Posts tagged Follies
Episode 31: Warren Carlyle: Say, Yes.

On this week’s episode, Jamie, Jennifer, and Rob sit down with Tony Award-winning choreographer, Warren Carlyle.  Warren talks about his incredible career including his current show Kiss Me, Kate.  Before that, we chat about MCC’s Miscast, drawing boundaries, and What the Constitution Means to Me. And a bit later, Rob gives some history on your favorite choreographers.  

 This week’s music: Eva Noblezada sings “Go The Distance” from “Hercules,” “Yes” from Liza with a Z, Kelli O’Hara singing “So In Love” from Kiss Me Kate, the “Overture” from On The Twentieth Century (New Cast Recording), and Fred Astaire singing “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails,” from the film Top Hat.

Episode 27: Ted Chapin: In the Room Where It Happens

This week, Jamie and Rob sit down with self-proclaimed “theater nerd” Ted Chapin, whose knowledge and love of the theater extends well beyond his over 30 year career at The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, the licensing agency, rental library, and music publishing company that oversees the R&H catalogue, and countless others, including Irving Berlin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more. We talk about Ted’s career at R&H, his favorite of their shows, and, of course, his incredible book, “Everything Was Possible”, an account of his time working on the original production of Follies.

This week’s music: The King and I ‘s“Finale to Act 1,” Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific, City Center Encore’s production of Pipe Dream “Overture” and “Sweet Thursday,” Liz Callaway singing “The Gentlemen Is A Dope” from Allegro and Alexis Smith singing “Could I Leave You” from Follies.

Episode 25: Spring Forward

This week, while the ladies are away, Jamie and Rob offer a special “Spring Preview” episode to discuss the upcoming new shows on Broadway, what’s going on in London, Glenn Close, and Jamie’s age.

This week’s music: Tracie Bennett singing “I’m Still Here,”  Dorothy Collins and John McMartin sing “Don’t Look At Me,” “Tom, Dick or Harry” from Kiss Me, Kate, “Michael in the Bathroom” from Be More Chill , and “Tradition” from Fiddler on the Roof.

Episode 18: Rick Elice, Part 2 : Who Cares What The Frame Is, What’s Inside Is What Counts

This week’s show we continue our conversation with "Jersey Boys” and "The Cher Show" book writer Rick Elice.  This time we dip back to the late 70’s and early 80’s to discuss New York theater at that time and what it was like being at the start of what became one of the most powerful advertising agencies on Broadway.  

This week’s music: “A Little Priest” from “Sweeney Todd,” “I Hope I Get It,” “I Can Do That,” “The Music and the Mirror” from “A Chorus Line,” “Broadway Baby” from “Follies,” Carol Burnett singing, “Let Me Entertain You” and Lauren Bacall singing “Welcome to the Theater,” from “Applause."

Episode 7: Tracie Bennett: Leave It At The Stage Door

On this week’s show, we talk with two time Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tracie Bennett. Tracie is best known for her roles in the West End stage at Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray, Laura Henderson in Mrs. Henderson Presents, and Carlotta Campion in Follies. Tracie discusses playing Judy Garland, working with Stephen Sondheim, training to be a stunt woman, getting her start on the popular British Soap Opera, “Coronation Street,” and why the show must always go on. Rob, Jamie and Jennifer discuss what you can do to help in the Midterm Elections (VOTE) and what Halloween looks like backstage on Broadway.

This week’s music:  “The Theme From Halloween,” “Freedom” from “Shenandoah.” Our very own Jennifer Simard singing “Never Can Say Goodbye” from Disaster, The Musical.  Judy Garland, singing “After You’ve Gone,” and Tracie Bennett singing “Smile” from End of the Rainbow.