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

6/4/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:22:40

Broadway Crew (feat. Sam Clark & Jackson Thompson)

5/21/2019
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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...

Duration:01:15:01

#FULLOUT (feat. Jerry Mitchell)

4/30/2019
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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...

Duration:01:06:58

Friend Like Me (feat. Andrew Hollenbeck)

4/16/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:25:31

This is Also Us

4/2/2019
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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 Telecharge.com 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....

Duration:00:31:46

Midas of Cabaret (feat. Ben Rimalower)

3/19/2019
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We are IN THE ROOM with Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues! Bad With Money! Countess Luann & Friends! Patti LuPone at Les Mouches! Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches!) As a respected director, producer, writer, actor, cabaret artist, and host, Ben is a New York theatre scene legend! We talk about the importance of tacking your shit up, sharing your story, being bad with change, being haunted by Evita, meeting Patti, working with Patti, getting into the weeds with Patti, assisting Lonny...

Duration:01:35:37

The Girl in the Bubble (feat. Brittney Johnson)

3/6/2019
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We are in the room with Brittney Johnson (Wicked! Motown! Les Miz! Beautiful! Sunset Boulevard!) Brittney recently broke Broadway barriers as the first Glinda of color in Wicked and we are so honored to get to know her! Brittney is a true working actor – and nailing it as an understudy, swing, lead, voice-over artist, vocalist, dancer, you name it. She joyously recalls playing both Eponine and Fantine in 1 day, an embarrassing curtain call mishap, her amazing experience going on for Glinda...

Duration:01:39:30

Let’s Sit Crooked and Talk Straight (feat. Elizabeth Ashley)

2/19/2019
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We are in the room with the legendary Elizabeth Ashley (Russian Doll! Barefoot in the Park! Take Her, She’s Mine! Evening Shade! You Can’t Take It With You!). Our friend Liz is absolute royalty in the American Theatre and we are so very honored to have gotten her “on the mic” for your listening pleasure. Liz is currently playing Ruth -the therapist - in the series Russian Doll on Netflix, which premiered to unanimous applause. We get her take on modern life, shooting the series all over NYC,...

Duration:01:53:13

Papa’s Got A Brand New Gym Bag (feat. Nick Rashad Burroughs)

2/5/2019
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We are in the room (aka the balcony of the Broadway Theatre – home to “King Kong”) with Nick Rashad Burroughs (King Kong! Kinky Boots! Something Rotten!) We were able to chat pre-show with our friend NRB and get his dazzling insights into working on this larger than life production! Steven & I agree – you have not seen anything quite like this on Broadway. We also get into changing course, dancing for one’s life, reality tv, James Brown Live!, taking meetings in gyms, KONG INTERRUPTS US...

Duration:00:49:51

Yogurt Voice (feat. Katie Finneran)

1/22/2019
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We are in the room with two-time Tony Award winner and gorgeous birthday girl - Katie Finneran! (Noises Off, Promises, Promises, It’s Only A Play, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Bloodline)! It’s hard to put into words how much we love this woman. She sparks so much joy!!! We talk fanny packs, plunging necklines, ADHD, accents + languages, formulas for funny, Tom Hanks saving her day, yogurt voice, 15 hours on the Sex and the City set, craftiness, how sexy it is that Lin Manuel Miranda bought...

Duration:01:19:34

Worth Knowing (feat. Micah Jesse)

1/9/2019
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We are in the room with the super fierce Micah Jesse! (Journalist, Host, and Influencer!) We are going DEEP into some social media realness, honey! Like, why on earth would anyone care about an Insta-story? How much of ourselves should we really put out there? How does a person get more followers and become an influencer? Dare we say there might be an art to hustling? What even is millennialism? This is a master class, folks – from the most fabulous human in the biz! Also, stories about...

Duration:01:04:57

A Very Sondheim Christmas

12/24/2018
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Roomers! We hope you have a very cozy, soft clothes kind of holiday! Thanks a million for listening this year! 2019 has a lineup that is #fullout! See you in the new year! IN THE ROOM WITH STEVEN & DANA is sponsored by Pink Party Rosé!! Brought to you by the makers of Babe Rosé. @drinkbabe Make sure to rate and review us on iTunes! XOXO

Duration:00:03:48

College Cords (feat. Julia Murney)

12/11/2018
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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...

Duration:01:39:08

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

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:02:08:10

Renascence (feat. Carmel Dean & Dick Scanlan)

10/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:28:29

Burying The Lead (feat. Susie Mosher)

10/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:14:41

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

10/2/2018
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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...

Duration:02:19:08

Solo Saxophone

9/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:26:13

Dragtivism (feat. Marti Gould Cummings)

9/4/2018
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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...

Duration:01:13:07

Strong & Wrong (feat. Kathy Deitch)

7/31/2018
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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...

Duration:02:03:23