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Inside Broadway

Christine Nagy and Michael Reidel discuss everything theatre, behind the scenes and what to see on stage, along with interviewing the stars and people who make theatre happen. ... Show More

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Joe Iconis, composer of 'Be More Chill' and Will Roland who plays Jeremy. They talk about how the fan base has been the shows biggest marketing tool and the critical issues the show touches on for the younger audience.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald who is currently starring in Broadway's 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.' They talk about how she prepares before the show and the challenges of the role. They also chat about working with Terrence McNally and Zoe Caldwell.

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Michael Riedel speaks with Patrick Page about this first Tony nomination for 'Hadestown.' He chats about how hard it is to write a "serious musical" and why he had stopped singing for thirty years. Christine Nagy was off this week.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick about their Tony nominations for 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' They talk about what it is like to be adults playing the roles of children and their connection to the audience.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with actor Jeff Daniels about his portrayal of Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy talk with Brian d'Arcy James about his role in 'The Ferryman' on Broadway. He talks about how it has been one of the most satisfying, challenging and remarkable experiences he has ever had. He also explains how he likes to keep both plays and musicals in his life.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with THE PROM's Christopher Sieber about how it has been the "easiest hard work ever." He also looks back at his time on Spamalot and working with director Mike Nichols, plus the enjoyment he gets with working with children.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy talk about 2019 Tony nominations and snubs. Plus rock and roll superstar Bryan Adams stops by and chats about working on the Broadway hit 'Pretty Woman.'

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy celebrate the 25th anniversary of Disney on Broadway. They sit down with Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical, to talk about the secrets of their success and upcoming productions. Ashley Brown who originated the title role in 'Mary Poppins' on Broadway, Jonathan Freeman, the voice of Jafar in the animated feature Aladdin, and Michael James Scott currently starring as the ... Read more

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Choreographer Warren Carlyle Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with Tony award-winning choreographer Warren Carlyle about his work on 'Kiss Me, Kate." He also chats about his twenty-year working relationship with Hugh Jackman and his work on Jackman's upcoming concert show.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with Jarrod Spector about portraying Sonny Bono in 'The Cher Show.' He explains what it is like to play a recognizable person and not to make the role an imitation. They also chat about how you bring a larger than life figure to the stage. Plus, Spector talks about his solo show.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston about his role of news anchor Howard Beale in the Broadway production of Network. He talks about how Breaking Bad allowed him the opportunity to do Broadway and the distraction of phones in the theater.

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March 26, 2019 12 min

Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with Ben Crawford who is currently starring as the title role in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. He talks about how the show continues to stay relevant after thirty plus years and making the role his own.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with Lilli Cooper who plays the role of Julie Nichols in Broadway's 'Tootsie.' She talks about how the show is transformed to bring it from screen to stage.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy speak with original 'Rent' cast member Adam Pascal about his life-changing role. He talks about hearing 'Season of Love' for the first time and how he handled the sudden fame. He also discusses coming back to Broadway in 'Pretty Woman.'

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February 28, 2019 11 min

Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Ryann Redmond who is the first woman to play Olaf in 'Frozen' on Broadway. Redmond talks about what it is like to make the puppet come to life on stage and how she landed the role.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Broadway star Danny Burstein about his role in the revival of 'My Fair Lady.' He then looks ahead and talks about bringing Moulin Rouge to Broadway this summer.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy sit down with award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin about adapting Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' for the Broadway stage. He looks back at what made him want to become a writer and how dialogue sounds like music to him.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with comedian Colin Quinn about his latest Off-Broadway show 'Colin Quinn: Red Stage Blue State.' They talk about comedy during politically charged times and working in a PC world.

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Michael Riedel talks with Steven Pasquale about the end of the run for American Son and how it will be adapted for Netflix. They also chat about his unlikely path into the theater and his love for Sondheim.

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