Two months after arriving in NYC, Taylor Iman Jones made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of Groundhog Day. Now barely two years later she takes center stage as Mopsa in the new musical, Head Over Heels.
This week we are featuring Jennifer Kahn, creator of Scenery Bags. Scenery Bags make bags out of retired theatre backdrops and use a percentage of the proceeds to take kids to see theatre through TDF.
Alexandra Silber recently published, not one, but two books which are both heartfelt and insightful. We spoke to Al about her inspiration for these books and how they are so intertwined.
What does it take to build a set for Broadway? We spoke to Edward Pierce, the Tony nominated scenic designer for Angels in America about the challenges of transferring a show from the West End and where he draws his inspiration from.
The thrilling sound effects in SpongeBob SquarePants add a whole new level of wow factor to the wildly entertaining production. We asked the Tony nominated duo, Walter Trarbach & Mike Dobson how they use Foley to create all the whizz, bangs, zonks, squishes and boings during the show.
Kate Rockwell is making fetch happen in Mean Girls on Broadway with her pink ensemble and perfect comedic timing. But this girl is no joke! Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as Karen, she also just released her new solo album Back To My Roots, which features songs that inspired her to become a performer.
Tony-winner Clint Ramos understands the importance of design in a Broadway show. He knows that the visuals inform a story just as much as the dialogue. His work is particularly informative in the current revival of Once On This Island, which uses "trash" materials to reflect modern day Hurricane-ravaged cultures.
Performing on Broadway at any age is challenging, especially for kids who have to balance school and work. Hudson Loverro and Levi Smith seem to have it all figured out; they are both having a blast playing Young Calogero in A Bronx Tale and enjoy learning from the supportive Broadway community that surrounds them.
Children of a Lesser God addresses how we communicate with each other & the new revival will push the boundaries with its unique storytelling. Deaf actor, John McGinty will be playing Orin Dennis in the show. We asked him why this show is so relevant right now & what audiences can expect to see.