Harry Connick, Jr on his Happy Elf

(upper right) composer Harry Connick, Jr, (background) the ensemble in Santa's workshop, and Elliot Dash as Santa and Clint Johnson as Eubie (Photos: courtesy of Adventure Theatre)

There was plenty of excitement at Montgomery College on Saturday, November 13th when I arrived to interview  Harry Connick, Jr. before the press opening of The Happy Elf. Harry Connick Jr. was very grateful that Adventure Theatre and Montgomery College were co-producing this first full production of his new children’s musical.

The Women of the national tour of Avenue Q


An interview with members of the Avenue Q national tour: Kerri Bracken, Julianna Lee and Jacqueline Grabois It was an hour before their call for the evening performance of  Avenue Q when cast members Jacqueline Grabois (Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut), Kerri Bracken (Mrs. T. and one of the two Bad Idea Bears), and […]

The men of Legends – John Epperson and James Lecesne

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They are making Studio Theatre audience howl with delight as they dig their claws into each other at Legends!. The actors responsible for the hilarity, John Epperson and James Lecesne, sit down with Joel Markowitz to schmooze about the show, talk about playing Leatrice Monsee and Sylvia Glenn, how John rewrote the original script by […]

DCTS columnists reveal their Tony favorites

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Richard Seff and Joel Markowitz on the NYC Theatre Season and the Tony Awards In what has become an annual tradition on DC Theatre Scene, DCTS columnists Richard Seff and Joel Markowitz met in Richard’s penthouse on the Upper East Side of NYC to share their thoughts with you on the current NYC theatre season.

Sycamore Trees composer Ricky Ian Gordon


Composer Ricky Ian Gordon on his roots and Sycamore Trees. It takes a lot of persistence and courage to keep plugging on for 27 years to finish a work based on your own life and family. It also takes a lot of chutzpah to show all the ups and downs and to put it on […]

[title of show] cast of friends

(l-r) Sam Ludwig, Erin Driscoll, James Gardiner, and Jenna Sokolowski  (Photo: Karin Cooper)

Friends Playing Friends: James Gardiner, Erin Driscoll, Sam Ludwig, Jenna Sokolowski, and Gabriel Mangiante on starring in Signature Theatre’s [title of show].

Irish actor Des Keogh on playing Da


Surely, Hugh Leonard writing his autobiographical play Da in the early 70’s could have hoped for no one better to portray his da than the well known Irish actor Des Keogh, now playing the role in Olney Theatre’s revival of its 1973 world premiere.

The Light in the Piazza interviews

(l-r) Hollis Resnick and Margaret Ann Florence

Acclaimed actress Hollis Resnik, in town to play Margaret in The Light in the Piazza, and her young co-star Margaret Ann Florence, talk with Joel Markowitz.

New Conor McPherson film, The Eclipse


Solas Nua Artistic Director Linda Murray interviews playwright Conor McPherson and actor Ciarán Hinds on their new film “The Eclipse” from Magnolia Pictures.

Josh Kornbluth on Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?

Joshing with Kornbluth, Warhol, Golda, George, Sarah and Other Jews on the Wall. When you sit and interview Josh Kornbluth, you can’t help but relax quickly and start kibbitzing almost instantly with this very funny, always-reflecting monologist.

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