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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

BWW Interview: Chuck Cooper Preaches to the CHOIR BOY by Naomi Serviss

The Tony Award winner has found a provocative story in Tarell Alvin McCraney's passionate play about outsiders' struggle for acceptance.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:48PM
Monday, February 4, 2019

BWW Interview: Marylouise Burke Is a Conflicted Mom in TRUE WEST by Naomi Serviss

Her two adult sons are home alone and the combination is a toxic brew in this Sam Shepard classic.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:18PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018

BWW Interview: Erik Lochtefeld Takes His Lumps in a Jaw-Dropping KING KONG by Naomi Serviss

You've never seen a Kong like this, but there's more at play than Beast Meets Girl in the latest incarnation of the 1930s classic.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:32PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Michael Campayno Is a Bright Light in a Glittering CHER SHOW by Naomi Serviss

In a cast with three Chers, Campayno plays the young bagel maker from Queens who could have been the love of the diva's life.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:18PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Karen Pittman Fights the Forces of The PIPELINE; Now Available on BroadwayHD! by Naomi Serviss

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

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:48PM
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Stephanie Hsu Brings the Heat and Heart to BE MORE CHILL by Naomi Serviss

It feels pretty insane, with all the crazy reaction, Hsu said of the play that bounced to off-Broadway as a streaming sensation, the RENT of a current generation of young theatergoers.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:24PM
Monday, August 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Jackie Hoffman's Yente Spins Comedy in Yiddish FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Naomi Serviss

It's kind of like I'm playing my grandparents,' said Hoffman, one of the cast members who learned Yiddish for this singular production.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:33AM
Monday, August 6, 2018

BWW Interview: Cynthia Mace Is Master of the Stairs in SKINTIGHT by Naomi Serviss

There is literally a lot of heavy baggage when a fashion industry icon gets a surprise visit from his neurotic daughter and her son.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:54AM
Monday, July 9, 2018

BWW Interview: Susan Pourfar's Mid-Life Crisis in MARY PAGE MARLOWE by Naomi Serviss

Pourfar shares the title role with six actresses and a doll in Tracy Letts' powerful play about a woman's life of quiet desperation.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:12AM
Monday, June 25, 2018

BWW Interview: Tammy Blanchard Has a Pipe Dream in THE ICEMAN COMETH by Naomi Serviss

In Eugene O'Neill's barroom tragedy, Blanchard gets to play one of her favorite types 'women who are struggling but really have fight in them.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:36PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BWW Interview: PARADISE BLUE's Kristolyn Lloyd Yearns for More by Naomi Serviss

Dominique Morisseau's taut play depicting desperation at a 1949 Detroit jazz club in an African-American neighborhood targeted for gentrification recalls August Wilson's Pittsburgh-set serie…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:04PM
Friday, May 4, 2018

BWW Interview: THREE TALL WOMEN'S Alison Pill Embraces a Statuesque Role by Naomi Serviss

Playing C, the youngest tall woman, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity she couldn't refuse, Pill explains.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:54AM
Monday, March 19, 2018

BWW Interview: Juliane Godfrey Is a SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Triple Threat by Naomi Serviss

The dance captain of the Technicolor-blasted, live production of the whimsical television cartoon also juggles acting and singing duties.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:30PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Susan Brown and Her Bevy of Characters in ANGELS IN AMERICA by Naomi Serviss

Brown considers herself a 'a chameleon as an actor.' Good thing. She portrays three men and two women in Tony Kushner's groundbreaking play.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:02PM
Monday, February 5, 2018

BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Lindiwe Dlamini Is Still Roaring After 20 Years by Naomi Serviss

Dlamini auditioned for The Lion King ensemble when it was germinating. Who knew the circle of life would go on and on and on

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:10AM
Thursday, January 25, 2018

BWW Interview: Jackie Hoffman, Live and Kvetching at Lincoln Center by Naomi Serviss

The acclaimed actor and comedian is appearing in the 19th season of Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK series, an eclectic musical buffet of the American spirit through song and story.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:20AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

BWW Interview: Jeremy Shamos Shines Bright in METEOR SHOWER by Naomi Serviss

A normal, if a little repressed, Californian couple experience out-of-this-world changes in this Steve Martin comedy.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:00PM
Monday, November 13, 2017

BWW Interview: Celeste Den Conducts Dangerous Liaisons in M. BUTTERFLY by Naomi Serviss

In her Broadway debut, Den is acting in a play that she says 'had a orofound effect on me' from the time she first read it while in high school.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:10AM
Monday, October 23, 2017

BWW Interview: THE RED SHOES Keep Cordelia Braithwaite on Her Toes by Naomi Serviss

I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with dance,' Braithwaite said, 'but it's all I've done.' Since joining Matthew Bourne's company, her dance repertoire has expanded to include ballet.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:54AM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:12AM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:36PM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:48PM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:42AM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:06PM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:12PM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:12PM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:36PM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:36AM
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.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:18PM
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

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:06PM

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