BWW Interviews: Christian Hoff – From Child Actor to Midtown Man
(3/26/2015) - Coming to New Orleans tomorrow night is an act that no JERSEY BOYS loving theatergoers, including myself, are going to want to miss! THE MIDTOWN MEN, four original cast members from the Broadway hit JERSEY BOYS (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, J. Robert Spencer) have come together and have formed their own music group which brings to life the music of the 60's in what's sure to be an energy packed show.
HONK, JR. to Open 4/10 at Rivertown Theaters
(3/25/2015) - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will continue their commitment to providing productions to showcase and develop the talents of budding local thespians with a delightful production of Honk, Jr. based on Honk, the musical version of the classic tale, The Ugly Duckling, running April 10 - 19, 2015.
Well-Strung Loves Their Broadway in New Orleans & Beyond
(3/20/2015) - Well-Strung has been establishing a growing presence amongst Broadway fans. The all-male, singing string quartet whose members are Chris Marchant, Daniel Shevlin, Trevor Wadleigh and Edmund Bagnell, was the brainchild of Manager Mark Cortale and Marchant. They first came on to BroadwayWorld's radar when they appeared onstage for the Opening Gala of the Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, part of the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The gala was directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and conducted by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, with members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. But check out who they shared the stage with: Sierra Boggess, Deborah Voigt, Chris Mann, Norm Lewis & more. We then saw them at the Hirschfeld Theatre in another stellar line-up that included Rob McClure, Julie Haltson, Tituss Burgess, Lena Hall, Florence Henderson, Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lillias White, Lily Tomlin and more Broadway favorites for Broadway Backwards, on March 9th, directed by Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and conducted by Tim Rosser. The guys definitely impressed.
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre's DINNER WITH FRIENDS Opens Today
(3/20/2015) - When couples break up, the only thing people can agree on is that there are three sides to every story, so says Rene' J.F. Piazza, director of Dinner With Friends, Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play opening at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre today, March 20. The production is about two married couples whose comfortable routines are shaken to the core by divorce.
BWW Interviews: Tony Award Winning Actor Scott Waara from the National Tour of ONCE
(3/17/2015) - So here's the thing… The first time I heard of/saw ONCE was back in college. A group of friends were squishing into a tiny living room in an on-campus apartment (I think there were probably 10-15 of us), and one of the crew decided we were going to watch this totally awesome movie called "Once." So we squished, we sat, we watched. I remember thinking, "Ok, the movie was cute, but man… the music!" There's no mistaking the magic that is Glen Hansard's and Marketa Irglova's music, including their incredibly beautiful, Academy Award Winning song "Falling Slowly."
Rivertown Theaters Present WHEN YA SMILIN', Now thru 3/28
(3/13/2015) - When Ya Smilin', Ricky Graham's heart-warming, comedic love letter about growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s, will hit the Main Stage tonight, March 13 at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts and run through March 28.