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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Podcast Episode 102 – Howard Sherman

And now it was my turn! I first met Howard Sherman when he asked me on to appear on the American Theatre Wing’s “Producing Commercial Theater Off Broadway” and then subsequently on his podcast. 10 years (!) later, I was thrilled when agreed to appear on my podcast so I could turn the microphone around and …

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Podcast Episode 101 – Kenny Leon

It was 9 AM on the set of Hairspray Live! when I sat down with Tony Award- winning Kenny Leon for this interview, and they were just a couple weeks away from their telecast.  But you wouldn’t know it with how cool Kenny was.  There were PAs running left and right, wardrobe folks talking about this and …

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