30 minutes episodes for your listening pleasure.
In this episode, we discuss the captivating new off-broadway musical, THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of the plot and themes, the masterful direction and story by Graciela Daniele, the lush orchestrations, and the stellar performances by the talented cast.
In this episode, we discuss the 2023 Broadway revival of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Richie shares his experience seeing the original production and reflects on how the show has evolved over the years. We dive into the standout performances of the actors, examining their portrayal of beloved characters.
In this episode, we discuss the new musical HARMONY, delving into its overall concept, standout actors' performances, Warren Carlyle's direction, and the music and lyrics by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman.
In this episode, we pull back the curtain and bring center stage two stars from the Broadway play PURLIE VICTORIOUS, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Heather Alicia Simms. Brace yourselves for an engaging discussion that promises to be as captivating as the performance itself.
In this episode, we delve into the captivating world of Roundabout's "I NEED THAT" and explore the thought-provoking material penned by Theresa Rebeck. Join us as we embark on a lively discussion about the remarkable performances delivered by the talented cast, featuring Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, and Ray Anthony Thomas.
The Sept/Oct 2023 *No Spoiler* Show Recap (Melissa Etheridge My Window, Purlie Victorious, Jaja's African Hair Braiding, and Gutenberg! The Musical)
In this episode, we dive into the world of Broadway with our Sept/Oct 2023 recap. Join us as we provide a non-spoiler take on four incredible shows: Melissa Etheridge's "My Window," the powerful revival of "Purlie Victorious," the captivating "Jaja's African Hair Braiding," and the hilarious "Gutenberg!
In this week's podcast episode, we have a captivating conversation with Tony-Nominated Director LEIGH SILVERMAN, known for her recent role at New York Theatre Workshop directing the new production of "MERRY ME." Join us as we delve into Leigh's remarkable journey in the industry, exploring her early beginnings and the pivotal moments that led her to success.
In this episode, we take a deep dive into the highly anticipated NY City Center ENCORES Gala Fall 2023 Production of "Pal Joey." Accompanying Jeff & Richie is the passionate theatergoer Tarik Flannagan, who also attended the Gala Performance.
In this week's episode, we dive into the new Off-Broadway play, THE REFUGE PLAYS. We break down the overall plot, discuss the show's structure, and share our thoughts on the actor performances. Join us as we explore the potential of this exciting new theatre experience.
In this week's episode, we dive into the hilarious new Broadway musical GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL. We share our thoughts on the show, discussing what we loved and how we would've put our own spin on it. From the direction and set design to the music, we cover it all.
In this week's episode, we dive into the 2023 revival of the Broadway play "PURLIE VICTORIOUS." We unpack the significance of this timeless show in the present-day context, dissecting its plot and themes.
In this week's episode, we attended Manhattan Theatre Club's latest gem, "JAJA’S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING." We're dishing all the details: the importance of the plot, the direction by Whitney White, and Jocelyn Bioh's stellar writing.
In this episode of Half Hour, Jeff & Richie sit down with James Daly, the rising star from the new off-Broadway comedy, "Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors." Tune in as Daly shares his journey into the industry, providing insight into his unique process of character development and the integral role of comedy in the production.
In this week's episode, we take a deep dive into the newly staged comedy at New World Stages in New York City, "DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS". We dissect the clever modernization of the classic Dracula plot, delving into the myriad of inspirations that might have sparked the playwright's creativity.
In this week's episode, we dive deep into the captivating world of Melissa Etheridge's "My Window." Join us as we dissect the unique format of this mesmerizing theatre experience and explore Melissa's exceptional performance that left us in awe.
In this week's episode of our post-show Broadway discussion podcast, we invite you to join us as we explore the captivating world of PUNCHDRUNK'S SLEEP NO MORE, currently playing at the McKittrick Hotel.
In this week's episode, we embark on a special journey as we take you along with us to the Museum of Broadway. Join us for a captivating post-visit analysis, where we delve deep into the immersive experience that awaits you at this remarkable institution.
In this episode of Half Hour, Jeff & Richie sit down with Alan Seales from THE THEATRE PODCAST. Join them as they delve into the exciting lineup of plays and musicals coming this Fall. They share their personal enthusiasm for the most anticipated productions and explore noteworthy stunt casting highlights.
In this episode of Half Hour, Jeff & Richie sit down with Tye Blue from Off-Broadway's TITANIQUE, the hilarious parody of Titanic. Join them as they delve into Tye's journey into the theatrical world and his passion for creating parody shows.
In this week's episode, we dive deep into the Off-Broadway sensation, Titanique, a musical that takes a hilarious and heartwarming parody approach to the iconic story of the Titanic.
In this week's episode, we have a candid exploration of the new Broadway musical Back To The Future. Join us as we dive deep into the show's performances and themes, offering an analysis that challenges the notion of its place on the Broadway stage.
In this episode of Half Hour, Jeff & Richie sit down with Charlotte d'Amboise, the acclaimed figure from Broadway's CHICAGO. As a two-time Tony-nominated actress, d'Amboise shares her rich experiences spanning from her Broadway debut in Cats in 1984 to her current role as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
In this week's episode, we step into the razzle-dazzle of the Broadway revival of CHICAGO. We take a fresh look at this iconic production, discussing its enduring relevance in today's Broadway landscape.
In this week's episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with the incredibly talented Melody Butiu, known for her captivating performances in Broadway's HERE LIES LOVE. Join us as we delve into Melody's remarkable career, exploring her experiences both Off-Broadway and on the grand stages of Broadway itself.
In this week's episode, join us as we dive into the captivating world of "The Great Gatsby - The Immersive Show," a thrilling off-Broadway experience that transports you straight into the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic Jazz Age.
In this week's episode of our post-show Broadway discussion podcast, we take a deep dive into the highly anticipated new play, "THE SHARK IS BROKEN" by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon. Join us as we explore and analyze the performances and uncover the themes that permeate throughout the show.
In this week's episode, get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of music, politics, and disco fever as we dive headfirst into the pulsating world of the new Broadway musical, HERE LIES LOVE.
In this week's episode, we delve into the fascinating world of Sandy Rustin's THE COTTAGE. Join us as we explore farce plays, sharing our initial impressions and overall thoughts on this remarkable production.
In this episode, we explore the rich history and architectural grandeur of America's oldest operating theatre - the Pasadena Playhouse - with its artistic director, Danny Feldman.
In this episode, we're introduced to Bradley Kim, the Seattle-based singer-songwriter who spun a unique promposal into a burgeoning pop career.
In this episode, we plunge into an enlightening exploration of Alex Edelman's mesmerizing show, Just For Us, providing an in-depth discussion on his life, his unique humor, and the powerful themes he masterfully interweaves into his performance.
In this exhilarating episode, hosts Jeff and Richie take us on an enchanting behind-the-scenes journey into the mesmerizing world of Broadway design. Joining them is the brilliant and acclaimed designer, J.
In this episode, we sit down with Grammy-winning music producer Dominic Fallacaro. Currently serving as the music director and co-arranger for Broadway's sensational production, "& Juliet," Dominic sheds light on the intricacies of arranging pop music by the legendary Max Martin into a Broadway show.
SPEAK NOW (Taylor's Version) and Broadway's "ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME"(Pop Music & Theatre Conversations)
Join us in this exciting episode of "Pop Music & Theatre Conversations" as we delve into the enchanting realms of both Broadway and pop music!
In this episode, we journey into the heart of theatre with Levi Holloway, a multifaceted actor, writer, director, and teacher based in Chicago. Levi unravels his personal and professional experiences that shaped his Broadway play, GREY HOUSE, including the influence of theatre legends Joe Mantello and Laurie Metcalf in its creation.
Broadway's "GREY HOUSE"/ KIM PETRAS / KELLY CLARKSON & BEBE REXHA (Theatre & Pop Music Conversations)
In this captivating episode, we dive into the enthralling world of theater and music, exploring the latest buzz surrounding the Broadway sensation "GREY HOUSE." Join us as we unravel the magic and mystery behind this mesmerizing play, delving into its captivating storyline, exceptional performances, and impact on the theater scene.
In this episode, we dive into the world of theater with a review of the 76th Annual Tony Awards. Join us as we discuss the triumphs and tribulations of the night's big winners, share our thoughts on the standout performances, and analyze the overall show.
Which Tony Awards contenders will snag the coveted trophies this year? We've got the inside scoop, having seen every single play and musical of the season!
From Broadway to Taylor Swift: Exploring the Latest in Music and Theater with "NEW YORK, NEW YORK", "PRIMA FACIE", and "THE ERAS TOUR"
In this episode, we dive into the latest and greatest in music and theater. First, we discuss the new musical "New York, New York" and its unique take on the classic story of love and ambition in the Big Apple.
In this episode, we dive into the latest happenings in the world of music and theatre. First, we discuss the highly anticipated 2023 Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd, which stars Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford.
Exploring the Intersection of Theater and Music: A Review of 'The Thanksgiving Play,' 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window,' and the Jonas Brothers' 'The Album.'
In this episode, Jeff and Richie dive into the world of entertainment, exploring the intersection of theater and music. They start with a discussion of "The Thanksgiving Play," a thought-provoking and hilarious satire about cultural appropriation in the arts.
In this episode, we dive into the exciting world of Broadway with a discussion on two new plays that are taking the stage by storm. First up, we have "Summer, 1976" starring Jessica Hecht and Laura Linney.
The Latest in Theatre and Music: PARADE's 2023 Broadway Revival and JESSIE WARE & BEBE REXHA's Pop Albums
Join us for our 100th episode as we celebrate the best of Broadway and pop music! In this episode, we'll dive into the highly anticipated 2023 revival of the Tony Award-winning musical PARADE. With a talented cast and creative team, we'll discuss what's in store for this powerful and moving production.
From Neverland to the Pop Scene: Exploring the Magic of 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong' and the Latest Album from Jordy
In this episode, we dive into the world of entertainment with a focus on two exciting releases: Jordy's latest album, "Boy," and the Broadway play "Peter Pan Goes Wrong," starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Fat Ham and Upcoming Pop: A Look into Broadway's Latest Hit and the Hottest Music of Spring/Summer 2023
It's Monday, April 17th, and we are taking a deep dive into the most recent New York Times critics' pick and Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM—the new play by James Ijames, which is playing at the American Airlines Theatre.
It's Monday, April 10th, and we are dancing our way into the week as we discuss MICHAEL MEDRANO'S new album LOVESEXDRUGS and how we think it is so great to see a new artist taking risks and gaining fame independently.
This week we are bringing you a Broadway double feature! We couldn't go a week without a new episode, so here it is! A conversation on the dazzling adaptation of Yann Martel's novel LIFE OF PI, which is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, to rave reviews.
It's Monday, Marth 27th, and this week we are bringing our corny thoughts on one of Broadway's most mysterious new shows, SHUCKED! The laugh-out-loud comedy that is taking audiences to a hppy place. Want to know more about SHUCKED?
It's Monday, Marth 20th, and this week we are bringing our deep thoughts on one of Broadway's most talked about new shows, Andrew Llyod Webber's BAD CINDERELLA. Did we love it? Did we hate it? You'll have to listen and find out.
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a deep dive into Bob Fosse's "Dancin'". Plus, a pop music conversation on Miley Cyrus' release of her 8th studio album "Endless Summer Vacation". Our POP MUSIC DROP playlist has also been updated.
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a pop music conversation on TikTok sensation Mimi Webb and Jeff's experience at the Chappell Roan "Naked In America Tour". Plus a deep dive into Broadway's "A Doll's House" with Jessica Chastain.
The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise, The Jonas Brothers on Broadway, Reneé Rapp, and Adam Lambert
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a deep dive into Broadway's "The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise." Plus, a pop music conversation on Reneé Rapp's release of her deluxe album "Everything To Everyone" and Adam Lambert's fifth studio album "High Drama." Also...
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a pop music conversation on P!nk's ninth studio album TRUSTFALL, Caroline Polacheck's new album, and their thoughts on seeing TOVE LO and Slayyyter live.
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a deep dive into Broadway's "Between Riverside And Crazy " and "Pictures From Home". Plus a pop music conversation on Rebecca Black's debut album "Let Her Burn".
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a new pop album from Shania Twain, "Queen Of Me," and our predictions for winners at this year's Grammy Awards. We will also take a deep dive into Jinkx Monsoon in Chicago and our thoughts on the movie musical Matilda.
This week we bring you the Broadway and Pop music conversation featuring a deep dive into Manhattan Theatre Club's "The Collaboration". New pop albums: Sam Smith's "Gloria" and Ava Max's "Diamonds and Dancefloors" and lastly, the long-anticipated music video for Taylor Swift's "Lavender Haze." Our POP MUSIC DROP playlist has also been updated.
Happy 2023 everyone! New year, new episodes! We are excited to kick off the new season of Half Hour with a new look and format. Every week at 3pm ET on Friday, we will release our latest episode and highlight both Theatre and Pop topics of the week.
Today's episode features a conversation on all Pop & Theatre entertainment we consumed in 2022. From Beyoncé to Taylor Swift, The Music Man to & Juliet, we give you rankings on some of our favorites. Please take a listen to hear what we think!
Today's episode features a conversation on the smash hit new musical "Some Like It Hot." Take a deep dive with Jeff and Richie as they discuss: The overall piece. What they liked and disliked in the show. And the changes from the movie to the stage.
The One-Person Show (Broadway Episode) "Walking With Ghosts" "The Old Man & The Pool" and "A Christmas Carol"
Today's episode features a conversation on the 3 one-person shows that graced the Broadway season this Fall. "Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool," "Gabriel Byrne: Walking With Ghosts," and "A Christmas Carol" starring Jefferson Mays all brought a new level of storytelling to this broadway season.
In this week's episode, Jeff & Richie discuss the chart-topping new musical & Juliet. & Juliet asks: What would happen next if Juliet didn't end it all over Romeo? Well, you'll have to see what happens at the show.
In this week's episode, Jeff & Richie discuss the 2022 Broadway revival of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson." Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington lead this haunting family drama at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
This week's episode discusses one of our favorite genres, Holiday music. With the release of our new single, "Thank You, Santa" (Featuring Samantha Pauly) 11/18, along with upcoming "Christmas in Los Angeles" (featuring Kathryn Allison) 12/2 and "These Are the Special Times" (featuring Teddy Trice) 12/9, we sat down and discussed what REWORKED means to us.
In this week's episode, Jeff & Richie discuss the new Broadway musical KPOP. Coming in hot from the Off-Broadway production, KPOP launches at Circle in the Square. Tune in and hear what Jeff & Richie think about the overall show and how the performance compares to the K-pop industry.
Topdog/Underdog, the first Broadway Revival of Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Drama has arrived on Broadway. In this episode, Jeff and Richie discuss how impactful this play was 20 years ago and how meaningful it is 20 years later as well.
Todays episode features a conversation on the latest Broadway Revival of 1776 from Roundabout Theatre Company.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you an episode featuring: Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie as they discuss Taylor's 10th studio album MIDNIGHTS and Carly's 6th studio album THE LONELIEST TIME.
In this episode, Jeff & Richie sit down and discuss the 2022 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman". The acclaimed West End production makes its way to the Hudson Theatre and is starring Wendell Pierce and Sharon D Clarke.
In this latest episode, Jeff and Richie discuss the latest Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's new play LEOPOLDSTADT playing at the Longacre Theatre. Featuring a cast 30+ Actors, this chilling play takes Jeff & Richie's conversation to new levels as they discuss a difficult subject matter being portrayed on stage.
This latest episode features a second discussion about the 2022 Broadway Revival of FUNNY GIRL, this time starring LEA MICHELE in the leading role of Fanny Brice.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you an episode featuring: A spotlight on Rina Sawayama. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie as they discuss Rina's sophomore studio album Hold The Girl and Rina's overall artistry in the industry so far.
Today's episode focuses on the latest Broadway Play to hit the 2022-2023 Broadway season, COST OF LIVING. Presented through the Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, COST OF LIVING looks at what care means to people and who cares for people in our modern world.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you an episode featuring: The 2022 SUMMER MUSIC RECAP. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie as they discuss Billboards official song of the summer and what their favorite songs, albums, and artists were this summer.
In this latest episode, Richie and Jeff revisit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway! Take a listen as they discuss their thoughts on the show as a whole, why they think it is so popular, and if they think the show will ever close!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you an episode featuring: A spotlight on Lady Gaga. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie as they discuss Lady Gaga's sixth studio album Chromatica and her current tour The Chromatica Ball.
Netflix premieres its latest movie musical this summer with Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you an episode featuring: A spotlight on Lizzo and Beyoncé. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie as they discuss their new releases Special by Lizzo and Renaissance by Beyoncé.
Based on the best selling novel, THE KITE RUNNER makes its Broadway debut this summer, following its successful West End Run. Jeff and Richie explore how this novel translates to the stage, and how a story and message like this really belongs on a Broadway stage today.Share with us, your thoughts, on The Kite Runner on our Instagram and TikTok page.
In this weeks episode, we bring you the New York City Center ENCORES! Production of Into The Woods. Join Jeff & Richie as they discuss in detail their thoughts on the overall production, the star studded cast, and how important this show is still today.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you an episode featuring: Charli XCX! Take a dive with Jeff & Richie into the world of Charli XCX as they have a casual conversion on her fifth studio album CRASH, what it means to be a Popstar in the industry, and her new single with Tiësto "Hot In It".
It’s all about THE MINUTES in this latest episode! Written by Tracy Letts and Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, this Steppenwolf Production brings Jeff and Richie on a roller coaster ride of discussion!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie bring you a PRIDE! episode featuring: MUNA and their self-titled third album MUNA. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie into the world of MUNA as they have a casual conversion on what it means to go from a major record label to an indie label, create music in the LGBTQ+ space, and see what they think MUNA's longevity in the industry is.
TONY AWARDS 2022! In this episode, Jeff and Richie talk all about the 75th Annual TONY AWARDS! Nominees that won, Nominees that didn't win (and should have), as well as special performances and highlighted moments are all discussed in this high energy podcast episode!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss: Harry Styles and his HARRY'S HOUSE era. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie into the world of Harry Styles as they have a casual conversion on what it means to be a modernized rockstar, an advocate for multiple communities, and see what they think Harry's longevity in the industry is.
A Strange Loop, the most TONY-nominated show of the season, hits Broadway by storm! This episode features a discussion on this latest hit Broadway show.
Today's Episode is all about the latest Broadway revival of The Music Man Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster! This episode dives into Jeff and Richie's thoughts on all aspects of this TONY-Nominated Production.
On today's episode, Jeff and Richie chat all about the latest movie-to-musical Broadway show to hit NYC: MRS. DOUBTFIRE.
Featuring a Star-Studded cast, "POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him Alive" makes its Broadway Debut at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway in NYC.
Today's Episode features a discussion on the latest 4-time TONY Nominated Broadway Play Revival of TAKE ME OUT. Written by Richard Greenberg and Produced on Broadway by 2NDSTAGE, Jeff and Richie discuss the themes of race, sexual orientation and masculinity in the Professional Baseball Industry.
FUNNY GIRL is back on Broadway (and for the first time since its original 1964 run with the legendary Barbra Stresand!). This revival on Broadway in NYC stars Beanie Feldstein in the starring role, and Jeff and Richie take us into a conversation on their thoughts on this latest production.
Right out of the 3 hour Broadway Revival of Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway Production of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH in NYC, Jeff and Richie dive into a discussion on the greatness of this epic play.
In this latest episode, Jeff and Richie discuss the latest Broadway production of Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at the Manhattan Theatre Club in NYC. Starring Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, this chilling play takes Jeff & Richie's conversation to new levels as they discuss a difficult subject matter being portrayed on stage.
On our 50th Podcast episode, Jeff and Richie take us on a conversation about the latest Broadway Revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf” at the Booth Theatre in NYC.
This week's episode dives into a discussion on the latest new original Broadway Musical to hit NYC, PARADISE SQUARE. In this episode, Jeff and Richie discuss how this new period piece (set during the Civil War in NYC in 1863) is standing in today's current world.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Dua Lipa and her FUTURE NOSTALGIA era. Take a dive with Jeff & Richie and discuss what works and what doesn't work with releasing an album at the start of the pandemic.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:The careers of two of their favorites Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift.Thanks for listening! Please leave us a review if you love our Theatre & Pop conversations.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:New Album Avril Lavigne - Love SuxMusic Videos Chappell Roan - Pink Pony Club Florence + the Machine - King New Pop/Theatre Music Tracks (Playlist):Tyga & Doja Cat "Freaky Deaky"Becky Hill & Galantis "Run"Kygo "Dancing Feet" (Feat.
Todays episode features a conversation on MJ, the new Broadway musical at the Neil Simon Theater in NYC. Jeff and Richie discuss how this latest jukebox musical holds up on Broadway.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:New Album Foxes - The Kick Music Videos Coldplay X Selena Gomez - Let Somebody Go Amber Mark - Bliss New Pop/Theatre Music Tracks (Playlist):Kim Petras "Slut Pop" Saweetie and H.E.R.
Today's Episode takes us to a discussion on the Broadway TONY-Award winning Play HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. This discussion features an in-depth look at how this two part show became one, and how it works today as a trimmed-down production.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:New Album Encanto Soundtrack New Pop/Theatre Music Tracks (Playlist):Griff & Sigrid "Head On Fire" Charlie Puth "Light Switch" Charlie XCX "Beg For You" Gayle "ur just horny"The Chainsmokers "High" Hatchie "Quicksand" Christina Aguilera & Ozuna " Santo"Omarion "With A Little Help From My Friends"Thanks for listening!
This week's episode brings us deep into The Hundred Acre Theatre in Midtown Manhattan as Jeff and Richie discuss the Off-Broadway New Musical Stage Adaptation of Disney's WINNIE THE POOH!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:New Album RuPaul - MAMARUNew Music Video's Adele "Oh My God" Kim Petras "Coconuts" New Pop/Theatre Music Tracks (Playlist):Gayle "abcdefu"Alesso & Katy Perry "When I'm Gone" The Weekend "Take My Breath" Alaska Thunderfuck "uh"Avril Lavigne fest.
Kicking off 2022, Jeff and Richie bring us a great conversation on the latest NYC Revival of Sondheim's ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company. Directed by John Doyle, this riveting revival brings Broadway stars into the roles of people who either killed (or tried to kill) one of the Presidents of the United States.
In our final podcast of 2021, Jeff and Richie discuss the latest big screen movie musical WEST SIDE STORY from Director Steven Spielberg. This new fresh take on a musical theatre classic pays wonderful tribute to the original, while creating new moments within such a classic story.
In this episode, Jeff and Richie discuss all the changes made in the recent Broadway revival of the Sondheim/Furth classic COMPANY, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone.
This episode brings us to a conversation on the latest Roundabout Theatre Company production of Alice Chldress' TROUBLE IN MIND at the American Airlines Theatre in NYC. This 1955 play makes its gripping debut on Broadway 66 years later in a moving story that discusses racism and issues that take place in the NYC Theatre Scene.
This episode dives into the 2021 Netflix Film of the legendary Jonathan Larson Musical "Tick, Tick...Boom!". Richie and Jeff discuss how this film version brings this musical to life in such a momentous way, in addition to how this movie musical compares to others of the past and brings to question how future movie musicals could look more like this one.
In this episode, we spotlight the latest revival on Broadway, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. After seeing the show on Sunday, November 14th, Jeff & Richie sit down and discuss this powerful piece of theatre.
In this episode, we spotlight the latest new musical to hit the Broadway Stage, DIANA. After watching the filmed staging on Netflix, Jeff and Richie discuss their many opinions and theories as to why this musical has arrived on Broadway at this time.
Hadestown, the 2019 TONY Award-winning BEST MUSICAL is this episode's topic of discussion. Jeff and Richie take a trip to the Walter Kerr Theatre to experience this epic new Broadway Musical.
In this episode, Jeff and Richie discuss the latest new comedy to hit the Broadway stage: CHICKEN AND BISCUITS! This laugh out loud comedy brings out all the emotions in this wonderful new show.
This week's episode brings us to a discussion on SIX: THE MUSICAL. After not being in a Broadway theatre for 19 months, Jeff & Richie are finally back in the room where it happens. Tune in to this brand new episode where they discuss the new Broadway Smash SIX.
This week's episode brings us to a discussion on the DEAR EVAN HANSEN 2021 Film. Discussed in this episode are the changes that went into this film from the original Broadway Production, as well as the similarities and differences observed.
In this episode of HALF HOUR, Jeff & Richie discuss the 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony. Listen in as they discuss the new format, the winners and snubs, the performances, and so on. This is an episode you don't want to miss.
Today's episode kicks off the Fall 2021 season, as we converse about the latest Amazon Prime film Everybody's Talking About Jamie. From the original story and score, to its stellar cast and production design, Jeff and Richie dive deep into this fabulous film.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Schmigadoon! (Episode 6) and the Season Finale (Watch on AppleTV)RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 9) and Ra'Jah O'HaraRuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 10) and Silky GanacheNew Pop/Theatre Music Highlights (Playlist):Ben Platt "I wanna love you but I don't"Lizzo & Cardi B "Rumors"Iggy Azalea "Iam The Stripclub"*This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:The careers of two of their favorites Barbra Streisand and Kelly Clarkson.Thanks for listening! Please leave us a review if you love our Theatre & Pop conversations.
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Billie Eilish "Happier Than Ever" RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 8) and Ginger Minj This Is Pop - "Hail Britpop" (Episode 5) (Watch on Netflix) Schmigadoon!
Pop Country, Alek Sandar, High School Musical: The Music, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Pop Episode)
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Schmigadoon! (Episode 4) (Watch on AppleTV)This Is Pop - "Country Goes Pop" (Episode 4) (Watch on Netflix) Alek Sandar "Me, You, & The Moon" High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Final)RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 7)*This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Actors' Equity (Open Access Changes) Schmigadoon! (Episode 3) (Watch on AppleTV)RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 6) This Is Pop - "Stockholm Syndrome" (Episode 3) (Watch on Netflix) Normani featuring Cardi B "Wild Side" Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow "Industry Baby"*This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
This Is Pop (Auto-Tune), Rebecca Black, ElyOtto, Schmigadoon!, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Pop Episode)
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:This Is Pop - "Auto-Tune" (Episode 2) (Watch on Netflix) Rebecca Black "Worth It for the Feeling" ElyOtto "SugarCrash"Schmigadoon! (Episode 1 & 2) (Watch on AppleTV)RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 5) *This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Waitress (Musical) Revival + Sara Bareilles "She Used To Be Mine"Big Red Machine featuring Taylor Swift "Renegade" Music VideoThis Is Pop - "The Boys ll Men Effect" (Episode 1) (Watch on Netflix) Guys and Dolls (Remake Announcement) Genera+ion Season Finale (Watch on HBOMAX) RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 6 (Episode 4) *This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
In this weeks podcast, Jeff & Richie discuss:Anthony Ramos "Lose My Mind" Music Video Ben Platt "Yoü and I" Music Video Ed Sheeran "Bad Habits" Music VIdeo Broadway Bares "Twerk At Home" Olivia Rodrigo "Sour Prom" YouTube Concert Schmigadoon!
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss Doja Cat's new music, reimagined Broadway by Jennifer Nettles, Britney Spears #FREEBRITNEY, and a new season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
In this episode, Richie and Jeff dive into a discussion on the latest summer blockbuster film IN THE HEIGHTS, based on the Broadway Musical of the same name.
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss the Mega-Concert planned for NYC, the new PRIDE anthem from Tom Goss, Trevor: A New Musical, and the launching of Spatial Audio on Apple Music. Rapid Fire Topics:Jimmy FallonLorde Matilda Musical FilmKeshaThanks for listening!
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss Vincint taking the pop music scene, a new album coming from Barbra Streisand, the Grammy Awards announce new changes, and the Fosse famous "Dancin'" revival is announced.
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss the Tony Awards new broadcast format, Olivia Rodrigo's pop music domination, diversifying the Hadestown orchestra, and becoming a viral sensation on TikTok. Rapid Fire Topics:Ann Dowd LordeWinnie the PoohBTSThanks for listening!
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss the brave soul of Billy Porter, Malia Civetz breaking into the pop scene, Ogunquit Playhouse and Pittsburgh CLO's outdoor summer theatre plans, and the debate on OnZoom Virtual Events.Rapid Fire Topics:Olivia Rodrigo - New Album Dear Evan Hansen - Movie TrailerRespect - Movie TrailerEverybody's Talking About Jamie - Movie Trailer Thanks for listening!
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss the reopening of BROADWAY, the new album from ALY & AJ, a new CINDERELLA heading to Amazon Prime, and ALLY BROOKE's experience in Fifth Harmony. *This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
In this weeks "SCOOP", Jeff & Richie discuss the reopening of BROADWAY, the return of MUSIC FESTIVALS, 'PASS OVER' the new play by Antoinette Nwandu, and the debut album 'IF I COULD MAKE IT GO QUIET' by Girl In Red . *This podcast will include spoilers*Thanks for listening!
How does a film created in 1937 create such a lasting impact on multiple generations for close to 100 years? A STAR IS BORN has been created into feature films 4 times (1937 GAYNOR, 1954 GARLAND, 1976 STREISAND and 2018 GAGA) and each one comes with its changes, recreations, and timeless story-telling.
The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is brought to life in this groundbreaking and magical 1997 made for TV special starring BRANDY and WHITNEY HOUSTON! Richie and Jeff discuss the history of this musical, how impactful this 1997 version has been on a new generation, and what the future of TV musicals may be!
After the buzz of the latest NY Times Documentary episode “Framing Britney Spears”, Jeff and Richie sat down to discuss all things related to the latest news on the pop singer.
A Finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Heidi Schreck's brilliant American play WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME is the topic of this next podcast episode. Jeff and Richie dive deep into the meaning of the piece, why it was created for the theatre, and how the Constitution personally affects everyone.
From the Broadway stage, right into our living rooms, Disney+ brings the filmed stage production of Hamilton to audiences around the globe. In this episode, Jeff and Richie dive into the similarities and differences of seeing the original cast live on stage in 2016 vs.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the new 2020 Netflix film based on the stage play of the same name. This episode explores not only the history of the play and who Ma Rainey was in history, but also dives into the themes, plot and characterization of this moving work.
Once a 2018 Broadway Production, THE PROM from Netflix and Ryan Murphy, adapts the Award winning Broadway Musical into a feature film, complete with Broadway and Film Stars.
With folklore being Taylor Swifts 8th Studio album (and pandemic project), Jeff and Richie dive deep into the songs, choices and meanings behind Taylor's latest creation.
Today's episode kicks off the holiday season as we converse about the latest Netflix film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. From its original story and score, to its stellar cast and production design, Jeff and Richie dive deep into the joys and magic that this film provides for people of all ages!
This conversation explores the similarities and differences between the 2018 Broadway Production and the 2020 Netflix Film of The Boys In The Band, both involving the same Director and Cast. Jeff & Richie dive into character, director choices, themes and overall thoughts on this latest piece of entertainment.
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