October 3, 2016

I first met Betsy Morgan in 2011 when I worked on Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist with her music director boyfriend (now husband!) Chris Fenwick.  We all quickly became fast friends. Betsy and I have since worked on a few readings and workshops together, and...

September 7, 2016

In 2009, I was lucky enough to stage manage a beautiful production of Sweeney Todd at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.  I had never worked regionally before - when Nick Corley called and said that he was directing a production of Sweeney Todd starring Emily Skinner and J...

December 1, 2015

I have always loved to look at the pictures in those big, beautiful coffee table books about the history of Broadway and dream about the golden age of musicals.  You know the pictures I mean - Rodgers and Hammerstein at a piano covered in sheet music, Sondheim and Stri...

November 24, 2014

When I started this company almost five years ago I always envisioned having a full staff of tour guides who were members of the theatre business like myself, either onstage or backstage. Each year we slowly acquired a few more guides bringing us to our current number...

October 27, 2014

In creating Broadway Up Close it has always been important to me to be surrounded by a staff of highly talented theatre professionals that are as excited as I am to share the joy and wonder of a life in the theatre. As we continue to update our website with photos and...

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