We are IN THE ROOM with two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (director/choreographer/performer: Kinky Boots! Pretty Woman! Legally Blonde! Hairspray Live! The Full Monty! Hairspray! The Full Monty! La Cage aux Folles!) And so much more. You guys, did you know he choreographed Scent of a Woman, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Dana’s 8th favorite movie: In & Out?!?! Jerry also created Broadway Bares – an extravagant celebration of scantily clad bodies which has raised more than 19 million dollars for those living with HIV/AIDS. We talk about everything from his new upcoming show Becoming Nancy, working with icons of dance, filming Hairspray Live, The Original Production, and who he loves to work with. When in doubt, go fullout.
A true multi-hyphenate, Michael Kushner is an amazing example of how you can be heavily involved in theatre without being on stage all the time. He is an actor, producer, makeup artist, and photographer whose work has been featured in The New York Time, Vogue, The Tony Awards in addition to publications in print and online internationally. He is the creator of The Dressing Room Project (which photographed the first #BlackGlinda on Broadway), and is one of the founding members of Musical Theatre Factory, currently in residency with Playwrights Horizons.
Play along as Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly talk about the 2019 Tony nominations! More like guess the nominations! Fun Fact: This was recorded before they came out today, so follow along with the real list! Like always, there’s booze.
The ‘Hedwig’ creator explains how his new musical podcast series nods to his previous work.
This week, I catch up with another friend i haven’t seen for quite some time. Along with his writing partner Timothy Knapman, Laurence Mark Wythe takes the story of The Big Bad Wolf and turn it on its head for the National Youth Musical Theatre. Laurence is an extremely busy man, so I really appreciated him sitting down with me, talking about his early career, how and why he got into the composer game and just what it’s like writing and recording music in a new digital age.