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Friday, January 30, 2015

What You Missed on “Glee”: Sue Stoops to Kidnapping as the Invitational Competition Heats Up by Jena Tesse Fox

In this week’s "Glee", the Warblers and the New New Directions compete at the Invitational while Sue goes to criminal lengths to get Kurt and Blaine back together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:16PM
Saturday, January 24, 2015

What You Missed on “Glee”: Sue Brainwashes Sam and Tries to Get Klaine Back Together by Jena Tesse Fox

In this week's "Glee," Sue tries to manipulate Blaine and Kurt back together again and organizes an informal competition among the Warblers, Vocal Adrenaline and the New New Di…

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:43PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015

What You Missed On “Glee”: Carole King and Alanis Morissette Get Mashed-Up While a McKinley Sets the by Jena Tesse Fox

In this week's Glee, the kids sing mashups of Carole King and Alanis Morissette songs—and since Carole King's songbook is on Broadway and Alanis' biggest album will soo…

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:40PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015

What You Missed on “Glee”: New Directions Gets New Members; Ryan Murphy Doesn’t Include a Single Sho by Jena Tesse Fox

We recap the back-to-back Season Six premiere episodes of "Glee." Check out what the Lea Michele and the kids of McKinley High are up to in their final season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:32PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015

What You Missed on “Glee”: Lea Michele Belts “Let It Go,” Kurt and Blaine On the Rocks, Plus Brian S by Jena Tesse Fox

In the premiere episode of the final season of "Glee," we catch up with the club kids from William McKinley High School, most of whom have found their way back to Ohio after strugg…

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00PM
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

“The Place Wasn’t Big Enough For the Both Of Us”: Ari Roth and Carole Zawatsky Sound Off on Theater by Jena Tesse Fox

Ari Roth was dismissed from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he served as artistic director of the Center's Theater J for 18 years, in early December. The dismissal…

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:08PM
Monday, December 22, 2014

Inside Caf Edison’s Final Day; Broadway Bids Farewell Over Matzo and Memories by Jena Tesse Fox

On Dec. 19 The Café Edison served its last bowl of matzo ball soup, and Playbill.com was there to savor one last nosh. From chorus kids to Broadway stars, New Yorkers to tourists,…

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:10PM
Thursday, December 4, 2014

“Hunchback” and “Brave” Screenwriter on Reshaping NBC’s Peter Pan Live! and Redefining Tiger Lily fo by Jena Tesse Fox

Irene Mecchi, the Tony Award-nominated screenwriter who helped bring Disney's "The Lion King," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Brave" to the big scre…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:30PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Second Helpings of Famous Turkeys: Flops and Cult Musicals That Deserve Another Chance by Jena Tesse Fox

Playbill.com sits down with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, host of If It Only Even Runs a Minute, to discuss and dream-cast productions that should be back in the spotlight.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Second Helpings of Famous Turkeys: Flops and Cult Musicals That Deserve a Second Chance by Jena Tesse Fox

Playbill.com sits down with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, host of If It Only Even Runs a Minute, to discuss and dream-cast productions that should be back in the spotlight.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, October 11, 2014

BWW Interviews: Natascia Diaz of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at 54 Below by Jena Tesse Fox

Natascia Diaz talks about returning to Kiss of the Spider Woman at 54 Below six years after first playing the title role in Washington, D.C.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:24PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013

BWW Interviews: Robin de Jesus Plays Ben Rimalower in Patti Issues by Jena Tesse Fox

As he prepares to take over Ben Rimalower's one-man play at the Duplex, Robin de Jesus talks about creating and recreating roles and lives onstage and off.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:50AM
Thursday, March 7, 2013

BWW Interviews: Smash's Megan Hilty Talks THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK by Jena Tesse Fox

As she gears up for Friday's concert at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and the release of her debut solo album, Megan Hilty talks about music, theater and the songs that move us.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:22PM
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BWW Interviews: Kelli O'Hara Talks CAROUSEL by Jena Tesse Fox

As she gets ready to play Julie Jordan in the New York Philharmonic's upcoming production of Carousel, Kelli O'Hara shares her views on Rodgers amp Hammerstein, women's choices and being rea…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:11AM
Monday, December 10, 2012

BWW Reviews: Broadway Unplugged by Jena Tesse Fox

Cheyenne Jackson, Julia Murney Andy Karl amp Orfeh gathered at Town Hall for the ninth annual Broadway Unplugged concert this week.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:48PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

BWW Interviews: O'Hara & Reineke Talk Rodgers & Hammerstein by Jena Tesse Fox

Kelli O'Hara and Steven Reineke talk about the New York Pops, Rodgers amp Hammerstein and the future of the Great American Songbook.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:19PM
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

BWW Recaps: Bernadette Peters Plays NJPAC by Jena Tesse Fox

At a one-night-only concert in Newark with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bernadette Peters performed selections from Broadway and the American Songbook.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:52PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BWW Interviews: Jim Caruso Talks Cast Parties by Jena Tesse Fox

This Thursday, Cast Party will move down the block from Birdland for a repeat engagement at Town Hall. We caught up with creator and host Jim Caruso to talk about the show and the event.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:43AM
Monday, February 6, 2012

BWW Interviews: Talking MERRILY with Lin-Manuel Miranda by Jena Tesse Fox

Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim and opening doors.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:39AM
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

BWW Interviews: Mark Russell - Looking Under the Radar by Jena Tesse Fox

Producer Mark Russell talks about organizing the Public Theater's annual Under the Radar Festival.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:28PM
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade by Jena Tesse Fox

City Center is recreating the legendary Harlem nightclub this weekend, backed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:28AM
Sunday, July 31, 2011

BWW Interview: Catching Up With Jennifer Ashley Tepper by Jena Tesse Fox

The young producer talks about the success of her retrospective series If It Only Even Runs a Minute and the nature of producing.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:08PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SILENCE! is Golden: An Interview with Brian Nash by Jena Tesse Fox

Musical director Brian Nash talks about the journey of Silence The Musical from the Fringe to it's current off-Broadwya run.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:10PM
Thursday, May 26, 2011

BWW Recaps: Broadway by the Year - 1982 by Jena Tesse Fox

A plus side of the concert series edging ever closer to the present is the inclusion of songs sung by their originators.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:03PM
Thursday, May 12, 2011

BWW Recaps: Town Hall 90th Birthday Celebration by Jena Tesse Fox

The Town Hall turns 90 this year, and Scott Siegel brought some of his regular stars together to celebrate.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:44PM
Friday, April 8, 2011

BWW Interviews: Anika Noni Rose Talks COMPANY by Jena Tesse Fox

The Tony winning star, who is playing Marta in this weekend's concert at Avery Fisher Hall, talks about creating an iconic musical theater role from scratch.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:39AM
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Still Daisy Eagan After All These Years by Jena Tesse Fox

The youngest female ever to win a Tony award, now all grown up, talks about her new one-woman show at the Laurie Beechman Theater.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:23AM
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Judy Kaye Rings Some Bells by Jena Tesse Fox

The Tony-winner, currently in Bells Are Ringing at City Center, talks about Comden and Green and the importance of real orchestras.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:44AM

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