Jack O'Brien joined us live on The Broadway Q&A Series, presented by Playbill and The Growing Studio, to answer your questions about how he plans to address the Black Lives Matter movement in his own work (at time stamp 1:47), what he looks for when hiring actors (8:05), the differences between directing revivals and new works, (25:13), and more. Watch the complete interview above.
The Broadway Q&A Series presents live interviews with Broadway professionals on Mondays and Wednesdays. All streams are hosted on Playbill.com and on Playbill's YouTube and Facebook pages from 1–2 PM ET. Following the stream, interviews are available on demand at Playbill.com/BroadwayQandA.
Coming up on The Broadway Q&A Series are Bartlett Sher (June 22), Lorin Latarro (June 24), Walter Bobbie (June 29), Jerry Mitchell (July 1), Sergio Trujillo (July 6), Denis Jones (July 8), Andrew Lippa (July 13), Alex Lacamoire (July 15), and Kathleen Marshall (July 22).
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