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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
Behind the Scenes At the 2019 Tonys

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.

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

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.

Jun 07, 2019

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.

May 28, 2019
Ain't Too Proud

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.

May 17, 2019

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.

May 10, 2019
Kiss Me Kate

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.

May 03, 2019
'Be More Chill' on Broadway

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.

Apr 26, 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Apr 05, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

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.

Mar 15, 2019
The Prom

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.

Mar 01, 2019
How Do You Make a Grammy-Winning Cast Album?

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.

Feb 16, 2019
Pretty Woman

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.

Feb 08, 2019
Recapping 'Rent' on Fox!

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.

Jan 28, 2019
Joey McIntyre

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

Jan 25, 2019
The Cher Show

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.

Jan 04, 2019
Jason Robert Brown

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

Nov 23, 2018
Melissa Errico

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.

Nov 16, 2018
Dishing on 'A Very Wicked Halloween'!

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!

Oct 30, 2018
Laura Benanti/My Fair Lady

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.

Oct 19, 2018
Head Over Heels

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

Oct 12, 2018
The Jonathan Larson Project

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.

Oct 05, 2018
Smokey Joe's Cafe

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.

Sep 28, 2018
Be More Chill

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

Sep 07, 2018
School of Rock

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.

Aug 31, 2018
Sutton Foster

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

Aug 20, 2018
This Ain't No Disco

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.

Jul 30, 2018

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.

Jul 13, 2018
The Jimmy Awards

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.

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

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!

Jun 15, 2018
Mean Girls

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

Jun 04, 2018

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.

May 25, 2018
SpongeBob SquarePants

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

May 18, 2018
Miss You Like Hell

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

Apr 27, 2018
Sweeney Todd

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

Apr 13, 2018

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

Apr 10, 2018
Hello, Dolly!

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

Mar 30, 2018
Joe Iconis

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

Mar 23, 2018
Liz Caplan

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

Mar 16, 2018
Lena Hall

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

Feb 09, 2018
Once on This Island

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.

Feb 02, 2018
Cruel Intentions

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

Jan 05, 2018
The Bengsons

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

Dec 22, 2017
'Dear Evan Hansen' Returns!

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.

Dec 15, 2017
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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

Dec 09, 2017

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

Dec 04, 2017

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

Nov 17, 2017
The Band's Visit

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

Nov 07, 2017

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.

Oct 27, 2017
Mandy Gonzalez

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

Oct 20, 2017
Betty Buckley
The musical theater veteran talks about her longtime love of rock music, her iconic role in "Cats," and her new "Story Songs" album.
Oct 06, 2017
Kyle Riabko
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.
Sep 29, 2017
A Clockwork Orange
The director and stars of the off-Broadway play discuss its timely story and how rock music informs the production.
Sep 15, 2017
Shaina Taub
The singer, songwriter and performer is joined by director Laurie Woolery to chat about their musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "As You Like It."
Sep 01, 2017
Cristin Milioti
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.
Aug 17, 2017
Aaron Tveit
One of musical theater's favorite young leading men chats with Rebecca about his current role in "Company" and his career thus far.
Aug 14, 2017
Miss Saigon
Tony-nominees Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones stop by to chat about the new Broadway production of 'Miss Saigon.'
Aug 04, 2017
Ramin Karimloo
One of Broadway's favorite leading men, currently starring in 'Anastasia,' talks about his unique career path and love of bluegrass.
Jul 24, 2017
The current stars of Stephen Schwartz's long-running musical about the witches of Oz speak to Rebecca.
Jul 14, 2017
Alex Lacamoire
The Tony-winning music director, supervisor, orchestrator and arranger chats with Rebecca about his work on "Hamilton," "Dear Evan Hansen," and more.
Jul 07, 2017
Lea Salonga
The Tony-winning Broadway star of 'Miss Saigon' and 'Les Miserables' fame chats with Rebecca about her new album, 'Blurred Lines.'
Jun 23, 2017
Kinky Boots
Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie and J Harrison Ghee discuss taking on the lead roles in Cyndi Lauper's beloved musical.
Jun 12, 2017
Dear Evan Hansen
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.
Jun 02, 2017
On Your Feet
Gloria Estefan and Ana Villafañe — who plays her onstage — join Rebecca to chat about the hit musical about Estefan's life and career.
May 30, 2017
Groundhog Day
Stars Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, Rebecca Faulkenberry and John Sanders join Rebecca to chat about the Tony-nominated musical adaptation of the beloved movie.
May 22, 2017
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.
May 10, 2017
The current stars of the long-running Broadway show by Kander & Ebb chat with Rebecca about its enduring appeal.
May 05, 2017
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Composer Dave Malloy and cast members Lucas Steele and Brittain Ashford join Rebecca to discuss their inventive new musical.
Apr 28, 2017
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.
Apr 21, 2017
Billy Porter
Tony-winner Billy Porter chats about his new album, "Billy Porter Presents the Soul of Richard Rodgers"
Apr 18, 2017
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.
Apr 14, 2017
Come From Away
The creators of the new musical talk about taking real-life events to the stage.
Apr 07, 2017
Significant Other
Cast members of the play “Significant Other” discuss its unique use of pop music and their own very musical theater careers.
Apr 04, 2017
Alan Menken
Award-winning composer Alan Menken sits down with Rebecca to delve into his singular career composing for Disney and Broadway.
Mar 31, 2017
A Bronx Tale
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.
Mar 23, 2017
In Transit
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.
Mar 17, 2017
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"
What makes a songwriter's music compelling for a musical? Beautiful: The Carole King Musical stars Jake Epstein and Chilina Kennedy visit.
Mar 03, 2017