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WHO WE ARE

The Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) is the premier digital storytelling ​destination for everyone, everywhere who loves theatre and the performing arts.

Broadway Podcast Network is all about creating an engaging, immersive, user-friendly experience where theatre stories of all kinds can be easily found, shared, and enjoyed. Part original programming, part hub for the podcasts you know and love, Broadway Podcast Network is building the perfect hub that includes tremendously talented content creators, all-star hosts, producers, writers, industry leaders, and storytellers of all kinds. With a vast range of theatre, tv, and film-related programming, in addition to original radio plays, audio dramas, and even an original soap opera, Broadway Podcast Network podcasts offer something for everyone, may they be interested in starring on stage, working behind-the-scenes, or just enjoying theater from the best seats in the house. The content on Broadway Podcast Network offers audiences behind-the-curtain access to the creative process, advice on everything from how to break into the business to how to audition, theatre history, candid interviews with your favorite stars, and so much more. Broadway Podcast Network’s audience includes theatre professionals and industry leaders, theatre students, up-and-coming artists, and theatre fans from all over the world.

OUR AUDIENCE

With a vast range of theatre-related programming, BPN is for everyone, whether you’re a theatre insider, an aspiring theatre artist or creator, a theatre manager, producer or crew member or someone who wants to enjoy theater from the best seats in the house. The content on BPN offers audiences insider interviews, behind-the-curtain access to the creative process, advice on everything from how to break into the business to how to audition, theatre history, candid interviews with your favorite stars …and so much more. Our audience includes theatre professionals and industry leaders, theatre students, up-and-coming artists and theatre fans from all over the world.

OUR TEAM

Dori Berinstein

DORI BERINSTEIN

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Tony-winning Broadway producer and Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.

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Dori is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.

As a Broadway Producer, Dori most recently produced The Prom (Best Musical – Drama Desk), directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (Book of MormonMean Girls), a hilarious original musical comedy with gigantic heart and an urgent message of tolerance and acceptance.  Ryan Murphy is adapting The Prom into a feature film for Netflix starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and Aquafina. Dori and her PROM partner Bill Damaschke are joining Ryan as Producers.

Dori’s other Broadway shows include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award – Best Play Revival); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award – Best Musical), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award – Best Musical), The CrucibleOne Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award – Best Play Revival), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Flower Drum SongEnchanted April and Golden Child.

The cast album for Dori’s musical Half Time, inspired by her documentary film Gotta Dance, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky BootsLegally Blonde) and starring Georgia Engel, Donna McKechnie, Andre Dé Shields and Lillias White, was recently released by Sony Masterworks.

As a Documentary Filmmaker, Dori directed, wrote and produced: ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime) chronicling the behind-the-curtain passion, exhilaration, drama, sweat and high stakes creative and financial risks of four new Broadway musicals; Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award / American Masters) a deeply personal, insider and candid look at one of the greatest artists of our time; Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (Showtime) revealing the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon – both on stage and off; Gotta Dance (adapted for the stage as Half Time) capturing the adventures of the NBA’s first-ever senior hip hop dance team; Some Assembly Required, following six teams of determined teenagers as they navigate ‘the game of life’ on their quest to win the national toy invention crown and The Last Blintz, about the closing of Broadway’s Café Edison Diner. www.dramaticforces.com

Dori is the recipient of Broadway’s Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing and the Jacob Burns Vision Award. She is the curator and moderator of The Jacob Burns “Life On Stage” series. Dori also co-founded Camp Broadway, an immersive behind-the-scenes Theatre Camp for kids. Further, Dori is partnered with the genius illustrator Justin “Squigs” Robertson on the creation of Lights of Broadway Trading Cardswww.lightsofbroadway.nyc.

For Television, Dori Co-Created, Executive-Produced and Directed Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming (Oxygen) and The Isaac Mizrahi Show (Oxygen).

Dori executive produced and/or supervised over 50 feature, special f/x and/or animated productions, including Isaac Mizrahi’s award-winning documentary UnzippedDirty Dancing (both the feature & TV series) and Jim Henson’s MuppetVision 3-D. She has executive produced websites for Oprah and President Clinton. Dori has worked as a Producer and/or an Executive for DreamWorks Theatricals, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, NBC, MTV, Sesame Workshop, Oxygen Media, Vestron Pictures, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Dori began her professional career as an Investment Banker in Mergers & Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley.

Website:  www.dramaticforces.com

Instagram:  @dori.berinstein

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KATIE ROSIN

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

 

Katie Rosin was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load.

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KATIE ROSIN, KAMPFIRE PR/MARKETING was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load. Kampfire has been integral in multidimensional campaigns for Telly Award Winners, New York Innovative Theatre Award Recipients, GLAAD Award winners, back-to-back NYMF Best of Fest winners, and Drama Desk nominees. Off-Broadway highlights include: The Little Match Girl, St. Luke’s; unFRAMED, John Jay College Performing Arts Center; GLAAD Award Nominee, She Like Girls, Ohio Theater; Glimpses of the Moon, Algonquin Hotel; IT Awards recipient, Elizabeth Rex, Center Stage; Triple Threat: 2007 Drama Desk Nominee (mis)UNDERSTANDING MAMMY: The Hattie McDaniel Story, Theatre 5. She currently services as Director of Communications at the Broadway Podcast Network. www.kampfirefilmspr.com IN: @kampfirefilmspr TW: @kampfirepr FB: @kampfirefilms

Alan Seales

ALAN SEALES

CO-FOUNDER & CTO
Alan is an actor turned technologist turned podcast junkie, and host of his own podcast, The Theater Podcast.

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As a young kid, Alan couldn’t get enough singing and performing. He participated in several boys choirs through elementary and middle schools, but he knew he had to be a part of the Broadway scene after seeing Rent, his first Broadway show, in 1996.

Listening to his mother’s advice and deciding he wanted to move to Japan to program artificial intelligence, he reluctantly got a degree in Computer Science, with a minor in Psychology — and just a concentration in Theatre.

After graduating, he performed regionally all along the east coast, and as far west as Indiana. Starring in many productions, several you’ve never heard, his credits include Forever PlaidDames at SeaGrease, Arsenic and Old Lace, Bear Creek Legends, A Christmas Carol with Ira David Wood III, Aladdin, and many more that most likely aren’t worth mentioning. His stint as a professional actor include several contracts at Busch Gardens Williamsburg performing in The Secrets of Castle O’ SullivanFesthaus, and Howl-o-Scream’s Jack is Back (yes friends, he can dance on stilts!).

When the 2007 writers’ strike hit, he was left unemployed and fell back on his degree. Almost overnight he became Director of Information Technology for a company that distributed TV spots (commercials). He then found himself working for Thomson Reuters as a Network Admin, later also taking on System Admin duties for Eikon and other global trading systems. He was then recruited by Google, ultimately landing the role of Global Program Lead for the Talks at Google speaker series which is responsible for bringing in the world’s top talents in their respective fields to share their knowledge and inspire people on a global scale.

You can take the actor out of the business, but you can’t take the business out of the actor. He started producing podcasts in 2017 for several colleagues both inside and outside of Google, before launching his own podcast, The Theatre Podcast, in Oct 2018. His unique approach to hosting creates direct, real, human conversations that elevate The Theatre Podcast conversations to an intimate level of heightened curiosity.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two sons.

Ayanna Prescod

AYANNA PRESCOD

HEAD OF AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT & EDITORIAL
Ayanna Prescod is a writer, editor, producer, and founder. She is the founder of OurBKSocial.com, and hosts What’s Up Broadway.

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Ayanna Prescod is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, producer, and founder. She is the founder of OurBKSocial.com, a digital platform dedicated to the people and places of Brooklyn, N.Y. and hosts What’s Up Broadway. In addition she is a freelance theater journalist with bylines in: Variety, Theatermania, American Theatre, and Exeunt NYC; theater co-editor at The Brooklyn Rail, and a co-producer on Pass Over on Broadway. She currently works at Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) as the Audience Engagement and Editorial Coordinator.

Beatriz Westby

BEATRIZ WESTBY

GENERAL MANAGER
Beatriz’s background is in Management and Event Productions with multiple theatrical companies in New York City.

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Beatriz is a valuable addition to the BPN team bringing with her a notable career in theatrical management. Just prior to joining the BPN team, she was the Management Associate at Foresight Theatrical.

Along with her experience at Foresight Theatrical, Beatiz’s career includes three years as the Associate General Manager at Brierpatch Productions, working on shows such as Cagney and Handle with Care. In addition, she has two years of experience as the Company Manager of Fuerza Bruta at the Daryl Roth theater as well as General Manager at NYMF (New York Music Festival).

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KIMBERLEE GARRIS

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION & SPECIAL EVENTS
Kimberlee is a global entertainment consultant, director, and producer. She co-produced the Drama Desk Award winning Best Musical, The Prom.

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Kimberlee is a global entertainment consultant, director, and producer who made her Broadway debut as a co-producer of the original musical The Prom (Best Musical – Drama Desk), directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. Kimberlee also is a co-producer of The Prom’s national tour, which launched in November 2021.

Kimberlee has spent much of her career working in sports marketing and entertainment, most recently as Director of Entertainment Marketing for the National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets. Kimberlee rebranded the Nets in-game entertainment experience for the Brooklyn market and created all of the Nets entertainment assets, including the Brooklynettes and Brooklyn Nets Kids dance teams. In this role, she directed and produced hundreds of performances and events at Barclays Center and created entertainment content for the NBA in fourteen countries around the world.  

During her time with the Nets, Kimberlee created and directed the NBA’s first hip hop dance team composed entirely of dancers over age sixty – the NETSational Seniors. Their journey to center court stardom was captured in the documentary film Gotta Dance, directed and produced by Tony and Emmy Award winner Dori Berinstein. The film inspired the musical Half Time, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

Kimberlee lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Ben and their two children.

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MATTHEW MUCHA

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR
Matthew Mucha is an actor and graduate of Marymount Manhattan’s BFA Acting/Musical Theatre program. 

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Theatre credits include Memphis (CFRT, Huey), Bandstand (First National Tour, André/Ensemble). Upcoming theatre credits include Million Dollar Quartet Christmas (National Tour. Sam Phillips) and Harmony (Off-Broadway, Swing). In addition to acting, Matthew is the social content manager of Guys Who Like Musicals and The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales. He’s also the co-creator and co-host of the Broadway web series, Second Act Snacks, streaming on Instagram and Broadstream (@secondactsnacks). 

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