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I was searching the Internet recently and came across these theater-related news posts. They might have value for you. Take a look! – David

Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger (#341) – June, 2012
The latest Downstage Center features a Broadway sibling rivalry as Andrew Keenan-Bolger from the Tony-nominated musical “Newsies” takes on his sister, Tony-nominated actress Celia Keenan-Bolger from “Peter and The Starcatcher.” The duo discuss their star turns on Broadway, the development of their plays and characters, childhood in Detroit, being in plays vs. being in musicals, and the Tony nominations, among other topics.

William Ivey Long (#216) – August, 2008
Five time Tony-winner William Ivey Long talks about his extensive career as one of Broadway’s top costume designers, from his earliest days on stage — living in a dressing room at the Raleigh Little Theatre in North Carolina — to his upcoming projects “9 To 5” and “Dreamgirls”. Along the way, he describes how shocked he was by the first thing he saw on stage at the Yale School of Drama; how his career developed largely thanks to the support of his drama school friends; how he came up with Anita Morris’ iconic body suit for “Nine” — and how it resulted in his never working with Tommy Tune again; whether there’s a difference between designing musicals and plays; how the paintings of Gauguin influenced his designs for “Guys And Dolls”; what its like to revisit the “Chicago” costumes for a variety of different actresses; and why he chooses to wear a largely unvaried “uniform” every single day. Original air date – August 22, 2008.

Bill Berloni (#334) – March, 2012
Broadway’s premier animal trainer Bill Berloni got his foot in the door in 1976 as a teenager when he rescued and trained the original Sandy for the Goodspeed Opera House original production of “Annie.” Sandy went to Broadway in 1977 and so did Mr. Berloni, and he never left. Michael Price, Goodspeed Musicals Executive Director, interviews the 2011 Special Tony Award winner and friend Mr. Berloni about his career in the theater: from “Annie” to “Camelot” (with Richard Burton) to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Woman in White”; the work he’s most proud of; and the special pride he takes in being an advocate for his four legged co-stars.

James Earl Jones (#197) – April, 2008
In a startlingly candid interview, actor James Earl Jones talks about what drew him to playing the role of Big Daddy in the current revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and his views on the play being performed by African-American actors. He also charts his journey from stuttering youth to acclaimed actor, including his early training (in part at the American Theatre Wing School), his appearance in the acclaimed 1960 production of Genet’s “Les Blancs” with co-stars including Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou, his years with the fledgling New York Shakespeare Festival, his landmark performances in “The Great White Hope” and “Fences”, his experiences working with playwright Athol Fugard and director Lloyd Richards, and why he never wants to be anyone’s mentor. Original air date – April 11, 2008.

As always, thanks for reading!

David Caban
Producer/Host of Sunday Matinee


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