Podcast Vol. 416-Dec. 2, 2010 – Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Broadway Challenge & Christmas Carol the Concert.

The season finale is upon us! Kick back with some egg-nog and listen to some great interviews. New season will begin end of January or Top of February with new host, Dennis Michael Keefe!

In this episode:

  • A preview of Broadway Bullet Host, Michael Gilboe’s,  upcoming CD, “Beginning at the End”. Download this song, “Staring Into the Sun” and one more free by signing up for the mailing list at www.MichaelGMatrix.com
  • Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp spent time in their swanky Regis hotel room to talk to us about their upcoming NYC Concert dates beginning Jan. 10th (And likely tour!). They also talk about Rent and each of their current passion projects.
  • Three time Tony winning producer, Dori Berinstein has created the ultimate Broadway Trivia game for iPad, iPhone, iPod users, the Broadway Challenge ap.
  • Aiming to take the stage at concert halls around the country next year, Composer Bob Christianson and Lyricist Alisa Hauser have released a CD recording of A Christmas Carol – The Concert.

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Podcast vol. 415 – Oct. 25, 2010 – The Amoralists, The York Shakespeare Company and Opa! The Musical.

Kick back and relax as we talk to three different companies/shows and get a some special live, in-studio, musical theatre performances!

In this episode:

  • The Amoralists are presenting Adam Rapp’s first play, GHOSTS IN THE COTTONWOOD,  in a re-written version. Actors Matt Pilieci and Nick Lawson discuss the play, their company, and why gambling in Vegas isn’t the best way to fund a theatre.
  • The York Shakespeare Company is one of New Yorks most active presenters of the Bard’s work. Director Seth Duerr and Actress Jenn Remke stopped by to discuss their current rep presentations of MACBETH and RICHARD II as well as a great discussion on philosophies of approaching the classics and their ideas of some of the best training spots for young actors interested in a classical foundation.
  • OPA! THE MUSICAL has had two production runs since their last appearance on Broadway Bullet and their award winning run at the 2008 MITF. Creater and writer Mari Carras and co-composer/lyricist Elise Morris came by to talk about their newest run in the heart of the Greek Community, Astoria, and Actors Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld and Andrew Lidestri came by to perform a couple songs from the show live in our studio.

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Podcast Vol. 414 – Oct. 7, 2010 – Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, Stinky Flowers and the Bad Bananna and more!

It’s getting cooler outside, but heating up on the stages of NY as we talk to four more shows in our newest episode!

In this episode:

  • In STINKY FLOWERS AND THE BAD BANANNA, five actors enact all new fairy tales for a hungry audience. Playwright Croft Vaugn and Actor Lauren Sowa discuss how this show was expanded from a one-person show into a five (and perhaps 45) person cast.
  • GOLDEN BOY OF THE BLUE RIDGE was a successful show for Prospect Theatre Company, and now the cast album has been released on brand new label, Great White Wax. Composer Pete Mills and Producer Dennis Michael Keefe discuss the process of bringing this Off-Broadway Original Cast Album to fruition, and we hear a couple songs from the CD.
  • If you’ve been longing for the classic Noel Coward-type of play, look no further than Ateh Theatre Group’s presentation of WEEKEND AT AN ENGLISH COUNTRY ESTATE. Lovingly recreating not only the 1930 British era in appearance, but also tone, Playwright Sara Montgomery and Director Paul Urcioli discuss the creation of the show and bringing it to life in New York.
  • The ethics and morals of In Vitro Fertilization and reproductive rights in choosing genetics are at stake in the two-hander, GOOD EGG from the Red Fern Theatre Company. Director Kel Haney and Actor Dan McCabe discuss the show and the issues it raises.

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Podcast Vol. 413 – September 24, 2010 – 6th Annual NY IT Awards Winners

The 6th annual NY IT awards for excellence in Independent Theatre was hel on Monday, September 20th, and for the third year in a row, I was backstage to interviews the winners and presenters as the came offstage. We’ve got a lot of great interviews, including the legendary Debra Monk as two-time Tony award winning costume designer, Martin Pakledinaz. For more information and a complete list of winners, visit the NY IT awards site HERE.

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Podcast Vol. 412: Sept. 16, 2010 – NYMF 2010 Coverage Part 2

It’s Fall, and that means more of our annual NYMF coverage! NYMF 2010 runs from Sept.27-Oct. 17th. Each year the shows fill up more and more, so get your tickets early or risk being left out of the hottest show of the festival season! Find out more about NYMF at www.nymf.org

In this episode:

  • Executive/Artistic Producer of NYMF, Isaac Hurwitz stops by to talk about the happenings with this year’s festival.
  • Written by Tony Winning Book Writer William Hauptman (Big River) and Broadway Composer Jim Wann (Pump Boys and Dinettes), THE GREAT UNKNOWN is one of the more high-profile offerings at the festival. Broadway veterans Tom Hewitt (Rocky Horror, Dracula) and Don Stephenson (The Producers, Dracula) stop by the studio to discuss the show.
  • Two friends childhood pact to hike the Appalachian Trail sets the stage for the musical TRAILS, and lyricist Jordan Mann and Book-Writer Christy Hall stip by to discuss the show.
  • Composer Jay Alan Zimmerman started slowly going Deaf in his early twenties, and has put his story on stage in the new musical, THE INCREDIBLY DEAF MUSICAL. Actress Casey Erin Clark dropped by to discuss the show and talk about the unique story behind it.
  • Karen Bishko‘s pop songs formed the foundation of the show, THERAPY ROCKS. She stops by the studio with Musical Director Boko Suzuki to discuss the process transforming stand-alone pop songs into a fully realized book musical.

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Podcast Vol. 411: September 2, 2010 – Season Premiere NYMF 2010 Coverage Part 1

It’s Fall, and that means more of our annual NYMF coverage! NYMF 2010 runs from Sept.27-Oct. 17th. Each year the shows fill up more and more, so get your tickets early or risk being left out of the hottest show of the festival season! Find out more about NYMF at www.nymf.org

In this episode:

  • Gary Holmes discusses his journey bringing 30’s Harlem Composer J.C. Johnson’s music to life in a book musical, TRAV’LIN. A mentor to Gary as a young boy, J.C. wish was to have an honest book musical, now brought to life at NYMF.
  • Book writer, Chip Zien and Director Nick Corley discuss their (tongue firmly in cheek) desire to have the “most pretentious musical” at NYMF this year. A unique a surreal journey of a 12 year old boy with no regards to the boundaries of time, THE HISTORY OF WAR illuminates the human capacity for violence.
  • Ned Massey was prepped by labels to be the “Next Bob Dylan” only to find himself scrapped by the label before his debut album was released. Years later, he turns his story into a fresh contemporary musical, BLOOD TIES. He discusses the show with director Scott C. Embler.
  • The downturn in the economy led to Keith Varney getting fired from his office job, which quickly led to the writing of I GOT FIRED: A SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SORT-OF-TRUE REVENGE MUSICAL. He discusses the creation of the show and the challenges of writing and acting at the same time.

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Podcast Vol. 410: June 10, 2010 – Season Finale – With Glee, The Meeting and more!

It’s time for our season finale! We’ll be back with new episodes in September. Until then, enjoy the episode and dive into back episodes for loads of great interviews!

In this episode:

  • Justin Sayre brings his variety show, THE MEETING, satirizing the gay agenda to raise money and awareness for the Ali Forney Center, and organization dedicated to helping Homeless LBGT Youth. He came into the studio to discuss the organization and show.
  • The Prospect Theatre Company brings the musical (and 2007 NYMF favorite) WITH GLEE to Theatre Row in July. Director, Igor Goldin and actor Dan Lawler talk about the show and share some recordings of the music.
  • The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is bringing two plays to Theatre Row this summer; OTHELLO and new play, ORDER. Artistic Director Brad Fryman and (Former Tony Nominee) Austin Pendleton who is directing ORDER talk about the two play’s connections.
  • We’ve got more from the Planet Connections Festivity. Peter Dagger (Writer/Producer) and Matt Britten (Director/Producer) talk about their musical, BJ: A MUSICAL ROMP, and share a recording of one of the songs from the show!
  • Marty Cooper shares his predictions for the Tony Awards this Sunday in ON THE POSITIVE SIDE.
  • …and one more Planet Connections show… Director Leah Bonvissuto and playwright, Felipe Ossa discuss the play CAKE. Both were involved with the favorite of last year’s festival, Monetizing Emma, and aim for lighting to strike twice.

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New Correspondants Needed for Broadway Bullet!!!

As I announced on the season finale, I will be moving to Montana in January. But as Broadway Bullet is the most listened to theatre program on the internet, I intend to keep the show going!

How will I do this?

We need correspondents!

Broadway Bullet is looking for bright, enthusiastic, theatre fans and participants looking to interview theatre people, blog, review and more!

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Podcast Vol. 409: May 27, 2010 – 180 Days, Common Air, Clubbed Thumb and more!

Enjoy your long weekend and don’t forget to load up some new podcasts to listen to on your trip!

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Podcast Vol. 408: May 12, 2010 – Planet Connections Festivity Special

The Planet Connections Festivity is back this year with more plays, more locations, and more opportunities to save the planet with sustainable theatre! The festival runs from June 3-June 29th. Find out all about it at their website: www.planetconnectionsfestivity.com and hear about some  of the shows in our dedicated episode!

In this episode:

  • Festivity organizers, Glory Bowen and Carly Robbins talk about this year’s events.
  • Actors Fred Rueck and Margie Ferris discuss FOX TALES
  • Playwright Carol Carpenter and Director Dianna Martin discuss MTWorks production of GOOD LONELY PEOPLE
  • Writer/Producer Jason Grossman discusses LOVE ME
  • Producer/Co-Writer Mehr Mansouri talkes about the musical, GIVE TIL IT HURTS
  • Director Melissa Moschitto and actor Karim Muasher discusses The Anthropoligist production of ANOTHER PLACE
  • Director Nicole Potter discusses SUNRISE/SUNSET OR BREAKFAST WITH JULIA
  • Newground Theater Collective founding members Rosebud Parker and Mariel Matero discuss their production, CLANDESTINE
  • Co-Producers Kim M. Jones and Andrew Rothkin (also writer/director) discuss the play, DANNY
  • Emma Koenig (Playwright/Director/Actor/Producer) and Peter Rothbreed (Actor) discuaa I DON”T WANT TO HURT YOUR FEELINGS
  • Playwright John Kearns discusses his play, IN THE WILDERNESS
  • Director/Designer Oscar A. Mendoza and actress Barbara Mundy discuss MANHATTAN PROJECT
  • Calla Videt (Director/Writer) and Kevin Davies (Producer/Writer) discuss Wind-Up Lab’s THE UNTITLED PROJECT
  • Playwright Sergei Burbank discusses Conflict Of Interest Theater Company’s WAR CRIMES.

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