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This Week on Broadway for August 9, 2020: Casey Nicholaw


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Casey Nicholaw. Later in the program, we discuss our favorite Act 1 Closers. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest running Broadway and theatrical podcast with hundreds of shows giving thousands read more

1hr 8mins

9 Aug 2020

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#184 CASEY NICHOLAW, Director


The Book of Mormon. Mean Girls. The Prom. Aladdin. The Drowsy Chaperone. And that are only five of the many musicals that were directed and choreographed by one of the most productive men in musical theater: Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw. In between running to each of the four shows of his that are playing on Broadway, Casey swung by Shetler Studios to discuss his career with Rob and Kevin. Casey pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how an airline salesperson saved his job, what it was like bringing to life some of Broadway's most iconic musicals, and why you should never watch Mike Nichols watching your show. Also, Casey shines the spotlight on Beth Leavel, Susan Stroman, and Tina Fey! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

5 Aug 2019

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Episode 153 - Casey Nicholaw

Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

Casey Nicholaw is currently presented on Broadway as director/choreographer of The Prom, Mean Girls (2018 Tony® nominations for Best Direction and Choreography), Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Choreography), and co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards for co-director and nominations in the same categories for Choreography); Olivier award winner for Best Choreography.Represented on the West End as director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon and Aladdin. Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten (2015 Tony®nominations for Best Direction and Choreography) Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations Best Choreography).Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! – the highly acclaimed productions of  Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 6mins

8 Jul 2019

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Ep36 - Casey Nicholaw: Tony Award Winning Director/Choreographer

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Casey Nicholaw has been credited for having “galvanized the modern form of the classic musical comedy” – Playbill.com. The nine musical comedies he’s shepherded to Broadway thus far have earned 62 total Tony Award nominations and 14 wins. This Tony-Award winning director, choreographer, and actor began his Broadway career as a performer in 1992 in the original cast of Crazy For You, before going on to perform in shows such as Victor/Victoria, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Saturday Night Fever, Seussical, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He has either directed, choreographed, or directed AND choreographed many iconic shows such as Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Book Of Mormon, Disney Aladdin, Something Rotten, and Mean Girls. He’s personally received 11 Tony nominations, 6 drama desk award nominations, and 6 outer critics circle award nominations. His latest show to open on Broadway, The Prom, just netted him his latest Tony nom for best direction of a musical. Interview content begins at 3:26.Closing standards begin at 52:36.Check out Casey’s shows currently running on Broadway:theprommusical.commeangirlsonbroadway.combookofmormonbroadway.comaladdinthemusical.comConnect with The Theatre Podcast:Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcastTwitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcastFacebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcastTheTheatrePodcast.comAlan’s personal Instagram: @alansealesJillian’s personal Instagram: @jillianhochmanEmail us at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. We want to know what you think.Thank you to our friends Jukebox The Ghost for our intro and outro music. You can find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @jukeboxtheghost or via the web via jukeboxtheghost.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 May 2019

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5/22/19 - Tony-Nominated Director Casey Nicholaw of THE PROM

#LIVEatFIVE: a daily Broadway podcast

Director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw will appear on #LiveAtFive on Wednesday, May 22 in honor of his Best Direction of a Musical Tony nomination for The Prom, which he also choreographed. The Prom earned seven Tony nominations, including Best Musical, and is now Nicholaw's fourth currently running show on Broadway, joining The Book of Mormon, Aladdin and Mean Girls. This nomination marks Nicholaw's 10th for his combined work as a director and choreographer. Tune in to this live interview to ask this talented creative all about his success.Hosted by Paul Wontorek, Beth Stevens and Caitlin Moynihan


23 May 2019

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Ep21 - Casey Nicholaw

Stagecraft with Gordon Cox

Director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw, Broadway's go-to guy for musical comedy, gives the scoop on his buzzy upcoming production of "Mean Girls," and along the way talks getting "Aladdin" right, why "The Prom" is so timely and what it was like working with the "South Park" creators on "The Book of Mormon." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


6 Mar 2018

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42 - Casey Nicholaw

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Casey Nicholaw is an American theatre director, choreographer and performer. He has been nominated for Tony Awards for directing and choreographing The Drowsy Chaperone (2006), The Book of Mormon (2011), Something Rotten! (2015), and Mean Girls (2018), for directing The Prom (2019), and for choreographing Monty Python's Spamalot (2005) and Aladdin (2014), winning for his co-direction of The Book of Mormon with Trey Parker. He also was nominated for the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Direction and Choreography for The Drowsy Chaperone (2006) and Something Rotten! (2015) and for Outstanding Choreography for Spamalot (2005).Casey Nicholaw is an 8-time Tony Nominee and a big winner for his direction of Book of Mormon.  You know that show, right?  One of the biggest hits of the century?  Yeah, that was Casey’s. Along with Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, Elf, Something Rotten!, Aladdin and more.He’s got a nose for what works, and is also one of the nicest guys in the biz (when talking about Casey and his incredible career, I often say, “I love it when great things happen to great people”).And he’s today’s podcast guest!  Listen in to hear him talk about: His secret to choosing material or what kind of shows lots and lots and lots of people want to see. How he turned Aladdin from a show in trouble out-of-town into a big fat hit. Why Choreographers make great Directors. What losing his hair had to do with the start of his career. How he maintains a show (or his many shows) after they are open. Enjoy and I hope you learn as much as I did!Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


18 Oct 2015

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Casey Nicholaw (#316) - April, 2011

ATW - Downstage Center

Co-director and choreographer of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon", Casey Nicholaw, talks about his initial reaction on reading the irreverent new musical and how it was to work with Matt Parker and Trey Stone, heretofore most experienced with work in animation for "South Park". Nicholaw also talks about his early work at the San Diego Junior Theatre, his decision to leave California at age 19 and embark on a career in New York without even a completed college degree under his belt; his early acting gigs regionally and his later New York appearances in the original companies of "Crazy for You", "The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public", "Victor/Victoria", "Steel Pier" and "Seussical"; how he gathered his friends to start building piece to showcase his choreographic skills; how a gig as a replacement choreographer for Encores! 2004 "Bye Bye Birdie" led directly to his Broadway choreographic debut with "Spamalot" and how that immediately led to his directing debut with "The Drowsy Chaperone"; his work on the still developing "Minsky's" and "Robin and the Seven Hoods" back in California; and what he might have up his sleeve for the stage adaptation of Disney's "Aladdin", debuting this summer in Seattle. Original air date - April 20, 2011.


20 Apr 2011