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#56 - Laura Heywood aka Broadwaygirlnyc

Take A Bow

Broadway Expert, Laura Heywood, aka Broadwaygirlnyc, brings her story of how she was able to be herself and capitalize on it in her favorite industry. Making a career on being a pivotal role during the Tony Awards, in media, and as a host she inspires listeners to keep their heads up and plow threw. Her hard work and determination is why she's successful today.This episode appearance for Laura was the first time she was able to speak out about her queer identity. She also explains what it is like to be a queer business owner. Her new "Applause Shop" is thriving and having live auctions on EXCLUSIVE In The Heights collectibles. You don't want to miss it.Laura Heywood, Curtain Up!Connect with Laura on Instagram: @broadwaygirlnycConnect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcastConnect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eliProduced by the Broadway Podcast NetworkEdited by Tessie Tokash (@tessietokash) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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17 Jun 2021

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Broadway Fanatic (feat. Laura Heywood)

IN THE ROOM with Steven & Dana

We are IN THE ROOM with media personality and Broadway’s original online super fan LAURA HEYWOOD! You know how Dana missed co-hosting an episode of ITR? Well that’s because she has been doing double duty - directing/editing/producing a new show called “Broadway Fanatic With Laura Heywood” for the new streaming service Broadway on Demand! Dana & Laura created a joyful series which celebrates Broadway fans who are creating their own theatre-related content! Each episode features a handful of creative and inspired “Broadway Fanatics” and Laura reacts to them right along with the audience. We chat with Laura about how she has created her own space in the world by doing what she loves and following her joy. Laura created the anonymous Twitter account @BroadwayGirlNYC in 2009 and in the years since, has become a critical tastemaker and important advocate for all things New York Theatre. This is seriously a masterclass in unapologetically being true to who you are and letting your fan flag fly! Also check out her new charitable endeavor: www.applauseshop.com!@BroadwayGirlNYC@BwayOnDemand@intheroompod@danakellycraig@sferezy @broadwaypodcastnetworkWe would be gob smacked into next week if you gave us a rating and review on iTunes! We so appreciate your lurve, shout outs, and support! XOXOIN THE ROOM is a proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. www.bpn.fm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


15 Sep 2020

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Ep. 58: A Candid Conversation with Broadway Girl NYC, Laura Heywood

Beltline to Broadway

Click here to nominate the RDU on Stage podcast for Indy Week's Best of the Triangle Podcast.About the GuestOriginally from Oakland, CA, Laura Heywood began working as a commercial actor and print model as a young teenager, appearing in campaigns for Nintendo, Apple Computers, Constellation Brands, GTE Mobile Net, and the infamous Dove Campaign For Real Beauty. Laura attended college at the University of Puget Sound in Washington, where she studied Theatre Arts and writing and was active in LGBT causes and student media. In 2005 she was recruited to New York City for the launch of Sirius Satellite Radio’s MAXIM channel, based on the popular men’s magazine, as both a producer and co-host. In 2009, Laura created the Twitter account @BroadwayGirlNYC, to document her love of New York Theatre. 2010 saw the launch of “At the Stage Door with @BroadwayGirlNYC,” Laura’s weekly column on BroadwayWorld.com about life as a Broadway fan. Laura’s reveal as the force behind @BroadwayGirlNYC came in February of 2015 when she was invited to speak onstage at TEDxBroadway. The public “merging of her two lives,” as Laura put it, allowed her to launch a new company, Laura Heywood Media, to focus on both social media consulting and live appearances as a Broadway expert. Visit Laura online at www.lauraheywoodmedia.com. Hear Laura's TEDxBroadway talk on Practicing Happiness.Connect with RDU on StageFacebook – @rduonstageTwitter – @rduonstageInstagram – @rduonstageWeb – www.rduonstage.com


24 Feb 2020

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Laura Heywood: Identifying Our Super Power, Mission Statements & Starting Before We are Ready

Fiercely Human

LAURA HEYWOOD is a professional enthusiast: a multi-faceted host, consultant, performer, pundit, and writer widely recognized for her commitment to positivity. Through her social media persona @BroadwayGirlNYC, Laura has become “Broadway’s most influential fan” (CBS This Morning) and "the most vocal and visible supporter in the business” (Forbes). In 2018 she worked as the in-house Broadway expert and Video Package Supervisor on the 72nd annual Tony Awards. She regularly acts as a celebrity interviewer for outlets including Build Series NYC and CBS New York, and moderates talkbacks and hosts special events on Broadway stages. She now has her own radio show, as well as podcast, called “Laura Heywood interviews” where she interviews included Tony Award winners, TV stars, fitness experts and activists. In this episode, we dive into: ● How Laura discovered her life-long quirks have actually been her superpowers in disguise. ● Laura’s synchronistic and “zig-zag” journey from radio host to a popular anonymous alter ego, to professional Broadway fandom. ● How writing our personal mission statement can set the stage for a dream job. ● Why primarily focusing on tangible results is deadly to our creativity, joy and even progress. ● Why it is CRUCIAL to start before you are ready (and without a ton of pressure) ● How satisfaction is directly correlated to the “muscle” we put into our dreams. ● What authenticity is REALLY about and how it has been branded incorrectly as a sales technique. ● How Laura has spread joy even in the midst of the lows of debilitating clinical depression. ● The two pieces of advice Laura would give to someone trying to create a career out of their joyful obsessions. Resources & People Mentioned: Story Pirates Mindset by Carol Dweck Brene Brown You can find Laura at: @BroadwayGirlNYC across social media platforms http://www.lauraheywoodmedia.com/ Laura Heywood Interviews Podcast Reward the Fan app You can find Beth at: @bethclaytoncoach on Instagram www.soulbodylife.com Grab your free e-book, “The Secrets in Your Sabotage” at www.soulbodylife.com/free-stuff Beth’s TedX RIGHT HERE.


22 May 2019

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EP 58: Laura Heywood @BroadwayGirlNYC chats about her career, Broadway & what 's up next

i love my wife podcast

Join Kelli and Anne for their 58th LIVE episode! They begin this episode by talking about Kelli's recovery from her gall bladder surgery, then their feelings about the Academy Awards and the struggle to watch the Michael Cohen testimony before the House Oversight Committee. Next they give you the details about the new changes for ILMW and how you can support them by subscribing via www.dnrstudios.com on the subscribe now page. If you LOVE what they do, and you want to listen LIVE and get LOTS of extra content, for only $6.95 a month you can be part of the IN crowd! They have been doing this podcast for FREE for over a year, and if you are a BIG fan, you will want to support them and what they believe in...fun, entertainment, travel, music, great guests, love, LGBTQ issues and cocktailing of course! You must go to the DNRStudios.com page and go to SubscribeNow. Then scroll to our show.....#ilovemywife and click subscribe. We want to make sure you click to OUR show or it won't register for us. Then you will receive our show immediately when we go LIVE on Thursdays at 1pm EST. If you don NOT choose to subscribe you could still get our show for free starting the Sunday after our new show airs. However, if you LOVE us and SUPPORT us, its less than ONE glass of wine a month!!  OR less than one Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks! So, support your favorite wives and SUBSCRIBE!! Their Special Guest this week was made famous by her anonymous twitter account @BroadwayGirlNYC that celebrated Broadway. Laura Heywood had an incredible career in radio in CA and then at Sirius XM for 10 years. Now she has melded her Broadway love and her professional career into one big dream www.lauraheywoodmedia.com As always, they end with a cocktail from Equality Vodka.  This week, in honor of Laura, they are serving Under The Radar!


28 Feb 2019

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Episode 66 - Laura Heywood

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Laura Heywood (a.k.a. @BroadwayGirlNYC ) was an anonymous Broadway influencer with a huge social media following until she decided to reveal her true identity. A passionate enthusiast for all things Broadway, Laura used her expertise in brand identity to create a niche for herself as an influencer in the theater world and beyond. An early user of Twitter, Laura has always made the most of her platform and huge social media following by highlighting many wonderful not-for-profit organizations, including her beloved "Story Pirates." And in this truly inspirational episode, Laura opens up to Ilana about a darker time in her life and how she got through it -- and what she continues to do to keep a healthy mental attitude. Whether you know her as "Broadway Girl NYC" or simply Laura, you won't want to miss her on the next "Little Known Facts!"Laura Heywood is a professional enthusiast: a multi-faceted host, consultant, performer, pundit, and writer widely recognized for her commitment to positivity. Her formerly anonymous alter-ego, @BroadwayGirlNYC, is widely regarded as a leading advocate, ambassador, and best friend to Broadway (Forbes calls her "the most vocal and visible supporter in the business”). She has worked in fields ranging from sports talk radio (San Francisco Giants) to commercial acting (Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty) to social media consulting (Tori Amos), always bringing a point of view of contagious joy. Laura works regularly as a celebrity interviewer for outlets including AOL’s Build Series and CBS New York, and is the creator of the web series The Between The Shows Show. She volunteers regularly and is on the Board of Directors for the national arts & education non-profit Story Pirates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


24 Oct 2017

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Episode 39: Laura Heywood gets Broadwaysted!


Play along as Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC) joins Bryan, Kimberly, and Kevin for gin, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, and a little tequila!Become a supporter on our Patreon: https://bit.ly/2Q2zELG Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

7 Feb 2017