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Author Archives: Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw
Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer and the author of 15 non-fiction books. She’s a former actress/singer/dancer who started performing at age 4 and now loves to write about film, TV, and theater. Visit her Web site, Rule the Word, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Broadway’s New Season Will Be Filled With Film & TV Stars

Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson in "The Elephant Man"  | T. Charles Erickson Photo

Melanie Votaw provides a list of the film and television stars who will grace Broadway's stages in the coming 2014-2015 season.

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On the Set Interview: Showrunner Chic Eglee Talks Moving from ‘Dexter’ & ‘Walking Dead’ to ‘Hemlock Grove’

Bill Skarsgard as Roman Godfrey in "Hemlock Grove" | Brooke Palmer for Netflix, Photo

Melanie Votaw visits the set and interviews showrunner Chic Eglee about his move from "Dexter" and "The Walking Dead" to the weird world of "Hemlock Grove"

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On the Set Interviews: Hemlock Grove’s Behind the Scenes Team on Season 2′s Gore & Creep-Fest

Lab props on the set of Godfrey's White Tower in season 2 of "Hemlock Grove" | Melanie Votaw Photo

Melanie Votaw visits the Toronto set of "Hemlock Grove" and interviews the talented design and technical team.

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On the Set Interviews: Hemlock Grove’s Lead Actors Talk Blood, Gore & More in Netflix Season 2

Hemlock Grove

Melanie Votaw visits the set of "Hemlock Grove" and interviews the core cast members, including Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, and Joel de la Fuente

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On the Set Interview: Hemlock Grove’s Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron Talk Vampires & Werewolves as Bros

Landon Liboiron and Bill Skarsgard in "Hemlock Grove"

Melanie Votaw reports from the set of Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" with interviews with stars, Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron.

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Movie Review: ‘Test’ Depicts Gay Dancers at Start of AIDS Epidemic


Melanie Votaw reviews the new film, "Test," which follows gay dancers at the start of the AIDS crisis in the 1980's.

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Patricia Ward Kelly Tours Gene Kelly Tribute Show – Next Up, New York

Gene Kelly

Patricia Ward Kelly is touring her live tribute show about her late husband, Gene Kelly, in New York, California, and other locations.

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Interview: Chaz Ebert, Director Steve James On Roger Ebert Doc, ‘Life Itself’

Roger Ebert

Melanie Votaw chats with Chaz Ebert and Steve James about the new documentary about Roger Ebert, "Life Itself."

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Is the ‘Cosmos’ DVD Set Worth the Bucks?


Melanie Votaw reviews the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" DVD/Blu-ray set. Should you buy it?

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On the Set: Sultry New CBS Drama ‘Reckless’ in Charleston, SC


Melanie Votaw reports from the Charleston, South Carolina set of CBS' sexy new drama, "Reckless"

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Tony Awards 2014: A Tony Voter’s Guide to Loving Some Shows & Murdering Others

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" wins Best Musical Tony Award 2014

Melanie Votaw recaps the love and the murder in the 2014 Tony Awards

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Bosnia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, & More Represented in Human Rights Watch Film Festival

A still from "Siddharth"

Melanie Votaw offers capsule reviews of four of the compelling Human Rights Watch Film Festival documentaries and dramas.

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