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Theatre's longest running podcast is celebrating its 11th Anniversary season! Broadway Bullet features interviews with Broadway stars, and artists on the rise, from actors to designers, directors and writers. Covering theatre on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Independent theatre and more. Music from different shows and some live, exclusive performances. Its like an audio magazine with something new behind each segment.

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Theatre's longest running podcast is celebrating its 11th Anniversary season! Broadway Bullet features interviews with Broadway stars, and artists on the rise, from actors to designers, directors and writers. Covering theatre on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Independent theatre and more. Music from different shows and some live, exclusive performances. Its like an audio magazine with something new behind each segment.

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207 Ratings
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An Eclectic Look at Broadway

By CoastalSatyr - Feb 24 2017
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As a west coast actor, I'm always looking for great Broadway focused podcasts and this is one of them. While not as "mainstream" as others, this one gives a very varied look at theatre. I've explored some fascinating subjects not covered by other shows here. I highly recommend it.

Excellent

By ElTico68 - Mar 13 2009
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I discovered it a few months ago and listen religiously now.

iTunes Ratings

207 Ratings
Average Ratings
183
10
7
0
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An Eclectic Look at Broadway

By CoastalSatyr - Feb 24 2017
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As a west coast actor, I'm always looking for great Broadway focused podcasts and this is one of them. While not as "mainstream" as others, this one gives a very varied look at theatre. I've explored some fascinating subjects not covered by other shows here. I highly recommend it.

Excellent

By ElTico68 - Mar 13 2009
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I discovered it a few months ago and listen religiously now.

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Broadway Bullet: Theatre from Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond.

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Theatre's longest running podcast is celebrating its 11th Anniversary season! Broadway Bullet features interviews with Broadway stars, and artists on the rise, from actors to designers, directors and writers. Covering theatre on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Independent theatre and more. Music from different shows and some live, exclusive performances. Its like an audio magazine with something new behind each segment.

817 - Broadway Masterclass (April 25, 2018)

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Frozen recently opened on Broadway, and we got a chance to talk with Jeremy Chernick, the effects designer for this tech heavy production. He talks about his job and work on this show, Alladin and others, as well as offering techniques to achieve FX gold on a dime budget. Following this, we have two excerpts from what might as well be called Broadway Master Classes. Broadway Lyricist Glenn Slater has been writing with arguably two of the most influential composers of the past 40 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Menken. He has two shows currently running on Broadway, wrote lyrics for Galavant on television, and has a career, it is safe to assume, that any lyricist would sell their soul for. He didn't sell his soul, however, but spent years honing his craft. Here, he shares some of what he has learned. Book writer Rick Elice, came into the theatre by an unusual route, and became a book writer later than some others, but he has made a huge impact since his debut with Jersey Boys. Taking in a Tony nomination for that show and a second for Peter and the Starcatcher. With more shows in the works, this new titan discusses his various theories about what different techniques make a book work, using examples from his past and upcoming shows. The full versions of all these interviews are available in their complete, unedited form at broadwaybullet.com, so be sure to check those out. Now, let's discover how the masters of Broadway do their thing!

Apr 25 2018

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Vol 105 - Mar 8, 2007 - In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More

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This week we talk to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Algeria Hudes, the writers of the new musical "In the Heights" and play some songs from the show. We also profile the plays "The Sublet Experiment" and "Bill W. and Dr. Bob." Marty Cooper talks about the little-seen "Moby Dick The Musical", Plus, we help to celebrate the Oberon Theatre Ensemble's 10th season and more!

Mar 06 2007

1hr 17mins

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Vol 211 - Jun 25, 2008 - Vanities, Les Miserables and more

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This episode features interviews and performances with several cast members from the upcoming show, VANITIES; Sheera Ben-David from COME SUMMER; Tony award winner Scott Lehrer (SOUTH PACIFIC); and a Broadway Abridged rendition of LES MISERABLES. What are you waiting for? Come aboard the Broadway Bullet.

Jun 23 2008

2hr 2mins

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Vol 322 - NYMF 2009 pt. 4 - Tituss Burgess & more

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In this episode: Original Jersey Boys, Daniel Reichard and Tituss Burgess stop by with THE HAPPY EMBALMER's writer, Mark Noonan to discuss this new musical. (As well as discuss what Jersey Boys did for their careers!) ONE NIGHT STAND is a new, improvised musical every night, and they are coming to New York for NYMF. Company members Kobi Libii and Samantha Martin stop by with pianist, Andrew Resnick to discuss how they make up their shows on the spot, and then perform a two-song, improvised musical right in our recording studio! ANJOU: A TALE OF HORROR is coming in from Mexico City. Director Edgardo Lar stops by to talk about the show and everything involved with bringing up a 45 member cast/crew. Also, some member of their young cast (Liesl Lar, Daniel Tejada, Mayte De Samaniego & Gym Carlo Heneidi) take time to perform two songs from the show live in our studio! Faust meets Dead Poet's Society in the new musical, ACADEMY. Actors Antonio Addeo and Wilson Bridges discuss the show and forging careers as young actors in New York. Even slackers need superheroes of their own, and in WHATEVER MAN, they finally do. Actors Kristin Maloney and Colin Hanlon discuss their roles in this new musical comedy.

Sep 28 2009

1hr 30mins

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814 - Wanna Produce? - February 28, 2018

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Are you wondering what a producer has to do or curious about producing yourself? We've got an episode chock full of interviews of interest to you. Cara Reichel and Peter Mills talk about their production company, Prospect Theatre company, their fantastic growth, and areas you need to look out for when creating a company. Seth Sklar-Hein discusses his job producing and associate directing for Cameron Mackintosh North America as well as his working relationship with arguably the most successful producer of the modern theatre. Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works talks about dusting off the forgotten American classic, Androbourous and the challenges and joys of producing site-specific theatre. Peter Bogyo, General Manager for too many Broadway Shows to mention, talks about his numerous duties and his new book, aptly titled, "Broadway General Manager". Finally, Eleanor Speert, buyer for the Drama Book shop comes in to talk about the resources they provide everyone in celebration of 100 years of doing business. She also talks about writing your book... because face it, you know you want to write one. All of this, after this.

Mar 01 2018

1hr 8mins

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Vol 220 - Oct. 9, 2008 - Michael John LaChiusa & More

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This week we sit down with the creative team behind Like You Like It at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn, and we get to hear a live in-studio performance of one of the songs from the show. We also sit down to talk to Tony Nominated Michael John LaChiusa about his latest cd release for Little Fish, and we get to hear a few of his songs from the show as well. In the studio we also have Melinda Atwood who comes by to talk about her work with Dance Break. We also listen to an excerpt from the cast album of Illyria that will be performed in honor of the Prospect Theatre Company's 10th anniversary. Also, this week Michael Yeargan, the set designer of South Pacific drops in to share some of his secrets of the trades with us.

Oct 07 2008

1hr 57mins

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Vol 310 - Apr 9, 2009 - Blithe Spirit, Shrek & More

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We talk with Susan Louise O'Connor, making her Broadway Debut in BLiTHE SPIRIT. We also hear songs from the newly released cast albums for SHREK and NEXT TO NORMAL. We hear from people involved with the plays, CAITLYN AND THE SWAN and TIBET DOES NOT EXIST, and Ken Davenport talks about what's going down with all the critics!

Apr 06 2009

1hr 27mins

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Vol 127 - Bonus - Matthew Morrison, Les Miserable & more

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Tony Nominee Matthew Morrison and choreographer AC Ciulla discuss their careers and the Chess Benefit Concert in LA, Drew Sarich discusses being the "Best Valjean Ever" in Les Miserables and we hear from the new play, "You May Go Now" in an episode of interviews OTHER than NYMF!

Sep 04 2007

1hr 20mins

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Vol 119 - Jun 14, 2007 - Wicked, Julia Murney, Broadway Abridged & more

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Julia Murney, currently starring in the Broadway smash Wicked, kicks off our season finale. We also play two songs from her CD: I'm Not Waiting. We chat with producer Adam Epstein, profile the new musical Sessions and hear two exclusive in-studio performances. Exclusive Premiere! Broadway Abridged Live version of Wicked. Plus more!

Jun 12 2007

1hr 21mins

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811 - Go See A Show (Come From Away, Jersey Boys & Frankenstein) - Jan. 9, 2018

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We've got a sampling for you this episode, a show on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Independent Theatre. First, Q. Smith and Geno Carr are giving their all eight times a week in Come From Away, and have been at it through the musical's development. They walk us through the excitement of this exhilarating show. Then, Jersey Boys is returning to New World Stages, and book writer Rick Elice stops by to let us know about that and walk us through his early history in NYC up to the fateful call to write one of the most popular musicals of this century. Finally, Frankenstein comes alive every Monday night in New York, and this time the mad creator is Eric Sirota, writing book, music and lyrics. He tells us about the show, and the unique challenges of doing a long run essentially in a festival format.

Jan 09 2018

1hr 10mins

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Vol.13 - Nov 9, 2006 - Vanities, Legally Blonde & More

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David Kirshenbaum and Leslie Kritzer discuss their Joe's Pub Gigs and the musicals, "Vanities" and "Legally Blonde". The new comedy, "The Internationalist", the experimental play, "The Whore from Ohio" and a rare Sondheim song, "Hades" from "Simply Sondheim - A 75th Birthday Salute. Also, Marty Cooper discusses critics and tryouts in "On the Positive Side".

Nov 07 2006

1hr 15mins

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Vol.17 - Dec 7 - Skylar Astin, Spring Awakening & More

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Interview with Two Time Tony Award Winner, Stephen Spinella, Going Geeky on "Spring Awakening" with Skylar Astin and more, Songs from Sheri Rene Scott, "Striking 12", and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Actress Vanessa Aspillaga from "The Clean House" and Marty Cooper reviews "Mary Poppins" in "On the Positive Side"

Dec 04 2006

1hr 14mins

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Vol 402 - Feb 18, 2010 - The Neo-Futurists & More

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In this episode: The Neo-Futurists are back with a new performance piece. THE SOUP SHOW celebrates the 30th anniversary of Women's History Month, and the three writer/performers, Desiree Burch, Cara Francis and Erika Livingston stop by to talk about their racy and provocative production. The Prospect Theatre Company's new musical, THE HIDDEN SKY is underway, and we talk with Composer/Lyricist Peter Foley and Book Writer Kate Chisholm about their futuristic musical based on a short story by Ursula LeGuin as well as hear a couple of songs from the show. The Queen's Company is known for their all-female productions of classical plays, and they are back with THE WONDER. Director Rebecca Patterson and actors Virginia Baeta and Abbi Hawk stop by to chat about their production, what it means to be in an all-female cast, and stigmas still facing women playwrights. Marty Cooper is back with ON THE POSITIVE SIDE Diagnosed with HIV about three years ago, Dan Horrigan has turned his experiences into a one-person show, MY AiDS, as a fundraiser for various LGBT groups in the NY Metro area. He discusses his journey as well as his group, At Hands Theatre Company. STUCK, (presented by Bulldog Theatrical) a play about people stuck in a dead-end job in the middle of nowhere, is currently running through this weekend. Director Marshall Pailet and Actors Kate MacCluggage and Athena Masci discuss the show and their own experiences (or lack thereof) of their own similar situations.

Feb 16 2009

1hr 39mins

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Vol 304 - Feb 11, 2009 - Natalie Toro, Frigid Fest & more

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This episode we talk with Natalie Toro (Tale of Two Cities, Les Miz) about her new solo CD and her upcoming gig at the Metropolitan Room. We also talk with the producers of the FRIGID New York Festival. And of course we have a couple great performances from our most recent showcase!

Feb 09 2009

1hr 14mins

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Vol 134 - Act II - Sweeny Todd, Coyote Rep & more

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We get a chance to talk to the touring company of Sweeney Todd. Michael goes On the Scene at TKTS to see what shows are the hot ticket. We also talk with the artistic director and producing director of Coyote Rep about their free, online sound plays.

Oct 22 2007

57mins

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Vol 208 - May 7, 2008 - [Title of Show] & more

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First off we have two of the actors from the new production at Playwright's Realm, SUBSTITUTION, Brandon Espinoza and Shanna Dowdeswell. Also the guys who brought you TITLE OF SHOW and are bringing it to Broadway, Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen come by. We also get to hear a couple of songs from the show as well. From the double feature CROTHER SPYGLASS and THE RESISTABLE RISE OF FAITLINDA PALOKA, playwrights Timothy Dowd and Marcy Wallabout drop in. And two young performers from the new musical DON'T WORRY, BE JEWISH, Nathan Kay and Jasmine Petrarli, come in with a couple of songs from that show as well.

May 05 2008

1hr 56mins

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Vol 11 - Oct. 26, 2006 - Dan Fogler & More

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Dan Fogler! Up close with Tony winner Dan Fogler as he talks about his new play, "Voyage of the Carcass", the development of "Spelling Bee" and more! We also talk with people involved with the musical "How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes", the charity benefit, "Broadway Soul" and we play songs from "The Flood" and "Escape From Pterodactyl Island". Marty Cooper talks about shows that should have been hits in "On the Positive Side".

Oct 22 2006

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Vol 312 - Vol 311 - 2009 Tony Press Clusterf%&k Episode

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1. Oskar Eustis - Hair 2. John Clancy - Shrek 3. Christoper Sieber - Shrek 4. Karen Olivo - West Side Story 5. Howard Panter - Guys and Dolls 6. Geoffrey Rush - Exit the King 7. David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori - Shrek 8. Brian d'Arcy James - Shrek 9. - Stephen Daldrey - Billy Elliot 10. Haydn Gwynne - Billy Elliot 11. Constantine Maroulis - Rock of Ages 12. Gregory Jbara - Billy Elliot 13. Marc Kudisch - 9 to 5 14. Thomas Sadoski - Reasons to Be Pretty 15. Hunter Bell - Title of Show 16. Martha Plimpton - Pal Joey 17. Michael Greif - Next to Normal 18. Hope Davis - God of Carnage 19. Jeff Daniels - God of Carnage 20. Will Swenson - Hair 21. Hallie Foote - Dividing the Estate 22. Gavin Creel - Hair

May 04 2009

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Vol 410 - Jun 10, 2010 - Austin Pendleton, With Glee & more

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In this episode: Justin Sayre brings his variety show, THE MEETING, satirizing the gay agenda to raise money and awareness for the Ali Forney Center, and organization dedicated to helping Homeless LBGT Youth. He came into the studio to discuss the organization and show. The Prospect Theatre Company brings the musical (and 2007 NYMF favorite) WITH GLEE to Theatre Row in July. Director, Igor Goldin and actor Dan Lawler talk about the show and share some recordings of the music. The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is bringing two plays to Theatre Row this summer; OTHELLO and new play, ORDER. Artistic Director Brad Fryman and (Former Tony Nominee) Austin Pendleton who is directing ORDER talk about the two play's connections. We've got more from the Planet Connections Festivity. Peter Dagger (Writer/Producer) and Matt Britten (Director/Producer) talk about their musical, BJ: A MUSICAL ROMP, and share a recording of one of the songs from the show! Marty Cooper shares his predictions for the Tony Awards this Sunday in ON THE POSITIVE SIDE. ...and one more Planet Connections show... Director Leah Bonvissuto and playwright, Felipe Ossa discuss the play CAKE. Both were involved with the favorite of last year's festival, Monetizing Emma, and aim for lighting to strike twice.

Jun 07 2010

1hr 20mins

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Vol 308 - Mar 12, 2009 - Scott Alan, Beowolf & More

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Composer Scott Alan has followed up his extremely successful debut CD with his Sophomore effort, KEYS. We talk with Scott about the process and hear two songs from the CD. Banana Bag & Bodice bring the award winning San Francisco production of BEOWULF - A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE to New York, and the creators stop by to discuss the show and share two of the songs from this SongPlay.

Mar 09 2009

1hr 17mins

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904 - ShoSial Networking - Sept. 13, 2018

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We’re meeting people all over the theatre scene in this episode. A Letter to Harvey Milk recently concluded it’s Off-Broadway run, and I am sure it will become a regional staple. Adam Heller & Julie Knightel, the utterly astounding leads of the show are here to talk about the show and their careers.   Next, Raquel Suarez Groen recently made her Broadway debut as Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera. She discusses her debut and some of the differences between Broadway and Opera, her traditional stomping ground.   Finally, we talk to the founder of the incredibly popular and influential website, Broadway World. It may be unfathomable. But there was a time where people didn’t take web sites all that seriously. Robert Diamond discusses the sites ignominious beginnings to the powerhouse it is now.   We are also going to hear two songs from Where the Sky Begins, songwriter Michael Mott’s Broadway-star studded album.   All this inside, so buckle your seatbelts!

Sep 13 2018

1hr 1min

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Adam Heller & Julia Knightel (A Letter to Harvey Milk) Unedited (904)

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A Letter to Harvey Milk recently concluded it’s Off-Broadway run, and I am sure it will become a regional staple. Adam Heller & Julie Knightel, the utterly astounding leads of the show are here to talk about the show and their careers.

Sep 13 2018

31mins

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Raquel Suarez Green (Phantom of the Opera) Unedited (904)

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Raquel Suarez Groen recently made her Broadway debut as Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera. She discusses her debut and some of the differences between Broadway and Opera, her traditional stomping ground.

Sep 13 2018

30mins

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Robert Diamond (Broadway World) Unedited (904)

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We talk to the founder of the incredibly popular and influential website, Broadway World. It may be unfathomable. But there was a time where people didn’t take web sites all that seriously. Robert Diamond discusses the sites ignominious beginnings to the powerhouse it is now.

Sep 13 2018

45mins

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903 - Past Meets Present (Aug. 29, 2018)

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The past and the present constantly collide in the theatre. Old stories become new, and new trends influence how we see shows of the past.   First up, Tina Marie Casamento shares with us her highs and lows of bringing the story of a young Judy Garland to Broadway; with her development as writer and producer of Chasing Rainbows.   Then, Michael Lee Brown has been alternate for Dear Evan Hansen since the beginning. A show that will be influencing how future shows tell their stories, Michael discusses what so attracted him to the material.   Next, The new adaptation of the old Frankenstein continues to run strong at St. Lukes. Actors Adam Kee and Gabriella Marzetta discuss working on this show in a very new “rep-in-theatre” tradition that is helping shows find their feet.   Finally, one of the oldest institutions of our songwriting heritage... Tin Pan Alley May face being erased in the name of progress in lower Manhattan. George Calderaro stops by to discuss its historic and entertainment importance, and how you can help at SaveTinPanAlley.com   All of that, inside!

Aug 29 2018

1hr 1min

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Tina Marie Casamento - Chasing Rainbows (Unedited) [903]

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Tina Marie Casamento shares with us her highs and lows of bringing the story of a young Judy Garland to Broadway; with her development as writer and producer of Chasing Rainbows.

Aug 29 2018

39mins

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Michael Lee Brown - Dear Evan Hansen (Unedited) [903]

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Michael Lee Brown has been alternate for Dear Evan Hansen since the beginning. A show that will be influencing how future shows tell their stories, Michael discusses what so attracted him to the material.

Aug 29 2018

32mins

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Adam Key & Gabriella Marzetta - Frankenstein (Unedited) [903]

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The new adaptation of the old Frankenstein continues to run strong at St. Lukes. Actors Adam Kee and Gabriella Marzetta discuss working on this show in a very new “rep-in-theatre” tradition that is helping shows find their feet.

Aug 29 2018

35mins

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Save Tin Pan Alley - George Calderero (Unedited) [903]

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One of the oldest institutions of our songwriting heritage... Tin Pan Alley May face being erased in the name of progress in lower Manhattan. George Calderaro stops by to discuss its historic and entertainment importance, and how you can help at SaveTinPanAlley.com

Aug 29 2018

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902 - A Little Mentoring (Aug. 14, 2018)

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In this episode we speak with three people with a lot of great advice to offer theatre artists. First, Angelina Fiordelissi talks about her work as founder and artistic director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, and especially about their mentor project to encourage new artists.   Next, Raissa Katona Bennet talks about her career as a theatre actress and cabaret artist, with tons of great advice for those starting out. We might even listen to a couple songs from one of her many albums.    Finally, Philip Galinsky and Jeff Cherzczon talk about their project, The National Monologue Slam. They are dedicated to bringing training and opportunities to underserved areas of the United States, and have no shortage of advice for actors.   All this, inside.

Aug 14 2018

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Raissa Katona Bennet - Cabaret Artist (Unedited) 902

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Raissa Katona Bennet talks about her career as a theatre actress and cabaret artist, with tons of great advice for those starting out. We might even listen to a couple songs from one of her many albums. 

Aug 14 2018

52mins

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901 - Exploring the One-Man-Show

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We're back with a brand new season, and to kick it off, we're going to be exploring the one-man show. What goes into them, why to do them.   First, Baba Brinkman has been making his name doing one man rap shows about scientific concepts he describes as "part rap concert, part TED talk and part stand-up." He discusses his process of researching and writing these shows while talking about his latest, "Rap Guide to Consciousness".   Next, Moises Belizario and Steven Prescod talk about putting together the one man show, A Brooklyn Boy, featuring Prescod playing over 25 roles. Both have served time in prison, and have used theatre as a way to escape their pasts, but use this show to illustrate it to help others avoid their mistakes.   Robert Galinsky spends most of his time working with prison inmates and pre-release candidates. His dedication to using the arts to help others led to his creation of "The Bench" a show following the lives of several people before and after their troubles began.   So sit back, and enjoy today's trip!

Jul 21 2018

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817 - Broadway Masterclass (April 25, 2018)

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Frozen recently opened on Broadway, and we got a chance to talk with Jeremy Chernick, the effects designer for this tech heavy production. He talks about his job and work on this show, Alladin and others, as well as offering techniques to achieve FX gold on a dime budget. Following this, we have two excerpts from what might as well be called Broadway Master Classes. Broadway Lyricist Glenn Slater has been writing with arguably two of the most influential composers of the past 40 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Menken. He has two shows currently running on Broadway, wrote lyrics for Galavant on television, and has a career, it is safe to assume, that any lyricist would sell their soul for. He didn't sell his soul, however, but spent years honing his craft. Here, he shares some of what he has learned. Book writer Rick Elice, came into the theatre by an unusual route, and became a book writer later than some others, but he has made a huge impact since his debut with Jersey Boys. Taking in a Tony nomination for that show and a second for Peter and the Starcatcher. With more shows in the works, this new titan discusses his various theories about what different techniques make a book work, using examples from his past and upcoming shows. The full versions of all these interviews are available in their complete, unedited form at broadwaybullet.com, so be sure to check those out. Now, let's discover how the masters of Broadway do their thing!

Apr 25 2018

59mins

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817 - Rick Elice (Bookwriting Masterclass) Unedited (817)

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Book writer Rick Elice, came into the theatre by an unusual route, and became a book writer later than some others, but he has made a huge impact since his debut with Jersey Boys. Taking in a Tony nomination for that show and a second for Peter and the Starcatcher. With more shows in the works, this new titan discusses his various theories about what different techniques make a book work, using examples from his past and upcoming shows.

Apr 25 2018

1hr 26mins

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817 - Jeremy Chernik (Frozen Special Effects) Unedited (817)

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Frozen recently opened on Broadway, and we got a chance to talk with Jeremy Chernick, the effects designer for this tech heavy production. He talks about his job and work on this show, Alladin and others, as well as offering techniques to achieve FX gold on a dime budget.

Apr 25 2018

55mins

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816 - The DGF Fellows (April 12, 2018)

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In this episode, we talk with four people in the Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship program. DGF Fellows is a year-long development intensive led by esteemed writers. Participants spend a year honing their craft while developing full-length pieces, culminating in an industry presentation at an Off-Broadway theater. The program is highly sought after for its successful format of bringing playwrights and musical theater writers together in the learning process. Keelay Gipson is a multi-disciplinary artist including work as an activist, teaching artist, and award-winning playwright. He is the recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship (2016-2018) at New Dramatists and recently finished work as a Public Artist in Residence for the City of New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Administration of Children’s Services working with LGBTQ foster youth. Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon are musical theatre fellows as well as members of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. They have collectively written and produced concerts, stage musicals, plays, film scores, orchestral pieces, choral works, and custom songs in addition to teaching musical theatre and performing arts outreach in the community. Riti Sachdeva is an alum of the The Public’s Emerging Writers Group and the Women’s Project. A theater maker and cultural worker, Riti has been creating art in some form for over 25 years. Incorporating text, installation, and dance into her writing and performance, she straddles the conventions of U.S. theater, performance art, and international approaches to theater. All this, inside!

Apr 12 2018

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815 - Gone But Not Forgotten (April 4, 2018)

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In this episode,we have two shows that have passed, but we expect to hear more from their creators soon! Immersive theatre has exploded, and we talked with creators of Curiosities, Anthony Logan Cole and Bryan Knowlton. Both are veterans in the new trend of all things immersive. They discussed not only what they needed to keep in mind creating their piece, but perhaps what you should keep in mind creating yours. Next up, earlier in the Season we talked to the composer of Whiskey Pants, Christian DeGre, who, since I posted the interview, has gone on to be Director for Opera America. In this episode, we talk to book writer Serrana Gay and lyricist Joseph Reese, both of whom I certainly expect to hear from more. Finally, I talk to an old friend, Bret Tuomi who has been making his living for several years both on the road touring with Rock of Ages (a show he made his Broadway debut with) but also treading the boards on many legitimate stages in Chicago. He talks about life as an actor on the road, and in the Windy City. All of this, inside!

Apr 05 2018

1hr 2mins

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814 - Wanna Produce? - February 28, 2018

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Are you wondering what a producer has to do or curious about producing yourself? We've got an episode chock full of interviews of interest to you. Cara Reichel and Peter Mills talk about their production company, Prospect Theatre company, their fantastic growth, and areas you need to look out for when creating a company. Seth Sklar-Hein discusses his job producing and associate directing for Cameron Mackintosh North America as well as his working relationship with arguably the most successful producer of the modern theatre. Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works talks about dusting off the forgotten American classic, Androbourous and the challenges and joys of producing site-specific theatre. Peter Bogyo, General Manager for too many Broadway Shows to mention, talks about his numerous duties and his new book, aptly titled, "Broadway General Manager". Finally, Eleanor Speert, buyer for the Drama Book shop comes in to talk about the resources they provide everyone in celebration of 100 years of doing business. She also talks about writing your book... because face it, you know you want to write one. All of this, after this.

Mar 01 2018

1hr 8mins

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Cara Reichel & Peter Mills (Prospect Theatre) Unedited (814)

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Cara Reichel and Peter Mills talk about their production company, Prospect Theatre company, their fantastic growth, and areas you need to look out for when creating a company.

Mar 01 2018

31mins

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Ralph Lewis (Peculiar Works: Androbourous) Unedited (814)

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Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works talks about dusting off the forgotten American classic, Androbourous and the challenges and joys of producing site-specific theatre.

Mar 01 2018

30mins

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