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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Interview with ‘Once on This Island’ Costume Designer Clint Ramos by Jose Solis

We spoke to Tony-winning designer Clint Ramos about his spectacular work in the revival of Once on This Island. Ramos is nominated for another Tony for his layered costumes featuring dresses…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

An Interview with Liz Callaway by Jose Solis

Tony nominated performer Liz Callaway spoke to us about her shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below dedicated to all the women who inspire her. The post An Interview with Liz Callaway appeared f…

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An Interview with Matt Doyle by Jose Solis

Matt Doyle celebrates Jerome Robbins’ legacy at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We asked him if there’s such a thing as too much West Side Story. We think you all know the answer. &#…

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An Interview with John Lloyd Young by Jose Solis

Tony winner John Lloyd Young debuts his album in NYC, and we spoke to him about it. Plus he talks about living in Venezuela. The post An Interview with John Lloyd Young appeared first on Sta…

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An Interview with Darius de Haas on Leonard Bernstein by Jose Solis

Darius de Haas celebrates Leonard Bernstein with a show dedicated to his incomparable legacy. The post An Interview with Darius de Haas on Leonard Bernstein appeared first on StageBuddy.com.

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An Interview with Jessica Pimentel of ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘Surfer Girl’ by Jose Solis

Leslye Headland’s Surfer Girl, about a young woman who “disappears in order to survive” is back in New York in a production by Animus Theatre Company. The one woman show is given a twi…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

An Interview with Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac of ‘The Gentleman Caller’ by Jose Solis

Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac, the stars of The Gentleman Caller, talked to us about playing legendary playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge, in Philip Dawkins’ se…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Review of ‘Miss You Like Hell’ by a Person of Color by Jose Solis

In terms of its political and cultural resonance, Miss You Like Hell might be the most important musical running in New York City at the moment, and yet you wouldn’t know it, judging from …

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Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘King Lear’ at BAM by Jose Solis

What strikes about the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear now running at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, isn’t necessarily the power of Antony Sher’s performance as the…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Interview with ‘The Little Mermaid’ Star Jodi Benson by Jose Solis

In 1986, Jodi Benson starred in a Broadway musical called Smile, a show about beauty pageants in which her character, Doria Hudson, performed “Disneyland,” a song about wanting to be par…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Interview: Susan Egan on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Alan Menken’s Legacy by Jose Solis

On April 18, 1994, Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway, forever changing the landscape of what a movie adaptation could be like onstage. The show expanded on the story of the beloved ani…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Interview: Sepideh Moafi on ‘One Thousand Nights and One Day’ by Jose Solis

We talked to Sepideh Moafi about her dual roles in the new musical One Thousand Nights and One Day, as well as her work in The Deuce and Falling Water. Why did you want to play your characte…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Interview with Luis Salgado of R.Evolución Latina by Jose Solis

We attended a rehearsal of To be Or Not to Be…A Shakespearean Experience, a new spectacle put together by the folks of R.Evolución Latina and Pregones, who have assembled a cast of ne…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Interview: Bebe Neuwirth on Discovering the Meaning of Songs She Loves and the TV She’s Binging by Jose Solis

Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth is back at Feinstein’s/54 Below with Stories with Piano, #1 in which she will deliver renditions of songs from shows she’s done, tunes she loves, and so…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Interview: Christiane Noll and Deborah Winer on the Songs of Rodgers and Hart by Jose Solis

Tony nominee Christiane Noll and producer Deborah Winer are celebrating the songs of Rodgers and Hart in a new show at Feinstein’s/54 Below, we spoke to them about discovering songs th…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Interview: Tom Lenk on Playing Oscar Winner Tilda Swinton, and What Musical He’d Love to See Her In by Jose Solis

Academy Award winner/trendsetter/celestial being Tilda Swinton has yet to make her New York stage debut, but while we await for her to grace us with her presence, comedian/Buffy alum Tom Len…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Interview: Donell James Foreman on Madonna, Chaka, and Janet (Oh, My!) by Jose Solis

After making his Broadway debut in The Book of Mormon, Donell James Foreman is paying tribute to the artists he loves in The Dirty 30 Tour or Play-List: a Pop Music Memoir, a show in which h…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Interview: Tony Winning Legend Chita Rivera on Her Upcoming Shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below and Her Thoughts on the Upcoming ‘West Side Story’ Rem by Jose Solis

Two time Tony winner Chita Rivera is back at Feinstein’s/54 Below with a new concert event where she will regale audiences with stories from her life and songs from some of her most be…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Interview: ‘The Parent Trap’ Legend Hayley Mills on Fate, Comedic Timing, and Putting on the Perfect ‘Party Face’ by Jose Solis

Beloved screen icon Hayley Mills, of The Parent Trap and Pollyanna fame, is back on the New York stage with Party Face, a female driven comedy by Isobel Mahon, in which Mills plays Carmel, t…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Interview: Playwright Itamar Moses on How ‘The Band’s Visit’ Shows Strangers Help Us Recognize Ourselves by Jose Solis

Playwright Itamar Moses has mastered the art of versatility, whether he’s writing for television dramas, plays, or books for musicals, he knows how to weave situations in which the ordinar…

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Review: ‘Chess’ is a Muddled Musical for Muddled Times by Jose Solis

Even the most devoted fans of Chess, the Cold War rock musical by Tim Rice, and Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA, know that the book has more issues than a king trapped in a corn…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Take a Peek Behind the Scenes at ‘Imperfect Love’ with Oscar Winning Designer Gianni Quaranta by Jose Solis

One day Gianni Quaranta went to a screening of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and in the elaborate sets and astonishing gowns he saw his future revealed to him. “I sat impressed an…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Panti Bliss is Coming for NYC’s Weave with ‘RIOT’ by Jose Solis

Credit: THISISPOPBABY We spoke to Rory O’Neill and his alter ego, the fabulous queen of drag Panti Bliss, about their involvement in RIOT, THISISPOPBABY’s latest extravaganza com…

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Review: Balls by Jose Solis

Gender inequality is at the center of the public conversation like never before, and with movements like #MeToo and the Women’s March constantly gaining popularity and news headlines, it s…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Interview: Bobby Moreno on Giving Birth Onstage in ‘Mankind’ by Jose Solis

Robert O’Hara’s Mankind takes place in a future where women have become extinct, it’s the men who are in charge of reproduction and concepts like “feminism” have become sociopoliti…

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Interview: Vivian Reed on Paying Tribute to Lena Horne by Jose Solis

Vivian Reed celebrates the legendary Lena Horne’s centennial with a series of shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We spoke to her about Horne’s legacy, her favorite recordings, …

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Interview: Composer Gregory Spears on the Romantic Opera ‘Fellow Travelers’ by Jose Solis

Fellow Travelers explores the romantic relationship between two men working for the US government in the midst of the Lavender Scare, an extension of Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts that all…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Interview: Playwright Kyoung H. Park on the Themes in ‘PILLOWTALK’ and the Importance of Intersectionality by Jose Solis

Kyoung H. Park’s PILLOWTALK centers on Buck (JP Moraga) and Sam (Basit Shittu), interracial newlyweds who are trying to find their space in a society where their existence is still a polit…

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Reviews: Under the Radar Roundup “The Gates: An Evening of Stories with Adam Gopnik,” “Antigonón, un Contingente Epico,” “Re-Member Me” a by Jose Solis

The Gates: An Evening of Stories with Adam Gopnik The numbers 9 and 11 have held a special significance throughout Adam Gopnik’s life as a New Yorker. They were the dimensions of the first…

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Life, Well, Spent: Mortality in ‘After’ and ‘Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)’ by Jose Solis

In case you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to die from hypothermia or in a nuclear attack, two shows at the Under the Radar Festival might have some insight for you. In After, tech…

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Meet the Fire This Time Festival Playwrights: Sandra A. Daley-Sharif by Jose Solis

The Fire This Time Festival, focusing on the experience of African American artists and audiences, takes place this year from January 15-28. The festival provides a platform for emerging Afr…

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