In this very first episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Broadway star Mary Testa about Joe Cocker’s 1970 live album Mad Dogs & Englishmen. They also discuss Leon Russell, Pink Floyd, Bonnie Bramlett, Bill Finn, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, The Rink, Company, riffing Sondheim, belting, Les Misérables, character actors, foreign film, British television, and the current state of Broadway and cabaret. Mary also talks about her Tony-nominated performance in Broadway’s smash hit revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, currently running at The Circle in the Square Theatre in NYC.
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