Downstage Center

Downstage Center is the American Theatre Wing‘s acclaimed theatrical interview program that spotlights the creative talents on Broadway, Off-Broadway, across the country and around the world. Produced in association with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Downstage Center has been featured by the Associated Press and Slate.com as the place to go for theatrical talk. The program was created and hosted by Howard Sherman and John von Soosten and it aired weekly on XM Satellite Radio from April 2004 to November 2008. After a hiatus, the program returned as podcast with Sherman as sole host from August 2009 to July 2011. In 2010 alone, there were nearly 1 million downloads from the Downstage Center archives, reaching theatre students and audiences around the world.

Here is a selection of popular episodes of Downstage Center, hosted by Howard Sherman.

Angela Lansbury | Download MP3

John Guare | Download MP3

Tony Sheldon | Download MP3

John Weidman | Download MP3

Marc Kudisch | Download MP3

Jason Robert Brown | Download MP3

Sir Ian McKellen | Download MP3

Molly Smith | Download MP3

Anna Deveare Smith | Download MP3

Laurie Metcalf | Download MP3

Nicholas Hytner | Download MP3

Sir Alan Ayckbourn | Download MP3

Joe Mantello | Download MP3

David Lindsay-Abaire | Download MP3

Stephen Sondheim | Download MP3

Janet Suzman | Download MP3

Athol Fugard | Download MP3

Elizabeth Marvel | Download MP3

Fiona Shaw | Download MP3

Stephen Schwartz | Download MP3

George C. Wolfe | Download MP3

Moises Kaufman | Download MP3

Kate Mulgrew | Download MP3

Jerry Zaks | Download MP3

Sarah Ruhl | Download MP3

Christine Jones | Download MP3

Natasha Katz | Download MP3

Janet McTeer | Download MP3

Betty Buckley | Download MP3

David Cromer | Download MP3

Emily Mann | Download MP3

Anne Bogart | Download MP3

Susan Hilferty | Download MP3

Charlayne Woodard | Download MP3

You can access the complete archive of the American Theatre Wing’s Downstage Center here.


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