Billboard on Broadway

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Billboard senior editor Rebecca Milzoff chats with Broadway's current stars, discussing today's most exciting musical theater and its overlap with pop music.


Episode Date
Moulin Rouge!
00:38:20

The explosive new musical's stars — Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo and Sahr Ngaujah — talk to Rebecca about how their show is changing the way pop music is used on Broadway.

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Aug 30, 2019
Tootsie
00:37:19

Composer David Yazbek returns to the podcast, along with Tony-nominated actors Lilli Cooper and Andy Grotelueschen, to chat about adapting the beloved comedy for Broadway.

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Aug 06, 2019
Best of Billboard on Broadway: Sara Bareilles and 'Waitress'
00:31:30

After a nearly four year run, the singer-songwriter's acclaimed first musical will close in early 2020; a throwback to Bareilles' chat with Rebecca, along with actors Will Swenson and Betsy Wolfe.

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Jul 26, 2019
The Secret Life of Bees
00:36:39

Composer Duncan Sheik reflects on his musical theater career and his latest project, along with lyricist Susan Birkenhead and actor Eisa Davis.

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Jul 19, 2019
Alex Timbers
00:34:02

The Tony-nominated director of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Rocky, Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge (among others) reflects on his career in theater.

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Jul 12, 2019
Norbert Leo Butz & Sherie Rene Scott
00:36:54

The "Last Five Years" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" co-stars and Broadway vets chat about their longtime creative partnership and their upcoming 54Below show "Twohander."

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Jun 28, 2019
Best of Billboard on Broadway: Hadestown
00:48:59

After a long journey from Vermont to downtown New York to London and back, Anais Mitchell's musical is now an eight-time Tony winner, including for best musical. A look back at Rebecca's engaging conversation with Mitchell, best director winner Rachel Chavkin, and stars Amber Grey and Patrick Page.

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Jun 21, 2019
Behind the Scenes At the 2019 Tonys
00:56:06

What's it like to actually go to the Tonys? And what did this year's show get right and wrong? Rebecca is joined by The Ensemblist's Mo Brady for a special post-Tony episode.

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Jun 10, 2019
Best of Billboard on Broadway: Sutton Foster
00:40:10

She'll be back on Broadway in 2020 and in the meantime has a series of Cafe Carlyle concerts and the sixth season of Younger coming up: a throwback to Rebecca's conversation with one of musical theater's favorite performers.

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Jun 07, 2019
Beetlejuice
00:40:20

Composer/lyricist Eddie Perfect joins stars Kerry Butler and Sophia-Anne Caruso to tell Rebecca all about creating the massively entertaining, Tony-nominated new musical.

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May 28, 2019
Ain't Too Proud
00:51:44

The five men of the Temptations — well, the Broadway version of them — chat with Rebecca about their electrifying new show and the groundbreaking group that inspired it.

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May 17, 2019
Oklahoma!
00:59:48

What makes the new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! so groundbreaking? Actor Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry) and orchestrator/arranger/music supervisor Daniel Kluger join Rebecca to chat about the show's evolution; actor Rebecca Naomi Jones (Laurey Williams) joins later.

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May 10, 2019
Kiss Me Kate
00:43:41

Stars Will Chase, Kelli O'Hara and Corbin Bleu chat with host Rebecca Milzoff about their Tony-nominated musical comedy and its modern update currently on Broadway.

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May 03, 2019
'Be More Chill' on Broadway
01:03:10

First it was a viral sensation off-Broadway; now, Joe Iconis' musical Be More Chill has hit its biggest stage yet. Stars Gerard Canonico, Stephanie Hsu and George Salazar reflect on their show's crazy journey with host Rebecca Milzoff.

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Apr 26, 2019
Hadestown
00:50:35

Composer Anais Mitchell, director Rachel Chaikin, and actors Patrick Page and Amber Grey chat with Rebecca about their buzzy new musical's journey to Broadway.

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Apr 19, 2019
Best of Billboard on Broadway: Rachel Bloom and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'
00:54:36

The CW musical show's four-season run just ended, but the music lives on — as does this podcast favorite. Rebecca chats with creator/star Rachel Bloom, executive music producer Adam Schlesinger, and supervising producer/writer/music consultant Jack Dolgen.

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Apr 12, 2019
Best of Billboard on Broadway: The Jonathan Larson Project
00:00:30

The 54Below concert dedicated to Rent composer Larson's lesser-known music is officially a cast album; as it's released, revisit a particularly great episode with guests George Salazar, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

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Apr 05, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
00:39:38

Broadway legend Joel Grey is directing a new kind of Fiddler on the Roof -- and it's become an off-Broadway hit. He joins stars Steven Skybell, Rachel Zatcoff and Ben Liebert to explain just how that happened on this week's episode.

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Mar 15, 2019
The Prom
00:32:24

Book writer and lyricist Chad Beguelin, composer Matthew Sklar, and (hilarious!) stars Beth Leavel and Christopher Sieber chat about their musical comedy winning rave reviews on Broadway.

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Mar 01, 2019
How Do You Make a Grammy-Winning Cast Album?
00:35:39

This year, Tony-winner The Band's Visit took home the Grammy award for best musical theater album. Composer David Yazbek, co-producer/music supervisor Dean Sharenow, and star Katrina Lenk talk to Rebecca about how they made it -- and why (maybe) it won.

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Feb 16, 2019
Pretty Woman
00:43:12

What happens when Bryan Adams comes to Broadway? Stars Samantha Barks, Andy Karl and Orfeh chat with Rebecca about getting cast in the mega-pop musical.

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Feb 08, 2019
Recapping 'Rent' on Fox!
00:48:32

New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff joins Rebecca to delve into Fox's live (or semi-live?) broadcast of Jonathan Larson's hit musical; cast member Mario calls in to reflect on the experience.

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Jan 28, 2019
Joey McIntyre
00:30:14

The New Kids on the Block star calls into the podcast to discuss his love of musical theater and his upcoming role in Waitress.

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Jan 25, 2019
The Cher Show
00:52:43

The three Chers of The Cher Show —Stephanie J. Block, Micaela Diamond and Teal Wicks —along with their Sonny, Jarrod Spector, join Rebecca for a lively chat.

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Jan 04, 2019
Jason Robert Brown
00:38:19

The Tony-winning composer and lyricist opens up about his creative process and his newest solo album, How We React and How We Recover.

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Nov 23, 2018
Melissa Errico
00:35:03

The longtime Broadway star chats about her new album, Sondheim Sublime, how roles for women are evolving on Broadway, and much more in her chat with Rebecca.

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Nov 16, 2018
Dishing on 'A Very Wicked Halloween'!
00:30:07

NBC honored the 15th anniversary of Wicked on Broadway with a star-studded musical special this week. Rebecca and guests Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson of Billboard's Pop Shop podcast talk all about it!

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Oct 30, 2018
Laura Benanti/My Fair Lady
00:40:35

One of Broadway's favorite performers chats with Rebecca about her upcoming role as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, her richly varied career, and her activism as an artist today.

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Oct 19, 2018
Head Over Heels
00:35:33

Stars Andrew Durand, Bonnie Milligan and Alexandra Socha chat with Rebecca about their new musical driven by the songs of the Go-Go's.

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Oct 12, 2018
The Jonathan Larson Project
00:47:44

A group of young Broadway stars plus a few special guests are banding together to bring wider attention to Jonathan Larson's music beyond Rent. The Jonathan Larson Project's George Salazar, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus and Daphne Rubin-Vega chat with Rebecca about Larson's life and legacy.

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Oct 05, 2018
Smokey Joe's Cafe
00:36:34

The stars and director of the acclaimed current off-Broadway production chat with Rebecca about Leiber and Stoller's pop catalog and the joys of musical revues.

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Sep 28, 2018
Be More Chill
00:56:00

The viral sensation musical is now bound for Broadway; stars Will Roland, Stephanie Hsu and Jason Tam, along with composer Joe Iconis stop by.

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Sep 07, 2018
School of Rock
00:48:13

They're in the band: the cast's Justin Collette and Levi Buksbazen plus music supervisor Ethan Popp educate Rebecca on the world of School of Rock.

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Aug 31, 2018
Sutton Foster
00:39:23

The Broadway fan favorite and Younger star chats about her evolving career and her new album Take Me To The World.

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Aug 20, 2018
This Ain't No Disco
00:48:13

A new musical from Hedwig and the Angry Inch scribe Stephen Trask and Wallflowers drummer Peter Yanowitz delves into the heyday of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. Along with stars Samantha Marie Ware and Peter LaPrade, Trask and Yanowitz chat about their rock-inspired new show.

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Jul 30, 2018
Carousel
00:39:20

The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic is one of the most acclaimed revivals on Broadway now; stars Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller and Renee Fleming chat with Rebecca about why it's still so relevant.

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Jul 13, 2018
The Jimmy Awards
00:44:39

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards, a.k.a. the Tonys for teens, have become one of the musical theater community's most-anticipated annual events. Coaches Adam Kantor and Scheme Williams and judge Montego Glover talk to Rebecca about what it's like inside the intensive Jimmys world.

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Jun 25, 2018
Best of Billboard on Broadway: The Band's Visit
00:34:04

Last fall, the cast and composer of 'The Band's Visit' stopped by the podcast; revisit that episode in the wake of the show's ten Tony wins!

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Jun 15, 2018
Mean Girls
00:48:31

Stars Erika Henningsen and Kate Rockwell chat about their experiences working on Tina Fey's musical juggernaut.

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Jun 04, 2018
Frozen
00:55:01

Composer-lyricists Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez join their onstage heroines, Patti Murin (Anna) and Caissie Levy (Elsa), to chat about their new Broadway musical adaptation of the Disney film.

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May 25, 2018
SpongeBob SquarePants
00:45:04

Director Tina Landau, musical supervisor Tom Kitt, and star Ethan Slater chat with Rebecca about their hyper-energized, uniquely conceived new musical.

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May 18, 2018
Miss You Like Hell
00:41:48

Stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gizel Jimenez and composer Erin McKeown chat with Rebecca about their timely new musical.

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Apr 27, 2018
Sweeney Todd
00:36:43

The cast of the immersive Tooting Arts Club production of Sondheim's dark classic chat with Rebecca.

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Apr 13, 2018
Rise
00:32:53

Auli'i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie chat with Rebecca about their new NBC musical drama.

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Apr 10, 2018
Hello, Dolly!
00:28:04

Santino Fontana, Kate Baldwin, Molly Griggs and Charlie Stemp stop by to chat about the blockbuster new production of the classic show.

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Mar 30, 2018
Joe Iconis
00:39:09

The composer and lyricist known for his work on 'Smash' chats with Rebecca about his viral sensation of a musical, 'Be More Chill.'

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Mar 23, 2018
Liz Caplan
00:58:31

The vocal coach extraordinaire chats about developing her unique approach and working with stars of Broadway and the big screen.

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Mar 16, 2018
Lena Hall
00:36:15

The Broadway star known for her Tony-winning turn in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' talks her ambitious new project, 'Obsessed'

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Feb 09, 2018
Once on This Island
00:37:20

Book writer and lyricist Lynn Ahrens and actors Alex Newell and Tamyra Gray join Rebecca to talk the inventive new production of the beloved musical.

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Feb 02, 2018
Cruel Intentions
00:29:20

The creators and stars of the "'90s musical experience" chat with Rebecca about turning the camp-favorite film into an off-Broadway show.

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Jan 05, 2018
The Bengsons
00:31:52

Writers, performers, and married couple Abigail and Shaun Bengson chat about their creative partnership and their acclaimed new off-Broadway show Hundred Days.

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Dec 22, 2017
'Dear Evan Hansen' Returns!
00:32:23

Broadway's new Evan Hansen, Noah Galvin, is joined by original cast members Will Roland and Laura Dreyfuss for a chat about the hit show.

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Dec 15, 2017
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
00:54:39

Creator and star Rachel Bloom joins her co-songwriters Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolmen to chat about their musical comedy.

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Dec 09, 2017
Waitress
00:31:08

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles chats with Rebecca about her hit Broadway musical; stars Betsy Wolfe and Will Swenson join.

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Dec 04, 2017
Kerrigan-Lowdermilk
00:37:19

The songwriting team chat with Rebecca about their longstanding creative partnership and their new musical, The Mad Ones.

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Nov 17, 2017
The Band's Visit
00:33:33

Composer David Yazbek and cast members Katrina Lenk, Adam Kantor and George Abud chat with host Rebecca Milzoff about their groundbreaking new musical

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Nov 07, 2017
Falsettos
00:31:11

Composer Bill Finn, along with actors Andrew Rannells, Brandon Uranowitz and Tracie Thoms, chat about the groundbreaking musical, its Broadway revival, and its "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast.

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Oct 27, 2017
Mandy Gonzalez
00:37:58

The star of In the Heights and Hamilton talks about her career and her new album, Fearless.

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Oct 20, 2017
Betty Buckley
00:49:17
The musical theater veteran talks about her longtime love of rock music, her iconic role in "Cats," and her new "Story Songs" album. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 06, 2017
Kyle Riabko
00:27:12
The singer-songwriter known for his roles in 'Spring Awakening' and 'Hair' talks about his projects re-interpreting the music of Burt Bacharach and Richard Rodgers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 29, 2017
A Clockwork Orange
00:30:01
The director and stars of the off-Broadway play discuss its timely story and how rock music informs the production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 15, 2017
Shaina Taub
00:29:50
The singer, songwriter and performer is joined by director Laurie Woolery to chat about their musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 01, 2017
Cristin Milioti
00:34:17
The versatile stage and screen star, known for her Tony-nominated turn in "Once," chats about her career on- and off-Broadway and her pop-centric concerts. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 17, 2017
Aaron Tveit
00:34:23
One of musical theater's favorite young leading men chats with Rebecca about his current role in "Company" and his career thus far. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 14, 2017
Miss Saigon
00:25:27
Tony-nominees Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones stop by to chat about the new Broadway production of 'Miss Saigon.' For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Aug 04, 2017
Ramin Karimloo
00:25:06
One of Broadway's favorite leading men, currently starring in 'Anastasia,' talks about his unique career path and love of bluegrass. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 24, 2017
Wicked
00:24:04
The current stars of Stephen Schwartz's long-running musical about the witches of Oz speak to Rebecca. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 14, 2017
Alex Lacamoire
00:32:23
The Tony-winning music director, supervisor, orchestrator and arranger chats with Rebecca about his work on "Hamilton," "Dear Evan Hansen," and more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 07, 2017
Lea Salonga
00:37:40
The Tony-winning Broadway star of 'Miss Saigon' and 'Les Miserables' fame chats with Rebecca about her new album, 'Blurred Lines.' For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 23, 2017
Kinky Boots
00:25:00
Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie and J Harrison Ghee discuss taking on the lead roles in Cyndi Lauper's beloved musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 12, 2017
Dear Evan Hansen
00:39:14
The Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, along with nominated actors Rachel Bay Jones and Mike Faist, talk to Rebecca about their groundbreaking, hit musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 02, 2017
On Your Feet
00:29:32
Gloria Estefan and Ana Villafañe — who plays her onstage — join Rebecca to chat about the hit musical about Estefan's life and career. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 30, 2017
Groundhog Day
00:30:34
Stars Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, Rebecca Faulkenberry and John Sanders join Rebecca to chat about the Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the beloved movie. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 22, 2017
Amélie
00:31:11
Composer Daniel Messé, co-lyricist Nathan Tysen, and stars Phillipa Soo and Adam Chanler-Berat join Rebecca to chat about turning a much-loved French film into a Broadway musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 10, 2017
Chicago
00:24:13
The current stars of the long-running Broadway show by Kander & Ebb chat with Rebecca about its enduring appeal. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 05, 2017
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
00:22:49
Composer Dave Malloy and cast members Lucas Steele and Brittain Ashford join Rebecca to discuss their inventive new musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 28, 2017
Bandstand
00:24:52
Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, the co-creators of 'Bandstand,' join Rebecca, along with stars Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, to chat about the new musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 21, 2017
Billy Porter
00:32:51
Tony-winner Billy Porter chats about his new album, "Billy Porter Presents the Soul of Richard Rodgers" For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 18, 2017
Anastasia
00:27:07
Veteran songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty describe the development of the new musical based on the 1997 animated movie with stars Christy Altomare and Derek Klena. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 14, 2017
Come From Away
00:24:11
The creators of the new musical talk about taking real-life events to the stage. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 07, 2017
Significant Other
00:33:48
Cast members of the play “Significant Other” discuss its unique use of pop music and their own very musical theater careers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 04, 2017
Alan Menken
00:18:09
Award-winning composer Alan Menken sits down with Rebecca to delve into his singular career composing for Disney and Broadway. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 31, 2017
A Bronx Tale
00:21:29
Host Rebecca Milzoff chats with composer Alan Menken and cast members Nick Cordero, Bobby Conte Thornton and Ariana DeBose about turning Chazz Palminteri’s monologue into a musical. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 23, 2017
In Transit
00:26:49
The four writers of the all-acapella musical In Transit visited the Billboard on Broadway podcast to talk about their unique collaboration (all four are credited with writing book, music and lyrics – a rarity on Broadway). Guests Kristen Anderson-Lopez (who co-wrote Frozen’s music with her husband, Bobby Lopez), Sara Wordsworth, James-Allen Ford and Russ Kaplan join Billboard's Rebecca Milzoff. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 17, 2017
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
00:28:32
What makes a songwriter's music compelling for a musical? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical stars Jake Epstein and Chilina Kennedy visit. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 03, 2017