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Category: Interviews

Jeremy Jordan – Accidental Actor

Jeremy Jordan – Accidental Actor

To watch Jeremy Jordan perform is to witness confidence and swagger personified, whether leading the newsboys’ strike in Newsies, exploring childhood imagination in Finding Neverland, or charming his way through a string of heists in Bonnie & Clyde. So you might be surprised to learn […]

Alexandra Silber – Radical Awe

Alexandra Silber – Radical Awe

Alexandra Silber has played many of the great roles in the West End, Broadway, and major concerts, including Julie Jordan in Carousel, Sophie de Palma in Master Class, Maria in West Side Story, and Amalia in She Loves Me. But the world she has spent the most time inhabiting by […]

Hamilton – Sing Out, Louise

Hamilton – Sing Out, Louise

Ask fans of musical theater to name the best musical of all time, most will quickly say Gypsy. This 1959 musical is the penultimate stage mother story, led by a pedigreed creative team that included Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, and Jerome Robbins and […]

Story Pirates – The Power of Play

Story Pirates – The Power of Play

Play is the work of childhood. It is practice for our adult roles, exploration of ourselves, trying on identities, the excavation and examination of emotions. A child at play is a child who is learning. Story Pirates has been honoring and elevating play since 2004 […]

MJ Rodriguez – The Importance of Being Seen

MJ Rodriguez – The Importance of Being Seen

MJ Rodriguez is a force on and off the stage. She has had breakthrough roles in Rent (playing Angel in the 2011 off-Broadway production), Runaways at Encore! City Centers, and the world premiere of Burn All Night this past summer at the American Repertory Theater, […]

Calling All Theater Nerds! You, Yes You!

Calling All Theater Nerds! You, Yes You!

I have lots of great interviews in the works, some in the process of editing and some exciting Broadway favorites scheduled. Continuing to work on setting up great folks for upcoming pieces. I would love to hear from YOU who you want to see interviewed […]

Ilana Levine – The Power of Yes

Ilana Levine – The Power of Yes

There is no way to introduce this guest except to say that if you are not yet listening to her podcast, Little Known Facts, you need to start now. Ilana Levine is doing some of the most in-depth, intimate interviews out there. Her guests have […]

Joseph Morales: Are They Listening?

Joseph Morales: Are They Listening?

Hamilton: An American Musical is a singular piece of theater for any number of reasons, including the creative team’s ability for plucking young talent. Joseph Morales is one of the few actors on the planet who have earned the distinct honor of playing Alexander Hamilton […]

Lauren Weinberg – The Purest Form of Free Speech

Lauren Weinberg – The Purest Form of Free Speech

Lauren Weinberg knew she wanted to be an actor from her earliest memory and has barely looked back since. She broke through professionally playing Adelaide in Guys and Dolls on the national tour in 2014, a role she adores. Lauren has gone on to play Adelaide […]

Top 10 Musicals about Mental Health

Top 10 Musicals about Mental Health

Art is a powerful medium for understanding ourselves and each other. As one of those art forms, theater can elucidate and educate, allowing us inside of the internal lives of the characters through song and dance in a way that other genres cannot, making it […]