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BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Janice Hall Talks Dietrich and the Thrills of Cabaret Performance Prior to Her Upcoming GRAND ILLUSIONS Revival
by Ashley Steves - Sep 9, 2016

No matter the song, style, or setting, Janice Hall, the multi-talented opera singer, cabaret chanteuse, and character actress, is her own master. She broke into the cabaret scene in 2010 in a big way with the 2011 Bistro Award Winner for Best Tribute Show and 2012 MAC Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist. The show that earned her those awards? 'GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH,' which Hall debuted in 2010 and will revive for one night on September 13 at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. Before Hall takes the stage this upcoming Tuesday night, we sat down for a discussion on career invention, reinvention, and versatility--- both Dietrich's and her own. (more...)

InDepth InterView Flashback 2011: Joan Rivers Talks Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 6, 2014

Today we remember stage and screen icon Joan Rivers in honor of her death this week at the age of 81 with this 2011 InDepth InterView. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Ashley Talks ME, MYSELF & I and More!
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2010

Today we have Part I of the BWW Exclusive two-part InDepth InterView with legendary stage and screen actress - and, bar none, the greatest Tennessee Williams actress alive - Tony-winning star, and a legend in her own time: Elizabeth Ashley! In this first part, we talk her early stage career from TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE directed by George Abbott and produced by Hal Prince in the 60s up to AGNES OF GOD opposite Amanda Plummer and Geraldine Page in the early 80s continuing to Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-prize winning opus AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY in 2007 - to say nothing of the central focus of our extended conversation: her most recent role playing the mother of twin sons named Otto (and/or 'otto') in Edward Albee's newest absurdist masterpiece, ME, MYSELF & I, which can currently be seen at Playrights' Horizons! From the grande dame of Williams, to life with Orson Welles, to living on the road (by choice), and a life in the theatre (no choice), Ms. Ashley is a fabulous, veritable walking, talking history of the American theatre in the last forty years and no one - I repeat, no one - can tell a story better than she can! From Mohammad Ali to Edward Albee, this interview has it all! She is one of the greats, onstage and off. There will never be another Liz Ashley and this first part is just half the reason why! (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON PHANTOM 25: Interview: Sierra Boggess
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 28, 2011

Today we are talking to the leading lady of the new PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25th Anniversary At The Albert Hall - airing live in Fathom movie theaters around the world this Sunday - Christine Daae herself - Sierra Boggess! In this extensive discussion about all things PHANTOM we dissect the starring role in the biggest musical theatre sensation of all time and she illustrates her journey with the character of Christine from originating it in director Hal Prince's PHANTOM VEGAS in 2006 to inspiring the role (ten years later) in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical sequel to PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LOVE NEVER DIES, in the West End - a musical which, incidentally, is also being filmed this week (though not simulcast in movie theaters); Simon Lee's Australian production - all the way up until now - and her two starring roles on Broadway in between as, respectively, a mermaid and a student of Maria Callas - as she prepares for preserving the role in the filmed stage super-production for the ages. Additionally, Sierra and I touch on her work in THE LITTLE MERMAID and MASTER CLASS on Broadway as well as her first audition for Hal Prince, plus recollections of "instant chemistry" with LOVE NEVER DIES and PHANTOM 25 co-star and the Phantom himself, Ramin Karimloo, as well as hinting at some special surprises Sunday may very well hold in store - Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman included - and much, much more! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Sir Tim Rice On FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Story To Stage To Screen, Plus CHESS, ALADDIN & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Today we are talking to a multi-award-winning stage and screen musical master all about the forthcoming Fathom presentation of his new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY premiering in movie theaters nationwide early next month, the sharp and affable Sir Tim Rice. Outlining his impetus for pursuing a musical adaptation of the acclaimed novel upon which the multi-Academy Award-winning film is based, Rice reveals what drew him to the project as well as what viewers can expect from the dense, complex and majestic score created along with composer Stuart Brayson for the enterprise. Additionally, Rice sheds some light on the specifics of crafting the show, with a special emphasis on the controversial elements contained within the material. Plus, Rice shares specific examples of how some of the biggest showstoppers in the rich and varied score were crafted, as well as his impressions of the impeccable cast featured in the stage version, and, now, the Fathom film - and preliminary prospective plans for an American production, too. Furthermore, Rice reflects on his work with recently deceased entertainment icons Robin Williams, on ALADDIN; Lauren Bacall, on THE FAN; and Richard Attenborough on the JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT film. Also, Rice shares new details on the forthcoming 30th anniversary 3-disc special edition of CHESS set to be released next month. All of that and much, much more awaits! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Frances Ruffelle Talks 54 Below Shows, LES MISERABLES, Broadway, Hollywood, Upcoming Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 14, 2013

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning performer known around the world for her iconic original performance as Eponine in both the West End and Broadway editions of international stage sensation LES MISERABLES, copiously convivial chanteuse Frances Ruffelle. Discussing her legacy with the iconic mega-musical and her relationship with the show's director, John Caird, Ruffelle opens up about a life in the theatre, telling tales of her time spent treading the boards in the various incarnations of LES MISERABLES - winning the Tony for her Broadway performance - as well as working on the original London production of Stephen Schwartz's CHILDREN OF EDEN with Caird and fellow InDepth InterView participants Matthew Bourne and Ruthie Henshall in addition to shedding light on fascinating workshop experiences - STARLIGHT EXPRESS, SUNSET BOULEVARD and WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND among them - and her more recent roles, such as her run as the title character in PIAF and featured part making up the intricate ensemble of William Finn's entertaining revue MAKE ME A SONG. Ruffelle also discusses her solo album work and future recording plans and also comments upon the pop success of her daughter, UK star Eliza Doolittle. Most importantly, Ruffelle peels back the layers of the return engagement of her successful solo show BENEATH THE DRESS and clues us in on what we can expect from her upcoming dates at celebrated cabaret venue 54 Below. Plus, Ruffelle fills us in on her next cabaret piece and its inspiration, as well as shares the 411 about her new films coming out in the next couple of months. All of that, thoughts on Broadway versus the West End, sharing the screen with Anne Hathaway in the mega-hit big screen edition of LES MISERABLES, thoughts on some of her recent TV roles as well as much, much more in this all-access pass with a particularly lovely and lively star. (more...)

BWW Interview: Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 5, 2016

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) develops new work for the stage that promotes and celebrates diversity. Emphasizing non-traditional casting, multi-ethnic participants, and bold theatricality, BCTR offers unique development opportunities for new plays and musicals that encourage dialogue among artists from a variety of cultures. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Hal Prince
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 24, 2010

Last week I conducted an illuminating InDepth InterView with legendary producer and director Harold Prince in which we discussed his singular career, having won more Tony Awards than any other person on the planet for his near one-hundred productions since his start as George Abbott's assistant producer over fifty years ago. He produced such landmark musicals as DAMN YANKEES, THE PAJAMA GAME and WEST SIDE STORY in the 1950s and then went on to become a director in his own right with Kander & Ebb's FLORA, THE RED MENANCE (Liza Minnelli's Broadway debut), CABARET into the Sondheim series of masterpieces in the 1970s - COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES, SWEENEY TODD - bridging into his two biggest commercial successes, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals EVITA and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Celebrating its 23rd year on Broadway in January, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the most successful entertainment of all time, more than any other musical, television show or even feature film in history. It's a juggernaut like no other and the mystery, magic and majesty that had made the show such a rousing success is thanks to the masterful eye-of-all-eyes, the true master director of the American Theatre, Harold Prince. But, will he be doing the sequel? (more...)

BWW Interview: Ana Gasteyer of I'M HIP at Performing Arts Center
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 22, 2015

You know she's funny, a Saturday Night Live alum. You may even know that she sings - she was on Broadway in Wicked. But did you know that she swings? Really swings? Get ready to meet Ana Gasteyer, jazz singer - her I'm Hip! tour, in support of her debut solo album, is heading our way. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Belasco Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Oct 20, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

David Gregory Interviews Filmmaker Ken Burns on MEET THE PRESS
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

In this week's MEET THE PRESS, PRESS Pass conversation, David Gregory sat down with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to talk about the state of our political discourse, view of government, and his new documentary "The Dust Bowl." (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Brad Oscar
by Heidi Scheuermann - Nov 6, 2014

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, opened last night at the Saenger Theater. The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber originally opened on the Great White Way in the late 1980s, and starred the likes of Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman. The story begins when the Paris Opera House is taken over by a new management team. The disfigured man who lives beneath the theatre, the phantom, lets them know who is really in charge by terrorizing them until his love, Christine, is put into the spotlight. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Yesterday's MEET THE PRESS WITH DAVID GREGORY featured interviews with Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), and Honeywell CEO David Cote; and a roundtable conversation with MSNBC's Rev. Al Sharpton, National Republican Senatorial Committee vice chair Carly Fiorina, New York Times columnist David Brooks, documentary filmmaker and historian Ken Burns, and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andy Karl & Orfeh Talk Feinstein's/54 Below Show, GROUNDHOG DAY & More
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 23, 2016

This December 8 - 14th, Broadway's hottest couple, Orfeh and Andy Karl will make their Feinstein's/54 Below debut in their all-new show 'Legally Bound.' (more...)

by Kyle Christopher West - Nov 13, 2015

Earlier this week, I had the chance to chat with Dixie Longate, the hilarious entertainer whose famous Tupperware Party has conquered just about all of the world. Dixie's new show, NEVER WEAR A TUBE TOP WHILE RIDING A MECHANICAL BULL opened this week at Bass Hall's McDavid Studio in Fort Worth. Dixie told me all about her love for the South, and what kind of person makes the perfect party guest at her shows. Check out our conversation below. This article contains adult content and may not be suitable for young readers. (more...)

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Company on Their Out-of-Town in Paris!
by Richard Ridge - May 23, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the company of the 12-time Tony nominated An American in Paris of (Christopher Wheeldon, Craig Lucas, Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Veanne Cox, Brandon Uranowitz and producer Stuart Oken) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge, discussing how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how they used their time in Paris to their advantage, and so much more. Find out what the cast and crew members took away from their experiences with the musical's out-of-town tryouts in Paris and check out the full interview here! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Brian D'Arcy James Talks SMASH Season Finale, THE BIG C, 54 Below Concert & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 12, 2012

Today we are continuing BroadwayWorld's ongoing interview series with the stars and creative team of NBC's hit musical drama series SMASH with a Broadway/Hollywood leading man who first made his mark on the stage creating a role in the Tony Award-winning TITANIC after having appeared in BLOOD BROTHERS and CAROUSEL and who has since starred in productions as diverse as SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, NEXT TO NORMAL, SHREK and many more - the jovial and multi-talented Brian d'Arcy James. Discussing all aspects of his role on SMASH as well as cluing us in on what we can expect from Monday's highly awaited season finale, d'Arcy James and I also take a look back at his career onstage thus far and he shares fond recollections of working on TITANIC, SWEET SMELL, SHREK, NEXT TO NORMAL, TIME STANDS STILL and THE WILD PARTY Off-Broadway as well as offers his observations of his collaborators and co-stars in each endeavor. Plus, Brian also reveals his other current TV project: his character arc on Showtime's dramedy THE BIG C, starring his TIME STANDS STILL co-star Laura Linney and previous John Benjamin Hickey, that begins this Sunday and continues through the rest of this month. Additionally, we also discuss his upcoming 54 Below concerts June 26-30 - as well as his thoughtful and candid opinions on some of his favorite songwriters and his own songs. Plus, comments on his film roles in HBO's GAME CHANGE, FRIENDS WITH KIDS, an upcoming short film - and much, much more! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Victor Garber Talks NY Pops Gala, Plus New THE FLASH Spin Off Series, Upcoming Films & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 1, 2015

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished triple-threat star of stage and screen who has appeared in countless memorable properties over the course of his forty-year career, the affable and recognizable Victor Garber. Discussing his participation in this year's annual NY Pops gala and his longstanding creative relationship with one of the honorees at the one night only event, acclaimed Broadway and Hollywood director Rob Marshall, Garber looks back at their collaborations over the years, including his work in the Disney TV presentation of ANNIE as well as much more. Additionally, Garber offers first news on his hotly anticipated new THE FLASH spin-off TV series and shares how the outspoken support for the hit series has yielded this new venture and what fans can expect from the new CW superhero spectacular. Plus, Garber also opens up about his many upcoming film roles, including KILL THE POET, CONSUMED, SELF/LESS and more. Furthermore, Garber looks back at some of his most notable roles from stage and screen, including his memorable appearances on GLEE, LOUIE, DAMAGES in addition to his prominent role in the recent Academy Award-winning Best Picture ARGO and his work onstage in the legendary original production of SWEENEY TODD, as well as DAMN YANKEES and much, much more in a wide-ranging conversation with one of Broadway and Hollywood's absolute best. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Harry Connick, Jr. On New CD/DVD & Much More!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 3, 2011

Today we are talking to Emmy and multi-Grammy-winning actor, musician and performer Harry Connick, Jr. about his new concert CD/DVD/Blu-Ray HARRY CONNICK, JR.: ON BROADWAY, in stores this week and premiering on PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES nationwide on Sunday. In this revealing two-part discussion encapsulating many of Harry's stage, film and concert memories - as well as anecdotes about working with friends and co-stars like Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank and Renee Zellweger - we analyze the sights and sounds of his new concert album and DVD (which was filmed at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway last year) with central focus of the conversation being his passion for musical theatre music - as a musician, composer, performer and actor - and what the future holds for him on stages and screens large and small around the world. Of course, all of this is coming on the heels of the first news of Harry himself starring in the highly-awaited revival of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER on Broadway next year! All that and much, much more awaits in this extensive weekend triptych feature, so don't miss the special Harry-centric edition of FLASH FRIDAY for the full experience! (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON The Public: Mona Mansour & URGE FOR GOING
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 24, 2011

Today we are continuing our series of coverage of the offerings this Spring at The Public Theater with the playwright of the new LAB production, URGE FOR GOING, Mona Mansour. With topics ranging from the Palestinian crisis to Patty Hearst and the play, ME AND THE SLA, that it inspired; her Lebanese upbringing; her affection for John Waters; humble beginnings at the Groundlings leading now to the New York premiere of her first play at the Public, URGE FOR GOING; and more. Additionally, Mansour provides her insights into the culturally rich material at the core of URGE FOR GOING, her own family's reaction to the controversial material and what audiences can expect from the drama. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laguna Playhouse Celebrates an Early Easter with Sister's Hilarious CATECHISM Sequel
by Don Grigware - Mar 20, 2012

Funnylady MaryPat Donovan has been playing Sister for almost 20 years in her Late Nite Catechism, and it has spawned five sequels. The latest entitled Sister's Easter Catechism is full of silly, gossipy, laugh-out-loud anecdotes, mixing in popular secular issues with religion via totally clean humor... all of which will obviously mean more to you if you were brought up a catholic and understand the implications. All those rules and regulations were enough to turn a person off ... and its insistence on total commitment/abstinence... oy! Is Christmas or Easter the most important holiday?, queries Sister. Christmas is surely more alluring with Santa and all the presents; Easter - despite the bunny and copious candy - offers suffering, death and resurrection, making it less appealing but more symbolic of what Catholicism is all about. Christ's death and eventual Resurrection explain the reason for His renowned birth. It doesn't have to make total sense; nothing in Catholicism is necessarily logical. Now onstage at the Laguna Playhouse, MaryPat Donovan is once more a thoroughly engaging nun, who not only entertains but makes us think about our purpose in life. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony Award Winning Actor Scott Waara from the National Tour of ONCE
by Heidi Scheuermann - Mar 17, 2015

So here's the thing… The first time I heard of/saw ONCE was back in college. A group of friends were squishing into a tiny living room in an on-campus apartment (I think there were probably 10-15 of us), and one of the crew decided we were going to watch this totally awesome movie called 'Once.' So we squished, we sat, we watched. I remember thinking, 'Ok, the movie was cute, but man… the music!' There's no mistaking the magic that is Glen Hansard's and Marketa Irglova's music, including their incredibly beautiful, Academy Award Winning song 'Falling Slowly.' (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jon Secada Talks New Album, Concerts, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 15, 2013

Today we are talking to a Grammy Award-winning performer who has carved out a unique career in the entertainment industry between his many platinum albums, notable contributions to film soundtracks and numerous live performances in solo shows and various musicals over the course of his twenty-five-year career in show business - the charming and talented Jon Secada. Discussing various aspects of many of his most memorable recordings to date and his process in capturing them in the studio, as well as reflecting upon the ever-chaning recording industry itself, Secada opens up about his work with some of the biggest names in music - Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Frank Sinatra, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and more included - as well as all about his new single, music video and his most recent sold-out appearances around the globe. Plus, Jon recounts his experiences performing on Broadway in the hit 1990s revivals of GREASE and CABARET, as well as his most recent stage work in JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on the road. Plus, Secada shares his thoughts on iTunes, favorite artists and much, much more! (more...)

by Caryn Robbins - Jun 7, 2012

In a recent chat with BWW, Dickinson explained how this poignant play manages to invoke a serious discussion about race relations in America while delivering a big dose of laughter at the same time (more...)

Review Roundup: OF GOOD STOCK, Starring Alicia Silverstone, Opens at MTC
by Review Roundups - Jun 30, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross, directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement opens tonight, June 30, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Recap: THRONES Brings Death and Destruction in 'The Battle of the Bastards'
by Jessica Naftaly - Jun 20, 2016

We're just one episode away from the final episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones and the penultimate episode entitled “The Battle of the Bastards” premiered last night. Despite what the promos had us believe, we got not one, but two battles this episode, and it was certainly an episode jam packed with death, gore, and violence. All three things we're quite used to on Thrones! Episode 9 of this show has become known amongst its viewers and creators as the big one. It's usually the episode where everything comes to fruition, the climax of the series that has everyone cheering and applauding the show immediately after for its genius and shock. Last year we had “Hardhome,” which was a direct departure from the books and gave us death and destruction, only to have the Night King lift his arms and raised the dead. However, this episode, despite being totally epic in scale and stunning visually, lacked a certain complexity, integrity, and dimensionality that made episodes like “Blackwater” back in Season 2 so rich and exciting. “The Battle of the Bastards” was entertaining and a feat of direction, cinematography, and scale, for sure, but its predictability, cluttered circumstance, and ever so confusing character choices and motivations made the episode suffer as a whole.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Debby Boone Talks 'Reflections of Rosemary' and Musical Career
by Don Grigware - Jun 13, 2011

Triple Grammy Award winner Debby Boone will appear at the Welk Resort in Escondido from June 22 to 25. In 1977 she skyrocketed to fame with 'You Light Up My Life' and has never stopped recording since. In the 80s it was gospel and Broadway into the 90s and more recently Reflections of Rosemary, a CD that honors her late mother-in-law all time great singer Rosemary Clooney. Boone has had a varied career, running the gamut from country to Christian to pop - Broadway and standards - and will soon record a Big Band Swing album. In our chat, this talented gal talks about her music and her childrens' books, which she wrote with her husband illustrator, Gabriel Ferrer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carole J. Bufford Discusses the Fearless Females of the 1960s and Her Celebration of Them at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jul 6, 2017

One of the country's most vibrant eras in music, in general and especially for women, was the 1960s, filled to the brim with girl groups like The Chantels and The Supremes, folk pioneers like Joan Baez, and songwriters so influential that, decades later, that musical written about them keeps filling its Broadway house to capacity for close to four years (Carole King, of course). In the midst of political and public unrest, in a male-dominated world and industry, these women made space and carved out their own spots in music history. Who better to spotlight these singers and songwriters than Carole J. Bufford, who has carved out her own spot within the New York cabaret scene as an enthusiastic and rich interpreter of the Jazz Age songbook, and returned to the circuit with something a little different: YOU DON'T OWN ME: THE FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960S, a celebration of the 'bold and daring women [who] planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.' And as it turns out, it's not only Bufford's most fearless show, but also one of her best. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Creator of NYMF's SHELTER, Brittany Bullen
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 25, 2012

Brittany Bullen chatted with BWW about why she hopes future productions of SHELTER may serve to benefit communities throughout the country. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Patricia Kelly Discusses GENE KELLY @ 100, Lincoln Center Shows, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN HD & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 20, 2012

Today we are talking to Patricia Kelly, the widow of one of the most iconic and influential performers in entertainment history, Gene Kelly, all about her husband's incomparable career on Broadway and in Hollywood, in honor of his centennial. Tracing Gene Kelly's journey from his theatre roots starring in Cole Porter's LEAVE IT TO ME!, Rodgers & Hart's PAL JOEY and William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE on Broadway to his unforgettable screen appearances in many of the greatest movie musicals ever made - COVER GIRL, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE PIRATE, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and many more included - Mrs. Kelly gives us a look into the life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. In addition to behind-the-scenes stories involving Kelly's frequent collaborators - such as esteemed director Vincente Minnelli, songwriter and producer Arthur Freed, arranger Saul Chaplin and others - Mrs. Kelly also shares candid anecdotes involving her husband's involvement with directing Rodgers & Hammerstein's FLOWER DRUM SONG on Broadway, helming the feature film adaptation of HELLO, DOLLY! starring Barbra Streisand, as well as his appearing in two idiosyncratic movie musicals later in his life, LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT (THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT) for Jacques Demy, as well as his au revoir to movie musicals in form of the Olivia Newton-John roller disco starrer XANADU. Additionally, Mrs. Kelly fills us in on all the details about this weekend's two-night Gene Kelly retrospective celebration, which she leads and narrates, as part of GENE KELLY @ 100 and her future plans for the multimedia presentation - each evening titled AN EVENING OF GENE KELLY and CHANGING THE LOOK OF DANCE ON FILM, respective - as she begins to tour the show across the country. Plus, reflections on SINGIN' IN THE RAIN's 60th anniversary and the recent Fathom HD premiere presentation in theaters, the impact of Kelly's work behind the camera, his choreographic legacy, what a legend is like at home, memories of attending the opening night of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (starring HELLO, DOLLY! lead Michael Crawford), what the master would say about GLEE, SMASH, BUNHEADS and today's movie musical renaissance, as well as much, much more! (more...)

Zimmerman Trial & More on NBC's MEET THE PRESS; Transcript from Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Below is a transcript of Sunday's broadcast courtesy of NBC News' “Meet the Press.” (more...)

BWW Interview: Matthew Morrison Talks London, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN, Return to 54 Below, GLEE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 12, 2013

BroadwayWorld spoke this week with Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe-nominated Matthew Morrison of GLEE fame and Broadway's HAIRSPRAY and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA about his engagement to Renee Puente, how he spent last month promoting his new album WHERE IT ALL BEGAN in the UK, and his return to Broadway's nightclub 54 Below in 'Up Close and Personal with Matthew Morrison.' (more...)

ConnectedSign, LLC Teams Up with Spooky Nook Sports
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

LANCASTER, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ConnectedSign stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park at Spooky Nook Sports! The 700,000 square foot indoor sports complex, Spooky Nook Sports, located in Manheim, Pennsylvania has deployed an advanced digital signage system with ConnectedSign, a full-service provider of digital signage software, hardware, and content. The country's largest indoor sports facility wanted to implement digital signage displays in order to communicate messages and events throughout the complex in a stimulating fashion. In the initial phase, Spooky Nook Sports wanted to display various types of digital signage, including: (more...)

BWW Interview: Opera Is About People: Andrew Sinclair Interview Part 'Deux'
by Erica Miner - Jan 31, 2014

In part one of my recent interview with Director Andrew Sinclair, he shared his insights and experiences directing San Diego Opera, from Aida to the 2014 opening of the powerful verismo opera 'Pagliacci.' In part two, Sinclair delves further into the subject of character in opera. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Joan Rivers on Broadway, Hollywood, Reality TV & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2011

Last night I had the privilege of interviewing comedy icon and red carpet legend Joan Rivers about her first love of theatre and live performance, working the red carpet and virtually inventing celeb-reality culture, her Broadway endeavors - FUN CITY, Neil Simon's BROADWAY BOUND and SALLY MARR... AND HER ESCORTS, plus her new autobiographical piece - as well as all about the dazzling documentary JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK. All of this, in addition to discussing her two weekly TV shows - FASHION POLICE on E! and the hit new WE reality series with daughter Melissa Rivers, JOAN AND MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST? Stay tuned to BroadwayWorld for a complete conversation with Melissa all about growing up Hollywood, her superstar mother and running a production company and what it was like filming season one of MOTHER KNOWS BEST? coming up soon. (more...)

by David Clarke - Jan 22, 2014

Performing this weekend for one night only at Ovations will be Houston concert veterans Ramon Rabaza and Julia Laskowski. Joining them is Kierstin McKinley, making her Houston concert debut. The trio, singing everything from Opera to Pasty Cline, will be accompanied by Patti Rabaza on piano. Recently, I chatted with Patti Rabaza, Ramon Rabaza, and Kierstin McKinley about what Houston audiences could expect from their concert TENOR TO BARITONE, SOPRANO TO PATSY. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 19, 2016
by - Jan 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)'s On This Day - January 19, 2010
by - Jan 19, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kylie McMahon Talks Sally Bowles, The LOT, and CABARET
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Jan 15, 2014

LOT regular Kylie McMahon who stars as the shows leading bombshell Sally Bowles took some time to talk to BWW about the nature of the LOT as well as the pressures that come with playing such a widely recognized role. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hannah Corneau of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Winspear Opera House
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Feb 7, 2017

Last week, before the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tour opens at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, I caught up with the production's Yitzhak: Hannah Corneau.  It was lovely chatting with her about how she came to Hedwig, and how this truly unique show has been received across the country! (more...)

Arin Arbus Discusses Houston Grand Opera's New Lucretia 2/3-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2012

The young American theater director Arin Arbus will direct an opera for the first time when she leads a new production of Benjamin Britten's intimate but intensely gripping chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera, on February 3-11, 2012. (more...)

CBS's News, Notes & Quotes from SUPER BOWL XLVII
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2013


BWW Reviews: The Denver Center's THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER - Simply Magical
by Michael Mulhern - Dec 12, 2011

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Laura Eason is currently delighting audiences at the Denver Center until December 18th. This classic follows Tom Sawyer and his parter in crime Huckleberry Finn as they live out their childhood adventures together. (more...)

Arin Arbus Discusses Houston Grand Opera's New Lucretia 2/3-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011

The young American theater director Arin Arbus will direct an opera for the first time when she leads a new production of Benjamin Britten's intimate but intensely gripping chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera, on February 3-11, 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Extols Meredith Willson and Gene de Paul
by Don Grigware - Aug 6, 2013

On Sunday August 4 Kritzerland presented its monthly tribute this time in honor of composers Meredith Willson (right) and Gene de Paul. On hand were regulars host Bruce Kimmel, musical director par excellence Tom Griep and terrific singers Jane Noseworthy, Chelsea Emma Franko, Robert Yacko, and newcomers to Kritzerland: Charlotte Mary Wen, this year's winner of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2013, Allen Everman, Justin Jones, Bruce Merkle and David Zack. Special guest star was the beautiful Sue Raney who had a record contract at Capitol Records at the age of 17. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BCT Series - Colton Berry Talks Conceptualized Pool Noodles, Skittle Psyche Associations and TRIASSIC PARQ
by Katricia Lang - Aug 5, 2014

In the second installment of the series, I continue my conversation with Artistic Director Colton Berry. This interview is a deep cut in the metaphorical album of this series. Berry provides me with more insight into BCT's artistic goals in this discussion about the theatre's currently running production TRIASSIC PARQ. I also ask Berry the tough questions. Just what is his favorite color and flavor of Skittle? To find out, read below. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Patti Murin Talks to BACHELORETTE Couple Andi & Josh
by Patti Murin - Aug 5, 2014

When we asked Broadway's 'Lysistrata Jones,' Patti Murin, to recap 'The Bachelorette' Season Finale for BWW TV, I'm not sure who was more excited that she said yes, her or us. But there was no doubt who that she was way more excited when we asked if she wanted to represent BroadwayWorld TV on a conference call with 'The Bachelorette's' newest engaged couple... and most recent reject. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical Poetry
by Trevor Durham - Aug 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Florida Poet Laureate and long-time author Peter Meinke will recite stories of his life and poems over original arrangements of prized composer William Dawson Jr. (more...)

ASK A TRAINER: 'How Can I Make Exercise Suck Less?'
by Michael Buckley - Apr 30, 2013

If working out has to be difficult to be effective is there any way to make it more enjoyable? (more...)

InDepth InterView: Brooke Shields On THE SOUND OF MUSIC At Carnegie Hall; Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 18, 2012

Making a name for herself as a model at a very early age set the stage for a career on screens large and small - as well as the Broadway stage itself many, many times over - for iconic beauty Brooke Shields. On April 24, she takes on the role of the Baroness in a starry Carnegie Hall concert mounting of Rodgers & Hammerstein's much-loved musical classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC, co-starring previous InDepth InterView participant Tony Goldwyn as Captain Von Trapp in addition the subject of next week's upcoming InDepth InterView as Maria, rising star Laura Osnes. Sharing her insights on her many notable Broadway appearances since her bow in GREASE in the 1990s - including thoughts on her stints in CABARET, CHICAGO, WONDERFUL TOWN, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and more - Shields opens up about her affection for the theatrical form and her desire to pursue plays and musicals in the future. Additionally, Shields comments on her role opposite Miley Cyrus on HANNAH MONTANA, as well as her sitcom days on SUDDENLY SUSAN and upcoming film appearance in HOT FLASHES. Plus, all about her impressions of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and her affection for the classic score, original film and its stars as well as the challenges she faces taking on the tricky role of the Baroness in the gala Carnegie Hall concert event. All of that and much, much more! (more...)

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