BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 23, 2018

'I was having a conversation with my manager... I was about to start The Low Road and I had just done Hedda Gabler in London. But I really enjoyed filming. I said, 'After I finish the Low Road, let's focus on filming. Barring, I don't know... Othello in the Park, I really don't want to do another play.' That's exactly what happened for Chukwudi Iwuji, who can currently be seen starring as the title character in Othello for The Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park. Below, watch as he chats... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2018: Access At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe EDINBURGH 2018: Access At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 11, 2018

BroadwayWorld spoke to the team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to find out how accessible the world's biggest arts festival is.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES at Peace Center BWW Interview: Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - June 07, 2018

'It's a very emotional show and it ends in a every delicate, sad way and it really touches people. I don't think they're expecting that.'... (more...)
Kenneth Mosley, 'Berry Gordy' of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Wolf Trap, Filene Center Kenneth Mosley, 'Berry Gordy' of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Wolf Trap, Filene Center
by Hope Villanueva - June 24, 2018, NationalTours

MOTOWN is not just a company. It is an icon. This was the soundtrack of decades of change in America and still serves as the inspiration for current innovators in music. So it only seems inevitable that someone would see that this needed to be adapted for the musical theatre stage.... (more...)
Paul Capsis Goes Goth, Talks Trump before doing it LIVE! at MEMO Music Hall Paul Capsis Goes Goth, Talks Trump before doing it LIVE! at MEMO Music Hall
by Brodie Paparella - June 24, 2018, Australia - Melbourne

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Jillian Gizzi of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Orlando Shakes Jillian Gizzi of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Orlando Shakes
by Clarissa Moon - June 23, 2018, Orlando

This summer, the Orlando Shakes takes audiences under the sea with Brandon Robert's new telling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale, THE LITTLE MERMAID.  I talked with the little mermaid herself, Jillian Gizzi, about what she's learned from playing Allura, human shoes, and more! ... (more...)
Lea Michele Reflects on Darren Criss, LM/DC Tour, and Importance of Family in Advance of DPAC Concert Lea Michele Reflects on Darren Criss, LM/DC Tour, and Importance of Family in Advance of DPAC Concert
by Lauren Van Hemert - June 23, 2018, Raleigh

This week, Lea Michele hits the road for the second leg of her LM/DC tour with "Glee" co-star Darren Criss. The duo is scheduled to play the Durham Performing Arts Center on June 30th, and Michele says audiences can expect a fantastic show full of surprises. "Obviosly we sing some of our most popula... (more...)
Kathak instills Discipline And Creativity in Young Kids --  Avantika Bahuguna Kukreti Kathak instills Discipline And Creativity in Young Kids -- Avantika Bahuguna Kukreti
by Zofeen Maqsood - June 23, 2018, India

Meet Avantika Bahuguna, a talented Kathak performer who finds time for her passion even while managing a highly demanding corporate job. Bahuguna who works as Head of branded content at Momspresso, India's leading website for mums, is determined to promote the art form.... (more...)
BWW Feature: Book Tickets for the KING And I Show At London West End From India BWW Feature: Book Tickets for the KING And I Show At London West End From India
by Zofeen Maqsood - June 22, 2018, India

BookMyShow, one of India's leading entertainment portals have recently announced its entry into ticketing for events abroad.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Eva Noblezeda Theatre Life with Eva Noblezeda
by Elliot Lanes - June 22, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Eva Noblezeda, made a huge splash in the West End a few years back in the revival of Miss Saigon, playing the coveted role of Kim. This was after being discovered at the Jimmy Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school theatre across the United States. Eva then went into Les... (more...)
Last Call! Paul Alexander Nolan Reflects on ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE & Navigating the Journey of Life Last Call! Paul Alexander Nolan Reflects on ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE & Navigating the Journey of Life
by Courtney Savoia - June 22, 2018, Broadway

Broadway's Paul Alexander Nolan has been on quite the ride with Escape to Margaritaville - a vibrant, fun, and blissful musical featuring the iconic hits of Jimmy Buffett. With stops in La Jolla, Chicago, Houston, and New Orleans before reaching the Great White Way in early 2018, Escape to Margarita... (more...)
HENRY IV's Versatile Harry Groener Muses on the Mechanics and Love of Theatre HENRY IV's Versatile Harry Groener Muses on the Mechanics and Love of Theatre
by Gil Kaan - June 22, 2018, Los Angeles

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) currently presents their new distinct take on Shakespeare's classic HENRY IV. Helmed by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan, SCLA has combined PART I and PART II into a single sitting of theatre, featuring the Los Angeles stage debut of Tom Hanks ... (more...)
Christina Bianco On Her Debut Album LIFE OF THE PARTY Christina Bianco On Her Debut Album LIFE OF THE PARTY
by Natalie O'Donoghue - June 22, 2018, UK / West End

We caught up with YouTube sensation Christina Bianco to talk about her crowdfunding campaign for her debut album.... (more...)
Desi Oakley of WAITRESS at Bass Performance Hall Desi Oakley of WAITRESS at Bass Performance Hall
by Lorens Portalatin - June 21, 2018, Dallas

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Andrew Lippa premieres UNBREAKABLE with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at Nourse Theater Andrew Lippa premieres UNBREAKABLE with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus at Nourse Theater
by Robert Sokol - June 21, 2018, San Francisco

This weekend marks the world premiere of UNBREAKABLE, an original work by composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa, co-commissioned by a nationwide consortium of ten gay choruses and featuring Lisa Vroman, Britney Coleman, and Marcus J. Paige.... (more...)
Victor Quesada of VIVA at Teatro Nacional La Castellana Victor Quesada of VIVA at Teatro Nacional La Castellana
by Ana Castillo - June 21, 2018, Colombia

Victor Quesada, a young Colombian director, gave us a little bit of an insight on his career, dreams, and recent projects.... (more...)
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT Kailash Satyarthi on Bajao For A Cause Campaign With Red FM NOBEL PEACE PRIZE RECIPIENT Kailash Satyarthi on Bajao For A Cause Campaign With Red FM
by Zofeen Maqsood - June 21, 2018, India

Kailash Satyarthi is known for his activism centered around children. The Nobel Peace prize recipient and founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, has collaborated with Radio channel RED FM to launch an year long campaign for safe childhood in India.... (more...)
Kristin Chenoweth Talks Upcoming Concerts, 'Trial & Error' and Giving For Good Kristin Chenoweth Talks Upcoming Concerts, 'Trial & Error' and Giving For Good
by Lauren Van Hemert - June 20, 2018, Raleigh

It's been a busy week for Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth. First, she hosted the Banff World Media Festival's Rockie Awards, where she ingeniously sang 'Bring Him Home' accompanied by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC. Then she hosted the Kristin Chenoweth Broadway ... (more...)
Patrick Myers Lead Singer of KILLER QUEEN-National Tour Patrick Myers Lead Singer of KILLER QUEEN-National Tour
by Rich Mehrenberg - June 20, 2018, NationalTours

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Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber
by Elliot Lanes - June 19, 2018, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Alexandra Silber, is known on both sides of the pond as a versatile, killer performer. This international dynamo is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as Guenevere in Camelot. The production has been extended and now runs through July 8th ... (more...)
BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24 BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24
by Noelle Hannibal - June 19, 2018, Montreal

Matt Manuel was born and raised in Detroit, MI, 'the heart of Motown.' He got his start as a competitive gymnast. When he was 13, he had to quit gymnastics, which he says broke his heart. His mother convinced him to try a piano lesson while his brother took a voice lesson. The teacher accidentally s... (more...)
Ashleigh Thompson And Emily Perzan of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Ashleigh Thompson And Emily Perzan of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - June 19, 2018, Central Pennsylvania

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George Blagden Talks TARTUFFE George Blagden Talks TARTUFFE
by Nicole Ackman - June 19, 2018, UK / West End

George Blagden is well known for the roles of Athelstan on Vikings and Louis XIV on Versailles, as well as Grantaire in the Les Miserables film. He is currently playing Damis in Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.... (more...)
Erin Burniston On Capturing Elvis's Legacy Onstage in HEARTBREAK HOTEL Erin Burniston On Capturing Elvis's Legacy Onstage in HEARTBREAK HOTEL
by Rachel Weinberg - June 18, 2018, Chicago

I recently caught up with Erin Burniston, who plays the role of Elvis's girlfriend in HEARTBREAK HOTEL. Envisioned as the prequel to the long-running Chicago hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, HEARTBREAK HOTEL charts Elvis's rise to fame. Burniston chatted about the development process for this new musical... (more...)
SHERNAZ PATEL, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Aadyam On The Season 4 Campaign SHERNAZ PATEL, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Aadyam On The Season 4 Campaign
by Zofeen Maqsood - June 18, 2018, India

Aadyam Season 4's 'Going Alive' campaign invites them to forsake their 'live streaming' screens and experience the only storytelling form that literally lives and breathes right in front of the audience.... (more...)
Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY
by Nicole Ackman - June 17, 2018, UK / West End

Sandra Dickinson has had a long and diverse career, spanning stage and screen. An American who has lived in the UK for over four decades, she was recently seen in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and as Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy at the Arts Theatre. She is currently starring opposite Jonat... (more...)
Jeremy Morse On the Empowerment and Entertainment Served Up in WAITRESS Jeremy Morse On the Empowerment and Entertainment Served Up in WAITRESS
by Rachel Weinberg - June 15, 2018, Chicago

Actor Jeremy Morse discussed what it's been like to perform Sara Bareille's songs for the past three years in WAITRESS from its pre-Broadway engagement to the current tour, highlights of tour life, and of course, pie.... (more...)
Freddie Tapner Talks London Musical Theatre Orchestra's 2018 Season Freddie Tapner Talks London Musical Theatre Orchestra's 2018 Season
by Fiona Scott - June 15, 2018, Chicago

Freddie Tapner is the founder and Principal Conductor of London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO). As well as conducting LMTO at their professional engagements, he performs in and around London and sits on the Developmental Board for the National Youth Music Theatre.... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch a Recap of Day One of The Broadway Collective's GATHERED Event BWW TV: Watch a Recap of Day One of The Broadway Collective's GATHERED Event
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 24, 2018, New York City

There are over 35,000 high schools in the United States of America. At every school, there's at least one kid who's obsessed with musical theater, who has memorized every single line of Hamilton, Rent, and Wicked, and who dreams of working on Broadway one day.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEISENBERG at Zach Theatre BWW Review: HEISENBERG at Zach Theatre
by Rex Stanfield - June 24, 2018, Austin

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VIDEO: On This Day, June 24- Happy Birthday, Michele Lee! VIDEO: On This Day, June 24- Happy Birthday, Michele Lee!
by Stage Tube - June 24, 2018, Broadway

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of legendary actor and entertainer, Michele Lee!... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff
by Stage Tube - June 24, 2018, Broadway

Disney's new musical adaptation of FREAKY FRIDAY will be coming to the Disney Channel this summer! The TV movie stars Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff as one half of the mother-daughter duo at the center of the body-swapping story. She will be joined by Cozi Zuehlsdorff as the other half of the pair.... (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, June 23- Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse! VIDEO: On This Day, June 23- Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse!
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2018, Broadway

On this day we're celebrating a giant in a the world's of dance and directing, the legendary Bob Fosse!... (more...)
VIDEO: BE MORE CHIL's Joe Iconis Composes New York Lottery Musical Advertisement VIDEO: BE MORE CHIL's Joe Iconis Composes New York Lottery Musical Advertisement
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2018, Broadway

The New York Lottery and McCann New York have teamed up to create a new ad showing that the odds of falling in love with a stranger on the street are even smaller than winning the lotto. The commercial, composed by Be More Chill's Joe Iconis, shows a young couple who meet crossing the street. They p... (more...)
VIDEO: Bill Maher Defends Comments on Wanting a Recession to Get Rid of Trump VIDEO: Bill Maher Defends Comments on Wanting a Recession to Get Rid of Trump
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2018, TV

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher reiterates that economic recessions are survivable events; what Trump is doing to this country is not.... (more...)
VIDEO: 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Releases 'Who Is The Wasp?' Featurette VIDEO: 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' Releases 'Who Is The Wasp?' Featurette
by Stage Tube - June 23, 2018, TV

Who is The Wasp? Find out by joining Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd for a look at the legacy of The Wasp from her Super Hero origins in the Marvel comics, as a founding member of the Avengers, to her connections to the next AVENGERS film and the Marvel Cinematic Unive... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at SKELETON CREW at Geffen Playhouse VIDEO: First Look at SKELETON CREW at Geffen Playhouse
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, Los Angeles

The third installment of Dominique Morisseau's acclaimed trilogy 'The Detroit Project,' SkeletonCrew follows four co-workers-Faye, Dez, Reggie and Shanita-at a Detroit auto factory in 2008. It highlights the layered relationships and drama of blue-collar workers navigating the instability and uncert... (more...)
BWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards! BWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 22, 2018, Broadway

Preparations for the 2018 Jimmy Awards celebrating outstanding achievement in high school theatre around the nation are well underway and BroadwayWorld was on hand to bring you all the action from rehearsals! Check out BWW Correspondent, Katie Lynch, get all the behind the scenes scoop in the video ... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds Talk About His Film BELIEVER On TRL VIDEO: Watch Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds Talk About His Film BELIEVER On TRL
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, Broadway

VIDEO: Watch Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds Talk About His Film BELIEVER On TRL... (more...)
VIDEO: Check Out What Is To Come On TAKE TWO, Starring Rachel Bilson & Eddie Cibrian VIDEO: Check Out What Is To Come On TAKE TWO, Starring Rachel Bilson & Eddie Cibrian
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, TV

VIDEO: Check Out What Is To Come On TAKE TWO, Starring Rachel Bilson & Eddie Cibrian... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Promo For All New Upcoming NASHVILLE VIDEO: Watch Promo For All New Upcoming NASHVILLE
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, TV

VIDEO: Watch Promo For All New Upcoming NASHVILLE... (more...)
VIDEO: The CW Shares THE ORIGINALS 'There In The Disappearing Light' Trailer VIDEO: The CW Shares THE ORIGINALS 'There In The Disappearing Light' Trailer
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, TV

VIDEO: The CW Shares THE ORIGINALS 'There In The Disappearing Light' Trailer... (more...)
VIDEO: Zachary Quinto, Harvey Fierstein, Matt Bomer, Mary Louise Parker, & More Join Together to Erase Hate VIDEO: Zachary Quinto, Harvey Fierstein, Matt Bomer, Mary Louise Parker, & More Join Together to Erase Hate
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

Tectonic Theater company joins Matt Bomer, Mary Louise Parker, Annaleigh Ashford, Harvey Fierstein, Michael Urie, Zachary Quinto, and Benjamin Washington in a powerful new PSA to #EraseHate in remembrance of Matthew Shepard.... (more...)
VIDEO: Raven Reveals RAVEN'S HOME Season Two Details Including a Musical Episode, the Return of Rondell Sheridan, & More VIDEO: Raven Reveals RAVEN'S HOME Season Two Details Including a Musical Episode, the Return of Rondell Sheridan, & More
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

Raven-Symoné spills new details about the second season of “Raven's Home.” “We have Johnathan McDaniel, who actually played Raven Baxter's boyfriend, [Devon Carter], on “That's So Raven.” He's now my ex-husband, so he'll be back. And my dad comes back, Rondell Sheridan [Victor Baxter]. He doesn't sa... (more...)
Video: Sony Crackle Releases Trailer for Summer Original Movie OFFICE UPRISING Starring Zachary Levy Video: Sony Crackle Releases Trailer for Summer Original Movie OFFICE UPRISING Starring Zachary Levy
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, TV

Video: Sony Crackle Releases Trailer for Summer Original Movie OFFICE UPRISING Starring Zachary Levy... (more...)
VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Trailer for FLAVORS OF YOUTH from the Producers of YOUR NAME VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Trailer for FLAVORS OF YOUTH from the Producers of YOUR NAME
by Stage Tube - June 22, 2018, TV

VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Trailer for FLAVORS OF YOUTH from the Producers of YOUR NAME... (more...)
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Ogunquit's OKLAHOMA! VIDEO: Get A First Look At Ogunquit's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

Rodgers and Hammerstein's great American classic Oklahoma! bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage now to July 7. The Playhouse is thrilled to create an exciting new production of this beloved classic as part of its 75th Anniversary since first opening on Broadway.... (more...)
VIDEO: Netflix Shares A Behind The Scenes Look At the World of STRANGER THINGS VIDEO: Netflix Shares A Behind The Scenes Look At the World of STRANGER THINGS
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

1984. Hawkins, Indiana. The Upside Down. The Tunnels. All of these elements come to life to create the world of Stranger Things 2. From arcade design to the tunnel design, from the perfect spiky baseball bat to the three muskateers candy wrappers. Every detail of the show is meticulously crafted by ... (more...)
VIDEO: The CW Share THE ORIGINALS There In the Disappearing Light Trailer VIDEO: The CW Share THE ORIGINALS There In the Disappearing Light Trailer
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

On the fifth anniversary of the Mikaelson family's greatest defeat. Although Marcel Gerrard has ushered in a new era of peace in the French Quarter, an army of unsired vampires has arrived seeking to bargain for the life of Marcel's infamous captive, the Original hybrid, Klaus. Meanwhile, the other ... (more...)
DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Dances for the Gods with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's T. Oliver Reid! DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK: Ben Dances for the Gods with ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's T. Oliver Reid!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 22, 2018, Broadway

In the episode below, Ben is feeling the island vibes with the Tony-nominated choreography from Once On This Island, with the help of T. Oliver Reid. Can you keep up?... (more...)
VIDEO: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, & Jeff Goldblum Talk JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM On TODAY VIDEO: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, & Jeff Goldblum Talk JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM On TODAY
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum and the cast and director of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” sit down with TODAY's Natalie Morales at Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii, where parts of the film were shot. The cast members talk about their favorite moments from the set of the latest installment ... (more...)
VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Trailer for HOW IT ENDS Starring Theo James, Forest Whitaker, & Kat Graham VIDEO: Netflix Shares the Trailer for HOW IT ENDS Starring Theo James, Forest Whitaker, & Kat Graham
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

Netflix has shared the official trailer for upcoming action film How It Ends. How It Ends launches on Netflix July 13, 2018. As a mysterious apocalypse causes the spread of misinformation and violence, a man and his estranged father-in-law race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his preg... (more...)
VIDEO: Evangeline Lilly Chats ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, & More on GMA VIDEO: Evangeline Lilly Chats ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, & More on GMA
by TV News Desk - June 22, 2018, TV

Evangeline Lilly talks about her latest film, 'Ant-man and the Wasp,' and says she has 'the coolest costume in the Marvel universe' on Good Morning America. Check out the clip below!... (more...)