BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Man, The Glasses, The Legend... Hal Prince! Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Man, The Glasses, The Legend... Hal Prince!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 08, 2017

'You can take an audience anywhere...' The wise Hal Prince means those words, and he has built a career off of them. Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and has brought together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.... (more...)
'Ink Master: Angels' Talk About Upcoming Series And More 'Ink Master: Angels' Talk About Upcoming Series And More
by Danielle Kfare - September 22, 2017

'Ink Master: Angels,' which is a spin-off off Spike's original tattoo competition series 'Ink Master,' features four of Ink Master season 8's top female competitions which include Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America's most talented tattoo artists... (more...)
BWW Interview: Valerie Harper Talks New Film & Not Letting Life Slip By BWW Interview: Valerie Harper Talks New Film & Not Letting Life Slip By
by Leigh Scheps - October 05, 2017

She was given months to live. So now, five years later after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, Valerie Harper isn't letting life slip by. I am feeling good today, Harper, 78, tells BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps by phone. The actress most famous for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the Mary Tyler Moore Show is starring in a new short film, My Mom and the Girl, which recently qualified for Academy Award consideration.... (more...)
Sydney Patrick of KINKY BOOTS at Robinson Performance Hall Sydney Patrick of KINKY BOOTS at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - October 17, 2017

Getting that first National tour seems like a right of passage among Broadway's next generation of stars. Sydney Patrick could not be more excited to be on that path while starring as Lauren in the National tour of Kinky Boots. Her incredibly powerful voice, brilliant timing and adept physical com... (more...)
Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre Stage Glenda Manwaring, director of GHOST - THE MUSICAL at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - October 16, 2017, South Carolina

'The question is how do you represent these beloved iconic characters and this story without becoming mimics of their work. The answer is to tell the story in the best way that our actors and their gifts could tell it, making it their own and bringing the theatrical elements that we can produce on a... (more...)
Heather Botts as Anna in THE KING & I on Tour Heather Botts as Anna in THE KING & I on Tour
by Kathy Strain - October 16, 2017, San Antonio

THE KING & I is an award winning musical that has enthralled audiences for many years. From its Broadway Premiere in 1951, Rogers and Hammerstein's adaptation of Margaret Landon's novel, Anna and the King of Siam, and through many revivals and an award winning movie, it has been enjoyed by generat... (more...)
Adrianna Hicks of THE COLOR PURPLE at Fox Theatre Adrianna Hicks of THE COLOR PURPLE at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - October 16, 2017, Atlanta

Adrianna Hicks tells us all about the national tour of THE COLOR PURPLE and how incredibly honored she is to be the lead in this iconic story.... (more...)
Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance Hall 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... (more...)
Nathan Lane Talks THE BIRDCAGE & ANGELS IN AMERICA  on Broadway: 'It's Important The Play Be Seen Again' Nathan Lane Talks THE BIRDCAGE & ANGELS IN AMERICA on Broadway: 'It's Important The Play Be Seen Again'
by Leigh Scheps - October 15, 2017, Dallas

There's not a day that goes by when someone doesn't mention The Birdcage to Nathan Lane. It's become such a loving film for so many people. This week, the Broadway veteran is getting ready for a screening of the 1996 film (based on the musical, Les Cage Aux Folles) with music by Stephen Sondheim... (more...)
Theatre Life with Liam Mower Theatre Life with Liam Mower
by Elliot Lanes - October 15, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Liam Mower is currently living his theatre life on tour with esteemed choreographer Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes in the role of Ivan Boleslawsky. The production concludes a week-long engagement today at Kennedy Center's Opera House before continuing on to Charlotte, N... (more...)
Tony Galde of Orbit Arts Academy talks COREY COTT AND LAURA OSNES SHOWCASE Tony Galde of Orbit Arts Academy talks COREY COTT AND LAURA OSNES SHOWCASE
by Sarah Fitts - October 15, 2017, Atlanta

Corey Cott and Laura Osnes will host a Masterclass and perform with the students at Orbit Arts Academy in Sandy Springs. Join the Broadway stars and students for their showcase on October 21 at 7:30pm.... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: VANESSA GARCIA On Playwriting, Searching for Your Voice BWW Exclusive Interview: VANESSA GARCIA On Playwriting, Searching for Your Voice
by Trevor Durham - October 14, 2017, Palm Beach

Garcia took each question and spun it onto its head, something her characters are ought to do with each difficulty and challenge, so that they, like Garcia, can create beauty out of darkness.... (more...)
Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre part II Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre part II
by Alan Portner - October 13, 2017, Kansas City

Get deep into the play making process with AC Smith and Ron Parson... (more...)
Interview: Q&A with OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME's Amanda Parris Interview: Q&A with OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME's Amanda Parris
by Taylor Long - October 13, 2017, Toronto

OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME marks the playwriting premiere for Toronto-raised writer, Amanda Parris. Presented by Cahoots Theatre and Obsidian Theatre, Parris' play gives voice to the stories of Black women, who are too often silenced. Parris chats with BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long about the process of br... (more...)
Getting ON YOUR FEET with Nancy Ticotin Getting ON YOUR FEET with Nancy Ticotin
by Kimberly Moy - October 13, 2017, Orlando

Before Gloria Estefan became a Latin pop superstar, she was a young performer whose family immigrated from Cuba. Gloria's mother, Gloria Fajardo, made her own career sacrifices for her family, which caused strife between her and her daugher. I had a chance to speak with Nancy Ticotin who plays Glori... (more...)
Five on Friday with Gideon Lombard of DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre Five on Friday with Gideon Lombard of DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre
by David Fick - October 13, 2017, South Africa

This week's Five on Friday focuses on Gideon Lombard, who performs in DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre from next week. Based Mark Behr's 1993 novel, the solo play tells the coming-of-age story of Marnus Erasmus, the eleven-year-old son of a South African Defence Force general during the apa... (more...)
Alyssa Giannetti of LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fisher Theatre Says It Is A Beautiful Experience Not To Be Missed! Alyssa Giannetti of LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fisher Theatre Says It Is A Beautiful Experience Not To Be Missed!
by Katie Laban - October 12, 2017, South Africa

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies will open its North American tour here in Detroit on October 17th at the Fisher Theatre and hometown cast member Alyssa Giannetti could not be more thrilled to be part of the production. This is an amazing sequel, she said. It's a really gorgeous story filled... (more...)
Robin S Opens Up About Her Music Career And Her Headlining Engagement At Halloween Palm Springs Robin S Opens Up About Her Music Career And Her Headlining Engagement At Halloween Palm Springs
by David Green - October 12, 2017, South Africa

Robin S, one of the most prolific dance artists of our time and Billboard Dance Chart Topper known for her mega hits 'Show Me Love' and 'Luv 4 Luv' will headline Halloween Palm Springs on Arenas Road Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00-10:00p.m. I had the chance to catch up with Robin to talk about her u... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
by Elliot Lanes - October 12, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Will... (more...)
Dynamic Irish Actress and Singer, Maxine Linehan, on Her Return to Feinstein's/54 Below & the Transformative Influence of U2 Dynamic Irish Actress and Singer, Maxine Linehan, on Her Return to Feinstein's/54 Below & the Transformative Influence of U2
by Courtney Savoia - October 12, 2017, Cabaret

Dynamic Irish actress and singer, Maxine Linehan, will be playing the final performance of her hit show, ONE: The Songs of U2 to Feinstein's/54 Below this Friday, October 13th. Influenced by the band's iconic and poignant sounds, Linehan will be exploring their work in a fresh and enlightening way. ... (more...)
Emma Fielding On A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Emma Fielding On A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Marianka Swain - October 12, 2017, UK / West End

Actress Emma Fielding's work ranges from Arcadia, Private Lives and The King's Speech to Terror and The School for Scandal. She's now playing Mrs Allonby in Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre, currently in previews.... (more...)
Valeria Llaneza,  an argentinian performer, singer and dancer living her dream in NYC! Valeria Llaneza, an argentinian performer, singer and dancer living her dream in NYC!
by Felicitas de la Fare - October 11, 2017, Argentina

Valeria Llaneza, is a 31 year old argentinian performer, singer and dancer. She is currently living her dream in New York City where she says Feels like home . At present, she is part of a tango production called Un tango para Tita as Do a Chola, a lonely 45 year old woman who gossips and yells ... (more...)
BWW Exclusive Interview: NILO CRUZ On Writing and Beauty BWW Exclusive Interview: NILO CRUZ On Writing and Beauty
by Trevor Durham - October 11, 2017, Palm Beach

Humble and sincere as any of his characters, I realize quickly that he will leave an immeasurable impact on theatre long after I am gone. He speaks in the same way he writes, with unconscious music and interest in that which is beautiful.... (more...)
Author DIANE MEHOLICK Author DIANE MEHOLICK
by Mark C. Lloyd - October 11, 2017, Palm Beach

I've known Diane Meholick for several years. It's so nice to see good things happening for her and a chance to interview Diane as well.... (more...)
Danaya Esperanza Soothes the Savage Breast in MARY JANE Danaya Esperanza Soothes the Savage Breast in MARY JANE
by Naomi Serviss - October 11, 2017, Broadway

A poignant drama about a mother, on her own with a very sick child is at once heart-wrenching and hopeful.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Jack Koenig Theatre Life with Jack Koenig
by Elliot Lanes - October 11, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Jack Koenig is currently living his theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as part of the company of the double bill of The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter. The production runs through October 29th at STC's Lansburgh Theatre.... (more...)
Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High School Tara Whitman of BRIGHT STAR at West Orange High School
by Clarissa Moon - October 10, 2017, Orlando

West Orange High School Theatre kicks off their season with the high school premiere of BRIGHT STAR. Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the musical follows the story of Alice Murphy at two different points of her life. I talked with director Tara Whitman about premiering the show, the live b... (more...)
Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - October 10, 2017, Kansas City

Next up at Kansas City Repertory Theatre is a new production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning 1983 play 'Fences' at the KC Rep Copaken Theatre in downtown Kansas City with an exceptional cast. Directing 'Fences' is Ron OJ Parson Director/Resident Artist at Court Theatre of Chicago. AC Smith... (more...)