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BWW Interview: The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre Photo BWW Interview: The Creative Team Talk THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Minack Theatre
by Caroline Cronin - September 18, 2020

The Last Five Years is one of the few musicals that seems as if Jason Robert Brown wrote it precisely with a pandemic in mind. ...
BWW Interview: Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Photo BWW Interview: Katy Sullivan of PANDORA at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Represents an Exciting Expansion of Possibilities in the World of Theater
by Jim Munson - September 16, 2020

The best part of my job as a theater writer is that I get to speak with fascinating people, and they dona??t come more fascinating than actor and Paralympic athlete Katy Sullivan, who plays the titular role in TheatreWorks Silicon Valleya??s benefit online workshop reading of Pandora. This intriguing new work by acclaimed playwright Laurel Ollstein investigates the Pandoraa??s box myth, delving into the world-changing curiosity and hope resulting from one womana??s fateful actions. The streamed ...
Tom MacRae of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Talks One Night Only Reunion Interview Tom MacRae of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Talks One Night Only Reunion
by Eleni Cashell - August 20, 2020, UK / West End

Cast and creatives of Everybody's Talking About Jamie are taking part in a special 'One Night Only' virtual reunion. Tom MacRae, who wrote the book and lyrics to the show, talks about what fans can expect....
Jacob Kornbluth of STEPHANIE'S MARSHSTREAM at The Marsh Brings Clarity & Humor to Com Interview Jacob Kornbluth of STEPHANIE'S MARSHSTREAM at The Marsh Brings Clarity & Humor to Complex Issues
by Jim Munson - August 18, 2020, San Francisco

Emmy and Sundance Film Festival Award-winning writer and director Jacob Kornbluth will chat with Stephanie Weisman, Founder/Artistic Director of the Marsh this Thursday August 20th at 7:30pm PDT as part of the ongoing a?oeStephaniea??s MarshStreama?? series. Kornbluth will discuss his entertaining a...
Alice Blundell Talks SHAKESPEARE SNAPSHOTS at the RSC Interview Alice Blundell Talks SHAKESPEARE SNAPSHOTS at the RSC
by Rona Kelly - August 18, 2020, UK / West End

The Royal Shakespeare Company is providing a series of free, live outdoor performances this summer. Alice Blundell about what it's like to return to a rehearsal room (well garden!) and perform once again....
Maggie Bera of ACTOR AESTHETIC Talks Building Community in the Arts and Growing in Yo Interview Maggie Bera of ACTOR AESTHETIC Talks Building Community in the Arts and Growing in Your Craft During COVID-19 Pandemic
by Anne Simendinger - August 18, 2020, Cincinnati

To find out how and why Bera started Actor Aesthetic, what she's been up to in quarantine, how you can join in on the fun and better your craft during this time, and much more fun, check out the Q&A below!...
Ruby Locknar of THE TALKBACK WITH RUBY LOCKNAR on The Cast Party Network Interview Ruby Locknar of THE TALKBACK WITH RUBY LOCKNAR on The Cast Party Network
by Stephen Mosher - August 18, 2020, Cabaret

Ruby Locknar has quickly become one of the most prolific creators of content in the cabaret community, and that's not something that is changing any time soon....
Karen Cecilia of The Womxn Poetry/Storytellers Evening at Bar Bayeux Interview Karen Cecilia of The Womxn Poetry/Storytellers Evening at Bar Bayeux
by Stephen Mosher - August 14, 2020, Cabaret

As New York heads back to the small venues of cabaret and club performing, singers are finding new ways to do their thing... and playwright Karen Cecilia has created a performance space for the talkers, too.l...
Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera Interview Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera
by Erica Miner - August 14, 2020, Cabaret

A lot of repertoire you do over and over, while finding new things within those pieces, but something totally new is interesting...
Richard Stilwell of PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at New York City Opera Interview Richard Stilwell of PELLEAS ET MELISANDE at New York City Opera
by Erica Miner - August 14, 2020, Opera

the exquisite voice, dramatic stage presence and winning personality of this Grammy-nominated artist have garnered kudos throughout the opera world...
Interview | Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company, Andrew CP. Interview Interview | Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company, Andrew CP.
by Virag Dombay - August 14, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Next up on my local artists segment is the wonderful and incredibly hard-working Andrew CP, Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company. Andrew is an award-winning director, performer and designer, currently completing a Bachelor of Theatre and Performance with the University of Ne...
Layton Williams Talks WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN Interview Layton Williams Talks WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE-IN
by Caroline Cronin - August 14, 2020, UK / West End

Layton Williams will be headlining his own concert as part of the West End Musical Drive-In series on 29 August...
Artist Spotlight - Joshua T. McGowen Interview Artist Spotlight - Joshua T. McGowen
by Adrienne Proctor - August 13, 2020, Oklahoma

Joshua T. McGowen is a favorite performer in the OKC theatre and Drag scenes. In his exclusive interview with Broadway World, he talks about some of his favorite roles, what he's been doing during the pandemic, and what his dream role is. His Q&A Artist spotlight is here!...
Angel Coulby Talks ALBION On BBC Four Interview Angel Coulby Talks ALBION On BBC Four
by Eleni Cashell - August 12, 2020, Oklahoma

Mike Bartlett's production of Albion is being broadcast on BBC Four. Angel Coulby, who plays Anna in the show, explains why its themes are more relevant than ever before....
Cabaret Legends Steve Ross and KT Sullivan Talk LOVE, NOEL at Irish Repertory Theatre Interview Cabaret Legends Steve Ross and KT Sullivan Talk LOVE, NOEL at Irish Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 11, 2020, Oklahoma

As part of their Performance on Screen series, Irish Repertory Theatre is presenting Love, Noël: The Letters and Songs of Noël Coward, directed by Charlotte Moore, and starring cabaret legends Steve Ross and KT Sullivan....
Janie Dee Talks A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Opera Holland Park Interview Janie Dee Talks A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Opera Holland Park
by Marianka Swain - August 11, 2020, UK / West End

Among the hopeful shoots of returning theatre is a new concert version of Stephen Sondheima??s A Little Night Music, coming to Opera Holland Park on 15 August. West End leading lady Janie Dee is wearing two hats for this project: shea??s both starring as Desiree, and co-producing with Alex Parker. S...
Q&A: Army At The Virtual Fringe Interview Q&A: Army At The Virtual Fringe
by Natalie O'Donoghue - August 10, 2020, Scotland

BWW catches up with Wendy Faux to chat about Army At The Virtual Fringe...
Sam Tutty Discusses The GODSPELL 50th Anniversary Concert Interview Sam Tutty Discusses The GODSPELL 50th Anniversary Concert
by Cindy Marcolina - August 10, 2020, UK / West End

West End star and Dear Evan Hansen's current title character Sam Tutty is taking part in Michael Strassen's 50th anniversary celebrations of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebalak's Godspell. We had a chat with Sam to hear everything about the show's digital revamp and its topical importance....
Kerry O'Malley SINGing HAPPY Again With Kritzerland Interview Kerry O'Malley SINGing HAPPY Again With Kritzerland
by Gil Kaan - August 07, 2020, Los Angeles

Kritzerland will present its 108th show SING HAPPY! THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB as a benefit for Group Rep this Sunday August 9, 2020 at 5p PST via their Facebook and YouTube pages. This tribute to legendary composers John Kander and Fred Ebb (hosted by its incomparably witty producer Bruce Kimmel and...
Rosie Day Chats INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON at BarnFest, Cirencester Interview Rosie Day Chats INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON at BarnFest, Cirencester
by Bella Bevan - August 07, 2020, UK / West End

Rosie Day will perform her self-devised one-woman show Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon at the upcoming BarnFest....
Sean Patrick Murtagh of CONCERTS AND COCKTAILS Interview Sean Patrick Murtagh of CONCERTS AND COCKTAILS
by Stephen Mosher - August 06, 2020, Cabaret

Concerts and Cocktails continues with STAYCATION and Stephen Mosher talks to MAC Award recipient Sean Patrick Murtagh about the drinks and the pants....
Caroline Friedman Talks SCENESAVER Interview Caroline Friedman Talks SCENESAVER
by Jonathan Marshall - August 06, 2020, UK / West End

In 2019, when we were all blissfully ignorant of the impending pandemic, award winning theatre and film producer Caroline Friedman had the idea to create an online platform to showcase fringe theatre performances. Her streaming site Scenesaver could not have arrived at a better time. While such t...
Jenny Ballard discusses upcoming Gala at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Jenny Ballard discusses upcoming Gala at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - August 05, 2020, New Orleans

With the novel coronavirus keeping theatres dark, audience members wonder what the future may hold for their beloved playhouses. The staff of one such playhouse, Theatre Baton Rouge, has been hard at work these past few months, updating their 75th season and altering their annual gala to fit an enti...
Eugene Rogers on Creating a New Season for The Washington Chorus During a Pandemic Interview Eugene Rogers on Creating a New Season for The Washington Chorus During a Pandemic
by Roger Catlin - August 04, 2020, Washington, DC

When Eugene Rogers became the fifth artistic director of The Washington Chorus in February, he wasn't counting on the worldwide pandemic to explode every plan just weeks later. Presenting a 200-person choir, shoulder to shoulder, mouths open was out of the question, even if they were emitting a glor...
Roxane Carrasco of MARGIN OF ERROR at The Roustabouts Theatre Co Interview Roxane Carrasco of MARGIN OF ERROR at The Roustabouts Theatre Co
by E.H. Reiter - August 04, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Roxanne Carrasco on her role in MARGIN OF ERROR from The Roustabouts Theatre Co, now streaming through August 23rd, 2020....
BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE—CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCH Interview BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE—CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCHOLOGY, MUSICAL STYLE AND CREATIVITY OF HAMILTON, PROJECT SING OUT!, and more
by Roy Berko - August 04, 2020, Cleveland

On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit https://cvlt.org/events/visiting-mr-green ...
Berko: THE ARTS--HERE AND THERE—U OF AKRON RIFFS THEATRE STAFF, APPOLLO'S FIRE PERFOR Interview Berko: THE ARTS--HERE AND THERE—U OF AKRON RIFFS THEATRE STAFF, APPOLLO'S FIRE PERFORMS, RADIO OF LAKE
by Roy Berko - August 04, 2020, Cleveland

According to Cleveland Critics Circle and Akron AKRON [Ohio]BEACON JOURNALEntertainment writer, Kerry Clawson, 'At the end of last school year, the University of Akron theater program had two full-time faculty members and three staff members. Now it has none.' ...
Paul Hart Discusses The Socially Distanced Summer Season at The Watermill Theatre Interview Paul Hart Discusses The Socially Distanced Summer Season at The Watermill Theatre
by Bella Bevan - August 04, 2020, UK / West End

We spoke to Paul about the process of putting together these summer shows so quickly, COVID-19 safety measure, and how the Watermill is surviving the pandemic....
Blue Gate Hospitality VP, Andrew Rohrer, Talks A Safe Return to The Theatre and THE G Interview Blue Gate Hospitality VP, Andrew Rohrer, Talks A Safe Return to The Theatre and THE GÜT LIFE
by Brian Hilbrand - August 03, 2020, UK / West End

The Güt Life is currently playing until September 25th at the Blue Gate Music Hall, in Shipshewana, Indiana making its theatrical debut.  The Blue Gate Restaurant and Theatre is the first venue in Southern Michigan/ Northern Indiana  to open back up, and I couldna??t be more excited to have a show t...
Actor Daniel Assetta Interview Actor Daniel Assetta
by Josh Stent - August 03, 2020, Australia - Melbourne

Daniel Assetta is one talented guy! Looking at his resume will bring out the green-eyed monster in any Australian theatre performer. ...
ISC's David Melville & Melissa Chalsma On Being Free, Social Awareness & The Future Interview ISC's David Melville & Melissa Chalsma On Being Free, Social Awareness & The Future
by Gil Kaan - August 03, 2020, Los Angeles

As live theatre remains in lockdown, Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) is morphing their Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival into a free, livestreaming program of four FESTIVAL EVENTS on Saturdays in August, and a hybrid stage production of ROMEO & JULIET Labor Day weekend. ISC's co-founders...
Behind the Curtain: New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons Talks Ice Factory Interview Behind the Curtain: New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons Talks Ice Factory Festival and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 01, 2020, Los Angeles

Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons....
SO NOW YOU KNOW with Benny Benack, III Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with Benny Benack, III
by Nicholas Adler - August 01, 2020, Cabaret

One of the amazing things about working at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the past 12 years has been seeing the next generation of musicians and singers take steps along their careers. Someone from the Programming Team has heard a young artist play somewhere and has decided they have what it takes to be...
Vikki Stone and Natasha J Barnes Chat FUNNY GALS at BarnFest, Cirencester Interview Vikki Stone and Natasha J Barnes Chat FUNNY GALS at BarnFest, Cirencester
by Fiona Scott - August 01, 2020, Cabaret

Award-winning comedy performer Vikki Stone and West End leading lady Natasha J Barnes teamed up during lockdown. They crafted a revue of the funniest comedy songs in musical theatre for female performers. The show, Funny Gals, will make its debut at the BarnFest, the Barn Theatre's premiere outdoor ...
Kwame Kwei-Armah Chats imagine... MY NAME IS KWAME Interview Kwame Kwei-Armah Chats imagine... MY NAME IS KWAME
by Fiona Scott - July 31, 2020, UK / West End

Kwame Kwei-Armah is the Artistic Director of the Young Vic, which is marking its 50th anniversary this  year. As part of the celebrations, Kwei-Armah is the subject of an episode of the latest BBC imagine... series. We spoke to him about lockdown and going back over his childhood as part of the proj...
Samantha Hannah on HOW TO FIND HAPPINESS IN A YEAR Interview Samantha Hannah on HOW TO FIND HAPPINESS IN A YEAR
by Natalie O'Donoghue - July 30, 2020, Scotland

BWW catches up with Samantha Hannah to chat about her show How To Find Happiness In A Year which is now streaming on Nextup Comedy....
James Haddrell Talks THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA Interview James Haddrell Talks THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA
by Gary Naylor - July 30, 2020, UK / West End

James Haddrell, Artistic and Executive Director of Greenwich Theatre, talks about life under lockdown and his new online production of Steven Berkoff's play, The Secret Love Life Of Ophelia....
Bryan Banville on Learn Academy's event for entertainment artists 'This event is to Interview Bryan Banville on Learn Academy's event for entertainment artists 'This event is to help in supporting our fellow artists'
by E.H. Reiter - July 29, 2020, San Diego

Interview with Bryan Banville, Learn Academy's Career Services Manager, on their event on Monday, August 3rd specifically for entertainment artists...
Neil Austin and Chinonyerem Odimba Discuss Freelancers Make Theatre Work Interview Neil Austin and Chinonyerem Odimba Discuss Freelancers Make Theatre Work
by Cindy Marcolina - July 28, 2020, UK / West End

We had a chat with lighting designer Neil Austin and playwright Chinonyerem Odimba to discuss the groundbreaking work done by Freelancers Make Theatre Work, an organisation that advocates for the rights of freelance workers in theatre. We learned their thoughts about the current artistic climate in ...
Kim David Smith of KIM DAVID SMITH LIVE AT JOE'S PUB Interview Kim David Smith of KIM DAVID SMITH LIVE AT JOE'S PUB
by Stephen Mosher - July 27, 2020, Cabaret

Cabaret upstart and original Kim David Smith has released his first live CD and chats with Stephen Mosher about why now, Kylie, and what this three named man likes to be called....
SO NOW YOU KNOW with Liz McCartney Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with Liz McCartney
by Nicholas Adler - July 27, 2020, Cabaret

Singer/actress Liz McCartney has been on Broadway in 13 productions including originating two roles - Sue Tilley in the Boy George musical, TABOO and Rebecca in The Dance Of The Vampires. She has played several of coveted iconic diva roles on stage - Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera, Rosie in ...
Mindy Sterling On Staying Home & Being a Groundling Interview Mindy Sterling On Staying Home & Being a Groundling
by Gil Kaan - July 27, 2020, Los Angeles

The Groundlings alumni and Austin Powers fan favorite Mindy Sterling will be special guesting on The Groundlings weekly online Wednesday show THE CRAZY UNCLE JOE SHOW July 29, 2020, zooming at 8p PST. This hour of improv starts with suggestions from the audience and weaves characters through time an...