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BWW Interviews: AMERICAN IDIOT Touring Actor Dan Tracy Shares Experiences of Playing Tunny
by Kathy Strain - Dec 03, 2013

A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Stark Naked Theatre Talks ALL GIRLS
by David Clarke - Oct 09, 2013

Anna Greenfield is an emerging American playwright. Her play ALL GIRLS garnered a lot of recognition during its initial New York City run produced by Horse Trade Theater Group at New York City's Kraine Theater. The play is described as being "a hyper real and sometimes surreal play about three teenage girls and one colossally scary mother. Trembling on the brink of womanhood, the girls act out with one another and their families in the most outrageous ways imaginable." In the height of technical rehearsals, I digitally conversed with playwright Anna Greenfield, Susannah Eig (Morgan), Victoria Villarreal (Claude), Amy Michele Mire (Jenny), Kim Tobin (Mrs. Gray), and director Julia Traber about the upcoming Houston regional premiere of ALL GIRLS. (more...)

Spiritual Mentor, Greg Friedman, Hosts Journey Radio Program from Laguna Beach Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Tonight at 11 p.m. PST, on KX 93.5 FM Radio, spiritual mentor Greg Friedman, host of Inner Journey Radio Program from Laguna Beach, CA will have a meeting of the minds with award-winning spiritual author and shamanic explorer Matthew J Pallamary to discuss how ancient spiritual practices can help the American public cope with fear, anger, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in today's society. Click here at KX 93.5 Radio FM at 11 p.m., then click 'Listen Live' at the top of the page. (more...)

Spiritual Mentor, Greg Friedman, Hosts Journey Radio Program from Laguna Beach, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

On Saturday night, 4/20/13 at 11 p.m. PST, on KX 93.5 FM Radio, spiritual mentor Greg Friedman, host of Inner Journey Radio Program from Laguna Beach, CA will have a meeting of the minds with award-winning spiritual author and shamanic explorer Matthew J Pallamary to discuss how ancient spiritual practices can help the American public cope with fear, anger, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in today's society. Click here at KX 93.5 Radio FM at 11 p.m. 4/20, then click "Listen Live" at the top of the page. (more...)

CINDERELLA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2013

The celebrated musical RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella, originally written for television in 1957 by the legendary musical theatre duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, will open tonight, March 3, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: THE BACHELOR'S Desiree Tells All!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 23, 2013

Desiree spoke about her experience on THE BACHELOR and revealed whether she still believes Sean made the biggest mistake of his life. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Gregory Prest Talks ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Frances Fong-Lee - Feb 07, 2013

Soulpepper Theatre vet Gregory Prest sat down with BWW before a rehearsal to talk about his character in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead', his time at Soulpepper so far, and being an actor. (more...)

R+H's CINDERELLA Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

R+H's CINDERELLA begins previews, tonight, January 25, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). (more...)

Bill Mays' Inventions Trio Set for Centenary Stage Tonight, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2012

Tonight, October 28th, at 2:00 p.m. Centenary Stage Company will be presenting a performance by renowned jazz musician Bill Mays and The Inventions Trio in The Sitnik Theatre at the David and Carol Lackland Center. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sherie Rene Scott On New 54 Below Show, PIECE OF MEAT, Plus A Career Retrospective & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 18, 2012

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's biggest homegrown stars who has appeared in the original New York productions of many memorable modern-day classics, among them THE WHO'S TOMMY, AIDA, THE LAST FIVE YEARS and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, in additions to highly-regarded turns in the first replacement cast of RENT, the Tommy Tune/Jeff Calhoun revival of GREASE, the Off-Broadway curiosity DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, the first (and only) LA mounting of Randy Newman's FAUST, as well as her starring role in the recent Lincoln Center Theater's production of WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, and, of course, her own rapturously-received, award-winning solo showpiece, EVERYDAY RAPTURE - the convivially mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind Sherie Rene Scott. Discussing the major transitions in her life, including her transformation from ingenue to leading lady to solo performer, Scott illustrates a unique and varied career as well as opens up about the themes, songs, stories, experiences and encounters that formed the basis for her new solo piece premiering at 54 Below this week, PIECE OF MEAT. Additionally, Scott touches upon her work as the co-owner of the revolutionary Sh-K-Boom Records with her husband, Kurt Deutsch, as well as her own album work over the years, in addition to stories related to the recording of many of their most celebrated titles and the composers whose work is prominently featured on their releases - Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael John LaChiusa and many more included. All of that, plus Mennonites, music and meat - and much, much more! (more...)

Bill Mays' Inventions Trio Set for Centenary Stage, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

On Sunday, October 28th, at 2:00 p.m. Centenary Stage Company will be presenting a performance by renowned jazz musician Bill Mays and The Inventions Trio in The Sitnik Theatre at the David and Carol Lackland Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shadowbox Live's VAMPIRES Is Something to Sink Your Teeth Into
by Lisa Norris - Aug 30, 2012

The creative genius that is Shadowbox Live in downtown Columbus' Brewery District, opened its original production Stage 2 production, "Vampires" , August 23rd, with all of the thrills, chills, and mind-blowingly good talent of its previous shows, blending its grungy rock-band core with fabulous music and dance. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With THE LITTLE MERMAID’s Rogelio Douglas Jr. – Starring in Upright Cabaret’s RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT at The Annenberg Theatre, April 27
by David Green - Apr 27, 2012

The Annenberg Theatre presents Upright Cabaret's RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT tonight, April 27 at 8:00 pm. RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT is the third installment of Upright Cabaret's "American Icon" Series and will star Olivier Award-Winner Lesli Margherita, Lexi Lawson (Rent, In The Heights)) and Rogelio Douglas Jr. (In The Heights, The Little Mermaid)). I had the chance to chat for a few minutes with Rogelio Douglas Jr. He was NOT at a loss for words!! Here are a few highlights from that interview. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With THE LITTLE MERMAID’s Rogelio Douglas Jr. – Starring in Upright Cabaret’s RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT at The Annenberg Theatre, April 27
by David Green - Apr 25, 2012

The Annenberg Theatre will present Upright Cabaret's RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT on April 27 at 8:00 pm. RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT is the third installment of Upright Cabaret's "American Icon" Series and will star Olivier Award-Winner Lesli Margherita, Lexi Lawson (Rent, In The Heights)) and Rogelio Douglas Jr. (In The Heights, The Little Mermaid)). I had the chance to chat for a few minutes with Rogelio Douglas Jr. He was NOT at a loss for words!! Here are a few highlights from that interview. (more...)

THE VOICE Over: Team Adam and Cee Lo Duke it Out!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2011

Last week on ‘The Voice,' we got to see the eight performers from Team Blake and Team Christina go head to head for a chance to sing again for America's love. Now in this second half of the Quarter Finals, we revisited the other half of the top 16, this time hearing from Team Adam and Team Cee Lo. (more...)

Imelda May Tours U.S. With Jeff Beck, 3/24-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2011

After performing a duet with Jeff Beck at the 2010 Grammy Awards of Les Paul's 'How High The Moon,' Imelda May and her band paid tribute to Paul alongside Beck at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York last spring. The DVD of the evening entitled Rock ‘n' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) was recently released and to celebrate, May will hit the road with Beck on March 24 in Washington, D.C., stopping by the Beacon Theater in New York and Austin City Limits before heading west. (more...)

Imelda May Tours U.S. With Jeff Beck, 3/24-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

After performing a duet with Jeff Beck at the 2010 Grammy Awards of Les Paul's 'How High The Moon,' Imelda May and her band paid tribute to Paul alongside Beck at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York last spring. The DVD of the evening entitled Rock ‘n' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) was recently released and to celebrate, May will hit the road with Beck on March 24 in Washington, D.C., stopping by the Beacon Theater in New York and Austin City Limits before heading west. (more...)

Billy Joel Recovering From Hip-Replacement Surgery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2010

Sources revealed today that piano legend, Billy Joel, is currently recovering from a double hip-replacement surgery that he underwent last week in New York. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres – October 2010 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Sep 26, 2010


BWW Interviews: Melissa Driscol: Uncensored, Unedited and Uncut
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jul 14, 2010

Fans of piano bars and downtown cabarets have known Melissa Driscol for years as the perky and sweet songstress who cheerfully blends the sex-kittenish charm of Brigitte Bardot with the burlesque wit of Mae West. After a cabaret/one-woman-musical last year that narrated her dating life from adolescence to the present, she recreated the show to include some hot chorus boys and other performers, adding scenes and sketches as well as some original songs to round out the narrative. The final product, called Uncut, has been playing at the Stonewall Inn and other venues in the Village, and ends its current incarnation at the Triad tonight. (more...)

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