Meet the Team

A few years ago, two young men had a dream to create a website where theatre goers could have an idea of the performances on the Broadway strip before they bought their tickets. With hardwork and determination, Entertainment Hour was born! And while one of our beloved co-founders, Ryan Oliveti, has left to pursue his blossoming theatre career in Atlantic, Georgia, James Russo has carried on the website. Under his leadership, we have developed a team of young theatre lovers who are just as passionate about seeing theatre as they are about working in the business!


James Russo (Publisher) is a graduate of Centenary College of New Jersey with a BA in Theatre, Concentration in Technical Theatre. James is one of the founders of Entertainment Hour and has worked on the blog for about five years. On his free time, he develops his grown theater career on stage and off. Favorite acting credits: Avenue Q (Brian), Three Penny Opera (Walt Dreary). Their Playing Our Song (Voice of Vernon), and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Schroeder). Favorite Tech Credits: Marisol (Luna Stage Company, ASM), Candida (Boomerang Theater Company, ASM), Wizard of Oz (Centenary Stage Company, PSM), and  Ladies Man (Centenary Stage Company, ASM). 



Brittany Goodwin (Editor-in-Chief) is an opera stage director, playwright and all around goofy gal. On social media: be_goodwin







Alexandra Lipari  (Writer/Business Advisor) is a graduate of Rider University with a B. S. in International Business, Economics and Global Multinational Studies. When she isn’t being a total nerd about the state of our economy she is out saving lives as an EMT for Englewood Hospital.
In her free time she enjoys playing the drums, singing, frequenting concerts and plays. Her young life was mired with trips to recording studios for her mother’s jazz singing career; and her older life is surrounded by the constant search for musical and theatrical talent. She is very excited to be on the Entertainment Hour staff and looks forward to writing reviews. 


RenĂ©e Lynette (Writer) is the proud recipient of a Drama Desk Award.  Favorite credits include Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, Berenstain Bears Live!, Platanos Y Collard Greens, Rock of Ages, The Incredibly Deaf Musical, Rentboy-The Musical, Foodplay! The National Tour and The Odella Williams Show. She was also the director of the Off Broadway smash, Fuhgeddaboutit.  She is a performing arts graduate of LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Film Studies from the College of Staten Island. 






April Sigler (Writer) is a soon-to-be graduate with a BA in Theatre Studies and minor in Musical Theatre. When not performing, she is a theatre maker, primarily working in directing and multimedia (or whatever else needs to be done!). Most recently, April was a Production Assistant with the incredibly innovative company The Builders Association on their world premiere production of The Elements of Oz.  She's excited to share her passion for theatre with such a great team!




 
Briana Burnside (Social Media Advisor/Writer) a theatre major graduate from Sacramento State University has a well rounded theatre career not only on stage but behind the scenes as well. Her love and passion of performing arts has lead her to internet "stalking" and being aware of everything going on in the Broadway world at all times. Briana is a writer, creator, actor and techie and would welcome you stalking  her on her social media pages. (www.youtube.com/brianaburnside) We hope you enjoy the freshness Briana brings to Entertainment Hour.

 Kelcie Kosberg (Writer) is an actor, writer, and avid theater-goer from Northern New Jersey. She holds a BFA in Theater Performance from The Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University, and for two years served as the Assistant Manager of the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Favorite past acting credits include 9 to 5 (Doralee), The Addams Family (Morticia), Carrie (Chris), and Shrek the Musical (Princess Fiona). Special thanks to Mom for taking me to my first Broadway show at age 8 and making a theater lover out of me!


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