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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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 ...
LEGALLY BLONDE w/ Abby Goldfarb

LEGALLY BLONDE w/ Abby Goldfarb

"What you want is ME!" Omigod you guys! We're talking LEGALLY BLONDE! The musical that was doubted, praised, maligned, then praised again! Breakdown alum Abby Goldfarb (HARMONY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) comes back to discuss with Matt all things Law school, high belting, and female power! It's fun, ...
SEUSSICAL w/ Jeffrey Scott Parsons

SEUSSICAL w/ Jeffrey Scott Parsons

"Just THINK!" Oh the thinks you can think....and the flops that can flop...and come back again and again! We're talking about SEUSSICAL! The costly Broadway embarrassment that was plagued by creative overhauls and bad press, but would go on to become one of the most produces musicals in ...

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