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Matthew Wilkas

 
Bio:
Off-Broadway: Silence! (The Musical), The Last Sunday in June, Far and Wide. Regional: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Huntington, Sundance. TV: "Ugly Betty," "Hope & Faith," "L&O," "As The World Turns," "All My Children." Film: Gayby, Curious Thing. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Off-Broadway: Silence! (The Musical), The Last Sunday in June, Far and Wide. Regional: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Huntington, Sundance. TV: "Ugly Betty," "Hope & Faith," "L&O," "As The World Turns," "All My Children." Film: Gayby, Curious Thing. (read complete bio)
Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates Reopening Night with DJ, Andrew Lloyd Web Photo Photos: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates Reopening Night with DJ, Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 23, 2021

The Phantom of the Opera is officially back and Broadway is Broadway again! As a part of the celebration, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh took the stage for a special speech, and afterwards Webber took to the streets for a special DJ set in front of The Majestic. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night!

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces 2021â€"2022 Season Photo TheaterWorks Hartford Announces 2021â€"2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

TheaterWorks Hartford has announced details for its upcoming 2021–2022 season which marks a return to in-person events alongside a commitment to online streaming. In fact, all four productions of its 36th season, plus original digital work, will be available to audiences online.

CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS Is Back At TheaterWorks Photo CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS Is Back At TheaterWorks
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2020

Fresh, funny and smart – it's back. Conceived and directed by Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, Connecticut's favorite holiday tradition returns to TheaterWorks Hartford. CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS features seven playwrights each adding their own spin to the canon of holiday traditions past. 

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2020

Playhouse Live has released Page to Stage: Little Shop of Horrors, taking fans behind the scenes of the production that ran at Pasadena Playhouse last year.

AT THE RIVER I STAND and More Streaming At TheaterWorks Hartford Photo AT THE RIVER I STAND and More Streaming At TheaterWorks Hartford
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2020

TheaterWorks Hartford (TWH) Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero announced today that their 20/21 season will begin streaming Sunday, September 27, 2020. 

Photo Flash: Drew Droege, Micheal Urie and More Celebrate Opening Night of HAPPY BIRT Photo Photo Flash: Drew Droege, Micheal Urie and More Celebrate Opening Night of HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUG opened last night, Thursday, February 13 at SoHo Playhouse! 

CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS Is Back At TheaterWorks Photo CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS Is Back At TheaterWorks
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2019

Ruggiero, Connecticut's newest holiday tradition is celebrating its 7th year. Christmas on the Rocks features seven playwrights each adding their own spin to the canon of holiday traditions past. Rob said 'Audiences love Christmas on the Rocks. I'm so glad Jenn and Randy are coming back and I'm super excited to have TED LANGE join us this year. Who didn't love Issac from THE LOVE BOAT - America's favorite bartender. Ted is warm and charming - the perfect addition to this crazy show.  It's a super talented cast and I love that we're introducing yet another new twist to our happy holiday tradition.a?? 

LOVE BOAT's Ted Lange Joins The Cast Of CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS Photo LOVE BOAT's Ted Lange Joins The Cast Of CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2019

THE LOVE BOAT's favorite bartender, TED LANGE is joining the cast of Connecticut's run away holiday hit CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS. Running December 1 through December 23rd, this is the 7th year TheaterWorks has staged the production to an ever-growing audience.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At George Salazar, MJ Rodriguez, Kevin Chamberlin, & More In  Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At George Salazar, MJ Rodriguez, Kevin Chamberlin, & More In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Oct 10, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pasadena Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors which is now on stage through through October 20!

BWW Review: Gloriously Reimagined LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kills at Pasadena Playhouse Photo BWW Review: Gloriously Reimagined LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Kills at Pasadena Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Oct 7, 2019

At its core, the original production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (and the movie adaptation it spawned) unabashedly celebrated its campy outlandishness. But unlike the original source material which was filled to the brim with sassy sight gags, cartoonish mannerisms, and pulp thrills, this new, gloriously reimagined production---now on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 20, 2019 helmed by director Mike Donahue---feels much more grounded in reality and feels much more guided by the emotions of its characters, rather than have them just play second banana to the monstrous plant of excess vying for all the attention. With this pivoted focus, this incredible new production also now requires a cast of performers that can truly showcase that change---and, wow, did they ever find them in this brilliant ensemble!

Global Roundup 10/4 - Alice Ripley in SUNSET BOULEVARD, CHASING RAINBOWS, LITTLE SHOP Photo Global Roundup 10/4 - Alice Ripley in SUNSET BOULEVARD, CHASING RAINBOWS, LITTLE SHOP And More!
by BWW Special - Oct 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ALMOST FAMOUS, Rob McClure As MRS. DOUBTFIRE, and more!

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Pasadena Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Pasadena Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Oct 3, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse presents the cult classic musical Little Shop of Horrors starring George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, and Amber Riley! Read the reviews!

VIDEO: George Salazar and Mj Rodriguez Perform 'Suddenly Seymour' on THE LATE LATE SH Photo VIDEO: George Salazar and Mj Rodriguez Perform 'Suddenly Seymour' on THE LATE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors is now on stage through through October 20! Last night, George Salazar (Seymour) and Mj Rodriguez (Audrey) appeared on The Late Late Show where they performed Suddenly Seymour.

Photo Flash: George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, Amber Riley & More Celebrate Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: George Salazar, Mj Rodriguez, Amber Riley & More Celebrate Opening Night of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2019

Opening night of Little Shop of Horrors was celebrated last night at the Pasadena Playhouse. The production stars George Salazar as “Seymour Krelborn;” Mj Rodriguez as “Audrey;” Kevin Chamberlin, as “Mr. Mushnik;” Matthew Wilkas as “Orin Scrivello;” and Amber Riley as “Audrey ll.” 

VIDEO: George Salazar and MJ Rodriguez Talk LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pasadena Playho Photo VIDEO: George Salazar and MJ Rodriguez Talk LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pasadena Playhouse's Diverse Cast, Fresh Take on the Show, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors is now on stage through through October 20!

BWW Interview: A Glee-ful Amber Riley From DREAMGIRL Effie To LITTLE SHOP's Audrey II Photo BWW Interview: A Glee-ful Amber Riley From DREAMGIRL Effie To LITTLE SHOP's Audrey II
by Gil Kaan - Sep 24, 2019

Next up at Pasadena Playhouse, the sci-fi musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, already in previews, will open September 25, 2019. Promising new twists and surprises, this cult hit written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken over thirty-five years ago, will be directed by Mike Donahue. I had a chance to throw out a few questions to Olivier Award-winner Amber Riley who's playing Audrey II.

Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At George Salazar, MJ Rodriguez, Kevin Chamberlin, Photo Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At George Salazar, MJ Rodriguez, Kevin Chamberlin, & More In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2019

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Pasadena Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors which is now on stage through through October 20!

VIDEO: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cast Makes Flower Arrangements Photo VIDEO: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cast Makes Flower Arrangements
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2019

We're heading down to Skid Row for a look at the cast of Pasadena Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors chatting about the production while trying their hand at arranging their own bouquet of flowers. Check out the video to see MJ Rodriguez, Kevin Chamberlin, and more making their arrangements!

Flashback: George Salazar Plays Seymour in His High School Production of LITTLE SHOP  Photo Flashback: George Salazar Plays Seymour in His High School Production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

George Salazar, who will soon take the stage in Pasadena Playhouse's production of Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour, has some history with this show!

Pasadena Playhouse Completes Cast of George Salazar Led LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Pasadena Playhouse Completes Cast of George Salazar Led LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, has completed casting for Little Shop of Horrors which comes to the Playhouse September 17 through October 20; the press opening is September 25.

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