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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PARADE w/ Jonathan Chisolm

PARADE w/ Jonathan Chisolm

"All the wasted time..." The sadness, the drama, the MUSIC! It's PARADE! Friend and listener Jonathan Chisolm stops by the Breakdown to discuss with Matt the sad, yet moving Tony-winning musical. The two also discuss the downside of grandeur, the allure of obtuseness and Carolee Carmello's belt. REAL ...
SIDE SHOW w/ Adam Elsberry

SIDE SHOW w/ Adam Elsberry

"Come look at the freaks..." The shock! The wonder! The BELTING! We're talking SIDE SHOW, kids! Guncle of the pod Adam Elsberry returns to discuss with Matt the cult classic musical about conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton on the longest episode yet. The two also discuss the ...
CARRIE w/ Preston Max Allen

CARRIE w/ Preston Max Allen

"And Eve was weak..." It was once known as the flop to end all flops...and it just won't DIE. That's right! We're heading to the prom with CARRIE! Returning guest Preston Max Allen (We Are the Tigers, The Rage: Carrie 2) is back on the Breakdown to discuss ...
SMILE w/ Ali Gordon

SMILE w/ Ali Gordon

"I will live in Disneyland..." IT'S. FINALLY. HAPPENING. We're talking about SMILE, baby!!!!!!!! Listeners rejoice!!! Godmother of the Breakdown Ali Gordon returns to discuss with Matt one of his favorite musicals. The two also discuss Drop Dead Gorgeous, Howard Ashman, and the importance of specificity. SHINE, BITCH!!!! ...
WORKING w/ Jon Reilly

WORKING w/ Jon Reilly

"I hear America singing..." Critics hated it. It nearly ruined Stephen Schwartz's Broadway career. It...had a TV movie? It...gets done all the time across the country? It...is the only Broadway musical Patti Lupone ever did where she DIDN'T sing?? Crazy, we know, but that's WORKING. The Broadway musical ...
MACK AND MABEL w/ Kimberly Cooper Schmidt

MACK AND MABEL w/ Kimberly Cooper Schmidt

"Time heals everything..." Movies! Cocaine! Murder! It's MACK AND MABEL! The Jerry Herman flop that won't die, yet probably should...? Fellow podcaster Kimberly Cooper-Schmidt (Broadwaysted, Broadway Baby) comes back to the Breakdown to discuss toxic romance, Bernadette Peters, and what no one will admit about this troubled musical ...

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