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This is Sentimental Men. Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi are here to talk (and maybe scream) about their favorite women in musical theatre.

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59. “A Bright-Eyed, Bushy-Tailed, Hydrated Elphaba” (with Saycon Sengbloh)

59. “A Bright-Eyed, Bushy-Tailed, Hydrated Elphaba” (with Saycon Sengbloh)

When considering the most iconic Elphabas, one name is bound to come up: Saycon Sengbloh, the first Black actress to play the role on Broadway. This episode, Saycon tells the boys all about her unexpected musical theatre career, why a can of Sprite is her secret weapon and knowing exactly what she brings to the table.

1 h 8 mins
Jul 4
58. "How Absolutely Remarkable" (Movie Trailer Reactions)

58. "How Absolutely Remarkable" (Movie Trailer Reactions)

Can you believe it's finally here! The official trailer for the Wicked movie has dropped and the boys are over the moon. Listen in as we chat about Cynthia's breathtaking performance, Ariana's comedy chops and the swoon-worthy-ness of Jonathan Bailey.

38 mins
May 17
57. Consider Us Teased! (Movie Trailer Reaction)

57. Consider Us Teased! (Movie Trailer Reaction)

The best way to bring folks together is to give them a REALLY GOOD TEASER TRAILER. We’re back and we couldn’t be happier to have our first look at the Wicked movies. From Cynthia’s green contacts to Ariana arriving at Shiz by ballet slipper… listen in as we get Sentimental about every last wonderful detail.

37 mins
Feb 13
“COME ON! We’ll be late for SENTMEN LIVE!”

“COME ON! We’ll be late for SENTMEN LIVE!”

Hey, Sentimentals! Don’t forget that Sentimental Men Live is on December 11 at 7PM. We’d love for you to join us in person at The Green Room 42 or by livestream! You can purchase tickets at thegreenroom42.venuetix.com.

5 mins
11/23/23
56. The Evergreen Audacity of Stephanie J. Block (with Stephanie J. Block)

56. The Evergreen Audacity of Stephanie J. Block (with Stephanie J. Block)

As the patron saint of both our friendship and our podcast, SJB has an open invitation to join us on mic at any time. And this week, she’s come hooooooooome at laaaaaaaaaaast! Tony Award winner Stephanie J.

1 h 8 mins
11/3/23
55. The 20th Anniversary Elphaba (with Alyssa Joy Fox)

55. The 20th Anniversary Elphaba (with Alyssa Joy Fox)

The last time we spoke with Alyssa Joy Fox was just a few weeks before it was announced that she would be leading the Broadway company of Wicked for its 20th anniversary. So this Wicked Weekend, we’re going to revisit that interview.

1 h 16 mins
10/27/23
54. When All Your Dreams Come True (with McKenzie Kurtz)

54. When All Your Dreams Come True (with McKenzie Kurtz)

It’s good to hear her on the pod, isn’t it? McKenzie Kurtz is here to talk all about growing up with Wicked, getting The Call on Thanksgiving and reuniting with Alyssa Joy Fox for Wicked’s 20th Anniversary.

52 mins
10/13/23
53.  Witch from the East Country (with Kimber Elayne Sprawl)

53. Witch from the East Country (with Kimber Elayne Sprawl)

This week, the Sentimental Men are joined by triple threat Kimber Elayne Sprawl – and we do mean triple threat. You’ll hear why. She had a chat with the boys about imagining Nessarose’s backstory, sharing a dressing room with the standbys and making history as the first Black woman to play Nessarose.

44 mins
9/29/23
52. Amber, Galinda and Elle… Oh, My! (with Laura Bell Bundy)

52. Amber, Galinda and Elle… Oh, My! (with Laura Bell Bundy)

Omigod you guys! Broadway legend and OBC Galinda standby Laura Bell Bundy is on the pod! Not only is she on the pod, she’s in her dressing room! No, seriously, LBB had the boys giggling, gasping and clutching their pearls while she was getting ready for a performance of The Cottage.

54 mins
9/15/23
51. “I’m Going to Get Nerdy About This” (with Emily Kristen Morris)

51. “I’m Going to Get Nerdy About This” (with Emily Kristen Morris)

Our favorite voice nerd, Emily Kristen Morris, is sitting down for a chat with the boys this week. Emily talks about not knowing if she was an Elphaba or a Glinda, thinking about the show as Shakespearean theater and her incredible journey from a paralyzed vocal cord to conquering one of the hardest sings in the biz.

44 mins
9/5/23
50. “Janis Is Very Elphaba Coded” (with Mary Kate Morrissey)

50. “Janis Is Very Elphaba Coded” (with Mary Kate Morrissey)

This week, the boys are chatting with Broadway’s current Elphaba standby Mary Kate Morrissey about seeing Shoshana Bean and Megan Hilty in the show as a kid, singing for Julia Murney in college and her absolutely wild audition for Mean Girls.

1 h 1 min
8/18/23
49. The Friend-Ship of Dreams (with Nicole Parker and Lindsay Heather Pearce)

49. The Friend-Ship of Dreams (with Nicole Parker and Lindsay Heather Pearce)

Please welcome back to the pod, Nicole Parker and Lindsay Heather Pearce! These two green girls have a decade-long friendship of their own dating back to a Baz Luhrman tribute in Los Angeles. Now they’re together again, “belting their tits off” in Titanique off-Broadway.

1 h 9 mins
7/14/23
48. It’s Not “No Nice Deed Goes Unpunished” (with Olivia Valli)

48. It’s Not “No Nice Deed Goes Unpunished” (with Olivia Valli)

We’re joined by Olivia Valli today to talk about falling in love with storytelling, the need for consistency when playing Elphaba on the road and why she doesn’t look at her hands in act two. Plus, the boys get Sentimental about set leaks of Cynthia, classic Stephanie J.

1 h 4 mins
6/30/23
47. There’s A Drone on the Lam, Sir!

47. There’s A Drone on the Lam, Sir!

Can someone pick up that mic? I think Ms. Ariana Grande might have dropped it. We’ve got our first looks at the Wicked movie and there’s lots to catch up on, besties! Could Ariana be a NOMTW Glinda? Would it work for Elphaba to have Cynthia Erivo’s hair?

30 mins
4/23/23
45. I, Glinda (with Jennafer Newberry)

45. I, Glinda (with Jennafer Newberry)

It’s good to see her, isn’t it? Jennafer Newberry is here to chat about being in a waiting room with a bunch of girls wearing pink, setting the tone for the show with Glinda’s epic entrance and the texting in character with Lissa deGuzman.

50 mins
2/24/23
44. Standing In Your Power (with Lissa deGuzman)

44. Standing In Your Power (with Lissa deGuzman)

The Wicked tour’s current green girl, Lissa deGuzman is joining the boys to chat about self-tape auditions, cinnamon rolls and how being a mixed race woman informs her performance as Elphaba. Plus, the boys get Sentimental about the AUDACITY of Stephanie J.

1 h 10 mins
2/10/23
43. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (with Lena Hall)

43. “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (with Lena Hall)

This week, Lena Hall joins the boys to talk through her incredible journey from understudy to Tony winner, but not before spilling some tea about The Search for Elle Woods. Plus, the boys get Sentimental about Lena’s unparalleled performance as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.

1 h 22 mins
1/27/23
42. “Oh It Was Iconic, Alright” (with Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer)

42. “Oh It Was Iconic, Alright” (with Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer)

Omigod you guys! This week, Quincy and Kevin are joined by Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer to chat about cut songs from Legally Blonde (you know the one), coming back home to Beetlejuice and the craziest onstage mishap story the boys have ever heard.

54 mins
1/6/23
41. Your 2022 SentMen Wrapped

41. Your 2022 SentMen Wrapped

There’s only a few clock ticks left in 2022! And what a year it has been. To wrap up, let’s get Sentimental about the Idina Menzel documentary, the magic ofI’m Not That Girl Elphabas, our go-to YouTube videos and more. Plus, who in the name of Oz is Miss Coddle??

32 mins
12/30/22
40. Screaming Into Pillows (with Alli Mauzey)

40. Screaming Into Pillows (with Alli Mauzey)

Is she a No One Mourns the Wicked Glinda, a Popular Glinda or a Thank Goodness Glinda? This week, Quincy and Kevin were joined by Alli Mauzey to chat about auditioning for Wicked in a church, her physical comedy skills and why she’ll always feel like a soprano at heart.

57 mins
12/16/22
39. Every Day, MORE Wicked

39. Every Day, MORE Wicked

We have lots of Wicked news to catch up on, Sentimentals! With Mother Elphaba in full press mode, a historic West End cast dropping and new actors joining the movie cast, we’ve got a lot to cover. Shall we?

33 mins
12/2/22
38. “I Like This and I Like Wicked” (with L Morgan Lee)

38. “I Like This and I Like Wicked” (with L Morgan Lee)

Hold for applause because we are in the presence of a legend! Today the boys are joined by Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee to talk about nurturing all sides of her creativity, the many iterations of her track in A Strange Loop and the expectation vs.

1 h 14 mins
11/18/22
37. Who Could Say No to Wicked? (with Alyssa Joy Fox)

37. Who Could Say No to Wicked? (with Alyssa Joy Fox)

Oh, what a celebration we’ll have today! To celebrate nineteen years of Wicked (and two years of Sentimental Men), Kevin and Quincy are joined by Alyssa Joy Fox to chat about cattle call auditions, put in rehearsals and her journey from a non-theatre kid to one of Wicked’s most reliable leading ladies.

1 h 14 mins
10/30/22
36. The Audacity of Stephanie J. Block (to do that at the St. James)

36. The Audacity of Stephanie J. Block (to do that at the St. James)

Giant? Slain. Wish? Granted. Beans? Justified. Let’s get Sentimental about high school productions of Into the Woods, having our minds blown and our hearts melted by Sebastian Arcelus, and the spectacular return of Broadway’s Stephanie J. Block.

42 mins
9/12/22
35. Wicked Doesn’t Make Mistakes (with Talia Suskauer)

35. Wicked Doesn’t Make Mistakes (with Talia Suskauer)

Our pulse is rushing, our head is reeling and our face is flushing because Broadway’s newest green girl is joining us on the pod! After months of obsessing over her tour bootlegs (shhhh), we had a chat with Talia Suskauer just as she was starting rehearsals for her Broadway contract.

58 mins
6/10/22
34. Let Me Say Before We Part (with Lindsay Heather Pearce)

34. Let Me Say Before We Part (with Lindsay Heather Pearce)

For the first time ever, we’ve got a friend of the pod back for a second episode! Lindsay Pearce was our very first guest – back when we tried to keep interviews to 15 minutes. Now, she’s back to get the full SentMen treatment!

1 h 6 mins
5/27/22
33. Dr. Tony® Leavel (with Beth Leavel)

33. Dr. Tony® Leavel (with Beth Leavel)

The Sentimental Men leave Oz for the second time and are joined by the Tony Award-winning Beth Leavel! Listen as the Broadway legend talks all things Drowsy Chaperone, her career roads not taken, and slipping into the heels of the iconic Miranda Priestly in the musical stage adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.

1 h 7 mins
5/14/22
BONUS: Wicked (2024) and Wicked (2025)

BONUS: Wicked (2024) and Wicked (2025)

You know the drill, Sentimentals! Wicked drops a bombshell piece of news, we jump on the pod to break it down. Let’s get Sentimental about our two new favorite movies, shall we? You can also support us by leaving a rating or a review on Apple Podcasts or following us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok!

17 mins
4/29/22
BONUS: Wicked The Musical (All Stars)

BONUS: Wicked The Musical (All Stars)

How's it going, Green Circle? Let’s get Sentimental about concert FOMO, all star concert casts and who we’d cast in a benefit concert of Wicked. If you haven't guessed yet, the theme of the episode is CONCERTS.

17 mins
4/15/22
32. The At Long, Long Last Elphaba (with Lucie Jones)

32. The At Long, Long Last Elphaba (with Lucie Jones)

Live from the star dressing room at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, today we’re sitting down with the West End’s current Elphaba: Lucie Jones! Listen along to hear about how she discovered our podcast, how being a musical theatre fan has helped her career, and the eleven years (yes, eleven!) she spent auditioning for Wicked.

1 h 15 mins
3/31/22
31. Tell Us Something We Don’t Know (with Daphne Rubin-Vega)

31. Tell Us Something We Don’t Know (with Daphne Rubin-Vega)

For the first time on Sentimental Men, we’re headed over the rainbow and out of Oz. This episode, we’re thrilled to chat with living legend: Daphne Rubin-Vega. She’s gonna tell you about Jonathan Larson singing “Out Tonight” on a demo tape, share the musicals she did (and did not) grow up exposed to and spill some tea from a, uh...

54 mins
3/18/22
30. The Last Elphaba Standing (with Carla Stickler)

30. The Last Elphaba Standing (with Carla Stickler)

Oz’s favorite team is back with a new batch of episodes and we’re kicking off our new era with the talk of the town: Carla Stickler! You’ll hear about Carla’s first time seeing the show, her absolutely wild Elphaba debut story and why she’s just used to doing the show under unbelievable circumstances.

1 h 6 mins
3/4/22
29. We Have Our Elphaba and Galinda (with a yuh)!

29. We Have Our Elphaba and Galinda (with a yuh)!

Cynthia Erivo. Ariana Grande. Wicked (20??). What else is there to be said? Listen in as we gush over the just-announced casting of the Wicked movie! You’ll hear which song Quincy is most eager to hear Cynthia sing. You’ll nod in agreement as Kevin lays out the case in defense for Ms.

27 mins
11/6/21
28. It’s the Way You’re Viewed (with Brittney Johnson)

28. It’s the Way You’re Viewed (with Brittney Johnson)

This week, the SentMen are joined by the lovely, sunny, history-making Brittney Johnson! You’ll hear about Britney’s adolescent confusion over the plot of Wicked, making the creative team laugh and the “great responsibility” of being the first Black woman to play Glinda in any production of Wicked worldwide.

52 mins
10/29/21
27. Wickedness Thrust Upon Them

27. Wickedness Thrust Upon Them

Each episode, you hear the stories of how Wicked came into our guests’ lives and why it stayed there. This week, we wanted to hear from you: the listeners. This episode has some of our fellow Sentimentals (from all over the world!) geeking out about Wicked, gushing about SJB and sharing their craziest stories about the show.

1 h 5 mins
10/22/21
26. Harping on the Past

26. Harping on the Past

L. Frank Baum’s Wicked Witch of the West was an unnamed old crone who was blind in one eye and happened to be a perfectly normal color. Elphaba, as she’s written in Wicked the Musical, is a complex and vulnerable young woman with glowing green skin.

42 mins
10/15/21
25. The Reason Why-y-y-y (with Jessica Vosk)

25. The Reason Why-y-y-y (with Jessica Vosk)

Not a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask us when we’re gonna have Jessica Vosk on the pod. Well, today’s the day! In this amazing conversation, Ms. Vosk tells us about the special relationship she has with her ENT, being a bit of a rebel inside a machine like Wicked, and whether or not the score was as easy for her as it sounded.

1 h 12 mins
10/7/21
24. It’s Good to See Us, Isn’t It?

24. It’s Good to See Us, Isn’t It?

Oz’s favorite team is back! And we’re throwing a month-long celebration of all things Wicked! To kick off Oztoberfest, Quincy and Kevin are spilling the tea from Wicked’s invited dress rehearsal, going full fangirl over the current cast and reliving the show’s unforgettable reopening night.

52 mins
10/1/21
23. The Evergreen Elphaba (with Jenny DiNoia)

23. The Evergreen Elphaba (with Jenny DiNoia)

Jennifer DiNoia has been in Wicked for over fifteen years. From the Chicago sit-down to the current Broadway company, Jenny’s journey with the show brought her to four continents across three different decades as she racked up more performances as Elphaba than any other actress in the world!

55 mins
8/6/21
22. He’s Been Thinking (with Mark Evans)

22. He’s Been Thinking (with Mark Evans)

We are thrilled (and swooning) to welcome our very first scandalacious Winkie Prince to the pod! West End and Broadway regular Mark Evans tells us about his journey from understudy to leading man, explains how playing Elder Price is like playing Elphaba and looks ahead to Mrs.

57 mins
7/23/21
21. A Celebration Throughout Oz That’s All To Do With Dee! (with Dee Roscioli)

21. A Celebration Throughout Oz That’s All To Do With Dee! (with Dee Roscioli)

Ain’t you TIRED, girl? This week, #SummerWithSentMen continues with the history-making Dee Roscioli! Not only has she performed the role of Elphaba in North America more times than any other actress, she was also Quincy’s first green girl and (famously) The Fourth Cher.

54 mins
7/9/21
20. Boq is a State of Mind (with Danny Quadrino)

20. Boq is a State of Mind (with Danny Quadrino)

Yes, you read correctly! This summer, we decided to get to know a few of our fellow Sentimental Men from within the Wicked-verse. First up is Wicked stan and Rat Track legend Danny Quadrino.

54 mins
6/25/21
19. The Seven Year Witch (with Eden Espinosa)

19. The Seven Year Witch (with Eden Espinosa)

Is it hot in here or is it just #SummerWithSentMen? The boys are back and kicking off their next batch of episodes with Wicked royalty Eden Espinosa.

1 h 2 mins
6/11/21
18. At Long, Long Last (with Stephanie J. Block)

18. At Long, Long Last (with Stephanie J. Block)

Quincy and Kevin are joined by Wicked’s very first Elphaba, Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block. She takes the pair through her journey with Wicked: from sharing a piano bench with Stephen Schwartz to almost making her West End debut as an emergency replacement.

1 h 41 mins
3/22/21
17. Degreen Debrief

17. Degreen Debrief

What would a deep dive into Elphaba Thropp be without taking a moment to degreen and debrief? The Sent Men take a moment to chat about lessons learned, what comes next for the pod, and play two truths/one lie with their favorite green gals.

33 mins
3/12/21
16. Changed for Good (with Kerry Ellis)

16. Changed for Good (with Kerry Ellis)

Fancy a little fly across the pond? Wicked’s first international green gal, Kerry Ellis, joins us for a chat about Elphaba’s accent (or non-accent), her infamous lift malfunction audio and where that glorious growl on “look to the western sky” came from.

52 mins
2/28/21
15. Wicked Through and Through (with Nicole Parker)

15. Wicked Through and Through (with Nicole Parker)

What is the No Good Deed equivalent of a No Fly Show? This week, the Sentimental Men sit down with Nicole Parker, the very first woman to make her Wicked debut as a principal Elphaba on Broadway. They talk about technical difficulties, red eye flights and being the witch who knew too much!

55 mins
2/19/21
14. Crossed Some Borderline (with Jackie Burns)

14. Crossed Some Borderline (with Jackie Burns)

The Sentimental Men are joined by Broadway’s longest running Elphaba, Jackie Burns! Listen as she discusses seeing Wicked in previews, standing by for Idina Menzel in If/Then, and the one life hack that she wishes every Elphaba would adopt.

51 mins
2/12/21
13. She's As Wicked As You Are! (with Jenna Leigh Green)

13. She's As Wicked As You Are! (with Jenna Leigh Green)

As one of only a few “Nessarose (u/s Elphaba)”s out there, Jenna Leigh Green is certifiable Wicked royalty. In this episode, she talks to the boys about the first ever “no-fly show”, that infamous No Good Deed tour entrance and why Nessarose deserves more love from the fandom.

43 mins
2/5/21
12. She Couldn’t Be Lovelier (with Carrie St. Louis)

12. She Couldn’t Be Lovelier (with Carrie St. Louis)

The boys are joined by their very first Glinda, Carrie St. Louis! Together, they chat about the feedback from her first Wicked audition, Glinda’s Ariana Grande voice and how Rock of Ages prepared her to sing the role of Glinda.

59 mins
1/29/21
11. Off the Handle (with Jason Wilks)

11. Off the Handle (with Jason Wilks)

Who doesn’t love a green slime tutorial? We’re joined by Wicked stan and honorary Sentimental Man Jason Wilks to discuss the ins and outs of the deep, dark world of Broadway bootlegging...and just wait until you hear how many times he has seen the show.

45 mins
1/22/21
10. Flying Solo, Flying Free (with Julia Murney)

10. Flying Solo, Flying Free (with Julia Murney)

Are the house lights blinking? Because the Sentimental Men are back from intermission! This week, the boys are joined by Julia Murney, who chats with them about the day she discovered Wicked, the show’s devoted fandom and the first public performance ever of “Defying Gravity” (spoiler: it was in a gay bar).

1 h 1 min
1/15/21
9. Just Between Us Sentimental Men...

9. Just Between Us Sentimental Men...

In what is truly the funniest accident we could have imagined, we FORGOT to talk to Emma Hunton about “A Sentimental Man”. SO, just us Sentimental Men sat down to chat about that scene and answer some questions from listeners.

28 mins
12/18/20
8. Positively Emerald! (with Emma Hunton)

8. Positively Emerald! (with Emma Hunton)

UPDATE: #FYP now stands for Friend (of) Your Podcast. After we slid into her DMs on Tik Tok, Emma Hunton joined us for a chat about what it means seeing a genuine female friendship onstage, making friends in every city while on tour and where Elphaba gets her sense of humor from.

45 mins
12/11/20
7. Galindafied! (with Teal Wicks)

7. Galindafied! (with Teal Wicks)

Winning the Broadway lottery to starring in the opening cast of the San Fran sit down production? Iconic. Teal Wicks chats about her callback at the Gershwin, Cher-ing a larger than life role with two other women and why “I’m Not That Girl” is not the break for Elphaba that we thought it was.

49 mins
12/4/20
6. A Cultish Social Gathering (with James Kennedy)

6. A Cultish Social Gathering (with James Kennedy)

When you love something, you have to come to peace with its flaws. So this week, playwright and composer, Wicked megafan and honorary Sentimental Man James Kennedy joins us for a frank analysis of Wicked’s score.

44 mins
11/27/20
5. Both so… Smart! (with Donna Vivino & Natalia Vivino)

5. Both so… Smart! (with Donna Vivino & Natalia Vivino)

A funny blonde does not a Glinda make! And sometimes you just aren’t right for the pink beret. Join us for a thrillifying conversation with Donna Vivino and Natalia Vivino, two sisters who have had two very different journeys to Oz.

32 mins
11/20/20
4. Quite Impossible to Describe (with Stephanie Torns)

4. Quite Impossible to Describe (with Stephanie Torns)

Can we classify a Jenna the same way we classify an Elphaba? Stephanie Torns chats with us about her best Secret Santa gift ever, going on for Sara Bareilles mid-show and how there is (literally) no time for Elphaba to feel sorry for herself.

32 mins
11/13/20
3. Bright? She’s Phosphorescent (with Caroline Bowman)

3. Bright? She’s Phosphorescent (with Caroline Bowman)

Which is the harder sing: Elphaba, Evita or Elsa? (Oh my!) Caroline Bowman makes a case for eagerness, explains why she’s a “Score Elphaba” and tells us about the OTHER time she was in the cast of "Frozen".

40 mins
11/6/20
2. She Was, Well, Different (with Lindsay Pearce)

2. She Was, Well, Different (with Lindsay Pearce)

Broadway’s current Elphaba, Lindsay Pearce walks us through her pre-show routine, talks belting out “Defying Gravity” at 9am and opens up about her “fish out of water” experience on Broadway.

29 mins
10/30/20
1. Pilot

1. Pilot

Hosts Quincy and Kevin recall how they met, pay tribute to the patron saint of their friendship (Stephanie J. Block) and test their theory that every Elphaba falls into one of three categories.

26 mins
10/20/20
Sentimental Men - Podcast Trailer

Sentimental Men - Podcast Trailer

This is Sentimental Men. Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi are here to talk (and maybe scream) about their favorite women in musical theatre. Sentimental Men is proud to be a part of the Broadway Podcast Network. Looking for a way to support the pod?

1 min
10/19/20

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