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Ted Chapin

The Zak Kuhn Show

Ted Chapin is the former president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. He has lead Broadway productions and revivals, including “South Pacific” Broadway revival, “The King and I,” “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.” He also approved television productions such as “The Sound of Music Live!” on NBC and “Cinderella,” starring Whitney Houston and Brandy, on ABC. We talk about how he got the job, the importance of these shows today, how Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" came together and so much more. We also talk about "Annie Get You Gun" which is celebrating its 75th anniversary and how Rodgers & Hammerstein were involved in the iconic show.


31 Aug 2021

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Ted Chapin / The Rothschilds - Original Cast Recording (1970)

The Original Cast

Ted is President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, co-founder of Encores!, and many other things. But his biggest claim to fame came while he was in college and got a job as a gopher on the original Broadway production of Follies. He wrote a book about it. It’s a great book. You should buy Ted’s book. Buy Ted’s book about Follies: Everything Was Possible. Topics Include: making a musical about banking, the break-up of Bock & Harnick, out-of-town in Detroit, taking notes for Hal Prince, and caring for the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization Subscribe to What is Love Actually? all episodes out 11/27/20!! Featured Recordings: The Rothschilds - Original Cast Recording (1970) MERCH! T-shirts! Totes bags! BASEBALL SHIRTS! ETCETERA! DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month we’ve got a dystopian musical about the dark future of 1994 made in 1980. Anything else I type here would make it make less sense. It’s The Apple! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email

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4 Nov 2020

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South Pacific encore (with Ted Chapin)

Every Musical Ever

Visit the Every Musical Ever Patreon page for more exclusive content Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Email the show with your comments / feedback: everymusicalpod@gmail.com Visit the Every Musical Ever website ****** Follow Richard Carroll on Twitter and Instagram or visit his website Follow The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit their website. ***** This episode of Every Musical Ever was recorded on Gadigal and on Noongar Whajuk land. This land was never ceded by its traditional custodians, but was taken through violence, criminality, and other human rights abuses of the worst kind. The atrocities of colonialism are an unresolved injustice in need of redress. We support the goals of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and call for the urgent implementation of the reforms it sets out as a starting point for the reparation of wrongs done to First Nations people, both historically and through to the present day. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. ******* Theme music composed and performed by Brent Hill Alternative versions performed by Sheridan Harbridge Artwork by Mils Achi Introduction, content warning and outroduction read by Leo Campbell Supported by City of Sydney Copyright One Eyed Man Productions 2020


22 Oct 2020

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Episode 27: Ted Chapin: In the Room Where It Happens

The Fabulous Invalid

This week, Jamie and Rob sit down with self-proclaimed “theater nerd” Ted Chapin, whose knowledge and love of the theater extends well beyond his over 30 year career at The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, the licensing agency, rental library, and music publishing company that oversees the R&H catalogue, and countless others, including Irving Berlin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more. We talk about Ted’s career at R&H, his favorite of their shows, and, of course, his incredible book, “Everything Was Possible”, an account of his time working on the original production of Follies.This week’s music: The King and I ‘s“Finale to Act 1,” Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific, City Center Encore’s production of Pipe Dream “Overture” and “Sweet Thursday,” Liz Callaway singing “The Gentlemen Is A Dope” from Allegro and Alexis Smith singing “Could I Leave You” from Follies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


21 Mar 2019

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“The Band’s Visit” Actors; Ted Chapin on Lyrics & Lyricists

CUNY TV's Theater Talk

From "The Band’s Visit," actors Tony Shalhoub, Katrina Lenk and John Cariani, discussing working on the powerful musical hit. Then, multi-faceted producer Ted Chapin reveals his plans for the 92Y longtime series "Lyrics & Lyricists."


13 Mar 2018

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#14 TED CHAPIN, President of the R&H Organization


Ted Chapin has had a front row seat to Broadway history! From interning on Follies to running the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, a position he's held for over thirty years, Ted pulls back the curtain on his celebrated career and reveals all! Also, Ted talks about new productions of Oklahoma and Do I Hear a Waltz, as well as revealing some secrets from South Pacific and Cinderella.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 May 2016

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45 - Ted Chapin

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Ted Chapin was chosen by the Rodgers and Hammerstein families to run their office.  He expanded it into the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, which is responsible for management of the copyrights created by Richard Rodgers and/or Oscar Hammerstein II. On his watch, there have been new major productions of their musicals on Broadway (seven Tony Awards for Best Revival so far), in London, and around the world. In addition, he brought in the representation of other extraordinary musical artists including Irving Berlin.  In addition to revivals, he has encouraged new Broadway productions, among them Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, State Fair, A Grand Night for Singing, and Holiday Inn as well as major television productions such as The Sound of Music Live! on NBC.I was thrilled when Ted accepted my invite to appear on my podcast, because I knew he’d drop some wisdom bombs for all of us to learn from, and boy did he.  Tune in and listen to Ted talk about all things theater, R&H and more, including . . . His secret trick to pronouncing Hammerstein the correct way (and hear me get it right, then wrong, then right again . . . oh boy). What happens when the copyrights on the R&H classics expire? Would Oklahoma! be a hit if it were produced today? What the @#&$ is the Tony Administration Committee and what does it do anyway? How he decides what can be done and can’t be done in new R&H productions (and hear how he almost had to shut one down – and why it was a tougher decision than you’d think). Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


9 Nov 2015

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Ted Chapin, Michael Korie, Liz Callaway and Andrew Samonsky

CUNY TV's Theater Talk

“The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein:” Lyricist Michael Korie ("Grey Gardens,” Happiness") and Ted Chapin of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization discuss the legendary Broadway writer; includes musical performances by Liz Callaway and Andrew Samonsky.


18 Apr 2009

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Ted Chapin (#15) July, 2004

ATW - Downstage Center

Ted Chapin wears two hats during this interview, one as he discusses his position as head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, explaining his role in both promoting and defending the work of the great songwriting team, the other as he talks about how his college project as a production assistant afforded him backstage access to the original production of "Follies", which 30 years later formed the basis for his book "Everything Was Possible". Original air date - July 30, 2004.


31 Jan 2007