BroadwayWorld Interviews


THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the Torch THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the Torch
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - September 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 3, watch as they chat about passing the torch to a new generation of performers and share advice for the new Broadway company.... (more...)

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From Pride Rock to the Upside Down- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Caleb McLaughlin!
Director Nigel Harman On Reviving Berkoff's LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES Director Nigel Harman On Reviving Berkoff's LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by Marianka Swain - September 29, 2016 in UK / West End

As an actor, Nigel Harman's numerous credits include EastEnders, Guys and Dolls, Downton Abbey and Shrek The Musical, the latter of which he also directed. He's now helming the revival of a Steven Berkoff double bill: Lunch, about an abortive one-night stand, and The Bow of Ulysses, revisiting the c... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Seth Rudetsky of BROADWAY'S BEST at NJPAC BWW Interviews: Seth Rudetsky of BROADWAY'S BEST at NJPAC
by Leigh Scheps - September 28, 2016 in New Jersey

If Max Bialystock used to be the king of Broadway, Seth Rudetsky has since taken over the throne. Not only was he juggling the album release of Disaster! on the day we met for this interview in a (noisy from construction) park on the Upper West Side, but at the same time, spearheading a dance remix ... (more...)
High School Drama: Middle Tennessee Christian School's SHELBY JONES High School Drama: Middle Tennessee Christian School's SHELBY JONES
by Jeffrey Ellis - September 28, 2016 in Nashville

Although she's only a freshman in high school, Shelby Jones (who attends Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee Christian School) has already amassed an enviable theater resume and established a reputation as one of the finest singers to be found onstage.... (more...)
Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - September 28, 2016 in Broadway

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience pa... (more...)
BWW Review: Flying V's BE AWESOME: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE OF THE 90s BWW Review: Flying V's BE AWESOME: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE OF THE 90s
by Roger Catlin - September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC

Music streaming services allow kids these days to put together digital playlists for every mood or activity.... (more...)
Theater Latte Da RAGTIME's David L. Murray, Jr. Theater Latte Da RAGTIME's David L. Murray, Jr.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - September 28, 2016 in Minneapolis

Conflicts due to race, immigration and gender... you would think this turn-of-the-century story would seem like ancient history but instead it feels fresh and relevant as today's headlines. RAGTIME plays through Oct. 23 at Theater Latte Da and stars a new local actor, David L. Murray, Jr., whom we g... (more...)
Josh Grisetti, the SOMETHING ROTTEN Star Encounters the Deity Josh Grisetti, the SOMETHING ROTTEN Star Encounters the Deity
by Joseph F. Panarello - September 27, 2016 in Broadway

The SOMETHING ROTTEN star discusses his show as well as his visit with the Supreme Being... (more...)
Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 27, 2016 in UK / West End

BWW speaks to the writer creator and performer Ian Stroughair of Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag ahead of its world premiere at the St James Theatre on November 4th.... (more...)
Damian Buhagiar On Returning To IN THE HEIGHTS Damian Buhagiar On Returning To IN THE HEIGHTS
by Marianka Swain - September 27, 2016 in UK / West End

Damian Buhagiar's credits include the UK tour of Jersey Boys and Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith. He's now returned to the West End production of In the Heights in the role of Sonny, which he originated at Southwark Playhouse in 2014, in time for the show's first birthday at King's Cross this Frid... (more...)
Actor Ian Hallard On Reviving THE BOYS IN THE BAND Actor Ian Hallard On Reviving THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Marianka Swain - September 27, 2016 in UK / West End

Actor Ian Hallard has done a range of work, from musicals and Shakespeare to phone-hacking play Great Britain at the National Theatre and TV staples like Doctor Who and Poirot. He also co-wrote a Poirot episode with his husband Mark Gatiss, and the pair are now starring together in a revival of Matt... (more...)
What Attracts Michael Urie to BRIGHT COLORS, the Classics & Divas  LuPone & Streisand What Attracts Michael Urie to BRIGHT COLORS, the Classics & Divas LuPone & Streisand
by Gil Kaan - September 26, 2016 in Los Angeles

Known to millions of television viewers as the snappy and charming Marc St. James on Ugly Betty, Michael Urie has since carved out a steady, thriving acting - and now directing - career; most effectively utilizing his training from Julliard. In between his current hosting gig on Logo's Cocktails & C... (more...)
Writer & Artist Kay Johnson-Gentile Writer & Artist Kay Johnson-Gentile
by Mark C. Lloyd - September 26, 2016 in Buffalo

BWW Interviews: Writer & Artist Kay Johnson-Gentile... (more...)
BUNGA PENUTUP ABAD's Happy Salma talks about Nyai Ontosoroh and Her Love For Local Literature BUNGA PENUTUP ABAD's Happy Salma talks about Nyai Ontosoroh and Her Love For Local Literature
by Yuliani Supandji - September 26, 2016 in Indonesia

Born in January 4, 1980, Happy Salma is an Indonesian actress, model, and writer. Originally working as a model, she later acted in numerous films and theatre productions. ... (more...)
BWW Recap: I Ain't Sayin' He a Grave Digger on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - September 25, 2016 in TV

Welcome to the dark side, Christopher. Yes, Travis' last desperate hope to save Chris went out the window tonight as he went full Kylo Ren and chose his bros over his Dad. Thankfully, Travis was able to see the light, literally, that led to a (kind of) joyous reunion.... (more...)
Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - September 23, 2016 in BroadwayToo

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and le... (more...)
Josh Tolle 'takes what he got' in KINKY BOOTS Josh Tolle 'takes what he got' in KINKY BOOTS
by Dylan Shaffer - September 23, 2016 in NationalTours

Not every actor on tour can say that they are fortunate enough to wake up each morning and go to sleep each night in their own bed. For Josh Tolle, however, the luxury of his home just north of Pittsburgh has been a welcomed rest, if only for one tour stop.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Andy Richardson from NEWSIES ON TOUR BWW Interviews: Andy Richardson from NEWSIES ON TOUR
by Kathy Strain - September 23, 2016 in Austin

NEWSIES has entertained audiences all over North America as the tour visited many cities. As this current tour wraps up in Austin, Texas, BWW had a chance to visit with San Antonio, Texas native Andy Richardson who plays Crutchie.... (more...)
SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalante SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalante
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - September 23, 2016 in Minneapolis

Playing Dashwood sister Marianne, Alejandra Escalante gives a delightful, no nonsense interview in 6 Questions & a Plug -- just as you'd expect from SENSE & SENSIBILITY.... (more...)
Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016 Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016
by David Green - September 23, 2016 in Costa Mesa

The incomparable Kristine W will headline Halloween Palm Springs, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Bill... (more...)
Chase Peacock of GHOST at Georgia Ensemble Theatre Chase Peacock of GHOST at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by Kiley Gipson - September 23, 2016 in Atlanta

Ghost the Musical had its Southeastern premiere on September 15th at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre. The musical is based on the hit 1990 romantic-thriller of the same title, starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. The musica... (more...)
Director Sean Holmes On Reviving SHOPPING AND F***ING Director Sean Holmes On Reviving SHOPPING AND F***ING
by Marianka Swain - September 23, 2016 in UK / West End

Sean Holmes has been Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith since 2009. Memorable productions during his bold and varied tenure include Three Kingdoms, Saved, Bugsy Malone, Ghost Stories, the Secret Theatre programme, and the Olivier Award-winning Blasted. Next up is a revival of Mark Ravenhill'... (more...)
Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
by Erica Miner - September 22, 2016 in Seattle

Tenor Peter Marsh, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as the villainous Hexe in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel next month, shares his insights on the subject... (more...)
Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Classic Story Kate Hamill's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Classic Story
by Vanessa Michaud - September 21, 2016 in Washington, DC

Kate Hamill's fresh adaptation of the Jane Austen classic SENSE AND SENSIBILITY made its DC premiere at the Folger Theatre on September 13th. Director Eric Tucker and Choreographer Alexandra Beller took time out of their busy schedules to answer my questions on the emphasis on movement and choreogra... (more...)
Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford Lisa Lampanelli in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - September 20, 2016 in Connecticut

From journalist to skewer.... (more...)
Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC Paige Silvester is 16 Going On 17 in THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Heidi Scheuermann - September 20, 2016 in NationalTours

Playing the oldest Von Trapp daughter, Liesl, is Paige Silvester. The role was made famous by the recently deceased Charmain Carr (may she rest in peace) in the 1965 film by the same name. Silvester hails from Sacramento, California; earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan;... (more...)





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