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A Broadway Conversation with ANA VILLAFAÑE (ACTOR)

A Broadway Conversation with ANA VILLAFAÑE (ACTOR)

In this episode, we sit down with Ana Villafañe to discuss her new role in the play N/A. Please note that this episode may contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the play yet, you can catch N/A playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre.

35 mins
Jul 12
FROM HERE (Off-Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

FROM HERE (Off-Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the Off-Broadway production of FROM HERE. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch FROM HERE playing at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

30 mins
Jul 10
CATS: “THE JELLICLE BALL” (Off-Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

CATS: “THE JELLICLE BALL” (Off-Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the Off-Broadway production of CATS: “THE JELLICLE BALL”. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch CATS playing at the Perelman Performing Arts Center.

31 mins
Jul 3
N/A (Off-Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

N/A (Off-Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the Off-Broadway production of N/A featuring Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch N/A playing at the Mitzi E.

27 mins
Jun 28
HOME (Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

HOME (Broadway) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the 2024 Broadway revival of HOME. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch HOME playing at the Todd Haimes Theatre.

26 mins
Jun 26
77TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS RECAP 2023/2024 SEASON

77TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS RECAP 2023/2024 SEASON

This episode discusses the 77th Annual Tony Awards of the 2023/2024 Broadway Season. Follow and connect with all things @HalfHourPodcast on Instagram, and YouTube. Please share your thoughts on your predictions in our podcast cover post.

30 mins
Jun 19
ENCORES! TITANIC - A Post Show Analysis

ENCORES! TITANIC - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the ENCORES! Production of TITANIC. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch TITANIC playing at NEW YORK CITY CENTER.

31 mins
Jun 17
TONY AWARDS PREDICTIONS (MUSICAL CATEGORIES) 2023/2024 SEASON

TONY AWARDS PREDICTIONS (MUSICAL CATEGORIES) 2023/2024 SEASON

This episode discusses the Tony nominees for the MUSICAL CATEGORIES of the 2023/2024 Broadway Season. Follow and connect with all things @HalfHourPodcast on Instagram, and YouTube. Please share your thoughts on your predictions in our podcast cover post.

37 mins
Jun 14
TONY AWARDS PREDICTIONS (PLAY CATEGORIES) 2023/2024 SEASON

TONY AWARDS PREDICTIONS (PLAY CATEGORIES) 2023/2024 SEASON

This episode discusses the Tony nominees for the PLAY CATEGORIES of the 2023/2024 Broadway Season. Follow and connect with all things @HalfHourPodcast on Instagram, and YouTube. Please share your thoughts on your predictions in our podcast cover post.

27 mins
Jun 12
CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB - A Post Show Analysis

CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the Tony nominated best musical revival CABARET at the KIT KAT CLUB. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch CABARET playing at the KIT KAT CLUB at the August Wilson Theatre.

30 mins
Jun 5
MARY JANE - A Post Show Analysis

MARY JANE - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the Tony nominated best play MARY JANE starring Rachel McAdams. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch MARY JANE playing at Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J.

27 mins
May 31
THE WIZ (2024 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

THE WIZ (2024 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the 2024 Broadway revival of THE WIZ. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch THE WIZ playing at the Marquis Theatre.

30 mins
May 29
UNCLE VANYA - A Post Show Analysis

UNCLE VANYA - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new musical UNCLE VANYA. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch UNCLE VANYA playing at Lincoln Center Theater.

29 mins
May 24
THE GREAT GATSBY - A Post Show Analysis

THE GREAT GATSBY - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new musical THE GREAT GATSBY. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch THE GREAT GATSBY playing at the Broadway Theatre.

28 mins
May 22
PATRIOTS - A Post Show Analysis

PATRIOTS - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new play PATRIOTS. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch PATRIOTS playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

27 mins
May 17
THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL - A Post Show Analysis

THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new musical THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch THE HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL playing at the James Earl Jones Theatre.

26 mins
May 15
HELL’S KITCHEN - A Post Show Analysis

HELL’S KITCHEN - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Tony nominated best musical HELL’S KITCHEN. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch HELL’S KITCHEN playing at the Shubert Theatre.

27 mins
May 10
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (2024 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (2024 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Tony nominated revival play AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE playing at the Circle In The Square.

28 mins
May 8
STEREOPHONIC - A Post Show Analysis

STEREOPHONIC - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Tony-nominated best play STEREOPHONIC. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch STEREOPHONIC playing at the Golden Theatre.

30 mins
May 3
ILLINOISE - A Post Show Analysis

ILLINOISE - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the Tony Nominated Best Musical ILLINOISE. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch ILLINOISE playing at the St. James Theatre.

30 mins
May 1
A Broadway Conversation with ANNA K JACOBS, KAIT KERRIGAN, and NATHAN TYSEN (Broadway Podcast Network Podfest)

A Broadway Conversation with ANNA K JACOBS, KAIT KERRIGAN, and NATHAN TYSEN (Broadway Podcast Network Podfest)

In this episode, we are live from the Museum of Broadway at the Broadway Podcast Network POD FEST. This conversation features Anna K Jacobs (Teeth), and Kait Kerrigan & Nathan Tysen (The Great Gatsby) in a discussion about writing for the stage.

37 mins
Apr 29
Paula Vogel’s MOTHER PLAY - A Post Show Analysis

Paula Vogel’s MOTHER PLAY - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new play from Paula Vogel MOTHER PLAY. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch MOTHER PLAY playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

29 mins
Apr 24
SUFFS - A Post Show Analysis

SUFFS - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new musical SUFFS. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch SUFFS playing at The Music Box. Follow and connect with all things @HalfHourPodcast on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

29 mins
Apr 19
GUN & POWDER - A Post Show Analysis

GUN & POWDER - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new musical GUN & POWDER playing at Paper Mill Playhouse. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch GUN & POWDER playing until May 5th at Paper Mill.

30 mins
Apr 18
LEMPICKA - A Post Show Analysis

LEMPICKA - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Broadway musical LEMPICKA. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch LEMPICKA playing at the Longacre Theatre.

30 mins
Apr 17
THE OUTSIDERS - A Post Show Analysis

THE OUTSIDERS - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Broadway musical THE OUTSIDERS. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch THE OUTSIDERS playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

29 mins
Apr 12
OH MARY! - A Post Show Analysis

OH MARY! - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the off-broadway production of OH MARY! Starring Cole Escola as Mary Todd Lincoln. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch OH MARY!

29 mins
Apr 10
The Spring 2024 Broadway Season Conversation with RYE MYERS

The Spring 2024 Broadway Season Conversation with RYE MYERS

In this special episode, we discuss the upcoming Spring 2024 Broadway season with Rye Myers. Join us as we dive into what stands out in the upcoming shows, explore the intriguing world of stunt casting, discuss emerging trends, and even make some early Tony predictions.

29 mins
Apr 5
THE WHO'S TOMMY (2024 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

THE WHO'S TOMMY (2024 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new 2024 Broadway Revival of THE WHO'S TOMMY. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch THE WHO'S TOMMY playing at the Nederlander Theatre.

28 mins
Apr 3
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS - A Post Show Analysis

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Broadway Musical WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch WATER FOR ELEPHANTS playing at the Imperial Theatre.

31 mins
Mar 29
THE NOTEBOOK - A Post Show Analysis

THE NOTEBOOK - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Broadway Musical THE NOTEBOOK. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch THE NOTEBOOK playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

31 mins
Mar 27
Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE - A Post Show Analysis

Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Broadway Play APPROPRIATE by Brendan Jacobs-Jenkins. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the play yet, you can catch APPROPRIATE playing at the Belasco Theatre.

31 mins
Mar 22
DOUBT: A PARABLE - A Post Show Analysis

DOUBT: A PARABLE - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the 2024 Broadway Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT: A PARABLE. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the play yet, you can catch DOUBT playing through Roundabout Theatre Company at the Todd Haimes Theatre.

29 mins
Mar 20
DEAD OUTLAW - A Post Show Analysis

DEAD OUTLAW - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we sit down to discuss the off-broadway musical DEAD OUTLAW. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the musical yet, you can catch DEAD OUTLAW playing at Audible Theatre at Minetta Lane Theatre.

28 mins
Mar 15
THE LIFE & SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS - A Post Show Analysis

THE LIFE & SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we sit down to discuss the off-broadway play THE LIFE & SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the play yet, you can catch THE LIFE & SLIMES OF MARC SUMMERS playing at New World Stages.

27 mins
Mar 8
THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR - A Post Show Analysis

THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we sit down to discuss the off-broadway play THE SEVEN YEAR DISAPPEAR starring Cynthia Nixon and Taylor Trensch. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show.

25 mins
Mar 6
A Broadway Conversation with MONA PIRNOT (PLAYWRIGHT)

A Broadway Conversation with MONA PIRNOT (PLAYWRIGHT)

In this episode, we sit down with playwright Mona Pirnot to discuss her current play, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH I COULD DIE. Please note that this episode may contain spoilers about the show.

25 mins
Mar 1
New York City Center Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM - A Post Show Analysis

New York City Center Encores! JELLY'S LAST JAM - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we sit down to discuss New York City Center Encores! JELL'Y'S LAST JAM. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the show yet, you can catch JELLY'S LAST JAM playing at New York City Center until March 3rd.

30 mins
Feb 28
A SIGN OF THE TIMES - A Post Show Analysis

A SIGN OF THE TIMES - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we sit down to discuss the off-broadway musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show. If you haven't seen the play yet, you can catch A SIGN OF THE TIMES playing at New World Stages.

30 mins
Feb 23
A Broadway Conversation with MAX WOLF FRIEDLICH (PLAYWRIGHT)

A Broadway Conversation with MAX WOLF FRIEDLICH (PLAYWRIGHT)

In this episode, we sit down with playwright Max Wolf Friedlich to discuss his current play, JOB, starring Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon. Please note that this episode will contain spoilers about the show.

34 mins
Feb 21
THE CONNECTOR - A Post Show Analysis

THE CONNECTOR - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we delve into the world premiere musical of THE CONNECTOR at MCC Theater, crafted by the talented trio of Jonathan Marc Sherman, Jason Robert Brown, and Daisy Prince.

29 mins
Feb 16
A Broadway Conversation with GABBY BEANS (JONAH)

A Broadway Conversation with GABBY BEANS (JONAH)

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the off-Broadway play JONAH from Roundabout Theatre Company, joined by none other than the play's star, Gabby Beans. We explore the plot, concept, and behind-the-scenes insights, discussing Gabby's experiences working with the director, creative team, and cast.

29 mins
Feb 14
RUSSIAN TROLL FARM: A WORKPLACE COMEDY - A Post Show Analysis

RUSSIAN TROLL FARM: A WORKPLACE COMEDY - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we delve into the off-Broadway play RUSSIAN TROLL FARM: A Workplace Comedy. Join us as we explore the intricate plot and thought-provoking concept of the show, dissect the standout performances by the talented cast, and delve into the timely theme of the dangers lurking within the depths of the internet.

28 mins
Feb 9
WHITE ROSE - THE MUSICAL - A Post Show Analysis

WHITE ROSE - THE MUSICAL - A Post Show Analysis

Welcome to "Half Hour with Jeff & Richie," in this episode, we delve into the new off-Broadway musical, WHITE ROSE: THE MUSICAL. Join us as we share our insights on the show's plot and concept, the performances by the cast, and what resonated with us, as well as what didn't quite hit the mark.

27 mins
Feb 7
JOB - A Post Show Analysis

JOB - A Post Show Analysis

Welcome to "Half Hour with Jeff & Richie," where we dissect the latest theater experiences for both the seasoned theatergoer and the curious newcomer. In this episode, we delve into the off-Broadway play JOB, featuring stellar performances by Peter Friedman and Sydney Lemmon.

30 mins
Feb 2
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES - A Post Show Analysis

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES - A Post Show Analysis

Welcome to "Half Hour with Jeff & Richie," where we delve into the world of theater and dissect the latest productions. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the new musical, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, featuring performances by Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James.

31 mins
Jan 31
New York City Center Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS - A Post Show Analysis

New York City Center Encores! ONCE UPON A MATTRESS - A Post Show Analysis

Welcome to "Half Hour with Jeff & Richie," where we dive into the world of theater and share our insights on the latest productions we see. In this episode, we dissect the captivating performance of "Once Upon a Mattress" that we recently experienced at New York City Center Encores!

31 mins
Jan 26
MEAN GIRLS (Musical Film) - A Post Film Analysis

MEAN GIRLS (Musical Film) - A Post Film Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the 2024 movie musical MEAN GIRLS and dive into its captivating world of high school drama and catchy tunes. Join us as we explore the movie's plot, the iconic characters of Cady and Regina, the direction, actor performances, and design, and Paramount's tricky yet effective marketing strategies that brought the film to the spotlight.

32 mins
Jan 24
PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC - A Post Show Analysis

PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, written by Joshua Harmon and directed by David Cromer. We dive into the show's compelling plot, the masterful direction, standout performances, and stunning design, sharing our personal experiences and delving into the show's marketing.

28 mins
Jan 19
The Winter 2024 Broadway Season Conversation with PAUL WONTOREK (Broadway.com)

The Winter 2024 Broadway Season Conversation with PAUL WONTOREK (Broadway.com)

In this special 150th episode, we have a conversation with Paul Wontorek from Broadway.com about the upcoming Winter 2024 Broadway and Off-Broadway season. Join us as we dive into what stands out in the upcoming shows, explore the intriguing world of stunt casting, discuss emerging trends, and even make some early Tony predictions.

29 mins
Jan 17
Tennessee William's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA - A Post Show Analysis

Tennessee William's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we have a conversation about Tennessee Williams’s THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, currently playing at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Emily Mann, the La Femme Theatre Production features Tim Daly, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lea Delaria, Austin Pendleton, and Jean Lichty.

29 mins
Jan 10
THE COLOR PURPLE (Musical Film) - A Post Film Analysis

THE COLOR PURPLE (Musical Film) - A Post Film Analysis

In this episode, we delve into the captivating world of "The Color Purple," tracing its journey from Alice Walker's novel to the big screen, Broadway stage, and back again.

29 mins
Jan 3
HERE WE ARE - A Post Show Analysis

HERE WE ARE - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the off-Broadway musical "Here We Are," the final masterpiece by the late Stephen Sondheim, renowned for his iconic works like Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods.

30 mins
12/28/23
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (2023 Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (2023 Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the 2023 Broadway revival musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, currently playing at the Hudson Theatre in NYC. Join us as we dive into the plot, Maria Friedman's direction, the incredible cast and standout performances, and our deeper thoughts on the overall meaning of the show.

30 mins
12/27/23
MAESTRO (Netflix Film) - A Post Film Analysis

MAESTRO (Netflix Film) - A Post Film Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the emotional epic that is 'Maestro,' a film depicting the intense love story of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, and the profound impact of art on our lives.

31 mins
12/21/23
HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO - A Post Show Analysis

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss the new Broadway musical "HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO" at the Belasco Theatre in NYC. We cover the plot, adaptation from documentary to stage, direction by Sammi Cannold, our favorite cast members, and where we see pop music going on Broadway.

31 mins
12/20/23
A Broadway Conversation with MARY TESTA (THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA)

A Broadway Conversation with MARY TESTA (THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA)

In this episode we have a conversation with the three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, as she shares insights from her incredible career in the industry. From her current role as Granmama in THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA at Lincoln Center to her collaboration with Michael John LaChiusa, Mary provides a glimpse into the world of Broadway.

28 mins
12/14/23
GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER - A Post Show Analysis

GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER - A Post Show Analysis

In this episode, we discuss George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, the timeless holiday classic performed by the New York City Ballet. Join us as we delve into the magic of this beloved piece, sharing our thoughts on the enchanting holiday score, our personal experiences at the show, and what truly makes it a seasonal staple.

30 mins
12/13/23
THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA - A Post Show Analysis

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA - A Post Show Analysis

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.

30 mins
12/7/23
SPAMALOT (2023 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

SPAMALOT (2023 Broadway Revival) - A Post Show Analysis

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.

30 mins
11/29/23
HARMONY - A Post Show Analysis

HARMONY - A Post Show Analysis

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.

32 mins
11/22/23
A Broadway Conversation with VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY and HEATHER ALICIA SIMMS (PURLIE VICTORIOUS)

A Broadway Conversation with VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY and HEATHER ALICIA SIMMS (PURLIE VICTORIOUS)

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.

27 mins
11/16/23
I NEED THAT - A Post Show Analysis

I NEED THAT - A Post Show Analysis

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.

30 mins
11/13/23
The Sept/Oct 2023 *No Spoiler* Show Recap (Melissa Etheridge My Window, Purlie Victorious, Jaja's African Hair Braiding, and Gutenberg! The Musical)

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!

5 mins
11/11/23
A Broadway Conversation with LEIGH SILVERMAN (MERRY ME)

A Broadway Conversation with LEIGH SILVERMAN (MERRY ME)

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.

33 mins
11/9/23
PAL JOEY at NY City Center with Tarik Flannagan - A Post Show Analysis

PAL JOEY at NY City Center with Tarik Flannagan - A Post Show Analysis

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.

32 mins
11/6/23
THE REFUGE PLAYS - A Post Show Analysis

THE REFUGE PLAYS - A Post Show Analysis

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.

27 mins
11/1/23
GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL - A Post Show Broadway Analysis

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL - A Post Show Broadway Analysis

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.

28 mins
10/30/23
PURLIE VICTORIOUS - A Post Show Broadway Analysis

PURLIE VICTORIOUS - A Post Show Broadway Analysis

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.

32 mins
10/25/23
JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING - A Post Show Broadway Analysis

JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING - A Post Show Broadway Analysis

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.

30 mins
10/23/23
A Broadway Conversation with JAMES DALY (DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS)

A Broadway Conversation with JAMES DALY (DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS)

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.

28 mins
10/18/23
DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS - A Post Show Analysis

DRACULA, A COMEDY OF TERRORS - A Post Show Analysis

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.

30 mins
10/16/23
MELISSA ETHERIDGE MY WINDOW - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

MELISSA ETHERIDGE MY WINDOW - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

31 mins
10/11/23
PUNCHDRUNK'S SLEEP NO MORE - A Post-Show Analysis

PUNCHDRUNK'S SLEEP NO MORE - A Post-Show Analysis

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.

30 mins
10/9/23
MUSEUM OF BROADWAY - A Post-Visit Analysis

MUSEUM OF BROADWAY - A Post-Visit Analysis

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.

29 mins
9/20/23
The Fall 2023 Broadway Season Conversation with ALAN SEALES (The Theatre Podcast)

The Fall 2023 Broadway Season Conversation with ALAN SEALES (The Theatre Podcast)

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.

31 mins
9/18/23
A Broadway Conversation with TYE BLUE (TITANIQUE DIRECTOR/CO-CREATOR)

A Broadway Conversation with TYE BLUE (TITANIQUE DIRECTOR/CO-CREATOR)

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.

30 mins
9/13/23
TITANIQUE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

TITANIQUE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

29 mins
9/11/23
BACK TO THE FUTURE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

BACK TO THE FUTURE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

31 mins
9/6/23
A Broadway Conversation with CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE (CHICAGO)

A Broadway Conversation with CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE (CHICAGO)

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.

31 mins
8/30/23
CHICAGO - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

CHICAGO - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

31 mins
8/28/23
A Broadway Conversation with MELODY BUTIU (HERE LIES LOVE)

A Broadway Conversation with MELODY BUTIU (HERE LIES LOVE)

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.

31 mins
8/23/23
THE GREAT GATSBY (THE IMMERSIVE SHOW) - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

THE GREAT GATSBY (THE IMMERSIVE SHOW) - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

30 mins
8/21/23
THE SHARK IS BROKEN - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

THE SHARK IS BROKEN - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

29 mins
8/14/23
HERE LIES LOVE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

HERE LIES LOVE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

30 mins
8/7/23
THE COTTAGE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

THE COTTAGE - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

31 mins
8/2/23
A Broadway Conversation with DANNY FELDMAN (Pasadena Playhouse)

A Broadway Conversation with DANNY FELDMAN (Pasadena Playhouse)

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.

32 mins
7/31/23
An Artist Spotlight on BRADLEY KIM (Pop Music)

An Artist Spotlight on BRADLEY KIM (Pop Music)

In this episode, we're introduced to Bradley Kim, the Seattle-based singer-songwriter who spun a unique promposal into a burgeoning pop career.

28 mins
7/24/23
ALEX EDELMAN'S JUST FOR US - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

ALEX EDELMAN'S JUST FOR US - A Post-Show Broadway Analysis

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.

32 mins
7/19/23
A Broadway Conversation with J. JARED JANAS (Broadway's Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designer)

A Broadway Conversation with J. JARED JANAS (Broadway's Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designer)

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.

29 mins
7/17/23
A Broadway Conversation with DOMINIC FALLACARO (& JULIET)

A Broadway Conversation with DOMINIC FALLACARO (& JULIET)

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.

27 mins
7/12/23
SPEAK NOW (Taylor's Version) and Broadway's "ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME"(Pop Music & Theatre Conversations)

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!

30 mins
7/10/23
A Broadway Conversation with LEVI HOLLOWAY (GREY HOUSE)

A Broadway Conversation with LEVI HOLLOWAY (GREY HOUSE)

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.

29 mins
7/5/23
Broadway's "GREY HOUSE"/ KIM PETRAS / KELLY CLARKSON & BEBE REXHA (Theatre & Pop Music Conversations)

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.

31 mins
7/3/23
76th Annual Tony Awards: Triumphs, Tribulations, and the Unstoppable Theatre Scene

76th Annual Tony Awards: Triumphs, Tribulations, and the Unstoppable Theatre 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.

30 mins
6/12/23
The 76th Annual Tony Awards: Predictions, Snubs, and Nominations Showdown

The 76th Annual Tony Awards: Predictions, Snubs, and Nominations Showdown

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!

31 mins
6/5/23
From Broadway to Taylor Swift: Exploring the Latest in Music and Theater with "NEW YORK, NEW YORK", "PRIMA FACIE", and "THE ERAS TOUR"

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.

30 mins
5/29/23
SWEENEY TODD Revival and KESHA'S "Gag Order": Our Thoughts

SWEENEY TODD Revival and KESHA'S "Gag Order": Our Thoughts

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.

31 mins
5/22/23
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.'

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.

31 mins
5/15/23
Broadway Buzz: The Latest on "SUMMER, 1976" and "GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR"

Broadway Buzz: The Latest on "SUMMER, 1976" and "GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR"

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.

30 mins
5/8/23
The Latest in Theatre and Music: PARADE's 2023 Broadway Revival and JESSIE WARE & BEBE REXHA's Pop Albums

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.

31 mins
5/1/23
From Neverland to the Pop Scene: Exploring the Magic of 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong' and the Latest Album from Jordy

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.

31 mins
4/24/23
Fat Ham and Upcoming Pop: A Look into Broadway's Latest Hit and the Hottest Music of Spring/Summer 2023

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.

31 mins
4/17/23
Let's talk about the "Disco Daddy" MICHAEL MEDRANO and Lincoln Center's revival of CAMELOT

Let's talk about the "Disco Daddy" MICHAEL MEDRANO and Lincoln Center's revival of CAMELOT

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.

30 mins
4/10/23
We saw Broadway's LIFE OF PI and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with MAUDE APATOW

We saw Broadway's LIFE OF PI and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with MAUDE APATOW

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.

28 mins
4/6/23
What is SHUCKED! The Musical? and Did You Know There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd?

What is SHUCKED! The Musical? and Did You Know There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd?

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?

30 mins
3/27/23
Let's talk about Broadway's BAD CINDERELLA and ALY & AJ's new album WITH LOVE FROM

Let's talk about Broadway's BAD CINDERELLA and ALY & AJ's new album WITH LOVE FROM

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.

31 mins
3/20/23
Bob Fosse's Dancin' and Miley Cyrus

Bob Fosse's Dancin' and Miley Cyrus

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.

30 mins
3/10/23
Mimi Webb, Chappell Roan, A Doll's House with Jessica Chastain, and Lea Michele

Mimi Webb, Chappell Roan, A Doll's House with Jessica Chastain, and Lea Michele

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.

30 mins
3/3/23
The Neil Diamond Musical: A Beautiful Noise, The Jonas Brothers on Broadway,  Reneé Rapp, and Adam Lambert

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...

29 mins
2/24/23
P!nk and Kimberly Akimbo

P!nk and Kimberly Akimbo

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.

30 mins
2/17/23
Broadway's Between Riverside And Crazy, Pictures From Home, and Rebecca Black

Broadway's Between Riverside And Crazy, Pictures From Home, and Rebecca Black

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".

30 mins
2/10/23
Shania Twain, The Grammy Awards, Jinkx Monsoon in Chicago, and Matilda

Shania Twain, The Grammy Awards, Jinkx Monsoon in Chicago, and Matilda

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.

31 mins
2/3/23
The Collaboration, Sam Smith, Ava Max, and the "Lavender Haze" Music Video

The Collaboration, Sam Smith, Ava Max, and the "Lavender Haze" Music Video

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.

30 mins
1/27/23
Ain't No Mo', SZA, Ohio State Murders and Almost Famous

Ain't No Mo', SZA, Ohio State Murders and Almost Famous

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.

31 mins
1/20/23
2022 Wrapped! (Pop & Theatre Episode)

2022 Wrapped! (Pop & Theatre Episode)

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!

31 mins
12/26/22
Some Like It Hot (Broadway Episode)

Some Like It Hot (Broadway Episode)

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.

32 mins
12/16/22
The One-Person Show (Broadway Episode) "Walking With Ghosts" "The Old Man & The Pool" and "A Christmas Carol"

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.

30 mins
12/9/22
& Juliet and Max Martin (Broadway and Pop Episode)

& Juliet and Max Martin (Broadway and Pop Episode)

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.

33 mins
12/2/22
August Wilson's The Piano Lesson (Broadway Episode)

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson (Broadway Episode)

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.

29 mins
11/25/22
Holiday Music and REWORKED (Broadway and Pop Episode)

Holiday Music and REWORKED (Broadway and Pop Episode)

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.

31 mins
11/18/22
KPOP The Musical and K-pop (Broadway and Pop Episode)

KPOP The Musical and K-pop (Broadway and Pop Episode)

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.

30 mins
11/11/22
Topdog/Underdog (Broadway Episode)

Topdog/Underdog (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
11/4/22
1776 (Broadway Episode)

1776 (Broadway Episode)

Todays episode features a conversation on the latest Broadway Revival of 1776 from Roundabout Theatre Company.

32 mins
10/28/22
Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and New Music Picks! (Pop Episode)

Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, and New Music Picks! (Pop Episode)

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.

32 mins
10/21/22
Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman (Broadway Episode)

Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
10/13/22
Leopoldstadt (Broadway Episode)

Leopoldstadt (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
10/7/22
Funny Girl with Lea Michele (Broadway Episode)

Funny Girl with Lea Michele (Broadway Episode)

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.

34 mins
9/30/22
Rina Sawayama, Key Changes, and New Music Picks (Pop Episode)

Rina Sawayama, Key Changes, and New Music Picks (Pop Episode)

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.

32 mins
9/23/22
Cost Of Living (Broadway Episode)

Cost Of Living (Broadway Episode)

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.

32 mins
9/17/22
Song of the Summer (2022), Summer Hits, and New Music Picks (Pop Episode)

Song of the Summer (2022), Summer Hits, and New Music Picks (Pop Episode)

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.

32 mins
9/9/22
Phantom of the Opera (Broadway Episode)

Phantom of the Opera (Broadway Episode)

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!

32 mins
8/26/22
Lady Gaga, Pop Music Samples, and New Music Picks (Pop Episode)

Lady Gaga, Pop Music Samples, and New Music Picks (Pop Episode)

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.

31 mins
8/19/22
13: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

13: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

Netflix premieres its latest movie musical this summer with Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical!

30 mins
8/12/22
Lizzo, Beyoncé, Broadway Pop, and New Music Picks! (Pop Episode)

Lizzo, Beyoncé, Broadway Pop, and New Music Picks! (Pop Episode)

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.

32 mins
8/5/22
The Kite Runner (Broadway Episode)

The Kite Runner (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
7/29/22
Into The Woods (Broadway Episode)

Into The Woods (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
7/15/22
Charli XCX, House Pop, and New Music Picks! (Pop Episode)

Charli XCX, House Pop, and New Music Picks! (Pop Episode)

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".

30 mins
7/8/22
The Minutes (Broadway Episode)

The Minutes (Broadway Episode)

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!

33 mins
7/1/22
MUNA, Drag Pop, PRIDE! and New Artist Picks! (Pop Episode)

MUNA, Drag Pop, PRIDE! and New Artist Picks! (Pop Episode)

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.

32 mins
6/24/22
The 75th Annual Tony Awards (Broadway Episode)

The 75th Annual Tony Awards (Broadway Episode)

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!

33 mins
6/17/22
Harry Styles, Disco Pop, and New Artist Picks! (Pop Episode)

Harry Styles, Disco Pop, and New Artist Picks! (Pop 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.

31 mins
6/10/22
A Strange Loop (Broadway Episode)

A Strange Loop (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
6/3/22
The Music Man (Broadway Episode)

The Music Man (Broadway Episode)

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.

34 mins
5/27/22
Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway Episode)

Mrs. Doubtfire (Broadway Episode)

On today's episode, Jeff and Richie chat all about the latest movie-to-musical Broadway show to hit NYC: MRS. DOUBTFIRE.

30 mins
5/20/22
POTUS (Broadway Episode)

POTUS (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
5/17/22
Take Me Out (Broadway Episode)

Take Me Out (Broadway Episode)

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.

32 mins
5/13/22
Funny Girl with Beanie Feldstein (Broadway Episode)

Funny Girl with Beanie Feldstein (Broadway Episode)

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.

29 mins
4/24/22
The Skin of Our Teeth (Broadway Episode)

The Skin of Our Teeth (Broadway Episode)

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.

33 mins
4/23/22
How I Learned To Drive (Broadway Episode)

How I Learned To Drive (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
4/19/22
for colored girls... (Broadway Episode)

for colored girls... (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
4/9/22
Paradise Square (Broadway Episode)

Paradise Square (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
3/25/22
Dua Lipa, Euphoria, Rainbow Pop and more! (Pop Episode)

Dua Lipa, Euphoria, Rainbow Pop and more! (Pop Episode)

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.

31 mins
3/15/22
Battle of the Divas!: Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift (Pop Episode)

Battle of the Divas!: Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift (Pop Episode)

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.

31 mins
3/10/22
Avril Lavigne, Chappell Roan, Doja Cat and more! (Pop Episode)

Avril Lavigne, Chappell Roan, Doja Cat and more! (Pop Episode)

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.

30 mins
3/1/22
MJ (Broadway Episode)

MJ (Broadway Episode)

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.

32 mins
2/24/22
Foxes, Amber Mark, Taylor Swift, and more! (Pop Episode)

Foxes, Amber Mark, Taylor Swift, and more! (Pop Episode)

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.

29 mins
2/15/22
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway Episode)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
2/9/22
Encanto, Charlie Puth, Christina Aguilera and more! (Pop Episode)

Encanto, Charlie Puth, Christina Aguilera and more! (Pop Episode)

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!

26 mins
2/1/22
Winnie The Pooh (Broadway Episode)

Winnie The Pooh (Broadway Episode)

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!

29 mins
1/25/22
RuPaul, Adele, Kim Petras, and more! (Pop Episode)

RuPaul, Adele, Kim Petras, and more! (Pop Episode)

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.

30 mins
1/17/22
Assassins (Broadway Episode)

Assassins (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
1/14/22
West Side Story (Movie Musical Episode)

West Side Story (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

33 mins
12/17/21
Company (Broadway Episode)

Company (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
12/10/21
Trouble In Mind (Broadway Episode)

Trouble In Mind (Broadway Episode)

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.

31 mins
11/30/21
Tick, Tick... Boom! (Movie Musical Podcast)

Tick, Tick... Boom! (Movie Musical Podcast)

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.

31 mins
11/27/21
Caroline, Or Change (Broadway Episode)

Caroline, Or Change (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
11/16/21
Diana: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

Diana: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
11/3/21
Hadestown (Broadway Episode)

Hadestown (Broadway Episode)

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.

28 mins
10/25/21
Chicken & Biscuits (Broadway Episode)

Chicken & Biscuits (Broadway Episode)

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.

29 mins
10/21/21
Six: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

Six: The Musical (Broadway Episode)

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.

29 mins
10/11/21
Dear Evan Hansen (Movie Musical Episode)

Dear Evan Hansen (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

31 mins
10/6/21
The 74th Annual Tony Awards

The 74th Annual Tony Awards

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.

28 mins
9/27/21
Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Movie Musical Episode)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

29 mins
9/17/21
RuPaul's Drag Race, Ben Platt, Lizzo, Cardi B, and Iggy Azalea (Pop Episode)

RuPaul's Drag Race, Ben Platt, Lizzo, Cardi B, and Iggy Azalea (Pop Episode)

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!

28 mins
8/20/21
Battle of the Divas!: Barbra Streisand and Kelly Clarkson (Pop Episode)

Battle of the Divas!: Barbra Streisand and Kelly Clarkson (Pop Episode)

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.

31 mins
8/13/21
Billie Eilish, Britpop, Jane Krakoski, Lady Gaga, Bleachers (Pop Episode)

Billie Eilish, Britpop, Jane Krakoski, Lady Gaga, Bleachers (Pop Episode)

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!

31 mins
8/6/21
Pop Country, Alek Sandar, High School Musical: The Music, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Pop Episode)

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!

31 mins
7/30/21
Actors' Equity, Schmigadoon!, This Is Pop (Stockholm Syndrome), Normani, Lil Nas X (Pop Episode)

Actors' Equity, Schmigadoon!, This Is Pop (Stockholm Syndrome), Normani, Lil Nas X (Pop Episode)

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!

30 mins
7/23/21
This Is Pop (Auto-Tune), Rebecca Black, ElyOtto, Schmigadoon!, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Pop Episode)

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!

30 mins
7/16/21
Waitress (Musical) Revival, Big Red Machine, This Is Pop, Guys And Dolls, Genera+ion (Pop Episode)

Waitress (Musical) Revival, Big Red Machine, This Is Pop, Guys And Dolls, Genera+ion (Pop Episode)

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!

31 mins
7/9/21
Anthony Ramos, Ben Platt, Ed Sheeran, Broadway Bares, Schmigadoon!, Olivia Rodrigo (Pop Episode)

Anthony Ramos, Ben Platt, Ed Sheeran, Broadway Bares, Schmigadoon!, Olivia Rodrigo (Pop Episode)

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!

31 mins
7/2/21
Doja Cat, Jennifer Nettles, Britney Spears, and RuPaul's Drag Race AS6 (Pop Episode)

Doja Cat, Jennifer Nettles, Britney Spears, and RuPaul's Drag Race AS6 (Pop Episode)

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.

30 mins
6/25/21
IN THE HEIGHTS (Movie Musical Episode)

IN THE HEIGHTS (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

30 mins
6/18/21
NYC Mega-Concert, Tom Goss, Trevor: A New Musical and Apple Music Spacial Audio (Pop Episode)

NYC Mega-Concert, Tom Goss, Trevor: A New Musical and Apple Music Spacial Audio (Pop Episode)

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!

30 mins
6/11/21
Vincint, Barbra Streisand, The Grammy Awards and Dancin' Broadway Revival (Pop Episode)

Vincint, Barbra Streisand, The Grammy Awards and Dancin' Broadway Revival (Pop Episode)

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.

29 mins
6/4/21
The Tony Awards, Olivia Rodrigo, Hadestown and TikTok (Pop Episode)

The Tony Awards, Olivia Rodrigo, Hadestown and TikTok (Pop Episode)

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!

30 mins
5/28/21
Billy Porter, Malia Civetz, Summer Theatre and OnZoom Virtual Events (Pop Episode)

Billy Porter, Malia Civetz, Summer Theatre and OnZoom Virtual Events (Pop Episode)

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!

29 mins
5/21/21
Broadway's Reopening, Aly & Aj, Cinderella (again) and Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony (Pop Episode)

Broadway's Reopening, Aly & Aj, Cinderella (again) and Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony (Pop Episode)

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!

30 mins
5/14/21
Broadway, Music Festivals, 'Pass Over' and girl in red (Pop Episode)

Broadway, Music Festivals, 'Pass Over' and girl in red (Pop Episode)

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!

30 mins
5/7/21
A Star Is Born (1937) (1954) (1976) (2018) (Movie Musical Episode)

A Star Is Born (1937) (1954) (1976) (2018) (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

30 mins
2/26/21
Cinderella (1997) (Movie Musical Episode)

Cinderella (1997) (Movie Musical Episode)

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!

28 mins
2/19/21
Framing Britney Spears #FREEBRITNEY (Pop Episode)

Framing Britney Spears #FREEBRITNEY (Pop Episode)

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.

30 mins
2/12/21
What The Constitution Means To Me (Broadway Episode)

What The Constitution Means To Me (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
1/15/21
Hamilton (Broadway Episode)

Hamilton (Broadway Episode)

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.

29 mins
1/8/21
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Movie Musical Episode)

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

30 mins
12/18/20
THE PROM (Movie Musical Episode)

THE PROM (Movie Musical Episode)

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.

29 mins
12/11/20
folklore: the long pond studio sessions (Pop Episode)

folklore: the long pond studio sessions (Pop Episode)

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.

31 mins
12/4/20
JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (Movie Musical Episode)

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY (Movie Musical Episode)

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!

30 mins
11/27/20
THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Broadway Episode)

THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Broadway Episode)

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.

30 mins
11/20/20

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