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InDepth InterView Exclusive: Stephen Daldry Talks BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL Fathom Event, WICKED Movie, THE AUDIENCE & SKYLIGHT On Broadway, Netflix's THE CROWN & More
by Pat Cerasaro - November 11, 2014

Today we are talking to one of the most powerful directors on Broadway, in the West End and in Hollywood all about the breathtaking screen-to-stage-to-screen adaptation of his Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL, coming to Fathom movie theaters nationwide this week, the affable and gifted Stephen Daldry. Discussing originally adapting the hit British indie alongside composer Elton John and screenwriter/lyricist Lee Hall into the worldwide sensation that t... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: PETER PAN LIVE's Taylor Louderman on Playing Wendy Darling & More
by Caryn Robbins - November 25, 2014

Louderman took time out from rehearsals for PETER PAN LIVE! to speak exclusively with BWW about learning to fly, the new original song she will perform in the show and what she is most looking forward to when the cameras go live on December 4th!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MICHAEL ARDEN Talks About Playing Quasimodo at La Jolla
by Don Grigware - November 25, 2014

Actor Michael Arden, who has played Broadway and sung on a European tour with Barbra Streisand, is currently blowing audiences away at La Jolla Playhouse as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, playing through December 14.... (more...)
Chef's Spotlight: Executive Chef CARMINE DI GIOVANNI of Holden & Astor
by Marina Kennedy - November 24, 2014

Executive Chef Carmine Di Giovanni of Holden & Astor in the Meatpacking District of New York City is in our 'Chef's Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: THE ILLUSIONISTS' Kevin James Will Fool You Now
by Naomi Serviss - November 24, 2014

Seven bewitching illusionists will go way beyond rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic when THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE hits Broadway.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Etai Benshlomo on What Makes WICKED So Good, Stephen Schwartz, and Advice to Young Actors
by E.H. Reiter - November 24, 2014

Etai Benshlomo on what makes WICKED so good, Stephen Schwartz, and advice to young actors!... (more...)
BWW Interview: 'Catch a Rising Star' - Eagle Theater's Tim Rinehart
by Pati Buehler - November 24, 2014

Covering theater since 2001 has allowed me to enjoy an abundance of amazingly talented people both on Broadway and Regionally. As part of a new series "Catch a Rising Star", please say "hello" to South Jersey's Tim Rinehart.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dennis Setteducati is Having Fun Playing Moonface in ANYTHING GOES, Coming to Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - November 24, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, Cole Porter's classic musical, will appear at Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center for two performances, on Tuesday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 26th, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Dennis Setteducati, who plays Moonface Martin, spoke to Broadway World.... (more...)
NASHVILLE THEATER 101: Ashley Diggs, Tom Angland & Memory Strong
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 24, 2014

Today, in Nashville Theater 101, we're happy to introduce you to three members of our family: Ashley Michelle Diggs, Tom Angland and Memory Strong. We asked our actors some very basic questions-Why do you do theater? And why do you choose Nashville as your home base? This is how they answered.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: ERIC L. WILLIAMS, A Life in the Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 24, 2014

Eric L. Williams is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, who calls himself "an eternal student of his craft": acting. Most recently, he was onstage in Lakewood Theatre's production of The Outsiders, but he's also performed in a wide variety of works including Oedipus Rex, Jitney, The Dance on Widow's Ro... (more...)
BWW Interview: Danielle Wade Talks Trading Her Ruby Slippers for Glass Shoes in Ross Petty's CINDERELLA
by Alan Henry - November 24, 2014

For Danielle Wade playing iconic, female characters on stage is a dream come true. Fresh off the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard of OZ - which played Toronto during an extended sit down, Wade is trading her ruby slipper for ones made of glass in Ross Petty's annual pa... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rahul Varma Talks BHOPAL
by Katricia Lang - November 23, 2014

I talk to Rahul Varma, Canadian playwright and Artistic Director of Teesri Duniya Theatre. We discuss his play BHOPAL, now for a limited time at Houston's own Shunya Theatre. He talks critiquing India, critiquing Canada and spinning the messy straw of life into first words on a page, and then people... (more...)
BWW Interview: Etai Benshlomo Talks About WICKED, San Diego, and More!
by E.H. Reiter - November 21, 2014

Etai Benshlomo talks about San Diego, WICKED, and what it's like performing in this blockbuster musical.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Abigail Davis Haggard from The Keeton Theatre's CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 21, 2014

Our second spotlight of the week focuses on Abigail Davis Haggard, one of Music City's busiest actresses, who opens tonight in the Keeton Theatre's seasonal production of A Christmas Carol, the Musical, directed by Jamie London and music directed by Ginger Newman.... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 21, 2014

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's freshest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week's spotlight falls on Cumberland County Play... (more...)
BWW Interviews: WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jeremy Benton Hits the Road for the Holidays
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 21, 2014

Jeremy Benton is a journeyman actor, plying his trade all over the world, proving himself the consummate song and dance man in performances in countless theaters. Clearly, the charming and talented Benton has come a long way since he was dancing in his hometown of Springfield, Tennessee.... (more...)
by francesca silvestri - November 21, 2014

L'istruzione teatrale musicale in Italia e l'effetto che i musical hanno sugli spettatori.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton's Balancing Act
by Naomi Serviss - November 20, 2014

Plimpton, though weaned on Edward Albee plays, "never had that kind of intimate thing with it," but now she's immersed as Julia in A DELICATE BALANCE.... (more...)
HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Harley Seger of Christ Presbyterian Academy
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 20, 2014

We kick off this new series with the enormously talented, big-voiced Harley Seger, a 16-year-old junior at Christ Presbyterian Academy, who has been onstage for half her life. A stalwart of CPA theater under the direction of Paula Flautt, earlier this spring Harley was named best actress at the firs... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Talking with Tevye, Jonathan Hadary of Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Walker - November 20, 2014

As the landmark American musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF celebrates its 50th anniversary, Arena Stage is bringing the show to audiences new and old in production on the intimate and iconic Fichlander Stage. Arena's artistic director Molly Smith directs the production which features the original Jerome R... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Love Goddess Judy Tenuta Celebrates A BIRTHDAY BASH At The Copa Palm Springs, 11/21-22
by David Green - November 19, 2014

The self described "Love Goddess" and "Aphrodite Of The Accordion", Judy Tenuta, brings her no-holds-barred comedy to The Copa Palm Springs for two "sure to sell out" performances, November 21 and 22 at 8:00 pm. Tenuta has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular television... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Director Mark Adams and Actress Kelley Peters Talk MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS
by Katricia Lang - November 19, 2014

Madeline is in a pickle again. It's Christmas time and all her friends and teachers are sick! Will her classmates get well enough to go home for Christmas? How will our damsel work under distress? Hopefully, she'll keep her trademark head and heart. She'll need to if she wants to save Christmas.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Walker - November 19, 2014

Jeffrey Walker of BroadwayWorld-DC caught up with two of Anatevka's most prominent citizens, Golde and Tevye. Actually, we spoke to actors Ann Arvia and Jonathan Hadary who are bringing these characters to life in the new and exciting production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF wowing audiences on the iconic ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Ricky Ubeda & Valerie Rockey Chat SYTYCD Tour, Living in Close Quarters, Future Plans
by Matt Tamanini - November 19, 2014

As I've said numerous times in my reviews and recaps, I don't think there is a show on television more important for the future of the arts than SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. In addition to exposing the public to a much more emotionally honest and raw form of creativity than we are used to seeing in t... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Donald Corren in GSP's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES
by Marina Kennedy - November 18, 2014

Donald Corren stars in George Street Playhouse's 'The Fabulous Lipitones' no onstage through December 14th. Directed by Michael Mastro, this new musical comedy is written by John Markus and Mark St. Germain.... (more...)
by Katricia Lang - November 18, 2014

Want to experience IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA live at the MET without going to New York? The Metropolitan Opera's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series of live performance transmissions returns to cinemas across the United States this fall with the ninth season of The Met: Live in HD.... (more...)