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Monday, May 10, 2021

#518 – Chris Chats With (Reopening Roundtable – feat. Ixchel Cuellar, Sara Edwards, Cody Renard Richard) by Elizabeth Wheless

Host Christine Shepard leads a roundtable discussion of the return of Broadway with Ixchel Cuellar, Sara Edwards, Cody Renard Richard. They discussed what they want to the new Broadway to lo…

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10 Kander and Ebb II by Elizabeth Wheless

Part two of our conversation with John Kander and Fred Ebb, songwriters for such Broadway shows as WOMAN OF THE YEAR, 70, GIRLS, 70, THE RINK, THE HAPPY TIME, and ZORBA. They talk about thei…

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232 – Broadway vs. Hollywood: Pitching Your Show by Elizabeth Wheless

I'm talking about the biggest difference between Hollywood and Broadway: how they option your shows.

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#8 – Thanks, Mom! by Elizabeth Wheless

Mother’s Day! Grab your mom and some mommy juice and tune in!! This episode explores the history of Mother’s Day, Cultural Mother figures in the world, mom brain and the mental load! It…

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BIPOC Behind the Curtain: Costume Design & Wardrobe by Elizabeth Wheless

In the fifth episode in the “Conversations From Away” series, Aaron is joined by two special guests from the world of Costuming, as we discuss BIPOC Behind the Curtain. Azalea Fairley (C…

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#106 – Nicholas Edwards – LAST 5 YEARS, FROZEN by Elizabeth Wheless

You don't have to wait for anyone to tell you to do something"...and that is exactly what has happened in Nick's life over the past few months! When the quarantine shut down his upcoming opp…

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#261 PAUL GEMIGNANI, Music Director by Elizabeth Wheless

One of Broadway's busiest music directors, Tony Award winner Paul Gemignani, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his career as a music director on such projects as Pacific Overtures, On the …

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10 – Man or a Muppet (feat. Cody Clark) by Elizabeth Wheless

QUESTIONS! ADVICE! STORIES! THEATRE! On this week's episode, we are joined by puppeteer, comedian, and awesome human Cody Clark and his puppet friend Gerald! We talk the movie Hook, DND, and…

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

#105 – Simon Gordon – HEATHERS UK by Elizabeth Wheless

Joining us from the West End on today's episode is Simon Gordon! We are so excited to be talking to him about his upcoming role in the UK tour of Heathers the Musical.

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Interview w/ Shag Specialist, Rachel Williams! by Elizabeth Wheless

Rachel Williams is a blonde specialist, hair LOVER, and a part of the Behind the Chair creative team. There is SO MUCH INFORMATION about hair, social media, how she won the Behind the Chair …

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Ep 19 – Taylor Iman Jones: “I Have Good Teeth Privilege” by Elizabeth Wheless

No one on this planet is more chill and charming than Broadway star, Taylor Iman Jones. It was a complete pleasure getting to talk to her about everything under the sun. Not just her amazing…

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Episode 203- It’s the best day ever with Phil Sloves! by Elizabeth Wheless

We sat down with Phil Sloves of Spongebob Squarepants on Broadway to chat about his journey from ensemble member to "Unconventional Leading Man"... and everything in between.

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We Love Ricky Rojas by Elizabeth Wheless

If Broadway had a Most Interesting Man in the World ... it might be Moulin Rouge's Ricky Rojas. Born in Chile, raised in Australia and the UK, currently living in France because why not. He'…

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Episode 23: Movies for Theatre People by Elizabeth Wheless

I am in no way claiming to be a film critic. These are just my opinions on these films and how they left me feeling upon viewing each of them. I hope you enjoy the episode!

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Episode 97: Priscila García-Jacquier (Re-release) by Elizabeth Wheless

Writer, producer, and director Priscila García-Jacquier shares her experiences with the dark side, finding her voice as a writer, using her own immigration story to speak out for others, fi…

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Friday, May 7, 2021

#25 – Casting team James Calleri, Erica Jensen and Paul Davis of Calleri Jensen Davis by Elizabeth Wheless

James Calleri, Erica Jensen and Paul Davis make up the casting team Calleri Jensen Davis. The winners of 15 Artios Awards, they have a vast repertoire casting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, maj…

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#22 – The Midwestern Movie, Pt. 2 with Brandon Routh by Elizabeth Wheless

The epic conclusion to our hang with the epic Brandon Routh, complete with Zombie Burger shoutouts, and movie choices that may or may not be Fargo (spoiler alert, no one chose Fargo).

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#65 – Happy Collaboration, Happy Couple by Elizabeth Wheless

Kelli Erdmann and Freeman Butler quite simply bring joy, light, and creativity to the world. And we were overjoyed to be able to interview them on this week’s podcast! You may know Kelli a…

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The COVID-19 Specials #6 by Elizabeth Wheless

As the City and the State continue to tout re-opening dates for Broadway, Ollie Southgate discusses how re-openings in Australia and off-Broadway have played out, and how the industry's unio…

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#105: Joel Grey I The Muppet Show by Elizabeth Wheless

After quite the hiatus, Fergie is back full force with Joel Grey’s episode of The Muppet Show. Fergie discusses even MORE changes in the opening and re-emphasizes the frequents efforts of …

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Ep131 – Laurel Mintz (Part 2) by Elizabeth Wheless

Branding, Social Media, Marketing...Laurel Mintz' "Elevate Your Brand" has all the answers to meet your product needs.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Episode 95: Raymond J. Lee: Good Will Win by Elizabeth Wheless

On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob chat with Broadway actor and activist Raymond J. Lee. Together, they discuss Ray’s career, his deep love for Disney, the challenges of being a pare…

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#50 – One Year Anniversary with Charlie Alterman by Elizabeth Wheless

In celebration of the One Year Episode of Take A Bow, Charlie Alterman joins to bring a new field that has yet to be discussed on the podcast. Charlie is one of the most well known conductor…

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#140 – The Lightning Thief by Elizabeth Wheless

"I didn't wanna be a half-blood!" Whip out your teen angst and magic lightning bolts because this week we're to talking about the Young Adult Fantasy Musical "The Lightning Thief." If you've…

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#27 – Patti Murin, One Day at a Time by Elizabeth Wheless

Princess Anna and Mental Health Warrior, Patti Murin, joins us to share what it’s like to be pregnant during COVID-19. From Cadbury egg cravings to enduring 5 weeks of what was presumably …

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Season 2: Episode 18: Marilyn Maye: Icon, Singer, Survivor, Queen of Cabaret, Grammy Nominee, Broadway, Feinstein’s/54 Below by Elizabeth Wheless

Iconic, legendary, Grammy nominee, Queen of Cabaret are just some of the terms used to describe the ever so vibrant Marilyn Maye. After a year of no live performances due to the global pan…

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EP 34-Summer on Broadway’s ANISSA FELIX by Elizabeth Wheless

Started out with a relaxer every six weeks from her mom throughout her childhood all the way up until after high school. After she moved to college at the University of Mary Washington, she …

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S1E12 – What To Wear?! It’s Opening Night! by Elizabeth Wheless

It’s a star-studded extravaganza on the red (no wait…yellow) carpet. Time Square is completely transformed into Zoey’s version of Pandora. But all that glamour is barely masking the r…

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Ep098-Act II Places-Rob Ward & Max Emmerson by Elizabeth Wheless

Risk, Drive, Stories For Everyone And Other Bits & Bobs! Ep.98 – Mega-Talented Rob Ward And Max Emmerson Of Emmerson & Ward Productions Discuss Their Criterion For Creating And Sel…

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#23 – What Makes Theatrical Design So Profoundly Moving? with David Rockwell by Elizabeth Wheless

Such an illuminating conversation with David Rockwell today. David shared with Hal the importance of community theater in his childhood, his approach to designing the factory space for Kinky…

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Ep23: Greg Propper by Elizabeth Wheless

Doing good—and doing it well—requires out-of-the-box thinking. And few people demonstrate that type of thinking more than today’s guest. As the President of Propper Daley, Greg Propper…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre