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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

BWW Interview: Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working W Photo BWW Interview: Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working With Ewan McGregor & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 21, 2021

Playing an icon is no easy feat, but Krysta Rodriguez takes it on as if she were born to step into the role of one of show business's greatest legends. The legend in question is EGOT-winner Liza Minnelli, who is at the heart of the new Netflix series 'Halston'. We spoke with Krysta Rodriguez about preparing to play Liza Minnelli and much more!...
BWW Interview: Candace Bushnell Shares Details About Upcoming World Premiere of IS TH Photo BWW Interview: Candace Bushnell Shares Details About Upcoming World Premiere of IS THERE STILL SEX AND THE CITY?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 10, 2021

Candace Bushnell's world premiere one-woman show is set to take the stage at Bucks County Playhouse, running June 22 through July 18, 2021. We spoke with Candace Bushnell about the process of writing the show, what audiences can expect, the impact of her work, and much more!...
Ozzie Jones, Jared Chichester, Davon Johnson, And David Pica of PASS OVER at Theatre Interview Ozzie Jones, Jared Chichester, Davon Johnson, And David Pica of PASS OVER at Theatre Exile And Theatre In The X
by Amber Kusching - June 24, 2021, Philadelphia

An interview with the director and cast of Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X’s production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over....
Michael Griffiths of THE PERTH INTERNATIONAL CABARET FESTIVAL at His Majesty's Theatr Interview Michael Griffiths of THE PERTH INTERNATIONAL CABARET FESTIVAL at His Majesty's Theatre
by David Bravos - June 23, 2021, Australia - Perth

The first ever Perth International Cabaret Festival has taken over His Majesty’s Theatre and is currently in full swing with a blockbuster line up of performers. Artistic director Michael Griffiths took a break from his crowded schedule to chat about how the festival is going and what he has in mind...
Hai-Ting Chinn of ASTRONAUTICA at The Marsh Explores the Wonders of Outer Space from Interview Hai-Ting Chinn of ASTRONAUTICA at The Marsh Explores the Wonders of Outer Space from the Perspective of Women Astronauts
by Jim Munson - June 22, 2021, San Francisco

And now for something ethereal, funny and more than a little trippy. On June 26, The Marsh presents 'Astronautica,' a musical drawn from the words of women who have traveled through outer space, to its digital platform, MarshStream. Conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn, Lindsay Kesselman & Kirs...
Michael Kushner of MICHAEL KUSHNER SINGS HIS HITS FOR PRIDE at Feinstein's/54 Below Interview Michael Kushner of MICHAEL KUSHNER SINGS HIS HITS FOR PRIDE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - June 22, 2021, Cabaret

He may be Manhattan's leading multi-hyphenate, but on June 30th Michael Kushner will take off all the other hats in favor of his ACTOR hat, when he spends an hour or so celebrating Gay Pride with his Pride playlist at 54 Below....
BPlaywright Justin Tanner's Just At Home in MINNESOTA As He Is In The L.A. Theatre Co Interview BPlaywright Justin Tanner's Just At Home in MINNESOTA As He Is In The L.A. Theatre Community
by Gil Kaan - June 22, 2021, Los Angeles

The prolific playwright and regular denizen of the Los Angeles theatre community Justin Tanner will world premiere his latest piece MINNESOTA for Rogue Machine online June 26, 2021, with a virtual reception to follow. Justin was most quick to respond to my questions on MINNESOTA and the L.A. theatre...
Getting to Know...Studio Tenn Artistic Director PATRICK CASSIDY Interview Getting to Know...Studio Tenn Artistic Director PATRICK CASSIDY
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 22, 2021, Nashville

Though hard to believe it may be, Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy and his wife Melissa Hurley Cassidy have been Tennesseans for well over a year now – he took the reins at Studio Tenn, the Franklin-based professional theater company that has gained critical acclaim and national notorie...
Alan H. Green and Alysha Umphress of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? at Barrington S Interview Alan H. Green and Alysha Umphress of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - June 21, 2021, Boston

Barrington Stage Company has been presenting award winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield for more than a quarter century. The thought of not producing during the pandemic was unacceptable to BSC Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, board members and staffers. They went to extraordinary lengths to pres...
 Theatre Life with Adelina Mitchell Interview Theatre Life with Adelina Mitchell
by Elliot Lanes - June 21, 2021, Washington, DC

Sometimes a young artist makes a big impression on an ornery arts reviewer first time out of the box. Today’s subject Adelina Mitchell did just that to me and my wife a few years ago. More on that later on in the column. Now you can see her incredible talents for yourselves from the comfort of your ...
Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working With Ewan McGreg Interview Krysta Rodriguez Talks Starring as Liza Minnelli in HALSTON, Working With Ewan McGregor & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 21, 2021, Washington, DC

Playing an icon is no easy feat, but Krysta Rodriguez takes it on as if she were born to step into the role of one of show business's greatest legends. The legend in question is EGOT-winner Liza Minnelli, who is at the heart of the new Netflix series 'Halston'. We spoke with Krysta Rodriguez about p...
Wallace Shawn – A DESIGNATED Writer of A THOUSAND COLORS Interview Wallace Shawn – A DESIGNATED Writer of A THOUSAND COLORS
by Gil Kaan - June 21, 2021, Los Angeles

A highly-familiar actor on both screens, big and small; Wallace Shawn will be premiering two podcasts of his playwrighting prowess - THE DESIGNATED MOURNER beginning June 25, 2021; and GRASSES OF A THOUSAND COLORS on July 9, 2021. André Gregory directs both audio six-parters with Larry Pine and Debo...
2021 Triangle Rising Star Award Winners Elena Holder & Joshua Messmore Interview 2021 Triangle Rising Star Award Winners Elena Holder & Joshua Messmore
by Jeffrey Kare - June 20, 2021, Raleigh

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Justin Sayre of June 24th NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Interview Justin Sayre of June 24th NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS
by Stephen Mosher - June 18, 2021, Cabaret

Though the Night of a Thousand Judys will have to be virtual this year, it allows amazing talent like Alan Cumming to participate from another state... like so many others who want to be a part of this important charitable concert....
Derrick Baskin on His Solo Club Act Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 29th Interview Derrick Baskin on His Solo Club Act Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 29th
by Stephen Mosher - June 18, 2021, Cabaret

The recent first-time Tony nominee is ready for another first: his own solo show....
 Solea Pfeiffer kicks off The Old Globe's Concert Series June 19th and 20th Interview Solea Pfeiffer kicks off The Old Globe's Concert Series June 19th and 20th
by E.H. Reiter - June 17, 2021, San Diego

It’s summer, theatres are reopening, and Solea Pfeiffer is coming back to The Old Globe on June 19th and 20th to kick off their cabaret series, what more do you need to kickstart a great theatre season?  When asked about the cabaret Solea said, “To be totally honest with you, this cabaret is just ab...
From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan Interview From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan
by Gil Kaan - June 17, 2021, Los Angeles

The Wallis inaugurates their new pop-up performance space on the Promenade Terrace for live audiences with the world premiere of Tom Dugan’s TEVYE IN NEW YORK! June 23, 2021. Tom co-directs (with Michael Vale) his one-man show on the well-known musical theatre lead character of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF....
Daniel Mertzlufft Talks Composing 'Remember My Name' for RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSI Interview Daniel Mertzlufft Talks Composing 'Remember My Name' for RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 17, 2021, Los Angeles

We spoke with Daniel Mertzlufft, Music Supervisor, Music Producer, Arranger, and Composer of 'Remember My Name' about his original TikTok, the process of bringing the virtual show to life, being eligible for an Emmy Award and much more....
Sandra Tsing Loh THE BITCH IS BACK - This Time With Special Guests Interview Sandra Tsing Loh THE BITCH IS BACK - This Time With Special Guests
by Gil Kaan - June 16, 2021, Los Angeles

Sandra Tsing Loh streams her 2015 comedic hit THE BITCH IS BACK for The Broad Stage, beginning June 23, 2021. This streaming performance of THE BITCH IS BACK recorded live will be complemented with added live talkbacks featuring special guests Marlo Thomas, Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie May...
Christopher Rudd Talks Developing WITNESS With New Victory LabWorks, Addressing Racis Interview Christopher Rudd Talks Developing WITNESS With New Victory LabWorks, Addressing Racism in Art & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 16, 2021, Los Angeles

A work of art Rudd has been working on since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012, Witness has been reimagined and shaped for young audiences, addressing the topics of race in America, white supremacy, and combating racist ideologies in order to help affect lasting change, while facilitating conversa...
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef David DiSalvo of PUTTANESCA in the Chelsea Neighborhoo Interview Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef David DiSalvo of PUTTANESCA in the Chelsea Neighborhood of NYC
by Marina Kennedy - June 15, 2021, Food + Wine

Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Executive Chef David DiSalvo about his career and Puttanesca in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC for our Chef Spotlight....
Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara Interview Tony Award Winner Kelli O'Hara
by Analisa Swerczek - June 15, 2021, Omaha

BroadwayWorld in Omaha Columnist, Analisa Swerczek, sat down this week with one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies, Kelli O'Hara, to talk about life, performance, and what's next for her....
Britton Smith of SUMMER OF LOVE at Feinstein's/54 Below Interview Britton Smith of SUMMER OF LOVE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - June 14, 2021, Cabaret

The creator of Funk-liberation, Britton Smith and his band THE STING gear up for a splashy new show opening at 54 Below in one week's time, and he is ready to sing out the word, and make some people sweaty....
Director Jennifer Chang On Drawing CHALK LINES Interview Director Jennifer Chang On Drawing CHALK LINES
by Gil Kaan - June 14, 2021, Los Angeles

Chalk Repertory Theatre launches their new audio play series CHALK LINES June 19, 2021. The series of five short plays can be accessed for free either to be experienced online or on location at each site with a mobile device. Chalk Rep’s artistic producing director Jennifer Chang directs the cast of...
UNMASKED Co-Director Camille Jenkins Programing The Wallis Interview UNMASKED Co-Director Camille Jenkins Programing The Wallis
by Gil Kaan - June 11, 2021, Los Angeles

The Wallis commemorates Juneteenth with UNMASKED: A THEATRICAL CELEBRATION OF THE BLACK WOMEN’S LIBERATION premiering online June 19, 2021. This collection of short plays by Black female playwrights Dominique Morisseau, Jocelyn Bioh, Ngozi Anyanwu and Stacy Osei-Kuffour will be co-directed by Camill...
Joy Yvonne Jones And Rich Soublet II from San Diego Black Artist Collective talk abou Interview Joy Yvonne Jones And Rich Soublet II from San Diego Black Artist Collective talk about the SAY IT LOUD FESTIVAL June 13 - 19
by E.H. Reiter - June 11, 2021, San Diego

Interview with Joy Yvonne Jones, President of the San Diego Black Artist Collective, along with fellow organizers Rich Soublet II, and Zach King, on the SAY IT LOUD FESTIVAL a week-long festival of theatre, music, and poetry that can be enjoyed in person and streamed virtually....
Melissa Errico Performs SONDHEIM BY THE SHORE Concert at Holmdel Theatre Company 7/17 Interview Melissa Errico Performs SONDHEIM BY THE SHORE Concert at Holmdel Theatre Company 7/17
by Erica Handel - June 11, 2021, New Jersey

Tony nominee and Broadway star, Melissa Errico, will bring her “Sondheim by the Shore” concert to Holmdel Theatre Company on July 17. This show is part of the theatre’s “Broadway Outside the Barn” concert series....
Jaime Lozano of Joe's Pub Live! Free Virtual Concert June 24th Interview Jaime Lozano of Joe's Pub Live! Free Virtual Concert June 24th
by Stephen Mosher - June 10, 2021, Cabaret

Jaime Lozano can't wait to be back on the live stage but in the meantime fans can enjoy him virtually, thanks to Joe's Pub....