BroadwayWorld Interviews

InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - January 21, 2015

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, RENT and AIDA, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as CABARET, CHICAGO and MEMPHIS - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical RENT and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well a... (more...)
BWW Interview: Vinnie Jones Promises Big Twist in GALAVANT Finale
by Matt Tamanini - January 25, 2015

For the past 16 years, Vinnie Jones has been Hollywood's go-to British tough guy. Starting with Guy Ritchie's LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING in 1998, Jones has been beating guys up with a British accent for years. Now, he is starring as King Richard's loyal enforcer on ABC's comedy GALAVANT; just don't... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know I LOVE LUCY'S Thea Brooks
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - January 23, 2015

Thea Brooks stars in the national tour of I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, playing at Minneapolis' State Theatre through Jan. 25, 2014. BWW Minneapolis got to find out more about her and the unique show in this fun Getting to Know interview.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Brown, Murney, Scott, Young Chat Bringing JRB's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD to Cocoa Beach
by Matt Tamanini - January 22, 2015

The incredible talent and empowering storytelling of Broadway will soon be gracing Florida's shores with two star-studded performances of Jason Robert Brown's beloved 1995 musical SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. On Friday, January 23rd, an all-star cast of Broadway favorites will perform this incredible show... (more...)
BWW Interviews: TANNA FREDERICK on Train to Zakopane
by Don Grigware - January 22, 2015

Versatile actress Tanna Frederick, who played the quintessential Lizzie in The Rainmaker a couple of seasons back, is now performing in another Henry Jaglom production, his world premiere play The Train to Zakopane again at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. In our chat she talks about the... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOT
by Ellen Dostal - January 22, 2015

Recently, choreographer Dana Solimando took on the monumental task of choreographing Billy Elliot The Musical for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The production opened to sold out crowds over the weekend and will run through February 8th. Here Dana talks about making the steps her own and... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE ABDUCTION to Premiere at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - January 22, 2015

For fans of popular TV crime series like NCIS or Criminal Minds, imagine how much more suspenseful a show about a kidnapping would be if it was actually happening, in real time, right in front of you..... onstage. The Abduction, opening on January 23 at the Apollo Civic Theater is a modern mystery-t... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Roz Ryan Chats CHICAGO National Tour and Years of Show Business Experience
by Kathy Strain - January 22, 2015

Roz Ryan seems to have done it all from Broadway, to movies, to television to voiceovers. She started at such a young age in Detroit after winning a talent show and she has been entertaining audiences ever since. Currently playing in CHICAGO's National Tour as Big Momma, Roz shares with BWW her root... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 22, 2015

This week we introduce you to one of Paula Flautt's outstanding actors: Holly Hill, an 18-year-old senior at Christ Presbyterian Academy, who is busy doing her college auditions while preparing for what could well be the most challenging role any young actress could aspire to: Mary Poppins in CPA's ... (more...)
Meet the Sommelier: ARIEL LACAYO of Espoleta in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - January 21, 2015

Meet Ariel Lacayo, the Sommelier of Espoleta which recently opened at 334 Bowery in New York City. This distinctive tapas and wine bar offers guests a wonderful dining experience.... (more...)
BWW Interview: San Diego Jewish Film Festival Promises Something for Everyone
by Erica Miner - January 20, 2015

This year's events promise to be more exciting than ever... (more...)
NASHVILLE THEATER 101: James Rudolph & Shawn Knight
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 20, 2015

Why do you do theater? We've been putting that question to members of the Nashville theater famiy for the past month to find out what it is that motivates creative types to pursue an illusory and challenging career, while for others the theater gives them a creative avocation that helps keep them sa... (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Boston Conservatory's James Spencer Dean
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 20, 2015

One of Nashville's favorite young actors is quickly growing up. As a teenager, he was onstage for countless area theater companies, but now he's known as James Spencer Dean and he's pursuing his bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater at The Boston Conservatory. Who'd have thought that Spenc... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Columbus Immersive Theater Heats Up with PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
by Amanda Etchison - January 20, 2015

With lazily leaning palm trees, fluffy beach towels and sunbathing teenagers in 1960s-era bikinis, the frigid stage of Columbus' Garden Theater is transformed into the sun-kissed surf and sand of a Malibu beach town in Charles Busch's "Psycho Beach Party."... (more...)
BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marie Marsh Discusses 'Inappropriate' Encore at 54 Below
by Matt Tamanini - January 20, 2015

Do you love musical theatre? Of course you do. Do you love ridiculously talented musical theatre professionals delivering insanely funny versions of classic songs? That goes without saying, right? Well in that case, you must get to 54 Below on January 31st at 11:30pm for the encore presentation of E... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews Playhouse
by Vickie Evans - January 19, 2015

Matthews Playhouse's School of Theatre, presents West Side Story, the American musical inspired by William Shakespeare, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This action-packed musical depicts the rivalry between to teen street gangs, The Jets and the Sharks of two differen... (more...)
BWW Interview: GALAVANT's Mallory Jansen Chats Being an Evil Queen, Singing on Broadway, and a Potential Second Season
by Matt Tamanini - January 19, 2015

The biggest TV surprise of 2015 hasn't been Gina Rodriguez winning a Golden Globe for JANE THE VIRGIN or the success of EMPIRE on Fox, it has been the fact that ABC's new musical comedy extravaganza GALAVANT has been a critical and ratings hit. The show, from the minds of Dan Fogelman, Glenn Slater,... (more...)
BUT, WAIT! WHAT? Patti Murin Answers the BWW TV Ten; Chats BACHELOR, ROYAL PAINS, More
by Matt Tamanini - January 19, 2015

If you are a regular reader of BWW TV, you know that we are very fortunate to have Broadway's biggest BACHELOR fan, Patti Murin, recapping the show for us every week. However, there is far more to Patti's TV viewing habits than just Rose Ceremonies and Fantasy Suites. In the first edition of BWW's T... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: NICKOLAS MARTINEZ of Foragers in the Chelsea Neighborhood of NYC
by Marina Kennedy - January 19, 2015

Nickolas Martinez of Foragers Restaurant in Chelsea is in our Chef Spotlight.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Adam Trent, 'The Illusionist'
by Vickie Evans - January 19, 2015

Adam Trent is a self-taught illusionist who combines his musical and comedic talents to mesmerize his audience. Adam, along with six other illusionists will showcase their talents in Broadway's best-selling magic show, "The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible" from January 27-Feb 1, at the Knig... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MEHDI FARSI and State Bicycle Company
by Marina Kennedy - January 19, 2015 Fitness will be running a special series on bicycling along with a State Bicycle Company giveaway. Our first piece is an interview with the co-Founder of State Bicycle Co., Mehdi Farsi.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Caryn Robbins - January 18, 2015

Today, McClure and O'Malley speak exclusively with BWW about these well-intentioned characters who are thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances, yet still find a way to make true love prevail.... (more...)
by David Green - January 16, 2015

Lindsey Alley brings her acclaimed one woman show to The COPA Palm Springs for two performances, January 16 and 17, at 8:00 pm. Lindsey has been performing in theatre, television and film since the age of six. In 1989, Lindsey was cast as a Mouseketeer on the Disney Channel's All New Mickey Mouse Cl... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Joy Tilley Perryman, y'all
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 16, 2015

Oh, that wacky and wily Joy Tilley Perryman…she's one of Nashville's favorite comedic actors and tonight she assays another Del Shores role as she opens Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? for ACT 1 at the Darkhorse Theater. Because of that, she has our Friday Five spotlight focused squarely on her wh... (more...)
BWW Interview: Malcolm MacKenzie Dishes about Opera, Voice Acting and Benedict Cumberbatch
by Erica Miner - January 16, 2015

MacKenzie is a familiar presence to SDO fans... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Georgia Kate Haege from MAMMA MIA, Talks ABBA the Unique Way She Got the Role of Donna
by Kathy Strain - January 15, 2015

MAMMA MIA is a show full of many ABBA favorites such as "Winner Takes It All" and "Dancing Queen." The story is endearing and funny as a family tries to unite and work together preparing for the wedding of Donna's only child, Sophie... (more...)

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