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Friday, May 21, 2021

#66 – Artists Becoming by Elizabeth Wheless

Today’s episode is an absolute gift. We are still buzzing from our inspirational and healing talk with Shelby Elsbree and Jessica Cohen. If you’re ready to be seen, to address systemic p…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

#25 – What Makes You Human? with Cyndi Lauper by Elizabeth Wheless

In their illuminating conversation, Cyndi and Hal speak about her very personal process writing "Not My Father's Son” for Kinky Boots and the importance of her glass ceiling-breaking Tony …

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Ep24: If You Could Wave a Magic Wand… by Elizabeth Wheless

Over the last few months, dozens of Broadway luminaries have shared stories about their careers, their views on doing good, and their hopes and dreams for a better Broadway when it reopens t…

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#84 – Now Batting: Susan Egan by Elizabeth Wheless

Why yes, this is HOME plate! In a very fun conversation, Tony nominee Susan Egan joins us in The Batter's Box for Episode 84! Egan has authored a phenomenal legacy in both the Broadway and D…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ep143 – Max von Essen: Anastasia, Evita, An American In Paris by Elizabeth Wheless

The Broadway shutdown has been hard for people across the country, but this performer shares that amidst the difficulty, it’s also “been an incredible reminder of how lucky I've been... …

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Ep47 – Adrea Gibbs, Bombalurina on 1987 US National Tour 3 by Elizabeth Wheless

"Everyone was just very curious about the show." This episode features Adrea Gibbs who played Bombalurina in the 1987 US National Tour 3 along with a few other CATS in other productions. Hea…

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Episode 283: Bestie Battle gets Broadwaysted, Part 2! by Elizabeth Wheless

Who will win the Broadwaysted Besties Battle Game!

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Ep134 – Chaz Wolfe (Part 1) by Elizabeth Wheless

High performing, serial entrepreneur. A studied, accomplished & proven sales professional & coach. An operations & process maximizer and an award winning business mind, Chaz Wolf…

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#107 – Nasia Thomas – LAST 5 YEARS / CAROLINE, OR CHANGE / AIN’T TOO PROUD / BEAUTIFUL by Elizabeth Wheless

"I believe everyone has learned something about themself during this quarantine"...Nasia says as she reflects back on what the last year has looked like and what it felt like to be prepping …

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#65 – Kate Reinders, Mama On Set by Elizabeth Wheless

Everyone’s favorite drama teacher, (thank you, High School Musical, The Musical, The Series), Kate Reinders, joins us this week to share her rather unexpected motherhood journey, how she c…

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Ghost Shows: Episode 4 – Restoration by Elizabeth Wheless

2021 had felt like a beacon of hope, and the new year promised the restart we were all waiting for. But as the year ticked over, shows programmed for the new year, for Spring for Summer even…

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Ep20 – James Lapine (Passion – 1994) by Elizabeth Wheless

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim wrote three shows together - Sunday In The Park with George , Into The Woods and Passion. In this episode of And The Award Goes To, Lapine shared what mad…

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Season 2: Episode 20: Joe Barros & Jen Sandler Return: New York Theatre Barn, Non-Profit Theatre, Off-Broadway, Lessons Learned by Elizabeth Wheless

I'm so excited to welcome back New York Theatre Barn's Artistic Director Joe Barros & Associate Artistic Director Jen Sandler to discuss the lessons Joe & Jen have learned from runni…

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Monday, May 17, 2021

#5 – Certificate of Fluency by Elizabeth Wheless

On this episode of the Houses on the Moon Podcast, we spotlight another true tale from our cross-cultural LGBTQ story-sharing project, “Q Story Stream.” In "Certificate of Fluency," Cori…

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11 Maury Yeston by Elizabeth Wheless

Maury Yeston, composer-lyricist of the Tony-winning musical NINE, talks about his score for the adaptation of Federico Fellini’s film, “8 1/2.” Yeston also discusses his incidental sco…

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Shooting Through Life with Danny Kaan by Elizabeth Wheless

We are heading back to the UK this week to chat to one of my favourite theatre photographers in the West End right now! I am so excited for y'all to hear this episode!

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Episode 51: QuaranStreams (Girls5eva) by Elizabeth Wheless

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the new Peacock comedy Girls5eva starring Sara Bareilles, Busy Phillips, Paula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. They also talk about Tina Fey, Andre…

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BONUS – Andrew & Meat Loaf- What Happened? by Elizabeth Wheless

So here's the full story about what happened between the Rock singer Meat Loaf and our co-host Andrew. It's fun!

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#262 CRAIG CARNELIA, Songwriter by Elizabeth Wheless

Craig Carnelia, the man who has given the world such songs as Just A Housewife and The Mason from Working, The Kid Inside from Is There Life After High School, What You’d Call a Dream from…

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AAPI Heritage Month by Elizabeth Wheless

In the sixth episode in the “Conversations From Away” series, we welcome Christine Toy Johnson (Diane & Others, Come From Away North American Tour) and Pearl Sun (Standby, Come From …

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233 – Eight Shows a Week on Broadway by Elizabeth Wheless

Today, I explore what it would mean if Broadway was allowed to run less than 8 shows a week.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

#32 – The Chaos Movie, Pt. 2 with Sasha Hutchings by Elizabeth Wheless

In which we continue our discussion of racism and pop culture with Bridgerton expert Sasha Hutchings (Broadway's Hamilton, Rocky and Motown) and finally- eventually- talk movie selections.

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Kevin Smith Kirkwood Interview by Elizabeth Wheless

I got to catch up with Kevin Smith Kirkwood about his show, Classic Whitney: ALIVE! where he transforms to be the legend herself! We travel down memory lane on everything from when we first …

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Ep 20 – Antonio Cipriano: “A Fart is an Experience” by Elizabeth Wheless

We should all be angry at Antonio Cipriano. He’s handsome, successful, young, and has great hair. So let’s just get pissed at the guy! It was a wonderful time having Antonio on to chat a…

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We Love Ben Sands by Elizabeth Wheless

JOE IS GOING TO BE A MARVEL SUPERHERO!!! Now, that is what they call "click bait". Joe isn't going to be a superhero, but it's hard not to feel that way every time the name BEN SANDS pops up…

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Ep133 – Erik Cabral, Founder of PodMAX (Part 2) by Elizabeth Wheless

Entrepreneur, Nerd, Marketeer, Real Estate Mogul, Podcaster, Eric Cabral is the Co-founder of PodMAX and a multi-hyphenate Serial Entrepreneur.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

#51 – Bowen Yang Didn’t Sink the Titanic by Elizabeth Wheless

SNL's Rising Star Bowen Yang, talks SNL, Nora From Queens, his podcast Las Culturistas, and more! Bowen's journey is incredibly unique. As a graduate of NYU in the Department of Chemistry, h…

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#141 – Dancer in the Dark (feat. Adam Johnston of YMS) by Elizabeth Wheless

"No one minds it at all If I'm having a ball This is a musical!" Get set to get depressed because this week we're joined by Adam Johnston of YMS to talk about the acclaimed Bjork musical "Da…

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Season 2: Episode 19: T. Oliver Reid: Hadestown, Broadway, Black Theatre Coalition, Black Voices Amplified, Actor, Broadway Re-Opening by Elizabeth Wheless

Before the pandemic, T. Oliver Reid was in the Tony Award winning musical Hadestown. Now, this powerhouse performer joins me for a great conversation about Broadway re-opening, being a black…

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EP 35- Dance Captain of the Tina Turner Musical: LEANDRA GASTON by Elizabeth Wheless

The incredibly talented, and GORGEOUS Leandra Gaston

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

#83 – Now Batting: Mike Bordick by Elizabeth Wheless

Good Morning Baltimore! There's no showtune more appropriate to get into the spirit for this week's episode, as Mike Bordick joins us in The Batter's Box! A Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer a…

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