Salt Lake City Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Salt Lake City.

Interview: Jeremy Jordan on Upcoming SCERA Concert and New THE GREAT GATSBY Musical
by Tyler Hinton - August 29, 2023

Broadway and television star Jeremy Jordan, known for leading the original cast of Disney’s NEWSIES and appearing in SMASH and SUPERGIRL, will join the Utah Valley Symphony for a large-scale solo concert at the SCERA....

Interview: Josh Strickland on His Final Time in TARZAN
by Tyler Hinton - July 15, 2023

Josh Strickland originated the title role in Disney’s TARZAN on Broadway in 2006 and has since been the iconic voice of the character as the musical has lived on through the fan favorite cast album and licensing around the world. Now the star returns to TARZAN through October 21, 2023 at Tuacahn.  J...

Interview: Kareem Fahmy on His New World Premiere Play A DISTINCT SOCIETY at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Tyler Hinton - January 28, 2023

BroadwayWorld had the chance to speak with Kareem Fahmy about his new play A DISTINCT SOCIETY, currently receiving a world premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company in association with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley....

Interview: Tony Winner Robert Horn on His New Broadway-Bound Musical SHUCKED
by Tyler Hinton - October 29, 2022

Robert Horn won a Tony for TOOTSIE, adapted his own book of the musical 13 for its Netflix adaptation, and has written a number of television projects, including TEEN BEACH MOVIE and TEEN BEACH 2.  Generous and genuinely funny, he recently spoke with BroadwayWorld about his involvement in this new p...

Interview: Susan Egan on DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT and Her Own Disney Legacy
by Tyler Hinton - August 22, 2022

Tony Award nominee Susan Egan opened up to BroadwayWorld about the evolution of DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT from its humble beginnings to its current Disney-fueled iteration, as well as her legacy as Broadway's original Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the voice of Meg in HERCULES....

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...

Paige Davis Shares How She Prepared to Star in HELLO, DOLLY!, Why It's a Great Show For This Moment & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2022

PTC's Hello, Dolly!, led by Broadway actress and Emmy-nominated television host Paige Davis in the titular role of Dolly Levi, opened last night, May 13! Directed and choreographed by PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg, this turn-of- the-century romance bursting with some of the best-known showtun...

BWW: Playwright Ellen Simon on the Delayed PTC Premiere of Her New Play ASS and on Her Father, Neil Simon
by Tyler Hinton - October 09, 2021

Ellen Simon, who is the daughter of famed playwright Neil Simon, kindly opened up to BroadwayWorld about ASS, its delayed opening, her friend and collaborator PTC artistic director Karen Azenberg, and the impact of their fathers’ careers on their own....

How Tuacahn's Safety Plan Led To An Equity Approved Full Summer Season
by Alan Henry - June 02, 2021

Tuacahn began their equity-approved summer season last month. Find out how their safety plan, early vaccinations and testing made it possible....

Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming on Salt Lake Acting Company's 49 ¾ Season and CLIMBING WITH TIGERS
by Tyler Hinton - November 11, 2020

Salt Lake Acting Company fully embraced 2020 with its unprecedented 49 ¾ season, including both new and archival digital theatre, and hopefully hybrid in-person audiences starting next March. Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming spoke with BroadwayWorld about dealing with the pandemic, the un...

Artistic Director Karen Azenberg on Pioneer Theatre Company During the Pandemic
by Tyler Hinton - October 17, 2020

While the professional theatre is working to return to full productions in February (with perhaps a surprise sooner), it is focusing on keeping its full-time artists employed in the meantime with initiatives such as creating and selling artisan masks and the unique items in the theatre’s Second Act ...

BWW Feature: Live Theatre Triumphantly Returns to the SCERA with THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by Tyler Hinton - June 08, 2020

The SCERA realized it would be able to comply with state and local guidelines, keeping audiences safe while also providing them the live theatrical experience they've been unable to indulge in for several months. And after the dearth of opportunities to attend a performance in person, it was electri...

Broadway Actor Chase Ramsey on New Streaming Musical BLINK
by Tyler Hinton - May 23, 2020

Hale Center Theater Orem is premiering a new contemporary musical, BLINK, via streaming. The show was written over a matter of weeks entirely during quarantine by David Paul Smith and Chase Keala Ramsey, who is the standby for the lead role of Elder Cunningham in the Broadway cast of THE BOOK OF MOR...

SCERA Executives on Streaming A NIGHT OF BROADWAY “Quarantine Edition”
by Tyler Hinton - April 28, 2020

A favorite tradition of Orem's SCERA is A NIGHT OF BROADWAY--the annual concert that showcases local performers in songs from musicals. The show will go on this year in a special fully produced 'Quarantine Edition' that has been newly rehearsed, designed, and professionally filmed especially for st...

The Directorial Team Behind The Ziegfeld Theater's ASL and Spoken English Production of NEWSIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 19, 2020

The much-beloved musical Newsies follows the tale of Jack Kelly, a newsboy and leader of a ragtag group 'newsies' in turn of the century New York City, who dreams a life better than the streets of New York can offer. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distributi...

Utah Rep to Produce the Murderous Debauchery of AMERICAN PSYCHO, with Composer Duncan Sheik Attending a Performance
by Blair Howell - November 23, 2019

AMERICAN PSYCHO gushes blood, sex and moneya?'and Utah Rep fearlessly stages the musical of the controversial bestseller. The musical has 'something for everyone: romance, murder, '80s nostalgia, and a cornucopia of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll,' says the company's director. 'Yet despite its surface...

Director Wes Grantom on Pioneer Theatre Company's THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by Tyler Hinton - November 01, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company will present the thought-provoking drama THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT through November 16, 2019, directly following its run on Broadway starring Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale earlier this year. Director Wes Grantom, who most recently directed BEEP BOOP at the ...

Director Tim Threlfall Q&A on SWEENEY TODD at UVU
by Blair Howell - October 21, 2019

The Noorda Center/Utah Repertory Theater Company production of SWEENEY TODD is shaping up to be the theatrical event of the season, with the insightful leadership of Director Tim Threlfall....

PTC's Karen Azenberg on Concert Productions, Including the Upcoming DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Tyler Hinton - October 08, 2019

For several years now, each season at Pioneer Theatre Company has included a concert production of a musical, including THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CHESS, IN THE HEIGHTS, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Always audience and critics' favorites, they feature a unique production style transported from New York City...

BWW Interview Part 3: PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY'S New Managing Director Chris Massimine on Leadership and Mentorship by Hal Prince
by Blair Howell - September 26, 2019

Newly named as Pioneer Theatre Company's Managing Director, Chris Massimine is one of the country's youngest theater management executive. He discusses the mentoring that lead to accepting a major theater production position and what he learned about leadership....

BWW Interview Part 2: As Newly Named Managing Director, Chris Massimine Will 'Pioneer Way for a Brighter' PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY
by Blair Howell - September 19, 2019

An exclusive BWW Q&A interview with Chris Massimine, the newly named Managing Director at Pioneer Theatre Company. 'PTC has such a brilliant reputation for top-tier work and first-class service, to both patrons and visiting artists alike. The company's artistic leadership in Karen Azenberg is second...

BWW Interview Part 1: Tony Nominee Chris Massimine 'Just the Right Person' to Continue and Expand Excellence of PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY
by Blair Howell - September 17, 2019

With 'American Idiot' and 'Indecent' Chris Massimine became a Tony-nominated producer. He is 'just the right person to continue the journey' of the 57-year-old professional theater in Salt Lake City, according to PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg....

U of U Musical Theater Program's Denny Berry Promises 'Something New and Unexpected' With Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA
by Blair Howell - September 11, 2019

To open the University of Utah Musical Theater Program season, Denny Berry directs and choreographs Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA -- to continue her reputation for engaging audiences with little-known and perhaps problematic musicals....

Broadway's Jeff Whiting to Helm New Musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL at Professionally Focused Theater Department of Utah Valley University
by Blair Howell - September 07, 2019

Utahn Jeff Whiting, with major Broadway credentials, is back in the state to lead the Broadway-bound original musical FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL at Utah Valley University, quickly becoming a sought-out actor-training university with its many direct ties to Broadway professionals....

Josh Strickland on Tuacahn and His Time as Tarzan
by Tyler Hinton - August 30, 2019

Josh Strickland originated the title role in Disney's TARZAN on Broadway, appearing on the original cast album, and has continued his successful career in Las Vegas, television, and music. This summer and fall, he's starring in the unique red rock setting of Tuacahn Amphitheatre as Tarzan and Hercul...

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Benjamin Rauhala on Bringing Broadway Princess Party to Utah
by Tyler Hinton - July 30, 2019

A rare treat is in store for Utah audiences, as the beloved Broadway Princess Party will arrive in Sandy on Aug. 23 with Tony nominee Laura Osnes, who originated the title role in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Broadway; Susan Egan, who originated the part of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST o...

by Hayley Westwood - June 22, 2019

If you're not one of the millions of people who are crazy about the Broadway Princess Party, it's time to get on board!...

by Hayley Westwood - June 22, 2019

The Davis Arts Council has some treats in store for Utah's BroadwayWorld readers this summer, starting July 2 with the Michael Feinstein concert and later with the Broadway Princess Party on August 24, both at the Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater in Layton....

Artistic Director Karen Azenberg on PTC's Upcoming Season
by Tyler Hinton - April 05, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season is filled with an eclectic array of exciting shows, many of which are coming direct from Broadway, and it opens with a pre-Broadway tryout of an off-Broadway hit. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg generously gave her time to speak with BroadwayWorld about ho...

Mary B. Robinson Directs the 'Fascinating, Thought-Provoking and Enlightening' Pulitzer Prize-Winner SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - March 22, 2019

Mary B. Robinson, director of SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company, says the Pulitzer Prize-winner contains 'nine characters [that] are created with empathy and humanity, demonstrating the 'curiosity not judgment' mantra of Playwright Lynn Nottage.'...

Associate Director/Choreographer Jenny Barlow of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Hale Centre Theatre Sandy
by Blair Howell - February 06, 2019

In the lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS role of Lise, Hale Centre Theatre Sandy Associate Director/Choreographer Jenny Barlow was able to cast Juliet Doherty, 'a world-class ballerina [who is] quite famous in the ballet world.'...

Mary Fanning Driggs Is A Pioneer Theatre Veteran, With ONCE Marking Her 22nd Production
by Blair Howell - February 06, 2019

Her ability to play the accordion helped Equity Actress Mary Fanning Driggs to be cast in ONCE at Pioneer Theatre Company, following 21 other roles she has played on the PTC stage....

Utah Rep to Stage Development Reading of NYC Playwright Drew Fornarola's JUDGING HAYDEN, After Producing the Playwright's Regional Premiere of STRAIGHT
by Blair Howell - January 10, 2019

The regional premiere of the Off-Broadway hit STRAIGHT was a major success for Utah Repertory Theater Company, with the production highly acclaimed by reviewers and popularly attended....

Preeminent Music Director Anne Puzey of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Good Company Theatre
by Blair Howell - November 21, 2018

Anne Puzey is arguably Utah's most-in-demand music director, with experience working with Will Swenson, Marin Mazzie, Jason Robert Brown, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, along with more productions along Utah's Wasatch Front than surely she can count. She's now lending her talents to Good Company Theatr...

At Regional Premiere By Utah Rep, Playwright S. Asher Gelman Says The Runaway Hit AFTERGLOW Is 'About Love, Loyalty And Trust'
by Blair Howell - November 11, 2018

A Q&A with AFTERGLOW playwright S. Asher Gelman. 'I'd love for people who experience AFTERGLOW to feel empowered to have difficult conversations -- with their partners, with their friends, with their family -- because I firmly believe that transparency is the basis of any good relationship.'...

A Utah Premiere, CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD Uses the Power of Music to Transmute Cruelty to Hope
by Blair Howell - October 21, 2018

Opening on the day the ashes of Matthew Shepard will be interred at the Washington National Cathedral, the Utah/Idaho Performing Arts will stage the Utah premiere of CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD....

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Becomes a Book, and Before Their Promotional Stop in Salt Lake City, Its Creators Discuss the Adaptation Process
by Blair Howell - October 11, 2018

DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL launches a book tour, with an event in Salt Lake City. 'We know the passionate love people in Salt Lake City have for musical theater,' said composer Justin Paul....

BWW Interviews: Following the Famed Composer's Visit, Utah Is Wild About Wildhorn
by Blair Howell - October 02, 2018

The enthusiasm of Utah theatergoers for the works of Frank Wildhorn was wildly evident during the famed composer's three-day visit to Salt Lake City....

With ART & CLASS, Popular Utah Playwright Launches New Season of Pioneer Theatre's Play-Development Series
by Blair Howell - October 02, 2018

Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett's ART & CLASS "aims to be a character study in standing up - one that shows the costs of standing up. It's a topic that's dead center in American life right now.'...

The 'Naturally Endearing' Ashley Gardner Carlson to Perform in ANYTHING GOES at Hale Center Theater Orem
by Blair Howell - September 30, 2018

Ashley Gardner Carlson is about to play Reno Sweeney in ANYTHING GOES at Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah. 'The things they do at Hale Orem are incredible in such an intimate space,' Carlson says. 'It's always impressive.'...


Anastasia in Salt Lake City Anastasia
Tuacahn Amphitheatre (5/17 - 10/18)
Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical in Salt Lake City Ring of Fire: The Johnny Cash Musical
Tuacahn Indoor Hafen Theatre (6/21 - 8/10)
Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol, The Musical in Salt Lake City Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol, The Musical
Tuacahn Indoor Hafen Theatre (11/22 - 12/21)
Disney's Frozen in Salt Lake City Disney's Frozen
Tuacahn Amphitheatre (5/3 - 10/17)
Jersey Boys (PG Rated) in Salt Lake City Jersey Boys (PG Rated)
Tuacahn Amphitheatre (7/13 - 10/19)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas in Salt Lake City Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Tuacahn Amphitheatre (11/24 - 12/22)

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