Podcast Episode 145 – Jonathan Lomma

  There was a time when I thought about being an agent.  I interviewed with the big three-lettered agencies and was even offered a couple of gigs.  But I didn’t take them. Because I didn’t have the stamina to sit behind one of those desks for 5+ years before I could agent myself. You know …

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Podcast Episode 144 – Pam MacKinnon

  Here’s a statistical truth bomb for you: women direct only about 17% of the shows on Broadway. How do I know that?  Pam MacKinnon has been keeping track. Pam is already one of the few female A-list directors that make up that unbalanced percentage, having directed as many shows on Broadway as any woman out there (only Stroman …

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Podcast Episode 143 – Catherine Zuber

  If there was a ranking of what I know about each element of the theater, costume design would come in last. I lasted about 4 hours in my costume shop rotation during my internship at Maine State Music Theatre (I spent those 4 hours trying to thread one needle and then they let me …

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Podcast Episode 142 – Jerry Zaks

  When Jerry walked into my office to record his podcast at 9 AM last Tuesday, the smile on his face was so bright, you’d think he was a rookie director who had his first big hit. In fact, Jerry has had fistfuls of hits over the years . . . including three on the boards …

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Podcast Episode 141 – Doug Hughes

  Plays are delicate things.  And Directors have to treat them like priceless antiquities. Doug Hughes has one of the smartest and most sensitive touches of any Director around, which is why he has directed dozens of dramas on Broadway, from the incredibly successful Doubt to Oleanna (which I produced) to this season’s highly anticipated Junk (which I have tickets to …

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