BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Green Girl to Flower Child to Ice Queen- Caissie Levy Talks FROZEN & More! Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Green Girl to Flower Child to Ice Queen- Caissie Levy Talks FROZEN & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - April 25, 2018

'This is the story of my career... I have worked my way up. I am not someone who got out of college and got handed the plum Broadway roles. I started as an understudy. I started in the ensemble. I was on a non-Equity tour, then I got to Broadway after a year in Toronto with Hairspray and eighteen months on tour. I'm playing the long game and I think that has made me a better actor and company member.'... (more...)
BWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards BWW Interview: Larry Blank On Being Music Director of the Olivier Awards
by Nicole Ackman - April 05, 2018

Larry Blank is a prolific composer, conductor and orchestrator. He's worked on shows on Broadway and across the States, including Sugar Babies, Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music, as well as contributing to orchestrations on films like The Producers and Chicago.... (more...)
BWW Interview: The McCallum's President/CEO Mitch Gershenfeld Talks Upcoming 2018-19 Season And More BWW Interview: The McCallum's President/CEO Mitch Gershenfeld Talks Upcoming 2018-19 Season And More
by David Green - April 10, 2018

The McCallum Theatre recently announced its new lineup as it begins its fourth decade of presenting world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences. The new season includes McCallum debuts, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment, holiday sensations, and an outstanding roster of Broadway favorites including Jersey Boys, Spamalot and Something Rotten. I had the opportunity to catch up with McCallum President and CEO, Mitch Gershenfeld, to reflect on a very successful ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert Theatre Life with Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert
by Elliot Lanes - April 25, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subjects Carla Crawford, Diego Maramba, and Matt Calvert are currently living their theatre lives as cast members in The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' production of If/Then. The production runs through April 28.... (more...)
Madhulita Mohapatra of ODISSI DANCER On Odissi Sandhya Madhulita Mohapatra of ODISSI DANCER On Odissi Sandhya
by Zofeen Maqsood - April 25, 2018, India

In Odissi, my guru, Guru Smt. Aruna Mohanty is so original and innovative at the same time. There are many others like Guru Sharmila Biswas, Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, Guru Surupa Sen & Guru Bijayini Satapathy (of Nrityagram), Guru Ramli Ibrahim (of Sutra, Malaysia), Guru Madhavi Mudgal … they always ... (more...)
Colin Cloud Plays Head Games in THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center in May Colin Cloud Plays Head Games in THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center in May
by Lauren Van Hemert - April 24, 2018, Raleigh

COLIN CLOUD considers himself more Sherlock Holmes than DAVID COPPERFIELD. Still, he says he is incredibly honored to be part of the cast of The Illusionists Live From Broadway coming to The Durham Performing Arts Center in May. 'The caliber of magicians that this show has, I am excluding myself her... (more...)
BWW Review: The Musical Theater Project and Jewish Federation put the spotlight on Israeli's 70thanniversary with “Milk and Honey” BWW Review: The Musical Theater Project and Jewish Federation put the spotlight on Israeli's 70thanniversary with “Milk and Honey”
by Roy Berko - April 24, 2018, Cleveland

Many know Cantor Kathy Wolfe Sebo as a superlative cantor. Few know, however, that she didn't start out to make the religious life her career.... (more...)
BWW Feature: Cleveland Broadway Connections:  BWU MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASES, ARACA, and More! BWW Feature: Cleveland Broadway Connections: BWU MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASES, ARACA, and More!
by Roy Berko - April 24, 2018, Cleveland

Several times a year I go to review some of what's on stage on Broadway. This year, I expanded the experience by accompanying the Baldwin Wallace University Musical Theatre program's fifteen seniors.... (more...)
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL Opens West Side Theatre Company's 2018-19 Season THE STRUGGLE IS REAL Opens West Side Theatre Company's 2018-19 Season
by Tyler Hinton - April 24, 2018, Salt Lake City

On the heels of its sold-out production of the Broadway-bound "Pride & Prejudice - The Musical," West Side Theatre Company announces its exciting second season, kicking off with an impressive and moving original concert, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL, on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Season and co... (more...)
AMERYKA's Nancy Keystone's Constantly Creating Cultural Conversation AMERYKA's Nancy Keystone's Constantly Creating Cultural Conversation
by Gil Kaan - April 24, 2018, Los Angeles

Critical Mass Performance Group's AMERYKA has been chosen as the next production of this year's Center Theatre Group's second annual BLOCK PARTY running April 19 through April 29, 2018 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. We had the opportunity to talk to Nancy Keystone, CMPG's founding artistic director, a... (more...)
Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway Michael Kahn Talks Show Boat 35 Years After his Production Premiered on Broadway
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2018, Washington, DC

Most of us in this area know Michael Kahn as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC). It's a post he will have held for over thirty years when he retires at the end of the company's 2018/19 season.... (more...)
BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad Stage BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad Stage
by Valerie-Jean Miller - April 23, 2018, Washington, DC

There are certain Dance Companies that are in a class by themselves. Dance Theatre of Harlem is one of them. They not only encompass many forms of the Dance brilliantly, they are committed to diversity in their dancers and repertoire.... (more...)
Alton Fitzgerald White Talks LION KING, My Pride, and Life During Visit to Longleaf School of the Arts Alton Fitzgerald White Talks LION KING, My Pride, and Life During Visit to Longleaf School of the Arts
by Lauren Van Hemert - April 23, 2018, Raleigh

The king has landed in Raleigh... that is ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE. White was the longest running Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, playing over 4300 shows. He sat down with me to discuss The Lion King, his book, My Pride, and his view about deriving happiness from commonplace achievements.... (more...)
Ajitpal Singh's Rammat Gammat To Premier At International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany Ajitpal Singh's Rammat Gammat To Premier At International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
by Zofeen Maqsood - April 23, 2018, India

There has been never a dearth of real stories on reel, whether it was the popular Mother India or critically acclaimed Pather Panchali, some of the best filmmaker in India have made films dealing with the reality -- Ajitpal Singh... (more...)
Redza Minhat of DATO' SERI at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) Redza Minhat of DATO' SERI at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)
by Azlinah Al Aydeross - April 23, 2018, Malaysia

Known for his roles in Pisau Cukur, Kil and several theatre productions in the past as well his script writing prowess among other things, Redza Minhat will be starring alongside Nadia Aqilah and Na'a Murad, in Dato' Seri which is directed by Omar Ali. The show will be playing at the Kuala Lumpur Pe... (more...)
Nia Holloway of THE LION KING at Robinson Performance Hall Nia Holloway of THE LION KING at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - April 23, 2018, Arkansas

Becoming the future Queen of the Pride Land's in the Lion King tour, Nia Holloway took her own path. And oh, what a journey it's been. Meet this charming talent and remember her name because she's just getting started.... (more...)
Alex Petty of Laughing Horse on the Edinburgh Free Festival Alex Petty of Laughing Horse on the Edinburgh Free Festival
by Natalie O'Donoghue - April 23, 2018, Arkansas

We catch up with the organiser of Edinburgh's Free Fringe to find out how the festival operates.... (more...)
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Talk RED Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch Talk RED
by Cindy Marcolina - April 23, 2018, UK / West End

Alfred Molina is reprising his role as Mark Rothko in John Logan's play Red, teaming up once again with director Michael Grandage for the first London revival (and West End premiere). He's joined by How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart Theatre Life with Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018, Washington, DC

I like, many musical theatre nerds get excited every time a world premiere musical comes to town. Arena Stage is providing that fix right now with an Alaskan-rooted premiere of Snow Child. Today's subjects Christiane Noll and Matt Bogart are currently living their theatre lives as the leads in this ... (more...)
A Conversation with Tracy Braunstein of LIGHT THE LIGHTS - AN EVENING AT THE TONYS at Centaur Theatre A Conversation with Tracy Braunstein of LIGHT THE LIGHTS - AN EVENING AT THE TONYS at Centaur Theatre
by Noelle Hannibal - April 20, 2018, Montreal

Tracy Braunstein's love of theatre began when she was just a child. She recalls early memories of performing ANNIE in the basement and singing 'Big Spender' into a hairbrush around the age of 6. She soon graduated to school plays and immersed herself in community theatre. When she was 17, she got on... (more...)
Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - April 20, 2018, Connecticut

Corey Mach, creator of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER, speaks about this exciting tribute concert with Broadway talent that is scheduled to be performed in Ridgefield, CT, at the Ridgefield Playhouse, on May 14, 2018.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Garry Hynes Theatre Life with Garry Hynes
by Elliot Lanes - April 20, 2018, Washington, DC

One of the great things about DC theatre is that we have the opportunities to experience theater from all over the world, including from some of the most artistically renowned companies.  Take for example the Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland.  Today's subject Garry Hynes is living her theat... (more...)
KEVIN MORRIS, DRUMMER WITH DR. FEELGOOD KEVIN MORRIS, DRUMMER WITH DR. FEELGOOD
by Barry Lenny - April 20, 2018, Australia - Adelaide

Ray Smith speaks with Kevin Morris, the drummer with Dr. Feelgood.... (more...)
Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks PRESENT LAUGHTER Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Rona Kelly - April 20, 2018, UK / West End

Chichester Festival Theatre is a place of firsts for Tracy-Ann Oberman. Last year, she performed in The Fiddler on the Roof, her first professional musical. This Spring, she returns to CFT once again for her first Noel Coward play, Present Laughter. With tech week coming up, Tracy-Ann spoke to us a... (more...)
Lawrence Brownlee on CYCLES OF MY BEING, in NY Premiere at Carnegie's Zankel Hall Lawrence Brownlee on CYCLES OF MY BEING, in NY Premiere at Carnegie's Zankel Hall
by Richard Sasanow - April 19, 2018, Opera

When tenor Lawrence Brownlee--he of the sweet, cultured tones and ringing high Cs--was first asked to put a recital together by Carnegie Hall, he chose Robert Schumann's “Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love),” the song cycle about rapture, disillusionment and regret as the centerpiece. But in filling out th... (more...)
Dan Lauria Talks Creative Madness in THE STONE WITCH, Joining THIS IS US, and More Dan Lauria Talks Creative Madness in THE STONE WITCH, Joining THIS IS US, and More
by Julie Musbach - April 19, 2018, Opera

Dan Lauria boasts an extensive career both on stage and off. He took a moment to speak with BroadwayWorld about his experience in The Stone Witch and his upcoming projects including a recurring role on the hit television series 'This Is Us'. Find out what he had to say below!... (more...)
Michael Grandage Introduces His Revival Of RED At Wyndham's Theatre Michael Grandage Introduces His Revival Of RED At Wyndham's Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - April 19, 2018, UK / West End

Director Michael Grandage is reviving Red by John Logan, it opens at the Wyndham Theatre on the 15th of May and it sees Alfred Molina reprising his role as Mark Rothko and How To Get Away With Murder star Alfred Enoch as his assistant Ken. We were recently invited to snoop around the rehearsal room ... (more...)
THE VERDI CHORUS, A Musical Family Related by the Love of Opera THE VERDI CHORUS, A Musical Family Related by the Love of Opera
by Ellen Dostal - April 18, 2018, Los Angeles

For the past 35 years, members of The Verdi Chorus have celebrated their shared love of music, and their ability to raise those goosebumps, by lifting their voices in song. This spring, they will mark their milestone anniversary with two special concerts on April 28th and 29th at the First United Me... (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway! VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Diane Paulus' Revival of PIPPIN Has Magic to Do on Broadway!
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 25, 2018, Broadway

On this day in 2013, Diane Paulus' high-flying revival of Stephen Schwartz PIPPIN opened on Broadway at the Music Box Theater!... (more...)
VIDEO: Preview VICE's Upcoming Parkland-Inspired Episode Airing Friday, 4/27 VIDEO: Preview VICE's Upcoming Parkland-Inspired Episode Airing Friday, 4/27
by TV News Desk - April 25, 2018, TV

The Emmy®-winning weekly news magazine series VICE will broadcast a special 30-minute episode Friday, April 27, featuring VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni as she travels across the nation to investigate arguments around arming teachers and whether the NRA's “good guy with a gun” narrative can solve ... (more...)
VIDEO: Trailer Revealed for TNT's Third Season of ANIMAL KINGDOM VIDEO: Trailer Revealed for TNT's Third Season of ANIMAL KINGDOM
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

TNT is revealing Animal Kingdom's new gripping, intense, action-packed trailer. Season three of this bold, adrenaline-fueled hit drama premieres Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.... (more...)
VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY's Lesley Nicol Guest Stars On A Mother's Day Themed Episode of VAMPIRINA VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY's Lesley Nicol Guest Stars On A Mother's Day Themed Episode of VAMPIRINA
by TV News Desk - April 25, 2018, TV

Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) guest stars on an all new Mother's Day themed episode of Vampirina! In the episode, Nicol guest stars as a mummy who comes to visit the Scare B&B for a relaxing 'Mummy's Day' trip.... (more...)
VIDEO: CURSED CHILD's Jamie Parker Explains How Harry Potter Has Grown Up VIDEO: CURSED CHILD's Jamie Parker Explains How Harry Potter Has Grown Up
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, Broadway

'You can't go into parenthood as a battle wearing armour. It doesn't work that way," says Jamie Parker, who plays an adult Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. Find out how Parker thinks Potter has changed since his days at Hogwarts below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Sigrid Perform STRANGERS On THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON VIDEO: Watch Sigrid Perform STRANGERS On THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2018, Music

Sound Of 2018 winner and the most exceptional breakout star of the last year Sigrid, performs “Strangers” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check out the performance below!... (more...)
BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRAVESTIES with Tom Hollander and More! BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRAVESTIES with Tom Hollander and More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 25, 2018, Broadway

Travesties, a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, 2018, opened just last night at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). We're taking you inside the festivities below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of NBC'S RISE Perform SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL on THE VOICE VIDEO: Watch the Cast of NBC'S RISE Perform SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - April 25, 2018, Broadway

Last night, the "Rise" cast feat. Auli'I Cravalho performed a breathtaking cover of Alessia Cara's "Scars To Your Beautiful" on NBC's The Voice - watch the performance in full below. The brand new "Rise" cast recording of "Scars To Your Beautiful" is available now at all DSPs and streaming services ... (more...)
VIDEO: Go Inside the 2018 EASTER BONNET COMPETITION VIDEO: Go Inside the 2018 EASTER BONNET COMPETITION
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, Broadway

Humor, hope and heart were at the core of the performances at the 32nd annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised $5,721,879 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Go inside the performances below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For Netflix's DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Volume Two VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer For Netflix's DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Volume Two
by TV News Desk - April 25, 2018, TV

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one's own identity and forging a wholly unique path. The... (more...)
BWW TV: Condola Rashad Is on a Mission in Highlights from SAINT JOAN on Broadway! BWW TV: Condola Rashad Is on a Mission in Highlights from SAINT JOAN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 25, 2018, Broadway

BroadwayWorld is bringing you a first look at MTC's powerful new production of Saint Joan, which opens on Broadway tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.... (more...)
VIDEO: Charlize Theron Chats Her Transformation For Upcoming Film TULLY, Parenthood, & More on THE ELLEN SHOW VIDEO: Charlize Theron Chats Her Transformation For Upcoming Film TULLY, Parenthood, & More on THE ELLEN SHOW
by TV News Desk - April 25, 2018, TV

Charlize Theron talked about being a parent, and revealed to Ellen she ate potato chips everywhere she went in order to gain 50 pounds for her new movie, 'Tully.'... (more...)
VIDEO: The Tony Awards Celebrate the Broadway Community With 'This is Broadway' Narrated by Leslie Odom, Jr. VIDEO: The Tony Awards Celebrate the Broadway Community With 'This is Broadway' Narrated by Leslie Odom, Jr.
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, Broadway

The Tony Awards Twitter has released a video, narrated by Leslie Odom, Jr. that celebrates the Broadway community. The video, titled 'This is Broadway,' shares photos and video clips from this season's shows, with narration discussing how theatre comes together and the effect it can have on others.... (more...)
VIDEO: Beyoncé Loves Anthony Mackie & Judy Greer VIDEO: Beyoncé Loves Anthony Mackie & Judy Greer
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

After James Corden and Anthony Mackie ask Judy Greer about her Coachella experience, Judy and Anthony trade their Beyoncé concert experiences and learn she loves them both very dearly. Check out the video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Will Judy Greer Get the 'Infinity War' Call In Time? VIDEO: Will Judy Greer Get the 'Infinity War' Call In Time?
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

After James Corden asks Anthony Mackie about the new 'Avengers: Infinity War' film, the two realize that Judy Greer, who played Ant Man's ex-wife, wasn't offered a part in the mega film. Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: That Time Anthony Mackie Fell Off a Roof VIDEO: That Time Anthony Mackie Fell Off a Roof
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

James Corden asks Anthony Mackie about his father's roofing business and learns why roofers shouldn't wear a nice pair of Nikes on the job -- you may not be on the roof very long. Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Snow Patrol Performs 'Don't Give In' on THE LATE LATE SHOW VIDEO: Snow Patrol Performs 'Don't Give In' on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

Late Late Show music guest Snow Patrol performs 'Don't Give In' for the Stage 56 audience. Watch the performance below!... (more...)
VIDEO: More Cast Members of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Appear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE VIDEO: More Cast Members of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Appear on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

Avengers Week continued on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night with more members of the cast of Infinity War! Last night, Scarlett Johansson, Dave Bautista, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira and Tom Hiddleston appeared. Check out all of the clips from the episode below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Barack Obama May or May Not Have Made Questlove Quit DJ-ing VIDEO: Barack Obama May or May Not Have Made Questlove Quit DJ-ing
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

Questlove discusses his book, Creative Quest, and shares why a high-profile DJ gig made him want to retire and changed the way he makes music for a new generation. Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Kevin James Received a Cigar from an Off-Duty Cop with Specific Instructions VIDEO: Kevin James Received a Cigar from an Off-Duty Cop with Specific Instructions
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

Kevin James chats with Jimmy Fallon about the origin of how he named his Netflix stand-up special, Never Don't Give Up, and the odd request he got when a fan gifted him a cigar. Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Quizzes Questlove on Prince Songs in One Second VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Quizzes Questlove on Prince Songs in One Second
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

Jimmy Fallon plays one-second, half-second and quarter-second samples of Prince songs as Questlove attempts to guess the correct titles. Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Hank Azaria: 'The Right Thing To Do' With Apu VIDEO: Hank Azaria: 'The Right Thing To Do' With Apu
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

On last night's Late Show, 'Brockmire' star Hank Azaria shares his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Apu, the Indian-American character he voices on 'The Simpsons.' Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Ronan Farrow Interviewed Every Living Secretary Of State, Including Tillerson VIDEO: Ronan Farrow Interviewed Every Living Secretary Of State, Including Tillerson
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

To better understand the history and current state of American diplomacy, Pulitzer-winning author Ronan Farrow interviewed every living Secretary of State for his book 'War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.' Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Grace VanderWaal Performs 'Clearly' on THE LATE SHOW VIDEO: Grace VanderWaal Performs 'Clearly' on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

The American singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal plays her new single 'Clearly' on The Late Show with some help from Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Watch the clip below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Chris Martin Was Zach Braff's Wingman VIDEO: Chris Martin Was Zach Braff's Wingman
by Stage Tube - April 25, 2018, TV

On last night's Conan, Zach Braff talks about how the Coldplay frontman ran into Zach and his date at a restaurant and pretended to be a “Scrubs” superfan. Watch the clip below!... (more...)