Tonight on the Livestream: The Tony Nominated Will Swenson (Hair, Les Miz and more)

“What about Will Swenson?”

These are the words I’ve heard spoken at just about every single casting meeting I’ve been to, when you’re looking for a leading man that can do . . . well . . . anything.  He can play the good guy (Hair).  He can play the bad guy (Les Miz).  He can make you laugh (Disaster).

He’s also just a terrific guy that you want in your rehearsal room.

The next thing that’s said at these casting meetings by the Casing Director is, “He’s not available.”  Cuz the guy is always working, whether that’s on stage or on film or on the small screen.

So, when we were coming up with great guest ideas for you for my livestream, I said, “What about Will Swenson?”

And guess what?  He was available!  🙂

You can join me and Will TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 22nd at 8 PM ET LIVE on my Facebook, on my Twitter, or on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel and find out what he’s been up to this pandemic, the two readings we recently did together, and MORE.

Set a reminder here!
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You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT).

Next week . . . Lea Salonga (Once On This Island, Les Miserable, Miss Saigon)!

To learn more about our guests and to support The Actors Fund, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: The Olivier (and More) Award winning Author of The Inheritance, Matthew Lopez

Let’s just cut straight to it:

My guest on tonight’s livestream wrote a play called “The best American play of the century.”

That’s right, Matthew sat down to write “The Great American Play,” and actually did it.

If that isn’t enough to get you to tune in, well, I don’t know what else I can say.

Except that The Inheritance won the Olivier Award, the Drama Desk, Evening Standard, Outer Critics and just about every other award out there for plays. Except for The Tony, that is . . . and that’s only because the Tonys never happened! (But they will soon enough and guess who is a favorite?)

Tonight we’re going to find out how this rollercoaster of a year has affected Matthew Lopez, what he’s working on next, and what advice he has to emerging writers who have ideas for 8-hour, 2-part dramas.

You can watch TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 14th at 8 PM ET on my Facebook, on my Twitter, or on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel.

Set a reminder here!
And next week, it’s Will Swenson (Waitress, Les Miserables, Hair)!

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You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT).

To learn more about our guests and to support The Actors Fund, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: The Choreographer of Moulin Rouge and More, Sonya Tayeh

Tell me if you’ve been here before . . .

You’re watching a show (ok, ok, I know it’s been a while, but think back) . . . and while you’re watching you become so amazed at what you’re seeing that you just can’t wait until the number is over so you can flip pages through your Playbill to find out just who is responsible for what you just saw.

That was me. During Moulin Rouge. Watching the bursting-off-the-stage choreography.

The answer to my question (“Who the @#$% choreographed this awesomeness”) was of course, Sonya Tayeh.

The next question I asked after reading her ridiculously long bio was, “Where have I been hiding that I didn’t know this person before?”

I’m making up for that now as Sonya will be appearing on my livestream tonight!

Dance is one of the elements of musical theater I know the least about so I’m excited to learn from Sonya . . . and to see what she’s been up to since Corona came to town.

Join me and her and a very special “Something To Make You Smile!”

Here’s how:

You can watch on my Facebook, on my Twitter, on Broadway Podcast Network’s Youtube Channel, and on Broadway on Demand.

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You can catch me every TUESDAY at 8pm EDT (7pm CDT/ 6pm MDT/ 5pm PDT).

To learn more about our guests and to support The Actors Fund, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: 4x Tony Award Nominee Raul Esparaza

If you watched my livestream with Brian Stokes Mitchell a few weeks ago, you got to hear me tell “Stokes” how something he did during the original production of Ragtime is on my Top 10 List of Favorite Brilliant Moments in the Theater.

And tonight, I get to share with Raul Esparza how he is on that list too.

What show do you think it’s from? Rocky Horror? Leap of Faith? Speed-the-Plow (which I was lucky enough to produce, despite the theater-traitor also known as Jeremy Piven quitting on us mid run).

I’m not going to tell you here. But I will spill it all tonight on my livestream!

And we’ll also talk to Raul about his gig at Law and Order SVU and his plans to come back to the theater . . . when the theater comes back, of course.

So tune in tonight at 8 PM! Set a reminder here!

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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 to support The Actors Fund, visit www.TheProducersPerspective.com/LIVE.

Tonight on the Livestream: Tony Award Nominee and star of Hadestown, Patrick Page.

How many actors do you know who can go from The Lion King to Saint Joan? From Beauty and the Beast to Julius Caesar?

I know one.

And he’s on my livestream tonight!

I’ve been a fan of Patrick Page from afar for years . . . and got the incredible pleasure of working with him on my revival of Spring Awakening. And since then, he has been scaring the @#$% out of people with his performance as Hades in Hadestown. (Have you ever heard a creepier voice in a musical before?)

In addition to his 10+ Broadway shows and his, like, 147 film and TV credits, Patrick is also a celebrated acting teacher and we’re going to get into his technique and how he approaches such different roles in such different pieces. And how he makes it look so damn easy.

Oh, and I may ask him for a few gossipy stories about Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark!

And I’ll be announcing the star-powered new lineup for the month of September tonight on the livestream – be among the first to hear who’s joining us next month!

So tune in!

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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