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InDepth InterView Special Flashback: Elaine Stritch
by Pat Cerasaro - July 17, 2014

AUTHOR'S NOTE: One of the most iconic Broadway leading ladies in theatrical history, in honor of her passing earlier today at the age of 89, let us revisit this career-spanning InDepth InterView with the one and only Elaine Stritch. As a personal aside, following the conclusion of the interview proper the conversation between Ms. Stritch and I continued for several more minutes and she emphatically relayed to me that this had been her favorite interview to date and that she was incredibly apprec... (more...)
BWW Interviews: DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN'S Vince Valentine Discusses Playing the Caveman for 10 Years
by Benjamin Tomchik - July 28, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld.com recently sat down with Defending the Caveman's Vince Valentine to discuss how the show has been updated since playing on Broadway, what it's like to perform in the same role for a decade and why Yoda is credited in his biography.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
by Katricia Lang - July 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain f... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MURDER BALLAD Presents Up Close Killing
by Paul Batterson - July 28, 2014

MURDER BALLAD offers its four actors little room to hide when the show makes its Midwest debut Aug. 7-16 at the Short North Stage's Green Room in downtown Columbus.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Danny Burstein's CABARET Love Story
by Naomi Serviss - July 26, 2014

Danny Burstein plays Herr Schultz, a Jewish shopkeeper in denial of Berlin's encroaching reign of terror.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: This Show Is an Adventure!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 26, 2014

'It's the heart that makes it fun! The adrenalin gets going; we are all so engrossed in each other with different stories developing every night. There are always discoveries being made. This show is an adventure every single night!' The speaker is actor-dancer Carson Twitchell, who is talking ab... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Greendale Community Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE
by Caroline Campana - July 25, 2014

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Greendale Community Theatre is excited to announce their production of Legally Blonde the Musical, a fan favorite.... (more...)
BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL's Jess Meuse Is Living Her Dream
by Kathy Strain - July 25, 2014

Jess Meuse calls Alabama home, but if she had her choice, she would spend her days and nights on the road. Ever since competing in the 13th season of AMERICAN IDOL, Jess, has been able to enjoy sharing her passion for music with audiences all over the United States as she travels with other contesta... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Playwright Will Cooper Has a Beautiful Mind
by Erica Miner - July 24, 2014

Will Cooper's play 'Jade Heart' chronicles the journey of an infant girl, abandoned in China and brought to America by her adoptive single Caucasian mother.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Tara Bissett: Actress, Singer, Storyteller
by Noelle Hannibal - July 24, 2014

Tara Bissett was always interested in the arts. Born in Montreal and raised in Montreal, Ontario and the US, her parents encouraged her from an early age to involve herself in art classes and choir in school. Having traveled overseas just after high school, Bissett returned to Montreal for universit... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Landing Theatre Director Paige Kiliany Talks ALL IN THE TIMING
by Katricia Lang - July 24, 2014

Before VENUS IN FURS was a twinkle in David Ives' eye, there was ALL IN THE TIMING, a collection of one-act plays with a range of subjects and themes - all funny and entertaining. How else do you describe a mix of Trotsky and The Honeymooners? Though the collection of plays premiered Off-Broadway in... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Broadway Star Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor On Putting In Work, Broadway and TV
by Katricia Lang - July 22, 2014

Prepare yourselves b***hes! Tay Tay's coming to town. And not the lovely girl with a beautiful voice. It's Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor, the lovely boy with a beautiful voice. And he's here to teach you. Not just how to sing but how to sang. The Broadway star has teamed up with the Straight From New York... (more...)
BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Shows the Evolving Female Role in Society
by Maggie Yates - July 22, 2014

In some aspects of American culture, weddings are considered amongst the most stressful episodes a person can endure. Despite the happiness associated with the affair, weddings offer a minefield of potential familial discord, monetary pressure, and the inevitable anxiety people feel surrounding thei... (more...)
BWW Interviews: I WISH YOU LOVE Actor Dennis Spears Talks the Mystique of Nat 'King' Cole
by Katricia Lang - July 21, 2014

For all his hard work and talent, Nat 'King' Cole was treated to segregated concert halls, burning crosses and slurs. We know what he did do. We know what he didn't do (ask the NAACP). We know Kimye's wedding menu. But we don't know Nat 'King' Cole. This is what I WISH YOU LOVE seeks. To push throug... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Playwright ROBERT CAISLEY Premieres LUCKY ME at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - July 21, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will have the World Premiere of 'Lucky Me' by playwright Robert Caisley. The romantic comedy is directed by SuzAnne Barabas and will be on the Long Branch stage from July 31st through August 31st.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tony Winner Linda Cho Talks About ORPHAN OF ZHAO
by E.H. Reiter - July 21, 2014

Interview with 2014 Tony Award Winner Best Costume Design of a Musical for Linda Cho about THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO now playing at the La Jolla Playhouse... (more...)
BWW Interviews: James Vasquez Brings PAGEANT to the Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - July 21, 2014

PAGEANT is back at the Cygnet Theatre and James Vasquez is happy to be the man that directs this new production. I was able to chat with him between rehearsals to chat about bringing the Glamouresse pageant back to the stage. PAGEANT is playing at the Cygnet Theatre through Sunday, August 31.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo AMY AND FREDDY Headline The Copa Palm Springs, Beginning Tonight
by David Green - July 18, 2014

The COPA PALM SPRINGS presents Chicago, music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, July 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. The... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Playwright Abby Koenig Talks World Premiere of SPAGHETTI CODE
by Nyderah Williams - July 18, 2014

SPAGHETTI CODE is Koenig's second world premiere with Horse Head Theatre Company and is part of the company's new initiative to produce female playwrights.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Maine Native to Star at The Arundel Barn Playhouse
by Dan Marois - July 18, 2014

For Chrissy Albanese, it is a far cry from her first theater experiences at Gorham High School, the Windham Center Stage Theater and the Schoolhouse Arts Center, to the stage of one of Maine's best loved summer theaters, Arundel Barn Playhouse.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kate Pazakis Talks Innovations at Rockwell Table and Stage
by Don Grigware - July 16, 2014

Belting songstress Kate Pazakis was recently named executive producer of Rockwell Table and Stage in Hollywood. In our chat she talks about her past successes and gives us a glimpse of her big plans for Rockwell's immediate future. Kate, you have an amazing voice and have become known as one of t... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, wh... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Michael Tapley and Shay Rodgers Talk TUTS' WHOREHOUSE
by Kristina Nungaray - July 15, 2014

Every summer Houston audiences gear up for Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) free summer musical at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Top-notch talent and a free price tag make these summer productions an event that is too good to miss. This year, TUTS will be filling the Miller Outdoor Theatre with one who... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Playwright Kris Thompson Talks BAD MEDICINE
by Katricia Lang - July 14, 2014

Sheriff Gene Ranger and childhood sweetheart Nurse Becky Trueheart are concerned, but not alarmed, when an unconscious beauty is brought in and seems to have amnesia, only to be cured by the smooth talking snake oil salesman Bodkin Shamley. Before you know it, the Sheriff is madly in love with the m... (more...)
BWW Interview: Chatting with ATOMIC Star Sara Gettelfinger
by Adrienne Onofri - July 14, 2014

The onetime Broadway hoofer is costarring in the new musical about the men behind the Manhattan Project--as the woman who loved one of them.... (more...)