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Historical News is Being Made

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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....


Midas of Cabaret (feat. Ben Rimalower)

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...


The Girl in the Bubble (feat. Brittney Johnson)

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...


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

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,...


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

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...


Yogurt Voice (feat. Katie Finneran)

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...


Worth Knowing (feat. Micah Jesse)

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...


A Very Sondheim Christmas

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


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...