BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's His Story- Chazz Palminteri Explains the Evolution of A BRONX TALE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 28, 2016

Every night at the Longacre Theatre, the cast of A BRONX TALE tells his story. Chazz Palminteri has made a musical out of his epic story, and earlier this fall it landed on Broadway. Below, watch as Chazz explains the evoulution of the show to BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge as a part of SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Q&A series.... (more...)

New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue Talks LES MISERABLES
Adam Langdon of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at The Bushnell
JITNEY's Anthony Chisholm Dives Into the Unknown JITNEY's Anthony Chisholm Dives Into the Unknown
by Naomi Serviss - January 22, 2017 in Broadway

A mainstay of August Wilson's Pittsburgh 20th Century Cycle is back for another turn as Fielding, the desperate gypsy cab driver.... (more...)
Bryce Pinkham Discusses his 'Wildly Quirky' Role on MERCY STREET Bryce Pinkham Discusses his 'Wildly Quirky' Role on MERCY STREET
by Matt Tamanini - January 21, 2017 in Broadway

Fresh off of his Broadway return leading the feel-good musical HOLIDAY INN at Roundabout's Studio 54, Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham describes his next role as 'wildly quirky,' 'an iron fist in a velvet glove,' and possessing 'a certain verbal flair.' Beginning this Sunday, January 22nd, Pinkham joins P... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS
by Yuliani Supandji - January 21, 2017 in Indonesia

BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS... (more...)
The Multi-Faceted Colin Hanlon Spills Secrets of Taking On Double-Duty in FALSETTOS and IN TRANSIT The Multi-Faceted Colin Hanlon Spills Secrets of Taking On Double-Duty in FALSETTOS and IN TRANSIT
by Courtney Savoia - January 21, 2017 in Broadway

It has been quite the whirlwind for the multi-faceted Colin Hanlon who spent this past holiday season taking on double-duty in two Broadway productions - In Transit and Falsettos. Hanlon played a large part in developing the role of Steven in the a cappella musical and is currently stepping in for T... (more...)
Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening Actress Claire Machin Talks THE GIRLS Ahead of West End Opening
by Marianka Swain - January 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Actress Claire Machin's numerous West End credits include Memphis, The Pajama Game, Betty Blue Eyes and Les Miserables. She's currently starring in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical version of the Calendar Girls story, based on the real life story of a group of WI members creating a memorable ... (more...)
BWW Recap: South Bend BWW Award Winners Celebrate! BWW Recap: South Bend BWW Award Winners Celebrate!
by Katherine Waddell - January 20, 2017 in Broadway

After much buzz and anticipation, the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Awards finally came to a close last week with the announcement of 8 winners in 8 different categories. The BroadwayWorld Audience Choice Awards happen across the country, with thousands participating in nominating and voting for the... (more...)
BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by Jeffrey Kare - January 19, 2017 in NationalTours

North Carolina Theatre will be presenting Always...Patsy Cline from January 20th-29th at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently got to speak with the two stars of this production Carter Calvert and Two-Time Emmy Winner Sally Struthers.... (more...)
New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue Talks LES MISERABLES New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue Talks LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - January 17, 2017 in UK / West End

New Eponine Hollie O'Donoghue talks Les Mis... (more...)
Jeffrey Kahane - Venturing Out Into What Matters with LOST IN THE STARS Jeffrey Kahane - Venturing Out Into What Matters with LOST IN THE STARS
by Ellen Dostal - January 16, 2017 in Los Angeles

Not since 1950 have audiences in L.A. been able to see a live professional performance of Kurt Weill's musical masterpiece LOST IN THE STARS. That changes this month when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents a brand new production in partnership with CAP ... (more...)
Salisha Thomas of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Bushnell Salisha Thomas of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - January 16, 2017 in NationalTours

When BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens on January 17 at Hartford's Bushnell Theatre, audiences will discover that though they may think they know the songs of Carole King, there is such a rich story behind those familiar lyrics and catchy melodies. BEAUTIFUL tells the true story of King's ri... (more...)
Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom Center Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - January 16, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Broadway vet and musical comedy genius Jason Graae will be one of several incredible performers that will be presenting JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 19 - 21, 2017. For three performances at the Center's Samueli Theater---the... (more...)
Embracing the Face to Face: A Conversation with Mad Horse Theatre's Christine Louise Marshall Embracing the Face to Face: A Conversation with Mad Horse Theatre's Christine Louise Marshall
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - January 16, 2017 in Maine

'It's so wonderful to hear a playwright's voice and think 'I have never heard that said in that way. It's a lovely thing!' The Artistic Director of South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company is talking about the theatre's upcoming Maine premiere of Jennifer Haley's dark and riveting drama, The Neth... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
by Courtnee Miles - January 14, 2017 in Atlanta

Now, is the time for this. As we enter into a new year, with a new incoming Commander-in-Chief, while also celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day, THE MOUNTAINTOP could not come at a more perfect time and shed a more beautiful light.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Behind the scenes with Derrick Davis, Katie Travis, Steve Czarnecki of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Detroit Opera House BWW Interviews: Behind the scenes with Derrick Davis, Katie Travis, Steve Czarnecki of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Detroit Opera House
by Katie Laban - January 14, 2017 in NationalTours

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is currently appearing through January 22nd at the Detroit Opera House. Yesterday, BroadwayWorld Detroit was given an inside look at show and able to speak with some the cast members including the Phant... (more...)
Cameron J. Ross Talks Teaching Four-Session Screenwriting Intensive for Esurient Arts Cameron J. Ross Talks Teaching Four-Session Screenwriting Intensive for Esurient Arts
by Katricia Lang - January 13, 2017 in Houston

Cameron J. Ross, a New York-based writer and native Houstonian teaches a four session screenwriting intensive in Houston. Sessions begin this weekend.  ... (more...)
Christine Scarfuto in New Haven Christine Scarfuto in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 13, 2017 in Connecticut

Christine Scarfuto is the Long Wharf Theatre's literary manager and resident dramaturg. Never heard of that position? 'It's a pretty fascinating job,' she says, one that she discovered after being in college for a while. Her job at the Long Wharf Theatre includes providing articles about the play ... (more...)
Crystal Kellogg of FINDING NEVERLAND Crystal Kellogg of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Harmony Wheeler - January 13, 2017 in NationalTours

BroadwayWorld San Francisco talks with Crystal Kellogg, Mary Barrie and the understudy for Sylvia in Finding Neverland. Kellogg joins the tour after performing in the Broadway production and tells us about changes to the musical, the history behind the story and her own personal connection to the Ba... (more...)
Julia Hoffmann Is Swinging Across The Country in ONCE Julia Hoffmann Is Swinging Across The Country in ONCE
by Christopher Castanho - January 12, 2017 in NationalTours

Julia Hoffmann is currently swinging her way across the United States in the national tour of 'Once' understudying Girl, Ex-Girlfriend, and Reza. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the Tony Award-winning musical 'Once' shares the story of how music not only composes melodies but also love betw... (more...)
Detroit Celebrates with the BWW Award Winners! Detroit Celebrates with the BWW Award Winners!
by Katie Laban - January 12, 2017 in Broadway

The 2016 BroadwayWorld Detroit Award winners were announced January 6th after weeks of theatre fans nominating then voting for their favorites in the Detroit community! It was the biggest year yet for awards with theatre fans first submitting their nominations in each category then having to make th... (more...)
Colin Cloud, of THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, Coming to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center. Colin Cloud, of THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, Coming to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center.
by Audrey Liebross - January 11, 2017 in NationalTours

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, featuring seven performers, will play the Fox Performing Arts Center (Fox PAC) in Riverside, California, for two shows on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, 2017. Broadway World Interviewed the 'Deductionist,' Colin Cloud.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Terence Blanchard Theatre Life with Terence Blanchard
by Elliot Lanes - January 11, 2017 in Washington, DC

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BWW Interviews: Luke Frazier of DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE: 75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND with The American Pops Orchestra BWW Interviews: Luke Frazier of DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE: 75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND with The American Pops Orchestra
by Jamie McGonnigal - January 11, 2017 in Washington, DC

We've all got our divas. And Luke Frazier is no different. He's going to be spending this Friday night celebrating that Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand for her 75th birthday.... (more...)
From Oz to Oz, An Interview with WICKED Tour's Isabel Keating From Oz to Oz, An Interview with WICKED Tour's Isabel Keating
by Kimberly Moy - January 10, 2017 in NationalTours

WICKED is flying into Orlando this week and those familiar with the story know that it's a story about friendship, acceptance, and connection. I had the opportunity to chat with Drama Desk winner and Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating, who is currently playing Madame Morrible on the WICKED tour. From... (more...)
Renowned Actress SALOME JENS Talks About Doing WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at Group rep Renowned Actress SALOME JENS Talks About Doing WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at Group rep
by Don Grigware - January 10, 2017 in Los Angeles

Actress Salome Jens certainly needs no introduction. She has starred on Broadway, in film and on television over the years creating a mystique that is original and totally alluring. The very sound of her voice holds me captive. She will open at Group rep in NoHo on January 27 in the classic Witness ... (more...)
Underwater Photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes Talk CORAL KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES OF ICE Underwater Photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes Talk CORAL KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES OF ICE
by Katricia Lang - January 10, 2017 in Houston

Like life, the series takes all kinds.... (more...)