All stories by Jeryl Brunner on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

After Decades Away, Marcia Cross Returns To Performing On Stage by Jeryl Brunner

Marcia Cross stars with Ron Canada and Bryan Batt in 'Pay The Writer'

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:15PM
Thursday, August 24, 2023

This Tony And Grammy Nominee Is A Force In The Musical ‘Rock & Roll Man’ by Jeryl Brunner

Valisia LeKae hits all the high notes as LaVern Baker in the show about a groundbreaking DJ who integrated radio and audiences in the 1950s and 1960s.

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:54AM
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

A New Magic Show Hits Broadway by Jeryl Brunner

A sensation throughout Europe, El Mago Pop takes levitation up a notch

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:35PM
Monday, August 21, 2023

In The Midst Of The Shutdown This Actress And Comedian Pivoted To Being A Fitness Entrepreneur by Jeryl Brunner

In addition to acting, writing, directing and performing as a comedian, Jill-Michele Meleán developed Core Set to take your work-out up a notch or two.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:31PM
Saturday, August 5, 2023

She Helped Bring The Hit Show ‘Come From Away’ Home To Gander, Newfoundland by Jeryl Brunner

Come From Away ran on Broadway for over five years. The musical about the power of kindness is playing in the locale where the show takes place with Newfoundlander Jillian Keiley directing.

SOURCE: Forbes at 12:08PM
Monday, July 24, 2023

This Actress Has Been Breaking Barriers In A Big Way For Decades by Jeryl Brunner

Marilee Talkington, who is legally blind, has thrived on TV and stage. She most recently starred as Morgan Le Fey in Camelot at Lincoln Center Theater.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:17PM
Saturday, July 22, 2023

Gloria And Emilio Estefan’s Broadway Musical ‘On Your Feet!’ Brings A New Level Of Diversity To The Road by Jeryl Brunner

The music superstars offer insight into On Your Feet!. The show, which is now on tour, tells the true story of their struggles and triumphs.

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:58PM
Saturday, July 15, 2023

After Rave Reviews Overseas, Her Olivier-Nominated One Woman Show Debuts Stateside by Jeryl Brunner

Liz Kingsman’s comedic play takes a deep dive into solo shows written by women

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:16PM
Friday, June 30, 2023

Tamron Hall On Her Hit True Crime Series, ‘Someone They Knew’ And What It Taught Her by Jeryl Brunner

The Emmy-winning journalist shares how her show has helped her heal and honors her late sister's legacy.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:22AM
Monday, June 26, 2023

Catching Up With Cardi B. by Jeryl Brunner

The artist talks about motherhood, growing up in the Bronx and what she’s cooking up.

SOURCE: Forbes at 11:33PM
Sunday, June 25, 2023

For More Than 26 Years This Visionary Theater Company Has Been Devoted To Nurturing Women by Jeryl Brunner

Clubbed Thumb commissions and develops stimulating and funny new plays by American writers. Summerworks, their annual summer series of new plays, is now in its 26th Season.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:48PM
Thursday, June 22, 2023

She’s Starring In The Role Of A Lifetime In ‘The Light In The Piazza’ by Jeryl Brunner

This new Encores! production shines a light on the beloved musical from an Asian American perspective

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:36PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

She Created A Rocking Organization That Elevates Women’s Voices On Stage And Helps Women Tune Into Their Health by Jeryl Brunner

Melinda Colaizzi founded Women Who Rock to help rock the future of healthcare through the power of music

SOURCE: Forbes at 10:41AM
Monday, May 29, 2023

For Over 50 Years ODC Has Thrived As A Dance Company, School And Creative Incubator. They Credit Their Success To Their Entrepreneurial Spirit by Jeryl Brunner

ODC is the first American contemporary dance institution to own their own building and in one of the nation’s most expensive cities.

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:27PM
Sunday, May 28, 2023

After More Than 17 Years On Broadway And Countless Dazzling Performances, NaTasha Yvette Williams Gets Her First Tony Nomination by Jeryl Brunner

Playing Band Leader Sweet Sue in Some Like It Hot, Natasha Yvette Williams delivers a show-stopping performance

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:58PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

With A Career That Has Spanned Seven Decades, Performing Powerhouse Chita Rivera Has An Entire Award Show Named After Her by Jeryl Brunner

A look inside this year’s Chita Rivera Awards, which celebrates excellence in dance on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in film.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:53PM
Monday, May 22, 2023

For Five Decades The Manhattan Theatre Club Has Prospered Under Her Leadership by Jeryl Brunner

Lynne Meadow is artistic director of The Manhattan Theatre Club. This acclaimed nonprofit theater offers another slam dunk of a season.

SOURCE: Forbes at 02:20PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

She Took Her Lifelong Passion For Theater And Became A Producing Powerhouse by Jeryl Brunner

Lisa Dozier is the lead producer of Anthony Rapp’s hit show, Without You

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:28PM
Saturday, May 13, 2023

This Broadway Dynamo Gets Her First Tony Nomination by Jeryl Brunner

Bonnie Milligan delivers a knockout performance in the hit musical, Kimberly Akimbo

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:37PM
Sunday, April 30, 2023

After 41 Years Nicole Fosse Brings Dancin’ Back To Broadway by Jeryl Brunner

Bob Fosse transformed dance on stage and film and Dancin’ was one of his most pivotal shows. After two decades of trying, the show is now reimagined for the 21st Century.

SOURCE: Forbes at 06:22PM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Meet One Of The Few Female AAPI Choreographers/Directors Working On Broadway by Jeryl Brunner

A frequent collaborator of Andrew Lloyd Webber, JoAnn M. Hunter worked on his shows School of Rock, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat and now Bad Cinderella

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:20PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

In The Midst Of A Thriving Acting Career She Found Her True Power As A Director by Jeryl Brunner

Meet Kimberly Akimbo’s director, Jessica Stone

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:56PM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

In An Industry Where Women Are Underrepresented She Built Her Niche by Jeryl Brunner

For over two decades Barbara Kavovit has been CEO of her own construction company

SOURCE: Forbes at 08:19AM
Sunday, April 9, 2023

‘Chicago’ On Broadway Has A New Roxie Hart: Olivia Holt by Jeryl Brunner

Broadway’s longest-running American musical welcomes the 'Cruel Summer' star

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:33PM
Saturday, April 8, 2023

Inspired By Lifelong Bra Pain, She Founded A Company That Makes Ergonomically Efficient Wire-Free Bras by Jeryl Brunner

Bree McKeen, CEO of Evelyn & Bobbie, is devoted to re-architecting the bra.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:17PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2023

She Brings Some Of The Mightiest Talents To This Theater Company’s Stages by Jeryl Brunner

For more than twelve years, as small nonprofit theaters struggle to stay afloat, the Chain Theatre continues to thrive

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:48PM
Friday, March 31, 2023

After A Five-Decade Performing Career Melba Moore Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame by Jeryl Brunner

The Tony-winning four-time Grammy nominee continues to be a trailblazer

SOURCE: Forbes at 05:16PM
Thursday, March 30, 2023

She’s Aboard The Ride Of A Lifetime In The Hit Play,‘The Coast Starlight’ by Jeryl Brunner

Camila Canó-Flaviá and the cast of the Coast Starlight delve into the myriad ways how strangers can impact our lives and how we view ourselves. The Lincoln Center Theater production is now…

SOURCE: Forbes at 07:43AM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

This ‘Cobra Kai’ Star Fights Her Fears And Stretches Her Acting Chops Making Her New York City Stage Debut by Jeryl Brunner

Courtney Henggeler takes on the epic role of Maggie The Cat in the Tennessee Williams classic, 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.'

SOURCE: Forbes at 03:44PM
Monday, March 27, 2023

This Daring Play Explores How Women Seek To Protect Themselves When The World Abandons Them by Jeryl Brunner

Liliana Padilla's play, How To Defend Yourself, now playing at New York Theatre Workshop, depicts how we deal with rage, confusion and desire

SOURCE: Forbes at 04:02PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

They Turned Their Dream To Create A Show-Stopping Museum Devoted To Broadway Into A Reality by Jeryl Brunner

Far from stuffy, co-founders Julie Boardman and Diane Nicoletti made the Museum of Broadway immersive, interactive and fun.

SOURCE: Forbes at 01:56PM