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Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with James WalshExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with James Walsh
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 14, 2017

In this episode: James Walsh is a jack of all trades, who masters them all. His newest endeavors include director with 'As Much as I Can,' a theatrical event focusing on HIV infection in the African American community, and as playwright with an original new play beginning previews this weekend at Queens Theatre in the Park. 'Jimmy And Carolyn' is a hysterical, true-to-life world premiere which opens officially September 22nd. Jimmy and wife Carolyn drive from Florida to idyllic Weekapaug, Rhode Island to celebrate Jimmy's birthday at the fancy beach house of their gay son and his life partner from Costa Rica. Once the pepperoni loaf has been devoured, the Italian cookies eaten, the cigarettes smoked, and the Pinot Grigio drunk, amid the laughter, dark truths are exposed as the family struggles to make sense of their irreconcilable memories of the past, and the choices they face as they move forward. In this episode James discusses taking control of ones own career, being impervious to negativity, and the importance of finding the keyhole into the center of your performance. http://queenstheatre.org/jimmy-and-carolyn (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Andy BlankenbuehlerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Andy Blankenbuehler
by Broadway's Backbone - Aug 30, 2017

Hamilton and Bandstand's Andy Blankenbuehler has 3 Tony Awards, 3 shows running on Broadway, and 3,000 ideas in his head. He was always determined to be his best and to do this he realized that he had to stop apologizing, accept that problems gave him the best ideas, and that he works best when he is over prepared. He stopped performing because he wanted to tell stories and the ensemble (a group of distinct individuals) is the lens the story is told through. Having had to deal with personal tragedy and suffering, he knows first hand that art heals the soul. He must find an identity and do it as best he can, and that he married a superhero. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Ben CameronExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Ben Cameron
by Broadway's Backbone - Aug 10, 2017

In this episode: Broadway Debut Special Episode with Mary Claire King (War Paint) Elliot Mattox (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Kristen Smith Davis (Anastasia). These three talented performers are over the moon about making their debut in the 2017 season. They share their surprises, expectations, and fears and learned that sometimes you just have to stop and breathe. The biggest shock was realizing that when confronted with this ominous task at had, they were more than capable and that when preparation meets opportunity, embrace it. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Rebecca EichenbergerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Rebecca Eichenberger
by Broadway's Backbone - Jul 21, 2017

In this episode: Broadway Debut Special Episode with Mary Claire King (War Paint) Elliot Mattox (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Kristen Smith Davis (Anastasia). These three talented performers are over the moon about making their debut in the 2017 season. They share their surprises, expectations, and fears and learned that sometimes you just have to stop and breathe. The biggest shock was realizing that when confronted with this ominous task at had, they were more than capable and that when preparation meets opportunity, embrace it. (more...)

BWW TV: MISS SAIGON Accepts Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award!BWW TV: MISS SAIGON Accepts Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 29, 2017

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld announced the results for our second annual Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble Award, which went to the company of Miss Saigon. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Jake Ryan Flynn helped to present this year's award, and you can check out how it all went down below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Broadway Debut Special!Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE Broadway Debut Special!
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 29, 2017

In this episode: Broadway Debut Special Episode with Mary Claire King (War Paint) Elliot Mattox (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Kristen Smith Davis (Anastasia). These three talented performers are over the moon about making their debut in the 2017 season. They share their surprises, expectations, and fears and learned that sometimes you just have to stop and breathe. The biggest shock was realizing that when confronted with this ominous task at had, they were more than capable and that when preparation meets opportunity, embrace it. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Hair Designer Mitchell BeckExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Hair Designer Mitchell Beck
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 14, 2017

In this episode: ROMAN HOLIDAY's associate Hair Designer Mitchell Beck talks about how the hair department is the first  to arrive at the theatre, the last to leave, and they are usually kept in the basement.  He wasn't ready for New York City, but after 14 years of touring, realized it was NYC or back to Indiana.  He shares that hair in theatre, TV, and film are all the same language, just a different dialect; that creating wigs is similar to sculpting; and that the hair room is like the kitchen of the party... the best place to be.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/23/2017 - 5/30/2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet FischerExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet Fischer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 26, 2017

n this episode: Juliet Fischer was on track to be a Prima-Ballerina until the puberty fairy came a smacked her with a wand. After years of touring, being a Rockette, and toe tapping in PBS' 'Crazy for You' she finally made her Broadway debut. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: 5, 6, 7, 8... TURNING THE TABLES Holds a Dance Call!BWW TV Exclusive: 5, 6, 7, 8... TURNING THE TABLES Holds a Dance Call!
by Turning the Tables - May 23, 2017

In this special episode, watch as the gang holds a dance call for Broadway dancers Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Neil Haskell, Eloise Kropp, Chris Rice, Samantha Sturm, Clay Thomson and Cody Williams! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Felicia FinleyExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Felicia Finley
by Broadway's Backbone - May 9, 2017

In this episode: Felicia Finley, soon to be in The Muny's 'All Shook Up' was born in the Appalachian Mountains, raised in New Orleans, and simply tells it like it is. She started off in ballet, toured, was in the ensemble, was a swing, and then a stand-by and now cemented herself as a leading lady. It was Cy Colman who pushed her to embrace centerstage. Felicia is a woman that has the motto: know who you are, be yourself, and clip coupons along the way. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah ArmitageExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah Armitage
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 24, 2017

In this episode: Keenah Armitage began her career as a modern dancer, performed on Broadway and at Radio City, and now is a thriving success coach. With the goal of eradicating the term 'starving artist,' Keenah inspires and encourages musical theatre performers to clearly focus on their career intentions, overcoming fear, taking one's power back, and to truly accept: what's mine is mine. With a philosophy that there is plenty for everyone and abundance is a reality, Keenah begins her coaching with first discovering how to detach from the outcome. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with GREAT COMET's Katrina YaukeyExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with GREAT COMET's Katrina Yaukey
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2017

In this episode: Katrina Yaukey of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, is a quadruple threat, having made a Broadway career singing, dancing, acting and playing instruments; which she feels is just an extension of her voice. She is equally talented at all four and has found her niche. Kat has embraced her uniqueness and has combined her individually with her marketability. She was an oboe major in school, made her Broadway debut after submitting a cassette tape, and today runs up and down stairs at the Imperial Theatre with hot pink in her hair, playing an accordion. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Beth Johnson NicelyExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Beth Johnson Nicely
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2017

 In this episode: Broadway's Beth Johnson Nicely was just thrust back into the audition world after the closing of Something Rotten, but with her tap shoes in hand she is forever moving forward. New York has forced this Ohio gal to grow up in the business, but it hasn't darkened her truly nice spirit.  She may not carry headshots developed in her high school darkroom in her purse anymore, but this sweet girl knows the difference between being sexy verses sexual, is self aware,  and will continue to love learning; because that is what makes her strong (and also Body by Simone). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with JOAN OF ARC's Adam PerryExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with JOAN OF ARC's Adam Perry
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 16, 2017

 In this episode: Adam Perry of the Public's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire grew up in the rural mountains of conservative Tennessee, where he learned how to hide his true self. Since then, he's reinvented himself from an awkward teen in husky jeans into one of Broadways most sought after male ensemble members. This southern gentleman talks about the realities of social media, how he never thought he'd be 'cool' enough to be on Broadway and how his biggest dream was to be a performer at Dollywood (which is actually where he was when he found out he would make his Broadway debut). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Students Head to HAMILTON for January #EduHam Matinee!Photo Coverage: Students Head to HAMILTON for January #EduHam Matinee!
by Walter McBride - Feb 9, 2017

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas WardExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 3, 2017

 IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in ON THE TOWN and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come full circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes him so congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Veronica J KuehnExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Veronica J Kuehn
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 19, 2016

In this episode: Asolo Rep's Miss Adelaide, Veronica J Kuehn, has currently given up her gypsy robe for a mink stole in 'Guys and Dolls'. She sacrificed walking on graduation to make her Broadway debut and continued a career in bikinis, on roller skates, and with puppets. In this episode she shares things she wished she'd known before hitting NYC, breaking away from the ensemble, and how being focused and fearless paved the way for a young chorine to become a leading lady. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Students Get a History Lesson at HAMILTONPhoto Coverage: NYC Students Get a History Lesson at HAMILTON
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2016

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum. Check out photos from the latest #EduHam below! (more...)

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