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! 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 Rate this podcast!

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July 26, 2021 56 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with songwriter and performer Benjamin Scheuer. 

We chat about  the influence of Frank Loesser, how Benjamin came to write his first show (which Prince William ushered), the interplay of different performance and artistic mediums, being diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma at age 28 and our shared journey of cancer treatment and bone marrow biopsies, how The Lion served as a personal ad, the devastating s...

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Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jessica Ryan, founder and CEO of Broadway Unlocked.  

In this fun conversation, we talk about Jessica's grandparents role in getting her into theatre, how being an advocate for the Crime Victims Treatment Center and making accessible content led to a career in digital theatre, the inspiration of early Kickstarter, being an early adopter of tech, why the theatre industry is afraid of streaming, how COV...

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May 31, 2021 58 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Susan Jamson, Press and PR Manager for the north London based inclusive theatre company Chickenshed.  

Chickenshed is an inclusive theatre company that first began in 1974. Primarily based at their purpose-built venue in North London, they create theatre for all ages and run successful outreach projects, education courses and membership programmes throughout the year. As a result of lockdown, Chickenshed ...

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May 17, 2021 57 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with actor/dancer/singer James T. Lane. 

Topics include the influence of Robert Guilluame and the importance of being able to see people that look like you on stage, Forbidden Broadway and movie musicals as a gateway to musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorus Line, coining the phrase “sad understand”, working at the Jen Waldman Studio, words of wisdom from Baayork Lee, why writers and artists should ...

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In episode 20 host Luisa Lyons chats with Broadway on Demand CEO and President Sean Cercone. 

Topics include theatre on public TV being a gateway to live theatre, how being a good son-in-law led to the creation of Broadway on Demand, how streaming can help authors and help shows build their brand, sport as a model for live-streaming, the importance of a theatre archive, and much more!

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April 19, 2021 55 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with actor Jalynn Steele about the upcoming livestream of Titanique  the Maiden Voyage Concert.

In this laugh-filled chat, we talk about the joy of performing, going to State for theatre, what Jalynn learnt during the pandemic, performing with COVID restrictions, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, and the importance of diverse representation on Broadway.

Jalynn Steele is an energetic light placed...

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April 7, 2021 43 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with Filipino-American artist Lourds Lane - book writer, composer, lyricist, arranger, and violin-playing co-star of the new rock musical SuperYou. The musical was scheduled to open off-Broadway in May 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Instead, a concert version was performed on the back of pick-up trucks at a drive-in in upstate New York. The concert was filmed and is available to stream on Broadw...

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March 22, 2021 61 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with the Creative Director of HMDT Music, Tertia Sefton-Green. 

We chat about HMDT Music's extraordinary children's theatre education program pre-pandemic, the fortuitous decision to downscale in 2019, and the new female-led musical filmed live in 2021 Jina and the STEM Sisters. The musical is available to stream worldwide until April 11 from HMDT Music.

HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Roya...

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March 11, 2021 45 min

Host Luisa Lyons chats with New York-based Australian director Benita de Wit.  

Topics include creating pertinent work with college students during a pandemic, the LIU Post Sondheim cabaret One More Thing Not to Think About, what makes a good theatre capture, what makes theatre “live” and human, why a student production of Kiss Me, Kate stuck in Benita’s memory, the upcoming stream Alter/Ego and how Bowie is relevant to Gen Z, and w...

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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.  

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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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