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InDepth InterView: Bruce Cohen On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, PUSHING DAISIES: THE MUSICAL, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - September 15, 2014

Today we are talking to an Academy Award-winning producer all about his sensational career trajectory thus far as we look ahead to next week's LGBT awareness-raising charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, the talented Bruce Cohen. Discussing his friendship with noted composer and UPRISING OF LOVE co-producer Stephen Schwartz, Cohen details what audiences can expect from the star-studded evening of information and entertainment, scripted by none other than Cohen's Oscar-winning MILK collaborator Dustin ... (more...)
BWW Interview: CARNIE WILSON of Wilson Phillips Talks About Saban Concert on the 26th
by Don Grigware - September 18, 2014

Carnie, daughter of Brian Wilson, one of the original Beach Boys, and sister of Wendy Wilson, is also known for her television work and recently for creating gourmet desserts for Vitello's Ristorante in Studio City. Carnie is married to music producer Rob Bonfiglio and has two young daughters, Lola ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Judith Ann Abrams: A Dreamer With a Magic Touch
by Sally Henry - September 18, 2014

Broadway and West End producer Judith Ann Abrams has been involved with multiple ground-breaking and multi-award-winning shows in the last 15 years. But when talking to her, it is clear that her passion really lies in a crazy dream she had at age 23 that gained her notoriety in the Broadway communit... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Denver Center's BETH MALONE on Homecomings, Icons, and MOLLY BROWN
by Michael Mulhern - September 18, 2014

We sit down with the amazing Beth Malone to talk about her challenges with Molly Brown, working at the Denver Center, her Denver homecoming, and so much more!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Michael McArthur - NJ Native in Paper Mill's CAN-CAN
by Marina Kennedy - September 18, 2014

'Can-Can' will open at Paper Mill Playhouse on October 1st and run until October 26th. New Jersey native, Michael McArthur will be in the ensemble of this exciting show. Michael returns to Paper Mill after being in their 'Newsies' cast. He was also a recipient of the playhouse's prestigious 'Risi... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Meet Ricki Ubeda, Winner of TV's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Who Will Be Appearing in Cleveland
by Roy Berko - September 18, 2014

When the tour of 'So You Think You Can Dance' comes to the Connor Palace Theatre in Cleveland on October 20, it will expose the local community to the top ten contestants and some of the other dancers who got the attention of the judges.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Noah Falck On 100,000 POETS & ARTISTS FOR CHANGE
by Mark C. Lloyd - September 18, 2014

Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012) & several chapbooks including most recently Celebrity Dream Poems (Poor Claudia, 2013). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Poets.org, and elsewhere. He works as Education ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coyle About Directing the Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Mark C. Lloyd - September 18, 2014

As the first production of American Repertory Theater of WNY's 2014-15 season about to kick-off with Michael John LaChiusa's musical HELLO AGAIN, Artie Award winning director, Jeffrey Coyle took time from a busy rehearsal schedule to answer a few questions about the production schedule to open on Se... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Terrence McNally on CORPUS CHRISTI: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION
by Larry Murray - September 17, 2014

Terrence McNally has both a hit play on Broadway and a new film documentary about a traveling group of actors performing CORPUS CHRISTIE: PLAYING WITH REDEMPTION soon to be released on DVD and via streaming. We ask the playwright some questions about what prompted him to write a play about religion ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Julie Taymor on A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Theatre on Film
by Alan Henry - September 15, 2014

Julie Taymor is no stranger to being innovative in the theater. In 1997 she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for her production of 'The Lion King.' That same night she also walked away with the prize for costume design. No one had ever seen a production on... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Orlando Native & Broadway Veteran, Davis Gaines
by Kimberly Moy - September 15, 2014

One star of Orlando Shakespeare's LES MIS is Broadway veteran Davis Gaines. Davis plays the antagonist, Inspector Javert, who becomes obsessed with capturing Jean Valjean. Taking a break between dress rehearsals, Davis took the time to answer some of BroadwayWorld's questions.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Hillbarn's Dan Demers Talks About FUNNY GIRL, New Season
by Harmony Wheeler - September 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld spoke with Hillbarn Theatre Executive Director Dan Demers about the company's current show 'Funny Girl' and their upcoming season of 'Awakening.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Evan Harrington of ONCE: THE MUSICAL
by Cara Richardson - September 15, 2014

A taste of Ireland comes to Nashville with the tour of the eight time Tony Award Winning musical Once. The story of a romance between a couple, surrounded by the music they both love, Once: The Musical is unique in many ways. Evan Harrington heads to Nashville with the touring cast this week. He's ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Andrea Martin On Her New Book 'LADY PARTS'
by Alan Henry - September 12, 2014

Fans of Andrea Martin should know that she's written a wonderful, moving, incredibly funny, and honest series of essays that have been published by Harper Collins into a book titled 'Lady Parts.' Ms. Martin immediately sets the tone of her book in the introduction, where she confesses the greatest d... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Robert Stanton in THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES at Two Rivers Theater
by Marina Kennedy - September 12, 2014

Robert Stanton stars as Arnolphe in Moliere's production of 'The School for Wives' at Two Rivers Theater. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, the show will be on the Red Bank Stage from September 13th to October 5th. Broadwayworld.com had the chance to interview Robert Stanton.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA
by David Clarke - September 12, 2014

NY Philharmonic is kicking off their 2014-15 season with LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA. Celebrating the music of Italian cinema, the concert will feature famous music pulled from Filippo Sugar's library of soundtracks. With so many exciting elements coming together to make LA DOLCE VITA... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sheldon Harnick Fiddles with 'Sons' at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - September 11, 2014

Sheldon Harnick has been regaled with so many awards for some of the Great White Way's most beloved hits that his collection of statuettes likely weighs more than he does.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - September 11, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from September 16th-21st, the national touring production of 'Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage' based on the 1987 classic of the same name features actor Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, a role created on screen by acclaimed theatre director, Lonn... (more...)
BWW Interviews: BASETRACK LIVE - Not an Ordinary Show
by Kathy Strain - September 11, 2014

Basetrack Live makes its world premiere in Austin, Texas this week at the McCullough Theatre and will play from September 11-13, 2014. It is significant that the event should open on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Anne Hamburger is the executive producer of the show and she shared with Broadway World... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Paul Leschen and Fred Sauter Talk BEDBUGS!!!
by David Clarke - September 11, 2014

BEDBUGS!!! tells the story of Carly, an exterminator, determined to avenge the bedbug related death of her mother. In the process of concocting a bedbug pesticide, Carly accidentally morphs New York City's bedbugs into blood-sucking, heavy metal rock gods. Recently, BEDBUGS!!! creators, Paul Leschen... (more...)
BWW Previews: KSU + The Musical Project = BABES IN ARMS
by Roy Berko - September 10, 2014

There's a new couple in town. The musical Theatre Project and Kent State's Musical Theatre program are joining forces to do a staged reading/sing-through of the musical 'Babes in Arms.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES, Featuring Relationships, Revolutions and Re-Imaginings, to Open at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - September 10, 2014

"Do You Hear the People Sing?" Then come join the revolution as Les Miserables opens at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV this Friday. Co-directed by Bob LeBlanc and Jennifer Noll and musically directed by Jeff Poland, this epic musical about one man's quest for redemption during the July ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Short North Stage's Inaugural Gala Draws Inspiration from Film NOIR
by Amanda Etchison - September 10, 2014

From the classic cars parked in front of a plush red carpet to the blinding camera flashes of the paparazzi, Columbus' Garden Theater will exude all of the glitz and glamor of 1920s Hollywood as the Short North Stage celebrates its inaugural fundraising gala on Friday, Sept. 12.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know THE WHITE SNAKE's Amy Kim Waschke
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - September 10, 2014

The Guthrie Theater opens its new season with a new adaptation of an ancient Chinese tale by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Lead Amy Kim Waschke comes to the Guthrie for the first time and gives some perspective on the role and the play.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: David Davalos - Playwright for WITTENBERG at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - September 09, 2014

'Wittenberg' by David Davalos is having its New Jersey Premiere at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Directed by Joseph Discher, performances start on September 10th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Davalos about the play and his career.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: TUTS Performers Matthew and Michelle Smith Talk Dancing, Singing and BRING IT ON
by Katricia Lang - September 08, 2014

In this interview, BWW talks with singing, dancing brother and sister duo Matthew and Michelle Smith about the high-flying, high octane dance musical, BRING IT ON.... (more...)