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IN THE ROOM with Steven & Dana

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Son of a Glugger (feat. Joel Grey)

We are IN THE ROOM with a true icon – Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe Award winner Joel Grey! (Cabaret! Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish! Wicked! Chicago! Anything Goes!) Where to even begin? If you grew up obsessed with theatre, Joel Grey is part of the fabric of your life. We were so honored to share a Saturday afternoon with him in his beautiful West Village apartment overlooking the Hudson, although Steven sees it multiple times a week, having worked with Joel for a number of years. Joel...


LIVE at BroadwayCon! (feat. Nancy Opel)

Well, now that you’ve listened to last week’s full length episode with NANCY OPEL (Wicked! Sunday in the Park with George! Urinetown! Toxic Avenger! Triumph of Love! Honeymoon in Vegas!) – you are now primed and ready for our SUPES SPESH BONUS OPEL EPISODE – LIVE from BroadwayCon in NYC! We are SO very much in the room with a beautiful bunch of theatre/Opel lovers and the queen herself. What a lively group – (Thank you all for coming and playing with us! We loved meeting you!!) We spin the...


Found Under a Planter in Queens (feat. Nancy Opel)

We are finally IN THE ROOM with our dream guest Nancy Opel! (Wicked! Sunday in the Park with George! Urinetown! Toxic Avenger! Triumph of Love! Honeymoon in Vegas!) Nancy Opel just finished up a 14 month run as Madame Morrible in a little show called Wicked. This queen is also learning Mandarin. You know, in her free time. There’s a bunch of kitty talk. The musical Urinetown (that Nancy was starring in) opened the same week that 9/11 happened. We talk about how that impacted the Broadway...


If These Walls Could Talk They Would Scream (feat. Brian Nash)

We are IN THE ROOM with musical impresario Brian Nash! We talk Chicago deep dish pizza, what he won at Neil Patrick Harris’ Christmas party, our CATS review, music directing on big gay boats, working with Jennifer Holliday, Ana Gasteyer, Kathy Najimy, and Erasure. We also get into his rock band aspirations, being the piano bar prince, learning how to play piano by watching Tori Amos, and being @evianwater’s unofficial spokesperson. Get your tickets to BroadwayCon! Steven & Dana will be...


Encore! (feat. Adam Wachter)

We are IN THE ROOM with musical director and composer Adam Wachter, who is starring in our new favorite show on Disney+: Encore! Happy New Year’s Eve! We get REAL musical theatre nerdy here with our friend Adam – who is not only on the best new reality show of 2019, he is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. If you haven’t seen Encore! yet – it’s about people all over country going back to their high school to put on their high school...


Gay Magic (feat. Annaleigh Ashford)

We are IN THE ROOM with Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford! (Masters of Sex! Kinky Boots! Second Act! You Can’t Take It With You! Legally Blonde! Wicked! Sylvia!) We talk iconic eyebrows, Splash Mountain, Barbra Streisand, beta blockers, mental health, RENT, Sunday in the Park, the art of cabaret, early inspirations, RuPaul, growing up in the 90s, energy spreading, Hal Prince & Stephen Sondheim, diversity in the theatre, playing Paula Jones in the upcoming American Crime Story: Impeachment,...


Everyone’s a Critic (feat. Adam Feldman)

We are IN THE ROOM with Time Out New York theatre editor and critic Adam Feldman! We talk about our love for Encore! on Disney+, Ken Davenport’s Super Conference, the state of criticism, Adam’s obsession with the show Caroline or Change, being Canadian, downtown & uptown cabaret, Club Cumming on Mondays, John Simon’s complicated critical legacy (RIP), singing again, and we get the scoop on how freelance writers can submit their writing to Adam! @adfeldman @timeoutnewyork @intheroompod...


The Whole Being On A Podcast Thing (feat. Will Blum)

We are IN THE ROOM with theatre renaissance man Will Blum (Beetlejuice! School of Rock! Book of Mormon!) We talk the best BBQ in NYC, understudying for Alex Brightman in two Broadway shows, their working relationship, his early years at Boston Conservatory, the realities of “Broadway dreams,” an audible Elaine Stritch-is-in-the-audience moment, assisting Lonny Price, how to sustain energy for high octane roles, directing, the realness of reviews, and more! Beetlejuice is playing NOW at the...


Sister Princess Queen (feat. Katrina Newman)

We are IN THE ROOM with the sparkly Katrina Newman (Broadway dresser for Disney’s Frozen!) We are super jazzed to get the chance to talk to our first guest who works in the wardrobe department on Broadway! Halloween just happened, so we delve into our love of creative costumes this time of year and favorite Halloween traditions! Dressing the characters in Disney’s Frozen on Broadway is so interesting and we learned so much about how everything is intricately choreographed, what her work...


The Fabulous Invalid (feat. Jamie DuMont and Rob Russo)

We are IN THE ROOM with Jamie DuMont and Rob Russo from THE FABULOUS INVALID theatre podcast! (Missed you Jennifer Simard!) We recorded this episode at the Broadway press company DKC O&M on National Coming Out Day, naturally. Rob worked in politics as a close aide to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and is also a writer and theatre critic. Subscribe to his theatre blog: Stage Left (! We talk about the time Secretary Clinton was a guest on their podcast as “theatre’s biggest...


Historical News is Being Made

You think we'd spoil the announcement in the description?! As if.



Completely unnecessary mini episode alerting you all that we have some news a brewin’ in our cauldrons which we will disclose on next week’s episode! Happy October, Roomers! Please take a moment to subscribe, rate, and review if you haven't already! Now would be an EXCELLENT time to do so. xoxo, Gossip Girl (jk. Just us. Steven and Dana.)


Wanna Bette (feat. Courter Simmons aka Cacophony Daniels)

We are IN THE ROOM with the fabulous Courter Simmons! (aka drag queen Cacophony Daniels! Jersey Boys!) We talk about our love for Bette Midler because why would this episode be different than all the rest? Ever the inspiration, Courter began his career by taking a literal page out of Carol Burnett’s book and moved to NYC to pursue his dream. His drag queen persona – Cacophony Daniels - was born while he was on tour with Jersey Boys and she’s made quite a name for herself in NYC. Courter and...


You Get the Tickets, I'll Hold the Plane

We are IN THE ROOM with ourselves for a cute debrief of our busy AF summers! We did some traveling (LA, Maine, Chicago, New Hampshire), did some eating (mostly tacos & lobster), got our NYC Pride on, Dana threw an epic bachelor party and officiated a big gay wedding, is appalled by the LA scooter situation, shouts out her fave podcasts of the summer, Steven discovers big gay fans for the first time and we update ya’ll on some past guest news. “Thrilling episode” –Vulture We are back to our...


Morning Muhommad (feat. Hilary Leavitt)

We are IN THE ROOM with TV producer Hilary Leavitt (Hulu! Cher lover! Lesbian!) who also happens to be one of Dana’s dearest friends! Hilary was in NYC from LA to celebrate Pride and see a few shows, so we sat down to pick her brain about the state of world. We broke down why What the Constitution Means to Me should have won the Tony for Best Play, what a tv producer actually does, Quisisana “where the pines are,” living in NY and LA, her philosophy on how to spend time, and hot tips on...


Poster Art Isn't Easy (feat. Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo)

We are IN THE ROOM and on the road with Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo – famed designer of Broadway’s most iconic posters! We took our first ever field trip to Frank’s place up in Connecticut and had a delightful brunch! If you are a listener of this podcast you more than likely have a poster designed by Frank hanging up in your room or office as we speak. We absolutely geek out over Frank’s creations and the career he has had – having designed the poster art for over 300 Broadway, Off-Broadway,...


Broadway Crew (feat. Sam Clark & Jackson Thompson)

WE ARE TEAMING WITH BROADWAY CREW ALL SUMMER FOR OUR TICKET GIVEAWAY! Keep an eye on @intheroompod on Instagram for d’tails! We are IN THE ROOM with Broadway Crew and we are over the moon to have such an incredible partnership with them! In this episode, we’ll hear how Steven lived his dreams at his first ever jury duty trial! You know how our host with the most loves his SVU, honey! Broadway Crew is a new boots-on-the-ground marketing and promotions company for NYC theatre and we are so...


#FULLOUT (feat. Jerry Mitchell)

We are IN THE ROOM with two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (director/choreographer/performer: Kinky Boots! Pretty Woman! Legally Blonde! Hairspray Live! The Full Monty! Hairspray! The Full Monty! La Cage aux Folles!) And so much more. You guys, did you know he choreographed Scent of a Woman, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Dana’s 8th favorite movie: In & Out?!?! Jerry also created Broadway Bares – an extravagant celebration of scantily clad bodies which has raised more than 19 million dollars...


Friend Like Me (feat. Andrew Hollenbeck)

We are IN THE ROOM with Andrew Hollenbeck (Company Manager of Aladdin on Broadway!) Coming to you from the Disney offices at the New Amsterdam Theatre! This is a true master class in following your joy. Andrew went to college for theatre performance but came to realize through years of hard work, that his love of theatre was not only performance based. As company manager for Aladdin on Broadway, Andrew has found a way to combine all the things he loves: Planning things, organization, Disney,...


This is Also Us

We are in the room with… our bodies, ourselves!! We are Marie Kondo-ing the IN THE ROOM HQ, as spring has officially sprung! Dana has a nephew! We’ve seen Hadestown, Ain’t Too Proud, My Fair Lady, Anastasia, and Patti Issues! @danakellycraig @sferezy Discount code for our listeners!!! Use code KKPNM928 at for up to $55 off tickets to KING KONG! Thank you to Broadway Crew for the hookup! @broadwaycrew IN THE ROOM WITH STEVEN & DANA is delightfully sponsored by Babe Rosé....