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

Broadway, Bernstein, Education and Night Music with the Boston Pops
February 29, 2008

Broadway, Bernstein, Education and Night Music with the Boston Pops.

Nicholas J. Coleman Creates a Special Kind of Silence
January 27, 2008

When an audience is sitting in an intimate theater and watching a two-character play, the only way to gauge their appreciation is by the quality of the silence between the bon mots that are scattered throughout the text. Such is the case at New York's Theater For A New City, where Matt Morillo's new play All Aboard The Marriage Hearse is the current attraction.

Jerry Herman: He'll Be Here Tomorrow
December 29, 2007

Reached by telephone in Florida on the day after Christmas, Jerry Herman had just taken his morning swim and was enjoying the balmy weather. 'It's beautiful here. You know you take your chances with the weather this time of the year even in Miami, but it's just been beautiful.' After doing considerable reading about the composer and enjoying a lengthy conversation with him, it is quite apparent that much of this man's life has indeed been quite beautiful.

Oscar, Tony and Keith Lockhart
December 5, 2007

Conductor and Maestro Keith Lockhart is a true gem of a performer and one whose recordings and concerts with the Boston Pops that begs repeated hearings.

Getting 'Ritz-y' with Brooks Ashmanskas
November 12, 2007

Tony nominated Brooks Ashmanskas divulges tales of his theatrical career and his comedic turn in 'The Ritz'

Carol Channing: From Footlights to Lobby
September 26, 2007

Carol Channing, one of the most recognizable and unforgettable names in Broadway history, continues to give back to the American arts.

'The Guiding Light' Leads Driscoll Off-Broadway
September 21, 2007

Professionalism. It is a word that is bandied about with frequency in theater circles. When it is applied to a gaggle of pint-sized vagabonds who are rehearsing a middle school production of Oliver!, it becomes laughable. However, when its observed first-hand on one of New York's stages, it is truly appreciated. Such is the case at The Player's Theater on MacDougal Street. It is there that television actor John Driscoll has taken over two key roles in Matt Morillo's comedy Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues.

The Multiple Personalities of Stephen Lang
August 1, 2007

Stephen Lang, who gives not one but eight tour de force performances in 'Beyond Glory,' discusses his craft and the multiple personality disorders of actors.

LuPone's 'Gypsy' Gains Boyd: A Conversation with Boyd Gaines
July 9, 2007

Three time Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines discusses his varied acting career, as well as his next role as Herbie in Encores! Summer Stars Gypsy, opposite Patti LuPone!

There's Nothing Mute About Nick Spangler
May 31, 2007

Nick Spangler chats about a performing career that has led him to the current Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, in which he plays the Mute

It's 'Curtains' Up for Jason Danieley
March 19, 2007

Jason Danieley discusses Curtains, Kander and Ebb and his career, among other topics

'Look Who's Evil Now!:' A Visit with Evil Dead's Ryan Ward
January 20, 2007

Ryan Ward, a welcome new addition to the theatre community, wields a mean chainsaw-arm as Ash in Off-Broadway's Evil Dead: The Musical

The Nun Sings But the Show Never Soars
September 18, 2006

At the conclusion of the new musical on stage at the Theater at St. Clement's Church, an animated film of flowers blooming is projected on the cyclorama. It is supposed to represent a prayed-for miracle, however the lighting and the metallic confetti falling in front of it make the flowers appear out of focus and at times completely blurred. It seems a fitting way to end a show that has great promise but is completely out of focus in its present state

He's Still Here: A Chat with Broadway's John McMartin
August 22, 2006

Everything's Coming Up Patti: A Review of Ravinia's Gypsy
August 14, 2006

For many years the theater community wondered why Tony Award wining actress Patti LuPone had never been cast as Mama Rose in the various revivals of the legendary musical GYPSY...Finally, the part and the actress were brought together at Ravinia's Music Festival and the results surpassed expectations

Behind the Stage Door with Danny Burstein
July 6, 2006

Danny Burstein, the stage door favorite who plays narcissistic Latin Lover Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, is anything but vain about his theatrical accomplishments

Gender Bending With Brian Charles Rooney
June 5, 2006

Maxwell Caulfield Bares His Soul
April 18, 2006

A Conversation With One Of the Stars of Karoline Leach's TRYST

This is Our Beloved: Sharing Laughs with Marin Mazzie
February 7, 2006

A visitor walking into the Avatar recording studio in New York City last May was greeted with the most stirring rendition of Stephen Sondheim's 'Too Many Mornings'. The voices of Marin Mazzie and her husband, Jason Danieley, were so exceptionally suited to the music that a new dimension was added to the material.

The World on a String: An Interview with Puppeteer Vit Horejs
December 19, 2005

Joseph Panarello takes a look at the world famous Salzburg Marionettes and Puppeteer Vit Horejs.