If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an army, a peace corps, and a village to birth a Broadway show. Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer Hal Luftig ( Kinky Boots , Plaza Suite, and many more) has had successes, failures, and everything in between. Now, with humor and heart, he sits down weekly with a different artist, expert, or industry leader to chat about every step and specialty in the process that gets a show from idea to audience.
A discussion of smaller, more intimate theater works and the people that make it happen.
As many of you know; “Your Program Is Your Ticket” is a helpful system where your program is literally your ticket to get into the theater in smaller, more intimate productions. It’s these works we like to highlight and it’s our goal on this show to feature as many of these productions as possible while still discussing the biggies. Hosted by Sean W Chandler.
Throughout Black Hair in the Big Leagues, host Salisha Thomas sits down with badass black women on Broadway and talks about all things hair. We are sharing secrets, swapping ideas, and talking about our individual experiences backstage, onstage and beyond. But that’s not all; there are women (and men!) who can speak on this topic in other industries as well and open the conversation about what it means to show up to work being black and “put together.”
An audio-play and a podcast all in one. Enjoy the play, come back for the conversation. This season, we present DEAD WAIT: A JOURNEY IN AFRO-EXISTENTIALISM by Blaine Sparks-Teamer. A black comedy, DEAD WAIT tells the story of a modern all-American family: people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: abandonment, poverty, death, and Los Angeles traffic.
Each week, Cheeyang Ng sits down with an Asian or Asian-American artist working in the New York Theatre scene and excavates their life story — how they grew up, how they got their start in theatre, as well as projects they’ve worked on and upcoming work that we should anticipate.