Interviews

James Ijames

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 
Re-created by
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.

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IT’S SO LEARNING is Even Berserker!

Republished by kind permission from FringeArts. Bradley Wrenn, co-founder of The Berserker Residents, talks about how the company is revamping their 2015 Fringe hit It’s So Learning to reflect our new, terrifying…

Patrick Ross with a script by James Ijames at PlayPenn, 2015. PlayPenn. Photo by John Fleck,

Under the wing of America’s most promising playwrights: PlayPenn interns speak, part 2

PlayPenn interns describe what its like to work with top playwrights.

Interns at the 2015 PlayPenn Conference. Photo by John Flak.

Interning PlayPenn, part 1: What theater students do behind the scenes of the playwriting conference

We hear from PlayPenn interns about the daily goings on of the conference.

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The Curious Incident: Gene Gillette on acting in the Tony-winning play making its Philly debut

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time makes its Philadelphia debut February 28-March 5, 2017, at the Academy of Music.

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Edgar Anido on his Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

Some of the talented choreographers took a moment to talk to Phindie about their choreographies and their thoughts.

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Russell Ducker on his Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

My choreography is inspired by Shel Silverstein’s poetry and its style is musical

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Alexandra Hughes on Her Choreographic Workshop with PA Ballet II

Pennsylvania Ballet II is performing four new dance works created on the dancers of the company by four talented choreographers with deep connection to Philadelphia ballet scene.

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A Winter in the Life of J.S. Bach

This February, Choral Arts Philadelphia presents the Winter segment of the 1734-1735: A Season In The Life of J.S. Bach.

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Matt and Matt: A conversation with one-man comedy duo Matt Holmes

In Matt&, Philly improv comedian Matt Holmes performs with an audience member. The show runs every month at 7pm on the fourth Thursday of the month at the new Good Good Comedy Theatre.

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Choral Arts director Matt Glandorf on the Christmas Oratorio

Choral Arts artistic director Matt Glandorf shares a little about the seasonal New Years Eve concert.

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Welsh Christmas in Philadelphia: Interview with the cast of Walnut Street Theatre’s A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES: Interview with Aaron Cromie, Scott Greer, Maggie Lakes, Matthew Mastronardi, and Amanda Jill Robinson

Megan Farley with Sean Lynch (left) in a production of THE FAIRY QUEEN.

The Unemployed Young Actor, a case study

When Megan Farley was still studying theater at Rutgers University in Camden, she thought life as an actor was going to be easy after college.

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Meeting the TWO WALKENS: Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan on their new work

For their debut production, Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan looked to one of the most iconic actors of contemporary cinema: Christopher Walken.