Ep310 - Camille A. Brown: Finding a Voice Through Dance
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
6d ago
A renowned choreographer, director, and educator, Camille A. Brown gives us a rundown of her artistic journey and the challenges and triumphs she faced in the world of dance and theatre. She looks back on her early experiences and influences, particularly her introduction to dance through her mother. From concert dance to musical theatre, she reveals how she got the courage to pursue her passion despite facing skepticism and stereotypes as a black female choreographer in a field dominated by males, including reaching out to mentors like Diane McIntyre and Marlee Ciorri for guidance. Camille’s ..read more
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Ep309 - Anoushka Lucas: Accidentally Intentional
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
1w ago
With Anoushka Lucas’ talent and success as a songwriter, it may come as a surprise for some that she initially had no interest at all in working in theatre. Just like in most of her endeavors, she fell into it. She expands on this as shares her journey, revealing her initial passive disposition, which contrasts with her willingness to embrace diverse experiences–the duality of man, as they say. From playing the piano and writing songs at an early age, Anoushka talks about her upbringing, writing songs from the point of view of the characters on TV, and how the piano became her sanctuary. She r ..read more
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Ep308 - John Lavelle & Haskell King: Your Everyday Russian Trolls
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
2w ago
From cults and documentaries to their deeply thought out character motivations, actors John Lavelle and Haskell King look back on their theatre journey. The two share their background, doing productions when they were younger, and what eventually made them pursue acting as a career. Currently starring in "Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy", they talk about how they got involved with the show, hitting it off on the first meeting, and the allure of cults and how people get drawn into them. With the show being as relatable as ever today, they reflect on how it changed their relationship with ..read more
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Ep307 - Jai Rodriguez: 'Culture Vulture' in the Original Queer Eye Fab Five
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
3w ago
Among all the things Jai Rodriguez knows how to do well, not punching down is at the top of the list . Sharing his journey from going to Broadway to landing a role in the groundbreaking TV series, “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”, his grit and talent took the stage by storm, playing in shows like “Rent” and “The Producers”. He shares how he got started by going to his first audition at the age of 12 – a funny but inspiring anecdote on why you shouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer easily. Jai also recounts his “Queer Eye” audition, the success of the show, and the overwhelming response they receive ..read more
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Ep306 - Melissa Errico: Paying Tribute to Sondheim
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
1M ago
A multifaceted artist, Melissa Errico talks about her career, including her album "Sondheim In The City," her latest project which pays tribute to the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Melissa also reveals the reason behind her Instagram username, what it’s like raising kids in a “tough city”, and how theatre became her place to organize her emotions. Living in New York, she’s developed a deep connection with the city, which also reflects on her exploration of Sondheim's profound relationship with Manhattan–emphasizing the importance of preserving its vibrant and pluralistic spirit. With an upcoming ..read more
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Ep305 - Ariana Madix: Roxiepump Rules
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
1M ago
From growing up a self-proclaimed overachiever to her recent success in “Dancing with the Stars”, Ariana Madix remains unstoppable as she makes her Broadway debut in an eight-week run as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of “Chicago”. She reflects on her childhood, what got her into performing and theatre, and the shows she drew inspiration from. She also looks back into her early career, including moving to New York as a theater major after college, and the realities of the industry that led her to move to Los Angeles. As she returns to New York for her Broadway debut in “Chicago”, she ta ..read more
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Ep304 - Alexandra Silber: Developing an Exit Practice
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
1M ago
An accomplished actress, singer, author, and educator, Alexandra Silber delves into her extensive career as she shares her origin story, revealing that her early influences, particularly her deep connection to literature and theater, emerged from the challenges of her father's illness when she was a child. Believing in the transformative power of storytelling, it became her sanctuary to explore profound questions about life and death, including reading (listening to, and watching) “The Secret Garden” and how it impacted her life. She opens up about her GI battles, her father’s death, and deali ..read more
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Ep303 - Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer: She's a Vintage Porsche
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
1M ago
It's always better the second time around! Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer returns to the podcast to talk about her life and career post-pandemic back on her time in “Beetlejuice”, the show closing during the pandemic, and everything that went down in between. Currently starring in “Spamalot”, she takes pride in the exceptional ensemble dynamics in the show and shares how she’s approaching her role as The Lady of the Lake. She also provides an insider's perspective on the decision-making process behind a potentially controversial number in the show and the cast's collective discussion and commitment ..read more
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Ep302 - Ellen Adair: Rosalind is My Gender Identity
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
2M ago
An actor, writer, and Shakespeare enthusiast, Ellen Adair shares their journey into acting and the profound impact it has had on their life. From their early fascination with Shakespeare to experiences in various productions, they emphasize the importance of connection in their work and the collaborative aspect that comes with it. They find joy in interacting with fellow actors, exploring characters, and being present in the moment. Ellen also delves into the challenges artists face, highlighting the necessity of mental equilibrium for navigating the unpredictable nature of the industry. Starr ..read more
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Ep301 - 2023 Wrap Up with Diana Salameh
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
by Broadway Podcast Network
2M ago
Can we call it a tradition now? Diana Salameh, Vice President of Brand Integration at Serino Coyne, once again co-hosts the final episode of the year. Serino Coyne is the nation's longest-running theatrical advertising agency, so as always Diana brings some fun insider insight to how this strange business of show actually goes down. What was your favorite show of 2023? What are you most looking forward to seeing in 2024? Tag me in your stories and let me know! Connect with Diana: Instagram: @_dianasalameh Twitter: @_dianasalameh Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Pat ..read more
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