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Monday, November 27, 2023

Talkin' Broadway - Interview with James Walton - 11/27/23 by Wayman Wong

In fall 1981, previews of Merrily We Roll Along started out with a song. In fact, a whole wonderful score of them by Stephen Sondheim. Plus, a book by George Furth and direction by Hal Princ…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:57AM
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Talkin' Broadway - Side by Side With Sondheim: My Favorite Stories About Steve - 12/2/21 by Wayman Wong

"... I was fortunate enough to befriend Sondheim, and here are a few memories I've got of the amazing man behind the music and lyrics."

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:33PM
Thursday, July 5, 2018

BWW Exclusive: David Henry Hwang on What's Next for SOFT POWER and Why He's So 'Proud' of His Actors & Audiences by Wayman Wong

David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's 'Soft Power,' a new musical satire that takes a hard look at America and China, hopes to go out with a bang this Fourth of July weekend.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:36AM
Friday, June 29, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Conrad Ricamora Rises to SOFT POWER and Blasts Trump for Getting Away With Racism by Wayman Wong

Conrad Ricamora is best-known to millions of TV viewers as Oliver, the cute computer whiz, on ABC's 'How to Get Away With Murder.' But this 2013 Theatre World Award winner also can slay an a…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:12PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BWW Exclusive: How a Broadway Music Video Captured the 'Morning Glow' of Marriage Equality by Wayman Wong

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality would be the law of the land in America. Three days later, Tom Andersen, an award-winning, out singer-songwriter released a m…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:06PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Jeremy Jordan in Concert- Sings?'West Side' and Zings Weinstein by Wayman Wong

Jeremy Jordan plays Winn on the CW's 'Supergirl,' but he proved to be a superguy himself as he raised thousands for charity Sunday at a Broadway the Herbst concert in San Francisco. The Ton…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:38PM
Monday, July 31, 2017

BWW Exclusive: David Moscow Shares His Secrets From NEWSIES on Its 25th Anniversary! Read All About It! by Wayman Wong

When David Moscow made his 'Big'-screen debut in 1988, it was huge. Penny Marshall had plucked this precocious, 11-year-old kid from the Bronx to play the younger version of Tom Hanks' chara…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:42PM
Monday, June 19, 2017

BWW Interview: Michael Maliakel Hopes 'MONSOON' Takes Broadway by Storm by Wayman Wong

'Monsoon Wedding,' the new musical based on Mira Nair's acclaimed 2001 movie, has been showered with praise at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. Karen D'Souza of the San Jose Me…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:54PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BWW Exclusive: Sondheim Knocks Riedel's Reporting; Says His New Musical Was Never Called BUNUEL by Wayman Wong

Stephen Sondheim says his new musical with David Ives was never called 'Bunuel,' and he criticized Michael Riedel's 'misreporting' of the title in the New York Post last fall.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:36PM
Friday, April 21, 2017

Sunday in the Dark for Rush: Or How Fans Slept Their Way to See Sondheim by Wayman Wong

Here's how I slept with dozens of guys and galson Wednesday, April 19... to get bargain tickets to 'Sundayin the Park With George.'It's called 'rush,' and many Broadway shows offer discounte…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:36AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Interview with Jeffrey Brian Adams and Monique Hafen in "She Loves Me" by Wayman Wong

Jeffrey Brian Adams and Monique Hafen really know how to make beautiful music on stage and off in She Loves Me, opening November 30 at San Francisco Playhouse.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:10AM
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Interview with Zachary Levi, Tony Nominee for "She Loves Me" by Wayman Wong

... I'm so bummed that I'm 6-4 and will never be able to play Huck again.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:14AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Nicholas Rodriguez Talks Life, Love and "Oklahoma!" by Wayman Wong

Nicholas Rodriguez is best known as Nick Chavez, the out-and-proud soap stud of ABC's One Life to Live. For his role in the first gay love triangle on American daytime TV, he was honored wit…

SOURCE: After Elton at 05:58PM
Friday, August 22, 2014

Zak Resnick: "Piece of My Heart" by Wayman Wong

In a breakthrough performance, Resnick, 28, charts Berns' rise and fall in the world of music execs, the mambo and the mob. Laura Collins-Hughes in the New York Times hailed the Carnegie Mel…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:14AM
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

THE LEADING MEN: Reeve Carney Takes One Last Swing Through Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark by Wayman Wong

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark has survived so many delays, debacles, accidents and legal battles that it's time to truly "marvel" at Reeve Carney's superheroic efforts as it…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, August 1, 2013

THE LEADING MEN: Lucas Steele Proves His Mettle in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 by Wayman Wong

Lucas Steele struts and swaggers with a magnetic "czar quality" as Prince Anatole in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. In Dave Malloy's Obie-winning "electro-po…

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What's New on the Rialto? - Jonny Orsini in "The Nance" by Wayman Wong

He's in the new play by Tony-nominated Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien and starring two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:51AM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Interview with Charles Strouse by Wayman Wong

Charles Strouse's Broadway musicals keep getting revived like there's no "Tomorrow."

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:31PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Edward Watts is Superman by Wayman Wong

With his all-American looks and 6-foot-4, fit physique, the robust baritone appears well-suited to wear Superman's cape and tights to a tee.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:25PM
Thursday, February 14, 2013

What's New on the Rialto? -yan Silverman in "Passion" by Wayman Wong

Broadway star Ryan Silverman has been singing with passion all of his life. But nowadays, the 6-foot-2, charismatic Canadian, 35, is singing in Passion at Classic Stage Company.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 11:16AM
Saturday, February 9, 2013

Broadway's Ryan Silverman gets set to sing with lots of 'Passion' in Stephen Sondheim revival by Wayman Wong

He'll star Off-Broadway in Classic Stage Company's version of the Tony-winning musical

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 07:09AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What's New on the Rialto? - Jay Armstrong Johnson "Working" by Wayman Wong

For the past several years in New York, Jay Armstrong Johnson has been a working actor, but this month, he's an actor in Working, the Prospect Theatre Company's rousing and revised revival a…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:41AM
Friday, December 7, 2012

New bluegrass trio is a perfect harmony of singers by Wayman Wong

What happens when two Broadway tenors and an opera singer from Boston Conservatory work in harmony? In the case of Kevin Massey, Jamison Scott and Patrick Massey, they formed Shubert Alley, …

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 06:00AM
Friday, June 29, 2012

Broadway actor is Sky-high about ‘Mamma Mia!’  by Wayman Wong

For nearly two years, aspiring young actor Zak Resnick says, “I grew a ton as a performer” working as a singing waiter at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 28, 2012

What's New on the Rialto? - Interview with Chad Kimball by Wayman Wong

In Dan Gordon's Murder in the First, he's playing Willie Moore, a hardened and heartbreaking prisoner at Alcatraz on trial for killing a fellow inmate with a spoon in 1941.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:20PM
Monday, June 18, 2012

Composer Harvey Schmidt Pops in to See Fantasticks After Long Absence From NYC by Wayman Wong

Award-winning theatre composer Harvey Schmidt visited the New York City production of The Fantasticks on June 16 at the Jerry Orbach Theater — the first time he's seen his long-run…

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:22AM
Friday, May 4, 2012

Manhattan’s Beacon School takes a shine to ‘Spring Awakening’ by Wayman Wong

The Beacon School in Manhattan is lighting up its stage with “Spring Awakening,” and it’s the first New York City revival of the 2006 Tony-winning, pop-rock musical. Directed …

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 08:00AM
Sunday, March 25, 2012

Meet Jeremy Jordan, Broadway star of Disney's 'Newsies' by Wayman Wong

Jeremy Jordan was a kid when he first saw the big-screen version of “Newsies.” And he’s been obsessed ever since with the Disney musical about ragtag newsboys waging a strike…

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 06:00AM
Friday, March 23, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse's Joe Hardy by Wayman Wong

Christopher Charles Wood plays young Joe Hardy in Paper Mill Playhouse's "Damn Yankees," and he's knocking it out of the ballpark.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 08:47AM
Monday, February 27, 2012

Seth Numrich Interview by Wayman Wong

Seth Numrich ("Yosemite," "War Horse," " The Merchant of Venice") interviewed by Wayman Wong.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 02:52PM
Friday, February 10, 2012

Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers work in perfect harmony by Wayman Wong

Before Matt Cavenaugh (Tony in “West Side Story”) and Jenny Powers (Rizzo in “Grease”) got married in 2009, the Broadway musical stars agreed that they would not sing at their wedd…

SOURCE: New York Daily News at 06:00AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards