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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Podcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Oct. 23rd featuring Jessica Vosk, Matthew James Thomas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Ken Page, and MorePodcast Roundup: Featuring Vosk, M.J. Thomas, PIAZZA, More
Posted: Oct. 27, 2017


BWW Contest: Win Tickets to the New York Premiere of HELLO AGAIN on 11/6BWW Contest: Win Tickets to the NY Premiere of HELLO AGAIN on 11/6
Posted: Nov. 2, 2017


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Public Theater Releases  Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARPublic Theater Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
Posted: Jun. 12, 2017


UPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARUPDATE: Delta & Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship
Posted: Jun. 11, 2017


Ben Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on TuesdayBen Platt Confirms that his Voice is Back, Will Return to DEH on Tuesday
Posted: Jun. 11, 2017


From SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/MusiciansFrom BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Lives of Actor/Musicians
Posted: Jun. 11, 2017


Stephanie J. Block Confirms on BWW Red Carpet Live-stream that FALSETTOS is Coming to PBS this OctoberStephanie J. Block Confirms FALSETTOS on PBS this October
Posted: Jun. 11, 2017


Podcast: LISTEN to Act II of Musical 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton36 QUESTIONS Act II w/ Jonathan Groff & Jessie Shelton
Posted: Jul. 24, 2017


Musical Podcast 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton, Releases Final EpisodePodcast: 36 QUESTIONS Act III w/ Groff & Shelton
Posted: Aug. 7, 2017


Podcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Nov. 20th w/ ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Eva Noblezada, Jordan Roth, Tovah Feldshuh, and More!Podcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Nov. 20th w/ ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Eva Noblezada, Jordan Roth, Tovah Feldshuh, and More!
November 20, 2017

Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts every week, so you can find them all in one place.

BWW Contest: Win Tickets to the New York Premiere of HELLO AGAIN on 11/6BWW Contest: Win Tickets to the New York Premiere of HELLO AGAIN on 11/6
November 2, 2017

Win a pair of tickets to the November 6th NYC premiere & after-party of HELLO AGAIN! Join the Cast & Crew to celebrate the nationwide cinema release on Monday, November 6th at 7pm at Cin polis Chelsea.

Podcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Oct. 23rd featuring Jessica Vosk, Matthew James Thomas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Ken Page, and MorePodcast Roundup: Best Broadway Podcast's for the Week of Oct. 23rd featuring Jessica Vosk, Matthew James Thomas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Ken Page, and More
October 27, 2017

Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts every week, so you can find them all in one place.

BWW Review: The ON YOUR FEET Tour is the Perfect Kind of Theatrical Cotton CandyBWW Review: The ON YOUR FEET Tour is the Perfect Kind of Theatrical Cotton Candy
October 18, 2017

In just its first tour stop following its Miami opening earlier this month, the national tour of ON YOUR FEET, the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical, is playing Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts now through October 22nd. Whether you are familiar with the music of the Miami Sound Machine or not, ON YOUR FEET is like theatrical cotton candy; incredibly enjoyable fluff with little else behind it, but that's not a bad thing.

Podcast Roundup: Check out the Best of BroadwayWorld's Podcast Coverage for the Week! 'OHenry Report,' 'Broadwaysted,' 'Little Known Facts,' and More!Podcast Roundup: Check out the Best of BroadwayWorld's Podcast Coverage for the Week! 'OHenry Report,' 'Broadwaysted,' 'Little Known Facts,' and More!
October 20, 2017

Here at BroadwayWorld, we love podcasts! So, starting today, we are going to be rounding up the best episodes of our favorite theatrical podcasts every week, so you can find them all in one place.

Enter to Win COME FROM AWAY Tickets Through the 'Stop the World' Photo Submission Contest!Enter to Win COME FROM AWAY Tickets Through the 'Stop the World' Photo Submission Contest!
September 5, 2017

COME FROM AWAY has partnered with Lomography and BroadwayWorld to showcase the power of photography to help people explore and connect with the world. One grand prize winner will win a pair of tickets to see COME FROM AWAY, a chance to photograph the show's cast, and a Lomo camera and film.

BWW Review: JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING is Frothy Mix of Missed OpportunitiesBWW Review: JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING is Frothy Mix of Missed Opportunities
August 20, 2017

Make no mistake about it, there is a funny, intelligent, socially-conscious, slightly sardonic show inside of the new musical JOYCE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO DATING. Unfortunately, the show's writers, Scott Logsdon (book and lyrics) and Steve Marzullo (music) weren't able to find it in time for the world premiere production that ended its run at Orlando's Abbey earlier this week.

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New ShowsINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
August 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018.

By Telling the Story of HAMILTON, 'Broadway Backstory' Host Patrick Hinds Shared his Own NarrativeBy Telling the Story of HAMILTON, 'Broadway Backstory' Host Patrick Hinds Shared his Own Narrative
September 29, 2017

At its best, theatre has the ability to impact people on personal levels that dramatically transcend the specific story being told. That is what happened when one of the theatre community's most well known interviewers saw HAMILTON for the first time.

Musical Podcast 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton, Releases Final EpisodeMusical Podcast 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton, Releases Final Episode
August 7, 2017

Last month, the podcasting company Two-Up launched something unlike anything heard before, a three-part musical called 36 QUESTIONS. The audio show stars Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff (SPRING AWAKENING, HAMILTON, FROZEN) and Jessie Shelton, most recently seen Off-Broadway in HADESTOWN.

Podcast: LISTEN to Act II of Musical 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie SheltonPodcast: LISTEN to Act II of Musical 36 QUESTIONS, Starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton
July 24, 2017

Earlier this month, the podcasting company Two-Up launched something unlike anything heard before, a three-part musical called 36 QUESTIONS. The audio show stars Tony-nomineeJonathan Groff (SPRING AWAKENING, HAMILTON, FROZEN)and Jessie Shelton, most recently seen Off-Broadway in HADESTOWN.

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming SeasonINDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 7th, 2017, Take a Look at the Broadway Real Estate for the Upcoming Season
August 7, 2017

Even though we are in the slow summer season for theatre news, show and casting announcements have been slowly trickling in so that the 2017-2018 Broadway season is beginning to come into sharper focus. The slate is filled with high-profile offerings like FROZEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, exciting revivals including M. BUTTERFLY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and MY FAIR LADY, intriguing new works like THE BAND'S VISIT and JUNK, and curious newcomers, i.e. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE.

Public Theater Releases  Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARPublic Theater Releases Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
June 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement.

VIDEO: Watch the Tonys Acceptance Speeches You Missed During the CommercialsVIDEO: Watch the Tonys Acceptance Speeches You Missed During the Commercials
June 11, 2017

While everyone was grabbing drinks or a snack from the kitchen during the Tony Awards commercial breaks, Creative Arts hosts King Georges Brian d'Arcy James and Jonathan Groff were presenting Tony Awards in the categories of Best Lighting Design Play, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography.

Video: Check Out James Earl Jones, Baayork Lee, and the Pre-Broadcast Acceptance SpeechesVideo: Check Out James Earl Jones, Baayork Lee, and the Pre-Broadcast Acceptance Speeches
June 11, 2017

Before the Tony Awards broadcast began on CBS, the American Theatre Wing handed out a handful of Creative Arts Awards, along with the Lifetime Achievement and theIsabelle StevensonAward. Check out all of the pre-broadcast acceptance speeches below.The legendary James Earl Jones was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award andBaayork Leewasthis year's recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Award.

UPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARUPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
June 11, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.

Stephanie J. Block Confirms on BWW Red Carpet Live-stream that FALSETTOS is Coming to PBS this OctoberStephanie J. Block Confirms on BWW Red Carpet Live-stream that FALSETTOS is Coming to PBS this October
June 11, 2017

On BroadwayWorld's Tony Awards red carpet live-stream, Tony-nominee Stephanie J. Block confirmed to our Ben Cameron that the Tony-nominated revival of FALSETTOS will be broadcast on PBS this October.

Ben Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on TuesdayBen Platt Confirms That His Voice Is Back After Two Days of Vocal Rest, Will Return to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Tuesday
June 11, 2017

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld reported that Tony-nominee Ben Platt had been put on vocal rest as the hectic awards season wound down. The DEAR EVAN HANSEN star tweeted that he was going to take a few performances off in order to be in tip-top shape for the Tony Awards performance.

From SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/MusiciansFrom SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/Musicians
June 11, 2017

Music has been a part of theatre since the dawn of the genre; from the origins of the Greek chorus to opera to Vaudeville to and to musical theatre. However, in recent years the line between the music and the theatre on Broadway has become more blurred as in unique and creative ways, we have seen performers serving as both actors and musicians.

BWW Interview: MATILDA's Keisha T. Fraser Promises a 'Magical,' 'Spell-Binding' Experience at the Dr. Phillip's CenterBWW Interview: MATILDA's Keisha T. Fraser Promises a 'Magical,' 'Spell-Binding' Experience at the Dr. Phillip's Center
May 9, 2017

There is something magical, and just a little bit naughty, in the air at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week. Starting tonight and running through Sunday, May 14th, the national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL sets up shop in Orlando. With a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, the Tony-winning production ran for nearly four years on Broadway, closing this past January.



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