BroadwayWorld Interviews


Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel? Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 02, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54!... (more...)
Open Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The Bard Open Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The Bard
by Michael Dale - May 02, 2016

The latest in BroadwayWorld's series of interviews with musical theatre's bookwriters.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 02, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmen... (more...)
BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 02, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar... (more...)
BWW Recap: Strand By Your Man on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD BWW Recap: Strand By Your Man on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 02, 2016

When will these people learn to not trust anyone in the apocalypse? They can't still be this naive, can they? Trusting humans didn't pay off once again.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Harmony Wheeler - April 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Michael Berresse, who directs of American Conservatory Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Last Five Years.' Read the full interview to learn about Michael's work with the show's composer, his methods for rehearsals, and what audiences can expect from his ful... (more...)
BWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and Career BWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and Career
by David Clarke - April 29, 2016

This past January, Broadway performer Benjamin Eakeley charmed audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below with Broadway Swinger. In anticipation of the encore performance, BroadwayWorld chatted with Eakeley about his solo cabaret show; SHE LOVES ME, his current Broadway gig; and his 1960s musical heavy caree... (more...)
BWW Recap: Liv is a Battlefield on SCANDAL BWW Recap: Liv is a Battlefield on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - April 29, 2016

Anger never really solves any problems and it certainly isn't solving any here. As Liv and Abby go at it, the election is at stake. And this is how people like Doyle win elections.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Stage Manager Rachel Dendy BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Stage Manager Rachel Dendy
by Frank Benge - April 28, 2016

Stage Manager… it is one of those credits in your theatre program that you take for granted without ever really thinking about just what that title entails. Stage management, at the core, is the organizing and coordinating of a theatrical production. The words organizing and coordinating encompass a... (more...)
BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Sterling Masters of Broadway's WICKED BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Sterling Masters of Broadway's WICKED
by Bob Rizzo - April 28, 2016

Sterling Masters hails from Charlotte, NC and is currently appearing in Wicked on Broadway. Long before she made her Broadway debut in the show she grew up dancing in her mom's dance studio. She competed in dance competitions and still holds the record for being the first and only dancer to hold all... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Cewnter BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Cewnter
by Larry O'Brien - April 28, 2016

JERSEY BOYS has opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), 220 Weybosset St., Providence. The touring company moves out Sunday May 1, which does not give you a lot of time to pick a date, come up with the scratch and get your butt over there. This play rocks, and this iteration of it ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem
by Naomi Serviss - April 26, 2016

Harner credits the tight ensemble with getting the tone just right for the events that result in brutal executions of perceived witches.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran University BWW Interview: Kevin Repich, Malissa Marlow, Leah Dalrymple of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at California Lutheran University
by Cary Ginell - April 26, 2016

Playing a character is hard enough for many actors and actresses who are starting out in musical theater, but The Drowsy Chaperone throws its performers a curve because of the complicated nature of the show. A cloistered record collector, the character known only as Man in Chair, shares his favori... (more...)
BWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena Stage BWW Interview: Being That Sixth Person-Talking with Director Timothy Douglas about DISGRACED at Arena Stage
by Ellen Burns - April 26, 2016

Lest you might think careers are well-planned, organized endeavors, take a lesson from director Timothy Douglas, who is gracing Washington in a return visit to Arena Stage (last season's King Hedley II was his Arena Stage debut) with his work with Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, a play about being Muslim o... (more...)
10 ON TUESDAY With Christopher Pazdernik 10 ON TUESDAY With Christopher Pazdernik
by M. William Panek - April 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 ON Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire participant - Christopher Pazdernik.... (more...)
BWW Interview: World Premiere ELLA ENCHANTED Author Gail Carson Levine Illuminates Magical Worlds BWW Interview: World Premiere ELLA ENCHANTED Author Gail Carson Levine Illuminates Magical Worlds
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - April 26, 2016

On a Sunday morning at Milwaukee's Intercontinental Hotel, First Stage hosted a brunch featuring world premiere Ella Enchanted author Gail Carson Levine. Levine answered questions from her primarily youthful audience alongside Director John Maclay's warm hospitality to the delight of her fans. After... (more...)
BWW Interview: Leila Buck, Shana Gold Talk HKEELEE at Mosaic Theater BWW Interview: Leila Buck, Shana Gold Talk HKEELEE at Mosaic Theater
by Jennifer Perry - April 26, 2016

Mosaic bills Leila Buck's solo show as "a probing portrait of a cosmopolitan Lebanese matriarch as remembered by her Lebanese-American granddaughter who attempts to piece together her beloved Teta's story." Ms. Buck and her director Shana Gold were gracious enough to answer a few of my questions ove... (more...)
Open Book:  DISASTER! Co-Authors Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, From Sketch Comedy To Broadway Open Book: DISASTER! Co-Authors Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, From Sketch Comedy To Broadway
by Michael Dale - April 25, 2016

After ten years of writing and performing sketch comedy together, Rudetsky and Plotnick reunite to write their first musical.... (more...)
BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill BWW Interview: An Exclusive Chat With NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT's Justin Brill
by Kailey Hansen - April 25, 2016

It's the roaring twenties and wealthy ladies' man Jimmy Winter meets bootlegging tomboy Billie Bendix...and so the tale of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT begins! The award-winning Broadway musical takes to the Theater at the Center stage this May, bringing Chicagoland audiences a run of classic music... (more...)
BWW Interview: Pat Hazell of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS at The McDavid Studio At Bass Performance Hall BWW Interview: Pat Hazell of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS at The McDavid Studio At Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - April 25, 2016

This week, BroadwayWorld guest writer Sarah Comley-Caldwell had the privilege of chatting with the playwright and star of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, Pat Hazell. With his background as a Seinfeld and sitcom writer, commercial director and actor, Hazell brings wit, warmth and nostalgia to his one man sho... (more...)
BWW TV: Daisy Eagan of North Carolina Theatre's WIT BWW TV: Daisy Eagan of North Carolina Theatre's WIT
by Jeffrey Kare - April 25, 2016

Starring in North Carolina Theatre's upcoming production of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-Winning play Wit from April 29th-May 8th is Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagan!... (more...)
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David Kelly BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David Kelly
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - April 25, 2016

David Kelly debuts at the Guthrie Theater as Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY. Learn a bit more about him and his thoughts on this old-school show on the Guthrie's Wuertle Thrust Stage, playing through May 15.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A24's THE ADDERALL DIARIES, Now Playing in Houston Photo Flash: First Look at A24's THE ADDERALL DIARIES, Now Playing in Houston
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

Based on the bestselling memoir by Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries is the gripping and complex story of how an author's fascination with a high-profile murder case leads him to come to terms with his troubled past while embarking on a potentially life-changing romance in the present. THE ADDER... (more...)
BWW Interview: HFAC to Announce Name Change at DAMN YANKEES BWW Interview: HFAC to Announce Name Change at DAMN YANKEES
by Alexander Garza - April 22, 2016

Michael Mongtomery and Julie Montgomery discuss the name change announcement for HFAC and the opening of DAMN YANKEES in Houston, TX... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - April 22, 2016

As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the privil... (more...)
BWW Interview: Playwright WILLARD MANUS Discusses His New Play About MM BWW Interview: Playwright WILLARD MANUS Discusses His New Play About MM
by Don Grigware - April 22, 2016

Local Playwright Willard Manus' Joe & Marilyn: A Love Story, a new play about the troubled relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, debuts this Saturday, April 23rd at 8:00 pm, runs April 23 - May 22, produced by John Lant and Anne Mesa, directed by T.J. Ca... (more...)





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