A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.
Join host Kimberly Schmidt and her husband Jay as they try to transform their friend Alex Fossella from casual theater goer to full-out fan boy.
Rank #1: Broadway Baby Meets A chorus Line.
A 5,6,7,8! this week on Broadway Baby, Jay and Kimberly take Alex through the wonderful world dance auditions by listening through A Chorus Line. Follow Us!@Broadwaybabypod@TheJaySchmidt@KimberCoops@AFossella
Rank #2: Broadway Baby Meets Little Shop Of Horrors.
DON'T FEED THE PLANTS! Our Broadway Baby has found his first fan boy moment: Little Shop of Horrors! Enjoy as we just gush about this amazing show.Follow us!@BroadwayBabyPod@KimberCoops@TheJaySchmidt@afosella
A Broadway podcast just for you! Join Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly every Tuesday as they hang out with members of the Broadway community. Fun games, crazy conversations, and all kinds of drinks with your favorite theatre people.
Rank #1: Episode 104: Barrett Wilbert Weed gets Broadwaysted!.
Play along as Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers, Bare, Mean Girls) joins Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly for Mancan Wine, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, and even more Mancan Wine. So much wine.Become a supporter on our Patreon: https://bit.ly/2Q2zELGThis episode is brought to you by Goldstar! Get $10 off already discounted tickets by using the code BROADWAY at checkout. Expires June 30th, 2018!goldstar.com/broadwaysted
Rank #2: Episode 105: Jeremy Jordan gets Broadwaysted, Part 3! .
Third time's a charm! Play along as Tony Award loser Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Smash, and The CW's Supergirl) joins Bryan, Kevin (Nick?), and Kimberly again for rum and Cokes, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, and more rum.Become a supporter on our Patreon: https://bit.ly/2Q2zELGThis episode is brought to you by Goldstar! Get $10 off already discounted tickets by using the code BROADWAY at checkout. Expires June 30th, 2018!goldstar.com/broadwaysted
Devouring Broadway history, season by season // Hosted by Tim Kov & Anna Hulkower
Rank #1: The 1998 Tony Awards, Part 2.
In this episode, we conclude our discussion of the ‘98 Tony Awards. We pour one out for the dearly departed Natasha Richardson, join our heads together to analyze the reasons Side Show flopped, and wonder where in the world is Frank Wildhorn? (He’s big in Japan). Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows! Works referenced/cited: Patinkin, Sheldon. "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance": a History of the American Musical Theater. Northwestern University Press, 2008. Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010. Filichia, Peter. Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009. Applause Books, 2010. Als, Hilton. “Freaks on Broadway.” The New Yorker, 20 June 2017. O'Malley, Sheila. “Fully Realized: On Natasha Richardson in Cabaret.” Slant Magazine, 20 Mar. 2009. Lyman, Rick. “Defeated, 'Side Show' Is Closing Jan. 3.” The New York Times, 23 Dec. 1997. Lyman, Rick. “Ideas & Trends: Queasy About Broadway; What the Audience Won't Watch.” The New York Times, 4 Jan. 1998. Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Desperate Dance at Oblivion's Brink.” The New York Times, 20 Mar. 1998. Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Recovered, Restuffed, Otherwise Unchanged.” The New York Times, 5 Nov. 1998. Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Two Faces, And Both In Trouble.” The New York Times, 10 Nov. 1997. Brookhiser, Richard. “With a Revival Comes a Helping Of Revisionism.” The New York Times, 24 Aug. 1997. Canby, Vincent. “THEATER; Finally, a Dandy of a 'Pimpernel'.” The New York Times, 15 Nov. 1998. Canby, Vincent. “THEATER; Reworked for the Stage, 'High Society' Isn't Very.” The New York Times, 3 May 1998. Considine, J.D. “Facing the Music.” Baltimore Sun, 22 Oct. 2018. Evans, Greg. “Triumph of Love.” Variety, Variety, 2 Nov. 1997. Kendrick, Anna. Scrappy Little Nobody. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Lyman, Rick. “'1776' Will Make It to Broadway.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 30 Oct. 1997. Lyman, Rick. “After 'Capeman,' A Chill in a Thriving Broadway Season.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 7 Mar. 1998. Lyman, Rick. “Revival of '1776' Unlikely To Reach Broadway.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 9 Oct. 1997. Pogrebin, Robin. “Broadway's Critic-Proof Composer Says This Is (Still) His Moment; Like His 'Scarlet Pimpernel,' Frank Wildhorn Keeps on Going.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 6 Oct. 1999. Suisman, Charlie. “THEATER; Cue the Pop Ballad, Warn the Critics.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 15 Aug. 2004. Viagas, Robert. “Paul Simon's Capeman Opens to Protests.” Playbill, 30 Jan. 1998. Frank Wildhorn - on How He Works The Scarlet Pimpernel Broadway Tour Special, Part 1 Kurtz, Judy. “Rosie O'Donnell to Lead Broadway Stars in Protest Outside White House.” The Hill, 3 Aug. 2018. Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; With Restraint, Illuminating The Freak In Everyone.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Oct. 1997. Canby, Vincent. “SUNDAY VIEW; 'Side Show' Asks, What Is Normal?” The New York Times, 26 Oct. 1997. Canby, Vincent. “SUNDAY VIEW; 'Capeman' Doesn't Fly, Despite the Music.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 8 Feb. 1998. The Capeman on Broadway
Rank #2: The 2015 Tony Awards, Part 1.
Caption: The 2015 Tony Awards! Harvey Weinstein’s hideous, smug face forces us to reflect on how much the world has changed in the last four years. We also talk about the highs and lows of adapting stage-resistant source material with Fun Home, An American in Paris, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; get carried away by On the Town; and work in references to everything from Beloved to “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.” Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows! Works referenced/cited: Paulson, Michael, and Patrick Healy. Tony Awards: ‘Fun Home’ Wins Best Musical and ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Best Play The New York Times, 8 June 2015. Theater Talk: "Fun Home" with Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & Alison Bechdel Cast and Creators of the 2015 Best Musical: "Fun Home" Behind the Music of FUN HOME with Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Paulson, Michael. Fun Home,' the Musical, Takes Alison Bechdel's Life to Broadway. The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017. Pogrebin, Robin. “Bringing 'Fun Home' to the Stage.” The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2018. Brantley, Ben. “Family as a Hall of Mirrors.” The New York Times, 23 Oct. 2013. Brantley, Ben. “Review: 'Fun Home' at the Circle in the Square Theater.” The New York Times, 20 Apr. 2015. Thomas, June. “Fun Home Was the Big Winner at the 2015 Tonys. How Did a Graphic Memoir Become a Musical?” Slate Magazine, 8 June 2015. Paulson, Michael. “'Fun Home' Recoups on Broadway.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017. Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home' Mattila, Kalle Oskari. “How a 'Lesbian Suicide Musical' Was Branded as a Feel-Good Broadway Hit.” The Atlantic, 10 May 2016. Schulman, Michael. “Watching Sondheim Watch ‘Fun Home.’” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017. Thurman, Judith. “Backstage at ‘Fun Home.’” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017. Als, Hilton. “Outsiders Take Center Stage.” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017. Rimalower, Ben. “From Falsettos to Fun Home: Lesbian Characters Move from Sidelines to Center Stage.” Playbill, 10 Sept. 2016. Grode, Eric. “Lisa Kron Juggles Two Shows at Public Theater.” The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2018. “Alison Bechdel Draws a Fun Home Coda.” Vulture. Acocella, Joan. “A New ‘American in Paris.’” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017. Als, Hilton. “Ta-Da!” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017. Brantley, Ben. “Carried Away by the Sights! Lights! Nights!” The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2014. Brantley, Ben. “In 'On the Town,' Sailors on Leave Look for Love.” The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2018. Brantley, Ben. “Plotting the Grid of Sensory Overload.” The New York Times, 6 Oct. 2014. Carey, Benedict. “An Autistic-Friendly Version of 'The Curious Incident'.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017. Clarke, David. “BWW Interview: Christopher Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Movie Theaters.” BroadwayWorld.com, 20 Sept. 2018. Cohen, Stefanie. “'The Curious Incident of the Dog' Journeys to Broadway.” The Wall Street Journal, 2 Oct. 2014. “'Curious Incident' Director Marianne Elliott Isn't Afraid of Big Risks.” Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2017. Geoghegan, Kev. “National Theatre Adapts Mark Haddon's Curious Incident.” BBC News, 6 Aug. 2012. Gottlieb, Robert. An "On the Town" for Our Time. The New Yorker, 20 June 2017. Green, Adam. “The Making of On the Town: How a Group of Young Upstarts Made Broadway History.” Vanity Fair, 10 Apr. 2015. Heller, Allan Kozinn and Scott. “'Curious Incident,' 'On The Town' Steer Clear of Stars in Casting.” The New York Times, 21 May 2014. Isherwood, Charles. “Review: 'An American in Paris,' a Romance of Song and Step.” The New York Times, 13 Apr. 2015. Mackrell, Judith. “Return to Rive Gauche: How Christopher Wheeldon Adapted An American in Paris.” The Guardian, 8 Dec. 2014. Martinelli, Marissa. “An American in Paris: The Musical Is Not Content to Be Simple Escapism.” Slate Magazine, 21 Sept. 2018. Paulson, Michael. “For the Scene Stealers of 'The Curious Incident,' a Happy Second Act, in Dog Years.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017. Pollock, David, et al. “Marianne Elliott, Interview with Theatre Director Who Helmed War Horse.” The Stage, 20 July 2017. Rooney, David. “'An American in Paris': Theater Review.” The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2015. Schiff, David. “Misunderstanding Gershwin.” The Atlantic, 1 Oct. 1998. Seibert, Brian. “Christopher Wheeldon's 'An American in Paris' Brings Ballet Values to Broadway.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017. Soloski, Alexis. “An American in Paris Review – Wheeldon's Fine, Fanciful Entertainment.” The Guardian, 13 Apr. 2015. Stasio, Marilyn. “Broadway Review: 'On the Town'.” Variety, 17 Oct. 2014. Suskin, Steven. “Stage Alchemy, Brilliant as Stars.” The Huffington Post, 7 Dec. 2017. Zoglin, Richard. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Theater Review Time, 6 Oct. 2014. Theater Talk: “An American in Paris”; remembering Jean-Claude Baker
Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now.From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre.Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas
Rank #1: #68 JOHN MILLER, Musical Coordinator.
What does a musical coordinator do, you ask? Well, John Miller, one of Broadway's most respected in the field, swings by to discuss this pivotal role and some of his 100 plus Broadway credits.....yes, that's right, 100 plus Broadway credits! John pulls back the curtain on his career, including how Cy Coleman taught him to follow the band, what led him to join Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle", and why a Chinese Restaurant ended up being his saving grace! Also, John shines the spotlight on John Dexter, John Doyle, and Don Scardino! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to patreon.com and search Behind The Curtain: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4
Rank #2: #60 REBECCA LUKER, Actress.
The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in The Secret Garden, Show Boat, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and Fun Home, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! Rebecca pulls back the curtain on her career, including how Elaine Stritch warmed up, what show she auditioned for five times before being cast, and why she champions new voices in musical theatre! Also, Rebecca shines the spotlight on Danny Burstein, Susan Stroman, and Hal Prince! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to patreon.com and search Behind The Curtain: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4
Hosted by Laurence Maslon, BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET is a weekly radio program devoted to the greatest songs of the American Musical Theater. Originating from WPPB 88.3FM on Long Island's East End, each weekly episode celebrates the shows, stars, songwriters, and cultural phenomena that makes Broadway a legendary place. Music taken from classic original cast albums, film, cabaret, rare recordings, and unique interpretations, with commentary, guest appearances, and news from Broadway.
Rank #1: Sutton Foster.
Sutton Foster shows off once more for an entire episode.
Rank #2: Audra McDonald.
Celebrate the astonishing voice and vibrant personality of Audra McDonald, enthralling us with songs from Ragtime, St. Louis Woman, Porgy and Bess, 110 in the Shade, Annie and others.
The Ensemblist is the online advocate for the talent artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversation what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre. Each of our miniseries highlights a conversation that effects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. In addition, our monthly episodes feature readings of the most popular posts from our blog as well as show reviews.The Ensemblist podcast has more than a million podcast downloads and was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Selling Performing Arts Podcasts of all time.
Rank #1: #148 - My First Time (feat. Shoshana Bean).
Welcome to My First Time, where we talk to Broadway stars who made their Broadway debuts in the ensemble to talk about why that experience helped shape them as an artist. For many of our favorite Broadway stars, their start in the ensemble helped to form them as artists. No bones about it, Shoshana Bean is a force. She’s a Recording artist, having released four studio albums. She’s mastered the art of YouTube, creating and participating in striking collaborations that feature her powerful voice. A Broadway girl by heart, she’s received acclaim for her portrayal of Jenna in the Sara Bareilles musical Waitress. But before Waitress, before Beaches, before Wicked, Sho made her Broadway debut in a little show called Hairspray.
Rank #2: #81: Audition Stories (feat. Laura Marie Duncan, Raymond J. Lee, Krysta Rodriguez, Jessica Rush, Betsy Struxness, Nicholas Ward).
WE. LOVE. AUDITION. STORIES. You know that. Everyone's got great ones, and our guests are no exception: hear Laura Marie Duncan, Ray Lee, Krysta Rodriguez, Jessica Rush, Betsy Struxness, and Nicholas Ward spill the goods on getting those jobs. Enjoy!
With her unique style of hosting, Ilana Levine gives her listeners up close and personal access to today's biggest stars from Broadway, Film and Television. Her intimate and revealing conversations with Tony Award, Academy Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award winners gives listeners the feeling they are part of a conversation between old friends. Guests include Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Isabelle Huppert, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Platt, Uma Thurman, Matt Bomer, Aasif Mandvi, Octavia Spencer, Edie Falco, Allison Janney, Beanie Feldstein, John Slattery, Judith Light, Molly Ringwald, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Chenoweth, Anthony Rapp, Jason Alexander, Tony Shalhoub, Griffin Dunne, Kaskade, Laura Linney and many more.New episodes are released on Mondays.
Rank #1: Ben Platt, Back By Popular Demand.
Back by popular demand! Ben Platt, the award winning star of Dear Evan Hansen, returns to the podcast to chat with Ilana about life as the star of this moving musical that is taking the theater world by storm and quickly turning into the run away hit of the Broadway season. Dear Evan Hansen is written by the Oscar winning team from La La Land and directed by the Tony Award winning director, Michael Greif.
Rank #2: Episode 92 - Laura Benanti, Recorded Live at the W Hotel Times Square.
Tony Award-winner LAURA BENANTI can now be seen in the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones TBS comedy, The Detour. Additional TV credits include Supergirl, Nashville, guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone; The Good Wife; and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie.Most recently, Laura co-starred along side Amy Schumer and Keegan Michael Key in Steve Martin’s hit Broadway play, Meteor Shower.In 2016, Laura completed her Tony nominated role (and 5th nomination) as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway Musical, She Loves Me. Laura also received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominations for this role.In addition to television work and her critically acclaimed performance as Elsa Schrader in NBC’s The Sound of Music LIVE, Ms. Benanti is a highly celebrated, stage actress who took Broadway by storm at the age of 18.She received a Drama Desk award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award Nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center where she also starred in the Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Ms. Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents. Her other Broadway roles include The Wedding Singer, Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and her sultry Tony nominated turn in Swing! Ms. Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain.Other distinguished theater performances include the Public Theater’s production of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy and most recently her portrayal of Rosabella in the Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores! Ms. Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, 54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as a “supremely confident” performer whose “bright, full soprano, with its semioperatic heft, can go almost anywhere.” In September 2013, she released her debut album, “In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below” on Broadway Records to ecstatic reviews.Laura currently performs her concerts in venues around the country and even recently performed for the President and First Lady of the United States at both the Fords Gala and the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC.In 2014, she joined the cast of ABC’s hit series “Nashville” guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone. Laura also appeared in recurring roles on CBS’s “The Good Wife” and HBO’s “Nurse Jackie.”Laura’s past television credits include a starring role in the NBC series “The Playboy Club” and “Go On” opposite Matthew Perry. She also starred in the F/X original series “Starved”. Ms. Benanti recurred on “Law and Order: SVU,” “Royal Pains,” and “Eli Stone.” and had appearances on “The Big C” and “Elementary”.She currently resides in Manhattan with her husband Patrick and daughter Ella.
Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a theatre journalist, an actress, & a playwright. Drew Shade, Amber Iman, & Donja Love are your hosts and they will certainly be Off-Book.
Rank #1: (TW)- #SlavePlay: The Breakdown.
It's Christmas Eve, and we're quickly approaching the end of the year, but we're not letting up! This week Donja & Drew are joined by actor/playwright Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief, The Homecoming Queen) who comes thru and really hits the mark! Listen in as they break down the current industry table shaker, Slave Play, currently playing at NYTW, along with a surprise call in with the playwright Jeremy O. Harris. This episode you might have to listen to twice. It's "trigger warning" heavy and also THERE ARE SPOILERS just FYI!Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.comTwitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlackIG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com
Rank #2: #Versatile: You Can't Put Your Mouth On Everything.
It's that time again, and Donja, Amber, & Drew are on their gig and ready to hit their marks. This week they talk about honoring Black theatre, our Thanksgiving joys, Amber's exposed shoulder, mercury getting dressed for retrograde, the Pridelands on the horizon, some different listener letters, and so much more. It's a very versatile episode. Get into it!Go into the world of black theatre artists on this weekly podcast with a playwright, an actress, & a journalist as they explore and process life in NYC while pursuing their Broadway dreams.Email: OffBook@BroadwayBlack.comTwitter: @OffBookPodcast | @BroadwayBlackIG: @BroadwayBlack | @OffBookPodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/broadwayblack2.0 www.BroadwayBlack.com
Billboard senior editor Rebecca Milzoff chats with Broadway's current stars, discussing today's most exciting musical theater and its overlap with pop music.
Rank #1: Dear Evan Hansen.
The Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, along with nominated actors Rachel Bay Jones and Mike Faist, talk to Rebecca about their groundbreaking, hit musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Hadestown.
Composer Anais Mitchell, director Rachel Chaikin, and actors Patrick Page and Amber Grey chat with Rebecca about their buzzy new musical's journey to Broadway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
SHOW PEOPLE WITH PAUL WONTOREK is the ultimate talk show for theater lovers and those who wish to learn more about the Great White Way. Host Paul Wontorek sits down with Broadway’s brightest stars, behind-the-scenes power players and buzzed about newcomers to explore their theatrical triumphs, early beginnings and so much more.
Rank #1: Eva Noblezada (HADESTOWN).
After making a triumphant (and Tony-nominated) Broadway debut as Kim in the 2017 revival of Miss Saigon, EVA NOBLEZADA is back on the boards in Hadestown. Anaïs Mitchell's musical, which premiered off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016, enjoyed a celebrated run in the West End at the National Theatre last year, with Noblezada and Reeve Carney playing the roles of lovers Eurydice and Orpheus, respectively. The young talent stopped by Show People with Paul Wontorek to discuss what's different for her this time on the Great White Way and more.
Rank #2: Caissie Levy (FROZEN).
It's been a decade since stage favorite CAISSIE LEVY took her first steps on Broadway. In the last 10 years, she's become a checkerboard chick as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, let the sun shine in in Hair, made out and made pottery in Ghost and so much more. Now, she's reigning as the ultimate ice queen: Elsa in Frozen. Despite the white hot spotlight, Levy continues to exude kindness and calm, focusing on how grateful she is to be a member of the theater community—and it helps having the hilarious Patti Murin as her on and offstage BFF. Here's what we learned from Levy about her audition for the Disney juggernaut, her adorable son Izaiah, her early days on the other side of the stage door and more on this week's Show People with Paul Wontorek.
Hello and welcome to the Curtain Call Theatre Podcast. The only podcast that will bring you backstage during a show in London and UK theatre. After publishing our inaugural theatre book, "Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre", we thought the next logical step would be to get our audio content out there for you. From the dresser to the A-List star. Hear what it really takes to make a show happen and immerse yourself into the world of backstage.
Rank #1: 094 - NT Live: "Julie".
This week is our first ever podcast brought to you specifically to celebrate an NT Live broadcast. We are bringing you some backstage chats with the cast of the National’s Lyttelton Theatre’s current production of “Julie” including “The Crown’s” Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi-Abrefa, recently seen onstage at the National in “The Amen Corner”. The company talk about how exciting it is bringing this 19th Century Swedish classic to the 21st Century London and being able to share it beyond the walls of the National Theatre's home on the South Bank to cinemas around the globe. NT Live Website Listening Order: Thalissa Teixeira Vanessa Kirby Eric Kofi Abrera Dak Mashava Petra Soor Ana Beatriz Meireles Francesca Knight Curtain Call Website
Rank #2: 090 - Keeping it Cool with the Americans.
During the hottest stretch of hot summer weather we can remember in years here in the UK, we are bringing you some of our favourite chats from that last few years of the coolest Americans that have come over to play on the London stage - with each of the following three making their London theatrical debuts, and all of them known for their star turns on screen. Listen to John Goodman, Uzo Aduba and Michael C Hall share their experiences from the London stage. Curtain Call Website Sign up as a theatre professional HERE
Broadway Fancies telling the stories of a life in the theatre!
Rank #1: British Rats, Stage Moms & Invisible Dogs.
On today's episode of BROADWAY STORIES, host, Todd Buonopane, fights valiantly with GarageBand to bring you some great live stories. Lesli Margarita (@QueenLesli) survives a rat to win an Olivier Award, Celia Keenan-Bolger (@celiakb) heals all of our hearts with her tale of on-stage moms & Taylor Trensch (@taytrensch) teaches us how to star in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.... when the dog doesn't show up!Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below (@54Below).Logo by Justin "Squigs" Robertson (@callmesquigs)Theme music by Drew Wutke @drewmwContact Todd Buonopane on twitter @Toddbuonopane or by email at Toddbroadwaystories@gmail.com
Rank #2: Episode 5: How to be yourself, be an understudy & not get fired!.
On today's episode of BROADWAY STORIES, Todd Buonopane takes a break from Shipoopi-ing to bring you 3 fabulous stories! Gideon Glick (@gidglick) learns to love himself the way he is, Kirsten Wyatt (@KirstenWyatt) teaches us how to understudy Kristen Chenoweth and Steve Rosen (@sweetrosen) listens to his elders and learns valuable life and career lessons! Recorded live at Feinstein's/54 Below (@54Below)Logo by Justin "Squigs" Robertson (@callmesquigs)Theme music by Drew Wutke (@drewmw)Contact Todd Buonopane on twitter at @ToddBuonopaneor by email at Toddbroadwaystories@gmail.com
Jess is a Musical Theatre expert, Andrew knows nothing about the Musical Theater world. Listen to hear the hilarity ensue as fresh eyes analyze musicals old & new.
Rank #1: 'Musicals w/ Cheese #41: "The Music Man".
This week Jess & Andrew embrace their inner salesman and try do dupe a small town into giving over their funds for a boys band. They also talk about "The Music Man"-- they talk about the songs, the comedic timing, and much much more in this fun-filled episode. Links: Listen to "The Music Man" Social Media: Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Jess on Twitter Andrew on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram Jess on Instagram Email us at email@example.com Use our Affiliate Link
Rank #2: Musicals w/ Cheese #33: "Gypsy" (feat. Christina Bianco).
I had a dream! A dream of the incredible Christina Bianco joining Jess & Andrew to talk about Gypsy! They chat about the show's misnomer of a title, whether Mama Rose is a monster, and who played the best Mama Rose-- it's a show worthy of vaudeville so don't miss out on the fun and give it a listen! Links: Listen to "Gypsy" Social Media: Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Jess on Twitter Andrew on Twitter Christina Bianco on Twitter Christina's Website Christina's Youtube Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram Jess on Instagram Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Use our Affiliate Link
This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.
Rank #1: Cool – West Side Story (with Ben Zuk).
What's considered cool nowadays? Stephen Sondheim definitely didn't create the word cool, but he used it to great effect in West Side Story. While this may not be his most lyrically complex song it certainly has a purpose. Ben Zuk joins the podcast with his thoughts on the song and why it is so physically demanding to the performers. Ben mentions his email which is: email@example.com What a fugue is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFETgpt9PA&tCool being performed on The Ed Sullivan Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_IvknEFZGsAnsel Elgort has apparently been cast as Tony in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story: https://variety.com/2018/film/news/ansel-elgort-west-side-story-steven-spielberg-1202964116/Putting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. You can find all the great shows by going here: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded at Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following Kyle on his social media channels.Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekylemarshallInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekylemarshall/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekylemarshall/★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Rank #2: Overture / May We Entertain You – Gypsy (with William C. White).
Here she is girls! Here she is boys! Here's the season all about Gypsy on Putting It Together. On this first episode of the new season Kyle invites on William C. White. William brings his conducting and composing knowledge and fills in a bunch of knowledge about Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, and vaudeville. William C. White has a website you should visit: http://www.willcwhite.comYou can also follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/willcwhiteOr see him on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/willcwhiteYou can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJoWe are using three productions to frame our discussion of Gypsy.The original Broadway cast starring Ethel Merman (1959)You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2QcbkqZOr get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SwBlmLOr listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/24hgppcPnYdswB9l2sqzih?si=UB4ty6JNR6OfqMesqvNcwQThe Broadway revival starring Bernadette Peters (2003)You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2SwRs3AOr get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AplLT5Or listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Zy5TONz6w6hQBhpOv5YDZ?si=5huMj99iTPWhB7IzUIvTnAThe Broadway revival starring Patti Lupone (2008)You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2RvnmAgOr get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BT1yVrOr listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4dJ5ZnyEQ996ZqWRPyagwZ?si=og6D3BEMQT-Zpeo_mI8klAMatt Mort, who I talk with at the very beginning of this episode, has a YouTube channel you absolutely should check out: https://www.youtube.com/user/MattsVloggingTooWilliam mentions some music and book during our discussion.Concerto for the Left HandApple Music: https://apple.co/2CzfA00Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RfZalvWest Side Story – Michael Tilson ThomasApple Music: https://apple.co/2rTvTi0Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Va6KNuThe Sound of Broadway MusicApple Books: https://apple.co/2GHqPHOAmazon: https://amzn.to/2BImwX9Our sponsors this week are:1. Let's Do Coffee - http://letsdocoffee.libsyn.com - a podcast that dives into topics that explore the challenges, questions, and fears each individual has or had when operating their companies2. ATB Cares - https://www.atbcares.com - ATB Cares makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. Your charity of choice receives 100% of your donation through this site and ATB will match 15% of every dollar donated to Alberta, non-religious charities to an annual limit of $240,000.Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.orgPutting It Together is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. Here's their link again: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.comRecorded at Media Lab YYC. Media Lab is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts. Find more information at: http://medialabyyc.comKeep up to date with Putting It Together by following Kyle on his social media channels.Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekylemarshallInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekylemarshall/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekylemarshall/★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
...and we have opinions about them. So, we made this podcast to tell you our opinions about them (the musicals).
Rank #1: Episode 3 – Hamilton.
Hamilton is one of the most popular musicals to ever be on Broadway. So, we figured we should probably talk about it. Join us as we try our best to sum up what’s so great about Hamilton in just an hour. Episode 3 – Hamilton
Rank #2: Episode 41 – The Greatest Showman.
Episode 41 – The Greatest Showman. This episode is going to totally rewrite the stars…whatever that means. Follow us to the other side as Hugh Jackman teaches us how to come alive! Episode 41 – The Greatest Showman