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New Jersey Interviews

Merritt Janson and YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE for Two River Theater's Benefit P Interview Merritt Janson and YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE for Two River Theater's Benefit Play Readings
by Marina Kennedy - July 22, 2020, New Jersey

Two River Theater kicks off their exciting series of benefit play readings with 'Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine' on Sunday, July 26 at 7:00pm EDT. The show originally premiered at Two River in 2015. This reading will feature an updated script by Tony-Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Broadwaywor...
 Director Jillian Petrie and JUNGALBOOK Streaming at The Growing Stage Interview Director Jillian Petrie and JUNGALBOOK Streaming at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - July 06, 2020, New Jersey

The Growing Stage (TGS) is proud to present their next Studio Series of the 38th season, 'Jungalbook' virtually streaming on YouTube Live on Friday, July 17 at 7:30PM and Saturday, July 18th at 4:00PM. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing director, Jillian Petrie....
Marshall Jones III and STREAM ON PRODUCTIONS Interview Marshall Jones III and STREAM ON PRODUCTIONS
by Marina Kennedy - June 29, 2020, New Jersey

Long-time theater producer/directors Marshall Jones, III and Ricardo Khan combined forces to create a unique theater experience via the internet, Stream ON! Broadwayworld had the opportunity to interview Jones about the production company....
Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director of AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Interview Andrew DePrisco, Artistic Director of AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
by Marina Kennedy - June 04, 2020, New Jersey

While live theatre in New Jersey is being paused due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we continue our series of interviews with theatre professionals to learn more about how they are coping and their future plans. Andrew DePrisco, the Artistic Director of Axelrod Performing Arts Center told us about his ba...
Frank Licato, Artistic Director of HUDSON THEATRE WORKS Interview Frank Licato, Artistic Director of HUDSON THEATRE WORKS
by Marina Kennedy - May 28, 2020, New Jersey

Broadwayworld New Jersey continues our interview series with theatre professionals to learn about their future plans during temporary closures. Frank Licato, the Artistic Director of Hudson Theatre Works shared with us some interesting insights....
Jim Vagias, Producing Artistic Director of American Theater Group Interview Jim Vagias, Producing Artistic Director of American Theater Group
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2020, New Jersey

We continue our series with theatre professionals by interviewing ATG's Producing Artistic Director, Jim Vagias about the company and the future....
Director of Education, Brian B. Crowe Talks About Programming at THE SHAKESPEARE THEA Interview Director of Education, Brian B. Crowe Talks About Programming at THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NJ
by Marina Kennedy - April 28, 2020, New Jersey

We are continuing our series with theatre professionals to learn about how some of New Jersey's top organizations are dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. Brian B. Crowe, the Director of Education at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey gave us some significant insights into their programing....
Executive Director John McEwen of NEW JERSEY THEATRE ALLIANCE Interview Executive Director John McEwen of NEW JERSEY THEATRE ALLIANCE
by Marina Kennedy - April 23, 2020, New Jersey

We continue our interviews with theatre pros to find out more about their organizations, how they are coping with the Covid-19 outbreak, and their plans for the future. John McEwen, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, gave us some valuable insights about the organization....
Bonnie J. Monte, Artistic Director of THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NJ Gives Her Insight Interview Bonnie J. Monte, Artistic Director of THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE OF NJ Gives Her Insights About the Metro Area's Classic Venue
by Marina Kennedy - April 17, 2020, New Jersey

We continue our series with leaders in the theatre arts to learn about their upcoming plans and find out how they are dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. We had the opportunity to interview Bonnie J. Monte, the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. She gave us her insights abou...
Interview: Executive and Artistic Director, Anthony Wilkinson of AVENEL PERFORMING AR Interview Interview: Executive and Artistic Director, Anthony Wilkinson of AVENEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
by Marina Kennedy - April 15, 2020, New Jersey

We continue our interview series with the leaders of the entertainment industry in the Garden State to find out how they are coping with the Covid-19 outbreak. We had the pleasure of interviewing Anthony Wilkinson, the Executive and Artistic Director of Avenel Performing Arts Center....
Stephen L. Fredericks of THE GROWING STAGE in Netcong Talks About Children's Theatre Interview Stephen L. Fredericks of THE GROWING STAGE in Netcong Talks About Children's Theatre and the Future for TGS
by Marina Kennedy - April 08, 2020, New Jersey

As we continue our series of interviews with theatre pros during the Covid-19 outbreak, Broadwayworld NJ interviewed Founder and Executive Director, Stephen L. Fredericks of The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey....
Executive Director, Brian Remo of UCPAC and the Rahway Venue Interview Executive Director, Brian Remo of UCPAC and the Rahway Venue
by Marina Kennedy - April 06, 2020, New Jersey

We continue our series of interviews with leaders of the Garden State theatre community to find out how they are dealing with the current times and their plans for the future. We had the opportunity to learn about Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway, thanks to the Center's Executiv...
Executive Director Meredith Burns of ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS Talks About Her Work and P Interview Executive Director Meredith Burns of ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS Talks About Her Work and Prospects for the Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - April 03, 2020, New Jersey

We continue our series of interviews with the people in New Jersey that make great entertainment happen. Thank you to Executive Director, Meredith Burns of Art House Productions in Jersey City who let us know how the company's is dealing with the current times and about their upcoming plans....
Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee Looks to the Future of PAPER MILL PLAYHOU Interview Producing Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee Looks to the Future of PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
by Marina Kennedy - April 01, 2020, New Jersey

Broadwayworld NJ continues our series interviews with top theatre professionals to learn about their upcoming plans. Our readers will enjoy this one with Mark S. Hoebee, the Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse. Hoebee also directs shows at the Playhouse....
Executive Director Colleen Cook Reflects on the Past, Present, and Future of Holmdel Interview Executive Director Colleen Cook Reflects on the Past, Present, and Future of Holmdel Theatre Company
by Erica Handel - March 30, 2020, New Jersey

Broadwayworld New Jersey continues their series of interviews with theatre professionals to learn about how they are coping with the virus outbreak. We interviewed Colleen Cook, who is currently the Executive Director of the Holmdel Theatre Company....
Artistic Director Carl Wallnau of CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY Talks About the Future Interview Artistic Director Carl Wallnau of CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY Talks About the Future
by Marina Kennedy - March 27, 2020, New Jersey

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George Merrick in SHERLOCK RETURNS at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Dinner Theatre 3/10 t Interview George Merrick in SHERLOCK RETURNS at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Dinner Theatre 3/10 to 4/30
by Marina Kennedy - March 06, 2020, New Jersey

'Sherlock Returns' is another crown jewel in Hunterdon Hills Playhouse's (HHP) widely popular Sherlock Holmes Immersive Musical Comedy Series. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing George Merrick who plays Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Returns about his career and the upcoming show at HHP...
Casey Esbin in PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage Interview Casey Esbin in PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - March 03, 2020, New Jersey

'Pinkalicious The Musical' will be performed at The Growing Stage (TGS) in Netcong from March 13 to March 29. The show features book and lyrics by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann with music and lyrics by John Gregor. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Casey Esbin who stars in the sh...
Carl Hendrick Louis in August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater 2/29 to 3/22 Interview Carl Hendrick Louis in August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater 2/29 to 3/22
by Marina Kennedy - February 28, 2020, New Jersey

This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Brandon Dirden's production of 'Radio Golf,' the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hendrick Louis who plays Ha...
Cathryn Wake in CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse 3/3 to 3/29 Interview Cathryn Wake in CONSCIENCE at George Street Playhouse 3/3 to 3/29
by Marina Kennedy - February 24, 2020, New Jersey

Joe DiPietro's new play, Conscience will be performed at George Street Playhouse (GSP) in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) from March 3 to March 29....
Playwright Joe Giovannetti and THE PROMOTION at NJ Rep Interview Playwright Joe Giovannetti and THE PROMOTION at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - February 21, 2020, New Jersey

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) will present the world premiere of 'The Promotion' by Joe Giovannetti from March 5 to April 5. Directed by Evan Bergman, the play stars John Caliendo, Phillip Clark, Chantal Jean-Pierre, and Sophia Parola. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Joe G...
Jason Pumarada in BUNNY BOY at The Growing Stage 2/8 TO 2/16 Interview Jason Pumarada in BUNNY BOY at The Growing Stage 2/8 TO 2/16
by Marina Kennedy - February 02, 2020, New Jersey

The Growing Stage will present the world premiere production of 'BUNNYBOY' by Philip Kaplan. The show will be on the Netcong stage from February 8 through 16 with performances on Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Pumarada who plays S...
Director of Education Kate Cordaro and A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: TWELFTH NIGHT” at Two Ri Interview Director of Education Kate Cordaro and A LITTLE SHAKESPEARE: TWELFTH NIGHT” at Two River Theater 1/ 31 to 2/9
by Marina Kennedy - January 30, 2020, New Jersey

Next up at Two River Theater is A Little Shakespeare: Twelfth Night. The show will be on the Red Bank stage from January 31 to February 9. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Two River Theater's Director of Education about her career and the upcoming production of 'A Little Shakespear...
Kevis Hillocks in PASS OVER at Luna Stage Interview Kevis Hillocks in PASS OVER at Luna Stage
by Marina Kennedy - January 22, 2020, New Jersey

Antoinette Nwandu's searing and poetic new play 'Pass Over' will be performed at Luna Stage in West Orange from February 6 to March 1. Directed by Devin E. Haqq, 'Pass Over' is a provocative, contemporary mashup of 'Waiting for Godot' and the 'Exodus' saga. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of inte...
Andrew Kober in UNMASKED: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Paper Mill Playhouse Interview Andrew Kober in UNMASKED: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - January 20, 2020, New Jersey

Paper Mill Playhouse is presenting 'Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' from Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, March 1. The show features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is written by Richard Curtis. It is directed and choreographed by JoAnn M. Hunter with musical direction by Sam Davis....
Hannah Rose Caton in TWELFTH NIGHT at Two River Theater Interview Hannah Rose Caton in TWELFTH NIGHT at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - January 11, 2020, New Jersey

Two River Theater is now presenting William Shakespeare's romantic comedy 'Twelfth Night' directed by Sara Holdren with original songs composed by the band/theater collective, The Lobbyists. Performances will be in Two River's Rechnitz Theater through Sunday, February 2. Broadwayworld.com had the pl...
Playwright Marylou DiPietro and BONE ON BONE at NJ Rep 1/9 to 2/9 Interview Playwright Marylou DiPietro and BONE ON BONE at NJ Rep 1/9 to 2/9
by Marina Kennedy - December 30, 2019, New Jersey

New Jersey Repertory Company kicks off 2020 with a world premiere play, Bone on Bone, written by Marylou DiPierto. Directed by M. Graham Smith, the show will be on the Long Branch stage from January 9 to February 9. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing playwright and poet Marylou DiPie...
Jennifer Damiano Brings Her Solo Concert to Holmdel Theatre Company's “Broadway at th Interview Jennifer Damiano Brings Her Solo Concert to Holmdel Theatre Company's “Broadway at the Barn” Series on January 4
by Erica Handel - December 17, 2019, New Jersey

Broadway actress Jennifer Damiano will perform at Holmdel Theatre Companys Broadway at the Barn Series on January 4....
Director Marshall Jones III and A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crossroads Theatre Company Interview Director Marshall Jones III and A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Crossroads Theatre Company
by Marina Kennedy - November 29, 2019, New Jersey

Crossroads Theatre Company continues their exciting season with a holiday show for all. A Christmas Carol will be performed at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) in the Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater from December 5 to December 15. Directed by the Company's Artistic Director, Marshall Jone...
Connor McKenna and ELF THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage Interview Connor McKenna and ELF THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage
by Marina Kennedy - November 24, 2019, New Jersey

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre in Netcong kicks off the holiday season with 'ELF The Musical' from November 29 through December 22. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Connor McKenna about his career and his role as Budd...
Renée Taylor in MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse Interview Renée Taylor in MY LIFE ON A DIET at George Street Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - November 20, 2019, New Jersey

George Street Playhouse continues their 2019/2020 season with 'My Life on a Diet,' a one-woman show co-written Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna, starring Renée Taylor and directed by Joseph Bologna. Broadwayworld.com thoroughly enjoyed chatting with Renée Taylor about the show at GSP, and more....
Artistic Director Bonnie Monte of STNJ Discusses ROMEO and JULIET On the Madison Stag Interview Artistic Director Bonnie Monte of STNJ Discusses ROMEO and JULIET On the Madison Stage through 11/17
by Marina Kennedy - November 06, 2019, New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) has continued its 2019 Season with William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' Directed by Ian Belknap, Artistic Director of the prestigious Acting Company in NYC, the show will be on the Madison stage through Sunday, November 17. Broadwayworld.com had the ...
Ashley Blanchet as Ella in CINDERELLA at Paper Mill Playhouse 11/20 to 12/29 Interview Ashley Blanchet as Ella in CINDERELLA at Paper Mill Playhouse 11/20 to 12/29
by Marina Kennedy - November 05, 2019, New Jersey

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon be presenting 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella' with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley Blanchet who plays E...
Kelly McIntyre in LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River Theater Interview Kelly McIntyre in LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - October 31, 2019, New Jersey

Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Kelly McIntyre who plays Sheila Nail in 'Love in Hate Nation' that will be performed at Two River Theater from November 9 to December 1....
Sylvia Milo of THE OTHER MOZART at Bickford Theater At Morris Museum Interview Sylvia Milo of THE OTHER MOZART at Bickford Theater At Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - October 17, 2019, New Jersey

Sylvia Milo, star of The Other Mozart playing this weekend at Bickford Theater recently took the time to answer some questions about the award-winning play based on the true story of the sister of Wolfgang Amadeus, Maria Anna (nicknamed Nannerl)....
Playwright Christopher Daftsios and LILY at NJ Rep Interview Playwright Christopher Daftsios and LILY at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - October 15, 2019, New Jersey

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) continues their successful season with Lily written by Christopher Daftsios and directed by Sarah Norris....
Stephanie Lexis-NJ Native and Founder of BROADWAY BODY POSITIVITY PROJECT Interview Stephanie Lexis-NJ Native and Founder of BROADWAY BODY POSITIVITY PROJECT
by Gina Zenyuch - October 14, 2019, New Jersey

Founder of BROADWAY BODY POSITIVITY PROJECT, Stephanie Lexis, discusses the organization and its IndieGogo Campaign...
Laura Benanti Talks Broadway, Motherhood, Younger TV, and More Ahead of Axelrod Perfo Interview Laura Benanti Talks Broadway, Motherhood, Younger TV, and More Ahead of Axelrod Performing Arts Center's 2019 Gala
by Erica Handel - October 11, 2019, New Jersey

The Axelrod's 2019 Gala will star Laura Benanti, who won her Tony Award for her performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, starring Patti Lupone and directed by original book writer Arthur Laurents...
Julian Emile Lerner in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse 10/15 to 11/10 Interview Julian Emile Lerner in LAST DAYS OF SUMMER at George Street Playhouse 10/15 to 11/10
by Marina Kennedy - October 10, 2019, New Jersey

George Street Playhouse opens their inaugural season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) with 'Last Days of Summer.' It is based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. Broadwayworld...
Director Ian Belknap of ROMEO AND JULIET at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Interview Director Ian Belknap of ROMEO AND JULIET at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by Marina Kennedy - October 09, 2019, New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its exciting 2019 Season with William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet.' Directed by Ian Belknap, the show will be on the Madison stage from October 16 to November 17. Broadwayworld NJ had the opportunity to interview Belknap about his career and the u...