Breaking Broadway with Kerry Butler

By Kerry Butler & Broadway Podcast Network

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<p>Ever wonder how to break into the business of Broadway? From how to get an agent to how to navigate open calls, we cover it all. This podcast is an insider’s roadmap to making it on Broadway. Kerry Butler is a Tony nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She is now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway. Connect with me online via Instagram (@kerrybutler1), Twitter (@kerrybutlernyc), or BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/BreakingBroadway, Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.</p>

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Ep5 - It's not over till it's voiceover! with Annie Meisels
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Actress & coach Annie Meisels gives advice on how to get voice work: voice overs, cartoons, audiobooks, and video games to help pay the bills while you wait for your big break on Broadway. Connect with Annie on IG: @AnnieMeisels or via email: Annie [at] apowerfulvoice.net. Resources mentioned in this episode Garage Band Audacity Ithaca College Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Dec 11, 2019
Ep4 - Equity and the open call of the wild, Jen Cody & Margot Plum
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What are EPA’s and how do you find them. This episode we discuss the actors union Equity and whether or not you should join, how to find auditions, and advice from choreographer/actress Jen Cody on how to stand out in dance calls.   Connect with Jennifer Cody Jen Cody is an actress, leader, and Disney princess. She is “Maggie” on Mickey And The Roadster Racers. She began dancing at an early age before studying acting at Fredonia State University. She and her husband, actor and occasional co-star Hunter Foster, still maintain that show live in New York City. She also happens to be the 2nd Vice President of Actors Equity Association.  Twitter: @jen__cody Connect with Margot Margot Plum originally wanted to be a dermatologist, but after seeing her first Broadway show, Beauty and the Beast, it was all singing and dancing from that point onward. It soon became a vehicle for her to unite theatre goers who didn’t expect to walk away with a deeper understanding of empathy, sensitivity, and the world around them. As someone literally breaking into the business right now, Kerry will check in with Margot from time to time to get her advice, and hear her stories. IG: @margyplum Online: www.margotplum.com/ Theaters mentioned in this episode Music Theater North Wagner College  Opening Doors Production  Red House Theater in Syracuse  Theaterworks USA Resources mentioned in this episode Backstage  Playbill  Actors Access  Disney Cruise & Disney World auditions Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Nov 25, 2019
Ep3 - How to get cast on Broadway, with Rachel Hoffman
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This Breaking Broadway we welcome award winning broadway casting director Rachel Hoffman.  She works at one of the top casting offices in NY, working at Telsey and Co, who has cast hundreds of broadway shows.  This season alone, Rachel is represented on broadway in Beetlejuice, Frozen and Come From Away.  Rachel gives great advice on everything from headshots to how to approach auditions.  I actually learned the most from this episode! Resources mentioned in this episode Telsey and Co website Telsey and Co IG: @telseyandco Telsey and Co Facebook Rachel Hoffman CSA, has worked in casting since 1999. Current and upcoming Broadway and Tours include Beetlejuice, Frozen, Come From Away (for which she won an Artios Award), Diana, and MJ. Past Broadway/Touring productions: Escape to Margaritaville, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, An American In Paris, The Sound of Music, Memphis, Bring It On, Hands On A Hardbody (Artios Award), First Date, Rock of Ages, Spider-Man, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Regional/Off-Broadway productions include: The Bedwetter (Atlantic Theater Company; upcoming), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (The New Group), Becoming Nancy (Alliance Theatre), Love In Hate Nation (Two River Theatre), Found (Atlantic Theater Company), Brigadoon, The Music Man, and The Jungle Book (Goodman Theatre), Guys & Dolls and Candide (Carnegie Hall), and The Great American Mousical (directed by Julie Andrews at the Goodspeed Opera House), Bat Boy: the Musical (Off Broadway production), Altar Boyz, and Godspell (2000 Off-Broadway Revival). Regionally, she casts productions for Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage & Film, La Jolla Playhouse, The Goodman Theatre, St. Louis Muny, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. She previously served on the board of the Casting Society of America, and is currently a faculty member at Ball State University, at the University of Michigan’s summer musical theatre program MPulse, and the Broadway Dreams Foundation. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Nov 13, 2019
Ep2 - Mastering the Open Call, with Riza Takahashi
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This episode features Riza Takahashi, who gives us tips on how to book a Broadway show from an open call! Riza is a New York based actor/singer/dancer who can currently be seen as “Sophie Kawachi” in the ensemble of “Mean Girls” at the August Wilson theatre. Originally from Itami, a small town outside the city limits of Osaka in Japan, Riza fell in love with musical theatre at a young age. The idea of someday performing on Broadway quickly became an all-encompassing dream. After years of hard work and exhausting all the performing opportunities in her hometown, she realized if she wanted to make her dream a reality she would have to learn English and eventually make her way to North America.   At the age of 16 she said goodbye to her family in Japan and landed in Langley, British Colombia. She was accepted into a Canadian Performing Arts High School where she taught herself English and was able to concentrate on her training. After high school, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School in Connecticut. Resources mentioned in this episode Riza’s Instagram: @rizatakahashi Find Equity chorus call The MUNY Pasadena playhouse 5th Ave Theatre Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Oct 30, 2019
Ep1 - How to Find an Agent, with Jen Namoff & Tim Marshall
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Manager Jen Namoff of Soffer/Namoff Entertainment and Talent Agent Tim Marshall (who is actually Kerry's agent!) join Kerry for this first episode to answer the question she is asked most on Instagram - "How do I get an agent?" This episode covers what both Jen and Tim look for when looking for new clients as well as providing additional insider tips and tricks to help you find representation. Resources mentioned in this episode Actor's Connection - https://www.actorsconnection.com/ One on One - https://www.oneononenyc.com/ IMDB Pro - https://pro.imdb.com Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Oct 16, 2019
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Ever wonder how to break into the business of Broadway? From how to get an agent to how to navigate open calls, we cover it all. This podcast is an insider’s roadmap to making it on Broadway. Kerry Butler is a Tony nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Le Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She is now staring as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway. Connect with me online:Instagram: @kerrybutler1Twitter: @kerrybutlernycBroadwayPodcastNetwork.com/BreakingBroadway Produced by Alan Seales and Dori Berinstein. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Oct 01, 2019