Mining the Depths of the Human Condition: An Interview with Melisa Annis about “Pit”

“Hiraeth,” a Welsh word that has no translation, provided great inspiration for playwright Melisa Annis. The word represents the feeling of being homesick and longing for one’s homeland, and Annis, who described the feeling of “Hiraeth” as inspiring, said, “The … Continue reading


Free Tickets Giveaway! Enter to Win Tickets to Miranda Huba’s “Candy Tastes Nice”

Cole Porter wrote “Love for Sale,” but that’s not what Miranda Huba will be auctioning off in Candy Tastes Nice, her one-woman show about a young woman selling her virginity to help pay for her student loans. Written by Huba, … Continue reading


“Tomorrow” after “Annie” and Studio 54 – An Interview with Broadway Star Andrea McArdle

Rainy days and Mondays don’t get Andrea McArdle down. The Tony-nominated actress, who has been working steadily onstage since making her Broadway debut in 1977, is returning 54 Below, the new performance space located underneath Studio 54, to give a … Continue reading


Revolutionary Women – An Interview with “Your Colonel” Actresses Jessica Renee Russell and Heather Cunningham

Passion and politics are often intertwined, and Your Colonel, a new play by Montgomery Sutton, explores that fusion during the American Revolution. Premiering as a part of the Metropolitan Founders Festival, Your Colonel chronicles the relationship between young Aaron Burr … Continue reading


“If It’s With Your Mouth, Does it Count?” – Sex, Art and Women – An Interview with the Founders of A Red-Lipped Rebellion

To say Samantha Shane received an unconventional bat mitzvah gift would be an understatement. When the aspiring actress reached adolescence, her father gifted her a copy of The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, saying, “You’re ready. You’re a woman. Here you … Continue reading


“Untying Love” – An Interview with Peggy Willens, Emma Berry and Nancy Hess

For Peggy Willens, being a pack rat has paid off. Years after working as a hospice volunteer, she still hadn’t thrown away the notebook filled with notes from her training. When taking a class on playwriting, she was inspired when … Continue reading


“Better Late than Never” – Stephen Mo Hanan Takes the Stage as King Lear

Throughout his years as an actor, Stephen Mo Hanan has performed in a wide range of roles, the variety of which is astounding. After originating the role of Aspara-gus/Growl-tiger in Cats, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, he … Continue reading


Cinderella Makes Her Broadway Debut – Laura Osnes Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, “Bonnie and Clyde” and Facebook

If Cinderella had a Facebook page, what would she have posted? Just ask Laura Osnes, who will play the title role in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella on Broadway. While discussing the musical as well as social media, she … Continue reading


“Bloody Lullabies for Brave Women” – Miranda Huba’s Play about Abortion at MagicFutureBox

We were just three women having coffee together on a Saturday morning. New York is famed for its boozy brunches, and at noon on a Saturday one can walk down almost any street listening to people talk about their Friday … Continue reading


2012 Tony Awards – Red Carpet

Excitement was in the air on the red carpet of the 2102 Tony Awards, where the nominees were dressed to the nines and chatted with the media about their hopes for the night. Judy Kaye, who was nominated for Best … Continue reading