Matt Tamanini

Matt Tamanini

Matt is a Senior Editor and Administrator at BroadwayWorld, regularly writing about Broadway real estate, TV, and film. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University and has worked in professional and collegiate sports, as a theatre director, producer, and teacher, and he is a podcast host and producer with BroadwayRadio. He also hosts BroadwayWorld's pop culture podcast, "Some Like it Pop." You can connect with Matt through Twitter @BWWMatt.

 




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Breaking: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford to Lead SUNDAY IN THE PARK in LondonBreaking: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford to Lead SUNDAY IN THE PARK in London
Posted: Jun. 16, 2019


Rialto Chatter: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Gets Set for Soon to Be Announced Production; Could it be Broadway-Bound?Rialto Chatter: Is JAGGED LITTLE PILL Prepping for New Production?
Posted: Oct. 16, 2018


Rialto Chatter: Barry Manilow Announces Musical HARMONY Coming to New York in 2020Rialto Chatter: Barry Manilow Announces Musical HARMONY Coming to New York in 2020
Posted: Jun. 16, 2019


Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!
Posted: Apr. 30, 2019


Baz Luhrmann Gives Approval to Broadway's MOULIN ROUGE, 'Absolutely Thrilled'Baz Luhrmann Gives Approval to Broadway's MOULIN ROUGE, 'Absolutely Thrilled'
Posted: Jun. 9, 2019


Breaking: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford to Lead SUNDAY IN THE PARK in London
June 16, 2019

On Sunday, BWW has learned that star of stage and screen Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford will reunite to lead a West End production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE beginning in June 11, 2020.

Rialto Chatter: Barry Manilow Announces Musical HARMONY Coming to New York in 2020
June 16, 2019

While Barry Manilow is preparing to bring his concert to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre next month as part of this summer's IN RESIDENCE series, he announced on Saturday night at his Las Vegas residency that he is finally going to be bringing another show to New York.

Baz Luhrmann Gives Approval to Broadway's MOULIN ROUGE, 'Absolutely Thrilled'
June 9, 2019

Before they co-hosted the 73rd Annual Tony Awards Creative Arts ceremony, Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, and Danny Burstein - the stars of the upcoming Broadway production of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL - took a stroll down the red carpet. While discussing the highly anticipating musical, six-time Tony nominee Burstein revealed that the the film's co-writer and director Baz Luhrmann had been at the show's final rehearsal room run-through on Friday and that he loved it.

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!
April 30, 2019

Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.

BroadwayWorld Seeks Assistant Database Manager; Apply Today
April 16, 2019

BroadwayWorld is looking to add a detail-oriented theatre fan to team as the Assistant Database Manager. The ideal candidate will help maintain the largest theatrical database in the world and will work on numerous on-going projects behind the scenes at BroadwayWorld.

BWW Review: Natalie Cortez Dazzles in Riverside's Thrilling EVITA, Despite Lack of Political Focus
January 26, 2019

My mind kept turning these quotes over after I saw Riverside Theatre's spectacular production of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Time Rice's EVITA, running through Sunday, Jan. 27 in Vero Beach. With its supremely talented cast, phenomenal production values, and shining star, there is no doubt that the musical is engaging. So, in that respect - at least by Albee's definition - the production is political. However, I couldn't help but feel as though the inherent politics had been boiled out of this EVITA. That certainly didn't hamper my enjoyment or appreciation for the production, but it did leave me thinking that perhaps the very point of the show had been missed.

Rialto Chatter: JAGGED LITTLE PILL Gets Set for Soon to Be Announced Production; Could it be Broadway-Bound?
October 16, 2018

Following word last week that the Alanis Morissette musical JAGGED LITTLE PILL would be getting a winter developmental lab, it looks like the show is gearing up to announce the next step on its journey. There has not yet been an official announcement as to where the next production of JAGGED LITTLE PILL will take place, but anything from another out-of-town tryout to a Broadway bow seems possible. 

DESPERATE MEASURES Announces Closing Later this Month
October 14, 2018

On Sunday, the Drama Desk Award-winning musical Desperate Measures announced that it would be wrapping up it's Off-Broadway transfer run at New World Stages later this month on Sunday, Oct. 28. In an Instagram post, one of the show's stars, Lauren Molina, confirmed the sad news, but encouraged fans to come and see this fun, original show before it closes in two weeks. 

A STAR IS BORN, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's September Stage-to-Screen Report
September 4, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere.

BWW Review: Titusville Playhouse's NEWSIES Possesses Intoxicating Charm and Heart
August 31, 2018

This little musical that could is now playing at the Titusville Playhouse through Sept. 9, and though on a more modest scale, maintains the intoxicating charm and heart of the original. Directed by Steven J. Heron, the dramatically fictionalized story of the real-life 1899 Newsboys Strike carries an unexpected power thanks to its earnest sentiment and prescient politics.

Rialto Chatter: Is Former Fifth Harmony Star Camila Cabello the WEST SIDE STORY Movie's Maria?
August 7, 2018

Ever since it was announced that iconic director Stephen Spielberg would be helming a remake of the musical classic WEST SIDE STORY, speculation has run rampant attempting to dreamcast the star-crossed lovers at the center of the story. In March, Tony winner Ben Platt shared his audition video to play Tony, and now a New York radio host is reporting that former star of pop group Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello will soon officially be announced for the role of Maria. 

TICK, TICK... BOOM!, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's August Stage-to-Screen Report
August 6, 2018

There has been a lot of news swirling around stage to screen adaptations in the past few weeks, from Lin-Manuel Miranda directing a TICK, TICK... BOOM! movie, to Diane Paulus directing NBC's HAIR LIVE!, and this Friday, the Disney Channel original movie of the FREAKY FRIDAY musical will premiere.

Kelli O'Hara Shares Joy that Ruthie Ann Miles has Rejoined THE KING AND I
August 4, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles returned to the stage on Friday night, following five months of personal tragedy. Miles resumed the role of Lady Thiang in the West End transfer of the Lincoln Center Theatre revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. 

BREAKING: Tony Winner Ruthie Ann Miles Returns to the Stage in West End's THE KING AND I Tonight
August 3, 2018

It has been an unfathomably heartbreaking year for Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, but after months of grieving, and physical and emotional recuperating, the star of The King and I, HERE LIES LOVE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and more returned to the stage for the first time this evening.

VIDEO: Carole King Surprises Melissa Benoist and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL
July 28, 2018

Last night, with just over a week left in Supergirl Melissa Benoist's run in the title role of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, the real life King decided to pay a visit to the show that tells the story of her life. As she has done in the past, King's appearance at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre was a surprise to the cast. 

Breaking: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct TICK, TICK... BOOM! Film Adaptation; DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Steven Levenson to Pen Script
July 19, 2018

With the IN THE HEIGHTS film currently in pre-production, Lin-Manuel Miranda is looking to extend his reach into musical films as Deadline is reporting that the multi-talented star will make his feature film directorial debut with the big screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK... BOOM!

IN THE HEIGHTS, HAIR, FREAKY FRIDAY, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's July Stage-to-Screen Report
July 1, 2018

With news coming earlier this month that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' Tony-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS has been slated for a June 26, 2020 big-screen release, let's take a look at the other theatrical properties heading to screens large and small. 

British Critic Stirs Debate Over Phone Use in Theatre
May 15, 2018

As technology continues to creep further and further into every aspect of our lives with the advent of smart phones, wearable technology, and more, the performing arts-- and especially theatre-- has been attempting to find ways to adapt to the changing times, while also preserving the unique experience that sitting in an audience can provide. 

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Channel's Adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff
May 12, 2018

After a mini-tour around the United States beginning in 2016, the new musical adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY will be coming to the Disney Channel over the summer. As it did on stage, the TV movie will star Broadway favorite Heidi Blickenstaff as one half of the mother-daughter duo at the center of the body-swapping story. She will be joined by Cozi Zuehlsdorff as the other half of the pair. Check out the first look at the film below!

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2018 Tony Nominees!
May 1, 2018

The 2018 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few!



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