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New Orleans Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in New Orleans.

Interview: Olivia Valli of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Saenger Theatre Interview Interview: Olivia Valli of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - October 03, 2022, New Orleans

The national tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL lands at the Saenger Theatre, running October 4 through October 9. The beloved ’90s rom-com directed by Garry Marshall comes to the stage with some updates, musical twists and a lot of love....
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, New Orleans

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: Edred Utomi of HAMILTON at Saenger Theatre Interview Interview: Edred Utomi of HAMILTON at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - July 05, 2022, New Orleans

The Broadway phenomenon that is HAMILTON is back in the Crescent City. This epic, historical reimaging by Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently running at the Saenger Theatre now through July 10th. As one of the most impactful musicals to ever hit the bar, the question isn’t so much are you going, but whe...
Cecil Baldwin of WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE at Civic Theatre Interview Cecil Baldwin of WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE at Civic Theatre
by Tara Bennett - March 30, 2022, New Orleans

A groundbreaking podcast known for pushing the boundaries of storytelling celebrates 10 years as WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE returns to New Orleans this Thursday. WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a radio-style show focusing on the community of the eerie desert town of Night Vale. Featuring announcements from the ...
Sue McLaughlin of FROZEN at Saenger Theatre Interview Sue McLaughlin of FROZEN at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - February 04, 2022, New Orleans

Disney’s staged version of FROZEN, set to arrive at the Saenger Theatre February 10-20, brings the world of Arrendale to life with jaw-dropping pageantry. One of the biggest (and smallest) reasons behind the magic goes to the two non-human roles of reindeer Sven and snowman Olaf, created through the...
Belén Moyano of HADESTOWN at Saenger Theatre Interview Belén Moyano of HADESTOWN at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - December 21, 2021, New Orleans

The national tour of the Tony award-winning musical HADESTOWN is getting ready to make its way down to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre, running from December 28 through January 2....
Jellicle CATS Come to Saenger Theatre Next Week Interview Jellicle CATS Come to Saenger Theatre Next Week
by Tara Bennett - December 09, 2021, New Orleans

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memorable musical CATS comes to the Saenger Theatre next week, beginning December 14....
Lyndie Moe of RENT Interview Lyndie Moe of RENT
by Tara Bennett - November 26, 2021, New Orleans

For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. Its immeasurable emotional impact has forever changed the world of musical theatre....
Kathy Halenda of TOOTSIE at Saenger Theatre Interview Kathy Halenda of TOOTSIE at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - November 09, 2021, New Orleans

TOOTSIE, the comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated film is coming to the New Orleans Saenger Theatre Nov. 9-14....
Shane Stewart of COMEDY OF ERRORS at Acorn Theatre At Pointe-Marie Interview Shane Stewart of COMEDY OF ERRORS at Acorn Theatre At Pointe-Marie
by Tara Bennett - August 04, 2021, New Orleans

The Acorn Theatre is up to some Shakespeare Shenanigans with its rendition of the Bard's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. Directed by Shane Stewart, this production turns Pointe-Marie into a Hawaiian luau while the story focuses on a series of incidents caused by mistaken identity when two sets of twins set ou...
Shane Stewart of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Playmakers Baton Rouge Interview Shane Stewart of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Playmakers Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - May 13, 2021, New Orleans

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has created for theatre artisans, Playmakers Baton Rouge will see a return to live theatre in its outdoor production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM....
Lily McGill, Joshua McClymont, Natalie Overall of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY Interview Lily McGill, Joshua McClymont, Natalie Overall of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - December 14, 2020, New Orleans

Tis the season for holiday classics, and what could be better (and much needed) than a live production of one of the most beloved holiday stories of all time? IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY is the latest production brought to you by Theatre Baton Rouge as part of their 75th season....
 of AN ACT OF GOD at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview of AN ACT OF GOD at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - November 11, 2020, New Orleans

Theatre Baton Rouge presents its second live production during its current 75th season with written by David Javerbaum. This hilarious comedy takes place during a question and answer session with God himself....
Jenny Ballard discusses upcoming Gala at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Jenny Ballard discusses upcoming Gala at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - August 05, 2020, New Orleans

With the novel coronavirus keeping theatres dark, audience members wonder what the future may hold for their beloved playhouses. The staff of one such playhouse, Theatre Baton Rouge, has been hard at work these past few months, updating their 75th season and altering their annual gala to fit an enti...
Nathaniel Twarog of NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE - AS YOU LIKE IT at Tennessee Williams Theat Interview Nathaniel Twarog of NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE - AS YOU LIKE IT at Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
by Tara Bennett - April 03, 2020, New Orleans

Fans of The Bard and wearing their sweats at home are in for a treat as the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company brings to you NO PANTS SHAKESPEARE a?" AS YOU LIKE IT....
Connor Lyon of JERSEY BOYS at The Saenger Theatre Interview Connor Lyon of JERSEY BOYS at The Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - March 06, 2020, New Orleans

Get ready, New Orleans, one of the most rockin' shows of the season opens at the Saenger Theatre tonight!  JERSEY BOYS is coming to us for the third time in recent years, and I couldn't be happier.  In the show we learn about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, their rise to stardom, and the work it...
Jason Breaux of FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview Jason Breaux of FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - February 26, 2020, New Orleans

Ken Ludwig's A FOX ON THE FAIRWAY a?' billed as a?oea charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golfa?? a?' opens Friday night at Theatre Baton Rouge....
Audrey Belle Adams of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Saenger Theatre Interview Audrey Belle Adams of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Saenger Theatre
by Heidi Scheuermann - February 04, 2020, New Orleans

Get ready kids and former kids, for the most magical show we've had at the Saenger Theatre all season!  CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is opening next week, and the cast is ready to take us on a journey to Willy Wonka's candy kingdom....
GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Baton Rouge Interview GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - January 27, 2020, New Orleans

Theatre Baton Rouge wants local audiences to roll the dice this weekend with their spring musical production of GUYS AND DOLLS running from January 30 through February 2 as part of TBR's Young Actors Program....
Chris Carsten of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Saenger Theatre Interview Chris Carsten of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - December 17, 2019, New Orleans

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit, Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen comes A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL which brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans Dec. 17 - 22....