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Interview: Quynh Nguyen of CELEBRATE ASIA at Benaroya Hall
by Erica Miner - January 27, 2024

The event highlights the city’s all-important dynamic Asian community and features the American premiere of veteran composer Paul Chihara’s Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra...

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: Carol Stanley, Tod Harrick, Anna Vizzare of SEUSSICAL at Kitsap Forest Theater
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - August 17, 2023

Kitsap Forest Theater is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season. As the summer winds down, I took this opportunity to talk with a few of the actors in their summer show, Seussical. Whether in excitement for the current show (closing next weekend) or reflecting on their many years at KFT, the ...

Interview: Michael Chioldi of LA TRAVIATA at McCaw Hall
by Erica Miner - May 06, 2023

A company and audience favorite, Chioldi made his SO debut as Baron Scarpia in Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca in 2021...

Interview: Marianne Savell of AS IT IS IN HEAVEN at Taproot Theatre
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - March 30, 2023

Interview with Director Marianne Savell of AS IT IS IN HEAVEN at Taproot Theatre reveals the dynamics of communal living, especially when they are confronted with change....

Interview: Shileah Corey of FUN HOME at Ballyhoo Theatre
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - March 16, 2023

I recently sat down with Shileah Corey, director of Ballyhoo’s production of Fun Home to talk about the show and its significance in our society today....

Interview: Steve Stolee of the 9th TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL at Island Theatre
by Ashley Corbaley - August 03, 2022

After a two-year COVID hiatus, Island Theatre's 9th Ten-Minute Play Festival is back for four performances! BWW was fortunate to speak to Steve Stoole, managing director of the Festival and the director of one of the plays, to find out more about the Ten-Minute Play Festival and what audiences can e...

Interview: Gary Fetterplace of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by Ashley Corbaley - June 23, 2022

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS is one of Shakespeare's early works and most farcical comedies. A perfect choice for this year's Bard at Bloedel by Bainbridge Performing Arts. Directed by Kristi Ann Jacobson, this delightful show is packed full of slapstick and mistaken identities. BWW was excited to chat with...

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...

Gwen Adams of THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK at The Jewel Box Theatre
by Ashley Corbaley - May 19, 2022

THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK is now playing at the Jewel Box Theatre! BWW was fortunate to catch up with the play's writer and director, Gwen Adams, to get the inside scoop on the show's premiere performance....

Lawrence Brownlee of LAWRENCE BROWNLEE IN CONCERT at McCaw Hall
by Erica Miner - April 20, 2022

He expresses himself as articulately when speaking as he does when singing...

Eric Owens of DIE WALKÜRE at Fisher Pavilion
by Erica Miner - July 18, 2021

The first live post-pandemic opening for the company....

Michael Chioldi of TOSCA at St. Paul's Cathedral
by Erica Miner - June 11, 2021

The New York City-based award-winning baritone and Pittsburgh, PA, native specializes in dramatic roles of Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss...

Sara Mearns Talks Premiere of GALLOP APACE Dance Film With Seattle Dance Collective, Plus More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 13, 2021

Sara Mearns recently partnered with Seattle Dance Collective on the new dance film Gallop Apace. Starring Mearns, the film interprets Shakespeare's 'Gallop Apace' monologue from Romeo and Juliet through movement, navigating Juliet's emotional transformation from young girl to woman....

Vanessa Goikoetxea of DON GIOVANNI at McCaw Hall
by Erica Miner - March 15, 2021

Her Mozart is lyrical, lush, secure and dynamic, with a forceful top range and fluid technique that makes her vocality perfect for a role such as Donna Anna, which has challenged sopranos over the past two centuries. Yet soprano Vanessa Goikoetxea showed her versatility when she won immense kudos fo...

Alyah Chanelle Scott On Her Dream Role in THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Gil Kaan - February 19, 2020

The national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON makes its latest missionary stop at the Ahmanson Theatre, opening February 18, 2020. Birthed from the comically fertile minds of South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, THE BOOK OF MORMON follows the misadventures of newbie missionaries travelling glo...

Marina Costa-Jackson of EUGENE ONEGIN at McCaw Hall
by Erica Miner - December 13, 2019

Marina Costa-Jackson was born to sing. She will demonstrate that in her role debut as Tatyana in Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. The casting is appropriate, as she has performed in Russia with her sisters, as well as with the late Russian superstar baritone Dmitri...

Ginger Costa-Jackson of CINDERELLA at McCaw Hall
by Erica Miner - October 04, 2019

Rhyming a?oeGingera?? with a??Singera?? may be a stretch, but in Ginger Costa-Jackson's case, it might well be appropriate....

BWW Exclusive Interview: Louise Pitre Talks MARIE, DANCING STILL at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and More
by Alan Henry - April 03, 2019

Peck and Louise Pitre play Marie  - young and adult, respectively. We sat down with Pitre to talk about creating the role of Adult Marie in the 5th Avenue Theatre production during early previews....

Angela Meade Returns to her Native Land for 'Il Trovatore'
by Erica Miner - December 10, 2018

Washington state is justifiably proud to call Angela Meade a native. The star soprano has been a prizewinner in more than 50 top competitions...

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...

A Chat with Tipsy Rose Lee from the Upcoming Genderqueer Cast LITTLE SHOP from Reboot Theatre
by Jay Irwin - April 02, 2018

Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's "Little Shop of Horrors" is one of those enduring classics of American Musical Theatre thanks, in no small part, to its quirky, twisted take on the worldview. Well it's about to get a whole new view as Reboot Theatre Company is taking this Sci-Fi thriller of a musica...

BWW Interviews: BENDELACREME On DRAG BECOMES HER, Future Shows, and THAT Elimination
by Trevor Durham - March 13, 2018

Between the San Francisco premiere and her return to Seattle, BenDeLa answered questions about her shows, camp queens, and what's next for the so-called martyr of All Stars 3....

Tenor Ben Bliss - from TV to Opera
by Erica Miner - January 03, 2018

Ben debuts in the role of Ferrando for the company's upcoming production of 'Cosi Fan Tutte'...

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...

David Edward Hughes and His New Company SING OUT LOUISE! THEATRICALS
by Jay Irwin - August 18, 2017

Hello, Dear Readers. I recently got the chance to sit down with Seattle Theater staple David Edward Hughes to pick his brain on his career, his views on the state of local theater and, most importantly, his new theater company Sing Out Louise! Theatricals which will be announcing their inaugural se...

How Composers Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay Will Make Us All Have a ROMY AND MICHELE Day
by Jay Irwin - May 25, 2017

I was fortunate enough to have a quick chat with Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay, the composers of the new musical version of the film 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion', about to make its world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre....

Hilary Hahn Will Thrill Seattle Audiences in Solo Recital
by Erica Miner - October 27, 2016

In her impressive career track thus far she has garnered the highest praise from audiences and critics alike...

Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
by Erica Miner - September 22, 2016

Tenor Peter Marsh, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as the villainous Hexe in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel next month, shares his insights on the subject...

Morlot Part 2: Opera vs. Symphony, Losing Sleep Over Programming, and the Next Generation
by Erica Miner - August 26, 2016

Opera is something that you control much less as a conductor...

Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage'- Part 1
by Erica Miner - January 11, 2016

Lang's remarkable blend of talents, which include expertise in the theatrical, artistic and business realms, serve him well in his new position...

Seattle Opera Captures Exotic, Dangerous World in 'Pearl Fishers'
by Erica Miner - October 09, 2015

Opera boasts some of the composer's most sensuous and compelling music...

Music Director and Broadway Producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. Talks Career, US Coaching Tour, and Music
by David Clarke - August 30, 2015

Music director, Broadway producer, and skilled musician Michael J. Moritz Jr. will be spending this fall traveling the United States with one purpose in mind: teaching. To get the inside scoop on his US coaching tour, I sat down with Michael J. Moritz Jr., and we discussed his multifaceted career, t...

BWW Interviews: Book Writer and Lyricist TOM JONES Says, 'It's a Celebration of Theatre'
by John Longenbaugh - October 15, 2014

The Fantasticks is an amazing show in all sorts of ways. It's the world's longest running musical, 42 years in its original incarnation (1960-2002), and eight years and counting in its off-Broadway revival. Among the actors who've taken roles since its opening in 1962 are Jerry Orbach (who originate...

Samuel D Hunter and Braden Abraham Talk Seattle Rep's A GREAT WILDERNESS
by Jay Irwin - January 09, 2014

The discussion on conversion or reparative therapies seems to be growing fast, especially with many states enacting bans on conversion therapy practices on gays. And now the Seattle Rep has commissioned a play on the topic from rising star playwright Samuel D Hunter with his "A Great Wilderness". ...

BWW Interviews: JINKX MONSOON Takes Over the Holidays in Seattle!
by Jay Irwin - December 07, 2013

It seems everything is coming up Jinkx lately. What with winning "RuPaul's Drag Race", a sold out run of his "Vaudevillians" show in New York, and his award winning performance of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" here in Seattle (click here for my review of last January's production), Jerick Hoffer (a.k...

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!...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Composer/Lyricist Chad Beguelin on New ALADDIN Musical!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - June 23, 2011

All eyes are on the whole new musical Aladdin running at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle from July 7 to July 31, directed by Tony-award winning Casey Nicholaw and we got an exclusive interview with Chad Beguelin, composer and lyricist of the new songs for the show and book-writer. Check it out!...

BWW Interviews: Spotlight on Judy Ann Moulton
by Jay Irwin - September 07, 2010

Judy Ann Moulton has been thrilling Seattle audiences with her beautiful, booming voice since she moved her in 1986 from Anchorage, Alaska. I recently got to sit down with Judy Ann to talk to her about her life, her career, her recent attendance at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale Unive...

BWW Interviews: Spotlight on SPEECH & DEBATE's Trick Danneker
by Jay Irwin - February 01, 2010

An up and coming actor in the Seattle area, 27-year old Trick Danneker (Patrick Francis Danneker) not only knows a lot about theater and conveying a character on stage but is also your average American guy who loves baseball, movies and Coca-Cola. I was lucky enough to sit down with Trick and talk ...


Fat Ham in Seattle Fat Ham
BAGLEY WRIGHT THEATER (4/12 - 5/4) Tracker
The Fantasticks in Seattle The Fantasticks
Village Theatre (3/12 - 4/21)
World Premier New Play Brown Bodies on a Blue Earth in Seattle World Premier New Play Brown Bodies on a Blue Earth
The Underground Theater (4/19 - 5/12)
The Fantasticks in Seattle The Fantasticks
Village Theatre (4/27 - 5/19)
Once on This Island in Seattle Once on This Island
Village Theatre (5/14 - 6/16)
Girl From the North Country in Seattle Girl From the North Country
Paramount Theatre (6/25 - 6/30)
What an Impossible Idea in Seattle What an Impossible Idea
Free Range Theater (4/27 - 4/27)
Aladdin in Seattle Aladdin
Paramount Theatre (4/24 - 4/28)

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