"Work as hard as you can and then work harder." - Chatting with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Derrick Davis!

"Work as hard as you can and then work harder." - Chatting with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Derrick Davis!

I would like you to meet Derrick Davis. Derrick will be returning to the title role in the North American tour of The Phantom of the Opera beginning June 6th at Los Angeles Hollywood Pantages Theatre and will remain with the restaged production through the final national tour engagement in Toronto, Ontario at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Mr. Davis was seen in the Broadway revival of Carousel as well as the National Tour of The Lion King. It was quite an honor and a privilege to have the chance to interview Derrick as he discusses his journey.   

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Making the Theatre Community Greener

Making the Theatre Community Greener

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an incredibly important organization that works within the theatre community to adopt environmentally friendly practices. BGA has been around for the past ten years, having just celebrated its decade birthday. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak to Alice Stevenson, the Assistant Director of the BGA, about the organization and all that it does for theatre communities, not just in New York City, but across the country.

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"Stay Curious. About yourself and the process." - Chatting with Grand Hotel's Natascia Diaz!

"Stay Curious. About yourself and the process." - Chatting with Grand Hotel's Natascia Diaz!

I would like you to meet the amazingly talented Natascia Diaz. Natascia is currently starring as Elizaveta Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel at Signature Theatre in Virginia (Directed by Eric Schaeffer). At Signature she has been seen in West Side Story (Anita), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary) as well as Fosca in Passion and Jenny in The Threepenny Opera (both performances earning her a Helen Hayes Award Nomination). On Broadway, she has been seen in Man of La Mancha and Seussical and has toured in West Side Story (Anita).

Many of you though may remember her in the documentary film Every Little Step. Natascia is an amazing spirit with an unbelievable stage presence. When you see her name on the bill, you are indeed in for an unforgettable treat. It was truly an honor to interview her!

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“Explore and expose yourself to all aspects of the craft.” - Chatting with THE WHO'S TOMMY’s Sharrod Williams!

“Explore and expose yourself to all aspects of the craft.” - Chatting with THE WHO'S TOMMY’s Sharrod Williams!

I would like you to meet Sharrod Williams. Sharrod will be performing in the ensemble of The Who’s Tommy at the Kennedy Center (directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes). Mr. Williams has been seen on Broadway in Cats (Pouncival), and Tuck Everlasting and in the Chicago company of Hamilton. This triple threat has also performed in over 40 states on national tours. The sky is the limit for this talented young man, and I honestly feel the best is yet to come for Sharrod. It was such an honor to have the chance to interview him!

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"You alone are your biggest obstacle." - Chatting with MEAN GIRLS's Christine Shepard!

"You alone are your biggest obstacle." - Chatting with MEAN GIRLS's Christine Shepard!

I would like you to meet the wonderful Christine Shepard. Christine can currently be seen performing in the Ensemble of Mean Girls on Broadway at The August Wilson Theatre. Before making her ensemble debut, she was a swing in Head Over Heels on Broadway. She will be receiving a BFA in commercial dance and a minor in Business this spring from Pace University. Student by day, Broadway performer by night. It was quite an honor and privilege for Christine to take time out of her busy schedule to give me the chance to interview her!

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