Joe Panarello is one of those people who have most certainly been born with theater in their blood. As an actor, Joe has played such varied roles as Harry Roat in Frederick Knott's Wait Until Dark, Jimmy Smith in No, No Nanette and Lazer Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof a vehicle he's performed in several times and designed the sets for on one occasion. He's also directed productions of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park and Henrich Ibsen's Peer Gynt. Joe is a respected author who has written over 100 articles for BWW. Although his latest work, The Authoritative History of Corduroy won't be published until this summer, it is already being translated into several different languages by a group of polyglot nuns in Tormento, Italy.. The proceeds from their labors will go to the restoration of the nearby Cathedral of Gorgonzola.
David Furr has bruises; lots and lots of bruises.
In his stellar performance as Gary Lejeune in the current revival of Michael Frayne's hilarious NOISES OFF, Furr slides on a floor scattered with sardines, stumbles down one staircase. slips across a balcony, gets his foot caught in a box of theatrical props, wields a hatchet and falls down yet another staircase which crumbles apart as he does so. It's an understatement to say that his role is physically demanding.BWW Interview: Drew Seigla- Don't Mute This Tenor February 17, 2016
At this time of the year children all over the world are in a state of excitement. Of course they're all eager for Santa to visit leaving them toys and other gifts, but there are the lights, the animated store windows, the promise of ice skating and the wonderful sounds of Christmas carols in the air. It all puts the wonder in the eyes of the younger ones.BWW Interview: Bobby Steggert Discusses Playing Toulouse-Lautrec in MY PARIS July 28, 2015