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InDepth InterView: Kelli O'Hara Talks NY Pops Holiday Concert, THE KING & I Revival, PETER PAN LIVE!, THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met, THE MUSIC MAN On NBC? & More
by Pat Cerasaro - December 17, 2014

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars all about her incredibly busy year and impossibly packed schedule coming up for the rest of 2014 and the start of 2015 - the winsome and angelic Kelli O'Hara. Offering a generous tease of her upcoming Carnegie Hall holiday concert spectacular alongside fellow InDepth InterView participant Matthew Morrison and the NY Pops in KELLI & MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, O'Hara reflects on some of her favorite Christmas memories and s... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sayle Finds New Life as Crutchie in NEWSIES
by Paul Batterson - December 17, 2014

A couple of years after the first phase of his acting career ended, Zachary Sayle feels like he's starting over with the national tour of NEWSIES.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Graphics Designer CLAIRE ZOGHB
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - December 17, 2014

You will never take a program cover for granted.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Simon Callow Talks Dicken's Genius, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Good Old-Fashioned Acting
by Katricia Lang - December 17, 2014

Our interviewee is the beloved British actor and Dickens authority Simon Callow. He has mastered the stage but also appeared in Dr. Who (fittingly as Charles Dickens). In his lengthy acting career, he has acted in television, theatre, and film. At the moment, he is the librettist and director for Ho... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Hagerstown Hub Opera to Present AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
by Johnna Leary - December 17, 2014

Santa Claus may be coming to town, but the Three Wise Men will be arriving sooner in a new production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Hagerstown Hub Opera Ensemble will present a special one time only production, directed by Phillip Collister in conjunction with Towson University Music for the Stag... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lexy Baeza Talks 'RUDOLPH'
by Cara Richardson - December 16, 2014

Santa Claus is coming to town! Or better yet, Rudolph. Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center hosts the touring production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer this week. Here at BroadwayWorld Nashville, we had the chance to interview Rudolph himself (or herself!), Lexy Baeza.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Laura Careless - Star of NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by Marina Kennedy - December 16, 2014 interviewed Laura Careless who plays Marie Claire in Company XIV's highly acclaimed production of 'Nutcracker Rouge.' Conceived, directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick the show is on limited engagement at the company's new theater lounge-home in Noho.... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 16, 2014

One needn't be clairvoyant to sense that Delaney Amatrudo is destined for stardom; that's been evident, at the very least, since she was a middle schooler. For Nashville area audiences who have been lucky enough to see her live and onstage, it's very obvious that she possesses that ethereal quality ... (more...)
Chef Spotlight: GINO IOSSA of Roccos Tuscany Bar and Grill in Madison-NJ
by Marina Kennedy - December 15, 2014

Chef Gino Iossa of Rocco's Tuscany Bar and Grill in Madison, New Jersey is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sasha Hollinger's Dream Takes Her From GMU to the Kennedy Center's JOSEPH
by Benjamin Tomchik - December 15, 2014

DC BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Sasha Hollinger where she talked about how George Mason University prepared her for a career in the performing arts, the advice she would give to current students hoping to follow in her footsteps, what audiences can expect from the Kennedy Center's upcoming tour... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kyle Dean Massey of PIPPIN at The National Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - December 15, 2014

When I was 11, I was in the chorus of a community theatre production of a little show called Pippin. For me, it was what taught me that theatre could be a magical thing. For some reason, as I grew up, I always kind of identified with Pippin's story - which I'm sure is the point of the show somewhat.... (more...)
NASHVILLE THEATER 101: Two Johns and a German
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 15, 2014

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...)
BWW Interviews: Charles Leipart Playwright for SWIMMING AT THE RITZ at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - December 15, 2014

'Swimming at the Ritz' opens at New Jersey Repertory in Long Branch on January 8th and will run through February 1st. We had the chance to interview the playwright for the show, Charles Leipart.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Young Performers Shine Bright in RUDOLPH
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - December 15, 2014

With Christmas Eve and December 25th fast approaching, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be ready to lead Santa's sleigh once again. Milwaukee's First Stage adapted the classic television special celebrating a 5oth anniversary this year into a musical two year ago, where Rudolph 'with his nose so ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Leon Outlaw Jr.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - December 12, 2014

At the ripe old age of 12, theatre 'vet' Outlaw plays Young Berry Gordy, Young Stevie Wonder and Young Michael Jackson in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing Dec. 16 - 28 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY FIVE: Playwright/director Myra Stephens of BEING EBENEZER
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 12, 2014

Myra Stephens has had a busy week, as is wont to happen when tech week descends upon a production, so she can be forgiven for not completely understanding the five questions that comprise our Friday Five, a regular feature designed to introduce members of Tennessee's theater community to the world a... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 11, 2014

The talent pool is deep here, a fact exemplified by today's young actor featured in HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Jess Darnell, an 18-year-old senior at Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy, who graduates next spring after already amassing an impressive theatrical resume.... (more...)
by Don Grigware - December 11, 2014

Executive director Chris Verdugo and artistic director/conductor Joe Nadeau of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) are busy these days getting ready for the big holiday concert to take place this weekend Saturday December 13 at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sunday December 14 at 3 pm at the Saban Theatr... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Shannon Guggenheim on MESHUGANUTCRACKER
by Harmony Wheeler - December 10, 2014

We spoke with Shannon Guggenheim on the return engagement of her unconvential holiday show MeshugaNutcracker. The production just opened in San Francisco and plays through December 14, but you can also catch it in San Jose December 25-28 before it travels to NYC next year. For tickets and informatio... (more...)
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Lindy & Greg Pendzick
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 10, 2014

Lindy Pendzick and Greg Pendzick, who were resident company members at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse from 2010-13, are now co-cruise directors and headlining performers on the American Empress riverboat with the American Queen Riverboat Company.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: Bernadette Peters Discusses MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Why INTO THE WOODS Is Such an Important Work
by Matt Tamanini - December 10, 2014

Golden Globe and two time-Tony winner Bernadette Peters is one of the most respected and reveered performers in the history of the Broadway stage, but her career spans far beyond the lights of Times Square. She starred in Oscar nominated film PENNIES FROM HEAVENS and Mel Brooks' SILENT FILM, and she... (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb University's Tyler Russell
by Jeffrey Ellis - December 09, 2014

Among the leading students in the Fernandez and Baker-led Lipscomb theater program is Tyler Russell, a native of Vancouver, Washington, who has made an impact on local stages, starring as Marius in Lipscomb University Theatre's acclaimed production of Les Miserables in Fall 2013 and as Tony in the c... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Actor CHARLES EDWARDS Discusses Blithe Spirit and Angela Lansbury
by Don Grigware - December 09, 2014

Actor Charles Edwards, known for his roles in Batman Returns and Downton Abbey, will appear in Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansbury at the Ahmanson opening December 14. In our conversation he talks about the play, working with Miss Lansbury and other highlights of his career so far.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Reconstructing a Revolution with CUBISM: THE LEONARD A. LAUDER COLLECTION
by Patrick Kennedy - December 09, 2014

A major retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art captures the spirit of innovation that Cubism brought to painting and sculpture.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Broadway Chamber Players Bring Broadway Musicians from the Pit to the Stage
by Kathy Strain - December 09, 2014

Broadway Chamber Players (BCP) is a concert series aimed at developing the New York concert scene by featuring the many talents of Broadway's musicians, by bringing the players from the pit to the stage.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Lorna Luft Comes Home for Christmas with 54 Below Debut
by Sally Henry - December 08, 2014

If home is where the heart is, then Lorna Luft's 54 Below debut is her homecoming performance. Luft recently took the time out of her busy touring schedule to discuss the things she loves best: cabarets, Christmas in New York, and of course her lovely mother, Judy Garland.... (more...)

The Magic Toy Shop in Long IslandThe Magic Toy Shop
(Runs 12/6 - 12/23)
Mary Poppins in Long IslandMary Poppins
(Runs 12/19 - 12/28)
Frosty the Snowman in Long IslandFrosty the Snowman
(Runs 12/30 - 12/30)
Peter Pan  in Long IslandPeter Pan
(Runs 11/22 - 1/4)
Aladdin in Long IslandAladdin
(Runs 1/19 - 1/19)
The Little Mermaid in Long IslandThe Little Mermaid
(Runs 1/3 - 1/31)
Aladdin in Long IslandAladdin
(Runs 1/3 - 2/8)

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