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Nashville Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Nashville.

Interview: Award-winning Author Lewis Kempfer On The Publication of 120 SEATS IN A BO Interview Interview: Award-winning Author Lewis Kempfer On The Publication of 120 SEATS IN A BOILER ROOM
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 10, 2022

Tomorrow – October 11, 2022 – marks yet another momentous day in the history of Boiler Room Theatre, the late and lamented theater company that originally brought professional theater to The Factory at Franklin. 120 Seats in a Boiler Room: The Creation of a Courageous Professional Theater, the lates...
Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Interview Interview: ANASTASIA's Willem Butler Talks Life After BroadwayWorld's NEXT ON STAGE & Making His Touring Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 25, 2022

Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld's first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler's touring debut! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Willem B...
Interview: Liz Callaway Promises 'A Great Evening' As She Reunites with Jason Graae i Interview Interview: Liz Callaway Promises 'A Great Evening' As She Reunites with Jason Graae in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - August 14, 2022, Nashville

It’s been a while since Liz Callaway last performed on a Nashville stage – it was a performance of “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra – and longer still since the time she auditioned for Opryland USA while still a high school student (she wasn’t cast, but more a...
Interview: Raconteur Jason Graae Returns to Nashville For CABARET ON STAGE at TPAC Interview Interview: Raconteur Jason Graae Returns to Nashville For CABARET ON STAGE at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - August 12, 2022, Nashville

Even after a brief telephone conversation – which covers as many subjects as time will allow – it’s quite clear that Jason Graae is not only an acclaimed actor, entertainer and stage/film/tv performer. He is, at his very core, a raconteur (which is a fancy French way of saying he can tell a great st...
Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville Interview Interview: Entertainment Legend Sam Harris Brings His One-Man Show Home to Nashville This Saturday Night at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 30, 2022, Nashville

Thanks to the successful and continuing partnership of Studio Tenn and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Sam Harris returns to Nashville this Saturday night for an evening of Cabaret On Stage, the kick-off of the second season of such offerings on the stage of TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall....
The Friday 5(+1) on Saturday: THAT WOMAN - THE DANCE SHOW Interview The Friday 5(+1) on Saturday: THAT WOMAN - THE DANCE SHOW
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 18, 2022, Nashville

That Woman - The Dance Show is produced by Tennessee Playwrights Studio and directed by Molly Breen. This production has been co-created with the following Nashville choreographers: Molly Breen, Caitlin Del Casino, Brandon Johnson, Thea Jones, Cornell Kennedy, Jodie Mowrey (Director of Choreography)...
The Friday 5(+1) on Thursday: THAT WOMAN - THE MONOLOGUE SHOW Opens at Darkhorse Thea Interview The Friday 5(+1) on Thursday: THAT WOMAN - THE MONOLOGUE SHOW Opens at Darkhorse Theater Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 16, 2022, Nashville

Opening tonight at Darkhorse Theater in Nashville is That Woman – The Monologue Show, which explores the stories of women who involved or rumored-to-be involved with President John F. Kennedy. Co-written by Nashville-area women playwrights and actors, it is performed by a diverse ensemble of actors ...
The Friday 5(+1): Cumberland County Playhouse's RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Op Interview The Friday 5(+1): Cumberland County Playhouse's RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 10, 2022, Nashville

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, the hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella combines the story's classic elements – the glass slippers, the pumpkin, and the prince’s ball – along with some surprisin...
The Friday 5(+1): Madison Gunn and Morgan Riggs of TEN YEAR Interview The Friday 5(+1): Madison Gunn and Morgan Riggs of TEN YEAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 03, 2022, Nashville

Sam is holding on to the past. He’s had the same job, lived in the same house, even ordered the same coffee for a decade now. This one weekend could change all of that. Come see the world premiere of Ten Year – a new musical by Wesley King and Jacob Henz, running through June 4 at Nashville’s Darkho...
Friday 5(+1): Getting To Know The New Faces of Nashville Rep's RAGTIME Interview Friday 5(+1): Getting To Know The New Faces of Nashville Rep's RAGTIME
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 12, 2021, Nashville

Ragtime opened last night, featuring a cast of Nashville stage veterans and a sizable coterie of performers, heretofore unknown to local audiences, who are certain to become fast favorites. Taking a brief respite from their hectic schedules of rehearsals, fittings, photo calls, more rehearsals and g...
Nashville Rep Comes Home to TPAC's Polk Theatre for Season-Opening RAGTIME Interview Nashville Rep Comes Home to TPAC's Polk Theatre for Season-Opening RAGTIME
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 09, 2021, Nashville

Opening Thursday night, November 11 and continuing for five performances through Sunday, November 14, Ragtime – the musical by Stephen Flaherty (music), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) and Terrance McNally (book) which, in turn, is based upon E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 novel of the same name – promises to be a grand...
Friday 5(+1): LIZZIE's Stellar Women On Why You Need To Come See Their Show Interview Friday 5(+1): LIZZIE's Stellar Women On Why You Need To Come See Their Show
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 21, 2021, Nashville

Lizzie is a rock opera that reimagines the story behind the infamous Lizzie Borden — the primary suspect for the brutal murder of her father and stepmother in 1892 — with a cast of four powerhouse women, a quartet of Nashville’s best-known young actors who bring the characters to life under the dire...
Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS Interview Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 10, 2021, Nashville

Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy are back on stage with their 'Stripped Down' tour, showing audiences a whole new side of the dancing duo. Featuring dance, comedy, and personal stories from the lives of the Chmerkovskiy brothers, the Maks & Val: Stripped Down tour will make you laugh, cry, and everything i...
Getting to Know...Studio Tenn Artistic Director PATRICK CASSIDY Interview Getting to Know...Studio Tenn Artistic Director PATRICK CASSIDY
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 22, 2021, Nashville

Though hard to believe it may be, Studio Tenn artistic director Patrick Cassidy and his wife Melissa Hurley Cassidy have been Tennesseans for well over a year now – he took the reins at Studio Tenn, the Franklin-based professional theater company that has gained critical acclaim and national notorie...
Adam Pascal Brings SO FAR...AN ACOUSTIC RETROSPECTIVE to Nashville Saturday 6/12 Interview Adam Pascal Brings SO FAR...AN ACOUSTIC RETROSPECTIVE to Nashville Saturday 6/12
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 09, 2021, Nashville

Years from now – when historians write about the initial signs of life that began to emerge from the mists that shrouded the world of live performance toward the end of a worldwide pandemic – it may well be determined that Adam Pascal, the Tony Award-nominated actor, singer and musician, knew exactl...