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Gil Kaan

SENIOR EDITOR

Gil Kaan

      Gil Kaan, a former Managing Editor of the now-defunct Genre magazine, has had the privilege of photographing and interviewing some major divas of film, television, and stage in his career; including Ann-Margret, Chita Rivera, Diana Ross, Faye Dunaway, Carol Channing, Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Audra McDonald, Sandra Bernhard, Glenn Close, Anna Nicole Smith, Margaret Cho, and three Catwomen — Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and Julie Newmar. He had the fortuitous opportunity to conduct Lily Tomlin’s coming out interview. Gil has since reviewed movies and theatre for a number of local Los Angeles and national outlets. 
 


Adam Riegler
Adam Riegler

Adam Riegler is a videographer, writer, and musical theater lover who currently resides in Los Angeles. Adam has been working professionally in the theater since he was seven years old and has worked on four Broadway shows: Shrek The Musical, The Addams Family Musical, the 2011 revival of Godspell, and Meteor Shower on Broadway. Adam has been reading Broadwayworld since he was a child and loves being a part of the team and a regular contributor. He also loves being able to explore the vibrant and exciting theater scene present in Los Angeles!


Amanda Callas
Amanda Callas

Amanda Callas is an award winning filmmaker, writer, performer, and producer. Her films have played and won awards in Vienna, Lisbon, Belfast, Iran, Scotland, Mexico, Australia, Bolivia, Capri, Palm Beach, and Los Angeles. 

Amanda has done science writing for NASA, reconstructed Egyptian papyri, worked as a sushi chef, and played a nervous elf bride on a TV sitcom.

Amanda studied for her masters in Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK.  She runs an independent children's and YA publisher, Little Owl House.  These days she is always cooking, writing, taking photos, or most often, reading and exploring the world with her adventure loving, daredevil munchkins.

Amanda lives in Los Angeles with ever-growing stacks of books, and her sweet, rambunctious family of artists.


Andrew Child
Andrew Child

Andrew is a multimedia artist who has worked regularly as a director, animator, performer, and designer. His writing focuses on the complete arts ecosystem. He has been a guest artist at Emerson College, New England Conservatory, New York University, Clark University, Massassoit Community College, and more, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Boston Globe, and others. You can hear him on the Broadway Podcast Network interviewing acclaimed artists, scholars, and historians for 50 Key Stage Musicals: The Podcast, or you can read his chapter on The Merry Widow in Routledge Press' 50 Key Stage Musicals.


Evan Henerson
Evan Henerson

Evan Henerson is a longtime arts and features writer who lives in Southern California. He is the former theater critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and has written for such publications as American Theatre, Playbill Online, Stage Directions and Backstage.


Harker Jones
Harker Jones

Harker Jones has worked in publishing as a writer, editor, and critic for 15 years. He was managing editor of Out magazine for seven years and has written two novels (including the best-selling love story Until September) and ten screenplays. His short thrillers Cole & Colette and One-Hit Wonder have been accepted into more than 60 film festivals, winning several awards. He has a double-major in telecommunications and film and written communication and a minor in literature from Eastern Michigan University, is a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, and is a card-carrying member of Mensa.

 


Michael Quintos
Michael Quintos

A So. Cal. Contributing Editor since 2009, Michael Lawrence Quintos is a talented, mild-mannered Senior Designer by day. But as night falls, he regularly performs on various stages everywhere as a Countertenor soloist, actor, and dancer for OC's MenAlive Chorus since 2002. He sings everything from Broadway, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Gospel and Pop, and has shared the stage with Bernadette Peters, Debbie Reynolds, Michael Feinstein, and Liza Minnelli. In June 2019, he made his soloist debut at the Hollywood Bowl in front of 17,000 concertgoers. His musical theater roots started early, performing in various stage productions and a couple of nationally-televised competition programs. The performing bug eventually brought him a brief championship run in the Philippines' version of "Star Search" before moving to Las Vegas at age 11. College brought him out to Orange County, California, where he earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Film Screenwriting. He has spent several years as a designer and art director for various media companies, while spending his free time going to Disneyland, binge-watching shows, or performing in or critiquing shows. Follow Michael on Twitter or Instagram @cre8iveMLQ.


Shari Barrett
Shari Barrett

Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as a theater reviewer, entertainment columnist, and publicist to "get the word out" about theaters of all sizes throughout the Los Angeles area. As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city worked together to articulate a vision for the theater community of Greater Los Angeles. Shari is a member of the Board of Directors for Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse, one of the thriving community theater groups in Los Angeles now celbrating its 74th year of continuous operation. Along with being on the dedicated team of Broadway World theater reviewers in Los Angeles, Shari writes a weekly "Stage Page" column in the Culver City News featuring local theater news and reviews, and won the "Theater Hound" critics award on Better Lemons for her dedication at promoting small theaters in the city. Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles, and is honored to serve the theater world in her hometown.


Tracey Paleo
Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is a Los Angeles Theater Critic, a Board Member, and a full-time Voting Member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.  She is the 2023-24 Awards Co-Chair and Producer of the 2024 LADCC Awards Show. Tracey is also the Publisher, Chief Editor and personality of the arts & culture site Gia On The Move  (since 2009). Her former bylines include FootLights Publishing (Managing Editor, Social Media Director, News Desk, Contributor), Discover Hollywood Magazine (Theater Critic), The Tolucan Times (Theater Critic), and WEHO News (Contributor, Food Critic). Tracey has been a Theater Reviews and occasional Editorial Contributor to Broadway World Los Angeles since 2021.


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