Deep dive into the theatre industry’s most infamous celebratory. looking into the drama behind the drama of a theatre season in Broadway history. On each podcast episode, we recap telecasts of a previous Tony Awards: not only the performances but the opening and speeches to see how it reflects that season in Broadway history. Hosted by Aaron J. Albano (Newsies, Hamilton) and Mo Brady (The Ensemblist), Tony Telecasts is a production of The Ensemblist.
It was supposed to be the biggest Broadway show of the season. And then… it opened.
After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision? Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?
This podcast that speaks to activists within the Broadway community in hopes of inspiring a whole new generation of them and getting them to jump into action for the 2020 election and beyond.
Casting directors are the unsung architects of the entertainment industry. And Jay Binder tops that list when it comes to curating memorable casts. From his early days in regional theatres around the country to working alongside Neil Simon on classics such as Lost In Yonkers to The Dinner Party, Binder has been at the forefront of crafting the image of a Broadway cast—while making some careers along the way.