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Paul Tinder of SHE KILLS MONSTERS at Performing Arts San Antonio Interview Paul Tinder of SHE KILLS MONSTERS at Performing Arts San Antonio
by Ashley Corbaley - June 15, 2020, San Antonio

With theatre's closed across the globe because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Performing Arts San Antonio is allowing audiences to see the next show in their Season's lineup without leaving their living room! PASA's latest production, SHE KILLS MONSTERS will be available for streaming in August. BWW reac...
Andrew Samonsky of COME FROM AWAY at Majestic Theatre Interview Andrew Samonsky of COME FROM AWAY at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - February 24, 2020, San Antonio

The story of Newfoundland and the town of Gander was a chance to remember the good in so many. COME FROM AWAY is an amazing true story of how 7,000 people were stranded in Gander and how the good in everyone was quickly discovered. BWW was able to chat recently with Andrew Samonsky who plays Kevin a...
Andy Meyers of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at The Public Theater Interview Andy Meyers of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at The Public Theater
by Kathy Strain - February 21, 2020, San Antonio

As the Public Theater prepares to wrap up its run of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, it was fun to chat with Andy Meyers who plays the part of…well…of…many characters central to the story. Read below to see just how Meyers keeps up with the high jinx adventures that make A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE ...
Beau Bradshaw of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Majestic Theatre Interview Beau Bradshaw of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - January 23, 2020, San Antonio

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL seems to be the kind of show that many people might consider a show for children. But, in looking further, you can see that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is a great show for all ages. So much fun packed into a short period of time. The message will warm your heart. The music will surpr...
Jackie Nguyen of MISS SAIGON at Majestic Theatre Interview Jackie Nguyen of MISS SAIGON at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - January 06, 2020, San Antonio

In today's world there are so many stories of trial and triumph, sacrifice and success, loss and love. MISS SAIGON is such a story that shows all of this and keeps everyone engaged and emotional. BWW caught up with Jackie Nguyen recently for a chance to find out how MISS SAIGON is her very own mothe...
Jessica Sherman of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Majestic Theatre Interview Jessica Sherman of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - December 19, 2019, San Antonio

DEAR EVAN HANSEN continues to sell-out shows all over North America as it makes its ways from city to city. It's been a show that brings on conversations with families, friends, and acquaintances as to how to connect to each other and be honest with each other. BWW recently caught up with Jessica Sh...
Bella Hicks of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts Interview Bella Hicks of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
by Kathy Strain - December 16, 2019, San Antonio

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER is a Christmas tradition for many around the world. The stop motion animated TV special first aired in 1964. It was a Rankin/Bass Production that had children looking forward to it every year. The show was a reminder to all that no matter who you are, no matter what yo...
Steven Wendt of BLUE MAN GROUP At Majestic Theatre Interview Steven Wendt of BLUE MAN GROUP At Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - November 19, 2019, San Antonio

BLUE MAN GROUP has been performing all over the world for more than 25 years. Cities like New York, Las Vegas, and Berlin have permanent residencies of the hysterical, light-hearted, multifaceted group. There is also a tour of BLUE MAN GROUP that love to entertain audiences all over North America. T...
Courtney Martin of NICK, JR. LIVE! at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts Interview Courtney Martin of NICK, JR. LIVE! at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
by Kathy Strain - November 14, 2019, San Antonio

Children and parents have loved Nick, Jr. and the programming available to entertain and educate. The shows are always upbeat and happy as characters teach children many things. As NICK,JR.LIVE tours around North America, children can experience what it's like to see some of their favorite character...
Rachel Holdman And Emilie Miller of THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Openstage Theatre Company Interview Rachel Holdman And Emilie Miller of THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Openstage Theatre Company
by Ashley Corbaley - November 08, 2019, San Antonio

San Antonio's newest Theater, Openstage Theatre Company, is bringing Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS to life! Openstage is putting everything they have into sharing such a moving tale of love, following your dreams, and the consequences of the choices we make. The story follows the ups and ...
Timothy Gulan of CATS at Majestic Theatre Interview Timothy Gulan of CATS at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - October 26, 2019, San Antonio

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS has won many awards over the years including seven Tony Awards. CATS has been rediscovered by audiences everywhere and will be coming to San Antonio, Texas and the Majestic Theatre from October 29-November 3, 2019. BWW caught up with Timothy Gulan who plays the part of Bus...
Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre Interview Jimmy Smagula of LES MISERABLES at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - September 12, 2019, San Antonio

As LES MISERABLES continues to tour in North America, audiences continue to enjoy this timeless musical. The musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, is one show that no one should miss. As the show continues its journey, BWW caught up with Jimmy Smagula who plays the comedic relief, Thenardier....
Taylor Paige Henderson, Shane Glenn Vickers, Audrey Davis, Courtnie Mercer And Ken Ur Interview Taylor Paige Henderson, Shane Glenn Vickers, Audrey Davis, Courtnie Mercer And Ken Urso of MATILDA at The Public Theater Of San Antonio
by Ashley Corbaley - July 10, 2019, San Antonio

The 2013 Tony Award Winning, MATILDA finds a place to share its powerful story at The Public Theater this summer! The highly anticipated giant of a musical, features a cast of 38 powerhouse actors, glorious lighting and more than a little magic. BWW sat down with some of the cast and crew at the Pub...
Carol Beaugard as Yente in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Tour Interview Carol Beaugard as Yente in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on Tour
by Kathy Strain - March 26, 2019, San Antonio

When the first production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opened on Broadway, many wondered how it would do post war and what people would think of the strong history of the Jewish people of Russia. It didn't take long to find out that the show was a hit amongst many theater goers and has made history itself...
Mike McLean as Captain Georg von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Tour Interview Mike McLean as Captain Georg von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Tour
by Kathy Strain - March 06, 2019, San Antonio

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a spectacular show with amazing music and a riveting story to go along with it. As there touring company of THE SOUND OF MUSIC prepares to come to San Antonio, Texas from March 8 to March 10, BWW had a chance to chat with Captain Georg von Trapp (played by Mike McLean) and find...
Mom Tiffany Jenkins on Juggling the Jenkins, her road to overcoming addiction and rai Interview Mom Tiffany Jenkins on Juggling the Jenkins, her road to overcoming addiction and raising her children
by Kathy Strain - February 20, 2019, San Antonio

Tiffany Jenkins appears to many as a typical stay-at-home mom raising three young children. Seeing her videos and reading her posts, you quickly realize that Jenkins is anything but typical. She is honest and open as she shared with her audiences the life she used to live that included addiction and...
Christine Dwyer as Jenna in WAITRESS on Tour Interview Christine Dwyer as Jenna in WAITRESS on Tour
by Kathy Strain - January 03, 2019, San Antonio

WAITRESS is a wonderful show that has been entertaining audiences all over North America as it tours. San Antonio, Texas and the Majestic Theatre will have a chance to host this amazing show from January 8-13, 2019. BWW San Antonio recently caught up with Christine Dwyer who is currently playing the...
Susan Moniz as Madame Giry in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour Interview Susan Moniz as Madame Giry in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by Kathy Strain - November 28, 2018, San Antonio

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA first opened in London's West End in 1986 and later on Broadway in 1988. It continues to be among the most popular shows visitors have to see when in New York and continues to hold the record for the longest running show in Broadway history. As the show tours around North Am...
BWW Video Interview: Dena Blizzard is ONE FUNNY MOTHER Interview BWW Video Interview: Dena Blizzard is ONE FUNNY MOTHER
by Kathy Strain - October 27, 2018, San Antonio

With all the responsibilities and demands of motherhood, it's no wonder mothers don't find themselves in a corner sobbing for the life she has while raising active children in a world full of challenges and mystery. Dena Blizzard knows it all to well herself as a mother of 3 rambunctious children, s...
Mystic Inscho as Zack in SCHOOL OF ROCK Interview Mystic Inscho as Zack in SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Kathy Strain - October 25, 2018, San Antonio

SCHOOL OF ROCK has been getting positive reviews everywhere they perform. The story is fun, the music is entertaining and the actors blow your mind when you see them giving their all to the show. One actor, Mystic Inscho, plays the role of Zack as SCHOOL OF ROCK tours around North America. At the yo...
Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon in THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Interview Taylor Bloom as Paul Simon in THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
by Kathy Strain - October 18, 2018, San Antonio

The music of Simon and Garfunkel has been enjoyed by many generations. Their music has become timeless. Continuing to pay tribute to the singing duo, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY shares many songs as the audience is carried away to a different time and place when the stories the songs told became ant...
Gavin Pring as George Harrison in THE FAB FOUR Interview Gavin Pring as George Harrison in THE FAB FOUR
by Kathy Strain - September 26, 2018, San Antonio

With so many Beatles' tribute bands around, it's sometimes difficult to try to figure out which one is most authentic and who is sincere in their desire to keep the Beatles' music alive. One such band, THE FAB FOUR, has been traveling all over the world and proving time and time again, that the Beat...
Andy Richardson in WICKED at the Majestic Theatre Interview Andy Richardson in WICKED at the Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - September 21, 2018, San Antonio

As WICKED continues to entertain audiences all over the world, it has proven that WICKED has true staying power. It's full of entertainment from start to finish and everywhere in between. WICKED is beloved and enjoyed by all ages and many who are happy to see it again and again. It will be in San An...
BWW Exclusive Video Interview: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at THE PUBLIC TH Interview BWW Exclusive Video Interview: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at THE PUBLIC THEATER OF SAN ANTONIO
by Kathy Strain - May 16, 2018, San Antonio

There have recently been some exciting changes taking place at The Public Theater of San Antonio (formerly known as The Playhouse). The changes are proving to be exciting for audiences in the area. The latest show at The Public Theater of San Antonio is THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Opening night w...
Taylor Gray as Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Tour Interview Taylor Gray as Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Tour
by Kathy Strain - February 07, 2018, San Antonio

In a recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee on a chilly December evening, four musicians came together for a visit and an impromptu jam session. That jam session at the famed Sun Record Studios would go down in history because the four musicians have become known as some of the greatest musicians in...
J. Daughtry as Harpo in THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour Interview J. Daughtry as Harpo in THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour
by Kathy Strain - February 01, 2018, San Antonio

THE COLOR PURPLE is the story of a young girl named Celie who must overcome so many trials and troubles of growing up an African American girl in Georgia at the beginning of the 20th Century. She must navigate all of her personal problems while protecting the women around her. One important characte...
BWW Video Interview: Jeff Jeffers and Kate Glasheen in CONSTELLATIONS Interview BWW Video Interview: Jeff Jeffers and Kate Glasheen in CONSTELLATIONS
by Kathy Strain - November 01, 2017, San Antonio

The Playhouse in San Antonio is presenting a play by Nick Payne called CONSTELLATIONS and stars Jeff Jeffers and Kate Glasheen as Roland and Marianne; two people navigating life together and finding just what binds them....
Heather Botts as Anna in THE KING & I on Tour Interview 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...
Cary Elwes from THE PRINCESS BRIDE Interview Cary Elwes from THE PRINCESS BRIDE
by Kathy Strain - August 24, 2017, San Antonio

What can be said about THE PRINCESS BRIDE that has not already been said? It is one of those movies that many people quote word for word. They watch it over and over and over and over again. Fans can't get enough. It's the go to movie for friends who don't know what movie to watch when sitting aroun...
Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel in FUN HOME Interview Kate Shindle as Alison Bechdel in FUN HOME
by Kathy Strain - August 03, 2017, San Antonio

Kate Shindle seemed to be one of the busiest entertainers in the theater industry. When she's not busy with her responsibilities as president of Actor's Equity, she is also busy touring with the First National Tour of FUN HOUSE. As she prepares to come to San Antonio, Texas and the Tobin Center for ...
BWW Video Interview: HAIRSPRAY Stars Kass Ortiz and David Nanny Interview BWW Video Interview: HAIRSPRAY Stars Kass Ortiz and David Nanny
by Kathy Strain - July 24, 2017, San Antonio

HAIRSPRAY continues to entertain audiences in San Antonio as it plays at the Playhouse. Recently, BWW San Antonio caught up with its two stars, Kass Ortiz as Tracy and David Nanny as Edna to chat about HAISPRAY, the characters and what the show means to them....
Darcy Stewart as Mrs. Wormwood in MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - May 30, 2017, San Antonio

Have you ever looked back on your childhood and wished you could do things differently? Have you known people who had less than perfect childhoods? Bullying and parental neglect are just part of poor Matilda's young life as she tries to find her way. MATILDA THE MUSICAL is a family-fun show and is c...
Susan McFadden CELTIC WOMAN Got Her Start in Theater
by Kathy Strain - May 10, 2017, San Antonio

CELTIC WOMAN was an idea imagined in Ireland in 2004 that included classically trained Irish female musicians. As the group has enjoyed success all over the world, audiences come again and again to enjoy "…all things Celtic - from bagpipes and bouzouki to Irish dances. But it's also so much more tha...
Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - March 16, 2017, San Antonio

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life ...
Kaleb Wells as Roger in RENT on Tour
by Kathy Strain - February 24, 2017, San Antonio

With the 20th Anniversary of RENT currently touring North America, audiences are enjoying this production that is close to the original Broadway production. Kaleb Wells plays Roger who struggles with his own personal demons as he follows his dreams. Wells is living his dreams as he portrays Roger du...
BWW Interviews: Andrea Goss of Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of CABARET
by Kathy Strain - October 20, 2016, San Antonio

CABARET is a classic musical with a cast of characters that can only be explained by seeing the show firsthand. Originally based on the story by the Christopher Isherwood novel, Goodbye to Berlin, CABARET'S music is written by the multi-talented team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. As part of the 50th ...