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"On Broadway" (BroadwayRadioPrograms.com), hosted by Stuart Brown, features an array of music, interviews, and commentary. This half-hour bi-weekly podcast is a companion to ‘Sounds of Broadway’ (SoundsofBroadway.com) - a 24/7 online music radio station featuring the best in Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the London stage.

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"On Broadway" (BroadwayRadioPrograms.com), hosted by Stuart Brown, features an array of music, interviews, and commentary. This half-hour bi-weekly podcast is a companion to ‘Sounds of Broadway’ (SoundsofBroadway.com) - a 24/7 online music radio station featuring the best in Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the London stage.

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English


Episodes
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Interview with Kate Navin

7/19/2024
I speak with Kate Navin, Head of Audible Theater. They just celebrated their 5th year anniversary producing works at the Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village.

Duration:00:24:48

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Interview with Michael John LaChiusa

7/5/2024
I chat with Michael John LaChiusa, the American musical theatre and opera composer, lyricist, and librettist. He is best known for musically esoteric shows such as Hello Again, Marie Christine, and The Wild Party. We talk, primarily, about The Gardens of Anuncia, where he wrote music, lyrics, and book. The show is based on the life of Graciela Daniele, a prolific figure in modern musical theatre. The musical was performed Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E, Newhouse Theatre within Lincoln Center, running from October 19, 2023 until December 31, 2023. The cast included Priscilla Lopez, Eden Espinosa, Mary Testa, and Andréa Burns.

Duration:00:27:39

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Interview with Kevin Winkler (On Bette Midler)

6/21/2024
In this episode, I interview Kevin Winkler, the author of On Bette Midler: An Opinionated Guide. Kevin chronicles her career from the New York City Continental Baths through her recording, stage and movie careers.

Duration:00:33:52

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Interview With Susan Dormady Eisenberg

6/7/2024
This week’s podcast episode is a conversation with Susan Dormady Eisenberg, the author of the historical fiction novel, One More Seat at the Round Table. Here’s a description of the book: Jane Conroy, tries to juggle her first theater job and her unexpected passion for a gifted singer in the chorus, Bryce Christmas. Part coming of age novel, part love story, part dish-filled history, One More Seat at the Round Table follows the comic travails of Camelot from its New York rehearsals to its lackluster tryouts in Toronto and Boston to its disappointing New York debut.

Duration:00:37:29

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Episode 19 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

5/24/2024
The 19th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we feature the musical Off-Broadway revue, Marry Me a Little. The show is a musical composed of outtakes from Stephen Sondheim's early musicals.

Duration:00:37:37

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Interview with Robert W. Schneider - The Musicals That Never Came to Broadway

5/10/2024
I chat with Robert W. Schneider, an award-winning Director, Producer, Author, Educator, Podcast Host, and Artistic Director of The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company, about his new podcast – BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY. It features musicals that had set their sights on Broadway but missed the mark. The first season is entitled “Hooray for Hollywood” and looks at Broadway Bound musicals based on movies: Arthur, The Baker’s Wife, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Busker Alley, Enter Juliet, Gone with the Wind, The Graduate, The Mambo Kings, Minsky’s, and Paper Moon.

Duration:00:30:02

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Interview with Patrick Pacheco

4/26/2024
This week I chat with Patrick Pacheco who helped the late Chita Rivera write her autobiography - Chita: A Memoir. Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero – Chita – created some of Broadway’s most iconic roles, including Anita in West Side Story‚ Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago, Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Claire in The Visit. Patrick and I talk about these shows and such luminaries as John Kander, Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Hal Prince, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., Gwen Verdon, and more.

Duration:00:36:52

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Interview with Matt Gould

4/12/2024
I speak with Matt Gould, composer and co-librettist, of the new Broadway musical Lempicka. We chat about the show and his approaching to writing music.

Duration:00:24:32

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Interview with Stephen Cole

3/29/2024
Author Stephen Cole talks about his fictional, time-traveling novel, MARY & ETHEL…and Mikey Who?, which has taken the real-life friendship with Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, tossed them into a blender and come up with a fantasy about a nerdy super-fan.

Duration:00:33:07

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Interview with Martin Fitzgibbon

3/15/2024
I chat with Martin Fitzgibbon, who was a young drummer in the band during the creation of the The Rocky Horror Show in 1973. In his memoir, Behind the Curtain: My Life and Rocky Horror, he discusses the show, giving his unique insight into how the musical and its participants became an overnight success and created a cultural phenomenon still going strong over 50 years later.

Duration:00:34:45

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2024 Bracket Challenge

3/4/2024
SoundsofBroadway's Stuart Brown talks about our current Bracket Challenge - Favorite Musical From the Golden Age (Oklahoma! in 1943 through the year 1964). Each week, listeners pick the winners in head-to-head matchups – just like ‘March Madness’ – until we narrow down the field of 64 to just one ultimate favorite. Vote now! Just go to SoundsofBroadway.com.

Duration:00:05:52

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Interview with Van Dean

3/1/2024
I chat with Van Dean, a Grammy and Tony-winning producer who has just launched a new record label, Center Stage Records. Previously, he ran Broadway Records. We talk about, among other topics, his new record company and the art of producing a cast recording.

Duration:00:31:50

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Episode 18 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

2/16/2024
The 18th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we feature the musical The Frogs. The show is a musical "freely adapted" by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove from The Frogs, an Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes. The Frogs was originally performed in Yale University's gymnasium's swimming pool in 1974. The show was produced on Broadway in 2004 with the book revised by Nathan Lane and the score expanded by Sondheim.

Duration:00:21:47

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Interview with Brian Stoll

2/2/2024
I chat with Brian Stoll, an uber Broadway fan who has seen over 285 shows in the past decade, all at under $60 a ticket. He has developed a presentation, “Broadway on a Budget,” that he has presented at libraries and other venues, where he shares his money-saving tips on how to see Broadway shows, his love for Broadway, and even the history of the Playbill.

Duration:00:36:13

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Interview with Douglas J. Cohen

1/19/2024
I chat with the composer, lyricist, and librettist Douglas J. Cohen about his book, How to Survive a Killer Musical: Agony and Ecstasy on the Road to Broadway. The book chronicles his decade-long quest to bring his musical, No Way to Treat a Lady, to the stage—writing, re-writing, and shepherding it across the US and Europe amidst all manner of adversity and plain rotten luck.

Duration:00:42:10

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Episode 17 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

1/5/2024
The 17th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we feature the musical Saturday Night. This was supposed to be Sondheim's first Broadway show in 1955 until the untimely death of the lead producer scuttled the work.

Duration:00:23:53

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Interview with Eddie Shapiro

12/15/2023
I interview theater journalist Eddie Shapiro about his new book, “Here’s to the Ladies: Conversations with More of the Great Women of Musical Theater.” In the book, a follow-up to his work, “Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater,” he sits down for intimate, career-encompassing conversations with yet more of Broadway’s most prolific and fascinating leading women. They include such luminaries as Barbara Cook, Kelli O’Hara, Heather Headley, Faith Prince, Stephanie J. Block, and Tonya Pinkins.

Duration:00:36:07

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Interview with Danny Kornfeld

12/1/2023
I chat with Danny Kornfeld, one of the stars of the new Barry Manilow/Bruce Sussman musical Harmony. We talk about the show and his life in the theater.

Duration:00:33:12

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Episode 16 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

11/17/2023
The 16th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we feature the musical Road Show (also known as Bounce and Wiseguy). Rick will talk about how Sondheim worked with a number of collaborators to create the show that never made it to Broadway.

Duration:00:26:01

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Episode 15 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

11/3/2023
The 15th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we feature the original production of 1994’s Passion. Rick will talk about how writer/director James Lapine and Sondheim collaborated on the show to create one of the composer’s most unique musicals.

Duration:00:25:25