Like BroadwayCon itself, BroadwayCon The Podcast brings you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind-the-scenes. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life.
Each episode will feature conversations with the casts and creatives of Broadway's greatest hits (and, sometimes, misses!), and discussions featuring the industry’s top producers and designers.
Episode 17: Patrick Hinds and Mo Brady Talk 2016's Biggest Broadway Stories
From Hamilton Tony sweep to Hamilton casting to the Hamilton Pence visit to things that have NOTHING TO DO WITH HAMILTON (like the influx of TV musicals, the question of how diverse is Broadway really, Broadway's response to the PULSE nightclub shooting, to the Shuffle Along drama). Patrick and Mo (mostly Mo) talk about it all! Have Opinions on the topics we discussed? Email me: Patrick@broadwaycon.com
Episode 16: Publicist Lisa Goldberg + Tony Winner Rory O'Malley
Broadway, TV, and Film publicist Lisa Goldberg shares her story career reinvention and how that helped her to find her way into the Broadway community. In the second half of the show, Tony nominee Rory O'Malley talks about how volunteering for the Obama campaign in 2008 helped shape him as a marriage equality activist and led to the creation of some the work that he is most proud of.
Episode 14: Buzzfeed's Louis Peitzman talks diversity on Broadway, "Falsettos", and "Dear Evan Hansen"
Buzzfeed's senior entertainment reporter Louis Pietzman talks about tricking the popular news site into letting him write about Broadway. We discuss his in-depth look at diversity in casting on Broadway and how it has affected the Asian-American community and we talk about his reporting on the importance of the Falsettos revival and his piece on the emotional subject matter of Dear Evan Hansen.
How BroadwayCon Gets Made Part 2 / Celia Keenan-Bolger
With BroadwayCon just a month away, we return to the BroadwayCon Office to see how the Con gets made! We talk about the exciting programming, recent guest announcements, the panels we all excited for, and big stars we can't wait to see. At the end of the episode we chat with Celia Keenan-Bolger about Patrick's favorite bit of stage magic and find out how she pulled it off!
Episode 13: Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Broadway favorite Nikka Graff Lanzarone talks about the New Group production of Sweet Charity, making her Broadway debut in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and stepping into the iconic role of Chicago's Velma Kelly on Broadway. She also talks about her podcast, The Ensemblist, her family's show business legacy, why she still loves living in New York City.
Episode 12: Ben Rimalower on Patti Lupone
For this episode we're bringing you the tale of Broadway's ultimate superfan. From as far back as he can remember, Ben Rimalower has been obsessed with Patti Lupone. When the opportunity came up to work on a show she was starring in, he couldn't believe his luck. That experience would be just the beginning of a long and fabulous--if complicated--relationship with the Tony-winning star. It's SUCH a good story that he ultimately turned it into a one man show called Patti Issues.