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A scripted, episodic podcast that explores human connections, made and missed, with an existential New York flare. Whether consumed together or independently, the comedy, tragedy, and soul of Around the Sun embraces one character’s assertion that, “We’re never alone in New York… even if it feels like the opposite is often true.” This podcast was created by Brad Forenza, and produced in quarantine via remote technology.

Around the Sun features a prolific and celebrated ensemble from stage and screen. This includes the voice acting talents of: David Alan Basche (The Exes), Joanna Bonaro (Good ‘n Screwed), Dolores Catania (Real Housewives of New Jersey), François Clemmons (Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood), Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Veanne Cox (Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), David LaRosa (Clandestine), Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl), Christine Nagy (106.7 Lite FM), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black), Sally Struthers (All in the Family), Maureen Van Zandt (The Sopranos​), BD Wong (Mr. Robot), Ryan Wotherspoon (Fogg), and Brad Forenza (A Case of Blue)… all playing New Yorkers, yearning to connect.

Around the Sun is a Best Version of Yourself production, as presented by the Broadway Podcast Network. It is co-produced by Suzanne Ordas Curry and Brian Dashew​.

Continue the conversation (#AroundTheSunPodcast) via series creator Brad Forenza (fb: @BVOYLLC; insta @BradForenza; tw: @BradForenza).

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Brad Forenza (series creator) is an award-winning actor/writer, whose artistic style blends observational humor and existential contemplation. His original films include: Awakening ArleneBreaking Points, and The Lady Yang. His plays have been presented by Broadway Bound, Emerging Artists, Fresh Fruit, Gallery Players, The Hollywood Fringe, Primary Stages, and United Solo. He is the author of over 50 articles, a concept album (The Public Figure Songbook), and several books (including Vignettes, which provides the source material for Around the Sun). “Thank you to every single soul who brought Around the Sun to life.” www.AuthenticallyBrad.com

Suzanne Ordas Curry (co-producer) has owned a PR firm for decades and was introduced to entertainment by a client about 10 years ago. Since then, she has become a producer on many levels for independent films and series. She often serves as Producer of Marketing and Distribution. She takes pride in choosing films carefully and is involved in many narratives and documentaries with a social impact. She also holds leadership positions on several non-profits, of note are CASA for Children and Artists for Change. She writes about her projects and promotes females in entertainment on her site, www.SuzeeBehindtheScenes.com

Brian Dashew (co-producer) is a director, producer, and partner in Best Version of Yourself. For BVOY, he co-produced the film The Lady Yang, and directed staged productions of The Rehearsal (Emerging Artists New Work Series; Broadway Bound Theater Festival). As an actor: Breaking Points (film), Long Way Home (Producer’s Club), Sink Hole (Producer’s Club), Commencement (Dramatists Guild).

Brandon Alexander-Villarreal (sound design) is a New York City-based media producer specializing in video and audio. His work has been featured on various short films, digital series, mini-documentaries, and podcasts.

Jean Epiphan (conceptual art) is an empathic artist who transforms feelings into art. Her ever-changing style experiments with differing media and technique but consistently portrays the spiritual and physical connections between life, emotion, and the world around us. She is best known for album art for Leonard Dillion the Ethiopian, the Aggrolites, 10ft Ganja Plant, and Ghosts of Jupiter.  Jean also donates her designs to local nonprofits that conserve forests and nature.

Melanie Hibbert (graphic design) is a higher education administrator, who directs the Sloate Media Center at Barnard College. She is a lifelong lover of the arts.

Shane Curry (theme music) is owner of ShaneCurryProductions. He is a musician, producer, and engineer. His music has appeared in several independent films. He produces various artists and bands in the tri-state area. He can also be seen playing in indie bands in Jersey and NYC.

Cast

Alysia Reiner

David Alan Basche

Lilli Cooper

Veanne Cox

Veanne Cox

Austin Pendleton

David LaRosa

Marsha Mason

Vincent Pastore

BD Wong

Dolores Catania

Maureen Van Zandt

Maureen Van Zandt

Brad Forenza

Francois Clemmons

Ryan Wotherspoon

Christine Nagy

Christine Nagy

Joanna Bonaro

Sally Struthers

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Episodes

101. Park Bench

101. Park Bench

Two retirees have conflicting ideas about the road ahead, as they contemplate life near the Central Park reservoir. Starring two-time Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) and two-time Drama Desk winner Austin Pendleton (The Last Sweet Days of Isaac). Hosted by Brad Forenza ...
102. Subway Car

102. Subway Car

A “seen it all” passenger on the 1 Train, hell-bent on proselytizing her lovesick compatriot, finally sees something she's never seen before. Featuring two-time Emmy winner Sally Struthers (All in the Family) and singer/songwriter Ryan Wotherspoon. Hosted by Brad Forenza ...
103. Off-Broadway

103. Off-Broadway

The conversation gets real in the infamous Bard’s Diner with theater friends and Shakespearean Servers at divergent points in their careers. Starring Tony nominees Lilli Cooper (Tootsie) and Veanne Cox (Company). Hosted by Brad Forenza ...
104. Red Light

104. Red Light

A seedy motel room hosts a chance encounter that leads to questions of choice, destiny, and the futu ...
105. Upper West

105. Upper West

How well do parents know their children? A surprising discovery turns life upside down for a pair of professors who learn a little too much. Starring SAG Award winner Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) ...
106. Apothecary

106. Apothecary

When a woman thinks she’s out of options, her Eastern medicinal practitioner offers one last window to heal an old wound. Starring Christine Nagy (106.7 Lite FM) and Tony winner BD Wong (M. Butterfly) ...

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