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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

Interview: Holden William Hagelberger on Bringing TREVOR: THE MUSICAL to Disney+ Photo Interview: Holden William Hagelberger on Bringing TREVOR: THE MUSICAL to Disney+
by Michael Major - June 25, 2022

Thirteen-year-old Holden William Hagelberger stars as “Trevor” in “Trevor: The Musical.' BroadwayWorld caught up with Hagelberger to discuss what he thought of seeing the musical for the first time, the filming process, how he prepared, and what he hopes audiences take away from Trevor's story....
Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville Photo Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville This Saturday Night at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 30, 2022

Thanks to the successful and continuing partnership of Studio Tenn and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Sam Harris returns to Nashville this Saturday night for an evening of Cabaret On Stage, the kick-off of the second season of such offerings on the stage of TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall....
Cressida Brown talks about THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF SMACK AND CRACK at Riverside Stud Interview Cressida Brown talks about THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF SMACK AND CRACK at Riverside Studios
by Cheryl Markosky - June 07, 2022, UK / West End

Director Cressida Brown believes we'll never find the classics if we don't find new writers. Writer Ed Edwards' The Political History of Smack and Crack – a funny love song to a lost generation crushed by the 80s heroin epidemic under Thatcher – is on its way to becoming a modern classic. ...
Director of HENRY VIII, Amy Hodge, Talks Women and Re-Interpreting The Bard Interview Director of HENRY VIII, Amy Hodge, Talks Women and Re-Interpreting The Bard
by Paige Cochrane - June 06, 2022, UK / West End

With an expansive career directing for both stage and screen, Olivier-nominated director Amy Hodge has worked at some of the most respected theatre venues across the country. Her latest collaboration at Shakespeare’s Globe is Henry VIII, a punchy revival of the infamous classic that saw the original...
Darius de Haas And Miranda Hoffner of DAY DREAM: VARIATIONS ON STRAYHORN at Kaplan P Interview Darius de Haas And Miranda Hoffner of DAY DREAM: VARIATIONS ON STRAYHORN at Kaplan Penthouse
by Stephen Mosher - June 05, 2022, Cabaret

Broadway World Cabaret talks to Darius de Haas and Lincoln Center Moments head Miranda Hoffner, in anticipation for his Strayhorn concerts on June 14th....
Emily Bruni Talks THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath Interview Emily Bruni Talks THE DANCE OF DEATH, Theatre Royal Bath
by Cheryl Markosky - June 05, 2022, UK Regional

Peep Show actress Emily Bruni talks to Broadway World about her challenging role as Katrin, gender-switched from male to female in a modern take on Strindberg's black comedy The Dance of Death. ...
 Dan Fortune of NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub June 5th Interview Dan Fortune of NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS at Joe's Pub June 5th
by Stephen Mosher - June 05, 2022, Cabaret

When the NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS concert kicks off tonight, event producer Dan Fortune will be crazy busy... but this morning, Broadway World Cabaret has him for an in-depth interview....
Actor Peter Matthew Smith Opens Up About 'The Greatest Job There Is' - Playing King G Interview Actor Peter Matthew Smith Opens Up About 'The Greatest Job There Is' - Playing King George III in HAMILTON
by Neil Shurley - June 05, 2022, South Carolina

I caught up with Peter Matthew Smith by phone and asked him to tell us more about playing King George III, the musical's regal comic relief. 'It's a non-stop festival for your ears and eyes.'...
Samuel Green of Cantus on COVERS at Music Box Theatre Interview Samuel Green of Cantus on COVERS at Music Box Theatre
by Jared Fessler - June 04, 2022, Minneapolis

Cantus - a vocal ensemble, kicks off summer with a high-energy homage to those who advocate for change and freedom. Inspired by Sam Cooke's timeless anthem of the same name, Cantus' 15th Covers program blends the ensemble's smooth vocal harmonies with the music of Marvin Gaye, Lady Gaga, Gloria Gayn...
A VERY SPECIAL Michael Feinstein Brings An EVENING WITH ELLA & FRANK And a Lifetime o Interview A VERY SPECIAL Michael Feinstein Brings An EVENING WITH ELLA & FRANK And a Lifetime of Great Classics
by Gil Kaan - June 04, 2022, Los Angeles

Song master Michael Feinstein will duet with songstress Freda Payne in a tribute to two song greats - A Very Special Evening with Ella and Frank - June 7th and 8th at Feinstein’s At Vitello’s. The very busy Michael graciously took some time to answer a few of my queries....
Christine Dwyer of RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Charts Her Own Course to Fi Interview Christine Dwyer of RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Charts Her Own Course to Find the Character of 'Mother'
by Jim Munson - June 03, 2022, San Francisco

BroadwayWorld speaks to Broadway star Christine Dwyer about playing 'Mother' in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's new production of 'Ragtime,' which runs live in Mountain View June 1 to 26....
The Friday 5(+1): Madison Gunn and Morgan Riggs of TEN YEAR Interview The Friday 5(+1): Madison Gunn and Morgan Riggs of TEN YEAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 03, 2022, Nashville

Sam is holding on to the past. He’s had the same job, lived in the same house, even ordered the same coffee for a decade now. This one weekend could change all of that. Come see the world premiere of Ten Year – a new musical by Wesley King and Jacob Henz, running through June 4 at Nashville’s Darkho...
Nicola Date speaks about BREAKING THE CLOSET at The Two Eves Interview Nicola Date speaks about BREAKING THE CLOSET at The Two Eves
by Faeron Wheeler - June 03, 2022, South Africa

BREAKING THE CLOSET is in its third edition. Co-founder of this exciting initiative, Nicola Date, sat down to discuss what the shows are all about and what they mean to her personally....
LOTTIE PLATCHETT's Tom Lenk Keeps His Hands In Many Fires Interview LOTTIE PLATCHETT's Tom Lenk Keeps His Hands In Many Fires
by Gil Kaan - June 03, 2022, South Africa

Sweet Nell Productions & Outside In Theatre, in collaboration with Family Affairs Studio, will world premiere Justin Elizabeth Sayre’s Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet at Assembly Festival as part of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 4th - 27th, with a preview in Los Angeles at Casita del Compo’s ...
Ashley Garlick of THE PAJAMA GAME at 42nd Street Moon Finally Gets to Take on the Cla Interview Ashley Garlick of THE PAJAMA GAME at 42nd Street Moon Finally Gets to Take on the Classic Musical Comedy
by Jim Munson - June 02, 2022, San Francisco

BroadwayWorld talks to Ashley Garlick, who is starring as Babe in 42nd Street Moon's new production of the Golden Age musical comedy 'The Pajama Game,' running live in San Francisco June 2 to 19....
Glenn Davis High Scoring with KING JAMES Interview Glenn Davis High Scoring with KING JAMES
by Gil Kaan - June 02, 2022, Los Angeles

The next show at the Mark Taper Forum, Rajiv Joseph’s King James world premieres June 8, 2022 (with previews starting June 1st). Kenny Leon directs this co-production of Center Theatre Group and Steppenwolf Theatre Company starring Glenn Davis and Chris Perfetti. Glenn took some time to answer a few...
Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME an Interview Dennis DeYoung, Legendary Voice of STYX, Talks His Musical HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Composing for Musical Theatre
by Kevin Pollack - June 02, 2022, Los Angeles

Dennis DeYoung is a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is a founding member of the rock band Styx as primary songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboardist, a tenure that lasted from 1970 until June, 1999. Styx has sold 30 million records worldwide and is the only band to have four triple plati...
Robert Kelley of RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Brings the Great American Mus Interview Robert Kelley of RAGTIME at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Brings the Great American Musical to Life
by Jim Munson - June 01, 2022, San Francisco

BroadwayWorld speaks with Bay Area theater legend Robert Kelley about his new production of 'Ragtime' running live in Mountain View through June 26th....
Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Interview Actor & Playwright Melvin Tunstall III Rejoices in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at the Hobby Center
by Armando Urdiales - June 01, 2022, Houston

An exciting prospect of every touring production is seeing how the invigorate the dynamic town that is Space City, USA. With our thriving theater scene it is always a fantastic experience seeing new creatives and artists take refuge in our humble city. Melvin Tunstall III is one of these exciting pe...
Mikayla Holmgren of MISS MN USA at Ames Center Interview Mikayla Holmgren of MISS MN USA at Ames Center
by Jared Fessler - June 01, 2022, Minneapolis

Mikayla is a young lady who has a passion for dancing and loves to express herself through her dancing. She is a Model, Keynote Speaker, Best Buddies Ambassador, Miss Amazing Queen and a Self Advocate. She recently competed in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant and continues to break barriers and achiev...
Tonya Pinkins Discusses Honoring George Floyd With 'Strange Fruit, Revisited' Interview Tonya Pinkins Discusses Honoring George Floyd With 'Strange Fruit, Revisited'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 01, 2022, Broadway

As the two year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder approaches this month, award winning Broadway, film, and television star, Tonya Pinkins joins forces with world class musicians and the George Floyd Memorial Foundation to honor the life and legacy of Mr. Floyd with her new ballad, “Strange Fru...
Danielle Troiano of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Theater Mu Interview Danielle Troiano of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Theater Mu
by Jared Fessler - June 01, 2022, Minneapolis

Cambodian Rock Band begins as a father returns to Cambodia for the first time since he fled the Khmer Rouge 30 years ago. The reason for his homecoming? His daughter is prosecuting one of the political party's most notorious war criminals. From there, the story goes back and forth in time, showin...
Helane Blumfield of ME AND BOBBY PEACO at Don't Tell Mama Interview Helane Blumfield of ME AND BOBBY PEACO at Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Mosher - June 01, 2022, Cabaret

Cabaret performer and photographer Helane Blumfield returns to Don't Tell Mama and Bobby Peaco returns to Manhattan. As the days count down to opening night, Helane chats with Broadway World Cabaret about their new show....
Debbie Wileman of HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY JUDY GARLAND! Interview Debbie Wileman of HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY JUDY GARLAND!
by Stephen Mosher - May 31, 2022, Cabaret

What started as a way to reach people during the pandemic has turned into a blessing for singing actress Debbie Wileman, as well as the throngs of fans she picked up along the way. Debbie discusses her big adventure with Broadway World Cabaret....
Marci Lucht of LITTLE WOMEN at Lyric Arts Interview Marci Lucht of LITTLE WOMEN at Lyric Arts
by Jared Fessler - May 31, 2022, Minneapolis

Jo March isn't what you call your typical prim and proper Victorian lady. She's rebellious, opinionated, and certainly isn't afraid to speak her mind. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent, and imaginative young women. But the world aroun...
Ariel Pinkerton of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT at Theatre In The Round Interview Ariel Pinkerton of PERFECT ARRANGEMENT at Theatre In The Round
by Jared Fessler - May 31, 2022, Minneapolis

It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructe...
FROZEN's Queen Herself, Caroline Bowman, Talks “Wildly Satisfying” Disney Turn Interview FROZEN's Queen Herself, Caroline Bowman, Talks “Wildly Satisfying” Disney Turn
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 31, 2022, Atlanta

After an extended break due to COVID, Bowman has returned to the magical story, which she says still challenges her daily as she continues discovering more about her character. BWW Atlanta caught up with the star to hear all about her take on the character, her unique tour experience with her husban...
Chatting with Daniel Franzese on musical theatre and his new play 'Italian Mom Loves Interview Chatting with Daniel Franzese on musical theatre and his new play 'Italian Mom Loves You!'
by Jared Fessler - May 31, 2022, Minneapolis

Best known for his roles in Larry Clark's 'Bully', and as Damian in Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls'. Danny is the creator of several live comedy shows including rock opera 'Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera!', and his one-man stand-up performances 'I've Never Really Made the Kind of Money to Become a...
Iñaki Rikarte Directs Kulunka Teatro's Wordless Love Story ANDRE & DORINE Interview Iñaki Rikarte Directs Kulunka Teatro's Wordless Love Story ANDRE & DORINE
by Gil Kaan - May 31, 2022, Los Angeles

Latino Theatre Company presents Kulunka Teatro’s André & Dorine beginning June 8, 2022 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. Co-founding member of Kulunka Teatro Iñaki Rikarte directs the silent cast of Edu Cárcamo, El José Dault and Garbiñe Insausti portraying over fifteen different characters, tellin...
John Leguizamo of KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage Interview John Leguizamo of KISS MY AZTEC! at Hartford Stage
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - May 29, 2022, Connecticut

Read an interview with John Leguizamo in which he takes about Kiss My Aztec! an irreverent new musical loosely based on Latin American history. Travel back to the 1500's as a group of Aztecs lead the resistance against Spanish invaders. With a fierce female warrior at the helm and a not-so-fierce cl...
Chris Anthony Ferrer's SWINDLERS Takes Atlanta Audiences on a “Wacky Roller Coaster” Interview Chris Anthony Ferrer's SWINDLERS Takes Atlanta Audiences on a “Wacky Roller Coaster” at Aurora Theatre
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 28, 2022, Atlanta

Hijinx. Misadventure. Door slams. What does it take to weave the intricacies of a farce? Playwright Chris Anthony Ferrer calls it “a very wild ride.”...
Chatting with Minnesota Native Scott Willits Interview Chatting with Minnesota Native Scott Willits
by Jared Fessler - May 27, 2022, Minneapolis

Scott Willits is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended the Ailey/Fordham program and graduated with his B.F.A. in dance in NYC. He has performed in numerous productions and is currently an ensemble dancer playing Nachum/Yussel and understudies the Fiddler at Fiddler on the Roof Nationa...
Sue Matsuki of 38 SEASONS OF LOVE at Feinstein's/54 Below June 2nd Interview Sue Matsuki of 38 SEASONS OF LOVE at Feinstein's/54 Below June 2nd
by Stephen Mosher - May 27, 2022, Cabaret

As Sue Matsuki prepares for her debut at 54 Below, she waxes poetic and practical about thirty-eight years in the business in this chat with Broadway World Cabaret's Stephen Mosher....
Actress Caitlin Coleman Stars in GRINDR MOM Interview Actress Caitlin Coleman Stars in GRINDR MOM
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 26, 2022, Buffalo

BWW Interview: Actress Caitlin Coleman stars in Grindr Mom...
Joanna Gleason of OUT OF THE ECLIPSE at 54 Below May 30 & 31 Interview Joanna Gleason of OUT OF THE ECLIPSE at 54 Below May 30 & 31
by Stephen Mosher - May 26, 2022, Cabaret

Joanna Gleason returns to 54 Below with two performances of her much-praised musical memoir OUT OF THE ECLIPSE on May 30th and 31st, with the latter being live streamed. Today, she chats with Broadway World about this show and her other storytelling pursuits....
Chatting with Broadway Veteran Tiffany Cooper Interview Chatting with Broadway Veteran Tiffany Cooper
by Jared Fessler - May 25, 2022, Minneapolis

Tiffany is an Broadway and film actress, singer, dancer and arts educator with a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than two decades. In addition, she is a certified Life Coach practitioner (The Soulful Life Coach) and Executive Speech Coach (Abundant Leadership Speaking). ...