Donna Marie Asbury News

Date of Birth: October 30
Gender: Female
Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ON YOUR FEET's David BaidaExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ON YOUR FEET's David Baida
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 14, 2016

In this episode: On Your Feet's David Baida- If you were to combine phrases like: 'Slow and steady wins the race,' 'Don't give up on your dreams,' 'Perseverance is the key,' you'd find the career of David Baida. His story spans 20 years of not giving up, finding his creativity outside NYC and within himself, and leaving the business many times. Now he can say its because of Lin-Manuel Miranda that he's working with Gloria Estefan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway History Is Made When Bianca Marroquin Joins Jaime Camil in CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Broadway History Is Made When Bianca Marroquin Joins Jaime Camil in CHICAGO!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway history has been made! For the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors are leading a Broadway musical. Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only through Sunday, July 31st  (when Mr. Camil ends his run).  Marroquin will continue in her role through Sunday, August 21st at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). BroadwayWorld was on hand for Marroquin's first curtain call and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susann FletcherExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susann Fletcher
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 5, 2016

In this episode: Susann Fletcher- a whore for Tommy Tune, a Stripper for Jerome Robbins, and a damsel in distress in Bloodsucking Pharoahs in Pittsburgh. She has enough career stories to fill a novel. At her emotional core she is just grateful to still be in this business with her tribe. She plans to continue to break down barriers, mentor the future, and persevere when the inner demons want to set up shop in her head. All the greatness came out of the need to correct a childhood club foot. (more...)

BWW TV: ALLEGIANCE's Darren Lee Accepts Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award!BWW TV: ALLEGIANCE's Darren Lee Accepts Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award!
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 28, 2016

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld announced the results for our first annual Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award, which went to the company of Allegiance. Darren Lee accepted the award on behalf of his cast, with the help of Broadway favorite Sean Palmer and you can check out how it all went down below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Elma Linz KanefieldExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Elma Linz Kanefield
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 20, 2016

In this episode: Elma Linz Kanefield is the only exclusive psychotherapist dealing specifically with the performing artist in New York City. She created the counseling services at Juilliard 30 years ago by herself and now it thrives with ten social workers. She discusses getting unstuck, getting out of your own way, training your gut and most importantly, the need to change self-talk and the insidious thinking that prevents performers from reaching their performance potential. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Gregg BarnesExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Gregg Barnes
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 13, 2016

In this episode: Broadway Costume Designer Gregg Barnes- In order for the ensemble to finish the storytelling, they need certain tools, and costumes are one of them.  Two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes treats designing the ensemble as if each member is the star of the show.  His goal isn't only to make every person on stage look beautiful, but feel beautiful. In one of the most joyful interviews, this artistic genius talks about how to communicate with the designer, how the fitting room can be part of the characters creation, and how important it is to give everyone their dignity.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Tripp HansonExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Tripp Hanson
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 7, 2016

In this episode: Tripp Hanson is currently in Act 2 of his career, and he sees the possibility of there being four. Tripp started as a street performer, landed on Broadway, toured with Tommy Tune, and now is an acupuncturist with his own practice. Few people are given the arts of healing and musical theatre, but Tripp is a one of a kind creation. When asked how it feels to have left showbiz, he responded, 'I didn't leave my tribe, I just went from warrior to medicine man.' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott BarnhardtExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott Barnhardt
by Broadway's Backbone - May 31, 2016

In this episode: Broadways Scott Barnhardt- Scott was saying "Hello" years before Adele. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, this Book of Mormon original cast member discusses the differences between a workshop and a lab, how to survive a bad review and dares to ask the questions, "What else is out there?"  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susan StromanExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Susan Stroman
by Broadway's Backbone - May 17, 2016

In this episode: Susan Stroman maybe the most awarded female director/choreographer in history, but it is her truth as an artist that has made her work ever-evolving. She deservedly has received legendary status and her contributions to the theatre are far from over. In this podcast, "Stro" shares inspiration, guidance, laughter, and reality: with  a  quantity of quotes that are mantra-worthy.  It is Stroman's love for the theatre, respect for the craft and compassion for the performer that makes her an extraordinary woman in a creative yet complicated career.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean PalmerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Sean Palmer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 4, 2016

In this episode: Sean Palmer- Before he was Prince Eric he was swinging and dancing Fosse, Cilento, and Blankenbuehler. Sean shares how to survive a face plant, find your magic, and come to terms with when your insides don't match your outside. At the heart of the interview is a shy leading man finding his true  authentic self in a industry of judgement. ? (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WAITRESS' Lorin LatarroExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with WAITRESS' Lorin Latarro
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 25, 2016

In this episode: Waitress' Lorin Latarro- as choreographer of Broadway's "Waitress', Lorin is serving as her main course storytelling through movement that is organic and inventive. As an artist, her menu has included: Swing, Understudy, Ensemble, Dance Captain, and Associate Choreographer. For dessert, make sure you grab a slice of her girl power.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann LambExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Mary Ann Lamb
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 18, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Mary Ann Lamb. If you look up the word 'powerhouse' in the dictionary, you will find a picture of Mary Ann Lamb.  She lives her life fully onstage and off, and is a prime example of how you do one thing influences how you do another. She talks about the legends she's worked with, but in the eyes of the theatre community, she herself is a legend.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey SchecterExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2016

In this episode: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Jeffrey Schecter (aka Scheky) has understudied the masters, created his own path, and worked non-stop since putting on his tap shoes. After making his big break as 'Mike' in A CHORUS LINE and gaining recognition from "Every Little Step," he is gracious and grateful that the ensemble is a home he can return to, even if just temporarily.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren LeeExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren Lee
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 4, 2016

In this episode: At the next Broadway-Con they should sell a game called '6 Degrees of Darren Lee,' because he's worked with the best of the best since being a child on the original Star Search.  In this episode, Darren talks about going from featured dancer to character man, working non-stop to taking a step back, and from playing against type and dealing with racial stereotypes. At the end of the day Darren talent got him his start, but acknowledging his weaknesses and making them better is what gave him longevity.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee WilkinsExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with BRIGHT STAR's Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 24, 2016

In this episode: Bright Star choreographer and associate choreographer Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins- this creative pair is a prime example of complimenting each other and making the show and process productive and enjoyable. This may be because of the 20 years offstage they've spent practicing their partnership. This married couple talks about how being part of the ensemble has paved the way for creating and choreographing the ensemble and how persistence and perseverance will pave a bumpy road. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Special Guest Drew KingExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Special Guest Drew King
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 21, 2016

In this episode: On The 20th Century's Drew King made his debut in this show and won an Astaire Award along with his fellow Porters.  Drew's road to Broadway was like the local train taking its time to get to its destination.  In this episode, Drew breaks down  his journey to NYC and talks  about everything from EMC points, anxiety, college applications, open calls and insecurities- Broadway 101 or novice's guide to trying to making it on Broadway. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Karen GiombettiExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Karen Giombetti
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 14, 2016

In this episode: Karen Giombetti has toured with Sammy Davis Jr., has cooked spaghetti for Fred Ebb on numerous occasions, and now casts American Dance Machine. Throughout her eclectic career she's had faith in knowing that things are meant to be and that fate and destiny have an honest impact on her life and vocation.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann HunterExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann Hunter
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2016

 Disaster and School of Rock's choreographer Joann Hunter. Joann was born in Japan, raised in Rhode Island and has two shows opening on Broadway this season. She has worked with the icon Jerome Robbins, her Idol Susan Stroman, the legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, and now is paving the way to become a theatre titan herself. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather TepeExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather Tepe
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 29, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING  ROTTEN's Andre WardExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING ROTTEN's Andre Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 22, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

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