Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rinne Groff and Marissa Wolf on Fire in Dreamland by Victoria Myers

This summer, Rinne Groff’s latest play, Fire in Dreamland, directed by Marissa Wolf, is making its New York debut at The Public Theater. Set in the days immediately following Hurricane San…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

An Interview with Dina Janis of Dorset Theatre Festival by Victoria Myers

Southern Vermont is currently experiencing a theatrical renaissance, helmed by Dorset Theatre Festival’s Dina Janis. Since becoming Dorset’s Artistic Director eight years ago, Dina has r…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

An Interview with Lena Hall by Victoria Myers

Lena Hall has optimized her rocker brand and built up a large fan base on social media. The 2014 Tony winner is in the midst of rolling out her monthly Obsessed series, a year-long compilati…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Julia Coffey and Liz Wisan on Performing Shakespeare in 2018 by Victoria Myers

Julia Coffey and Liz Wisan are no strangers to Shakespeare. They are currently at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where Julia is playing the title role in a gender-bending production of …

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Antoinette Nwandu on Pass Over by Victoria Myers

In Pass Over, a new play by Antoinette Nwandu now playing at LCT3 at Lincoln Center, two black men stand on a corner waiting to get out and move on. Inspired by Waiting for Godot and Exodus,…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lauren Pritchard on Songbird by Victoria Myers

In the new musical Songbird, loosely based on Chekhov’s The Seagull, a once well-known country music star returns home to help her son launch his own career, and some major emotional compl…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

An Interview with Glenda Jackson by Victoria Myers

We speak to multiple Academy Award-winner and former UK parliamentarian Glenda Jackson, who is currently Tony-nominated for her performance in the revival of "Three Tall Women", about the sh…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

An Interview with Set Designer Christine Jones by Victoria Myers

Set designer Christine Jones has been nominated for a 2018 Tony Award for her imaginative, elegant set, full of secrets and illusions, upon which the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Claudia Weill on Directing Theatre, Film, and Television by Victoria Myers

Claudia Weill's 1978 film "Girlfriends" was one of the 82 films by women to compete at Cannes. By the mid-80s, Claudia had moved into directing television and theatre. Currently, she is di…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Susan Brown on Angels in America by Victoria Myers

2018 Tony Award nominee Susan Brown is a self-described “chameleon” who plays Ethel Rosenberg, Hannah Pitt, and others in the Broadway revival of "Angels in America." We speak with Susan…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

An Interview with Katrina Lenk by Victoria Myers

In the last few years, the actress Katrina Lenk has become a growing sensation in the theatre by playing women from other cultures, including in "The Band’s Visit," for which she received …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

An Interview with Ashley Park by Victoria Myers

Ashley Park has been working non-stop since graduating college. This year, she's racking up a slew of award nominations and wins for her work in "KPOP" and "Mean Girls," including a recent T…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

An Interview with Kristolyn Lloyd by Victoria Myers

Kristolyn Lloyd is currently starring in In Dominique Morisseau’s "Paradise Blue." It marks a notable change from her last New York role as one of the teenagers in the Broadway hit "Dear E…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lauren Ambrose and Condola Rashad in Conversation by Victoria Myers

How much agency does Eliza Dolittle have in "My Fair Lady"? How much does Joan of Arc have in "Saint Joan"? And where does that agency come from? We talk to Lauren Ambrose and Condola Rashad…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

An Interview with Lauren Ridloff by Victoria Myers

We speak with Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff, currently making her Broadway debut as Sarah in "Children of a Lesser God," about the ways in which Lauren relates to Sarah, how the play helps her…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Leslye Headland on Writing, Directing, and Creating by Victoria Myers

Leslye Headland is a playwright, screenwriter, director, and creator. We speak with her about her process for writing the play "Surfer Girl," taking an indirect path to directing, and what i…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Go Down, Miss Moses: Quiara Alegría Hudes, Erin McKeown, and Lear deBessonet by Victoria Myers

"Miss You Like Hell" is an ambitions and expansive musical about mothers and daughters. It has book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, music by singer-songwriter Erin…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Taylor Louderman on Mean Girls and More by Victoria Myers

"Mean Girls"—the movie that quickly became part of the canon of high school films—is now a Broadway musical. Stepping into the role of Regina George, the chief mean girl of "Mean Girls,"…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Lindsey Ferrentino’s Spring Doubleheader: “This Flat Earth” and “Amy and the Orphans” by Victoria Myers

Less than three years later after making her Off-Broadway debut, playwright Lindsey Ferrentino has two productions running Off-Broadway: "Amy and the Orphans" at the Roundabout and "This Fla…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Marisa Michelson on “One Thousand Nights and One Day” and More by Victoria Myers

Marisa Michelson is a composer and vocal philosopher who often adapts myths, folklore, or biblical stories into interdisciplinary, experimental musical works. Her latest piece is "One Thousa…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sharon Washington on “Feeding the Dragon” and Growing Up above the NYPL by Victoria Myers

For years, people told actress Sharon Washington that she should write about her childhood growing up in an apartment above the St. Agnes branch of the New York Public Library, where her fat…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Barrett Wilbert Weed on Mean Girls and More by Victoria Myers

When the movie "Mean Girls" was released in 2004, it quickly became a cultural touchstone. Now, over ten years later, it’s a highly anticipated Broadway musical. Barrett Wilbert Weed plays…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What I Wore to Get (and keep) the Job: 12 women on the intersection of appearance and professional aspirations by Victoria Myers

In theatre, issues of appearance affect women both on and off-stage, and on both sides of the curtain. We spoke to Tala Ashe, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Halley Feiffer, Anne Kauffman, N…

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kenita Miller on “Once on This Island” by Victoria Myers

Kenita Miller is currently playing Mama Euralie in "Once on this Island." We spoke with Kenita about how her own mom’s missionary work in hurricane-ravaged Haiti inspired her current portr…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Cara Cooper, Jessica Rush, and Celia Keenan-Bolger on Broadway Baby Mamas by Victoria Myers

On March 15th, a group of women will gather at 54 Below to present Broadway Baby Mamas, two concerts—one at 9:30pm and one at 11:30pm—featuring working mothers of theatre. The concert st…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Aleshea Harris on “Is God Is” by Victoria Myers

The new play "Is God Is" has become an early hit of the spring Off-Broadway season, earning rave reviews and multiple extensions. We talk to playwright Aleshea Harris about her inspiration a…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Women of “Folk Wandering” by Victoria Myers

We speak to the women of the "Folk Wandering" creative team: Pipeline Artistic Director Ari Schrier, Pipeline Producing Director Natalie Gershtein, Jaclyn Backhaus , and songwriters Jo Lampe…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Martyna Majok and Danya Taymor on “queens” by Victoria Myers

In the new play "queens," written by Martyna Majok and directed by Danya Taymor, a group of female immigrants find their paths crossing in a small apartment in Queens. We talk to Martyna an…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bernadette Peters: Young and Cute, Forever and Never by Victoria Myers

Bernadette Peters turns 70 this week. Her name is synonymous with American musical theatre—and the moniker "young and cute forever." How did that happen? And has she ever really gotten the…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jo Bonney, Purva Bedi, Angel Desai, and Rita Wolf on “An Ordinary Muslim” by Victoria Myers

In Hammaad Chaudry’s new play, "An Ordinary Muslim," the characters navigate their family, faith, and the complicated nature of assimilation. We sat down with director Jo Bonney along wit…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Maria Dizzia in the Director’s Chair by Victoria Myers

Maria Dizzia is making her professional directing debut with "The Loneliest Number" by Lizzie Vieh, which begins performances on February 22nd. We recently spoke with her about her directing…

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