My Sister and I


Shaftesbury Theatre

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Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
by Kristen Price - Sep 8, 2018
The 2018-2019 season at Everyman Theatre starts this month with the Irish play "Dancing at Lughnasa." The play written by Brian Friel is set in a small village in Ireland in the 1930s. The story is one of five unmarried sisters and is filled with memories of days gone by. Just before this Tony-award winning play opened on September 4, I had the chance to chat with two of the show's stars. Labhaiose Magee is making her Everyman debut in the role of Rose, while Tim Getman, a member of the Everyman company plays Michael.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 5, 2018
Theatre veteran Tony Tanner's latest directorial project GIVE ME THE SUN, his adaptation of Ibsen's GHOSTS, world premieres September 15, 2018 at the Lounge Theatre. The actor/writer/director, having worked with a Who's Who of theatrical talents, allowed me to pick his brain on his extensive theatrical history.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 12, 2018
In TO DAD WITH LOVE, A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY EBSEN; Kiki Ebsen pays tribute to her father in the best way she knows how - singing and story-telling. Kiki graciously walked me through some of her vivid memories of growing up the child of a famous father, a most popular figure of 1960s television, known to weekly TV viewers as Jed Clampett of The Beverly Hillbillies.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 5, 2018
Circle Players continues to celebrate of its 2018-19 season with tonight's opening of Hair, the 1969 tribal love-rock musical that made musical theater history with its premiere 50 years ago. Directed by Jason Lewis and choreographed by Tosha Pendergrast, the eagerly anticipated production features a cast of Nashville's favorite actors, with Nicholas Page as Claude.
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Oct 5, 2016
A cornerstone of American Theatre has just reached another benchmark of its legacy, and we are the ones lucky enough to observe the mastery. Bartlett Sher's hailed Fiddler on the Roof is the most fearless revival of a classic that Broadway has seen. A revelrous company and a class of principals that were born to play these roles paints a Fiddler that will simultaneously warm and haunt the hearts of all who pass through the Broadway Theatre's doors.
by Mike Noland - Oct 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 comedy make her a star on the rise.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 11, 2019
James Clements is an artist of many talents, fearlessly tackling the issues through art. His latest piece, developed with Sophia Frank, is MEDEA/BRITNEY. We took a moment to speak with Clements about the upcoming show, see what he had to say about how it's all coming together!
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 10, 2017
Idina Menzel's little sister Cara Mentzel pens a must-read memoir Voice Lessons
by Mark C. Lloyd - Oct 10, 2016
BWW Interviews: Artist and Entrepreneur Jean Charles Mwibanire
by Marianka Swain - Nov 2, 2017
David Oakes's past roles range from The Borgias and Victoria to Shakespeare in Love. He's currently playing opposite Natalie Dormer in dark comedy Venus in Fur at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 13, 2018
Kelly McAndrew delivers three incredible performances as grieving moms.
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 1, 2016
We all know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen--but they hardly compare to their red-nosed counterpart. The 'most famous reindeer of all' flies through Chicago this winter, and along with him comes a dose of incomparable holiday magic. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical brings this classic tale to life at the Chicago Theatre. Actress Melissa Glasgow gives Broadway World the inside scoop on translating this beloved story to the stage.
by Kathy Strain - May 16, 2017
When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show.
by Marina Kennedy - May 15, 2017 had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Guy Vaknin of Beyond Sushi for our “Chef Spotlight.”
by Cindy Marcolina - May 14, 2018
Actress, playwright, and founder of Bhuchar Boulevard Sudha Bhuchar is curating three nights of play readings with her sister Suman at Royal Court Theatre A celebration of British/South Asian playwrights, the three nights see Partap Sharma's A Touch of Brightness, Hanif Kureishi's Borderline, and Harwarnt Bains' Blood presented along with panel discussions.
by Student Blogger: Chloe Lang - Mar 26, 2019
Hello, BroadwayWorld! My name is Chloe Lang, a junior Public Relations major with a minor in Theatre at Appalachian State University.  I'm so excited to be writing for BroadwayWorld! I have spent countless hours on this site reading blogs and getting updated on theatre news and I'm honored to be featured! I would love to share my journey to arts management with you all.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016
J.P. Cook, an avid reader and writer, has completed his new book 'The Secret Club': a relatable and creative children's story about the adventures and imaginations of children.
by Don Grigware - Mar 20, 2017
Amanda began her career as an actress in New York City working for the late Sidney Lumet.  Amanda has appeared in numerous films and TV shows and earned a SAG Award for Ensemble Cast for the Academy Award-winning film Crash. Pursuing her real passion, writing, Amanda has learned from the best by working behind the camera for Woody Allen, Bobby Moresco, and David Chase, and in writer's rooms as assistant for Paul Haggis, Todd Field, John Lee Hancock, Mark Johnson, and Gil Adler. Amanda wrote two episodes for the first season of NBC's The Black Donnellys. She has had two feature films produced.  Amanda has written and produced numerous one-act plays.  Most recently, she directed the L. A. production of William Hoffman's 'Cal in Camo' which went on to a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run. Amanda is raising two sons and splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 18, 2019
Lauded jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, accompanied by THE MEMPHIS SOULPHONY, will be bringing her latest show MEMPHIS: YES, I'M READY, based on her latest musical release Memphis: Yes, I'm Ready to The Wallis for one night only March 23, 2019. The most warm and delightful Ms. Bridgewater managed to entertain and enlightened me on the phone for an informative, heartfelt forty-five minutes.
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Mar 17, 2017
Broadway shows are amazing, and if I could I'd see one every day. But since I'm a student on a budget, I have to keep my eyes peeled for more cost effective ways to see theatre in NYC. Here are my tips:
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Toronto, Ontario's PUP are psyched to release their newest video for the song “Sibling Rivalry,” one of the standout songs on their critically acclaimed new album, Morbid Stuff, out now on Little DipperRise.  Animated by Martin MacPherson, the “Sibling Rivalry” video tells the story of lead singer Stefan Babcock's camping adventure with his sister which -- in typical PUP tradition -- goes horribly, terribly wrong…
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 27, 2016
In this edition, meet Celie and Olivia- the adorable cats of SCHOOL OF ROCK's Sierra Boggess!
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 14, 2018
KH: The first time I performed was my Nana and Boppa's basement in Skaneatales, NY, where my sister and I would reenact the entirety of Annie to the vinyl record. I was probably 5. The first time I performed for people was as a Storyteller in Once on this Island Jr. at Mill Middle School. I was in 8th grade. The first time I performed for money was the first Buffalo Stories at Road Less Travelled. I was less than a month out of college. Though I can't confirm this, I'm sure the critics raved about me every time.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Out today, “Sun Kissed” is the latest single from London-based vocalist and songwriter, Bryony Jarman-Pinto. Taken from her forthcoming debut album Cage and Aviary (out August 16 on Tru Thoughts), this follows lead tracks “As I've Heard” and “Saffron Yellow”, which received upfront support from the likes of Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music), Jamz Supernova (BBC 1Xtra) and Robert Elms (BBC Radio London). 
by Ashley Steves - Jun 11, 2019
From stage to screen and everywhere in between, Liz Callaway's four-decades-long career has been non-stop. That includes numerous cabarets, and, hot off the heels of her hit solo show A HYMN FOR HER, Liz Callaway gets even hotter with SETS IN THE CITY, an eclectic mix of old and new favorites written by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Burt Bacharach, and more.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 8, 2019
While the beloved, hit sitcom Friends originally ran for ten seasons ending in 2004, you can still easily find reruns of these enduring episodes in continuous syndication. Right Angle Entertainment will be bringing Bob and Tobly McSmith's Off-Broadway theatrical hit FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for its Los Angeles premiere July 16, 2019. I had the opportune time to query Sami Griffith on her role of perennial fan favorite Rachel Green.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016
In the Neighborhood (ISBN: 978-1-944023-06-5) the second book in the 'At Papa's Knee' children's series, is based on the life and writings of the Rev. L.A. Meade family. The tales are woven in a homey farm setting with the escapades and adventures of the children serving as the basis for Biblically-based life-lessons. As the children turn to Papa in their difficulties, his kindly advice is encapsulated in a memorable story which is easy for children to remember and apply to their everyday experience. Families will appreciate the: · 'Check Out What God Says' section, with Scripture applicable to the lesson · 'Talk About It' discussion questions for the whole family · 'Live It Out' ideas for life application · 'Pray About It' prayer to end the time · Wide possibilities for use - these stories are excellent complements to lesson time at Sunday School, Christian schools, camp, or VBS. · Fun illustrations - both line drawings and rich color illustrations - bring the stories to life. · The virtues, character qualities, manners, and scriptural principles made memorable through the antics and exploits of the Meade family. The character of Papa is based on the Rev. L.A. Meade, the grandfather of the authors, and his wise, gentle guidance during their childhood. From his inspirational words, preserved in his own hand, and from the family's own experiences and stories, his granddaughters have found inspiration for children's stories that comfort and challenge, bringing laughter and joy into family teaching time. Cara Shelton, co-author of the At Papa's Knee series, commented, 'These tales are designed as springboards for family discussions. My sister and I had the enormous blessing of growing up with the real, live, original Papa Meade. His steady, faithful influence - always loving, always with a sense of humor - was a huge positive force on our lives and faith, and we hope to share that with our readers.' Patricia Ediger, her sister and co-author, added, 'After the publication of Classic Christianity, a Year of Timeless Devotions, customers have consistently asked us to develop books for families with younger children to enjoy together. We are excited to be able to offer these books to help families have the important conversations about applying faith to everyday life.' 'In the Neighborhood' is currently available both on and at in large children's paperback format. Please go to to follow the Classic Christianity blog, to browse historical photographs, and to view letters of recommendation. Follow Classic Christianity on Facebook and twitter . A media kit is available here. For speaking availability, please contact Patricia and Cara at About the Authors: Patricia Ediger write three articles a month for the Global Prayer Digest, leads women's Bible studies in her local church body, and has traveled to Central America over twenty times for short-term medical missions. Patricia, a retired registered nurse, has been married for over fifty years, has two grown children and four grandchildren. Cara Shelton has taught both creative writing and English literature classes for over twenty years. and serves in outreach and children's ministries at her local church. Married thirty-seven years, Cara & her husband enjoy precious time with their three college age children. About the Illustrator: Suzi Spooner hails from the land of sun (Southern California) but currently studies in the land of rain (Seattle). She can be contacted at Book Facts: At Papa's Knee: In the Neighborhood Publisher: Artumitze Publishing, a division of Classic Christianity ISBN: 978-1-944023-06-5 Publ. Date: June 30, 2016 Media Kit:
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 12, 2016
Executive Chef Seadon Shouse of Halifax at the W Hoboken is in our 'Chef Spotlight.'
by David Edward Perry - Jan 2, 2020
Actress Jillian Bell successes have been growing like comedy kudzu as a result of her bright spirit and comedic brilliance. Bell consistently shines in memorable performances including 'Brittany Runs a Marathon', '22 Jump Street', 'Workaholics', ''Idiotsitter', 'Bless The Harts', and the comedy 'Sword of Trust' filmed in Birmingham. We chatted recently about running on the road of her career.
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 19, 2016
New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Daniel Iron, Vice President of Blue Ice Pictures, is pleased to announce that Goalie, the feature film about legendary goaltender, Terry Sawchuk, starring Mark O'Brien (City on a Hill, The Front Runner, Halt and Catch Fire, The Rival), Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mom, The Usual Suspects) and Georgina Reilly (Murdoch Mysteries, Blindspot, The LA Complex) will open on March 1, 2019 in Toronto and Vancouver, and additional cities in the spring. 
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Feb 3, 2017
Last month, my sister and I attended the third and final day of BroadwayCon 2017. We had such a great time all day, but here are the highlights of our day:
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Rachelle Garniez has been much admired as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, a veteran of New York's cabaret scene who has worked with everyone from Jack White to Taylor Mac. Her forthcoming album, Gone to Glory, chronicles her interpretation of songs written or made famous by a variety of dearly beloved artists, all recently departed.
by David Fick - Dec 9, 2017
As hilarious as it is unsettling, KIDCASINO is a candid exploration of some of the ideas that have taken hold in contemporary popular culture. Perhaps the reality of what it means to take gamble will come as no surprise to you. No matter, you will still be tickled pink by this show. You can bet on it.
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 4, 2017
Lauren Kennedy started her career at the North Carolina Theatre, having performed in many of their productions since she was 7 years old. She went on to appear on Broadway in Sunset Boulevard (original cast), Side Show (original cast), Les Miserables (Fantine), and Monty Python's Spamalot (The Lady of the Lake). Her other performing credits include Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard (first national tour), Judy Haines in Irving Berlin's White Christmas (World Premiere), Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years (World Premiere), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (London), Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (St. Louis MUNY), Nefertari in The Ten Commandments (Los Angeles), Agnes Ford in Lone Star Love (World Premiere), Mary in Vanities (Pasadena Playhouse/Second Stage Theater), Martha Jefferson in 1776 (Paper Mill Playhouse), and The Witch in Into the Woods (Westport Country Playhouse).
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 3, 2019
We asked, and you answered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name the most memorable moments they've ever had at the stage door of a show. We've gathered some of the standout answers for you to enjoy, with hilarious and heartfelt interactions with cast members from shows including Hamilton, Mean Girls, Anastasia, and more. Head down memory lane with these responses!
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Dec 29, 2016
Earlier this month, I saw Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway with my mom and sister. It was unlike anything I've ever seen on Broadway-or anywhere-in the best possible way. Here's a list of my top three favorite things about the show:
by Jared West - Dec 23, 2016
Yesterday, I had a chance to speak with Felicity Jones Latta, who is currently playing Judy (the mother) in the national tour of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. She was in Chicago getting ready for a packed day.
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Dec 21, 2016
About a month ago, my voice made its local television debut as I stood on the Philadelphia Art Museum steps, in an aquamarine sweater and polka dot skirt, and sang twenty seconds of 'You're The One That I Want.' I would consider a Thanksgiving spent singing one of my favorite musicals a pretty dip-da-dip-da-dip doo-wop-be-dooby-doo one.
by David Clarke - Dec 16, 2015
Anika Larsen, who originated the role of Cynthia Weil in the smash hit Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, has returned to the Broadway following her maternity leave. Recently, I went back stage at BEAUTIFUL and chatted with the celebrated actress in her dressing room. We talked about what it's like being a Broadway actress and a new mom, the upcoming holidays, and more.
by Mike Noland - Dec 14, 2019
Amanda Fallon Smith shares her journey from farm girl to Wicked cast.
by Kathy Strain - Dec 11, 2015
THE BOOK OF MORMON has been playing to sold out audiences throughout North America and has been receiving rave reviews. Alexandra Ncube plays the part of Nabulungi, a young, full of hope girl who wants to find the good in everything.
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 23, 2017
This Monday, August 28th at 7 pm the original Off-Broadway cast of 'The Lightning Theif: The Percy Jackson Musical' will reunite for one night only at the Green Room 42 for a special concert event. Lightning Theif Composer and Lyricist Rob Rokicki will host the celebration in honor of the cast album reaching the #3 spot on the Billboard Cast Album award. I was lucky enough to chat with James Hayden Rodriguez, Shenandoah Conservatory alum and cast member of 'The Lightning Theif Musical' about his experience being a part of a show whose subject material has such a cult following, and hear about his career.
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 2, 2017
Janaya Jones talks about PUMP UP THE VOLUME: A MUSICAL 90'S PALOOZA at San Diego Musical Theatre and reminisces about some of her favorite things from the 90's.
by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 18, 2016
Philadelphia chanteuse Julie Charnet brings her blend of jazz and swing to the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and other venues.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2017
The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2019
Here in the south, we revere our mamas, y'all, often expressing our loyalty and devotion to the woman who raised us in a myriad of ways. Rarely a day passes that we don't give mama credit for teaching us a lot of things during our lifetime, whether it's the proper technique of frying chicken, how to starch a shirt and then iron it in such a way to rival the best professional launderers in the business or, perhaps most significantly, how to fold a fitted sheet properly.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 10, 2019
Last time we had the opportunity to talk to Katie LaMark she was on tour with the 20th Anniversary production of Rent, which at the time was heading to Music City for a stand at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The time was October, 2016, and we were immediately taken by her easy manner, her obvious charm and her appreciation for where she found herself in her career. Now she's back on-tour, playing the role of Sherrie in the 10th anniversary national tour of Rock of Ages, heading back to Nashville this weekend for a three-performance run at TPAC this Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. And we're happy to report, she's just as great an interview as ever!