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Mamas Talkin' Loud

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In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

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In year four of sharing a dressing room at Broadway’s Jersey Boys, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush found themselves in uncharted territory, juggling motherhood and eight shows a week. Knowing they weren’t alone in the struggle, they founded a support group for mothers in the business of show, called Broadway Baby Mamas. Join Cara and Jessica as they discuss in depth the usually funny, always emotional and very frank comedy and tragedy of motherhood with today’s great mamas of Broadway and beyond.

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Great podcast about working women on Broadway who also happen to be mothers!

By Luvakate - May 17 2020
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Love the inside scoop on the biz and how these women have been working on Broadway for years!

The best podcast

By tinydancershannon - May 05 2020
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My favorite podcast. I’m not even a parent and it’s my favorite. Cara and Jessica are so delightful, you feel like you’re best friends with them through your phone. Great guests every week. So glad this exists. Keep up the great work!! Xoxox

iTunes Ratings

50 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
1
0
0
0

Great podcast about working women on Broadway who also happen to be mothers!

By Luvakate - May 17 2020
Read more
Love the inside scoop on the biz and how these women have been working on Broadway for years!

The best podcast

By tinydancershannon - May 05 2020
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My favorite podcast. I’m not even a parent and it’s my favorite. Cara and Jessica are so delightful, you feel like you’re best friends with them through your phone. Great guests every week. So glad this exists. Keep up the great work!! Xoxox
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Mamas Talkin' Loud

Latest release on Nov 17, 2020

All 52 episodes from oldest to newest

#2 - Celia Keenan-Bolger, Taking Care of One Another... and Ourselves

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2019 Tony Award Winner, Celia Keenan-Bolger, opens up about her motherhood experience; how bringing Scout Finch to life eight times a week has been as fulfilling as it has been depleting, and how she navigates that, all while raising her son with the same call to action that her parents instilled in her.

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Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther and Alan Seales.

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Nov 17 2020

55mins

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#47 - Chilina Kennedy, Appreciation Station

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Our chat with Canadian actress and frequent Broadway star Chilina Kennedy is the perfect balm for our current times. With a focus on generosity, kindness and the ability to say “I’m sorry”, she is raising her son, Henry, with the betterment of the world in mind. Along with Jenn Colella (who makes a special guest appearance and considers herself one of Henry’s caregivers), they’ve bubbled with a few other families, balancing the responsibilities of homeschooling and work, and embracing the opportunity to teach love and respect to the next generation. Whether wearing her mom or artistic director hat, Chilina is viewing this pandemic as “a gift” of self reflection and a chance to grow, all while recognizing that even while theater is non-existent, our community continues to show up for one another. 

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Nov 10 2020

54mins

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#46 - Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush, Use Your Voice

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Using your voice doesn't always come easy, but it's more important than ever to take a stand for justice, kindness and the future. Co-hosts Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush are keeping you company, and getting you fired up while you wait to VOTE, with an intimate and personal conversation in this special Election Day episode.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Nov 03 2020

23mins

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#45 - Laura Bell Bundy, Get it Girl, You Go...VOTE! - Part 2

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Drama Desk and Tony Nominee, most well known for bringing the iconic Elle Woods to life on Broadway in Legally Blonde the musical, Laura Bell Bundy is an actress, singer, songwriter, director and producer who is leading the charge as a voice for women’s rights. With the release of her new podcast Women of Tomorrow, based on the album of the same name, she can give you a women’s history lesson, write a song about it, & produce a concert to support the cause, all while carrying the mental load of motherhood. As the election looms large, this two part episode will have you singing your way to the polls (or while waiting on line), ready to continue the fight for women’s rights, no matter the outcome.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 27 2020

41mins

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#44 - Laura Bell Bundy, Get it Girl, You Go... VOTE! - Part 1

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Drama Desk and Tony Nominee, most well known for bringing the iconic Elle Woods to life on Broadway in Legally Blonde the musical, Laura Bell Bundy, is an actress, singer, songwriter, director and producer who is leading the charge as a voice for women’s rights. With the release of her new podcast Women of Tomorrow, based on the album of the same name, she can give you a women’s history lesson, write a song about it, & produce a concert to support the cause, all while carrying the mental load of motherhood. As the election looms large, this two part episode will have you singing your way to the polls (or while waiting on line), ready to continue the fight for women’s rights, no matter the outcome.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 27 2020

28mins

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BONUS- Lisa Gajda, Move On - Part 2

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Having appeared in 18 Broadway Shows and received the Legacy Robe 6 times, an honor most ensemble members never receive even once, this weeks guest, Lisa Gajda, is a legend in our industry. She joined us both before Covid-19 and after to share not only her incredible journey to motherhood, but how she transitioned out of the business to become a therapist. Not surprisingly, our conversations turned into therapy for the two of us dealing with aging in the business, carrying our identity as mothers who are also viable artists in our community, and when and how you know it’s time (or not) to move on. Here is Part Two, our catch up with Lisa, 8 months later....

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 24 2020

43mins

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#43 - Lisa Gajda, Move On - Part 1

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Having appeared in 18 Broadway Shows and received the Legacy Robe 6 times, an honor most ensemble members never receive even once, this weeks guest, Lisa Gajda, is a legend in our industry. She joined us both before Covid-19 and after to share not only her incredible journey to motherhood, but how she transitioned out of the business to become a therapist. Not surprisingly, our conversations turned into therapy for the two of us dealing with aging in the business, carrying our identity as mothers who are also viable artists in our community, and when and how you know it’s time (or not) to move on.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 20 2020

59mins

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BONUS-Meghan Finn & Danielle King, Forging Ahead

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With four kids under 6, Meghann Finn and Danielle King were already rockstar #workingartistmothers as artistic director and managing producer resepectively of the Tank NYC, home to emerging artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry and storytelling. Since COVID hit they have taken their superpowers to a whole new level. With theater shut down indefinitely this non-profit, and many others in our world, were faced with a really difficult decision, and these two women rose to the challenge in such a remarkable way, moving their content to an entirely online forum, giving artists not only the space and support to create, but the platform in which to share it. Their indomitable spirit and fortitude is keeping creativity alive, inspiring us all to keep moving forward through doubt, uncertainty and a future that looks far different than we ever could have imagined.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas.

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 17 2020

36mins

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#42 - Nicolette Robinson, Looking for the Joy

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As the first BIPOC (and mother!) to play Jenna in Waitress, this weeks guest, Nicolette Robinson, made history. She joins us to share how the state of her career actually led her to motherhood, how her love of Waitress the Musical is the greatest proof of manifestation, and how the two seem undeniably intertwined. During lockdown she and husband, Leslie Odom Jr., shot and executive produced ‘Love in the Time of Corona’, making sure their story was one of authenticity and relevance as people took to the streets in the biggest Black Lives Matter movement our country has seen. They did this all while keeping their love alive by allowing for the chaos but looking for the joy every day.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

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Oct 13 2020

58mins

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#41 - Sutton Foster, Meant To Be Ours - Part 2

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Continuing our “Journey to Motherhood” series, two time Tony Award winner and star of the hit television show, Younger, Sutton Foster shares her path to becoming a mom. After struggling with infertility for years, choosing adoption brought her incredible daughter into her life and the knowledge that this path was always meant to be. Between balancing motherhood, life on the set of Younger, and a much anticipated return to Broadway in The Music Man, Sutton openly and honestly shares the emotional rollercoaster of the life of a working artist mother.

Find more info about the podcast via BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/mamas

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.

Edited by Derek Gunther.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 06 2020

26mins

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