Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award Winner, Covid-19 Survivor and so much more, Brian Stokes Mitchell

I hear from a lot of people that they are busier than they have ever been during this crisis.

I’ve started saying this in response . . .

“Yeah, but no one is busier than Brian Stokes Mitchell.”

Stokes sprang into high gear as soon as Broadway shut down as the Chairman of The Actors Fund, the institution that is helping so many artists get through.

Then he was diagnosed with Covid-19.

He recovered (thank God) and started singing from his window as a thank you to the first responders.

Then, he sprang into action once again after the murder of George Floyd and co-founded Black Theatre United to help “protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country.”

Doing one of these would have been plenty.

But that’s Stokes.

We’re going to talk to Stokes about all of the above TONIGHT on my livestream, as well as his incredible career in the biz and a heck of a lot more.

So, set your reminder for tonight’s episode here.

And look who’s joining me over the next few weeks:

Tuesday, August 25th – Patrick Page (Actor – Hadestown, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, The Hunchback of Notredame)

We’ll be making a special announcement next week for our September lineup! And you do NOT want to miss that.

You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT) on my Facebook, on my Twitter, on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel, and on Broadway on Demand.

To learn more about our guests and the organizations for which we are raising money, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: TAKE 2!!! 4-Time Tony Award-Winning Producer, Dori Berinstein

Alright, let’s try this again!

Tony Award winner, Dori Berinstein, was all set to appear on our livestream last week . . . until that little brat of a tropical storm played with the power, and she lost her internet! (I could go days without water, but not internet? Forget it.)

The storm has passed, the power is back, and Dori WILL be joining us, if I have to walk to her house in Westchester and socially distance interview her with my phone.

If you don’t know Dori, she’s a producing powerhouse . . . first in movies (yes, that is HER on the Netflix documentary about the making of Dirty Dancing – a must watch) . . . and then on Broadway. We met on Thoroughly Modern Millie, produced a show at NYMF together, and we will be doing something again soon, I know it.

Tune in tonight to hear how she transitioned from film to Broadway, how she is keeping all her projects going, and all about the Broadway Podcast Network (of which I’m a proud member).

Set your reminder for tonight’s episode here.

And look who’s joining me over the next few weeks:

Tuesday, August 18th – Brian Stokes Mitchell (Actor – Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed)

Tuesday, August 25th – Patrick Page (Actor – Hadestown, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, The Hunchback of Notredame)

You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT) on my Facebook, on my Twitter, on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel, and on Broadway on Demand.

To learn more about our guests and the organizations for which we are raising money, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: 6-Time Tony Nominee, Danny Burstein

Danny Burstein has one of the most unique resumes on Broadway. And it’s because of something he told me on the podcast we did a bit ago.

He doesn’t like to repeat himself.  He likes to challenge himself.

With six Tony Award nominations and a resume the length of the tails he wears in Moulin Rouge, the strategy seems to be working.

That’s why I’m looking forward to hearing how he’s dealing with the challenges he is facing now . . . including recovering from a very nasty battle with COVID-19 (his show, Moulin Rouge, was one of the toughest hit by the virus early on)

Danny will be on my livestream TONIGHT at 8pm EDT, so tune in to hear what his battle with COVID was like and his outlook on the future.

One thing I can guarantee about our chat . . . Danny will give it to us straight . . . yet still with a smile.

See you tonight!

Set your reminder for tonight’s episode here.

And look who’s joining me over the next few weeks:

Tuesday, August 4th – Norm Lewis (Actor – Phantom of The Opera, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables)

Tuesday, August 11th – John Cariani (Actor/Playwright – Something Rotten; Caroline or Change; Almost, Maine)

Tuesday, August 25th – Patrick Page (Actor – Hadestown, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, The Hunchback of Notredame)

You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT) on my Facebook, on my Twitter, on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel, and on Broadway on Demand.

To learn more about our guests and the organizations for which we are raising money, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: Broadway star, Steven Pasquale!

Steven Pasquale is always at the top of every casting director’s list for every role on Broadway.
 
The problem is, the same is true in Hollywood.
 
We’re lucky that he loves the stage as much as he does, which is why we snagged him for Bridges of Madison County (a show I was proud to produce), American Son, Junk, and a few more.
 
And tonight, I snagged him for our livestream!
 
Join me tonight at 8pm EDT when I chat with Steven about how he’s holding up through the pandemic, what he’s doing to keep creative, and more.
 
And what Steven doesn’t know is that tonight’s livestream is really an intervention to get him to do even more theater. 🙂
 
So join me!
Set your reminder for tonight’s episode here.
And look who’s joining me over the next few weeks:

Tuesday, July 28th – Danny Burstein (Actor – Moulin Rouge, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof)

Tuesday, August 4th – Norm Lewis (Actor – Phantom of The Opera, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables)

Tuesday, August 11th – John Cariani (Actor/Playwright – Something Rotten; Caroline or Change; Almost, Maine)

 

You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT) on my Facebook, on my Twitter, on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel, and on Broadway on Demand.

To learn more about our guests and the organizations for which we are raising money, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

[SPECIAL] Tonight on the Livestream: From a Quarantine in Korea, Director to Watch, Sammi Cannold!

Everyone in the Broadway biz knows that Sammi Cannold is a director to watch.

That’s why she made the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for up-and-comers in Hollywood and Entertainment.

And Tonight at 8 PM EDT, she will LITERALLY be one to watch when she appears on my livestream!

And get this, it’ll be 9 AM where she is . . . because she’s in Korea . . . under quarantine! Yep, she’s working on a film project there about the South Korean response to getting theater back up and running, so she’ll have lots to talk about on what they are doing right . . . and how Broadway can learn from the Korean response.

I’m also eager to get her take on how she’s going to create in the post-pandemic world, since she is one of the most creative directors talked about today.  She helmed the Evita at City Center and right before COVID shut down the world, her production of Endlings at New York Theater Workshop had a 4,100 gallon pool on stage. (I just want to say, “I noticed her” – check out this blog I wrote back in 2013 talking about her production of Violet – before I knew who she was, but knew she’d do amazing things).

And, she’ll be directing my new musical, Joy, for me . . . because, well, I couldn’t think of a better person to direct a show about a young, passionate, female entrepreneur like Joy Mangano than a young, passionate, female artrepreneur like Sammi Cannold.

She’s also going to appear on a “creating for the new world” panel at my conference in November, but we’re going to get a preview tonight!

So tune in at 8 PM Eastern, 9 AM Korean time to hear all about Sammi’s take on theater safety, how the pandemic is sparking her creativity, and whether or not she truly likes Kimchee.

Click here to get a reminder or to go there RIGHT NOW!

And look who is joining us over the next few weeks:

 

Tuesday, July 21st – Steven Pasquale (Actor – American Son, Bridges of Madison County)

Tuesday, July 28th – Danny Burstein (Actor – Moulin Rouge, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof)

Tuesday, August 4th – Norm Lewis (Actor – Phantom of The Opera, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables)

Tuesday, August 11th – John Cariani (Actor/Playwright – Something Rotten; Caroline or Change; Almost, Maine)

 

You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT) on my Facebook, on my Twitter, on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel, and on Broadway on Demand.

To learn more about our guests and the organizations for which we are raising money, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Producer

I'm on a mission to help 5000 shows get produced by 2025.

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