Podcast Episode 107 – Beowulf Boritt

It’s easy to think that Set Design on Broadway is all about spectacle. But as you’ll hear from Tony Award winning Set Designer Beowulf Boritt, size doesn’t matter.  How a set helps tells a story is what it’s all about. That’s what separates the Designers from the designers, and “Wolfie” is one of the best Broadway …

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Podcast Episode 106 – Natasha Katz

  Natasha Katz won her 6th Tony this past season for A Long Day’s Journey Into Night. And when she gave her speech, beaming brighter than a Vari-Lite VL3000, you’d have thought it was her very first time. I don’t know tons about lighting, but I do know when someone truly loves what they’re doing. Natasha is one …

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Podcast Episode 105 – The Rego Brothers

Matt and Mike Rego aren’t twins, but boy oh boy do they have wonder-twin-like producing and business-building powers. They discovered a teeny tiny subversive show with a potty-mouthed name at the Fringe Festival and grew it up to a big Broadway show that has been seen all around the world. And when they saw a demand …

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Podcast Episode 104 – Jerry Mitchell

I first met Jerry Mitchell in 1993.  He was throwing some tires around on stage as the Associate Choreographer of the Weissler revival of Grease and I was the PA. I didn’t know much, back then.  But I do remember thinking  . . . “I don’t know who this tall dancin’ drink of H20 is, but …

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Podcast Episode 103 – Heather Hitchens

When you run the 100-year-old organization that created the Tony Awards, you know you’ve got a big job. But what I so admire about Heather Hitchens, is that as important of a responsibility as the Tony Awards are, she remains just as focused if not more so on the countless, less-sexy, educational programs that the American Theatre …

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