Broadway Breakdown


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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2023 Tony Predictions: Who'll Win?? (w/ Inappropriate Patti)

2023 Tony Predictions: Who’ll Win?? (w/ Inappropriate Patti)

"And the award goes to..." We're coming to the end of Pudding Season y'all!! Good Judy Jonathan Hoover (aka Inappropriate Patti) stops by to make some final Tony Award predictions with Matt. Matt also spills some tea after having attended the Drama Desk, Theatre World and Drama League ...
Tony Award Snubs (w/ Ben Rimalower)

Tony Award Snubs (w/ Ben Rimalower)

"It's an honor just to be ignored..." Friend of the pod and Network Ben Rimalower (Giants in the Sky) comes back to discuss with Matt their most egregious snubs in Tony history. Everyone knows two big ones for Matt...but there are a few that Matt and Ben disagree ...
Our Favorite Tony Award Performances (w/ Sutton Lee Seymour)

Our Favorite Tony Award Performances (w/ Sutton Lee Seymour)

"And I am telling you..." The 2023 Tony Awards are fast approaching! And so friend of the pod Sutton Lee Seymour returns to discuss with Matt all the amazing performances that have been on the telecast. The two bond over obvious historical turns (Dreamgirls, Evita, Promises Promises) and ...
Disruptive Broadway Chaos w/ PJ Adzima

Disruptive Broadway Chaos w/ PJ Adzima

"Let's talk about it." Famous Broadway ally PJ Adzima (BOOK OF MORMON) stops by the Breakdown to discuss with Matt the latest on the Tonys vs. the WGA Strike, the Broadway Ecosystem, what needs to change and how we all can be smarter audiences. For the video of ...
When the Tonys Got It Right (w/ Peter Duchan)

When the Tonys Got It Right (w/ Peter Duchan)

"I chose right..." Matt takes a break from predictions and analysis to look back fondly on the times when the Tony Awards got it right! Writer Peter Duchan (DOGFIGHT) stops by the Breakdown to share some of his favorite choices as well as the first ceremony to make ...
The 2023 Tony Nominations: They're HERE! (w/ Kyle Marshall)

The 2023 Tony Nominations: They’re HERE! (w/ Kyle Marshall)

It's time. To compare. Apples and Bacon. The 2023 Tony nominations are HERE and Matt has some egg on his face, some dreams that became realities, and some realizations after seeing CAMELOT the night before. Friend of the pod Kyle Marshall (Putting it Together) returns to the Breakdown ...


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