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New York report: Village Voice critic surveys the scene

2 January 2012

in American Drama, Criticism

NEW YORK SPECIAL Michael Feingold, chief theatre critic of the Village Voice, chats to Philip Fisher about theatrical life during the past few months, covering both the big houses of Broadway as well as Off-Broadway venues, looking at both the latest new musicals and plays, especially the rise and rise of the triple bill.

New York report: Village Voice critic gives an overview

3 January 2011

in American Drama, Criticism

NEW YORK SPECIAL Michael Feingold, translator and chief theatre critic of the Village Voice chats to Philip Fisher about theatrical life during the past few months, covering both the big houses of Broadway as well as Off-Broadway venues, looking at both the latest new musicals and plays.

Director Francis Alexander on the Sacred festival

INTERVIEW: FRANCIS ALEXANDER The Artistic Director of Chelsea Theatre talks to Diana Damian about programming this year’s Sacred festival, international collaboration and the future of Live Art in the UK. The Sacred festival, a season of contemporary performance, takes place between 26 October and 20 November at the Chelsea Theatre in London. Recorded at a noisy London cafe.

Mark Shenton and Matt Wolf talk Tony Awards

18 June 2010

in American Drama, Awards

TONY AWARDS 2010 London critics Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) shuttled over to New York to watch the Tony Awards, at which British-originated productions triumphed, with a total of 10 wins out of a possible 26. Here they deliver their verdicts on the whole shebang.

New York: Hair tribal rock musical revival

NEW YORK SPECIAL: HAIR Cast members Gavin Creel and Caissie Levy talk to Philip Fisher about the current Broadway revival of Hair (Al Hirschfeld Theatre), the 1967 Tribal Love-Rock Musical, its characters and the politics of the show, and the chance of bringing it to the West End in April.

New York: Village Voice critic speaks

3 January 2010

in American Drama, Criticism

NEW YORK SPECIAL Michael Feingold, chief theatre critic of the Village Voice chats to Philip Fisher about theatrical life in the Big Apple, covering both the big houses of Broadway as well as Off-Broadway venues, looking at both the latest new plays and revivals.

Scott Morfee of Barrow Street Theatre on Our Town

31 December 2009

in American Drama, Directors

NEW YORK SPECIAL Scott Morfee, Artistic Director of Off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre, talks to Philip Fisher about his latest long-running hit, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, running a theatre during the recession and his Chicago connections, including Tracy Letts and David Cromer.

Edinburgh 2009: David Calvitto and The Event

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2009 Actor and producer David Calvitto performs an extract from John Clancy’s comic monologue about stage acting, The Event (Assembly Rooms), which won a Fringe First, and then talks to Philip Fisher about the show, which is a metaphor for theatre.

New York Festival of Music Theatre

INTERVIEW: ISAAC ROBERT HURWITZ The Executive Director and Producer of the New York Festival of Musical Theatre talks to Peter Huntley about the event, which since 2004 has resulted in some 100 new stagings, such as Next to Normal, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Shout! and Austentatious, and discovered much new talent. Recorded in New York.

Jim Houghton on American new writing

9 January 2009

in American Drama, New Writing, Producers

NEW YORK SPECIAL Jim Houghton, founder of the Off-Broadway Signature Theatre, talks to Philip Fisher about his new writing venue, which has also staged rare work by playwrights such as Arthur Miller and August Wilson, as well as the current season featuring the Negro Ensemble Company.

Playwright Neil LaBute talks about Fat Pig

INTERVIEW: NEIL LABUTE The top American playwright and director talks to Philip Fisher about his controversial new play, Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios), his career in film, the joys and perils of New York theatre, and his upcoming Reasons To Be Pretty on Broadway.

Director James Macdonald on Sarah Kane

INTERVIEW: JAMES MACDONALD (2/2) The director talks to Aleks Sierz about Sarah Kane’s posthumous 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court) and about his recent production of Caryl Churchill’s Drunk Enough To Say I Love You. Excerpt.

Director Dominic Hill on A Prayer for My Daughter

5 February 2008

in American Drama, Directors, New Writing

INTERVIEW: DOMINIC HILL The new artistic director of Edinburgh’s Traverse talks to Aleks Sierz about his revival of Thomas Babe’s 1978 psycho-thriller, A Prayer for My Daughter (Young Vic), and about his plans for new writing at the Traverse.

The Adding Machine comes to New York

NEW YORK SPECIAL David Cromer, director of the lauded chamber musical The Adding Machine, based on the 1923 Elmer Rice expressionist drama, talks to Philip Fisher, prior to its arrival at the Minetta Lane Theater.

New Year New York: Dan Wackerman

4 January 2007

in American Drama, Comedy

NEW YORK SPECIAL Philip Fisher talks to Dan Wackerman, the artistic director of New York’s Peccadillo theater company, responsible for the hit revival of 1930s screwball comedy Room Service at the Bank Street Theater, NYC.

New Year New York: Julian Ovenden

28 December 2006

in Actors and Performers, Playwrights

NEW YORK SPECIAL The British actor Julian Ovenden, who joined Nathan Lane in a revival of Simon Gray’s Butley at the Booth Theater New York, talks to Philip Fisher about the trials and tribulations of the world’s toughest profession.

American playwright Christopher Shinn’s Dying City

INTERVIEW: CHRISTOPHER SHINN The playwright discusses his latest play, Dying City, at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs – about America, Iraq and New York now – with Aleks Sierz.

Rising young American director Daniel Kramer

19 September 2005

in American Drama, Directors, Musicals

INTERVIEW: DANIEL KRAMER The rising young American director talks to Philip Fisher about reviving and reshaping Hair for the Iraq War era, at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London.

Greg Kotis, writer of Urinetown, interviewed

3 January 2005

in American Drama, Musicals

NEW YORK SPECIAL Philip Fisher talks to Greg Kotis, writer of the hit musical Urinetown and now Eat the Taste, at the Barrow Street Theater.

Actor Anthony Chisolm talks about Gem of the Ocean

NEW YORK SPECIAL The actor Anthony Chisolm talks about his role in Gem of the Ocean (Walter Kerr, NYC), the ninth play in August Wilson’s cycle about African-American history. Philip Fisher quizzes.

Critic Matt Wolf and Geoffrey Marsh in New York (2/2)

18 November 2004

in American Drama, Criticism, International

FOCUS ON NEW YORK (2/2) Matt Wolf continues to muse on the theatre scene, and its hit musicals, Stateside. Geoffrey Marsh quizzes.

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