Connecticut Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Connecticut.

Interview: Tina Burner, Alexis Michelle & Scarlet Envy on Taking WITCH PERFECT Worldwide With Blake Allen
by Michael Major - September 29, 2023

Tina Burner, Alexis Michelle, and Scarlet Envy have returned to kick off their 2023 Witch Perfect tour at Troupe 429 in Norwalk, CT. Read about how they have updated the show for 2023, how they hope their tour inspires others Drag Race alums, their Broadway dream roles, and much more below!...

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: Connecticut playwright Marc Deaton of ELEGY FOR A FALLEN ANGEL
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - July 31, 2023

The world premiere of new play, Elegy for a Fallen Angel, is coming to Connecticut next month. Opening for two performances only at Madison Lyric Stage. I sat down with playwright Marc Deaton to learn more....

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: Maria Friedman of MARIA FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT at The Palace Theater For Orchestra Lumos, Stamford CT.
by Stephen Mosher - September 08, 2022

Bringing a new version of her hit show LEGACY to the States, Maria Friedman will play Stamford Connecticut in a gala performance for the Orchestra Lumos....

Feature: Elizabeth Ward Land Will Sing The Songs Of Linda Ronstadt at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - August 04, 2022

Inflation much? How about getting two shows in one? Acclaimed vocalist Elizabeth Ward Land will delight audiences with songs from her award-winning album, Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt. 'You'll get to know me more and be appreciative of Linda Ronstadt,' promises Lan...

John Leguizamo of KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 29, 2022

Read an interview with John Leguizamo in which he takes about Kiss My Aztec! an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history. Travel back to the 1500's as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders. With a fierce female warrior at the helm and a not-so-fierce cl...

Toshiyuki Shimada, Joseph Butch Rovan of SCATTERING at Garde Arts Center
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - March 30, 2022

On February 19, 2022, I had the opportunity to perform with Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) in the world premiere of Scattering, a ground-breaking electroacoustic piece that explores two of today's most prominent world events: the Covid-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd, all th...

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...

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...

DAN SKLAR of FALSETTOLAND at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 09, 2021

Talk about being a triple threat talent. Usually, it's acting, singing, and dancing. But for Connecticut's Dan Sklar, it's being a rabbi, cantor, and musical theatre performer....

HAMILTON's Ta'Rea Campbell Talks Starring as Angelica Schuyler in the National Tour's 'Philip Cast'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 04, 2021

BroadwayWorld spoke with Ta'Rea Campbell, the Hamilton Philip Company's own Angelica Schuyler, to discuss stepping back on stage after a year and a half, how she's changed as a performer, her favorite things about Angelica Schuyler, and more! ...

Jarrod Spector And Kelli Barrett of FUNNY HOW IT HAPPENS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - January 19, 2021

On January 19, I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with a very friendly, personable, down to Earth, and classy Broadway power couple.   Jarrod Spector (“Jersey Boys,” “Beautiful: the Carole King musical, “The Cher Show”) and his wife Kelli Barrett (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Baby, It’s You,” “Wicked...

NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE's Pam Arcerio Pulling The Right Strings @ The O'Neill
by Gil Kaan - June 05, 2020

First up in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's newly revamped 2020 Summer Season - now online, the 30th NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE (PUP) running June 8 through June 12, 2020. PUP, with an already sold-out main CONFERENCE, is offering the public a series of five master classes, as well as, two fre...

Allison Guinn, Mme. Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theatre, Waterbury
by Joseph Harrison - November 24, 2019

LES MISERABLES is one of those musicals that people simply love. Over the years the story of young students staging a revolution in Paris has become a pop culture staple, so audiences should be excited, then, to know that the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT will play host to the touring production o...

DEE ROSCIOLI of WICKED DIVAS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - October 09, 2019

On October 9, I had the pleasure of interviewing Broadway star Dee Roscioli, over the telephone.  Dee Roscioli is believed to still hold America's all-time record for the most professional performances of the lead role of Elphaba in the musical Wicked, a role she played in New York, Chicago, and San...

Scott Gilmour And Claire McKenzie, creators of HI, MY NAME IS BEN at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2019

What impact can one man who has lost the ability to speak have on those he encounters every day? If you are Ben, the central character in the new musical HI, MY NAME IS BEN, which opens this week at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT the impact is greater than you might imagine.  I ...

Daniel C. Levine of WORKING at A Contemporary Theatre Of Connecticut
by Amy Oestreicher - February 27, 2019

For a new theatre, A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut is certainly ahead of its time, with its reimagined rendition of Working, a musical from Stephen Schwartz ('Wicked,' 'Pippin,' 'Godspell').  'Working' celebrates our search for meaning and satisfaction in everyday life. Daniel C. Levine, ACT's...

Matt Wood of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - February 17, 2019

It is always exciting when a beloved story from one's childhood receives new life on the stage. It is especially thrilling when it's a piece with such sweet potential as Roald Dahl's classic tale, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. With the original book, the classic Gene Wilder film (and other film...

Fairfield Center Stage Presents a Daring New Concept for Connecticut Audiences
by Cindy Cardozo - September 04, 2018

What does it take to create a brand-new theater company? For Fairfield Center Stage, the new non-profit theater company in Fairfield, Connecticut, it takes resilience, creative thinking, a strong sense of community, and a little bit of luck....

Brian Noonan of THE JERSEY TENORS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - August 31, 2018

Brian Noonan of THE JERSEY TENORS speaks of an extremely promising two act show that incorporates unique arrangements of rock songs collided with opera. THE JERSEY TENORS is scheduled at the Ridgefield Playhouse for one night only, September 22, at 8:00 PM....

Alison Arngrim of ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at Sharon Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - August 16, 2018

Alison Angrim, known as Nellie Oleson of Little House on the Prairie will now star as Louise Seger in ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, a musical based on the true story of Patsy Cline and her fan Louise Seger who would become her friend. The show is scheduled to open on August 17th at the Sharon Playhouse in ...

NBC RISE's Damon J. Gillespie On His Role In The New Musical CYRANO at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - August 13, 2018

It is an instantly recognizable story. Skilled writer and romantic Cyrano de Bergerac crafts beautiful prose but can't let himself be loved due to insecurities about his looks. This classic story is being brought to life in a new and exciting way at the Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre with music by...

Brian Hill and Neil Bartram, creators of new musical YOU ARE HERE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - May 14, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to drop everything, walk out your door and do something completely new? That is what Diana, the central character in Neil Bartram and Brian Hill's new musical YOU ARE HERE does on the eve of the moon landing - she walks out of her comfortable suburban, Ch...

Corey Mach of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - April 20, 2018

Corey Mach, creator of BROADWAY SINGS STEVIE WONDER, speaks about this exciting tribute concert with Broadway talent that is scheduled to be performed in Ridgefield, CT, at the Ridgefield Playhouse, on May 14, 2018....

Nina Agostine Smith Talks Shaping Young Artists and Directing MEMPHIS at Waterbury Arts Magnet School
by Julie Musbach - April 05, 2018

Waterbury Arts Magnet School is educating the stars of tomorrow and has a project in the works that will transport audiences with a story of love driven by the power of music. Their production of Memphis runs April 6-8th and is surely not to be missed. Nina Agostine Smith took a moment to talk to Br...

Daniel C. Levine of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - February 01, 2018

Director Daniel C. Levine is excited to bring the Andrew Lloyd Webster musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Broadway professionals will combine with local Ridgefield talent to bring what promises to be an exciting show!...

Maggie Lakis of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - January 20, 2018

It is rare these days to have the chance to see an all new, original musical comedy. But audiences in Hartford will have the chance to do just that when SOMETHING ROTTEN!, the Tony nominated Broadway musical plays the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford January 30 February 1. Playing Bea, eager and enthu...

Chair of Connecticut College Theater Department David Jaffe
by Julie Musbach - November 20, 2017

A highly adept theater professional and arts educator, David Jaffe leads Connecticut College's Department of Theater as its chair. Jaffe spoke with BroadwayWorld about his work at the college and how he thinks education informs theatrical work....

Hunter Foster, Director of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - November 11, 2017

What happens when you take a holiday classic like Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, set it in Connecticut and include Connecticut historical figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, P.T. Barnum, and Mark Twain as the Christmas ghosts? You get A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL, an all-new musical take on...

Blake Price, Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Waterbury's Palace Theater, October 20 - 21.
by Joseph Harrison - September 29, 2017

Ever wonder if you might have an unknown rich relative out there sitting on a fortune that could one day be yours? That is exactly what Monty Navarro, the main character in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER discovers, and the lengths he goes to ensure his inheritance and title is secure, is sur...

Allison Guinn, Madame Thenardier in LES MISERABLES at The Bushnell in Hartford, October 3 - 8
by Joseph Harrison - September 24, 2017

LES MISERABLES is one of those musicals that people simply love. Over the years the story of young students staging a revolution in Paris has become a pop culture staple, so audiences should be excited, then, to know that the Bushnell in Hartford, CT will play host to a new touring production of the...

Daniel Zaitchik - Kleban award winning creator of DARLING GRENADINE at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - August 14, 2017

With an array of musical influences including musical storytellers like Billy Joel and Tom Waits, French classical composers and gospel music, Daniel Zaitchik's sound was bound to be unique. This recent Ed Kleban award winner brings his new musical DARLING GRENADINE to the Goodspeed's Terris Theatre...

Sarah Charles of FINDING NEVERLAND at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - July 23, 2017

It is not often that one gets a peek inside the creation of an iconic piece of art, and even rarer to see that story come to life on stage in a full-fledged Broadway musical. But for fans of the classic tale of Peter Pan, the new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which is the opening production in The Bush...

History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - June 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!...

Kally Duling of FUN HOME at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - June 17, 2017

Looking back at one's childhood with grown-up eyes can be revealing in many ways. Sometimes we understand better the sacrifices our parents made to give us the things they never had. And sometimes, exploring the past helps us find closure, clarity, and a sense of peace. In the Tony Award winning mus...

The New Girl In Town: Taylor Quick of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - June 13, 2017

Taylor Quick moved to New York just nine short months ago, but she's already achieved the role of a lifetime: playing the title role in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE alongside some of New York's brightest stars. But, the young actress, who has family ties to the Great White Way, has neither lost her tena...

Zack Zadek of DEATHLESS at The Terris Theatre with Jennifer Damiano, Jessica Phillips, and More!
by Joseph Harrison - May 22, 2017

Who hasn't thought about what it would be like to live forever? Not having to worry about getting sick, losing loved ones, or the ailments that come with old age would be great, but what if that choice came with the realization that those who you've already lost will be lost to you, forever. Would y...

Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when THE KING AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the cr...

Ginny Anderson's CRADLE WILL ROCK at Connecticut College
by Christopher Castanho - February 28, 2017

As relevant today as it was when it debuted in 1937, 'The Cradle Will Rock' electrifies the Tansill Theater stage at Connecticut College, with performances Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, March 4, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. The infamous musical, a biting critique of u...



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