Central New York Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Central New York.

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....

Interview: Spend An Evening With Tony Award-Winner Audra McDonald At SPAC
by Peyton VanDerheyden - August 03, 2023

Audra McDonald is an icon in the musical theatre and film industries, having won 26 notable awards, including six Tonys (notably winning more performance Tonys than any other actor), two Grammys, and a Primetime Emmy. ...

Interview: Eric McConnell and Maximillian Jansen Talk A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Universal Preservation Hall
by Peyton VanDerheyden - June 24, 2023

Eric McConnell and Maximillian Jansen make their way upstate to Saratoga, New York, to take on A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, at Universal Preservation Hall with Opera Saratoga....

Interview: Dillon Klena of JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Proctors
by Jared West - April 24, 2023

The national tour of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, the musical based on Alanis Morisette’s album of the same name, is due to arrive in Schenectady on May 2. The show follows the Healy family as they deal with some heavy life issues. Making his touring debut, Dillon Klena is playing the role of Nick Healy (a r...

Interview: Adam Ali-Perez of HAMILTON at Proctors Theatre
by Peyton VanDerheyden - March 07, 2023

HAMILTON is still sweeping the nation, Adam Ali-Perez gives an inside scoop to life as a Universal Swing for the production!...

Interview: Chibueze Ihuoma of HADESTOWN at Proctors
by Jared West - February 20, 2023

The national tour of HADESTOWN is due to arrive in Schenectady shortly. This is a beautiful story that won eight Tony awards in 2019, including Best Musical! Leading this retelling of two Greek myths will be Chibueze Ihuoma in the leading role of Orpheus. Making his touring debut, Chibueze was in Cl...

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: MEGAN HILTY AT Universal Preservation Hall
by Peyton VanDerheyden - December 03, 2022

Megan Hilty, theater extraordinaire, is coming to Upstate New York for an intimate holiday spectacular! She will be in Saratoga Springs at the Universal Preservation Hall on Saturday, December 3rd....

Interview: Adam Pascal of PRETTY WOMAN at Proctors Theatre
by Iris Rogers - November 11, 2022

Prior to this week’s arrival of the film-inspired musical PRETTY WOMAN to Proctors, I spoke with Adam Pascal, who previously played the role of Edward on Broadway, and is currently playing the role again on tour. His career includes some memorable movie and theater credits, including the distinguish...

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...

Interview: MEAN GIRLS at Proctors: Fetching Up with Lindsay Heather Pearce
by Jared West - June 25, 2022

Prior to next week’s arrival of the film-inspired musical MEAN GIRLS to Proctors, I spoke with Lindsay Heather Pearce, who recently took over the role of Janis on tour. Her resume includes some notable television and theater credits, including her participation on The Glee Project/Glee and her Broad...

New 'Evan Hansen' Anthony Norman Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour, How He's Approaching the Role & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 21, 2022

The National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen is in its fourth year of touring across North America, and will now have a new Evan Hansen! Anthony Norman (The Prom original Broadway cast, National Tour of Newsies, and more) is stepping into the lead role! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with the new star of D...

WAITRESS National Tour's Gabriella Marzetta Talks Playing 'Dawn' & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 28, 2022

The national tour of Waitress is currently making its way across the country, with stops in Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Connecticut, South Carolina and more! Waitress' next stop is at The Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music in Philadelphia, where it will play from Tuesday, March 29 through S...

Sam Primack and Jessica E. Sherman of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jared West - March 19, 2022

This morning, I had the opportunity to speak with Sam Primack (currently playing the alternate Evan Hansen going on twice a week) and Jessica E. Sherman (playing Heidi Hansen, Evan’s mother) in the popular musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The show is the story of an anxious high schooler named Evan who, in...

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...

Regional Spotlight: How the Hangar Theatre Company is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2020

Today we shine a spotlight on Ithaca, NY's Hangar Theatre Company....

Chair of Ithaca College's Department of Theatre Arts Catherine Weidner
by Julie Musbach - November 13, 2017

Ithaca College is home to one of the country's top ranked theatre BFA programs boasting some of Broadway's favorites as alums including Jeremy Jordan, Kerry Butler, and Aaron Tveit. Teacher, director, and actor Catherine Weidner leads the program as its chair. Weidner's impressive career has taken h...

Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
by Kathy Strain - September 12, 2017

Seth Glier's latest album is called BIRDS and is a true reflection of some difficult moments in Glier's life over the past two years including the loss of his brother, as well as watching all of the life-changing events occurring throughout the world. BWW sat down with Seth Glier to discuss with him...

WICKED's Anthony Festa's Full Circle Moment At Proctors Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - March 07, 2017

BWW Interview: WICKED's Anthony Festa's Full Circle Moment At Proctors Theatre...

BWW Interviews: Kyle Robinson of SHAPING SOUND Talks Heading Back on Tour With a Brand New Cast
by Gianluca Russo - October 12, 2016

Acclaimed dance company Shaping Sound has become a household name among dance professionals since its first national tour back in 2013. Under the artistic director of Emmy Award winner Travis Wall, alongside founders and choreographers Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, the group has ...

Emily Ferranti of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Talks Taking Gershwin's Beautiful Music Across The Country
by Gianluca Russo - October 11, 2016

Broadway's Tony Award winning hit "An American in Paris" is dancing its way into Schenectady this week as the musical's first national tour will begin previews at Proctors Theatre this Friday. With a score composed from some of George and Ira Gershwin's most famous tunes, the show follows Jerry Mull...

Tony Winner Christian Hoff of THE MIDTOWN MEN Talks Bringing 1960s Music To A Wider Audience
by Gianluca Russo - September 16, 2016

Acclaimed 1960s throwback group The Midtown Men are back on tour this fall, performing at Schenectady's Proctors Theatre tonight. The group, composed of Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, performed on Broadway together in Je...

Corey John Snide of CATS on his journey from the Capital Region to Coricopat
by Gianluca Russo - September 08, 2016

It's hard to deny the fact that the Albany area is full of talented performers and artists who strive for the best in their careers. With theatre and dance opportunities growing each year, some travel far beyond the Capital Region and make their mark in professional venues all over the world. One of...

Tim Rice And Brett Smock of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by Gianluca Russo - July 05, 2016

Legendary lyricist Tim Rice's new musical, From Here to Eternity, is currently playing at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse through July 20. Based off the 1951 novel of the same name by James Jones, the show tells the story of a group of U.S. Army soldiers during ...

BWW Interviews: Broadway's Craig Schulman Then and Now
by Pati Buehler - October 29, 2013

Broadway artists come and go. Some are talented enough to survive the Great White Way for a few years and some are fortunate enough to have an enduring lifetime doing what they love the most; performing. Craig Schulman is among those whose career spans some 25+ years. From his numerous performance...

Blythe Danner Talks Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Trinity Rep and More!
by Randy Rice - August 15, 2011

Over Labor Day weekend, Blythe Danner will join Judy Carmichael at the 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, MA to sing and talk about jazz. The program will be recorded for Carmichael's NPR show "Jazz Inspired" to be aired at a later date....

BWW INTERVIEWS: Jane Monheit Talks 'Home' and the 2010 Tanglewood Jazz Festival
by Randy Rice - August 07, 2010

Jane Monheit will wrap up her summer with a gig at the 2010 Tanglewood Jazz festival and the release of her new album 'Home' a classic standards collection from the Great American Songbook. ...

BWW INTERVIEWS: Matt Shingledecker Talks Career and SPRING AWAKENING Tour, 11/17 - 11/29
by Michael L. Quintos - November 12, 2009

Before arriving for a two-week run at the Orange County Performing Arts Center from November 17 through 29, SPRING AWAKENING's Matt Shingledecker sits down with BroadwayWorld correspondent Michael Lawrence Quintos to talk about his life on the road, his roots, and what it means for him to be a part ...



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Something Rotten in Central New York Something Rotten
Mac-Haydn Theatre (8/15 - 9/1)
Jesus Christ Superstar in Central New York Jesus Christ Superstar
Forum Theatre (4/24 - 4/25)
4 Musical Tenors: From Broadway To Hollywood in Central New York 4 Musical Tenors: From Broadway To Hollywood
Carnegie Hall (5/23 - 5/23)
Les Miserables in Central New York Les Miserables
Proctor's Theatre (3/19 - 3/24)
Henry Johnson: The Lost Hero in Central New York Henry Johnson: The Lost Hero
Capital Repertory Theatre (3/9 - 3/9)
LONGING LASTS LONGER in Central New York LONGING LASTS LONGER
Bridge Street Theatre (3/22 - 3/24)
The Kite Runner in Central New York The Kite Runner
Proctor's Theatre (5/1 - 5/2)
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