Palm Springs Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Palm Springs.

Michele McConnell will Appear in SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE! with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus.
by Audrey Liebross - December 08, 2021

For three already sold-out performances, Broadway star Michele McConnell will appear with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC), in the chorus's holiday show, SPARKLE, TWINKLE, JINGLE!, at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, December...

Scott Coulter Helms The Latest Iteration Of Michael Childers' One Night Only
by David Green - February 10, 2020

Michael Childers' presents One Night Only benefitting the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. a?oeThe Way We Were: Songs of the '70'sa?? features the best of Broadway and pop music from that era, for one performance only on April 22 at 6:30 pm, at The McCallum Theatre. With Direction & Choreography b...

Joel Vig of ADOPTION ROULETTE at Desert Ensemble Theater
by Audrey Liebross - January 19, 2020

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's (DETC's) ninth season continues with the world premiere production of ADOPTION ROULETTE, by Elizabeth Fuller and Joel Vig. Shawn Abramowitz directs a three-person cast headed by Yo Younger. Adina Lawson and Fergus Loughnane each play multiple roles. The run begins o...

Jerome Elliott of Desert Ensemble Theatre Company on the Season Opening Gala
by Audrey Liebross - October 16, 2019

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's (DETC's) ninth season gets underway on October 25th and 26th with its signature season opening a benefit for the company's theatre internship program and scholarship fund. The first performance is a gala event featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and desserts....

Fran Drescher of SCHMOOZING WITH FRAN at Outlandish Palm Springs
by David Green - October 09, 2019

Outlandish launches its third season on Saturday, October 12 with America's favorite Nanny Fran Drescher, performing a show for the first time in Palm Springs. In a?oeSchmoozing With Fran Dreschera??, the legendary actress/comedian/activist shares, in her unique voice, both hilarious and poignant st...

Tiffanie Patscheck, Artistic Director of Encore Theatre District, Talks About the Upcoming Season.
by Audrey Liebross - August 12, 2019

Broadway World interviews Encore Theatre District's artistic director, Tiffanie Patscheck, about the upcoming season....

Catching Up With Brandon Wardell As UNDER THE STREETLAMP Prepares To Wow Palm Springs Audiences
by David Green - April 18, 2019

The Coachella Valley Symphony presents UNDER THE STREETLAMP on Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Inspired by the classic hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Bobby Darin and others, UNDER THE ST...

Renée Taylor Dishes On Her LIFE ON A DIET
by Gil Kaan - March 28, 2019

Award-winning writer/actress Renee Taylor will be bringing her touring one-woman show RENEE TAYLOR'S MY LIFE ON A DIET back to her home town at The Wallis April 5, 2019. Known to many television fans of The Nanny as Fran Drescher's TV mom, Renee has collaborated on a multitude of movie and theatrica...

Catching Up With BRAVO AMICI'S Travis Nesbitt On The World Famous Opera Band, And More
by David Green - March 01, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents BRAVO Amici on Monday, March 11, at 7:00pm. BRAVO Amici is presented as part of the McCallum Theatre's Mitch's Picks series. From the creators of the world's first opera band, Amici Forever, comes BRAVO Amici, which includes founder and original cast member Geoff Sewell...

RENT'S Joanne, Lencia Kebede, Talks The 20th Anniversary Tour At The McCallum Theatre and More
by David Green - February 06, 2019

The McCallum Theatre presents the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent for five performances, Friday, February 8, through Sunday, February 10. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan L...

BWW Interview: The King Of The Forest! Nick Pearson Opens Up About Playing The Cowardly Lion In THE WIZARD OF OZ At The McCallum
by David Green - January 10, 2019

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, travels over the rainbow to Palm Desert for five performances at the McCallum Theatre. Performances are Friday, January 25, at 8:00pm; Saturday, January 26, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, January 27, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. This magical pro...

Michael Childers Brings A Star-Studded Tribute To Andrew Lloyd Webber To Palm Springs in April
by David Green - December 13, 2018

Celebrated Producer Michael Childers will bring his latest edition of One Night Only to The McCallum Theatre on April 24, 2019 with a star-studded cast including Christine Andreas, John Barrowman, Liz Calloway and more. This season's ONO is a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber and proceeds will benefit ...

Pasquale Esposito Opens Up About His Incredible Career, PBS Specials And His Upcoming Concert At The Annenberg
by David Green - November 29, 2018

Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito returns to The Annenberg Theatre, located at The Palm Springs Arts Museum, for his fifth appearance on December 7 at 8:00 pm. The concert celebrates Italian Piazzas and is the live version of his newest PBS special. I had the opportunity to catch up with Mr. Esposito ...

NOT THAT JEWISH! A Chat With Comic Monica Piper As She Prepares For Her One Woman Show In Palm Springs
by David Green - November 07, 2018

JFS Desert is proud to present an incredible afternoon with Emmy® Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comic Monica Piper for one performance only. This dynamic comedian who has written for Roseanne, Mad About You, Veronica's Closet and was the head writer of the #1 children's animated series Ru...

Catching Up With Dezart Performs' Artistic Director Michael Shaw As He Prepares To Kick Off Eleventh Season With CHURCH AND STATE
by David Green - November 06, 2018

Award-winning Dezart Performs opens it's eleventh season in the desert with the 'serious comedy' CHURCH AND STATE on November 9 at The Pearl McManus Theatre in donwtown Palm Springs. Production notes state: 'Three days before his bid for reelection, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff co...

Opera Great Rose Kingsley Talks About Her Upcoming 'Concert That Never Was' In The Desert And More
by David Green - October 16, 2018

The International Opera Institute presents a celebration of Streisand and Sinatra in 'The Concert That Never Was' At The Indian Wells Performing Arts Center on November 10 at 7:30 pm. 'The Concert That Never Was' is a concert between Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand that was planned but never took...

Pageant Of The Masters Artistic Director Diane Challis Davy Shares Her Vision Of An Incredible Summer UNDER THE SUN
by David Green - August 17, 2018

The world-famous Pageant Of The Masters, a theatrical celebration of great art recreated in tableaux vivants, and celebrating its' 85th anniversary of 'living pictures' as part of Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts, is in full bloom in Laguna Beach, with performances nightly through September 1. This s...

CHICO'S ANGELS Turn The Heat Up At Oscars Cafe And Bar In Palm Springs
by David Green - June 12, 2018

The south of the border hotties, Chico's Angels, will make their Palm Springs debut with their hour-long variety show VIVA LAS CHICAS!: Chico's Angels Variety Hour. The show stars the heavenly trio Kay Sedia, Frieda Laye, Chita Parol & Bossman. VIVA LAS CHICAS opens tonight, June 12, and runs for th...

THE SHOW GOES ON! Broadway,Television And Screen Icon Kaye Ballard Talks About Her New Documentary Film And More
by David Green - June 04, 2018

On May 20, The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs previewed an incredible new documentary, 'The Show Goes On', about the life and career of Broadway, Film and Television Icon Kaye Ballard to a 'more than full house'. In fact, two theatres were opened for the screening since demand far exceeded the numb...

Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester Is LIVE AT THE MCCALLUM With The Coachella Valley Symphony
by David Green - May 03, 2018

Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester Joins The Coachella Valley Symphony for a very special 'one night only' concert that will feature her greatest hits and more on Saturday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Ms. Manchester may be best known for her hits 'Midnight Blue', 'Wheneve...

The McCallum's President/CEO Mitch Gershenfeld Talks Upcoming 2018-19 Season And More
by David Green - April 10, 2018

The McCallum Theatre recently announced its new lineup as it begins its fourth decade of presenting world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences. The new season includes McCallum debuts, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment, holiday sensations, and an outstanding r...

Producer/Director Chad Hilligus Talks Upcoming WEST SIDE STORY IN CONCERT And More
by David Green - March 02, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents WEST SIDE STORY: IN CONCERT for five performances Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. This classic musical is being exclusively produced by the McCallum Theatre as part of its Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration. Produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, the li...

Robin S Opens Up About Her Music Career And Her Headlining Engagement At Halloween Palm Springs
by David Green - October 12, 2017

Robin S, one of the most prolific dance artists of our time and Billboard Dance Chart Topper known for her mega hits 'Show Me Love' and 'Luv 4 Luv' will headline Halloween Palm Springs on Arenas Road Tuesday, October 31 from 5:00-10:00p.m. I had the chance to catch up with Robin to talk about her u...

Stephen Schwartz On Bringing PRINCE OF EGYPT to the Stage, Working With His Son Scott & More!
by Alan Henry - September 25, 2017

The first stage production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, based on the Dreamworks animated feature, will premiere next month at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley....

Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours
by Gil Kaan - August 23, 2017

The very unique, very outrageous, very out-spoken, and always very funny Margaret Cho has begun her new tour FRESH OFF THE BLOAT, with European dates following the U.S. stops. Named this year by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the '50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Times,' Margaret will be tackling cu...

Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - May 22, 2017

The national tour of PIPPIN is coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, for two shows only, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Naysh Fox plays the title character, and Housso Semon showcases her powerful voice as the 'Leading Player.' Broadw...

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - February 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry...

David Reuther, George Banks in MARY POPPINS at the Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - February 20, 2017

On Friday, February 24, 2017 and Saturday, February 25th, Riverside's Fox Performing Art Center (Fox PAC) will present Theatre Royale's production of MARY POPPINS. David Reuther, known to Inland Empire audiences for his fabulous portrayal of Jean Valjean in Theatre Royale's 2015 production of LES MI...

Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - February 09, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-no...

Colin Cloud, of THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, Coming to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center.
by Audrey Liebross - January 11, 2017

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, featuring seven performers, will play the Fox Performing Arts Center (Fox PAC) in Riverside, California, for two shows on Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27, 2017. Broadway World Interviewed the 'Deductionist,' Colin Cloud....

Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WEST
by Ellen Dostal - November 14, 2016

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark but, in Los Angeles, Shakespeare lovers will find all the joy that they can wish when the Library Foundation of Los Angeles opens its newest exhibit: American's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West on November 17 at the Central Library. The show is a partne...

Daniel Taylor as John Lennon in LENNON – THROUGH A GLASS ONION
by Audrey Liebross - November 09, 2016

Part concert and part biography, LENNON - THROUGH A GLASS ONION celebrates the genius of John Lennon. The show, starring Daniel Taylor and Stewart D'Arrietta, features 31 of John Lennon's iconic hits. The show will appear at the Fox Performing Arts Center, in Riverside, for two performances, on Satu...

Billboard Chart-Topping Artist Kristine W Headlines Halloween Palm Springs 2016
by David Green - September 23, 2016

The incomparable Kristine W will headline Halloween Palm Springs, Saturday, October 29 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Kristine W has scored 16 potent #1 dance hits and a record-setting string of nine consecutive #1s on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart over the past 16 years, earning Kristine third place on Bill...

JC McCann of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Fox Performing Arts Center
by Audrey Liebross - April 02, 2016

Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center will close out its 2015-16 Broadway season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. The national tour's new production will play at the Fox for two performances on Sunday, April 10, 2016....

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's John Freedson Discusses the Satirical Show, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center, in Riverside.
by Audrey Liebross - March 04, 2016

The side-splitting parody known as FORBIDDEN BROADWAY comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California, for two shows only on Saturday, March 12, 2016. BWW interviews the producer, John Freedson....

BWW Interviews David Johnson, Who Plays Max Bialystock in THE PRODUCERS, Coming to Riverside's Fox PAC on Valentine's Day (Corrected)
by Audrey Liebross - January 26, 2016

THE PRODUCERS touring company will play two performances at Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 14, 2016. BWW interviewed David Johnson, who plays Max Bialystock....

AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17
by David Green - January 15, 2016

Singer/Actress Frenchie Davis brings her brash wit and iconic vocal style to The Copa in Palm Springs for two intimate performances, January 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm. Davis auditioned for the second season of the groundbreaking FOX show "American Idol" and her tremendous success on the show launched a c...

Everything Has a Season! Erik Altemus Talks His 'Season' of PIPPIN, at The McCallum
by David Green - January 12, 2016

Pippin, Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical drops in at The McCallum Theatre for a week long engagement, January 12-17. Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, Pippin 'lifts you up and leaves you smiling', say press notes....

LOUIS & KEELY Stars Discuss Bringing the Show Back to L.A.
by Ellen Dostal - January 04, 2016

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA returns to the Geffen Playhouse this month in a revamped production produced by the award-winning Hershey Felder. Written by Vanessa Claire Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder and directed by Taylor Hackford, it is the story of Louis Prima and Keely Smith whos...

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter LISA LOEB Appears at the Copa Palm Springs, 12/11
by David Green - December 09, 2015

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter Lisa Loeb brings her signature vocal stylings to The Copa Palm Springs for one special performance, December 11 at 8:00 pm. Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" ...



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