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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring! Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 09, 2017

Regardless of how you know her, you probably love her for it. Since her broadway debut in 1991, Lea Salonga has been melting the hearts of audiences all over the world with her star turns in such shows as MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, ALLEGIANCE, and even her voice work in Disney classics like MULAN  and ALADDIN.... (more...)

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Billy Harrington Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour Billy Harrington Tighe as J.M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND on Tour
by Kathy Strain - April 25, 2017 in NationalTours

As FINDING NEVERLAND prepares to make a stop in San Antonio, Texas, BWW chatted with Billy Harrington Tighe who plays J.M. Barrie. Tighe shared with us the inspiration he received in portraying J.M. Barrie and what he continues to learn as he tours with FINDING NEVERLAND.... (more...)
Migguel Anggelo Talks SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE Migguel Anggelo Talks SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE
by David Clarke - April 25, 2017 in Cabaret

Migguel Anggelo, the Brooklyn based, Venezuelan born singer-songwriter and all around artist, is coming back to Joe's Pub with SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE. It's been a while since we've seen him on stage, so we caught up with the gifted and energetic performer to get the inside scoop on the brand new show... (more...)
Theatre Life with Julie Dixon Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes - April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th.... (more...)
KINKY BOOTS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall KINKY BOOTS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - April 25, 2017 in Sarasota

Pre Show Interview With Kinky Boots Cast Members... (more...)
10 on Tuesday with Molly LeCaptain 10 on Tuesday with Molly LeCaptain
by Misha Davenport - April 25, 2017 in Chicago

10 on Tuesday with Molly LeCaptain... (more...)
Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Marianka Swain - April 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in numerous musicals, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has also published two books. She's currently playing Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rice Elice's musical The Addams Family, whic... (more...)
Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show – Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also... (more...)
Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony
by Courtney Symes - April 24, 2017 in Sacramento

When an icon is as approachable, affable and humble as Ben Vereen is, it is easy to see why he has been so successful. The winner of a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his role in Pippin, Vereen is, at the age of 70, showing no signs of slowing down. Luckily for us, he is bringing his energy and ... (more...)
Artist EMILY CHURCO Talks Art and Life Artist EMILY CHURCO Talks Art and Life
by Mark C. Lloyd - April 22, 2017 in Buffalo

BroadwayWorld chats with artist Emily Churco about her work and inspirations... (more...)
Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar
by Elliot Lanes - April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Tina Ghandchilar is currently living her theatre life in the most stoked way possible. She is currently preparing to star as Florence in Chess at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, which, in my opinion, is the best arts in education institution in DC. The production runs f... (more...)
Five on Friday with BLACK & WHITE's Thola Antamu Five on Friday with BLACK & WHITE's Thola Antamu
by David Fick - April 21, 2017 in South Africa

Thola Antamu is a theatre-maker and performer, as well as a fearless blogger. Currently preparing for her performance in BLACK & WHITE at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, she found time to answer some questions about the production and her views of theatre in South Africa.... (more...)
Matthew Jones of SHREK THE MUSICAL at Lyric Opera Theatre Matthew Jones of SHREK THE MUSICAL at Lyric Opera Theatre
by Erin Kong - April 20, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

While Jones may seem like the typical, cliched tale of the Athlete/Frat Boy who found his true self through theatre and the performing arts, Jones is anything but average. He relays his backstory with ease, with the kind of calm rare for an actor his age. But his laidback nature should not be mistak... (more...)
VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - April 20, 2017 in Jacksonville

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly fea... (more...)
Director, Jack Hartman of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre Director, Jack Hartman of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - April 20, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? at The Belmont Theatre April 28-May 7 For tickets https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ylt... (more...)
David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera David T. Little on Becoming a Composer, Collaborating with Royce Vavrek and JFK the Opera
by Richard Sasanow - April 20, 2017 in Opera

Last year's premiere of JFK by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek at the Fort Worth Opera caused some big-time foot-stomping in the Lone Star State. New Yorkers will have a taste of the work--which will have its next full-scale production at the Opera de Montreal next January--on April 23 at the Morga... (more...)
Dave Hearn Falls for the Audience in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Dave Hearn Falls for the Audience in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Naomi Serviss - April 19, 2017 in Broadway

In this madcap British farce in which the actors are busy smashing chairs and falling over, physical training, concentration and careful meal planning are requisites in getting laughs.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Lorene Chesley Theatre Life with Lorene Chesley
by Elliot Lanes - April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Lorene Chesley is currently living her theatre life as Valerie Johnston in Arena Stage's production of Smart People in the. The show marks Lorene's Arena Stage debut. It runs through May 21st in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater space.... (more...)
Harriett Trangucci of CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater at The Morris Museum Harriett Trangucci of CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater at The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - April 19, 2017 in New Jersey

We spoke with Harriett Trangucci, star of Clever Little Lies playing at the Bickford Theater in Morristown, about relationships, family and being a successful actor in the Garden State.... (more...)
Kirsty Bushell On Playing Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe Kirsty Bushell On Playing Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain - April 19, 2017 in UK / West End

Unusually, actress Kirsty Bushell comes to Juliet later in a stellar career; her work includes everything from the title role in Salisbury Playhouse's Hedda Gabler to Disgraced at Bush Theatre and Ivo van Hove's Antigone. English National Opera boss Daniel Kramer's production, co-starring Edward Hog... (more...)
Broadway's Max Chernin on 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and Keeping Art Alive Broadway's Max Chernin on 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and Keeping Art Alive
by Courtney Savoia - April 18, 2017 in Broadway

Broadway's Max Chernin made his debut last spring in the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical, Bright Star, and is currently starring in the revival of Sondheim and Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George - a beautiful living portrait illustrating the complexity of art, love, and human relationshi... (more...)
Sanchita Abrol on KATHAK as a Dance Form Sanchita Abrol on KATHAK as a Dance Form
by Zofeen Maqsood - April 18, 2017 in India

Counted amongst the ten most important and popular dance forms from India, Kathak is said to be originated from the traveling bards of ancient India... (more...)
FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - April 18, 2017 in NationalTours

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld.... (more...)
Playwright, Jeremiah Miller of GUILTY PARTIES OF NEW ORLEANS at Theater Of The Seventh Sister Playwright, Jeremiah Miller of GUILTY PARTIES OF NEW ORLEANS at Theater Of The Seventh Sister
by Rich Mehrenberg - April 17, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

"Guilty Parties" tells the true story of Jim Garrison, the only man to ever bring a trial in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The play examines the suspicion toward "the establishment" that began to take root in this country at that time, and which is alive and well more than 50 years... (more...)
Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by Kathy Strain - April 17, 2017 in NationalTours

With PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing to sold-out audiences all over the world, the current North American tour is no exception. Derrick Davis took over the role of the Phantom last year and spent a lot of time considering his dream role. While playing the famed Phantom, Davis chatted with BWW about his... (more...)
Pat Kautter of HAIR at Ephrata Performing Arts Center Pat Kautter of HAIR at Ephrata Performing Arts Center
by Rich Mehrenberg - April 17, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Hair is an upbeat assertion of life and freedom with a classic rock score that fueled the charts of the late 60's. In our own era of uncertainty, hopefully the audience will join in the show's classic anthem to 'Let the Sunshine In'.... (more...)