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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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 ...
TORCH SONG TRILOGY w/ Mom!

TORCH SONG TRILOGY w/ Mom!

"I care a great deal. But not enough..." The 4 hour epic that launched Harvey Fierstein and finally made gay men palatable to many Americans...it's Torch Song Trilogy. Matt's mom, the iconic Dani Ticktin Koplik, stops by the Breakdown to discuss with Matt the relationship between a mother ...
RENT w/ Adam Elsberry

RENT w/ Adam Elsberry

"Viva La Vie Boheme..." Broadway Breakdown is BACK with the new series "The Big Move," covering select Off-Broadway to Broadway transfers. First up and in no particular order...RENT! Guncle of the pod Adam Elsberry (@adamels) is back to discuss with Matt all things Bohemia. The two also discuss ...
DIANA w/ John Wascavage

DIANA w/ John Wascavage

"A pretty, pretty girl..." We're finishing "Underestimated" with the musical that gave the series its namesake...DIANA!!!!! A massive flop that is quickly turning around into becoming a cult classic. And Matt has brought back Breakdown's very own John Wascavage to come and discuss the brilliantly bonkers show in ...

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