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Atlanta Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Atlanta.

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

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....
Exclusive Interview: Serenbe Playhouse's Brian Clowdus Announces 2019 Season, 'Americ Interview Exclusive Interview: Serenbe Playhouse's Brian Clowdus Announces 2019 Season, 'America'
by Sally Henry - November 15, 2018, Atlanta

Atlanta's Serenbe Playhouse, best-known for its immersive, outdoor setting (you know, the theatre that casually staged TITANIC on a real body of water this summer) has just announced its 2019 season lineup....
Neil Goldberg of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE Promises Fun For All at Fox Theatre Interview Neil Goldberg of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE Promises Fun For All at Fox Theatre
by David Muschell - November 14, 2018, Atlanta

I recently had a chance to speak with Neil Goldberg, founder of Cirque Dreams, a huge entertainment brand that is bringing Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a holiday extravaganza, back to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta again this year, Nov. 24 and 25. Goldberg has been called "one of today's leading impresarios...
Cynthia Rintye Talks Life as a Town Madam and More in Lawrenceville Ghost Tours Interview Cynthia Rintye Talks Life as a Town Madam and More in Lawrenceville Ghost Tours
by Sally Henry - October 27, 2018, Atlanta

It's that time of year again. And thanks to the storytellers from the Aurora Theatre, that time of year means a variety of spooky experiences for the city of Lawrenceville....
Kristin Storla Brings the Magic of PETER PAN to the Center for Puppetry Arts Interview Kristin Storla Brings the Magic of PETER PAN to the Center for Puppetry Arts
by Sally Henry - October 01, 2018, Atlanta

The boy who wouldn't grow up is coming to life in an extraordinary way at the Center for Puppetry Arts this month....
STRANGER THINGS' Cynthia Barrett Talks Aurora's BE HERE NOW, Finding Artistic Home in Interview STRANGER THINGS' Cynthia Barrett Talks Aurora's BE HERE NOW, Finding Artistic Home in Atlanta, and More
by Sally Henry - September 25, 2018, Atlanta

You may remember her as Barb's mom from STRANGER THINGS, but while we're waiting for the next chapter in that series, Cynthia Barrett is appearing live at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville....
“Being Comedians, we had to poke holes.” Director Casey Holloway and Musical Director Interview “Being Comedians, we had to poke holes.” Director Casey Holloway and Musical Director L. Gamble discuss parodying a classic in VAPE at Sketchworks Comedy
by Stephanie Robb - September 21, 2018, Atlanta

After a group of actors with Atlanta's award winning comedy troupe Sketchworks Comedy saw a recent production of GREASE, they decided to take the beloved musical and poke fun at some of the more polarizing story elements in the classic show. VAPE, a musical parody of GREASE, represents the nostalgi...
Tony-Winner Shuler Hensley Applauds the 'Tapping Phenomenon,' Escapism, and More in 4 Interview Tony-Winner Shuler Hensley Applauds the 'Tapping Phenomenon,' Escapism, and More in 42ND STREET at City Springs Theatre Company
by Sally Henry - September 18, 2018, Atlanta

Amid Broadway, film, and television roles, Hensley has maintained his connection to Atlanta's arts scene by working with young artists on the Georgia High School Theatre Awards year after year, and now, he is bringing his performing talents home as he stars in 42ND STREET at the new City Springs The...
“Religious Vaudeville Meets Talent Show!” Kate Metroka and Sophia Decker Sing and Sho Interview “Religious Vaudeville Meets Talent Show!” Kate Metroka and Sophia Decker Sing and Shout About NUNSENSE at Marietta Theatre Company
by Stephanie Robb - August 20, 2018, Atlanta

Playing at the Lyric Studio on the Square, the hit musical comedy brings serious comedic and vocal chops to a hysterical and ridiculous plot - conveyed by what would traditionally be the most no-nonsense characters ever: a group of 5 nuns of the Little Sisters of Hoboken....
'Kids just want to be talked to like they are humans!' Amy Sweeney talks THE TORTOISE Interview 'Kids just want to be talked to like they are humans!' Amy Sweeney talks THE TORTOISE, THE HARE AND OTHER AESOP'S FABLES at Center for Puppetry Arts
by Stephanie Robb - August 13, 2018, Atlanta

THE TORTOISE, THE HARE AND OTHER AESOP'S FABLES playing at the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts brings an exciting theme to these renowned stories that have been popular with children and adults for hundreds of years....
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Choreographer David Rossetti Takes Classic Hits to a New Level Interview SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Choreographer David Rossetti Takes Classic Hits to a New Level
by Sally Henry - July 28, 2018, Atlanta

Fresh off the national tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN, multitalented performer David Rossetti has returned to Atlanta from New York to shake things up at Stage Door Players....
Greg Kamp Explores the Heart of a True Leader in NEWSIES at Aurora Theatre Interview Greg Kamp Explores the Heart of a True Leader in NEWSIES at Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry - July 21, 2018, Atlanta

When Greg Kamp first performed at the Aurora Theatre in A CHORUS LINE, he was a college without a professional theatre credit to his name. Now eight years and many successful stage and screen productions later, Kamp is back from New York to lead NEWSIES on the Lawrenceville stage....
Tony Award-Winner Kenny Leon Calls Atlanta to Actions of Kindness Through DOT at True Interview Tony Award-Winner Kenny Leon Calls Atlanta to Actions of Kindness Through DOT at True Colors
by Sally Henry - July 19, 2018, Atlanta

This week, Atlanta audiences get to see Kenny Leon's latest directorial work showcasing a group of talented actors bringing to life Colman Domingo's authentically relatable family drama DOT....
The Walking Dead's Jayson Warner Smith of BLACKBIRD at Robert Mello Studio Blackbox Interview The Walking Dead's Jayson Warner Smith of BLACKBIRD at Robert Mello Studio Blackbox
by Amy Zipperer - July 16, 2018, Atlanta

David Harrower's celebrated 2005 play, Blackbird, is coming to Atlanta this August at The Robert Mello Studio Blackbox. The Tony-nominated play, which The New York Times called 'gorgeous' and 'unsettling,' tells the story of Una, a young woman, who shows up at the office of Ray, her former lover, wh...
“It's a conversation that's never going to go away. “It's a conversation that's never going to go away." Kevin Clay highlights the message behind the comedy as THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to The Fox Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - July 15, 2018, Atlanta

Kevin Clay is no stranger to the popularity of THE BOOK OF MORMON.  Having been a cast member of the mega-hit's second National Tour for two years, he's especially thrilled to be returning to Atlanta for the show's limited engagement at The Fox Theatre, starring as Elder Price. ...
Matthew Morrison Talks Gene Kelly, Spontaneity, and Telling Beautiful Stories in Upco Interview Matthew Morrison Talks Gene Kelly, Spontaneity, and Telling Beautiful Stories in Upcoming Atlanta Concert
by Sally Henry - June 09, 2018, Atlanta

Timeless music. Broadway song and dance. When Matthew Morrison takes the stage at Symphony Hall next week, he will bring Atlanta more than a concert....
Christopher Sieber of CANDIDE at Alliance Theatre Interview Christopher Sieber of CANDIDE at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 13, 2018, Atlanta

Two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber is back in Atlanta where he's taking on the roles of Dr. Pangloss and The Narrator in Leonard Bernstein's 1956 operetta, Candide, a collaboration between Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. BroadwayWorld caught up with Christopher Siebe...
T.K. Habtemariam of SORDID LIVES at Out Front Theatre Company Interview T.K. Habtemariam of SORDID LIVES at Out Front Theatre Company
by Amy Zipperer - May 02, 2018, Atlanta

Sordid Lives, a dark comedy by Del Shores, is playing at Out Front Theatre Company this month. BroadwayWorld caught up with T.K. Habtemariam, an Atlanta-based actor who plays Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram in Out Front's upcoming production, to talk about the show. I haven't seen this show before, bu...
Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fox Theatre Talks Shakespeare and Giggling Onst Interview Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fox Theatre Talks Shakespeare and Giggling Onstage
by Hannah Montgomery - April 16, 2018, Atlanta

Straight from Broadway, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is currently on tour across the country, and is coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this week. SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a musical filled with laughs, it is a 'valentine to the theatre', and one not to be missed by musical theatre fans. BroadwayWorld spoke with ...
Take a trip back in time with Marietta Theatre Company's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Interview Take a trip back in time with Marietta Theatre Company's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Stephanie Robb - April 08, 2018, Atlanta

We spoke with Director Elizabeth Weaver and star Meaghan Paetkau ahead of the show's April 13th opening....
Krystal Renée 'Challenges the Idea of What An Instrument Is' in STOMP Interview Krystal Renée 'Challenges the Idea of What An Instrument Is' in STOMP
by Hannah Montgomery - March 26, 2018, Atlanta

STOMP, the multi-awarding winning percussion show, is making its way across North America and is set to play a limited engagement at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Krystal Renee, who was previously in the Off-Broadway cast of STOMP, is currently in the cast of the touring production and spoke to us abo...
Pearl Cleage of HOSPICE + POINTING AT THE MOON at Alliance Theatre Interview Pearl Cleage of HOSPICE + POINTING AT THE MOON at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - March 26, 2018, Atlanta

The Alliance Theatre is making another stop on the road, this time at the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center where they're presenting a pair of one-act plays, Hospice and Pointing at the Moon, both by celebrated playwright Pearl Cleage.  BroadwayWorld caught up with Pearl Cleage to talk about her w...
Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland Get Their Freak On in FREAKY FRIDAY at Horizon Interview Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland Get Their Freak On in FREAKY FRIDAY at Horizon Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - March 18, 2018, Atlanta

We chatted with Jennifer Alice Acker and Abby Holland, who play mom Katherine (Acker) and daughter Ellie (Holland), on how FREAKY FRIDAY has been transformed into a musical with something for everyone....
James Taylor Odom Brings Dream Role in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to the Interview James Taylor Odom Brings Dream Role in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to the Fox Theatre
by Sally Henry - March 06, 2018, Atlanta

From watching a range of British television shows and movies when he was little to studying one-man show work in grad school, James Taylor Odom's background has prepared him perfectly to play all eight members of the ill-fated D'Ysquith family in the tour of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER....
Elliott Folds Previews Upcoming Production of BUYER AND CELLAR at Out Front Theatre Interview Elliott Folds Previews Upcoming Production of BUYER AND CELLAR at Out Front Theatre
by Stephanie Robb - March 02, 2018, Atlanta

Elliott Folds is ready to tackle his duties as a leading man…and only man! The Atlanta actor chats with us about staring as Alex in Out Front Theatre Company's upcoming production of 'BUYER AND CELLAR', the one-man comedy about a struggling actor in LA who takes the odd job of working in the basemen...
Kristin Markiton Talks 'Big, Bold, Beautiful, and Fabulous' MAMMA MIA! at Aurora Thea Interview Kristin Markiton Talks 'Big, Bold, Beautiful, and Fabulous' MAMMA MIA! at Aurora Theatre
by Hannah Montgomery - February 26, 2018, Atlanta

Kristin Markiton blew audiences away last year when she appeared as Francesca in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Aurora Theatre, which earned her a Suzi Bass Award....
Topher Payne Talks Hats and McCarthyism in PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Interview Topher Payne Talks Hats and McCarthyism in PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Sally Henry - February 13, 2018, Atlanta

One of Atlanta's local playwrights is bringing his published work home for the first time....
Shuler Hensley Expands Atlanta's Booming Theatre Industry with City Springs Theatre C Interview Shuler Hensley Expands Atlanta's Booming Theatre Industry with City Springs Theatre Company
by Sally Henry - February 09, 2018, Atlanta

In the fall, a new professional theatre company will treat Atlanta audiences to a season of timeless musicals. For Shuler Hensley, joining the City Springs Theatre Company creative team alongside Brandt Blocker and Natalie Barrow is the fulfillment of a longtime desire....
Melissa Foulger of MAYTAG VIRGIN at Aurora Theatre Interview Melissa Foulger of MAYTAG VIRGIN at Aurora Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - January 15, 2018, Atlanta

Maytag Virgin, a Southern drama by Audrey Cefaly, is making its Southeast regional premiere at Aurora Theatre this month, and BroadwayWorld sat down with director Melissa Foulger to talk about the production....
Hometown 'Princess Warrior' Nia Holloway Talks Returning to Atlanta in THE LION KING Interview Hometown 'Princess Warrior' Nia Holloway Talks Returning to Atlanta in THE LION KING Tour
by Sally Henry - January 06, 2018, Atlanta

The Atlanta native is bringing her performance back home to our own historic Fox Theatre January 10-28, with what she describes as a 'brand new Nala.' And she couldn't be more excited....
John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be Interview John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
by Gil Kaan - November 09, 2017, Costa Mesa

Conductor extraordinaire John Mauceri, at 72 years young, has the memory of a straight-A college kid vividly recalling detailed facts of incidents long ago right off the top of his head. The go-to expert on all subjects Leonard Bernstein, John will be conducting BERNSTEIN ON STAGE at the Valley Perf...
Lauren Morris of PROJECT DAWN at Horizon Theatre Interview Lauren Morris of PROJECT DAWN at Horizon Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - October 21, 2017, Atlanta

Atlanta's Horizon Theatre is known for fearlessly producing new work, and PROJECT DAWN is no exception. BroadwayWorld sat down with PROJECT DAWN's Assistant Director and Community Outreach Project Manager for the Horizon Theatre, Lauren Morris who shared with us her passion for advocating for margin...
Adrianna Hicks of THE COLOR PURPLE at Fox Theatre Interview Adrianna Hicks of THE COLOR PURPLE at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - October 16, 2017, Atlanta

Adrianna Hicks tells us all about the national tour of THE COLOR PURPLE and how incredibly honored she is to be the lead in this iconic story....
Tony Galde of Orbit Arts Academy talks COREY COTT AND LAURA OSNES SHOWCASE Interview Tony Galde of Orbit Arts Academy talks COREY COTT AND LAURA OSNES SHOWCASE
by Sarah Fitts - October 15, 2017, Atlanta

Corey Cott and Laura Osnes will host a Masterclass and perform with the students at Orbit Arts Academy in Sandy Springs. Join the Broadway stars and students for their showcase on October 21 at 7:30pm....