The Broadway Ginger Podcast

The Broadway Ginger Podcast

“There are no rules, just musicals.” The Broadway Ginger Podcast is a humorous lovenote to Broadway for theatre nerds by theatre nerds. Aimed at celebrating and maintaining a cultural appreciation for musical theatre history, this season features musical theatre interviews by host Sally Henry Fuller. Join us every Monday for conversations with performers, dressers, and more who are making it on Broadway and beyond! TheBroadwayGinger.com // @thebwayginger Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebwayginger/support

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September 4, 2021 49 min

In his first London show since you-know-what disrupted everything last year, Ryan Anderson has found himself in the right role at the right time. Join us as host Sally Fuller chats with Anderson about leading the Charing Cross Theatre production of Pippin as the prince himself. Anderson recollects the show’s pandemic beginnings, meeting Stephen Schwartz, and so much more in this insightful conversation! Visit TheBroadwayGinger.com ...

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Her fans up til now have known her as a singer-songwriter, but when Dear Evan Hansen hits movie theatres in September, we will get to see a whole new side of Liz Kate. Making her feature film debut as a new character named Gemma, Liz tells host Sally Fuller that the emotions were so real during the process that she and her castmates cried even in callbacks for the film. Join us as Liz takes us back through how she landed the role, ...

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The Alliance Theatre’s upcoming world premiere of Darlin’ Cory has brought Sugarland frontman Kristian Bush and prolific playwright/novelist Phillip DePoy together to write an Appalachian myth a la Hadestown. Bush and DePoy sat down with host Sally Fuller a few days before starting rehearsals with the whole company to rewind a bit and share in-depth about how they created a brand new musical during the pandemic. Listen to music fro...

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Michael Perrie Jr. was that kid in youth theatre: The one who lived for a laugh and always had to learn the hard way. Fast-forward 18ish years, and his comedic daring has made him not only a successful performer but a gifted composer/lyricist/librettist as well. Join us for this trip down memory lane in which both Perrie and host Sally Fuller revisit some of their summer theatre camp days, favorite interviews, and more. Check out o...

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Today marks our very first local theatre review! Last week, host Sally Fuller (and Thomas “the Bearded Man” Fuller) got to see City Springs Theatre Company’s Into the Woods live and in-person (starring BGP guest Terry Burrell), and she's recorded her take for BGP subscribers. We have an excerpt here, and we are taking this opportunity to announce the launch of the BGP Patreon where you can support our show and hear full-length ...

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As Amélie the musical’s creative team prepared for a UK premiere at the Watermill Theatre, they knew the quirky show needed a transformation from the Broadway version. Enter director Michael Fentiman. Today, Mike sits down with host Sally Fuller to share how he collaborated with the writers to refocus the musical, eventually leading to an Olivier Award-nominated run with a Grammy Award-nominated cast album to boot. Check out produc...

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This might be the first ever podcast episode about a musical about a podcast. Between various engagements playing Buddy Holly/everyone in Million Dollar Quartet, multi-talented performer and writer Michael Perrie, Jr. found a way to blend his love of both podcasts and musicals in his show My Favorite Podcast, a musical based on My Favorite Murder. For our fourth installment of the New Works Series, host Sally Fuller gets a new thea...

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As this episode coincides with the USA's Independence Day observance, it seems fitting to feature a musical about the quintessential American experience of traveling across the world to make a new life. Spencer Williams' musical For Tonight is getting a concept recording at the end of the month, and this milestone holds significance for not only him but his ancestors as well. Host Sally Fuller sits down with Williams to dis...

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The second chapter in our New Works Series features hip hop music video creator-turned-musical theatre video producer, Darius Frye. His company Stage-to-Screen imagines what a film version of a given musical would look like and creates a taste of it using an iconic song from the show. With just a week to go before they release their second season of clips, host Sally Fuller caught up with Frye to learn more about the unique company...

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Today's episode marks the beginning of a new mini-series from the BGP, the "New Works Series." Writers and producers from around the world will come on the show to chat with host Sally Fuller about the musical theatre projects they are spearheading, and as a special bonus, each New Works episode will feature an exclusive premiere of songs from said projects. So to kick off this series, check out my chat with London-base...

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This might be my first Broadway interview that hardly centers around Broadway- or even entertainment- at all. Terron Brooks is known for his starring role in NBC's miniseries The Temptations where he played Eddie Kendricks, as well as star turns in The Lion King and Hairspray, but he's also in the business of inspiration. With a passion for living authentically and a contagiously hopeful spirit, Terron is always dreaming im...

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May 31, 2021 40 min

The hardest part of producing an episode is having to cut awesome material. So I'm excited to share with you some deleted scenes that didn't quite make it into the show, but are too good to let go! Today you'll get to hear a deeper dive into the concept musical from Laura, some free acting coaching from Terry Burrell, an honest look at the difficulty of being on Broadway from Paige Faure, and more. Visit TheBroadwayGing...

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When actors whirl off-stage for a quick-change, Teale Dvornik makes theatre magic happen. Teale has been a dresser on Broadway for the past six years, and ever the entrepreneur, she has grown a side business as a blogger/social media influencer with a niche in opening the stage door to give followers a glimpse behind the scenes on Broadway. Join host Sally Fuller as Teale "The Backstage Blonde" reveals how she glamorized an...

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Remember when celebrity after celebrity cycled through the Broadway production of Cinderella in the principle roles? If you saw it in the summer of 2014, you would have caught the one stretch of the run in which Ella was played by one of Broadway's own triple threat performers in her first title role on Broadway, Paige Faure. Join host Sally Fuller as she chats with Faure about what it's like to perform with celebrities lik...

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From a dancer and soloist in a 1970s Ashton Springer musical tour to Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Terry Burrell's career has been exciting, to say the least. Her joy very audibly bubbles over as she tells story after story from her Broadway career, with a focus on her experience in the original Broadway cast of Into the Woods. Listen as the star pulls back the curtain on the Sondheim show and beyond, incl...

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Ever wonder what a performer is thinking as they sing an opening number for the millionth time? Or what it might be like to sing a love song to a co-star they hate? Songwriter Alexander S. Bermange has taken those concepts to an extreme in his musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical, now streaming through May 12, 2021 on KingsHeadTheatre.com. Today Bermange joins the BGP fam to share how a background in musical theatre and...

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The Phantom of the Opera is known for its pristine vocals and breathtaking spectacle, but it took a rocky road to achieve its status. Listen as we dive into how Andrew Lloyd Webber went through three different lyricists and three Phantoms before finding the right men for the jobs (not without hurting some feelings) on our way to concluding our conversation about the biggest hit in the British Invasion era of Broadway. Click here fo...

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If you're a fan of both monster movies and musicals, there is no better day than when you discover your favorite monster story is also a Broadway musical. After this impossibly wonderful moment, Emmy Award-winner Paul Milliken spent years of his childhood dressing up as, acting out, and of course incessantly playing music from The Phantom of the Opera. Go behind the mask with Milliken and host Sally Fuller this week as they kic...

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There are few experiences that bring people together quite like sharing moments of live theatre. In today's episode, host Sally Fuller continues her conversation with special guest Craig A. Meyer to revisit some of the best performances he saw during his 20 years as a Tony Awards voter. Yes, the words "Audra" and "Norbert" are said, and we discover that though Sally and Craig saw the same show a couple months ap...

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One minute you're an outspoken Actors' Equity Association member, and the next you're a councilor shaking things up in AEA and voting for the Tony Awards. That is, if you're Craig A. Meyer. Today, host Sally Fuller is joined by the triple-threat whose mile-long resume includes Broadway, Disney, and a 20-year stint as a Tony voter. Dive in with us as Meyer reveals how he ended up touring the world as "Almost Elto...

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