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 LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dori Berinstein

DORI BERINSTEIN

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

Alan Seales

ALAN SEALES

CO-FOUNDER & CTO
A Broadway producer, the original Talks at Google Global Lead, professional podcast host, videographer, and technology junkie.

Read More About Dori

DORI BERINSTEIN is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television. Dori is Co-Host of This Is Reality, a BPN Podcast on whistleblower Reality Winner, recently recognized by Apple as New & Noteworthy. As a Broadway Producer, Dori most recently produced the critically acclaimed plays Is This A Room and Dana H.  Dori is also Producer of The Prom  (Broadway and National Tour) as well as Producer on the Ryan Murphy Netflix adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key and James Cordon.  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 and 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

 
As a Documentary Filmmaker, Dori directed, wrote and produced: ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime/IDA Finalist), The Show Must Go On (releasing next month) Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award / American Masters), Gotta Dance (adapted for the stage as Half Time) and The Last Blintzwww.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. Dori 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 Lights of Broadway Trading Cards. www.lightsofbroadway.nyc.  For Television, Dori Co-Created, Executive-Produced and Directed Joshua Bell: At Home with Music (PBS), 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 as part of her work as a Disney ImagineerWebsite / Instagram
Read More About Alan

Alan Seales is a Broadway producer, the original Talks at Google Global Lead, professional podcast host, videographer, photographer, and technology junkie. His most recent Broadway production credits include the plays Is This A Room and Dana H, both critically acclaimed. He is also a co-producer on the forthcoming Museum of Broadway, the first of its kind, slated to open fall of 2022. 

At Google, Alan became the first ever Global Lead of the Talks at Google program, unifying 30+ disparate programs into one truly global representation of some of the greatest minds in their respective fields. Through the program, he has had the opportunity to pick the brains of some of our generation’s finest, including the late Bob Saget, Reece Witherspooon, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Ariana Huffington, Katie Couric, and almost every cast from every musical on Broadway since 2014. 

Aside from co-Founding the Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) and serving as it’s Chief Technology Officer, Alan created the Talks at Google podcast (the first ever, Google-produced podcast), hosts his own solo podcast called The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales, co-hosts a new podcast called Was It Chance?, oversees editing and/or directly edits BPN’s radio plays and docu-podcasts, and helps actively produce over 50 more podcasts both inside and outside of BPN. 

Before joining Google and co-founding BPN, Alan worked as a Senior Systems Administrator for Thomson Reuters, overseeing a development system responsible for Reuters Eikon, and also served as Director of Information Technology for USA Studios. At USA he was the head of design and development, responsible for converting an entire analogue workflow to digital ingestion & spot distribution. 

More information via thetheatrepodcast.com and his Broadway Podcast Network host page. Make sure to follow him on Twitter via @alanseales and Instagram via @alanseales.

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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KIMBERLEE GARRIS

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
& SPECIAL EVENTS
Entertainment consultant, director and producer of theatre, dance and events.

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MICAYLA BREWSTER

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY CONSULTANT
Global expert on brands within the world of Arts & Culture.

Read More About Beatriz

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 is an entertainment consultant, director and producer of theatre, dance and events. She began her career in entertainment as a professional dancer before transitioning to a career behind the scenes. 

Kimberlee spent over a decade as Director of Entertainment for the National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets. 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. She rebranded Nets’ entertainment for the Brooklyn market and created all of the team’s in-game entertainment assets, including the Brooklynettes and Brooklyn Nets Kids dance teams. 

During her time with the Nets, Kimberlee 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 Dori Berinstein, and their story was the inspiration behind the musical Half Time, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.

Kimberlee co-produced the original Broadway musical The Prom (Best Musical – Drama Desk), directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, and she is a co-producer of The Prom’s national tour.

Read More About Micayla

Micayla Brewster is a freelance Social Media Manager who oversees the digital presence of brands within the world of Arts & Culture. Past and current clients range from museums to musicals, books to bands, and films to forums on advocacy, to name a few.

Formerly, she was an Account Manager at Marathon Digital, a social media agency that represents Broadway shows and live entertainment clients in NYC and around the world. While there, she led innovative social media campaigns for shows such as HAMILTON, Hadestown, Be More Chill, and Freestyle Love Supreme, among others.

Previously, she has worked at media and entertainment companies such as theSkimm and Paramount Pictures. She is deeply passionate about the strategy behind creative digital marketing campaigns, as well as re-watching The Office. @MicaylaBrewster, www.MicaylaBrewster.com

Ayanna Prescod

AYANNA PRESCOD

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
OF THE CRITIC’S TABLE

A writer, editor, producer, founder, and freelance theater journalist.

Read More About Ayanna

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 Executive Producer of The Critics’ Table on the Broadway Podcast Network. In addition she is a freelance theater journalist with bylines in: Variety, Harper’s Bazaar, Today Tix, Theatermania, American Theatre, and more. She served as a co-producer on Pass Over on Broadway and an Associate Producer on Is This A Room and Dana H. on Broadway.

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