Jeffrey Kare

Jeffrey Kare Jeffrey Kare currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having been born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Jeffrey took interest in live theater at age 11, Jeffrey also had the great pleasure of seeing shows at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, enjoying many trips to New York, participating in local theaters both onstage and off, even worked on backstage crew at the Players Guild Theater in Canton, where he earned himself a Golden Guild nomination. Jeffrey also has such a vast knowledge of the theater world, even getting to know about lots of shows and people in the broadway community past and present.



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How It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARHow It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Posted: Apr. 1, 2018


BWW Interview: Genny Lis Padilla & David Guzman of North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Interview: Genny Lis Padilla & David Guzman of North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
Posted: Oct. 12, 2018


BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Posted: Mar. 5, 2018


BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Review: BRIGHT STAR National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
Posted: Apr. 18, 2018


BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERSBWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
Posted: Jan. 12, 2018


BWW Review: LES MISERABLES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: LES MISERABLES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
Posted: Jan. 31, 2018


BWW TV: Eva Tavares of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National TourBWW TV: Eva Tavares of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
Posted: Feb. 27, 2018


BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
November 14, 2018

Jersey Boys is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual breakup of The Four Seasons. When I last met up with these boys, it was during their return engagement at DPAC back in 2015. Since then, the Broadway production celebrated its 10th anniversary, closed up shop, and is now running Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

BWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: HAMILTON National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
November 8, 2018

Based on Ron Chernow's 2004 biographical novel titled Alexander Hamilton, the musical, Hamilton, tells the true story of one of America's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton. An immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
October 17, 2018

In the Heights is an original musical that is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Originally conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda during his sophomore year at Wesleyan University, the musical had its world premiere through their student theater company in April of 2000.

BWW Interview: Genny Lis Padilla & David Guzman of North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Interview: Genny Lis Padilla & David Guzman of North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
October 12, 2018

From October 16th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be opening their 2018-19 season with a production of Lin-Manuel Miranda & Quiara Alegria Hudes' 2008 award-winning musical, In the Heights, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. I was recently able to get in touch with two of the cast members, Genny Lis Padilla and David Guzman.

BWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's SISTER ACTBWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's SISTER ACT
August 17, 2018

Based on Emile Ardolino's 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act follows disco diva Deloris Van Cartier as she is put in protective custody after witnessing a murder. Not only that, but she is hidden in the one place that the cops are sure she won't be found, a convent. While struggling through the restrictions of her new lifestyle, Deloris uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, but in doing so, she jeopardizes her cover.

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIESBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIES
July 25, 2018

Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. When I last met up with these newsboys, it was during their strike at DPAC back in 2015. Since then, the tour closed up shop after a two-year run, became a hit Fathom Event, and is now available for licensing to schools, community, and regional theatres all over the world.

BWW TV: Choreographer Parker Esse on North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIESBWW TV: Choreographer Parker Esse on North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIES
July 23, 2018


BWW Review: WAITRESS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: WAITRESS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
May 2, 2018

Based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 independent film of the same name, Waitress tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a Waitress at a small town diner who is trapped in an abusive marriage to her husband Earl. When Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant, she begins an affair with her gynecologist, Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking for ways out, she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Review: BRIGHT STAR National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
April 18, 2018

Originating from the 2013 collaborative album by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell titled Love Has Come for You, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and '40s. The musical was inspired by the true story of a five-day-old baby who fell approximately 50 feet from a train into Big River in Irondale, Missouri on August 14th, 1902.

How It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARHow It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
April 1, 2018

Tonight, NBC will air its fifth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, the peacock network will be presenting Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera that tells the story of the final week in the life of Jesus Christ. It begins with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ends with the crucifixion. It also highlights the political and interpersonal struggles between Jesus and one of his 12 apostles, Judas Iscariot that are not present in the Bible narratives.

BWW TV: Desi Oakley of WAITRESS National TourBWW TV: Desi Oakley of WAITRESS National Tour
March 21, 2018

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from May 1st-6th is the national touring production of Waitress. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Desi Oakley, who stars as Jenna Hunterson.

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour at North Carolina TheatreBWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour at North Carolina Theatre
March 14, 2018

Based on Victor Fleming's 1939 film musical of the same name as well as L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, The Wizard of Oz (of course) follows Dorothy Gale, a young girl who lives on a farm in Kansas with her dog, Toto, until a cyclone arrives, picks up her house, and blows them away to the land of Oz. Things in Oz are strange and beautiful, but Dorothy just wants to go home. She's helped by the Good Witch of the North, but she's also in trouble with the Wicked Witch of the West, who seeks revenge for the death of her sister; the Wicked Witch of the East, for which she blames Dorothy.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
March 5, 2018

Based on Gaston Leroux's 1910 horror novel of the same name, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine Daae, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine's star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man.

BWW TV: Eva Tavares of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National TourBWW TV: Eva Tavares of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
February 27, 2018

Coming back to the Durham Performing Arts Center from February 28th-March 11th is the new national touring production of The Phantom of the Opera! I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Eva Tavares, who stars in the iconic role of Christine Daae.

BWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Review: Raleigh Little Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
February 9, 2018

Based on Roger Corman's 1960 black comedy of the same name, Little Shop of Horrors follows Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of plant that he names 'Audrey II' after a coworker he has a crush on. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn, as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination!

BWW TV: Raleigh Little Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonBWW TV: Raleigh Little Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
February 8, 2018

During my recent conversation with artistic director Patrick Torres, I got to be one of the first to hear about Raleigh Little Theatre's upcoming 2018-19 season.

BWW TV: Raleigh Little Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW TV: Raleigh Little Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
February 6, 2018


BWW Review: LES MISERABLES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: LES MISERABLES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
January 31, 2018

Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, Les Miserables tells the story of an ex-convict who after serving nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread, goes on a quest for redemption. When a kind bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, the ex-convict known as Jean Valjean breaks his parole as he decides to start his life anew. As time goes on, Valjean has relentlessly been pursued by a ruthless police inspector, hoping to bring him to justice. Though along the way, a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade during a revolutionary period in France.

BWW TV: Joshua Grosso of LES MISERABLES National TourBWW TV: Joshua Grosso of LES MISERABLES National Tour
January 24, 2018

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center for the very first time from January 30th-February 4th is the national touring production of the world's longest-running musical, LES MISERABLES. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actor Joshua Grosso, who stars in the iconic role of Marius.

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERSBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
January 15, 2018

Love Letters centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner & Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, as they sit at tables side by side to read the notes, letters and cards they've wrote to each other over the course of 50 years. Within the letters, the two characters discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.



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