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InDepth InterView: Victor Garber Talks NY Pops Gala, Plus New THE FLASH Spin Off Series, Upcoming Films & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 01, 2015

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished triple-threat star of stage and screen who has appeared in countless memorable properties over the course of his forty-year career, the affable and recognizable Victor Garber. Discussing his participation in this year's annual NY Pops gala and his longstanding creative relationship with one of the honorees at the one night only event, acclaimed Broadway and Hollywood director Rob Marshall, Garber looks back at their collaborations over the years,... (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb University's Lacy Hartselle
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 05, 2015

Last fall, when we started this series - COLLEGIATE THEATRICS - we were talking to college students across the country about what lay ahead of them during the academic year and now we find ourselves at graduation time for the class of 2015, today represented by the beautiful, ethereal and brilliant ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tony Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway Channels Streisand
by Michael L. Quintos - May 05, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa will be hosting Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter and Tony Award®-nominated actress Ann Hampton Callaway for a series of cabaret concerts celebrating the music of living legend---and her personal musical heroine---Barbra Streisand. The intimate sho... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Brandy Collazo Talks Hillbarn's CURTAINS
by Harmony Wheeler - May 04, 2015

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Brandy Collazo of Hillbarn Theatre's production of 'Curtains,' the Kander and Ebb musical opening this weekend in Foster City. Collazo, who plays Nikki in the who-done-it comedy, has performed extensively throughout the Bay Area with PCRT, DTC, Palo Alto Player... (more...)
BWW Interviews: John Rubinstein of PIPPIN National Tour (and the Original Broadway Cast)
by Jeffrey Karasarides - May 04, 2015

The circus is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from May 12th-17th in the form of the national touring production of the Tony Award-Winning revival of Pippin! In this national tour happens to be John Rubinstein, who originated the title role in the orginal Broadway production back in 1972.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 'Girl Singer' Stephanie Blythe, the Met's Bearded Lady and the Songbird of the South
by Richard Sasanow - May 04, 2015

Stephanie Blythe--who's at the Met these days singing Baba the Turk in Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS--“abhors labels.” That's why, despite a cavernous voice that has become even deeper with age and could easily be termed mezzo or contralto, she tells me to call her “a girl singer.”... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tyce Green Talks TYCE GREEN LIVE
by Katricia Lang - May 02, 2015

Tyce Green Talks TYCE GREEN LIVE... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Claudia Weill Directs THE BELLE OF BELFAST at Irish Rep
by Marina Kennedy - May 01, 2015

BWW interviewed Claudia Weill who directed 'The Belle of Belfast.' The show currently on stage at Irish Rep through June 7th.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE CRUCIBLE's Erik Heger
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 01, 2015

Erik Heger returns to the Guthrie as the man at the center of an Arthur Miller masterwork, THE CRUCIBLE. Directed by Joe Dowling in his final season as Guthrie artistic director, the play can be seen on the Wuertle thrust stage.... (more...)
THE FRIDAY 5: TAKE ME OUT's Hall, Jarvis & Whitsell
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 01, 2015

Inspired by's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week the spotlight shines on Connor Hall, Kurt Jar... (more...)
A Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Kathleen Marshall on Falling Down Broadway's Rabbit Hole
by Tyler Peterson - April 30, 2015

Few directors and choreographers can get the sort of performance Kathleen Marshall drew out of Sutton Foster in the 2011 revival of ANYTHING GOES; few can get them to keep going, to push through an eight-minute act closer, with hefty tapping and belting. Fewer still can stitch it all up into one of ... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 30, 2015

This week the spotlight shines early - it's Thursday, after all - on Raymond McAnally, a local boy from Franklin who's made good in the acting game and has brought his one-man show (Size Matters) home for a weekend run at the historic Franklin Theatre in his hometown. Give his interview the once-ove... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Emma Rice Talks Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT
by Katricia Lang - April 29, 2015

Emma Rice, joint artistic director of Kneehigh Theatre, talks about Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Georgia Kate Haege and Jeff Drushal from MAMMA MIA
by Amanda Finn - April 29, 2015

Mamma Mia has come to The Overture Center in downtown Madison this week! The feel good musical that is jam packed with catchy tunes is going to be in the capital city for a few more days. Georgia Kate Haege, who is playing Donna Sheridan for the second time, as well as Jeff Drushal (who plays Sam Ca... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Wade McCollum Stars in ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at GSP
by Marina Kennedy - April 29, 2015

Wade McCollum stars in 'Earnest Shackleton Loves Me' at George Street Playhouse through May 17th. interviewed McCollum about his career and the show.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MEMPHIS Star Zuri Washington on Race, Inequality and Broadway
by Jamie McGonnigal - April 28, 2015

Zuri Washington is the young star of a musical which tackles many of the issues we're seeing play out on the streets around the nation today. ... (more...)
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 28, 2015

With 2015 Tony Award nominations announced today, it only seems appropriate to turn our interview focus on someone who might be a Tony nominee in the not-so-distant future. Take Lydia Granered, for example: she's an alumna of Nashville's Christ Presbyterian Academy (class of 2013), where she studied... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The Pleasures, Perils, and Pitfalls of Casting a Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - April 28, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre Finds Its Talent for Summer 2015 When the audience thinks of casting for a Broadway musical, they conjure up the image of a darkened auditorium, an artist onstage peering into the glare and hearing Zach's voice from out of the void with its curt dismissal, 'Thank you.' S... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Talking with Actress Kerry Warren as Arena Stage Extends THE ORIGINALIST Through May 31
by Jeffrey Walker - April 27, 2015

Arena Stage audiences cannot get enough of Justice Antonin Scalia and John Strand's new play THE ORIGINALIST which has premiered in the Kogod Cradle. Performances continue through May 3 and a second extension is scheduled to run May 19 through May 31. Directed by Molly Smith, the play stars one of W... (more...)
Master Mixologist: JEFF GLINER of Bowlmor AMF
by Marina Kennedy - April 27, 2015

Jeff Gliner of Bowlmor AMF is featured this week as a Master Mixologist.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE BLOOD QUILT's Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou Talk Arena Stage's World Premiere of Katori Hall's New Play
by Ellen Burns - April 27, 2015

It's evident upon meeting Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou to talk about their roles in Arena Stage's world premiere production of The Blood Quilt, currently in previews, how much they love what they do.  Some tangible evidence? The women gave up a good part of their dinner break on one of the final days... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'
by Richard Ridge - April 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Gr... (more...)
BWW Interview: Carman Napier Talks Bringing EVITA Back to New York with the Gallery Players
by Anna Bencivengo - April 25, 2015

Napier recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her history with EVITA, the pressures of playing an iconic role and historical figure, her favorite moments in the show, and much more. Check out the full interview below!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jordan Jaffe On BAD JEWS, The Houston Theatre Scene and Black Lab Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - April 24, 2015

BWW Interviews: Director Jordan Jaffe Talks BAD JEWS And Black Lab Theatre... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Cheryl Allison of BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Casa Manana
by Kyle West - April 24, 2015

Cheryl Allison may not be a household name (yet), but her resume is extremely impressive, to say the least. With credits on Broadway, in Japan, several national tours, and endless regional theatres, Cheryl has made an impressive career out of theatre, which she first discovered as a child in Dallas.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know JERSEY BOYS' Drew Seeley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - April 24, 2015

Drew Seeley is a singer-actor-songwriter who has had success in film, TV and on stage who plays Bob Gaudio in the current national tour stopping in Minneapolis April 28- May 3, 2015. In 6 Questions & a Plug, we get to know a little about this talented performer.... (more...)