BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 26, 2016

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened  draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choice... (more...)

Lynne Griffin Lynne Griffin
by Jeanmarie Simpson - April 06, 2015 in Toronto

Lynne Griffin is what director David Ellenstein describes as 'a heavy-weight' in the industry. Her credits span more than 5 decades and include print, film, television and theatre. She was a child model and actor, appearing in multitudes of commercials and even hosting a children's television show i... (more...)
Danielle Wade Talks Trading Her Ruby Slippers for Glass Shoes in Ross Petty's CINDERELLA Danielle Wade Talks Trading Her Ruby Slippers for Glass Shoes in Ross Petty's CINDERELLA
by Alan Henry - November 24, 2014 in Toronto

For Danielle Wade playing iconic, female characters on stage is a dream come true. Fresh off the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard of OZ - which played Toronto during an extended sit down, Wade is trading her ruby slipper for ones made of glass in Ross Petty's annual pa... (more...)
Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More! Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!
by Dennis Kucherawy - November 17, 2014 in Toronto

It's unlikely anyone leaving a performance of 'The Motherf**ker With the Hat' (MOFO) will be indifferent. That makes actor Juan Chioran happy. 'To be indifferent is the biggest crime in theatre,' he says on a day off from the popular show now playing at the new Coal Mine Theatre on the Danforth. He ... (more...)
Christopher J. Hanke Talks About Streisand And BUYER AND CELLAR Christopher J. Hanke Talks About Streisand And BUYER AND CELLAR
by Alan Henry - November 13, 2014 in Toronto

BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new comedy about the oddest of odd jobs: 'an underemployed Los Angeles actor going to work in Barbra Streisand's Malibu basement' (The New York Times). Broadway star Christopher J, Hanke plays the lucky actor in this brilliant, hilarious and outrageously inventive com... (more...)
BWW Review: HELEN LAWRENCE at Canadian Stage BWW Review: HELEN LAWRENCE at Canadian Stage
by Dennis Kucherawy - October 20, 2014 in Toronto

'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...)
Allan Hawco Returns To Theatre: The 'Republic of Doyle' Star Says He's 'Having a Blast' Being Back On Stage Allan Hawco Returns To Theatre: The 'Republic of Doyle' Star Says He's 'Having a Blast' Being Back On Stage
by Catherine Kustanczy - April 11, 2014 in Toronto

Allan Hawco has been putting in long days in the lead-up to his onstage appearance in Belleville, a play about a dysfunctional couple, on now through May 4 at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Previews: CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY Ensemble Members Rock Mozart BWW Previews: CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY Ensemble Members Rock Mozart
by Catherine Kustanczy - February 06, 2014 in Toronto

The Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio was created in 1980 as a vehicle for training Canada's next generation of opera stars. Its current members will take to the stage of the Four Seasons Centre on February 7th, replacing regular cast members in Atom Egoyan's production of the Mozart opera Co... (more...)
BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES' Aaron Walpole on Jean Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, Broadway and More BWW Interviews: LES MISERABLES' Aaron Walpole on Jean Valjean, Colm Wilkinson, Broadway and More
by Kelly Cameron - January 22, 2014 in Toronto

Les Miserables has been delighting audiences in Toronto since it opened in October of last year, and a few of its cast members are now Broadway bound for the show's big debut in March. St. Thomas native Aaron Walpole is one of those Canucks headed to the Great White Way. Walpole has been with th... (more...)
Kylie McMahon Talks Sally Bowles, The LOT, and CABARET Kylie McMahon Talks Sally Bowles, The LOT, and CABARET
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - January 15, 2014 in Toronto

LOT regular Kylie McMahon who stars as the shows leading bombshell Sally Bowles took some time to talk to BWW about the nature of the LOT as well as the pressures that come with playing such a widely recognized role.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Company Talks Transferring This Fringe Hit to the Panasonic Theater BWW Interviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Company Talks Transferring This Fringe Hit to the Panasonic Theater
by Alan Henry - December 17, 2013 in Toronto

On Thursday, December 18 the Toronto Fringe Hit The Musical of Musicals, the Musical! will open at the Panasonic Theatre as part of Mirvish Production's 50th Anniversary Season. Alan Aronshtam had the opportunity to talk with the cast and creative team back at the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ashley Brown talks Symphony Concert, Sound of Music, and more! BWW Interviews: Ashley Brown talks Symphony Concert, Sound of Music, and more!
by Alan Henry - December 05, 2013 in Toronto

Ashley Brown recently sat down with BroadwayWorld's Alan Aronshtam to talk about her Symphony Concerts, The Sound of Music LIVE, and more!... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Chatting Villains of ANNIE with Real-Life Couple Louise Pitre and Joe Matheson BWW Interviews: Chatting Villains of ANNIE with Real-Life Couple Louise Pitre and Joe Matheson
by Kelly Cameron - November 26, 2013 in Toronto

It's an exciting holiday theatre season in Toronto, with lots of great options for children and grown ups alike! One option which is bound to appeal to people of all ages is the classic tale of ANNIE - being presented by Young People's Theatre and starring newcomer Jenny Weisz in the iconic role. ... (more...)
Meet 'Virginia Woolf' - A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN's Naomi Wright Meet 'Virginia Woolf' - A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN's Naomi Wright
by Kelly Cameron - November 14, 2013 in Toronto

Literary lovers will be delighted to know there's a unique new theatrical event starting this week - a site specific performance piece that examines the life and works of Virginia Woolf. The brainchild of Naomi Wright (who will play Woolf in the production) the show is a fully immersive production ... (more...)
Chatting with Newcomer Jenny Weisz from Toronto's ANNIE Chatting with Newcomer Jenny Weisz from Toronto's ANNIE
by Kelly Cameron - November 12, 2013 in Toronto

It's an exciting holiday theatre season in Toronto, with lots of great options for children and grown ups alike! One option which is bound to appeal to people of all ages is the classic tale of ANNIE - being presented by Young People's Theatre and starring newcomer Jenny Weisz in the iconic role. ... (more...)
Blood, Guts and Gore with EVIL DEAD's Daniel Williston Blood, Guts and Gore with EVIL DEAD's Daniel Williston
by Kelly Cameron - November 06, 2013 in Toronto

Evil Dead the Musical is back in Toronto and bloodier than ever! The show opened last week to rave reviews, and audience members are flocking to the Randolph Theatre for a chance to experience this cult classic in all its gory glory. The show takes the cult classic film by the same name and adapts ... (more...)
Andrew Di Rosa Talks SHREK, Musical Inspirations, and Dream Roles Andrew Di Rosa Talks SHREK, Musical Inspirations, and Dream Roles
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - November 05, 2013 in Toronto

It's a big bright beautiful world for Andrew Di Rosa, the Picking actor who played Shrek in the Lower Ossington Theater's production of SHREK THE MUSICAL this fall. Di Rosa previously starred in the companys production of ALTAR BOYZ, and will be seen in the feature film thriller Fragile Minds in 201... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Boys on the Barricade - Chatting with Mark Uhre and Perry Sherman BWW Interviews: Boys on the Barricade - Chatting with Mark Uhre and Perry Sherman
by Kelly Cameron - October 31, 2013 in Toronto

The new Canadian 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables is now playing at The Princess of Wales and has been receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. BWW has been bringing its readers interviews with the cast of this incredible production, and today we sit down with Mark Uhre... (more...)
BWW Interviews: MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE with Kyle Golemba and Adam White BWW Interviews: MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE with Kyle Golemba and Adam White
by Kelly Cameron - October 25, 2013 in Toronto

Canadians are a unique bunch of people, polite to a fault, humble and extremely freaking talented. The problem is, we often don't boast our talents because of the aforementioned polite, humble qualities. Kyle Golemba and Adam White are seeking to boast about our awesome musical theatre talent on M... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Patricia O'Callaghan talks The Judgment of Paris BWW Interviews: Patricia O'Callaghan talks The Judgment of Paris
by Kelly Cameron - October 24, 2013 in Toronto

BWW's coverage of the 2013 Global Cabaret Festival continues today with an interview with Patricia O'Callaghan, producer and star of 'The Judgment of Paris'. This unique cabaret is set against the backdrop of the Great War and features music by the revolutionary Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, tw... (more...)
Sharron Matthews talks Something 'Completely Different' at Global Cabaret Fest Sharron Matthews talks Something 'Completely Different' at Global Cabaret Fest
by Kelly Cameron - October 23, 2013 in Toronto

Sharron Matthew's is one of the foremost stars of Canada's cabaret scene, having recently traveled the world on her GOLD tour she returned to Toronto to become the first artist in residence at Buddies in Bad Times theatre where she continues to develop and hone her cabaret skills. This year she j... (more...)
360 Screenings Look Back on Their Inaugural Year 360 Screenings Look Back on Their Inaugural Year
by Kelly Cameron - October 21, 2013 in Toronto

360 Screenings has much to celebrate this Halloween - their recent screenings (a unique hybrid combining movies and live theatre) have been selling out well in advance of their dates and they've just wrapped more than a year of presenting screenings in Toronto! When they launched, BWW featured an in... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Rivals No More - Chatting with LES MIS Toronto's Eponine and Cosette BWW Interviews: Rivals No More - Chatting with LES MIS Toronto's Eponine and Cosette
by Kelly Cameron - October 15, 2013 in Toronto

Fans of Les Miserables have long drawn lines in the sand when it comes to the show's young leading ladies, Cosette and Eponine. Often proudly declaring themselves either #TeamEpo or #TeamCosette long before it became 'cool' to do so, young fans of the musical would generally feel quite strongly abou... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta talk I Love Lucy Live! in Toronto BWW Interviews: Sirena Irwin and Bill Mendieta talk I Love Lucy Live! in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - October 13, 2013 in Toronto

I Love Lucy Live takes the stage in Toronto next week - and marks the first time these iconic characters have been tackled live on stage. The foursome you know and love - Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel, comes to life at The Royal Alex Theatre (which will become the Desilu Playhouse soundstage) and they... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Straight from the West End, Earl Carpenter talks LES MISERABLES in Toronto BWW Interviews: Straight from the West End, Earl Carpenter talks LES MISERABLES in Toronto
by Kelly Cameron - September 26, 2013 in Toronto

The Canadian production of Les Miserables begins previews at the end of the week, boasting an incredibly talented cast from across the country, and a 'borrowed' West End star in the role of Javert. Earl Carpenter hails from the U.K., where he has been wowing musical theatre audiences for over fiftee... (more...)
FUNNY GIRL Gabi Epstein FUNNY GIRL Gabi Epstein
by Jeff Madden - September 25, 2013 in Toronto

Toronto, you are in for a treat. The iconic musical FUNNY GIRL will be brought to life for 'One Night Only' this coming Monday night September 30th.Toronto's own Gabi Epstein stars as Fanny Brice in the role that catapulted a young actress and singer named Barbara Streisand to super-stardom nearly a... (more...)