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BroadwayWorld Interviews


2015 Flashback: A Year's Advice from the Stars 2015 Flashback: A Year's Advice from the Stars
by BWW Special Coverage - December 31, 2015

At the end of every 'backstage' interview, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge asks his guest, 'What is the best bit of advice that you've been given that you still live by?' Below, we've rounded up all the sage responses from the stars of 2015!... (more...)
BWW INTERVIEW:  Who Is Nicci Canada? BWW INTERVIEW: Who Is Nicci Canada?
by Vickie Evans - February 10, 2016

Nicci Canada pays tribute to Lady Ella Fitzgerald on Valentine's weekend in Charlotte, NC. It's all about Love!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels BWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels
by Lauren Yarger - February 10, 2016

Lou Diamond Phillips stars in the world premiere of his play, BURNING DESIRE.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw; A.R Gurney of LOVE LETTERS at The Bushnell BWW Interview: Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw; A.R Gurney of LOVE LETTERS at The Bushnell
by Lauren Yarger - February 10, 2016

'Love Story's' Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Reunite for tour of A.R, Gurney's LOVE LETTERS playing this week at The Bushnell... (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: USC's SALOME MERGIA Collegiate Theatrics: USC's SALOME MERGIA
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 10, 2016

Here is your opportunity to get to know USC's Salome Mergia in this week's edition of Collegiate Theatrics. Miraculously, it would seem, she found time to sit down and consider our questions - and to offer some elucidating answers - about her time at USC and how her experiences there have prepared h... (more...)
BWW Interview: David Harris Returns to OZ BWW Interview: David Harris Returns to OZ
by Jacqueline Bublitz - February 10, 2016

Aussie musical theatre fans, David Harris has returned to Oz - but only for a flying visit! We get our homegrown leading man back to the Australian stage for two nights this weekend, when he joins Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Betty Buckley, Joanna Ampil and Helen Dallimore in DEFYING GRAVITY - a worl... (more...)
Master Mixologist: Baylea Morgan of HOWL AT THE MOON in NYC Master Mixologist: Baylea Morgan of HOWL AT THE MOON in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - February 09, 2016

Baylea Morgan of Howl at the Moon is our 'Master Mixologist' on Broadwayworld.com Food and Wine.... (more...)
10 ON TUESDAY with Monty Cole 10 ON TUESDAY with Monty Cole
by M. William Panek - February 09, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago is bringing you 10 on Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire filler-outer - Victory Gardens' Monty Cole.... (more...)
BWW TV: Ben Lipitz of THE LION KING National Tour BWW TV: Ben Lipitz of THE LION KING National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - February 08, 2016

Coming back to the Durham Performing Arts Center from February 16th-March 20th is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, THE LION KING! Featuring Ben Lipitz in the role of Pumbaa, a role originated on screen by Ernie Sabella and on Broadway by Tom Alan Robbins.... (more...)
Chef Spotlight:  Francis Wolf of MANOIR HOVEY in Quebec, Canada Chef Spotlight: Francis Wolf of MANOIR HOVEY in Quebec, Canada
by Marina Kennedy - February 08, 2016

Chef de Cuisine Francis Wolf of Le Hatley Restaurant at Manoir Hovey in Quebec, Canada is in our Chef Spotlight. Manoir Hovey is a member of Relais & Châteaux landmark hotels and restaurants.... (more...)
BWW Interview: TORUK Artistic Director, Fabrice Lemire, On Breaking New Ground with Cirque du Soleil BWW Interview: TORUK Artistic Director, Fabrice Lemire, On Breaking New Ground with Cirque du Soleil
by Katricia Lang - February 07, 2016

Cirque du Soleil's TORUK - THE FIRST FLIGHT is definitely outside of the box. The main characters are 10-feet-tall extraterrestrials with striped skin and feline features. TORUK is inspired by James Cameron's AVATAR.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More! BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - February 05, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Christina Keefe Talks Directing Rice Theatre Program's EURYDICE BWW Interview: Christina Keefe Talks Directing Rice Theatre Program's EURYDICE
by Katricia Lang - February 05, 2016

The Rice Theatre Program presents EURYDICE, an adaptation of the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus that leads to some funny, heartfelt theater and imaginative staging.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser Preview 'The Songs of Tor and Lisa' BWW Interview: Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser Preview 'The Songs of Tor and Lisa'
by Nora Dominick - February 05, 2016

'The Songs of Tor and Lisa' is about to hit the Feinstein's/54 Below stage on February 8, 2016, but before that BroadwayWorld sat down with Grammy-nominated songwriter? Tor Hyams and veteran Broadway performer Lisa Rothauser to chat about their upcoming concert. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo! BWW Interview: Chatting with FUN HOME's Smallest Alison, Gabriella Pizzolo!
by David Clarke - February 04, 2016

Equally uplifting and heartbreaking, for many people FUN HOME is easily the most significant musical of 2015 and of this era of American musical theatre. Recently, Gabriella Pizzolo, who made her Broadway debut in MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, took over the role of Small Alison in FUN HOME. I caught up with... (more...)
BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING BWW Interview: Nicholas Carlisle and Erik Stangvik Talk BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING
by David Clarke - February 04, 2016

Globally, bullying is a problem facing many school aged children. It is a comfort to know that many are looking for ways to curb bullying and make the world a better place for our children. On Monday, February 8, 2016, to celebrate it's expansion to the East Coast, the international anti-bullying or... (more...)
BWW Interview:  Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALE BWW Interview: Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALE
by Marina Kennedy - February 04, 2016

Broadwayworld.com talked with Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse about 'A Bronx Tale.'... (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ADAM LEBOWITZ-LOCKARD Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ADAM LEBOWITZ-LOCKARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 04, 2016

Theater's next generation of actors will come from all over the globe, to be certain, but one might find an impressive concentration of artists on the campus of the University of Southern California, where the list of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in acting rivals any group to be found anyw... (more...)
This Dancer's Life: EVERETT TARLTON This Dancer's Life: EVERETT TARLTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 04, 2016

Make no mistake about it: There is absolutely no way to avoid instantly liking Everett Tarlton - it's useless to even try. In fact, resistance is futile. The boy possesses so much innate charm that anyone - whether you're a director, a choreographer, an actor or even a critic - simply cannot resist ... (more...)
BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre
by Johnna Leary - February 04, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the ultimate American theater classic about life and love lessons, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, will open at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Directed by Amanda Hartman, Our Town is a slice of small town life over a decade in Grover's Corners. The town citizens reveal every... (more...)
BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE BWW Interview: Robert Hartwell Chats About His New Program, BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE
by Nora Dominick - February 03, 2016

Broadway star Robert Hartwell is doing something truly spectacular while on the Motown National Tour: He's teaching a new generation of Broadway performers with BROADWAY DANCE COLLECTIVE. ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway
by Naomi Serviss - February 02, 2016

The new lead in the Tony-winning play has found his role presents some unique physical challenges.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Cody Daigle-Orians and THE BOOK OF D at The Growing Stage BWW Interview: Cody Daigle-Orians and THE BOOK OF D at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - February 02, 2016

'The Book of D' will have a World Premiere at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey' from February 12th through February 21st. Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright, Cody Daigle-Orians about his career and the show.... (more...)
BWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera House BWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - February 02, 2016

A wedding should be a perfect romantic occasion...... so it's the perfect setting for the day when everything that can go wrong does, in the new Lewis Black comedy One Slight Hitch.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND BWW Interview: Charles Haid's Thoughts on His Career, Giving Back, and ALTMAN'S LAST STAND
by Gil Kaan - February 02, 2016

Director/producer/actor Charles Haid's latest theatrical directorial project ALTMAN'S LAST STAND opens February 6 at the Zephyr Theatre. In this one-man show, Michael Laskin portrays the Viennese-born Franz Altman who refused to sell his mid-town Manhattan second hand shop to corporate developers.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Classical Theatre Company's Artistic Director John Johnston Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE BWW Interview: Classical Theatre Company's Artistic Director John Johnston Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE
by Natalie de la Garza - February 01, 2016

In this interview, BroadwayWorld.com talks to Classical Theatre Company Executive Artistic Director John Johnston about directing CTC's A DOLL'S HOUSE, Ibsen's meaning, and the play's controversial ending.... (more...)





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