Movie Musical Madness

Movie Musical Madness


​They lost it at the movies—Broadway shows did, that is. Go past the silver screen with host Mark Peikert to figure out why these film versions of stage hits flailed in celluloid or superseded their origins.

Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network.




Movie Musical Madness - #4 - Auntie Mamed, with Robert Horn

#4 – Auntie Mamed, with Robert Horn

Lucille Ball as Mame was an outrage at the time—and Angela Lansbury fans are still not over it. Neither are Tony winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) or Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert, who had to watch Ball croak and lumber her way through this Jerry Herman score in ...
Movie Musical Madness - #3 - All Dolled Up, with Michael Urie

#3 – All Dolled Up, with Michael Urie

Ugly Betty and Torch Song star Michael Urie loves Hello, Dolly! and Barbra Streisand. Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert loves exactly half of those things. Can they agree on the 1969 film adaptation of the beloved Jerry Herman classic? Just how out of touch was this movie ...
Movie Musical Madness #2 - Little Lamb to Slaughter, with Julie Halston

#2 – Little Lamb to Slaughter, with Julie Halston

Julie Halston sits down with Mark Peikert to discuss the 1962 film version of Gypsy (not the good one with Bette Midler, the other one). What was anyone thinking, adding voiceover narration? Why was Rosalind Russell dressed like a Revolutionary War soldier in some scenes? And why did ...
Movie Musical Madness - #1 - Back of the Line

#1 – Back of the Line

Join host Mark Peikert and Broadway fave Jay Armstrong Johnson as they step up and turn out to discuss the 1985 A Chorus Line film. Does it matter that Cassie shows up late? (Yes!) Do the new songs hold up next to the originals? (No!) And just where ...


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