Interviews

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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A Woman Who Dares: Interview with KC MacMillan

KC MacMillan talks about making the transition from freelance artist to administrative director, what she envisions for the next phase of her career, and what advice she has for young women who aspire to direct in Philadelphia

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Explaining those billion nights: Interview with Thaddeus Phillips

Republished by kind permission from the FringeArts blog. “A Billion Nights on Earth is at the same time an adult work for kids and a kids work for adults—or in…

Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda in WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Life in Oz: Interview with WICKED star Ginna Claire Mason

Ginna Claire Mason talks about her dream role as Glinda in the national touring production.

BUDDY: The Buddy Holly StoryJune 24 – July 16Book by Alan JanesMusic and Lyrics by Buddy HollyDirected by Hunter FosterChoreographed by Lorin Latarro

Ritchie Valens in THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: Interview with actor Gilbert Sanchez

GILBERT SANCHEZ speaks about his role as Ritchie Valens in the current production.

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Quincy Tyler Bernstine in INTIMATE APPAREL: Stalwart supporting actor gets chance to shine

Although her name may not sound immediately familiar, Quincy Tyler Bernstine has been a force in theater for nearly two decades.

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Local playwright makes good: An interview with Jacqueline Goldfinger

It’s been a banner month for local playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger.

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Anthony Heald in GYPSY: Journeyman actor makes his way to Philadelphia

In a casting coup, Anthony Heald has come to Philadelphia to play Herbie in GYPSY at Arden Theatre.

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Let’s Dance: Talking DIRTY DANCING with star Jennifer Mealani Jones

DIRTY DANCING returns to Philadelphia this month with several new new cast leads, including Jennifer Mealani Jones in the role of Penny Johnson

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Many Happy Returns: Trey Lyford wishes you HAPPY BIRTHDAY (1812 Productions)

Three married couples in a romp about infidelity who all have years of stage work and accolades to their names.

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Lighting Up the Kimmel Center: Daniel Alexander “Jomama” Jones talks BLACK LIGHT

2015 Kimmel Center Theater Resident alumnus Daniel Alexander Jones’s fierce alter ego Jomama Jones will make her Kimmel Center debut in BLACK LIGHT

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Marriages of Figaro: Opera Philadelphia stars are partners on and off stage

Layla Claire and John Chest appear as Mozart’s unhappily married Count and Countess weeks before their own nuptials.

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Stef Smith and SWALLOW: A word with the Scots playwright of Inis Nua’s new production

We checked in with Stef Smith to find out how she approaches her work.

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WHITE: James Ijames on PlayPenn and Playwriting

James talked to Phindie about the genesis of WHITE and its development at PlayPenn, a Philadelphia-based organization for the development of new plays.

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

THE KING AND I and I: Interview with star of touring production

Anthony Chan spoke with Phindie about his role as Prince Chulalongkorn.

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Playwrights Under Pressure: Part 2 of interview with OSLO playwright J.T. Rogers

“The American theater is chock full of inward looking plays that fester over small, personal family dramas”

Cabaret

THE CAST
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Jon Peterson
Emcee
 Leigh Ann Larkin
LEIGH ANN LARKIN
Sally Bowles
 Benjamin Eakeley
BENJAMIN EAKELEY
Cliff
 Alison Ewing
ALISON EWING
Fräulein Kost, Fritzie
 Mary Gordon Murray
MARY GORDON MURRAY
Fräulein Schneider
 Scott Robertson
SCOTT ROBERTSON
Herr Schultz
 Patrick Vaill
PATRICK VAILL
Ernst Ludwig
ENSEMBLE
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Kelsey Beckert
KELSEY BECKERT
Sarah Bishop
SARAH BISHOP

CHELSEY CLARK
Jenna Zito Clark
JENNA ZITO CLARK
Ryan DeNardo
RYAN DENARDO
Lori Eure
LORI EURE

KENDAL HARTSE
Andrew Hubacher
ANDREW HUBACHER
Joey Khoury
JOEY KHOURY

CHRIS KOTERA
Tommy McDowell
TOMMY MCDOWELL
Laura Sheehy
LAURA SHEEHY
Steven Wenslawski
STEVEN WENSLAWSKI
Bob Amaral
BOB AMARAL
Lucy
LUCY SORLUCCO
CREATIVE TEAM
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JOE MASTEROFF
Book
JOHN KANDER & 
FRED EBB
Music & Lyrics
SAM MENDES
Original Director
ROB MARSHALL
Original Co-Director & Choreographer
BT MCNICHOLL
Director
CYNTHIA ONRUBIA
Associate Choreographer & Choreography 
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PATRICK VACCARIELLO
Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arrangements
ROBERT BRILL
Set Design
WILLIAM IVEY LONG
Costume Design
PEGGY EISENHAUER
Lighting Design
MIKE BALDASSARI
Lighting Design
KEITH CAGGIANO
Sound Design
MICHAEL GIBSON
Orchestrations
DAVID KRANE
Dance & Incidental Music
ROBERT COOKMAN
Music Director/Contractor
PAUL HUNTLEY
Hair & Wig Design
ROBERT AMODEO
Make-up Design
JOHN M. ATHERLAY
Production Stage Manager
ROBERT V. THURBER
Stage Manager
NIKKI LINT
Assistant Stage Manager
JIM CARNAHAN, C.S.A.
Casting
LARRY MORLEY
Technical Supervisor
RICHARDS/CLIMAN, INC.
General Manager
BOND THEATRICAL GROUP
Press & Marketing Director
GENE FEIST
Founding Director, Roundabout Theatre Company
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
Todd Haimes, Artistic Director

CABARET Couple: Talking to the married stars of a Broadway tour

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony award-winning production of CABARET will make its Philadelphia premiere at the Academy of Music April 4-9

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A Different Type of Theatrical Experimentation: PARROT TALK with Julius Ferraro

Philly theater creators experiment with physical theater, but use TV-type language. Julius Ferraro goes down a different path.

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Shelley Butler and Patrick Ross at PlayPenn. Photo by John Flak.

Beyond PlayPenn: Former conference interns come into their own, part 3

Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.