All stories by Naomi Serviss on BroadwayStars

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BWW Interview: Danaya Esperanza Soothes the Savage Breast in MARY JANE by Naomi Serviss

A poignant drama about a mother, on her own with a very sick child is at once heart-wrenching and hopeful.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BWW Interview: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Redux for Natalie Woolams-Torres by Naomi Serviss

A life-altering book is turned into a hugely popular play and then is restaged. An actor leaps at the chance to do it all over again.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

BWW Interview: Karen Pittman Fights the Forces of The PIPELINE by Naomi Serviss

A teacher struggles against the chaos of a tough inner city public school and the system that threatens her son.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BWW Interview: De'Adre Aziza is a Midsummer Night's Dreamer by Naomi Serviss

Aziza, who plays Hippolyta in a Shakespeare in the Park production, says her character is a fierce feminist in this comedy of errors.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON Duels It Out With HAMILTON by Naomi Serviss

The satire, which hammers HAMILTON with love-by-parody in a zippy 70-minute show, is moving to midtown.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BWW Interview: GROUNDHOG DAY's John Sanders Is Happy to Repeat Himself, Repeat Himself by Naomi Serviss

Playing the role of Ned Ryerson, Sanders has found that the bumpkin insurance man has his own cheering section.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BWW Interview: OSLO's Anthony Azizi Makes Peace a Priority by Naomi Serviss

Azizi plays the tightly wound PLO finance minister meeting secretly with Israelis in this thrilling peek behind the scenes of the talks that led to the 1993 Oslo peace accord.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BWW Interview: Dave Hearn Falls for the Audience in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG by Naomi Serviss

In this madcap British farce in which the actors are busy smashing chairs and falling over, physical training, concentration and careful meal planning are requisites in getting laughs.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

BWW Interview: Rheaume Crenshaw's GROUNDHOG DAY Marathon by Naomi Serviss

The Broadway adaptation of the film about a recurring day in Punxsutawney is a blur of clever set changes and a virtual obstacle course for the cast.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

BWW Interview: Robert Cuccioli Is the Mysterious WHITE GUY ON THE BUS by Naomi Serviss

The Broadway veteran stars in a play that questions perceptions of race and economic disparity and pushes people's buttons in this volatile time.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

BWW Interview: Jessica Hecht Explains the Calculations of THE PRICE by Naomi Serviss

Arthur Miller's timeless drama focuses on an estranged family settling up an estate, but so much more lies just below the surface.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

BWW Interview: Sas Goldberg's Kiki Is Her Own SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Naomi Serviss

What happens to a gay man looking for Mr. Right when his three best girlfriends marry off

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BWW Interview: James Lecesne Unlocks the Story in THE MOTHER OF INVENTION by Naomi Serviss

In this play about a family coping with Alzheimer's disease, Lecesne, an award-winning playwright and actor, wanted to tell a story 'about how people hold onto their stories until it is no l…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

BWW Interview: JITNEY's Anthony Chisholm Dives Into the Unknown by Naomi Serviss

A mainstay of August Wilson's Pittsburgh 20th Century Cycle is back for another turn as Fielding, the desperate gypsy cab driver.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BWW Interview: Scott Stangland Hears Two Magic Words: 'You're On!' by Naomi Serviss

The understudy for Josh Groban in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Stangland took over just two days after opening and is settling in.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen Is STEPPIN' OUT at Feinstein's/54 Below by Naomi Serviss

The much-praised concert performance by the veteran of stage and screen will land at Feinstein's54 Below for a late-November run.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

BWW Interview: Denis Arndt Isn't Uncertain About This HEISENBERG Principle by Naomi Serviss

HEISENBERG, shorthand for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics, is not your typical love story. Georgie Burns, played energetically by Mary-Louise Parker, is a 42-year-o…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BWW Interview: Chay Yew Directs the Moving WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS? by Naomi Serviss

A one-man show written and performed by Brian Quijada delves into identity and the immigrant story, incorporating spoken word, rap, hip- hop, and live looping.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

BWW Interview: Leslye Headland's LAYOVER Plans Run Amok by Naomi Serviss

Strangers on a plane embrace in a cat-and-mouse game with no rules. An exploration in the nature of truth and intimacy ensues.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

BWW Interview: OSLO's Jennifer Ehle and the Mission Possible by Naomi Serviss

The Lincoln Center drama is a riveting depiction of a historical moment in diplomacy, leavened with whisky, waffles and a lot of furniture moving.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence by Naomi Serviss

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With Love by Naomi Serviss

The poetperformeractivist, currently in HAMILTON, brings a powerful lineup to Webster Hall on July 31 for a benefit dedicated to the gay community in Orlando, scene of the horrific shooting …

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Monday, July 11, 2016

BWW Interview: Robert Creighton Taps Into CAGNEY's Beat by Naomi Serviss

Cagney's pugnacious attitude and formidable talent grabbed Creighton by the lapels, and now he's starring in a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a musical.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

BWW Interview: Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY by Naomi Serviss

Carter settles in opposite Matthew Broderick for several rounds of patient-therapist tango amid a ghostly Dublin in this revival of Conor McPherson's drama.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BWW Interview: WAITRESS'S Keala Settle Kneads the Dough by Naomi Serviss

The popular musical is a celebration of love, motherhood, friendship and the magic of pie-making, a subject that Settle knows a thing or two about.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

BWW Interview: Douglas Carter Beane Kick-Starts the Rockettes' Summer Adventure by Naomi Serviss

A Drama Desk award-winner is recruited to conjure up a New York adventure fit for audiences at Radio City.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BWW Interview: Charles Borland Pulls No Punches in THE FATHER by Naomi Serviss

The play, by Florian Zeller, offers a gut punch of a journey to the center of a man's descent into dementia.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem by Naomi Serviss

Harner credits the tight ensemble with getting the tone just right for the events that result in brutal executions of perceived witches.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

BWW Interview: Shaina Taub Rejuvenates OLD HATS by Naomi Serviss

The singer-songwriter's music and performance complement Bill Irwin and David Shiner's baggy pants silliness in this revival of the side-splitting show.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BWW Interview: Tyler Lea's Curious Journey to Broadway by Naomi Serviss

The new lead in the Tony-winning play has found his role presents some unique physical challenges.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BWW Interview: Adam Grupper Is FIDDLER's Rabbi Plus Two by Naomi Serviss

The latest production is one that resonates today, he says. It's a story we all fell in love with.

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