Posts tagged Hello Dolly!
Episode 28: Beth Leavel: The Lady’s Improving

This week, Jamie and Rob sit down with Broadway legend Beth Leavel.  We discuss her incredible career, including 13 Broadway roles, and her current star turn in The Prom.  Beth talks about her first Broadway audition (for Cats), creating new roles, including two written specifically for her, playing “divas,” and what makes Dee Dee Allen tick. Before we chat with Beth, Rob and Jamie talk about a recent trip to Long Island, missed trains, and Into The Woods.  And to close, Rob gives an overview of original musicals, like the The Prom, that are based on actual events.

This week’s music: Melissa Errico singing “No More” and “Overture/Audition” from the Original Cast of 42nd Street, Pearl Bailey singing “Before the Parade Passes By” from Hello Dolly, “Tonight Belongs to You” from The Prom, and Beth Leavel singing “It’s Not About Me” from The Prom and “As We Stumble Along” from The Drowsy Chaperone.

Episode 23: The American Theatre Wing: The Artist Will Lead Us

This week’s show features our sit down with Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing, and Patrick Pacheco, a journalist and award-winning commentator who served as editor of American Theatre Wing, an Oral History, a beautiful book published last year to celebrate 100 years of The Wing—an organization dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theater.  We discuss the mission of the Wing over the last one hundred years, diversity, inclusion, education, and what the future looks like.  But before that, Jennifer, Jamie, and Rob each share the show that “did it” for them.

 This week’s music: Irene Ryan singing “No Time At All” from “Pippin”, “Charming” from “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”, and “Far From the Home I Love” from the Original Cast Recording of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Episode 19: Noah Galvin: I Can Cook Too

On this week’s show, we speak with “Dear Evan Hansen” and “The Real O’Neals” star Noah Galvin who is about to appear in MCC’s “Alice by Heart”, a new musical.  Noah discusses beginning his career at the age of ten, working in almost every off-Broadway house in New York City, the differences between TV and theater, his newfound love of baking, and the cuisine of Yotam Ottolenghi. Before all of that, Rob and Jamie discuss the recent passing of Broadway legend Carol Channing.

This week’s music: Carol Channing singing “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “So Long Dearie.”  From “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” 1999 Revival, “The Kite” and “Bows: Happiness."