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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jennifer Ashley Tepper. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jennifer Ashley Tepper, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jennifer Ashley Tepper. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jennifer Ashley Tepper, often where they are interviewed.

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4. Jennifer Ashley Tepper

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Jennifer Ashley Tepper is a broadway producer and theatre historian based in New York City. Jennifer chats with Curtis about creating your own opportunity, internships, technology in theatre, bootlegs and social media. Curtis also asks about being lead producer on Be More Chill and where she thinks the future of theatre is heading.

Nov 09 2020 · 42mins
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#397 - The Line (Soft Power - feat. Leigh Silverman, Jennifer Ashley Tepper)

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In this exploration of the history of musical theatre through one of its most effective devices, I wanted to bring along one of our artforms most knowledgeable and personable historians. Jennifer Ashley Tepper is a theatrical icon of her own, most notably for authoring her book series “The Untold Stories of Broadway.” But she’s also a proverbial vault of theatre history, recognizing the connective tissues of musical theatre in ways that others may not have seen before.

Jen’s statement about the line as a political function intrigued me. Sure, Soft Power is a musical about politics. But is the line itself a political act. So I went to the source, the woman who staged the line into Soft Power herself: Leigh Silverman, director of Soft Power.

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Oct 14 2020 · 15mins

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17 - Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Joe Iconis

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Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and performer. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, and a Richard Rodgers Award. Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) is currently playing London’s West End, after running at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre and off-Broadway’s The Pershing Square Signature Center after a world premiere at Two River Theater. Joe is the author of Love in Hate Nation (directed by John Simpkins; Two River Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (with Robert Maddock; Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), and Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We the People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl! His music appeared on season two of NBC’s Smash. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR and OBCR, which over 500 million streams); Broadway Bounty Hunter (OCR); Things to Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game, The Joe Iconis Rock & Roll Jamboree, and the upcoming Broadway Bounty Hunter (OCR) all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. Joe is hugely inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, The Muppets, and the Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with. www.MrJoeIconis.com

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Jennifer Ashley Tepper is producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, recent projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. From producing small concerts in basements to producing a show on Broadway, Tepper has cultivated the theatrical collective which The New York Times called “the future of musical theatre”.

She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, where she has curated or produced over 3000 shows, including musicals in concert, original solo acts, theatrical reunions, songwriter celebrations, and more. Tepper's leadership at the venue has gained praise from publications including The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Playbill, Newsday, The New York Post, and more.

As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series, published by Dress Circle. NBC New York has called the books an "inspiring Must-Read". Published in 2013, 2014, and 2016, each book has occupied the #1 spot on Amazon.com's Best Sellers List in Broadway & Musicals.

On Broadway, Tepper has worked on [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman, and off-Broadway Smokey Joe’s Café and Boys’ Life.

Tepper is the conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project which premiered in fall 2018 and received an original cast recording from Ghostlight Records. She is historian consultant on the upcoming tick, tick… BOOM! movie and co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 11th year.

Tepper recently received a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. She was named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage Magazine's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List", which stated: "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre."

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Sep 17 2020 · 47mins
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Episode 211 - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Returns

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Jennifer Ashley Tepper is producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation. She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein's/54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. She is the creator of The Jonathan Larson Project and historian consultant on the upcoming film version of tick, tick...BOOM! Tepper was recently named recipient of a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.

As the leader of Feinstein's/54 Below's creative programming team, Tepper is responsible for programming every show at the Broadway supper club and concert venue. She has curated and overseen the production of over 3500 shows, ranging from musicals in concert, to original solo acts, to theatrical reunions, to songwriter celebrations, and beyond. Feinstein's/54 Below has become notable for being the only venue of its kind: presenting over a dozen shows every week, specializing in Broadway acts, and welcoming both traditional cabaret and innovative new work. Tepper's leadership has been instrumental in making the locale "Broadway's Living Room", where on any given night one can find Broadway's biggest stars and emerging talents side by side, creating and sharing new work in an intimate theatrical environment.

Tepper's producing work on original ventures at the venue has gained praise from publications including The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Playbill, Newsday, the New York Post, and more. From Hit List (the live concert version of the fictional musical from NBC's Smash) to Smile: A Broadway Reunion Concert to her collaborations with musical theatre writers both established and emerging, Tepper has, according to Theatermania, "brought her encyclopedic knowledge and typical gusto to the venue, knowing just what musical theatre enthusiasts are looking for."

Tepper is the co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 7th year. ...Runs A Minute celebrates short-lived Broadway and off-Broadway musicals in concerts that feature photos and research as well as songs. Each concert also boasts original cast members and writers telling stories, as well as songs that have never been recorded. The series thus far has comprised over 250 performers and over 200 'under-appreciated' shows. AM New York has called the series: "Artistically compelling... displays the blood, guts, sweat and tears that go into making Broadway shows."

As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway series, published by Dress Circle. For these books, Tepper interviewed 250 theatre professionals about the Broadway theaters themselves and their stories of working in each house. The books cover over 70 years of our theatrical history, shared through first-hand interviews with Broadway professionals who were there. The Untold Stories of Broadway books comprise stories with actors, producers, directors, writers, designers, stagehands, door men and women, musicians, house managers, press agents, ushers, and many more. Interspersed with interviewees' stories are Tepper's own tales and discoveries about each historic building. The Untold Stories of Broadway partners with a charitable organization that receives proceeds from each volume, and is currently partnered with Broadway Impact, the Theatre Development Fund, and the Broadway Green Alliance. Published in 2013, 2014, and 2016, each book has occupied the #1 spot on Amazon.com's Best Sellers List in Broadway & Musicals. NBC New York has called the books an 'inspiring Must-Read'.

Tepper was recently named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage Magazine's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List", alongside Alex Timbers and Leigh Silverman. According to the article: "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre."

Aug 24 2020 · 40mins

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Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Theater Historian, Broadway Producer on Creativity, History, and Innovative Productions

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Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, recent projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, co-creator of the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating under-appreciated musicals If It Only Even Runs A Minute, and conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project. Her other Broadway credits include [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman. As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series.

What an inspiring and exciting conversation. Check it out. You'll hear so much about theater, theater history, and what it takes to produce a show.

Find Jennifer

Jennifer's website: http://www.jenniferashleytepper.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenashtep/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenashtep

And check out: Broadway Bounty Hunter

Jennifer's books about the Theaters of Broadway

Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 1

Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2

Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 3

Books Jennifer recommended

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Everything was possible. The birth of the musical Follies

Underfoot in Show Business by Helaine Hunph

Jun 24 2020 · 1hr 35mins
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#253 - The History of the Ensemble (feat. Jennifer Ashley Tepper)

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Here at The Ensemblist, we have always striven to celebrate the hard work and passion of Broadway ensemblists. And in our second full season, which first aired in 2016, our co-creator Nikka Graff Lanzarone and I took a journey through Broadway’s past to learn about its future. We explored how the ensemblist experience has changed and been changed by some of the theatre’s most influential shows, writers, and subject matter. And so in this new mini-series, I will be sharing some of the best moments from that mini-series we made four years ago.

Our plan is to release these re-edited versions from our season on The History of The Ensemble once a week for the next five weeks, so stay tuned for our episode on South Pacific in your podcast feeds next week.

Thank you to Jennifer Ashley Tepper for allowing us to reshare her stories with us this week.

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Mar 26 2020 · 8mins
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Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Feinstein's/54 Below

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Producer, author, historian and creative and programming director of Feinstein’s/54 Below Jennifer Ashley Tepper talks about how an eclectic and varied career comes full circle, and how she handled one of the busiest years of her life. We discuss everything from putting on the perfect 54 Below show to maintaining a well organized email inbox, and how it all comes together to keep her at the top of Broadway’s list of people to watch.

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Nov 01 2019 · 35mins
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Broadway in the Age of Social Media with Jennifer Ashley Tepper

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The social media revolution has brought change to all corners of the art world, and Broadway is no exception. Who better to discuss the nuances of these changes than someone who is currently helping to usher in this new world?

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the creative and programming director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which combines performances by Broadway’s best with a world-class dining experience. In addition, Jennifer is the producer of Be More Chill, which recently ended a successful Broadway run. She is also the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the world's most famous theaters (Volume 1).

In this episode, Jim McCarthy is joined by Tepper to discuss the interesting story behind the rise of Be More Chill, the culture shift in how audiences are consuming theater and media today, and Jennifer’s experiences at Feinstein’s/54 Below. 

 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

[0:23] Introduction and background of Jennifer Tepper 

[1:55] What did Jennifer want to be when she grew up?

[3:30] Jennifer’s experiences from the last year as a Producer for Be More Chill

[5:05] The interesting story behind the production of Be More Chill

[10:00] The culture shift of how audiences are consuming media content

[12:45] The “Stage Door” concept in the age of Social Media

[17:21] Background for 54 Below, and Jennifer’s experience there so far

[21:50] Jennifer’s advice for those who wish to work as a producer

[26:05] What is next for Jennifer, in the short-term and long-term

[34:25] The upcoming shows Jennifer is looking forward to

  Resources Mentioned on this episode

Jennifer’s Website

Feinstein’s/54 Below

The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the world's most famous theaters (Volume 1) by Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Jennifer’s TEDx Broadway Talk

LinkedIn for Jennifer

  Connect with Jim McCarthy

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LinkedIn for Jim

 

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About Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy is the co-founder and CEO of Goldstar and Selling Out. Goldstar started in 2002 and now sells millions of live event tickets to millions of people on behalf of more than 5,000 venues and producers each year. Jim is the curator and co-founder of TEDxBroadway and he is on the Board of Directors for Union Station Homeless Services as well as the Pasadena Playhouse. 

Sep 10 2019 · 36mins
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Episode 3: Jennifer Ashley Tepper

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Be More Chill producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper takes Sam and Ilana on a journey that starts with how she met Joe Iconis through all the behind-the-scenes schemes and plans to share this brilliant musical with the world. Go on a deep dive into some of the new and unique perspectives Jen has on the industry as a young producer who does an excellent job of balancing old school and new school approaches to producing a Broadway musical. In the words of Joe Iconis, who gives us the fan testimonial for this episode: “Jen Tepper Forever!” 


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Apr 04 2019 · 1hr 15mins
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Jennifer Ashley Tepper The Producer's Life

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Join me as I host Jennifer Tepper once again as we talk about Be More Chill and her monumental career and accomplishments. 

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Mar 26 2019 · 23mins
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