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Theater nerds, reformed Jews, couples on 3rd dates, liberal elites, and old people — get out your enhanced listening devices because now there’s a podcast just for you. Join Rachel and Jonathan as they discuss and dissect all that theater has to offer. Watch out midtown... It’s Exit Stage Podcast.

Theater nerds, reformed Jews, couples on 3rd dates, liberal elites, and old people — get out your enhanced listening devices because now there’s a podcast just for you. Join Rachel and Jonathan as they discuss and dissect all that theater has to offer. Watch out midtown... It’s Exit Stage Podcast.
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Theater nerds, reformed Jews, couples on 3rd dates, liberal elites, and old people — get out your enhanced listening devices because now there’s a podcast just for you. Join Rachel and Jonathan as they discuss and dissect all that theater has to offer. Watch out midtown... It’s Exit Stage Podcast.

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Episodes

True West, Slave Play, Usual Girls & The Inheritance

1/22/2019
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Jonathan and Rachel prove they truly have no lives, as they discuss what they saw—onstage and off—during the holiday break. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they talk The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the Golden Globes, Vice, and binge-able content. They also fill one another in on plays they saw without each other. Jonathan saw: TRUE WEST and THE INHERITANCE in London. Rachel saw: USUAL GIRLS and SLAVE PLAY in New York. Settle in, folks. This one’s a doozy. For you skippers out there, here are the...

Duration:01:39:31

What the Constitution Means to Me & The Jungle

1/15/2019
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss two “big issue” plays: Heidi Schreck’s WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s THE JUNGLE. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they dissect the productions, talk politics, the refugee crisis, and immersive theater. Also, Rachel has an existential crisis and Jonathan witnesses a master class in human consolation. For you skippers out there, here are the timestamps for the discussions: CONSTITUTION: Starts at 7:02 JUNGLE: Starts at 44:20...

Duration:01:23:59

Lewiston/Clarkston

1/8/2019
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Samuel D. Hunter’s two play evening, LEWISTON/CLARKSTON. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they dive into the themes and character development in each play, and Jonathan provides an in-depth review of the meal provided to audience members. They also discuss imaginative (or, in Rachel’s case, strictly practical) ways to spend $3500. Off-Broadway Credits for LEWISTON/CLARKSTON Produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Written by Samuel D. Hunter Directed by Davis...

Duration:01:02:10

Top 5 Musicals

1/1/2019
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Jonathan and Rachel kick off the new year with a discussion of their favorite (note: not best) musicals of all time. They also consider what intellectual properties could work well as musicals. Follow Exit Stage Podcast: facebook.com/exitstagepodcast instagram.com/exitstagepodcast

Duration:01:41:16

Best of 2018

12/31/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel each end 2018 with a list of their favorite theatrical productions from this year. The episode also takes a bit of a tangent to answer some of Jonathan’s many, many, many questions about HBO’s Westworld. Follow Exit Stage Podcast: facebook.com/exitstagepodcast instagram.com/exitstagepodcast

Duration:01:05:59

Network & The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui

12/25/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss NETWORK on Broadway. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they call for a moratorium on all future Ivo Van Hove projects and lament the death of theater as we know it. They also force themselves to discuss Classic Stage Company’s THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI. Broadway Credits for NETWORK Originally produced by The National Theatre Adapted by Lee Hall Based on the Paddy Chayefsky film Directed by Ivo Van Hove Starring Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn, and Tatiana Maslany...

Duration:01:11:09

Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) & Bob Dylan

12/18/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Will Eno's THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING). Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they actually speak very little about the play, as the audience talkback was much more captivating. Also, Jonathan encounters some next-level audience members at a Bob Dylan concert. Off-Broadway Credits for THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) Produced by Signature Theatre Written by Will Eno Directed by Oliver Butler Starring Michael C. Hall Follow Exit Stage Podcast: facebook.com/exitstagepodcast...

Duration:01:00:17

Plot Points in Our Sexual Development

12/11/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Miranda Rose Hall's PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, struggle to navigate LGBTQ waters with ease. It is something truly uncomfortable to behold. They also get into Jonathan's theory of why we cry more easily on planes and Rachel recommends plays for Jonathan to see in London. Off-Broadway Credits for PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT Produced by Lincoln Center Theater Written by Miranda Rose Hall Directed by Margot Bordelon...

Duration:00:46:16

The Ferryman

12/4/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Jez Butterworth’s THE FERRYMAN. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, Jonathan and Rachel touch on all the highlights of the show, from the live goose and very well-behaved baby to Butterworth’s penchant for mythical storytelling and everything in between. They also dive into Butterworth’s Broadway debut (and the show that started all of their theater confabulations) JERUSALEM. Broadway Revival Credits for THE FERRYMAN Written by Jez Butterworth Directed by Sam Mendes...

Duration:01:07:12

The Hard Problem & American Son

11/27/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM and Christopher Demos-Brown's AMERICAN SON. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they talk about pointless displays of nudity, judging a show by its poster, and the ever-aging Lincoln Center audience. Off-Broadway Credits for THE HARD PROBLEM Produced by Lincoln Center Theater Written by Tom Stoppard Directed by Jack O'Brien Starring Adelaide Clemens, Chris O’Shea, Jon Tenney, Karoline Xu, Eshan Bajpay, Tara Summers, Robert Petkoff, Nina...

Duration:01:08:17

The Waverly Gallery & The New One (Plus Wicked's 15th)

11/20/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss two Broadway shows: Kenneth Lonergan’s THE WAVERLY GALLERY and Mike Birbiglia’s THE NEW ONE. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they talk about each show’s script, cast, staging, and get into (but like really get into) the oeuvres of Lonergan and Birbiglia. So, strap in for what Rachel calls, “a super bummer” of an episode. Plus, they look back at WICKED, now celebrating its 15th year on Broadway. Credits for THE WAVERLY GALLERY Written by Kenneth Lonergan Directed by...

Duration:01:30:31

The Thanksgiving Play & Trainspotting Live

11/13/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss two Off-Broadway plays: Larissa FastHorse’s THE THANKSGIVING PLAY and TRAINSPOTTING LIVE. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they dive into the realms of political correctness, gross-out immersive theater, and struggle to pronounce “Ewan McGregor.” Credits for THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Produced by Playwrights Horizons Written by Larissa FastHorse Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel Starring Jennifer Bareilles, Jeffrey Bean, Greg Keller, Margo Seibert Credits for...

Duration:01:00:15

Torch Song

11/6/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG, produced on broadway by Second Stage Theater. The play was first produced on broadway in 1982, under the title, “Torch Song Trilogy.” Recorded in midtown Manhattan, Jonathan and Rachel cover the show’s script, the brilliance of Michael Urie’s, and the dangers of casting adults as adolescents. Broadway Revival Credits for TORCH SONG Written by Harvey Fierstein Directed by Moisés Kaufman Starring Michael Urie, Mercedes Ruehl, Jack...

Duration:00:40:54

Once on this Island

10/31/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss the ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, which won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Originally produced on Broadway in 1990 and then 2002, the newest revival opened in 2017 at the Circle in the Square Theater. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, Jonathan and Rachel cover the show’s stage magic, the dancing (oh my, that dancing!), and try to pin down what year, decade, or century the musical supposedly takes place. Broadway Revival Credits for ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Music by...

Duration:00:52:33

The Lieutenant of Inishmore & The Nap

10/26/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Martin McDonagh’s THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE. Because the play’s last major New York production was on Broadway in 2006, Jonathan and Rachel discuss the play’s text and that production. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they cover McDonagh’s career, Irish politics, and attempt (borderline offensive) Irish accents. Oh...they also discuss Richard Bean's THE NAP. Broadway Credits for THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Written by Martin McDonagh Directed by Wilson Milam...

Duration:01:00:43

The Band's Visit

10/26/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss the 2018 Tony Award-winning musical, THE BAND’S VISIT. The musical was first produced at the Atlantic Theater Company in 2016 and moved Broadway in 2017. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they cover the director’s choices, the music, and why everyone thinks Jonathan hates musicals. Broadway Credits for THE BAND’S VISIT Music and lyrics by David Yazbek Book by Itamar Moses Directed by David Cromer Starring Katrina Link and Tony Shalhoub Follow Exit Stage Podcast:...

Duration:01:06:47

Straight White Men

10/26/2018
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Jonathan and Rachel discuss Young Jean Lee’s STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, produced on Broadway by Second Stage Theater. Recorded in midtown Manhattan, they cover the staging, acting, dancing—yes, dancing—and they choose the name for this podcast. Broadway Credits for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Written by Young Jean Lee Directed by Anna D. Shapiro Starring Armie Hammer, Josh Charles, Paul Schneider, and Stephen Payne Follow Exit Stage Podcast: facebook.com/exitstagepodcast instagram.com/exitstagepodcast

Duration:00:49:07