Bob Bartlett is a big, friendly, generous guy who easily wraps his arms around every project and everyone. As a friend, I’ve had a front row seat in his life for the last 10 years. I have watched actors readily sign on to be directed by him, and volunteers show up to sweep out a […]
When I walked into the new Mead Center lobby during intermission on Oklahoma!‘s opening night, I heard several critics and theatergoers asking the same question over and over: “Who are these two young actors?” They were referring to June Schreiner and Cody Williams who had just ‘stolen’ the first act with their rousing performances of […]
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.
Rick Foucheux and J. Fred Shiffman on playing Oscar Madison and Felix Unger in Theater J’s The Odd Couple. They are two of my favorite actors and two of the nicest people I know. What I respect most about Rick Foucheux and J. Fred Shiffman is that they are both eloquent and passionate about their […]
If he had a theme song, it would be “Make ‘Em Laugh”, and Washington playwright Ken Ludwig has been doing just that for years. So far, he’s had over 15 plays produced, with more to come. Perhaps his most famous are Lend Me a Tenor, which recently closed its Broadway revival, the adaptation of the […]
I attended the all-day presentation of The Great Game: Afghanistan, and, during lunch, met some of its performers. One of them said “You should meet him. This is his baby.” And, with that, I met Nicolas Kent, Artistic Director of Tricycle Theatre, and director of 6 of the 12 plays comprising The Great Game.
Richard Seff, Greg Anthony, Roger Anderson, and Peter Flynn on polishing their musical SHINE! for NYMF Many of our readers know Richard Seff as the columnist of ‘NY Theatre Buzz’ here on DC Theatre Scene, but what many of you don’t know is that Richard Seff is a playwright, and, in the case of SHINE! […]
Kennedy Center audiences love Gavin Lee’s heart-warming, lovable performance as Bert, the chimney sweep in the national tour of Mary Poppins. Gavin originated the role in London, performed it on Broadway, and has been playing Bert all around the country on this tour.
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 […]
I saw it with my partner Alex and we still can’t believe how Canadian actor Charlie Ross condensed almost 12 hours of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy into a little over an hour of non-stop hilarity. Here he was twisting and turning and humming and singing, falling on the stage – […]