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eleven

The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Hosted by William J Connolly. elevenpodcast.com

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May 12, 2021 32 min
Direct from Oz, the West End’s original Glinda on working with Idina Menzel in Wicked UK, being cast as Margaret New in the Australian premiere of British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and why she’s waiting for the perfect time to return to the London stage. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Image of Helen: Kurt Sneddon Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell Welcome to eleven. The official theat...
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The original Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray on bringing a touch of camp to Broadway, having Britney Spears as her understudy, and why her latest album is putting women back at the centre of their stories. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Image of Laura: Jeremy Cowart Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the...
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April 28, 2021 49 min
The BBTAs winner on serving lewks, making history and living up to his I Came To Slay mantra. Plus, why a Beautiful People stage musical NEEDS to happen and how starring in Everybody's Talking About Jamie has taught him to ditch gendered clothing. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Image of Layton: The Other Richard Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Welcome to eleven. The official theatre pod...
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April 19, 2021 29 min
The RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner and global superstar on embracing theatre and comedy to find her most authentic drag persona, playing Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show on stage alongside Michelle Visage, and why the world “f**king needs drag” right about now! The Alaska Thunderf**k Extra Special Comedy Special is streaming now on OUTtv USA. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Image of Alaska: Shaw...
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April 13, 2021 35 min
The SIX composer and co-writer on accidentally redefining modern musical theatre, his love and forever obsession with Lucy Moss, and his plans to release new work very soon. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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April 6, 2021 46 min
The Drag Race superstar on making history as the first trans woman to create a principal role on Broadway, meeting President Biden, and why #RepresentationMatters.   Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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March 31, 2021 49 min
The star of It's A Sin on the global success of the remarkable Russell T Davies show, how a stage adaptation would get his backing, and why he’s Carrie musical obsessed! Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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In their first ever joint podcast interview, #Tuckman reflect on their record-breaking time in Wicked together, that one role they both want to play, and waiting at stage door to meet Idina Menzel. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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March 22, 2021 52 min
The Tony nominee on the record-breaking success of her Oscar-nominated song This Is Me, if she’s set to headline the Broadway adaptation of The Greatest Showman, and why she’s Drag Race UK obsessed!!! #MuchBetta Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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February 19, 2021 36 min
The EGOT winner on a portfolio of work that will last beyond his 35 years of global success, collaborating with Lin-Manuel Miranda to add rap into the upcoming adaptation of The Little Mermaid, and why he was honoured to have Ariana Grande sing one of his songs. Plus, we get an update on his new projects, including the Enchanted sequel, a Hercules stage show, and completing the musical adaptation of Night at the Museum. Please no...
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February 17, 2021 52 min
The beloved Emmy winner and Tony nominee on being the original voice of Anastasia, her infamous musical theatre car videos, and her close affiliation with Stephen Sondheim. Plus, she reveals the Disney roles that almost happened... Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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February 10, 2021 32 min
The newly-crowned Olivier Award-winner on embracing his inner Romeo for his latest theatrical adventure, becoming a bit of an expert in fake crying, and how he dreams about returning to London’s Dear Evan Hansen every single day. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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February 1, 2021 57 min
The Disney and Broadway star on her extraordinary vocal gift, how leading the final Broadway company of RENT changed her life, and why her time in Wicked made her feel like a real-life rock star. Plus, why YouTube videos and the comparison of Broadway vocalists harms what we see on the stage. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via &...
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January 27, 2021 30 min
The legendary EastEnders actor on why there’s no place like the stage, how Hamilton brings her family closer together, and why her new online supernatural thriller is sure to get pulses racing.   Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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January 16, 2021 32 min
Long may she reign! The leading lady of SIX on overcoming personal insecurities and fan criticism to star as Catherine Parr, learning to love her wonderfully unique voice, and why her new album is a love letter to her time in Bat Out of Hell. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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January 11, 2021 47 min
Snaps! Broadway’s infamous belter on fighting for her signature number in Legally Blonde: The Musical, and the one role she just can’t get. Plus, why #ReviveLegallyBlonde gets her backing. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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January 1, 2021 29 min
The BRIT-winning artist on celebrating acceptance in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, why she’d love to join Bianca Del Rio and Michelle Visage on Drag Race, and if Steps are developing a stage musical. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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December 23, 2020 54 min
The recording artist and leading man on his new festive single O Holy Night, his duet with George Michael, and an unexpected date with Whitney Houston. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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December 18, 2020 46 min
In a UK exclusive, the Broadway and vocal powerhouse on her festive special Sing Your Hallelujah, tackling her own Wicked troubles, and why her most return to Broadway in Waitress almost didn’t happen. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com
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December 14, 2020 52 min
The West End leading lady on A Christmas Carol: The Musical Staged Concert, why she’d like to revisit playing Jenna in Waitress, and… sausages. Yes, really! Lucie also reveals how the unexpected break because of the global COVID-19 pandemic brought on a wave of personal self-doubt. Host: William J Connolly Technical: Jordan Priestley Produced by: William J Connolly + Darren Bell Follow eleven on social media via @elevenp...
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