#20 – Now Batting: Kate Rockwell

#20 – Now Batting: Kate Rockwell

Kate Rockwell steps into the Batter’s Box in Episode 20 of Break a Bat! One of Broadway’s perennial All-Stars, Kate is currently starring in Mean Girls on Broadway, and has mastered theatrical comedy as well as anyone in the industry. As Kate closes in on her final weeks portraying Karen Smith after nearly two full years of All-Star performances, she looks back fondly on the role that she originated – which has earned her well-deserved acclaim from audiences and critics, as well as Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Award nominations. Kate takes the boys through some stories and perspective from her decade-plus on The Great White Way, which include sharing the stage with Yankees’ great Mark Teixeira in Rock of Ages, and other her Broadway credits which include Legally Blonde and Bring It On The Musical. She also talks about “getting in the zone” to bring Karen to life, the escape that both baseball and theatre provide, and the importance of outlets outside of a very challenging industry – as she is certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. A signature (and easily the funniest) edition of the 7th Inning Stretch also ensues, as she and the Break a Bat! crew share some big laughs over the Broadway and baseball community likening the Yankees’ All-Star closer/diva Aroldis Chapman to Regina George. In addition to everything Kate brought to the Batter’s Box, this was an extra special recording session for our show because the whole gang was there. Our host Al Malafronte was joined by Break a Bat! producer Alan Seales, and Chris Katzmann (co-creator of Break a Bat!) This episode ranks among our favorites to date. A very special thank you to the awesome Lori Wheat, and Her Story Branding for helping put it together. Be sure to catch Kate during her final weeks in Mean Girls at the August Wilson Theatre through March 8th! Connect with Kate Rockwell on Instagram: @katerockwellnyc You can also follow Kate’s advice and expertise in the wine world on her newly launched Instagram: @broadwaywino Connect with Her Story Branding on Instagram: @herstorybranding Connect with Break a Bat! on Instagram: @break_a_bat_podcast

Ep43 – Kate Rockwell

Ep43 – Kate Rockwell

Kate Rockwell is showing Broadway that playing dumb takes a lot of brains. Currently starring in Mean Girls as Karen Smith, she has just entered year two with the production. Kate has proven that practice and smarts are the best recipe for comedy. Kate made her Broadway debut in Legally Blonde on Broadway. She has also stared in Rock of Ages and Bring It On. Each of her comedic characters helped establish her as one of Broadway’s funniest women. Along with performing in several regional productions, Kate is also a certified expert by The Wine & Spirit Education Trust. You can also hear more of her voice on her solo album “Back To My Roots.”

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