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Podcast: Vol. 113 – May 3rd, 2007

From Mary Poppins, we get up close with actor, Daniel Jenkins. Up Close with 3 time Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Dori Berinstein  about the new documentry "ShowBusiness." Plus, we profile the show "Dixie's Tupperware Party" and the children's shows "The New Kid" and "The People Garden." And more!

Up Close

Daniel Jenkins 

This week we talk to Daniel Jenkins who plays George Banks in “Mary Poppins.” Not only does he talk about “Mary Poppins” but we also hear his performances of “Leavin’s Not the Only Way to Go” from “Big River ” and “Coffee, Black” from “Big.”

Buy “Big River” from Amazon

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Along with having appeared on Broadway in “Big” and “Big River,” Daniel has also appeared on Broadway in “White Mountain” and “Angels in America.” He’s worked with director Robert Altman on the films “O.C. and Stiggs,” “Tanner ’88,” and “Caine Mutiny.” He also appeared in the film “Cradle Will Rock,” “Glory,” and “Infested.”

“Mary Poppins” is playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. For tickets and more info click here .

Up Close

Dori Berinstein

We talk to Three Time Tony Award Winning Producer Dori Berinstein about the new documentary “ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.” She also talks about her new production “Legally Blonde” and the changing role of the Broadway producer.

“ShowBusiness” follows the 2003-2004 Broadway season and looks at the path that shows such as “Wicked,” “Avenue Q,” and “Caroline or Change” took to Broadway. “ShowBusiness” is being released in New York on May 11th with a platform release across the country after that. For more info and a release date schedule click here .

Dori Berinstein won a Tony Award for her producing efforts on “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Fool Moon,” and “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” Her current show “Legally Blonde” is playing at the Palace Theatre. For tickets and more info click here.  

The Callboard

We have winners for tickets to “The Sea” and “Time Being”!

Frank Terranella, Susan Nason, Alana Rader and James Amodeo

Also, we have winners for Georgia Stitt’s CD “This Ordinary Thursday” !

April Nash, Kay Dewitt, Charlie Wright, Sarah Rosen and Michael Murphy

If you have any suggestions for listings to be featured in The Callboard, please email them to 

Listening Room

Grey Gardens

We play “Around the World” from the new Broadway recording of “Grey Gardens” from P.S. Classics. Buy Direct from P.S. Classics

On the Boards

Dixie’s Tupperware Party

We also talk to Alex Timbers director of “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” currently playing at Ars Nova.

We think it’s best to let the PR people from Ars Nova describe this show, so here’s their description: You’ve never seen a Tupperware party like this one, hosted by Miss Dixie Longate!

Fast-talking Dixie Longate throws a good ol’fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageous tales, free giveaways, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware, all of which will be on sale after the show!

See for yourself why Miss Longate became the top Tupperware saleslady in the country within her first year of selling, and be amazed as she reveals the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products!

Alex Timbers is co-founder and Artistic Director of Les Freres Corbusier. To find out more about them click here .

“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is playing at Ars Nova through June 17th. For more info and tickets click here.

On the Positive Side

This week Marty talks about messing with the classics, and when producers should and shouldn’t tinker with what was already working.  emailMarty with suggestions, comments or feedback at

On the Boards

The New Kid and The People Garden

We talk to writer Paul Armanto and actress Alexa Eisenstein about “The New Kid” and “The People Garden” the children’s shows at the York Theatre. They also give us an exclusive in-studio performance.

“The People Garden” and “The New Kid” are children’s shows that are not only for kids, but star them as well. “The People’s Garden” tells the story of what happens in kindergarten and “The New Kid” is the story of a new boy who is plagued by social problems at his new school.

For more info and tickets click here .

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 Curtain Call

Prelude to a Kiss

This week the Roundabout’s revival of “Prelude to a Kiss” closed. As some of you may remember we had star Alan Tudyk on the show a few weeks ago, so if you’re missing “Prelude to a Kiss” be sure to go back and check out his interview in Vol. 108



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