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Monday, January 30, 2023

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Power of DOT by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what the cast and crew of the NRACT production of DOT have to say about lifting the veil on Alzheimer's and starting the conversation. The post Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the Power of…

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Ep. 132: Justin Allen Tate on Recovery and Putting in the Work by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Justin Allen Tate has to say about his health journey, putting in the work, and returning to the Land of Lola. The post Ep. 132: Justin Allen Tate on Recovery and Putting in the Wo…

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Recovery and Resilience with Justin Allen Tate by Lauren Van Hemert

Heart attack survivor, stroke survivor, and slaying it in heels 4 times a week as Lola in the Opera House Theatre Company production of KINKY BOOTS. Hear what Justin Allen Tate has to say ab…

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Top 10 Gifts for Theater Lovers by Lauren Van Hemert

Wondering what to get the theater lover in your life? Check out our 2022 Top 10 List of Gifts for Theater Lovers. The post Top 10 Gifts for Theater Lovers appeared first on Beltline to Broad…

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

HAIRSPRAY Knows Where It’s Been. Do You? by Lauren Van Hemert

HAIRSPRAY is a blast from the past in more ways than one. Read Lauren Van Hemert's review of the national tour. The post HAIRSPRAY Knows Where It’s Been. Do You? appeared first on Beltline…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TCM’s Dave Karger Talks New Musical Matinee Franchise by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Dave Karger has to say to Beltline to Broadway about his new TCM series Musical Matinee. The post TCM’s Dave Karger Talks New Musical Matinee Franchise appeared first on Beltline…

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TCM's Dave Karger on Musical Matinees by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Dave Karger, host of Turner Classic Movies' Musical Matinee franchise has to say about the significance of movie musicals in film's golden age and today.

SOURCE: www.spreaker.com at 01:46AM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

A Redemptive EVAN HANSEN Comes Full Circle by Lauren Van Hemert

The genuineness of EVAN HANSEN is found anew through Anthony Norman's unassailable performance. Read Lauren's review of the national tour. The post A Redemptive EVAN HANSEN Comes Full Circle…

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

JTP’s Telling ALL THE WAY Spotlights Past and Present by Lauren Van Hemert

Read Lauren Van Hemert's review of Justice Theater Project's production of Robert Schenkkan's award-winning play, ALL THE WAY. The post JTP’s Telling ALL THE WAY Spotlights Past and Presen…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Getting Back in the Habit with SISTER ACT’S LaVon Fisher-Wilson by Lauren Van Hemert

There is so much to love about this conversation with LaVon Fisher-Wilson. Not only does she talk about donning the habit in SISTER ACT, but this Broadway veteran also talks about the import…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Para Bailar La Buddy: CFRT Reverently Resurrects Buddy Holly by Lauren Van Hemert

Read Lauren Van Hemert's review or Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. The show runs through Sunday in Fayetteville. The post Para Bailar La Buddy: CFRT …

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Monday, October 3, 2022

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Flea Recap, Including Interviews by Lauren Van Hemert

Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA) raised a record-breaking amount at this year's Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction. Beltline to Broadway was there. Hear a recap of this year's e…

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Live from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Flea Market by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear interviews with Broadway stars live from the Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction.

SOURCE: www.spreaker.com at 02:55AM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dark Humor in SORDID LIVES May Appeal Most to Film Fandom by Lauren Van Hemert

The dark humor and nuance of SORDID LIVES on stage might appeal most to fans of Del Shores' star-studded cult classic film. The post Dark Humor in SORDID LIVES May Appeal Most to Film Fando…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Proves Good Comedy is No Joke by Lauren Van Hemert

A technically well-executed and precise Theatre Raleigh production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG proves comedy is no laughing matter. The post THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Proves Good Comedy is No…

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Monday, September 19, 2022

A Conversation with Black Stage Everything's Shae Marie by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Black Stage Everything's Shae Marie has to say about representation in theater, Tyler Perry, and creating opportunities for BIPOC artists.Follow Shae Marie on Instagram @blackstage…

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A Conversation with Black Stage Everything’s Shae Marie by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Shae Marie Tolbut, co-founder of Black Stage Everything, has to say about representation onstage, Tyler Perry, and so much more. The post A Conversation with Black Stage Everything…

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Unforgiveable FROZEN Tour Gaffe Drives Home the Message that It Still May Be Too Dangerous to Dream by Lauren Van Hemert

An unsettling social gaffe may just derail an otherwise beautiful production of FROZEN Read the Beltline to Broadway review. The post Unforgiveable FROZEN Tour Gaffe Drives Home the Message…

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Award-winning Director Returns to Chapel Hill to Direct PlayMakers’ Season Opener by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Valerie Curtis-Newton has to say about the future of Black theater, working post-COVID, and returning to PlayMakers to direct BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY. The post Award-winning Dire…

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A Conversation with Blues from an Alabama Sky's Valerie Curtis-Newton by Lauren Van Hemert

A conversation with Valerie Curtis-Newton about the theater's role in a community, Black theater in America today, and more.About the GuestCurrently the Head of Directing at the University o…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Kevin Tuerff (COME FROM AWAY) and Dr. Alisa Hurwitz (Dr. Drama) Discuss How Acts of Kindness and Faith Can Change the World by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Kevin Tuerff (Come From Away) and Dr. Alisa Hurwitz (Dr. Drama) have to say about how random acts of loving kindness can change the world. The post Kevin Tuerff (COME FROM AWAY) a…

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A Conversation About Kindness with Kevin Tuerff (COME FROM AWAY) and Dr. Alisa Hurwitz by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Dr. Alisa Hurwitz (Dr. Drama) has to say about humanitarianism and what Kevin Tuerff (COME FROM AWAY) has to say about paying it forward.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Five New Broadway Album Releases for your Musical Monday Inbox by Lauren Van Hemert

There is nothing better than an original Broadway cast recording or a Broadway star delivering a new interpretation of a Broadway classic. Here are a few new albums for your Musical Monday i…

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Back to School with Broadway Dietitian Libby Parker by Lauren Van Hemert

Live from BroadwayCon, a candid conversation with Libby Parker (aka The Broadway Dietitian) about disordered eating.

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A Back-to-School Conversation with Libby Parker (aka The Broadway Dietitian) by Lauren Van Hemert

Libby Parker is a registered dietician and other of the book PERMISSION TO EAT. Hear what she has to say about respecting your body, setting realistic expectations, and more. The post A Back…

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

FINDING PATIENCE Creators Release Original Cast Album by Lauren Van Hemert and News Desk

Angie Staheli and Jeremy Phillips released the original cast album to FINDING PATIENCE, a musical about the history of Holly Springs earlier this month. The post FINDING PATIENCE Creators Re…

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Monday, August 15, 2022

Aaron Simon Gross Talks 13, Working with JRB, and Theater by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Aaron Simon Gross has to say about making his Broadway debut in the musical 13, what it was like to work with Jason Robert Brown, and more. The post Aaron Simon Gross Talks 13, Wo…

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A Conversation with Aaron Simon Gross (13, the Musical) by Lauren Van Hemert

About the Guest Aaron Simon Gross is a graduate of Northwestern University. He made his Broadway debut in the musical 13, originating the role of Archie. On television he has appeared in The…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Come From Away’s Kevin Tuerff Kicks Off Pay It Forward 9/11 Campaign This Week by Lauren Van Hemert

In the wake of 9/11, came stories of compassion, including the story of the “plane people” who landed in Gander, Newfoundland after the U.S. airspace was closed. Over 6,500 passengers on…

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Monday, August 8, 2022

GET ON YOUR FEET with Iliana Garcia by Lauren Van Hemert

Hear what Iliana Garcia has to say about channeling her inner Gloria Estefan, why representation onstage matters, and how Sutton Foster started it all. The North Carolina Theatre production …

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Iliana Garcia Talks On Your Feet by Lauren Van Hemert

About the Guest Iliana Garcia is of Cuban descent, born and raised in Tampa, FL. Garcia moved to Atlanta, GA and began singing lessons when she was five years old. She studied Musical Theatr…

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