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Friday, February 12, 2021

#475 – The Shows We Need (SpongeBob SquarePants – feat. Oneika Phillips) by Bpn Admin Cs

This week, we’re talking about a musical that host Michael Fatica's middle school self would have loved - Spongebob Squarepants. I bet you’re thinking that it's just a musical for kids, …

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We Love Leslie Kritzer by Bpn Admin Cs

Beetlejuice star Leslie Kritzer has done a few shows... Something Rotten, Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, BUT MOST importantly... She is a student of …

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Episode 171: Lily Houghton by Bpn Admin Cs

Playwright Lily Houghton shares her experiences with the dark side, building a creative life, establishing herself as a professional playwright on her own terms after growing up in the NYC O…

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Ep 7 – Justin Guarini: “Do You Still Have a Myspace?” by Bpn Admin Cs

It’s a scientific fact that Justin Guarini’s voice can get women AND men pregnant. Frankly, I’m sickened by the man’s talent and kindness. I mean it’s no secret that the man became…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

#474 – Creativity in Coronavirus (When The Lights Are Bright Again – feat. Andrew Nolan, Stephanie Bissonnette, Brittany Conigatti, Jake Ryan Flyn by Bpn Admin Cs

Nearly one year ago, Broadway went dark, leading to the longest emergency shutdown in Broadway’s 150 year legacy. Born out of this extended intermission have been a handful of grassroots m…

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EP-21 Black Regina George- Ashley De La Rosa by Bpn Admin Cs

From The Voice, to the Beautiful tour to making history as the first Black Regina George in Meangirls on Broadway, to Beautiful on Broadway to Hamilton as 'And Peggy,' Ashley De La Rosa is a…

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EP35 – Jessica Grove´- Beyond The Rainbow by Bpn Admin Cs

Lion's and Tigers and Bears and Jessica Grové! Jessica talks about her magical teens years playing "Dorothy" in the MSG/National Tour of The Wizard of Oz!

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Season 2: Episode 6: Karen Mason: Cabaret Icon, Broadway Actress, Mamma Mia!, Love Never Dies, Sunset Boulevard, Wonderland, Legacy, Brian Lasser by Bpn Admin Cs

Broadway Actress & Cabaret Icon, Karen Mason bares it all about starring on Broadway as well as her legendary cabaret career (she's a 13-time MAC Award winner).

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#128 Amelie by Bpn Admin Cs

"They say times are hard for dreamers, But they won't be hard for me...." This week Jess & Andrew take a look at the european romantic musical Amelie, and compare the original broadway v…

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#38 – Cody Renard Richard, Stage Manager by Bpn Admin Cs

Cody Renard Richard, one of the top stage managers in the industry, takes a bow while reflecting on his accomplishments in episode 38. After stage managing for shows like the Lion King, Hami…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

#31 – The Chaos Movie, Pt. 1 by Bpn Admin Cs

In which special guest Sasha Hutchings (Broadway's Hamilton, Oklahoma and Rocky) comes on the pod and all of a sudden our only thoughts are on Jed Bartlet, Toby Ziegler and The West Wing.

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Bonus Episode: Waitress v And Juliet by Bpn Admin Cs

Stars from London's hit shows Waitress v And Juliet chat to Chris and Laurence about their careers and time in these sensational shows.It's the Musicals Quiz for West End & Broadway F…

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#473 – The Addams Family (Rock Ridge High School – feat. Anthony Cimino-Johnson, Rebekah Hess) by Bpn Admin Cs

In learning about how The Addams Family found popularity after its initial professional mountings, I wanted to dig one level deeper. Thanks to Jim Hoare at Theatrical Rights Worldwide, I had…

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1. The Spark by Bpn Admin Cs

In the Great Depression, Jack Kurtzberg draws himself out of the tenement slums of Manhattan and into the world of comics. A chance meeting after a strike at the Popeye cartoon studio leads …

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#70 – Now Batting: Megan Hilty by Bpn Admin Cs

Every so often, we’re fortunate enough to welcome personal favorites from show business to The Batter’s Box. That’s very much the case this week, as Megan Hilty joins the show for one …

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#11 – Is Theatre on the Verge of a Renaissance? with Jeffrey Finn by Bpn Admin Cs

It was such a treat to sit down with Jeffrey Finn, the Vice President of Theater Producing and Programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As the curator, commissioner…

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Ep8: Celia Keenan-Bolger & Gideon Glick by Bpn Admin Cs

When To Kill a Mockingbird opened on Broadway, all eyes were on Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick. Their immortal performances as Scout and Dill scored a Tony Award for Celia and a Tony n…

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Ep33 – LIVE: HAIR – Caissie Levy, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson & Darius Nichols by Bpn Admin Cs

After a smash-hit run at Central Park‘s Delacorte Theater in summer of 2008, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years in March 2009. The story of a group of young Amer…

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Chapter 4: Broadway: They’ll make fun of you, they will break your heart by Bpn Admin Cs

The eager Carrie cast arrives in the Big Apple only to discover that very little has been done to address the show’s major problems, and that the show’s set has been lost in transit. But…

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#54 – Broadway vs. Disney by Bpn Admin Cs

Jared and Lindsay Bradshaw are dear incredible Broadway performers, loving parents, and two of the most creative and energetic souls you’ll meet. We feel lucky to call them our dear friend…

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#21 – Hanging with The Dives by Bpn Admin Cs

Today we are Hanging with one of my favorite bands, and whose members happen to be three of my favorite people, The Dives. The Dives are Mike, Jimmy and Sergio.

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Ep35 – Emma Caymares, Not Victoria (Celia on Call Your Mother) by Bpn Admin Cs

"My goal was not to be Victoria; it was just to be an a**hole and wear a white unitard." This episode dives into one of the grandest CATS audition you'll ever hear. Emma Caymares, who starre…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ep107 – SPOTLIGHT: Red Pilling America with Susan Eichorn Young (Part 2) by Bpn Admin Cs

Part 2 - Susan Young is an Opera singer and Coach who has survived many lives and has gifts to share from her journey,

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#472 – Ain’t Too Proud (feat. Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelius, Rashidra Scott) by Bpn Admin Cs

Today, we celebrate the Broadway sensation Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. The shows follows the Temptations journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock n Roll …

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Episode 269: Gabriel Mudd gets Broadwaysted! by Bpn Admin Cs

"It was such an uplifting thing and uplifting part of the made it worth it."

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#54 – Beverly Jenkins, Managing It All: Where Motherhood and Theatre Meet by Bpn Admin Cs

Mother of 7, yes you read that right, 7, Beverly Jenkins has been managing Broadway productions (and her family) for almost 30 years. Her attention to the well-being of her companies can onl…

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Ep129 – Stephanie Hsu: Be More Chill, Spongebob Squarepants, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel by Bpn Admin Cs

Stephanie Hsu is a familiar face on both the stage and screen, maybe best known for originating the role of Christine in Be More Chill at Two River Theater, and then on Broadway. She previou…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Ep. 27: Why Producers Are a Show’s #1 Fan (Feat. Rashad V. Chambers and Miranda Goh) by Bpn Admin Cs

In this episode, Alexi and Jose go Gaga over J.Lo at the Inauguration. This leads Jose to ask: why are official ceremonies always so somber? This is followed by their review of Adrienne Kenn…

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BONUS – Fosse/Verdon Patreon Coverage #1 by Bpn Admin Cs

Is life a cabaret when you cheat on you wife? Find out here in the first episode of our Patreon coverage of Fosse/Verdon.

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#21 – John Lloyd Young by Bpn Admin Cs

A Tony and Grammy Award-winning force, John Lloyd Young played Frankie Valli in the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys. He also starred as Valli in Clint Eastwood's Warner Bros. movie ada…

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#471 – Keep Moving Forward (Walt Disney World, feat. Christina Sivrich) by Bpn Admin Cs

For the whole of his adult life, host Jon M. Wailin worked for the Walt Disney Company in one form or another. As a dancer on Disneyland’s Main Street USA, to the Opening Cast of Shanghai …

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All that Chat

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