Broadway Gives Back

Broadway Gives Back

Philanthropy unites Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Judith Light, and more. The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social impact and doing good. Our talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. Hosted by former head of marketing for the Tony Awards and The Broadway League, and CCO for the Charity Network, Jan Svendsen, this feel-good podcast will also discuss ways you can do good through education and taking action to make the world a better place.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 66 mins
On this episode of the Broadway Gives Back podcast, we have two crazy talented and very passionate guys as our guests - Robin de Jesús and Ryan Morales. Robin de Jesús is a film and theater actor best known for playing roles in the Broadway musicals In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, and in The Boys in the Band, which earned him three Tony Award nominations. He also starred in the film adaptation of The Boys in the Band on Netfli...
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Music is our focus today on the Broadway Gives Back podcast, and I have two very special women as my guests. So first, Let’s “Let it go” for Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy award-winning, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Kristen is best known for her work from Frozen, Coco, In Transit, Up Here and Finding Nemo. Kristen is also very involved in two important organizations… Brooklyn Children’s Theatre and Maestra Music. Speaking of Maestra… we will a...
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November 28, 2023 62 mins
In this episode of Broadway Gives Back we talk about Transport Group and their mission of crafting risk-taking and thoughtful productions of theatre that widen the lens on our American experience. Their works create space for new American perspectives that deepen our shared capacity for empathy and understanding. My guests are two incredible human-beings. Jack Cummings III is the co-founder and artistic director at Transport Group,...
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Our guest today is the “Beautiful” actor, and we mean that literally and figuratively, Jessie Mueller! Jessie starred in Beautiful, the Carole King musical and won the Tony Award for her performance. Jessie also has been nominated for a Tony for the leading roles in Waitress, Carousel and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever. Her body of work is breathtaking and inspiring. As impressive as her acting career is, her social activism is...
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Our guest in this episode is a true activist. Laura Bell Bundy is also an actress, a recording artist, a singer/songwriter, a director, a producer, and a podcaster. Broadway fans will know her as Tina in Ruthless, Amber in Hairspray, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, where she was nominated for a Tony Award, and she played Glinda in Wicked. She started her own foundation called Women of Tomorrow, which works to raise the social conscio...
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Our special guest today is Andrew Barth Feldman who won the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Award, and went on to make his Broadway debut as the title character in the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen as a junior in high school. Since then, he has starred in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, and various other television shows and films, and he has won an Emmy Award f...
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Best known for his role as Eric Beale on the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles, Barrett Foa is an incredibly talented cross-over artist and actor who has performed in Hollywood and the theatre world. He made his Broadway debut in 2001 in the original cast of Mamma Mia, which launched his stage career. He then starred in shows like: Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Buyer and Cellar off-Broadway. Barrett is also t...
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Our special guest today is Telly Leung, who in addition to his incredible acting career, is an activist. He was born and raised in New York City so the world of theatre and art was always a part of his life. And on this podcast, Telly talks about the importance of sustainable cities, which includes the arts. Telly has been in so many Broadway shows including: Flower Drum Song, Pacific Overtures, Rent, Aladdin, Godspell, and of cour...
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April 1, 2023 35 mins
Join us for the launch of our Earth Month series as Jan welcomes Tony nominee, Anika Larsen, to be her co-host and brings in special Broadway guests to discuss the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development. We will talk about tackling the World’s To Do List to make the planet a better place and look at ways in which Broadway shows, casts and crews, as well as fans, can make small changes for the greater good. We are f...
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April 1, 2023 1 min
Happy Earth Month! Broadway Gives Back has partnered with Anika Larsen and the Broadway Green Alliance to bring you The Broadway Vlog to Save The Planet - a month-long video and podcast series dedicated to helping Broadway go from feeling helpless to hopeful when it comes to the climate change revolution. You'll hear from guests like Telly Leung, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Sierra Boggess, Andrew Barth Feldman, Laura Bell Bundy...
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December 21, 2022 54 mins
Currently rockin’ out as the mom in ALMOST FAMOUS THE MUSICAL on Broadway, Anika Larsen is a Drama Desk winner and Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for her role as Cynthia Weil in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. She recently released an album of lullabies for all ages called Sing You to Sleep and is on the board of NYC Children’s Theater. The mother of two “beautiful” boys, she joined the Broadway Green Alliance and ...
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December 15, 2022 41 mins
The Museum of Broadway is an immersive and interactive theatrical experience devoted to musicals, plays, and the people who create them. Featuring the work of dozens of designers, artists, and theater historians, this one-of-a-kind museum takes visitors on a journey along the timeline of Broadway, from its birth to present day, where the past, present, and future of Broadway come together like never before! In addition, a portion o...
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November 10, 2022 50 mins
Actress and comedienne Julie Halston is one of the funniest women on Broadway and off. She has starred in TOOTSIE, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, ANYTHING GOES, HAIRSPRAY, and GYPSY. She has also appeared in the television reboots of SEX AND THE CITY and GOSSIP GIRL. Julie is also a staunch advocate for people living with pulmonary fibrosis, receiving the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her charitable work for the Pulmonary Fib...
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October 27, 2022 42 mins
From his current role in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS to his Tony Award-nominated performances in SOMETHING ROTTEN! and THE PRODUCERS, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPAMALOT, and many more, Brad Oscar is one of the funniest men on Broadway and off. For 20 years, Brad has also supported and now serves on the board of Only Make Believe, an amazing charity that brings theater into special needs schools and hospitals throughout New York...
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October 6, 2022 33 mins
Soprano Sharon Azrieli has enjoyed international success with leading organizations such as the Canadian Opera Company, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the New Israel Opera, among others. Sharon created the Azrieli Music Prizes for the Azrieli Foundation in 2014 and is devoted to arts education and philanthropy. She is a director on the board of the Azrieli Foundation, and concurrently sits on the boards of several other phi...
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September 29, 2022 32 mins
David Ambroz is a national poverty and child welfare expert and advocate. After growing up homeless and then in foster care, he graduated from Vassar College and later from UCLA School of Law (J.D.), and was recognized by President Obama as an American Champion of Change. Join David as he shares his powerful story of growing up homeless on the streets of New York City and discusses the next steps in the fight against poverty. Lear...
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September 22, 2022 37 mins
From THE GOONIES to Emmy Award-winning actress and activist, Martha Plimpton has been a welcome face in film, television, and on stage for over 40 years. She’s a three-time Tony nominee, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle winner, and recently won an Independent Spirit Award for her most recent film, MASS. Her new show SPRUNG is currently streaming. In 2012, she co-founded A Is For, which amplifies art and artists that work to en...
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September 13, 2022 38 mins
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. From her hit recording career to celebrated performances in film and television, Vanessa is equally at home on stage. She’s best known to Broadway fans for her memorable roles in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, INTO THE WOODS, AFTER MIDNIGHT, and her recent performance in POTUS: OR, BEHIND EVERY GREAT DUM...
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June 29, 2022 26 mins
Hugh Jackman is the most down to earth superhero. A multiple award winner with Tonys, Emmys, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe, Hugh won a special Tony Award in 2012 recognizing his accomplishments as a performer and a humanitarian. Hugh and his wife, Deb Furness, support a number of important causes, and he has broken the fundraising record for Broadway Cares multiple times. Join everybody’s favorite music man as he discusses a lifetim...
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Dori Berinstein is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian, a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, an Olivier Award winner, Golden Globe nominee. She’s also the Co-Founder/CEO of the Broadway Podcast Network. Sammi Cannold (Dori’s daughter) is a director who is one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, and has worked on and off Broadway, in film, and in television on shows for CBS, Nickelodeon, Paramount+,...
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