The beloved 2002 musical Thoroughly Modern Millie made history at the Marquis Theatre and in this episode, original cast member Anne L. Nathan joins Jennifer Ashley Tepper to dish about the show’s origins and how the role of Miss Flannery evolved. What was it like to hear “Gimme Gimme” for the first time and collaborate with Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, Rob Ashford, Michael Mayer, Sutton Foster and the rest of the Millie team? What was it like to inhabit one of the newest theaters on Broadway and why is it said to make people happy? And what is the history of the five Broadway theaters that were demolished to make way for the Marquis in The Great Theatre Massacre of 1982? This episode includes a number of fascinating Marquis stories from its legendary door man Rey Concepcion, about shows from Annie Get Your Gun to Follies to Evita to The Capeman. Anne was the first person Jennifer ever interviewed for the Untold Stories of Broadway book series and the two reminisce about their day at the Cafe Edison, all that it inspired, and all that’s happened since.
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Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
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