Broadway Breakdown

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Matt Koplik is the most opinionated, foul-mouthed, and passionate theatre geek with access to a mic. Every week, Matt and a guest explore Broadway history by diving into the careers of the artists who shaped it. Whether discussing Sondheim and Sweeney or Herman and Dolly, Matt is sure to give you fun facts, deep analysis, and lots of four letter words. Tune in!!

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THE HEIDI CHRONICLES w/ Jessie Field

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES w/ Jessie Field

"And THAT is Feminism." Breakdown alum Jessie Field is BACK to discuss the Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning hit play that gave Wendy Wasserstein her Broadway debut and made a slew of Boomers go "It Me." It's THE HEIDI CHRONICLES!! Believe it or not, this pay was a ...
HAMILTON w/ Brian Nash

HAMILTON w/ Brian Nash

"History has its eyes on you..." HAMILTON! Ever heard of her? In case ya haven't we go in deep and niche for this week's take on the blockbuster phenomenon that made history cool again. Music Director Extraordinaire and good Judy Brian Nash stops by the Breakdown to discuss ...
THE GOLDEN APPLE w/ Alex Weisman

THE GOLDEN APPLE w/ Alex Weisman

"Helen is always willing..." What has sex, wall to wall music, and a golden apple? Why, THE GOLDEN APPLE! Alex Weisman (HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SESAME STREET) stops by the Breakdown to discuss with Matt the first Off-Broadway musical to transfer to the Great White Way ...
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS w/ Backstage Babble

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS w/ Backstage Babble

"I've always been shy!" Broadway Breakdown goes into the 1950's with the Golden Age wunderkind Charles Kirsch (host of Backstage Babble)! Matt and Charles discuss the rowdy "not your typical fairy tale" musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Both wholesome and rowdy, the musical has been popular for decades ...
URINETOWN w/ Marc Tumminelli

URINETOWN w/ Marc Tumminelli

"It's a privilege to pee..." What is URINETOWN? Is it the end? A lie? Or a brilliant musical that spawned a generation of meta-spoof musicals? All the above! Breakdown alum Marc Tumminelli (Little Me, Broadway Workshop) returns to the pod to discuss with Matt the power of the ...
PASSING STRANGE w/ Marcus Scott

PASSING STRANGE w/ Marcus Scott

"Yeah, it's alright..." It's nonstop to the REAL!! Returning guest Marcus Scott comes back to the Breakdown to discuss with Matt the unclassifiable masterpiece that is PASSING STRANGE. The two discuss Rock n Roll on Broadway, BIPOC narratives in theatre, the show's connections to a Pulitzer Prize winning ...

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