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ON BROADWAY

"On Broadway" (BroadwayRadioPrograms.com), hosted by Stuart Brown, features an array of music, interviews, and commentary. This half-hour bi-weekly podcast is a companion to ‘Sounds of Broadway’ (SoundsofBroadway.com) - a 24/7 online music radio station featuring the best in Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the London stage.

Tracks

Interview with Dominic McHugh – The Big Parade
An interview with Professor Dominic McHugh on his book examining the works of Meredith Willson - "The Big Parade: Meredith Willson's Musicals from The Music Man to 1491."
58:56 12/02/2022
Interview with Robert W. Schneider – Fifty Key Stage Musicals
We talk with Robert W. Schneider, co-Editor of the book, Fifty Key Stage Musicals.The book provides a round-up of the fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater discourse in the English-speaking world. Some of the choices are obvious – Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Hair, Company, A Chorus Line. Others, in my opinion, are headscratchers – The Secret Garden, Falsettos, and Seussical. Rob will delve into many of them.
34:56 11/18/2022
Episode 8 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The 8th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode,, the 1964 musical Anyone Can Whistle. We discuss the show and play a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.
47:24 11/04/2022
Interview with Brian Gillet and Huck Walton
I chat with Brian Gillet and Huck Walton of Accidental Jacket Entertainment, which produced the cast recording of the Broadway revival of The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Plus a healthy dose of music from the show.
39:49 10/28/2022
Interview with Kate Baldwin
My interview with the multi-Tony Award nominated actress, Kate Baldwin. She is currently starring as Dorothy Brock in the Goodspeed Opera House’s 2022 production of 42nd Street. We talk about the musical and her appearances in the Broadway shows, Finian’s Rainbow, Big Fish, and the starry revival of Hello, Dolly! that starred Bette Midler. Musical selections included.
32:13 10/21/2022
Interview with Klea Blackhurst
Chat with Klea Blackhurst, actress, singer and comedienne. Most recently she appeared as Miss Lemon in The Nutty Professor in the summer of 2022 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. We talk about that production, her career, and play songs from her past shows.
51:40 10/07/2022
Interview with Tom Moore and Ken Waissman
Interview with Tom Moore, the original Broadway Director of Grease and Ken Waissman, the original Producer of the long-running musical, on their book, “Grease, Tell Me More, Tell Me More: Stories from the Broadway Phenomenon That Started It All.” ​ The book is a collection of memories and stories from over one hundred actors and musicians, including the creative team and crew who were part of the original Broadway production and in the many touring companies it spawned.
49:42 09/23/2022
Episode 7 – The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The 7th episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode,, the 1970 landmark musical Company. We discuss the show and play a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.
63:39 09/09/2022
Episode 6 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The sixth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode,, the 1979 musical Sweeney Todd. We discuss the show and play a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.
50:48 06/18/2022
Sherlock - the Musical
Interview with Stefan van de Graaff (Book) and Denning Burton (Book, Music, Lyrics), creators of Sherlock – the Musical (https://sherlockmusical.com/).
39:28 06/03/2022
Interview with Mark Eden Horowitz
In this episode we talk with Mark Eden Horowitz on the publication of his new book, The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II. Hammerstein virtually invented the modern American musical, first with Show Boat and then in his celebrated collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers.
32:14 05/20/2022
Interview with Kevin Winkler
Interview with author Kevin Winkler on his new book, Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune.
34:10 05/06/2022
Interview with David Loud
Interview with Broadway Musical Director and arranger David Loud on his recently published memoir, Facing the Music. In addition to discussing his career in the orchestra pit, we talk about his acting in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
39:24 04/22/2022
Episode 5 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The fifth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode,, the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. We discuss the show and play a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.
59:12 04/09/2022
Public Relations with Kendall Edwards
On today's episode, I chat with Kendall Edwards, an account assistant at the Broadway public relations firm of DKC O&M. We’ll talk about her responsibilities and her insider perspective on the New York theater scene. The company handles PR concerns for many Broadway shows, including, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, MJ - the Musical, and The Music Man.
27:04 03/11/2022
Episode 4 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The fourth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we mark 46 years since the Broadway opening of Pacific Overtures by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.
61:48 02/25/2022
Interview with Frank DiLella
We chat with Frank DiLella, three-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on New York City’s Spectrum News NY1, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theater program.
28:56 02/11/2022
Episode 3 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The third episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, is our musical guide. For this episode, we mark 30 years since the Off-Broadway opening of Assassins by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Off-Broadway and Broadway revivals of the production.
60:01 01/28/2022
Interview with Rob Schneider, J2 Musical Theater Company
Interview with Rob Schneider, Artistic Director of the J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company, which presents professional revivals of worthy Broadway musicals. Upcoming season is A Class Act, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and The Baker's Wife.
55:46 01/14/2022
Eddie Shapiro - A Wonderful Guy
Interview Eddie Shapiro about his book A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater. It features fascinating, never-before-published interviews with Broadway’s leading men and offers behind-the-scenes looks at the careers of some of the most beloved performers today.
34:32 12/31/2021
Episode 2 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The second episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide. For this episode, we mark the 40th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Merrily We Roll Along by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Cast Recording and the NY City Encore's production.
53:03 12/17/2021
Interview with Author Barry Singer
Interview with Barry Singer, who discusses his new book, Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond 1977–2020. Singer also reveals, for the first time, details about his intimate relationship with Stephen Sondheim.
33:59 12/03/2021
Working Backstage With Christin Essin
Dr. Elizabeth Essin is our guest, discussing her book, Working Backstage: A Cultural History and Ethnography of Technical Theater Labor. It illuminates the work of New York City’s theater technicians, shining a light on the essential contributions of unionized stagehands, carpenters, electricians, sound engineers, properties artisans, wardrobe crews, makeup artists, and child guardians.
37:44 11/18/2021
Episode 1 - The Complete Stephen Sondheim
The first episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide. We start off by marking the 60th anniversary of the release of the film version of West Side Story by discussing the movie and playing a number of songs from the soundtrack.
49:01 11/05/2021
Remembering Leslie Bricusse
The composer, lyricist, and book writer Leslie Bricusse passed away last week at the age of 90. We spotlight his career on the musical theater stage with selections from seven of his shows.
56:57 10/22/2021
New Broadway Cast Recordings
Music from recently opened Broadway musicals - Girl From the North Country, Diana - the Musical, and Six.
58:35 10/07/2021
Styles of Stephen Sondheim
Guest host Gail Leondar-Wright, a Stephen Sondheim scholar and enthusiast, shares her knowledge of the composer's musical styles ranging from vaudeville and operetta to the integrated musical of Broadway’s Golden Age. Selected songs from his musicals will be included.
58:02 09/24/2021
Broadway Records Recent Releases
Broadway Records (broadwayrecords.com) has released a number of new cast albums and concept recordings. On this program we feature selected from Edge of the World, My Marcello, and Falling Love with Mr. Dellamort.
41:23 09/10/2021
The Nina Simone Musical
Interview with Laiona Michelle, the creator and star of the one-woman musical, Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, about the life and music of the legendary Nina Simone. The show plays on the grounds of the historic Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT through August 29, 2021 before moving to Off-Broadway in Fall 2021. Information at www.goodspeed.org
25:26 08/24/2021
Discussion of Out-of-Town Tryouts
My guest is Peter von Mayrhauser, who has been a stage manager and producer on Broadway for 40 years. He’ll discuss his memories of the hits … and flops from musicals during their Boston tryouts. We’ll talk about Mame, Funny Girl, Subways are for Sleeping, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, and more.
31:59 08/21/2021