BroadwayWorld Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

Interview: Joe Locke Opens Up About His New Broadway Gig in SWEENEY TODD by Nicole Rosky - February 25, 2024

In this interview, Joe Locke, who plays Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd on Broadway, checks in with BroadwayWorld to chat about making his Broadway debut, taking on a beloved Sondheim role, and so much more....

Interview: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES' Tabitha Lawing Shares What She Loves Most About Starring on Broadway by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

BroadwayWorld has your exclusive interview with one of Broadway's youngest stars, Tabitha Lawing from Days of Wine and Roses. Learn more about Tabitha's Broadway debut....

Interview: Tina Landau On Collaborating With Idina Menzel On REDWOOD & More
by Joshua Wright - February 22, 2024

Redwood, the new musical starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel is now on stage in its World Premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse, where it will run through March 31st, 2024. We spoke with director Tina Landau about collaborating with Menzel and bringing Redwood Forest to life on stage....

Interview: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES' Tabitha Lawing Shares What She Loves Most About Starring on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 22, 2024

BroadwayWorld has your exclusive interview with one of Broadway's youngest stars, Tabitha Lawing from Days of Wine and Roses. Learn more about Tabitha's Broadway debut....

Interview: 'He's Terminally Delightful!' Sam Buttery on Playing Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL
by Kat Mokrynski - February 12, 2024

Recently, we had the chance to talk with Sam Buttery, who is taking on the role of Uncle Fester. We discussed how they first got started in the world of theatre, why they are a fan of The Addams Family and even how rehearsals have been going!...

Interview: TITANIQUE's Nicole Parker Has Found Her Niche Playing Celine Dion
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 08, 2024

BroadwayWorld spoke with comedian Nicole Parker as she steps back into the role of Celine Dion in the award-winning TITANIQUE Off-Broadway....

Interview: Chilina Kennedy on A SIGN OF THE TIMES' Uplifting and Important Message
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 07, 2024

BroadwayWorld spoke with Chilina Kennedy about her journey with A Sign of the Times, playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets....

Interview: Kandi Burruss on Bringing THE WIZ to 'Another Level' as Producer on Broadway Revival
by Michael Major - February 06, 2024

Kandi Burruss is bringing The Wiz to 'another level' as she produces her first Broadway musical. BroadwayWorld sat down with Kandi Burruss to discuss what the expect from The Wiz, the importance of Black producers on Broadway, and using her platform on The Real Housewives of Atlanta to spotlight Bro...

Interview: Donna McKechnie Remembers Her Friend Chita Rivera and Looks Ahead to WICKED
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 02, 2024

BroadwayWorld spoke with Donna McKechnie as she shares her memories and thoughts on working alongside the iconic Chita Rivera. Discover the magic behind their friendship and the impact Chita had on the theater community....

Interview: Jonathan Bennett on His SPAMALOT Broadway Debut: 'I've Dreamt About This Moment'
by Michael Major - January 29, 2024

Jonathan Bennett is currently appearing as Sir Robin in Spamalot, joining an all-star Broadway cast with James Monroe Iglehart, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Ethan Slater, and more. BroadwayWorld sat down with Bennett to discuss his lifelong Broadway dreams, how Spamalot is similar to Mean Girls, workin...

Interview: Andy Karl On Returning To GROUNDHOG DAY, the Show's International Success & More
by Joshua Wright - January 24, 2024

BrodwayWorld sat down with Andy Karl to find out all about him living his own personal 'Groundhog Day' down under in Melbourne, the musical's Broadway run, and more....

Exclusive: How Tina Fey Made MEAN GIRLS Sing in New Movie Musical
by Michael Major - January 12, 2024

Tina Fey has returned to the halls of North Shore High to bring the Mean Girls musical adaptation to the big screen. In order to adapt the Broadway hit, Fey enlisted director duo Arturo Perez Jr. and Samantha Jayne to helm the movie musical. Find out how they used 'every cinematic tool possible' to ...

Interview: Jessica Molaskey Talks Reuniting with Jason Robert Brown and Daisy Prince for New Musical THE CONNECTOR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 10, 2024

BroadwayWorld spoke with Jessica Molaskey, one of the stars of the new Jason Robert Brown musical, The Connector. Learn about the show here!...

Interview: WONKA Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Says Timothée Chalamet is 'The Real Deal'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 02, 2024

In this exclusive interview, choreographer Christopher Gattelli shares insights into his creative process and working on the film 'Wonka.' Discover how Gattelli brought Willy Wonka's world to life, created authentic 1940s choreography, and collaborated with actors Timothee Chalamet and Hugh Grant....

Interview: Jenna Lea Rosen Is Bringing Jo March Into the 21st Century in JO - THE LITTLE WOMEN MUSICAL
by Nicole Rosky - December 28, 2023

BroadwayWorld checks in with Jenna Lea Rosen to learn more about Jo – The Little Women Musical, her take on the classic character, and so much more....

Interview: How HAMILTON Standby Marc delaCruz Took on Two Different Roles in the Same Night
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 28, 2023

In an exclusive interview, Marc delaCruz discusses the experience of stepping into multiple roles at Hamilton on Broadway....

Interview: Meet 13 of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO's Broadway Debuts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 22, 2023

Discover the heartfelt stories of the cast members making their Broadway debut in How to Dance in Ohio. Hear their experiences, reflections, and the significance of this groundbreaking musical....

Interview: Heather Alicia Simms Talks the 'Enormous' Legacy of PURLIE VICTORIOUS And More As the Play Hits 100 Performances on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - December 22, 2023

The acclaimed Broadway revival of Ossie Davis's play Purlie Victorious will play its 100th performance today December 22. Joining stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young is veteran actor Heather Alicia Simms in the role of Missy Judson. Read our interview!...

Interview: Phylicia Pearl Mpasi on Going From THE LION KING to THE COLOR PURPLE
by Michael Major - December 21, 2023

Following several runs as a swing in The Lion King on Broadway, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi is playing Young Celie in the new movie musical adaptation of The Color Purple. BroadwayWorld sat down with Mpasi to discuss the transition from stage to screen, sharing the role of Celie with Fantasia Barrino, how ...

Words From The Wings: Natalie Wachen of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Shares Favorite Moments and More!
by Stephi Wild - December 20, 2023

BroadwayWorld is bringing you Words From the Wings, a new series of interviews that take fans behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway stars' backstage routines! We're chatting with Natalie Wachen, who is currently making her Broadway debut in Merrily We Roll Along. Natalie told us all a...

Interview: Real-Life Married Couple Alexandra Socha & Etai Benson Share the Stage in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 17, 2023

BroadwayWorld interviews Alexandra Socha and Etai Benson about taking on the roles of Motel and Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof at Paper Mill Playhouse. Explore their real-life relationship and the joys of working together on stage....

Words From The Wings: Noah Robbins of PURLIE VICTORIOUS Shares Favorite Backstage Moments and More!
by Stephi Wild - December 12, 2023

BroadwayWorld is bringing you Words From the Wings, a new series of interviews that take fans behind the scenes of some of their favorite Broadway stars' backstage routines! We're chatting with Noah Robbins of Purlie Victorious. Noah told us all about his favorite backstage moments, routines and mor...

Interview: Chris Miller and Brian Usifer On Orchestrating The Avett Brothers For The Stage
by Elliot Lanes - December 08, 2023

Chris Miller and Brian Usifer are currently living their theatre lives as the co- Music Arrangers/Orchestrators of The Avett Brothers’ new musical Swept Away. Brian also serves as the Musical Supervisor for the show which runs through January 14th in the Kreeger Theater space at Arena Stage....

Interview: How Caitlin Houlahan Reimagined 'Dawn' for the WAITRESS Movie
by Michael Major - December 08, 2023

While filming the live capture of Waitress, Caitlin Houlahan says she was able to play her character of Dawn in 'a completely different way.' BroadwayWorld sat down Houlahan to discuss how she rediscovered Dawn for the film, what its like to flim two Broadway musicals back-to-back, her relationship ...

Interview: 'It's Breaking Boundaries': Michael Jibson of STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW on Bringing the Iconic Show to the Stage
by Kat Mokrynski - November 28, 2023

Stranger Things: The First Shadow, the eagerly-awaited stage adaptation of the hit Netflix series, is set to open on 16 December at the Phoenix Theatre. The show is set in Hawkins, Indiana in 1959, following characters like Jim Hopper, Bob Newby and Joyce Maldonado “before the world turned upside do...

Interview: Danny Kornfeld Makes the Big Move to Broadway in HARMONY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 22, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Danny Kornfeld as he discusses his Broadway debut in 'Harmony'....

Interview: How WISH Adds to the Legacy of Disney Musicals
by Michael Major - November 21, 2023

BroadwayWorld sat down with Wish's writer and executive producer Jennifer Lee, who also serves as chief creative officer of Disney animation, and producers Peter Del Vecho and Juan Pablo Reyes Lancaster Jones ahead of the premiere of Wish. Read about working with Ariana DeBose, how Wish adds on to t...

Interview: POOR YELLA REDNECKS' Ben Levin Discusses Diverse Storytelling, Representation & Why This Show is a Dream Come True
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 21, 2023

In BroadwayWorld's interview, actor Ben Levin talks about his role in POOR YELLA REDNECKS at Manhattan Theatre Club, and shares what audiences can expect from the show - a roller coaster ride of heartfelt moments, rap, kung fu, and more....

Interview: Jeff Ward Talks Working With Aubrey Plaza & Christopher Abbott on DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 10, 2023

In this exclusive interview, Jeff Ward discusses his transition from acting to directing, his attachment to 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,' and his unique vision for the play. Gain insights into his creative process and the challenges he faced in his directorial debut....

Interview: Will Swenson on Leaving A BEAUTIFUL NOISE and Reflecting on the Role of Neil Diamond
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 28, 2023

Tony nominee Will Swenson opens up about his journey portraying Neil Diamond in 'A Beautiful Noise' and the bittersweet feeling of leaving the show. Learn about his growth as a performer and the connection with Neil Diamond superfans....

Interview: Lamont Walker II Talks Journey From MJ to Alicia Keys' HELL'S KITCHEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 24, 2023

Read an exclusive interview with Lamont Walker II as he discusses his transition from MJ to joining the original cast of Hell's Kitchen....

Interview: DICKS THE MUSICAL's Aaron Jackson & Joshua Sharp on Going From Stage to Screen
by Michael Major - October 20, 2023

BroadwayWorld sat down with Aaron Jackson and Joshua Sharp to discuss bringing the film from stage to screen, working with Megan Mullally and Nathan Lane, and how they hope the movie 'finds its tribe.' They are all joined in the film by Bowen Yang and Megan Thee Stallion....

Interview: Behind Megan Thee Stallion's DICKS THE MUSICAL Song
by Michael Major - October 19, 2023

BroadwayWorld sat down with Karl Saint Lucy and Marius de Vries to discuss bringing the music of Dicks the Musical from stage to screen, working with Nathan Lane and Megan Mullally on their comedic roles, and how they put together Megan Thee Stallion's rap number 'very, very fast.'...

Interview: Caroline Bowman On Her Warmth for Disney's FROZEN
by R. Scott Reedy - October 19, 2023

On Broadway and on tour, Caroline Bowman has played some of theater’s best-known female leads, from Elphaba in Wicked to Eva Perón in Evita and Rizzo in Grease. She says, however, that her current role as Elsa in the North American tour of Frozen just may be her favorite....

Interview: 'To Coin Norma Desmond, “I've Come Home at Last!”': Rachel Tucker on Her Upcoming Concert at Cadogan Hall and Guest-Starring in Jamie Lloyd's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Kat Mokrynski - October 18, 2023

Recently, BroadwayWorld had the chance to talk with Tucker about her upcoming concert at Cadogan Hall. We discussed what it’s like to be performing at such an iconic venue, her creative process for her new album, and even some of her favourite songs to perform to audiences!...

Interview: From the National Tour to Broadway - Gabe Martínez Discusses His Journey as Santiago in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 17, 2023

In this exclusive interview, Gabe Martínez discusses his journey from the First National Tour to making his Broadway debut as Santiago in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Discover what he's most looking forward to and what it feels like to join the cast on Broadway. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes insig...

Interview: 'This Action Was Not Taken Lightly': Zoe Cohen of JUST STOP OIL on Disrupting LES MISERABLES, Climate Action and Theatre's Role in Creating Change.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - October 17, 2023

On 4 October, five protesters stormed the stage during performance of Les Misérables in London. JUST STOP OIL is a nonviolent civil resistance group demanding the UK Government stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects. ...

Interview: James Monroe Iglehart On Pre-Broadway A WONDERFUL WORLD
by Tara Bennett - October 12, 2023

BroadwayWorld sat down with star James Monroe Iglehart while the production played its first pre-Broadway engagement in New Orleans to chat about bringing Louis' story to life, the care that goes into telling stories through musicals, and if he can play a certain instrument....

Interview: 'It's Like an Out-of-Body Experience': Shelly Berger, Manager of The Temptations, on AIN'T TOO PROUD and its Legacy
by Kat Mokrynski - October 12, 2023

Recently, BroadwayWorld had the chance to sit down and talk with Shelly Berger, the current manager of The Temptations who has been with the group for over sixty years. We discussed what it has been like to see himself portrayed on stage, the journey of Ain’t Too Proud across the pond, and even Berr...

Interview: Patrick Page Gets Inside the Minds of Shakespeares Villains With ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE Off-Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 05, 2023

In this exclusive interview, Patrick Page gives insights into the creation of 'All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented The Villain,' Don't miss the chance to learn more about the twisted motivations of Shakespeare's greatest villains, playing Off-Broadway....

Interview: Reneé Rapp Wants to EGOT
by Michael Major - September 28, 2023

Like any true theater kid, Reneé Rapp is desperate for people to like her work. BroadwayWorld sat down with Rapp a week after her headline tour launched to discuss her whirlwind year, how Mean Girls prepared her for tour, and how she plans to return to Broadway to claim her EGOT....

Interview: 'Art Should Not Be a Static Thing': Actor Lea Salonga on Legacy, Empowerment and Aching Feet in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS
by Kat Mokrynski - September 28, 2023

Recently, BroadwayWorld had the chance to speak with Lea Salonga about what it has been like bringing this show to the West End. We discussed the collaboration process with team members like Cameron Mackintosh and Julia McKenzie, her favourite Sondheim songs, and mastering a British accent!...



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