All stories by Jan Simpson on BroadwayStars

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Stagecraft: Dominique Morisseau, “Paradise Blue” at Signature Theatre by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Dominique Mori…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Stagecraft: Anthony Giardina, “Dan Cody’s Yacht” at Manhattan Theatre Club by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Anthony Giardi…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stagecraft: Clare Barron, “Dance Nation” at Playwrights Horizons by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Clare Barron C…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stagecraft: Lindsey Ferrentino, “This Flat Earth” and “Amy and the Orphans” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Lindsey Ferren…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Stagecraft: Hammaad Chaudry, “An Ordinary Muslim” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.   Guest: Hammaad…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stagecraft: Martyna Majok, queens by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.   Guest: Martyna…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Stagecraft: Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarePants by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Kyle Jarrow K…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Stagecraft: Robert O’Hara, Mankind by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.   Guest: Robert…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stagecraft: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Downtown Race Riot by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Seth Zvi Rosen…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stagecraft: Sarah Gancher, Hundred Days by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Sarah Gancher …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 09:00AM
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stagecraft: David Cale, Author of Harry Clarke by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: David Cale Dav…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 06:00AM
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stagecraft: Rajiv Joseph, Author of Describe the Night by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Rajiv Joseph R…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 05:55AM
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stagecraft: Sarah DeLappe, Author of The Wolves by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Sarah DeLappe …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:22PM
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Stagecraft: Itamar Moses, book writer of “The Band’s Visit” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Itamar Moses I…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 06:00PM
Friday, October 27, 2017

Stagecraft: Steve Dietz, author of “Lonely Planet” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Steve Dietz S…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 02:44PM
Friday, October 20, 2017

Stagecraft: Anna Ziegler, author of “The Last Match” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Anna Ziegler …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 04:07PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stagecraft: Max Posner, author of “The Treasurer” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: Max Posner Pl…

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 12:00PM
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stagecraft: Jireh Breon Holder, author of “Too Heavy for Your Pocket” by Jan Simpson

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway. Guest: JIRÉH BREON …

SOURCE: BroadwayRadio at 09:37AM
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Who's Flying Off with the New Spider-Man Book? by Jan Simpson

--> Now this is more like it.  Unlike last week when I got  crickets in response to my giveaway quiz, a whole bunch of you wrote in for the chance to win the new book …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:50AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

One Giveaway Winner...and Another Contest by Jan Simpson

You B&Me readers are a clever bunch: everyone who wrote in for the chance to win a free digital download of the cast recording for the new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory got t…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 10:13AM
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wherefore Art Thou, Poor "Romeo and Juliet"? by Jan Simpson

Has the art of romance been totally lost?  I ask because three versions of what is arguably the most romantic play of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (you know, the one where…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 03:31PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The First Broadway & Me Cast Album Giveaway by Jan Simpson

--> New Yorkers (and the tourists who come here) have been almost as enchanted with Matilda, the musical based on the classic Roald Dahl story about a very smart girl and her ver…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 07:52AM
Saturday, October 12, 2013

A "Julius Caesar" Filled with Fierce Women by Jan Simpson

Female actors didn’t appear on the professional stage until about 50 years after Shakespeare’s death. Which explains, at least in part, why actresses are always lamenting the paucity of …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:27AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"The Film Socety" Fails to Enlist Me by Jan Simpson

--> Word of mouth has not been kind to The Film Society, the Keen Company’s revival of Jon Robin Baitz’s first play, now running at The Clurman Theater on Theater Row through Oc…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:38AM
Saturday, October 5, 2013

How "Philip Goes Forth" Left Me Behind by Jan Simpson

--> Philip Goes Forth seemed tailor-made for me.  It’s a play about a young man who dreams of a life in the theater. It was written by George Kelly, a Pulitzer Prize-winni…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:25AM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"The Old Friends" Might Be Best If Forgot by Jan Simpson

--> This is the first time that The Old Friends, the Horton Foote melodrama now playing at Signature Theatre’s Irene Diamond Stage through Oct. 20, has been fully staged. And …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 07:17AM
Saturday, September 28, 2013

"Fetch Clay, Make Man" Makes a Winning Show by Jan Simpson

--> Seeing a bioplay always makes me nervous that what I’m going to get is caricatures instead of characters. Seeing one with my husband K, who hates watching people pretend to…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:06AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Brendan at the Chelsea" Offers a Portrait of the Poet-Playwright Best Suited for His Fans by Jan Simpson

Maybe if I’d known more about Brendan Behan, I would have had a better time at Brendan at the Chelsea, the gloomy drama about the Irish poet and playwright Brendan Behan that’s playing a…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 10:04AM
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Head Trips with Bart Simpson and Bernie Madoff by Jan Simpson

--> You don’t have to love a show to admire it.  At least that’s how I’m feeling about two of the shows that have kicked off this new fall season. The first I saw w…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 08:34AM
Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Annual Idiosyncratic Fall Theater Preview by Jan Simpson

--> Between you and me, I’m a little reluctant to list the shows I’m most looking forward to this fall.  That’s because my picks for past seasons have turned out to be…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 09:23AM
Saturday, September 7, 2013

"First Date" Fails to Sweep Me Off My Feet by Jan Simpson

--> Lots of people seem charmed by First Date, the first musical to open in this new Broadway season.  And I wish I could have been too.   Because I admire the fact …

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 09:20AM

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