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Rory has talks with his friends in show business about staying grounded and happy while living the dream.

Rory has talks with his friends in show business about staying grounded and happy while living the dream.
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Rory has talks with his friends in show business about staying grounded and happy while living the dream.

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Jason Michael Snow - Episode #72

10/16/2018
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Jason Michael Snow (THE BOOK OF MORMON, SOUTH PACIFIC) is an actor, composer, writer, and very funny human being. Jason has excelled in all of these areas because he learned early on that you have to make your own opportunities. Jason walks us through the daily routines that keep him grounded, how he uses humor to deal with rejection, and his thoughts on social media. This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get...

Duration:01:15:35

Kirsten Wyatt - Episode #71

10/8/2018
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Kirsten Wyatt (ANNIE, GREASE) refers to herself as “Blue Collar Broadway.” A veteran of many shows and an elected member of Actor’s Equity council, Kirsten is extremely active in the community and a positive leader. Rory and Kirsten talk about their work with #BeltTheVote and why having a foundation outside of your career is so important. This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets...

Duration:01:03:39

Ilana Levine - Episode #70

10/5/2018
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Ilana Levine is the host of the podcast LITTLE KNOWN FACTS and has appeared on Broadway in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, JAKE'S WOMEN, and THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO. Ilana and Rory talk about there mutual love of podcasting and why they do it. You can find Ilana's podcast at http://www.littleknownfactspodcast.com This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in...

Duration:01:16:42

Eric Anderson & Jessica Rush - Episode #69

9/28/2018
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Eric Anderson (PRETTY WOMAN, WAITRESS, KINKY BOOTS) and Jessica Rush (JERSEY BOYS, GYPSY, SUMMER) are a hard-working Broadway couple who have to balance 8 shows a week with raising a kid. They are continually adjusting and learing the best way to pick up their child from school, make that audition, and sing at that benefit. They are incredibly talented and generous. Jessica has started an group called Broadway Baby Mommas that offers help and a place to talk for moms who are pursuing...

Duration:01:03:36

Andy Karl - Episode #68

9/21/2018
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Andy Karl (ROCKY, GROUNDHOG DAY, PRETTY WOMAN) has been the leading man in a musical on Broadway in nearly every season for the last decade. He is known for his talent, dedication to the work, and great sense of humor. Andy and Rory go way back to working on HAPPY DAYS THE MUSICAL for the late great Garry Marshall, who co-wrote Andy's current hit show PRETTY WOMAN. Andy discusses the joy of getting to do what you love at a dinner theater and the agony of getting a closing notice when you are...

Duration:01:14:08

Beth Crosby - Episode #67

9/11/2018
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Beth Crosby (Dr. Ken, Speechless, Life in Pieces) is an alum of The Groundlings, has appeared on many TV shows and in several national commercials. Beth and Rory share stories from their days waitng on tables together at a restaurant during their eary post college days in LA. Beth talks about how her dream grew from soley being about Broadway to working in comedy, the challenges and rewards of being a mom while pursuing an acting career, and her thoughts on the Geoffrey Owens discussion...

Duration:01:13:23

Kevin Spirtas - Episode #66

9/4/2018
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Kevin (DAYS OF OUR LIVES, AFTER FOREVER) has participated in every aspect of show business. From touring as a chorus boy to standing by for Hugh Jackman on Broadway. From starring in soap operas on daytime to producing his own internet series AFTER FOREVER- Kevin has maintained a diverse career on both coasts while navigating the difficult task of coming out of the closet professionally, at a time it wasn't so easy. He has an incredible story and his new series is a wonderful accomplishment....

Duration:01:08:17

Remembering Craig Zadan - Episode #65

8/28/2018
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Legendary producer Craig Zadan unexpectedly passed away this week, so we are replaying his recent episode in honor of his life and great career. We are lukcy to have heard so many great stories here on this podcast. He was passionate, kind and inspired us all. Craig's work will live on forever. Our condolences to his friends and family.

Duration:01:25:58

Remembering Craig Zadan - Episode #65

8/28/2018
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Craig Zadan passed away this week unexpectedly so we are replaying his recent episode in honor of his life and great career. We are lukcy to have heard so many great stories here on this podcast. He was passionate, kind and inspired us all. Craig’s work will live on forever. Our condolences to his friends and family.

Asmeret Ghebremichael - Episode #64

8/21/2018
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Asmeret (DREAMGIRLS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, LEGALLY BLONDE) is currently starring in DREAMGIRLS on the West End after performing on Broadway ensembles of numerous shows. She got her fierce work ethic and drive to succeed from her immigrant parents and her early days of dance competition in Pittsburgh. Asmeret's story is unique and shows what hard work, perseverance, and the right attitude can do.

Duration:01:02:51

Marc Tumminelli - Episode #63

8/14/2018
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Marc Tumminelli is the founder and director of www.broadwayworkshop.com, a school for high school and middle school performers who love Broadway. Marc started as an actor, but after years of working and a few really heart breaking experiences, he decided to start his own school in NYC. Marc has wonderful insights for actors who want to teach, kids who want to perform, and parents who have kids who have been bit by the theater bug! This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the...

Duration:01:06:11

Rickey Minor - Episode #62

8/7/2018
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Rickey Minor is one of the most successful musical directors in the business. His work on The Tonight Show, American Idol and world tours for Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, and Beyonce have solidified his spot as one of the biggest names in the music industry. Rickey grew up in Los Angeles and ended up walking away from a full ride college education to pursue his dream. His rise from playing in the band for DREAMGIRLS to leading the band on American Idol is an incredible American dream...

Duration:00:56:52

Rachel Bloom - Episode #61

7/31/2018
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Rachel Bloom (CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND) is a Golden Globe Award winning actress for playing Rebecca Bunch on her hit TV show. She talks Rory through how she went from musical theatre lover to sketch comedian to creating and starring in her own musical TV comedy series which is just starting to film it’s fourth and final season. Rachel emphasizes that the story we play in our head is what defines us so make it a positive one. This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200...

Duration:01:12:17

Bobby Steggert - Episode #60

7/24/2018
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Bobby Steggert (BIG FISH, RAGTIME, YANK) tells Rory why he decided to walk away from an incredibly successful acting career and pursue a masters degree in social work. Bobby has accomplished many things in the industry including being nominated for a Tony Award, but he felt compeled to make a difference in the world more directly than just throught the stage. Listen to his thoughts on defining success, social media, and happiness. This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the...

Duration:01:06:21

Susan Blackwell - Episode #59

7/17/2018
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Susan ([title of show], SIDE BY SIDE BY SUSAN BLACKWELL) tells Rory the incredible story of how [title of show] started around a kitchen table, then went downtown and made it all the way to Broadway. All along the way, Susan maintained her "survival job" and learned how to be grateful for it. Susan talks about how her song DIE VAMPIRE, DIE came from fighting the demons in our head that tell us we aren't good enough to be artists. She has started a workshop to help other writers conquer their...

Duration:01:17:16

Mandy Gonzalez - Episode #58

7/10/2018
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Mandy Gonzalez (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) talks with Rory from her dressing room in the Richard Rodgers Theatre where she currently brings down the house playing "Angelica" in HAMILTON. The same dressing room she had for IN THE HEIGHTS. Mandy has an incredible story that starts with the unlikely union of her parents, leaving college at 19 to become a back up singer for Bette Midler, and performing in Broadway hits (and one big flop). This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of...

Duration:01:03:38

Andrew Rannells - Episode #57

7/3/2018
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Andrew Rannells (THE BOOK OF MORMON, GIRLS, FALSETTOS) is a two time Tony nominated actor and star of TV and film. Andrew shares his stories about rejection, jealousy and working in the Warner Brothers gift shop. Rory and Andrew talk about their shared experience of opening THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway and how it changed everything. This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to...

Duration:01:26:35

Craig Zadan - Episode #56

6/26/2018
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Producer Craig Zadan (CHICAGO, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE) tells Rory what his definition of being a producer is and how he excelled as one on Broadway and in TV & film. Craig talks about the successes and challenges of producing live musicals for TV and of course... producing SMASH. He weaves us through his career starting from working for Joe Papp at The Public Theater, to producing the Oscars. He has an incredible story, a lot of wisdom, and is a great guy. This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:01:26:36

Kate Flannery - Episode #55

6/19/2018
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The hilarious Kate Flannery (THE OFFICE) tells Rory how her early dream of playing the title role in ANNIE started it all. She grew up in Philly, the youngest in a large Irish family. Her aunt ended up buying her a plane ticket to Chicago to introduce her Second City and it changed her life. Kate became a success in Hollywood by working hard every step of the way, and even kept her waitress job during the first season of THE OFFICE... just in case. She has a great sense of humor and a...

Duration:01:17:51

Patti Murin - Episode #54

6/12/2018
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Patti Murin (FROZEN, LYSISTRATA JONES) talks with Rory about what if feels like to lead a big juggernaut blockbuster show. She is incredibly open about her struggles with anxiety and depression and has changed the way the Broadway community talks about dealing with mental illness. This episode is sponsored by Goldstar! If you are one of the first 200 listeners who use the promo code RORY, you'll get $10 off your purchase of tickets to live events in your area! Use promo code RORY here:...

Duration:01:11:27