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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

BWW Interview: Producer, Screenwriter, and Actor Bill Connington Talks New Romantic C Photo BWW Interview: Producer, Screenwriter, and Actor Bill Connington Talks New Romantic Comedy LOVE, REPEAT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 20, 2021

Love, in its many forms, can be beautiful, complicated, funny and everything in between. Bill Connington's new indie romantic comedy LOVE, REPEAT tells the uplifting, New York City-steeped story of James, who with the help of his 11-year-old son and quirky, close-knit circle of family and friends, sets out to win the heart of his ex-wife Barbara....
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Adapting MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Chadwick Boseman and M Interview Ruben Santiago-Hudson Talks Adapting MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Chadwick Boseman and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2020

The screen adaptation of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was brought to life by the legendary Ruben Santiago-Hudson, whose connection to August Wilson spans from the personal to professional - not only was he a close friend of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, but Santiago-Hudson has established himse...
COME FROM AWAY Creators Irene Sankoff & David Hein Talk 'This Is Canada Nice', Broadw Interview COME FROM AWAY Creators Irene Sankoff & David Hein Talk 'This Is Canada Nice', Broadway's Return & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 12, 2020

David Hein and Irene Sankoff, the Tony-nominated husband and wife creators of Come From Away, are back with a new venture! Partnering with Destination Canada, the creative duo penned an original song, 'This is Canada Nice', celebrating Canada's beauty, generosity, and diversity....
Lee Mead Discusses His CHRISTMAS SINGLE, 'In My Arms For Christmas' Interview Lee Mead Discusses His CHRISTMAS SINGLE, 'In My Arms For Christmas'
by Fiona Scott - December 10, 2020

Lee Mead is known for his roles in Wicked, Casualty, Holby City, Joseph and more. He is now releasing his first Christmas single, “In My Arms For Christmas”. Mead spoke to us about the song and returning to panto at Milton Keynes Theatre this year. ...
Efraín Solís of THREE DECEMBERS at Opera San Jose Loves Performing Works That Reflect Interview Efraín Solís of THREE DECEMBERS at Opera San Jose Loves Performing Works That Reflect Who We Are Now
by Jim Munson - December 10, 2020, San Francisco

While performing arts organizations around the world are dusting off existing productions of the usual chestnuts during the month of December, Opera San José is taking a more audacious approach with its holiday programming. They are presenting a new, fully-staged production of Jake Heggie’s immensel...
Quadruple-Threat Tom DeTrinis On MAKING FRIENDS & Theatre Interview Quadruple-Threat Tom DeTrinis On MAKING FRIENDS & Theatre
by Gil Kaan - December 10, 2020, Los Angeles

Multi-talented, multi-hypenate Tom DeTrinis premieres his one-man show MAKING FRIENDS for IAMA December 17, 2020, with streaming through January 11,2021. Written by Tom and directed by Drew Droege, Tom's performance on his own angst will be filmed live at L.A.’s Pico Playhouse....
Dawn Derow Releases WHITE CHRISTMAS Single and Video Interview Dawn Derow Releases WHITE CHRISTMAS Single and Video
by Stephen Mosher - December 10, 2020, Cabaret

One of the lucky few who has been able to perform in public this year, Dawn Derow has also spent a little time working indoors. WHITE CHRISTMAS is the result of some of that work....
Carly Paoli Chats CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE, Sky Arts Interview Carly Paoli Chats CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE, Sky Arts
by Fiona Scott - December 09, 2020, UK / West End

Carly Paoli is a Classical Brit-nominated soprano. She will celebrate Christmas this year in TV special Christmas At The Castle – Carly Paoli and Friends, due to air on Sky Arts on 23 December....
Rogue Artists' Sean Cawelti Blends All His Talents Into STORAGE RUN Interview Rogue Artists' Sean Cawelti Blends All His Talents Into STORAGE RUN
by Gil Kaan - December 09, 2020, Los Angeles

Building on their long tradition of subversive holiday programming, Rogue Artists Ensemble has created the specific-to-online interactive STORAGE RUN, in which you, the audience decide the ending. The first installment of three episodes premieres December 18, 2021....
Chad Sapp & Aaron Libby of MEMBERS ONLY BOYLESQUE Interview Chad Sapp & Aaron Libby of MEMBERS ONLY BOYLESQUE
by Stephen Mosher - December 09, 2020, Cabaret

The art of Burlesque is always evolving and Misters Libby and Sapp are continually looking for new ways to assist that evolution....
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef David Standridge of THE SHIPWRIGHT'S DAUGHTER in Mysti Interview Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef David Standridge of THE SHIPWRIGHT'S DAUGHTER in Mystic CT
by Marina Kennedy - December 09, 2020, Food + Wine

The Shipwright's Daughter is a culinary gem in the historic Whaler’s Inn Hotel in downtown Mystic and the newest addition to the thriving and lively culinary community. The restaurant’s kitchen is being helmed by the talented Executive Chef, David Standridge....
James Dreyfus Chats THE HOLLOW at Riverside Studios Interview James Dreyfus Chats THE HOLLOW at Riverside Studios
by Fiona Scott - December 08, 2020, UK / West End

James Dreyfus is on the bill for a set of staged readings of Christie’s Spider’s Web and The Hollow, with a cast including Sir Derek Jacobi, Jessica Hynes, Simon Callow and Angela Griffin. All profits from the staged readings will be donated to the Theatre Support Fund+ and Acting For Others....
Jordan Wolfe & Michelle Dowdy of MY CHRISTMAS DREAM Interview Jordan Wolfe & Michelle Dowdy of MY CHRISTMAS DREAM
by Stephen Mosher - December 08, 2020, Cabaret

Michelle Dowdy has a lot of support from her man, Jordan Wolfe, who loves creating art with and for the girl of his dreams. Recently he made them a little ditty to put out for the holidays and the Christmas bop is taking over....
Daniel Enticott And Erica Schofield talk about keeping the Masque Theatre alive throu Interview Daniel Enticott And Erica Schofield talk about keeping the Masque Theatre alive through COVID
by Faeron Wheeler - December 08, 2020, South Africa

The Masque Theatre is an icon of Muizenberg and the Cape Town community theatre world. 2020, as was the case for so many theatres around the world, has been a hard one for the Masque....
David Hunter Talks SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Vaudeville Theatre Interview David Hunter Talks SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Vaudeville Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - December 08, 2020, UK / West End

David Hunter has certainly been busy during lockdown. We talk to him about his experience performing Songs For A New World at The London Palladium in October, getting to revisit it for a longer run at the Vaudeville Theatre next year and making creative Cameos for fans....
Jim Pope Discusses 10 Years of PLAYING ON Interview Jim Pope Discusses 10 Years of PLAYING ON
by Fiona Scott - December 07, 2020, UK / West End

Jim Pope is the Artistic Director of Playing ON, a theatre company who have worked with vulnerable people such as prisoners and prison staff, mental health service users, those in recovery for addiction, young people in care, and many more. We spoke to Pope about the charity as it marks its 10th ann...
ALADDIN's Michael James Scott Being Fierce With Christmas Interview ALADDIN's Michael James Scott Being Fierce With Christmas
by Gil Kaan - December 06, 2020, UK / West End

Broadway powerhouse Michael James Scott has been making the most creative use of his no-live-theatre times prepping his album A Fierce Christmas for its December 7th release. In this interview, Michael discusses what influenced his Christmas spirit and how Broadway legends Ann Reinking and Ben Veree...
SO NOW YOU KNOW with Darius de Haas Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with Darius de Haas
by Nicholas Adler - December 06, 2020, Cabaret

In this interview, I get to find out some great history about Darius and hear all about his upcoming projects including an upcoming show for Radio Free Birdland called 'Let Me Carry You This Christmas'....
BWW Review: BERKO: HERE AND THERE...CLEVELAND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PANDEMIC at Cleve Interview BWW Review: BERKO: HERE AND THERE...CLEVELAND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PANDEMIC at Cleveland Area
by Roy Berko - December 06, 2020, Cleveland

Colton Ryan, CLE Playreading Group, Cleveland Play House, Near West Theatre, and more!...
Beth Granville Chats THE VICKY VOX PROJECT On YouTube Interview Beth Granville Chats THE VICKY VOX PROJECT On YouTube
by Fiona Scott - December 06, 2020, UK / West End

Beth Granville is known for being the creator and co-writer of the BBC Radio Wales series, Foiled. Her latest project is The Vicky Vox Project, a web-series featuring LA-based drag queen Vicky Vox who starred as Audrey in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors. We spoke ...
Playwright Stephen Temperley and A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted for Centenary Stage Compan Interview Playwright Stephen Temperley and A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adapted for Centenary Stage Company
by Marina Kennedy - December 05, 2020, New Jersey

Centenary Stage Company has announced the first professional series performance of their 35th Anniversary Season, Stephen Temperley’s new adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.'...
Renown Writer/Director John Caird On TWISTing Dickens' CHRISTMAS CAROL Interview Renown Writer/Director John Caird On TWISTing Dickens' CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Gil Kaan - December 05, 2020, Los Angeles

Rubicon Theatre presents the World Premiere of ESTELLA SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL WITH A TWIST, a modern day take on Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Stellar cast of twenty-four includes: Betsy Wolfe as Estella Scrooge, Clifton Duncan as Phillip 'Pip' Nickleby, Lauren Patten ...
At Home With Heather Villaescusa Interview At Home With Heather Villaescusa
by Stephen Mosher - December 05, 2020, Cabaret

Adored by colleagues and fans alike, Heather Villaescusa has two really big fans at home... well, more, if you count the kitties....
Performer, Writer And Producer Natalie Bochenski on the Return Love/Hate Actually Interview Performer, Writer And Producer Natalie Bochenski on the Return Love/Hate Actually
by Virag Dombay - December 05, 2020, Australia - Brisbane

Check out our interview with a local Brisbane artist!...
Jamie Laing Chats STRICTLY COME DANCING Interview Jamie Laing Chats STRICTLY COME DANCING
by Constance Drugeot - December 05, 2020, UK / West End

TV personality Jamie Laing, who is currently competing on BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' is about to dance to the title song of the musical 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'! Ahead of his performance on Saturday, he talked to us about what he was looking forward to, why he decided to be on the show a...
Jimmy Essex Talks GHBOY at Charing Cross Theatre Interview Jimmy Essex Talks GHBOY at Charing Cross Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - December 04, 2020, UK / West End

Swapping the TV set of Hollyoaks for the West End, we chat to Jimmy Essex about making his stage debut, tackling misconceptions and why he loves taking on challenging roles....
Melissa Errico of Bay Street Theater, Irish Rep, and the New York Times Interview Melissa Errico of Bay Street Theater, Irish Rep, and the New York Times
by Stephen Mosher - December 04, 2020, Cabaret

Like a magician, Melissa Errico has an uncanny ability to produce more work than one would think humanly possible - and everything she creates is right off the top shelf....
Jamie Maletz And Eric Fegan of THE VALLEY Interview Jamie Maletz And Eric Fegan of THE VALLEY
by Stephen Mosher - December 04, 2020, Cabaret

While playing the waiting game, Jamie and Eric are making sure to keep their optimism up, their minds active and their projects ready for a comeback after Covid....
Ryan Spahn's NORA HIGHLAND Aiming The Spotlight On The Industry's Homophobia Interview Ryan Spahn's NORA HIGHLAND Aiming The Spotlight On The Industry's Homophobia
by Gil Kaan - December 04, 2020, Los Angeles

The Celebration Theatre's program of celebrating new works returns with Ryan Spahn's NORA HIGHLAND airing Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:30pm PT on Celebration Theatre's YouTube Channel. NORA HIGHLAND chronicles the casting of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival, while challengi...
Anthony Spargo Chats THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE at Greenwich Theatre Interview Anthony Spargo Chats THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE at Greenwich Theatre
by Fiona Scott - December 04, 2020, Los Angeles

Anthony Spargo is an actor and scriptwriter. He is known for his roles in Horrible Histories, writing for the award-winning company Les Enfants Terribles and operating a Dalek in Doctor Who! He’s also a regular in the Greenwich Theatre pantomime cast line-up. Spargo speaks to BroadwayWorld about wri...
The Sleeping Trees Chat THE LEGEND OF MOBY DICK WHITTINGTON, Online Interview The Sleeping Trees Chat THE LEGEND OF MOBY DICK WHITTINGTON, Online
by Fiona Scott - December 03, 2020, Los Angeles

John Woodburn, James Dunnell-Smith and Joshua George Smith make up comedy trio, The Sleeping Trees. They spoke to BroadwayWorld about bringing their latest Christmas comedy show, The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington, to online audiences....
CHRISTMAS SHORTS By the Children's Theatre Of Charleston Begins Streaming, December 1 Interview CHRISTMAS SHORTS By the Children's Theatre Of Charleston Begins Streaming, December 11
by Richard Allen - December 02, 2020, West Virginia

While current guidelines prohibit live audiences and restrict gathering, CTOC has worked diligently to continue their yearly tradition and bring Christmas Shorts - a hilarious comedy show featuring skits, parodies, and musical numbers - to audiences in a way that is both safe and unique by incorpora...
Marga Gomez of NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER at MarshStream Explores the Humor in Life's Un Interview Marga Gomez of NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER at MarshStream Explores the Humor in Life's Uncomfortable Truths
by Jim Munson - December 02, 2020, San Francisco

It's hard to believe, but the ever-youthful, trailblazing actor/writer/comedian Marga Gomez is now well into the fourth decade of her remarkable career. Known for her funny and touching solo theater pieces as well as her uproarious standup comedy, Gomez recently revived her hit play Not Getting Any ...
Lori Meeker - An Artist For CHRISTMAS & All Seasons Interview Lori Meeker - An Artist For CHRISTMAS & All Seasons
by Gil Kaan - December 02, 2020, Los Angeles

Multi-medium artist Lori Meeker and her Tin Can Telephone Productions has created an interactive online Christmas experience with WELCOME TO MEADOWLARK FALLS - CHRISTMAS AT HOME. Viewers ordering a set of mailed packages from www.meadowlarkfalls.com will be able to participate in communicating with ...
SO NOW YOU KNOW with D.C. Anderson Interview SO NOW YOU KNOW with D.C. Anderson
by Nicholas Adler - December 01, 2020, Cabaret

Singer, actor and songwriter, D.C. Anderson is a very talented person. His latest album, Sarasota is D.C.'s 12th studio album which was released earlier in 2020....
Busy in These Pandemic Times, Leonard Robinson's Been a Triple Threat - Teaching, Per Interview Busy in These Pandemic Times, Leonard Robinson's Been a Triple Threat - Teaching, Performing & Directing THE GROUNDLINGS HOLIDAY SHOW - ONLINE EDITION
by Gil Kaan - December 01, 2020, Los Angeles

The Groundlings, in continuing their online presence, will Zoom this year's annual THE GROUNDLINGS HOLIDAY SHOW - ONLINE EDITION. This sure-to-be laugh-filled program airing three December weekends features original skits and improvs from the hysterical Groundlings Main Company members....
 Rachel Ling Gordon-A Talented Youth's Budding Career Interview Rachel Ling Gordon-A Talented Youth's Budding Career
by Marina Kennedy - November 30, 2020, Los Angeles

Rachel Ling Gordon hails from Westchester, New York and Trains at The Prep, Professional Performance Prep, in Little Silver, NJ. She is an 8 year old actor and singer. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel about her exciting career....
Peter Duncan Chats JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Coming To Everyman Cinemas Interview Peter Duncan Chats JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Coming To Everyman Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2020, UK / West End

In March, theatres across the UK closed, and hundreds of pantomimes were cancelled due to the pandemic. Blue Peter legend Peter Duncan - a critically acclaimed panto dame, writer, producer and director – decided to film Jack and the Beanstalk in his back garden as an online alternative to be downloa...
Alex James Ellison Talks FIVER THE CONCERT at Southwark Playhouse Interview Alex James Ellison Talks FIVER THE CONCERT at Southwark Playhouse
by Eleni Cashell - November 30, 2020, UK / West End

Alex James Ellison, co-writer of the award-nominated show Fiver, chats about its online revival and what's next for this smash-hit show....
Olivia Jacobs Chats THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD at Alexandra Palace Interview Olivia Jacobs Chats THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD at Alexandra Palace
by Fiona Scott - November 29, 2020, UK / West End

Olivia Jacobs is one of the founding artistic directors of the award-winning theatre company Tall Stories. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about directing The Gruffalo’s Child, coming soon to Alexandra Palace....
Greg Barnett Talks MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO at the Apollo Theatre Interview Greg Barnett Talks MONDAY NIGHT AT THE APOLLO at the Apollo Theatre
by Eleni Cashell - November 27, 2020, UK / West End

Greg Barnett is going from performing on the stage to producing (and hosting) his own show at The Apollo. We chats to him about producing in a pandemic, the rise of online theatre and why From Now On is such an anthem for modern times....