Posts tagged Mean Girls
Episode 14: Ashley Park: I Can Do That

On this episode, Jamie, Rob, and Jennifer chat with “Mean Girls” very own Gretchen Wieners, Ashley Park.  We talk inclusion, diversity, angel cards, Jennifer and Ashley discuss both playing Tuptim (at different times), how mean the “Mean Girls” really are, and Jamie geeks out on "Tales of the City.”  Rob schools Jamie on The Jimmy Awards and gives us a bit more information on what the top arts colleges are today.

 This week’s music: Ashley Park singing “My Lord And Master” from “The King And I,” “Gossip” from “Sunday in the Park with George,” “What’s Wrong with Mean?” and “Meet the Plastics” both from “Mean Girls.” 

Episode 9: Jackie Hoffman: I Regret Everything

On this episode, Jamie, Rob and Jennifer chat with Jackie Hoffman about offending everyone, neurosis, Ambien vs. Unisom, Fiddler on the Roof, and that Jessica Lange is a very nice lady.  Rob gives a look into the wonderful character actress, Molly Picon.

 This week’s music: Molly Picon singing, “Do You Love Me” from a London studio cast recording of Fiddler On The Roof where she plays Golde.  Two excerpts from “Jackie Hoffman: Live at Joe’s Pub” and Jackie and Mary Testa singing, “Evil Woman” from Xanadu.

Episode 8: Natasha Katz: You’ve Got To Show Up

On this episode Rob and Jamie chat with legendary theatre, dance, and opera lighting designer Natasha Katz, whose roster of over 60 Broadway credits include Tony Award-winning designs for Aida, The Coast of Utopia, Once, The Glass Menagerie, An American in Paris, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. A New York native and American Theatre Wing Trustee, Natasha is joining us on her dinner break from the Longacre Theatre where her latest project, the new musical The Prom, is playing.

This week’s music: “Expressing Yourself” from Billy Elliot, “Land of Hopes and Dreams,” from Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, “You Happened,” from The Prom and Ethel Merman’s notorious disco version of “There’s No Business Like Show Business."

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.

Episode 6: Jocelyn Bioh: Truth Is In The Humor

On this episode, we chat with actress and playwright Jocelyn Bioh, whose play, School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play, is currently running off-Broadway. We discuss her brilliant play, colorism, taking chances, working the Shrek lottery, and reality television.  Rob, Jamie and Jennifer discuss hugs (not Jamie’s favorite thing), making art, revivals and death (a podcast favorite).  Rob gives us a look inside New York’s incredible MCC Theater, where School Girls is currently playing.