Washington, DC Interviews

Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
by Elliot Lanes - July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th.... (more...)
DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray
by Elliot Lanes - July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Mary Gordon Murray is currently living her theatre life onstage at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater playing Fräulein Schneider in the national tour of Cabaret. The production plays through August 6th.... (more...)
For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be. For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.
by Elliot Lanes - July 17, 2017 in Washington, DC

When arts in education institutions produce musicals, they tend to stick with titles that everyone is likely to recognize. For the past 25 years DC's very own Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has produced musicals that fall into this category – for example, Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar w... (more...)
Theatre Life with Ryan Asher Theatre Life with Ryan Asher
by Elliot Lanes - July 14, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Ryan Asher is currently living her theatre life onstage at Kennedy Center's Theater Lab as one of the company members for The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand. The production runs through August 13th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Gregory Linington Theatre Life with Gregory Linington
by Elliot Lanes - July 10, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject, Gregory Linington, is currently living his theatre life onstage at Theater J playing Harry Hyman, the doctor with a big heart and strong attraction to one of his patients, in Arthur Miller's rarely produced Broken Glass. The production has been extended and now runs through July 16t... (more...)
Playwright David Meyers Explores the Cost of Freedom in CATF's WE WILL NOT BE SILENT Playwright David Meyers Explores the Cost of Freedom in CATF's WE WILL NOT BE SILENT
by Benjamin Tomchik - June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC

If doing the right thing meant losing your life and history potentially never remembering you, would you do it anyway?... (more...)
Theatre Life with Megan Graves Theatre Life with Megan Graves
by Elliot Lanes - June 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Megan Graves is currently living her theatre life on stage at Adventure Theatre as the title character in Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. The production runs through August 14th at the company's performance space in Glen Echo Park.... (more...)
Go Under The Sea with Prince Eric Kunze Go Under The Sea with Prince Eric Kunze
by Keith Tittermary - June 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to Wolf Trap from June 29 - July 2. The smash musical, based on the 1989 Disney film, will only be here for 5 performances. I had the opportunity to talk to Broadway Veteran, Eric Kunze, who plays Prince Eric.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Austin Colby Theatre Life with Austin Colby
by Elliot Lanes - June 09, 2017 in Washington, DC

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A Chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau A Chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau
by Jamie McGonnigal - June 08, 2017 in Washington, DC

A chat with HEDWIG's Yitzhak, Hannah Corneau, coming to the Kennedy Center June 13th through July 2nd.... (more...)
Jaime Camil of 'JANE THE VIRGIN' Discusses Diversity with DC Diversions Jaime Camil of 'JANE THE VIRGIN' Discusses Diversity with DC Diversions
by Isabella Basco - June 07, 2017 in Washington, DC

Broadway World correspondent Isabella Basco interviews 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil, who plays Rogelio de la Vega as he receives the Inspiration Award from GALA Theatre in Washington D.C. He talks about Hispanic representation in the media and why the show is so loved.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Veanne Cox Theatre Life with Veanne Cox
by Elliot Lanes - June 07, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Veanne Cox is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) playing the role of Arsinoé in The School for Lies. The show runs through July 9th at the Lansburgh Theatre.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Taylor Stanley Theatre Life with Taylor Stanley
by Elliot Lanes - June 02, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Taylor Stanley is living his theatre life as a company member of  New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the most famous and prestigious ballet companies in the country. With repertoire works that feature choreography by such greats as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, it's easy to ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepe... (more...)
Theatre Life with Emily Townley Theatre Life with Emily Townley
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Emily Townley is currently living her theatre life over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where she is preparing to begin performances of Taylor Mac's play Hir. The production plays from May 22nd through June 18th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Sun King Davis Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson Theatre Life with Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson
by Elliot Lanes - May 05, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Sherri Edelen and Thomas Adrian Simpson, are currently living their theatre lives in tech for Jesus Christ Superstar at Signature Theatre. Thomas is playing the high priest Caiaphas and Sheri, in a brilliant turn of non-traditional casting, will be playing King Herod. The productio... (more...)
Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian Theatre Life with Steve Quintilian
by Elliot Lanes - April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC

Over the past week this column featured two remarkable ladies named Tina Ghandchilar and Julie Dixon. They are currently living their theatre lives as part of a production of Chess at The Theatre Lab School of the Performing Arts. The show opens this evening and runs through May 6th. Now it's time t... (more...)
Theatre Life with Julie Dixon Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes - April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes - April 24, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show – Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also... (more...)
Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar
by Elliot Lanes - April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Tina Ghandchilar is currently living her theatre life in the most stoked way possible. She is currently preparing to star as Florence in Chess at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, which, in my opinion, is the best arts in education institution in DC. The production runs f... (more...)
Theatre Life with Lorene Chesley Theatre Life with Lorene Chesley
by Elliot Lanes - April 19, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subject Lorene Chesley is currently living her theatre life as Valerie Johnston in Arena Stage's production of Smart People in the. The show marks Lorene's Arena Stage debut. It runs through May 21st in Arena Stage's Kreeger Theater space.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn Theatre Life with Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn
by Elliot Lanes - April 17, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Joy Zinoman and Logan Vaughn, are currently living their theatre lives over on H Street at Mosaic Theater Company. They are the directors for the company's current South Africa: Then & Now repertory, which is comprised of the Athol Fugard's classic Blood Knot and the newer A Human ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra Theatre Life with Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra
by Elliot Lanes - April 14, 2017 in Washington, DC

Today's subjects, Kim Scharnberg and Christopher Youstra, are currently living their theatre lives as the orchestrator and musical director, respectively, for the Ford's Theatre production of Ragtime. The show continues through May 20th.... (more...)