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InDepth InterView: Lena Hall Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Plus KINKY BOOTS, CATS, Upcoming The Deafening Gigs & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 14, 2014

Today we are talking to a Broadway leading lady making a major mark in the gender-bending role of Yitzhak in the new Broadway production of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's masterful rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH starring Neil Patrick Harris, the affable and idiosyncratically alluring Lena Hall. Discussing sharing the stage with NPH in the raucous and wild rock showpiece, Hall offers a vivid view of her participation in the Broadway iteration of the cult hit - ranging from polish... (more...)
BWW Interview: TUTS Undergrounds' MURDER BALLAD Love Triangle Talks About the Show
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray - April 24, 2014

TUTS Underground's National Regional Premiere of MURDER BALLAD is kicking off its second and final week of performances in the Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. This rocking 80-minute one-act is leaving Houston audiences electrified and exhilarated. In celebration of the amazi... (more...)
BWW Interview: Alfie Boe Talks TRUST, MR. SELFRIDGE, and Career
by David Clarke - April 24, 2014

Alfie Boe, who is internationally recognized for his tenor voice, first gained recognition in the US when he starred in Baz Luhrmann's LA BOHÈME. In 2010, he took on the role of Jean Valjean for the 25th Anniversary Concert of LES MISERABLES. Now, he is gearing up for the US release of his latest al... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Old Opera House to Present Neil Simon's THE DINNER PARTY
by Johnna Leary - April 23, 2014

Don't have any dinner plans this weekend? Come to the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV, for an evening of theater featuring an unusual play by a well-known American playwright. The Dinner Party, written by Neil Simon and directed by Glenn Frail, opens this weekend at the Old Opera House. Thou... (more...)
BWW Interview: JERSEY BOYS Entertain in Austin, Texas
by Kathy Strain - April 22, 2014

With the new movie JERSEY BOYS directed by Clint Eastwood set to be released in June, the show, JERSEY BOYS continues to entertain all over the world. The Texas Performing Arts invited members of the show to come to Austin, Texas to announce their 2014-2015 season and entertain guests in attendance... (more...)
BWW Interview: Terrence Mann on Directing LES MISERABLES
by Marakay Rogers - April 21, 2014

Terrence Mann, director of the recent production of LES MISERABLES at Western Carolina University, reflects on Javert directing Javert, on listening to people audition in front of him with 'Stars,' and on collegiate versus professional productions... (more...)
BWW Interview: Once Before I Go - New York-Bound David Harris Talks Solo Show TIME IS A TRAVELLER
by Jacqueline Bublitz - April 21, 2014

David Harris is a boy from Oz. He's a good-looking, easy-going, hard-working country boy. Who just happens to possess a voice that can stop your heart a little. It's a voice that has, over the course of two decades, taken him on a journey from Lycra-wearing, high-school outsider, to charismatic lead... (more...)
BWW Interview: Broadway Producer Van Dean Shares How to Help Newtown's 12.14 Foundation Through THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Nicole Rosky - April 21, 2014

Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the 12.14 Foundation was created with the mission of building a landmark Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Connecticut, in memory of those lost on December 14, 2012. The foundation aims to develop a premier Academy of the Arts wit... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Spencer Myer, Pianist Appears with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, 5/3
by BWW Special Coverage - April 21, 2014

On Saturday May 3rd at 8PM and Sunday May 4th at 3PM, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony is featuring Spencer Myer, Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition as soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. We sat down with Spencer to find out more about this brilliant pianist i... (more...)
by Linda Ann Watt - April 21, 2014

There are two kinds of secrets, the ones we keep from ourselves and the ones that show us, we are not alone.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting a Peek at Otterbein's FULL MONTY
by Paul Batterson - April 21, 2014

One can only imagine the conversation between David Buergler and his parents John and Kim when he found out he landed a major role in Otterbein University's production of THE FULL MONTY.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: David Hurwitz from WAR HORSE North American Tour Talks Anime and Puppets
by Kathy Strain - April 21, 2014

As War Horse travels the country, audiences are taken in by the wonderful storyline and talented cast presenting this show. They come to learn how a young horse named Joey can touch so many lives and warm so many hearts. They are also amazed by the talents of the puppeteers who make Joey and other h... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1
by Jeffrey Walker - April 19, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to Arena Stage April 25 to June 8, 2014. Part 1 of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse looks at the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's collaboration and impact on the rock and roll era.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwright Claude Solnik
by Melissa Giordano - April 18, 2014

Lady from Limerick is an up and coming play by playwright Claude Solnik. The story, based on actual events, is about an Irish woman who tells her husband that she's going to a conference but instead travels to New York. It is a play about beauty, passion, betrayal and the desire to be young forever.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Lee Blessing, Playwright for A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - April 18, 2014

Renowned playwright Lee Blessing talks about 'A View of the Mountains' which will be staged at New Jersey Repertory in Long Branch through May 25th.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: "BETWEEN Boy" Oskar Brown is Back in Town!
by David Fick - April 18, 2014

It's been about almost two years since we last caught up with Oskar Brown and we thought it might be time to see what he has been up to!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: ANIMAL CRACKERS Sweetheart Stephanie Rothenberg Speaks of her Challenges and Passions with this Show and Jane Austin!
by Michael Mulhern - April 17, 2014

We speak with the adorable darling of the Denver Center's ANIMAL CRACKERS on her passion for Jane Austin, her love of new works and challenges with her many diverse roles in this hit comedy!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Being in the LES MISERABLES Broadway Orchestra is Not the Pits
by Kathy Strain - April 17, 2014

Will Curry and David Cresweill may not be names you associate immediately with the current run of Les Miserables on Broadway, but they play a very important role in the success of this popular show.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Craig Wright on His Broadway Hit GRACE and Its Utah Premiere
by Tyler Hinton - April 17, 2014

Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Wright recently spoke with BroadwayWorld about his drama GRACE, which played on Broadway in 2012 and will have its Utah premiere this month. Utah Repertory Theater Company and Around the Globe Theatre will stage the co-production April 25-May 10 at the Sugar Space Theatr... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Behind the Curtain - Eagle Theatre's Artistic Directors Ed Corsi and Ted Wioncek III
by Pati Buehler - April 17, 2014

Thanks to the collaboration of two young, ambitious creators, a dedicated staff and a community that has totally embraced them, Hammonton New Jersey's Eagle Theatre is truly becoming 'the little theater that could' steadily and in a big way!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: BRIAN TAVENER, North Carolina Native Talks BLUE MAN GROUP
by Linda Ann Watt - April 16, 2014

The Blue Man character is relevant at all times. There is a primal instinct, celebrating life and interacting with neighbors. It's a great show for all ages!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dorothy James and Perry Kroeger, KNUFFLE BUNNY at the Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - April 15, 2014

'Knuffle Bunny,' a perfect spring show for the entire family will be performed at The Growing Stage from April 19th through May 18th. had an opportunity to interview puppeteer and actress, Dorothy James and Artist in Residence, Perry Kroeger about the show.... (more...)
BWW interviews: Tim Maddre of the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Aussie Tour
by Tim Carney - April 15, 2014

Tim Maddren currently starring as Brad in the Australian tour of the Rocky Horror Picture Show took some time out to have a chat to Broadway World about the show, his role and it's upcoming opening in Melbourne on April 26. '... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Josh Young as Che in EVITA on Tour Talks Career and Experiences
by Kathy Strain - April 14, 2014

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BWW Reviews: The Musical Theater Project Presents DECONSTRUCTING KURT WEILL
by Roy Berko - April 14, 2014

The wording on the gravestone of Kurt Weill comes from the song 'A Bird of Passage' from his musical, 'Lost in the Stars.' It reads: 'This is the life of men on earth: Out of darkness we come at birth. Into a lamplit room, and then-Go forward into dark again.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Talented Ms. Tari Kelly on her Extensive Broadway Career and Channeling Judy Garland!
by Michael Mulhern - April 11, 2014

We chat with skilled actress and star of The Arvada Center's END OF THE RAINBOW on her vast Broadway background and her thoughts on all things Judy!... (more...)

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