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BWW Interview: ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Lincoln Center
by Qianqian Xing - Sep 25, 2018
Zhong-Jing Fang was promoted to soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in 2018, the first Chinese ballerina to be promoted to soloist since Yan Chen in 1993. Almost ten years ago, she tore her posterior tibial tendon in her right foot during a rehearsal. Doctors told her that the chances of her returning to the stage were extremely slim.
by David Edward Perry - Oct 20, 2017
Dani Armstrong's smooth voice is a wonderful addition to the genre mixin' Postmodern Jukebox. Her amazing torch song renditions include The Police's 'Roxanne' and Weezers 'Say It Aint So'. I had an opportunity to chat with Armstrong before her show in Birmingham and talk more about her journey with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox.
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Whitney Bashor about Keen Company's ORDINARY DAYS
by BroadwayRadio - Oct 17, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to one of his favorite performers about one of his favorite shows. Whitney Bashor is currently starring in the Keen Company Off-Broadway revival of Adam Gwon's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017
by BroadwayRadio - Nov 27, 2017
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's Tell Me More, Matt Tamanini talks to Tony-nominee Montego Glover about playing Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, as well as what it takes for a New York-based actor to work outside of New York.
by Guest Blog: Kirsty Housley - Nov 20, 2018
So perhaps the fear and screaming is a good thing. The first step to feeling afraid and learning to cope with that. And I hope that once the screaming subsides, that these stories will be enjoyed, and that our audience finds in them a message of empowerment.
by Emily McClanathan - Nov 11, 2018
Chicago actor Christine Bunuan stars as Gigi in the national tour of MISS SAIGON, which plays at Broadway in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre November 14 through December 8. Bunuan recently spoke to BroadwayWorld Chicago about bringing this epic love story on the road.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
Carole Shorenstein Hays announced today that Book Passage and Curran will present a special one-night-only event featuring a conversation with acclaimed novelist Margaret Atwood-moderated by best-selling author and host of "Foreword," Kelly Corrigan-at the Carol Channing Theater at San Francisco's Lowell High School (1101 Eucalyptus Drive) on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. The event is part of Curran's popular SHOW & TELL series, featuring topical and entertaining events, and will launch Curran About Town, a new series of Curran programming outside of the theater walls.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018
Yesterday, at the PBS Annual Meeting with public television stations, PBS and WNET announced that in collaboration with CNN, the new one-hour late-night public affairs series, Amanpour & Company, will launch in July on PBS (check local listings). The new series will feature wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports. Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. The new series, an expansion of CNN's flagship program Amanpour, will continue to air on CNN International weekdays.
BWW Interviews: SHREK THE MUSICAL Cast on Creating Something Unique, Remaking a Classic, and Truly Telling A Story
by Trevor Durham - May 31, 2018
Sitting with a group of contracted, professional artists whose ages ranged from only seventeen to early twenties, seemed surreal as the show they aspired to perfect. Each question was target for their sharp tongues and good humor, giving one of the most riotous interviews in Miami's theatre scene.
by Christine Swerczek - May 28, 2019
Ellen Struve, respected Omaha playwright, has created an 'epic' play for the 14th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference. Her play called EPIC will take place in the Metropolitan Community College/ South Omaha Campus in ITC room 120 on May 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30 pm.
by Charlie Wilks - May 1, 2018
Written by the prestigious Japanese playwright, director and performer Hideki Noda, One Green Bottle is an existential tragicomic play starring Hideki himself, Olivier Award-winning and acclaimed actor/director Kathryn Hunter and Glyn Pritchard, in an English translation adapted by Will Sharpe.
by BroadwayRadio - Mar 9, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks with stage and screen star Kavi Ladnier who can currently be seen leading the new play 'Hatef**k' at the WP Theatre through March 31.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
Meet Nationally touring Recovery Comedian Dick Satori and discover the show Young People in Recovery founder Justin Luke Riley calls, 'filled with humor, heart, and hope!' Satori, an East Coast based Storyteller, Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, and Clown, has developed his fifth (and by far most personal) solo comedy show, 'Monkey Off Back - Circus Still In Town!', which he initially created largely thru stand-up and comedy variety circus arts.
BWW Interview: Nassim Soleimanpour Explores Language and Friendship With a New Actor Each Night in NASSIM
by Marika O'Hara - Mar 6, 2019
Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright whose new play NASSIM is currently being presented by Barrow Street Theatricals at New York City Center Stage II. NASSIM has previously played to sold-out audiences across the globe and features a unique set-up of a new guest actor at each performance who has not read or rehearsed the play. Soleimanpour previously explored this concept in his play WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, which ran Off-Broadway for nine months in 2016. So far in its run, NASSIM has been performed by guest actors such as Michael Urie, Tatiana Maslany, Beth Malone, Ethan Slater, Kate Walsh and many more. Nassim Soleimanpour talked to BroadwayWorld about working with these amazing guest artists, how NASSIM differs from WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, and the difficult process that almost didn't allowed him to be in the country for the play's American premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2018
Particularly in light of the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin is garnering new attention and appreciation for his astute analyses of race, class, and sexuality in U.S. culture. Our reading group will take up his groundbreaking semi-autobiographical first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). Attendees are invited to read this seminal text that brought mid-20th Century African-American literature out of the shadow of Richard Wright while deftly exploring the post-Civil War Great Migration, its southern roots, its religious inflections, and its generational tensions. The suggested edition is the most recent paperback (ISBN 978-0345806543). Traditional New Orleans fare of coffee and beignets at Muriel's Jackson Square with lively discussion to follow led by Festival favorite and Southern literary scholar Gary Richards. Seating is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Join Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford for this Master Class where he presents thirteen items that make up good writing, all of which he deems important and valuable. He will go through each one, explicating what he means and why they are so vital, citing books and references and sources, all both serious and yet with much amusement. Not only will you get great advice, but you'll be able to ask your questions too!
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with ANYTHING THAT GIVES OFF LIGHT Associate Director Davey Anderson
by BroadwayRadio - Mar 20, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to Davey Anderson, the Associate Director of the musical ANYTHING THAT GIVES OFF LIGHT which is currently playing at Joe's Pub. The show is a collaboration between the Brooklyn based company The TEAM and the National Theater of Scotland, where Davey comes into the picture.
by BroadwayRadio - Mar 10, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks Lauren Zakrin who is currently starring in 'We Are the Tigers' Off-Broadway at Theatre 80.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 3, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Yesterday, the Drama Desk Awards were announced! Among the big winners were Hadestown, Tootsie, The Ferryman, and The Prom!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 24, 2019
Today's top stories: The Jimmy Awards are held today, and more!
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Michael James Scott, L. Steven Taylor on Leading Disney Musicals
by BroadwayRadio - Jun 23, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to the long-time stars of two of Broadway's most successful musicals, Michael James Scott of 'Aladdin' and L. Steven Taylor of 'The Lion King.' Both have been with their respective shows for a long time; Scott on and off for more than five years, and Taylor, in one form or another, for large parts of 14 years.
by BroadwayRadio - Jun 2, 2019
This episode of 'Tell Me More' is BroadwayRadio's fourth annual Tony Omnibus Episode. In the 2019 edition, Matt Tamanini spoke with six individuals; four 2019 Tony nominees and two of our favorite theatre journalists. The show features 2019 Tony nominees Beth Leavel, David Korins, Dominique Morisseau, and Warren Carlyle, as well as journalists Ashley Steves and Diep Tran.
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 18, 2018
I recently caught up with Erin Burniston, who plays the role of Elvis's girlfriend in HEARTBREAK HOTEL. Envisioned as the prequel to the long-running Chicago hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, HEARTBREAK HOTEL charts Elvis's rise to fame. Burniston chatted about the development process for this new musical and the experience of performing the legendary singer's music onstage.
BWW INTERVIEW: Creative Team of HONEY, AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE, Presented by Fresh Paint and Oklahoma Contemporary
by Ronn Burton - Jun 14, 2018
Ronn Burton, Regional Contributing Editor for BroadwayWorld Oklahoma, sat down with members of the creative team for HONEY, an original devised play from Fresh Paint Performance Lab, commissioned by Oklahoma Contemporary's Women In Performance series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) proudly launches its 2019 season with the smash hit Grease. The show runs June 5 through June 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. This year marks the company's 61st season which also includes Grand Hotel, South Pacific, Working, A Musical, and Loch Ness, a New Musical.
by BroadwayRadio - Jul 9, 2018
On the most recent episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini spoke to stars of three very different Off-Broadway shows; Rebecca Naomi Jones of The Public's 'Fire in Dreamland,' Derek DelGaudio the star and creator of one-man show 'In & Of Itself,' and Conor Ryan from the return engagement of 'Desperate Measures.' This is a special mini episode with the interview with Rebecca Naomi Jones.
by BroadwayRadio - Jul 9, 2018
On the most recent episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini spoke to stars of three very different Off-Broadway shows; Rebecca Naomi Jones of The Public's 'Fire in Dreamland,' Derek DelGaudio the star and creator of one-man show 'In & Of Itself,' and Conor Ryan from the return engagement of 'Desperate Measures.' This is a special mini episode with the interview with Derek DelGaudio.
by BroadwayRadio - Jul 9, 2018
On the most recent episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini spoke to stars of three very different Off-Broadway shows; Rebecca Naomi Jones of The Public's 'Fire in Dreamland,' Derek DelGaudio the star and creator of one-man show 'In & Of Itself,' and Conor Ryan from the return engagement of 'Desperate Measures.' This is a special mini episode with the interview with Conor Ryan.
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Surveys the Breadth of Off-Broadway Work with Rebecca Naomi Jones, Derek DelGaudio, and Conor Ryan
by BroadwayRadio - Jul 5, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to stars of three very different Off-Broadway shows; Rebecca Naomi Jones of The Public's 'Fire in Dreamland,' Derek DelGaudio the star and creator of one-man show 'In & Of Itself,' and Conor Ryan from the return engagement of 'Desperate Measures.' Despite being incredibly disparate pieces, all three of these shows finds a way to feel both intimate and all-encompassing, while combining to have only 10 cast members amongst them.
by Kathleen Morgan - Jul 16, 2019
Kalburgi's show, Broadway or Bust, is a celebration of community theatre: the journey, the tribe, and everything that comes with it.
BWW Review: The Alabama Symphony Orchestra Delivers Musical Mastery in CARMINA BURANA & THE RITE OF SPRING
by David Edward Perry - Jan 21, 2019
This energized concert shook the pillars of Olympus with a powerhouse performance of two very popular and dynamic pieces of music.The concert hall was filled to the rafters with the voices of a massive choir. The power behind such a collection of voices and music was breathtaking.
by Brooke Yunis - Feb 24, 2019
I thought of ten spin-off ideas for TV shows and movies that kind of dumb but also great.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018
It's 2002 in Boston and Satya Bhabha (who you may recognize from Scott Pilgrim vs World) is in high school. Like his now 94-year old grandmother in Mumbai, he loves theatre. He is thrilled to play Orgon in the school's production of Moliere's Tartuffe. The prep school budget allows for the play to be done up to the nines: over the top wigs, lavish robes, and a mustache that just won't stay on his face.
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Lindsay Nicole Chambers from CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayRadio - Feb 11, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini speaks with Lindsay Nicole Chambers, who is currently in rehearsal for the upcoming Off-Broadway premiere of 'Chick Flick the Musical.'
BWW INTERVIEW: MARINDA DAVIS, A DANCE TEACHER, MULTIPLE FATAL ILLNESS FIGHTER, AND CHOREOGRAPHER at NBC Dancing With The Stars
by Qianqian Xing - Dec 31, 2018
Having been engaged in battling autoimmune diseases since childhood, Marinda Davis, now 34 years old, doesn't know how long the rest of her life will last, but proclaims, 'My life has been perfect for my art.'
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 8, 2018
BWW catches up with real-life besties Ian Stroughair and Eliza Jackson about the shows they've brought to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2018
WSTR's new album Identity Crisis is out now on Hopeless Records. Next week, they kick off their tour with Neck Deep, Trophy Eyes, and Stand Atlantic in Santa Cruz, CA. In October, WSTR embarks on their first US headliner with PVMNTS and Hold Close. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, please see below.
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 30, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Tony Nominations Day!
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on TODAY, 4/29-5/3, airing on NBC!
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Krystina Alabado about Joining Tight-Knit MEAN GIRLS Family
by BroadwayRadio - Apr 29, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to actress Krystina Alabado currently starring as Gretchen Weiners in 'Mean Girls' on Broadway.
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 24, 2019
In advance of her upcoming concert tour date in Chicago, legendary Broadway performer Lea Salonga chatted with BroadwayWorld about what audiences can expect from her Human Heart tour and her thoughts on representation in the current Broadway landscape.
by BroadwayRadio - Apr 22, 2018
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' host Matt Tamanini talks to one of the funniest women on Broadway, Ellyn Marie Marsh. Fresh off of her sixish years with KINKY BOOTS, Ellyn recently returned to New York following the out-of-town tryout of the new musical adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN. However, while they discuss the new show, and the all-female concept album of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on which Ellyn is featured, they lead off with her recent breakup and the harrowing ordeal that followed.
by BroadwayRadio - Apr 21, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to actress Zoe Winters who is currently starring in The Public Theater's 'White Noise.' The gripping and timely play by Pulitzer-Prize winner Suzan Lori Parks runs downtown through May 5th, and co-stars Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving, and Thomas Sadoski.
Podcast: BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More' Chats with Aaron J. Albano, Rebecca Robbins, Allen Cornell about Working Out of Town
by BroadwayRadio - Apr 21, 2019
On this episode of BroadwayRadio's 'Tell Me More,' Matt Tamanini talks to three individuals about what it's like for actors who work away from their home cities, wherever they might be. Matt talks to Rebecca Robbins, who is currently playing Paulette in the Riverside and Walnut Street Theatres' partnership productions of 'Legally Blonde: The Musical,' Riverside's Producing Artistic Director and CEO Allen Cornell, and Aaron J. Albano who is currently a member of the Phillip national touring company of 'Hamilton.'
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 20, 2018
No matter how much you love your significant other, chances are that eventually you are going to need some time apart. However, for real-life married couple Maggie Lakis and Rob McClure, that's not so easy. That's because Maggie and Rob play the fictional married couple Bea and Nick Bottom in the first national tour of the hit musical SOMETHING ROTTEN, which comes to Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from April 24-29.