Joseph F. Panarello

Joseph F. Panarello 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.



Tristan MacManus and the Boston PopsTristan MacManus and the Boston Pops
Posted: Jun. 2, 2018

BWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with TORCH SONG's Michael UrieBWW Interview: Up Close and Personal with TORCH SONG's Michael Urie
Posted: Nov. 2, 2018

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses 2018 Season of the Boston PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses 2018 Season of the Boston Pops
Posted: May. 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday Pops
December 4, 2014

Maestro Lockhart talks about the Holiday Pops concerts and the new work Flaherty and Ahrens have written for the Pops

BWW Interview: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Talks SWAY, Jewelry and Broadway
November 11, 2014

The former DWTS pro discusses his new show, SWAY, his new jewelry line, DWTS and his Broadway ambitions.

BWW Interview: Max Crumm Is the One That You Want in THE FANTASTICKS
September 19, 2014

Max Crumm goes from a reality TV show to THE FATNATSTICKS with several impressive stops along the way.

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Billy Porter and the 2014 Boston Pops Season
May 9, 2014

In a phone conversation, Maestro Keith Lockhart talks about Billy Porter, Leonard Nimoy and the upcoming Pops season

BWW Interview: Bobby Steggert Discusses MOTHERS AND SONS
May 6, 2014

Bobby Steggert discusses MOTHERS ANS SONS, the YANK! recording and BIG FISH

BWW Interview: Darren Pettie Chews the Fat About DINNER WITH FRIENDS
February 21, 2014

Darren Pettie discusses acting, London's National Theatre and his current role in DINNER WITH FRIENDS

BWW Interview: Carol Channing- 50 Years After DOLLY!
January 15, 2014

Fifty years after HELLO, DOLLY! opened on Broadway, Carol Channing returns to New York for one night only.

BWW Interviews: Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart Bring Christmas Cheer
December 7, 2013

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about the Boston Pops' new Christmas CD as well as about concerts on tour and at Boston's famed Symphony Hall.

BWW Interview: Chatting With BIG FISH's Brad Oscar!
November 26, 2013

Tony nominated Brad Oscar talks about replacing Nathan Lane, working with Susan Stroman and appearing the the new musical BIG FISH

BWW Interview: 'Wow, Wow, Wow, Fellas' Klea Blackhurst is Goodspeed's Dolly!
July 17, 2013

Klea Blackhurst talks about her career, Jerry Herman and starring in HELLO, DOLLY! at the Goodspeed Opera House

BWW Interview: Daniel Rowan: Mute No More
July 1, 2013

After playing The Mute and understudying Matt in THE FANTASTICKS, Daniel Rowan will take leave of the show to play Chris in MISS SAIGON at Fort Worth's Casa Manana.

BWW Interview: Chatting with UNLOCK'D's A.J. Shively
June 27, 2013

Actor A. J. Shively stars in the new Off-Broaddway musical UNLOCK'D and talks about the show, his career and the people whe's worked with.

BWW Interview: Megan Hilty Sings With the Boston Pops
May 20, 2013

Broadway star Megan Hilty makes her debut with the Boston Pops this week.

Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2013 Season
May 6, 2013

Everyone has heard of the recent tragic events in Boston. Hearts around the world were touched by what happened at this year's Boston Marathon. As a result there's been an incredible outpouring of help and kindness to those who were directly affected by the two explosions on April 22, 2013. Monetary donations are pouring in and the likes of Neil Diamond have lent their support in various ways.

BWW Interview: Tony Lo Bianco - Creating Magic with THE LITTLE FLOWER
March 13, 2013

Actor Tony Lo Bianco brings his critically acclaimed one-main show about Fiorello H. La Guardia to New York for a limited engagement.

Michael Learned: On the Road With 'Miss Daisy'
February 25, 2013

From television's beloved THE WALTONS, Michael Learned tours in the title role in DRIVING MISS DAISY.

Keith Lockhart and Ann Hampton Callaway Tour with The Streisand Songbook
February 25, 2013

Maestro Keith Lockhart and singer Ann Hampton Callaway tour America's Southeast with the Barbra Streisand Songbook

BWW Interviews: THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING's Jonathan Rayson
January 14, 2013

The musical THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING had a notoriously short run on Broadway the first time around. It is now being presented at Off Broadway's Connelly Theater and its star Jonathan Rayson chats about it and his career.

BWW Interviews: Holiday Concerts with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops
December 4, 2012

Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, discusses the orchestra's holiday season. He also talks about appearances that Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison will be making with them.

BWW Interviews: Chatting with DETROIT's Darren Pettie
October 9, 2012

Anyone who follows the theater scene in New York realizes that hardly a year goes by when actor Darren Pettie isn't appearing on Broadway, Off Broadway or regional theater. He's also been seen on television in "Mad Men", "Pan Am", "Castle", "Gossip Girl", "Brothers and Sisters" and a host of other shows. Not only is he one of New York's busiest actors, he's one of its finest, too. Take, for example, his performance two seasons ago in THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE. As the enigmatic Christopher Flanders, Pettie was required to utter the single syllable word "Boom" to emulate the crashing of the waves upon the rocks surrounding Italy's Divina Costiera. Other actors in the role have faltered here, but Pettie imbued the line with authority and conviction that were never apparent in previous incarnations of the work. "Thanks," responds the actor via telephone. "There were some nights that I was very self conscious about that line."