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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

22: Phantom of the Paradise by Musicalsplaining

The Persian is in the Phantom’s clutches once again as we are joined by veteran guest host Angelina Meehan in discussing Brian De Palma's 1974 cult classic. Lindsay and Angelina stan the m…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

21: The Descendants by Musicalsplaining

Self-proclaimed expert on Monster High knockoffs Jenny Nichiolson returns to discuss the Disney Channel smash hit. Lindsay makes the case for why Hades is a DILF and Kaveh recruits his eight…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Om Shanti Om by Musicalsplaining

At long last we venture into Bollywood with guest host Siddhant Adlakha! Lindsay and Siddhant attempt to pinpoint the arrival of abs in India and Kaveh once again sees flashes of Phantom. G…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Musicalsplaining

For this episode we embark on the odyssey of discussing the 2000 Coen Brothers classic. Harbinger of O, Death Lindsay makes the argument that this film is a musical, while Man of Constant So…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

18: The Wizard of Oz by Musicalsplaining

This week on our journey down the yellow brick road, we are joined by fellow 'splainer and L. Frank Baum wizard Antonella Inserra. Lindsay considers the Wicked Witch's OSHA violations and Ka…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

17: The Sound of Music by Musicalsplaining

In honor of the late Xtopher Plummer, we take a look back at the classic 1965 film. Lindsay tries her best to understand what nuns do with their free time and Kaveh reveals his basic side. …

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

16: Repo! The Genetic Opera by Musicalsplaining

This week we finally cave to fans' demands and review the 2008 cult classic. Lindsay struggles in earnest to dissect Repo's appeal and Kaveh screams bloody murder about the film's budget. E…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

15: Moulin Rouge! by Musicalsplaining

In the first of our "musicals that began as movies" series, we are joined by our 8th Beatle Angelina Meehan in discussing the 2001 Baz Luhrman classic. Lindsay and Angelina predictably figur…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

14: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical by Musicalsplaining

We're back from hiatus to discuss the ratticle rat sensation of 2021! Lindsay does some fair use-splaining and Kaveh shows off his improvisational talents. See Privacy Policy at https://art1…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

13: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Musicalsplaining

We are (once again) joined by Angelina Meehan as we split the muff of our first Sondheim show discussing the demon barber of Fleet Street. Lindsay burns the roof of her mouth with her calien…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

12: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical by Musicalsplaining

By popular demand, Lindsay and Kaveh take a (virtual) trip to a pineapple under the sea, where they give bottom-feeding theater critics a bad review and reminisce about the good ol' Virgin M…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

11: Hamilton by Musicalsplaining

On this very special episode we are joined by TikTok celebrity and resident young person expert Hank Green in discussing the biggest (non-Phantom) musical sensation of the past 20 years. Dis…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

10: Love Never Dies by Musicalsplaining

It feels like it's been 10 long years since we last co-hosted with Angelina Meehan, yet here we are discussing yet another Phantom content!  Winner of 0 Tony awards, we dissect ALW's much m…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

09: American Idiot by Musicalsplaining

Lindsay and Kaveh pay their respects to Antifa by watching the punk rock musical written by none other than Green Day. You'll have the time of your life hearing Lindsay fawn over Billie Joe …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

08: The King and I by Musicalsplaining

Lindsay and Kaveh, star of the international hit film Argo, get in way over their heads with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s extremely dated classic, the King and I. See Privacy Policy at https…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

07: Rent by Musicalsplaining

As if quarantine wasn't hard enough, Lindsay and Kaveh voluntarily  watch a pro-shot version of Rent. God help us all. See Privacy Policy at and California Privac…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

06: Six by Musicalsplaining

Heads will roll as Lindsay and Kaveh finally return after hiatus to discuss Six the musical! Kaveh gets in touch with his inner 14-year-old girl and Lindsay travels back in time to the woke …

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

05: The Phantom of the Opera by Musicalsplaining

Lindsay and Kaveh are joined by guest host Angelina Meehan in their descent into the basement to explore the classic tale of a 50-year-old virgin/musical genius/entrepreneur who grooms a you…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

04: Beetlejuice by Musicalsplaining

Our Broadway adventure continues with audience favorite Beetlejuice (or BJ as Lindsay likes to call it). Sorta based on the movie of the same name, the story follows a dead couple who try to…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

03: Hadestown by Musicalsplaining

Lindsay and Kaveh trek to New York to review the Tony-winning Hadestown, the tale of a beautiful singing idiot who travels to the Underworld to get his girlfriend back but accidentally start…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

02: Frozen by Musicalsplaining

Very special guest and self-proclaimed "Frozenhead" Jenny Nicholson joins Lindsay and Kaveh to discuss the incredibly mediocre stage version of Disney's "Frozen." Kaveh does not know how to …

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

01: Cats by Musicalsplaining

The inaugural episode in which Lindsay and Kaveh review the original stage musical Cats, as well as the 2019 Tom Hooper abomination. Lindsay says "cats" a lot and Kaveh gets angry. Good cont…

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May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards