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InDepth InterView: Stephen Trask Talks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, Neil Patrick Harris, Sequel Details, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - October 20, 2014

Today we are talking to the gifted composer and lyricist behind the earth-shattering score for Broadway's biggest recent hit, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH, the versatile and passionate Stephen Trask. Shedding considerable light on the development of the idiosyncratic rock musical, Trask discusses his influences and the organic way in which the outre show developed from humble beginnings at downtown bar Squeezebox in the mid-1990s, to Off-Broadway hit at the turn of the new century all the way to the ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Pippa White and Her Upcoming 2014 UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL Performances
by Marina Kennedy - October 22, 2014

Pippa White will be performing 'Voices From the Resistance' on 10/27 and 'Voices from Ellis Island: on 10/30 at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. We had the opportunity to interview White before her two shows.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dennis Caco and April Estrada About THE UNDRESS
by Marina Kennedy - October 22, 2014

The Undress in a revolutionary garment that allows you to change your clothes anytime, anywhere. We Inventor, Dennis Caco and Co-Founder, April Estrada about this unique dress.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Jason Danieley Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN CAN
by Caryn Robbins - October 22, 2014

Today Jason Danieley talks to BWW about his character 'Aristide' who he describes as, 'a guy, unlucky in love, desperate to be happy with a penchant for drinking.'... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know HELLO DOLLY's Michelle Barber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - October 22, 2014

Michelle Barber may have played more than 60 roles in her Chanhassen Dinner Theatre career but this role may be the one she's meant to play. BWW Minneapolis got to know this local theatre legend a little better.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Austin-Based Band Edison Chair Has a Bright Future
by Kathy Strain - October 21, 2014

To look at Austin-based band Edison Chair, you would never know that they were veteran performers. No one is older than 23 yet they have years of experience between them and lots of dreams ahead of them.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Bruce Smith of Austin Talks of his Passion for Songwriting and Singing
by Kathy Strain - October 21, 2014

Bruce Smith moved to Texas 12 years ago and has been loving every minute of it. His drive to write and perform music has continued to inspire him as he entertains his audiences.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Wagoneer Member Monte Warden Talks Songwriting and Buddy Holly
by Kathy Strain - October 21, 2014

Monte Warden has worked hard to write great music for people like George Strait and Carrie Underwood. It is a passion of his to write. But, he is also part of the legendary country band The Wagoneers and is also one of the leading experts on everything Buddy Holly.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Anna Gunn on GRACEPOINT's Balancing Act
by Courtney Henley - October 21, 2014

You met her in DEADWOOD. You fought with her (or maybe against her) in BREAKING BAD. Now, you're solving mysteries alongside her in GRACEPOINT. Anna Gunn's got good taste, and she has the Emmys to prove it! Recently, I got the (ridiculously incredible) chance to participate in a question and answer ... (more...)
BWW Review: HELEN LAWRENCE at Canadian Stage
by Dennis Kucherawy - October 20, 2014

'Helen Lawrence,' now playing at Toronto's Bluma Appel, theatre, is an entertaining, multi-media presentation of a 1940s film noir story hampered by a thin script by Chris Haddock (co-written with Stan Douglas.) During the first five minutes, you tend to be overwhelmed by the show's blue compositing... (more...)
BWW Interview: Frances Fisher Discusses Last Night's Explosive RESURRECTION
by Matt Tamanini - October 20, 2014

As more and more of the mystery unfolds on ABC's hit drama RESURRECTION, the secrets and emotions continue to build up. On last night's episode, Lucille, played by the fantastic Frances Fisher, couldn't hold in her feelings anymore, letting fly some verbal bombs that will surely have a long-lasting ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: 17-Year-Old Madeleine Russell Contemplates To Be or Not To Be
by Ellen Dostal - October 20, 2014

Proving that Shakespeare is for all ages and all people, Westridge School in Pasadena is getting ready to open an all-female 1990's grunge-inspired production of Hamlet, starring Madeleine Russell in the title role. Anyone who has ever worked on the play, and particularly on that role, will tell you... (more...)
BWW Interview: Tony-Nominee John Ellison Conlee Chats All Things BOARDWALK EMPIRE, The Commodore, and Dabney Coleman
by Matt Tamanini - October 19, 2014

As all BOARDWALK EMPIRE fans know, tonight is the HBO series' penultimate episode. With the series finale just one week away, I recently spoke to John Ellison Conlee about his experience on the show. Conlee plays the younger version of The Commodore, Louis Kaestner. A character that played a major r... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Getting to Know A STEADY RAIN's Sal Viscuso
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - October 19, 2014

Actor Sal Viscuso never turns down a challenge, which may explain his long career on stage, film and television, where many audience members will recall him from diverse roles. Most recently, he's seen on 'SCANDAL' with director of A STEADY RAIN, Jeff Perry. BWW Minneapolis learned a bit more about ... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Tom Plunkett
by Jeanmarie Simpson - October 19, 2014

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BWW Interviews: Tony Vincent of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW—CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - October 19, 2014

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BWW Interview: Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson of LES BELLES SOEURS
by Racheal McCaig - October 17, 2014

Chatting backstage between tech rehearsals for Les Belles Soeurs, a new English musical adaptation of Michel Tremblay's epic play, I asked 3 of the shows 12 powerhouse performers, Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson, if they'd ever been in another show with a cast entirely comprised of wome... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin on OTHELLO at the Odyssey; Opens Next Friday
by Shari Barrett - October 17, 2014

Culver City residents and married couple Jack Stehlin and Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin are getting ready to open Shakespeare's OTHELLO, a co-production between the Odyssey Theatre and The New American Theatre, on Friday, October 24 at the Odyssey Theatre. Jeannine, Managing Director of The New America... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Phyllis Newman Talks Broadway, Husband Adolph Green, and the Great ON THE TOWN
by Sally Henry - October 17, 2014

Broadway veteran Phyllis Newman has not only graced the stage with performers such as Bernadette Peters and Donna McKechnie, and worked directly with other Broadway greats such as Leonard Bernstein, but she was even nominated for a Tony Award against Barbra Streisand- and won! Despite her extensive ... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 2: Thomas Hampson Is Passionate for Opera
by Erica Miner - October 16, 2014

Opera has been as large an identification with Thomas Hampson's persona as anything else.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Elaine Smith, Playwright for ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - October 15, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will have 'Angels and Ministers of Grace' on their Long Branch stage from October 26th to November 26th. We had the opportunity to speak with the show's playwright, Elaine Smith about the play and her career.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Brian Newman on New York Jazz, Working with Gaga, Bennett on 'Cheek to Cheek'
by Matt Tamanini - October 15, 2014

There is something so cool about good jazz music. It conjures up images of men in suits, drinking top-shelf scotch in dimly-lit clubs, lounging in rich, elegant gold and maroon furnishings. When I think of jazz musicians, I think of people with a certain level of sophistication; people who appreciat... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Book Writer and Lyricist TOM JONES Says, 'It's a Celebration of Theatre'
by John Longenbaugh - October 15, 2014

The Fantasticks is an amazing show in all sorts of ways. It's the world's longest running musical, 42 years in its original incarnation (1960-2002), and eight years and counting in its off-Broadway revival. Among the actors who've taken roles since its opening in 1962 are Jerry Orbach (who originate... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kate Baldwin Talks Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Caryn Robbins - October 15, 2014

Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin stars as Pistache, a Parisian cafe owner who decides to feature the scandalous dance the Can-Can in her show, yet her defiance of the law may mean the end of her business and her love life.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and Bernstein
by Erica Miner - October 15, 2014

Thomas Hampson has scored triumph after triumph in a stellar international career whose length and degree of success belie his still youthful age.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Straight-shooting Krysta Rodriguez Talks Straight From New York Masterclasses
by Katricia Lang - October 15, 2014

For your viewing pleasure, I had a conversation with Broadway actress and singer Krysta Rodriguez about her upcoming masterclasses with Straight From New York. Without even seeming to try, she gave an illuminating, dare I say, instructive interview.... (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella in RaleighRodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
(Runs 11/18 - 11/23)
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare in RaleighA Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
(Runs 11/1 - 12/7)
Annie in RaleighAnnie
(Runs 12/9 - 12/14)
Million Dollar Quartet in RaleighMillion Dollar Quartet
(Runs 1/15 - 1/15)
Motown the Musical in RaleighMotown the Musical
(Runs 2/17 - 2/22)
Kinky Boots in RaleighKinky Boots
(Runs 3/10 - 3/15)
Pippin in RaleighPippin
(Runs 5/12 - 5/17)

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