Naomi Serviss

Naomi Serviss Naomi Serviss is an entertainment/spa writer whose roots include covering Broadway. She has written for Newsday, The New York Daily News, The New York Times and numerous magazines and websites.



BWW Interview: Michael Campayno Is a Bright Light in a Glittering CHER SHOWInterview: Campayno Is a Bright Light in a Glittering CHER SHOW
Posted: Dec. 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Now Holley Fain Does the Dazzling in THE FERRYMANBWW Interview: Now Holley Fain Does the Dazzling in THE FERRYMAN
Posted: Jun. 12, 2019

BWW Interview: Erik Lochtefeld Takes His Lumps in a Jaw-Dropping KING KONGInterview: Erik Lochtefeld Takes His Lumps in KING KONG
Posted: Dec. 27, 2018

BWW Interview: Chuck Cooper Preaches to the CHOIR BOYInterview: Chuck Cooper Preaches to the CHOIR BOY
Posted: Feb. 5, 2019

BWW Interview: Marylouise Burke Is a Conflicted Mom in TRUE WESTBWW Interview: Marylouise Burke Is a Conflicted Mom in TRUE WEST
Posted: Feb. 4, 2019

BWW Interview: Criss Angel Appears on Broadway to Levitate Your SpiritsInterview: Criss Angel Appears on Broadway to Levitate Your Spirits
Posted: Jul. 1, 2019

BWW Interview: Aneesa Folds Masters the Full-Contact Wordplay of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREMEInterview: Aneesa Folds Masters the Full-Contact Wordplay of FLS
Posted: Sep. 27, 2019

BWW Interview: Dave Hearn Falls for the Audience in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
April 19, 2017

In this madcap British farce in which the actors are busy smashing chairs and falling over, physical training, concentration and careful meal planning are requisites in getting laughs.

BWW Interview: Rheaume Crenshaw's GROUNDHOG DAY Marathon
April 3, 2017

The Broadway adaptation of the film about a recurring day in Punxsutawney is a blur of clever set changes and a virtual obstacle course for the cast.

BWW Interview: Robert Cuccioli Is the Mysterious WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
March 29, 2017

The Broadway veteran stars in a play that questions perceptions of race and economic disparity and pushes people's buttons in this volatile time.

BWW Interview: Jessica Hecht Explains the Calculations of THE PRICE
March 20, 2017

Arthur Miller's timeless drama focuses on an estranged family settling up an estate, but so much more lies just below the surface.

BWW Interview: Sas Goldberg's Kiki Is Her Own SIGNIFICANT OTHER
March 12, 2017

What happens to a gay man looking for Mr. Right when his three best girlfriends marry off?

BWW Interview: EVERYBODY'S Marylouise Burke Dresses to Kill
March 6, 2017

EVERYBODY, based on a 15th century morality play, tackles The Big Subjects -- God, love, time, friendship and death. There are multiple costume changes for Death.

BWW Interview: James Lecesne Unlocks the Story in THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
February 14, 2017

In this play about a family coping with Alzheimer's disease, Lecesne, an award-winning playwright and actor, wanted to tell a story 'about how people hold onto their stories until it is no longer necessary.'

BWW Interview: JITNEY's Anthony Chisholm Dives Into the Unknown
January 22, 2017

A mainstay of August Wilson's Pittsburgh 20th Century Cycle is back for another turn as Fielding, the desperate gypsy cab driver.

BWW Interview: Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!'
November 23, 2016

The understudy for Josh Groban in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Stangland took over just two days after opening and is settling in.

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen Is STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 Below
November 19, 2016

The much-praised concert performance by the veteran of stage and screen will land at Feinstein's/54 Below for a late-November run.

BWW Interview: Denis Arndt Isn't Uncertain About This HEISENBERG Principle
October 27, 2016

HEISENBERG, shorthand for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, is not your typical love story. Georgie Burns, played energetically by Mary-Louise Parker, is a 42-year-old woman with a penchant for embroidering the truth. Big time.

BWW Interview: Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
August 30, 2016

A one-man show written and performed by Brian Quijada delves into identity and the immigrant story, incorporating spoken word, rap, hip- hop, and live looping.

BWW Interview: Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok
August 19, 2016

Strangers on a plane embrace in a cat-and-mouse game with no rules. An exploration in the nature of truth and intimacy ensues.

BWW Interview: OSLO's Jennifer Ehle and the Mission Possible
August 15, 2016

The Lincoln Center drama is a riveting depiction of a historical moment in diplomacy, leavened with whisky, waffles and a lot of furniture moving.

BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence
August 3, 2016

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition.

BWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With Love
July 26, 2016

The poet/performer/activist, currently in HAMILTON, brings a powerful lineup to Webster Hall on July 31 for a benefit dedicated to the gay community in Orlando, scene of the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat
July 11, 2016

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical.

BWW Interview: Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY
June 23, 2016

Carter settles in opposite Matthew Broderick for several rounds of patient-therapist tango amid a ghostly Dublin in this revival of Conor McPherson's drama.

BWW Interview: Jonathan Hadary's INDIAN SUMMER Hourglass
June 14, 2016

Hadary's character in this dramedy set in a Rhode Island beach town is George, a bereaved widower and beach-combing sage. Oh, and Dane Laffrey's set design calls for a stageful of 15,000 pounds of sand.

BWW Interview: WAITRESS's Keala Settle Kneads the Dough
June 7, 2016

The popular musical is a celebration of love, motherhood, friendship and the magic of pie-making, a subject that Settle knows a thing or two about.