They’re back! Those singing Marvelous Wonderettes are back on stage at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnatiin their newest musical showcase, Caps and Gowns. The girls are getting ready for graduation and the next chapters in their lives. Two of the Wonderettes, Sara Mackie and Denise Devlin, join Jim Stump to talk about some of the music in this regional premiere, which opens at ETC on May 1.
Actor Rachel Leslie grew up in Golf Manor and attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She’s back in town, performing in the Playhouse in the Park production of A Trip to Bountiful. Jim Stump had the chance to sit down with this psych major about growing up here, her stage career, and some recent world premieres in which she performed.
Local musician Kim Taylor is on quite a roll. Her new, self-produced CD, Love’s a Dog, has just been released and the movie she co-starred in, I Used to be Darker, just appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. Somehow, she found the time to join Brian O’Donnell in the studio to talk about this whirlwind and where 2013 might take her next.
If you only know the name Bebe Neuwirth from her role as Lilith on the long running sitcom “Cheers,” then you’ve only just scratched the talented surface of this multi-talented performer. She’s a two-time Tony Award winner for roles in “Chicago” and “Sweet Charity,” plus she originated the role of Morticia in the Broadway musical The Addams Family. She’s in Cincinnati Saturday night for a performance called Stories With Piano at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, sponsored by the Mayerson JCC. She is on the phone with Mark Perzel to discuss her career and what the audience can expect in her Saturday night show.
Hollywood icon and Oscar-nominated actor Richard Burton led a tumultuous life that included two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor and a bit of drinking. For the first time, his diaries from 1939 through 1983 have been published and Chris Williams, the book’s editor, speaks with Larry Thomas about this revealing collection of personal writings, and how they provide a unique look at those supposed glamor years.