Posts tagged Musicals
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.