Atlanta Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Atlanta.

Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Maeve Moynihan Shares her Journey to Becoming Scout in the National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 26, 2023

In BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview, Maeve Moynihan discusses her journey and excitement of starring in the national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird. Read on to learn more about her experience and role as Scout....

Feature: A SHINING East Coast Premiere in Atlanta for Moravec and Campbell's Operatic Re-Telling of the Stephen King Novel
by Richard Sasanow - September 14, 2023

Nearly a decade ago, when composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell started work on an operatic version of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” for the Minnesota Opera they were dealing with one of the most popular psychological thrillers of the 20th century—as well as one of the scarier movi...

Interview: Olivia Bradley of CELTIC ANGELS IRELAND Talks Of Her Life Emerged In The Irish Culture And Future Plans
by Theresa Bertram - March 29, 2023

​​​​​​​As a writer for Broadway World, I love watching all types of shows-musicals, plays, concerts, standup comedy...whatever. In fact, I have seen so many shows, sometimes I see different variations of the same show over and over. So, when unique shows come through the state, I want to be there. T...

Interview: Mandy Patinkin Talks BEING ALIVE Concert Tour, Becoming a TikTok Star, If He'd Return to Broadway & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 11, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Tony and Emmy Award winning icon of stage and screen, Mandy Patinkin, as he discusses his upcoming concerts, his TikTok stardom and more!...

Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022

Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld's first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler's touring debut! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Willem B...

FROZEN's Queen Herself, Caroline Bowman, Talks “Wildly Satisfying” Disney Turn
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 31, 2022

After an extended break due to COVID, Bowman has returned to the magical story, which she says still challenges her daily as she continues discovering more about her character. BWW Atlanta caught up with the star to hear all about her take on the character, her unique tour experience with her husban...

Chris Anthony Ferrer's SWINDLERS Takes Atlanta Audiences on a “Wacky Roller Coaster” at Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 28, 2022

Hijinx. Misadventure. Door slams. What does it take to weave the intricacies of a farce? Playwright Chris Anthony Ferrer calls it “a very wild ride.”...

AIN'T TOO PROUD's Chani Maisonet Talks Swing Life, Motown, and More
by Sally Henry Fuller - March 10, 2022

When Chani Maisonet took the stage as Diana Ross in AIN’T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS last month, she savored every moment because she didn’t know when she might play the iconic Supreme again. But that’s par for the course for a swing like Maisonet. ...

Jack O'Brien Reflects on 'Always Poignant' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF National Tour
by Sally Henry Fuller - November 12, 2021

Whether it's a memory of seeing a middle school performance in an orchestra classroom like yours truly, watching the movie for a class, or starring as Tevye in your high school’s production, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has no connection to the musical. And for cast members in the c...

LISTEN: Kristian Bush and Phillip DePoy Talk Alliance Theatre's DARLIN' CORY on THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by Sally Henry Fuller - September 10, 2021

The Alliance Theatre’s world premiere of DARLIN' CORY has brought Sugarland frontman Kristian Bush and prolific playwright/novelist Phillip DePoy together to write this Appalachian myth a la HADESTOWN....

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Liz Kate Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by Sally Henry Fuller - August 31, 2021

From being asked by director Stephen Chbosky to read for a completely different role in the middle of callbacks to being a featured artist on 'You Will be Found' - not to mention filming in the middle of a pandemic - Liz Kate says being in Dear Evan Hansen was unforgettable....

Road To Reopening: True Colors Theatre On Streaming, Returning To Performances, & More!
by Alan Henry - August 27, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with True Colors Theatre's Managing Director Chandra Stephens-Albright. ...

AMELIE Director Michael Fentiman Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by Sally Henry Fuller - July 26, 2021

With AMELIE in its third month at the Criterion Theatre in the UK and a new cast album widely available since last summer, the quirky musical is establishing itself as a fan-favorite. ...

Podcast: Craig A. Meyer on How Tony Awards Voting Works, Audra McDonald, and More on THE BROADWAY GINGER
by Sally Henry Fuller - March 29, 2021

In the latest episode of THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST, host Sally Fuller continues her conversation with special guest Craig A. Meyer to revisit some of the best performances he saw during his 20 years as a Tony Awards voter....

Nichole Palmietto of THE SHIFT at Found Stages
by Amy Zipperer - March 16, 2021

When we finally shake this pandemic off for good, we’re going to be left with an extensive new vocabulary that includes all-things-Zoom.  There’s Zoombombing.  We've got the popular Covideo party.  And there’s my favorite:  Zoom fatigue.  This month, Found Stages, one of Atlanta’s most innovative th...

Ryan McKinny of ORFANO MONDO at Atlanta Opera
by Josephine Tuso-Key - March 11, 2021

They say necessity is the mother of invention. This is especially true for artisans during the pandemic. One of the oldest art forms, opera, like so many other art forms has shifted and evolved as a result of the current climate. Atlanta Opera is no exception. When you go to their webpage, you’ll fi...

Amanda Washington of CROSSROADS at Actor's Express
by Amy Zipperer - February 23, 2021

Listen up, Atlanta!  Actor’s Express is undertaking an exciting new Covid-friendly podcast project. It’s a new serial drama podcast called Crossroads.  BroadwayWorld caught up with producer/director Amanda Washington to talk about the project....

Back on Stage: The Legacy Theatre Talks its Return to Live Performances With CHARLIE BROWN & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 29, 2020

Through our new interview series, we are checking in with theaters around the country who are bringing back live performances, talking to them about how they are doing so safely, what they are most excited for and more....

Interview: Dancing with the Stars Winner Alan Bersten Shares What a Blessing the DWTS Live Tour Has Been
by Sally Henry - February 26, 2020

He got his first taste of the mirror ball trophy when his team won 2018's inaugural season of DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS, and his winning streak continued through the next year when he and Bachelorette star Hannah Brown won DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 28. And he's coming to Atlanta tomorrow....

Interview: LIGHTNING THIEF's Rob Rokicki Shares Why JTF is the Best Way to Kick Off His Year, and More!
by Sally Henry - January 19, 2020

When it comes to the Junior Theater Festival, Rob Rokicki is all in....

Interview: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Series' Tim Federle Talks the Power of Theatre Teachers, the “Best Little Secret in the South,” and More
by Sally Henry - January 18, 2020

He may be the showrunner for Disney's hit musical theatre love letter, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES, but Tim Federle is a self-professed a?oetheatre dorka?? at heart. And this weekend, he joins thousands of theatre kids just like him right here in Atlanta....

Jeremy Aggers Steps Back into THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at the Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry - December 11, 2019

It's not every year you win a Suzi Bass Award and certainly rarer to reprise the role for which you won. But this holiday season, that's exactly what Jeremy Aggers gets to experience....

Vanessa Williams Shares Why Symphony Shows Make her Heart Sing
by Sally Henry - September 07, 2019

Next week, Atlanta audiences get to witness a superstar take the stage with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra....

Brad Raymond Brings an Age-Old Character to Life in CHILDREN OF EDEN at Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry - July 24, 2019

With a challenging vocal range akin to the grandeur of opera, CHILDREN OF EDEN's Raymond is portraying God. No pressurea??...

A Groundbreaking Conversation With Aurora Theatre's Ann-Carol Pence, Anthony Rodriguez, and Al Stilo
by Josephine Tuso-Key - June 14, 2019

Broadwayworld recently had a conversation with Anthony Rodriguez, co-founder and Producing Artistic Director, Ann Carol Pence co-founder and Associate Producer, and Al Stilo, Marketing Director, where they shared their vision for the future of the space as well as their vision for the arts as a comm...

Daniel Jaquez Brings “Intelligent Comedy” to Life at Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry - May 09, 2019

This weekend as NATIVE GARDENS continues at Aurora Theatre, director Daniel Jaquez will be showing his range as an artist....

Liam Redford of BILLY ELLIOT at City Springs Theatre
by Josephine Tuso-Key - May 03, 2019

City Springs Theatre is the new kid on the block in the ATL theater scene, but they've been making a big splash with their last musical South Pacific. Now they're offering up BILLY ELLIOT, a musical based on the 2000 film. With music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, who also wrote the ...

Director Michael Vine Shares How YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Brings Iconic Comics To Life At Marietta Theatre Company
by Stephanie Robb - April 09, 2019

We spoke with director Michael Vine to discuss how the production elevates the storylines from the comic strip page to the stage....

Zina Ellis Sees Impossible Things Happening in CINDERELLA at the Fox Theatre
by Sally Henry - April 06, 2019

'Impossible things are happening every day,' or at least they are for Zina Ellis....

Johnny Wexler on being Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS' US Tour
by Josephine Tuso-Key - March 29, 2019

JERSEY BOYS has been a Broadway favorite since the jukebox musical premiered in 2005. It can still be seen Off-Broadway at New World Stages, but in case you're not traveling to Manhattan any time soon, you can catch the show as it travels across America to a city near you. The story of the Four S...

Daniel Wisniewski Talks 'All out Love,' Wealth, and Technicolor in Aurora Theatre's MEN WITH MONEY
by Sally Henry - March 20, 2019

Aurora Theatre's latest venture is a brand new musical told through the familiar lens of the golden age of Broadway, a la Frank Loesser, complete with bright colors, snappy dialogue, and of course a search for wealth and love....

Taylor Hicks, Rachel Potter, and Brian Clowdus Talk Creating a Home Run with SHENANDOAH
by Sally Henry - March 15, 2019

Serenbe Playhouse has become known in Metro Atlanta for its immersive outdoor productions, and for their latest endeavor, director Brian Clowdus has recruited musical star power....

Tony Award Recipient Baayork Lee Talks Collaboration, Broadway, and More with SOUTH PACIFIC at City Springs Theatre Company
by Sally Henry - March 08, 2019

This weekend when SOUTH PACIFIC opens at City Springs Theatre Company, audiences will get the rare privilege of seeing the handiwork of Broadway royalty....

Follow the Bluegrass Brick Road! Niki Badua Previews THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Alliance Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - March 05, 2019

In the cannon of uniquely American stories, THE WIZARD OF OZ is among the very best. We spoke with star Niki Badua (Dorothy) about the unique style of this show, and what makes this performance so meaningful to her. ...

DANCING WITH THE STARS' Val Brings Ballroom Dance to Atlanta Through Dance with Me
by Sally Henry - February 06, 2019

Next week when DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE rolls into the Fox Theatre, Atlanta audiences will get a taste of the elegant show for one night, but fortunately for us, one of the dancers is leaving a 'microcosm of that experience' for us to engage with all year round....

Alan Bersten Talks 'Amazing' Celebration of Dance in DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! Tour
by Sally Henry - January 25, 2019

On February 11 when the cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE hits the Fox Theatre stage, the dancers will be sharing their love for dance through an evening of pure celebration....

Taryn Carmona Captures Reggae for Children in BOB MARLEY'S THREE LITTLE BIRDS at Synchronicity Theatre
by David Muschell - January 15, 2019

Many of us remember Bob Marley's introduction of reggae to the world, and his great success with this style of music. Since his passing in 1981, several of his children have had their own successes, including Cedella, his oldest child, who wrote a children's book , which has now become a stage musi...

Matt Baum Brings Validity to the Everyday in A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Synchronicity
by Sally Henry - December 14, 2018

It's not just another year in the life for a couple of beloved amphibians and their friends....

Mary Nye Bennett Directs Some of the Best Atlanta Singers for YOUR HAPPY HOLIDAY at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by David Muschell - December 03, 2018

I recently spoke with Mary Nye Bennett who is directing the inaugural holiday show for Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Your Happy Holiday, which will be performed at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta), Dec. 20-23....

Mary Lynn Owen's KNEAD at the Alliance Theatre is the perfect recipe for breaking bread on stage
by Stephanie Robb - November 16, 2018

We spoke with Mary Lynn to discuss how the ingredients for her show came together, and how she believes baking is not only a metaphor for art, but for life....



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