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Dallas Interviews

Nick Duckart of COME FROM AWAY at Dallas Summer Musicals Interview Nick Duckart of COME FROM AWAY at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kathleen Anwar - March 17, 2020, Dallas

In a world where it seems like lately, the only news is bad news, Come From Away is a critically important show that reminds us of how good the world and its people can be- especially in times of crisis....
Lorenzo Pugliese of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Bass Hall Interview Lorenzo Pugliese of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Bass Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - February 10, 2020, Dallas

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Jacob Hemsath of FRANK-N-FRIEND at Casa Mañana Interview Jacob Hemsath of FRANK-N-FRIEND at Casa Mañana
by Zac Thriffiley - January 30, 2020, Dallas

When the perils of the playground combine with the creatures of the Gothic and the humor of a good laugh shared among friends, the new musical FRANK-N-FRIEND comes to life, making its world premiere at Casa Mañana....
Jake Nice of SLIDE BY at AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project Interview Jake Nice of SLIDE BY at AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project
by Victoria Lee - January 23, 2020, Dallas

Two local DFW artists are coming together in AT&T Performing Arts Center's next show in the Elevator Project lineup. Slide By is a play written by our very own Thomas Ward and produced and directed by Elevator Project alum, Jake Nice....
Courtnee Carter of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at AT&T Performing Arts Center Interview Courtnee Carter of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Kyle Christopher West - December 14, 2019, Dallas

It wasn't long after moving to New York City before actress Courtnee Carter made her Broadway debut understudying the lead character Ti Moune in the highly celebrated revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. This week, we caught up with Ms. Carter while on tour with the show from Charleston, North Carolina w...
David Payne of AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS at AT&T Performing Arts Center Interview David Payne of AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Kathleen Anwar - December 10, 2019, Dallas

Charming, delightful, and dedicated to excellence, David Payne is encroaching upon his 1000th performance as C.S. Lewis in his play, An Evening with C.S. Lewis. ...
Carl Coomer, Paige Nyman of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at Texas Ballet Theatre Interview Carl Coomer, Paige Nyman of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY at Texas Ballet Theatre
by Kathleen Anwar - August 21, 2019, Dallas

Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty isn't the Disney version you grew up with- but it does have all the artistry, magic, and delight that we can expect from a classic ballet based on a classic fairy tale....
Dayron Miles of AS YOU LIKE IT at Dallas Theater Center Interview Dayron Miles of AS YOU LIKE IT at Dallas Theater Center
by Kathleen Anwar - August 10, 2019, Dallas

We've all been to shows where either the actors onstage or the audience don't look a whole lot like the people who actually live in that city. That's where Dayron Miles at Public Works- Dallas comes in. Public Works doesn't just invite people in the community to come watch a show, they invite them t...
Paul Kalburgi talks BROADWAY OR BUST! and Falling in Love with Texas Interview Paul Kalburgi talks BROADWAY OR BUST! and Falling in Love with Texas
by Kathleen Anwar - July 16, 2019, Dallas

Kalburgi's show, Broadway or Bust, is a celebration of community theatre: the journey, the tribe, and everything that comes with it. ...
Behind the Magic with Meredith Scott of ALADDIN at Dallas Summer Musicals Interview Behind the Magic with Meredith Scott of ALADDIN at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Lorens Portalatin - June 19, 2019, Dallas

ALADDIN Wardrobe Supervisor, Meredith Scott, is no stranger to the tour life. From AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to ALADDIN we get a behind the scenes look at what it's like to tour with Disney's diamond in the rough....
Leandra Ellis-Gaston of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at AT&T Performing Arts Ce Interview Leandra Ellis-Gaston of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Kathleen Anwar - June 18, 2019, Dallas

This week I got to chat with Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Dance Captain for BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, playing in Dallas from June 18-23....
Angela Grovey Discusses a Life of Service and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Arriving in D Interview Angela Grovey Discusses a Life of Service and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Arriving in Dallas June 2019
by Kathleen Anwar - May 15, 2019, Dallas

Not all actors can boast credits in theatre, television, and film, but Angela Grovey can. Grovey, who plays stage manager Annie in the hilarious The Play that Goes Wrong, spoke with me over the phone about her life in entertainment and about her charitable work with Covenant House, a national shelt...
James Hayden Rodriguez of THE LIGHTNING THIEF at Winspear Opera House Interview James Hayden Rodriguez of THE LIGHTNING THIEF at Winspear Opera House
by Jared West - May 01, 2019, Dallas

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak with James Hayden Rodriguez, who is currently playing Luke/Ares in the national tour of THE LIGHTNING THIEF, based on the Rick Riordan novel of the same title. I reached him in beautiful, breezy Eugene, Oregon, where the weather was great and he was enj...
Cheryl Allison, Denise Lee, Wendy Welch of SHATTER THE SILENCE at the USA Film Festiv Interview Cheryl Allison, Denise Lee, Wendy Welch of SHATTER THE SILENCE at the USA Film Festival
by Zac Thriffiley - April 18, 2019, Dallas

Cheryl Allison's powerful documentary, SHATTER THE SILENCE, will make its world premiere Sunday, April 28, at the USA Film Festival at the Angelika Film Center. I sat down with Allison to discuss what this process has been like for her, why she made the film the way she did, and what she hopes the f...
A Q&A with Dallas Summer Musicals President Kenneth T. Novice Interview A Q&A with Dallas Summer Musicals President Kenneth T. Novice
by Kyle Christopher West - October 19, 2018, Dallas

Broadway World sits down with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) President Kenneth T. Novice to discuss the importance of arts education, making musical theatre accessible to all and the upcoming 2018 DSM Gala, An Evening with the Best of Broadway....
Desi Oakley of WAITRESS at Bass Performance Hall Interview Desi Oakley of WAITRESS at Bass Performance Hall
by Lorens Portalatin - June 21, 2018, Dallas

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Audrey Cardwell of BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House Interview Audrey Cardwell of BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - June 08, 2018, Dallas

It was exactly three years ago that I first spoke with Audrey Cardwell. At that time, she was in the ensemble of CINDERELLA on tour, often stepping in for the title character opposite her boyfriend, Andy Huntington Jones (who later starred in CATS on Broadway). Since then, her life has continued to ...
Marilyn Setu, Director of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL at The Firehouse Theatre Interview Marilyn Setu, Director of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL at The Firehouse Theatre
by Christina Hoth - April 15, 2018, Dallas

Thus far, 2018 has proven to be an interesting year for female Americans. As a gender we are banding together behind causes like the #meToo movement; we are shedding light on inequalities when it comes to serious subjects such as consent, recognition, and equal pay. It is shocking the stories of fem...
Callum Spencer of RIVERDANCE at WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE Interview Callum Spencer of RIVERDANCE at WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
by Lorens Portalatin - March 14, 2018, Dallas

Callum Spencer: From Warwickshire, England, Callum danced with the Matthews Academy. He consistently placed in the top ten at World Championships and top five at the All Ireland Championships and other majors. Callum has appeared in the RTE TV series Dance Off and was chosen as lead for Noctu in Ire...
Dylis Croman of CHICAGO at Bass Performance Hall Interview Dylis Croman of CHICAGO at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - February 06, 2018, Dallas

When CHICAGO last toured through town, I had the pleasure of speaking with Broadway's Dylis Croman, who returns to the national tour of CHICAGO next week, as the fame-obsessed merry murderess, Roxie Hart. With five Broadway shows under her belt, and several national tours, Ms. Croman returns to Texa...
SHATTER THE SILENCE Documentary by Cheryl Allison Takes Shape Interview SHATTER THE SILENCE Documentary by Cheryl Allison Takes Shape
by Amanda England - February 05, 2018, Dallas

I sat down with Director/Producer Cheryl Allison and DFW actress and community advocate Denise Lee, as they discussed the documentary SHATTER THE SILENCE. The Dallas-based documentary explores the turning point for women and changes they hope to see in in the handling of sexual assault and harassmen...
Christopher J. Deaton And Samantha McHenry of DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric Stage Interview Christopher J. Deaton And Samantha McHenry of DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2018, Dallas

This weekend, DADDY LONG LEGS opens on the historic stage of Dallas' Majestic Theatre, marking Lyric Stage's second performance in their new home. We caught up with the groups' current leading man and leading lady as the pair prepared for their upcoming opening performance. For tickets and more info...
Making DFW Improv Safe for All Interview Making DFW Improv Safe for All
by Amanda England - January 11, 2018, Dallas

In the world of unscripted theatre how do you know when you've crossed a line? That is the question that local improv leaders are working hard to answer....
Laura Michelle Kelly of THE KING & I at Winspear Opera House Interview Laura Michelle Kelly of THE KING & I at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - December 11, 2017, Dallas

Laura Michelle Kelly's impressive body of creative work ranges the West End, Broadway, television, and film. She won an Olivier award for her performance as Mary Poppins and most recently starred on Broadway in the new musical Finding Neverland. Her latest musical theatre project is portraying Anna ...
Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance Hall Interview Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - October 15, 2017, Dallas

For most young actors, it takes many years of pounding the hot New York City pavement to catch their big break after college. And for many, that big break may never come. But just one year into her pursuit of a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Rider University, spunky songstress Lyndie Moe landed the dream...
BWW Interviews: Rare Orion of Greater Lewisville Community Theatre's MEMPHIS
by Christina Hoth - June 29, 2017, Dallas

You may have not heard of DFW Community Theatre's newest leading man, Rare Orion, yet.  In the short 20 months of his theatre career, this unique actor's dance card has been steadily booked.  Now, he's looking to expand his body of work beyond his home town theatre.  ...
Linda Gray Brings Sue Ellen Ewing Back to the Big D for A DALLAS RETROSPECTIVE at Winspear Opera House
by Laura Coward - February 28, 2017, Dallas

When Linda Gray won the part of Dallas's Sue Ellen Ewing in 1978, she thought she was signing on for a five-episode guest role as J.R. Ewing's long-suffering wife. Sue Ellen's penchant for vodka was rivaled only by her love for younger men, and soon tens of millions of viewers tuned in each week to ...