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

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy talk with actress Hannah Corneau who recently made her Broadway debut as Elphaba in the international hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. She chats about how the role resonates with her and the process of turning into Elphaba every day.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy talk with actor Brian Cox, who is currently playing Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway's 'The Great Society.' He also talks about the success of HBO's 'Succession' and what his character Logan Roy, and Lyndon B. Johnson have in common. He also reveals what his most significant moment has been in his career.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy talk with Alex Brightman from Broadway's 'Beetlejuice.' They chat about how he continues to stay healthy during the demanding run and the energy and enthusiasm of the audience.

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October 3, 2019 17 min

Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, and John Glover from Fern Hill, which is now playing at 59E59 Theaters. Tucker's new comedy looks at a group of friends living together during their golden years. Tucker and Eikenberry also talk about their time together on LA Law.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Julie Halston, John Behlmann and Sarah Stiles from Tootsie. They discuss how the show transformed itself from a 1980's movie to a Broadway Musical.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with 'Ain't Too Proud' director Des McAnuff and actor Jahi Kearse who plays Berry Gordy at the Imperial Theater. They discuss the inspiration for the show, and how a story from the past makes you think about our country today.

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August 15, 2019 13 min

Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with CJ Eldred and Kirsten Scott who are staring in 'Rock of Ages' now at New World Stages. They talk about their loyal and sometimes overzealous fans and how they keep their voices healthy during the run of the show.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with actors Andrew Polec, Christina Bennington and choreographer Xena Gusthart from 'Bat Out Of Hell- The Musical' playing at the New York City Center. The rock and roll love story was the vision of Jim Steinman for over forty years and reveals the answer to what the 'that' is in "But they won't do that."

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Mary Testa and James David who are starring in Oklahoma! on Broadway. They discuss the themes of the show and the reaction of the audience.

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Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy chat with Sophia Anne Caruso and Adam Dannheisser on the success of 'Beetlejuice' on Broadway.

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July 2, 2019 11 min

Michael Riedel chats with Tony Award winner Santino Fontana about his starting role in Tootsie on Broadway and how it is not just the movie on stage. Fontana talks about how he went from small-town life on the West Coast to Broadway and being inspired to get into acting by old movies he watched with his grandfather. Christine Nagy was off today.

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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... Read more

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