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Podcast: Vol. 111- April 19th, 2007

This week we get Up Close with Paul Vogt from "Hairspray," (and MAD TV alum) we profile the charity event Mr. Broadway (and we have a fun way for all of you to get involved), and we profile the shows "The Sea" and "The View from K Street." Also, we listen to songs from the cast recordings of "Fame Becomes Me" and "A Man of No Importance." Plus, even more!

Up Close

Paul Vogt of “Hairspray” 

This week we talk to Paul Vogt who is currently staring as Edna Turnbald in “Hairspray.”

Paul is best known for his role on “MADtv” and on NBC’s “The Rerun Show.” He previously played Edna at North Shore in Boston and in Las Vegas. Other theatre credits include “Assassins,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Magic Flute,” and “The Candidate.” Film credits include “Princess Diaries 2,” “Good Boy,” “Raising Helen,” and the upcoming “Blonde Ambition.”

To get tickets and to find out more about “Hairspray”  click here .

The Best of Company

We talk to Scott Alan Evans, the Artistic Director of The Actors Company, about their production of “The Sea” and his involvement with the American Musicals Project.

“The Sea” by Edward Bond and tells the story of what happens when a storm shakes an East Anglian seaside community in 1907.

The Actors Company is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit.

The American Musicals Project (AMP) is curriculum designed for 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes that is a collaboration between the New York Historical Society and the Department of Education. To find out more click here.

“The Sea” plays from April 21st through May 12th. For more info and tickets clcik here.

For more info on The Actors Company click here.

For more info on the American Musicals Project click here. 

The Callboard

April 23rd and 24th- Easter Bonnet Competition to benefit BC/EFA
April 23rd- Where’s Darfur Benefit at the Knitting Factory

April 30th- New York Pops Gala

Applications are Now Available for Camp Broadway- more

Las Vegas Podcast, “The Strip” – Check it out Here.

To notify us of a special event/workshop.etc… for the Callboard, send an email with all the information to 

Listening Room

We also play “Big Titties” from the newly released cast recording of “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me.” The cast recording is available from Ghostlight/Sh-k-Boom on Amazon.  or

Sweet Charity

Mr. Broadway

We talk to Ryan Davis and Jeffery Self the conceivers of the benefit Mr. Broadway.

Mr. Broadway is a “beauty pageant” where one male cast member from each Broadway show competes in the areas of talent, interview, and, of course, swim suit. The contestants are evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges, but the final vote is up to the audience. Also on our show, Contestants Kenway Hon Wai K Kua from “Wicked”, Paul McGill from “A Chorus Line” and Franlere Grande from “Mama Mia” answer questions to help you judge the winner!

The money raised from the Mr. Broadway goes to the Ali Forney Center, which is a homeless shelter for LGBT youth.

Mr. Broadway will be held April 30th at 8pm. For tickets and more info click here.

On the Positive Side

Or should we say “On the Negative Side.” This week Marty discusses the Incredible Shrinking Orchestras in Broadway pits.

email Marty with suggestions, discussions or arguments at

Listening Room


We play “Love Who You Love” from the 2002 off-Broadway cast of Flaherty and Ahrens’ “Man of No Importance.” The cast recording is now available from Jay Records on  Amazon or


On the Boards

The View From K Street Steak

We also talk to actors Samantha Wynn and Brad Thomason from “The View From K Street” and they sing two songs from the show.

According to the press materials: The View From K Street Steak is an antic new play offering up a fresh look at The Decadent World of D.C. Politicos and The Lobbyists Who Love Them. You’ll gasp at their strange S&M games and you’ll share their pain as they discover that money ain’t everything. Presiding are court jesters, Al & John, a Vegas puppet act.

And what’s the view from that notorious steakhouse in D.C.? Why it’s the infamous U.S. Capitol… so close you can just taste it!

For more info click here .

Top of the Trades

David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole Wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama – more

ASCAP Honors Marc Shaiman- more

Paper Mill Open for Now, but Must Raise $500 Thousand- more

NYMF’s ‘Broadway Idol’ Huberman to Perform at Ars Nova – more



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