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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Houston.

Interview: Ben Frankhauser Gives Us the Inside Scoop Behind the Development of New Mu Interview Interview: Ben Frankhauser Gives Us the Inside Scoop Behind the Development of New Musical THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
by Miranda Keating - October 14, 2022, Houston

Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars will be presenting a regional premiere of the new musical, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS. Based on the smash-hit film, the show follows the story of Brantley Foster as he navigates the corporate world and defines what success means to him. I had the chance to speak with ...
Interview: Brandon Hearnsberger of LEND ME A SOPRANO at Alley Theatre Interview Interview: Brandon Hearnsberger of LEND ME A SOPRANO at Alley Theatre
by Alric Davis - September 27, 2022, Houston

Singing, sanity and Shipley's! Check out this interview from Alley Theatre actor Brandon Hearnsberger as he discusses his role as Jerry in Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Soprano!...
Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Interview Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022, Houston

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: Crystal Rae Tells a Challenging Story About a Loving Father with On The Ve Interview Interview: Crystal Rae Tells a Challenging Story About a Loving Father with On The Verge Theatre
by Christian Gill - September 23, 2022, Houston

That's the truth I'm hoping to be a part of. I'm hoping to be a part of a movement where the face of black men isn't just always so frownish. They're just more opportunities to see men as fathers who love the opportunity to be a father. I'm hoping that the writing gives that opportunity for us to se...
Interview: Choreographer Trey McIntyre Dishes on the Magic of PETER PAN at Houston Ba Interview Interview: Choreographer Trey McIntyre Dishes on the Magic of PETER PAN at Houston Ballet
by Audrey Morabito - September 11, 2022, Houston

This weekend, Houston Ballet’s season kicks off with the spectacular PETER PAN. Given the caliber of Houston Ballet’s talent, unwavering precision, and ever-beautiful artistic expression, I have no doubt that this magical tale is one worth attending. ...
Interview: Adriana Scalice's Dreams Come True in MEAN GIRLS at The Hobby Center Interview Interview: Adriana Scalice's Dreams Come True in MEAN GIRLS at The Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - August 08, 2022, Houston

Whether young students begin their theatrical careers in their performing arts high schools or get their BFAs and then join a high-level production, Texas performers have become a staple for the arts within the United States. A point of Texas pride is that many of the states performers are treading ...
Interview: Ana Karneza of TWELFTH NIGHT at 4th Wall Theatre Company Interview Interview: Ana Karneza of TWELFTH NIGHT at 4th Wall Theatre Company
by Armando Urdiales - July 18, 2022, Houston

4th Wall Theatre Co., was one of the first theater's I had the privilege to visit when Houston's theater industry began to repoen. One of their most exciting recent new adventures is creating a Summer Shakes program, where Houston area high school students are treated as professionals and learn from...
Interview: Adam Kantor Talks NOIR at the Alley Theatre Interview Interview: Adam Kantor Talks NOIR at the Alley Theatre
by Alric Davis - June 20, 2022, Houston

The Emmy and Grammy winner appears in new musical Noir until it closes July 3, 2022!...
Joe Palmore Blends Poetry and Theater in DISTURBING THE PEACE at 4th Wall Theatre Com Interview Joe Palmore Blends Poetry and Theater in DISTURBING THE PEACE at 4th Wall Theatre Company
by Armando Urdiales - June 14, 2022, Houston

The fascinating aspects of the Houston theatre are almost too numerous to count. One of them is witnessing the amazing BIPOC and diverse range of people, places and theaters that inhabit Space City USA. One individual who is the personification of the best of Houston theater is Joseph “Joe P.” Palmo...
Collin Baja & Evan Strand Play the Loveable Reindeer, Sven in DISNEY'S FROZEN at Hobb Interview Collin Baja & Evan Strand Play the Loveable Reindeer, Sven in DISNEY'S FROZEN at Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
by Armando Urdiales - June 14, 2022, Houston

When the movie Frozen came out, I was in New York City, and the most fascinating part about that time in Disney movie history was how Frozen was so excellently merchandised. Elsa and Anna dolls were on shelves everywhere, and little did anyone know in those early days how big of a hit the movie, and...
Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Interview Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - June 01, 2022, Houston

An exciting prospect of every touring production is seeing how the invigorate the dynamic town that is Space City, USA. With our thriving theater scene it is always a fantastic experience seeing new creatives and artists take refuge in our humble city. Melvin Tunstall III is one of these exciting pe...
Young Actor, Mike Sifuentes Reflects on His Time in AUNT JULIA & THE SCRIPTWRITER at Interview Young Actor, Mike Sifuentes Reflects on His Time in AUNT JULIA & THE SCRIPTWRITER at Main Street Theater
by Armando Urdiales - May 26, 2022, Houston

As both a graduate student in a performing arts school and a general fan of theater, it is always exciting to see young actors gain professional opportunities. One of the actors I've had the pleasure of seeing blossom in the theatre world is University of Houston student, Mike Sifuentes. After enjoy...
Chris Iannacone Reflects On the Timeless & Tragic Relevance of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Interview Chris Iannacone Reflects On the Timeless & Tragic Relevance of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS at Classical Theatre
by Audrey Morabito - April 04, 2022, Houston

Classical Theatre Company, known for boldly re-envisioning classic drama, is unveiling a world premiere adaptation of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells this April. First published in 1898, this science-fiction tale of an alien invasion is far from irrelevant to our modern day. Over the course of 1...
Liz Duffy Adams Shares Her Inspirations & Writing Process for DOG ACT at Main Street Interview Liz Duffy Adams Shares Her Inspirations & Writing Process for DOG ACT at Main Street Theatre
by Christian Gill - March 23, 2022, Houston

'I think I write parts that actors want to play. Because, in a way, I'm writing parts that I would want to play. It's this sort of language and storytelling and character-driven nature of my work, even as you know, the heart is the humanity of it. And I think that's attractive to actors, and hence t...
Brett Ishida Spotlights Humanity & Catharsis in YOU COULD RELEASE ME Interview Brett Ishida Spotlights Humanity & Catharsis in YOU COULD RELEASE ME
by Audrey Morabito - March 18, 2022, Houston

Tonight ISHIDA Dance Company opens you could release me in Houston! This world premiere dance production features choreography by Montreal-based choreographers Jeremy Galdeano and Vera Kvarcakova, award-winning British Finnish choreographer Kristian Lever, and Paris-based choreographer Emilie Lerich...
JOHN DEVEREAUX Has Hometown Nostalgia as HAMILTON Tour Makes a Stop at The Hobby Cent Interview JOHN DEVEREAUX Has Hometown Nostalgia as HAMILTON Tour Makes a Stop at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts.
by Armando Urdiales - February 28, 2022, Houston

The term hometown hero is an understatement when it comes to John Devereaux. Having spent his formative years within Space City, attending Westfield High School and Texas Christian University, John Devereaux is excited to be back in home and around family as he tours with HAMILTON....
Paul Hope Returns Home to Theatre Under the Stars for an Iconic Production of SOUTH P Interview Paul Hope Returns Home to Theatre Under the Stars for an Iconic Production of SOUTH PACIFIC
by Armando Urdiales - February 07, 2022, Houston

Theatre Under The Stars has a storied history in the Houston theatre scene. One of the cornerstones of their theatre community is long-time actor Paul Hope. Hope has the distinction of performing professionally for several decades, in more than 40 productions at Theatre Under the Stars alone. His me...
Will Mann of HADESTOWN THE MUSICAL at Hobby Center Of Performing Arts Interview Will Mann of HADESTOWN THE MUSICAL at Hobby Center Of Performing Arts
by Armando Urdiales - January 02, 2022, Houston

I recently sat down with Hadestown the Musical ensemble member, Will Mann, whom I have been a big fan of since his recent turn in the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! Hadestown the Musical is not the first time he has been to Houston and we talked about coming to the Energy Ci...
Carla Woods Takes Audiences Under the Sea & Behind the Scenes at TUTS' THE LITTLE MER Interview Carla Woods Takes Audiences Under the Sea & Behind the Scenes at TUTS' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Audrey Morabito - December 08, 2021, Houston

This week Theatre Under the Stars opens their fabulous holiday show, THE LITTLE MERMAID! This classic undersea tale is packed full of Houston theatre favorites, including the lovely Carla Woods! Returning to the stage as 'Sebastian', Woods gave BroadwayWorld insight on her past roles at TUTS, steppi...
Payton Reilly of TOOTSIE Wows Audience On Tour at The Hobby Center Interview Payton Reilly of TOOTSIE Wows Audience On Tour at The Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - November 26, 2021, Houston

Payton Reilly sat down to answer a few questions to reflect on the return of live theatre and touring. Reilly plays Sandy in the National Tour of Tootsie A New Comedy Musical. The musical by David Yazbeck and Robert Horn tours the United States and made a recent stop in Houston, TX....
Kirk Coombs Talks SOLE MATES: THE MUSICAL (Studio Cast Recording) Interview Kirk Coombs Talks SOLE MATES: THE MUSICAL (Studio Cast Recording)
by David Clarke - October 12, 2020, Houston

The charming and witty SOLE MATES: THE MUSICAL didn't let COVID-19 keep their art in the dark. We chat with Kirk Coombs, the writer behind the surprisingly relatable tale about laundry items looking for their purpose, love, and more, about how he and his teamed pivoted in order to keep moving forwar...
Marika Aubrey of COME FROM AWAY on the Celebration of Compassion, Chaos and the Human Interview Marika Aubrey of COME FROM AWAY on the Celebration of Compassion, Chaos and the Human Condition
by Pnina Topham - February 24, 2020, Houston

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all. COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soar...
Eric Chambliss of JERSEY BOYS on focus, feedback and Frankie Valli Interview Eric Chambliss of JERSEY BOYS on focus, feedback and Frankie Valli
by Pnina Topham - January 30, 2020, Houston

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever hearda?? and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story a?" a story that has made them an international s...
Joe Joseph of THE BAND'S VISIT opens up about awards, Al Azhar and affect Interview Joe Joseph of THE BAND'S VISIT opens up about awards, Al Azhar and affect
by Pnina Topham - January 22, 2020, Houston

In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that's way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit ...
BBW Interview: Daniel Beeman of HELLO, DOLLY! Coming to the Hobby Center Interview BBW Interview: Daniel Beeman of HELLO, DOLLY! Coming to the Hobby Center
by Pnina Topham - January 03, 2020, Houston

Days before he assumes the role of Cornelius Hackl in one of the most beloved musicals of all time, actor Daniel Beeman took a moment to discuss life on the road and entertaining generations of audiences in HELLO, DOLLY!...