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The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

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Intimate conversations with theatre’s biggest talents including stars, producers, directors, tv stars with theatre history and more. This is a podcast for theatre people by theater people. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both as cast and creative, host Alan Seales speaks with Broadway and beyond’s biggest talents to learn more about not only how the world of theatre and performing operate, but also what makes it so real and human. In-depth, personal, behind-the-scenes conversations will highlight special details of the industry that most people may not know exist, will always find out what makes the guests love their craft, what makes them tick, and what truly inspires them.

Intimate conversations with theatre’s biggest talents including stars, producers, directors, tv stars with theatre history and more. This is a podcast for theatre people by theater people. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both as cast and creative, host Alan Seales speaks with Broadway and beyond’s biggest talents to learn more about not only how the world of theatre and performing operate, but also what makes it so real and human. In-depth, personal, behind-the-scenes conversations will highlight special details of the industry that most people may not know exist, will always find out what makes the guests love their craft, what makes them tick, and what truly inspires them.

Location:

United States

Description:

Intimate conversations with theatre’s biggest talents including stars, producers, directors, tv stars with theatre history and more. This is a podcast for theatre people by theater people. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both as cast and creative, host Alan Seales speaks with Broadway and beyond’s biggest talents to learn more about not only how the world of theatre and performing operate, but also what makes it so real and human. In-depth, personal, behind-the-scenes conversations will highlight special details of the industry that most people may not know exist, will always find out what makes the guests love their craft, what makes them tick, and what truly inspires them.

Language:

English

Contact:

919-264-8493


Episodes

Ep81 - Rob Rokicki, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

3/31/2020
Rob Rokicki is an actor, music director, composer, and lyricist whose shows have been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing workshop. He wrote the music and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, which recently finished up its limited Broadway run. Connect with Rob:...

Duration:00:58:35

Ep80 - Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill & Spring Awakening revival

3/24/2020
Kathryn Gallagher is an amazing singer/songwriter who made her Broadway debut in 2015 in the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening. She stars as Annika Atwater in the show YOU on Netflix, and is currently starring as Bella in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway! To WATCH the video companion of this episode, please visit TTP.fm/patreon. This interview was filmed entirely on the floors of our respective houses during the #socialdistancing COVID-19 outbreak. In her own words, she’s been “preparing...

Duration:01:11:41

Ep79 - Len Cariou, Tony Award winner & original Sweeney Todd, Blue Bloods, Harry Townsend's Last Stand

3/17/2020
Len Cariou is a three-time Tony Award nominee and Tony Award winner for title role in Sweeney Todd. Working steadily his entire career in theatre, film, and tv, he was on the popular television mystery series, Murder, She Wrote opposite his good friend and former Sweeney Todd co-star Angela Lansbury. With 85 additional TV/film credits including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and 80 stage credits, he is currently starring on Blue Bloods on CBS opposite Tom Selleck, Donny Wahlberg, and Bridget...

Duration:00:41:55

Coronavirus & Broadway Bonus Episode: Julia Hobsbawm, social health expert, author, and entrepreneur

3/13/2020
In an unprecedented move to help contain the spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, Broadway has just gone dark for weeks. Julia Hobsbawm, a social health expert, entrepreneur, and author of a new book called The Simplicity Principle: Six Steps Towards Clarity in a Complex World, I felt the need to discuss the effect of this mandatory social distancing. For people both on and off stage, Broadway and theatre in general feeds our social health, but without that outlet now, what can we do? How do...

Duration:00:44:19

Ep78 - Samuel H. Levine, The Inheritance

3/10/2020
Samuel H. Levine is making his Broadway debut currently starring in the production of The Inheritance. He was last seen performing in The Inheritance’s West End production - which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play. He’s just wrapped a currently untitled feature film opposite Jennifer Lawrence, and can even be seen on TV in the CBS productions of Instinct, Bull, and Elementary. Samuel was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, not far from Broadway. But it wasn’t until he found his way to the...

Duration:00:42:32

Ep77 - Natalie Weiss, actor, singer, emoji: "Breaking Down the Riffs", Emojiland, American Idol

3/3/2020
Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, "Breaking Down The Riffs," which have collectively reached over 4 million views. She’s an actress, singer, private vocal coach, master class teacher, and is one of the most sought-after voices among new musical theatre writers. She is currently starring as Construction Worker emoji in Emojiland the Musical. Connect with Natalie: IG: @thenatalieweiss Twitter: @thenatalieweiss Facebook...

Duration:00:43:47

Ep76 - Danny Burstein, 6 time Tony Award nominee, Moulin Rouge, Fiddler, Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, and more

2/28/2020
Danny Burstein is a six-time Tony Award nominee who made his Broadway debut in 1992 and now has 18 Broadway credits including Company, Titanic, The Drowsy Chaperone, South Pacific, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, and most recently My Fair Lady opposite Laura Benanti. He can be seen all over the small and big screens, currently as D.A. Lewis Cormier on the CBS TV series Evil, and can even be heard lending his voice to video games such as Grand Theft...

Duration:00:54:15

Ep75 - Morgan Marcell, actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, all around awesome person

2/25/2020
Morgan Marcell is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and director with Broadway credits ranging from the original Broadway cast of Hamilton to the original Broadway cast of Bandstand to Fosse Verdon. She is now on stage in the original Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge, the musical. A San Diego native, she originally planned on going to law school, she eventually found her way back to LA as a trained dancer. Soon after performing with the In the Heights tour, she took over for the dance captain...

Duration:00:47:58

Ep74 - Karen Olivo, Satine (the Sparking Diamond!) in Moulin Rouge the Musical

2/18/2020
Karen Olivo is a Tony-Award winner who made her Broadway debut in Rent before going on to roles in Brooklyn, the Musical, In The Heights, and West Side Story (which is where she won her Tony!). She is now amazing audiences, critics, and everyone in between 8 times a week as Satine in Moulin Rouge the Musical. Karen was born in the South Bronx before moving to Central Florida. Although far from Broadway, performing was still in her family. Her dad was a director and mom worked lots of jobs in...

Duration:00:51:56

Ep73 - Sonya Tayeh, choreographer (Moulin Rouge, Sing Street, So You Think You Can Dance)

2/11/2020
Sonya Tayeh made her way from the city of Detroit to New York City to find herself choreographing for some of today’s biggest names including Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Florence and the Machine. She’s been nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work on So You Think You Can Dance, and won the Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards for “Outstanding Choreography” for her work on David Henry Hwang’s dance-play Kung Fu, for which she also received a Drama Desk nomination. She recently made her Broadway...

Duration:00:46:57

Ep72 - Tam Mutu, the Duke: Moulin Rouge the Musical

2/4/2020
One of Broadway's favorite bad boys, Tam Mutu is The Duke in the smash Broadway hit Moulin Rouge, the Musical, You may also recognize him from his TV appearances on The Walking Dead, Bluebloods, and Sherlock, or from being on stage in Doctor Zhivago on Broadway and Love Never Dies in London. After a successful time playing football... er, soccer... something called to him to start performing on stage, and the rest was history. After years working in the UK and the West End, he was supposed...

Duration:00:49:38

LIVE: Beetlejuice at BroadwayCon 2020 with Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Jenny Gersten and Callie Goff

1/31/2020
LIVE from BroadwayCon 2020 in New York City, here is the main stage panel for BEETLEJUICE with Alex Brightman, Kerry Butler, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Jenny Gersten and Callie Goff. We talk all things TikTok, cosplay, social media, audience reactions, and even conclude the event with BroadwayCon's largest selfie, ever! Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast...

Duration:00:58:57

Ep71 - Steven Sater, Tony and Olivier Award winning poet, playwright, lyricist, television writer and screenwriter

1/28/2020
Steven Sater is a two time Tony Award winning, Olivier Award winning, and Grammy Award winning, writer and author of shows such as Murder at the Gates, Alice by Heart, and of course, Spring Awakening. He is now also the author of Alice by Heart the novel, being released on Feb 4th, 2020. Born in Evansville Indiana, Steven didn’t have a childhood like most. An injury left him bed ridden where he taught himself ancient greek and started writing his first plays. This has now resulted in some of...

Duration:00:44:46

Ep70 - Elizabeth Stanley, Mary Jane Healey: Jagged Little Pill

1/21/2020
Starring as Mary Jane Healy in Jagged Little Pill, one of the biggest musicals on Broadway, Elizabeth Stanley leads audiences on an unforgettable journey of self-reflection and serious thought… 8 times a week. She made her Broadway debut in the 2006 revival of Company, and has also starred on Broadway in Cry-Baby, Million Dollar Quartet, and On the Town. She was in the 2009 tour of Xanadu, and the 2015 tour of The Bridges of Madison County in addition to numerous TV credits such as Fringe,...

Duration:00:53:00

Ep69 - Bernie Telsey, one of this generation's biggest and best casting directors

1/14/2020
Bernie Telsey is one of the biggest names in the business. You may not see him on stage but he has introduced the world to some of the biggest names on Broadway. He and his team at Telsey + Company have cast literally hundreds of Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional productions, in addition to your favorite TV shows and movies, and more. He is also one of the co-creators of MCC Theatre, which he started right after graduating NYU. Bernie got his big break after casting one the most beloved...

Duration:01:02:28

Ep68 - The Skivvies: Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley

1/6/2020
Comprised of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, The Skivvies is a cabaret, musical, comedy show all wrapped up into one fun night, sometimes with the occasional special guest. Lauren and Nick have taken their act from performing stripped down versions of songs stripped down on Youtube, to now touring the country and having various residencies around New York City. The Skivvies is about confidence and acceptance, not sexuality. While dealing with the occasional wardrobe malfunction(!), they...

Duration:00:49:20

Ep67 – 2019 Wrap Up with Alan Seales and Mo Brady

12/30/2019
It's the end of the year (and the end of a decade)! Along with special co-host Mo Brady, host of The Ensemblist podcast, Alan takes you through some of his favorite shows, performances, events, and more from the past year... and even what they're looking forward to in 2020. Happy holidays, everyone! Connect with Mo & The Ensemblist: IG: @TheEnsemblist Twitter: @TheEnsemblist Podcast Feed TheEnsemblist.com Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast...

Duration:00:19:45

Ep66 - Lesli Margherita

12/23/2019
Lesli Margherita is an Olivier Award winning actress who made her Broadway debut in Matilda in 2013 after a successful run on the West End in Zorro, which earned her the award. She was recently in Dames at Sea here on Broadway, but made her first big splash in the entertainment scene in 1997 in the TV show Fame LA. and is about to open Emojiland off-broadway as The Princess. From the immediate career high to the emotional lows that came from being cast on Fame LA, this episode covers a range...

Duration:01:00:06

Crossover Bonus - CATS the movie, review. Seriously, listen right meow

12/19/2019
I recently went with Mike Abrams, the host of The Wrong Cat Died podcast, to go see the CATS movie. We gave it a review... le sigh. So, here it is! Original episode description as follows: Get your movie review here, folks! Step right up, step right up! Mike was invited to see an early screening of CATS the movie! Hear Mike and Alan (from The Theatre Podcast) breakdown the movie, discuss the crazy ending, and give a few award CATegories at the end. Seriously, what did they watch? Hear the...

Duration:00:33:18

Ep65 - Will Hochman

12/17/2019
Will Hochman is a Brooklyn-born actor making his Broadway debut in the play The Sound Inside written by pulitzer prize finalist Adam Rapp, directed by Tony-winner David Cromer, and starring alongside Tony-winner Mary-Louise Parker. After growing up primarily focusing on sports, he eventually graduated college with an economics degree before deciding to pursue performing full time (he took his first acting class his Junior year of college!). After college, he did production work, learning the...

Duration:00:49:43