Two pop musicans, Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters and Kirstin Maldonado of Pentatonix, talk about their starring roles in Broadway’s “Kinky Boots” — and why doing theater is like “slamming heroin and jumping out of an airplane, but in front of an audience.”
The former “Key and Peele” star talks about his stage gigs in Broadway’s “Meteor Shower” (opposite Amy Schumer), Off Broadways’ “Hamlet” (opposite Oscar Isaac), his theater background, his “19-year detour into sketch comedy” and why he just can’t stop craving the green lights.
The Pulitzer-winning playwright (“Jesus Hopped the A Train,” “Between Riverside and Crazy”) talks about writing (and not writing), his recent forays into acting and why his current retrospective and residency at Signature Theater at first made him think, “Uh, oh. I’m old. It’s done.”
The creator of the CW musical comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Rachel Bloom is a theater geek at heart. She spills on her favorite musicals, the stage roles she’d like to play and recent events on “Crazy Ex” — and sings a tune from the unproduced full-length musical she wrote, “Broadway Crazy.”
The director and playwright behind the Broadway revival of “M. Butterfly,” starring Clive Owen, talk casting, stage pictures, gender in 2017, and why you can’t have Borscht belt humor show up in Shanghai.
Director Tina Landau and writer Kyle Jarrow peel back the curtain to explain how they took “SpongeBob Squarepants” from screen to stage, and actors Ethan Slater and Lilli Cooper reveal how they bring two iconic animated characters to life.