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The Ensemblist is the online advocate for the talent artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversation what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre. Each of our miniseries highlights a conversation that effects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. The Ensemblist podcast has more than 1.8 million podcast downloads and was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Selling Performing Arts Podcasts of all time.

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The Ensemblist is the online advocate for the talent artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversation what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre. Each of our miniseries highlights a conversation that effects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. The Ensemblist podcast has more than 1.8 million podcast downloads and was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Selling Performing Arts Podcasts of all time.

    Tony Telecasts (2007 - Spring Awakening, Curtains, Grey Gardens, Mary Poppins) Part 2

    Tony Telecasts (2007 - Spring Awakening, Curtains, Grey Gardens, Mary Poppins) Part 2

    The 61st Annual Tony Awards was presented at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2007. Just like the last ceremony, the 2007 Tonys had no host but instead a score of celebrity duos as presenters. Heading into the ceremony, two musicals were virtually tied for the most nominations: Spring Awakening with 11 nominations and Grey Gardens with 10. Also with a respectable set of 7 or 8 nominations were Curtains, Legally Blonde and Mary Poppins. Nominated for Best Revival were productions of Company, 110 in the Shade, The Apple Tree and A Chorus Line. 
    The 2006-2007 Broadway season found itself amidst many cultural highs and lows. Right in the middle of President George W. Bush’s second presidential term and his international “War on Terror,” the season witnessed the inauguration of the nation’s first female speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. On a more sober note, 2007 also saw the school shooting at Virginia Tech, which remains the deadliest school shooting in the history of the United States.
    Culturally, the season also saw the inauguration of the very first version of Apple’s iPhone, propelling the world solidly into the age of the smartphone, allowing all the actors in New York to be able to check their rehearsal schedules, and text their stage managers with they’re calling out, RIGHT from the comfort of their cell phone!
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    • 34 min
    The Shows We Need (Come From Away - feat. Alex Finke)

    The Shows We Need (Come From Away - feat. Alex Finke)

    There’s a line in Come From Away that reads “Thank you shopping at Walmart - would like to come to my house for a shower?”Creepy out of context, but in show, it is example of people being helpful and open to other people in a way that feels unfathomable right now. Host Michael Fatica spoke with Alex Finke, a former cast member of Come From Away on Broadway about how this show has a whole new to ring to it in the midst of the events of this past year.
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    • 17 min
    Rent: Measured in Love (feat. Aiko Nakosone)

    Rent: Measured in Love (feat. Aiko Nakosone)

    Today Mo Brady talks with Aiko Nakasone - One of the 15 original cast members of Rent. In the conversation, Aiko shares how her experience creating theatre families has influenced her work as both a yoga instructor and financial educator. 
    Rent is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year, and a virtual celebration is streaming through Friday March 6th, 8pm Eastern as a part of New York Theatre Workshops 2021 Gala. Enjoy! 
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    • 14 min
    Tony Telecasts (2007 - Spring Awakening, Curtains, Grey Gardens, Mary Poppins) Part 1

    Tony Telecasts (2007 - Spring Awakening, Curtains, Grey Gardens, Mary Poppins) Part 1

    The 61st Annual Tony Awards was presented at Radio City Music Hall on June 10, 2007. Just like the last ceremony, the 2007 Tonys had no host but instead a score of celebrity duos as presenters. Heading into the ceremony, two musicals were virtually tied for the most nominations: Spring Awakening with 11 nominations and Grey Gardens with 10. Also with a respectable set of 7 or 8 nominations were Curtains, Legally Blonde and Mary Poppins. Nominated for Best Revival were productions of Company, 110 in the Shade, The Apple Tree and A Chorus Line. 
    The 2006-2007 Broadway season found itself amidst many cultural highs and lows. Right in the middle of President George W. Bush’s second presidential term and his international “War on Terror,” the season witnessed the inauguration of the nation’s first female speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. On a more sober note, 2007 also saw the school shooting at Virginia Tech, which remains the deadliest school shooting in the history of the United States.
    Culturally, the season also saw the inauguration of the very first version of Apple’s iPhone, propelling the world solidly into the age of the smartphone, allowing all the actors in New York to be able to check their rehearsal schedules, and text their stage managers with they’re calling out, RIGHT from the comfort of their cell phone!
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    • 28 min
    Reopening Theatre (Come From Away Australia - feat. Daniel Goldstein)

    Reopening Theatre (Come From Away Australia - feat. Daniel Goldstein)

    In this episode, host Kerstin Anderson talks with Daniel Goldstein, the associate director of Come From Away. He was one of the first theatre practitioners in the world to reopen theatre following the shutdown. He talks with Kerstin about traveling to Melbourne Australia to reopen the show, how the theatremaking experience was modified to keep people safe, as well as both the joy and trauma he believes theatregoers will experience as they are allowed to watch live performances once again
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    • 19 min
    Out for Blood: Carrie the Musical

    Out for Blood: Carrie the Musical

    We love a good podcast deep dive. And nothing has been scratching that itch more successfully this year than the new series Out For Blood. The new podcast is a close look (perhaps a too close look) into the Queen of Broadway flops Carrie the Musical.  
    Two obsessive fans, Chris Adams and Holly Morgan, meet the cast, crew and creators, sift through the mysteries and urban legends, chat to some famous super-fans, and find out how Carrie rose from the dead and reinvented itself as a mainstream musical success story.
    Today, we have the honor of sharing a portion of their episode that dives into Act I of the show. In this excerpt, you’ll hear Holly, Chris and their guests discuss the overture and opening of the show and they each delighted and baffled audiences. Enjoy.
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    • 18 min

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