: ONCE at Neptune TheatreBWW Review: ONCE at Neptune Theatre
by Chelsey Robichaud - April 29, 2017

ONCE is a beautifully simplistic piece of work that is a perfect fit to be performed in the Maritimes' (more...)


BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the BeastBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - A Finale at Beauty and the Beast
by Joscelyne Tamburri - April 28, 2017

Well, here we are; Our last week of CCPA 2016/17. Our opening week of shows went extremely well, with a few minor 'cringy' moments - as to be expected with live theatre - but in all, it was an incredibly successful week! These unexpected ended up adding humour to the show, like when Cogsworth goes to look up with the Beast and Lumiere and say 'look at the Rose, it's wilting at an alarming rate' (or something like that), and the rose has disappeared, forcing the actors to improv while tech figures out how to get the rose back up there. Or when Babette's shoe flies off her foot in the tango, and our actress plays it off beautifully. It's that moment when at first you freak out, but 10 minutes later, you're dying of laughter from it. And, like I said, we have a great cast who can play it off so the audience doesn't know it's unintentional. My dad even asked me if Gaston's fall into the Orchestra pit (intentional) was supposed to happen because it seemed so real and spontaneous. (more...)


Guest Blog: When Theatre Married BollywoodGuest Blog: When Theatre Married Bollywood
by Sohaila Kapur - April 28, 2017

Theatre in India borrows heavily from folk stories and legends, which are given a contemporary twist. The messages contained in these classics are considered timeless and universal, just as Shakespear's works are regarded in the west. But there is another source from which our theatre borrows ...particularly theatre in North India, and that is Bollywood. It is common practice today to include original songs and dances from popular cinema or a slightly changed version to dodge the copyright act. Adding to this melee are the Indianised versions of Shakespear's plays, some of them commissioned by the Globe Theatre, Britain, that narrate the story through a Bollywood style song and dance routine. (more...)


BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage CompanyBWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS JR. at Susquehanna Stage Company
by Annalise Prentiss - April 28, 2017

Most everyone knows the story of "The Princess and the Pea", but few know what actually happened. For instance, did you know that Princess Winnifred, from the Ragnarok Marsh Lilies, actually swam the moat to reach the castle? You'll learn about this and much more from Susquehanna Stage Company's next show, Once Upon a Mattress Jr.! (more...)


BWW Blog: Why Filming Broadway Shows Live Onstage is so ImportantBWW Blog: Why Filming Broadway Shows Live Onstage is so Important
by Emily Holzman - April 27, 2017

With the success of shows such as NEWSIES being filmed live onstage, it's proven that shows filmed live on stage are beneficial, so why aren't more shows doing it? (more...)


BWW Blog: Say YES to Collegiate Student GroupsBWW Blog: Say YES to Collegiate Student Groups
by Christopher Castanho - April 27, 2017

As I am graduating from Shenandoah Conservatory in the next couple weeks, I have been reflecting on the programs and faculty members that have positively impacted me during my time here, and ironically I have learned  so much about myself and my craft outside the classroom. I credit a lot of my artistic growth from spending time in the dance studio, practice rooms, and rehearsal hall during late nights after classes have ended, collaborating with my peers. I think that when going into any industry it is important to have a wide understanding of communication and how to effectively talk to your teammates in order to achieve a goal. (more...)


BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!BWW Blog: Marissa Emerson - Greater Philadelphia Cappies Nominees Announced!
by Marissa Emerson - April 27, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25th the Greater Philadelphia Cappies released their list of Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)


BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Seuss' Stories Onstage!BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Seuss' Stories Onstage!
by Emma Suttell - April 26, 2017

As I am typing, engulfed in a cloud of hairspray accompanied by several shades of unusual eyeshadow colors. To close out the 2016-17 theatre season, I am part of the cast of Seussical at a small, local theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. In this whirlwind of a show, which intertwines several of Dr. Seuss' beloved stories, I play the role of Mrs. Mayor, the mother of Jojo, a boy who loves to think. The Whos are an extravagant group of people with unusual hairstyles (hence the presence of hairspray sticking to my floor) and an obsession with the colors yellow and turquoise.  (more...)


BWW Blog: Spring Cleaning: A Few Musicals to Freshen Up the SeasonBWW Blog: Spring Cleaning: A Few Musicals to Freshen Up the Season
by Jessica Vanek - April 26, 2017

Jess here.  Spring is all about the creation of new life and expanding your horizons, so what better way to celebrate the season than to grow your playlist with some amazing musicals!  Here is a list of four of my favorite cast recordings (in no particular order) you may enjoy giving a listen to. (more...)


VIDEO Blog: Keelin O'Hara - Inside Rehearsals of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO Blog: Keelin O'Hara - Inside Rehearsals of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Joscelyne Tamburri - April 25, 2017

This week, students of the Canadian College of Performing Arts take you backstage to meet Belle. (more...)


BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your PathBWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Applying for College and Choosing Your Path
by Christopher Panella - April 24, 2017

Hello, readers! It's been a long time since I've uploaded an article. My high school readers know that the January to April area is a particularly difficult one, especially with AP classes, senior events, and college decisions. I decided that this article should be an update on my past three months and a guide for future seniors who hit those college and future obstacles. (more...)


Neptune Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonNeptune Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by Chelsey Robichaud - April 21, 2017

Brief re-cap of announcements made at the 2017-18 Season Launch event at Neptune Theatre (more...)


BWW Blog: James Monroe Iglehart AppreciationBWW Blog: James Monroe Iglehart Appreciation
by Chelsey Robichaud - April 18, 2017

Since seeing Memphis in 2011, I have LOVED James Monroe Iglehart. His humour, voice, acting style and of course - how this living teddy bear can do the splits ON STAGE! (more...)


BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the AudienceBWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the Audience
by Chelsey Robichaud - April 18, 2017

When you've been to many shows, you have MANY stories to tell! Not just of the amazing or 'goodish' show you saw, but interactions with audience members. In no particular order, here are my experiences! I feel that you can relate to most! (more...)


BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Another Opening, Another ShowBWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Another Opening, Another Show
by Joscelyne Tamburri - April 17, 2017

It's our last week of rehearsals for Disney's Beauty and The Beast and I am eyes-deep in frilly bloomers and life sized household objects.  We have a finished show which continues being polished each day and it's so beautiful. I cannot believe how we have managed to pull together such an incredible and professional looking show in the amount of time we have been working.  (more...)


VLOG: Joscelyne Tamburri - Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVLOG: Joscelyne Tamburri - Behind the Scenes of CCPA's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Joscelyne Tamburri - April 14, 2017

CCPA Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of 'Beauty and the Beast' Live in Victoria, April 21-29 at the McPherson Playhouse. (more...)


BWW Interview: John Dinning of ONCE at Neptune TheatreBWW Interview: John Dinning of ONCE at Neptune Theatre
by Chelsey Robichaud - April 13, 2017

Chelsey Robichaud of Broadway World interviews set designer John C. Dinning to explore his inspirations for ONCE at Neptune Theatre (more...)


BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Female Playwrights PanelBWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - UCF Celebrates the Arts Recap: Female Playwrights Panel
by Clarissa Moon - April 12, 2017

This past Sunday, UCF faculty members Belinda (Be) Boyd, Cynthia White and Sybil St. Claire hosted a female playwrights panel as part of "UCF Celebrates the Arts." Boyd and St. Claire provided insight on playwriting, while White offered advice from the developmental perspective.  (more...)


VIDEO: Clarissa Moon - Review: PINKALICIOUS at Orlando ShakesVIDEO: Clarissa Moon - Review: PINKALICIOUS at Orlando Shakes
by Clarissa Moon - April 11, 2017

PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater is pinktastic! See my review of the show below. (more...)


BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Building A Show: ACTing Out at Gloucester County SURE Conference and my Playwriting DebutBWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Building A Show: ACTing Out at Gloucester County SURE Conference and my Playwriting Debut
by Alyssa Sileo - April 11, 2017

On July 15th, 2016, I began writing the first piece of the first theatre project that would be performed outside my head. It wasn't until August 23rd that I decided to chronicle the building of what would become State Your Case. (more...)


BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - HAND TO GOD at Majestic Repertory TheatreBWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - HAND TO GOD at Majestic Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Vanek - April 11, 2017

Jess here.  Las Vegas is known for its groundbreaking entertainment and risky performances.  The production I just saw of HAND TO GOD at the newly-opened Majestic Repertory Theatre is no exception to the rule.  This show was undoubtedly the funniest work I have ever seen, thanks to the actors and director, Troy Heard.  HAND TO GOD follows Jason, a troubled teenage boy with a strange connection to his homemade puppet.  Jason struggles to please his recently widowed mother who has put together a daily "Puppet Practice" group in the basement of a local Texas Lutheran Church.  Things slowly start to spiral out of control when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, seems to develop a sinister mind of his own.  Chaos and consequences ensue, as Jason and Tyrone ultimately go wild. (more...)


BWW Feature: CAROLYN BOWMAN WOMEN IN THEATRE SYMPOSIUM at Roberts Wesleyan College Department Of Music And Performing ArtsBWW Feature: CAROLYN BOWMAN WOMEN IN THEATRE SYMPOSIUM at Roberts Wesleyan College Department Of Music And Performing Arts
by Student Blogger: Madalyn Owen - April 10, 2017

On April 7th, 2017, Roberts Wesleyan College hosted the Carolyn Bowman Women in Theatre Symposium, a day dedicated to female empowerment in an industry with a severe lack of gender equality. (more...)