Paul Batterson

Paul Batterson In 25 years of working with newspapers and magazines, Paul Batterson has had the pleasure of interviewing wide variety of people, from Phil Campbell of Motorhead to David Hasselhoff to the San Diego chicken. He was born in Columbus, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and spent three years in Frankfurt, Germany before returning to Columbus. He lives here with his wife, Nancy, and children Alicia and Grant.


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BWW Reviews: Tyrone leads the charge in HAND OF GOD's return to Short North StageBWW Reviews: Tyrone leads the charge in HAND OF GOD's return to Short North Stage
Posted: Feb. 10, 2019


BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Lives Up to the Hype and Then SomeBWW Reviews: HAMILTON Lives Up to the Hype and Then Some
Posted: Feb. 1, 2019


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BWW Reviews: Weathervane Continues A Summer of Dance with 42nd STREETBWW Reviews: Weathervane Continues A Summer of Dance with 42nd STREET
Posted: Jul. 11, 2018


BWW Reviews: Page, Stace Prove Cynicism Can Be Funny in Newark StopBWW Reviews: Page, Stace Prove Cynicism Can Be Funny in Newark Stop
Posted: Oct. 15, 2018


BWW Review: SRO's TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Avoids IcebergsBWW Review: SRO's TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Avoids Icebergs
Posted: Feb. 19, 2018


BWW Reviews: PIPPIN helps Weathervane find its corner in the skyBWW Reviews: PIPPIN helps Weathervane find its corner in the sky
Posted: Aug. 7, 2018


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Posted: Mar. 12, 2018


BWW Review: SNS Puts a Unique Stamp on Sondheim's ASSASSINSBWW Review: SNS Puts a Unique Stamp on Sondheim's ASSASSINS
Posted: Jun. 3, 2018


BWW Reviews: A Square Finds A Round Space In Short North Theatre's Production Of HAIRBWW Reviews: A Square Finds A Round Space In Short North Theatre's Production Of HAIR
Posted: Apr. 9, 2018


BWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL Opens Tonight - A Comic Nightmare with a Message
September 27, 2013

For a man who says he doesn't remember most of his dreams, Columbus-based playwright Bill Cook spends a lot of time writing about nightmares. Cook describes his latest work, STATE OF CONTROL, as a comic nightmare.

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Offers Rare Insight to Four Seasons' Path to the Top
September 19, 2013

There were three ways out of New Jersey in the 1960s, according to the musical JERSEY BOYS. A person could get drafted in the military, mobbed up or become stars. JERSEY BOYS tells the true story of Frank Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio, four blue collar kids who chose the latter path and became the Four Seasons.

BWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL a Comic Nightmare with a Message
September 16, 2013

For a man who says he doesn't remember most of his dreams, Columbus-based playwright Bill Cook spends a lot of time writing about nightmares. Cook describes his latest work, STATE OF CONTROL, as a comic nightmare.

BWW Reviews: Few Things Are Off-Limits to Comedian Ralphie May
September 15, 2013

A health scare in 2011 and a rehab stint in 2012 did little to clean up comedian Ralphie May's act. The 2003 LAST COMIC STANDING runner-up ripped through an hour set of new material that left few taboos standing Sept. 13 at the Funny Bone in Columbus.

BWW Previews: Ralphie May Offers No-Holds Barred Comedy
September 12, 2013

It is hard to overlook comedian Ralphie May when the 400-pound plus comedian will be performing four shows at the Columbus Funny Bone this weekend.

BWW Reviews: DATE ME, DO ME, DUMP ME Spreads Spotlight Equally
July 29, 2013

Nearly every person has experienced a bad date. But judging by the number of tales of woe shared July 27 at the Wall Street Nightclub, the cast of DATE ME, DO ME, DUMP ME has had experienced, and created, more than their fair share.

BWW Reviews: Black Crowes Pick Up Right Where They Left Off at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 25, 2013

Embarking on their first tour in two years, the Black Crowes showed no signs of rust as they stomped through a 14-song set July 24 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Fueled by vocalist Chris Robinson and his brother Rich on guitar, the band provided the audience with hits like 'Thick-N-Thin,' 'Jealous Again,' and 'She Talks to Angels.' The Tedeschi Trucks, led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, were the opening act. The Crowes will continue their 'Lay Down With Number 13' tour through December with their last announced stop being Dec. 14 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Leaves Audience Hungry For More
July 13, 2013

The Otterbein University Theater Department's decision to use a black box theater arraignment for its summer lineup gave its season finale, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, its own set of advantages and one major disadvantage.

BWW Interviews: Devil is in the Details of Otterbein's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
July 9, 2013

The Devil has undergone many facelifts in pop culture. He's been a slick salesman (Mr. Applegate in DAMN YANKEES), a sleazy lawyer (John Milton in THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE) and even a sexy female (BEDAZZLED).

Photo Flash: Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster on the 'Last Summer on Earth' Tour
July 8, 2013

The Last Summer on Earth tour, featuring the Barenaked Ladies, the Ben Folds Five and Guster, rolled into Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on July 5 in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the photos from the concert below!

BWW Reviews: Last Summer on Earth Tour Hits All the Right Notes
July 7, 2013

It's always a tricky thing trying to find the right combination of two big-name bands to tour with each other. Finding four bands to fit together as a package is next to impossible. The Last Summer on Earth tour, which rolled into Columbus on July 5, struck that rare balance with the combination of Boothby Graffoe, Guster, the Ben Folds Five and the Barenaked Ladies.

BWW Interviews: New Players Theater's Contrasting Plays TAMING OF THE SHREW and HENRY IV, PART ONE
July 8, 2013

Among its many assets, Columbus, Ohio has an abundance of college students, research facilities, and, according to Kate Tull, Shakespearean actors.

BWW Interviews: Sam Ray and Sean Murphy of Otterbein's BOEING, BOEING
June 7, 2013

If Sean Murphy comes off the stage after his performance in the Otterbein University production of the comedy BOEING, BOEING and doesn't need a shower, then the senior didn't do his job.

BWW Reviews: Weathervane Rolls Winner on GUYS AND DOLLS
June 2, 2013

Part of the challenge of presenting a classic musical like GUYS AND DOLLS is trying to keep something that everyone is familiar with coming across like a stale piece of bread. Since its Broadway premiere in 1950, nearly every high school drama department and community theater has taken the shot at the Frank Loesser-penned musical for nearly six decades. 'Luck Be A Lady' has become a calling card for Las Vegas and many artists including duets by Frank Sinatra and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and Dee Snider and Clay Aiken have tried their hand at the song.

BWW Reviews: WHIPPING MAN Leaves its Mark
May 6, 2013

Gallery Players and the New Players Theatre team up to present a gripping Civil War drama

BWW Reviews: Otterbein Production of HOW TO SUCCEED Succeeds
May 3, 2013

Donica and Tinder head up talented cast of memorable characters in lively show in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

BWW Reviews: X Marks the Spot for Twenty One Pilots Return to Columbus
April 28, 2013

Local boys Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun enthrall a sold-out concert at Lifestyles Community Pavilion

BWW Interviews: Otterbein University's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Is a Tall Order
April 25, 2013

Jordan Donica makes the most of a rare opportunity as a lead in musical

Putting on HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS A TALL ORDER FOR OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY CAST
April 25, 2013


BWW Interviews: Otterbein University's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Is a Tall Order
April 7, 2013

Jordan Donica makes the most of a rare opportunity as a lead in musical



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