4-20-15

Podcast Episode #16 – Broadway Casting Director Bernie Telsey describes the magic of casting.

You might think a podcast featuring one of the most powerful casting directors in the biz is just for the actors out there. And why sure, if you’re an actor, you’re going to hear about 147 takeaways on how to get a leg up on your competition by listening to this 30 minute sess with Bernie Telsey, Broadway’s casting wizard. But since casting is one of the most important elements of creating and producing a show, this one is a must for all theater pros out there. You see, plays and musicals were not meant to be read.  They were meant to …

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4-19-15

The Sunday Giveaway: Two tickets to The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway!

Hey yo!  Heidi is back on Broadway, and she brought along Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham with her, in a brand new production that got raves. And one of you is going to see it for free. Oh man it feels like just yesterday I was doing scenes from The Heidi Chronicles at Tisch.  I played Scoop in the famous, “Are you guarding the chips,” scene. I was awful. See, I had a crush on the girl playing Heidi, and see there’s this moment at the end of the scene where Scoop plants a big ol’ confident kiss …

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Who won the pass to the Broadway Stage Management Symposium?

You guys showed some serious Stage Manager love this week.  It’s quite a roll call of names . . . and frankly, now it reads like a list of people I’d like to hire!  This giveaway became the ultimate LinkedIn-like referral!  Need an SM? Check the list, google the name, and hire ‘em up. But who won the free pass, you ask? Megan Simmons, congratulations.  You just won a $355 pass to the Broadway Stage Management Symposium!  Email me to get your pass. And for all of you who put up names of your favorite SMs, forward the blog on …

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4-17-15

Fun on a Friday: He left us, but hasn’t forgotten us.

When it was announced that James Corden was taking over The Late Late Show I cried a little. Why was I so verklempt? Because when I saw Jimbo in One Man, Two Guvnors I remember thinking, “Mother humper, we found the next Nathan Lane.” And then, Hollywood stole him right off of our stage. But as you all know, when you have the theater in your blood, you can’t get it out.  And thankfully, Jimmy’s got enough of the good stuff coursing through his veins, and that means he may do us even more good from his new post than if had he …

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