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Backstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of Anatole Backstage with Richard Ridge: GREAT COMET Bad Boy Lucas Steele Talks the Evolution of Anatole
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - March 05, 2017

In the opening song of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, audiences quickly learn that Anatole (who spends his money on women and wine) is hot. When Lucas Steele hits the stage at the Imperial Theatre, however, he brings a lot more depth to a character that he not only created, but has been playing in various incarnations over the past five years. Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with Steele about the evolution of Anatole, his relationship with his costars, and so much more!... (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 in Raleigh

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 TV: Lori Eure of CABARET National Tour BWW TV: Lori Eure of CABARET National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - March 31, 2016 in Raleigh

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Meet the Sommelier:  Maximilian Kast of FEARRINGTON VILLAGE in NC Meet the Sommelier: Maximilian Kast of FEARRINGTON VILLAGE in NC
by Marina Kennedy - March 28, 2016 in Raleigh

Meet Maximilian Kast, the Wine Director of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, North Carolina.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour BWW Interviews: Jesse Liebman of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - September 11, 2014 in Raleigh

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from September 16th-21st, the national touring production of 'Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage' based on the 1987 classic of the same name features actor Jesse Liebman as Neil Kellerman, a role created on screen by acclaimed theatre director, Lonn... (more...)
BWW Interviews: GHOST's Robby Haltiwanger Talks Upcoming DPAC Engagement BWW Interviews: GHOST's Robby Haltiwanger Talks Upcoming DPAC Engagement
by Larisa Mount - November 07, 2013 in Raleigh

Get your tissues handy, Triangle - Ghost the Musical is coming to town next week. Based on the iconic 1990 film of the same name, Ghost tells the story of Sam, a murdered man whose ghost makes contact with an otherwise fraudulent medium in hopes of reconnecting with the love of his life, Molly. In a... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Director and Cast Talk Raleigh Little Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING BWW Interviews: Director and Cast Talk Raleigh Little Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING
by Larisa Mount - October 04, 2013 in Raleigh

Spring Awakening opens this weekend at Raleigh Little Theater. I recently sat down with the director, Glen Matthews, and cast members Kate Brittain (Thea), Adam Keller (Melchior), Nicholas Polonio (Moritz), and Brishelle Miller (Wendla), to talk about the show. They shared with me about how the cast... (more...)
BWW Interviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Choreographer Talks Show's Past and Present BWW Interviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Choreographer Talks Show's Past and Present
by Larisa Mount - October 01, 2013 in Raleigh

Beauty and the Beast may have first appeared on Broadway almost 20 years ago, in 1994, but the show is alive and well. Newly re-imagined, the current US national touring company will be making its way to Durham for an engagement from October 8 - 13. In preparation for the show's arrival in the trian... (more...)
A Director's Dream Ballet - An Interview with Ray Kennedy A Director's Dream Ballet - An Interview with Ray Kennedy
by Amber Adams - September 20, 2013 in Raleigh

I sat down with Ray Kennedy, long time director/choreographer for Opera House Theater Company at the Oklahoma! wrap party on a warm Sunday afternoon in a saloon-like venue in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. A sense of graceful accomplishment sounded clearly in his sigh as we began to chat. Ray Ken... (more...)
BWW Interviews: BLUE MAN GROUP's Mike Brown Talks This Week's Durham Engagement BWW Interviews: BLUE MAN GROUP's Mike Brown Talks This Week's Durham Engagement
by Larisa Mount - September 04, 2013 in Raleigh

Durham is about to get Blue! The Blue Man Group comes to town this Thursday. In anticipation of their arrival, I chatted with Blue Man Mike Brown about exactly what Blue Men do, what it takes to be a Blue Man, and what audiences can expect when they see a Blue Man Group show.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Talking with David Elkins, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's Johnny Cash BWW Interviews: Talking with David Elkins, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's Johnny Cash
by Larisa Mount - December 04, 2012 in Raleigh

Opening exactly 56 years to the date of the actual event, Million Dollar Quartet is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center this week. On Tuesday, December 4, 1956, four music icons came together for a jam session. Those four - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis - an... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Talking AVENUE Q with Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh's Director and Cast BWW Interviews: Talking AVENUE Q with Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh's Director and Cast
by Larissa Mount - August 15, 2012 in Raleigh

This week, Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh brings us the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q, which tells the story of several puppets and humans on a quest for meaning and purpose while trying to make ends meet in New York City. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the director, Richard Rol... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Talking Marriage and Mamet with Alan Campbell and Lauren Kennedy BWW Interviews: Talking Marriage and Mamet with Alan Campbell and Lauren Kennedy
by Larissa Mount - August 03, 2012 in Raleigh

It was recently my great pleasure to sit down and talk with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell, of Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh, about their current production of Race, and their unique creative relationship for the production. The two are married, and this was the first time that Alan has act... (more...)
BWW Interviews: WEST SIDE STORY Comes to DPAC in June - The Creative Process with Joey McKneely BWW Interviews: WEST SIDE STORY Comes to DPAC in June - The Creative Process with Joey McKneely
by Larissa Mount - May 20, 2012 in Raleigh

One of the most well-known shows of all time, West Side Story, is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center this June. In anticipation of its arrival, I spoke with Joey McKneely, the show's choreographer, to gain insight into the unique elements of this production. He offered a glimpse into the ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: The JERSEY BOYS Talk Durham Engagement this Fall BWW Interviews: The JERSEY BOYS Talk Durham Engagement this Fall
by Larissa Mount - May 15, 2012 in Raleigh

Get ready for the 2012-2013 season at the Durham Performing Arts Center! One of the major events this fall will be the arrival of the national tour of the 20th-longest running Broadway musical, Jersey Boys. At a recent event, I had the chance to chat with Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito), Alayna Gallo (... (more...)