All stories by Whitney Spaner on BroadwayStars

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What Does It Mean To “Fight Write” a Musical? by Whitney Spaner

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, real-life couple and the team behind Second Stage’s hit Invisible Thread, reveal a creative process unlike any other.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dressing Broadway’s Leading Ladies by Whitney Spaner

Meet the couture designer responsible for the looks of Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Hilty, and Kelli O’Hara.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, December 4, 2016

How The Man With the Horn Settled Down with Broadway’s Favorite Doll by Whitney Spaner

They may seem an odd couple at first, but trumpeter Larry Lunetta won the heart of Broadway’s beloved Faith Prince.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 30, 2016

What Theatre Couple Got Together, Broke Up, and Got Married? by Whitney Spaner

Actor Lauren Marcus and composer Joe Iconis are on the second—and final!—round of their relationship.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Why Christine Dwyer Will Make Out with Her Fiancé’s Best Friend by Whitney Spaner

Touring with Finding Neverland, Dwyer and fiancé Matt DeAngelis discuss bad breakups, share their best tour advice, and explain and why DeAngelis is okay with his best friend kissing his fi…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Why Nikki Renée Daniels and Jeff Kready’s Daughter Has an Unbeatable Rep Book by Whitney Spaner

The Broadway stars reveal the prophecy that came true about them and how their daughter has learned lyrics to songs no other three-year-old would know.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 9, 2016

Two of Broadway’s Hottest Dancers Reveal Their Love Story by Whitney Spaner

Nick Adams and Kyle Brown might turn heads, but they only have eyes for each other.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, October 2, 2016

After Nerds Broke Their Hearts, Lauren Molina and Rob Morrison Are Still in Love by Whitney Spaner

The long-time couple explains how they survive the highs and lows of the theatre world—together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Can a Hufflepuff and a Gryffindor Fall in Love? by Whitney Spaner

Matt Cox and Andy Miller, respective playwright and cast member of Off-Broadway’s Harry Potter parody Puffs, explain.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tales of a Broadway Wedding Planner by Whitney Spaner

Theatre-world wedding planner Jason Mitchell Kahn takes us inside some of Broadway’s best days ever.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, September 11, 2016

How New Parents Caissie Levy and David Reiser Combine Talents to Conquer Stage and Stroller by Whitney Spaner

Turns out, this singer and composer make the perfect team for songwriting, top-notch concerts and showbiz parenting.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, September 4, 2016

How John Ellison Conlee Made His Way Into the Keenan-Bolger Clan by Whitney Spaner

What started as a crush from afar turned into marriage and a baby for actors Celia Keenan-Bolger and John Ellison Conlee. Now the two talk sharing the stage, parenting while working on Broad…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, August 28, 2016

How Tony Winner Jefferson Mays Met His Match by Whitney Spaner

Jefferson Mays and his wife, actress Susan Lyons, live a full life of creativity, romance and constant collaboration.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, August 21, 2016

How Did Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein Find Out They Were Expecting? by Whitney Spaner

A silly prank from another Broadway pal turned into a surprise baby announcement!

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, August 14, 2016

How Diane Paulus Put Two Actors on the Path to Marriage by Whitney Spaner

When American Idol alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young became Broadway stars in Hair, they had to get really comfortable really quickly.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, August 7, 2016

What Is It Like To Be Married To the Villain of Broadway? by Whitney Spaner

Find out how Paige Davis and her husband Patrick Page have welcomed theatre’s scariest characters into their relationship.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, July 24, 2016

How “The Green Lady” Brought Lindsay Mendez and Her Husband Together by Whitney Spaner

Though they didn’t meet in a show, it was an out-of-town gig that led Lindsay Mendez to meeting her new husband Philip Wakefield. They talk about the two-part wedding and share photos from…

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:07AM
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Meet Theatre’s Hidden Power Couple by Whitney Spaner

She’s an award-winning content director at one of theatre’s top advertising and marketing firms. He’s an award-winning stage star. And their children both have tap shoes.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:00AM
Sunday, July 10, 2016

What Happens When You Have a Crush on Your Standby? by Whitney Spaner

An American in Paris’ Brandon Uranowitz and Himself and Nora’s Zachary Prince open up about their unconventional showmance.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, July 3, 2016

Inside Kate Reinders and Andrew Samonsky’s Disney World Wedding by Whitney Spaner

After only ten months, the Broadway actors tied the knot. They share exclusive photos from their magical wedding at the Magic Kingdom.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Why Broadway’s New Rum Tum Tugger and His Partner Feel Extra Pride by Whitney Spaner

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, Tyler Hanes and Van Hansis reflect on their relationship, Pride and feeling grateful for the latest revival of Cats.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Matilda’s Allison Case and Her Wife Feel Grateful This Pride by Whitney Spaner

The couple reflects on the “lovefest” that was their wedding and the Hair cast member that brought this unlikely pair together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, June 5, 2016

What Will Console Morgan Weed After American Psycho Closes? by Whitney Spaner

Her boyfriend, Guards at the Taj playwright Rajiv Joseph, might have something up his sleeve.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, May 30, 2016

Who Is Broadway’s Best Behind-the-Scenes Matchmaker? by Whitney Spaner

Margo Seibert and Kevin Munhall dish about the director that brought them together by way of the fairytale musical Ever After.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 22, 2016

This Pair Kept Booking the Same Show (So They Took the Hint!) by Whitney Spaner

From performing together onstage to working together as actor and director to attending JHud’s New Year’s Eve shindig, Dwayne Clark and wife Janeece Freeman-Clark do it as a pair.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Meet the Man Who Stopped Carmen Cusack From Giving Up Theatre by Whitney Spaner

Before Carmen Cusack earned herself a Tony nomination, she almost gave up on the business. However, her husband Paul Telfer wouldn’t allow it to happen.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 1, 2016

How Married Lyricists Juggle a Newborn, an Opening and Composer Counterparts by Whitney Spaner

Tuck Everlasting lyricist Nathan Tysen and his wife, lyricist Kait Kerrigan, talk their thriving careers, life as parents to a newborn and what comes next.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 24, 2016

How Are These Newleyweds Handling the First Year of Marriage With One on Tour? by Whitney Spaner

Former Motown co-stars Rebecca Covington Webber and Donald Webber, Jr. talk about how being separated brings them closer together.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 17, 2016

What Happens When Your Boyfriend Works at the Theatre Next Door? by Whitney Spaner

American Psycho's Krystina Alabado has done her fair share of running during ten-minute breaks to catch her boyfriend Robert Lenzi in Tuck Everlasting.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 3, 2016

When Curtis Holbrook Saved the Day at Addams Family, He Met His Future Wife by Whitney Spaner

Curtis Holbrook and Cortney Wolfson’s relationship began a few years back—when they were getting wigged and prepped right next to each other before a show at The Addams Family.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Inside the Onstage Wicked Proposal That Made Us Melt by Whitney Spaner

From their first Jerry Mitchell-inspired flirtation to their Wicked engagement, Daniel Robinson and Josh Daniel Green have all their sexy, surprising and sweet moves on tape.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards