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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!...
Raven Justine Troup of ELF THE MUSICAL at TUTS Interview Raven Justine Troup of ELF THE MUSICAL at TUTS
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - December 09, 2019, Houston

ELF, the musical has become a traditional holiday favorite in the Bayou City and we are excited to see this whimsical story made popular by the movie starring Will Ferrell. ELF the musical has music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin and is based on the N...
Director Taibi Magar Talks SPRING AWAKENING at TUTS Interview Director Taibi Magar Talks SPRING AWAKENING at TUTS
by Katricia Lang - October 19, 2019, Houston

'I think the impossible question is how can we best talk to our children about difficult situations and emotions and challenges. I think each kid is different and it's also about the adults getting a level of comfort with themselves, which feels almost impossible in a culture so deeply repressed.'...
Actress Sarah Bowden Talks A CHORUS LINE at Theatre Under The Stars Interview Actress Sarah Bowden Talks A CHORUS LINE at Theatre Under The Stars
by Natalie de la Garza - September 14, 2019, Houston

Sarah Bowden swings by Houston to play the coveted role of 'Cassie' in the Theatre Under the Stars season-opening production of A CHORUS LINE....
Dan Knechtges & Sara Brunow Talk Public Works Houston and SEUSSICAL at TUTS Interview Dan Knechtges & Sara Brunow Talk Public Works Houston and SEUSSICAL at TUTS
by Audrey Morabito - July 15, 2019, Houston

In conjunction with their 50th Anniversary Season, Theatre Under the Stars has introduced Public Works Houston, a program designed to serve their mission of impacting lives beyond the stage through thoughtful community outreach. Public Works Houston branches off of the Public Works initiative of The...
ALADDIN's Jonathan Weir Talks Playing the Disney Villain Interview ALADDIN's Jonathan Weir Talks Playing the Disney Villain
by Katricia Lang - June 22, 2019, Houston

For this BroadwayWorld interview, I got the chance to talk to Jonathan Weir, who plays Jafar in ALADDIN. Weir talks about his role, the show, and his longtime relationship with Disney....
NFL Legend and Broadway Star Eddie George Talks CHICAGO Interview NFL Legend and Broadway Star Eddie George Talks CHICAGO
by Katricia Lang - May 30, 2019, Houston

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) hosts the CHICAGO national tour at Jones Hall, June 4-9, 2019. And Eddie George, NFL legend and Broadway star, plays Billy Flynn. Recently, George sat down with BroadwayWorld to talk about his character and his craft....
Triple Threat Christopher Tipps on Dancing Through JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY Interview Triple Threat Christopher Tipps on Dancing Through JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
by Natalie de la Garza - May 29, 2019, Houston

Triple threat Christopher Tipps joins us to talk about Theatre Under the Stars' epic, season-closing production of JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY and share a little free advice....
Tony-nominated Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge Talks RAGTIME Interview Tony-nominated Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge Talks RAGTIME
by Katricia Lang - April 18, 2019, Houston

We got the chance to chat with Tony-nominated director and choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge about RAGTIME -- its relevance to the current U.S. political climate and what makes it one of the best musicals of the 20th (and 21st century)....
Paul Schoeller Talks FINDING NEVERLAND Interview Paul Schoeller Talks FINDING NEVERLAND
by Katricia Lang - April 12, 2019, Houston

This Saturday and Sunday, the Society for the Performing Arts invites you to fly away with three performances of Diane Paulus's FINDING NEVERLAND, a musical that follows the friendship between J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired his iconic character and story, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't...
The Ensemble Theatre's Eileen Morris Talks FREEDA PEOPLES Interview The Ensemble Theatre's Eileen Morris Talks FREEDA PEOPLES
by Audrey Morabito - April 06, 2019, Houston

It is often said amongst theatre-goers and theatre-makers alike that 'theatre is church'. When attending a well-done production, theatre can be a cathartic, revealing, and truthful experience for the audience member. In the case of Joyce Sylvester's 'church comedy' FREEDA PEOPLES, running at The Ens...
 Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Talks Houston Symphony, Musicals, and Young Thug Interview Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Talks Houston Symphony, Musicals, and Young Thug
by Pnina Topham - April 04, 2019, Houston

Grammy Award-winning duo Indigo Girls will join the Houston Symphony for a very special one-night-only performance. Join the American folk-rock duo, conductor Sean O'Loughlin, and the full complement of the Houston Symphony at 7:30pm on April 10, 2019 at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts....
Actress Angela Grovey Talks THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Interview Actress Angela Grovey Talks THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Katricia Lang - March 25, 2019, Houston

In this comedy of errors, one young woman, stage manager Annie, tries admirably to wrangle a wayward production under control. Angela Grovey, who plays Annie, shares her experience performing in the comedy play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG....
BWW Feature: Houston Ballet Pushes the Frontiers with PREMIERES Interview BWW Feature: Houston Ballet Pushes the Frontiers with PREMIERES
by Katricia Lang - March 24, 2019, Houston

March 21-24, Houston Ballet presents PREMIERES, a program featuring Justin Peck's Reflections, Aszure Barton's Come In, and Jiri Kylian's Dream Time....
Actor Jason Michael Evans Talks ANASTASIA's North American Tour Interview Actor Jason Michael Evans Talks ANASTASIA's North American Tour
by Katricia Lang - March 05, 2019, Houston

Stalin, Lenin, mass executions. Who knew that war and civil unrest would make a good backdrop for a love story? Well, a lot of people. Margaret Mitchell, Victor Hugo, the Hollywood execs behind THE NOTEBOOK. But that doesn't make ANASTASIA, a romantic musical from librettist Terrence McNally, and co...
BWW Preview: ROCO, Horse Head Theatre Co., and the Houston Zoo Team Up Today for PETE Interview BWW Preview: ROCO, Horse Head Theatre Co., and the Houston Zoo Team Up Today for PETER AND THE BEAR, 1/27
by Katricia Lang - January 27, 2019, Houston

ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra), immersive theater company Horse Head Theatre Co., and design house Magpies & Peacocks team up with the Houston Zoo to present PETER AND THE BEAR, an adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev's PETER AND THE WOLF....
Andy Huntington Jones Talks THE BOOK OF MORMON Interview Andy Huntington Jones Talks THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Katricia Lang - January 18, 2019, Houston

THE BOOK OF MORMON appears on the Hobby Center stage through January 20, 2019. Andy Huntington Jones (Elder McKinley) talks about the good intentions behind the raunchy, yet incisive, jokes found in the musical....
Eduardo Guzman of Pitch Me This Productions Invites One and All to PMT POP UP: HOLIDA Interview Eduardo Guzman of Pitch Me This Productions Invites One and All to PMT POP UP: HOLIDAY CABARET
by Audrey Morabito - December 13, 2018, Houston

In the spirit of the holiday season, Pitch Me This Productions is excitedly preparing their PMT Pop Up: Holiday Cabaret for their one-night-only December 16th performance. Their 3rd annual holiday music spectacular, this concert offers Pay What You Can tickets, classic holiday family-friendly music,...
Actor Brendan Murphy Talks POTTED POTTER Interview Actor Brendan Murphy Talks POTTED POTTER
by Katricia Lang - December 12, 2018, Houston

POTTED POTTER, a Harry Potter parody play by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, returns to Houston, this time starring Brendan Murphy and Scott Hoatson....
Scot Pankey, Theatre Educator, Talks Dramaversity, a New Live Online Performing Arts Interview Scot Pankey, Theatre Educator, Talks Dramaversity, a New Live Online Performing Arts Academy
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - December 10, 2018, Houston

The performing arts steps out of the box today with the DRAMAVERSITY launch today, December 10, 2018. The live online performing arts academy gives students of all ages, from all over the world, the opportunity to attend performing art classes from the comfort of their home, using a computer or smar...
Actor Marco Camacho Talks ELF THE MUSICAL Interview Actor Marco Camacho Talks ELF THE MUSICAL
by Katricia Lang - December 10, 2018, Houston

If you're yearning for some contemporary yuletide carols, head over to Queensbury Theatre. December 7 through December 23, 2018, the company will stage ELF THE MUSICAL, the theater adaptation of Will Ferrell's popular 2003 film ELF....
Be Our Guest! Michael Burrell Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at TUTS Interview Be Our Guest! Michael Burrell Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - December 04, 2018, Houston

Theatre Under the Stars' 50th anniversary season continues with DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the 'Beast' himself, Michael Burrell, joins us to talk the all-new production, the duality of his character, and why audiences don't have to be told twice to 'Be Our Guest.'...
BWW Preview: The T.R.U.T.H. Project's 'I AM LIFE: AN HIV/STIGMA NARRATIVE' Interview BWW Preview: The T.R.U.T.H. Project's 'I AM LIFE: AN HIV/STIGMA NARRATIVE'
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - November 29, 2018, Houston

In a free event, open to the public, The T.R.U.T.H. Project (Telling Real Unapologetic Truth Through Healing) partners with the University of Houston (UH) LGBTQ Resource Center to commemorate World AIDS Day with a multidisciplinary artistic performance entitled I Am Life: An HIV/Stigma Narrative Exp...
Eva Tavares Talks Playing Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Interview Eva Tavares Talks Playing Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Katricia Lang - November 09, 2018, Houston

Now through November 18, 2018, Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play at the Hobby Center. I talked with Eva Tavares, the actress playing ingenue Christine Daae....
Samuel A. Simon of THE ACTUAL DANCE at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center Interview Samuel A. Simon of THE ACTUAL DANCE at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
by Charlotte Harris - October 22, 2018, Houston

Actor/Playwright  Samuel A. Simon takes us on a journey through battles of cancer through his uplifting piece THE ACTUAL DANCE. The story comes from  Samuel's point of view as he, and his wonderful wife Susan, travelled through her battle with Breast Cancer. Showing the audience, that what really ma...
Rachael Logue of ADVANCE MAN at Horse Head Theatre Co. Interview Rachael Logue of ADVANCE MAN at Horse Head Theatre Co.
by Pnina Topham - October 08, 2018, Houston

The Horse Head Theatre Co. presents an absurdist, modernist and darkly comedic staged reading of Abe Koogler's ADVANCE MAN. We talk with Director Rachael Logue about the anything-but-boring, star-studded, provocative, evocative one-night-only performance....
J. Anthony Crane Talks LES MISERABLES at the Hobby Center Interview J. Anthony Crane Talks LES MISERABLES at the Hobby Center
by Katricia Lang - September 25, 2018, Houston

J. Anthony Crane returns to Houston to play LES MISERABLES' amoral pickpocket, Monsieur Thenardier, at the Hobby Center. We talk villainy, crazy wigs, and why nobody puts Thenardier in a corner. See our conversation inside!...
Principal Dancer Chun Wai Chan Talks Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theatre Interview Principal Dancer Chun Wai Chan Talks Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by Katricia Lang - September 13, 2018, Houston

September 13-15, 2018 Houston Ballet will give free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. On the program are excerpts from crowd favorites like ROMEO AND JULIET, SWAN LAKE and DON QUIXOTE, as well as a selection from JUST, a new work from Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch....
Tony Award Winner Priscilla Lopez Talks Oklahoma! at TUTS Interview Tony Award Winner Priscilla Lopez Talks Oklahoma! at TUTS
by Katricia Lang - September 10, 2018, Houston

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LUKE & BLYTHE KIRKWOOD Put Spotlight On Collaboration Between Students & Professional Interview LUKE & BLYTHE KIRKWOOD Put Spotlight On Collaboration Between Students & Professionals in SUMMER SING-THRU SERIES
by Audrey Morabito - August 03, 2018, Houston

What do you get what you cross two solution-minded musical theatre lovers with a need to create and a love of collaboration? Husband-and-wife team Luke and Blythe Kirkwood are the prime example of artists that saw a need in the Houston theatre world, and took it upon themselves to fill it. After not...
It's Now or Never! Tim Rogan Gets ALL SHOOK UP with TUTS Interview It's Now or Never! Tim Rogan Gets ALL SHOOK UP with TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - July 11, 2018, Houston

ALL SHOOK UP star Tim Rogan talks about the show's popularity; his third time playing cool, sincere roustabout Chad; and the awesomeness that is Elvis Presley....
Director/Choreographer Patdro Harris & Music Director Chika Kaba Ma'atunde Talk SISTA Interview Director/Choreographer Patdro Harris & Music Director Chika Kaba Ma'atunde Talk SISTAS at The Ensemble Theatre
by Audrey Morabito - June 12, 2018, Houston

What do nostalgia, memory, and music all have in common? Not only do they all hold emotional influence over an individual, but they all also happen to be themes present in The Ensemble Theatre's upcoming Regional Premiere, SISTAS: The Musical. Directed and choreographed by Patrdo Harris with Musical...
Get Ready to Rock the Boat! Michelle Aravena Talks GUYS & DOLLS at TUTS Interview Get Ready to Rock the Boat! Michelle Aravena Talks GUYS & DOLLS at TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - June 11, 2018, Houston

The Adelaide of TUTS' production of GUYS & DOLLS, Michelle Aravena, joins us to talk about the show's longevity, her perpetually single (and sneezy) character, and getting to sing 'one of the most brilliant pieces of musical theatre history' every night....
Leighza Walker Talks Tenth Anniversary of MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION at Mildred's Umbrella Interview Leighza Walker Talks Tenth Anniversary of MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION at Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
by Audrey Morabito - May 31, 2018, Houston

This June, Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company is setting the stage for their tenth annual wildly quirky and delightfully diverse play festival, MUSEUM of DYSFUNCTION. The festival, taking place over the course of two weekends, was founded in 2008 by Mildred's Artistic Director Jennifer Decker as a c...
Young Actor Paul Schoeller Talks the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF Interview Young Actor Paul Schoeller Talks the New National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Katricia Lang - May 30, 2018, Houston

Middle-schooler Paul Schoeller has travelled from Cypress to Austria. The young actor is Friedrich von Trapp in the new national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, playing in Houston at the Society for the Performing Arts from June 1-3, 2018. Inside, Schoeller talks about performing in a nati...
Actor Joseph Castillo-Midyett Talks PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Interview Actor Joseph Castillo-Midyett Talks PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
by Katricia Lang - May 30, 2018, Houston

Joseph Castillo-Midyett talked to BroadwayWorld about The Alley Theatre production of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, a production that BroadwayWorld reviewer Gary Laird calls a 'laff riot.' Take a look at the conversation!...
Choreographer Michelle Manzanales Is 'Muy Excited' About Her Ballet Hispánico Debut Interview Choreographer Michelle Manzanales Is 'Muy Excited' About Her Ballet Hispánico Debut
by Katricia Lang - May 18, 2018, Houston

[email protected] brings @BalletHispanico to Houston tonight, where native Houstonian Michelle Manzanales will make her #BalletHispanico choreographic debut! #contemporary #flamenco #dance #latin...