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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in SAN FRAN / BAY AREA.

Interview: Francis Jue of TIGER STYLE! at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Hits His Stride by Being True to Himself
by Jim Munson - April 02, 2024


BroadwayWorld talks to Obie Award-winning actor Francis Jue about returning to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, where he has appeared so often in the last 35 years, in Mike Lew's trenchant comedy, 'Tiger Style!'...

Interview: Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE & HERSHEY FELDER'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK SING-ALONG at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Jim Munson - February 01, 2024


BroadwayWorld chats with virtuoso actor/pianist/filmmaker Hershey Felder about his return to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in his popular 'George Gershwin Alone' & 'Great American Songbook Sing-Along' shows February 7th thru 12th....

Interview: Tim Bond of HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Relishes the Opportunity to Spend Time with August Wilson Once Again
by Jim Munson - January 16, 2024


BroadwayWorld chats with director Tim Bond about his production of August Wilson's theatrical memoir 'How I Learned What I Learned' starring Steven Anthony Jones at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley January 17 to February 3. Bond was a friend and colleague of the master playwright, and relishes the opport...

Interview: Andrea Gordon of MIRIAM AND ESTHER GO TO THE DIAMOND DISTRICT at Magic Theatre Excavates Her Own Family History to Create a Music-Filled Tale of Forgiveness
by Jim Munson - January 12, 2024


BroadwayWorld talks to director/playwright/producer Andrea Gordon about her new play 'Miriam and Esther Go to the Diamond District' running at San Francisco's Magic Theatre January 18-28. The play tells a story of 2 sisters (daughters of an opera singer & concert pianist) meeting to go through their...

Interview: James Monroe Iglehart of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Injects Some Holiday Cheer into the Heartwarming Musical
by Jim Munson - November 27, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with Tony-winner James Monroe Iglehart about his vision for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's holiday production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' running in Palo Alto Nov. 29 to Dec. 24 for which he's serving as Creative Producer....

Interview: Melissa WolfKlain of GUYS AND DOLLS at San Francisco Playhouse Shines as Adelaide, Capping Off a Remarkable Year for the Triple Threat Performer
by Jim Munson - November 17, 2023


BroadwayWorld catches up with Melissa WolfKlain who is playing Adelaide in San Francisco Playhouse's production of 'Guys and Dolls' through January 13th. The role caps off an amazing year for WolfKlain, coming right after her Baker's Wife in 'Into the Woods' and Val in 'A Chorus Line.'...

Interview: Elizabeth Carter of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Center Repertory Company Explores How the Drag World Can Teach Us to Live Our Lives with Authenticity
by Jim Munson - November 01, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with the much in-demand director Elizabeth Carter about her production of Matthew Lopez' heart-warming celebration of chosen families 'The Legend of Georgia McBride' running at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek November 4 to 26....

Interview: Dan Hoyle of BORDER PEOPLE at The Marsh Challenges Us to Consider the Ways in Which We Do or Don't Cross Geographic and Cultural Borders
by Jim Munson - October 20, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to actor-playwright Dan Hoyle about 'Border People' his funny and trenchant exploration of people who cross borders of all kinds, running at The Marsh San Francisco through November 18th....

Interview: Giovanna Sardelli Steps up to Lead TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at a Challenging Juncture and Directs MRS. CHRISTIE to Open Their 2023/24 Season
by Jim Munson - October 18, 2023


BroadwayWorld checks in with Giovanna Sardelli, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's recently appointed Artistic Director, as she directs 'Mrs. Christie,' the madcap mystery that kicks off their 2023/24 season. The West Coast premiere of Heidi Armbruster's fresh take on Agatha Christie runs through October...

Interview: Hershey Felder of HERSHEY FELDER'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK SING-ALONG: A ONE-NIGHT ONLY BENEFIT FOR THEATREWORKS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Jim Munson - October 05, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with the perennially popular performer Hershey Felder about the Great American Songbook Sing-Along benefit he's doing for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley on October 11th in Mountain View California to raise funds for their Save TheatreWorks Now campaign....

Interview: Heidi Armbruster of MRS. CHRISTIE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Creates a Delightful Contemporary Mystery from the Disappearance of the Famed Author in 1926
by Jim Munson - September 28, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with playwright Heidi Armbruster about 'Mrs. Christie' her madcap mystery making its West Coast premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley October 4 to 29. Her play is an imaginative and speculative romp that connects the famed mystery writer's 11-day disappearance in 1926 with the ...

Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Maeve Moynihan Shares her Journey to Becoming Scout in the National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 26, 2023


In BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview, Maeve Moynihan discusses her journey and excitement of starring in the national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird. Read on to learn more about her experience and role as Scout....

Interview: Margo Hall of NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at San Francisco Playhouse Thinks We Could All Use a Good Laugh These Days
by Jim Munson - September 25, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to Bay Area theater veteran Margo Hall about directing 'Nollywood Dreams,' red-hot playwright Jocelyn Bioh's rollicking Nigeria-set comedy running at San Francisco Playhouse September 28th to November 4th...

Interview: Jessica Dickey of SISTERING: THE ART OF HOLDING CLOSE AND LETTING GO Explores the Joys and Sorrows of a Sibling Bond That Sustains Her Life in the Theater
by Jim Munson - September 21, 2023


Broadway World talks to playwright & actor Jessica Dickey about her captivating new book 'Sistering' written with her sister Danielle Neff, a United Church of Christ pastor, about maintaining their unusually close bond while following very different paths in life....

Interview: Maria-Christina Oliveras of HADESTOWN at The Orpheum Theatre & San Jose Center For The Performing Arts Is Thrilled to Return to the Bay Area
by Jim Munson - September 08, 2023


BroadwayWorld checks in with Maria-Christina Oliveras who is playing Persephone in the national tour of Tony-Award winning Best Musical 'Hadestown' in San Francisco Sept 12-17 and San Jose September 26 - October 1....

Interview: Min Kahng of the 20TH ANNIVERSARY NEW WORKS FESTIVAL at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Uses Absurdity to Explore Humanity
by Jim Munson - July 27, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to celebrated Bay Area playwright/composer Min Kahng about his rollicking new show 'Happy Pleasant Valley: A Senior Sex Scandal Murder Mystery Musical,' which is part of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 20th Anniversary New Works Festival at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto Augu...

Interview: Fred Pitts of AREN'T YOU...? at The Marsh Offers a Fresh Take on the History of Race Relations in America
by Jim Munson - July 13, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to actor/writer Fred Pitts about his humorous and insightful solo show 'Aren't You...?' running at The Marsh in San Francisco July 21 to August 18....

Interview: Nicole Helfer of A CHORUS LINE at San Francisco Playhouse Finally Gets Her Chance on Another Go at a Dream Role
by Jim Munson - June 22, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to Nicole Helfer, who is both choreographing and starring as Cassie in San Francisco Playhouse's new production of 'A Chorus Line' running June 22 to September 9....

Interview: Josh Kornbluth of CITIZEN BRAIN at The Marsh Berkeley Explores Our Collective Dementia in an Effort to Foster Empathy
by Jim Munson - June 16, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with eminent Bay Area monologist Josh Kornbluth about his latest work, 'Citizen Brain,' running through July 29th at The Marsh Berkeley....

Interview: Brodie Donougher A REAL LIFE BILLY ELLIOT STORY!
by Brian Hilbrand - May 28, 2023


What do you get when you have a ballet dancer who dreams of making it professionally and showing the world that guys can dance too?  You have a real-life Billy Elliot story, which is happening to someone who played the titular role of Billy on the West End back home in the UK, and is now here in the...

Interview: Elizabeth Carter of STEEL MAGNOLIAS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Explores the In-Between Places That Foster Community
by Jim Munson - May 18, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with director Elizabeth Carter about her new production of Robert Harling's 'Steel Magnolias' running at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in Mountain View June 7 to July 2 with a multicultural cast of stage veterans....

Interview: Timothy Near of THE ROAD TO MECCA at Z Below Reunites with Her Lead Actors to Present Another Fugard Classic
by Jim Munson - May 17, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to director Timothy Near about her new production of Athol Fugard's incandescent 'The Road to Mecca' playing at Z Below in San Francisco June 4 to 30....

Interview: Tara Branham of TOSCA at Opera San José Shines a New Light on the Operatic Canon
by Jim Munson - April 12, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with Tara Branham who is making her mainstage debut as director at Opera San Jose with the Puccini classic 'Tosca' running April 15 to 30....

Interview: Kareem Fahmy & Giovanna Sardelli of A DISTINCT SOCIETY at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Bring a New Play to Life That Makes the Political Personal
by Jim Munson - March 31, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to playwright Kareem Fahmy and director Giovanna Sardelli about TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's world premiere production of 'A Distinct Society' inspired by the Muslim travel ban. The intensely moving play runs April 5th to 30th in Mountain View, CA....

Interview: Greta Oglesby of FANNIE: THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Has Clearly Found Her Calling
by Jim Munson - March 09, 2023


BroadwayWorld speaks with acclaimed actor Greta Oglesby about playing a civil rights icon in Cheryl L. West's 'Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer' running at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through April 2....

Interview: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE at Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts Reprises the Role that First Brought Him International Acclaim
by Jim Munson - February 24, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with virtuoso pianist/actor/playwright Hershey Felder about returning to the Bay Area in 'George Gershwin Alone,' the show that initially brought him international acclaim. It will run in a strictly limited engagement at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts March 2nd ...

Interview: Ashley Cowl of ANYTHING GOES at 42nd Street Moon Straps on Her Tap Shoes to Play Reno Sweeney
by Jim Munson - February 21, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with Ashley Cowl, who is starring as Reno Sweeney in 42nd Street Moon's new production of Cole Porter's gloriously tuneful and riotously funny 'Anything Goes' in San Francisco February 23 to March 12....

Interview: Luis Alfaro of THE TRAVELERS at Magic Theatre Explores the Heartland, Our Migrant Roots & Lost Connections
by Jim Munson - February 15, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to celebrated playwright Luis Alfaro about the world premiere production of his new play 'The Travelers' running at San Francisco's Magic Theatre February 15 to March 5. The play explores the heartland, our immigrant roots and lost connections....

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: Claude Jackson, Jr. of CASHED OUT at San Francisco Playhouse Explores the Struggles and Triumphs of Battling Addiction within the Native American Community
by Jim Munson - January 25, 2023


BroadwayWorld chats with Native American playwright Claude Jackson, Jr. about his play 'Cashed Out' enjoying its world premiere at San Francisco Playhouse January 26 to February 25.This frank and touching play tells the story of 3 generations of women living on the Gila River Indian Community Reserv...

Interview: Michael Barakiva of IN EVERY GENERATION at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Revisits His Own Family Memories of Passover in This Inherently Theatrical Play
by Jim Munson - January 18, 2023


BroadwayWorld talks to acclaimed director Michael Barakiva about his new production of Ali Viterbi's award-winning 'In Every Generation' playing at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through February 12th....

Interview: Unique Derique of FOOL LA LA: HOLIDAY GIFT! at The Marsh Berkeley Is All About Joy & Gratitude
by Jim Munson - December 19, 2022


BroadwayWorld chats with master clown Unique Derique (aka Lance McGee) about 'Fool La La: Holiday Gift!' his whimsical show combining vaudeville and African American hambone at The Marsh Berkeley December 21 to 30....

Interview: Jeffrey Lo of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Offers a Fresh Take on the Beloved Musical
by Jim Munson - December 12, 2022


BroadwayWorld chats with Jeffrey Lo about TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's new production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' that he is directing. Lo has reset the action to San Francisco's Chinatown to explore the musical's underlying themes of cross-cultural community....

Interview: Bill English of AS YOU LIKE IT at San Francisco Playhouse Loves Everything That Theatre Can Do
by Jim Munson - November 22, 2022


BroadwayWorld talks to Bill English, Artistic Director & Co-Founder of San Francisco Playhouse, about his new production of the musical adaptation of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' featuring an rollicking folk-pop score by Shaina Taub running November 17 to January 14....

Interview: Sheldon Epps of MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A BLACK MAN'S JOURNEY IN THE AMERICAN THEATRE Recounts the Highs & Lows of His Amazing Career
by Jim Munson - November 17, 2022


BroadwayWorld talks to Sheldon Epps about his new memoir 'My Own Directions: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre' that recounts his struggles and successes leading the Pasadena Playhouse for two decades and directing the Tony-nominated musicals 'Blues in the Night' and 'Play On!' on Broadw...

Interview: Allen Shearer, Claudia Stevens of PROSPERO'S ISLAND at Herbst Theater
by Erica Miner - November 06, 2022


Set for a March 25, 2023, premiere at the Herbst Theater, the upcoming opera is based on The Tempest...

Interview: Alma Deutscher of CINDERELLA at Opera San José Knows the Score - Because She Wrote It
by Jim Munson - November 02, 2022


BroadwayWorld chats with 17-year-old classical music phenom about her opera 'Cinderella' which she will be conducting in Opera San Jose's lavish production November 12 to 27....

Interview: Christopher Chen of THEATREWORKS NEW WORKS FESTIVAL at Montalvo Arts Center Delights in the Element of Surprise
by Jim Munson - October 26, 2022


BroadwayWorld chats with OBIE-winning playwright Christopher Chen about his incendiary new play 'The Motion' which will be part of the TheatreWorks New Works Festival at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga November 6 to 13. The Festival offers a first look at three intriguing and wonderfully different ...

Interview: Kathryn Keats of THE HUMMINGBIRD at The Marsh Tells the Truth to Create a Gripping New Piece of Musical Theatre
by Jim Munson - October 07, 2022


BroadwayWorld talks to performer/writer Kathryn Keats about her gripping new solo musical 'The Hummingbird' running at The Marsh San Francisco from October 14 - November 18. It tells her true story of coming to New York at 17 with Broadway dreams only to find herself in an abusive relationship that ...

Interview: Tina D'Elia of OVERLOOKED LATINAS at The Marsh Uses Her Love of Screwball Comedy to Create a 'Queer Telenovela Farce of the Century'
by Jim Munson - October 03, 2022


BroadwayWorld chats with writer & performer Tina D'Elia about her new solo show 'Overlooked Latinas' running at The Marsh San Francisco October 6 to 29. Her show is a riotously funny “queer telenovela farce of the century” about two queer Latinx best friends collaborating on a TV pilot highlighting ...



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