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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Beth Leavel on The Prom and More by Victoria Myers

In the new musical The Prom, Tony winner Beth Leavel plays the character of a Tony winning Broadway actress. This is not the first time that Beth has portrayed a satirical theatre diva; her …

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Season of the Female Music Director by Victoria Myers

The 2018/19 Broadway season has a record number of female music directors. However, jobs still tend to go to white men. Recently, there have been efforts made to change that. We speak to mus…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Prophet Arrived: Heidi Schreck by Victoria Myers

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me is an extraordinary, singular work of genius. It's electrified the New York theatre, and speaks to the past, present, and future all at once…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christine Lahti, Emily Mann, Diane Paulus, and Daryl Roth on Gloria: A Life by Victoria Myers

The new play Gloria: A Life depicts Gloria Steinem looking back on her remarkable life and all of the women who shaped it. The show is written by Emily Mann, directed by Diane Paulus, and pr…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Wild Goose Dreams with Hansol Jung by Victoria Myers

In playwright Hansol Jung’s world of glorious magical realism, the Internet is portrayed by people singing in binary code and fathers turning into penguins who have lost their wings. Those…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Usual Girls: An Interview with Ming Peiffer and Tyne Rafaeli by Victoria Myers

Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer and directed by Tyne Rafaeli centers around Kyeoung, a young Asian-American woman coming of age in the ‘90s and early 2000s, and the messy, sometimes dangerous,…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Natural Shocks: An Interview with Lauren Gunderson, May Adrales and Pascale Armand by Victoria Myers

Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in America, but her plays have almost entirely been produced outside of NYC. Presented this fall at The Women’s Project, in a produ…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Caitlin Kinnunen on The Prom and More by Victoria Myers

In the new musical, The Prom, Caitlin Kinnunen plays a teenager who just wants to take her girlfriend to the high school prom. It’s Caitlin's first lead role in a Broadway musical. She…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Letter from the Editor: On Why We Have Political Content by Victoria Myers

Have you ever wondered why The Interval, a theatre site, has political content? Editor Victoria Myers explains why The Interval considers spotlighting the politics of the community part of a…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Miranda Rose Hall and Margot Bordelon on Plot Points in Our Sexual Development by Victoria Myers

Playwright Miranda Rose Hall and director Margot Bordelon to discuss their latest work, "Plot Points in Our Sexual Development" at LCT3. The show, which is described by LCT as “a contempor…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Interval’s Midterm Election Guide by Victoria Myers

With the midterm elections approaching, we wanted to do our part to help save democracy. We asked people we’ve interviewed to tell us about candidates, issues, and races that they care abo…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Larissa FastHorse on The Thanksgiving Play and More by Victoria Myers

The Thanksgiving Play, currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons, marks the New York debut of Larissa FastHorse and is believed to be the first time a play by a Native American has been …

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Carmel Dean on Renascence and Edna St. Vincent Millay by Victoria Myers

The new musical, Renascence, is about Edna St. Vincent Millay and is the first musical by Carmel Dean. We speak to Carmel about her love of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poetry, what it was l…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Roundtable with Laurie Woolery and the Women of El Huracán by Victoria Myers

In Charise Castro Smith’s new play El Huracán, hurricanes both literal and figurative bear down on four generations of women as they confront their history, what they’ve lost, and what …

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Midautumn Night’s Dream with Jenny Koons by Victoria Myers

Jenny Koons is not interested in playing by the rules of traditional theatre. Her productions are rooted in activism and community, like her A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Public Theate…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mental Health and Working in Theatre: a Roundtable Discussion by Victoria Myers

A life in the theatre has unique challenges for people dealing with mental health conditions including instability, rejection, lack of financial resources, intense emotion, and more. We gath…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Days of Awe: Leigh Silverman and Broadway’s First All-Female Design Team, a photo essay by Victoria Myers

Director Leigh Silverman put together Broadway's first all-female design team. Photographer Tess Mayer spent two afternoons with them at tech documenting these individuals in a room together…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Letter from the Editor: September 2018 by Victoria Myers

We now have a monthly Letter from the Editor! This month's is about the need to view women as individuals who do not need to justify their existence in creative fields. 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Lila Neugebauer on Broadway by Victoria Myers

For the last few years, there has been increasing interest around director Lila Neugebauer, with many theatre-watchers wondering when she’d make her Broadway debut. Well, now she is, with …

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Monday, September 24, 2018

On Adam Guettel, Silence, and the Fear of Nothingness by Victoria Myers

Adam Guettel told the theatre community who he is. It is long past time for the theatre community to look at what type of community it truly is and for individuals with a platform to speak u…

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7 Women of Theatre History You Should Know: Part Five by Victoria Myers

We showcase seven more women who shaped the theatre landscape as we know it today. Some overcame gender or race discrimination but persevered at a time when the field was not welcoming. Som…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Heidi Schreck on What the Constitution Means to Me (meaning her, and maybe you too) by Victoria Myers

The Constitution—which is very in or very out right now depending on how you look at it—is the subject of What the Constitution Means to Me a new play written and starring Heidi Schreck.…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Emerging Writers Geraldine Inoa and Gracie Gardner in Conversation by Victoria Myers

Geraldine Inoa and Gracie Gardner have a lot in common. Both are young writers who are relatively self-trained (neither chose to pursue an MFA) and who go back and forth between the worlds o…

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Head Over Heels With Bonnie Milligan by Victoria Myers

In Head over Heels, Bonnie Milligan does not portray a typical princess. Her character, Princess Pamela, is hilarious, strong-willed to the point of throwing a tantrum onstage, and unabashed…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An Interview with Young Jean Lee by Victoria Myers

Straight White Men, which marks Young Jean Lee's Broadway debut, as well as the first time a play by an Asian woman has been produced on Broadway. Young Jean has been a staple of the downtow…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Meet Three Women of the Broadway League’s Diversity Initiative by Victoria Myers

In recent years, there have been some quieter initiatives to address the lack of diversity among people working behind the scenes in theatre. One such initiative is the Broadway League’s D…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

An Interview with Heidi Blickenstaff by Victoria Myers

Ten years ago, Heidi Blickenstaff was part of the beloved musical [title of show]. Now, Heidi now finds herself in another rare position: after doing the stage musical of Disney’s Freaky F…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Interval x Summer Reading by Victoria Myers

Throughout the month of August, we’re asking a variety of artists to tell us about some of the books in their lives. First up, Jenn Colella tells us about some of her book-ish thoughts!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Melissa Errico and Charlotte Moore in Conversation by Victoria Myers

Charlotte Moore, co-founded of Irish Repertory Theatre, and Melissa Errico discuss their production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and their experiences working together as “two st…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tiler Peck is On the Move by Victoria Myers

One of the New York City Ballet’s most lauded principal dancers, Tiler Peck might be the woman to help change the classical dance-- and theatre-- world. She’s stepping into new leadersh…

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Friday, July 27, 2018

NYMF Spotlight 2018 by Victoria Myers

It’s once again time for the New York Musical Festival. NYMF’s goal is to support the development of new and diverse works of musical theatre. We asked a mix of artists involved—from p…

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