Naomi Serviss is an entertainment/spa writer whose roots include covering Broadway. She has written for Newsday, The New York Daily News, The New York Times and numerous magazines and websites.
BWW Interview: Tonya Pinkins, UNPLUGGED and Sizzling
May 20, 2013
Tonya Pinkins, triple threat actor/singer/comedian, will put her full repertoire to work in UNPLUGGED, a performance at Joe's Pub.
BWW Interview: OLD HATS' David Shiner Tickles Audiences
May 17, 2013
'We're just two guys being absolutely ridiculous and having a wonderful time doing it,' says David Shiner.
BWW Interviews: Andréa Burns, a Stripper with a Gimmick in The Nance
May 14, 2013
Andrea Burns portrays a saucy burlesque stripper in a darkly comic play about the political climate concerning homosexuality in 1937 New York.
BWW Interview: Courtney B. Vance Edits the Lucky Guy
April 22, 2013
"He lived hard, lived fast and was an amazing, amazing editor," Vance says of Hap Hairston, the character he plays in LUCKY GUY.
BWW Interviews: Playwright Dominique Morisseau of DETROIT '67
March 7, 2013
DETROIT '67 is both a heartbreaking love song to the broken city in which the playwright grew up and an indictment of the political forces of the day.
BWW Interviews: Frances Sternhagen of THE MADRID
February 25, 2013
Frances Sternhagen, a veteran of stage, film and television, plays a sympathetic and often funny character who tries to make sense of her daughter's transgression in THE MADRID.
BWW Interviews: Tom Wopat Has a New Number
February 1, 2013
The DUKES OF HAZZARD star has a new CD and a concert date at 54 BELOW.
BWW Interviews: Michael Rabe of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
January 21, 2013
With a cast of six, Michael Rabe holds a mirror up to a handful of 20-somethings who seem to live a more vibrant life via virtual reality rather than with the real McCoy.
BWW Interviews: THE OTHER PLACE's Zoe Perry on Memory, Mothers and Red Meat
January 17, 2013
Acting in a Broadway play comes with a bonus for Zoe Perry: She shares a stage with her mother, the formidable Laurie Metcalf.
Under the Radar Theater, From Around the World
December 28, 2012
An explosively diverse festival celebrates international performances from seven countries ranging from emerging talents to masters in their field.
BWW Interviews: In This Corner, Danny Mastrogiorgio of GOLDEN BOY
December 28, 2012
Danny Mastrogiorgio, a member of a heavyweight ensemble cast, explains why GOLDEN BOY still packs a punch with audiences.
BWW Interviews: Broadway Vet Natalie Toro Releases New Single 'Just in Time for Christmas'
December 24, 2012
Natalie Toro, Broadway veteran and popular chanteuse, talks about releasing her latest single, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS, just in time for the holidays.
BWW Interview: A Searing Dramatic Break for Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi
November 5, 2012
DISGRACED, starring Aasif Mandvi, brings to a rolling boil the issues of identity, racism, marital infidelity and the high cost of ethnic assimilation.
BWW Interviews: Annie Funke Makes Waves With IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET
October 8, 2012
Annie Funke draws on her on past as a bullied child to deliver a memorable performance in Nick Payne's inventive and dark examination of a family on the edge.
BWW Interviews: CHAPLIN's Jim Borstelmann on the Humor-Drama Balance
September 11, 2012
Jim Borstelmann, the Broadway song and dance veteran, tackles a meaty role as Charlie Chaplin's lifelong friend and business manager.
BWW Interviews: Robert Cuccioli Finds It's Not Easy Being Green Goblin
August 30, 2012
Robert Cuccioli is no stranger to playing complicated characters, but the Green Goblin has unusual challenges, starting with his slithery green exterior.
BWW Interviews: Chip Zien Heads INTO THE WOODS (Again)
July 11, 2012
After originating the role of the Baker, Chip Zien is INTO THE WOODS all over again, in the Shakespeare in the Park production.
BWW Interviews: Eddie Cahill of 3C, an Unsweetened THREE'S COMPANY
June 28, 2012
Also stirring the emotional stew inside 3C is Terry (Eddie Cahill), a swaggering, jumpsuit-attired friend of the three roommates who looks as if he has come cross-country from the Bay Ridge disco of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.
BWW Interviews: Marilyn Sokol on OLD JEWS TELLLING JOKES
June 21, 2012
Based on a series of popular YouTube videos of the same name, the "Old Jews" stage version serves up 90 minutes of stories and quips stacked like an overstuffed funny-on-rye.
BWW Interviews: Carol Kane on the Magic of HARVEY
June 15, 2012
A prolific veteran of film, TV and theater, Carol Kane can be found these days in the Broadway revival of "Harvey" at the Roundabout Theatre.
Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Broadway!
June 7, 2012
Broadway sizzles with hot shows all summer long here are five not to miss.
BWW Interviews: PERFECT CRIME’s Catherine Russell Celebrates 25 Years Thrilling Audiences
April 12, 2012
Leading lady Catherine Russell has performed the role of Margaret Thorne Brent more than 10,000 times since the play's Off Broadway opening on April 18, 1987, and she has yet to take a single sick day off.
BWW Interviews: Rory O'Malley - A MORMON Send-Off for NYC Half-Marathon
March 16, 2012
Rory O'Malley, the Tony-nominated actor in THE BOOK OF MORMON, will be singing the National Anthem on March 18 before 15,000 runners competing in the seventh NYC Half Marathon.
BWW Interviews: A Big Step for SMASH Choreographer Joshua Bergasse
March 15, 2012
Joshua Bergasse, choreographer of NBC's musical drama SMASH, has found an outlet for the sort of work inspired by the old MGM musicals he grew up watching. "Those old shows used dance as part of the story,' he said, 'and I try to make the dance sequences part of the SMASH story."
BWW Interviews: Petula Clark Extends Her Run Uptown at Feinstein's at Loews Regency
February 9, 2012
Petula Clark has fallen in love with New York audiences. And judging by the demand for tickets, the feeling is mutual. Her show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency has been so popular that her run has been extended to Feb. 11.
BWW Interviews: No Day But Today for RENT's Brandon Victor Dixon
February 4, 2012
Brandon Victor Dixon had a feeling that one day he would join the ensemble of the iconoclastic musical RENT. He was only 15 years old when the play debuted in 1996, but Dixon, who plays Tom Collins, says RENT still evokes a special enthusiasm from young audiences.