ON BROADWAY

ON BROADWAY

"On Broadway" (BroadwayRadioPrograms.com), hosted by Stuart Brown, features an array of music, interviews, and commentary. This half-hour bi-weekly podcast is a companion to ‘Sounds of Broadway’ (SoundsofBroadway.com) - a 24/7 online music radio station featuring the best in Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the London stage.

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June 17, 2022 50 min

The sixth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide.

For this episode,, the 1979 musical Sweeney Todd. We discuss the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.

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Interview with Stefan van de Graaff (Book) and Denning Burton (Book, Music, Lyrics), creators of Sherlock – the Musical (https://sherlockmusical.com/).

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May 20, 2022 32 min

In this episode we talk with Mark Eden Horowitz on the publication of his new book, The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II. Hammerstein virtually invented the modern American musical, first with Show Boat and then in his celebrated collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers.

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May 6, 2022 34 min

Interview with author Kevin Winkler on his new book, Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune.

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April 22, 2022 39 min

Interview with Broadway Musical Director and arranger David Loud on his recently published memoir, Facing the Music.

In addition to discussing his career in the orchestra pit, we talk about his acting in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.

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The fifth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide.

For this episode,, the 1973 musical A Little Night Music. We discuss the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.


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March 11, 2022 27 min

On today's episode, I chat with Kendall Edwards, an account assistant at the Broadway public relations firm of DKC O&M. We’ll talk about her responsibilities and her insider perspective on the New York theater scene. The company handles PR concerns for many Broadway shows, including, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, MJ - the Musical, and The Music Man.

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February 25, 2022 61 min

The fourth episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide.

For this episode, we mark 46 years since the Broadway opening of Pacific Overtures by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Broadway production.

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February 11, 2022 28 min

We chat with Frank DiLella, three-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on New York City’s Spectrum News NY1, the news channel’s weekly half-hour theater program.



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The third episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide.

For this episode, we mark 30 years since the Off-Broadway opening of Assassins by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Off-Broadway and Broadway revivals of the production.

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Interview with Rob Schneider, Artistic Director of the J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company, which presents professional revivals of worthy Broadway musicals. Upcoming season is A Class Act, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and The Baker's Wife.

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December 31, 2021 34 min

Interview Eddie Shapiro about his book A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater. It features fascinating, never-before-published interviews with Broadway’s leading men and offers behind-the-scenes looks at the careers of some of the most beloved performers today.

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December 17, 2021 53 min

The second episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide.

For this episode, we mark the 40th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Merrily We Roll Along by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Cast Recording and the NY City Encore's production.

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December 3, 2021 33 min

Interview with Barry Singer, who discusses his new book, Ever After: Forty Years of Musical Theater and Beyond 1977–2020. Singer also reveals, for the first time, details about his intimate relationship with Stephen Sondheim.

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November 18, 2021 37 min

Dr. Elizabeth Essin is our guest, discussing her book, Working Backstage: A Cultural History and Ethnography of Technical Theater Labor. It illuminates the work of New York City’s theater technicians, shining a light on the essential contributions of unionized stagehands, carpenters, electricians, sound engineers, properties artisans, wardrobe crews, makeup artists, and child guardians.

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The first episode in a series on the complete works of Stephen Sondheim. Rick Pender, the author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, will be our musical guide.

We start off by marking the 60th anniversary of the release of the film version of West Side Story by discussing the movie and playing a number of songs from the soundtrack.

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October 22, 2021 56 min

The composer, lyricist, and book writer Leslie Bricusse passed away last week at the age of 90. We spotlight his career on the musical theater stage with selections from seven of his shows.

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October 7, 2021 58 min

Music from recently opened Broadway musicals - Girl From the North Country, Diana - the Musical, and Six.

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September 24, 2021 58 min

Guest host Gail Leondar-Wright, a Stephen Sondheim scholar and enthusiast, shares her knowledge of the composer's musical styles ranging from vaudeville and operetta to the integrated musical of Broadway’s Golden Age. Selected songs from his musicals will be included.

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September 10, 2021 41 min

Broadway Records (broadwayrecords.com) has released a number of new cast albums and concept recordings. On this program we feature selected from Edge of the World, My Marcello, and Falling Love with Mr. Dellamort.

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