Jena Tesse Fox is a lifelong theatre addict who has worked as an actress, a singer, a playwright, a director, a lyricist, a librettist, and a stage manager. While a student at Wells College, she also wrote for and edited the student newspaper, reviewing books, movies, and local theatre. By the time she graduated, Tesse knew that she was destined to be a theatre journalist, and so she is very excited to join the team of BroadwayWorld.com.
Leslie Odom, Jr. talks about starring in Tick, Tick...Boom at City Center's Encores! Off-Center series, performing on TV's Smash and choosing wings over cages.BWW Reviews: Daisy Eagan at 54 Below May 16, 2014
Beyond a common composer, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods are drastically different shows. But maybe they have more in common than one would believe at first glance. Phil Geoffrey Bond, who oversees the monthly Sondheim Unplugged concert at 54 Below, was inspired to combine songs from each show for a special Halloween concert, and found some surprising similarities between them. The result is Into Sweeney Todd's Woods, a one-night event at the year-old concert venue that will feature performers like Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd's original Sweeney), Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd's original Johanna) and Pamela Winslow Kashani (Into the Woods' original Rapunzel).BWW Interviews: Robin de Jesus Plays Ben Rimalower in Patti Issues September 8, 2013
Judy Kuhn, who is starring in the inaugural Encores! Off Center production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, talks about the show, art, politics and how a 1937 musical can remain vital in 2013.BWW Reviews: Richard III: Born with Teeth April 29, 2013
As she gears up for Friday's concert at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and the release of her debut solo album, Megan Hilty talks about music, theater and the songs that move us.BWW Interviews: Kelli O'Hara Talks CAROUSEL February 19, 2013