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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jessica Rush. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jessica Rush, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jessica Rush. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jessica Rush, often where they are interviewed.

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#375 - Six Months of Shutdown (feat. Jane Bunting, Adam Jepsen, Jason Kappus, Jessica Rush, John Tupy, Christopher Henry Young)

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On March 12, 2020, the Broadway League suspended performances for all Broadway shows through April 12 amidst rising Coronavirus concerns and bans on large gatherings. Six months later, most industries are reopening, television/film production is resuming, and many office employees are settling nicely into remote work routines. 

Yet staying masked, practicing social distancing, and avoiding large crowds remains crucial in the fight against COVID-19. As a result, Broadway and many theatres across the country remain closed until at least January 3, 2021.

So much remains unknown for our industry, but there is hope as live performances begin sprouting up at venues such as Berkshire Theatre Group and Weathervane Theatre. As Broadway’s Diana prepares to be filmed for Netflix. As theatre artists find ways to create work digitally.

But what did the future look like for actors at the beginning of the pandemic? During the month of March, we released daily conversations with actors performing in Broadway shows, national tours, and regional productions, as they first adapted to workplace changes, then unemployment and the uncertainty. Six months later, we look back at those conversations to see if anything from the past can teach us about the months ahead.

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Sep 14 2020 · 22mins
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#356 - What We Miss (feat. Jessica Rush)

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Jessica Rush has performed in a remarkable six Broadway musicals in the last ten years, but a large chunk of that time was spent in the ensemble in Jersey Boys. She is also the co-host of the very great, very good podcast Mama’s Talkin’ Loud, also available on the Broadway Podcast Network. Having spent almost six years and more than 2,300 performances in Jersey Boys, Jess shares how working a long-running show changed her life - both as an artist and a mama. Here, in her own words, is Jessica Rush...

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Aug 17 2020 · 11mins

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#10 - Eric Anderson & Jessica Rush

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It's a family celebration on this episode of "E-Ticket to Broadway!" Broadway's Power Couple Eric Anderson (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman, "The Greatest Showman") & Jessica Rush (Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen, Tina) both got their start working at the Disney Parks (Disneyland for Eric, Walt Disney World for Jessica) and now find themselves there as often as possible with their young daughter Elliot. Listen as Eric and Jessica share their Disney memories, play "Finish the Lyrics: Disney Theme Park Edition" & "The Newlywed Game," and also pass the mic to Elliot who shares what she loves about the Disney Parks.


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Aug 12 2020 · 43mins
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BPN Happy Hour: Mamas Talkin' Loud (Cara Cooper & Jessica Rush) with Robyn Hurder

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Missing Happy Hour with your friends? BPN has you covered! Join the hosts of Equity One: Broadway’s Happy Hour (BPN.fm/EquityOne) as they catch up with your favorite podcast hosts! Each Wednesday and Saturday at 4:00 ("between shows” if you will) they’ll chat LIVE with some of Broadway Podcast Network’s best podcasters. Cocktails, games and laughs are guaranteed. So pour yourself a drink, and join us for Happy Hour on the Broadway Together Town Hall!


@mamastalkinloud

@caracooper111

@jessisarush

@robynhurder


@equityonepodcast

@elliottmattox

@calebdicke

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Aug 08 2020 · 1hr 34mins

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Extra Magic Episode #2 - Best Friends Edition with Ashley Brown, Jessie Mueller, Jessica Rush, Michael James Scott, Keala Settle, & Josh Strickland (July 30, 2020)

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Recorded LIVE on July 30, 2020, "E-Ticket to Broadway" had its second "Extra Magic Hour," a Best Friends Edition! To celebrate the International Day of Friendship, these Broadway Besties shared their love of friendship and the Disney Parks. Hosted by David Alpert, the guests included Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Beautiful), Jessica Rush (Tina, Jersey Boys, Dear Evan Hansen), Michael James Scott (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Keala Settle (Waitress, “The Greatest Showman”), & Josh Strickland (Tarzan). The event also served as a fundraiser for Gilana's Fund. The full video is available on the "E-Ticket to Broadway" website.


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Jul 31 2020 · 1hr 23mins
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#20 - Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush, In this Together, Apart

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Almost four weeks ago Broadway went dark and the lives of many in our community and the world were thrown into upheaval, Cara and Jessica included. Join the co-hosts for an extremely candid and honest conversation on their first guest free episode ever. How do we move forward? Homeschool our children? Stay hopeful? Find any sort of balance and calm in this unstable “new normal” in which we have found ourselves? This conversation is a start, but only the beginning of a long journey to stay sane and keep breathing thru these uncharted waters. This shit is hard, mama, and we SEE you.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Apr 05 2020 · 47mins
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#240 - Broadway Shutdown (Tina - feat. Jessica Rush)

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Yesterday afternoon, Broadway theatres will went dark by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Performances will resume the week of April 13.

The announcement comes as venues and performing arts organizations around New York City and the country have announced closures of their own amid rising concerns about the global coronavirus pandemic.

Early morning, I spoke to Jessica Rush from the cast of Broadway's Tina: The Tina Turner Musical about how she heard the news and how she is coping with the prospect of being out of work for a month. Here's our conversation...

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Mar 13 2020 · 12mins
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#222 - Creating Characters (feat. Jessica Rush)

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Developing a character based on a real person is a challenge for any actor, in part because whether or not the audience is familiar with that person you want to make sure the role feels authentic to the people that know them. Such is the case in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, where much of the ensemble takes on people in the life of the titular music icon. 

One of those actors is Jessica Rush, who plays the featured role of Rhonda Graam. Rhonda has been friends with Tina for more than 50 years, starting as the road manager for her and Ike Turner. Over the decades, they became close professionally and personally. So how does Rush, a veteran of six Broadway musicals over the last decade, take half a century of life and turn it into a small but featured character? Here’s our conversation...

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Jan 13 2020 · 19mins
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#217 - Touring Broadway (feat. Cara Cooper, Becky Gulsvig, Megan McGinnis and Jessica Rush)

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In our recent episodes about Touring Broadway, actors Josh Burrage and Sabrina Imamura shared with us some of the joys and struggles of touring with A Bronx Tale, Newsies and Hamilton. But while they each have significant experience in the road, one thing neither of them were able to speak to was going on the road as a parent. 


That’s why I found this Mama’s Talkin Loud so intriguing. Mama’s Talkin Loud is a new parenting podcast hosted two of the co-founders of Broadway Baby Mamas, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush. In addition to being mothers of young kids, each has also been on Broadway this season: Cooper in The Prom and Rush in Dear Evan Hansen and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

In this recent episode of Mama’s Talkin Loud, Rush and Cooper spike to Becky Gulsvig and Megan McGinnis, both of whom recently finished touring with Come From Away with young children. Between their discussions of travel days and searching for nannies, I found it a fascinating conversation. Which is why I wanted to share it with you all. 

It’s a perfect companion piece to our Touring Broadway mini-series, which is why I’m so grateful Jessica and Cara are allowing us to share it in our feed today. Here’s their conversation...

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Dec 26 2019 · 43mins
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Eric Anderson & Jessica Rush - Episode #69

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Eric Anderson (PRETTY WOMAN, WAITRESS, KINKY BOOTS) and Jessica Rush (JERSEY BOYS, GYPSY, SUMMER) are a hard-working Broadway couple who have to balance 8 shows a week with raising a kid. They are continually adjusting and learing the best way to pick up their child from school, make that audition, and sing at that benefit. They are incredibly talented and generous. Jessica has started an group called Broadway Baby Mommas that offers help and a place to talk for moms who are pursuing theatre. They are an beautiful couple with a lot of wisdom on what it takes to maintain a life while doing the Broadway grind.

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Sep 29 2018 · 1hr 3mins