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Podcast: Vol. 108- March 29th, 2007

This week we interview Alan Tudyk from the Roundabout's revival of "Prelude To A Kiss." The composer and cast of "Anne of Green Gables," gives us two exclusive performances in addition to their interview. We also profile the new shows "Exits and Entrances," and "Rearviewmirror." Plus, Marty discusses Broadway by the Year in "On the Positive Side" and more!

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Alan Tudyk

Prelude To A Kiss website 

This week we interview Alan Tudyk who is currently staring in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Craig Lucas’ “Prelude To A Kiss.”

Alan Tudyk appeared on the television series “Firefly.” He’s also been in the films “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story ,” “28 Days,” and “Serenity” among others. He made his Broadway debut in the play “Epic Proportions” with Kristin Chenoweth. He also co-stared in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “Wonder of the World” with Sarah Jessica Parker. Most recently he replaced Hank Azaria in “Spamalot.”

“Prelude To A Kiss” is the story of a bride who switches places with a mysterious old man when he offers her a congratulatory kiss at her wedding. The play also stars John Mahoney and Annie Parisse and is directed by Daniel Sullivan.

“Prelude To A Kiss” is playing at the American Airlines Theatre through April 29th. For tickets  click here

On the Boards

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables Website 

We profile the new musical version of the classic book “Anne of Green Gables and interview creator Nancy Ford and actors Piper Goodeve and Jessica Grove . Also, they did an exclusive in studio performance of two songs from the show “I Can Stay” and “Making Up for Lost Time.”

Nancy Ford also created “The American Girl Revue” and “I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road” with Gretchen Cryer. The two of them will also be performing in an upcoming cabaret at 59E59.

Piper Goodeve is making her off-Broadway debut and has performed at theatres around the country. She’s currently earning her MFA in drama at Brown.

Jessica Grove appeared on Broadway in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Les Miserables.” She also recently completed the National tour of “The Boy Friend” directed by Julie Andrews.

“Anne of Green Gables” is playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre every weekend through May 5th.
For tickets please visit Ticket Central .

The Callboard

April 1st- The Premiere of “Breaking In” a new series about actors trying to, well, break in to the business. We’ll be interviewing the creators next week! For more info click here .

April 2nd- ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) fundraiser, “A Night at the Tonys” with Raul Esparza and Stephanie D’Abruzzo. For more information visit

April 16th- Seth’s Broadway 101 a benefit for The Actors Fund featuring Seth Rudetsky and some of Broadways best leading ladies. For more info visit 

On the Boards

Exits and Entrances

Exits and Entrances Website 

This week we profile the play “Exits and Entrances” and interview actors Morlan Higgins and William Dennis Hurley and director Stephen Sachs.

“Exits and Entrances” is the autobiographical play by South African playwright Athrol Fugard about the friendship between a young playwright and an older actor.

Morlan Higgins has won two Ovations and four Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards. In Los Angeles he has appeared in numerous productions including the world premier of “Exits and Entrances.”

William Dennis Hurley also has won numerous awards for his theatre work in Los Angeles including the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and the Backstage West Garland Award for the world premiere of “Exits and Entrances.”

Stephen Sachs co-founded The Fountain Theatre in LA where he has directed many productions. He also is a published playwright and his plays have been PEN USA Literary Award Finalists and Garland Award Winners.

“Exits and Entrances” is playing at Primary Stages through April 29th.
For tickets visit Ticket Central .

On the Positive Side

This week Marty discusses the latest in the Broadway By The Year series at Town Hall: “Broadway Musicals of 1938.” For more information please click here .

On the Boards


Rearviewmirror Website

We also profile the new play “Rearviewmirror” and interview writer Eric Winick and director Carl Forsman.

“Rearviewmirror” is described in the press notes as a show that: Under the influence of rock n’ roll, deviant sex, and films of the 1970’s, a young screenwriter, an Orthodox Jewish woman, and a quixotic free spirit embark on a desperate search for spiritual fulfillment, their lives merging and intersecting until an outdoor rock festival brings them together for one final tryst.  Inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae, Rearviewmirror  is an erotically charged meditation on contemporary Judaism, pop culture, and an ever-growing cult of Dionysian proportions.

“Rearviewmirror” is playing at 59E59 Theatres for tickets please visit Ticket Central .

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