BroadwayWorld Interviews

by Pat Cerasaro - June 29, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld kicks off a brand new interview series titled HOW I GOT THE JOB shining a special solo spotlight on a performer in which they share candid recollections and revisit the point at which they became involved with a particular project on their resume, whether it be stage piece, film or TV project... To kick off the series, we are talking to an internationally recognized stage and screen star CELEBRATED for her iconic originating role in the popular stage musical and subsequen... (more...)
BWW Interview: Barbara Barrie's SIGNIFICANT Role
by Naomi Serviss - July 07, 2015

The veteran actor plays a grandmother who serves as ballast for a gay man struggling to find that certain someone in Joshua Harmon's bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny play.... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: CHEF JULIAN CLAUSS-EHLERS Chef of Trattoria Bianca in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - July 07, 2015

Chef Julian Clauss-Ehlers of Trattoria Bianca in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: Elizabeth Swados of HBO's Documentary: MY DEPRESSION (THE UP AND DOWN AND UP OF IT)
by Jennifer McHugh - July 07, 2015

Famed Broadway writer, director and composer Elizabeth Swados has struggled with depression her whole life. In this animated musical documentary based on Swados' graphic memoir, “My Depression: A Picture Book,” she shares her experiences with this often-misunderstood condition to make a difficult an... (more...)
BWW Interview: Robbie and Megan Fairchild Talk Awards Season, Broadway vs. Ballet, and More!
by Sally Henry - July 04, 2015

What's better than becoming a principal dancer in the NYC Ballet and then scoring a major role on Broadway? Doing it all with your brother or sister.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a Village
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 03, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre held it third panel discussion devoted to its production of Sister Act on July 1, 2015, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Actors Kingsley Leggs and David Girolmo, stage manager Mark Johnson, music director Jason Wetzel, and MSMT Managing Director Stephanie Dupal ... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - July 03, 2015

Today, we focus our spotlight on Andrew Strong and Cat Arnold, stars of KB Productions' staging of Del Shores' The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Park Housewife, opening tonight at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater for a six performance run over the next two weekends. Directed by the First ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dear (Evan Hansen's) Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, How Do Your Musicals Grow?
by Ellen Burns - July 02, 2015

The team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul was literally “on the move” when I had the chance to chat with them about Dear Evan Hansen, their latest project, for which DC is fortunate enough to be the host for the world premiere, thanks to Arena Stage's dedication to nurturing new work. Benj and Justin wer... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Composer Adam Gwon on ORDINARY DAYS and its 100th Production
by Tyler Hinton - July 02, 2015

Up-and-coming composer Adam Gwon recently spoke with BroadwayWorld about his musical ORDINARY DAYS, the 100th production and Utah premiere of which will be staged by Utah Repertory Theater Company from July 10 to 26 at the Sugar Space Studio Theater in Sugar House.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Cumberland County Playhouse's LAUREN MARSHALL
by Jeffrey Ellis - July 02, 2015

Today, our spotlight focuses on Lauren Marshall, the beautiful and talented, clever and imaginative company member from Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse who, like most of her compatriots this summer, is playing a number of different roles in repertory. At one show, she's matriarch Vera Sande... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Marina Kamen aka MARINA Interviews Hollywood Screenplay Writer Robert Mark Kamen (THE KARATE KID)
by Stage Tube - June 30, 2015

Marina Kamen aka MARINA Interviews Hollywood Screenplay Writer Robert Mark Kamen (The Karate Kid).... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rachel Landon and Chris Patton Talk ASSASSINS
by Alexander Garza - June 30, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS opens in Houston, TX on July 10, 2015. The show is produced by SRO Productions and will be performed at Obsidian Theatre. Rachel Landon (Director) and Chris Patton (Actor) talk about the upcoming production of ASSASSINS.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Playwright Bella Poynton
by Mark C. Lloyd - June 30, 2015

Bella Poynton is a playwright and Buffalo native, currently working as a teaching artist throughout the Buffalo and Central NY regions. Her plays have been developed at the Great Plains Theater Conference, Otherworld Theater, The Science Fiction Theater Company, Panndora Productions, and The Barrow ... (more...)
by Marina Kennedy - June 30, 2015

Chef Galen Zamarra is in our 'Chef Spotlight' talking about EXKi NYC, his career and the emphasis he has on healthy eating.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Josh Short of The Wilbury Group Talks 2nd Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Robert Barossi - June 30, 2015

According to the United States Association of Fringe Festivals, the idea of a Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947. Since the beginning of that most-famous Fringe, other festivals have sprouted up all over the United States, from Philly to San Diego and places in between. The Association d... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jennifer Decker and Jon Harvey Dive In With THE DROWNING GIRLS
by Natalie de la Garza - June 29, 2015

Read Mildred's Umbrella artistic director Jennifer Decker and director Jon Harvey talk about the unique challenges posed by THE DROWNING GIRLS and the continued relevance of the story.... (more...)
The FRIDAY FIVE (on Monday?): TUNA's Asa Ambrister & Patrick Goedicke
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 29, 2015

Today, we train our spotlight on Asa Ambrister and Patrick Goedicke, the two versatile actors who bring the whole town of Tuna, Texas, to life in Red, White And Tuna, the latest incarnation of the Tuna cycle at Miss Jeanne's Dinner Theatre. The show opened Friday night and continues through July 12…... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Trista Dollison in SISTER ACT: Singing with Great Joy!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - June 29, 2015

Every night for the next three weeks Trista Dollison dons a nun's habit and lights up the stage of Brunswick's Maine State Music Theatre with her sassy, soulful, exuberant portrayal of Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act - the cabaret singer who teaches the joy of music to a sleepy convent of Philadel... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Writer Ben Brindise
by Mark C. Lloyd - June 29, 2015

Ben Brindise is an award winning poet/writer who performs nationally and all over Buffalo and Canada.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE- 'This Is Really Happening!'
by Richard Ridge - June 28, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring George Takei and Lea Salonga, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rebecca Taichman's Ever-Evolving Relationship with TWELFTH NIGHT
by Ellen Dostal - June 28, 2015

When the subject is Shakespeare's bittersweet comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, the metaphors and analogies come easily to director Rebecca Taichman, who uses words like 'epic,' 'complex,' 'Mozartian' and 'perfect.' 'It's truly bottomless,' she says. 'I thought I knew everything about the play, and I just ke... (more...)
BWW Interview: George Takei on ALLEGIANCE- 'It's Profoundly Personal to Me'
by Richard Ridge - June 27, 2015

Allegiance, a new musical inspired by a true-life story, starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, is coming to Broadway, also starring Telly Leung. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The company... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sarah Smith Talks MAMMA MIA!
by Linda Ann Watt - June 26, 2015

That is the joy of this show. It's a party with the most fun onstage!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lisa Lampanelli Chats New Special 'Back to the Drawing Board,' Donald Trump, Off-Broadway Play
by Matt Tamanini - June 26, 2015

Tonight at 10pm ET on EPIX, one of the funniest women in the world takes to the stage for her fifth televised special, LISA LAMPANELLI: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. If you are familiar with Lampanelli's work, this goes without saying, but viewer discretion is highly advised. Known to fans and critics ... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): THE 39 STEPS' Josh Bernaski
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 25, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five (on Thursday): five questions (well, actually, six) designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, we introduce... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Meet Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, Bobby G Award Winners
by Chris Arneson - June 25, 2015

The winners of best actor/actress at the Bobby G Awards, Evatt Salinger and Emma Buchanan, sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss their lives up to the ceremony, what they've been up to since and what they're stoked for at The Jimmy Awards.... (more...)