BroadwayWorld Interviews

BWW Interview: Bluegrass and Americana Artist, Lizzy Long, On Dreaming Again & Blendi Photo BWW Interview: Bluegrass and Americana Artist, Lizzy Long, On Dreaming Again & Blending Bluegrass and Broadway
by Courtney Savoia - July 06, 2020

Multi-award-winning Bluegrass and Americana artist, Lizzy Long, recently released her sophomore album, Dreaming Again, a diverse mix of traditional bluegrass tunes with a modern twist. Long co-wrote five of the songs on the album and puts her own unique spin on covers of popular songs, such as Queen's “Keep Yourself Alive,” as well as Broadway hits “Memory” from Cats and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from Phantom Of The Opera. Dreaming Again is produced by Wayne Haun and released as the ...
Behind the Curtain: Interview With Choreographer Sammy Reyes Photo Behind the Curtain: Interview With Choreographer Sammy Reyes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 01, 2020

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with choreographer Sammy Reyes....
Kate del Castillo Talks THE WAY SHE SPOKE, LA REINA DEL SUR and More Interview Kate del Castillo Talks THE WAY SHE SPOKE, LA REINA DEL SUR and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 16, 2020

Kate del Castillo is an iconic actor who has embodied a long list of incredible characters, but is perhaps best known to audiences worldwide as Teresa Mendoza in the Telemundo telenovela La Reina del Sur. del Castillo made a splash with New York audiences last summer when she made her Off-Broadway d...
Interview | Regional Arts Service Network Manager for Creative Alliance Queensland an Interview Interview | Regional Arts Service Network Manager for Creative Alliance Queensland and Arts Leader, Katie Edmiston
by Virag Dombay - June 08, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on our my Brisbane local artists segment is the amazing and incredibly passionate Kate Edminston, who I was very fortunate to have had as my of my university professors whilst I was studying drama. Katie Edmiston is a passionate arts leader that has been working with, for and on behalf of re...
Abbe David Lowell of MOCK TRIAL at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Interview Abbe David Lowell of MOCK TRIAL at the Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Benjamin Tomchik - June 08, 2020, Washington, DC

Held bi-annually, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Mock Trials showcase a side of 'official' Washington too rarely seen. Bringing together the capital's top legal minds, the cases seek to entertain as well as educate. Veteran Washington lawyer Abbe David Lowell will serve as an Advocate at the upco...
Daniel Downing & Karla Bear Interview Daniel Downing & Karla Bear
by Josh Stent - June 08, 2020, Australia - Melbourne

While in self isolation in a Sydney hotel, I caught up via Zoom with Australian musical theatre performer Daniel Downing and deliciously divine drag queen Karla Bear. Having just returned home from their base in London, we discussed their careers and what life in quarantine has been like....
Shashwita Sharma of JASHN-E-QALAM at Digital - Live Play Co-Founder Of Jashn-E-Qalam Interview Shashwita Sharma of JASHN-E-QALAM at Digital - Live Play Co-Founder Of Jashn-E-Qalam
by Mary Anthony - June 08, 2020, India

A Rendezvous with the co founder of Jashn-E-Qalam Shashwita Sharma. Mesmerizing one act play rendition of short stories from well known writers....
BWW Feature: Live Theatre Triumphantly Returns to the SCERA with THE SCARLET PIMPERNE Interview BWW Feature: Live Theatre Triumphantly Returns to the SCERA with THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by Tyler Hinton - June 08, 2020, Salt Lake City

The SCERA realized it would be able to comply with state and local guidelines, keeping audiences safe while also providing them the live theatrical experience they've been unable to indulge in for several months. And after the dearth of opportunities to attend a performance in person, it was electri...
BWW Preview: NEWS ABOUT KARAMU, CESEAR'S FORUM, LIZA MINELLI, TMPT, LGBTQIA+ COMMUNIT Interview BWW Preview: NEWS ABOUT KARAMU, CESEAR'S FORUM, LIZA MINELLI, TMPT, LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY and more….
by Roy Berko - June 08, 2020, Cleveland

On Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S., Karamu House will debut Freedom on Juneteenth, a program to feature musicians and vocalists, spoken word artists, and dancers, as they too, respond to the recent murders of Black Americans through their res...
NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE's Pam Arcerio Pulling The Right Strings @ The O'Neill Interview NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE's Pam Arcerio Pulling The Right Strings @ The O'Neill
by Gil Kaan - June 05, 2020, Cleveland

First up in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's newly revamped 2020 Summer Season - now online, the 30th NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE (PUP) running June 8 through June 12, 2020. PUP, with an already sold-out main CONFERENCE, is offering the public a series of five master classes, as well as, two fre...
BWW Previews: INFO ABOUT--STATION HOPE, CLEVELAND OPERA THEATER, SETH CONCERT SERIES Interview BWW Previews: INFO ABOUT--STATION HOPE, CLEVELAND OPERA THEATER, SETH CONCERT SERIES, THE 24-HOUR PLAYS, DISCOVER IRVING BERLIN, ATCA/BLACK LIVES MATTER
by Roy Berko - June 04, 2020, Cleveland

On Saturday, June 27, from 6:00-9:00 (ET). Cleveland Public Theatre's Staff will (safely and responsibly) broadcast Station Hope, a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland's social justice history and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. It is free, family-friendly, and op...
Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director of AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Interview Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director of AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
by Marina Kennedy - June 04, 2020, New Jersey

While live theatre in New Jersey is being paused due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we continue our series of interviews with theatre professionals to learn more about how they are coping and their future plans. Andrew DePrisco, the Artistic Director of Axelrod Performing Arts Center told us about his ba...
David Greig Talks ADVENTURES WITH THE PAINTED PEOPLE Interview David Greig Talks ADVENTURES WITH THE PAINTED PEOPLE
by Jonathan Marshall - June 04, 2020, UK / West End

Prolific playwright David Greig has a varied catalogue of work ranging from the recently revived Europe to West End hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his acclaimed adaptation of Touching the Void. He is also Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre. Greig's first original play i...
Behind the Curtain: Interview With Noah Dunton - Front of House Staff Member at The P Interview Behind the Curtain: Interview With Noah Dunton - Front of House Staff Member at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 03, 2020, UK / West End

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Noah Dunton, Front of House staff member and emergency assistant at The Public Theater....
BWW Feature: CORONA CHOREOGRAPHIC CHRONICLES ~ PAT TAYLOR, JAZZANTIQUA, & THE MOVEMEN Interview BWW Feature: CORONA CHOREOGRAPHIC CHRONICLES ~ PAT TAYLOR, JAZZANTIQUA, & THE MOVEMENT IN THE MUSIC: A DIGITAL Jazz Dance Showcase
by Valerie-Jean Miller - June 02, 2020, UK / West End

Since the shelter-in-place order in mid March for all of California, there have been no Theatre productions, no Live Performances, not even a class available in Los Angeles to take to keep working on your craft. Slowly but surely, Artists and Producers are adjusting and finding new ways to present t...
Jonathan Antoine Talks New Album GOING THE DISTANCE Interview Jonathan Antoine Talks New Album GOING THE DISTANCE
by Enya Savage - June 01, 2020, UK / West End

Jonathan Antoine rose to fame after making it to the final of Britain's Got Talent as part of the duo 'Jonathan and Charlotte'. Since then, he's embarked on a solo career, and he's now releasing his third solo album Going The Distance. BroadwayWorld caught up with Jonathan to talk all about his new ...
Local actress Gemma Kent on working at HSN Interview Local actress Gemma Kent on working at HSN
by Clarissa Moon - May 30, 2020, Orlando

Local actress Gemma Kent works as a guest host for the technology company Dyson on HSN (also known as the Home Shopping Network). I connected with Kent on the video chat platform Zoom to discuss what happens backstage before she goes on air, wearing an in-ear monitor, and more!...
Behind the Curtain: Interview With Joe Dulude II - Makeup Designer for WICKED, BEETLE Interview Behind the Curtain: Interview With Joe Dulude II - Makeup Designer for WICKED, BEETLEJUICE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2020, Broadway

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Joe Dulude II, makeup designer for Broadway, Off-Broadway and the West End....
Spencer Day and Effie Passero On Their Mexican Quarantine and The 'State of Emergency Interview Spencer Day and Effie Passero On Their Mexican Quarantine and The 'State of Emergency' and 'China' Music Videos
by Stephen Mosher - May 29, 2020, Cabaret

Two of the music industry's most popular and prolific musicians found themselves with ten weeks on their hands and nothing to do... but write and film music videos! Stephen Mosher chats with the team that is Spencer Day and Effie Passero....
Lauren Yee & Jim Kleinmann of PLAYGROUND ZOOM FEST Celebrate the Development of New W Interview Lauren Yee & Jim Kleinmann of PLAYGROUND ZOOM FEST Celebrate the Development of New Works
by Jim Munson - May 29, 2020, San Francisco

PlayGround, San Francisco's renowned theatre development lab, is currently in the midst of hosting the nation's largest fully digital new play festival, PlayGround Zoom Fest. Already running and continuing through June 14, 2020, the ambitious five-week online event gathers leading voices in American...
The Old Globe Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz talks about online learning, a Interview The Old Globe Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz talks about online learning, and how imagination and play are vital in making theatre matter
by E.H. Reiter - May 29, 2020, San Diego

The Old Globe Master Teaching Artist Lisel Gorell-Getz talks about online learning, and how imagination and play are vital in making theatre matter...
Fiona Ramsay on Her Fleur Du Cap Win, Adapting Under Lockdown, and What's Keeping Her Interview Fiona Ramsay on Her Fleur Du Cap Win, Adapting Under Lockdown, and What's Keeping Her Busy
by Lindsay Kruger - May 28, 2020, South Africa

Fiona: Tennessee Williams wrote some of the greatest roles for women and most were based on people he had met and known during his life. I had the great fortune of playing the Princess in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH the year before with the same company; in fact, we toured to the US with it and it was an ex...
Interview | Theatremaker Angela Witcher Interview Interview | Theatremaker Angela Witcher
by Virag Dombay - May 28, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up in my Local Artist's Interview Segment is the lovely theatremaker Angela Witcher. Angela studied with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, trained at E.15 Theatre School in London and has a Masters in Shakespeare studies from the University of Birmingham. She is passionate about pe...
Frank Licato, Artistic Director of HUDSON THEATRE WORKS Interview Frank Licato, Artistic Director of HUDSON THEATRE WORKS
by Marina Kennedy - May 28, 2020, New Jersey

Broadwayworld New Jersey continues our interview series with theatre professionals to learn about their future plans during temporary closures. Frank Licato, the Artistic Director of Hudson Theatre Works shared with us some interesting insights....
Artist Spotlight - Tristan Hill Interview Artist Spotlight - Tristan Hill
by Adrienne Proctor - May 27, 2020, Oklahoma

The Artist Spotlight Series continues with Tristan Hill. Oklahoma native and UCO graduate, Tristan has hopes for the post-pandemic future and is planning the next step in his career! Read his exclusive Q&A here....
Behind the Curtain: Interview With Richard Rodgers Theatre Bar Manager - Michael Anth Interview Behind the Curtain: Interview With Richard Rodgers Theatre Bar Manager - Michael Anthony
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2020, Broadway

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Michael Anthony, the bar manager for the Richard Rodgers Theatre....
Mark Dooley Discusses His Documentary REPEAT ATTENDERS Interview Mark Dooley Discusses His Documentary REPEAT ATTENDERS
by Cindy Marcolina - May 27, 2020, UK / West End

Director and producer Mark Dooley has just released Repeat Attenders, a direct look into the lives of musical theatre superfans in the form of a documentary. Interviewing audience members from Broadway to the West End and from Germany to his native Australia, his film opens the doors to what the mos...
BWW Review: NEWS ABOUT BECK CENTER, TONY AWARDS, HOLIDAY INN, PLAYS BY AND ABOUT THE Interview BWW Review: NEWS ABOUT BECK CENTER, TONY AWARDS, HOLIDAY INN, PLAYS BY AND ABOUT THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNIT at Cleveland And National Venues
by Roy Berko - May 26, 2020, Cleveland

In celebration of Pride, Playbill and Pride Plays will present four live streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community every Friday in June in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS....
Artist Spotlight - Easton Edwards Interview Artist Spotlight - Easton Edwards
by Adrienne Proctor - May 26, 2020, Oklahoma

The Artist Spotlight Series featuring univeristy level, recent graduate, and professional artists who are up and coming in the local theatre scene. Easton Edwards graduated from UCO's Musical Theatre Program in May 2020....
The Groundlings' Stephanie Courtney & Brian Palermo On Zooming THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SH Interview The Groundlings' Stephanie Courtney & Brian Palermo On Zooming THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW
by Gil Kaan - May 26, 2020, Los Angeles

The Groundlings' weekly Wednesday night show THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW that's been running for years, halted production like all other live entertainment. Well, Groundlings improv fans can now look forward to the beginning of the online Zoomed editions of THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW with the first insta...
Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of the Baxter Theatre Centre Interview Q&A with Fahiem Stellenboom of the Baxter Theatre Centre
by Lindsay Kruger - May 26, 2020, South Africa

A friendly face you're used to seeing making the rounds at opening nights, Fahiem Stellenboom has been hard at work over the past 2 months behind the scenes at The Baxter. He chats to BroadwayWorld about the impact of lockdown on Cape Town's iconic theatre....
Regional Spotlight: How the Hangar Theatre Company is Working Through The Global Heal Interview Regional Spotlight: How the Hangar Theatre Company is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2020, South Africa

Today we shine a spotlight on Ithaca, NY's Hangar Theatre Company....
GOING DARK, Part 22 - Shaun Taylor-Corbett Interview GOING DARK, Part 22 - Shaun Taylor-Corbett
by Adrienne Proctor - May 24, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series, highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on the performing arts. Artists all over the country are out of work and voiceless during an unprecedented pandemic. GOING DARK gives their voices back. Part 22 features Broadway actor and writer Shaun Tayl...
BWW Review: CLEVELANDER COREY COTT IN 'BANDSTAND,' CLE AREA NEWS AND OTHER ENTERTAINM Interview BWW Review: CLEVELANDER COREY COTT IN 'BANDSTAND,' CLE AREA NEWS AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT INFO at Cleveland And National Venues
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2020, Cleveland

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Broadway Actor Chase Ramsey on New Streaming Musical BLINK Interview Broadway Actor Chase Ramsey on New Streaming Musical BLINK
by Tyler Hinton - May 23, 2020, Salt Lake City

Hale Center Theater Orem is premiering a new contemporary musical, BLINK, via streaming. The show was written over a matter of weeks entirely during quarantine by David Paul Smith and Chase Keala Ramsey, who is the standby for the lead role of Elder Cunningham in the Broadway cast of THE BOOK OF MOR...
Behind the Curtain: Interview With Peyton Becker - Production Stage Manager for the M Interview Behind the Curtain: Interview With Peyton Becker - Production Stage Manager for the MEAN GIRLS National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2020, Broadway

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Peyton Becker, the Production Stage Manager for the Mean Girls First National Tour....
Joel Parnis Interview Joel Parnis
by Josh Stent - May 23, 2020, Australia - Melbourne

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Mary Way and Stacey Walston of The Southwest Shakespeare Company Interview Mary Way and Stacey Walston of The Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Angela Kabasan - May 23, 2020, Phoenix Metro

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Paige Fraser Fulfills her Dream: Lion King National Tour Interview Paige Fraser Fulfills her Dream: Lion King National Tour
by Rose Marija - May 22, 2020, New York City

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Composer/ Librettist Toshi Reagon on THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at ArtsEmerson Interview Composer/ Librettist Toshi Reagon on THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at ArtsEmerson
by Andrew Child - May 22, 2020, Boston

Toshi Reagon didn't go to college herself, but when her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, was tapped by Toni Morrison (yes, that Toni Morrison) to teach a creative course at Princeton, Bernice explained that she would accept the position if her daughter could teach collaboratively alongside her....
Reggie Lee Takes On The Voice Of The Iconic Harvey Milk Interview Reggie Lee Takes On The Voice Of The Iconic Harvey Milk
by Gil Kaan - May 20, 2020, Los Angeles

As part of the official kick-off to West Hollywood's 'One City One Pride,' West Hollywood's Art Division (in collaboration with the Celebration Theatre) presents a free live-stream reading of Patricia Loughrey's DEAR HARVEY on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, 2020. Produced and directed by Celebration Theat...
Behind the Curtain: Interview With Bishon Prushankin - Bartender for The Public Theat Interview Behind the Curtain: Interview With Bishon Prushankin - Bartender for The Public Theater and Nederlander Theatres
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2020, Broadway

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Bishon Prushankin, Bartender for The Public Theater and Nederlander theatres....

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