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The Ladies Who Lunch with Donna McKechnie

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Join host Donna McKechnie and “The Ladies Who Lunch” at Sardis for a scrumptious meal of rarified theatre storytelling. Candid conversation about career adventures, challenges and mishaps take you deep inside the making of legendary shows and careers. You’re not going to want to miss this. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Join host Donna McKechnie and “The Ladies Who Lunch” at Sardis for a scrumptious meal of rarified theatre storytelling. Candid conversation about career adventures, challenges and mishaps take you deep inside the making of legendary shows and careers. You’re not going to want to miss this. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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United States

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Join host Donna McKechnie and “The Ladies Who Lunch” at Sardis for a scrumptious meal of rarified theatre storytelling. Candid conversation about career adventures, challenges and mishaps take you deep inside the making of legendary shows and careers. You’re not going to want to miss this. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Language:

English

Contact:

919-264-8493


Episodes

#6 - Kerry Butler, Tonya Pinkins, and Nell Benjamin

6/12/2020
Donna welcomes beloved actor Kerry Butler, acclaimed Tony-winning actor/activist Tonya Pinkins and maestro lyricist/book writer Nell Benjamin to Sardis. Over lunch, these super power women chat about the twists and turns in their careers, their lives and Broadway. Tony-Nominee Kerry Butler was most recently seen on Broadway in "Beetlejuice". Other unforgettable roles include: “Mean Girls”, “Disaster!”, “Catch Me If You Can”, “Xanadu”, “Little Shop”, “Hairspray” and “Bat Boy”. Tonya Pinkins,...

Duration:01:26:24

#5 - Beth Leavel, Theresa Rebeck, and Mary-Mitchell Campbell

4/21/2020
Donna welcomes comic genius Beth Leavel, brilliant playwright Theresa Rebeck and maestro music supervisor and philanthropist Mary-Mitchell Campbell to Sardis. These powerhouse women lunch while lost in riveting insider conversation about their careers and their lives. Triple theatre Tony winner Beth Leavel was most recently seen on Broadway in "The Prom". Other unforgettable roles include: the title role in "The Drowsy Chaperone", Florence Greenberg in "Baby It's You", Mrs. June Adams in...

Duration:00:58:19

#4 - Angie Schworer, Ann Harada, and Pamela Hunt

2/26/2020
PROM star Angie Schworer, AVENUE Q star Ann Harada and Director Pamela Hunt are this episode's guests on “The Ladies Who Lunch”. Legendary Chorus Girl Angie Schworer made her Broadway debut in WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, followed by high-kicking rolls in such shows as CRAZY FOR YOU, SUNSET BOULEVARD, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE PRODUCERS, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and most recently as Angie in THE PROM. Beloved performer Ann Harada made her Broadway debut in M BUTTERFLY followed by performances in SEUSSICAL,...

Duration:01:13:42

#3 - Mercedes Ellington, Susan L. Schulman & Mary Testa

12/26/2019
Join host Tony-winner Donna McKechnie at Sardis for Episode #3 of “The Ladies Who Lunch”. Donna’s guests are three-time-Tony Award nominee Mary Testa, currently starring on Broadway as Aunt Eller in “Rodger & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”, legendary publicist and author Susan L. Schulman….and Mercedes Ellington, dancer, choreographer, director and producer. Bon Appetite! Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales, music composed by Matthew Sklar. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network. Every...

Duration:01:08:15

#2 - Fredi Walker-Browne, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & Cady Huffman

11/25/2019
Joanne Jefferson, in the original cast of RENT on Broadway, Fredi Walker-Browne is an actor, director, singer, producer and teacher. Fredi toured nationally with THE LION KING in the role of Rafiki. She is the founder and president of Big Spoon Productions. Cady Huffman, Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics-winning star of THE PRODUCERS for her role as Ulla. She is also acclaimed for her unforgettable recurring role on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM and as a judge on the Food Network’s “Kitchen...

Duration:01:26:25

#1 - The Chorus Line Reunion! Kelly Bishop, Baayork Lee & Priscilla Lopez

11/11/2019
Episode #1: The Chorus Line Reunion! What a way to launch a podcast. Donna is joined by “Chorus Line” cast mates Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee and Kelly Bishop for an hour of magical storytelling about Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and their own extraordinary lives and careers. These dear friends reunite to dish at Sardis for the first time in a very long time. Triple threat, Tony winner Priscilla Lopez brought her own story at the High School of Performing Arts to life as Diana Morales. She...

Duration:01:06:16

Podcast Teaser

9/25/2019
Join host Donna McKechnie and “The Ladies Who Lunch” at Sardis for a scrumptious meal of rarified theatre storytelling. Candid conversation about career adventures, challenges and mishaps take you deep inside the making of legendary shows and careers. You’re not going to want to miss this. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales, music composed by Matthew Sklar. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network. Every episode is recorded live at the legendary Sardi's restaurant, 234 W 44th St, New...

Duration:00:01:06