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Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theatre

Emily Mann: Rebel Artist of the American Theatre

In Episode Eight, David and Mark-Eugene continue honoring Women's History Month with an insightful interview featuring Emily Mann and Alexis Greene. Emily Mann shares her journey as a distinguished playwright, director, and artistic director, inspiring our audience with her remarkable achievements.

53 mins
Mar 30
Here's to The Ladies: Conversations with More Great Women of Musical Theatre- Part 2

Here's to The Ladies: Conversations with More Great Women of Musical Theatre- Part 2

In the seventh episode, the Mystery Guest of the Drama Book Shop is finally unveiled! Eddie Shapiro resumes his engaging discussions with prominent Broadway actresses, extending the conversation to include input from the Drama Book Shop attendees.

47 mins
Mar 13
Here's to The Ladies: Conversations with More Great Women of Musical Theatre- Part 1

Here's to The Ladies: Conversations with More Great Women of Musical Theatre- Part 1

In this week's episode, Mark-Eugene and David bring in Paul Rigano to talk about the creation of the opening and closing music of the podcast, and later, Eddie Shapiro introduces a star-studded panel of leading ladies, including Faith Prince, Mary Beth Peil, and Tonya Pinkins, who dish out insights on the challenges and triumphs of working as leading ladies on Broadway.

58 mins
Mar 8
Patrick Page, Elma Linz Kanefield, and Hamlet's Mirror: Reaching Your Potential Onstage and Off

Patrick Page, Elma Linz Kanefield, and Hamlet's Mirror: Reaching Your Potential Onstage and Off

In this episode, Mark-Eugene and David open up about stage fright, anxiety, rejection and possible ways to cope. Meanwhile, guest moderator Patrick Page guides us through the profound insights provided by Elma Linz Kanefield, LCSW.

53 mins
Feb 23
Bernie Ardia and At Sea with Patrick Dennis: My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame

Bernie Ardia and At Sea with Patrick Dennis: My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame

In the fourth episode, Mark-Eugene and David explore the significance of Patrick Dennis and his literary works in shaping the history of Broadway musicals such as "Mame" and "Little Me." The episode includes a captivating interview with Bernie Ardia, who discovered and facilitated the publication of the book "At Sea with Patrick Dennis: My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame." More information on the book can be found at Rattling Good Yarns Press.

27 mins
Feb 16
Joe Tracz, Rob Rokicki, and The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical.

Joe Tracz, Rob Rokicki, and The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical.

In the third episode of the Drama Book Show, hosts David Rigano and Mark-Eugene Garcia share insights into their musical theatre writing backgrounds and the significance of the theatre family.

55 mins
Feb 3
Matthew McLachlan: Another Collection of One Acts and More Things You May or May Not Enjoy

Matthew McLachlan: Another Collection of One Acts and More Things You May or May Not Enjoy

In the second episode, hosts David Rigano and Mark-Eugene Garcia introduce the latest work of a favorite playwright and friend, Matthew McLachlan. Matthew's newest publication, "Another Collection of One Acts and More Things You May or May Not Enjoy," explores a wide range of tones and topics, from the lighthearted to the profound.

1 h 8 mins
Jan 20
Rick Pender and The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

Rick Pender and The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

In our inaugural episode, hosts David Rigano and Mark-Eugene Garcia introduce themselves and discuss their favorite Stephen Sondheim shows. The episode features an enlightening interview with Rick Pender, the author of "The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia," conducted at the Drama Book Shop.

47 mins
Jan 13

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