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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...)

The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
What's the Future of Live Streamed Musicals? BroadwayHD Co-Founders Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley Explain + SHE LOVES ME!
Kate Kataja of Wilbury Theatre Group Talks Third Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL Kate Kataja of Wilbury Theatre Group Talks Third Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Robert Barossi - July 22, 2016 in Rhode Island

Promising to be bigger than ever, and not just because of added performance venues, the Providence Fringe Festival returns for its third year on July 26. I spoke with Kate Kataja of The Wilbury Theatre Group, which has produced the festival in each of its first three years, about her role and what a... (more...)
Alison Murphy and Mark Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY' Alison Murphy and Mark Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'
by Kathy Strain - July 21, 2016 in San Antonio

As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Lang and Alison Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit... (more...)
Teresa Sanderson and LL West on Utah Rep's CABARET Teresa Sanderson and LL West on Utah Rep's CABARET
by Tyler Hinton - July 20, 2016 in Salt Lake City

Utah Repertory Theater Company will present the award-winning musical CABARET from August 26 to September 11, 2016 at the Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater. Master of Ceremonies Teresa Sanderson and director LL West took time out of their busy schedules to answer questions from BroadwayWor... (more...)
Welcome to the Age of Javilton; Meet HAMILTON Alternate Turned Leading Man, Javier Muñoz! Welcome to the Age of Javilton; Meet HAMILTON Alternate Turned Leading Man, Javier Muñoz!
by Nicole Rosky - July 20, 2016 in Broadway

After over 300 performances on Broadway, a sold-out run at the Public Theater, eleven Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, a Pulitzer Prize and countless other honors, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has said goodbye to the role for which he'll be forever remembered. What comes next? The age of Javilton... (more...)
Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens' Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens'
by Joseph F. Panarello - July 20, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Actor Ben Curtis talks about his role in 'The Crusade of Connor Stephens' as well as some upcoming musical gigs.... (more...)
Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - July 20, 2016 in UK / West End

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beas... (more...)
Playwright Jon Brittain On The West End Run of ROTTERDAM Playwright Jon Brittain On The West End Run of ROTTERDAM
by Marianka Swain - July 19, 2016 in UK / West End

Last year, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam had a successful and well-received premiere at Theatre503 - this month, it moves into the West End for a Trafalgar Studios run. Centring on Alice, who wants to come out as gay, and her girlfriend Fiona, who decides she wants to start living as a man, Adrian, it's ... (more...)
From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 18, 2016 in Maine

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking... (more...)
Ana Nogueira Chats About New York Premiere of ENGAGEMENTS at Second Stage Theatre Ana Nogueira Chats About New York Premiere of ENGAGEMENTS at Second Stage Theatre
by Nora Dominick - July 18, 2016 in Broadway

Today the New York premiere of ENGAGEMENTS begins previews at 2econd Stage Theatre. Before tonight, BroadwayWorld caught up with Ana Nogueira, who stars as Lauren.... (more...)
Phyllis Logan Talks DOWNTON and PRESENT LAUGHTER Phyllis Logan Talks DOWNTON and PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Marianka Swain - July 18, 2016 in UK / West End

Scottish actress Phyllis Logan has enjoyed a stellar career on stage and screen, with notable performances in Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies and two British TV smash hits: Lady Jane in Lovejoy and, of course, eminently sensible housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey. She's returned to the stage to joi... (more...)
Newly Appointed Director of HGOco Carleen Graham Talks Her Plans for the Future Newly Appointed Director of HGOco Carleen Graham Talks Her Plans for the Future
by Katricia Lang - July 15, 2016 in Houston

On August 22, award-winning opera educator, administrator, researcher and stage director Carleen Graham assumes the position of Director of HGOco, the Houston Grand Opera's community outreach program.... (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind–the–scenes of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC in This Brand New Featurette! VIDEO: Go Behind–the–scenes of CAPTAIN FANTASTIC in This Brand New Featurette!
by TV News Desk - July 15, 2016 in TV

See the sausage made in the brand new making of featurette for CAPTAIN FANTASTIC below!... (more...)
Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art Growth, Change, and Empathy: Bill Nolte Muses on FIDDLER and Art
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - July 15, 2016 in Maine

'It's all about growing and being willing to change…about people finding a way to look at things from both sides and learn to empathize.' The soft-spoken man sitting opposite me thoughtfully answers my question about the universality of the musical theatre piece in which he stars, Fiddler on th... (more...)
Caroline Sheen on CRAZY FOR YOU at the Watermill Caroline Sheen on CRAZY FOR YOU at the Watermill
by Jenny Ell - July 15, 2016 in UK / West End

Caroline Sheen is one of our busiest and most popular musical theatre actresses. She has an unbelievable string of credits to her name including the title role in Mary Poppins, Fantine/Eponine in Les Miserables, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Jennifer in the Original Cast of The Wi... (more...)
2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl! 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl!
by Maeve Riley - July 14, 2016 in Broadway

2016 National Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl, sits down with BWW to give us the onstage AND backstage scoop from the Jimmy Awards and Jerry Herman Awards!... (more...)
Charlie Cox Charlie Cox
by E.H. Reiter - July 14, 2016 in San Diego

Charlie Cox talks about performing in INCOGNITO off Broadway.... (more...)
Declan Bennett on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Declan Bennett on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Marianka Swain - July 14, 2016 in UK / West End

Actor and musician Declan Bennett has successfully maintained dual, often intersecting careers as a singer-songwriter and musical theatre performer. He's had chart hits both with band Point Break and as a solo artist, and has tackled several iconic roles, including Roger in a US tour and Broadway ru... (more...)
Obsidian Theater to Present EL NOGALAR Obsidian Theater to Present EL NOGALAR
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2016 in Houston

A bold reimagining of Chekov's The Cherry Orchard, EL NOGALAR explores social class, family, identity and the choice between adapting to a changing world or getting left behind.... (more...)
Lyrissa Leininger & Michael Kennedy of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre Lyrissa Leininger & Michael Kennedy of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - July 13, 2016 in Thousand Oaks

One important and valuable aspect of Cabrillo Music Theatre's long tenure in Ventura County is its devotion to casting talented young local performers in as many of its productions as it can. Cabrillo's casts are usually laden with a mix of professional Equity lead performers, local and regional tal... (more...)
Playwright Natalie Margolin's THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION Makes its New York Debut Playwright Natalie Margolin's THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION Makes its New York Debut
by Ashley LaChant - July 12, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere production of THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION, a new play by Natalie Margolin. Opening July 15 and playing 11 performances only, through August 6 at the Davenport Theatre, it's a play about friendship, sex and commas. BroadwayWorld sat down with the playwri... (more...)
Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett Teases Her Soho Theatre Show
by Marianka Swain - July 12, 2016 in Cabaret

Alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett discusses her upcoming Soho Theatre show... (more...)
BOYZ II MEN at NJPAC BOYZ II MEN at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - July 12, 2016 in New Jersey

Boyz II Men comes to NJPAC on July 24.... (more...)
Meet Broadway's Youngest Star in the Making, Tori Murray Meet Broadway's Youngest Star in the Making, Tori Murray
by Marissa Sblendorio - July 11, 2016 in Broadway

Tori Murray is Broadway's biggest star in the making. She's had show's at Feinstein's/54 Below, worked with Sutton Foster, and she's only 12 years old! To celebrate her return to Feinstein's/54 Below, in which she will be the youngest solo act to ever appear at venue, we decided to catch up with her... (more...)
Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
by Naomi Serviss - July 11, 2016 in Broadway

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical.... (more...)
Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - July 11, 2016 in Rockland / Westchester

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences.... (more...)





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