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We did a live show in NYC and you all showed up!!!! Some of our favorite past guests showed up to play too and we are still recovering. Frequent correspondent Natalie Joy Johnson smears us all during Sex & the City trivia and takes Steven for a ride during musical Mad Libs and gives us a tender Paula Abdul moment. LaDonna Burns came in a gorgeous caftan and took us all to church with a song from The Wiz. We called our sister podcast in LA – LadyWatch with Ryan & Jason – to wish Ryan a happy...


Gaelen, Take Your Break (feat. Gaelen Gilliland)

HAPPY TONY NOMS DAY!!! And how lucky are we that our guest this week is Gaelen Gilliland from SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical – which SWEPT the nominations with 12! Congrats to all in that pineapple under the sea, especially director Tina Landau, whose dressing room we are stealing to record in! Gaelen has also been in every Broadway show known to man. We dive deep into her stories of being in the original companies of Legally Blonde and 9 to 5 as well as talk about how she found...


My Rolls Got Roles (feat. Sheri Sanders)

Buckle up for this episode with Rock The Audition pioneeress Sheri Sanders! We are coming to you from an office in midtown, so we apologize for the NYC traffic realness! #ambiance. Sheri is the world’s preeminent popular music repertoire coach and has her own tab on MusicNotes.com so get into THAT. We talk about JCS, authenticity, practicing what you preach, taking risks, acting, therapy, teaching methods, Roseanne, the #MeToo movement, Barbra Streisand and friend of the podcast Taylor...


Bake Like No One Is Hungry (feat. Laura Osnes)

We are coming to you from the Upper West Side patio of Laura Osnes (Cinderella! Bandstand! Bonnie & Clyde! Grease! South Pacific!) Fun fact: Dana & Laura went to college together in Wisconsin! This episode is full of stories and stellar advice for anyone trying to pursue a life in the theatre. Laura’s path to success was far from normal, but we get to the heart of what kept her paving away! We also get an unsuspected call from Penny Fuller and get very nerdy about Bitmojis, Escape Rooms,...



We are shacked up with ourselves this week, guestless and alone, trying our best not to kill each other. But we do have HUGE news! Listen to find out what. Spoiler alert: you might want to get out your day planner and save 5/6 from 7-8pm(ish). Circle it hard! We committed. @danakellycraig @sferezy


CC Easy Flaps

We are coming to you this week from the fabulous Hell’s Kitchen penthouse of Paul Canaan (Legally Blonde! La Cage Aux Folles! Thoroughly Modern Millie! Kinky Boots!) Paul is truly a one-of-a-kind triple threat, with a passion for arts education. We chat about the incredible way he made his Broadway debut, his stint with the Rockettes, his upcoming TED Talk, Cyndi Lauper, being in Sex and the City 2, and growing up Mormon. Paul is also a dance captain for the gawds who can kick his face....


Super Joel Sunday (feat. Joel Waggoner)

We are in the room this week with musical genius and hilarious glamourpuss Joel Waggoner (School of Rock!) Joel is one of the most specliest and talentedest people we know and we are so honored to be lounging in his decadent pad on Central Park West. We’re talking everything from fave food stuffs and people we’d lick guacamole off of, to the vulnerability of stepping into your true self, living your dreams and finally feeling worthy of all that has been worked for and manifested. It is...


I Beat Judy Davis?!?! (feat. Penny Fuller)

We are head over heels to be in the room with Steven’s great friend, Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Penny Fuller (Cabaret! Applause! A New Brain! Sunday in the Park With George!) How lucky we are to be hanging at her divine apartment on the Upper West Side in NYC, listening to her reminisce about her illustrious career. Sit back, relax, and join our dinner party conversation as Penny tells stories about the legends in her life such as Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Ashley, Robert Redford,...


Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. (feat. Josh Lamon)

Today we are in the room with the hilarious Josh Lamon (Groundhog Day! Finding Neverland! Elf! Hair!) We cover a swath of stirring topics such as adoption, vegetarianism, San Diego-ism, the highs and woes of the entertainment business, Josh’s job as a female phone sex operator (wtf?!), how he got his Equity card (savage!) and his brilliant creation of “Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher.” Steven also can’t let him go before reminiscing about the Shakespeare in the Park production of “Into the...


One Podcast Moment In Time (feat. Kevin Smith Kirkwood)

Say “Yeah!” We are coming to you from the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with the deliciously talented Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots! 25 Annual…Spelling Bee!) to talk about his incredible live show coming up at Joe’s Pub January 29th, “Classic Whitney: Alive!” KSK inhabits the body of Whitney Houston for one night only and recreates her legendary live performances. And we LIVE for it! We get into Whitney’s legacy and play not-to-be-believed trivia, cover Hooters orders, investigate Canada Dry...


Fade Out. Fade In. (feat. Natalie Joy Johnson)

HEY, TUESDAY NIGHT! We are in the room with frequent correspondent and friend of the podcast Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots! Legally Blonde!) for our year end wrap up! We cover some of our favorite movie & tv moments of the year, talk about our ideal mugshot attire, and get personal with the Day Planner Game! We get into the realness, so we suggest adhering to the 2 drink minimum. Cheers to kicking 2017 to the curb, and see you weirdos in 2018! Don't miss Natalie LIVE at Joe's Pub...


Are You Coming To Karaoke Tonight? (feat. Bonnie Milligan)

We are in the room this week with the deliciously belty Bonnie Milligan (Search Party on TBS! Kinky Boots 1 National Tour! 54 Below Concerts! Fancy Workshops!) Oh what a Christmas miracle! Bonnie is one of our favorite people of all time. We talk at length about all things Dolly. Hello & Parton. We also get into the important stuff like what Parker Posey is like IRL, very very legit accent work, party tricks, how social media can set your career ablaze, that showing up to an audition can...


I Had the Wautoma My Life (And I Owe it All to You)

Y'all. We wanted to get this to you sooner, but let's be real...we were too distracted by Culver's curds and A&W floats. Steven & Dana are BACK from a stint in Wautoma, WI where Steven met the entire population of Wisconsin. Here's a recap! Back to your regularly scheduled programming next, next Tuesday!



HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT! This week's episode is a bit delayed because we have some surprises up our sleeves for the holiday weekend. So hang tight, buckle up, and see if you can figure out if Dana is ACTUALLY in the room or not. STAY TUNED!!!!!! 'Twill be worth it. *We really appreciate Addams Family Values for this contribution.


Who’s Like Us? Damn Few. (feat. Lonny Price)

We are in the room with director and actor Lonny Price (Merrily We Roll Along, Dirty Dancing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Sunset Boulevard!) What a delicious treat to be in the presence of one of our favorite pals! Dana worked with Lonny on the Merrily film “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened” and grills him on the leading ladies in his life. Steven gets the lowdown on the more niche-Price projects and has a heart to heart about the realities of having a career in the...


Make Like a Nail And Press On (feat. Orfeh & Natalie Joy Johnson)

Without further adieu – Tony nominee Orfeh is in the room today (and "Everyotherday")! (Pop duo: Or-N-More, and Broadway: Legally Blonde! Saturday Night Fever! Fascinating Rhythm! Footloose!) We are also joined by frequent correspondent Natalie Joy Johnson (Broadway: Kinky Boots! Legally Blonde!) and OMG OMG YOU GUYS spoiler alert: at 1:04:00-ish we cold call Taylor Dayne. Both of these gorgeous women have played Paulette Buonofonte in Legally Blonde, so naturally, we play a game we like...


Material Not Found In Nature (feat. Kevin Thomas Garcia)

We wig out with the luscious Kevin Thomas Garcia (Broadway: Performer! Photographer! Wigs!) this week. Picture it: Kevin’s new Inwood apt, Steven in his “at home uniform” and a blonde Victorian wig, Dana in a chocolate pilgrim dress and Christina Aguilera Lady Marmalade-era blonde wig and Kevin in a “Bridges Of Madison County" house dress and red "Anything Goes” wig. We cover a lot of territory including coming out stories, a life in the theatre, putting strippers through college, and...


Make Skinny Choices Today (feat. Hayley Podschun

Happy National Dumpling Day to you and yours! This week we are in the room with Broadway darling Hayley Podschun (Hello Dolly! Hairspray! Wicked!) We talk Broadway rituals, Blue Maiz, Skinny Pop, backstage Mama Midler moments, anticipating Bette’s Hulaween Party, having her Broadway debut at 12, Britney updates, really great Cher impressions, and the story of the Bette fall heard round the world. We could just eat her up with a spoon! Cuz she fits in a spoon. @HayPod22 TWITTER...


The Black Ups (feat. James Jackson, Jr. & LaDonna Burns)

This week we are LIVING and in the room with ProFRESHional singers LaDonna Burns and James Jackson, Jr – together, they are The Black Ups! Fun facts: LaDonna has a degree in Microbiology & loves showchoir. James is also a legit masseuse and loves a drapey blouse. Steven went to Denver to see Frozen and a boy. Dana grilled some stuff and finally did her laundry. Join us this week while we chat about how social media is influencing theatre, the fierce gig of back up singers and how to...


That Was A Real Nice Clambake (feat. Ben Sands & Wendell Odom)

LATE NIGHT EDISH!!!! This week we have a legit gigglefest with Dana’s favorite married couple in Harlem: Ben Sands (talent agent, Stone Manners Salners Agency!) and Wendell Odom (court reporter!) Not only are they hilarious, but they have interesting career arcs as former performers. We cover many topics, including how court reporting is very much like dance, Beth Ditto mania, how Happy Endings is the best sitcom of the past 10 years, what agents look for in talent, Kesha’s new album, drag...


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