“On Broadway,” with host Stuart Brown, features chats and interviews in this bi-weekly podcast, a companion to ‘Sounds of Broadway’ – our 24/7 online Broadway music radio. New episodes are released every other Friday. Full information for each episode including playlists is available at BroadwayRadioPrograms.com/podcasts. Or click on the links below for the latest shows.
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- The Da Vinci Code (9/8) – I chat with Michael Urie, who plays Professor Robert Langdon; and Hannah Cruz, who plays Cryptologist Sophie Neveu in the American premiere of the runaway best-seller, The Da Vinci Code. The production runs through September 23 at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
- Interview with Greg Dassonville (6/23) – Greg Dassonville, a stylist who has revolutionized how people approach shopping and wearing clothing for all occasions, talks with host Stuart Brown. Greg has provided styling for The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, Broadway Opening Nights, Concerts, Editorials, and various Red Carpets for Movie premieres.
- Interview with Seth Bisen-Hersh (6/9) – I chat with Seth Bisen-Hersh, composer/lyricist whose musical, Love Quirks, ran Off-Broadway last summer. We talk about the show and issues trying to mount a musical in New York City. We also discuss his new film project and his hobby of creating crossword puzzles.
- Episode 13 – The Complete Stephen Sondheim (6/1) – Stephen Sondheim scholar Rick Pender discusses Do I Hear a Waltz. He will talk about the creation of Sondheim’s collaboration with Richard Rodgers where, once again, he wrote just lyrics. Rick will also present general information about the show, awards, plus interesting fun facts.
- Episode 12 – The Complete Stephen Sondheim (5/19) – Stephen Sondheim scholar Rick Pender discusses A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He will talk about the creation of Sondheim’s first Broadway musical, where he wrote both music and lyrics.
- Interview with Elysa Gardner (5/5) – I chat with author and critic Elysa Gardner on her book, Magic To Do: Pippin’s Fantastic, Fraught Journey to Broadway and Beyond, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stephen Schwartz musical.
- Interview with Kristin Stultz Pressley (4/21) – I interview Kristin Stultz Pressley on her book, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, Baby: Dorothy Fields and Her Life in the American Musical Theater.
- Episode 11 – The Complete Stephen Sondheim (4/7) – Stephen Sondheim scholar Rick Pender discusses the 1971 musical Follies. He will talk about the creation of this landmark musical, general information about the show, awards, plus interesting fun facts. And we will mix all that in with an ample amount of musical selections.
- Interview with Derek McLane & Eila Mell (3/24) – We feature a chat with Tony Award–winning designer Derek McLane and theater writer Eila Mell on their book, Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane and Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre. It is a richly illustrated. stunningly designed and information-packed celebration of Broadway set design. The coffee table sized book explores the craft while reflecting on some of the greatest stage productions of the past few decades.
- Interview with Jack O’Brien (3/10) – We chat with Jack O’Brien, the former long-serving Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California (1981 – 2007) and multi-Tony Award winning Director, including the original production of Hairspray. We discuss his latest book, Jack in the Box: or, How to Goddamn Direct, where he talks about directing essentials as well as stories about theater personalities he has worked with including Mike Nichols, Neil Simon, Tom Stoppard and John Goodman.
- Episode 10 – The Complete Stephen Sondheim (2/24) – Rick Pender, the author of The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, continues his analysis of every Sondheim musical with the show Gypsy. The original Broadway production, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents, opened on May 21, 1959 and ran 702 performances. The show was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Ethel Merman starred as Rose, with Jack Klugman as Herbie and Sandra Church as Louise.
- Interview with Ted Chapin (2/10) – I chat with Ted Chapin, former president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization and author of the book, Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies. Chapin was a 21-year-old college intern during the birthing of Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical, which he documented in a daily journal.
- Interview with Andrea Grody (1/27) – My guest this week is Andrea Grody, best known as a Musical Director for such Broadway musicals as The Band’s Visit and Tootsie and the Off-Broadway musical SUFFS. She has also written a musical about individuals on the autism spectrum entitled Strange Faces. We talk about that show and her career in New York.
- Interview with Jesse Green (1/13) – I interview Jesse Green, chief theater critic for The New York Times on the Mary Rodgers memoir Shy, that he co-wrote with the composer. The book is a no holds barred look at her life. It is outrageously funny, poignant and a great read.
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