Filmed Live Musicals

Filmed Live Musicals

Did you watch the original Broadway production of INTO THE WOODS on VHS until the tape broke? Have you been watching HAMILTON on repeat for over a year? This podcast is for you! Nominated for Best Podcast at the 2021 Sydney Web Fest! Filmed Live Musicals is the most comprehensive searchable database of filmed musicals, featuring info on 150+ stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared (no boots!). The podcast features candid chats with the creators of those shows. Get up close and personal with directors, writers, producers, actors, and the people who make filmed musicals happen. Learn more at www.filmedlivemusicals.com

Episodes

July 18, 2022 49 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Christian Tiu and Bianca Lao all about the student theatre group Ateneo Blue Repertory in Manila, and how they managed to make theatre through COVID,  political upheaval, and whilst getting a college education. Topics include the challenges and joys of creating student theatre, and how Blue Ateneo Rep created a hybrid in-person/filmed version of the musical First Date.

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with Planet Money host Kenny Malone and composer Kit Goldstein Grant all about the creation of the new superhero musical Micro-Face! Learn about the inspiration behind the musical, the workshop process, and the special one-night-only staged reading! With guest appearance by actor Sebastian Treviño. 

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Kit Goldstein Grant is a composer, lyricist, librettist based in NYC.  Sh...

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June 20, 2022 59 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with composer, producer, and lawyer Jay Kuo all about the Broadway musical Allegiance. Topics include how Sunday in the Park with George inspired the filming of Allegiance, the amazing happenstance of meeting George Takei and how Jay came to write George’s story, why producers should get behind filming their shows, and more! 

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June 6, 2022 71 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with writer, composer, and lyricist Gus Gowland about his award winning musical Pieces of String, which was inspired by the hidden story of gay men in the military during WWII. Other topics include the 10th anniversary concert of Les Mis, why we need the arts in schools, and Gus’s PhD thesis about the representation of gay men in musical theatre. 

Gus is an award-winning writer/composer. His first musical Piec...

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May 23, 2022 61 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with writer, director, and filmmaker Bartek Podkowa. Topics include how Bartek started out in maths and science and became a filmmaker, the difference between filming a short film and filming live theatre, and some of the technical aspects of filming live theatre including lighting, sound, and filming with an audience! 

Bartek Podkowa almost became a scientist but ended up making film things instead. He’s the ...

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May 9, 2022 74 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with author, director, actor, and producer Ben Rimalower. Topics include the importance of cast recordings, working with Patti LuPone, creating the one-person show Patti Issues, and how Ben came to work with Lonny Price. We also take a deep dive into the 2001 Sweeney Todd with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra starring Patti LuPone and George Hearn, for which Ben was the assistant director! 

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with actor, voice teacher, and creator Kayla Capone Kasper. Topics include The Sound of Music, how being a voice teacher led Kayla to becoming a viral sensation on TikTok and Instagram, moving from classical singing to musical theatre, how Laura Benanti came into Kayla’s life and the creation of the one woman show Becoming Benanti, and the story behind Laura Benanti announcing Kayla’s pregnancy!

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April 13, 2022 55 min

On this bonus Sondheim episode, hear extra content from previous chats with historian Margaret Hall about Stephen Sondheim's early life and career. You'll also hear from playwright Caridad Svich, composer Matt Board, and actor John Patrick Sabatos, who shared their memories of watching filmed live Sondheim musicals and why pro-shots are important for musical theatre today.

Margaret Hall is one of the foremost emerging theatr...

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It’s part three of our three-part Sondheim special! Host Luisa Lyons chats with musical theatre historian Margaret Hall all about the 2011 filmed live musical Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY with the New York Philharmonic. 

Margaret Hall is one of the foremost emerging theatre historians of her generation. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama (Musical Theatre) from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and is currentl...

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March 14, 2022 98 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with musical theatre historian Margaret Hall all about the filmed live musical Pacific Overtures. Topics include how the original Broadway production came to be filmed, and why we have the proshot, appreciation for Alvin Ing, appreciation for the brilliant women in Hal Prince’s office (and our pitch for a new play, “Lesbians in the Prince Office”), and a breakdown of the proshot song by song. 

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    February 28, 2022 84 min

    Join host Luisa Lyons for a chat with musical theatre historian Margaret Hall and take a fun tour through the catalog of filmed live Sondheim musicals. You can also learn about Margaret’s journey from Bones to Wicked, how she started teaching and writing about musical theatre history, and how advice from Michael Cerveris compelled her to take on the project of writing Paul Gemignani’s memoir.

    Margaret Hall is one of the foremost eme...

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    February 14, 2022 60 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Tralen Doler, the Vice President of Partnerships & Brand Engagement at Broadway Licensing. 

    We chat about how the pandemic has changed the game for theatre streaming, the importance of teachers in the early days of the pandemic, ShowShare, Tralen’s “yes and!” approach to digital theatre content and his genius idea for for filming Wicked live, how streaming sports can provide a model for theatre, the c...

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    January 31, 2022 49 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jean-Paul Yovanoff, the artistic director of Musical Theatre Radio and co-founder of the virtual theatre, The Jill Edmund Theatre.  

    Learn about how Jean-Paul got a very early start in show business, career pivots and the creation of Musical Theatre Radio (currently available to stream across North America and the UK), being a musical recording collector in the digital age, and the development of the Jill...

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    January 17, 2022 57 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with actress, singer, writer, content creator, and puppeteer Laura Kay Clark all about her new family-friendly musical Petunia’s Playhouse. 

    Topics include the influence of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, choosing a different path than going through a traditional musical theatre program, what drew Laura to puppetry, the inspiration behind Petunia and how she helped Laura, and many others, naviga...

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    November 15, 2021 75 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Ricky and Dana Young-Howze, also known as RnD, theatre critics who throughout the pandemic have reviewed over 200 digital theatre productions. 

    In this deeply informative discussion, RnD share wisdom about digital theatre, being critics, theatre and accessibility, and the impact of disability on audiences both in person and online.

    We chat about how chronic illnesses affected Ricky and Dana’s careers, how ...

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    November 1, 2021 64 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams, founders of new musical theatre company Bottle Cap Theatre, and creators of recently streamed musicals The Limit, about mathematician Sophie Germain, and RIDE, about Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle. 

    Topics include how song cycles and the Edinburgh Fringe inspired Freya and Jack to start writing musical theatre, deadlines and c...

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    October 18, 2021 95 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Emmy-Nominated producer and director Kenneth Ferrone.  

    In this epic episode, Luisa and Kenneth discuss multiple filmed live musicals including Sistas: The Musical, Grease Live!, RENT Live on Fox , and SpongeBob the Musical!  Learn about the role of Riverside’s Children Theatre in Kenneth’s theatre development and the importance of arts education, how the TV show Smash was Kenneth’s gateway to television ...

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    October 4, 2021 57 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Singaporean actress, singer-songwriter and arts educator Ethel Yap.  

    Learn how Ethel worked to establish herself as an actor in her home country of Singapore after training in London, how Pangdemonium was formed, how working with The Theatre Practise (TTP) helped Ethel learn Mandarin, the state of unions — and the role of government — in Singaporean theatre, Chinese-language musicals Liao Zhai Rocks! and...

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    September 20, 2021 60 min

    Host Luisa Lyons chats with a leader in digital theatre, Jared Mezzocchi.  

    Topics include the intersection of theatre and film, how Jared’s mom (who was also his 8th grade math teacher), helped him see the world through numbers and story-telling, we deep dive into the world of digital theatre - what it is, what should we do with it, and delve into Luisa’s favorite question “what should we call it?!”

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    Host Luisa Lyons chats with Richard J. Hinds, associate choreographer on Come From Away and the current Broadway revival of Company

    Topics include why Richard was drawn to the creative side of musical theatre and his journey to Broadway, Andy Blankenbuehler’s role in Richard’s career, working with Kelly Devine, setting High School Musical on tour in the UK, US, Australia, and on ice(!), the role of an associate director and choreo...

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