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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Phoenix.

BWW Q&A: Robin Herford of THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Herberger Theater Center
by Joshua Wright - February 01, 2024


Direct from the United Kingdom, with a cast from the West End of London, comes the second longest-running play in the history of British Theatre. Stephen Mallatratt adapts Susan Hill’s 1983 novel into a bone-chilling drama capturing its essence with masterful precision....

Interview: Elaine Romero Talks Culture, Border History, Human Rights, and World Premiere of EL TIRADITO
by Robert Encila-Celdran - September 12, 2023


This weekend, Tucsonans have the privilege of witnessing the site through the lens of a master storyteller. The interview uncovers the inspiration, challenges, and profound insights that shaped Elaine's remarkable play. Renowned for her impressive repertoire that captures the emotional essence of cu...

Interview: Greg Pierotti: THE LARAMIE PROJECT Co-Creator Directs Timely Revival, Talks Commemoration of Matthew Shepard's Passing
by Robert Encila-Celdran - September 04, 2023


In this interview, we have the privilege of evoking Greg Pierotti's insights. He is a University of Arizona Theatre professor, a distinguished artist, and the co-author of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, which he now directs at the university. The script evolved from his work with Moisés Kaufman and the renown...

Interview: Mark Klugheit Talks A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, Controversial Themes at Next Stage Theatre Southwest
by Robert Encila-Celdran - July 13, 2023


Leave it to Mark Klugheit to push the envelope in matters of theater programming. Rarely deterred by criticism for producing plays deemed too risky or out of bounds, he remains invested in cultivating candid discussions on staging exceptional works otherwise known for extreme shock value. ...

Interview: Cami Richards In ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL - A Portrait of A Thespian At A Young Age
by Herbert Paine - February 20, 2023


On February 24th, 12-year-old CAMI RICHARDS will have her stage debut in a lead role in Almost Famous Theater Company’s production of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Cami is one of thousands of youngsters for whom society's investments in arts education and youth theater pay off in terms of high ...

Interview: Jessica Vosk Launches MY GOLDEN AGE Concert Tour
by Jared West - January 27, 2023


Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress and she has just kicked off her “MY GOLDEN AGE” US tour and will be visiting your area shortly! You may recognize her from Broadway roles like Elphaba in WICKED, or as the Narrator in JOSEPH... at Lincoln Center. I had the opportunity to catch up with ...

Interview: Director Chris Chavez of LA RUTA at Stray Cat Theatre
by Angela Kabasan-Gonzalez - December 15, 2022


Stray Cat Theatre's (SCT) second show of the season, La Ruta by Isaac Gomez, is an important offering touching on the often-ignored crime of femicide, or the murdering of women simply for being a woman, just across our border in the city of Juárez, Mexico. ...

Interview: Keath Hall of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Ronin Theatre
by Angela Kabasan-Gonzalez - December 14, 2022


The Taming of the Shrew is often viewed as one of Shakespeare's more complex comedies. Some scholars believe that it's a gut-wrenching display of misogyny while others say it is what a true partnership of matching wits and maneuvers looks like. As someone firmly in the camp of the latter, it's alway...

Interview: Veronika Duerr Talks THE WICKHAMS, Creative Partnerships, and Managing Public Perceptions
by Robert Encila-Celdran - October 26, 2022


It's quintessential Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, in which it is that highly stylized, laugh-out-loud comedy, undercut with heart and passion and vulnerability. And strong female characters who are smashing the patriarchy and choosing their own futures. Women who are finding and re-defining t...

Interview: Betsy Kruse Craig Channels Molly Ivins in One-Woman Show at Invisible Theatre
by Robert Encila-Celdran - October 15, 2022


RED HOT PATRIOT is a one-woman play based on the life and times of Molly Ivins. Written by twins Margaret and Allison Engel, both journalists, it premiered off-Broadway in 2012, starring Kathleen Turner (why, of course!). Nancy Davis Booth directs....

Interview: THE LION Team Talks Arizona Premiere, Evolution of Musical Theatre, at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - September 20, 2022


ALEX: You were playing Ben, you weren't playing Benjamin. That's a big distinction. In the writing of THE LION in various iterations of the show, you turned your life into various crafted anecdotes for the best dramatic effect for the story. There's always gonna be a slight level of making the story...

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...

FILMMAKER SETH LANDAU GETS SECOND SHOT ON TWO FEATURES
by Lee Cooley - March 18, 2022


Seth Landau believes that people who are meant to find his films, will find them. MVD Entertainment Group is giving them a second chance....

Lauren Gunderson Talks Collaboration, New Musical at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - October 13, 2021


At the risk of confounding the average thinker, the playwright may lean on bookish details to justify her academic focus. Nonetheless, she's a gifted storyteller who can weave an arcane chalk talk on cosmology as a way to unfurl a theatrical yarn about a multidimensional protagonist....

Artistic Director Sean Daniels Talks Diversity, Reflecting Community Values, Upcoming Season at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - July 27, 2021


Our first three shows, coming back, are all very charming, just laugh-out-loud good nights in the theatre. I always believe that theatre is a place for society to kind of wrestle with feelings and come up with new ideas about how we can heal and change. It's also sometimes just a great night out. Th...

ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre ~ A Conversation with Director Lee Cooley
by Herbert Paine - April 09, 2021


On April 22nd, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre brings Michael Druxman’s play, ORSON WELLES, to the stage. In advance of its upcoming premiere: a conversation with director Lee Cooley about The Great One and the production....

Patrick Page of ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE at The Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Angela Kabasan - November 19, 2020


Southwest Shakespeare Core Company member and StoryTime Classics LIVE! Associate Artist, Beau Heckman, and Grammy Award Winner and star of Broadway's Hadestown, Patrick Page talk about his upcoming show -- All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villian....

Trezana Beverly of MABEL MADNESS: THE STORY OF MABEL MERCER at Southwest Shakespeare Company
by Angela Kabasan - November 14, 2020


Southwest Shakespeare Core Company member and StoryTime Classics LIVE! Associate Artist, Beau Heckman, and Tony Award Winner Trezana Beverly talk about her upcoming show -- Mabel Madness: The Story of Mabel Mercer....

Quarantining with Molly Lajoie
by Angela Kabasan - May 02, 2020


I talk to Molly Lajoie about life in quarantine....

Barry Yellen Took Broadway to Puerto Rico 50 Years Before HAMILTON
by Lee Cooley - September 23, 2019


After graduating from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts in 1953, Barry Yellen wore many hats: stage manager, lighting designer, car show producer, managing director, touring show booker, film producer and distributor, fund manager....

D. Scott Withers, Phillip Fazio & Seth Tucker of PARADE at Arizona Regional Theatre
by Seth Tucker - August 09, 2019


They discuss a?oeParadea?? by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown now playing at Arizona Regional Theatre until August 18th (www.ArizonaRegionalTheatre.org). They also talk about their connection to one another and the show, as well as Arizona Equity Coalition....

BEN VEREEN of STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN at the Musical Instrument Museum
by Timothy Shawver - April 09, 2019


The Musical Instrument Museum presents STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN bringing the legendary perform to Phoenix for two shows on April 20th....

Phoebe Flynn Accomplishes Satisfaction DARE-ing TO DREAM
by Gil Kaan - December 12, 2018


Having just started in Denver, Colorado; the national tour of DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM will land in southern California for dates at the STAPLES Center beginning December 13, 2018; with more cities through April 2019. Performance Director Phoebe Flynn was most gracious to take some time ...

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Levi Ross & Jessica Phillips Connecting Truthfully
by Gil Kaan - October 18, 2018


DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the winner of six Tony Awards (including Best Musical) makes its second stop of its 23-city national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre with opening night set for October 19, 2018. I had the opportunity to sit down with two of the leads of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. I joined Ben Levi Ross (Evan H...

HARVEY Is Coming To the Valley of the Sun
by Herbert Paine - January 07, 2018


HARVEY, Mary Chase's 1945 Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, is slated to hop into the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale from January 12th through February 24th. In its multiple adaptations, most notably the 1950 film with Jimmy Stewart, the tale of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary pooka has a...

Matthew Jones of SHREK THE MUSICAL at Lyric Opera Theatre
by Erin Kong - April 20, 2017


While Jones may seem like the typical, cliched tale of the Athlete/Frat Boy who found his true self through theatre and the performing arts, Jones is anything but average. He relays his backstory with ease, with the kind of calm rare for an actor his age. But his laidback nature should not be mistak...

Matthew Jones of SHREK THE MUSICAL at Lyric Opera Theatre
by Erin Kong - April 20, 2017


While Jones may seem like the typical, cliched tale of the Athlete/Frat Boy who found his true self through theatre and the performing arts, Jones is anything but average. He relays his backstory with ease, with the kind of calm rare for an actor his age. But his laidback nature should not be mistak...

Matthew Jones of SHREK THE MUSICAL at Lyric Opera Theatre
by Erin Kong - April 20, 2017


While Jones may seem like the typical, cliched tale of the Athlete/Frat Boy who found his true self through theatre and the performing arts, Jones is anything but average. He relays his backstory with ease, with the kind of calm rare for an actor his age. But his laidback nature should not be mistak...

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...

Anthony Kearns to perform at Irish 'oasis' in Phoenix
by Lee Cooley - October 08, 2016


Youngest member of #IrishTenors shares memorable moments, favorite sopranos and more!...

Lynn Lowry Credits Horror Films for her Comeback
by Lee Cooley - October 02, 2016


@LynnLynnlowry dishes on @ModelHunger and more @FANGORIAFearCON!...

Valley Youth Theatre Presents 19th Annual Production of A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL Today
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2014


Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) continues its 26th Anniversary Season with the theatre's annual holiday production of A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail opening today, December 5, 2014....

BWW Interviews: Jacquelyn Piro Donovan on Getting Green in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Alan Henry - September 13, 2013


BroadwayWorld's Alan Aronshtam sat down for an interview with THE WIZARD OF OZ's Wicked Witch, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan!...

BWW Interviews: Jacquelyn Piro Donovan on Getting Green in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Alan Henry - September 13, 2013


BroadwayWorld's Alan Aronshtam sat down for an interview with THE WIZARD OF OZ's Wicked Witch, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan!...

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Spencer Liff of 'Equus'...Yes, 'Equus'!
by Adrienne Onofri - November 03, 2008


The former child performer and reigning 'best dancer on Broadway' takes a dramatic non-human role....

Jerome Goes Down Maine with My Fair Lady
by TJ Fitzgerald - September 03, 2008


Respected NY actor Tim Jerome Reprises Role of Doolittle At Ogunquit Playhouse ...

An Interview with Kevin Gray and Dodie Pettit
by Pati Buehler - August 10, 2008


They met during The Phantom of the Opera and these two have been making beautiful music together ever since. ...



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Stray Cat Theatre (5/3 - 5/18) Tracker
Mad Hatter The Musical in Phoenix Mad Hatter The Musical
Herberger Theater Center (5/1 - 5/19) Tracker
Much Ado About Nothing in Phoenix Much Ado About Nothing
Marroney Theatre (4/14 - 4/28)
93 til’ infinity: “Furious Styles: A Journey of Brotherhood, Beats, and Dreams” – Lunch Time Theater in Phoenix 93 til’ infinity: “Furious Styles: A Journey of Brotherhood, Beats, and Dreams” – Lunch Time Theater
Herberger Theater Center (6/17 - 6/27)
It's A Wonderful Life in Phoenix It's A Wonderful Life
Don Bluth Front Row Theatre (11/13 - 12/23)
Chicago Teen Edition in Phoenix Chicago Teen Edition
Musical Theatre of Anthem (5/9 - 5/12)
The World According to Snoopy in Phoenix The World According to Snoopy
Valley Youth Theatre (4/5 - 4/21)
Two (Little) Old Broads – Lunch Time Theater in Phoenix Two (Little) Old Broads – Lunch Time Theater
Herberger Theater Center (5/6 - 5/16)
Finding Nemo Jr. in Phoenix Finding Nemo Jr.
Musical Theatre of Anthem (4/18 - 4/28)
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