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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Broadway.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jenn Sheetz Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jenn Sheetz
by Elliot Lanes - February 22, 2021

Throughout this pandemic, theatre companies have found some creative ways to keep staff members employed. Today’s subject Jenn Sheetz is one of those fortunate artists that is living her theatre life as the Properties Manager at Arena Stage. She has held that position for the past three seasons after twelve seasons as Properties Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She began her theatrical career at Arena Stage, working as a Properties Assistant for nine seasons in the Kreeger Theatre....
BWW Interview: Singer-Songwriter Kim McClay Talks One-Night-Only Fundraising Concert Photo BWW Interview: Singer-Songwriter Kim McClay Talks One-Night-Only Fundraising Concert and Upcoming Debut EP
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 25, 2021

Talented singer-songwriter Kim MClay, who is perhaps best known for touring across the country as Maggie in A Chorus Line, is celebrating the announcement of her debut EP with a one-night-only fundraising concert on Friday, February 26 at 8pm (EST) on Instagram live, @heyitskimmcclay!...
Adam DeCarlo, Tommy Beardmore & Robin Lord Taylor of SKELETONS Interview Adam DeCarlo, Tommy Beardmore & Robin Lord Taylor of SKELETONS
by Stephen Mosher - February 03, 2021, Cabaret

Don't Tell Mama's Adam DeCarlo took advantage of the lockdown to work on a new movie, right on the heels of releasing one into the film festival circuit. The trailer just dropped and it's looking pretty intriguing....
Music Supervisor Alexandra Eckhardt Talks Tessa Thompson & Alexander Skarsgard Sundan Interview Music Supervisor Alexandra Eckhardt Talks Tessa Thompson & Alexander Skarsgard Sundance Drama PASSING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 31, 2021, Cabaret

Alexandra Eckhardt is an accomplished Music Supervisor and bassist, having worked with artists including Sara Bareilles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, and many more! Eckhardt most recently supervised the music for the film, Passing, which premiered on January 30th at the 2021 Sundance Film Fes...
Costume Designer Brenda Abbandandolo Talks Sundance Premiere of CODA, Starring Marlee Interview Costume Designer Brenda Abbandandolo Talks Sundance Premiere of CODA, Starring Marlee Matlin & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 29, 2021, Cabaret

Costume designer Brenda Abbandandolo has worked extensively in both the worlds of theatre and film, showcasing her incredible eye for detail and creative passion in a long list of award-winning projects. Her on-screen projects have included SNL, THE WOLF HOUR with Naomi Watts, the Oscar-nominated TH...
Lynne Kaufman of DIVINE MADNESS at MarshStream Explores the Boundaries Between Creati Interview Lynne Kaufman of DIVINE MADNESS at MarshStream Explores the Boundaries Between Creativity and Insanity
by Jim Munson - January 28, 2021, San Francisco

If your former spouse wrote a book describing how they left you to take up with someone else, even quoting your personal letters during the breakup – what would you do? That is the tantalizing question explored by Lynne Kaufman in her newest play, 'Divine Madness,' debuting January 30th and 31st on ...
Corinna Sowers Adler & Nicholas Adler of NiCori Studios and MUSIC AT THE MANSION Interview Corinna Sowers Adler & Nicholas Adler of NiCori Studios and MUSIC AT THE MANSION
by Stephen Mosher - January 27, 2021, Cabaret

Just after getting married, Corinna and Nicholas combined their names and their dreams and made something beautiful that is making artists out of young people and safe live entertainment, eleven years later....
Playdate Theatre Founder Talia Light Rake Talks Partnership With After-School All-Sta Interview Playdate Theatre Founder Talia Light Rake Talks Partnership With After-School All-Stars for National Drama Club
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 27, 2021, Cabaret

BlurbPlaydate Theatre, founded by Talia Light Rake in March 2020, was established as the first-ever online theatre company, helping to connect emerging and professional artists in the industry, produce creative virtual content, and more during the pandemic....
Emma Williams of GATSBY - A MUSICAL at Cadogan Hall Interview Emma Williams of GATSBY - A MUSICAL at Cadogan Hall
by Eleni Cashell - January 27, 2021, UK / West End

Reprising her role in Gatsby - A Musical, Emma Williams chats to us about juggling acting and motherhood, writing her first novel and the roles she’d love to play....
Anne Kogan Brings a New Kind of Entertainment Company to Life with THE GENERATORS Interview Anne Kogan Brings a New Kind of Entertainment Company to Life with THE GENERATORS
by Kathleen Anwar - January 26, 2021, Dallas

Necessity being the mother of invention, an all-star group of women have come together during this time to form The Generators: a full-service arts and entertainment firm, providing both state of the art community-focused programming and consulting expertise....
At Home With Janice Hall Interview At Home With Janice Hall
by Stephen Mosher - January 25, 2021, Cabaret

The petite lady with a big sense of humor and an even bigger wardrobe has a lot to say in a chat with Broadway World Cabaret....
Manuel Frattini BROADWAYWORLD REGIONAL AWARD WINNER Interview Manuel Frattini BROADWAYWORLD REGIONAL AWARD WINNER
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - January 25, 2021, Italy

L'edizione di quest'anno dei Broadwayworld Regional Awards, in assenza di una stagione teatrale è stata dedicata ai migliori artisti e musical dell'ultima decade. Ricordiamo che sia le nomination che i premi vengono assegnati esclusivamente con il voto popolare dei nostri lettori e siamo felicissimi...
Kelly Hargraves Deftly DRIVEs IN Her DANCE CAMERA WEST Interview Kelly Hargraves Deftly DRIVEs IN Her DANCE CAMERA WEST
by Gil Kaan - January 25, 2021, Italy

The Broad Stage presents DANCE CAMERA WEST DRIVE-IN, BEST OF THE FESTIVAL, a unique drive-in experience showcasing the very best dance films from around the world on the big screen, with two different programs on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2021 outdoors at the Santa Monica College ...
Playwright and Actor Sarah Hunter on Why DOGS ARE BETTER THAN PEOPLE Interview Playwright and Actor Sarah Hunter on Why DOGS ARE BETTER THAN PEOPLE
by Shari Barrett - January 24, 2021, Los Angeles

Dogs Are Better Than People, written and performed by Sarah Hunter, and developed and directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, is an eccentric romp through drinking, bad men, and fabulous dogs who each tell Sarah’s story. But why, you may ask, does Sarah Hunter truly believe that Dogs are better than peopl...
GIULIA FABBRI BroadwayWorld Award Winner Interview GIULIA FABBRI BroadwayWorld Award Winner
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - January 23, 2021, Italy

I lettori di Broadwayworld hanno proclamato Giulia Fabbri come migliore attrice in un musical per la passata decade ai Broadwayworld Regional Awards 2020. Incontriamo la giovane attrice che con questo premio festeggia anche i suoi primi dieci anni di carriera. Buongiorno Giulia, D. È stato un gra...
Kristina Wong talks about creating KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE playing at San Di Interview Kristina Wong talks about creating KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE playing at San Diego Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - January 21, 2021, San Diego

Kristina Wong talks about creating her show, how Democracy is like a Chia pet, what she's learned making masks, and creating and putting on a show from her living room. KRISTINA WONG FOR PUBLIC OFFICE January 22 - 24th At San Diego Rep....
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Broadwayworld Regional Award Winner Interview FABRIZIO ANGELINI Broadwayworld Regional Award Winner
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - January 20, 2021, Italy

Incontriamo Fabrizio Angelini, ballerino, attore, coreografo, regista, produttore, una delle figure più poliedriche e prolifere della scena del musical italiano. Quest'anno festeggia 35 anni di carriera. E proprio in questo importante anniversario il pubblico di Broadwayworld.com gli ha riconosciuto...
Producer, Screenwriter, and Actor Bill Connington Talks New Romantic Comedy LOVE, REP Interview Producer, Screenwriter, and Actor Bill Connington Talks New Romantic Comedy LOVE, REPEAT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 20, 2021, Italy

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, s...
Jarrod Spector And Kelli Barrett of FUNNY HOW IT HAPPENS at Ridgefield Playhouse Interview Jarrod Spector And Kelli Barrett of FUNNY HOW IT HAPPENS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - January 19, 2021, Connecticut

On January 19, I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with a very friendly, personable, down to Earth, and classy Broadway power couple.   Jarrod Spector (“Jersey Boys,” “Beautiful: the Carole King musical, “The Cher Show”) and his wife Kelli Barrett (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Baby, It’s You,” “Wicked...
Musical Director Andy Einhorn: Jerry Herman He LIKES Interview Musical Director Andy Einhorn: Jerry Herman He LIKES
by Gil Kaan - January 19, 2021, Los Angeles

Andy Einhorn's tribute to his dear friend Jerry Herman YOU I LIKE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN virtually opened January 10, 2021. Safely filmed on the Pasadena Playhouse stage, familiar Jerry Herman classics (and not-so-familiar, undiscovered gems) will be wondrously performed by the uber-...
Damien Stanton And Chris Marcus Discuss The Campaign For THE SHOW MUST GO ON! Interview Damien Stanton And Chris Marcus Discuss The Campaign For THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
by Fiona Scott - January 19, 2021, Los Angeles

Damien Stanton and Chris Marcus are the team behind the now iconic “The Show Must Go On!” Campaign. Merchandise featuring the slogan and lettering from sixteen of London’s West End shows has helped raise millions for those in the theatre sector who have fallen on financial hardship in recent months....
Adam Blanshay Chats THE THEATRE CHANNEL Interview Adam Blanshay Chats THE THEATRE CHANNEL
by Fiona Scott - January 18, 2021, UK / West End

Adam Blanshay is a Tony Award-nominated Producer, behind London productions such as Notre Dame de Paris, Waitress and Come From Away. We spoke to Blanshay about The Theatre Channel and where it’s going next!...
A Conversation with Theatre-maker Rebel Lyons about her Upcoming Cabaret SAME PENIS F Interview A Conversation with Theatre-maker Rebel Lyons about her Upcoming Cabaret SAME PENIS FOREVER
by Virag Dombay - January 17, 2021, Australia - Brisbane

An interview with Brisbane artist Rebel Lyons...
Filmmaker & Cookbook Author Sri Rao Really Cooks In His BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN Interview Filmmaker & Cookbook Author Sri Rao Really Cooks In His BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN
by Gil Kaan - January 15, 2021, Australia - Brisbane

Sri Rao's BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN world premieres for the Geffen Stayhouse January 15, 2021. Written and performed by Sri, BOLLYWOOD KITCHEN pairs an interactive cooking experience with Sri's knowledgeable Bollywood musicals recommendations. Viewing audiences can choose the level of interactive participat...
Stephen Shanaghan And Kevin Malony of Pangea Restaurant and Cabaret Interview Stephen Shanaghan And Kevin Malony of Pangea Restaurant and Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - January 15, 2021, Cabaret

Between loyal local patrons, a Gofundme campaign, and the contributions of many Alt Cabaret stars, PANGEA is still hangin' in there after ten months of the global health crisis. Everyone is pitching in to do all they can to keep the beloved home of Alt Cabaret alive and well and living in the Lower...
Kevin Lamar Ferguson of KEVIN FERG & FRIENDS Featuring Music Video I WANNA BE A PRODU Interview Kevin Lamar Ferguson of KEVIN FERG & FRIENDS Featuring Music Video I WANNA BE A PRODUCER
by Stephen Mosher - January 13, 2021, Cabaret

With the creation of his live shows production company halted by the shutdown, Kevin Lamar Ferguson cut his suit to fit his cloth and is moving forward anyway, starting with a fabulous music video shot in NYC on a very cold day....
HOW TO DIRECT AND ACT COMEDY, Mika Nuojua Interview HOW TO DIRECT AND ACT COMEDY, Mika Nuojua
by Rosanna Liuski - January 13, 2021, Finland

Comedic acting is not for everyone. It needs a distinct, different type of view of life as well. One has to see the amusement in oneself and in life situations. You have to be able to set yourself to be laughed at, to see yourself as a comedic character so to speak....
Oliver Lansley Chats SHERLOCK HOLMES: AN ONLINE ADVENTURE Interview Oliver Lansley Chats SHERLOCK HOLMES: AN ONLINE ADVENTURE
by Fiona Scott - January 13, 2021, UK / West End

Oliver Lansley is the Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company, known for immersive productions such as Alice’s Adventures Underground and Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie. We spoke to him about his career and the company’s latest production, Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure – Th...
Jessica Hendy of WITH BECKETT Interview Jessica Hendy of WITH BECKETT
by Stephen Mosher - January 12, 2021, Cabaret

They say you should write about what you know, and Jessica Hendy did just that. Well look at her now....
What Would We Do Without a Board? Chatting with Iyvon Edebiri, Tatiana Isabel Gil, Br Interview What Would We Do Without a Board? Chatting with Iyvon Edebiri, Tatiana Isabel Gil, Brontte Hwang, and Cheryl Singleton
by Andrew Child - January 12, 2021, Boston

I was finally fortunate to chat with two members of different Boston arts boards about the way they engage with their roles. Cheryl D Singleton has been a stalwart member of Boston’s theatre community as an actor, director, improviser, and board member since moving here in 1986....
Matthew Alvin Brown and Jared Blount on the Enduring Power of HEDWIG Interview Matthew Alvin Brown and Jared Blount on the Enduring Power of HEDWIG
by Adrienne Proctor - January 11, 2021, Oklahoma

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is a cult-classic, a powerhouse genre-defining rock musical that truly rocks. Hed-Heads are still in love with her story 23 years later. In this exclusive interview, Oklahoma City's Hedwigs Matthew Alvin Brown and Jared Blount break down what this character means to them, a...
Ashley Kate Adams And Mitchell Walker of NO REVERSE RECORDS Interview Ashley Kate Adams And Mitchell Walker of NO REVERSE RECORDS
by Stephen Mosher - January 11, 2021, Cabaret

With the start of a new year, two producers of different art have chosen to turn their friendship and their mutual experience into a new venture all their own....
HAMILTON Mainstay Nicholas Christopher Takes On HERMAN's YOU I LIKE Interview HAMILTON Mainstay Nicholas Christopher Takes On HERMAN's YOU I LIKE
by Gil Kaan - January 09, 2021, Los Angeles

Opening night of YOU I LIKE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN will livestream at www.PasadenaLive.org January 10, 2021; with video-on-demand streaming through February 7, 2021. Conceived by music director Andy Einhorn, this virtual homage to the genius of Jerry Herman will be the first tribute ...
James P. Darvas of MONUMENTAL HISTORY at OnStage Playhouse Interview James P. Darvas of MONUMENTAL HISTORY at OnStage Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - January 08, 2021, San Diego

Interview with James P. Darvas, the Executive Artistic Director of OnStage Playhouse, on the world premiere of MONUMENTAL HISTORY, available January 8th through the 24th....
Lesli Margherita Shares Details About YOU I LIKE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HER Interview Lesli Margherita Shares Details About YOU I LIKE – A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JERRY HERMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 08, 2021, Broadway

Pasadena Playhouse's upcoming musical revue honoring the icon who brought some of theater's best-known shows to the stage, including Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles and more, will be the first theatrical tribute to Jerry Herman by a professional theater company since the Broadway legend's pa...
Carly Ozard of VOICES OF COLOR Concert Series Debuting January 15 Interview Carly Ozard of VOICES OF COLOR Concert Series Debuting January 15
by Stephen Mosher - January 06, 2021, Cabaret

With her new concert series, VOICES OF COLOR, Carly Ozard is ready to shine a light on some of her favorite musical artists and, hopefully, broaden the scope of their work lives....
Ian McQueen of CABARET ON THE COUCH Interview Ian McQueen of CABARET ON THE COUCH
by Stephen Mosher - January 05, 2021, Cabaret

Ian McQueen started CABARET ON THE COUCH as an online place for artists to commune and perform, and what he created is a cabaret communiity for 2021....
Chef Spotlight: Michael Ayoub of FORNINO in Greenpoint Interview Chef Spotlight: Michael Ayoub of FORNINO in Greenpoint
by Marina Kennedy - January 05, 2021, Food + Wine

Fornino, the popular Italian eatery by Chef and Owner Michael Ayoub, is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and a seasonal spot at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Chef Michael Ayoub about his career and Fornino....
Thomas March of POETRY/CABARET Interview Thomas March of POETRY/CABARET
by Stephen Mosher - January 03, 2021, Cabaret

Poet and producer Thomas March is breaking new ground in small venue performing, and he has caught the attention of many who are interested in broadening their entertainment experiences....
Andrew Barth Feldman Gives a Behind-The-Scenes Look Into RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSI Interview Andrew Barth Feldman Gives a Behind-The-Scenes Look Into RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 31, 2020, Broadway

Few things have fed our appetite for theatre during the pandemic like Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical has. Born entirely from creative minds on TikTok, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical stemmed from a fun social media trend to a full-fledged virtual musical event, the first of its kind.  ...
Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Antoine Camin of LA GOULUE in NYC Interview Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Antoine Camin of LA GOULUE in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - December 30, 2020, Food + Wine

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Executive Chef Antoine Camin of La Goulue in New York City for our Chef Spotlight feature....
Maya Kherani of THREE DECEMBERS at Opera San Jose Brings a Complex Terrance McNally C Interview Maya Kherani of THREE DECEMBERS at Opera San Jose Brings a Complex Terrance McNally Character to Life
by Jim Munson - December 29, 2020, San Francisco

Opera San José hits it out of the park with its immensely moving new virtual production of Three Decembers, the chamber opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, based on an unpublished play by Terrance McNally. Due to popular demand, streaming access has now been extended through Ja...