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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Philadelphia.

Interview: Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverley Talks World Premiere of Lorene Cary's LADYSITTING at Arden Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 24, 2024


In this exclusive interview, Trezana Beverley discusses her experience starring in the world premiere of Ladysitting at the Arden Theatre. Discover the heartwarming story of this tribute to a grandmother's journey and get an inside look into the cast and creative team behind the production....

Interview: Heather Raffo And Zak Berkman of NINE PARTS at People's Light
by G K Schatzman - February 12, 2023


Heather Raffo’s award-winning play comes to film as Nine Parts in a new adaptation now streaming through People’s Light, a Chester County cultural center. The one-woman performance features Raffo in the roles of nine Iraqi women exploring love and grief within countries undone by division, violence,...

Interview: Richard E. Waits & Jimmy Brewer Talk 'Lola' & 'Charlie' in Reimagined KINKY BOOTS at Bucks County Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 18, 2022


Bucks County Playhouse is presenting an all-new production of Kinky Boots, running through July 30. BroadwayWorld spoke with Richard E. Waits and Jimmy Brewer about the magic of Kinky Boots, their favorite parts about Lola and Charlie, performing at the historic Bucks County Playhouse, and more! Rea...

New 'Evan Hansen' Anthony Norman Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour, How He's Approaching the Role & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 21, 2022


The National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen is in its fourth year of touring across North America, and will now have a new Evan Hansen! Anthony Norman (The Prom original Broadway cast, National Tour of Newsies, and more) is stepping into the lead role! Read BroadwayWorld's interview with the new star of D...

WAITRESS National Tour's Gabriella Marzetta Talks Playing 'Dawn' & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 28, 2022


The national tour of Waitress is currently making its way across the country, with stops in Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Connecticut, South Carolina and more! Waitress' next stop is at The Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music in Philadelphia, where it will play from Tuesday, March 29 through S...

BWW Review: Philadelphia Premiere of CHOIR BOY at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 26, 2022


Philadelphia Theatre Company's Choir Boy, directed by PTC Resident Artist Jeffrey L. Page, is an impactful production. Through every aspect of its storytelling, it effectively examines the inner and outer lives of these of these characters, while allowing you to do the same for yourself....

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL National Tour's Rachel Coloff Talks Starring as Genie & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 21, 2022


The National Tour of the Tony and Grammy Award Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, is coming to the Academy of Music February 22 - 27, 2022! The long-running hit charts legendary singer-songwriter and hit-making machine Carole King's journey from the start of her career as a young woman in the music ...

Kimberly Marable Talks HADESTOWN National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 08, 2022


The incredibly talented Kimberly Marable, who graced the stage as a member of the original Broadway cast of Hadestown, is now making her way across the country as Persephone in Hadestown's First National Tour!...

Interview: Ashley Kaylynn Green of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
by G K Schatzman - January 23, 2022


Dancer Michael Jackson, Jr. of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ponders legacy, improv, and meditation through movement in advance of the company’s first tour stop at Philadelphia Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music. Ms. Green joined the company this past year, in 2021, after a successful...

Interview: Michael Jackson, Jr. of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
by G K Schatzman - January 23, 2022


Dancer Michael Jackson, Jr. of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater talks inspirations, anticipations, and coming back from Covid lockdown in advance of the company’s first tour stop at Philadelphia Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music. Mr. Jackson first joined the company in 2011 after workin...

Lu Zielinski Talks THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW! A PUPPET PARODY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 10, 2022


You will soon have the chance to experience love, laughter, friendship and... puppets(!) when That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody comes to the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Merriam Theater on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld spoke with the show's Blanche, Lu Zielinski....

Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 27, 2021


STOMP's percussive rhythms and electrifying performers have been wowing audiences for 30 years, and the stage phenomenon is currently making its way through the US on a National Tour! Blending dance and performance with music created using everyday objects, STOMP is a one-of-a kind experience you wo...

Artistic Director, Paige Price and PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY
by Marina Kennedy - October 25, 2021


Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing Philadelphia Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Paige Price about her career and the season ahead....

Alan Cumming and Ari Shapiro Talk OCH & OY! A CONSIDERED CABARET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 13, 2021


Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and renowned journalist and singer Ari Shapiro are the dazzling stage duo the world has been waiting for. With unstoppable chemistry, endless charm, and talent for eons, the pair will be bringing their show Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret to stages across the country. ...

HAMILTON's Ta'Rea Campbell Talks Starring as Angelica Schuyler in the National Tour's 'Philip Cast'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 04, 2021


BroadwayWorld spoke with Ta'Rea Campbell, the Hamilton Philip Company's own Angelica Schuyler, to discuss stepping back on stage after a year and a half, how she's changed as a performer, her favorite things about Angelica Schuyler, and more! ...

Marilu Henner Talks THE MARILU HENNER SHOW, Her Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 09, 2021


Stage and screen star Marilu Henner has returned to Bucks County Playhouse with her dazzling new club act, 'The Marilu Henner Show', now running through August 15! Featuring song and dance and stories galore, the show pulls from all facets of Henner's incredible life both on stage and off....

Ozzie Jones, Jared Chichester, Davon Johnson, And David Pica of PASS OVER at Theatre Exile And Theatre In The X
by Amber Kusching - June 24, 2021


An interview with the director and cast of Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X’s production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over....

Candace Bushnell Shares Details About Upcoming World Premiere of IS THERE STILL SEX AND THE CITY?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 10, 2021


Candace Bushnell's world premiere one-woman show is set to take the stage at Bucks County Playhouse, running June 22 through July 18, 2021. We spoke with Candace Bushnell about the process of writing the show, what audiences can expect, the impact of her work, and much more!...

Pig Iron Theatre Company Co-Founder Dan Rothenberg Talks Toshiki Okada's ZERO COST HOUSE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 23, 2020


We spoke with Pig Iron Theatre co-founder and co-artistic director Dan Rothenberg about bringing Toshiki Okada's Zero Cost House to the screen, how Pig Iron is developing theatre in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, what the future holds for Pig Iron and more!...

Behind the Curtain: New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons Talks Ice Factory Festival and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 01, 2020


Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons....

Behind the Curtain: Meet Director/Choreographer Devon Sinclair
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 25, 2020


Today, our Behind the Curtain interview is with Devon Sinclair, director, choreographer and actor in the Philadelphia area, and teaching artist for the Walnut Street Theatre....

Regional Spotlight: How The Bucks County Playhouse is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 08, 2020


Today we shine a spotlight on New Hope, Pennsylvania's Bucks County Playhouse with Producing Director Alexander Fraser....

Alexander Fraser on Preparing the Bucks County Playhouse for the World Premiere of OTHER WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 31, 2020


The Bucks County Playhouse is one of the most historic theaters in the country. Its wooden walls practically brim over with a sense of magic, holding within them the vast legacy of performers and creatives who made their impact upon its stage. Names like Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Neil Simon, Hele...

Renée Taylor on MY LIFE ON A DIET, THE NANNY and Her Long Career as a Funny Lady of the Stage and Screen
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 10, 2020


Renée Taylor is an Emmy Award winner, Oscar nominee, actress, screenwriter, playwright and comedy legend known for Lovers and Other Strangers, Made for Each Other, and of course, The Nanny, to name only a few of the projects that make up her long and impressive career....

Carter Calvert of ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE at Bucks County Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 17, 2019


For Carter Calvert, the velvet-voiced, charismatic star of the Bucks County Playhouse's production of Always... Patsy Cline, stepping into those famous dresses and ruby red lipstick, belting out 27 heart-wrenching songs nearly every night, embodying the spirit of a?oeThe Clinea??... is a dream come ...

Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - March 07, 2018


Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center....

Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
by Kathy Strain - September 12, 2017


Seth Glier's latest album is called BIRDS and is a true reflection of some difficult moments in Glier's life over the past two years including the loss of his brother, as well as watching all of the life-changing events occurring throughout the world. BWW sat down with Seth Glier to discuss with him...

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...

Broadway's Bart Shatto Talks Upcoming Concerts and Singing with Trans-Siberian Orchestra
by Kevin Pollack - August 21, 2017


For those of you who don't know who Bart Shatto is, you will soon. From the stages of Broadway, where he played the pivotal role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, to packed arenas on tour with the Gold/Platinum selling rock-symphonic band, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bart has delighted audiences ...

Ellie Mooney - Walnut's Wicked Witch
by Pati Buehler - November 06, 2016


Ellie Mooney: actor/director/choreographer and one of Philly's "go to actors"...

Broadway's Paul Schoeffler in Walnut Street's South Pacific
by Pati Buehler - September 16, 2016


Walnut Street Theater opens its 208th season with the classic SOUTH PACIFIC with a stellar cast of Philly favorites and Broadway talent....

Philly's Tom and Kelly McCarthy's KING OF EAST JABIP
by Pati Buehler - September 02, 2016


Father and daughter present a 'world premier' play about life, love and reaching your goals at any age....

Brain Anthony Wilson Talks about DRIVING MISS DAISY at Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - March 01, 2016


DRIVING MISS DAISY at Act II Playhouse is one of the most anticipated shows this spring in the Philadelphia area. People have been talking about this production because of the all-star cast comprised of Carla Belver, Brian Anthony Wilson and Tony Braithwaite, under the direction of James Christy. D...

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ADAM LEBOWITZ-LOCKARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - February 04, 2016


Theater's next generation of actors will come from all over the globe, to be certain, but one might find an impressive concentration of artists on the campus of the University of Southern California, where the list of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in acting rivals any group to be found anyw...

Josh Young and AMAZING GRACE
by Pati Buehler - June 09, 2015


From a Tony nomination in 2012 for Jesus Christ Superstar to the premiere of a new musical AMAZING GRACE seems like Josh Young is having great experiences in the Big Apple....

BWW Interviews: Hunter Foster Talks NATIONAL PASTIME at Bucks County Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - March 31, 2015


The 2015 season at Bucks County Playhouse is opening with the musical comedy NATIONAL PASTIME. This show is about the American dream, baseball and a show with a lot of heart. I had a chance to speak with Hunter Foster who is directing this musical and who will also direct BCP's next production, COMP...

Catch a Rising Star... Or Two!
by Pati Buehler - January 08, 2015


While most young girls are hooked on watching 'Frozen', playing on their cell phones and picking out great clothes, two talented gals are focused on footlights and furthering promising careers as Equity Actors!...

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Hallie Martenson, Sophia Barrett & Meghan Winch in Villanova Theatre's BIG LOVE
by Matt Smith - November 06, 2014


Villanova Theatre is thrilled to present Charles L. Mee's intensely theatrical Big Love, based on The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus, directed by Harriet Power, and on stage November 11 - 23, 2014. Audiences are cordially invited to attend this wild wedding of mythic proportions - but will all 50 coup...

BWW Interviews: Tony Braithwaite Talks about Being Artistic Director at Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - October 01, 2014


Tony Braithwaite is one of Philadelphia's most talented comedians, and has been seen in many productions in the Philadelphia area including shows at Act II Playhouse, Montgomery Theatre, 1812 Productions and the Arden Theatre. The 2014/15 season at Act II Playhouse marks Braithwaite's third season ...

BWW Interviews: Michael Korie Talks About the Oscar Hammerstein Festival at Bucks County Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - September 25, 2014


Bucks County Playhouse is launching their first Oscar Hammerstein Festival this year. This festival was inspired by the mentorship Hammerstein offered Stephen Sondheim as a young man. One of the people teaching a workshop at the Hammerstein Festival is Michael Korie. Korie is a lyricist and libretti...



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