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Choreographers In Conversation: Maria Torres & Jerry Mitchell

SDCF Podcast Series

We are excited to bring you this podcast series, Choreographers in Conversation. This series will allow choreographers to interview other choreographers whose work excites them as a way to learn more about their craft and preserve the stories of these exciting artists in our industry. In this episode, Maria Torres, Director/Choreographer/SDCF Trustee interviews Director/Choreographer, Jerry Mitchell to learn more about his career, what brought him to the theatre, the work that he is passionate about, the current state of our industry, and what he hopes for the future.  Jerry Mitchell: Jerry Mitchell (Director/Choreographer, Kinky Boots) made his Broadway and West End debuts as Director/Choreographer of Legally Blonde, which won the Olivier Award for Best Musical. He was also nominated for both the Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography for Legally Blonde, as well as the Drama Desk Award for his direction. A Tony® winner for his dazzling choreography created for the first revival of La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry was also nominated for that Award for choreographing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Never Gonna Dance, and The Full Monty. For Broadway, Jerry also choreographed Catch Me If You Can, and revivals of Charlie Brown, Rocky Horror Show, and Gypsy (starring Bernadette Peters), and for Off-Broadway and film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jeffrey. Other film work includes In & Out, Camp, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Scent of a Woman. Twenty years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Jerry proudly serves as a Board member of BC/EFA and annually as the Executive Producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and satellite productions in Las Vegas and London. Cumulative fundraising efforts have resulted in more than $10 million raised for the charity. Next up: directing and choreographing The Honeymooners on Broadway. Maria Torres: Maria Torres’ extensive career as director, choreographer, instructor, and Producer began as a critically acclaimed performer, contributing choreography while performing in the film Dance, with the six-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical Swing and Me!. Torres was nominated for a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Choreography for Luis Valdes’ Zoot Suit, is a Lucille Lortel & Carbonell nominee of Four Guys named Jose’, The Donkey Show and Celia, the musical based on the life of the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz. Torres received accolades as Associate Choreographer for the Broadway & Touring productions of On Your Feet, the Oscar-nominated film Enchanted, the musical film Idlewild, the showcase for the Tony Award-winning In The Heights, and as a resident choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance. Torres also co-conceived, choreographed, and directed the Magic Of Salsa Kingdom and Off-Broadway hit Latin Heat. Recently, she directed and choreographed the new musical Havana Music Hall, Sol of El Barrio, and served as dance consultant for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway. Torres is an Artist in Residence at The Rosetta LeNoire Amas Musical Theater, Trustee of Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), a proud executive board member of the Stage Directors, and Choreographers Society, and the League of Professional Theatre Women. Her life is documented in the Dance Oral History Project at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

48mins

29 Jul 2022

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Pride on Broadway with Tony Award Winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and Barrett Foa (Avenue Q, Godspell)

On The Rocks: Where Celebrities & Cocktails Mix

On this week’s On the Rocks with Alexander: Where Celebrities & Cocktails Mix pride month continues with Pride on Broadway with two-time Tony Award Winner Jerry Mitchell as we chat about his work on Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Hedwig, Kinky Boots, La Cage, Full Monty, Broadway Bares, Pretty Woman and more with guest co-host Barrett Foa from Avenue Q, Godspell, & The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with a chat about this year’s Tonys, being woke on Broadway, the evolution of the musical, and lessons learned in the biz.

1hr 15mins

30 Jun 2022

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The Bright Lights with Jerry Mitchell

Pridecast with Jonathan Bennett

Pride month continues as Jonathan and Jaymes fire up the big gay spotlight as they’re joined by world reknowned American theater director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell! It’s a stroll down memory lane as they discuss how musical theater changed their lives, gave them a sense of pride and they dish on some behind-the-curtain stories from some of the most famous musicals of all time.If this episode were any more fun it’d be made into a musical itself.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

15 Jun 2022

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A Talk with Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell

Murder Sheet

Jerry Mitchell is the sort of journalist other reporters dream of becoming. Through his investigative work, he has helped crack several cold cases from the civil rights era- and that's not all. He also helped find and bring to justice a serial killer. He tells us all of the stories and more in this episode. His terrific memoir-- RACE AGAINST TIME-- is available at Amazon and wherever else you may buy books. We highly recommend it! We would like to thank our sponsor Dear Brightly. We recently used the Dear Brightly service to try Night Shift- a dermatologist formulated tretimoin serum — and this stuff is terrific. Tretinoin is actually the only FDA approved treatment for photoaging. Longterm exposure to the sun damages the skin, it causes fine lines and wrinkles big pores and dark spots. Tretinoin reverses that. Kevin and I saw that for ourselves when we used Night Shift. I am loving how my skin looks right now-- smaller pores, less noticeable fine linesThe catch is you can't walk into a store and buy a tretinoin serum. You need a doctors prescription. Dear Brightly will arrange for arrange for you to have a telehealth appointment with a doctor who will decide what formulation of tretinoin is best for you. After that, your serum will be straight to your door. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in go to Dearbrightly dot com and if you enter the promo code MSHEET you will get 15 percent off your first order.Join the revolution to close the gap between dermatologists and everyday people today!We would like to welcome our sponsor, Better Help.Is something stopping you from being happy and achieving all your dreams?If so maybe you've thought about speaking with a therapist and getting some help. But it can be difficult to find a licensed therapist you can afford. We suggest that our listeners in that situation check out betterhelp.com/murdersheet.Better help is not a crisis line or self help. It is real professional counseling done securely online. You'll get timely and thoughtful responses to all your questions and you can also schedule weekly video or phone sessions And all of this without ever having to go and sit in a waiting room! And with these days of inflation everyone has to be concerned about cost. Using better help is more affordable than traditional offline counseling. Check out betterhelp.com/murdersheetFollow the Murder Sheet on social media for the latest.FacebookTwitterInstagramAnd send tips and thoughts to murdersheet@gmail.com. The Murder Sheet is a production of Mystery Sheet LLC.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52mins

8 Jun 2022

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Episode #9 - Jerry Mitchell

The Leading Lady Fitness Podcast

Broadway, West End (and beyond) director and choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, joins Steph for a conversation about self-care, fitness and health during the pandemic. Jerry shares his journey with taking care of himself as a performer and how he was inspired later on by the team at Mark Fisher Fitness, where Steph and Jerry met when she was a coach. Follow Jerry on Instagram at @jammyprod .This episode is produced & edited by Katie Rosin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

19 May 2022

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Ep. 14 - Jerry Mitchell

Here, There, and Everywhere: A Beatles Podcast

Jerry Mitchell is an American investigative reporter who convinced authorities to reopen cold murder cases from the civil rights era. Jerry's reporting has helped to put at least four Klansmen behind bars: Byron De La Beckwith for the 1963 assassination of NAACP leader Medgar Evers, Imperial Wizard Sam Bowers for ordering the fatal firebombing of NAACP leader Vernon Dahmer in 1966, Bobby Cherry for the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church that killed four girls and in 2005, Edgar Ray Killen, for helping orchestrate the June 21, 1964, killings of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman. His work inspired others. Since 1989, authorities in Mississippi and six other states have re-examined 29 killings from the civil rights era and made 27 arrests, leading to 22 convictions.  If you like this episode, be sure to rate it and leave a review! Subscribe to get notifications for each week's podcast. Follow us on Twitter: @BeatlesEarth and check out our website, BeatlesEarth.com, for more information!

34mins

13 Apr 2022

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S2 Ep19: Jerry Mitchell & Paul Canaan

Broadway Gives Back

We’re dancing our way into 2022 with two very special guests. Jerry Mitchell is a two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and KINKY BOOTS, both of which he also directed. His directing credits also include LEGALLY BLONDE, ON YOUR FEET!, and PRETTY WOMAN. Offstage, Jerry has made a significant impact as the creator of Broadway Bares, the annual comedy burlesque show that has raised over 22 million dollars for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Paul Canaan has appeared as a performer on Broadway for over 15 years and served as the Dance Captain on KINKY BOOTS. He’s also the co-founder and Executive Director of Take It From The Top, a national arts alliance that provides quality education enrichment through music, dance, and theatre. Jerry and Paul recently partnered to launch The Original Production, a dance licensing company that offers high schools and theaters the opportunity to learn and perform original Broadway choreography. Join Jerry and Paul as they go backstage with their amazing careers and the importance of arts education for future generations.Learn more about about the worthy causes discussed in this episodes and how you can donate and/or help: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS The Original Production Take It From The Top Black Theatre United The Penguin Project Connect with Jerry: Twitter: @jammyprod Instagram: @jammyprod Connect with Paul:Instagram: @paulcanaan Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, and Kimberlee Garris from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; and Eric Becker from Broderick Street Music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58mins

27 Jan 2022

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S1E20 Mississippi Stories: Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell

Mississippi Stories with Marshall Ramsey

Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with a true Mississippi storyteller, acclaimed investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell, who founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting in 2018 after a long career at the Clarion Ledger, talks about his recent book Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era and the cases he has covered in his career, including how his reporting convicted serial killer Felix Vail to justice.

55mins

30 Jun 2021

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Righteous Convictions - Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell

Wrongful Conviction

Jerry Mitchell was an investigative reporter in Jackson, Mississippi for 3 decades. His stories led to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and those responsible for the Birmingham, Alabama Church bombing in 1963 decades after they committed their crimes. He has since received a MacArthur Genius Grant and founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.Jason talks to Jerry about how he came to be an investigative reporter and the state of race relations in American in 2021. https://www.mississippicir.org/https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Race-Against-Time/Jerry-Mitchell/9781451645149https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_Orphan_Asylum Righteous Convictions is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No 1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23mins

24 May 2021

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Author and Investigative Journalist Jerry Mitchell on civil rights and the fight against racial violence

Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom

Jerry Mitchell was an investigative reporter in Jackson, Mississippi for 3 decades. His stories led to the arrest and conviction of the murderers of civil rights activist Medgar Evers, and those responsible for the Birmingham, Alabama Church bombing in 1963 decades after they committed their crimes. He has since received a MacArthur Genius Grant and founded the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.Jason talks to Jerry about how he came to be an investigative reporter and the state of race relations in American in 2021. https://www.mississippicir.org/https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Race-Against-Time/Jerry-Mitchell/9781451645149https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombinghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colored_Orphan_Asylum Righteous Convictions with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good Podcasts in association with Signal Co No 1.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23mins

24 May 2021

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