Posts tagged Oklahoma!
Episode 39: Live From The Carlyle

On this week’s episode, Rob, Jamie, and Leslie—and a couple of special guests—recap the 2019 Tony Awards live from the O&M “After After Party” at The Carlyle Hotel.

This Week’s Music: “Well Did You Evah” from the film “High Society,” ”Livin’ It Up On Top” and “Wait For Me” from Hadestown, Leslie Kritzer singing “Day-O” and “No Reason” from Beetlejuice, “Just My Imagination” from Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, and “We’ll Take A Glass” from the Tony broadcast.

 

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 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 29: Ted Sperling and John Miller: NYU Broadway Orchestra

This week, Jamie and Rob are joined by Ted Sperling and John Miller, the music director and artistic advisor, respectively, of the new NYU Broadway Orchestra, a program to train the next generation of pit musicians. Ted is a musical director, supervisor, conductor, arranger, composer, and orchestrator extraordinaire with 15 Broadway credits under his belt, including the current revival of My Fair Lady. John is a legendary bass player, music coordinator, and occasional actor and vocalist who has worked on more than 130 Broadway shows! Before the interview, Jamie and Rob argue about 1776 the musical and a bit later, Rob gives us a little more information about the size and locations of Broadway pit orchestras.

This week’s music: “Opening Doors” from Merrily We Roll Along, the Overture to Gypsy, “Come Follow the Band” from Barnum, and the NYU Broadway Orchestra’s Anything Goes Overture.

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 26: Jose Llana: Be The King

This week, Jennifer, Jamie, and Rob sit down with Broadway veteran Jose Llana at Orso Restaurant. We discuss Jose’s life and 24-year career in the theater, including his marriage, the 2016 election, his roles in The King and I, Flower Drum Song, and On The Town. We also chat about representation on Broadway, having to tell his Filipina mother he was playing dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Here Lies Love, and the incontrovertible coolness of David Byrne.  Before Jose joins us, we discuss our love for Orso, The Big Apple, and how to relax and survive living in the city. Finally, Rob gives us a bit of insight into the wonderful wealth of Filipino performers working on Broadway.

This week’s music: Jose singing “I Have Dreamed” from The King and I, Jose and Lea Salonga singing “You Are Beautiful” from Flower Drum Song, “Stay Up Late” by “The Talking Heads,” Jose Singing “A Perfect Hand” from Here Lies Love, and Ruthie Ann Miles singing “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Here Lies Love,” from Here Lies Love.

 

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 24: Mary Testa & Ali Stroker: Not Your Momma’s Oklahoma!

On this week’s show, we sit down with Mary Testa and Ali Stroker, two of the stars of the upcoming Broadway revival of Oklahoma! We discuss what makes this production of Oklahoma! so unique and the enduring legacy of this magnificent show.  

 This week’s music: Damon Daunno singing “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top,” Nancy Walker singing “I Can Cook Too,” the Annie “Overture,” music from the “Ballet” and the “Final Outro” from the 1999 Royal National Theatre recording of Oklahoma!

Episode 20: Christine Andreas: Listen: The Answer Is In You

On this week’s show, we speak with Broadway star and cabaret legend, Christine Andreas.  We discuss Christine’s brilliant fourth solo album, “Piaf: No Regrets,” being haunted by Edith Piaf, and her star turn in My Fair Lady and Oklahoma! to name a few. Jennifer, Rob, and Jamie discuss Skittles™: The Musical and Rob gives us a closer look at Edith Piaf.

This week’s music: Christine Andreas singing “Hymne À L’Amour,” “La Vie En Rose,” “I Could Have Danced All Night’, “Out Of My Dreams,” "Non, Je Regrette Rien,” and “Many A New Day."