Everybody skips "Sentimental Man" on the Wicked cast recording. You know it. We know it. We’re willing to wager Stephen Schwartz knows it, too. But keep that thumb away from your skip buttons because this is SENTIMENTAL MEN. We’re Quincy Brown and Kevin Bianchi and we are in a different realm of liking Wicked. Join us as we talk (and occasionally scream) about musical theatre and embark on an exploration of one of Broadway's most iconic roles.
22. He’s Been Thinking (with Mark Evans)
We are thrilled (and swooning) to welcome our very first scandalacious Winkie Prince to the pod! West End and Broadway regular Mark Evans tells us about his journey from understudy to leading man, explains how playing Elder Price is like playing Elphaba and looks ahead to Mrs. Doubtfire’s return to Broadway.
21. A Celebration Throughout Oz That’s All To Do With Dee! (with Dee Roscioli)
Ain’t you TIRED, girl? This week, #SummerWithSentMen continues with the history-making Dee Roscioli! Not only has she performed the role of Elphaba in North America more times than any other actress, she was also Quincy’s first green girl and (famously) The Fourth Cher. Dee logged on with us to chat about all of this and so much more.
20. Boq is a State of Mind (with Danny Quadrino)
Yes, you read correctly! This summer, we decided to get to know a few of our fellow Sentimental Men from within the Wicked-verse. First up is Wicked stan and Rat Track legend Danny Quadrino. We sat down and talked about understudying Boq, remembering to have fun onstage and the Wicked singing contest that started it all.
19. The Seven Year Witch (with Eden Espinosa)
Is it hot in here or is it just #SummerWithSentMen? The boys are back and kicking off their next batch of episodes with Wicked royalty Eden Espinosa. Together, they chat about whether or not Broadway is ready to reopen, what it’s like to be an offstage company member of a Broadway megahit and finding the stamina to do a contract as Elphaba every year for seven years in a row.
18. At Long, Long Last (with Stephanie J. Block)
Quincy and Kevin are joined by Wicked’s very first Elphaba, Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block. She takes the pair through her journey with Wicked: from sharing a piano bench with Stephen Schwartz to almost making her West End debut as an emergency replacement. Stephanie recalls her time roller skating through the Emerald City in San Francisco, telling people she was a birthday clown while on tour and how playing opposite her would-be husband made joining the show on Broadway even more special.
What would a deep dive into Elphaba Thropp be without taking a moment to degreen and debrief? The Sent Men take a moment to chat about lessons learned, what comes next for the pod, and play two truths/one lie with their favorite green gals.
I don’t remember life before SentMen
This has so quickly become my favourite podcast.
It is so delightfully niche and yet distinctly relatable to any Wicked fan, particularly those who had an internet connection between 2003 and 2010.
Do yourself a favour: start from the beginning, and let Quincy and Kevin tell you everything you never knew you never knew about the wonderful Elphies of Oz.
This podcast gives me lockdown life.
Thank you for this. I never new I needed it. But I did.
Please set up a podcast email address as would love to send a longer token of my appreciation.
Ughhhh such a good podcast
So good! It’s honestly become my comfort podcast at this point. Quincy and Kevin have such a great energy between them and the elphaba whom they are interviewing, I love it!!!