Musical Theater in the News

A Dream Come True for Shoba Narayan, Tonight’s Natasha in 'The Great Comet'

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Playbill

Alumna Shoba Narayan (B.F.A. '12, musical theater) talks to Playbill about her Broadway principal debut as Natasha in Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, a monumental achievement making Narayan the first South Asian female in a principal role since Bombay Dreams.

'Come From Away' Tops Helen Hayes Nominations

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Playbill

Among the nominees included in Playbill’s announcement for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are current student J.P. Coletta (B.F.A. '18, musical theater) for Million Dollar Quartet and alumni Chad Kimball (B.F.A. '99, musical theater) for Come From Away and Liam Forde (B.F.A. '11, musical theater) for Hand to God.

First job makes 'Once' star appreciate career path even more

Monday, January 23, 2017 Sioux City Journal

Mackenzie Lesser-Roy (B.F.A. '17, musical theater) talks about the demands and rewards of working on a touring production of the Tony Award-winning show Once and how her starring role as "Girl" draws on both her high school physics teacher and her training as a pianist.

Actor De'Lon Grant Talks 'The Scottsboro Boys'

Thursday, January 5, 2017 EDGE Media Network

EDGE Media Network interviews theater alumnus De'Lon Grant (M.F.A. '09, musical theater) about his star-worthy role in the play The Scottsboro Boys, which critics praised as an "extraordinary dramatic presence" and "the heart of the show."

Turning Shakespeare on his ear

Thursday, January 5, 2017 The Lowell Sun

Theater alumnus and Broadway star Josh Grisetti (B.F.A. '04, musical theater) talks about his role in Something Rotten, a new musical comedy by brothers Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell about two playwrights stuck in the shadow of Renaissance rock star Will Shakespeare.