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TJ Fitzgerald

TJ Fitzgerald TJ Fitzgerald has been interviewing theatre’s finest talent with since January 2006. He has been active in the New England Theatre scene both as a participant (acting and directing) and an enthusiast of the entertainment scene for over 40 years. He was a featured columnist writing interviews and theatre features for New England Entertainment Digest and served on the Board of the New England Theatre Conference (NETC) for several years. Some of his noteworthy interviews have included entertainment luminaries like Tony Award winners Tommy Tune, Sutton Foster, Karen Ziemba, Michael Rupert, Faith Prince, Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara, Tony Nominees Brad Oscar, Keith Carradine and Andrea McArdle, Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, Oscar winning songwriter Paul Williams, Adrienne Barbeau and Oscar/Emmy award winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz. 2009 saw a milestone for TJ as he was welcomed to the 50's. In TJ’s words, "Life is good! Everyone's got a great story to tell and I am all ears! Theatre is my life!"


BWW Interview: Michael Cumpsty On Stage in THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
March 9, 2016

If you like a gripping drama, you will want to catch Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty (Boardwalk Empire,' End of the Rainbow and Michael Crane in The Body of an American, now playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre, directed by Obie winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars..., Lost Girls) and presented by Primary Stages and Rhoda R. Herrick, in association with Hartford Stage. Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with Tony-winner All The Way). The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Winning rave reviews for its previous productions in London and elsewhere, The Body of an American by Guggenheim Fellow Dan O'Brien is 'a play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves.'

BWW Interview: Andreas Brings Cafe Society to Feinsteins 54 Below
February 26, 2016

Venice Theatre Announces 2013-2014 Season
January 30, 2013

Early Monday evening, the Venice Theatre announced their 2013 to 2014 theatre season at a special Kickoff gathering at their theatre located at 140 West Tampa Avenue in Venice, Florida. Hosting the event were Exective/Artisitic Director Murray Chase and Producing Director Allan Kollar. Highlighted by performances from local actors, the duo revealed their exciting upcoming schedule:

BWW Interviews: Hamlisch Brings The Stars Out Oct 4th in NYC
October 4, 2010

Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy and more...all under the same roof for one night with Marvin Hamlisch...a theatregoers dream which will come to fruition on October 4th. It's all part of Six Degrees of Marvin Hamlisch - An All Star Celebration, to be presented on Monday, October 4 at 7:30pm at Symphony Space. Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel will direct the event, which will have musical direction by Ron Abel and serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

BWW Interviews: Taren Sterry
July 22, 2010

Taren has 180 Days to help her patients find the meaning at the end of life.... Can she do it? In 180 Days, the audience is taken on an intensely personal and surprisingly funny journey through her first six months as a hospice volunteer. Taren goes through unexpected and humbling events where she discovers hidden qualities in herself that gives purpose to her own life.

BWW Interviews: Kleban Awards for Mills and Wyner
June 17, 2010

It's that time of the year again for the recognition of some amazing up and coming talent on the theatre scene, specifically, the 20th Annual Kleban Awards. The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 20th Annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theater lyricist has gone to Peter Mills and the award for the most promising musical theater librettist has gone to Barry Wyner. The 2010 awards will be presented on June 21, 2010, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) at ASCAP.

BWW Interviews: A Precious Time for Manjovi
March 30, 2010

Singer/songwriter Dan Manjovi talks about his song from Oscar nominated film Precious and his new show I Am I Will I Do!

BWW Interviews: Liza Vann Is Just a GOOD OL' GIRL
February 15, 2010

Actress Liza Vann talks about her new Off-Broadway show Good Ol' Girls co-starring Sally Mayes and Lauren Kennedy, in addition to her own one woman show.

BWW Interviews: Campbell Says 'CIRCUMCIZE ME' Off-Broadway
January 28, 2010

Current off Broadway hit, Circumcise Me, written by and starring Yisrael Campbell, now playing at The Bleecker Street Theatre (45 Bleecker Street just East of Lafayette).

BWW Interviews: Bradley Rapier - Groovaloos Freestyle Across the Country
January 7, 2010

The critically acclaimed GROOVALOOS captured the hearts of America when they were the winners of NBC's "Superstars of Dance."

BWW Exclusive: Starry Holiday Traditions with Vanessa Williams, James Barbour and More
December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays to all the wonderful readers at! No doubt this has been quite the year for everyone, including me. With so many changes in our lives due to social and economic issues all over the world, this is a time of year when we have to look inside ourselves and find the simple things in life that we have to be thankful for and celebrate the joy of the season. Family and friends gathering and sharing some very special time with each other, reminiscing of times past and creating new ones.

BWW INTERVIEWS: Hanlon Says 'Whatever Man'
September 21, 2009

Actor Colin Hanlon talks about his new role in New York Musical Theatre Festival show.

BWW INTERVIEWS: Tommy Tune Shares with Friends In Deed Sept 21
September 15, 2009

Multi Tony Winner Tommy Tune talks about his upcoming benefit of his show Steps In Time for Friends In Deed in NYC

The Marvelous Wonderettes Celebrate One Year Of Magic
September 14, 2009

On September 14th, The Marvelous Wonderettes? one-year anniversary will mark their 418th performance, surpassing the runs of landmark off-Broadway productions

Unterberg Returns to FringeNYC with THE CROW MILL
August 20, 2009

Winner of the 2006 Best of Fringe Award Andrew Unterberg returns with new work to 2009 Fringe Festival.

BWW INTERVIEWS: Guiding Light's Newman Conducts 'SESSIONS'
July 12, 2009

Soap star Robert Newman joins cast of Off-Broadway musical Sessions and talks about the end of an era with Guiding Light leaving the air after 72 years.

CARLYLE and SESSIONS Spell Success for Tapper
July 2, 2009

Al Tapper has two shows running simultaneously at Algonquin Theatre in NYC...An Evening at the Carlyle and Sessions: The Musical.

LUCKY GUY Has Fernandez At Goodspeed
June 9, 2009

One of the nice perks about this job is getting to meet some extraordinarily talented people who you know will be giving some great performances to some very fortunate theatergoers. One of those people is Stacia Fernandez, who I met after a performance of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. She was the understudy for Beth Leveal and put on an amazing performance. She is currently appearing in the new musical Lucky Guy at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut.

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