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BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Ital Photo BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy
by Peter Danish - September 07, 2020

BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy...
BWW Interview: Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Photo BWW Interview: Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Exciting Expansion of Possibilities in the World of Theater
by Jim Munson - September 16, 2020

The best part of my job as a theater writer is that I get to speak with fascinating people, and they dona??t come more fascinating than actor and Paralympic athlete Katy Sullivan, who plays the titular role in TheatreWorks Silicon Valleya??s benefit online workshop reading of Pandora. This intriguing new work by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein investigates the Pandoraa??s box myth, delving into the world-changing curiosity and hope resulting from one womana??s fateful actions. The streamed ...
xoxo moongirl by Nicole Burgio at Morris Museum 9/24 and 9/25 Interview xoxo moongirl by Nicole Burgio at Morris Museum 9/24 and 9/25
by Marina Kennedy - September 20, 2020, New Jersey

An exciting show, xoxo moongirl, an autobiographical circus fantasia, will be performed live by Nicole Burgio at the Morris Museum Parking Deck on Thursday 9/24 and Friday, 9/25 at 7:00. See Burgio fly through the air, backlit by a gorgeous New Jersey sunset....
Opera Holland Park's James Clutton Talks Programming During The Pandemic Interview Opera Holland Park's James Clutton Talks Programming During The Pandemic
by Marianka Swain - September 20, 2020, UK / West End

Opera Holland Park unfortunately couldn't proceed with its planned 2020 summer season, but this very special venue was among the first to leap into action with a series of open-air concerts instead - from all-star operatic galas to a dash of musical theatre with Sondheim's A Little Night Music (read...
Marc Antolin On Entering the ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS Bubble Interview Marc Antolin On Entering the ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS Bubble
by Gil Kaan - September 18, 2020, UK / West End

Emma Rice, the creator and leader of the UK theatre company Wise Children, has remounted the interrupted U.S. tour of her ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS. Wise Children will present a LIVE production of ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (with dancing and kissing) livestreaming from the Bristol Old Vic stage September 22 thro...
Bonnie Cullum of The VORTEX Theatre Isn't Letting a Global Pandemic Dampen Her Spirit Interview Bonnie Cullum of The VORTEX Theatre Isn't Letting a Global Pandemic Dampen Her Spirit
by Madelyn Geyer - September 18, 2020, Austin

Madelyn Geyer: We're in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic. How are you doing? ...
Interview | CEO and Artistic Director of Anywhere Festival, Paul Osuch Interview Interview | CEO and Artistic Director of Anywhere Festival, Paul Osuch
by Virag Dombay - September 18, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on my Brisbane local artists interview segment is the incredibly hardworking and generous CEO and Artistic Director of Anywhere Festival, Paul Osuch. This is probably one of my favourite interviews I've done and I really cherish Paul's vulnerability and openness in his responses. Here's what...
The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre Interview The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre
by Caroline Cronin - September 18, 2020, UK / West End

The Last Five Years is one of the few musicals that seems as if Jason Robert Brown wrote it precisely with a pandemic in mind. ...
Trevor Dorner of MILLLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Interview Trevor Dorner of MILLLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - September 17, 2020, Central Pennsylvania

(Jerry Lee Lewis's) lifestyle and crazy antics onstage and off are what drove his success and fame and I think it is that element, rather than just his music, that has had the greatest impact on the future generations of rock and roll....
Dennis Hensley MISMATCHing & Working With Divas Interview Dennis Hensley MISMATCHing & Working With Divas
by Gil Kaan - September 17, 2020, Los Angeles

Dennis Hensley's long-running THE MISMATCH GAME has reinvented itself to the new normal of ZOOM for two weekend nights, September 26 and 27, 2020. Dennis shared some history of his charitable project, produced pre-pandemic on the stages of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Dennis dons his hosting polyest...
Arts Club's NO CHILD . . . with Celia Aloma and Ali Watson Interview Arts Club's NO CHILD . . . with Celia Aloma and Ali Watson
by Alyson Eng - September 17, 2020, Vancouver

This September, Arts Club will be bringing back live theatre to Vancouver with NO CHILD a?? by Nilaja Sun. NO CHILD a?? is a play done by one actor taking on 16 different characters. This award winning show (including an Obie Award, 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Lucille Lortel Award) will be ...
Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Exciting Expans Interview Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Exciting Expansion of Possibilities in the World of Theater
by Jim Munson - September 16, 2020, San Francisco

The best part of my job as a theater writer is that I get to speak with fascinating people, and they dona??t come more fascinating than actor and Paralympic athlete Katy Sullivan, who plays the titular role in TheatreWorks Silicon Valleya??s benefit online workshop reading of Pandora. This intriguin...
Magician Extraordinaire Helder Guimarães Closing THE PRESENT With A GRAND FINALE Interview Magician Extraordinaire Helder Guimarães Closing THE PRESENT With A GRAND FINALE
by Gil Kaan - September 16, 2020, Los Angeles

Magician extraordinaire (I'm a convinced eyewitness!) Helder Guimarães has been performing his virtual magic show THE PRESENT (a Geffen Playhouse production) since May 7, 2020; when it had an initial run of four weeks, (selling out in under an hour!). With his third (and, sadly, final extension), He...
Simone Alexander of New Manifest Theatre Company Creates the Change She Wants to See Interview Simone Alexander of New Manifest Theatre Company Creates the Change She Wants to See
by Madelyn Geyer - September 15, 2020, Austin

Madelyn Geyer: We're more than halfway through a historic and heartbreaking year in the world, and especially for the United States. How are you doing and what is this year been like for you so far? ...
Ivan Anderson Talks Improv, Emails and More About CyberTank's Weekly Live Performance Interview Ivan Anderson Talks Improv, Emails and More About CyberTank's Weekly Live Performance Series EMAIL PRO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 15, 2020, Austin

Ivan Anderson has created an entirely original, completely improvised show around the concept of writing and sending emails to strangers, and the result is the highly entertaining and incredibly creative Email Pro....
Tymisha Harris in JOSEPHINE: A BURLESQUE CABARET DREAM PLAY, Outdoors at The Morris M Interview Tymisha Harris in JOSEPHINE: A BURLESQUE CABARET DREAM PLAY, Outdoors at The Morris Museum on 9/17 and 9/18
by Marina Kennedy - September 14, 2020, New Jersey

'Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play,' is a one-woman musical biographical play about the iconic Josephine Baker. It will will be performed on the Morris Museum's Back Deck, Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th at 7:00 pm....
BWW Exclusive: Michelle Vezilj Premieres New Single 'SAD GIRLS DON'T CRY' Interview BWW Exclusive: Michelle Vezilj Premieres New Single 'SAD GIRLS DON'T CRY'
by David Clarke - September 14, 2020, CD/Books/DVDs

Michelle Vezilj is an accomplished actress, comedienne, writer, and singer-songwriter. She recently played a sold out concert at Los Angeles' fabled Troubadour, and now she is officially releasing the music video for her latest single, the breathtakingly poignant 'SAD GIRLS DON'T CRY,' on Friday, Se...
SO NOW YOU KNOW with Adam Pascal Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with Adam Pascal
by Nicholas Adler - September 13, 2020, Cabaret

a?oeHow we gonna pay last yeara??s rent?a?? sang the two lead characters, Mark Cohen and Roger Davis on the opening night in the first song on April 29,1996 on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. The show that went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical that year and change musical theater histo...
Fertile Ground Festival Managing Director Dré Slaman Interview Fertile Ground Festival Managing Director Dré Slaman
by Krista Garver - September 12, 2020, Portland

Fertile Ground 2021, which takes place Jan. 28 - Feb. 7, will a virtual, curated festival. To learn more about what both artists and audiences can expect, I spoke with managing director Dré Slaman....
Beth Malone Being FUN HOME, An AMERICA's Angel & Celebrating Kritzerland's 10TH Interview Beth Malone Being FUN HOME, An AMERICA's Angel & Celebrating Kritzerland's 10TH
by Gil Kaan - September 11, 2020, Los Angeles

Kritzerland will celebrate their ten years of producing monthly cabarets with their 109th show THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, livestreaming this Sunday September 13, 2020. I jumped at the chance to pose a few queries to Beth Malone, Tony nominated for her lead role as author Alison Bechdel in FUN HOME, ...
Lesley Fera on Creating the PRETTY LITTLE WINE MOMS Podcast Interview Lesley Fera on Creating the PRETTY LITTLE WINE MOMS Podcast
by Shari Barrett - September 11, 2020, Los Angeles

Combining her television and stage experience has led Lesley and her husband Ned Mochel to create the podcast, 'Pretty Little Wine Moms,' producing new episodes every Wednesday. Lesley hosts the show along with her 'Pretty Little Liars' co-stars and friends Holly Marie Combs and Nia Peeples. But it ...
Martin Sherman Talks ROSE at Hope Mill Theatre Interview Martin Sherman Talks ROSE at Hope Mill Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - September 10, 2020, UK / West End

Martin Sherman's Olivier-nominated play Rose is getting an online revival thanks to Hope Mill Theatre. He talks about his legacy, why the theatre was such a lifeline for him and what he's missing about it....
Bob Bursey of TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS AND FUSEBOX FESTIVAL COLLABORATION Interview Bob Bursey of TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS AND FUSEBOX FESTIVAL COLLABORATION
by Kathy Strain - September 09, 2020, Austin

The year 2020 has proven to be full of unprecedented moments including the closing of live theater all over the world. It hasna??t been easy for the performing arts industry to find a way to bring entertainment to the public that is craving it. However, the Texas Performing Arts (TPA) and Fusebox Fe...
Geoff Hoyle of WHAT WILL I BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? at The Marsh Lives to Play to Fool Interview Geoff Hoyle of WHAT WILL I BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? at The Marsh Lives to Play to Fool
by Jim Munson - September 09, 2020, San Francisco

Ah, just when we need it the most, here is the perfect tonic for our troubled times! The Marsh is bringing comedic legend Geoff Hoyle in his latest work, What Will I Be When You Grow Up?, to a small screen near you. Presented on Saturday, September 12th at 7:30PM PDT, the show will be followed by a ...
Scott Galina Talks MCC Theater's Virtual MISCAST20 Featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Phillip Interview Scott Galina Talks MCC Theater's Virtual MISCAST20 Featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 09, 2020, Broadway

MCC Theater's Miscast gala celebration is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the theater world, featuring Broadway's biggest stars belting out songs from roles in which they would ordinarily never be cast....
Tina Scariano Will Perform LAWN CHAIR CABARET Concert at Holmdel Theatre Company 9/19 Interview Tina Scariano Will Perform LAWN CHAIR CABARET Concert at Holmdel Theatre Company 9/19
by Erica Handel - September 08, 2020, New Jersey

Holmdel Theatre Company will open its doors again for the first time since the pandemic with a new, socially-distanced outdoor concert. It is called the a?oeLawn Chair Cabareta?? and will be headlined by Tina Scariano on September 19....
Bursting Emma Rice's ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS Bubble Interview Bursting Emma Rice's ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS Bubble
by Gil Kaan - September 08, 2020, New Jersey

Emma Rice, the creator and leader of the UK theatre company Wise Children, will virtually premiere her ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS months after live theatre was shuttered aborting their U. S. tour. The livestreaming from the Bristol Old Vic stage September 22 through 28 will benefit 30+ theatres worldwide, ...
Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy Interview Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy
by Peter Danish - September 07, 2020, Italy

BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy...
Margo Seibert Talks New EP INFLUENCE | SEARCHER Interview Margo Seibert Talks New EP INFLUENCE | SEARCHER
by David Clarke - September 04, 2020, Italy

Today, Margo Seibert and collaborator Alan Steven Hewitt have released their stunning new EP INFLUENCE | SEARCHER. The EP features two new songs, both recorded and mastered remotely during the COVID-19 lockdowns, and showcases impressive and sincere artistry coupled with timely and poignant messages...
A Conversation with The Good Room about Brisfest, creativity during 'rona and the imp Interview A Conversation with The Good Room about Brisfest, creativity during 'rona and the importance of staying connected
by Virag Dombay - September 04, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on our local artists segment is (drum roll please)... The Good Room. They are a Queensland-based performance collective who use the experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works, as part of a process that blurs the line between 'audience' and 'maker' to explore theatri...
Lighting Designer Adam Honoré Talks Amplifying Voices of BIPOC Theatre Artists & More Interview Lighting Designer Adam Honoré Talks Amplifying Voices of BIPOC Theatre Artists & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 03, 2020, Broadway

Lighting designer Adam Honoré has been making a splash in the theater world from the moment he burst onto the scene. One of the youngest designers ever to have been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, at the age of 24, for the Off-Broadway smash Carmen Jones, Honoré is consistently working to amplify ...
Earl Carpenter Chats VOICES OF THE WEST END TOUR Interview Earl Carpenter Chats VOICES OF THE WEST END TOUR
by Fiona Scott - September 03, 2020, Broadway

Earl Carpenter is known for his leading roles in The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and most recently appeared in The Pirate Queen at the London Coliseum. e is now preparing to tour England with John Owen-Jones, Kerry Ellis and Katie Hall in Voices of the West End. We spoke to Earl about the c...
Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Bo Interview Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Boston Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - September 02, 2020, Boston

Following their 2017 documentary theatre project exploring the impact of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, Finish Line, Boston Theatre Company has commissioned a new piece of documentary theatre about the varied experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, The Gay Agenda....
Brian Copeland of THE WAITING PERIOD at The Marsh Wants You to Know You Are Not Alone Interview Brian Copeland of THE WAITING PERIOD at The Marsh Wants You to Know You Are Not Alone
by Jim Munson - September 02, 2020, San Francisco

As the San Francisco Bay Area reaches six months of sheltering-in-place, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for mental health have become more prevalent than ever. In response, The Marsh is bringing back virtual LIVE performances (with post-event discussions) of Brian Copelanda??s captivating...
Blaine Alden Krauss of A MOMENT OF CLARITY From Smash Studios On September 10 Interview Blaine Alden Krauss of A MOMENT OF CLARITY From Smash Studios On September 10
by Stephen Mosher - September 01, 2020, Cabaret

The rising star gets ready to sing one of his most personal evenings of song, yet, all in the name of surviving the current world and living in the light....
Joe Kinosian of LIVE AND LET SPY From TheatreWorks USA Interview Joe Kinosian of LIVE AND LET SPY From TheatreWorks USA
by Stephen Mosher - September 01, 2020, Cabaret

Musical theater and cabaret maestro Joe Kinosian has been busily creating new musicals - this time for the under-18 set....
Michael Kirk Lane Of CABARET CONVERSATIONS... And So Much More Interview Michael Kirk Lane Of CABARET CONVERSATIONS... And So Much More
by Stephen Mosher - September 01, 2020, Cabaret

MAC Award recipient Michael Kirk Lane has been singing less, and talking more, and the result is a much welcome program of interview shows through the 92Y...
Harriet Thorpe Talks SLEEPLESS at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre Interview Harriet Thorpe Talks SLEEPLESS at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
by Laura Fuller - August 31, 2020, UK / West End

Harriet Thorpe is perhaps best known for her work on Absolutely Fabulous and The Brittas Empire. However she has also enjoyed an extensive theatre career including roles in Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Crazy For You and The Dresser. Shea??s currently starring as Eleanor in the new musical Sleepless (...
Courtney Corey on the Premiere of New Mini-Series THE ISLAND OF B.A.D. KIDS at Theatr Interview Courtney Corey on the Premiere of New Mini-Series THE ISLAND OF B.A.D. KIDS at Theatre Arts School Of San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - August 29, 2020, San Diego

Courtney Corey talks about the premiere of the new three part mini-series THE ISLAND OF B.A.D. KIDS at Theatre Arts School Of San Diego which premieres Sunday, August 30th....
Erin Cronican, Brandon Walker, And Dan Mack live streaming performances of A MIDSUMME Interview Erin Cronican, Brandon Walker, And Dan Mack live streaming performances of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Seeing Place
by E.H. Reiter - August 29, 2020, San Diego

Erin Cronican, Brandon Walker, and Dan Mack talk about their production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at The Seeing Place August 29th and 30th, as well as some of the places they miss from their time in San Diego....
Production Designer Alexandra Schaller talks about LITTLE VOICE at Apple TV 'It's a b Interview Production Designer Alexandra Schaller talks about LITTLE VOICE at Apple TV 'It's a bit of gritty NY, real NY, and magical NY'
by E.H. Reiter - August 28, 2020, San Diego

Alexandra Schaller talks about the production design of LITTLE VOICE at Apple TV 'It's a bit of gritty NY, real NY, and magical NY'...
Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe Interview Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe
by Elliot Lanes - August 27, 2020, Washington, DC

On September 16th, Arena Stage will unveil it's latest socially relevant docudrama. The 51st State will feature the work of several playwrights including today's subject Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe....