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The Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) is the premiere digital 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-related programming, 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.
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.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Tony-winning Broadway producer and Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.
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As a Broadway Producer, Dori most recently produced The Prom (Best Musical – Drama Desk), directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Mean 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 Cordon, 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 Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award – Best Play Revival), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Flower Drum Song, Enchanted 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 Boots, Legally 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 Cards. www.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 Unzipped, Dirty 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.
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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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. Staring in many productions, several you’ve never heard, his credits include Forever Plaid, Dames at Sea, Grease, 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’ Sullivan, Festhaus, 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.
Beatriz’s background is in Management and Event Productions with multiple theatrical companies in New York City.
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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).
We are excited to include these amazing professionals as members of our Advisory Board:
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