Episode 3: The Disney Years

Episode 3: The Disney Years

This week on Jay Binder… A Life in Casting, we explore the early days of many of your favorite Disney shows on Broadway. From finding a charismatic Belle in Beauty in the Beast to early workshops of Aida, and of course Binder Casting’s twenty-four-year relationship with Disney’s, The Lion King, Jay Binder joins host, Mark Peikert, for a discussion of developing and finding the original casts of these beloved musicals. Terrence Mann guest stars. 

Episode 3: The Disney Years

Episode 2: Encores!

This week on Jay Binder…A Life in Casting we talk with Jay Binder and host, Mark Peikert as they discuss the much beloved Encores! series at City Center. From its simple concert style beginnings in 1994, to the most recent and fully produced musical, MACK AND MABEL, Jay and Mark, along with special guest star, former Encores Artistic Director, Jack Viertel, discuss the casting process, favorite shows and stars.

Episode 3: The Disney Years

Episode 1: The Beginnings

Jay Binder and host, Mark Peikert discuss Jay’s early days as a casting director. From his first projects in regional theatre to casting eleven shows for Neil Simon, we take a deep dive into Jay’s casting process and hear the behind-the-scenes stories of the notable actors that Jay introduced to many of the finest directors, playwrights, and producers of our time. Kate Burton guest stars.

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