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BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell! BWW Tonys Special: Hangin' with the Humans of THE HUMANS- Tony Nominees Reed Birney & Jayne Houdyshell!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 06, 2016

Jayne Houdyshell and Reed Birney play husband and wife onstage- Erik and Deirdre Blake in Stephen Karam's The Humans. The play, which originated at the Roundabout Theatre Company last year, earned six Tony nominations, including nods for the duo (Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Featured Role in a Play). Before the big day, they checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they're holding up!... (more...)

David Langham, New Thenardier in LES MISERABLES!
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SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - June 27, 2016 in Los Angeles

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupat... (more...)
BWW Review: The Second City's ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA at the Kennedy Center BWW Review: The Second City's ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC

Love it or hate it, the whodunit farce Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center represented D.C. theater for busloads of high school students for nearly 30 years.... (more...)
BWW Review: CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Preview Night BWW Review: CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Preview Night
by Roger Catlin - June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC

With more than 130 different productions being staged over three weeks at 20 different venues, the Capital Fringe festival can be an overwhelming undertaking.... (more...)
BWW Feature: Supervising Animator Michael Stocker Talks Finding Dory for FINDING DORY BWW Feature: Supervising Animator Michael Stocker Talks Finding Dory for FINDING DORY
by Katricia Lang - June 24, 2016 in Houston

FINDING DORY, the long-awaited follow-up to the unbelievably beloved 2003 film FINDING NEMO, follows Dory, a good-natured, amnesiac blue tang fish (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), as she searches for her long lost parents.... (more...)
Embracing the Unexpected: Kate Fahrner Debuts at MSMT Embracing the Unexpected: Kate Fahrner Debuts at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - June 24, 2016 in Maine

"When I called to do this job, I was shocked and terrified at first. It's such an iconic part," confides actress Kate Fahrner, who makes a double debut in Evita at Maine State Music Theatre on June 29, 2016. The three-week run marks the young and talented Broadway star's role debut as the mesmerizi... (more...)
Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY
by Naomi Serviss - June 23, 2016 in Broadway

Carter settles in opposite Matthew Broderick for several rounds of patient-therapist tango amid a ghostly Dublin in this revival of Conor McPherson's drama.... (more...)
BWW Feature: Sheldon Epps Brings Diversity And Socially Conscious Theatre to TUTS BWW Feature: Sheldon Epps Brings Diversity And Socially Conscious Theatre to TUTS
by Katricia Lang - June 23, 2016 in Houston

From the Tonys to TUTS we're witnessing a much needed shift in the aesthetics of American theatre. Theatre Under The Stars has been a cornerstone of musical theatre in the city of Houston for 48 years and now it has a new vision, a new presence, and a new artistic advisor -- Sheldon Epps.... (more...)
SWAMP Seeks Support For Long-Running Houston Short Film Series THE TERRITORY SWAMP Seeks Support For Long-Running Houston Short Film Series THE TERRITORY
by Katricia Lang - June 23, 2016 in Houston

Since 1977, the PBS series THE TERRITORY has exposed Houstonians to independent short films from around the globe. Now, SWAMP wants the television show to broadcast nationally.... (more...)
Ian Campayno Talks TRIP OF LOVE and BROADWAY BARES Ian Campayno Talks TRIP OF LOVE and BROADWAY BARES
by David Clarke - June 23, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Last Sunday, BROADWAY BARES: ON DEMAND raised $1.48 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Musical theater dancer and actor Ian Campayno personally raised over $3,000 as a member of the cast for this years show. Just before this years BROADWAY BARES show, I sat down with Ian Campayno to talk... (more...)
MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION PLAY FESTIVAL at Mildred's Umbrella MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION PLAY FESTIVAL at Mildred's Umbrella
by Brett Cullum - June 22, 2016 in Houston

One of Houston's most engaging theatre companies Mildred's Umbrella and Wordsmyth Theatre is opening their MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION VIII this week for a two weekend run. This is a short play festival which will actually have two different programs running the first weekend from the second.... (more...)
MAMMA MIA!'s Sanne den Besten MAMMA MIA!'s Sanne den Besten
by Liz Cearns - June 22, 2016 in UK / West End

A few days after cast change, I checked in with 'Mamma Mia's new Sophie Sheridan: the lovely Sanne den Besten., who was kind enough to share a little of her Abba and other musical theatre experiences.... (more...)
Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - June 22, 2016 in Off-Broadway

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway p... (more...)
Shaun Andrews, The Australian Ballet at the London Coliseum Shaun Andrews, The Australian Ballet at the London Coliseum
by Emma Cann - June 22, 2016 in Australia - Melbourne

Ahead of The Australian Ballet's visit to the London Coliseum this July, Emma Cann chats to corps de ballet dancer Shaun Andrews about his life in ballet and the prospect of the UK tour.... (more...)
Paul Sand on Getting KURT WEILL On the Boards & Working Actors Off the Streets Paul Sand on Getting KURT WEILL On the Boards & Working Actors Off the Streets
by Gil Kaan - June 22, 2016 in Los Angeles

Tony Award-winning actor Paul Sand took time out of his Sunday afternoon off to talk with BWW. He is currently putting on his third-ish re-incarnation of KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL at the Miles Memorial Playhouse. Inspiration for CUTTLEFISH initially hit Paul as he was walking on the Santa M... (more...)
Broadway's Michael Longoria Talks SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, His LGBT Youth Benefit Broadway's Michael Longoria Talks SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, His LGBT Youth Benefit
by Ashley LaChant - June 21, 2016 in Broadway

Michael Longoria kicks off New York Pride with SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, a star-studded fundraiser to empower LGBT youth and raise money for the New Alternatives center. BroadwayWorld spoke with Longoria to learn more about the event, his passion for the community, and his heartfelt album, BROADWA... (more...)
Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm
by Kiley Gipson - June 21, 2016 in NationalTours

BWW Interviews: Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm... (more...)
The Kilroys Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler: Striving For Gender Parity The Kilroys Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler: Striving For Gender Parity
by Michael Dale - June 21, 2016 in Broadway

Winkler saw interest in her work increase dramatically when a play was placed on The Kilroys' The List... (more...)
Poet Julio Montalvo Valentin Poet Julio Montalvo Valentin
by Mark C. Lloyd - June 21, 2016 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: Poet Julio Montalvo Valentin... (more...)
Security Expert Omri Iluz's Guide To Bots: What They Are And How They Get The Tickets You Want Security Expert Omri Iluz's Guide To Bots: What They Are And How They Get The Tickets You Want
by Michael Dale - June 20, 2016 in BroadwayToo

The New York State Assembly is taking action to combat the unscrupulous methods used by scalpers to hoard tickets.... (more...)
Dancer JEANNINE JACKSON Talks About Thrilling Dance Show on June 25 Dancer JEANNINE JACKSON Talks About Thrilling Dance Show on June 25
by Don Grigware - June 20, 2016 in Los Angeles

Dancer Jeannine Jackson is performing with Gloria Angeles and four other ladies in The Marge Patka Summer Spectacular 2016 on Saturday June 25 at 2 pm at Reseda High School. In our chat, she talks about the show, her past career achievements, her plans for the future and her overall joy of being in ... (more...)
Playwright GUS KRIEGER to Open ARMADILLO NECKTIE at Group rep Playwright GUS KRIEGER to Open ARMADILLO NECKTIE at Group rep
by Don Grigware - June 18, 2016 in Los Angeles

Gus Krieger is a Los Angeles based writer-director-producer of stage and screen.  As writer-producer: "The Killing Room" (2009). Writer-director: "Ol' Stan Levid" (2007), "The Binding" (2016). Producer: "Would You Rather" (2012), "Fender Bender" (2016). As playwright: Deity Clutch (2011), Sherlock T... (more...)
What's on Tap for BROADWAY BARES: ON DEMAND? Director Nick Kenkel Has All the Answers! What's on Tap for BROADWAY BARES: ON DEMAND? Director Nick Kenkel Has All the Answers!
by Nicole Rosky - June 18, 2016 in Broadway

'Must see TV' never looked like this. Watch what happens when the immensely popular BROADWAY BARES tackles the boob tube in an unrivaled evening of sexy striptease production numbers, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The 26th annual edition of BROADWAY BARES goes live on... (more...)
James Backway on The Watermill's WATERSHIP DOWN James Backway on The Watermill's WATERSHIP DOWN
by Jenny Ell - June 17, 2016 in UK Regional

Richard Adams' best-selling novel Watership Down is opening shortly at the picturesque Watermill Theatre; not far away from the location that inspired the well-loved story. Towards the end of the rehearsal period, BWW:UK speaks to James Backway who is playing Hazel in this stage adaptation. He was m... (more...)
MSMT Artists Discuss a Season of Firsts MSMT Artists Discuss a Season of Firsts
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - June 16, 2016 in Maine

'Sometimes in this business, it can seem you work and work and you aren't seeing results right away. Then all at once, everything comes to fruition at once, and that is a major boost to our company morale. That's exactly what has happened this season for MSMT,' says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark... (more...)
Amy Johnson Is Headed For Big Things Amy Johnson Is Headed For Big Things
by Marietta Lunceford - June 16, 2016 in Birmingham

There is so much talent in the Birmingham area and I would like to take the summer to highlight some of the people we look forward to seeing regularly on our stages. They might not be the people you already know, but ones you would recognize if you saw them. They might be someone you see in the crow... (more...)





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