Katie defends musical theatre, and explores why it feels like the genre is always defending itself.
Katie has a round-table discussion with the director/choreographer and star of the upcoming Sunday in the Park with George at Axelrod Performing Arts Center.
Katie checks in with set designer (Cost of Living, Pass Over, Next Fall on Broadway; Drama Desk and Lortel nominations), Wilson Chin.
Katie explores the thesis of Alan Harrison’s new book, Scene Change: Why Today’s Non-Profit Arts Organizations Have to Stop Producing Art and Start Producing Impact.
Katie checks in with singer and actor (Annie National Tour, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Burn the Floor, Walnut Street Theatre), Julia Nicole Hunter.
Katie discusses Shy: the Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers with its co-author, and Chief Theatre Critic for The New York Times, Jesse Green.
Katie checks in with NAACP and Fred Astaire award-winning Broadway choreographer, Patti Wilcox.
Katie checks in with screenwriter and film director (Francophrenia (Or: Don’t Kill Me, I know Where the Baby Is, Burn Country, and Slow Machine), Paul Felten.
Katie checks in with music director, orchestrator, and pianist (Berkshire Theatre Group, Opera Memphis, University of Michigan), Jacob Kerzner, about the musical theatre as a genre, higher ed, and more.
Katie checks in with musical theatre actor (Les Miz, Phantom of the Opera, countless regional theatre gigs), Edward Juvier, about what makes a character actor.
Katie checks in with former actor (Annie, Little Darlings) and current acclaimed director (Annie National Tour, Drama Desk and Lortel nominations, Mint Theatre Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Pioneer Theatre Company), Jenn Thompson.
In this week’s podcast episode, I experimented with returning to a format I’ve used on previous iterations of the show in order to honor the late, great Sheldon Harnick. Mr. Harnick passed away on Friday, June 23 at his home on the Upper West Side. He was 99 years old, and over the course of…