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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

BWW Interview: Lesli Margherita Shares Details About YOU I LIKE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATI Photo BWW Interview: Lesli Margherita Shares Details About YOU I LIKE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 08, 2021

Pasadena Playhouse's upcoming musical revue honoring the icon who brought some of theater's best-known shows to the stage, including Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and more, will be the first theatrical tribute to Jerry Herman by a professional theater company since the Broadway legend's passing a year ago....
Chef Spotlight: Michael Ayoub of FORNINO in Greenpoint Photo Chef Spotlight: Michael Ayoub of FORNINO in Greenpoint
by Marina Kennedy - January 05, 2021

Fornino, the popular Italian eatery by Chef and Owner Michael Ayoub, is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and a seasonal spot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Michael Ayoub about his career and Fornino....
Lesli Margherita Shares Details About YOU I LIKE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HER Interview Lesli Margherita Shares Details About YOU I LIKE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 08, 2021, Broadway

Pasadena Playhouse's upcoming musical revue honoring the icon who brought some of theater's best-known shows to the stage, including Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and more, will be the first theatrical tribute to Jerry Herman by a professional theater company since the Broadway legend's pa...
Chef Spotlight: Michael Ayoub of FORNINO in Greenpoint Interview Chef Spotlight: Michael Ayoub of FORNINO in Greenpoint
by Marina Kennedy - January 05, 2021, Food + Wine

Fornino, the popular Italian eatery by Chef and Owner Michael Ayoub, is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and a seasonal spot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Michael Ayoub about his career and Fornino....
Andrew Barth Feldman Gives a Behind-The-Scenes Look Into RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSI Interview Andrew Barth Feldman Gives a Behind-The-Scenes Look Into RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 31, 2020, Broadway

Few things have fed our appetite for theatre during the pandemic like Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical has. Born entirely from creative minds on TikTok, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical stemmed from a fun social media trend to a full-fledged virtual musical event, the first of its kind.  ...
Mike Heslin Talks Writing, Directing & Starring in New Show THE INFLUENCERS on Amazon Interview Mike Heslin Talks Writing, Directing & Starring in New Show THE INFLUENCERS on Amazon Prime Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 28, 2020, TV

Whether you spend all of your time scrolling through Tiktok, Instagram and Twitter, or you have sworn off the apps and deleted them all from your phone, everyone has an opinion about social media. Mike Heslin is delving into the ever-hot topic with a new, satirical scripted series, The Influencers, ...
Chef Spotlight: Dan Nistorescu of SIDE DOOR in Midtown East Interview Chef Spotlight: Dan Nistorescu of SIDE DOOR in Midtown East
by Marina Kennedy - December 23, 2020, Food + Wine

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Nistorescu about his career and Side Door in Midtown East for our 'Chef Spotlight' feature....
At Home With Joseph C. Townsend Interview At Home With Joseph C. Townsend
by Stephen Mosher - December 23, 2020, Cabaret

Joseph C. Townsend turned up in a group show one day, and he's been turning heads ever since....
Danny Mac Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT at Curve Theatre Online Interview Danny Mac Talks SUNSET BOULEVARD IN CONCERT at Curve Theatre Online
by Eleni Cashell - December 23, 2020, Cabaret

Danny Mac chats about returning to Sunset Boulevard at the Curve Theatre, why it's so relevant right now and why he adored dancing with Oti Mabuse on Strictly Come Dancing....
LAMTA Graduate Amy Reed Goes International with First Performing Gig Interview LAMTA Graduate Amy Reed Goes International with First Performing Gig
by Lindsay Kruger - December 22, 2020, South Africa

The proof is not only in the performing with the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy, as one of their first full-time graduates joins the cast of Universal Studios Beijing in 2021. Amy Reed chats to BroadwayWorld South Africa about her new venture and her time at LAMTA as she looks to the fut...
John Lloyd Young Creating Art & Singing In the NEW YEAR Interview John Lloyd Young Creating Art & Singing In the NEW YEAR
by Gil Kaan - December 21, 2020, South Africa

Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young's not letting lockdown keeping him  from working his melodious pipes. Fresh from this livestreaming concert VEGAS HOLIDAY earlier this month, John takes to the Feinstein's at Vitello's stage to livestream his show HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021. In between rehearsals and...
Dance in the Time of Covid-19: Funmilayo Chesney Interview Dance in the Time of Covid-19: Funmilayo Chesney
by Olga El - December 21, 2020, Dance

Whether it’s the music that helps us get through the day, that movie that makes us smile a little more, or a virtual dance workshop that banishes the ennui even temporarily, art has proven to be critical in times of hardship. Perhaps the hard times are when art is needed the most. Meet Funmilayo Che...
Jennifer Nettles Talks HALLELUJAH ANYWAY Holiday Special, GO-BIG SHOW, a Possible Bro Interview Jennifer Nettles Talks HALLELUJAH ANYWAY Holiday Special, GO-BIG SHOW, a Possible Broadway Return & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 21, 2020, Dance

This week, Jennifer Nettles is bringing the holiday spirit into our homes with a livestreamed concert entitled Hallelujah Anyway! On Wednesday, December 23rd at 7pm CT, she will be performing songs from her Christmas album, To Celebrate Christmas, giving viewers a sneak peak of new music, and much m...
Tom D'Angora of SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON on Christmas Day Interview Tom D'Angora of SAVE WEST BANK CAFE VIRTUAL TELETHON on Christmas Day
by Stephen Mosher - December 20, 2020, Cabaret

On Christmas Day 2020 a huge gathering of star-studded talent joins together in a virtual telethon to save a beloved show-business institution greatly in need of help....
John McDaniel of (AT) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Interview John McDaniel of (AT) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
by Stephen Mosher - December 20, 2020, Cabaret

Lauded Maestro John McDaniel has learned a lot in 2020 and he's putting it all to good use in his brand new holiday special, airing TONIGHT!!...
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR at Audio Stages Interview A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR at Audio Stages
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - December 19, 2020, Minneapolis

James A. Rocco (Minneapolis/St. Paul based producer, director, writer and performer) and Jayme McDaniel believe #NothingCanStopLiveTheatre, not even a pandemic. Reviving a project that works well as audio, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CAROL, ON AIR, comes to Audio Stages tonight, Dec. 19; star-studded cast a...
Phil Geoffrey Bond of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED at 54 Below Interview Phil Geoffrey Bond of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - December 19, 2020, Cabaret

Ten years of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED came to an abrupt halt in March. Now Phil Geoffrey Bond prepares for the first-ever film version of his creation to debut on December 26th, care of 54 Below....
Khori Dastoor of THREE DECEMBERS at Opera San Jose Is Up to the Job of Making Art Tha Interview Khori Dastoor of THREE DECEMBERS at Opera San Jose Is Up to the Job of Making Art That Is Relevant for Our Times
by Jim Munson - December 18, 2020, San Francisco

Talking to Khori Dastoor, General Director of Opera San José brings to mind that old quote from Elizabeth Taylor when she was faced with unimaginable adversity, “Now is the time for guts and guile.” Just one year into her tenure as GD, Dastoor is faced with an almost impossible situation due to the ...
Interview | Charlie Gehrmann and Zoe Jeffrey, creatives on the UQ Law Revue 2020: Law Interview Interview | Charlie Gehrmann and Zoe Jeffrey, creatives on the UQ Law Revue 2020: Law Actually
by Virag Dombay - December 18, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

INTERVIEW | Charlie Gehrman and Zoe Jeffrey, creatives on the UQ Law Revue 2020: Law Actually...
Scott Coulter of SPOT-ON ENTERTAINMENT Interview Scott Coulter of SPOT-ON ENTERTAINMENT
by Stephen Mosher - December 18, 2020, Cabaret

The Army declares that they do more before nine am than most people do all day. The creator and head of Spot-On Entertainment must have served in the armed forces then, because just thinking about all the work he does is enough to exhaust the rest of the mere mortals on this planet....
Christopher Rose, Director of Centre Stage's Streaming Variety Show MERRY & BRIGHT Interview Christopher Rose, Director of Centre Stage's Streaming Variety Show MERRY & BRIGHT
by Neil Shurley - December 17, 2020, South Carolina

'Merry and Bright is a holiday show with a little something for everyone.'...
Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER TCHAIKOVSKY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Embodies Interview Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER TCHAIKOVSKY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Embodies the Iconic Composer of 'The Nutcracker'
by Jim Munson - December 17, 2020, San Francisco

Virtuoso actor/pianist/playwright Hershey Felder is bringing us a holiday treat with a livestreamed performance of his hit show Hershey Felder TCHAIKOVSKY presented live from Florence, Italy where Tchaikovsky lived and worked. It is also not so incidentally where Felder himself lives and has been hu...
Chef Spotlight: Chef Nuhma Tuazon of NUHMA NYC Interview Chef Spotlight: Chef Nuhma Tuazon of NUHMA NYC
by Marina Kennedy - December 17, 2020, Food + Wine

Nuhma NYC includes a full team of talented chefs led by chef & owner Nuhma Tuazon in addition to expert wait staff to bring new dimensions of taste and flavor to your door. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Tuazon for our 'Chef Spotlight' feature....
Hershey Felder of 'HERSHEY FELDER AS TCHAIKOWSKI' from Florence, Italy Interview Hershey Felder of 'HERSHEY FELDER AS TCHAIKOWSKI' from Florence, Italy
by Peter Danish - December 17, 2020, Italy

BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER AS TCHAIKOWSKI at Florence, Italy...
Michael West of CAN'T WE PUT THE 'MAS BACK IN CHRISTMAS? Online Holiday Special Interview Michael West of CAN'T WE PUT THE 'MAS BACK IN CHRISTMAS? Online Holiday Special
by Stephen Mosher - December 17, 2020, Cabaret

A chat with Michael West about his character Kenn Boisinger reveals a lot about the man behind the myth....
Guest Blog: Róisín Devine Discusses The Old Red Lion Theatre's Reopening Season Interview Guest Blog: Róisín Devine Discusses The Old Red Lion Theatre's Reopening Season
by Fiona Scott - December 17, 2020, Cabaret

The theatre industry going dark as a result of the pandemic was heart-breaking for theatre-lovers across the world. But when your family runs an independent Fringe venue in central London, it cuts deeper still....
Marissa Rosen of THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY ALBUM Interview Marissa Rosen of THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY ALBUM
by Stephen Mosher - December 16, 2020, Cabaret

She's played a lot of great roles in her life and career but nobody would deny that the greatest part she has ever played is Marissa Rosen....
Eric Michael Gillett of COLORS OF CHRISTMAS The 2020 Benjamin House Holiday Gala Interview Eric Michael Gillett of COLORS OF CHRISTMAS The 2020 Benjamin House Holiday Gala
by Stephen Mosher - December 16, 2020, Cabaret

Eric Michael Gillett has done it all and he always does it with an open heart and open hand. His annual holiday gala for Benjamin House was only briefly threatened by the global health crisis - for Gillett, nothing can stop him from honoring his favorite organization to support....
Natasha Rickman Chats THE SNOW QUEEN At Iris Theatre Interview Natasha Rickman Chats THE SNOW QUEEN At Iris Theatre
by Fiona Scott - December 16, 2020, Cabaret

Natasha Rickman is a director who has previously worked on Twelfth Night for the RSC and more recently several digital shows such as A Virtual Reality and Merry Wives of WhatsApp for Creation Theatre. She spoke to us about her latest project, an interactive Christmas show with Iris Theatre, The Snow...
Marty Thomas of THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY ALBUM Interview Marty Thomas of THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY ALBUM
by Stephen Mosher - December 15, 2020, Cabaret

Show business powerhouse and Jack of All Trades Marty Thomas will end up with his own studio soon, if he isn't careful. Whether it is a recording studio or movie studio, well, we will have to wait and see....
Ryan Shaw on Imagining Marvin, Artistry in a Pandemic, and Going Forward with Live Mu Interview Ryan Shaw on Imagining Marvin, Artistry in a Pandemic, and Going Forward with Live Music
by Amy Oestreicher - December 15, 2020, Cabaret

Ryan Shaw discusses his new album, Imagining Marvin, and the role he feels artists can play right now in a time of social justice and a global pandemic. How can true artistry engage us and drive a society towards inclusion and positive change? Can Gaye's music help us get there?...
Stan Zimmerman Talks YES, VIRGINIA, Starring Mindy Sterling and Arnetia Walker Interview Stan Zimmerman Talks YES, VIRGINIA, Starring Mindy Sterling and Arnetia Walker
by David Clarke - December 15, 2020, Broadway

YES, VIRGINIA is a heartwarming and hilarious holiday comedy about two older women navigating the perils of aging in suburban Detroit. The acclaimed dramedy is crafted in the vein of Stan Zimmerman’s writing for 'The Golden Girls'. To get the inside scoop about the upcoming digital production of YES...
Kian Kline-Chilton talks about WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION at Patchwork The Interview Kian Kline-Chilton talks about WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION at Patchwork Theatre Company
by E.H. Reiter - December 15, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Patchwork Theatre Company founder Kian Kline-Chilton talks about creating WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION in a pandemic, and how he hopes it inspires people....
Gail Schickele of SOLO ARTS HEAL at MarshStream Helps Us Explore Serious Issues with Interview Gail Schickele of SOLO ARTS HEAL at MarshStream Helps Us Explore Serious Issues with Humor and Heart
by Jim Munson - December 15, 2020, San Francisco

As we all continue to navigate our way through these unprecedented times, The Marsh is meeting this moment with its weekly Solo Arts Heal series, which uses lightness and humor to explore some of the challenging issues we’re all grappling with. The series comes from artists’ inspiring true stories t...
Interview | Co-creators of The Time Travel Cafe, Kristian Santic and James Elliott Interview Interview | Co-creators of The Time Travel Cafe, Kristian Santic and James Elliott
by Virag Dombay - December 15, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on my Brisbane local artists segment are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary artists, Kristian Santic and James Elliott, who've recently combined forces to create The Time Travel Cafe. Kristian is an interdisciplinary performance artist and director specialising in the forms of Theatre, ...
Paige Jarratt Discusses Making Her Professional Debut In 2020 Interview Paige Jarratt Discusses Making Her Professional Debut In 2020
by Fiona Scott - December 15, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Paige Jarratt is making her professional debut in The Arts Centre’s production of Red Riding Hood in Hounslow. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about getting her first job during this challenging time for the theatre industry....
Lily McGill, Joshua McClymont, Natalie Overall of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY Interview Lily McGill, Joshua McClymont, Natalie Overall of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - December 14, 2020, New Orleans

Tis the season for holiday classics, and what could be better (and much needed) than a live production of one of the most beloved holiday stories of all time? IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY is the latest production brought to you by Theatre Baton Rouge as part of their 75th season....
Simon Startin Discusses Vital XPosure And Inclusive Theatre Practice Interview Simon Startin Discusses Vital XPosure And Inclusive Theatre Practice
by Fiona Scott - December 14, 2020, UK / West End

Simon Startin was recently announced as the new artistic director of disabled-led theatre company Vital Xposure, taking over from Julie McNamara. We spoke to him about taking on this exciting and important role. ...
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Adapting MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Chadwick Boseman and M Interview Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Adapting MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Chadwick Boseman and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2020, UK / West End

The screen adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was brought to life by the legendary Ruben Santiago-Hudson, whose connection to August Wilson spans from the personal to professional - not only was he a close friend of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, but Santiago-Hudson has established himse...
COME FROM AWAY Creators Irene Sankoff & David Hein Talk 'This Is Canada Nice', Broadw Interview COME FROM AWAY Creators Irene Sankoff & David Hein Talk 'This Is Canada Nice', Broadway's Return & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 12, 2020, UK / West End

David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the Tony-nominated husband and wife creators of Come From Away, are back with a new venture! Partnering with Destination Canada, the creative duo penned an original song, 'This is Canada Nice', celebrating Canada's beauty, generosity, and diversity....
Tim Bond of SIMPLE GIFTS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Celebrates Our Common Humanit Interview Tim Bond of SIMPLE GIFTS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Celebrates Our Common Humanity
by Jim Munson - December 11, 2020, San Francisco

If there’s any truth to the notion that names can become our destiny, then I can’t think of a more apt name for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s new Artistic Director than Tim Bond. As an artist, as a leader and as a person, he is all about finding and honoring those things that can bring us all togeth...
Joseph Leo Bwarie Celebrates HOLIDAZE & Garry Marshall Interview Joseph Leo Bwarie Celebrates HOLIDAZE & Garry Marshall
by Gil Kaan - December 11, 2020, Los Angeles

Garry Marshall Theatre and Dark Blue Mondaze presents​​​​​​​ HOLIDAZE HARMONY, a virtual concert featuring recording artists and Broadway stars Terron Brooks and Kamilah Marshall. HOLIDAZE HARMONY's director/producer Joseph Leo Bwarie shares some backstory in creating HOLIDAZE HARMONY, playing Frank...