Vol 105 - Mar 8, 2007 - In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More
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!
6 Mar 2007
817 - Broadway Masterclass (April 25, 2018)
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!
25 Apr 2018
Vol 127 - Bonus - Matthew Morrison, Les Miserable & more
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!
4 Sep 2007
Vol 322 - NYMF 2009 pt. 4 - Tituss Burgess & more
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.
28 Sep 2009
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807 - Balancing The Load - Oct. 12, 2017
Ben Heller from Aurora Productions stops by to explain the detailed, often byzantine process of the Broadway Load-In. Why does it cost sop much? You'll find out! Also, Dutch actress Babette Godefroy discusses the process of getting and maintaining a performance visa in the United States, while Katie Kozlowski discusses her new venture, Loving to Be Me, where her goal is to help artists love themselves through a process that involves constant rejection. In addition, we'll hear music from Karen Mason and Paul Rolnick.
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814 - Wanna Produce? - February 28, 2018
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Vol 137 - Act II - Jeff Silbar and more
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811 - Go See A Show (Come From Away, Jersey Boys & Frankenstein) - Jan. 9, 2018
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.
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812 - Opera Or Musical Theatre - Jan. 23, 2018
There are many blurred lines between Opera and Musical Theatre, and in this episode we have artists working on shows that demonstrate this. Rodney Ingram is making his Broadway Debut in a feature role as Raul in Phantom of the Opera after understudying Aladdin last year. He discusses his exciting move, and how her got there. Christian DeGre is a composer whose work is often sung through and unabashedly Opera. With a successful run of his show, "Whiskey Pants" in the bag, he talks about promoting Opera to Musical Theatre fans. Seth Sklar-Hein is no stranger to Opera, as he heads up Cameron McIntosh North America, the company arguable responsible for rebranding Opera for the modern age. With a redesigned tour or Phantom of the Opera on the road, he discussed the new production and the show's remarkable legacy. Finally, Lisa Moira, recently wrapped up directing the four-character chamber Opera, Lady of the castle. She talks about the unique challenges of directing an opera and finding and working in alternative venues to advance the art form. This show isn't Puccini, so buckle up!
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Vol 308 - Mar 12, 2009 - Scott Alan, Beowolf & More
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.
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