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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

BWW Interview: Brad Oscar Shares Details About MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Hiatus Photo BWW Interview: Brad Oscar Shares Details About MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Hiatus
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 15, 2022

Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical comedy with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, directed by Jerry Zaks, is currently taking a hiatus on Broadway from January 10 to March 14, 2022 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd St, NYC)....
BWW Interview: Melissa Jacques On North American Premiere Of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOU Photo BWW Interview: Melissa Jacques On North American Premiere Of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Gil Kaan - January 19, 2022

We got a chance to chat with Melissa Jacques (who plays Jamie's mother Margaret) on her history with JAMIE, her first time working in Los Angeles and the decline of theatre etiquette....
Danny Pudi Running With Support Interview Danny Pudi Running With Support
by Gil Kaan - January 20, 2022, Los Angeles

A familiar face on the screen, both big and small, writer/performer Danny Pudi will present his autobiographical film Running on Stellar’s streaming platform beginning January 22, 2022. Three South Asian-led arts organizations, Hypokrit Productions, East West Players, and EnActe Arts have collaborat...
Melissa Jacques On North American Premiere Of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Interview Melissa Jacques On North American Premiere Of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Gil Kaan - January 19, 2022, Los Angeles

We got a chance to chat with Melissa Jacques (who plays Jamie's mother Margaret) on her history with JAMIE, her first time working in Los Angeles and the decline of theatre etiquette....
Andrea Ortis e Antonello Angiolillo, protagonisti de La Divina Commedia Opera Musical Interview Andrea Ortis e Antonello Angiolillo, protagonisti de La Divina Commedia Opera Musical
by Maria Chiara Parmiani - January 19, 2022, Italy

Dopo il successo delle precedenti stagioni, La Divina Commedia Opera Musical torna nella Stagione 2021/2022 con un nuovo allestimento, ancora più sorprendente e coinvolgente. Abbiamo intervistato due dei protagonisti, Andrea Ortis (regista e interprete di Virgilio) e Antonello Angiolillo (Dante)....
Jeb Brown Talks World Premiere of Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow's WHISPER HOUSE Interview Jeb Brown Talks World Premiere of Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow's WHISPER HOUSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 18, 2022, Italy

59E59 Theaters and The Civilians are presenting the world premiere of Whisper House, featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, and book and lyrics by Kyle Jarrow. A brand-new, completely original musical, Whisper House is reopening 59E59 Theaters' Theater A, marking their return to in-person, live...
Coronado Playhouse Board Member Heather Barton Tjalm talks about their open Director Interview Coronado Playhouse Board Member Heather Barton Tjalm talks about their open Director and Co-Production Partner Submissions initiative
by E.H. Reiter - January 16, 2022, San Diego

Coronado Playhouse Board Member Heather Barton Tjalm talks about their open Director and Co-Production Partner Submissions initiative and their 2023 season. The Coronado Playhouse is accepting submissions for their plays, musicals, cabarets, and concerts for their 2023 season are open through Saturd...
Brad Oscar Shares Details About MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Hiatus Interview Brad Oscar Shares Details About MRS. DOUBTFIRE's Hiatus
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 15, 2022, Broadway

Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical comedy with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, directed by Jerry Zaks, is currently taking a hiatus on Broadway from January 10 to March 14, 2022 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 W 43rd S...
The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse Excited to Participate in Upcoming BROADWAY AND Interview The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse Excited to Participate in Upcoming BROADWAY AND BEYOND: ACCESS FOR STAGE MANAGERS OF COLOR Networking Event
by E.H. Reiter - January 14, 2022, San Diego

The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse are excited to be a part of the networking event BROADWAY & BEYOND: ACCESS FOR STAGE MANAGERS OF COLOR. This event is continuing the mission of Broadway and Beyond to provide opportunity, education, and vital industry connections for stage managers of color. If y...
Elijah Rock talks about playing a singing sheriff in the musical DESPERATE MEASURES a Interview Elijah Rock talks about playing a singing sheriff in the musical DESPERATE MEASURES at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - January 13, 2022, San Diego

North Coast Rep brings together Shakespeare and the wild, witty west in their production of DESPERATE MEASURES. No wild west story is complete without someone to bring law and order and Elijah Rock is happy to bring that role to life.  A classically trained singer, Rock talks about helping bring thi...
Cole NeSmith, creative director of RISE & SHINE in Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Cen Interview Cole NeSmith, creative director of RISE & SHINE in Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center
by Joseph Harrison - January 12, 2022, Orlando

When a state-of-the-art venue like Dr. Phillips Center’s Steinmetz Hall opens and hosts its first live performances, it is truly a special event. The excitement of experiencing a new space, and the thrill of seeing (and hearing) artists in that space is something that doesn’t happen every day. That’...
James Vásquez And Vanessa Davis discuss the impact of the BROADWAY SAN DIEGO AWARDS - Interview James Vásquez And Vanessa Davis discuss the impact of the BROADWAY SAN DIEGO AWARDS - Nominations open until 1/14/22
by E.H. Reiter - January 12, 2022, San Diego

One of San Diego’s favorite theatre events is coming up, but it can’t happen without your help!  The Broadway San Diego Awards are nothing without their talented performers who are nominated by their theatre educators and nominations are open through Friday, January 14, 2022....
Emma Canning and Daniel Adeosun Talk TROUBLE IN MIND Interview Emma Canning and Daniel Adeosun Talk TROUBLE IN MIND
by Jonathan Marshall - January 12, 2022, UK / West End

Trouble in Mind had its stage premiere more than sixty years ago. The biting satire written by Alice Childress centres on racism in theatre. As representation within the industry continues to be addressed, it feels a pertinent time for the National Theatre’s revival. Performers Emma Canning and Dani...
Lu Zielinski Talks THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY Interview Lu Zielinski Talks THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 10, 2022, Philadelphia

You will soon have the chance to experience love, laughter, friendship and... puppets(!) when That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody comes to the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Merriam Theater on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld spoke with the show's Blanche, Lu Zielinski....
Don't Miss This! Photographer Jim R. Moore Chronicles A Decade of Eccentric Performin Interview Don't Miss This! Photographer Jim R. Moore Chronicles A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts
by Gil Kaan - January 10, 2022, Los Angeles

A former street performer in New York City, Jim R. Moore turned his love of the eccentric performing arts into a photographic collection in his Don’t Miss This! A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts due out February 1, 2022.  Got to chat with Jim on his photographic expertise and experience shooting...
Master Mixologist: Christian Orlando of Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer Interview Master Mixologist: Christian Orlando of Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
by Marina Kennedy - January 10, 2022, Food + Wine

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Christian Orlando for our “Master Mixologist” feature about his career and Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer....
Learning How to Love Him - Interview with Jenna Rubaii from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Interview Learning How to Love Him - Interview with Jenna Rubaii from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by The Marriage Matinee - January 09, 2022, Indianapolis

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is coming soon to Indianapolis, and we had the good fortune to talk to Jenna Rubaii, who plays Mary Magdalene in the latest Broadway touring production. She offered us keen insights into what makes this production different and gave us a glimpse behind the curtain to learn mor...
Sasha Hutchings of OKLAHOMA! NATIONAL TOUR at Broadway In Chicago Interview Sasha Hutchings of OKLAHOMA! NATIONAL TOUR at Broadway In Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - January 06, 2022, Chicago

The national tour of director Daniel Fish’s Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! arrives in Chicago next week. Ahead of the show’s Chicago engagement, Sasha Hutchings reflected on her role as leading lady Laurey, her journey with the show, and how the show’s themes and t...
Theatre Life with Kenny Seymour Interview Theatre Life with Kenny Seymour
by Elliot Lanes - January 05, 2022, Washington, DC

Today’s subject Kenny Seymour is currently living his theatre life being immersed with the Motown Sound as the Musical Supervisor and Arranger for the US National Tour of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations while still serving as the show’s Musical Director on Broadway. The tourin...
Theatre Life with Courtney Balan Interview Theatre Life with Courtney Balan
by Elliot Lanes - January 04, 2022, Washington, DC

Today’s subject Courtney Balan is currently living her theatre life on tour as the self-absorbed Broadway star Dee Dee Allen in the TOTALLY original musical The Prom.  The show plays through January 16th in the Eisenhower at The Kennedy Center. It will then continue on locally to The Hippodrome in B...
Multi-Hat-Wearing Storyteller Tony Spinosa's Bringing A SINGING REVOLUTION Interview Multi-Hat-Wearing Storyteller Tony Spinosa's Bringing A SINGING REVOLUTION
by Gil Kaan - January 04, 2022, Los Angeles

The go-to director for many benefit one-nighters, Tony Spinosa will world premiere his own SINGING REVOLUTION: THE MUSICAL January 15, 2022 on the Broadwater Theatre Main Stage. Tony directs a cast of twenty triple-threat performers backed by a five-piece band as they perform his score and his lyric...
Cupcake Theater's Brayden Hade Directs Your Way to AVENUE Q Interview Cupcake Theater's Brayden Hade Directs Your Way to AVENUE Q
by Gil Kaan - January 02, 2022, Los Angeles

Cupcake Theater Company’s first full-length production post-pandemic, Tony Award-winning AVENUE Q will open January 8, 2022. Got to throw out some queries to director Brayden Hade on some behind-the-scene’s info, as well as his multi-career path to the many hats he currently wears working with Cupca...
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...
Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS Interview Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS
by Gil Kaan - December 31, 2021, Los Angeles

Groundlings alum/Oscar winner Jim Rash will be guesting in The Groundlings’ January 6th edition of COOKIN’ WITH GAS. The actor/comedian/filmmaker took a moment from the set of Bros to answer a few of my Groundlings and Oscar queries....
FAUSTO VERGINELLI DI IL NATALE CHE VORREI al TEATRO ROMA Interview FAUSTO VERGINELLI DI IL NATALE CHE VORREI al TEATRO ROMA
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - December 29, 2021, Italy

FAUSTO VERGINELLI DI IL NATALE CHE VORREI al TEATRO ROMA ATTORE DI TEATRO E DI CINEMA, AUTORE, COMPOSITORE, REGISTA, TUTTE LE FACCE DI UN POLIEDRICO ARTISTA...
Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour Interview Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 27, 2021, Italy

STOMP's percussive rhythms and electrifying performers have been wowing audiences for 30 years, and the stage phenomenon is currently making its way through the US on a National Tour! Blending dance and performance with music created using everyday objects, STOMP is a one-of-a kind experience you wo...