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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview with Robert Viagas

10/20/2023
For the Halloween season, an interview with Robert Viagas on his book Good Morning, Olive. The book is about the ghosts that haunt Many of Broadway's busiest theatres and around the world. Robert Viagas, was the editor-in-chief of Encore Monthly, the national theatre magazine. He has more than thirty-five years' experience, much of it working on Broadway with Playbill Inc. He is the founding editor of Playbill.com and is the author of 22 books.

Duration:00:37:53

Interview with Laurence Maslon

10/6/2023
I chat with Laurence Maslon, the author of the book, I'll Drink to That!: Broadway's Legendary Stars, Classic Shows, and the Cocktails They Inspired. “The book expertly mixes clever cocktails that pay homage to unforgettable Broadway shows with authentic recipes for drinks that played supporting roles in beloved shows. Mason provides a history of the cocktail on Broadway along with a trove of theatrical anecdotes."

Duration:00:32:38

Episode 14 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

9/22/2023
The 14th 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 the 1987 Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods, which ran for 765 performances on Broadway.

Duration:00:33:17

The Da Vinci Code

9/8/2023
Interview with Michael Urie (Professor Robert Langdon) and Hannah Cruz (Cryptologist Sophie Neveu) who are starring in the American premiere of play based on the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The show is playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse (http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/) through September 23.

Duration:00:18:33

Interview with Greg Dassonville

6/23/2023
An interview with Greg Dassonville (https://www.dassonvogue.com/), a stylist who has revolutionized how people approach shopping and wearing clothing for all occasions. Since his start, Greg has provided styling for The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, Broadway Opening Nights, Concerts, Editorials, and various Red Carpets for Movie premieres. For the 2023 Tony Awards, Greg provided styling for Tony Award Nominee Betsy Wolfe of & Juliet and for Adrianna Hicks of Some Like It Hot. On the podcast, Greg will talk about how he started his business, his views of styling, the collaborative nature of his work, and some of the celebrities he has worked with on the red carpet. Pictures of his work will also be available on the BroadwayRadioPrograms.com website.

Duration:00:41:15

Interview with Seth Bisen-Hersh

6/9/2023
On our podcast this week, I chat with Seth Bisen-Hersh, composer/lyricist whose musical, Love Quirks, ran Off-Broadway last summer. We talk about the show and issues trying to mount a musical in New York City. We also discuss his new film project and his hobby of creating crossword puzzles.

Duration:00:30:59

Episode 13 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

6/2/2023
The 13th 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 1965 Stephen Sondheim/Richard Rodgers musical, Do I Hear a Waltz, his last Broadway show where he only wrote lyrics.

Duration:00:23:26

Episode 12 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

5/19/2023
The 12th 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 1962 Stephen Sondheim musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, his first Broadway show where he wrote both music and lyrics.

Duration:00:36:24

Interview with Elysa Gardner

5/5/2023
For this week’s On Broadway podcast, I chat with author and critic Elysa Gardner on her book, “Magic To Do: Pippin's Fantastic, Fraught Journey to Broadway and Beyond,” which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stephen Schwartz musical.

Duration:00:32:08

Interview with Kristin Stultz Pressly

4/21/2023
My interview with Kristin Stultz Pressly on her book, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, Baby: Dorothy Fields and Her Life in the American Musical Theater. Dorothy Fields was America's most brilliant and successful female lyricist. Working with thirteen different composers, Fields wrote the lyrics and/or librettos for unforgettable masterpieces, such as Annie Get Your Gun, Redhead, and Sweet Charity. Her more than four hundred songs include the standards "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Pick Yourself Up," "The Way You Look Tonight," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love."

Duration:00:39:49

Episode 11 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim

4/7/2023
The 11th 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 1971 Stephen Sondheim musical, Follies.

Duration:00:52:23

Interview with Derek McLane and Eila Mell

3/24/2023
On this episode, I chat with Tony Award–winning designer Derek McLane and fashion and entertainment writer Eila Mell on their book, Designing Broadway: How Derek McLane and Other Acclaimed Set Designers Create the Visual World of Theatre. It is a richly illustrated and information-packed celebration of Broadway set design reflecting on some of the greatest stage productions of the past few decades.

Duration:00:33:18