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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

BWW Interview: Robert Myles reflects on The Show Must Go Online Photo BWW Interview: Robert Myles reflects on The Show Must Go Online
by Debbie Gilpin - November 15, 2020

As the series draws to a close, completing 40 shows within eight months, actor and director Robert Myles looks back on the successes of The Show Must Go Online and the rise of Zoom theatre. The Tempest ​​​​​​​will be the final show in the Shakespeare series that began at the end of March....
BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sam Harris Photo BWW Interview: SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sam Harris
by Nicholas Adler - November 22, 2020

Sam Harris is known for his amazing vocal ability. He has now added author to his many talents and what a great time to catch up with his work, including a new show which is set to debut on December 3!...
Olivia Jacobs Chats THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD at Alexandra Palace Interview Olivia Jacobs Chats THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD at Alexandra Palace
by Fiona Scott - November 29, 2020, UK / West End

Olivia Jacobs is one of the founding artistic directors of the award-winning theatre company Tall Stories. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about directing The Gruffalo’s Child, coming soon to Alexandra Palace....
Greg Barnett Talks MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO at the Apollo Theatre Interview Greg Barnett Talks MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO at the Apollo Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - November 27, 2020, UK / West End

Greg Barnett is going from performing on the stage to producing (and hosting) his own show at The Apollo. We chats to him about producing in a pandemic, the rise of online theatre and why From Now On is such an anthem for modern times....
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Anthony DiCocco of GRAY HAWK GRILL on the Upper East S Interview Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Anthony DiCocco of GRAY HAWK GRILL on the Upper East Side
by Marina Kennedy - November 27, 2020, Food + Wine

Gray Hawk Grill is a New American restaurant located on the Upper East Side owned by hospitality industry veteran Steve Millan whose talented team includes Executive Chef Anthony DiCocco. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chef DiCocco for our “Chef Spotlight.”...
Celia Berk of HOLIDAY BELLS MEDLEY Interview Celia Berk of HOLIDAY BELLS MEDLEY
by Stephen Mosher - November 27, 2020, Cabaret

Working closely with musical director Jon Weber, Celia Berk creates something special for her fans, for the holidays....
Audrey Brisson talks THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK at Bristol Old Vic Interview Audrey Brisson talks THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK at Bristol Old Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - November 26, 2020, UK / West End

Following the success of their Romantics Anonymous livestream, Wise Children are back at Bristol Old Vic with an early Christmas present for theatre-lovers: a limited run of Kneehigh’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk. Audrey Brisson returns to the role of Bella Chagall; she talked to us about her love ...
Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen Chat THE COMEBACK at Noël Coward Theatre Interview Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen Chat THE COMEBACK at Noël Coward Theatre
by Constance Drugeot - November 26, 2020, UK / West End

The Pin Duo, Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen talk to us about their debut play The Comeback coming to the West end this December! After making a name for themselves with their many sketches and comedy shows at the Edinburg Fringe, they went on to tackle a new challenge: a comedy play! They spoke to us ab...
Peter Cantone of PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS Interview Peter Cantone of PANDEMIC SOLUTIONS
by Stephen Mosher - November 24, 2020, Cabaret

A man with four daughters who are actors and the technology, not to mention the drive and desire, intends to get performance venues open once more....
Director Alice Hamilton Talks THE DUMB WAITER at Hampstead Theatre Interview Director Alice Hamilton Talks THE DUMB WAITER at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - November 23, 2020, UK / West End

Alice Hamilton's directing work includes the Olivier-nominated Every Day I Make Greatness Happen at the Hampstead Theatre,The Weatherman at Park Theatre and While We’re Here at the Bush Theatre. She's now back at the Hampstead to helm Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, which premiered here 60 years ag...
John Bucchino of GRATEFUL 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL CONCERT Interview John Bucchino of GRATEFUL 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL CONCERT
by Stephen Mosher - November 23, 2020, Cabaret

Twenty years later the songs of John Bucchino are still in demand. On December 15th fans all over the world will get to see why....
Alex James Ellison Talks FIVER THE CONCERT at Southwark Playhouse Interview Alex James Ellison Talks FIVER THE CONCERT at Southwark Playhouse
by Eleni Cashell - November 23, 2020, UK / West End

Alex James Ellison, co-writer of the award-nominated show Fiver, chats about its online revival and what's next for this smash-hit show....
SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sam Harris Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with Sam Harris
by Nicholas Adler - November 22, 2020, Cabaret

Sam Harris is known for his amazing vocal ability. He has now added author to his many talents and what a great time to catch up with his work, including a new show which is set to debut on December 3!...
Sue Matsuki of WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages Interview Sue Matsuki of WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by Stephen Mosher - November 21, 2020, Cabaret

Six online concerts will replace 20 show in person... but you know with Urban Stages involved, the shows will be good....
AN AWAKENING Larry Powell Sets His GAZE On Speaking Out Interview AN AWAKENING Larry Powell Sets His GAZE On Speaking Out
by Gil Kaan - November 19, 2020, Los Angeles

Playwright/actor Larry Powell has been making the very most of his time in these crazy quarantine circumstances. Larry has two of his plays opening online this week - THE RECLAMATION OF MY BLACK ASS IMAGINATION: AN AWAKENING (as part of Greenway Court Theatre's 20th anniversary season opener IF I SH...
Patrick Page of ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE at The Southwest Shakespeare Company Interview Patrick Page of ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE at The Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Angela Kabasan - November 19, 2020, Phoenix Metro

Southwest Shakespeare Core Company member and StoryTime Classics LIVE! Associate Artist, Beau Heckman, and Grammy Award Winner and star of Broadway's Hadestown, Patrick Page talk about his upcoming show -- All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villian....
Hiba Elchikhe Talks OUT OF THE DARKNESS, INTO THE SPOTLIGHT Interview Hiba Elchikhe Talks OUT OF THE DARKNESS, INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
by Eleni Cashell - November 19, 2020, UK / West End

We chat to West End performer Hiba Elchikhe about producing her new online theatre series, Out Of The Darkness, Into The Spotlight....
Chris Stafford Talks Reopening The Curve Theatre Interview Chris Stafford Talks Reopening The Curve Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - November 18, 2020, UK / West End

Before the second lockdown in England came into place, we chatted to Curve’s Chief Executive, Chris Stafford, about the venue's reopening and their community work....
Sound Expertise Jeff Gardner Sounds Off on THE ZIP CODE PLAYS: LOS ANGELES Interview Sound Expertise Jeff Gardner Sounds Off on THE ZIP CODE PLAYS: LOS ANGELES
by Gil Kaan - November 16, 2020, Los Angeles

With still the absence of live theatre audiences, Antaeus Theatre Company creatively pivots with THE ZIP CODE PLAYS: LOS ANGELES, its series of six new plays as podcasts. ZIP CODE's audio producer/sound designer/foley artist Jeff Gardner broke away from his artistic multitasking to answer a few of m...
Nicola Date talks COMEDY NEAR THE LESS FLIPPEN COLD SEA at Masque Theatre Interview Nicola Date talks COMEDY NEAR THE LESS FLIPPEN COLD SEA at Masque Theatre
by Faeron Wheeler - November 16, 2020, South Africa

We are reaching the end of 2020 and we could probably all use a really good laugh! That's why we're chatting to Nicola Date, one of the comedians who will be entertaining the audience at COMEDY NEAR THE LESS FLIPPEN COLD SEA at Masque Theatre....
Robert Myles reflects on The Show Must Go Online Interview Robert Myles reflects on The Show Must Go Online
by Debbie Gilpin - November 15, 2020, UK / West End

As the series draws to a close, completing 40 shows within eight months, actor and director Robert Myles looks back on the successes of The Show Must Go Online and the rise of Zoom theatre. The Tempest ​​​​​​​will be the final show in the Shakespeare series that began at the end of March....
Trezana Beverly of MABEL MADNESS: THE STORY OF MABEL MERCER at Southwest Shakespeare Interview Trezana Beverly of MABEL MADNESS: THE STORY OF MABEL MERCER at Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Angela Kabasan - November 14, 2020, Phoenix Metro

Southwest Shakespeare Core Company member and StoryTime Classics LIVE! Associate Artist, Beau Heckman, and Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverly talk about her upcoming show -- Mabel Madness: The Story of Mabel Mercer....
Rob Houchen Talks LES MISERABLES - THE STAGED CONCERT Live Cast Recording Interview Rob Houchen Talks LES MISERABLES - THE STAGED CONCERT Live Cast Recording
by Jenny Ell - November 14, 2020, UK / West End

Recorded live at the Gielgud Theatre last year with an all-star cast, the much celebrated Les Misérables score was captured in a staged concert format on CD and DVD. The DVD is now available for home audiences to enjoy but ahead of the live cast recording release, we caught up with the concert's Mar...
Chris Mann Makes Noise & Much Viewed Musical Parodies Interview Chris Mann Makes Noise & Much Viewed Musical Parodies
by Gil Kaan - November 13, 2020, UK / West End

During these quarantined times, top-selling recording artist Chris Mann has made the ultimate lemonade out of lemons - musical parodies viewed by tens of millions; all while sequestered with his family, and putting the finishing touches on his latest release Noise....
Edmund Bagnell Debuts Solo Album CHRISTMAS AT HOME Interview Edmund Bagnell Debuts Solo Album CHRISTMAS AT HOME
by Stephen Mosher - November 12, 2020, Cabaret

With the debut of his first ever solo show and some home-made music videos on his resume for the last year, Edmund Bagnell thought he may as well cross the finish line of 2020 with his first solo CD. Merry Christmas!...
Sierra Boggess Shares Details About Upcoming Radio Free Birdland Concert and More! Interview Sierra Boggess Shares Details About Upcoming Radio Free Birdland Concert and More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 12, 2020, Broadway

Sierra Boggess is a performer who infuses beautiful energy and warmth into everything she does. On Friday, November 13 at 7pm, Boggess will be stepping into the spotlight for a special concert taped in the Birdland Theater, and presented exclusively on BroadwayWorld....
Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming on Salt Lake Acting Company's 49 ¾ Season Interview Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming on Salt Lake Acting Company's 49 ¾ Season and CLIMBING WITH TIGERS
by Tyler Hinton - November 11, 2020, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Acting Company fully embraced 2020 with its unprecedented 49 ¾ season, including both new and archival digital theatre, and hopefully hybrid in-person audiences starting next March. Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming spoke with BroadwayWorld about dealing with the pandemic, the un...
 of AN ACT OF GOD at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview of AN ACT OF GOD at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - November 11, 2020, New Orleans

Theatre Baton Rouge presents its second live production during its current 75th season with written by David Javerbaum. This hilarious comedy takes place during a question and answer session with God himself....
Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER AS CLAUDE DEBUSSY IN A PARIS LOVE STORY Transports U Interview Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER AS CLAUDE DEBUSSY IN A PARIS LOVE STORY Transports Us to That Romantic City in the 19th Century
by Jim Munson - November 10, 2020, San Francisco

Virtuoso pianist Hershey Felder has just the thing for our travel-starved souls. On Sunday, November 22nd, he will livestream a performance of Hershey Felder as Claude Debussy in A PARIS LOVE STORY, transporting audiences to Paris without needing to leave home. This musical tour de force take us to ...
John Riesen Talks Upcoming Christmas Album CHRISTMAS AT HOME! Interview John Riesen Talks Upcoming Christmas Album CHRISTMAS AT HOME!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 10, 2020, San Francisco

John Riesen made headlines earlier this year when in the early days of the health crisis, he helped bring income to artists by creating the COVID-19 Artist Support - Pure Voice Spotify playlist, Now, Riesen is continuing to bring beautiful music into the world, this time through the release of his ...
Clare Perkins Talks EMILIA Ahead Of Online Stream Interview Clare Perkins Talks EMILIA Ahead Of Online Stream
by Cindy Marcolina - November 10, 2020, UK / West End

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's groundbreaking piece Emilia gets another outing in online form after empowering audiences on the Southbank and in the West End last year. The show will be streamed on emilialive.com tonight and made available for two weeks on demand....
Playwright/Director Chelsea Marcantel Deputizes YOU As A CITIZEN DETECTIVE Interview Playwright/Director Chelsea Marcantel Deputizes YOU As A CITIZEN DETECTIVE
by Gil Kaan - November 09, 2020, Los Angeles

CITIZEN DETECTIVE, Geffen StayHouse's third production, has already been sold out, just as the first two did. Specifically written for Zoom, playwright/director Chelsea Marcantel has fashioned a mystery who-done-it with the Zoom audience as the solving detectives. Best-selling true crime author Mick...
Marie Cisco Talks Cisco & Co. Productions, the Impact of the 'Theatres Not Speaking O Interview Marie Cisco Talks Cisco & Co. Productions, the Impact of the 'Theatres Not Speaking Out' List and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 09, 2020, Broadway

Marie Cisco is a powerhouse in the theater industry, having worked at The National Black Theatre, The New Black Fest, and was at the center of a national conversation this summer after creating the 'Theatres Not Speaking Out' spreadsheet after the death of George Floyd. We spoke with Marie Cisco abo...
A Conversation with Cal Harris from Circus 'Cision about their upcoming work in the W Interview A Conversation with Cal Harris from Circus 'Cision about their upcoming work in the Wynnum Fringe Festival
by Virag Dombay - November 08, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on my local artists interview segment is Cal Harris, one of the performers in Head First Acrobat's production of Circus 'Cision as a part of the Wynnum Fringe Festival....
A Conversation With Director Liam Burke About his Direction of Guillem Clua's Smiley Interview A Conversation With Director Liam Burke About his Direction of Guillem Clua's Smiley
by Virag Dombay - November 08, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on my local artists interview segment is director, producer, playwright, dancer and actor Liam Burke....
Shawn Plunkett on SAFER APART by The Left Hand Productions Interview Shawn Plunkett on SAFER APART by The Left Hand Productions
by Shari Barrett - November 08, 2020, Los Angeles

Writer and director Shawn Plunkett wants to fill the void of no theater by taking audiences back to days of live television, just without the in-person studio audience. 'SAFER APART will be performed LIVE so anything can happen, which is one of the major appeals of attending an in-person show. I am ...
SO NOW YOU KNOW with Amra-Faye Wright Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with Amra-Faye Wright
by Nicholas Adler - November 08, 2020, Cabaret

Amra Faye-Wright is one of the most well-loved and respected working New York musical theater actors. In his interview with her, Nicholas Adler finds out what drives her, and the secret to the longevity of her career....
Laurel Harris of Broadway's JAGGED LITTLE PILL Interview Laurel Harris of Broadway's JAGGED LITTLE PILL
by Jeffrey Kare - November 07, 2020, Raleigh

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Emily Woods of ELF THE MUSICAL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Interview Emily Woods of ELF THE MUSICAL at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - November 07, 2020, Central Pennsylvania

The holidays are filled to the brim with traditions....
Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom Offer Online Songwriting Course Interview Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom Offer Online Songwriting Course
by Stephen Mosher - November 07, 2020, Cabaret

When the best in the business pass their craft down to online students, Broadway World and Stephen Mosher want to hear more....
Diana Wyenn on Her Very Personal Journey in BLOOD/SUGAR Interview Diana Wyenn on Her Very Personal Journey in BLOOD/SUGAR
by Shari Barrett - November 07, 2020, Los Angeles

Diana Wyenn's solo show BLOOD/SUGAR takes place at the intersection of public health and performance, focusing on her life as a diabetic. Performed live and broadcast from Wyenn's home, using multimedia effects, original movement, and Wyenn's physical surroundings to create a vivid account of the li...
Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty & Daniel Galloway Talk Brand New Production Company Interview Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty & Daniel Galloway Talk Brand New Production Company
by Lindsay Kruger - November 06, 2020, South Africa

Combining the best of both theatrical worlds, actress, writer and publicist Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty joins forces with former Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre Daniel Galloway to launch new theatre production company How Now Brown Cow. The co-founders chat to BroadwayWorld South Africa abou...