Posts tagged Andre De Shields
Episode 41: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

On a special summer bonus episode, Jamie and Rob travel up to Garrison, New York to experience the magic of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. After a picnic on the great lawn at Boscobel House and Gardens, and a performance of “Much Ado About Nothing”, they speak with conservatory company member Kayla Coleman, Director of Education and company member Sean McNall, and Artistic Director Davis McCallum, then catch the company’s first-ever musical, “Into the Woods”. Rob also offers a brief history of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

This week’s music: From “Into the Woods”, “I Know Things Now”, “Maybe They’re Really Magic”, “Ever After”.

Episode 40: Hillary Rodham Clinton: The Arts - Not A Luxury, A Necessity.

For the season one finale, Jamie, Rob, and Jennifer sit down for an exclusive interview with former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, presidential candidate, and Broadway’s biggest fan Hillary Rodham Clinton. They discuss theater and politics (what’s the difference?) and dive deep into Secretary Clinton’s lifelong love of the arts. Then, Jamie gives us a little background on Rob. And that’s a wrap for season one!

This week’s music: “Hair” and “Good Morning, Star Shine” from Hair the New Broadway Cast Recording, “Camelot” from the original cast recording of Camelot, “Overture” from The Band’s Visit, “The Room Where It Happens” from Hamilton, and “Why We Build The Wall” from Hadestown.

Episode 37: Tony Predictions

On this week’s episode, Rob and Jamie go over Rob’s “Stage Left” 2019 Tony Award predictions of who “should win” vs. who “will win” in each of the 26 Tony Award categories. Agree? Disagree? Let us know on social media!

Episode 36: André De Shields: Lessons From A Master

On this week’s episode, Mr. Wiz himself, André De Shields, joins Jamie and Rob for dinner at Orso Restaurant to discuss his 50 year career as a performing artist during which he has played such seminal roles as The Wiz in “The Wiz,” The Viper in Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Jester in Play On!, Horse in “The Full Monty”, and his current Tony-nominated role as Hermes in Hadestown on Broadway. Take a seat, and learn some lessons from a theatrical legend and master.  

This week’s music: André De Shields performing “The Viper’s Drag” from Ain’t Misbehavin’, “Way Down Hadestown” from Hadestown., Stephanie Mills singing “Home” from The Wiz, and André singing “So You Wanted To See The Wizard” from “The Wiz” and “I’m Just A Lucky So And So” from Play On!