Podcast Episode 129 – Tom Kitt

  Tom Kitt’s story could be a movie. He was a child prodigy. While in college he meets the woman who will become his wife, and the writing partner who will help secure his place in musical theater history (Like Steve Jobs meeting “Woz”). He gets his first musical on Broadway before he turns 35.  The …

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Podcast Episode 128 – Chris Jones

If you’ve ever gotten a bad review (which means everyone who has ever worked in this business), then you’ve probably dreamed about what the theater would be like without critics. When you listen to this podcast with Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune, you’ll realize how that dream would quickly become a nightmare. Since the days of …

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Podcast Episode 127 – Chazz Palminteri

  If you listen to only one of my podcasts, make it this one. We all know that Chazz’s life story became the play A Bronx Tale, which became the movie, A Bronx Tale, which has now become the musical, A Bronx Tale. But the irony is . . . Chazz’s story of how he made all that happen …

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Podcast Episode 126 – Randy Buck

I like to think of Broadway as a UFO. It’s the mothership. And when successful, it spits out little X-Wing Starfighter ships, also known as National Tours. The bigger the success on Broadway, the more ships/tours it sends out. But just like Broadway has gotten more difficult to navigate these days, so have the satellite …

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Podcast Episode 125 – David Javerbaum

If great comedy was a result of a chemical reaction than the two best elements you could mix up in a test tube would be “Smart” and “Funny.” Talk to David Javerbaum for about 15 seconds and you realize he’s got a never ending supply of both. I first met DJ, way back when . . …

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