Posts tagged Stephen Sondheim
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 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.