Laura Benanti & Robbie Rozelle Talk "She Loves Me" Cast Recording / "Fun Home's" Lisa Kron
In our first segment, Tony Winner Laura Benanti and Broadway Records's Robbie Rozelle share the backstory of recording the She Loves Me cast album. We also discuss Laura's appearance as Melania Trump on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, AND we find out if Laura is having a boy or a girl! In our second segment, Tony winning Fun Home lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron talks about being a 'beginner' and finding her way in to the graphic novel that became the Tony Award winning Best Musical.
14 Sep 2016
Episode 5: "Hamilton" & "Grease Live" Scenic Designer David Korins + Director Thomas Kail
David Korins, the Tony nominated and Emmy winning Scenic Designer of Hamilton, Grease Live, Dear Evan Hansen, Passing Strange, and more tells all about creating the universe of the show and shares memories of working on some of Broadway's best loved shows. In the second segment, Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail talks about staging the showstopping song "Satisfied" along with Renee Elise Goldsberry.
21 Sep 2016
Carmen Cusack / Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper
In part 1 of the episode, we chat with Tony nominee Carmen Cusack who made one of the most celebrated Broadway debuts in recent memory this year as Alice Murphy in Bright Star. We find out where she'd been in the years leading up to this debut, we learn about her childhood and when she began to take theatre seriously, and find out who her childhood heroes were and who she still fan-girls out over! In part 2 of the episode, we chat with theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper. We find out why she has devoted her life to learning the history of Broadway and sharing it with others. We ask all the nerdy questions about the Neederlander and St. James Theatres, AND we find out how New York's theatre district ended up where it is!
24 Aug 2016
Broadway's New Media Insiders: Tyler Mount, Mo Brady, & Matt Rodin
Today we're chatting with Tyler Mount, host of the Tyler Mount Vlog, Mo Brady, co-host of The Ensemblist podcast, and artepenuer Matt Rodin, creator of BROadway. These three handsome guys have each made a unique mark on the Broadway community in ways other than being a part of a Broadway show. They're eager to tell you how they did it and how you can do it too!
31 Aug 2016
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Episode 6: Tony Winners Lena Hall and Jeanine Tesori
In our first segment, Tony Award winner Lena Hall shares memories of growing up in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury disctrict, how she fell in love with performing, why she almost became an accountant, and her thoughts on the politics of casting. In our second segment, Tony winning composer Jeanine Tesori reflects on some of Fun Home's most groundbreaking achievements.
28 Sep 2016
Episode 7: Beth Malone & Lesli Margherita
Fun Home Tony nominee Beth Malone shares memories of growing up on ranch, how discovering Singing in the Rain made her realized that she wanted to be a performer, and how she survived middle school as a bona fide geek. Half way through our talk, Lesli Margherita joins us to talk about her friendship with Beth and how Beth's role in Fun Home was a 'complete transformation' for her.
12 Oct 2016
Episode 11: Tony Nominee Jennifer Simard & Andrew Briedis (aka Annoying Actor Friend)
This week we’re bringing you a tale of friendship, overnight stardom that was two decades in the making, the power of social media, and two theater nerds’ love of that 90s classic, Jurassic Park…..Or something like that.
16 Nov 2016
Episode 12: Ben Rimalower on Patti Lupone
For this episode we're bringing you the tale of Broadway's ultimate superfan. From as far back as he can remember, Ben Rimalower has been obsessed with Patti Lupone. When the opportunity came up to work on a show she was starring in, he couldn't believe his luck. That experience would be just the beginning of a long and fabulous--if complicated--relationship with the Tony-winning star. It's SUCH a good story that he ultimately turned it into a one man show called Patti Issues.
30 Nov 2016
Episode 9: Montego Glover
Tony nominee Montego Glover (Memphis, The Color Purple, It Shoulda Been You, Les Miserables) shares stories from her childhood, talks about discovering theater, when she knew that theater would be her career, and fun memories of her early days pounding the pavement in NYC. Plus she talks about the Emmy winning TV and Broadway star who was her first NYC roommate.
26 Oct 2016
Broadway Understudies Ellyn Marie Marsh, Ben Cherry, and Mo Brady
Understudies are some the hardest working performers on Broadway. In this episode, we find out just how difficult the job is, clear up the the differences between swings and understudies, and hear first hand stories of these performers hard at work!
10 Nov 2016