Jena Tesse Fox is a lifelong theatre addict who has worked as an actress, a singer, a playwright, a director, a lyricist, a librettist, and a stage manager. While a student at Wells College, she also wrote for and edited the student newspaper, reviewing books, movies, and local theatre. By the time she graduated, Tesse knew that she was destined to be a theatre journalist, and so she is very excited to join the team of BroadwayWorld.com.
BWW Reviews: Richard III: Born with Teeth
April 29, 2013
Epic Theatre Ensemble's new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic brings the Wars of the Roses into the present day.
BWW Interviews: Tom Hewitt Takes On MEDEA
April 17, 2013
The Tony-nominated actor talks about bringing a new one-man play to life in an unlikely venue.
BWW Interviews: Smash's Megan Hilty Talks THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK
March 7, 2013
As she gears up for Friday's concert at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and the release of her debut solo album, Megan Hilty talks about music, theater and the songs that move us.
BWW Interviews: Kelli O'Hara Talks CAROUSEL
February 19, 2013
As she gets ready to play Julie Jordan in the New York Philharmonic's upcoming production of Carousel, Kelli O'Hara shares her views on Rodgers & Hammerstein, women's choices and being ready for dream roles.
BWW Interviews: FIORELLO's Kate Baldwin: Getting Back to Basics
January 31, 2013
Kate Baldwin talks about Sheldon Harnick, Fiorello LaGuardia and one of the most unusual love songs on Broadway.
Recreating WORKING: Gordon Greenberg & Donna Lynne Champlin
December 27, 2012
The adapter/director and a featured performer talk about adapting a classic musical for a new generation, and connecting with a new kind of audience.
BWW Reviews: WORKING - All the Livelong Day
December 24, 2012
The 1978 musical is back for a limited run off-Broadway, courtesy of Prospect Theater Company.
BWW Reviews: Broadway Unplugged
December 10, 2012
Cheyenne Jackson, Julia Murney Andy Karl & Orfeh gathered at Town Hall for the ninth annual Broadway Unplugged concert this week.
GLEE Star Amber Riley Talks COTTON CLUB PARADE
November 17, 2012
Glee's Amber Riley makes her New York stage debut in this celebration of jazz, Harlem and the world of Duke Ellington.
BWW Interviews: O'Hara & Reineke Talk Rodgers & Hammerstein
October 10, 2012
Kelli O'Hara and Steven Reineke talk about the New York Pops, Rodgers & Hammerstein and the future of the Great American Songbook.
BWW Reviews: Ben Rimalower - PATTI ISSUES
October 3, 2012
This one-man play-with-music is a smart, funny and poignant look at families, theater and idol worship.
BWW Interviews: Daisy Eagan - Tweeting and Singing
September 16, 2012
Daisy Eagan is bringing her new cabaret act to Joe's Pub at 9:30 on Monday night.
(Re)Creating History: The Making of Home/Sick
July 30, 2012
The creative team of the returning off-off-Broadway play Home/Sick talk ab
BWW Interviews: Shuler Hensley Talks SILENCE!
June 15, 2012
Throughout June, Tony-winner Shuler Hensley is playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Silence! The Musical.
BWW Interviews: John Malino Returns to Feinstein's Tonight, 6/13
June 13, 2012
John Malino will bring his unique blend of rock and jazz back to Feinstein's tonight, June 13.
BWW Interviews: John Malino Returns to Feinstein's
June 10, 2012
John Malino will bring his unique blend of rock and jazz back to Feinstein's on Wednesday night, June 13.
BWW Recaps: Bernadette Peters Plays NJPAC
June 6, 2012
At a one-night-only concert in Newark with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bernadette Peters performed selections from Broadway and the American Songbook.
BWW Interviews: Catching Up with FREUD'S LAST SESSION's Jim Stanek
April 23, 2012
Jim Stanek talks about Freud's Last Session, CS Lewis, joy and the challenges of a life in the theater.
BWW Interviews: Jim Caruso Talks Cast Parties
February 22, 2012
This Thursday, Cast Party will move down the block from Birdland for a repeat engagement at Town Hall. We caught up with creator and host Jim Caruso to talk about the show and the event.
BWW Interviews: Talking MERRILY with Lin-Manuel Miranda
February 6, 2012
Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim and opening doors.
BWW Reviews: DEDALUS LOUNGE In Need of Revisions
January 13, 2012
Gary Duggan's play-with-music follows three friends for two weeks in one bar.
BWW Interviews: Mark Russell - Looking Under the Radar
December 28, 2011
Producer Mark Russell talks about organizing the Public Theater's annual Under the Radar Festival.
BWW Interviews: Catching Up with Daisy Eagan
December 19, 2011
Daisy Eagan talks about love, loss, clothing, Joe Iconis and quitting smoking.
BWW Interviews: Stacia Fernandez - Creating and Recreating
December 5, 2011
To make the lead role in Next to Normal her own, Stacia Fernandez had to imagine how she would function with emotional disorders.
BWW Recaps: Cheyenne Jackson in Concert at Carnegie Hall
December 2, 2011
Cheyenne Jackson celebrated the music of Mad Men--both the show and the era--in a concert at Carnegie Hall.
Peter Mills Revisits Iron Curtain
November 21, 2011
Composer and lyricist Peter Mills talks about Iron Curtain, revisiting older works, creating new ones and the challenges of running a theater company.
Review: Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade
November 20, 2011
City Center is recreating the legendary Harlem nightclub this weekend, backed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
BWW Interview: Catching Up With Jennifer Ashley Tepper
July 31, 2011
The young producer talks about the success of her retrospective series 'If It Only Even Runs a Minute' and the nature of producing.
SILENCE! is Golden: An Interview with Brian Nash
July 5, 2011
Musical director Brian Nash talks about the journey of Silence! The Musical from the Fringe to it's current off-Broadwya run.
BWW Recaps: Broadway by the Year - 1997
June 28, 2011
The 11th season of Broadway by the Year came to an end with this retrospective of the 1997 season.
BWW Recaps: Broadway by the Year - 1982
May 26, 2011
A plus side of the concert series edging ever closer to the present is the inclusion of songs sung by their originators.
BWW Recaps: Town Hall 90th Birthday Celebration
May 12, 2011
The Town Hall turns 90 this year, and Scott Siegel brought some of his regular stars together to celebrate.