Long Island Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Long Island.

Interview: Jack Bartholet Talks Fire Island Debut of BUYER AND CELLAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 28, 2023

Get all the details on the Fire Island debut of Jonathan Tolins' Buyer and Cellar, presented by The Arts Project of Cherry Grove. Don't miss this limited run of the acclaimed production, starring Jack Bartholet and directed by Travis Greisler....

Interview: Mandy Patinkin Talks BEING ALIVE Concert Tour, Becoming a TikTok Star, If He'd Return to Broadway & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 11, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Tony and Emmy Award winning icon of stage and screen, Mandy Patinkin, as he discusses his upcoming concerts, his TikTok stardom and more!...

Interview: Rupert Holmes Talks the Enduring Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ALL THINGS EQUAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 18, 2022

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, as he discusses his new play All Things Equal - The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg....

Andrew J Beck Talks CABARET at CM Performing Arts Center, His Directional Debut at the Theater
by Jaime Zahl - September 19, 2022

Long Island-based director and actor Andrew J Beck makes his CM Performing Arts Center directorial debut with the theater's latest production of Kander and Ebb’s mid-20th century classic musical “Cabaret'...

Michael John LaChiusa Talks Arc Stages' SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, What Inspires Him to Create & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 03, 2022

Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See, a musical based on three short stories by the Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, originally premiered Off-Broadway in 2005. Nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards, this compelling musical about lust, greed, murder, faith, and redemption sheds light on tr...

Taylor Bloom And Benjmain Cooley of THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY at NYCB Theater At Westbury
by Nicholas Pontolillo - November 26, 2021

Taylor Bloom and Benjamin Cooley are currently touring the country starring as the legendary title duo in The Simon and Garfunkel Story. On November 19, the production made a stop at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, NY where I had the honor of seeing the show and interviewing its stars....

FIPAP Brings Beloved Tony-Winning Musical to Fire Island Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Learn More!
by Matthew Blank - August 28, 2019

Fire Island Pines Arts Project presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE August 31 and September 1....

BWW Interviews: A Chat with Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz
by Melissa Giordano - April 22, 2015

The Hamptons theatre scene will be getting the Summer started early this year as Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theatre will be holding their Second Annual New Works Festival. Being held this weekend, April 24th through 26th, preparations are in full swing for some exciting new works to be displayed in a t...

BWW Interviews: Long Island Theatre's STAR Shines Bright
by Brian Rivera - January 12, 2015

Companies like STAR find themselves drowning in a sea of a million and one LI amateur productions thrown together to make a quick buck. In contrast, STAR is adamant in their goal of being innovative with their respective approach to each show, while also creating an aesthetically pleasing theatrical...

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwrights Karl Hinze and Becky Goldberg
by Melissa Giordano - July 31, 2014

It is my pleasure to speak to Long Island playwrights Karl Hinze and Becky Goldberg. They have a wonderful new show reading at The New York Musical Theatre Festival and were kind enough to take time to speak with me today!...

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwright Claude Solnik
by Melissa Giordano - April 18, 2014

Lady from Limerick is an up and coming play by playwright Claude Solnik. The story, based on actual events, is about an Irish woman who tells her husband that she's going to a conference but instead travels to New York. It is a play about beauty, passion, betrayal and the desire to be young forever....

BWW Interviews: Maestro Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - December 01, 2010

When one thinks of the Boston Pops, recollections of a grand orchestral sound come to mind, along with memories of brilliant conducting by Maestro Keith Lockhart, incredibly fine arrangements and a long list of Broadway guest stars. These have included Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, ...

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Denise Summerford of Primary Stages' 'In Transit'
by Adrienne Onofri - October 05, 2010

Denise--who's always in pop/rock musicals, whether on B'way, tour or regionally--costars in the new a cappella show....

BWW Interviews: Andre De Shields
by Joseph F. Panarello - August 18, 2010

The production of DAMN YANKEES playing at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport (LI), New York is a solid one. There are fine performances, inventive staging, colorful costumes and a jaunty score. However something very magical takes place half way through the second act: it is at this point that...

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Ashley Amber of 'Promises, Promises'
by Adrienne Onofri - June 01, 2010

The hit revival is Ashley's 8th Broadway show, but her first since she became a mom....

BWW Interviews: Tom Hewitt & Melanie Waldron of CHICAGO
by Analisa Swerczek - February 12, 2010

BroadwayWorld interviews Tom Hewitt and Melanie Waldron from the Chicago National Tour....

AVENUE Q 'Exit Interview' with Ann Harada: We Ruv You, Christmas Eve!
by Adrienne Onofri - September 11, 2009

An original cast member off and on B'way and in London, Ann rejoined the show for its final months....

TONYS 2009: Celebrating a Lifetime of Achievement with Jerry Herman
by Eddie Varley - May 29, 2009

Mr. Herman composed the scores for such Broadway musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. He is a five-time Tony Award nominee and two time Tony Award winner, for La Cage aux Folles and Hello, Dolly!...

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Dennis Stowe of 'Shrek The Musical'
by Adrienne Onofri - March 01, 2009

He's not your typical gypsy...except for the long resume of B'way and regional shows, tours, session work and concerts....

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Lisa Gajda of 'Pal Joey'
by Adrienne Onofri - February 01, 2009

The veteran of 12 B'way shows looks back on hits, flops, L.A. and unforgettable choreographers....

The ‘Fantastick’ Nick Spangler and Starr Spangler To Run 'The Amazing Race'
by Eddie Varley - September 26, 2008

Nick Spangler currently starring as Matt in the Off Broadway revival of The Fantasticks, will be a contestant on the latest edition of The Amazing Race. Spangler will compete against the other 'Amazing Racers' with his sister and teammate, Starr Spangler, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Starti...

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Elise Kinnon of 'Half a Sixpence'
by Adrienne Onofri - September 03, 2008

Elise has followed her theater dreams all the way from Australia and is now appearing in her 2nd show at Goodspeed....

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Jim Borstelmann of 'Young Frankenstein'
by Adrienne Onofri - February 21, 2008

Without auditioning or formally training in dance, Jimmy has performed in four hit musicals on Broadway....

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: André Ward of 'Xanadu'
by Adrienne Onofri - December 19, 2007

Venturing out of the chorus, André has had a lead in 'Pippin' regionally and a featured role in an ABC soap storyline....

Baltimore Playwright Adam Cohen 'Cascades' into NY Debut
by Charles Shubow - August 22, 2007

Baltimore playwright, Adam Michael Cohen, makes his Off-Off-Broadway debut with 'The Cascade Falls.'...

Sacramento's 'Javert' Brad Little Shares Some Thoughts
by Pati Buehler - July 14, 2007

With a resume of leading roles as long as a football field, there's only a handful of leading roles this 'baritenor' has not played over many years on stages across the country and the world....

Dishing with 'Hairspray' Film Cast: Nikki Blonsky
by James Sims - July 07, 2007

Nikki Blonsky sits down at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills to discuss her role in the upcoming musical film 'Hairspray.'...

There's Nothing Mute About Nick Spangler
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 31, 2007

Nick Spangler chats about a performing career that has led him to the current Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, in which he plays the Mute...

Broadway Bullet Interview: The Big Voice: God or Merman?
by Michael Gilboe - March 21, 2007

We got the chance to talk with Jim Brochu and Steve Schlachlin the creators, songwriter, book writer, and stars of the, relatively, new Off-Broadway show 'The Big Voice: God or Merman'. The discuss whether they are characters or not, and what happens when they are replaced... We also hear them perfo...

Q&A with Movin' Out Tour's Piano Man, Darren Holden
by Maya Cantu - January 19, 2007

Darren Holden, the talented singer/songwriter and stage performer, formed his own band at the age of 16 - and continues to rock as the Piano Man in the national tour of Movin' Out...

Steve Solomon's Open 'Therapy' Session
by TJ Fitzgerald - November 28, 2006

Steve Solomon discusses his new show My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy...

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Roger Preston Smith of 'Hello, Dolly!'
by Adrienne Onofri - July 05, 2006

Ten years after serenading Carol Channing on Broadway and tour, Roger is now waiting on Tovah Feldshuh in 'Dolly!' at N.J.'s Paper Mill Playhouse....

Scaling New Heights With Frederick Weller - A visit with one of the stars of Edward Albee's SEASCAPE
by Joseph F. Panarello - December 11, 2005

Stopping by Weller's dressing room after a recent matinee found the 35 year old Weller still in the process of removing his green makeup. .....

Chillin' With Thrillin' Doug Kreeger
by Joseph F. Panarello - July 19, 2005

A visit with the star of Thrill Me: The Story of Leopold And Loeb...

2005 Tony Awards Q&A: Gary Beach
by Robert Diamond - June 01, 2005

Nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for La Cage aux Folles, Gary Beach stars in the show as Albin....

Broadway Spotlight on...Sebastian Arcelus
by Rachel Sokol - March 17, 2005

A former 9-5 business employee embarks on a career in theatre...and learns quite a lot about himself along the way....

Broadway: The American Musical - An Interview with Laurence Maslon
by Robert Diamond - November 05, 2004

Laurence Maslon authored the companion coffee table book to the recent hit PBS series, BROADWAY: The American Musical. For that special, he also wrote two of the episodes, and the accompanying booklet for the CD set. It seemed a perfect time to check in with this theater historian on the book, the T...

Give Them The Old Razzle Dazzle- An Interview With Brent Barrett
by BWW - August 05, 2003

Corine interviewed Brent in his Chicago dressing room. Read what he has to say about Chicago, movies, future career dreams, and more......


Veronica Swift in Long Island Veronica Swift
Staller Center for the Arts (3/2 - 3/2)
Elf The Musical in Long Island Elf The Musical
The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre (12/2 - 12/17)
Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes in Long Island Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes
Staller Center for the Arts (4/6 - 4/6)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in Long Island Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Staller Center for the Arts (4/20 - 4/20)
Rhythm of the Dance in Long Island Rhythm of the Dance
Staller Center for the Arts (3/16 - 3/16)
The LAST WALTZ Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band, TTBB Horns and Special Guests in Long Island The LAST WALTZ Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band, TTBB Horns and Special Guests
Patchogue Theatre (12/2 - 12/2)
An Evening with Itzhak Perlman in Long Island An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
Staller Center for the Arts (5/4 - 5/4)

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