On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scottsit down inside the Hollywood Pantages Theatre before the curtain rises on the National tour of #Cats.
This Week: It is our third episode of The Set’s Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea……or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations! In this episode we meet Broadway’s very own Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party) who pulls back the curtain on her times at Stagedoor Manor and the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. Julia defied gravity, and logic, in such pre-teen productions as a Gypsy and Chicago, and she reveals her high school musical…….which will leave you all losing your mind! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: https://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com
On this week’s show, we sit down with Mary Testa and Ali Stroker, two of the stars of the upcoming Broadway revival of Oklahoma! We discuss what makes this production of Oklahoma! so unique and the enduring legacy of this magnificent show.
Tony winning director Christopher Ashley is best know for various shows including Come From Away, Memphis, Xanadu, and All Shook Up and is the artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. In this episode, he speaks about his time at Yale as a math major who spent a lot of time in the theatre department. We discuss his career as a Broadway director, which eventually lead him to a Tony Award for best direction of a musical for Come From Away (and even how it is going to be made into a film!).
Play along as Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) joins Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly for vodka, broadway talk, theatre games, bad puns, and Kona beer.