Category Archives: Interviews

A Conversation with Oscar Nominee J.K. Simmons of ‘Whiplash’

Actor J.K. Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in Columbus, Ohio and Missoula, Montana and after several years of treading the boards around the country went on to be a singer and actor on Broadway.   It was in 1994 when he received his first major film role in a comedy called The Ref.  Since […]

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A Conversation with Emily Rice – Dirty Dancing National Tour: ASU Gammage, Tempe

The national touring production of the musical Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage arrives in Tempe at ASU Gammage Tuesday, February 17 and remains in town until Sunday, February 22. Among the show’s large cast is actor/singer Emily Rice from Dallas, Texas who took time out from rehearsals to talk about the musical, her […]

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Interview with Brian Golub: National Tour – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at ASU Gammage

The hugely successful Broadway musical comedy Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the stage at ASU Gammage January 13 – 18.   The show is Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s non-stop, musical spectacle and it stars singer/songwriter and actress Diana DeGarno as the narrator and Broadway star Ace Young as Joseph.   Also […]

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A Talk with John Rubenstein of Pippin

It may not be in the valley quite yet, but it’s still the hottest ticket at the box-office of ASU Gammage in Tempe.   Pippin, the Broadway musical first burst onto the scene at the Imperial Theater in New York on October 23, 1972, eventually closing on June 12, 1977.   It ran for 1,944 performances.   Now, […]

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Interview with Lindsay Nicole Chambers of Kinky Boots

The hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots will be marching on to the stage at ASU Gammage next Tuesday, September 16 until Sunday, September 21.   Nominated for thirteen Tonys and winning six, Kinky Boots is a comedy musical based on the 2005 British film of the same name. It’s the true story of a struggling shoe […]

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A Talk with Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers died today following complications from a minor throat procedure where she fell into a coma on August 28.  “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. ET.” Joan visited and performed in the valley many […]

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