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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in TV.

Nana Mensah Talks NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, QUEEN OF GLORY & More Interview Nana Mensah Talks NOLLYWOOD DREAMS, QUEEN OF GLORY & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld spoke with Nana Mensah, who is currently starring in Jocelyn Bioh's Off-Broadway play Nollywood Dreams. Her film Queen of Glory, which she wrote, stars in, and directed, is wracking up awards at every festival it's shown at, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Champs-Élysées Film Fest...
TICK, TICK... BOOM! Executive Music Producer Bill Sherman Interview TICK, TICK... BOOM! Executive Music Producer Bill Sherman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 12, 2021

Bill Sherman is a powerhouse composer, producer, arranger, and orchestrator, known for his work on stage, on television, and in film. BroadwayWorld spoke with Sherman about his work as the Executive Music Producer of the upcoming film adaptation of tick, tick... BOOM!....
Daniel Mitura and More Talk New Sci-Fi Short Film LAUNCH AT PARADISE Interview Daniel Mitura and More Talk New Sci-Fi Short Film LAUNCH AT PARADISE
by David Clarke - October 18, 2021, TV

During the pandemic, Daniel Mitura wrote and took part in the filming of his latest short film, LAUNCH AT PARADISE. The new science-fiction short explores the costs of creating a unified perspective for all humankind that has the potential to end racism, violence, and insurrection. We sat down with ...
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Talk New Album, Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, SUMME Interview Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Talk New Album, Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, SUMMER OF SOUL & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 10, 2021, TV

BroadwayWorld spoke with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. about this incredible time in their career, what inspired them to record their new album, how it felt to perform at the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, and much more! ...
DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Liz Kate Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST Interview DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Liz Kate Visits THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by Sally Henry Fuller - August 31, 2021, TV

From being asked by director Stephen Chbosky to read for a completely different role in the middle of callbacks to being a featured artist on 'You Will be Found' - not to mention filming in the middle of a pandemic - Liz Kate says being in Dear Evan Hansen was unforgettable....
Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS Interview Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 10, 2021, TV

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...
Emmy-Nominated Songwriters Doug Rockwell & Tova Litvin Talk HSMTMTS, ZOMBIES 2, SNEAK Interview Emmy-Nominated Songwriters Doug Rockwell & Tova Litvin Talk HSMTMTS, ZOMBIES 2, SNEAKERELLA & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 01, 2021, TV

Emmy-nominated songwriting team Doug Rockwell and Tova Litvin have risen to the top of the entertainment industry, becoming one of the most successful duos in TV and music today. We spoke with Doug and Tova about their partnership, their songwriting process, where they see their careers heading, and...
Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working With Ewan McGreg Interview Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working With Ewan McGregor & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 21, 2021, TV

Playing an icon is no easy feat, but Krysta Rodriguez takes it on as if she were born to step into the role of one of show business's greatest legends. The legend in question is EGOT-winner Liza Minnelli, who is at the heart of the new Netflix series 'Halston'. We spoke with Krysta Rodriguez about p...
Daniel Mertzlufft Talks Composing 'Remember My Name' for RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSI Interview Daniel Mertzlufft Talks Composing 'Remember My Name' for RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 17, 2021, TV

We spoke with Daniel Mertzlufft, Music Supervisor, Music Producer, Arranger, and Composer of 'Remember My Name' about his original TikTok, the process of bringing the virtual show to life, being eligible for an Emmy Award and much more....
Ryan O'Connell, Creator and Star of SPECIAL on Netflix, Talks What to Expect With Sea Interview Ryan O'Connell, Creator and Star of SPECIAL on Netflix, Talks What to Expect With Season 2
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021, TV

Season 2 of Special begins streaming tomorrow, May 20th. 'Special', based off of Ryan O'Connell's memoir 'I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves', follows Ryan Hayes, a gay man with cerebral palsy, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, learning alongside his friends and family how to ...
Costume Designer Mitchell Travers Teases IN THE HEIGHTS Looks, Talks Eye-Popping Care Interview Costume Designer Mitchell Travers Teases IN THE HEIGHTS Looks, Talks Eye-Popping Career & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2021, TV

Costume designer Mitchell Travers is responsible for some of the most iconic on-screen looks of recent years in films such as Ocean's 8, Hustlers and more. His most recent project is none other than the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway phenomenon In the Heights, set to be released in...
Christopher Oroza-Nostas Talks Oscar-Qualifying Short Film SAVIOR, Representation in Interview Christopher Oroza-Nostas Talks Oscar-Qualifying Short Film SAVIOR, Representation in the Industry & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 05, 2021, TV

An evocative and visually stunning film, 'Savior' plays out over some of the most well-known political speeches in American history from presidents such as Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson, and uses dance, chiaroscuro lighting, and powerful symbolism to illustrate America's unending cycle of viole...
Fran Drescher Talks THE NANNY on HBO Max, if She'd Ever Star in the Musical Adaptatio Interview Fran Drescher Talks THE NANNY on HBO Max, if She'd Ever Star in the Musical Adaptation, Her Spirituality & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 09, 2021, TV

The Nanny is now available to stream on HBO Max. It is also currently being developed into a Broadway musical! We spoke with Fran Drescher about The Nanny's enduring legacy, the development of the Broadway musical, if she'll ever return to a sitcom, how she's changed during this past year, and much ...
Deborah Joy Winans Talks DON'T WASTE YOUR PRETTY, the Finale of GREENLEAF, Her Music Interview Deborah Joy Winans Talks DON'T WASTE YOUR PRETTY, the Finale of GREENLEAF, Her Music Career & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2021, TV

Deborah Joy Winans' career is red hot, spanning from TV to film to music, and the multi-talented star is showing no signs of slowing down! Winans recently wrapped up the final season of OWN's NAACP award-winning drama series Greenleaf. Winans stars next in the upcoming film 'Don't Waste Your Pretty'...
Composer & Sound Designer Jonathan Snipes Talks A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX, Working With Interview Composer & Sound Designer Jonathan Snipes Talks A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX, Working With Daveed Diggs & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 02, 2021, TV

Jonathan Snipes is a multi-talented composer and sound designer for film and theater, whose recent projects include scoring the 2021 Sundance horror documentary hybrid film A Glitch in the Matrix, and collaborating with Daveed Diggs on Rappin Ced in the credits and album of Pixar's Soul, as well as ...
Music Supervisor Alexandra Eckhardt Talks Tessa Thompson & Alexander Skarsgard Sundan Interview Music Supervisor Alexandra Eckhardt Talks Tessa Thompson & Alexander Skarsgard Sundance Drama PASSING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 31, 2021, TV

Alexandra Eckhardt is an accomplished Music Supervisor and bassist, having worked with artists including Sara Bareilles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, and many more! Eckhardt most recently supervised the music for the film, Passing, which premiered on January 30th at the 2021 Sundance Film Fes...
Costume Designer Brenda Abbandandolo Talks Sundance Premiere of CODA, Starring Marlee Interview Costume Designer Brenda Abbandandolo Talks Sundance Premiere of CODA, Starring Marlee Matlin & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 29, 2021, TV

Costume designer Brenda Abbandandolo has worked extensively in both the worlds of theatre and film, showcasing her incredible eye for detail and creative passion in a long list of award-winning projects. Her on-screen projects have included SNL, THE WOLF HOUR with Naomi Watts, the Oscar-nominated TH...
Producer, Screenwriter, and Actor Bill Connington Talks New Romantic Comedy LOVE, REP Interview Producer, Screenwriter, and Actor Bill Connington Talks New Romantic Comedy LOVE, REPEAT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 20, 2021, TV

Love, in its many forms, can be beautiful, complicated, funny and everything in between. Bill Connington's new indie romantic comedy LOVE, REPEAT tells the uplifting, New York City-steeped story of James, who with the help of his 11-year-old son and quirky, close-knit circle of family and friends, s...
Mike Heslin Talks Writing, Directing & Starring in New Show THE INFLUENCERS on Amazon Interview Mike Heslin Talks Writing, Directing & Starring in New Show THE INFLUENCERS on Amazon Prime Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 28, 2020, TV

Whether you spend all of your time scrolling through Tiktok, Instagram and Twitter, or you have sworn off the apps and deleted them all from your phone, everyone has an opinion about social media. Mike Heslin is delving into the ever-hot topic with a new, satirical scripted series, The Influencers, ...
Jennifer Nettles Talks HALLELUJAH ANYWAY Holiday Special, GO-BIG SHOW, a Possible Bro Interview Jennifer Nettles Talks HALLELUJAH ANYWAY Holiday Special, GO-BIG SHOW, a Possible Broadway Return & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 21, 2020, TV

This week, Jennifer Nettles is bringing the holiday spirit into our homes with a livestreamed concert entitled Hallelujah Anyway! On Wednesday, December 23rd at 7pm CT, she will be performing songs from her Christmas album, To Celebrate Christmas, giving viewers a sneak peak of new music, and much m...
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Adapting MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Chadwick Boseman and M Interview Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Adapting MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Chadwick Boseman and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2020, TV

The screen adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was brought to life by the legendary Ruben Santiago-Hudson, whose connection to August Wilson spans from the personal to professional - not only was he a close friend of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, but Santiago-Hudson has established himse...
Angel Coulby Talks ALBION On BBC Four Interview Angel Coulby Talks ALBION On BBC Four
by Eleni Cashell - August 12, 2020, TV

Mike Bartlett's production of Albion is being broadcast on BBC Four. Angel Coulby, who plays Anna in the show, explains why its themes are more relevant than ever before....
Kate del Castillo Talks THE WAY SHE SPOKE, LA REINA DEL SUR and More Interview Kate del Castillo Talks THE WAY SHE SPOKE, LA REINA DEL SUR and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 16, 2020, TV

Kate del Castillo is an iconic actor who has embodied a long list of incredible characters, but is perhaps best known to audiences worldwide as Teresa Mendoza in the Telemundo telenovela La Reina del Sur. del Castillo made a splash with New York audiences last summer when she made her Off-Broadway d...
Bandits on the Run & Lane Halperin Talk LOVE IN THE UNDERGROUND Film Interview Bandits on the Run & Lane Halperin Talk LOVE IN THE UNDERGROUND Film
by David Clarke - May 05, 2020, TV

To dig deeper into Bandits on the Run's 'Love in the Underground' short film, which stars Broadway veterans Jason Gotay and Michael Hartung, we sat down to talk with the band members and the video's choreographer Lane Halperin. We dive into what inspired the spirited and heartfelt song, the visually...
Jason Gotay & Michael Hartung Talk Bandits on the Run's LOVE IN THE UNDERGROUND Film Interview Jason Gotay & Michael Hartung Talk Bandits on the Run's LOVE IN THE UNDERGROUND Film
by David Clarke - May 04, 2020, TV

Recently, Bandits on the Run released a short film to accompany their song, 'Love in the Underground.' The charmingly romantic video stars Broadway veterans Jason Gotay and Michael Hartung. To get the inside scoop on the film, we sat down with Gotay and Hartung for a brief chat....
Interview: Dancing with the Stars Winner Alan Bersten Shares What a Blessing the DWTS Interview Interview: Dancing with the Stars Winner Alan Bersten Shares What a Blessing the DWTS Live Tour Has Been
by Sally Henry - February 26, 2020, TV

He got his first taste of the mirror ball trophy when his team won 2018's inaugural season of DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS, and his winning streak continued through the next year when he and Bachelorette star Hannah Brown won DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 28. And he's coming to Atlanta tomorrow....
Composers Velton Ray Bunch and Mark Leggett Talk Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstring Interview Composers Velton Ray Bunch and Mark Leggett Talk Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings
by Brooke Yunis - February 20, 2020, TV

The composers of Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, Velton Ray Bunch and Mark Leggett, took the time to speak with us about their work on the show and their careers....
Composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli Talk Netflix's The Witcher Interview Composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli Talk Netflix's The Witcher
by Brooke Yunis - February 09, 2020, TV

The composers of Netflix's The Witcher, Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, took the time to speak with us about their work on the show....
Composer Matt Novack Talks Netflix's Childrens Hospital Spinoff Medical Police Interview Composer Matt Novack Talks Netflix's Childrens Hospital Spinoff Medical Police
by Brooke Yunis - January 26, 2020, TV

Matt Novack, who composed Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, took the time to speak with us about his work on Netflix's spinoff, Medical Police....
Interview: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Series' Tim Federle Talks the Power of Theatre Teacher Interview Interview: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Series' Tim Federle Talks the Power of Theatre Teachers, the “Best Little Secret in the South,” and More
by Sally Henry - January 18, 2020, TV

He may be the showrunner for Disney's hit musical theatre love letter, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES, but Tim Federle is a self-professed a?oetheatre dorka?? at heart. And this weekend, he joins thousands of theatre kids just like him right here in Atlanta....
The Hair and Makeup Team Behind Dolemite Is My Name Talk Being Oscar-Shortlisted Interview The Hair and Makeup Team Behind Dolemite Is My Name Talk Being Oscar-Shortlisted
by Brooke Yunis - January 11, 2020, TV

The hair and makeup team behind 'Dolemite Is My Name,' Vera Steimberg, Stacey Morris, and Carla Farmer, took the time to speak with us about their work on the film and being Oscar-shortlisted....
Composer Anthony Willis Talks Holiday Special How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming Interview Composer Anthony Willis Talks Holiday Special How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming
by Brooke Yunis - December 20, 2019, TV

Composer of the holiday special How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming, Anthony Willis, gives us an insight into the score for the film....
An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf's Chad Eikhoff Talks Creating the Holiday Favori Interview An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf's Chad Eikhoff Talks Creating the Holiday Favorite
by Brooke Yunis - December 19, 2019, TV

The director, writer, and producer of 'An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf,' Chad Eikhoff, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic holiday film....
Costume Designer Barbara Gregusova Talks Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas Interview Costume Designer Barbara Gregusova Talks Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas
by Brooke Yunis - December 15, 2019, TV

The costume designer of Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas, Barbara Gregusova, gives us an inside look at the making of the costumes for the film....