Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bikeman, a 9/11 play

Bikeman, a 9/11 play

BIKEMAN, a 9/11 play, is a 50 minute piece recounting a journalists experience of the horrific day.  Tom, an award-winning writer and producer for The CBS Evening News was at home when the first plane crashed that fateful morning.  He immediately jumped on his bike and headed toward the towers.  The play gives audience members… Continue Reading

Interview with actress and director of DETROIT at the San Diego Rep Theatre

Interview with actress and director of DETROIT at the San Diego Rep Theatre

Ben and Mary are a couple comfortably settled into their suburban American lifestyle. One day the free spirits Sharon and Kenny suddenly move into the long–empty house next door. Ben and Mary break out the booze and fire up the backyard barbeque to welcome their new neighbors.  Soon their friendly barbeque veers out of control.  Playwright,… Continue Reading

Interview with actor, Wallace Smith, of ROCKY on Broadway

Interview with actor, Wallace Smith, of ROCKY on Broadway

Actor/Singer Wallace Smith was born in Mansfield, Ohio but was raised in Santa Monica, California. Smith has spent the past 10 years of his career performing and pursuing his stage/film career, landing him in New York City on Broadway. Smith’s Broadway credits include Simba in Disney’s The Lion King, HAIR, smash hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT… Continue Reading

The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway

The Bridges of Madison County on Broadway

In 1992, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, hit book shelves and was an instant success.  It was then adapted into a movie in 1995, boasting stars, Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.  Broadway has now taken the piece and re-created it for the stage with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Jason… Continue Reading

Interview with actors, Sam Seferian and Emma Stratton

Interview with actors, Sam Seferian and Emma Stratton

Sam Seferian and Emma Stratton are both seniors at Penn State.  This May they will graduate with degrees in Musical Theatre.  They are currently playing The Baker and The Baker’s Wife in Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS.   The Playbill Collector (TPC): How did you get your start in theater? Sam Seferian (SS): The first exposure… Continue Reading

Twelfth Night by Pig Iron Theatre Company

Twelfth Night by Pig Iron Theatre Company

Pig Iron Theatre Company is now performing TWELFTH NIGHT at the Abrons Art Center in New York City.  The classic Shakespeare piece tells the tale of lovers, gender confusion, mistaken identity, practical jokes and ties it all together with original music.  Clocking in right around three hours makes for a long night. Highlights of the… Continue Reading

The Sound of Their Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein at 54 Below

The Sound of Their Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein at 54 Below

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, offers nights of high class food, specialized drinks and lovely music.  Boasting two to three shows a night, this is the place to see Broadway performers shine. The Sound of Their Music: Rodgers & Hammerstein is currently playing a few shows at 54 Below.  Sierra Boggess, Christine Andreas, Brian Charles Rooney… Continue Reading

The Woodsman play

The Woodsman play

THE WOODSMAN, is the back story of how the Tin Man from Oz grew up, started his profession and fell in love.  It was the most beautiful art piece I have seen in a while.  Not only did James Ortiz write and co-direct it, he was the set designer, puppet designer and played a leading… Continue Reading

Interview with Victor Legra

Interview with Victor Legra

Victor Legra and I first met at the Broadway Flee Market this fall.  He is currently a student at Pace University and works for the Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport.  Victor and I sat down at an adorable thai food restaurant on the west side called Room Service and had a lovely conversation.   The Playbill… Continue Reading