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Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - August 27, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family will move out of the Fun Home (or the Circle in the Square Theatre), when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, plays its final performance on Broadway. Before the doors close for good, however, BroadwayWorld brought the family together one last time to reminisce about some of the show's most amazing moments. Watch below as Richard Ridge chats with Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone, and Emily Skeggs!... (more...)

From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News
Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS? Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by Naomi Serviss - August 30, 2016 in Broadway

A one-man show written and performed by Brian Quijada delves into identity and the immigrant story, incorporating spoken word, rap, hip- hop, and live looping.... (more...)
BENJAMIN MAIO MACKAY - GREAT DETECTIVES OF OLD TIME RADIO LIVE BENJAMIN MAIO MACKAY - GREAT DETECTIVES OF OLD TIME RADIO LIVE
by Barry Lenny - August 30, 2016 in Australia - Adelaide

Benjamin Maio Mackay speaks about the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live.... (more...)
Tiffany Engen Talks Shoes and the Magic of KINKY BOOTS Tiffany Engen Talks Shoes and the Magic of KINKY BOOTS
by Kailey Hansen - August 29, 2016 in NationalTours

For one week only, the mega-hit musical Kinky Boots returns to its hometown. Known for sweeping the 2013 Tony Awards (where it won Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography), this popular Broadway smash originally took flight in Chicago back in 2012. The pre-Broadway run premiered at t... (more...)
St. Augustine Playwright Brings THREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD Home to Panama St. Augustine Playwright Brings THREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD Home to Panama
by Michael Lipp - August 29, 2016 in Jacksonville

While St. Augustine playwright, Deborah Dickey, was in Central America researching her new play about the role of women in the construction of the Panama Canal called THREADS OF SILVER AND GOLD, a chance meeting with a new friend would open up an exciting and totally unexpected opportunity.... (more...)
Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Hillman Center For Performing Arts and So Much More Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Hillman Center For Performing Arts and So Much More
by Mike Mekus - August 26, 2016 in BroadwayToo

The legendary artist discusses everything from Steppin' Out and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Pittsburgh, the political scene, Diabetes, and so much more.... (more...)
Director Janet Morris of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Mind's Eye Theatre Company Director Janet Morris of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Mind's Eye Theatre Company
by Taylor Clemons - August 26, 2016 in Louisville

Director Janet Morris takes a minute to discuss Louisville's first community theater production of the Peter Pan prequel!... (more...)
Morlot Part 2: Opera vs. Symphony, Losing Sleep Over Programming, and the Next Generation Morlot Part 2: Opera vs. Symphony, Losing Sleep Over Programming, and the Next Generation
by Erica Miner - August 26, 2016 in Seattle

Opera is something that you control much less as a conductor... (more...)
SCHIKANEDER Autor Christian Struppeck während der Probenphase im Gespräch SCHIKANEDER Autor Christian Struppeck während der Probenphase im Gespräch
by Iris Moebius - August 25, 2016 in Germany

Hinter den Kulissen des Raimund Theater wird mit voller Kraft und Energie an der Umsetzung der neuesten Eigenproduktion der Vereinigten Buhnen Wien gearbeitet:  „SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote" wird am 30. September 2016 in Wien zur Urauffuhrung gebracht! Ein Ja... (more...)
Lauren Molina Dishes on Broadway, The Skivvies, and Goodman's WONDERFUL TOWN Lauren Molina Dishes on Broadway, The Skivvies, and Goodman's WONDERFUL TOWN
by Kailey Hansen - August 25, 2016 in Chicago

In the upcoming revival of Leonard Bernstein's 1953 classic, Lauren Molina plays a young woman who dreams of making it big in New York City. In reality, she's swapped the Big Apple for the Windy City to star in Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman's production of Wonderful Town, premiering at the Goodma... (more...)
John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - August 25, 2016 in Los Angeles

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County,... (more...)
BWW Review: Wish, Wish, Wish: The Magic of MSMT's ALADDIN BWW Review: Wish, Wish, Wish: The Magic of MSMT's ALADDIN
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 22, 2016 in Maine

The young and young at heart were treated to a day of enchantment at Maine State Music Theatre today, when the company presented four performances of Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark's delightful musical retelling of Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Raymond Marc Dumont. Presented in a fully stag... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2016 in Broadway

For Ben Fankhauser, life is 'Beautiful.' He's about to celebrate his one-year anniversary touring in that Broadway bio musical about Carole King. It showcases Abby Mueller, the sister of its original Tony-winning star, Jessie Mueller. In 'Beautiful,' Fankhauser plays Barry Mann, who teamed up with C... (more...)
Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27 Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - August 22, 2016 in UK / West End

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Th... (more...)
4 Reasons Why Sioux Falls is a Great Place to Make Theatre 4 Reasons Why Sioux Falls is a Great Place to Make Theatre
by Ruth Sturm - August 22, 2016 in Sioux Falls

There's something in the air in Sioux Falls. In the last fifteen years, it has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, the population bump bringing with it more jobs, restaurants, of course, entertainment. Theatre offerings in Sioux Falls have become especially diverse, from profess... (more...)
From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo! From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
by Nicole Rosky - August 20, 2016 in Broadway

He has stormed the barricade in LES MISERABLES. He has worked his best Aussie accent in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Now this Broadway baby is getting a little bit strange on Netflix.... (more...)
BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess BWW Preview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Worships at the Altar of a Rock-And-Roll Goddess
by Katricia Lang - August 19, 2016 in Houston

The Alley Theatre brings Tony Award-nominated musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to its Hubbard stage.... (more...)
ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - August 19, 2016 in Los Angeles

ISA BRIONES was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to Los... (more...)
Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok
by Naomi Serviss - August 19, 2016 in Broadway

Strangers on a plane embrace in a cat-and-mouse game with no rules. An exploration in the nature of truth and intimacy ensues.... (more...)
Alison Ewing Brings CABARET to San Diego Alison Ewing Brings CABARET to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - August 19, 2016 in NationalTours

Alson Ewing talks about playing Fraulein Kost and being a part of the 50th Anniversary tour of one of Roundabout Theatre's most sucessful shows, CABARET... (more...)
Rufus Sewell is Not Your Ordinary Villain Rufus Sewell is Not Your Ordinary Villain
by E.H. Reiter - August 19, 2016 in San Diego

Rufus Sewell talks about THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, what he finds interesting about his chacrater, and how he's not your everyday villain character.... (more...)
Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway Project Peter Marc Jacobson Climbing MOUNT VERNON on His Quest For the Perfect Broadway Project
by Gil Kaan - August 19, 2016 in Los Angeles

Director/Writer/Actor Peter Marc Jacobson's latest directorial project MOUNT VERNON re-opens August 26, 2016 at the Hudson Guild after its successful world premiere in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival.... (more...)
Director Maria Aberg on DOCTOR FAUSTUS Director Maria Aberg on DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Marianka Swain - August 19, 2016 in UK / West End

Swedish director Maria Aberg came to the UK to study at Mountview aged 20. She's since become a bold force in British theatre, with work ranging from Hotel at the National Theatre and Wildefire at the Hampstead to numerous productions for the RSC. Her most recent, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, features ... (more...)
Broadway Star Laura Osnes on Her Upcoming Utah Concert and 'Standing Up for What I Believe In' Broadway Star Laura Osnes on Her Upcoming Utah Concert and 'Standing Up for What I Believe In'
by Tyler Hinton - August 18, 2016 in Salt Lake City

Broadway star Laura Osnes, a two-time Tony nominee for her leading roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, will perform in concert with classical/crossover tenor Mark Masri and the Utah Valley Symphony at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The gracious and talented Laura ... (more...)
Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA! Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - August 18, 2016 in Maine

"It's the music and the storytelling; the storytelling walks a fine line between being universal and silly. There is a lot of humor and a lot of warmth and so many relationships you can connect with. All that coupled with joyful, upbeat, recognizable music - those crazy tunes by those inspired cre... (more...)
FROM PAGE TO STAGE at National Theatre Of Parramatta FROM PAGE TO STAGE at National Theatre Of Parramatta
by Brodie Paparella - August 18, 2016 in Australia - Sydney

Seeing the arts community band together to oppose the horrific cuts to federal and state funding was nothing short of inspiring and galvanising. The results have shown that it will take quite a lot to keep the industry down as while they fight for support, companies will continue to join forces so n... (more...)





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