Filmed Live Musicals

Filmed Live Musicals

A podcast about stage musicals that have been legally filmed and publicly shared. Learn more at www.filmedlivemusicals.com... Show More

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February 22, 2021 53 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Marc Teitler and Tim Phillips, the composers of the smash-hit British musical The Grinning Man.

Filmed live at the Bristol Old Vic in 2016, The Grinning Man is a dark and visceral musical based on Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughed.  Topics include the development of the musical, Marc and Tim's initial resistance to releasing the archival footage, how the musical came to be filmed with motion capt...

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January 26, 2021 60 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Eliza Jackson, an Australian producer based in the UK whom The Stage recently listed as one of the Top 100 Theatre Makers of 2020. 

We chat about making the switch from acting to producing, the joys and challenges of producing virtual theatre content during the pandemic, paying artists during lockdown, the future of streaming, what it means to make theatre during this time, and Lambert Jackson Production...

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January 12, 2021 63 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with British director and producer Adam Lenson.

Topics include Merrily We Roll Along, what should we call filmed theatre, Signal Online, Alt+Right+Shift, making new work without a theatre, filming theatre without an audience, and more! 

Based in London, Adam is a director, producer, dramaturg, and musical theatre specialist. He was recently included in The Stage 100, a list recognizing theatremakers fo...

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December 21, 2020 56 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with writer, designer, and publisher Robert Sokol. 

We chat about Robert’s extensive cast recording collection, collecting albums in languages other than English, Japanese takarazuka theatre, how changing the language affects a musical, the pros and cons of recordings going digital, watching theatre online, and more!

Robert Sokol is a writer, designer, publisher, and producer. Credits include leadership roles w...

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December 7, 2020 62 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Tony nominated composer Paul Gordon. Topics include Jane Eyre, Daddy Long Legs, how union rules impact artists, the differences between subscription and pay-per-view models, why filming musicals is important, and making theatre more accessible, sustainable, and fair. 

Paul Gordon was nominated for a 2001 Tony Award for composing the music and lyrics to the musical Jane Eyre. He won the 2015 Jeff Award for...

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November 23, 2020 55 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Broadway dancer and associate choreographer Barry Busby. We talk about Starlight Express, being a swing, the work of an associate choreographer, creating the incredible jump rope number in Holiday Inn, and more! 

Barry Busby is a Texas native, MFA graduate from the University of Oklahoma, and has lived in NYC for over 11 years where he just recently closed the 11-time Tony nominated production of Tootsie....

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November 9, 2020 69 min

In this week's episode of the podcast, host Luisa Lyons chats with Kelly Kessler, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at DePaul University, about Kelly's new book Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical. 

We talk about Kelly's research, why television networks produce live musicals, the role of adverts, the first musicals on television, the first Broadway musical to air live...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with actor and Broadway expert Kimberly Faye Greenberg all about her one woman show Fabulous Fanny: The Songs & Stories of Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, the technicalities of streaming a show online, creating online “events”, and more! 

Visit Filmed Live Musicals at www.filmedlivemusicals.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also support the site at Patreon.  

Host Luisa Lyons is an Australian a...

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October 12, 2020 51 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Julie Leach, the Executive Director of Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT). We look at how WBTT were able to pivot during the COVID-19 shutdown, connection with community, the business end of putting theatre online, and Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short to Box With God.

Based in Sarasota, Florida, the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is a non-profit theatre founded in 1999 by Nate ...

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September 28, 2020 61 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with actor David Colston Corris, who portrayed Maximus in the recently released filmed live Disney musical Tangled. In this episode, we chat about puppeteering, working on a cruise ship, and what it took to bring Maximus the horse to life. 

Visit Filmed Live Musicals at www.filmedlivemusicals.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also support the site at Patreon.  

Host Luisa Lyons is an Australian ac...

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September 14, 2020 56 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Brenda Braxton about the filmed live musicals When Hell Freezes Over I’ll Skate and Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the Tony Awards, working on The Good Fight, who Brenda would cast in a filmed live version of Chicago, and Act 2… Now What?

Brenda Braxton is an award-winning actor, dancer, and singer who has performed around the world, and on multiple Broadway productions including the African American version of Guy...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with dancer and performer, and former optical engineer, Lena Wolfe about virtual and augmented reality and how it can be used in theatre today. 

Lena Adele Wolfe is originally from Tucson, AZ and currently lives in NYC. She stayed in the sunny southwest city to graduate from The University of Arizona with a B.F.A in Dance and a B.S. in Optical Sciences and Engineering. Her performance credits include The Great...

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August 17, 2020 60 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Mitch Nugent, founder and artistic director of Prima Theatre. Based in Lancaster, PA, Prima is a non-profit organization focused on invigorating lives through fresh theatrical experiences.

An experienced director, actor, and producer Mitch Nugent has led Prima, from its start in 2010 as a nomadic organization, to its own home in 2018. On the west side of Lancaster City, Prima’s new venue offers an exciti...

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August 2, 2020 40 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Caroline Friedman, founder of new theatre streaming platform Scenesaver.

Scenesaver is the only website making performances from the world's off-Broadway, off- West End, small theatres and emerging artists accessible to everyone online. It's free to register and watch with 150 shows of all genres from around the world available now. New work is being added all the time. Learn more at www.scenesav...

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July 27, 2020 58 min

It's our very first podcast!

Host Luisa Lyons and guest host Al Monaco take a look at firsts in the world of filmed live musicals and dive into a range of other topics.

A couple of corrections: Me and My Girl was composed by Noel Gay with book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose. The online audience for Daddy Long Legs could have filled the theatre for 2.7 years.

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