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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Birmingham.

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....

Video: Richard Thomas Is Bringing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to a City Near You
by Backstage Live with Richard Ridge - September 23, 2023


In this video, watch as we catch up with star of the To Kill a Mockingbird National Tour, Richard Thomas! He chats about the importance of this story, why it still resonates with audiences, and so much more! ...

Interview: Conductor Jamie Reeves of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
by David Edward Perry - September 18, 2023


This week in Montgomery, Alabama, you will find a unique, strong offering with the Force. On Thursday, The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra performs Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert. The movie will be projected above the orchestra as they play the entire John Williams score with the film. The concert w...

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...

VIDEO: Christopher Sieber Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - November 05, 2020


Tune in right here as he chats with one of Broadway's most beloved actors, Christopher Sieber, who will perform a very special concert tonight, November 5 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series....

VIDEO: Beth Malone Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 29, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 29 (3pm ET), as he chats with one of Broadway favorite Beth Malone. Beth will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 1 (8pm) and Monday, November 2 (3pm)....

VIDEO: Rafael Casal & Adrienne Warren Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 28, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 28 (12pm ET), as he chats with Rafael Casal and Adrienne Warren, who star in one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, benefitting the Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation. ...

VIDEO: LaChanze Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 21, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 21 (12pm ET), as he chats with one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies, LaChanze. LaChanze will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, October 25 (8pm) and Monday, October 26 (3pm). ...

VIDEO: Company of STICKS & STONES Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 16, 2020


Tune in right here as he chats with composer John McDaniel, Javier Muñoz, George Salazar, and Joshua Colley from Stick and Stones, which premieres today, October 16, 2020, as part of National Bullying Prevention Month....

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 16, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 16 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday, who celebrates her 60th birthday in concert on Monday, October 19 (8pm)!...

VIDEO: Keala Settle Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 15, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 15 (4:30pm ET), as he chats with Broadway beltress Keala Settle. Keala will soon Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, October 18 (8pm) and Monday, October 19 (3pm)....

VIDEO: Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 14, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 14 (5pm ET), as he chats with Broadway couple Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy about Divas For Democracy: United We Slay, which streams this Sunday, October 18 (8pm). ...

VIDEO: Heidi Schreck & Oliver Butler Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 14, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 14 (3:30pm ET), as Richard chats with Heidi Schreck and Oliver Butler, whose What the Constitution Means to Me premieres Friday on Prime Video!...

VIDEO: Kate Rockwell Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 14, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 14 (12pm ET), as Richard chats with the wonderful Kate Rockwell. Kate who headlines a concert with Radio Free Birdland on Thursday, October 15 at 7PM ET....

VIDEO: Tiler Peck Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 13, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 13 (3:30pm ET), as Richard chats with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Tiler Peck, curates and stars in A New Stage. Available to stream starting October 16, A New Stage gives you a front-row seat to experience world-class artistry from the comfort of your hom...

VIDEO: Beth Leavel Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 08, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 8 (12pm ET), as he chats with Tony winner Beth Leavel who will headline concerts with Seth Rudetsky on October 11 (8pm) and 12 (3pm)....

VIDEO: Boy•Friends' Noam Ash, Mike Heslin and Jay Armstrong Johnson Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 07, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 7 (12pm ET), as Richard Ridge chats with Noam Ash, Mike Heslin and Jay Armstrong Johnson from the new web series, BoyFriends....

VIDEO: Orfeh & Andy Karl Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Robert Diamond - October 01, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 1 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway's favorite couple, Orfeh and Andy Karl, who will headline concerts with Seth Rudetsky on October 4 (8pm) and 5 (3pm)....

Director Max McLean Bares His Soul on Spiritual Warfare in C.S. Lewis' THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS at BJCC CONCERT HALL
by David Edward Perry - February 02, 2020


Max McLean is president and artistic director of Fellowship for Performing Arts. They have a long history of producing theatre from a Christian worldview to engage a diverse audience. The weekend they bring Birmingham a captivating production of C.S.Lewis' Screwtape Letters. McLean shares insight wi...

BWW Exclusive Interview: Creative Music Powerhouse Scott Bradlee Shares on Developing Himself and the Sound of Postmodern Jukebox in his Book - 'OUTSIDE THE JUKEBOX'
by David Edward Perry - January 10, 2020


Scott Bradlee shares on going from a creative kid to living his dream as the creative head of Postmodern Jukebox in his book 'Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig.' His interview gives a candid and inspiring look into moments, conversions, and reflections in...

BWW Exclusive Interview: A Reflective Conversation With Kind and Talented Actress Jillian Bell from 'Brittany Runs a Marathon'
by David Edward Perry - January 02, 2020


Actress Jillian Bell successes have been growing like comedy kudzu as a result of her bright spirit and comedic brilliance. Bell consistently shines in memorable performances including 'Brittany Runs a Marathon', '22 Jump Street', 'Workaholics', ''Idiotsitter', 'Bless The Harts', and the comedy 'Swo...

Director Whitney Renfroe Infuses Dance and Painting in Formations Dance Company's Original Performance PERMANENCE at Forma Arts + Wellness
by David Edward Perry - September 09, 2019


Imagine if Sydney Pollack and Michal Baryshnikov collaborated on making art on canvas. With every move of the dancers body, a path of colored paint is applied to a canvas. Formations Dance Company brings this concept to life in 'Permanence.' Director Whitney Renfroe is very excited to bring contempo...

ANTHEM FOR THE MIDDLE AGED BAND Energetically Brings The Band Back Together at The Sidewalk Film Festival
by David Edward Perry - August 30, 2019


'Anthem for the Middle Aged Band' is a film that shows how a band is a family. Like any tight relationship that is worth a damn, breaking up was not easy. Time had to work its course to lead them to a collective resolve, and eventually to spark fire in constructive creativity....

Carlton Bell II Brings The BIRMINGHAM BLACK REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY To Life With 'CHOIR BOY'
by David Edward Perry - August 15, 2019


Carlton Bell II is a young Birminghamian with an artistic theatrical vision. Bell is an artist who wears many hats; actor, filmmaker, director, producer, and now head of the Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company. Next week they will have their inaugural performance of the Tony Award winning mus...

John Storie of THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA Shares The Journey to His New Album PONDEROSA
by David Edward Perry - July 29, 2019


John Storie is musician / showman with a true comical wit, and abundant skills on the guitar. His new album'Ponderosa' is a folksy throwback to his early days, and some swinging straight ahead jazz. He recorded the album so it would hold different guitar sounds, texture and vocals. He is a longtime...

The Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Share Creative Insights at Birmingham Festival Theatre
by David Edward Perry - July 24, 2019


'Songs for a New World' is not a typical (Beginning -middle and end) linear musical. It is a collection of powerful songs that examines life, love and the choices that we make.I was able to speak with some the cast to get their creative insight into giving life to this popular musical....

Jeff Goldblum Talks About Bringing Jazzy Cool to Birmingham at The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center
by David Edward Perry - May 31, 2019


Jeff Goldblum is behind the piano at the helm of the jazz ensemble, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Providing smooth charm with playful vamp. The 'hep-cat' works the crowd with Q and A, playing trivia, and laying down classic jazz standards and improv. Sunday June 2nd, Goldblum's The Mildred Snitzer...

Poet Jahman Ariel Hill Breaks Down What It Means To Be BLACK ENOUGH at Theatre Downtown
by David Edward Perry - April 12, 2019


Poet Jahman Ariel Hill and one of the directors Christian Hatcher provide much insight into their upcoming Southeast premiere performance of 'Black Enough' at Theatre Downtown. Hill hopes people leave the performance moved. 'The message of the show is simple: Black people, you are enough. You Flouri...

Actor Nick Cordileone Goes Green Sharing his Life as Timon in the National Tour of Disney's THE LION KING at the BJCC
by David Edward Perry - March 18, 2018


Nick Cordileone has spent the past eight years giving life to the wise cracking meerkat Timon in the national tour of Disney's The Lion King. His hilarious performance is accentuated with impressive puppetry. Cordileone brings a sharp wit and tender heart to the loyal friend of Simba and Pumbaa. Att...

Making Black History - Actor PHIL LAMARR: In Voice and Vision
by David Edward Perry - February 13, 2018


Phil LaMarr has been delivering incredibly rich characters to animation, film and the stage for the past thirty years. If you are not familiar with his name, you are sure to know his voice....

Nick Crawford and Jacob Simmons talk about bringing vaudeville back to Birmingham in NICK & JACOB: A TWO-MAN VARIETY SHOW
by David Edward Perry - January 10, 2018


With growing Birmingham audiences looking for new and fun ways to laugh and be entertained, it looks like 'Nick & Jacob: A Two-Man Variety Show' is the right show at the right time....

Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.
by David Edward Perry - December 11, 2017


The music from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a time capsule of a simpler time, and gets you in the proper holiday mood. This concert by Butzer, Mahony and Beshera captures the same rhythm, not by imitating the music, but by being in tune with it....

Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford Theatre
by David Edward Perry - November 24, 2017


If ever there was a time to challenge the ugly face of male chauvinism, it is now. Lets be honest, dating is rough these days. Courting in 2017 is far more complicated when compared to those in the 1500's. In today world, a line of cleverly arranged emoji's has replaced a heartfelt, handwritten sonn...

The Soulful Sound of Morgan James
by David Edward Perry - June 07, 2017


Morgan James sings with soulful emotion and powerful skills that touches you to the core....

DEBBIE GIBSON: An Electric Youth to a Nuclear Woman
by David Edward Perry - June 07, 2017


Debbie Gibson's career is one of consistent determination in the studio and on the stage....

Comedians Tollie (Tollie) Jones, Peter Davenport and Chris Davis talk about the boom of comedy in Birmingham.
by David Edward Perry - May 18, 2017


Three of Birmingham's best give me their thoughts on the rise of comedy in Birmingham...

MARTIN MORROW ALBUM RECORDING at the Birmingham Comedy Festival
by David Edward Perry - May 15, 2017


MARTIN MORROW Brings the Funny Home to Birmingham to Record His First Comedy Album...

DANIEL MARTIN Gets Fancy
by Marietta Lunceford - September 09, 2016


Daniel Martin has written several plays, but I have been most intrigued by Theatre Downtown's upcoming production MISS FANCY, which Daniel has written and directed. Our connection stems from the story of the Avondale elephant, Miss Fancy, and her legacy that contributed to the founding of the Birmin...

CARRON CLARK CLEM Is Inspirational
by Marietta Lunceford - July 06, 2016


After interviewing Carron Clem, I wasn't sure if I was more inspired or exhausted. Having lived an extraordinary life, Carron now does more in a day than most of us do in a week. Committed to her family and to the theatre, Carron is passionate about everything she does....

Amy Johnson Is Headed For Big Things
by Marietta Lunceford - June 16, 2016


There is so much talent in the Birmingham area and I would like to take the summer to highlight some of the people we look forward to seeing regularly on our stages. They might not be the people you already know, but ones you would recognize if you saw them. They might be someone you see in the crow...



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Les Miserables in Birmingham Les Miserables
Von Braun Center [Concert Hall] (5/6 - 5/11)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Birmingham Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (7/11 - 8/11)
Fiddler on the Roof in Birmingham Fiddler on the Roof
Theatre of Gadsden (7/19 - 7/26)
Les Miserables in Birmingham Les Miserables
Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex [Concert Hall] (3/25 - 3/30)
Lizzie: The Rock Musical in Birmingham Lizzie: The Rock Musical
Theatre of Gadsden (5/31 - 6/1)
Zelda in the Backyard (WORLD PREMIERE) in Birmingham Zelda in the Backyard (WORLD PREMIERE)
Alabama Shakespeare Festival (6/13 - 6/30)
SIX (Boleyn Tour) in Birmingham SIX (Boleyn Tour)
Von Braun Center [Concert Hall] (2/4 - 2/9)
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