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Los Angeles Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Los Angeles.

Danny Pudi Running With Support Interview Danny Pudi Running With Support
by Gil Kaan - January 20, 2022, Los Angeles

A familiar face on the screen, both big and small, writer/performer Danny Pudi will present his autobiographical film Running on Stellar’s streaming platform beginning January 22, 2022. Three South Asian-led arts organizations, Hypokrit Productions, East West Players, and EnActe Arts have collaborat...
Melissa Jacques On North American Premiere Of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Interview Melissa Jacques On North American Premiere Of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by Gil Kaan - January 19, 2022, Los Angeles

We got a chance to chat with Melissa Jacques (who plays Jamie's mother Margaret) on her history with JAMIE, her first time working in Los Angeles and the decline of theatre etiquette....
Don't Miss This! Photographer Jim R. Moore Chronicles A Decade of Eccentric Performin Interview Don't Miss This! Photographer Jim R. Moore Chronicles A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts
by Gil Kaan - January 10, 2022, Los Angeles

A former street performer in New York City, Jim R. Moore turned his love of the eccentric performing arts into a photographic collection in his Don’t Miss This! A Decade of Eccentric Performing Arts due out February 1, 2022.  Got to chat with Jim on his photographic expertise and experience shooting...
Multi-Hat-Wearing Storyteller Tony Spinosa's Bringing A SINGING REVOLUTION Interview Multi-Hat-Wearing Storyteller Tony Spinosa's Bringing A SINGING REVOLUTION
by Gil Kaan - January 04, 2022, Los Angeles

The go-to director for many benefit one-nighters, Tony Spinosa will world premiere his own SINGING REVOLUTION: THE MUSICAL January 15, 2022 on the Broadwater Theatre Main Stage. Tony directs a cast of twenty triple-threat performers backed by a five-piece band as they perform his score and his lyric...
Cupcake Theater's Brayden Hade Directs Your Way to AVENUE Q Interview Cupcake Theater's Brayden Hade Directs Your Way to AVENUE Q
by Gil Kaan - January 02, 2022, Los Angeles

Cupcake Theater Company’s first full-length production post-pandemic, Tony Award-winning AVENUE Q will open January 8, 2022. Got to throw out some queries to director Brayden Hade on some behind-the-scene’s info, as well as his multi-career path to the many hats he currently wears working with Cupca...
Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS Interview Groundlings Alum Jim Rash Always Comes Back to COOKIN' WITH GAS
by Gil Kaan - December 31, 2021, Los Angeles

Groundlings alum/Oscar winner Jim Rash will be guesting in The Groundlings’ January 6th edition of COOKIN’ WITH GAS. The actor/comedian/filmmaker took a moment from the set of Bros to answer a few of my Groundlings and Oscar queries....
L.A. Theatre Alumnus Carrie St. Louis On Broadway & Back Home Interview L.A. Theatre Alumnus Carrie St. Louis On Broadway & Back Home
by Gil Kaan - December 17, 2021, Los Angeles

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE ‘90S MUSICAL returns to Los Angeles for a one-nighter, LIVE at and streaming from the Bourbon Room December 19, 2021. With the plot of the 1999 cult hit Cruel Intentions as their starting point, the cast of powerhouse singers will sing the characters played in the film by Sarah...
Kamilah Marshall's Always In HARMONY, HOLIDAZE Or Otherwise Interview Kamilah Marshall's Always In HARMONY, HOLIDAZE Or Otherwise
by Gil Kaan - December 09, 2021, Los Angeles

What is becoming a holiday tradition at the Garry Marshall Theatre, the latest edition of HOLIDAZE HARMONY world premieres livestream December 15th, newly titled HOLIDAZE HARMONY: A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS. Garry Marshall Theatre’s artistic director Joseph Leo Bwarie directs long-time friends Terron Brook...
Kenneth Feld Always Skating On Sturdy Ice Interview Kenneth Feld Always Skating On Sturdy Ice
by Gil Kaan - December 09, 2021, Los Angeles

Feld Entertainment’s DISNEY ON ICE: DREAM BIG comes to Southern California at the Honda Center in Anaheim December 8th through 12th and at Staples Center in Los Angeles December 16th through 19th. Got a chance to ask Feld Entertainment’s CEO Kenneth Feld some behind-the-scenes questions on his world...
LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and J. Elijah Cho Discuss MR. YUNIOSHI Interview LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and J. Elijah Cho Discuss MR. YUNIOSHI
by Ellen Dostal - December 04, 2021, Los Angeles

MR. YUNIOSHI (Winner - Best Solo Performance Hollywood Fringe 2019) written, directed and performed by J. Elijah Cho, produced by Ari Stidham and David Stidham is a comedic solo performance piece that features an Asian actor playing Mickey Rooney as he attempts to create his infamously offensive cha...
Joe Joseph's Excited To Find Unexpected Surprises in His VISITs & His Projects Interview Joe Joseph's Excited To Find Unexpected Surprises in His VISITs & His Projects
by Gil Kaan - December 03, 2021, Los Angeles

The national tour of THE BAND’S VISIT has landed in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. The opening night audience gave the all-round talented cast a most deserved standing ovation. I had the pleasure of chatting with Joe Joseph (who’s silky vocals inhabit the character of Haled) the afternoon post-op...
LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and Troy Whitaker Discuss THE GAME'S AFOOT Interview LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and Troy Whitaker Discuss THE GAME'S AFOOT
by Ellen Dostal - November 29, 2021, Los Angeles

BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus and Troy Whitaker Discuss THE GAME'S AFOOT...
Sharon McNight's Always BETWEEN A Never-ending List of Gigs & HOLIDAZE Interview Sharon McNight's Always BETWEEN A Never-ending List of Gigs & HOLIDAZE
by Gil Kaan - November 28, 2021, Los Angeles

The very in-demand cabaret artist Sharon McNight will bring her strong vocals and hysterically outrageous irreverence to Feinstein’s At Vitello’s December 9th in SHARON McNIGHT: BETWEEN HOLIDAZE, with musical direction from John Boswell....
An Assured Glory Yepassis-Zembrou Debuts in A CHRISTMAS CAROL Interview An Assured Glory Yepassis-Zembrou Debuts in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Gil Kaan - November 26, 2021, Los Angeles

The national tour of A CHRISTMAS CAROL lands at the Ahmanson November 30, 2021. Winner of five Tony Awards, this perennial holiday classic stars Bradley Whitford, Kate Burton and Alex Newell, with a supporting cast which includes Chante Carmel, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Evan Harrington, Chris Ho...
Jim Caruso Shines A Spotlight on Supremely Talented Folks All Over The Planet Via CAS Interview Jim Caruso Shines A Spotlight on Supremely Talented Folks All Over The Planet Via CAST PARTY
by Gil Kaan - November 23, 2021, Los Angeles

A popular fixture of the New York cabaret scene, Jim Caruso brings his JIM CARUSO’S CAST PARTY across the nation to Feinstein’s At Vitellos November 28th and 29th. An evening of “extreme open mic” provides a platform for new performers as well as surprise established guests. Jim took a few moments a...
For the Record, Michael Thomas Grant LOVES Performing ACTUALLY Interview For the Record, Michael Thomas Grant LOVES Performing ACTUALLY
by Gil Kaan - November 22, 2021, Los Angeles

For the Record’s perennial holiday hit LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE returns to The Wallis for its third year with previews beginning November 27th.  Cast with incredible vocalists, songs from the Love Actually soundtrack are performed along with some original compositions onstage in front of the screened 2003...
Troubies' Rick Batalla's Being Himself & Always Having Fun While SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN Interview Troubies' Rick Batalla's Being Himself & Always Having Fun While SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO MOTOWN
by Gil Kaan - November 19, 2021, Los Angeles

The Troubies’ Holidaze show SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO MOTOWN will open at the Garry Marshall Theatre November 23, 2021. Troubies’ artistic director Matt Walker directs the talented cast of veteran Troubies with some Noubies. A hilarious mainstay of many a Troubie production Rick Batalla took some tim...
MEADOWLARK FALLS' Carley Herlihy Right Back in THE VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS Spirit Interview MEADOWLARK FALLS' Carley Herlihy Right Back in THE VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS Spirit
by Gil Kaan - November 18, 2021, Los Angeles

Tin Can Telephone Productions presents the second edition of their WELCOME TO MEADOWLARK FALLS interactive online experience THE VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS CONTEST. Ticket buyers will be mailed a package to guide them through the online holidays interactions. Purchase these ticket packages by December 3rd...
TICK, TICK… BOOM!'s Isaac Robinson-Smith On His BOOMing Career Interview TICK, TICK… BOOM!'s Isaac Robinson-Smith On His BOOMing Career
by Gil Kaan - November 15, 2021, Los Angeles

Upnext Productions’ of Jonathan Larson’s TICK, TICK… BOOM! will open November 21st at The Atlas Space at Thymele Arts. Clint Foley directs the cast of Isaac Robinson-Smith, Mandie Hittleman and Christopher Fishburne. Isaac opened up to me about his history with Upnext Productions and his thriving ca...
George Salazar's HEAD OVER HEELS Over The Future of A Revitalized Industry Interview George Salazar's HEAD OVER HEELS Over The Future of A Revitalized Industry
by Gil Kaan - November 13, 2021, Los Angeles

The Pasadena Playhouse opens its 2021-2022 season on November 13, 2021 with HEAD OVER HEELS, co-directed and co-choreographed by Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton. For these live performances featuring the music of the iconic L.A.-based female rock band The Go-Go’s, the Pasadena Playhouse had been recon...
Alani iLongwe's PARADISE Is Anything But BLUE Interview Alani iLongwe's PARADISE Is Anything But BLUE
by Gil Kaan - November 11, 2021, Los Angeles

The Geffen Playhouse west coast premieres Dominique Morisseau’s PARADISE BLUE November 18, 2021 (already in previews). Set in the jazz-filled Paradise Club in Detroit (circa 1949), Stori Ayers directs the talented cast of Tyla Abercrumbie, Wendell B. Franklin, Alani iLongwe, John Earl Jelks and Shay...
MAGIC OF LIGHTS' Ken Hudgens Sharing His Holiday Memories With Carloads Interview MAGIC OF LIGHTS' Ken Hudgens Sharing His Holiday Memories With Carloads
by Gil Kaan - November 04, 2021, Los Angeles

FunGuys Events’ holiday lights extravaganza MAGIC OF LIGHTS makes its Angel Stadium premiere November 19, 2021. In the safety of your own vehicle, audiences can drive through to view the two-million-lights-lit holiday displays including “Prehistoric Christmas,” “Big Foot Monster Trucks,” “Snow Flurr...
Stewart Copeland POLICE-ing The ORCHESTRA For All Interview Stewart Copeland POLICE-ing The ORCHESTRA For All
by Gil Kaan - November 03, 2021, Los Angeles

Stewart Copeland brings his touring show STEWART COPELAND: POLICE DERANGED FOR ORCHESTRA to The Soraya November 4, 2021. The much-lauded drummer (hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of the greatest drummers of all time”), now also composer; Stewart performs his compositions of his dearrangement...
J. Elijah Cho Satirically Color Corrects MR. YUNIOSHI's Yellow Face Interview J. Elijah Cho Satirically Color Corrects MR. YUNIOSHI's Yellow Face
by Gil Kaan - November 02, 2021, Los Angeles

Playwright/performer J. Elijah Cho’s award-winning MR. YUNIOSHI comes to the Santa Monica Playhouse November 11th and 14th as part of CRAZY WOKE ASIANS’ KUNG POW FESTIVAL and as a guest production December 5th, 12th and 19th. The titular character was the supporting character in the otherwise classi...
Ross Mollison And Petra Massey of ATOMIC SALOON at Atomic Saloon Theatre Interview Ross Mollison And Petra Massey of ATOMIC SALOON at Atomic Saloon Theatre
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - October 24, 2021, Los Angeles

SpiegelWorld gives Vegas audiences a chance to laugh again. An Interview with creator Ross Mollison and performer Petra Massey...
Jordan Hull Happily Hustle-ing Between The L Word & CLARE Interview Jordan Hull Happily Hustle-ing Between The L Word & CLARE
by Gil Kaan - October 21, 2021, Los Angeles

The Echo Theater Company’s world premiere production of POOR CLARE will finally open in October (now already in previews), 19 months after the originally scheduled March 2020 opening was shuttered by the pandemic. Playwright Chiara Atik spins the medieval story of St. Francis Assisi into a modern ta...
Director/Psychiatrist David W. Callander Full-Circling With A PERECT GANESH Interview Director/Psychiatrist David W. Callander Full-Circling With A PERECT GANESH
by Gil Kaan - October 19, 2021, Los Angeles

Campus Cabaret’s artistic director and co-founder David W. Callander thought long and hard in considering Terrence McNally’s A PERFECT GANESH as their first production post-pandemic (opening October 29th at The Pico). David had the opportunity to see the very first production of A PERFECT GANESH bac...
Tommy Faragher, Musical Jack Of All Trades, Playing For John Lloyd Young Is SOLID GOL Interview Tommy Faragher, Musical Jack Of All Trades, Playing For John Lloyd Young Is SOLID GOLD
by Gil Kaan - October 18, 2021, Los Angeles

Tommy Faragher, a long-time denizen of the entertainment industry, will next be onstage playing live for JOHN LLOYD YOUNG: SOLID GOLD at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s October 22nd and 23rd. Had the chance to delve into Tommy’s storied resume as a producer, composer, songwriter, arranger, and musician....
Kristin Chenoweth's For The Girls & Everybody Else Interview Kristin Chenoweth's For The Girls & Everybody Else
by Gil Kaan - October 16, 2021, Costa Mesa

Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts with an evening of songs October 23, 2021. Kristen will be performing heartfelt tributes to some of her female friends and heroines with tunes from her most recent album For The Girls....
LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus Discusses OUR MAN IN SANTIAGO with the Team at Th Interview LISTEN: BWW Podcaster Ashton Marcus Discusses OUR MAN IN SANTIAGO with the Team at Theatre West
by Ellen Dostal - October 11, 2021, Los Angeles

Director Charlie Mount, George Tovar (as the amoral Jack Wilson), and Presciliana Esparolini (as the mysterious Maria Troncoso) discuss the characters they play in OUR MAN IN SANTIAGO at Theatre West...
Renaissance Man/Playwright Daniel MacIvor NEVER. DREAMS. ALONE. At Open Fist Interview Renaissance Man/Playwright Daniel MacIvor NEVER. DREAMS. ALONE. At Open Fist
by Gil Kaan - October 11, 2021, Los Angeles

Open Fist Theatre Company returns to live, in-person performances at Atwater Village Theatre with a concurrent run of two plays by Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor – the west coast premiere of THE SOLDIER DREAMS and the shorter NEVER SWIM ALONE. THE SOLDIER DREAMS opens October 23rd, with NEVER SW...
Joanna A. Jones Confidently Settling Into Her HAMILTON Home Interview Joanna A. Jones Confidently Settling Into Her HAMILTON Home
by Gil Kaan - October 08, 2021, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles stop of the national tour of HAMILTON has already landed at the Pantages Theater mesmerizing audiences with their mastery of speeding-singing raps and intricate precision choreography. Joanna A. Jones stars as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, the wife of Alexander Hamilton. Had the chance to...
Mind-Blowing David Kwong's Truly An ENIGMATIST Interview Mind-Blowing David Kwong's Truly An ENIGMATIST
by Gil Kaan - October 07, 2021, Los Angeles

Puzzle Master/Magician David Kwong has returned to the Geffen Playhouse with his live show THE ENIGMATIST, already playing has been extended through November 14, 2021. David charms his audience with a variety of mind-boggling puzzles, incredible sight of hand and unbelievable acts of mental telepath...
MY FAIR LADY's Laird Mackintosh Reigns In Spain All Over The U.S. Interview MY FAIR LADY's Laird Mackintosh Reigns In Spain All Over The U.S.
by Gil Kaan - October 06, 2021, Los Angeles

The national tour of MY FAIR LADY opens October 7th in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre, running through October 31st. Bartlett Sher directs this timeless story of Professor Henry Higgins’ experiment to transform the social standings of Eliza Doolittle, a lowly flower girl, to one fitting comfortabl...
Lena Hall On Bridging Musical Genres In Her SONGS FROM THE NIGHTCAR Interview Lena Hall On Bridging Musical Genres In Her SONGS FROM THE NIGHTCAR
by Gil Kaan - October 05, 2021, Los Angeles

Tony and Grammy Award winner Lena Hall will return to the Bourbon Room October 11th with her latest cabaret act SONGS FROM THE NIGHTCAR. A steadily working actress, Lena will include some of her Snowpiercer covers combined with her own originals. Had the chance to throw out a few queries to the very...
MOCA's Alex Sloane Moving SUN & SEA Interview MOCA's Alex Sloane Moving SUN & SEA
by Gil Kaan - October 03, 2021, Los Angeles

The national tour of SUN & SEA literally beaches at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA October 14th through the 16th. In its west coast debut, the producers of SUN & SEA will transform the Frank Gehry-designed former warehouse space into a sunny day at the beach with the installation of twenty-five ton...
The Echo-ing ASCENSION of Ahmed Best Interview The Echo-ing ASCENSION of Ahmed Best
by Gil Kaan - October 02, 2021, Los Angeles

The Echo Theater Company world premieres D.G. Watson’s ASCENSION October 5, 2021 at the Atwater Village Theatre. Echo’s associate artistic director Ahmed Best directs this immersive, interactive, sci-fi mystery thriller featuring Karen Sours Albisua, Leandro Cano, Samantha Cavestani, Elise DuRant, S...
The Groundlings' Chris Eckert Fortifies THE GALE While Habiting ELM STREET Interview The Groundlings' Chris Eckert Fortifies THE GALE While Habiting ELM STREET
by Gil Kaan - October 01, 2021, Los Angeles

Chris Eckert, creator of the LGBTQ THE GALE, will appear next on The Groundlings stage in A GROUNDLING ON ELM STREET. This very funny performer/writer also teaches at The Groundlings School. Had the chance to throw out a few inquiries to the quick-witted Chris....