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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: KPOP by Jose Solis

Pop music is often judged and misunderstood for its lack of substance and depth, as if catchiness and joy were any less important than the depictions of pain and loss explored in other music…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Interview: Rinde Eckert on The Mask of Performance and Starring in ‘My Lai’ by Jose Solis

Rinde Eckert defies the conventions of form and structure with his boundary-pushing works which combine opera, musical theatre, film and dance. As a librettist he’s reinvented works of lit…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Interview: Puppeteer James Godwin on ‘The Flatiron Hex’ by Jose Solis

Puppeteer James Godwin is bringing back his critically acclaimed show The Flatiron Hex to New York, where it’s running at HERE Arts Center through the end of September. We caught up wi…

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Interview: Joshua Holden on Spreading Kindness Through ‘The Joshua Show’ by Jose Solis

After the success of the first installment of The Joshua Show, puppeteer Joshua Holden wanted to spread more kindness and good vibes to audience members of all ages, which is why he’s …

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Interview: Rachel Tucker on Playing Elphaba and Singing at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

Rachel Tucker is making her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut this week. We caught up with her via e-mail to learn what she has in store for the shows, playing beloved characters, and ho…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Interview: Geeking Out with Joe Iconis of ‘Be More Chill’ by Jose Solis

The promise of popularity and getting to date the cool kid are what most high schoolers dream of, and if there was some sort of magic way to achieve them probably very few would refuse it. I…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Interview: Transforming Roberto Bolaño’s ‘Distant Star’ Into a Timely Play by Jose Solis

Roberto Bolaño’s Distant Star takes place in the aftermath of the Chilean coup that saw Augusto Pinochet oust and murder President Salvador Allende, in order to impose a reign of terror t…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Interview: Maria Friedman on Sondheim, Bernstein, and Thinking in Music by Jose Solis

Maria Friedman calls me from a landline in Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston (where she is directing Merrily We Roll Along), where a saleswoman (thank you, Paige!) has kindly let her use the phone…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Interview: The Team Behind ‘Aliens Coming!’ on Their Favorite Musicals and The Sound of Outer Space by Jose Solis

  Composer Joe Kelly and Musical Director Jonathan Evans discuss the influences and creative process behind their hilarious sci-fi musical Aliens Coming! What were the challenges in com…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Interview: Director Kristin McCarthy Parker on the Magic Behind ‘Puffs’ by Jose Solis

Everyone knows the story of the boy wizard with the electric scar on his forehead, but few know the tale of some of his less popular classmates, who also left their mark in the world. Leave …

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Interview: Lindsay Mendez on Why She Loves Being a Storyteller by Jose Solis

From Wicked to Dogfight Lindsay Mendez is one of Broadway’s most exciting performers, constantly taking on challenges and always raising the bar on performers of her generation. We caught …

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Interview: Norbert Leo Butz on Songwriting, Poetry and Storytelling by Jose Solis

Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz is back at Feinstein’s/54 Below with a new version of his show Memory & Mayhem. We caught up with him to discuss songwriting, working with Sam Shepard, and…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Interview: Kenyon Phillips on Reinventing The Who’s ‘Tommy’ by Jose Solis

With its combination of camp, rock, and pinball, Ken Russell’s Tommy redefined the movie musical in the mid 70s. Based on the concept album by The Who, the film centered on the life of…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Interview: Lesli Margherita on Doing Cabaret, Festivals and Getting Close to Her Fans by Jose Solis

We caught up with the hilarious, incredibly talented Lesli Margherita to discuss her upcoming shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below. I saw you play the Devil’s assistant in Matthew McConaughey v…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interview: Bryce Pinkham on Becoming a Crooner for ‘Holiday Inn’ by Jose Solis

With a swoon-worthy voice, and the comedic chops to go with it, Bryce Pinkham has become the ultimate Broadway leading man. In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder he played lovable soci…

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Interview: Carole Demas Celebrates the Broadhurst Theater at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

We spoke to Carole Demas, the original Sandy on Grease, about The Broadhurst at 100! an epic celebration of a century of shows taking place August 16th at Feinstein’s/54 Below. What are th…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Interview: Why Alice Ripley Wants to Do More Plays by Jose Solis

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley stars in Small Town Confessions a new play by Phil Geoffrey Bond, part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival (July 30 – August 20). In the play, compris…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Interview: Harriet Harris, Mia Dillon and Gregg Edelman on their Poison of Choice and Doing ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Jose Solis

Joseph Kesselring’s legendary comedy Arsenic and Old Lace is part of the summer season at Berkshire Theatre Group. The sumptuous revival is directed by Gregg Edelman and stars  Mia Dillon…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Interview: Tovah Feldshuh on Her Shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

We spoke to Tovah Feldshuh about Aging is Optional her new show at Feinstein’s/54 Below. I love the title of your show, it’s straight out of your work in Pippin, can you talk about it? T…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Interview: Liz Callaway on Bringing Back the 60s to Her Shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Jose Solis

We spoke to Liz Callaway about The Beat Goes On her series of concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below celebrating the music of the 1960s. Before anything else I want to ask you when’s The Nanny…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Interview: Lauren Patten on ‘The Goree All-Girl String Band’ Playing at NYMF by Jose Solis

We spoke to Lauren Patten about her work in The Goree All-Girl String Band playing at NYMF. Can you talk about your character in the show and what the rehearsal process has been like? I play…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Interview: Director Hanan Snir on the Message of Peace He Wants to Deliver in ‘To the End of the Land’ by Jose Solis

David Grossman’s novel To the End of the Land deals with the aftermath of parents having their children sent off to war. The book was a critical success in Israel and received a National B…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

NYMF Interview: West Hyler on ‘Georama: An American Panorama Told on 3 Miles of Canvas’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with West H…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

NYMF Interview: Sam Goldstein, Craig Clyde, and Graham Russell on ‘A Wall Apart’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Sam Go…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NYMF Interview: Artie Sievers and Michael Bradley on ‘The Goree All-Girl String Band’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Artie …

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NYMF Interview: Lorca Peress, Anika Paris, and Dean Landon on ‘Temple of the Souls’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Lorca …

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Interview: Christine Andreas on What She Learned from Edith Piaf’s Resilience by Jose Solis

Christine Andreas doesn’t speak French, but she loved Edith Piaf so much that she learned her songs in order to put together a show called Piaf No Regrets at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The To…

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NYMF Interview: Tanya Shaffer on ‘The Fourth Messenger’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Tanya …

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NYMF Interview: Guy Anderson on ‘Errol and Fidel’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Guy An…

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NYMF Interview: Taylor Tash and Nathania Wibowo on ‘Night Tide’ by Jose Solis

The 2017 New York Musical Festival, which runs July 10 through August 6, will bring audiences four full weeks of new musicals, concerts, readings, and panel discussions. We spoke with Taylor…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Interview: Live from Lincoln Center Executive Producer Andrew Wilk on Why He Wants More People to See ‘Falsettos’ by Jose Solis

Even though the name Andrew Wilk might not be instantly recognizable to arts lovers, he’s a man we owe a great deal to in terms of making the performing arts accessible for people all over…

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