We are IN THE ROOM with musical director and composer Adam Wachter, who is starring in our new favorite show on Disney+: Encore!
Happy New Year! Play along as Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly record live to tape from Lamia’s Fish Marker in New York City to talk 2019. Come for the fun drinks and broadway talk–stay for the theatre games, bad puns, and delicious treats.
As the decade comes to a close, Time Out critic Adam Feldman joins Rob and Kevin for a stimulating look back at the trends, highlights, milestones, and gossip of the past decade in the world of plays.
The beloved 2002 musical Thoroughly Modern Millie made history at the Marquis Theatre and in this episode, original cast member Anne L. Nathan joins Jennifer Ashley Tepper to dish about the show’s origins and how the role of Miss Flannery evolved. What was it like to hear “Gimme Gimme” for the first time and collaborate with Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, Rob Ashford, Michael Mayer, Sutton Foster and the rest of the Millie team? What was it like to inhabit one of the newest theaters on Broadway and why is it said to make people happy? And what is the history of the five Broadway theaters that were demolished to make way for the Marquis in The Great Theatre Massacre of 1982? This episode includes a number of fascinating Marquis stories from its legendary door man Rey Concepcion, about shows from Annie Get Your Gun to Follies to Evita to The Capeman. Anne was the first person Jennifer ever interviewed for the Untold Stories of Broadway book series and the two reminisce about their day at the Cafe Edison, all that it inspired, and all that’s happened since.
Usually, our “My First Time” episodes feature Broadway stars looking back at the very first time they stepped on a Broadway stage. But on this episode we are going to hear about a series of firsts from one of the biggest hearts on Broadway, Marisha Wallace.