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Backstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of Anatole Backstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of Anatole
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 05, 2017

In the opening song of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, audiences quickly learn that Anatole (who spends his money on women and wine) is hot. When Lucas Steele hits the stage at the Imperial Theatre, however, he brings a lot more depth to a character that he not only created, but has been playing in various incarnations over the past five years. Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with Steele about the evolution of Anatole, his relationship with his costars, and so much more!... (more...)

Marc Kudisch Talks BILLIONS, Changing Landscape of Theatre and Television
Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR Mackenzie Messick and Steven Reddington of STATE FAIR
by Justin Cole Adams - March 23, 2017 in Atlanta

The leads from STATE FAIR at Agape Players talk about the show and about the creative process.... (more...)
Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center Matthew J. Taylor of 42ND STREET at MAYO Performing Arts Center
by Jaclyn Layman - March 22, 2017 in NationalTours

Come and meet the star of 42nd Street! I had the privilege of chatting with the very talented Matthew J. Taylor, who plays Julian Marsh in this exciting production. We talk about life on the road, beloved timeless musicals, preserving vocal health and New Jersey's outstanding Westminster Choir Colle... (more...)
MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 22, 2017 in Connecticut

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael B... (more...)
Holding a Mirror Up to the Audience: Director Stacey Koloski Discusses THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Holding a Mirror Up to the Audience: Director Stacey Koloski Discusses THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - March 22, 2017 in Maine

"Superficially the play is a courtroom drama with judge, jury, and attorneys, but really it is a universal exploration of the themes of forgiveness, self-forgiveness, and the willingness to accept others." Portland-based theatre artist Stacey Koloski is talking about her latest project, directin... (more...)
Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Billy Mitchell Talks VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by David Clarke - March 22, 2017 in Cabaret

Billy Mitchell's hilarious VILLAIN: DEBLANKS makes a triumphant New York City return tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below. Tonight's sold out show features Kathleen Turner, Morena Baccarin, Lesli Margherita, Michael Potts, Maulik Pancholy, and Micah Stock and will benefit New York Civil Liberties Union.... (more...)
Dani Flombaum of TIGROU at Estadio Obras Dani Flombaum of TIGROU at Estadio Obras
by Felicitas de la Fare - March 22, 2017 in Argentina

Tigrou tells the story of a young child that gets lost in the woods. Looking for shelter for the night, he ends up in an old abandoned Castle. Tigrou´s arrival to the castle awakens the unseen dwellers lost in time. A group of acrobats, singers and dancers bring this fascinating tale to life, and th... (more...)
El Capitan's GM Ed Collins Proudly Touts Their Exclusive BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extras El Capitan's GM Ed Collins Proudly Touts Their Exclusive BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extras
by Gil Kaan - March 22, 2017 in Los Angeles

Hollywood's renown El Capitan Theatre features the exclusive pre-show complements to the newly released, live-action version of Disney's animated classic Beauty and The Beast. A curated exhibit of costumes, props and set pieces, actually used in the film, fills up two of the three theatre lobbies. T... (more...)
Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - March 22, 2017 in UK / West End

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Fr... (more...)
Theatre Life with Colin Hovde Theatre Life with Colin Hovde
by Elliot Lanes - March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Colin Hovde is living his theatre life in two very different ways. He is currently in his fifth season as the Producing Artistic Director of Theater Alliance which performs at the Anacostia Playhouse. Their current production Mnemonic runs through April 9th. The show is directed by H... (more...)
Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello' Shenandoah's Jake Emmerling Says 'Hello'
by Christopher Castanho - March 21, 2017 in NationalTours

It's always a comfort knowing that alumni from your Musical Theatre program are working and doing great things in the entertainment industry. Jake Emmerling is doing just that, currently spreading the good word across the country in The Book of Mormon national tour as a member of the ensemble. After... (more...)
Evelyn Christina Tonn In CHICAGO Coming to the Van Wezel Evelyn Christina Tonn In CHICAGO Coming to the Van Wezel
by Carolan Trbovich - March 21, 2017 in NationalTours

Sarasotan, Evelyn Christina Tonn Comes to the Van Wezel in Chicago the Musical... (more...)
Broadway Academy of Performing Open Registration for DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Broadway Academy of Performing Open Registration for DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alison Bridget Chambers - March 21, 2017 in Wichita

Broadway Academy of Performing, a kid's theatre camp hosted by Newman University Theatre Department, is now accepting registrations. The camp dates will be June 10th through 17th at Newman University in Wichita, KS. Kids ages 11-20 are eligible, and campers under 11 years can be day campers. The cam... (more...)
Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - March 20, 2017 in NationalTours

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life... (more...)
Jessica Hecht Explains the Calculations of THE PRICE Jessica Hecht Explains the Calculations of THE PRICE
by Naomi Serviss - March 20, 2017 in Broadway

Arthur Miller's timeless drama focuses on an estranged family settling up an estate, but so much more lies just below the surface.... (more...)
Kevin Barwell of the Actors Anonymous Theatre Company Kevin Barwell of the Actors Anonymous Theatre Company
by Mark C. Lloyd - March 20, 2017 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: KEVIN BARWELL OF THE ACTORS ANONYMOUS THEATRE COMPANY... (more...)
Archie Madekwe On THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? Archie Madekwe On THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by Marianka Swain - March 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Archie Madekwe's screen credits include Fresh Meat and films Legacy and Second Coming. He's now making his professional stage debut in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, Edward Albee's darkly comic masterpiece about a successful family man who embarks on a shocking love affair. Ian Rickson's revival also f... (more...)
 Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center Sulayman Al Bassam Talks PETROL STATION at Kennedy Center
by Heather Hill - March 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Sulayman Al Bassam is returning to the Kennedy Center next week for the first time since 2009. The international playwright and director has had his work performed around the world, but this is the first time he will be using an all-American cast instead of his usual Pan-Arab troupe.... (more...)
Jacqueline Dark on RUFUS WAINWRIGHT'S PRIMA DONNA at Adelaide Festival Theatre Jacqueline Dark on RUFUS WAINWRIGHT'S PRIMA DONNA at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - March 18, 2017 in Australia - Adelaide

To say that she is versatile is an understatement.... (more...)
Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - March 16, 2017 in San Antonio

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Robert Carter Theatre Life with Robert Carter
by Elliot Lanes - March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Robert Carter has, for the past 21 years, been living his theatre life as a member of the world famous all-male comic ballet troupe known as Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. That makes him the longest running member of this internationally known troupe.... (more...)
Dante Brown and the DB/WD WORKSHOP Dante Brown and the DB/WD WORKSHOP
by Caryn Cooper - March 16, 2017 in Dance

Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance (DB/WD) will be hosting its first annual workshop May 19-21, 2017 at the Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, NY. Over the course of three days, professional artists (ages 18 and over) will be able to interact with a range of choreographers who are leaders in the dance community, ma... (more...)
Atlanta Girl Mackenzie Perpich Talks Returning Home as the ANNIE Tour Plays the Fox Theatre Atlanta Girl Mackenzie Perpich Talks Returning Home as the ANNIE Tour Plays the Fox Theatre
by Sally Henry - March 16, 2017 in Atlanta

With her passion for theatre coming full circle, Mackenzie could not be happier about coming home to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Note: a written medium cannot possibly convey the enthusiasm she naturally radiates, so make sure to read this in the most lively voice ever.... (more...)
Director Leigh Silverman On Her Longstanding Career in New York Theater and THE OUTER SPACE Director Leigh Silverman On Her Longstanding Career in New York Theater and THE OUTER SPACE
by Courtney Savoia - March 16, 2017 in Broadway

Iconic Director, Leigh Silverman, On Her Longstanding Career in New York Theater and The Outer Space... (more...)
Tom Lister Talks West End Revival of 42ND STREET Tom Lister Talks West End Revival of 42ND STREET
by Marianka Swain - March 15, 2017 in UK / West End

Actor Tom Lister is best known for playing Carl King on Emmerdale, but he's also amassed a number of stage credits, including Legally Blonde, Calamity Jane and Water Babies. He's currently starring in the West End revival of 42nd Street, alongside Sheena Easton, Clare Halse and Stuart Neal. The show... (more...)
TONY N TINA'S Beautiful Bride, Karah Osland Krajewski TONY N TINA'S Beautiful Bride, Karah Osland Krajewski
by Mark C. Lloyd - March 15, 2017 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: TONY N TINA'S BEAUTIFUL BRIDE KARAH OSLAND KRAJEWSKI... (more...)