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Saturday, May 29, 2021

BONUS-Becca Lee, Spread Your Sparkle by Elizabeth Wheless

Becca Lee was coming off her biggest year yet, making her Broadway Debut, getting married, and getting pregnant, when Covid-19 changed the world. She is now navigating her role as mom in a n…

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Episode 96: Daryl Roth: Every Project is a New Beginning by Elizabeth Wheless

On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob chat with 12-time Tony Award-winning producer and theatre owner Daryl Roth, who holds the singular distinction of producing 7 Pulitzer Prize winning p…

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Season 2: Episode 21: Debra Ann Byrd: Becoming Othello: A Black Girl’s Journey, Actress, Writer, Mother by Elizabeth Wheless

Debra Ann Byrd is Baring It All with Call Me Adam about how she defied race, gender, and a tough upbringing to achieve her dreams of performing Shakespeare Classics and becoming one of the m…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

#45 – Mary Jo McConnell: Healing: The Artist & The Combat Soldier by Elizabeth Wheless

“I am a believer in the ‘Why’. Once I owned that purpose, once I identified that that was my purpose… all my hyphens made sense. Instead of feeling like a jack of all trades, master …

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#85 – Now Batting: Virginia Williams by Elizabeth Wheless

"Undersell and overdeliver." Virginia Williams steps into The Batter's Box for Episode 85! Williams is co-starring in the second season of Why Women Kill which premieres on Paramount+ on Jun…

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Ep48 – Meghan Hanley, Comedian, Host of Sports Tabata by Elizabeth Wheless

"Grizz. Easy. She's Tonya Harding. She's had a tough life. She's a fighter." This episode features stand up comedian and the host of Sports Tabata Meghan Hanley who has never been in CATS bu…

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Ep25: Jessica Hecht by Elizabeth Wheless

From Breaking Bad, The Boys, and her iconic performance as Susan, the lesbian lover to Ross’s ex-wife on Friends to recent hits like The Sinner and Special, Jessica Hecht has been a famili…

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Ep47 – Lee Wilkof: It’s Like Meeting Meryl Streep by Elizabeth Wheless

Lee Wilkof originated the roles of Samuel Byck in Assassins and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, later earning a Tony Award nomination for the 2000 revival of Kiss Me, Kate. His film, …

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#2.6 Queer Queue with Drew Gregory by Elizabeth Wheless

This week, hosts chat with filmmaker, theatremaker, and writer Drew Gregory! Drew shares about the short she made in quarantine, “The First Time”, reminisces about directing immersive th…

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Launching Broadway’s Future Black Leaders by Elizabeth Wheless

How the new Theatre Leadership Project aims to welcome emerging Black professionals to the theater industry.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Episode 284: Alan Seales gets Broadwaysted! by Elizabeth Wheless

Play along as Alan Seales (@AlanSeales - The Theatre Podcast, BPN) joins Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly for vodka, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, and 11 O'Clock Number red wine.

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Ep34 – Sander Jennings by Elizabeth Wheless

Sander Jennings is the face of an LGBTQIA+ ally and he joined The Take On. We break down what it means to be an ally to the queer community. As a reality TV veteran with 6 seasons of hit TLC…

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#66 – Erin Quill, The Only Fairy Princess You Need to Know by Elizabeth Wheless

A longstanding voice for the AAPI community, Erin Quill, joins us to share her experiences as a minority in our industry and beyond. Her blog, The Fairy Princess Diaries is a brutally hones…

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Monday, May 24, 2021

234 – The Answer I Hope To Hear From Ticketbuyers by Elizabeth Wheless

As the theater comes back to life, marketing is going to be more important than ever before. But before we start advertising, there are things we need to do first: ask our audience how they'…

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11 – Touch a, Touch a, Touch a, Touch Me by Elizabeth Wheless

QUESTIONS! ADVICE! SEX! DRUGS! THEATRE! On this week's episode, we are joined by the two hosts of the QUESTION BOX PODCAST: Brent Black and Kate Sloan! This is a bit edgier than our usual ep…

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#263 JOHN RUBINSTEIN, Actor- Part One by Elizabeth Wheless

In Part One of our interview with John Rubinstein we hear how the man who has appeared in Pippin, Children of a Lesser God, Fools, Hurlyburly, M Butterfly, Ragtime, and Charlie and the Choco…

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50 – Here’s to Year 3! by Elizabeth Wheless

As we look back on 50 episodes, we reminisce about all the guests from last year. We also make an exciting announcement about Year 3!

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12 Jim Wann by Elizabeth Wheless

Jim Wann, composer, lyricist, and performer of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES talks about the Country and American Roots-influenced scores he brought to the stage. He discusses his early work Off-Br…

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Back to the 80’s with Stephen Mahy by Elizabeth Wheless

Stephen Mahy from The Wedding Singer AU drops by to chat with us this week!

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Episode 204 – Finding financial freedom with Multify’s Caitlin Donohue by Elizabeth Wheless

This week we chat with Multify's Caitlin Donohue about building a business around empowering artists to find financial freedom, and how our skills can apply to other industries.

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Happy Hour #101 – The Von Trapp Family Podcast – ‘The Sound of Music’ by Elizabeth Wheless

It’s time to ride on those wild geese as we fly into Austria to talk all about potentially the world’s most famous musical, ‘The Sound of Music.’ We try and pull apart why it’s so …

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Ep. 35: Shadow/Land: Part Play Part Poem by Elizabeth Wheless

In this episode, Brittani and Alexi review Shadow/Land at the Public Theater. The show explores the relationship between a mother and daughter who are forced to stay in New Orleans as Hurric…

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Exclusive Interview w/ Nina Tulio, Salon Business Expert by Elizabeth Wheless

Nina and I discuss mentors, growth, and how to stand up successfully as a hairstylist in this crazy world! She set up her amazing business as a salon business coach and helps transform salon…

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Friday, May 21, 2021

#106: Ruth Buzzi I The Muppet Show by Elizabeth Wheless

This episode’s Muppet History segment honors and reflects over the legacy and work of Richard Hunt. Fergie discusses the difficult task of performing Sweetums and why Richard Hunt’s exec…

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Ep135 – Chaz Wolfe (Part 2) 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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Episode 175: Damian Jermaine Thompson by Elizabeth Wheless

Actor and creator Damian Jermaine Thompson shares his experiences with the dark side, community, virtual teaching, overcoming adversity, joining the Actors Equity Association Council in hope…

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Ep 21 – Alex Wyse: “I Was Born on a Misty Tuesday” by Elizabeth Wheless

My heart filled up like a pinata when I sat down for this chat. Alex Wyse is a good friend, and sure, we love him for his theatre performances in shows such as off-Broadway's "Triassic Parq"…

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#10 – The “Most Faithful Comic Book Adaptation” Movie with James Monroe Iglehart by Elizabeth Wheless

In a very special episode, Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart stops by to remind Nik that he is a) not Will Smith, b) a Tony winner and c) the destroyer of worlds.

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We love Derrick Baskin by Elizabeth Wheless

Tony Nominee Derrick Baskin showed up in NYC and had literally nowhere to stay. He did, however, have a job at TGI Friday's which is sometimes all you need. Spelling Bee, Memphis, Difficult …

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S7 Ep1 – Emily Hoder, Alexa Lasanta, Callie Chae Pyken by Elizabeth Wheless

Emily Jewel Hoder (Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables) and Alexa Lasanta (Broadway National Tour of Sound of Music) duet with Joshua on keys, Callie Chae Pyken (Miracle on 34th Street:…

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#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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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