Boston Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Boston.

Interview: Audra McDonald talks about AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, her role in 'Rustin' and more by R. Scott Reedy - February 23, 2024

When it comes to concerts, Audra McDonald says she’s learned to choose a song list that really appeals to her. And she’s done just that for her current tour, which will bring her to Symphony Hall for her eighth appearance with the Celebrity Series of Boston, this time with an orchestra of local musicians, on February 27....

Interview: Stefanie Londino talks playing Miss Hannigan in ANNIE
by R. Scott Reedy - February 03, 2024

By telephone recently from a tour stop in her hometown of New Brunswick, N.J., Londino talked about Miss Hannigan and more....

Interview: Robert Petkoff Talks MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and More
by R. Scott Reedy - January 10, 2024

When actor and singer Robert Petkoff was cast to play Harold Zidler in the North American tour of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” there was no question about his knowing the score....

Interview: Greg Kalafatas Says When It Comes To HAIRSPRAY, 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by R. Scott Reedy - January 10, 2024

North Reading resident Greg Kalafatas was studying theater at the University of New Hampshire when a road trip with friends to see the Broadway production of “Hairspray” introduced him to a character that has become his dream role – Edna Turnblad, the  zaftig housewife-and-laundress with a big heart...

Interview: Ana Gasteyer brings 'Sugar & Booze' to A COMPANY CELEBRATION AT POPS
by R. Scott Reedy - December 08, 2023

Ana Gasteyer’s hilarious impersonations of everyone from Martha Stewart, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Jane Fonda to music icons Madonna and Celine Dion, not to mention her memorable characters, such as middle-school music teacher Bobbie Moughlan-Culp, made her a break-out star during her six years on...

Interview: Jane Lynch Heads to Boston for A SWINGIN' LITTLE CHRISTMAS!
by R. Scott Reedy - December 01, 2023

Jane Lynch says she’s been a fan of Christmas music since her very earliest days. So it’s not surprising that the actor, singer, and comedian has made holiday music a regular part of her performing life....

Interview: Caroline Bowman On Her Warmth for Disney's FROZEN
by R. Scott Reedy - October 19, 2023

On Broadway and on tour, Caroline Bowman has played some of theater’s best-known female leads, from Elphaba in Wicked to Eva Perón in Evita and Rizzo in Grease. She says, however, that her current role as Elsa in the North American tour of Frozen just may be her favorite....

Interview: Allison Blei Goes from Financial Analyst to Aerialist with MR. SWINDLE'S TRAVELING PECULIARIUM
by R. Scott Reedy - October 10, 2023

Allison Blei took a leap of faith when she decided to step away from her career as a financial analyst to join the circus – leaving behind her spreadsheets to become an aerialist with a flying trapeze act and to tour the country....

Interview: Chatting with Phil Chan, Stage Director of Boston Lyric Opera's new Asian American take on MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by R. Scott Reedy - September 10, 2023

During a recent rehearsal, Chan spoke to BroadwayWorld by telephone about “Madama Butterfly,” the current Broadway musical “Here Lies Love,” and more....

Interview: Bob Mackie talks THE ART OF BOB MACKIE at Provincetown Public Library
by R. Scott Reedy - August 25, 2023

With a career in films, television, and stage spanning six decades, Bob Mackie had long secured his status as an iconic costume and fashion designer when he won his first Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for “The Cher Show” in 2019....

Interview: Tony Award-Winner Kelli O'Hara Talks Taking The Stage At Tanglewood
by R. Scott Reedy - August 17, 2023

In what can only be described as a perfect match between performer and venue, Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara (“The King and I”) will appear in concert, with Dan Lipton on piano, in the  glorious and intimate setting of Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in Lenox/Stockbridge on August 22....

Interview: Chatting With Taavon Gamble, Director and Choreographer of Reagle Music Theatre's Staging of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by R. Scott Reedy - July 25, 2023

There was “The Summer of ’42,” then “The Summer of ’69,” but this is definitely the summer of Taavon Gamble....

Interview: Zoe Bradford tells the tale of Joan of Arc in BORN TO DO THIS: THE JOAN OF ARC ROCK OPERA at The Company Theatre
by R. Scott Reedy - July 23, 2023

That she was burned at the stake is probably the first, and maybe the only, thing that comes to mind when most people think of Joan of Arc....

Interview: Rachel Bertone revisits OKLAHOMA! at Reagle Music Theatre Of Greater Boston
by R. Scott Reedy - June 26, 2023

Everything old is new again. And when it comes to the classic musical “Oklahoma!” director and choreographer Rachel Bertone likes it that way. ...

Interview: TV Superhero takes THE PONY EXPRESS to South Shore Conservatory
by R. Scott Reedy - June 24, 2023

Actor and singer/songwriter Shayan Sobhian earned fame playing Behrad Terazi, a time-traveling superhero, on the CW television series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” so he says it is appropriate that his current project is a period piece....

Interview: Sandra Bernhard heads to Boston for a SPRING AFFAIR at City Winery
by R. Scott Reedy - May 30, 2023

Sandra Bernhard is ready for what she’s calling her “Spring Affair” – a tour that will see her bring her patented blend of rock ’n’ roll, stand-up comedy, and spot-on social commentary to live audiences across the country – with stops including City Winery Boston on June 2 and Provincetown Town Hall...

Interview: Michael Feinstein talks TWO PIANOS: WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?
by R. Scott Reedy - May 27, 2023

Michael Feinstein is about to once again burnish his long-held reputation as a leading interpreter of the music of the iconic composer and his lyricist brother – the team responsible for songs like “Fascinating Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “The Man I Love,” and many more – when he b...

Interview: Mary Callanan is Back in Boston for THE PROM
by R. Scott Reedy - May 04, 2023

After putting that time to good use, expanding her fan base from Boston to Broadway and beyond, Callanan is back home now. And she's living it up as diva Dee Dee Allen in the SpeakEasy Stage production of 'The Prom,' playing May 5 through June 10 in the Roberts Theatre at the Calderwood Pavilion, Bo...

Interview: ELLIOT NORTON AWARDS to honor Bobbie Steinbach
by R. Scott Reedy - May 01, 2023

Veteran Boston actor Bobbie Steinbach will receive the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence at the 40th annual Elliot Norton Awards, presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) on May 8 at the Huntington Theatre....

Interview: Jessica Vosk Launches MY GOLDEN AGE Concert Tour
by Jared West - January 27, 2023

Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress and she has just kicked off her “MY GOLDEN AGE” US tour and will be visiting your area shortly! You may recognize her from Broadway roles like Elphaba in WICKED, or as the Narrator in JOSEPH... at Lincoln Center. I had the opportunity to catch up with ...

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: Julianne Boyd of Barrington Stage Company Bids Farewell
by Marc Savitt - October 31, 2022

After 28 Seasons Julianne Boyd, co-founder and Artistic Director at Barrington Stage Company, passed a brightly burning torch and retired at the end of the 2022 season. Marc Savitt, sat down with Boyd to gather some information and insight into Boyd, her experiences, and her undeniable impact on the...

Interview: Andrew Bovell (Playwright) of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE at Great Barrington Public Theater
by Adam Cohen - August 08, 2022

Playwright Andrew Bovell shares his thoughts as his play 'Things I Know To Be True' is presented at the Great Barrington Public Theater through August 14th....

Interview: Jim Frangione of MEET JIM FRANGIONE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GREAT BARRINGTON PUBLIC THEATER at Great Barrington Public Theater
by Adam Cohen - July 18, 2022

Jim Frangione is a Massachusetts native actor, writer, director and now Artistic Director of the Great Barrington Public Theater. Jim has acted for over 30 years in New York and across the country, performing in the original Off Broadway production and the Alley Theatre & National Tour productions o...

Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 27, 2021

STOMP's percussive rhythms and electrifying performers have been wowing audiences for 30 years, and the stage phenomenon is currently making its way through the US on a National Tour! Blending dance and performance with music created using everyday objects, STOMP is a one-of-a kind experience you wo...

Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 10, 2021

Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy are back on stage with their 'Stripped Down' tour, showing audiences a whole new side of the dancing duo. Featuring dance, comedy, and personal stories from the lives of the Chmerkovskiy brothers, the Maks & Val: Stripped Down tour will make you laugh, cry, and everything i...

Harriet Harris On Bringing ELEANOR To Life At Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - July 28, 2021

In Eleanor, Barrington Stage Company Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. We chat with Harriet Harris on playing the title character....

Christopher V. Edwards Director of ART at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - July 26, 2021

I’m in this place where my questioning of Shakespeare is revolving around some of the same issues as these three characters are dealing with as they look at this painting, then consequently, as they look at each other.  What is the value of friendship?  What’s the cost of a contemporary painting and...

Debra Ann Byrd of BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - July 12, 2021

“BECOMOING OTHELLO taught me how to get over things that I am.  I’m a mixed-race girl, and I am on the fairer side of blackness.  I had so many issues with colorism and racism and all the isms that I needed to tell this story.  If audience members are listening, no matter where they come from; what ...

Alan H. Green and Alysha Umphress of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - June 21, 2021

Barrington Stage Company has been presenting award winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield for more than a quarter century. The thought of not producing during the pandemic was unacceptable to BSC Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, board members and staffers. They went to extraordinary lengths to pres...

Jamie Gahlon on THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY of HowlRound Theatre Commons
by Andrew Child - May 28, 2021

“HowlRound is a place where you can share your learning, experiences, and expertise in service of a future in which resources and power in the theatre can be shared equitably in all directions,” explains Jamie Gahlon....

Members of Company One Theatre's VOLT LAB
by Andrew Child - March 26, 2021

“This particular group has an appetite for learning, cultivating their voices, growing their voices, and being genuinely expansive artists,” explains Company One’s HowlRound/ Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence, Kirsten Greenidge of the current Volt Lab....

Kara Elliott-Ortega And Marty Martinez on COVID TESTING at The Strand Theatre
by Andrew Child - March 12, 2021

With limitations on gathering, like many arts spaces in the city, the Strand Theatre in Upham’s Corner has been closed for a year now....

Adil Mansoor of AMM(I)GONE at The Theater Offensive
by Andrew Child - March 09, 2021

About two years ago, theatre artist and educator Adil Mansoor sat down at his mother’s dining room table to record discussions with her about Sophocles’ Antigone through an intergenerational Muslim lens with the hopes of generating a pseudo-adaptation of the text....

Kira Troilo on Sharing her Own Story and her New Blog
by Andrew Child - February 08, 2021

“It took me a while to realize this but, I have a unique voice. If I can put into words what others feel but can’t express, then that’s my role.” In a recent post to her blog titled The Complex Art of Being a Biracial Actor, Troilo opened up about the complexities facing actors who may not be simply...

What Would We Do Without a Board? Chatting with Iyvon Edebiri, Tatiana Isabel Gil, Brontte Hwang, and Cheryl Singleton
by Andrew Child - January 12, 2021

I was finally fortunate to chat with two members of different Boston arts boards about the way they engage with their roles. Cheryl D Singleton has been a stalwart member of Boston’s theatre community as an actor, director, improviser, and board member since moving here in 1986....

Elizabeth Addison & Maurice Emmanuel Parent on BOSTON'S BLACK-OUT PERFORMANCES
by Andrew Child - October 21, 2020

The first time composer/ lyricist Elizabeth Addison saw Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play on Broadway, she felt self-conscious. The piece takes an unflinching swipe at racial tensions in ways that famously ignited passions of theatre goers of all races....

David Dower, David Howse, Tonasia Jones, And Harold Steward on SHIFTING LEADERSHIP IN A SHIFTING CLIMATE at ArtsEmerson & The Theater Offensive
by Andrew Child - October 16, 2020

As organizations convene to release comprehensive anti-racism plans, put out public relations fires as past transgressions come back into focus, and tighten their deadly clutch around maintaining a season subscription model, op eds and interviews circulate as leaders are asked, “what’s next?”...

Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Boston Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - September 02, 2020

Following their 2017 documentary theatre project exploring the impact of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, Finish Line, Boston Theatre Company has commissioned a new piece of documentary theatre about the varied experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, The Gay Agenda....

Rob Ulin Talks Debut Stage Play JUDGMENT DAY, Starring Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 21, 2020

Rob Ulin, a Peabody Award, Golden Globe, Humanitas Prize-winning television writer and show runner, speaks with BroadwayWorld about his latest project- Judgement Day. He shares the biggest differences in writing a play versus writing for the television, what it was like working with the star-studded...



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