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BWW Interview: Cheech Manohar of MEAN GIRLS on His Parody Rap Audition BWW Interview: Cheech Manohar of MEAN GIRLS on His Parody Rap Audition
by Leigh Scheps - August 10, 2017

At 21-years-old and fresh out of college, Cheech Manohar's got it pretty grool. He's about to make his Broadway debut as suave virgin North Shore mathlete, Kevin Gnapoor, in the new musical Mean Girls, an adaption of the 2004 film of the same name.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Playwright Neil LaBute Talks Latest Film SOME FREAKS: 'It's a Pretty Unconventional Romance' BWW Interview: Playwright Neil LaBute Talks Latest Film SOME FREAKS: 'It's a Pretty Unconventional Romance'
by Leigh Scheps - August 04, 2017

It's a story about a plus-sized girl, a one-eyed guy and a closeted gay teen. Some describe it as 'John Hughes-esque.' But Molly Ringwald isn't in this modern day ugly duckling love affair.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman Talks APOLOGIA, Sense8 And The Female Doctor BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman Talks APOLOGIA, Sense8 And The Female Doctor
by Marianka Swain - July 20, 2017

Freema Agyeman rose to fame with roles on TV shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, Law and Order: UK and Sense8. Now, she's making her West End debut in black comedy Apologia at Trafalgar Studios, alongside Stockard Channing and Laura Carmichael. The play begins previews on 29 July.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Bohemia Group CEO Susan Ferris Discusses Talent Management, Entertainment Industry And More! BWW Interview: Bohemia Group CEO Susan Ferris Discusses Talent Management, Entertainment Industry And More!
by Andrew Burrill - July 18, 2017

An exclusive interview with Susan Ferris, the CEO of the Bohemia Group, an International Management Group, representing talent across the entertainment landscape, including a number of musicians and acting talent.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Barry Marder - The Comic Genius (Behind Many) Stands Up On Stage Himself (Sort of) BWW Interview: Barry Marder - The Comic Genius (Behind Many) Stands Up On Stage Himself (Sort of)
by Gil Kaan - June 21, 2017

The talented man wearing many hats (with a few noms de plume) - book author, late night talk show monologue scriber, stand-up comedian, and Jerry Seinfeld's maid (just kidding!); Barry Marder will mount the Audrey Stage of The Geffen Playhouse June 23 in LETTERS FROM A NUT BY TED L. NANCY, based on ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds, hosts of TRUE CRIME OBSESSED Podcast BWW Interview: Gillian Pensavalle and Patrick Hinds, hosts of TRUE CRIME OBSESSED Podcast
by Jennifer McHugh - June 05, 2017

When I was 12 years old, the Homecoming Queen in our small town in Pennsylvania was killed in a drunk driving accident. A few months later, her older brother shot the driver of the car that killed her point blank in the head four times. But did he really do it? Was he covering for his brother? Or hi... (more...)
BWW Interview: Roger Bart Hopes SPEECH & DEBATE Full Of Broadway References Resonates With His Daughter BWW Interview: Roger Bart Hopes SPEECH & DEBATE Full Of Broadway References Resonates With His Daughter
by Leigh Scheps - March 31, 2017

While Roger Bart is known for his comedic chops in shows like Disaster!, Young Frankenstein and The Producers, he knows how to make people laugh even in some of his more serious roles.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Rachel Bloom Talks CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, Sondheim, and Community Theater BWW Interview: Rachel Bloom Talks CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, Sondheim, and Community Theater
by Remy Holzer - March 08, 2017

"I'll watch the Tonys with you!" That's something I meant to tell the amazing Rachel Bloom, creator and star of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, when I had the opportunity to speak with her on the occasion of the Season 2 soundtrack release. The trove of YouTube videos by Bloom includes a musical plea for a Ton... (more...)
BWW Interview: SYTYCD's Gaby Diaz Talks Hitting the Road With Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Tonight BWW Interview: SYTYCD's Gaby Diaz Talks Hitting the Road With Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND Tonight
by Gianluca Russo - March 01, 2017

Gaby Diaz, season 12 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, is hitting the road tonight with Emmy Award winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound. Choreographed by Wall, Nick Lazzarini and Teddy Forance, the brand new show entitled After The Curtain is a mesmerizing dance narrative that is sur... (more...)
BWW Interview: FENCES Star Russell Hornsby Discuss the Joys & Responsibilities of Performing August Wilson's Works BWW Interview: FENCES Star Russell Hornsby Discuss the Joys & Responsibilities of Performing August Wilson's Works
by Matt Tamanini - February 26, 2017

Since 2011, Russell Hornsby's career has taken him to Portland, OR as Detective Hank Griffin on NBC's supernatural drama, GRIMM. However, 2016 brought him back to his roots. Though he has had considerable success on screens large and small, the actor has always found a home in the works of August Wi... (more...)
BWW Interview: Marc Kudisch Talks BILLIONS, Changing Landscape of Theatre and Television BWW Interview: Marc Kudisch Talks BILLIONS, Changing Landscape of Theatre and Television
by Matt Tamanini - February 26, 2017

Anyone familiar with the career of three-time Tony-nominee Marc Kudisch knows two things about him; 1) he is one of the most talented stage actors of his generation, and 2) he is as passionate as he is talented. Despite more than two decades of success on the New York stage, including 13 Broadway an... (more...)
BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae
by Gianluca Russo - February 07, 2017

With the announcement that Fox's So You Think You Can Dance will be returning this summer, this time reverting back to contestants ages 18-30, we decided to look back on this past season's incredibly talented kids. From hip hop to jazz to contemporary, season 13 of SYTYCD certainly did not disappoin... (more...)
BWW Interview: Houstonian Ann Odogwu Is One of Food Network's WORST COOKS IN AMERICA! BWW Interview: Houstonian Ann Odogwu Is One of Food Network's WORST COOKS IN AMERICA!
by Katricia Lang - January 28, 2017

Houstonian Ann Odogwu is a bad cook hoping to make good in this season's WORST COOKS IN AMERICA.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Joe Morton Talks SCANDAL's Papa Pope, Bringing TURN ME LOOSE to Broadway BWW Interview: Joe Morton Talks SCANDAL's Papa Pope, Bringing TURN ME LOOSE to Broadway
by Matt Tamanini - January 26, 2017

There are very few characters on television as terrifying as SCANDAL's Eli Pope. The former (or is he?) head of the classified, covert government organization B613 has been the series' most dangerous and destructive force since Season 2, and with tonight's highly anticipated Season 6 premiere just h... (more...)
BWW Interview: Bryce Pinkham Discusses his 'Wildly Quirky' Role on MERCY STREET BWW Interview: Bryce Pinkham Discusses his 'Wildly Quirky' Role on MERCY STREET
by Matt Tamanini - January 21, 2017

Fresh off of his Broadway return leading the feel-good musical HOLIDAY INN at Roundabout's Studio 54, Tony-nominee Bryce Pinkham describes his next role as 'wildly quirky,' 'an iron fist in a velvet glove,' and possessing 'a certain verbal flair.' Beginning this Sunday, January 22nd, Pinkham joins P... (more...)
BWW Interview: Mykelti Williamson Says 'It's An Honor' to Star in New FENCES Film BWW Interview: Mykelti Williamson Says 'It's An Honor' to Star in New FENCES Film
by Leigh Scheps - December 21, 2016

The inspiration behind the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company says he's never actually eaten there. Mykelti Williamson, the actor who played Forrest Gump's best friend Bubba in the 1994 Academy Award-winning film, admits he's never been to the restaurant featuring his character's name, despite performing onl... (more...)
BWW Interview - Megan Hilty Talks BOMBSHELL, New Album & Baby on the Way! BWW Interview - Megan Hilty Talks BOMBSHELL, New Album & Baby on the Way!
by Caryn Robbins - December 07, 2016

Today BWW caught up with Tony nominee Megan Hilty to chat about her past roles, her current projects and what's ahead for the future!... (more...)
BWW Interview: Disney Animation Supervisor Malcon Pierce Talks MOANA BWW Interview: Disney Animation Supervisor Malcon Pierce Talks MOANA
by Katricia Lang - November 23, 2016

Disney Animation Supervisor Malcon Pierce Talks MOANA, a film about a spunky 16-year who sails out on a dangerous mission to save her people.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton on Season 2 of THE REAL O'NEALS and the Show's Affect on the Parents of LGBT Youth BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton on Season 2 of THE REAL O'NEALS and the Show's Affect on the Parents of LGBT Youth
by Alan Henry - October 27, 2016

For Martha Plimpton going to work on The Real O'Neals is her day job - but for the LGBT youth and their parents all over the world, it's more than just entertainment. In an era post Glee which brought gender and sexual identity to the forefront of teen minds each week, The Real O'Neals is unique as ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Previews Paula's Turn in Season 2 of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND BWW Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Previews Paula's Turn in Season 2 of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Matt Tamanini - October 21, 2016

A year and a half ago, it was in no way certain that the quirky musical comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND was going to make it to television. After hitting a developmental snag as a 30-minute pilot for Showtime, creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna repackaged the series as a 44-minute show for Sho... (more...)
BWW Interview: Emma Benson of Popular Web Series: THE DREAM TEAM BWW Interview: Emma Benson of Popular Web Series: THE DREAM TEAM
by Christopher Castanho - October 07, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory students have been creating a lot of their own art and content, one of the most successful projects is a web series called The Dream Team. Created by two theatre students, the original series tells the story of a class of theatre majors, living out their first year of college... (more...)
BWW Interview: Colman Domingo on His Intervening BARBECUE, Hollywood & Controversies BWW Interview: Colman Domingo on His Intervening BARBECUE, Hollywood & Controversies
by Gil Kaan - September 19, 2016

Playwright Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE deservedly earned a rousing reception (and standing ovation) from The Geffen Playhouse's enthusiastic opening night audience September 14.  BroadwayWorld and I had a chance to chat with O'Hara's frequent collaborator, actor/playwright/director Colman Domingo a few... (more...)
BWW Interview: Lea DeLaria's Jazzing It Up With Bowie for Grand Performances' 30th BWW Interview: Lea DeLaria's Jazzing It Up With Bowie for Grand Performances' 30th
by Gil Kaan - September 08, 2016

Comedian/actress/jazz musician Lea DeLaria will be performing the Los Angeles premiere of LEA DeLARIA: HOUSE OF DAVID, her jazz-inspired David Bowie cabaret show to benefit Grand Performances' 30th Anniversary on September 17, 2016. Lea has been entertaining since the early 1980s, either performing ... (more...)
BWW Interview: From Pride Rock to the Upside Down- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Caleb McLaughlin! BWW Interview: From Pride Rock to the Upside Down- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Caleb McLaughlin!
by Nicole Rosky - September 03, 2016

Three short years ago, a slightly smaller Caleb McLaughlin was telling Broadway audiences about how he just couldn't wait to be king. Now Simba is getting a little bit stranger on Netflix.... (more...)
BWW Feature: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Now Playing in Houston BWW Feature: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Now Playing in Houston
by Katricia Lang - July 27, 2016

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC is now playing in Houston!... (more...)