BroadwayWorld Interviews

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Newest Stars, Michael Xavier & Siobhan Dillon, Talk Navigating SUNSET BOULEVARD Backstage with Richard Ridge: Broadway's Newest Stars, Michael Xavier & Siobhan Dillon, Talk Navigating SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 26, 2017

Two of Broadway's newest stars come straight from the West End, where they've been navigating the twisting, frenzied SUNSET BOULEVARD, which opened earlier this month at the Palace Theatre. Michael Xavier and Siobhan Dillon, who star opposite Glenn Close in her triumphant return to the musical, met with Richard Ridge to open up about their famous co-star, their relationship on stage, and so much more!... (more...)

Take a Trip With the Director of THE OREGON TRAIL, Geordie Broadwater
Broadway's George Merrick on Memorable Career Moments and the New Play RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA
John Charles McLaughlin Talks CRACKSKULL ROW and its Unique Challenges John Charles McLaughlin Talks CRACKSKULL ROW and its Unique Challenges
by Stephanie Wild - February 27, 2017 in Off-Broadway

The Irish Repertory Theatre is currently presenting Crackskull Row, through March 19, 2017. John Charles McLaughlin is featured in the double role of Young Rash/ESB Boy. McLaughlin is a resident artist at the cell and most recently performed in the production of Crackskull Row there. He just chatted... (more...)
Take a Trip With the Director of THE OREGON TRAIL, Geordie Broadwater Take a Trip With the Director of THE OREGON TRAIL, Geordie Broadwater
by Marissa Sblendorio - February 10, 2017 in Off-Broadway

For anyone who grew up playing the classic computer game "The Oregon Trail" (especially in computer class, and especially if you filled up your wagon with pop stars and classmates you had crushes on), Bekah Brunstetter's ("This Is Us," Be A Good Little Widow) new play THE OREGON TRAIL, is going to h... (more...)
Broadway's George Merrick on Memorable Career Moments and the New Play RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA Broadway's George Merrick on Memorable Career Moments and the New Play RING TWICE FOR MIRANDA
by Courtney Savoia - February 10, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Screen and stage actor, George Merrick, has starred in some of the most unforgettable and entertaining productions, such as the revival of South Pacific and Honeymoon in Vegas, and measures his success by how much he is enjoying his work. He has learned from legends like Danny Burstein, and has di... (more...)
David Harms On His New Play WHAT WE WANTED That Delivers a Thought-Provoking Take on Polygamy David Harms On His New Play WHAT WE WANTED That Delivers a Thought-Provoking Take on Polygamy
by Courtney Savoia - January 05, 2017 in Off-Broadway

Playwright David Harms is soaking up the joy of returning to a passion he had in school, as his first produced play in NYC hits the stage this January. This talented lawyer by day, creator by night, has trained as an actor and has spent years discovering his voice as a writer. Inspired by shows he s... (more...)
Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep
by Courtney Savoia - December 01, 2016 in Off-Broadway

In these uncertain and often turbulent times, it's so important to have a glimmer of hope to see the journey through. Irish Rep, which showcases Irish & Irish-America productions Off-Broadway, is rediscovering those themes that have plagued our country for decades with their latest production of 'Fi... (more...)
Lily Dorment Chats About Bringing British Humor to American Audiences in ABIGAIL'S PARTY Lily Dorment Chats About Bringing British Humor to American Audiences in ABIGAIL'S PARTY
by Nora Dominick - November 11, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Beginning performances tomorrow night at The Barrow Group, ABIGAIL'S PARTY is bringing a little slice of English life to New York City. ... (more...)
Luke Comer and THE PORTAL Luke Comer and THE PORTAL
by Marina Kennedy - November 01, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Luke Comer who conceived and directed the rock odysssey, 'The Portal' now on stage at Manetta Lane Theatre in New York City.... (more...)
Alex Breaux Chats Taking on a New Kind of Role in ULTIMATE BEAUTY BIBLE Alex Breaux Chats Taking on a New Kind of Role in ULTIMATE BEAUTY BIBLE
by Nora Dominick - October 26, 2016 in Off-Broadway

BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with Alex Breaux ahead of Ultimate Beauty Bible's first preview on October 25th. He chats about working with McGraw, originating the role of Kit and much more!... (more...)
Monica Piper Chats Bringing NOT THAT JEWISH to NYC, Turning Her Stories into a Play and More Monica Piper Chats Bringing NOT THAT JEWISH to NYC, Turning Her Stories into a Play and More
by Nora Dominick - October 20, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Just ahead of her first preview off-Broadway, BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with the multi-talented comedian and writer Monica Piper to discuss her one-woman show NOT THAT JEWISH.... (more...)
Meet Matt Cox, the Writer Behind the Magical PUFFS Meet Matt Cox, the Writer Behind the Magical PUFFS
by Marissa Sblendorio - October 10, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Matt Cox is a playwright, actor, improviser, who's behind the popular shows KAPOW-I GOGO and PUFFS OR: SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC & MAGIC. With PUFFS recently making it's debut at the Elektra Theatre after a lager than life run at the People's Improv Theatre, this... (more...)
Behind the Choreography of SLUMBER with Keone Madrid Behind the Choreography of SLUMBER with Keone Madrid
by Courtney Savoia - October 05, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Don't miss the electric SLUMBER at @houseofyesnyc from Oct 6 - Nov 6... (more...)
Meet THE ROADS TO HOME's Brilliant Couple of Hallie Foote and Devon Abner Meet THE ROADS TO HOME's Brilliant Couple of Hallie Foote and Devon Abner
by Marissa Sblendorio - September 06, 2016 in Off-Broadway

THE ROADS TO HOME is the first production in Primary Stages' 2016-17 season. In this collection of one-act plays, Horton Foote illustrates the lives of three Texan women in the 1920s as they struggle to understand what the concept of home means for each of them. THE ROADS TO HOME offers a rare chanc... (more...)
Declan Conlon Talks Bringing QUIETLY to New York Audiences Declan Conlon Talks Bringing QUIETLY to New York Audiences
by Marissa Sblendorio - August 08, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Declan Conlon has an impressive resume, spanning throughout all types of theatre and television genre's including Showtime's THE TUDORS. Now, he is making his way to the states, starring as Ian in QUIETLY at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre. BroadwayWorld had a chance to talk to Declan about what ... (more...)
Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens' Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens'
by Joseph F. Panarello - July 20, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Actor Ben Curtis talks about his role in 'The Crusade of Connor Stephens' as well as some upcoming musical gigs.... (more...)
Playwright Natalie Margolin's THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION Makes its New York Debut Playwright Natalie Margolin's THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION Makes its New York Debut
by Ashley LaChant - July 12, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Tickets are now on sale for the New York premiere production of THE POWER OF PUNCTUATION, a new play by Natalie Margolin. Opening July 15 and playing 11 performances only, through August 6 at the Davenport Theatre, it's a play about friendship, sex and commas. BroadwayWorld sat down with the playwri... (more...)
Ian Campayno Talks TRIP OF LOVE and BROADWAY BARES Ian Campayno Talks TRIP OF LOVE and BROADWAY BARES
by David Clarke - June 23, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Last Sunday, BROADWAY BARES: ON DEMAND raised $1.48 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Musical theater dancer and actor Ian Campayno personally raised over $3,000 as a member of the cast for this years show. Just before this years BROADWAY BARES show, I sat down with Ian Campayno to talk... (more...)
Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - June 22, 2016 in Off-Broadway

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway p... (more...)
Get to Know Nick Choksi, Star of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks THE TOMB OF KING TOT Get to Know Nick Choksi, Star of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks THE TOMB OF KING TOT
by Ashley LaChant - June 15, 2016 in Off-Broadway

As Clubbed Thumb kicks off it's annual Summerworks collection, THE TOMB OF KING TOT is the second play in the line up, described as a comedy with a twist. An actor, musician and illustrator, Nick Choksi is no stranger to the arts, starring in KING TOT, his second Summerworks production. This fall, h... (more...)
Jonathan Hadary's INDIAN SUMMER Hourglass Jonathan Hadary's INDIAN SUMMER Hourglass
by Naomi Serviss - June 14, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Hadary's character in this dramedy set in a Rhode Island beach town is George, a bereaved widower and beach-combing sage. Oh, and Dane Laffrey's set design calls for a stageful of 15,000 pounds of sand.... (more...)
My Dance Selfie with Josh Walden of Off-Broadway's CAGNEY My Dance Selfie with Josh Walden of Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by Bob Rizzo - June 01, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Josh Walden is a seasoned Broadway hoofer. He's sung and danced in the revivals of 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles and Ragtime. But it's in the new Off-Broadway musical Cagney where Walden gets to really show off his versatility and range. He changes characters and costumes faster tha... (more...)
Susannah Flood Talks Role in THE EFFECT and What It's Like Working With David Cromer Susannah Flood Talks Role in THE EFFECT and What It's Like Working With David Cromer
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 13, 2016 in Off-Broadway

When it debuted, THE EFFECT took London by storm, winning BEST NEW PLAY from the UK Critics' Circle. Now, award-winning director DAVID CROMER (Our Town, Tribes) helms a new American production of this exhilarating play in the first collaboration between THE NATIONAL THEATRE, JEAN DOUMANIAN PRODUCTIO... (more...)
Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA Best Solo Show Nominee MIKE BIRBIGLIA
by Adrienne Onofri - May 04, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Back at the theater where he broke out with 'Sleepwalk With Me', the actor and stand-up says thank God for jokes.... (more...)
Satomi Blair Chats About KENTUCKY, Tribeca Film Festival and Much More! Satomi Blair Chats About KENTUCKY, Tribeca Film Festival and Much More!
by Nora Dominick - April 20, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Actress and producer Satomi Blair is ready to take on a role that she has been working on for over a year now. Starting tonight Blair stars in the world premiere production of KENTUCKY.... (more...)
A Meeting With Comedian Justin Sayre A Meeting With Comedian Justin Sayre
by Marissa Sblendorio - April 01, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Justin Sayre is doing it all.  With a new play he has both written and will be starring in called LOVE'S REFRAIN debuting today, a comedy album 'The Gay Agenda,' a podcast called 'Sparkle and Circulate' and a monthly comedy show THE MEETING*, Justin seems to have a lot on his plate and a resume anyo... (more...)
Francois Battiste Chats About HEAD OF PASSES and Returning to The Public Francois Battiste Chats About HEAD OF PASSES and Returning to The Public
by Nora Dominick - March 30, 2016 in Off-Broadway

Head of Passes is already turning heads at the Public Theater and BroadwayWorld has the amazing opportunity to sit down with Francois Battiste, one of the many stars of Tarell Alvin McCraney's new play. ... (more...)