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11 Jul 2017
Okieriete Onaodowan
We recently caught up with the 'Hamilton' star to discuss replacing Josh Groban and joining the cast of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812...
05 Jul 2017
Keegan-Michael Key
Prior to beginning rehearsals, we caught up with the Emmy Award winner about to talk about making his off-Broadway debut in the Public Theater's Hamlet...
03 Jul 2017
Lexi Lawson & J. Quinton Johnson
We caught up with the Hamilton stars, who play Eliza Hamilton and James Madison/Hercules Mulligan in Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit musical...
30 Jun 2017
Aaron Tveit
We talk to the Broadway Favorite and "Grease Live" star about upcoming projects, working in London and the ever-growing trend of live televised musicals...
29 Jun 2017
Carolee Carmello
We chat to the 3-time Tony nominee, who is starring as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre...
28 Jun 2017
Norm Lewis
We talk to the Tony Award nominee, who is starring in the title role of Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre...
27 Jun 2017
Reed Birney
We caught up with the Tony Award winner to discuss his role in 1984 - Broadway's most spine-chilling and perhaps most timely production...
09 Jun 2017
Cynthia Nixon
We chat to the the Tony & 2-time Emmy Award winner, who is currently alternating roles with Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes...
07 Jun 2017
Laura Linney
We caught up with the 4-time Tony and 3-time Oscar nominee to chat about starring as both Regina and Birdie in MTC's revival of The Little Foxes...
06 Jun 2017
Katrina Lenk
We chat to the Theatre World Award recipient and Lucille Lortel Award winner about starring in both Indecent and The Band's Visit in the same season...
02 Jun 2017
Mike Faist, Laura Dreyfuss & Will Roland
We caught up with the young stars of Dear Evan Hansen, who play Connor Murphy, Zoe Murphy & Jared Kleinman in the smash hit musical...
01 Jun 2017
Jayne Houdyshell
We chat to the Tony Award winner, who is also currently Tony-nominated for her performance as Anne Marie in the hit play A Doll's House, Part 2...
31 May 2017
Christy Altomare
We caught up with the star of the Broadway premiere of Anastasia to chat about bringing the much-loved title character to life on stage...
30 May 2017
Rachel Bay Jones
We chat to the Tony-nominated actress, who plays Heidi in the smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, about whether or not she has found a map yet...
26 May 2017
Andrew Rannells
We caught up with the 2-time Tony nominee to chat about his most recent role as Whizzer in Falsettos, future Broadway plans and live TV musicals...
25 May 2017
Eva Noblezada
We talk to the Tony-nominated star of Miss Saigon about her nomination, comparing London to NYC and if Saigon can really "make America great again"...
23 May 2017
Christine Ebersole
We briefly caught up with the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway legend to chat about starring alongside Patti LuPone in War Paint on Broadway...
22 May 2017
Corey Hawkins
We chat to the Tony-nominated star of Six Degrees of Separation about the challenges of playing Paul and why Six Degrees stands out this season...
18 May 2017
Matthew Perry
We talk to the Golden Globe & 4-time Emmy nominee and his co-star Jennifer Morrison about making their off-Broadway debuts in The End of Longing...
17 May 2017
Jenn Colella
We chat to the Tony-nominated star of Come From Away about playing a female airline captain and her own personal memories of 9/11...
16 May 2017
Gavin Creel
We talk to the 3-time Tony-nominated star of Hello, Dolly! about being in a Broadway smash hit (even before the 1st preview) and chilling with Ms. Midler...
15 May 2017
Laura Osnes
We chat to the 2-time Tony nominee about Bandstand as both a music-themed reality TV competition of yesteryear and a tribute to U.S. war veterans...
12 May 2017
Pasek & Paul
We talk to the Oscar-winning and two-time Tony-nominated composers of Broadway's hit musical Dear Evan Hansen and Hollywood's hit movie La La Land....
11 May 2017
Laurie Metcalf
We chat to the three-time Emmy Award winner and four-time Tony nominee about A Doll's House, Part 2 - one of the surprise hits of the Broadway season....
10 May 2017
Danny DeVito
We talk to the Hollywood Heavyweight about making his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's The Price and the draw of performing in front of a live audience....
09 May 2017
Andy Karl
We caught up with the star of Groundhog Day about the similarities between Groundhog Day and a Broadway performer's real life....
05 May 2017
Michael Xavier
We caught up with Sunset Boulevard's leading man about nights out with Glenn Close, and roles for women of a certain age in Hollywood today...
04 May 2017
Chris Bean (aka Henry Shields)
We talk to the esteemed Director of The Cornley University Drama Society in The Interview That Goes Wrong...
02 May 2017
Alistair Brammer
We caught up with Miss Saigon's leading man to discuss Broadway audiences, Cameron Mackintosh and "Making America Great Again"...
26 Apr 2017
Tedra Millan
We caught up with the young star of Present Laughter to talk about backstage rituals, being the baby of the cast and working with Kevin Kline...
25 Apr 2017
Adam Chanler-Berat
The leading man of the new Broadway musical Amélie talks about the inevitable comparisons to the 2001 French cult fim, Paris and being a dreamer...
18 Apr 2017
Khris Davis
The Obie Award winner discusses his latest role in Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat - Broadway's grittiest drama...
19 Dec 2016
Brittain Ashford
The original cast member of Dave Malloy's immersive hit musical Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 talks about her epic journey as Sonya...
19 Dec 2016
Lucas Steele
The original cast member of Dave Malloy's immersive hit musical Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 talks about his epic journey as Anatole...
05 Dec 2016
Kristin Chenoweth
We talk to the Tony & Emmy Award winner about her eagerly anticipate turn in "Hairspray Live!" and look back fondly on "My Love Letter to Broadway"...
01 Dec 2016
Telly Leung
The "Glee" and Broadway alum discusses the joys of the New York Subway and Broadway's first-ever acapella musical In Transit...
28 Nov 2016
Bobby Conte Thornton
We talk to the leading man of A Bronx Tale - The Musical about making his Broadway debut under the direction of Robert DeNiro and Jerry Zaks...
25 Nov 2016
Alex Timbers
We talk to the Tony-nominated director about being at the helm of Oh, Hello on Broadway and working with comedians John Mulaney & Nick Kroll...
23 Nov 2016
Adam Pascal
The Tony-nominated RENT icon shares with us if it really is "Hard to be the Bard" in Broadway's Somthing Rotten! and on tour...
18 Nov 2016
Stephanie J. Block
We talk to the Tony nominee and leading lady of Lincoln Center Theater's acclaimed revival of William Finn & James Lapine's Falsettos...
16 Nov 2016
Jefferson Mays
We talk to the Tony winner about being part of the star-studded cast of The Front Page at the Broadhurst Theatre - one of the hottest tickets in town...
14 Nov 2016
Veronica Dunne
The Disney Channel star talks about her making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart, as Chicago celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Broadway...
11 Nov 2016
Mary Beth Peil
The Tony-nominated actress talks about doing double-duty this Broadway season in both 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' and 'Anastasia'...
09 Nov 2016
Simon Stephens
The Tony-winning playwight behind 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' discusses his second Broadway premiere 'Heisenberg'...
07 Nov 2016
Sheryl Lee Ralph
The Tony-nominated star of 'Dreamgirls' makes history as the first-ever black actress to play Madame Morrible in hit musical Wicked on Broadway...
04 Nov 2016
John Glover
The Tony winner & 5-time Emmy nominee discusses Stephen Karam's new adaptation of 'The Cherry Orchard,' as well as working with Diane Lane...
01 Nov 2016
Simon McBurney
The Tony nominee and creator, director and performer of The Encounter answers our questions about the most innovative show on Broadway...
28 Oct 2016
Bryce Pinkham
We chat to the Tony nominee and leading man of the Holiday Inn at Studio 54 about Bing Crosby, Corbin Bleu and his own favourite holiday...
01 Jul 2016
Michael Cerveris
We caught up with the two-time Tony Award-winning star of Fun Home, as the musical enters its final months at Circle in the Square on Broadway...
30 Jun 2016
Bryce Ryness
We talk to the Drama Desk-nominated actor about the joys of playing Miss Agatha Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical on Broadway...
22 Jun 2016
Savion Glover
We caught up with the Tony-winning choreographer to get his thoughts on joining the cast of Shuffle Along and returning to the Broadway stage...
21 Jun 2016
Paul Wontorek
We take a look at some of the highlights of the 2015-2016 Broadway season and look ahead to the next season with Broadway.com's Editor-in-Chief...
17 Jun 2016
Bartlett Sher
We talk to the Tony-winning Director, who recently picked up a Drama Desk Award for his work on this season's Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof...
15 Jun 2016
Ivo van Hove
We talk to the newly-crowned Tony-winning Director of Arthur Miller's 'A View from the Bridge' and 'The Crucible,' as well as David Bowie's 'Lazarus'...
10 Jun 2016
Cynthia Erivo
We talk to the shooting star about her astonishing Broadway debut as Celie in The Color Purple and working with Jennifer Hudson & Heather Headley...
09 Jun 2016
Krysta Rodriguez
We take a trip down memory lane with one of the stars of the Tony-nominated Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring Awakening and TV's "Smash"...
08 Jun 2016
Jennifer Simard
We talk to Sister Mary Downy herself - the Tony-nominated star of Disaster! - and look back at her highlights of appearing in the musical comedy...
07 Jun 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda
We caught up with the most in-demand artist on Broadway and the star and creator of the phenomenal smash hit musical Hamilton...
06 Jun 2016
Danai Gurira
We met the playwright of Eclipsed to discuss the play's Tony nomination, the importance of its 'women in war' themes and its star Lupita Nyong'o...
06 Jun 2016
Saycon Sengbloh
We caught up with the Drama Desk-winning and Tony-nominated star of Eclipsed to discuss the success of her first straight play on Broadway...
03 Jun 2016
Michael Urie
We talk to the two-time Drama Desk winner about hosting this year's Drama Desk Awards ceremony and his highlights of the Broadway season...
02 Jun 2016
Carmen Cusack
We talk to the Tony-nominated leading lady of Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's new Bluegrass-infused musical Bright Star...
01 Jun 2016
Michael Shannon
We talk to the Oscar nominee and Tony-nominated star of Long Day's Journey Into Night about the play's timeless quality and 'drunk' acting on stage...
01 Jun 2016
John Gallagher, Jr.
We talk to the Tony winner about his role in Long Day's Journey Into Night, bonding with Michael Shannon and developing that famous cough...
31 May 2016
Renée Elise Goldsberry
We talk to the Drama Desk-winning and Tony-nominated star of Hamilton about her "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" nomination...
30 May 2016
Jeff Daniels
We caught up briefly with the Tony-nominated star of Blackbird - perhaps the most emotionally-demanding play of the Broadway season...
27 May 2016
Benjamin Walker
We talk to the star of American Psycho about the joys of playing Patrick Bateman and being covered in fake blood every night...
26 May 2016
John Doyle
We caught up with the Tony-winning director to discuss The Color Purple's long journey from London's Menier Chocolate Factory to Broadway...
25 May 2016
Andrew Keenan Bolger
We talk to one of the stars of Tuck Everlasting about the show's target audience and working with director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw...
24 May 2016
Daveed Diggs
We talk to the Tony-nominated star of Hamilton about his phenomenal year as Marquis De Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson on Broadway...
23 May 2016
Ben Whishaw & Sophie Okonedo
The Broadway pairing talk about their onstage partnership as John and Elizabeth Proctor in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible...
20 May 2016
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The five-time Emmy nominee discusses his return to Broadway in Fully Committed, British accents, and his picks this Awards season...
19 May 2016
Laura Benanti
The Tony winner discusses how She Loves Me relates to the modern day world, the similarities with her character Amalia and, of course, vanilla ice cream...
18 May 2016
Danielle Brooks
We talk to the Tony nominee and star of "Orange is the New Black" about the joys of playing Sofia and welcoming Heather Headley to The Color Purple...
17 May 2016
Julian Fellowes
The Tony-nominated writer of School of Rock and the creator of "Downton Abbey" discusses his collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber...
16 May 2016
Phillipa Soo
We talk to the Tony-nominated leading lady of Broadway's smash hit musical Hamilton about awards season and sisterly harems...
13 May 2016
Rupert Goold
We talk to the Tony-nominated and two-time Olivier Award-winning director of American Psycho about bringing the musical to Broadway...
12 May 2016
Jessie Mueller
The Tony Award-winning actress discusses her starring role as Jenna in Waitress, her (lack of) culinary skills and all things pie...
06 May 2016
Becky Mode
The 'Fully Committed' playwright discusses her Broadway debut, as well as all things Jesse Tyler Ferguson and "fancy pants" cuisine.
28 Jan 2016
Megan Hilty
The "Smash" alum discusses her first Broadway play 'Noises Off,' appearing in her underwear on stage, 'Bombshell' and other dream roles.
18 Dec 2015
Leslie Odom, Jr.
The 'Hamilton' star talks Tonys, celebrity backstage encounters, a London production of 'Hamilton', and the future of 'Bombshell'.
30 Nov 2015
Andy Mientus
The "Smash" alum talks about his latest Broadway outing as Hanschen in the Deaf West Theatre production of Spring Awakening.
24 Sep 2015
Rachel Tucker
The West End's longest-running Elphaba talks about returning to Broadway in Wicked, after her stint in Sting's The Last Ship.
16 Sep 2015
Oliver Chris
The UK star of stage and screen talks about playing Prince William in the Broadway transfer of the Olivier Award-winning King Charles III.
03 Aug 2015
Kelli O'Hara
Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara discusses her outstanding Broadway achievement and her role as Anna Leonowens in The King and I.
27 Jul 2015
John O'Farrell, Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Read Hayden Thomas' interview with the masterminds behind Broadway's Tony-nominated musical comedy Something Rotten!
20 Jul 2015
Sierra Boggess
The Broadway and West End favourite is interviewed as she enters the final weeks of It Shoulda Been You and prepares for her new role in School of Rock.
13 Jul 2015
Jerry Mitchell
The two-time Tony winner discusses directing the Broadway premiere of On Your Feet! as well as the West End transfer of Kinky Boots.
06 Jul 2015
Kristin Chenoweth
Read our interview with the Tony and Emmy Award winning leading lady of the Roundabout Theatre Company's On The Twentieth Century.
30 Jun 2015
Laura Michelle Kelly
The Olivier Award winner and star of Broadway's Finding Neverland discusses her tremendous career in theatre on both sides of the Atlantic.
23 Jun 2015
James Monroe Iglehart
Read our reporter Hayden Thomas' interview with the Tony Award-winning Genie of Broadway himself on starring in Disney's smash hit Aladdin.

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Interview Highlight!
Okieriete Onaodowan
Q: Do you think The Great Comet of 1812 has any similarities with Hamilton?
A: Apart from the diversity of the cast, it also completely breaks certain conventions of theatre – in this case, in terms of the immersive nature of it. When you come and sit down within that set and you look around and you see how everything is happening. The songs are not structured in your typical A-B-C-D-fashion. It’s really story-driven, which is very similar to Hamilton. Each song progresses the story and they’re entertaining to listen to and engaging. Those are the main parallels between the shows.


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