From Hamilton Tony sweep to Hamilton casting to the Hamilton Pence visit to things that have NOTHING TO DO WITH HAMILTON (like the influx of TV musicals, the question of how diverse is Broadway really, Broadway's response to the PULSE nightclub shooting, to the Shuffle Along drama). Patrick and Mo (mostly Mo) talk about it all!
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Broadway, TV, and Film publicist Lisa Goldberg shares her story career reinvention and how that helped her to find her way into the Broadway community. In the second half of the show, Tony nominee Rory O'Malley talks about how volunteering for the Obama campaign in 2008 helped shape him as a marriage equality activist and led to the creation of some the work that he is most proud of.
Buzzfeed's senior entertainment reporter Louis Pietzman talks about tricking the popular news site into letting him write about Broadway. We discuss his in-depth look at diversity in casting on Broadway and how it has affected the Asian-American community and we talk about his reporting on the importance of the Falsettos revival and his piece on the emotional subject matter of Dear Evan Hansen.
With BroadwayCon just a month away, we return to the BroadwayCon Office to see how the Con gets made! We talk about the exciting programming, recent guest announcements, the panels we all excited for, and big stars we can't wait to see. At the end of the episode we chat with Celia Keenan-Bolger about Patrick's favorite bit of stage magic and find out how she pulled it off!
Broadway favorite Nikka Graff Lanzarone talks about the New Group production of Sweet Charity, making her Broadway debut in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and stepping into the iconic role of Chicago's Velma Kelly on Broadway. She also talks about her podcast, The Ensemblist, her family's show business legacy, why she still loves living in New York City.
For this episode we're bringing you the tale of Broadway's ultimate superfan. From as far back as he can remember, Ben Rimalower has been obsessed with Patti Lupone. When the opportunity came up to work on a show she was starring in, he couldn't believe his luck. That experience would be just the beginning of a long and fabulous--if complicated--relationship with the Tony-winning star. It's SUCH a good story that he ultimately turned it into a one man show called Patti Issues.
This week we’re bringing you a tale of friendship, overnight stardom that was two decades in the making, the power of social media, and two theater nerds’ love of that 90s classic, Jurassic Park…..Or something like that.
Understudies are some the hardest working performers on Broadway. In this episode, we find out just how difficult the job is, clear up the the differences between swings and understudies, and hear first hand stories of these performers hard at work!
Tony nominee Montego Glover (Memphis, The Color Purple, It Shoulda Been You, Les Miserables) shares stories from her childhood, talks about discovering theater, when she knew that theater would be her career, and fun memories of her early days pounding the pavement in NYC. Plus she talks about the Emmy winning TV and Broadway star who was her first NYC roommate.
For this episode we go inside the BroadwayCon Offices--er, office--to chat with Mischief Management's Melissa Aneli and Sierra Fox. We get the inside scoop on what it takes to pull off the biggest and best Broadway fan convention in the world. They share their favorite moments from last year's inaugural event and make some exciting announcements about what's on the bill for 2017. In the second part of the show, we'll catch up with Daisy Eagan who won a Tony Award when she was 11 for originating the role of Mary Lenox in The Secret Garden.
Fun Home Tony nominee Beth Malone shares memories of growing up on ranch, how discovering Singing in the Rain made her realized that she wanted to be a performer, and how she survived middle school as a bona fide geek. Half way through our talk, Lesli Margherita joins us to talk about her friendship with Beth and how Beth's role in Fun Home was a 'complete transformation' for her.
In our first segment, Tony Award winner Lena Hall shares memories of growing up in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury disctrict, how she fell in love with performing, why she almost became an accountant, and her thoughts on the politics of casting. In our second segment, Tony winning composer Jeanine Tesori reflects on some of Fun Home's most groundbreaking achievements.
David Korins, the Tony nominated and Emmy winning Scenic Designer of Hamilton, Grease Live, Dear Evan Hansen, Passing Strange, and more tells all about creating the universe of the show and shares memories of working on some of Broadway's best loved shows. In the second segment, Tony-winning Hamilton director Thomas Kail talks about staging the showstopping song "Satisfied" along with Renee Elise Goldsberry.
In our first segment, Tony Winner Laura Benanti and Broadway Records's Robbie Rozelle share the backstory of recording the She Loves Me cast album. We also discuss Laura's appearance as Melania Trump on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, AND we find out if Laura is having a boy or a girl! In our second segment, Tony winning Fun Home lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron talks about being a 'beginner' and finding her way in to the graphic novel that became the Tony Award winning Best Musical.
Today we're chatting with Tyler Mount, host of the Tyler Mount Vlog, Mo Brady, co-host of The Ensemblist podcast, and artepenuer Matt Rodin, creator of BROadway. These three handsome guys have each made a unique mark on the Broadway community in ways other than being a part of a Broadway show. They're eager to tell you how they did it and how you can do it too!
In part 1 of the episode, we chat with Tony nominee Carmen Cusack who made one of the most celebrated Broadway debuts in recent memory this year as Alice Murphy in Bright Star. We find out where she'd been in the years leading up to this debut, we learn about her childhood and when she began to take theatre seriously, and find out who her childhood heroes were and who she still fan-girls out over!
In part 2 of the episode, we chat with theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper. We find out why she has devoted her life to learning the history of Broadway and sharing it with others. We ask all the nerdy questions about the Neederlander and St. James Theatres, AND we find out how New York's theatre district ended up where it is!
Welcome to Episode 1 of BroadwayCon The Podcast--A show for the Theatre Kid in all of us! For this our first episode, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita (Broadway's Matilda and Dames At Sea) and BroadwayCon's David Alpert share hilarious memories from the 2016 convention (prank calling Audra McDonald! Weathering a blizzard! Nerding out over Anthony Rap!) and give us juuuuuuuust a little hint of what's in store for BroadwayCon 2017.
In the second part of the show, we have a quick conversation with Broadway besties Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner who share the experiences that inspired them to get into show business!
Like BroadwayCon itself, BroadwayCon The Podcast brings you through
the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and
behind-the-scenes. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to
celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life.
Each episode will feature conversations with the casts and creatives of
Broadway's greatest hits (and, sometimes, misses!), and discussions
featuring the industry’s top producers and designers.
Episode 1, featuring Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita and director
David Alpert premieres August 17th!