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    Craig Byrd has over 3,000 interviews to his credit and is a top producer and interviewer for behind-the-scenes marketing videos and Blu-Ray extras. His career started with a Wayne’s World-meets-Siskel & Ebert public access show called The Screening Room. Though his first interview (with Charlton Heston) was dreadful, he’s gotten better. His interview with President Jimmy Carter can be heard in Argo. He grew up in La Mirada, where his father made his first private studio tours possible. When not on a film set, he’s frequently found in a darkened theater enjoying the fact this is cell phone is off.

 

Curtain Call: Porgy and Bess, Keeping the Gershwin Legacy Alive—With a Little Controversy

Ira Gershwin’s nephew, Michael Strunsky, offers candid thoughts about the new version of Gershwin’s opera Read more...

Curtain Call: A Pair of Elders Believe in the "Book of Mormon"

Two by two David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand man up in the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Park Read more...

Curtain Call: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" with Puppets? The Puppeteers from "War Horse" Have it All in Hand

Talking to the Bristol Old Vic’s Tom Morris on whether or not the puppets would have offended the Bard Read more...

Curtain Call: Director Art Manke on his Seventh Noël Coward Production

"Everyone assumes that I have consciously chosen to do all these plays, but in many cases the plays have come to me." Read more...

Q&A: Stage and Screen Star Alfred Molina On the Benefits of a Live Audience and the Characters He Has Yet to Portray

In our April issue, Molina talks about the transition from stage to screen. Here, he chats about his role in L.A. Theatre Works' newest production, An Enemy of the People Read more...

Curtain Call: Billy Stritch, 23 Years As Liza’s Confidant and Music Director

“It’s like a marriage and I don’t want that to ever end.” Read more...

Curtain Call: Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman Discuss Their Musical in Perfect "Harmony"

Will this long-gestating musical have the songs that make the whole world sing? Read more...

Curtain Call: Broadway Baby Elaine Stritch is Still Here With The Ladies Who Lunch

Facing mortality and life in a Detroit suburb without fear of either Read more...

Curtain Call: Gene Kelly’s Widow Adds to her Famous Husband's Legacy and Creates Her Own

"The show makes the absence of him more bearable. He’s present in the way that he wanted to be." Read more...

Curtain Call: Conductor Jeffrey Kahane Offers Up Beethoven With a Side of Greek Mythology

"Anyone who knows the first two symphonies knows something happened for Beethoven to write Symphony No. 3, which was totally unlike any symphony ever written" Read more...

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