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One Fan Show: A Broadway Podcast

Writer and musical theater fanatic Alex brings on different guests to discuss current Broadway productions, bridging the gap between the critics' perspective and that of regular theatergoers. Listen before going to NYC (or leaving your apartment in NYC) to figure out what you should and shouldn't buy tickets to. Or just listen to get a new perspective on the shows that you won't get from reading the reviews.

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Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish - Episode 5

Alex talks with his guest Eric about the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of Fiddler on the Roof currently playing at Stage 42 Off Broadway. We discuss what it's like to see the classic show performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles), what got us both closest to crying and why it's better than The Phantom of the Opera.  Links to things mentioned in the show... Tickets and info for Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish: http://fiddlernyc.com/ Broadway Radio's interview with Adam Shapiro (Der Rov): https://broadwayradio.com/blog/2018/10/28/spotlight-adam-shapiro-fiddler-on-the-roof-in-yiddish-at-national-yiddish-theatre-folksbiene-nytf/ Video highlights of the production from its original run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7yryjpzUv8 Get in touch with Alex and One Fan Show: https://onefanshow.tumblr.com/ Instagram: @AlexLauer Twitter: @AlexLauer This week's guest: Eric Prister

39mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts I & II) - Episode 4

Alex talks with his guest Beth about the two-part Harry Potter play aka Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently playing at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway. We discuss how it compares to reading the script (which J.K. Rowling didn't write), our crush on Jamie Parker (who plays adult Harry), the $33 million theater renovation and whether or not you should pay $$$ to see it.  Links to things mentioned in the show... Original #OneFanShow video about The Cursed Child coming to Broadway: https://youtu.be/UIgv7GThn_w "Another Harry Potter Landmark: At $68 Million, the Most Expensive Broadway Nonmusical Play Ever" via The New York Times Dumbledore vs. Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: https://youtu.be/ZMeFnwsxh6s?t=168 The lead singer of Counting Crows, Adam Duritz Tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child around the world: https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ Get in touch with Alex and One Fan Show: https://onefanshow.tumblr.com/ Instagram: @AlexLauer Twitter: @AlexLauer This week's guest: Elizabeth Ireland

58mins

6 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Be More Chill: Five Times the Mom Sitting Next to Me Shook Her Damn Head

When I saw the new Broadway musical Be More Chill on February 21st, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre, I sat next to a mom and her tween daughter. During the course of the show, the mom shook her damn head five distinct times — and I think those instances point out everything you need to know before seeing this musical. Welcome to the first episode of The Big Five, from One Fan Show.  Links to things mentioned in the show... Tickets and info for Be More Chill: https://bemorechillmusical.com/ Be More Chill cast recording from 2015: https://open.spotify.com/album/6emT6Wf0qivQ0Hyx0gruyr?si=cKMfbPPVQLqqzOZQkhagcw "Michael in the Bathroom" performed at 54 Below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0fQmkBmb60 "Michael in the Bathroom" animation from Youtuber trash cass with 4.1 million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVGqLbpCboU Ben Brantley's self-own: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/theater/be-more-chill-review.html Get in touch with Alex and One Fan Show: https://onefanshow.tumblr.com/ Instagram: @AlexLauer Twitter: @AlexLauer

18mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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Nutcracker Rouge - Episode 3

Alex talks with his guest Ethan about Company XIV's production of Nutcracker Rouge, a "baroque burlesque" version of The Nutcracker currently playing at Théâtre XIV in Brooklyn until January 13th. We discuss how it's like Moulin Rouge, our favorite moments including an impromptu Champagne shower, the connection to The Prince of Egypt musical, and lots more. Links to things mentioned in the show... Lexxe "Red Velvet" music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v0-iPJr2CA Jourdan Epstein on So You Think You Can Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EvAKMUNLPc Cast on Instagram: @QueenLexxe, @OperaGaga, @Cunio4, @AllisonESchuster, @CompanyXIV Trailer for Nutcracker Rouge 2018 (with video from last year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH28fr6ZUtY Tickets to Nutcracker Rouge and the upcoming Queen of Hearts: http://companyxiv.com/ Get in touch with Alex and One Fan Show: https://onefanshow.tumblr.com/ Instagram: @AlexLauer Twitter: @AlexLauer This week's guest: Ethan "on the streets of Bushwick" Lauer

50mins

26 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Cats: The Movie - Episode 10

Alex talks with his guest (and twin brother) Tyler about Cats (2019), the new movie based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musical, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, and plenty of other insane celebrities who are now CGI cats forever. We discuss why we like James Corden and Jason Derulo now, compare Cats to every Best Picture nominee at the Oscars, and most importantly urge you and everyone you know to go see this avant-garde masterpiece immediately.  Links to things mentioned in the show... I'm sorry but this trailer is perfect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNTDoOmc1OQ "If you can't get T. S. Eliot, get T. S.": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_yhrD6IJQA&feature=youtu.be&t=108 Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unmasked-andrew-lloyd-webber/1126314408 The rat from Charlotte's Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE4RRKaCifU Get in touch with Alex and One Fan Show: Instagram: @AlexLauer Twitter: @AlexLauer https://onefanshow.tumblr.com/ This week's guest: Tyler

43mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #5