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College Cords (feat. Julia Murney)

We’re getting all sorts of seasonal and cozy at the home of absolute goddess Julia Murney (The Wild Party! Wicked! A Class Act! Queen of the Mist! Sex and the City!) We were honored to be in the room with Julia and we got to ask about how she booked her career defining roles, what it was like to be in Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party” while Michael John LaChiusa’s “The Wild Party” played in NYC at the same time, the Green Girl Sisterhood, exhilarating backstage stories, Robert Goulet, Funny...


The Podcast We Were Going to Record (feat. Jason Powell & Natalie Joy Johnson)

We are FINALLY in the room with the one, the only, Jason Powell! He is half of our sister podcast “LadyWatch with Ryan & Jason” and we are finally meeting in the flesh! We are also joined by the queen herself, Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots! Legally Blonde!) Broadcasting from the heart of Times Square atop a Babe Rose-soaked bedspread at the Paramount Hotel, we present to you a podcast episode allegedly sponsored in part by Arriba Arriba and Sid Luft. Put on your wetsuits honeys, because...


Renascence (feat. Carmel Dean & Dick Scanlan)

We are in the room with two of the coolest, most brilliant minds in theatre today: Carmel Dean (Spelling Bee! American Idiot! If/Then! Hands On a Hard Body!) and Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie! Everyday Rapture! Whorl Inside a Loop!) We are recording from upstairs in the Abrons Arts Center where Carmel has just opened her first show as composer – the exquisitely visceral “Renascence.” The show is impeccably directed by Dick Scanlan who also wrote the book, with lyrics taken from the...


Burying The Lead (feat. Susie Mosher)

We are in the room with the hilarious Susie Mosher! (Hairspray! Newsical! The L Word!) This is one of our most wonderfully candid interviews and we fell fast in love! Other mentionables: Steven & Dana were enthralled by The Ferryman. Steven bought a mattress. Susie doesn’t care about her career anymore. BUT IN A GOOD WAY. Susie Mosher is one of the funniest women in NYC, and if you happen to be in these parts, go see THE LINEUP at Birdland every other Tuesday (like us!), where she hosts...


I Love Raisin Bran, Shoot Me (feat. Curt Hansen & Mallauri Esquibel-Hansen

We are hunkering down in a boxed up apartment with new-ishly-weds and national treasures Curt Hansen (Hairspray! Wicked! Next To Normal! Kinky Boots!) and Mallauri Esquibel-Hansen (La La Land! Taylor Swift’s RED Tour! DWTS! High School Musical!) Steven needs hair-spiration photos. Please DM @intheroompod with your suggestions. Curt brings out a fancy hair volumizer contraption he received from Ariana Grande. We talk about how Curt & Dana met and fell in love in college and played spin the...


Solo Saxophone

Dana flies solo this week as Steven taps out for a mere moment. HE IS NOT LEAVING OR BEING REPLACED. Calm down. Fish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly. Dana takes the reigns and does a bit of housekeeping, covering everything from Great British Bake-Off, the Emmys, pop culture things she’s very very into right now, the minxiness of Betty White, the hotness of Catherine Keener and last but not least, - a RHONY live read is happening down in BK on 9/26 with some amazing comedians and it’s for...


Dragtivism (feat. Marti Gould Cummings)

We’re back after an accidental month long hiatus and we are getting intimate in the coat check room at Therapy with Marti Gould Cummings! Our very first drag queen to join us in the room, honey, yes! Marti is the toast of NYC – hosting everything from his Broadway talk show, "Stage Fright," every Monday night at Therapy Bar & Grille Gwahrl to allegedly running for office! He is President of the Hell’s Kitchen Democrats and he’s got our vote! Girl, she’s progressive & political. We get into...


Strong & Wrong (feat. Kathy Deitch)

We are live and in the room with the iconic Kathy Deitch! (Wicked! Footloose! Magic Mike! American Horror Story!). She also has a Heart tribute band called “All Heart.” Could she be any cooler?? Well we find out. We are out of our minds for this woman! Join us as we catch up on the shows we’ve seen recently, growing up in Philly, learning how to stay safe whilst using your instrument, the joys of telemarketing, online dating, Hollywood’s impact on Broadway, getting real about plus size...


We’re No Dum Dums (feat. Sharon Wheatley and Martha Donaldson)

We have a fierce double whammy for you folks today! Sharon Wheatley (“Come From Away”) and Martha Donaldson – Wheatley (Gregarious Stage Manager) have invited us to their home on a very late post-show evening right in the heart of the theatre district! In our stupor, we learn that Martha is actually a bigger theatre queen than Sharon, that there are elephants hidden on various stages around Manhattan, perceptions can be deceiving, and sometimes you have to leap and Annette will appear. All...


The Paper Anniversary

We are writing a book and Dana is editing it. Just kidding. She can only read people. But really. We done did it. We officially turned 1! We gave birth to a podcast baby and now she’s walkin & talkin! A big fat thank you to everyone who has supported this baby – all of our fabulous guests, listeners, patrons, lovers, and friends! This week we are double fisting Pink Party Rosé as we catch up on the past few weeks. We talk Tony’s, Bette Midler’s “Gypsy,” Steven’s first NYC Pride, and...


On Tuesdays We Drink Pink Party Rosé (feat. Scott Frost)

This week we are celebrating the TONY AWARDS and our new corporate sponsorship (Pink Party Rosé!) with our dear friend Scott Frost – producer at SpotCo, one of the world’s leading Broadway & live entertainment advertising companies! We catch up on a lot this week! Steven had a delicious birthday, Dana went to Brooklyn Pride, they both went to a taping of “Match Game,” aka - summer is in full swing, people! Scott and Dana went to college together, and now you can find him producing all kinds...


A Bundle of Lemons (feat. Dan Micciche)

We are in the gorgeous new home of Musical Director & Conductor Dan Micciche! Dan is breathing rarified air, having been both a performer on Broadway (Mary Sunshine in “Chicago”) and musical director for a National Broadway Tour (“Wicked.”) Dan is a man who knows what he wants and just goes for it. He tells us his incredible stories about how he got his equity card and first Broadway show, as well as how important his mentors have been to him in his career. We talk Boston Conservatory, life...



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 herself...


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 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 (feat. Paul Canaan)

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 equal...


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, Rip...