BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jason Alexander Looks Back on His Broadway Roots! Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jason Alexander Looks Back on His Broadway Roots!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 11, 2017

The rest of the world might know him as Jerry Seinfeld's on-screen best bud, but theatre lovers remember him for the many roles he has played onstage over his four decade-long career.... (more...)
BWW Interview: The Groundling's Matthew Loren Cohen's Got the Music In Him BWW Interview: The Groundling's Matthew Loren Cohen's Got the Music In Him
by Gil Kaan - November 22, 2017

Anyone who's had the pleasure of experiencing a Groundlings show will not only have tired hands from all the clapping and strained lungs from all the whooping and laughing, but also have worn-out toes from tapping along with the smoking hot Groundlings house band. Musical director Matthew Loren Cohen took a break from his many musical commitments and rehearsals to share some behind-the-scene Groundlings magic with BroadwayWorld.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL BWW Interview: Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL
by Rona Kelly - December 05, 2017

Fresh off winning Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Bat Out Of Hell returns to Toronto to continue performances.While back in London, we caught up with stars Andrew Polec and Christina to talk touring, audiences, and the show's return to the West End in 2018.... (more...)
2017 MAC Award Winner, Rick Skye, Brings Bazaaz! A Sequined Variety, to NYC's Don't Tell Mama! 2017 MAC Award Winner, Rick Skye, Brings Bazaaz! A Sequined Variety, to NYC's Don't Tell Mama!
by Courtney Savoia - December 17, 2017, Cabaret

The talented and vivacious, Rick Skye, has drummed up tremendous praise and accolades -- most recently, the 2017 Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) Award -- from his performances both in the United States and abroad. Performing as the iconic Liza Minelli, Skye has starred in many hit shows, suc... (more...)
Cami Miller of ANNIE at Garden Theatre Cami Miller of ANNIE at Garden Theatre
by McKenzie Lakey - December 15, 2017, Orlando

Meet Cami Miller, Garden Theatre's 'mother of the year' in this season's production of 'Annie.'... (more...)
Paige Vanzo of WOMAN V. INTERNET at CMAP Says It's Piece of Theatre Unlike Any Other in Detroit! Paige Vanzo of WOMAN V. INTERNET at CMAP Says It's Piece of Theatre Unlike Any Other in Detroit!
by Katie Laban - December 14, 2017, Detroit

Woman V. Internet, the 2016 Audience Favorite Detroit Fringe Forward Festival winner, opens this weekend at Carrie Morris Arts Productions (CMAP) for a limited engagement is a poignant and somehow hilarious look into our cultural mirror. The show explores what it means to be a female in online and p... (more...)
West End Producer On His Latest Book West End Producer On His Latest Book
by Nicole Ackman - December 14, 2017, UK / West End

West End Producer is one of the most popular but mysterious social influencers in the West End. He has been involved in the entertainment business his whole life and now both celebrates and pokes fun at theatre on his popular Twitter account and in his books. His second book, Everything You Ever Wan... (more...)
Amanda Sox of THE CAKE at The Warehouse Theatre Amanda Sox of THE CAKE at The Warehouse Theatre
by Christopher Castanho - December 13, 2017, South Carolina

Actress, Amanda Sox has performed and lived all over the country. This fall she is stepping into the shoes of Jen in The Warehouse Theatre's production of the popular 'The Cake' by female playwright Bekah Brunstetter. I was lucky enough to sit down with Sox to discuss her perspective on the process ... (more...)
Jeff Russo and the Music of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Jeff Russo and the Music of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
by Tory Gates - December 13, 2017, South Carolina

'The original idea for the show has this common thread in the universe that everybody is connected--how do you experience that with music?'... (more...)
Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye Talk Loose Cattle's SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye Talk Loose Cattle's SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
by David Clarke - December 13, 2017, South Carolina

Loose Cattle, fronted by two-time Tony award winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye, have released a holiday album that explores the real feels of the holidays. Shoving Burl Ives and Irving Berlin out of the way, Loose Cattle's SEASON AFFECTIVE DISORDER is the perfect album for anyone willing to ... (more...)
A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL at Santa Susana High School A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL at Santa Susana High School
by Cary Ginell - December 12, 2017, Thousand Oaks

A talk with the actors who portray the Klingon equivalents of Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present in Lit Live's West Coast premiere of 'A Klingon Christmas Carol,' playing at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley beginning December 14.... (more...)
Jeanna de Waal Talks the Next Phase of  Broadway Weekends & Offering Access to Theater, Community, Fun, & Confidence for All Jeanna de Waal Talks the Next Phase of Broadway Weekends & Offering Access to Theater, Community, Fun, & Confidence for All
by Courtney Savoia - December 12, 2017, Broadway

Broadway actress, Jeanna de Waal (American Idiot, Kinky Boots) is using her love for theater, community, and self-expression to give back with her phenomenal program, Broadway Weekends. Made up of a team of professional Broadway actors, dancers, and musicians, this program creates a fun, fulfillin... (more...)
 Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn. Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.
by David Edward Perry - December 11, 2017, Birmingham

The music from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a time capsule of a simpler time, and gets you in the proper holiday mood. This concert by Butzer, Mahony and Beshera captures the same rhythm, not by imitating the music, but by being in tune with it.... (more...)
Theater for Social Change: An Interview with Jeff Revels Theater for Social Change: An Interview with Jeff Revels
by Clarissa Moon - December 11, 2017, Orlando

This is the second video in a series I'm doing about theater for social change. I talk with Jeff Revels, the Artistic Director at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. We discuss the Justice Project, the REP's season, and more!... (more...)
Jose Llana as the King in THE KING AND I on Tour Jose Llana as the King in THE KING AND I on Tour
by Kathy Strain - December 11, 2017, Austin

The success of THE KING AND I over the years has been nothing short of remarkable. The movie version from the 1950's brought Yul Brynner to center stage as he played the role of this famous king. With so many incarnations of the iconic musical there have been quite a few actors who have worked hard ... (more...)
Laura Michelle Kelly of THE KING & I  at Winspear Opera House 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 ... (more...)
Buffalo's Talented Artist Sherri Nestorowich Buffalo's Talented Artist Sherri Nestorowich
by Mark C. Lloyd - December 09, 2017, Buffalo

Sherri Nestorowich is a talented and respected artist in the Buffalo, New York area. She has been into art since childhood and took a break to answer a few questions on the art world of Sherri.... (more...)
Billy Harrigan Tighe of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour Coming to the Wharton Center and Then Detroit! Billy Harrigan Tighe of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour Coming to the Wharton Center and Then Detroit!
by Katie Laban - December 08, 2017, Buffalo

Finding Neverland is coming to Michigan with two tour stops during its first national tour. First up is December 12th-17th at the Cobb Great Hall as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at the Wharton Center Series in East Lansing and then February 6th-18th at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit.... (more...)
Seth Blum Talks FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY Seth Blum Talks FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by Julie Musbach - December 08, 2017, Off-Broadway

Seth Blum currently stars in FRIENDS! The Musical Parody as Chandler Bing (and a few surprise other characters). Seth took a moment to chat about how he came to be starring as one of television's most iconic characters, what he thinks this musical is bringing to New York audiences, and his plans for... (more...)
Five on Friday with Joshua Ackerman of IMMORTAL at The Castle of Good Hope Five on Friday with Joshua Ackerman of IMMORTAL at The Castle of Good Hope
by David Fick - December 08, 2017, South Africa

IMMORTAL, the first performance of the first immersive theatre experience of its kind in South Africa, took place at The Castle of Good Hope last night, and it is all the brainchild of writer-director Joshua Ackerman. He took some time out to chat to us about the production in this week's Five on Fr... (more...)
Tyler Tanner of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Orlando Shakes Tyler Tanner of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Orlando Shakes
by Clarissa Moon - December 07, 2017, Orlando

This December, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater has been transformed into a 1940s radio studio for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. The classic story is told through a live radio broadcast, complete with talented voice actors, commercials, and live sound effects. I sat down with Tyler Tanner... (more...)
Sandy Ryder of LITTLE WOMEN at Wild Swan Theater Says It's A Beautiful Production! Sandy Ryder of LITTLE WOMEN at Wild Swan Theater Says It's A Beautiful Production!
by Katie Laban - December 07, 2017, Detroit

The Wild Swan Theater is continuing its 38th season with an original stage adaptation of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott for six performances starting December 7th in Ann Arbor. It is a beautiful production that young people will enjoy, but adults can come and feel like they are experienci... (more...)
Hannah Morrish Talks TITUS ANDRONICUS Hannah Morrish Talks TITUS ANDRONICUS
by Rona Kelly - December 07, 2017, UK / West End

Hannah Morrish plays her first season at the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in no less than three of the Rome MMVII shows. Playing Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, Portia in Julius Caesar and Virgilia in Coriolanus, Hannah spoke to us about the female voice and timeliness of this season.... (more...)
Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO at the Royal Opera House Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO at the Royal Opera House
by Nicole Ackman - December 07, 2017, UK / West End

Michael Fabiano is returning to the Royal Opera House this month to star as the Duke of Mantua in Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's Rigoletto. In addition to being an acclaimed tenor, he's the founder of ArtSmart, a non-profit organisation that provides free voice lessons to pupils at underp... (more...)
Larry Marshall of WAITRESS at the Orpheum Larry Marshall of WAITRESS at the Orpheum
by Christine Swerczek - December 06, 2017, Anchorage

With music by 6 time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (FINDING NEVERLAND, PIPPIN) the national tour of WAITRESS will serve you a slice of awesome at the Orpheum Theatre from December 12 through the 17th.... (more...)
Aaron Johnson and His New Play SALTY World Premiere Scheduled For Spring in New York Aaron Johnson and His New Play SALTY World Premiere Scheduled For Spring in New York
by Frank Benge - December 05, 2017, Austin

Aaron Johnson is best known to Austin audiences for his strong body of performances, including Tribes (Daniel) at ZACH Theatre; Orphans (Phillip), Skylight (Edward) with Street Corner Arts; The Totalitarians (Ben) with Theatre en Bloc; The Real Thing (Billy), The Explorers Club (Lucius), Bloomsday (... (more...)
BWW Interview - Director Coy Middlebrook Talks ABC's Musical Special ENCORE BWW Interview - Director Coy Middlebrook Talks ABC's Musical Special ENCORE
by Caryn Robbins - December 05, 2017, Austin

Today, BWW speaks exclusively with ENCORE's screen director Coy Middlebrook to find out more about this exciting musical event!... (more...)
Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL
by Rona Kelly - December 05, 2017, UK / West End

Fresh off winning Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Bat Out Of Hell returns to Toronto to continue performances.While back in London, we caught up with stars Andrew Polec and Christina to talk touring, audiences, and the show's return to the West End in 2018.... (more...)