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BWW Interview: Nigel Lilley Talks FOLLIES
April 3, 2019

Nigel Lilley serves as Music Director, part of a team who have worked alongside Stephen Sondheim and Jonathan Tunick on this production. Taking us back to his early experiences of Sondheim, Nigel also shares what it means to work with him and Jonathan today.

BWW Interview: Siobhan Redmond Talks TOP GIRLS
March 20, 2019

Siobhan Redmond returns to the National to play Isabella Bird. Giving us an insight into her character and the real life person behind it, Siobhan also shares her excitement and joy for working in this all-female company.

BWW Interview: Jessie Nelson Talks WAITRESS
March 13, 2019

Jessie Nelson penned the book of the musical, which is based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film. With the show now playing to audiences around the world, Jessie discusses honouring and adapting Shelly's story for the stage, and how audiences have responded.

BWW Interview: Luke Pasqualino Talks BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
March 8, 2019

Berberian Sound Studio marks Luke Pasqualino's professional stage debut. The actor shares how the story resonates today, and reveals why the Donmar Warehouse is 'the perfect theatre to be telling that story in'.

BWW Interview: Jasper Britton Talks WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
March 2, 2019

Witness for the Prosecution announced that it would be extending its run at London County Hall this week, with court now in session until March 2020. Jasper Britton shares what it's like to play this venue and with these immersed audiences.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall
March 2, 2019

Having previously played to sold out audiences in 2016, Disney's Broadway Hits returns to the Royal Albert Hall. An evening of indescribable feelings lies in store, ranging from nostalgia to excitement for upcoming shows. However, with the previous version still in fans' minds (and available on BroadwayHD), you can't help but compare it to the original.

Song Insights: 'You Could Drive a Person Crazy', COMPANY
February 23, 2019

Is your life totally prepared for a gigantic change right now? Then brace yourself for the last in our Song Insights series for Company. Musical Director Joel Fram takes us through a number which proves 'a real surprise for the audience', and the process of updating this classic for Marianne Elliott's production: 'You Could Drive a Person Crazy'.

Song Insights: 'The Ladies Who Lunch', COMPANY
February 17, 2019

Musical Director Joel Fram joins us once again to dissect 'The Ladies Who Lunch', Marianne Elliott's staging of it, and the 'complex set of causes and effects' that result from this reworking.

Song Insights: 'Getting Married Today', COMPANY
February 16, 2019

Ever wanted to know how your favourite songs come together? Our Song Insights will dissect an iconic number with the cast and creatives themselves. What better way to kick things off than with 'a great actor/director/conductor challenge', in the words of conductor and Musical Director himself Joel Fram: 'Getting Married Today'

BWW Interview: Golda Rosheuvel Talks THE AMERICAN CLOCK
February 15, 2019

Actress Golda Rosheuvel has always loved jazz and swing, sharing that 'Ella Fitzgerald is one of the reasons [she] started singing'. Giving us an insight into the music and magic of theatre, Golda also shares why The American Clock still ticks for every generation, even today.

BWW Interview: Helena Morais Talks CACOPHONY Transfer
February 11, 2019

Helena Morais explains why people need to see this production right now, and shares just what being part of the Young Company has meant to her: 'It's not enough to just be in a certain space; it's to feel welcome in that space'.

BWW Interview: Olivia Williams Talks TARTUFFE
February 7, 2019

Sharing what brings her back to this theatre time and time again, Olivia also reveals one of her first questions for director Blanche McIntyre, as well as her excitement for getting to take on a comedy.

BWW Interview: Lucy Phelps Talks AS YOU LIKE IT
February 4, 2019

With rehearsals underway for As You Like It, this is a formative time for Lucy in what is her first encounter with not only the play, but also the character. Talking ensemble and expectations, Lucy also shares her initial impressions of Rosalind, namely (and in her own words): 'How has she not been in my life before now?!'

BWW Interview: Joel Fram On The Making of the COMPANY Cast Album
February 1, 2019

The original cast recording of Marianne Elliott's acclaimed production of Company dropped mere hours ago. We caught up with Musical Director Joel Fram once again, to take you behind the scenes of how the cast album was made.

BWW Interview: Mark Ravenhill Talks New RSC Season & THE BOY IN THE DRESS
January 29, 2019

This Christmas, an adaptation of The Boy in the Dress will play the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, penned by Mark with music and lyrics from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. As news of the musical broke, we spoke to Mark about adapting the text, and his own favourite books from childhood.

BWW Interview: Judy Kuhn & Andy Nyman Talk FIDDLER ON THE ROOF West End Transfer
January 26, 2019

As news of the West End transfer of Fiddler on the Roof broke, we chatted to Judy Kuhn and Andy Nyman to get their reactions, share their journeys with the show, and lift the lid on married life onstage.

BWW Interview: Musical Director Joel Fram Talks COMPANY
January 25, 2019

With two months left, Musical Director Joel Fram speaks to us about developing the show with Elliott and Sondheim, how the show continues to change across the run, and working with the very special company of Company.

BWW Interview: Monica Dolan Talks ALL ABOUT EVE
January 23, 2019

With rehearsals for All About Eve underway, Monica Dolan shares her excitement for taking on a similar role of direct address (playing both Karen and a narrator). She also gives an insight into working with Ivo van Hove, and adapting the classic 1950's film for the stage.

BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall
January 16, 2019

An icon of the theatre world, Chita Rivera comes to London next month to play Cadogan Hall for just two concerts. Talking to her about returning to her 'second home', Chita also shares what audiences can expect from the concerts, as well as her journey from having 'never seen a Broadway show' to being presented with the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

BWW Interview: Leo Bill & Tony Grech-Smith on THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND NT Live
January 12, 2019

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second marks the Almeida's first National Theatre Live, broadcasting to audiences around the world on 15 January. We spoke to actor Leo Bill and caught up with Camera Director Tony Grech-Smith, to find out how those onstage and those behind the scenes (and screens) prepare.

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