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BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
Mar 27, 2017
Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series.
BWW Exclusive: GREY'S ANATOMY Cast Interviews & Panel Recap from Paleyfest
Mar 20, 2017
BWW TV had the chance to catch up with several members of the GREY'S ANATOMY cast on the Paleyfest Red Carpet and then get some scoop from the official Panel discussion. Here is a transcript of interviews with: Jerrika Hinton, Jason George, Kelly McCreary, James Pickens Jr. , Giacomo Gianniotti, Chandra Wilson, Caterina Scorsone, and Debbie Allen and some tidbits from the panel.
BWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES and Broadway-Bound FROZEN
Mar 2, 2017
Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-winning choreographer, is practically jumping with joy over the success of ''Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!'' and its giant leap to the big screen. Its three-day screenings (Feb. 16, 18 and 22) broke records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event from Fathom Events. And now ''Disney's Newsies'' will return for an encore showing on Saturday, March 4, at 12:55 p.m.
BWW Review: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY Offers Punch, Cake and Ruminations on Life
Feb 28, 2017
You can't say that playwright/director Will Eno doesn't go out big with his new piece, WAKEY, WAKEY. Just before curtain calls, an extra-bright video montage, set to The Olivia Tremor Control's “Love Athena,” wreaks havoc with audience members' pupils. Once eyes are able to adjust, they'll notice bubbles floating through the house, followed by balloons. There's even a large disco ball reflecting lights all over the place.
BWW Interview: Linda Gray Brings Sue Ellen Ewing Back to the Big D for A DALLAS RETROSPECTIVE at Winspear Opera House
Feb 28, 2017
When Linda Gray won the part of Dallas's Sue Ellen Ewing in 1978, she thought she was signing on for a five-episode guest role as J.R. Ewing's long-suffering wife. Sue Ellen's penchant for vodka was rivaled only by her love for younger men, and soon tens of millions of viewers tuned in each week to watch their favorite little Texas Tornado self-destruct.
BWW Interview: John Charles McLaughlin Talks CRACKSKULL ROW and its Unique Challenges
Feb 27, 2017
The Irish Repertory Theatre is currently presenting Crackskull Row, through March 19, 2017. John Charles McLaughlin is featured in the double role of Young Rash/ESB Boy. McLaughlin is a resident artist at the cell and most recently performed in the production of Crackskull Row there. He just chatted with BroadwayWorld about his experience in the show, his ties to the cell, and what it's like to play two characters!
BWW Review: Ten Thousand Things' Signature Bare-Bones Staging Brings New Urgency and Clarity to the Classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Feb 27, 2017
It never fails. Whenever I go to see a Ten Thousand Things show, the storytelling is so clear it's as if I'm truly seeing it for the first time, even if it's a piece I've seen one or many times before. In their signature bare bones theater style, they've cut out all the fluff from the beloved musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to get right to the heart of the story. Even though I've seen the show twice in recent years, I've never been so caught up in and felt so deeply the story of one man's struggle with holding to his traditions, while still loving his family as they begin to change and grow out of those traditions. The brilliant Steve Epp makes Tevye so real and human, and along with the other eight members of this terrific ensemble playing multiple characters, makes the world of Anatevka palpably real and somehow modern, despite still being anchored in time and space. Because 50 years after it was written, this story about a family of refugees fleeing persecution and violence in their beloved homeland to find safety in America is as timely as ever.
Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
Feb 24, 2017
The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation …
BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at 2nd Star Productions Takes Flight
Feb 24, 2017
For anyone who has ever loved the character of Peter Pan, reading PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is probably quite a fun experience. For someone like me, who has never been particularly fond of this character, reading PETER AND THE STARCATCHER was difficult. I sort of got where they were going, but I definitely didn't get all in the ins and outs of the story. It's sort of like reading HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, before reading HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. You get the idea, but you're just a bit lost in the magic of it all.
Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes its Theatrical Soulmates from DRUNK SHAKESPEARE
Feb 21, 2017
But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? Oh, it's just the Broadwaysted crew with members of the cast of DRUNK SHAKESPEARE! This week we're coming to you from The Lounge on West 43rd street directly after seeing our guests Michael Amendola, Mr. Josh Hyman, and the evening's drunk actor, Kelsey Lidsky in the hilarious DRUNK SHAKESPEARE! The cast shares how the show works, we discuss our favorite Shakespeare film adaptations, and then the cast shares some of the wildest moments interacting with audience members.
Homeless Youth Meet Magical Realism in Upcoming Queer Tragedy
Feb 14, 2017
An unflinchingly accurate look at the reality of youth homelessness, sexual abuse, and queer identity, with an unexpected touch of romance and magical realism. ?Jordan Matthews would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart. The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only solace comes from out of the blue.
Ryan Murphy Confirms AMERICAN CRIME STORY to Take on Monica Lewinsky Scandal; Sarah Paulson Is Attached
Feb 14, 2017
Ryan Murphy has confirmed that the fourth season of AMERICAN CRIME STORY will take on the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, and will star Sarah Paulson.
Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss to Attend GET's 'AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME'
Jan 25, 2017
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of producing the powerful Holocaust drama, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.
BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
Jan 23, 2017
When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!'
Dr. Elizabeth Owonikoko Releases 'Double for Your Trouble'
Jan 10, 2017
'Double for Your Trouble': a powerful and intriguing look at the need for self-assessment and the realization that letting go of the past and true forgiveness can open incredible doors. 'Double for Your Trouble' is the creation of published author, Dr. Elizabeth Owonikoko who holds a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's of business administration in project management, and a doctorate degree in business administration, majoring in leadership.
Plastic Surgeon Releases New Fiction Book THE ZOMBIE GAME
Dec 30, 2016
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Dec. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ A plastic surgeon in Virginia is on a mission to rescue zombies from pop culture's 'walking dead' fantasy. 'As I have said in other places,' Glenn Shepard says from his medical practice in Newport News, 'zombies are people to be pitied rather than feared.' According to Shepard, being 'undead' is the effect of mind-altering drugs and physical conditioning, a process the doctor dissects in detail in his new book, The Zombie Game (Mystery House).
Christine Bonansea to Bring Solo Dance ONLYHUMAN to JACK This January
Dec 28, 2016
Christine Bonansea, a French-born, NYC-based dancer and choreographer known for her expressive, virtuosic, improvisation-driven works infused with live music and strong visuals, is presenting her new solo OnlyHuman as an APAP showcase.
Highlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack Kleinsinger
Dec 22, 2016
Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly announces the schedule for its 45th season featuring four monthly star studded Thursday night concerts taking place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC.
KCRW's MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC Features A Tribe Called Quest and Prince
Dec 16, 2016
Today, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic featured seminal hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip and Jarobi White sat down for a profound and candid interview with KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd.

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