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Philadelphia Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Philadelphia.

BWW Interviews: Garth Kravits Talks about Bucks County Playhouse's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY
by Kelli Curtin - December 07, 2013, Philadelphia

This year the holiday show at Bucks County Playhouse is MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY. They are keeping with the tradition of performing a holiday themed radio play where the audience plays the part of a live studio audience of the radio show. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY is based on the ...
BWW Interviews: J. Hernandez Discusses His Work on the Shakespearean Stage
by Debra Charlton - December 05, 2013, Philadelphia

J Hernandez never really expected to become a professional actor. 'Personally, I didn't think I was very good at it,' he laughs. Fortunately, others disagreed. Tonight, he opens in FROST/NIXON at New City Stage in Philadelphia. For Hernandez, who specializes in classical theatre, it marks a signific...
BWW Interviews: Jacquelyn Piro Donovan on Getting Green in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Alan Henry - September 13, 2013, Costa Mesa

BroadwayWorld's Alan Aronshtam sat down for an interview with THE WIZARD OF OZ's Wicked Witch, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan!...
BWW Interviews: David Garrison Talks THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE and His Acting Career
by Kelli Curtin - August 20, 2013, Philadelphia

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE is the latest production at Bucks County Playhouse. The play tells the story of Marjorie Taub who lives on the upper west side of New York with her husband, Ira. Marjorie spends her time pursuing culture at lectures, museums and theatres. She is facing an epic mid-li...
BWW Interviews: Bailey Buntain Talks About the SUMMER OF '42, BUNHEADS, and Dancing
by Kelli Curtin - July 29, 2013, Philadelphia

The newest musical to illuminate the stage at Bucks County Playhouse is SUMMER OF '42. This musical is based on the novel and 1971 film of the same name. Herman Raucher wrote the novel and screenplay. Hunter Foster (URINETOWN, HANDS ON A HARDBODY) wrote the book for this musical and David Kirshenbau...
BWW Interviews: The Cast of Bucks County Playhouse's REALLY ROSIE
by Kelli Curtin - July 02, 2013, Philadelphia

Performances for REALLY ROSIE begin at the Bucks County Playhouse on July 5, 2013. The show is based on several books written by the beloved children's author, Maurice Sendak. This musical's book and lyrics are by Sendak and the music is by Carole King. REALLY ROSIE is based on various books by Send...
BWW Interviews: The Cast of Terrence McNally's Debut MOTHERS AND SONS - Tyne Daly and More!
by Kelli Curtin - June 13, 2013, Philadelphia

The Bucks County Playhouse will present the world premiere of new Terrence McNally play, MOTHERS AND SONS. This play, according to Bucks County Playhouse, '[tells] the story of a mother of a young man who died from AIDS and his partner at the time of her son's death. In the many years since they las...
BWW Interviews: JD Triolo of Bucks County Playhouse's MAME
by Kelli Curtin - May 17, 2013, Philadelphia

MAME, starring Andrea McArdle as Mame and Lea DeLaria as Vera Charles, will begin May 23, 2013 at Bucks County Playhouse. We had a chance to sit down with JD Triolo who plays young Patrick in the show....
BWW Interviews: Lea DeLaria Discusses MAME and Her Love of the Stage
by Kelli Curtin - May 13, 2013, Philadelphia

The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania will begin their season with MAME starting May 23, 2013. The show will star Andrea McArdle in the role of Mame and Lea DeLaria as Vera Charles. DeLaria is a multi-talented performer, she is known as a comedian, jazz musician, actress and author. O...
BWW Interviews: Jeffrey Coon Discusses His Cabaret and LEND ME A TENOR at Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - May 06, 2013, Philadelphia

Act II Playhouse in Ambler, Pennsylvania is producing LEND ME A TENOR, which begins on May 7 and runs through June 8, 2013. Jeffrey Coon is part of this talented cast and he will also be performing in his own cabaret, " Some Songs and Silly Stories: An Alliterative Adventure" on May 21, 2013....
BWW Interviews: Andrea McArdle and Adriane Lenox Discuss THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by Kelli Curtin - February 12, 2013, Philadelphia

Bucks County Playhouse announced earlier this year that they would be presenting THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES with a star-studded cast. The cast includes Andrea McArdle, Adriane Lenox, Olivia Oguma and Zuzanna Szadkowski. In addition, Karen Lynn Carpenter directs the show. These multi-talented artists bri...
BWW Interviews: Walnut Street Theatre's 'Music Man' Jeff Coon
by Pati Buehler - October 31, 2012, Philadelphia

Oh those wonderful Philly actors! Some come and go but they all call Philadelphia home. Let's zero in on one of Philly's brightest stars- Jeff Coon. ...
BWW Interviews: James Barry of Arden's NEXT TO NORMAL on Music, Mental Illness and Craft Beer
by Marakay Rogers - September 09, 2012, Philadelphia

James Barry of Broadway's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON opens in Arden Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL as husband and father Dan. He muses on his unexpected musical theatre career and the importance of Yorkey's writing....
BWW Interviews: John Davidson on Returning to MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Pati Buehler - June 21, 2012, Philadelphia

Fresh from the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, long time entertainer, TV host and stage performer John Davidson will be appearing as Don Quixote for the third time-this time with the new Ocean Professional Theater Company's (OPTC) production of Man of La Mancha. ...
BWW Interviews: Josh Young - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's 'Judas'
by Pati Buehler - February 07, 2012, Philadelphia

Josh Young makes his Broadway debut as 'Judas Iscariot' in The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Des McAnuff at The Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances beginMarch 1, 2012 with an opening on March 22....
BWW Interviews: Rob McClure - From Bagels to Broadway
by Pati Buehler - February 07, 2011, Philadelphia

Born in New Milford NJ in June 1982, Robert McClure juggled high school, baking bagels in the wee hours and theater. ...
BWW Interviews: College Students in the Professional Acting World - Eileen Cella & Maya Tepler
by Sarah Marcus - April 13, 2010, Philadelphia

This spring two University of Pennsylvania students will perform in profession Philadelphia productions. An interview with Eileen Cella who will play Carrie in Carousel at Plays and Players and May Tepler will play Anita in Girls Night: the Musical at the Kimmel Center's Innovation Studio....
BWW INTERVIEWS: Actress Victoria Frings on the 24-Hour Bald Soprano
by Sarah Marcus - January 28, 2010, Philadelphia

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BWW INTERVIEWS: Costume Designer Richard St. Clair
by Sarah Marcus - December 29, 2009, Philadelphia

Philadelphia costumer Richard St. Clair recently sat down with BroadwayWorld to give us his insight on the Arden's current production of Peter Pan....
An Interview with Kevin Gray and Dodie Pettit
by Pati Buehler - August 10, 2008, Philadelphia

They met during The Phantom of the Opera and these two have been making beautiful music together ever since. ...
Philly People Behind The Curtain: Terrence J. Nolan
by Pati Buehler - September 24, 2007, Philadelphia

Arden Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Terrance J.Nolan, is always inventing ways to entertain us....
Two Phantoms for Philly: John Cudia and Mark Jacoby
by Pati Buehler - December 19, 2006, Philadelphia

Broadway actors John Cudia and Mark Jacoby share something unique, both are currently playing in different shows in Philadelphia and both have played one of the most coveted roles on Broadway. ...
Waiting for the Moon, An Interview with Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy
by Pati Buehler - July 28, 2005, Philadelphia

An up close and personal chat with the creative team of 'Waiting For The Moon,' a new musical journey about F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayer....
Interview with Peter Nero of the Philly Pops
by Pati Buehler - May 03, 2005, Philadelphia

The Philly Pops are celebrating their 25th Anniversary under the baton of Peter Nero, a maestro who dared to mix music in a very unique way and it worked! ...
An Interview with Broadway's Jason Danieley & Marin Mazzie
by Pati Buehler - February 11, 2005, Philadelphia

This lovely, lively couple have made their mark as one of the few husband and wife Broadway performers and they are having the time of their lives!...
From Prince to Prince - An Interview with Chuck Wagner
by Pati Buehler - February 04, 2005, Philadelphia

Currently in Anyone Can Whistle at the Prince Theater, Chuck sounds off on his career, Dracula and more....
Interview with Frank Wildhorn
by Pati Buehler - June 13, 2004, Philadelphia

Frank Wildhorn is no stranger to the music world and neither are his tunes. His music has been heard all over the world on stages, at national and international special events, and on all-star recordings. Read on for the latest about Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde in Concert and more......
BJ Crosby: 'Just One of Those Things'
by Pati Buehler - May 18, 2004, Philadelphia

Morgan's Cabaret at The Prince Music Theater in Philly is the little black box that treats you to some of the best talent in town and a few nice surprises including some of the finest light fare and wine. We were greeted by Cole Brenner, who is the son of Philly's famous comedian David Brenner and w...
Interview with Robert Meffe, Musical Director
by Pati Buehler - April 21, 2004, Philadelphia

What do YOU think about when the curtain goes up on a brand new musical? Of course, the actors and directors get the lion's share of the praise, but we're about to get some first-hand insight as to what goes on with a musical - from the months of advance preparation through each nightly performance....
Interview with Matt Bogart
by Pati Buehler - February 08, 2004, Philadelphia

Matt is a handsome baritone and has appeared on Broadway as Radames in Aida, as Chris in Miss Saigon and as the 'white guy' in Smokey Joe's Café....
Interview with Sutton Foster
by Pati Buehler - February 05, 2004, Philadelphia

Young Miss Foster looks 17 and sings like she's been part of musical theater well beyond her years. ...
Interview with Dee Hoty
by Pati Buehler - February 04, 2004, Philadelphia

Dee is currently starring as Donna Sheridan in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!...
Stephanie J. Block : from Oz to Oz
by Pati Buehler - December 13, 2003, Philadelphia

Stephanie J. Block is flying high and with good reason. She has been fortunate to be part of not one, but two of the most talked about shows to hit Broadway in the same season, Stephen Schwartz's Wicked and The Boy From Oz....
Interview with Urinetown's Christiane Noll
by Pati Buehler - November 28, 2003, Philadelphia

She's currently in the touring company of one of the most bazaar musical comedy shows to hit the stage in years, Urinetown......