BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 26, 2016

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened  draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choice... (more...)

From Middle-Earth to Midtown Manhattan- Richard Armitage Takes On Off-Broadway in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
BWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Nikki Blonsky Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY Memories
Louis Baker of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi Louis Baker of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - December 02, 2016 in Thousand Oaks

Louis Baker has had a varied career in the entertainment world. As an actor, he studied under three prestigious performers: Bill Duke, Haile Gerima, and Debbie Allen. He has worked as a voiceover artist in the animation world, co-produces with his wife a family-centered web series called Faces of Of... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - December 02, 2016 in Washington, DC

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Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS
by Katricia Lang - December 02, 2016 in Houston

For the Houston Symphony holiday concert VERY MERRY POPS, not only does Santa Claus come to town but so do the sweeter-than-honey honeys, Jessica and Santino Fontana. In the interview, the Fontanas talk to Broadway World about VERY MERRY POPS and the joys and challenges of being a show business marr... (more...)
Sarah Ellis of Royal Shakespeare Company Gets Technical with THE TEMPEST Sarah Ellis of Royal Shakespeare Company Gets Technical with THE TEMPEST
by Nora Dominick - December 01, 2016 in Broadway

BroadwayWorld recently sat down with Sarah Ellis, Head of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company, to chat about how the project came about and what it's like to bring this type of technology to the stage.... (more...)
Funnyman Gianmarco Soresi on His New Sketch Comedy Series, 'Matza Pizza,' Creative Freedom, and Why Our World Needs A Laugh Every Now and Then Funnyman Gianmarco Soresi on His New Sketch Comedy Series, 'Matza Pizza,' Creative Freedom, and Why Our World Needs A Laugh Every Now and Then
by Courtney Savoia - December 01, 2016 in Comedy - New York City

NYC-based actor, stand-up comedian, and writer, Gianmarco Soresi, is leaving audiences in stitches once again with a new comedy sketch series, 'Matza Pizza' - his own creation with actor/producer Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand. With new videos each Monday, this highly entertaining series explores experien... (more...)
Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep
by Courtney Savoia - December 01, 2016 in Off-Broadway

In these uncertain and often turbulent times, it's so important to have a glimmer of hope to see the journey through. Irish Rep, which showcases Irish & Irish-America productions Off-Broadway, is rediscovering those themes that have plagued our country for decades with their latest production of 'Fi... (more...)
Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show
by Ronn Burton - November 30, 2016 in Oklahoma

CityRep is bringing back their much-adored show, A Tuna Christmas, to delight Oklahoma City audiences yet again. The stars of the show, Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed, checked in with BroadwayWorld before one of their rehearsals to share their favorite memories of past productions, the challen... (more...)
Theatre Life with Tonya Beckman and Joe Brack Theatre Life with Tonya Beckman and Joe Brack
by Elliot Lanes - November 30, 2016 in Washington, DC

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Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - November 30, 2016 in Thousand Oaks

The musical Ragtime, which plays through this Sunday, December 4, at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is an important work that weaves actual historical personages into the fabric of its three intersecting stories: an upper-class white family, the African American ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walk... (more...)
Molly Ann Cunningham And Talia Asseraf of HAMLET at Curtain Call Youth Theatre Molly Ann Cunningham And Talia Asseraf of HAMLET at Curtain Call Youth Theatre
by Cary Ginell - November 30, 2016 in Thousand Oaks

The idea of a woman playing the lead in Shakespeare's Hamlet is not a new one. The first female Hamlet, Elizabeth Powell, performed the role at London's Drury Lane Theatre in 1796 and by 1820, the first American 'Hamlette,' Sarah Bartley, played it at the Park Theatre in New York.... (more...)
BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE GREAT COMET's Grace McLean BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE GREAT COMET's Grace McLean
by Caryn Robbins - November 30, 2016 in Broadway

Today, Grace McLean speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains the importance of telling new, original stories in contemporary theater.... (more...)
Alexia Khadime Talks SLEEPING BEAUTY at Hackney Empire Alexia Khadime Talks SLEEPING BEAUTY at Hackney Empire
by Marianka Swain - November 30, 2016 in UK / West End

Alexia Khadime made her West End debut in The Lion King aged 17, and went on to play Nala. Her other West End leads include Wicked, Les Miserables and The Book of Mormon, and this Christmas she stars as Princess Tahlia in Hackney Empire's Sleeping Beauty.... (more...)
Liv Rooth Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 29, 2016 in Connecticut

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut!... (more...)
Lisa Dillon On LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Lisa Dillon On LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Marianka Swain - November 29, 2016 in UK / West End

Actress Lisa Dillon's numerous stage credits include King John at Rose Theatre, Kingston, Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre, Design for Living at the Old Vic, The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, and The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC. She's back with the RSC playing Rosaline and Beatrice in Love's Lab... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: Lee Mead BWW PANTO Q&A: Lee Mead
by Gary Naylor - November 29, 2016 in UK / West End

BWW catches up with one of Britain's pantomime favourites, currently appearing as Prince Charming in Cinderella at the London Palladium.... (more...)
BWW Profile: Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays Forays INTO THE WOODS for Theatre Under the Stars BWW Profile: Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays Forays INTO THE WOODS for Theatre Under the Stars
by Katricia Lang - November 28, 2016 in Houston

Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays (Cinderella's Prince) knows audiences will flock to the Hobby Center for INTO THE WOODS hits like 'Giants In The Sky', 'Stay With Me,' and 'The Last Midnight,' but he begs audiences to see the musical as more than mindless escapist entertainment. It's intelligent escapist ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Peggy Yates Theatre Life with Peggy Yates
by Elliot Lanes - November 28, 2016 in Washington, DC

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Bryan Santiago's Passionate To Make Everyone Smile Bryan Santiago's Passionate To Make Everyone Smile
by Gil Kaan - November 28, 2016 in NationalTours

Now at the beginnings of the DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT national tour, Performance Director Bryan Santiago took some time from his polishing rehearsals to answer a few ICE-y questions for BroadwayWorld and myself.... (more...)
BWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Marissa Jaret Winokur Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY Memories BWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Marissa Jaret Winokur Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY Memories
by Caryn Robbins - November 27, 2016 in Broadway

Today, Marissa Jaret Winokur shares her fondest memories from the show and explains why HAIRSPRAY is 'the gift that keeps on giving!'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Christopher Tierney of DIRTY DANCING National Tour BWW Interviews: Christopher Tierney of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Justin Cole Adams - November 27, 2016 in Atlanta

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING is currently sweeping the nation, which means we should all be getting tickets to have the time of our lives. The musical, adapted from the 1987 film, tells the iconic story of Baby and Johnny as the unlikely pair mambo their way through an unlikely love story and ... (more...)
From Middle-Earth to Midtown Manhattan- Richard Armitage Takes On Off-Broadway in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE From Middle-Earth to Midtown Manhattan- Richard Armitage Takes On Off-Broadway in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
by Nicole Rosky - November 25, 2016 in Broadway

Richard Armitage might be known to millions of Tolkien fans as Thorin Oakenshield, but this autumn he left Middle-Earth far behind him to start a new adventure off-Broadway. The Hobbit trilogy star joins a small ensemble company (including Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and two-time Tony nomin... (more...)
BWW TV: Andreas Wyder of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS National Tour BWW TV: Andreas Wyder of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - November 25, 2016 in NationalTours

Returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center from November 29th-December 4th is the national touring production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.... (more...)
Skylight's Gary Grossman Asserting His Passion Creating Safe Harbors For Nurturing New Talents Skylight's Gary Grossman Asserting His Passion Creating Safe Harbors For Nurturing New Talents
by Gil Kaan - November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles

Skylight Theatre's Artistic Director Gary Grossman will be honored at Skylight's SALUTE 2016 December 4 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Gary has been the driving common denominator of the Skylight Theatre Company and its previous incarnations: the Katselas Theatre company and the Camelot Artists P... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: Joe McElderry BWW PANTO Q&A: Joe McElderry
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 24, 2016 in UK / West End

Joe McElderry speaks to BWW ahead of his pantomime run at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.... (more...)
BWW PANTO Q&A: The Chuckle Brothers BWW PANTO Q&A: The Chuckle Brothers
by Natalie O'Donoghue - November 24, 2016 in UK / West End

Children's television favourites The Chuckle Brothers speak to BWW ahead of their pantomime run at Nottingham's Theatre Royal.... (more...)

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