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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Interview: Lauren Worsham on ‘Babes in Toyland’, Motherhood and Activism by Jose Solis

We spoke to Tony nominee Lauren Worsham about her upcoming appearance in Babes of Toyland at Carnegie Hall. What makes you the most excited about the show? I’m excited to sing at the beaut…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: Significant Other by Jose Solis

Significant Other might have been the most refreshing show of the Broadway season, if the season was 1989. If it had opened one year after Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, to …

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Tilt Kids Festival Roundup by Jose Solis

The second annual Tilt Kids Festival came to a close on Easter Sunday with a performance of Cuisine & Confessions, an energetic spectacle by Montreal-based collective The 7 Fingers (best…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Interview: Hannah Elless and David T. Patterson on Doing William Inge’s ‘Picnic’ and ‘Come Back, Little Sheba’ in Rep by Jose Solis

The Transport Group’s artistic director Jack Cummings III is revitalizing William Inge classics Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba by having them performed in rep with an ensemble featurin…

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview: Andrea Dantas on Her One Woman Show ‘Fragmented Frida’ by Jose Solis

In Fragmented Frida, actress/writer Andrea Dantas takes on one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century to tell a story about how someone who was dealt all the wrong cards, manage…

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Review: The Profane by Jose Solis

The key to unlocking Zayd Dohrn’s The Profane lies in the seemingly innocuous double casting of Francis Benhamou, the vibrant actor who plays Aisa and Dania, the former is the eldest daugh…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Interview: Playwright Sara Farrington on Merging Film and Theatre in ‘CasablancaBox’ by Jose Solis

Entering the space at HERE where Sara Farrington and Reid Farrington are putting the finishing touches on their CasablancaBox feels a little bit like going back in time. There are people dre…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Interview: Frenchie Davis of ‘The View Upstairs’ on Why Sharing Queer History is So Important by Jose Solis

Every time Henri speaks in The View Upstairs, the world stops to listen. Not only because she is the woman running the bar where the show takes place, but also because she is played by the i…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Steve of Tomorrow by Jose Solis

Scott and Ralph live together but might as well be continents apart. Even when they’re sitting next to each other, they are glued to their devices: Scott to his phone on which he types fur…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Interview: The Producers Behind ‘Project Broadway’ on the Importance of Collaboration by Jose Solis

The second edition of Project Broadway takes place from March 27 to April 2 at Symphony Space. This year the theme is the art of collaboration and will include performances by the likes of A…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Interview: Playwright Jason Odell Williams on ‘Church & State’ by Jose Solis

It’s only three days to Election Day and Senator Charles Whitmore’s (Rob Nagle) who is seeking re-election decides it’s time to let his constituents know who he really is w…

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Interview: With ‘Bastard Jones’ Marc Acito and Amy Engelhardt Are Doing Musical Theatre for a Good Cause by Jose Solis

Henry Fielding’s The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling caused such a stir in 18th-century England that it was blamed for a natural disaster, its tale of a bastard trying to find happiness …

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Interview: Luzer Twersky on Making His Stage Debut in ‘God of Vengeance’ by Jose Solis

Last time I spoke to Luzer Twersky he had just starred in Felix and Meira which went on to become Canada’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2015. Now he’s …

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Interview: How The Debate Society Put a Sparkle of Wonder in ‘The Light Years’ by Jose Solis

The year is 1893 and theatrical impresario Steele MacKaye (Rocco Sisto) is working on the finishing touches for The Spectatorium, a massive 12,000 seat theater designed for the Chicago World…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Interview: Getting to Know ‘All the Fine Boys’ Leading Man Joe Tippet by Jose Solis

Despite what he’ll claim later in this interview, people know who Joe Tippett is. He’s the guy who’s been memorably stealing the scene by playing jocks-next-door, sensitive soldiers, a…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Interview: ‘Omega Kids’ Playwright Noah Mease on the Super Powers of Theatre Artists by Jose Solis

Two young men, both named Michael, get to know each other over the course of a rainy Saturday afternoon, as they sit on the carpet discussing the achievements of the Omega Kids, the superher…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Interview: Caissie Levy on Getting to Sing from the Kander and Ebb Songbook, and Why Making Art is More Important Than Ever by Jose Solis

On March 10th The New York Pops will celebrate the 90th birthday of Broadway legend John Kander with an evening of songs he created with the late Fred Ebb. In Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Interview: Caissie Levy on Getting to Sing from the Kander and Ebb Songbook, and Why Making Art is More Important Than Ever by Jose Solis

On March 10th The New York Pops will celebrate the 90th birthday of Broadway legend John Kander with an evening of songs he created with the late Fred Ebb. In Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Interview: Jason Craig on How Myths and Magic Inspired His Musical ‘Beardo’ by Jose Solis

We spoke to lyricist and book writer Jason Craig about his new show Beardo making its New York premiere at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The musical is based on the life of the mysterious Ru…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Interview: Director Jose Zayas on ‘En el nombe de Salomé’ and Why Theatre Needs More Latinx Stories by Jose Solis

It’s strange to realize a play that for the most part takes place in 19th century Dominican Republic, feels eerily appropriate for our times, and yet that’s precisely what happens in En …

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: Judy Collins’ A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim by Jose Solis

Folk chanteuse Judy Collins owes the biggest hit of her career to Stephen Sondheim, her rendition of his “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music sent her into the stratosphere, an…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Interview: How Chilean Puppetry Company Silencio Blanco Finds Beauty in Simplicity by Jose Solis

HERE’s Dream Music Puppetry Program in New York City presents the debut tour of Chilean company Silencio Blanco, who are bringing their show Chiflón, el silencio del carbón to American a…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Interview: Carson Elrod on His Work in ‘The Liar’ by Jose Solis

Any time Carson Elrod is onstage audience members are assured the ultimate kind of comedic performance: the one that engages with their brains, while tickling their funny bone. As the servan…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Interview: Richard Maxwell on His Revival of ‘Good Samaritans’ and Using Music When Words Aren’t Enough by Jose Solis

Richard Maxwell’s Good Samaritans takes place in the dining hall of a rehabilitation center where a counselor (Rosemary Allen) and her patient (Kevin Hurley) engage in a conversation about…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Interview: ‘Fun Home’ Lyricist Lisa Kron on Taking the Show Outside NYC, and the Importance of Activism by Jose Solis

On February 6th, distinguished guests, friends, and journalists got together at the ASCAP headquarters in New York City, to honor the recipients of this year’s Kleban Prize in Musical Thea…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace on ‘Fuller House’, Doing Musicals All Over the World and Making His Debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

American audiences know Juan Pablo Di Pace for his turns in Dallas, A.D. The Bible Continues where he played Jesus, and of course Netflix’s immensely popular Fuller House where he stars as…

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Interview: Tom Kitt on Writing Songs and Getting to Play at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

The Tom Kitt Band will play February 9 and 11 at Feinstein’s/54 Below. We spoke with Kitt about how he selected songs for his upcoming show and the differences between composing musica…

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Interview: Brandon Uranowitz on ‘Falsettos’ and His William Finn Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

Fresh off his stint in Falsettos, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz is set to perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below, February 8-11. We caught up with Uranowitz about the songs of William Finn …

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Interview: Mandy Gonzalez on ‘Hamilton’, Being a Latinx Role Model and Her Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

Mandy Gonzalez will bring her solo show Raise the Roof to Feinstein’s/54 Below for two performances, February 12 and March 12. We spoke to the Hamilton star about what it’s l…

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Interview: Tenor Michael Slattery on Master Voices’ Interpretation of Bach’s “St. John Passion” by Jose Solis

On Ferbuary 9, Master Voices will take on Bach’s masterful St. John Passion, which is considered by many to be his greatest work. Featuring a cast of new stars, a period instrument orc…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Interview: Cabaret Performer Michael Griffiths on The Staying Power of Madonna by Jose Solis

Australian entertainer Michael Griffiths is bringing his show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna to Feinstein’s/54 Below, so we spoke to him about his love for the legendary pop icon, why he t…

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