On the Rise- with Candace Cordelia

Video: DANCIN's Tony d'Alelio & Krystal Mackie Are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - April 30, 2023

41 years after it originally took Broadway by storm, Dancin' is back in full force at the Music Box Theatre, where it is bringing the iconic movement of Bob Fosse to life eight times a week. Two of the dancers making magic every night are Tony d'Alelio and Krystal Mackie- both making their Broadway debut in Wayne Cilento's stunning new revival. Watch as they tell us more about the experience in this video!

Video: PARADE's Charlie Webb and Jake Pedersen are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - April 20, 2023

Parade has marched back to the Broadway stage following a triumphant run last year at New York City Center and the musical has two, new, young stars in tow. Charlie Webb and Jake Pedersen, who play Young Soldier and Frankie Epps respectively, joined the company for its critically acclaimed transfer, both making their Broadway debuts. In this video, they check in with BroadwayWorld's Candace Cordelia to chat about the honor of telling this story for a new audience and so much more!

Video: ALADDIN's Sonya Balsara is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - February 17, 2023

In this video, watch as BroadwayWorld's Candace Cordelia checks in with the newest star of Aladdin on Broadway, Sonya Balsara.

Video: A RAISIN IN THE SUN's Toussaint Battiste & Camden McKinnon are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - November 17, 2022

Meet the younger Youngers of A Raisin in the Sun! In this video, Toussaint Battiste and Camden McKinnon tell us all about playing Travis Younger off Broadway at the Public Theater.

Video: Pro Wrestling Musical THE LAST MATCH is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - October 18, 2022

The Last Match is just like the world of pro wrestling - chock full of colorful, bombastic entertainment. Mixing theater, rock, and live wrestling, this isn't your grandparent's typical musical ... unless your grandparents are total rock stars! In this video, watch as Ramin Karimloo, Amber Ardolino and Matt Cardona check in with BroadwayWorld's Candace Cordelia to chat about how they became involved with the project and what's next for the exciting new show.

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Jennie Harney-Fleming is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - September 22, 2022

Jennie Harney-Fleming recently assumed the role of Angelica Schuyler on Broadway and she is telling us all about the new gig, how she juggles being a mom with being onstage and so much more! Watch the full video interview.

VIDEO: THE MUSIC MAN's Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - August 10, 2022

Audiences are on their feet eight times a week at the Winter Garden Theatre. Broadway superstars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are two of the reasons for the success of The Music Man of course, but the show's young stars are just as repsonsible. 21 young actors made their Broadway debuts when the show opened- two of them were Emma Crow & Gino Cosculluela, who play Zaneeta Shinn and Tommy Djilas. Watch the full interview in this video!

VIDEO: THE LION KING's Pearl Khwezi is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - July 15, 2022

There is a new lion queen in The Lion King! South African native Pearl Khwezi recently assumed the role of 'Nala' in The Lion King on Broadway, in which she previously appeared in the ensemble and covered both Rafiki and Nala. Watch as Pearl chats more about her new starring role and so much more!

VIDEO: The Five Young Stars of Broadway's MRS. DOUBTFIRE are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - May 6, 2022

The HIillard family is back on Broadway! After a brief hiatus, Mrs. Doubtfire has returned to its home at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it is bringing audiences to their feet eight times a week. Five small reasons for its success are the talented young actors playing the Hillard kids- Austin Elle Fisher, Titus Landegger, Ava Gail Prince, and Tyler Wladis, who are making their Broadway debuts, and Analise Scarpaci, who returns to the show following its break. 

VIDEO: Morgan James' All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - April 24, 2022

She is risen! And a new cast recording is on the rise! On April 29, Jesus Christ Superstar: Highlights From The All-Female Studio Cast Recording, will at last be available as a full collection of songs at all digital music services.

VIDEO: Joy Woods & Keri René Fuller are SIX Queens On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - April 8, 2022

Two new ladies are lighting up the stage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Joy Woods and Keri René Fuller have stepped into the royal roles of Catherine Parr and Jane Seymour in the hit Broadway musical Six!

VIDEO: MJ Stars Walter Russell III & Christian Wilson are On the Rise!
by Candace Cordelia - March 27, 2022

Eight times per week at the Neil Simon Theatre, the company of MJ the musical is bringing crowds to their feet. Two of the show's young actors are certainly starting something, splitting the role of 'Little Michael'- Walter Russell III and Christian Wilson. Watch their interview here. 

VIDEO: Catching Up with the Leading Ladies of DISNEY PRINCESS- THE CONCERT
by Candace Cordelia - February 6, 2022

Disney princesses are heading into the unknown... or rather, all over the country this winter as Disney Princess- The Concert launches its 83-city US tour.

VIDEO: Meet TINA's Pint-Sized Powerhouse, Skye Dakota Turner
by Candace Cordelia - January 23, 2022

A new Broadway year has officially begun and BroadwayWorld is excited kick off 2022 with exclusive interviews with our brand new correspondent, Candace Cordelia. Below, watch as Candace checks in with a small (but mighty) Tina Turner- Skye Dakota Turner, who plays Young Anna Mae in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway.



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