The Broadway Cast

The Broadway Cast

The Broadway Cast is the weekly talk show that brings your favorite theater personalities together for fun and inspiring roundtable conversations. From Jeremy Jordan to Joel Grey, and Laura Bell Bundy to Billy Porter — the brightest stars come together to share intimate stories and get real about the business that we call show. These are the moments that you won’t hear anywhere else! The Broadway Cast also gives a voice to theater fans like they’ve never had before: Fans get to share their own stories and dialogue directly with their Broadway idols. Follow us @TheBroadwayCast

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December 27, 2022 70 mins

In this spectacular season finale, we are returning to Oz and talking all the good witch Glinda (or Galinda depending where you are in the show)! Joining host Ben Cameron are Brittney Johnson, Ginna Claire Mason, and Amanda Jane Cooper. Ben and the ladies discuss what it's like to play such a popular role, secrets Glindas do backstage, the audition process, and so much more!

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In this episode we are joining the pride and talking all about The Lion King, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Broadway! Joining host Ben Cameron are Bonita Hamilton (Shenzi), Pearl Khwezi (Nala), and Stephen Carlile (Scar). Ben and the group discuss their Disney influences, auditioning for this iconic show, learning the show, and more!

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In this episode we are jumping into the holiday spirit and talking about some of our favorite holiday shows! Joining host Ben Cameron are Patrick Page (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Hadestown, The Lion King), Bryce Pinkham (Holiday Inn, A Gentleman's Guide, Ohio State Murders), and Sebastian Arcelus (Elf, Into the Woods, Wicked). Ben and the guys talk about their holiday memories, the differences and simil...

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In this episode we are doing a deep dive into what it takes to be a dance captain! Joining host Ben Cameron are Gabriella Sorrentino (Hamilton, On Your Feet), Maria Briggs (The Music Man, Frozen, Hello Dolly, Mean Girls), and Brooke Engen (Beetlejuice, Gypsy, Hairspray). Ben and the ladies talk about what the job entails for a dance captain: all the ways they help to keep the choreography tight and as set by the choreographer, teac...

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In this episode we are talking about the people you see everywhere, the ensemble! Joining host Ben Cameron are Katie Webber (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Rock of Ages), Aaron Albano (Cats, Hamilton, Newsies), and Clay Rice-Thomson (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, King Kong, Newsies). Ben and the group talk about what being in the ensemble is like, how they maintain their bodies and voices to do eight...

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In this episode we are getting all kinds of information on casting directors! Joining host Ben Cameron are Merri Sugarman (Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, Miss Saigon) and Benton Whitley (On the Town, Chicago, Pippin). Ben and the group talk about what exactly a casting director does, the process of auditioning actors and working with the creatives of the show, and more!

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In this episode we are rocking out and talking all things rock musicals! Joining host Ben Cameron are Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Little Shop of Horrors), Will Swenson (A Beautiful Noise, Hair), and Heidi Blickenstaff (Jagged Little Pill, Something Rotten!). Ben and the group talk about what it's like to do shows in front of the real life stars they are performing as, the different kinds of singing required to do rock sty...

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In this episode we are deep diving into the historemix with the Queens of SIX! Joining host Ben Cameron are Bre Jackson (Catherine of Aragon), Keri Rene Fuller (Jane Seymour), and Brennyn Lark (Catherine Parr). Ben and the ladies talk about what it's like to be a part of a show that is like no other on Broadway, how they got cast in the show, fun onstage (and backstage) stories and much more!

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In this episode we are seizing the day and talking all things Newsies! Joining host Ben Cameron are Ben Fankhauser (Davey), Ryan Steele (Specs), and Tommy Bracco (Spot Conlon). Ben and the fellas talk about what it was like to be a part of a show that became a phenomenon, how they got cast in the show, fun backstage stories and much more!

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In this episode, we're defying gravity and talking all things Elphaba! Joining host Ben Cameron are Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Jackie Burns (Wicked, Hair), and Teal Wicks (Wicked, The Cher Show). Ben and the ladies talk about what it's like to play such an iconic role and make it their own, how they got their start in Wicked, and much more!

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In this episode, we're saying a specific name three times! Joining host Ben Cameron are Kerry Butler (Beetlejuice, Mean Girls, Catch Me If You Can), Elizabeth Teeter (Beetlejuice, The Crucible), and Leslie Kritzer (Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, Elf). Ben and the ladies talk about what it's like to be in such a fan favorite show, their experiences, odd jobs, and more!

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In this episode, we're hitting the road and going on tour! Joining host Ben Cameron to white touring a show is like are Ta'Rea Campbell (Hamilton, Lion King, The Book of Mormon), Adam Pascal (Pretty Woman, Rent), and Courtney Reed (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Aladdin). Ben and the group talk about what it's like to take a show across the country, living arrangements, how shows change based on their venues, and more!

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In this episode, it's all about who composes the music of the night, the Phantom. Joining host Ben Cameron to discuss this iconic role are Ben Crawford (The Phantom of the Opera, Big Fish), Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera, Gigi), and Killian Donnelly (The Phantom of the Opera - West End, Kinky Boots). Ben and the guys talk about being part of such a long running show, the psyche of the Phantom, their experiences in the ma...

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In this episode, it's all about the Funny Ladies of Broadway! Joining host Ben Cameron are Kate Rockwell (Bring it On: The Musical, Mean Girls), Lisa Howard (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Escape to Margaritaville), and Lesli Margherita (Matilda the Musical, Dames at Sea). Ben and the ladies chat about finding their funny, the math that goes into being comedic, and more!

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In this episode, it's all about that silver tongued prince of the courtroom, Billy Flynn. Joining host Ben Cameron to discuss this fabulously flamboyant role are Erich Bergen (Chicago, Waitress), Ryan Silverman (ChicagoThe Phantom of the Opera), and Tom Hewitt (Chicago, Hadestown). Ben and the guys chat about the intricacies of playing Billy Flynn on stage, making the role their own, their Billy's deepest darkest secret, and much...

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In this episode, it's all about Intersectionality. Joining host Ben Cameron are T. Oliver Reid (Hadestown, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Nick Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), LaQuet Sharnell (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lion King), and Antwayn Hopper (A Strange Loop). Ben and the guests have an insightful discussion about being black and queer on Broadway, equity, and much more!

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In this episode, it's all about the Leading Men of Broadway. Joining host Ben Cameron are Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School of Rock), Reeve Carney (Hadestown, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), and Andy Karl (Rocky, Groundhog Day, Into the Woods). Ben and the guys chat about their journey to Broadway, the pressures of leading a show, how physically demanding eight shows a week can be, and so much more!

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In this episode, it's all about Making a Musical! Joining host Ben Cameron are Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Diana, Escape to Margaritaville), Orfeh (Pretty Woman, Legally Blonde), and Matthew Sklar (Elf, The Prom, The Wedding Singer). Ben and the group chat about how the different departments, choreographers, performers, and composers work together to bring a musical to life. They also discuss things they have compromised on as we...

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In this episode, it's all about Off-Broadway! Joining host Ben Cameron are Marla Mindelle (Titanique), Callum Francis (Kinky Boots), and Aaron Arnell Harrington (Little Shope of Horrors). Ben and the group chat about the differences between working on Broadway and Off-Broadway, the intimate environment of Off-Broadway theatres, how Off-Broadway provides the opportunity for new works to be staged, and so much more!

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In this episode, it's all about Title Roles and people who have played them. Joining host Ben Cameron are Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton, If/Then, American Idiot), Chilina Kennedy (Paradise Square, Beautiful, Jesus Christ Superstar), and Eric Petersen (Escape to Margaritaville, School of Rock, Shrek). Ben and the group chat about what it takes to lead a show; from the rehearsal process and opening the show, to the lifestyle required ou...

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