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Podcast: Vol. 118 – June 7, 2007

This week we have a super Tony Nominee special! We talk to Orfeh and hear the full song of  "Ireland" from Legally Blonde. We talk to David Pittu of LoveMusik. We hear from Kevin Adams, nominated for lighting design for Spring Awakening, and Anna Louizos, nominated for set design for High Fidelity. Plus, Tony Nominated music from  Curtains, Grey Gardens, Fantasia on the Tonys and more!

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This week we talk to Tony nominee and one of the stars of Legally Blonde, Orfeh. Also, we play “Ireland” from the Legally Blonde Cast Recording, which will be released on July 17th.

Orfeh was the founder and lead singer of the pop group Or-N-More. On Broadway Orfeh originated the role of “Annettte” in Saturday Night Fever, played “Rusty” in Footloose, and was one of the stars of Fascinating Rhythm. Off Broadway, she played “Janis” in Love, Janis, and “Pippi” in The Great American Trailer Park Musical.  And, yes, Orfeh is her real name.

For more info and to get tickets to Legally Blonde, click here.

To pre-order the cast recording visit Amazon or Sh-K-Boom.

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Kevin Adams

We talk to Tony Nominee for best lighting design: Kevin Adams of Spring Awakening.

Broadway credits include The Good Body (National Tour), Take Me Out, Sexaholix (HBO and ational Tour), Hedda Gabbler, A Class Act, An Almost Holy Picture. Off Broadway includes Mr. Marlade, Spatter Pattern, And God Created Great Whales (scenery and lighting), The Mineola Twins (Lucille Lortel Award), The Persians, Stupid Kids, new work by Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian, Neil Simon, Richard Greenberg ,and Charles Mee Jr. Opera: The Mines of Sulfur (NYCO, Glimmerglass), Washington Opera, Bard Summerscape, Tanglewood, Canadian Opera Co., Kennedy Center, Houston Grand Opera. Concerts: City Center Encores, Audra McDonald (Joe’s Pub, Town Hall, Lincoln Center, American Songbook), Patti LuPone, Sandra Bernhard, The Indigo Girls, Magnetic Fields (69 Love Songs, Lincoln Center American Songbook). Other: seven companies of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Westbeth, Jane Street, Chicago, Boston, L.A., Edinburgh Festival and London’s West End), Steppenwolf Theatre, Williamstown, Atlanta Ballet, Sandra Bernhard’s Without You I’m Nothing (film). Obie for Sustained Excellence.

To learn more and to get tickets to Spring Awakening, click here .

The Callboard

Jess McLoud talks about NYMF’s Undercover Showtunes and gives us a sneak peek into the fall festival.

To learn more about the NYMF, click here.


Pirates of Penzance begins its run at Paper Mill June 7th.  It runs until July 8th. For tickets and more information, click here

Broadway Loves the 80s, a benefit concert for United Nations Association HERO campaign, will be held on June 13th at Joe’s Pub.  It features Broadway stars singing their favorite hits of that colorful decade.  For more information, click here

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Anna Louizos

We talk to Anna Louizos, Tony nominee for best set design for High Fidelity.

On Broadway, Anna has worked on Curtains; High Fidelity; Avenue Q (2004 Tony Award, Best Musical), also Las Vegas and London productions; Steel Magnolias; Golda’s Balcony. National: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (SF, Boston, L.A., St. Paul, Detroit, Seattle), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TUTS, Paper Mill), Disney Live: Winnie the Pooh (U.S. and world tours). Off Broadway: In the Heights (37 Arts); Altar Boyz (prem. and U.S. tour); tick, tick… BOOM! (prem. and U.S. tour); MTC; Second Stage; Roundabout Theatre. Regional: The Baker’s Wife (Paper Mill); Much Ado About Nothing, Beyond Therapy (Old Globe); Me and My Girl (Goodspeed). Also: Berkshire TF, Alley, Merrimack Rep, Charlotte Rep, George St., Williamstown TF. Art direction, film/TV: “Sex and the City” (HBO). Feature film: The Secret Lives of Dentists.

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This week we play “Will You” from Grey Gardens, performed by Christine Ebersole.

To purchase the CD of Grey Gardens, visit Amazon or PS Classics .

 On the Positive Side

This week Marty discusses Fantasia performing on the Tonys, and more past Tony memories.

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David Pittu

We talk to Tony Nominee David Pittu, who is currently playing Bertolt Brecht in LoveMusik (Outer Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical).

David appeared on Broadway in The Coast of Utopia, Never Gonna Dance. Off Broadway: Stuff Happens (Drama Desk Award: Outstanding Ensemble), Celebration & The Room (Drama Desk & Lucille Lortel nomination: Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play), Of Thee I Sing (Encores!), The Fourth Wall, Sympathetic Magic, The Lights, Hot Keys, The Butter and Egg Man (as director), and, as co-author, The Audience (Drama Desk nomination: Outstanding Musical). Regional/National tour:  Parade (National Broadway Award: Best Actor in a Musical), Titanic, Company (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration), Moonlight and Magnolias (Alliance), The Mask of Moriarty (Old Globe). Film:  King Kong (Peter Jackson), Shortbus, The Spanish Prisoner.  TV:  “The Black Donnellys,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Third Watch,” “Sex & the City,” and “The Sopranos.” Member: Atlantic Theater Company.

For tickets and more info on LoveMusik, click here.

Listening Room

We play “It’s A Business” from Curtains performed by Debra Monk.

To order the CD of Curtains, visit Amazon or Manhattan Records .

Top of the Trades

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Braff, Broderick, Fierstein, LuPone, Osmond and More Join Tony Presenters Line-Up- more

Bening, Lahti and Metcalf Slated to Star in New Season at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse- more 


Curtain Call

The Pirate Queen

The Pirate Queen will play its last performance on June 17th after playing 85 performances and 32 previews. The Pirate Queen was penned by Boublil and Schonberg, and stars Stephanie J. Block.

To get tickets for the last weeks click here.



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