Posts tagged The Prom
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 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."