100 episodes

Conversations revealing the cultural and emotional impact of our favorite musicals in theatre history.
On each episode of “A Musical Theatre Podcast,” Jeff welcomes a special guest to explore one musical from theatre history. Together they get to the heart of the show’s cultural and emotional impact by looking at its creators, context, and storytelling. Always fun and heartfelt, this is the podcast to celebrate the humanity of our musical theatre art form.

A Musical Theatre Podcast Jeffrey Scott Parsons

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    • 4.9 • 114 Ratings

Conversations revealing the cultural and emotional impact of our favorite musicals in theatre history.
On each episode of “A Musical Theatre Podcast,” Jeff welcomes a special guest to explore one musical from theatre history. Together they get to the heart of the show’s cultural and emotional impact by looking at its creators, context, and storytelling. Always fun and heartfelt, this is the podcast to celebrate the humanity of our musical theatre art form.

    THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK with Lucie Arnaz

    THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK with Lucie Arnaz

    If you've ever listened to "A Musical Theatre Podcast," you already know a little bit about THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. Find out how by tuning into our first episode of 2023 featuring one of the original "West End Witches," Lucie Arnaz (Broadway's THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, PIPPIN). Lucie gives us a generous look inside the creation of this sexy, magic-filled show and shares how she found musical theatre while growing up with television legend parents, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. Packed with funny stories and fascinating insights, this is definitely an episode you've been "wishing" for.
    Follow Lucie and see her upcoming tour dates by visiting luciearnaz.com
    New for January 2023, leave us a nice review and get a free year of PATREON! full of bonus episodes. Simply post the review, take a screenshot, and email it to amusicalpodcast@gmail.com. Also be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Don't forget about our TeePublic Store, the profits of which are donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    MILK AND HONEY with David Armstrong

    MILK AND HONEY with David Armstrong

    In the name of "Merry Christmas" and the holiday season, welcome to Israel! In 1961, MILK AND HONEY premiered on Broadway and brought with it the first major musical theatre representation of Jewish life as well as an introduction to a little, off-Broadway composer named Jerry Herman. Musical theatre creator, educator, and podcast host David Armstrong joins us to discuss this lesser known show with a giant sized cultural footprint. Enjoy your holidays everyone, and thank you for a beautiful 2022. Shalom!
    Follow David and his podcast Broadway Nation on Instagram at @davidatbroadwaynation and listen to it on the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Be sure to share, review and subscribe to "A Musical Theatre Podcast!" You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. For only $1 a month, you can subscribe to PATREON! to support the regular show and receive monthly bonus episodes. Don't forget about our TeePublic Store, the profits of which are donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    THE SECRET GARDEN with Daisy Eagan & John Cameron Mitchell

    THE SECRET GARDEN with Daisy Eagan & John Cameron Mitchell

    THE SECRET GARDEN is a timeless story with a lot of layers, just like our two guests who were gracious enough to discuss it with us this week. Tony-winning Daisy Eagan ("Mary Lennox," herself) and John Cameron Mitchell (do you think of him as "Hedwig" first, or Dickon?) enjoy a mini reunion in this episode that has a bit of everything, including "earth." Come to the garden, and stay for the "T!"
    Daisy's podcast Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan is available wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also follow her on Instagram @daisyeagan or learn more about her career at daisyeagan.com
    Follow John on Instagram @johncameronmitchell to witness all the creativity, including the recent benefit of REM music for Planned Parenthood that he mentions in the episode.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES with Jake Saenz

    DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES with Jake Saenz

    While it may have flopped on Broadway, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES was a winner in Europe and our recent poll on PATREON! So if you're thinking you're too sophisticated for this episode, get ready to realize all the fun you've been missing while you've been rolling your eyes. Talented performer and podcast host Jake Saenz (Fear the Talking Queers) joins us this week for an irreverent discussion on the joys of treasure in trash, learning from mistakes, and singing goth pop at the top of your lungs.
    Learn more about Jake's podcast by checking out their Instagram @fearthetalkingqueers. While you're at it, give Jake a follow at @hellajaked.
    Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. For only $1 a month, you can subscribe to PATREON! to support the regular show and receive bonus content. We also have a TeePublic Store where all our proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Josh Breckenridge

    THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Josh Breckenridge

    THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS ran for only two months on Broadway at the end of 2010, but in that short time it managed to spark controversy that not only brought protestors outside the theatre, but 12 Tony nominations the following Spring. Luckily our special guest this week is able to provide us with some context. Original off-Broadway and Broadway cast member Josh Breckenridge (COME FROM AWAY, THE BOOK OF MORMON) joins us to jump into some very difficult conversations with one intention in mind: to help us understand "the boys."
    Follow Josh on Instagram @j.breckenridge.music and visit his website at j-breckenridge.com. He can currently be heard on the new BPN comedy ROLLING CALLS.
    Be sure to share "A Musical Theatre Podcast" with your friends by leaving us a nice review or following us on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok. You can also subscribe to PATREON! for only $1 a month and receive bonus content each month. Don't forget about our TeePublic Store that benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE with Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens

    A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE with Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens

    No need for cute introductory copy here. This week we are simply honored that Tony Award winning composing team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, ANASTASIA) stopped by to discuss their beautiful musical A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. Don't miss this fun and poignant conversation about the power of theatre, community, and Terrence McNally's Bloomingdale visits. Also, feel free to weigh in on whether you pronounce it "Salomay" or "Salohmee." ;)
    Classic Stage Company's current revival of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE directed by John Doyle runs through December 18th. (Run! Don't walk!) Tickets and more information are available at classicstage.org
    Be sure to share "A Musical Theatre Podcast" with your friends and, while you're at it, leave us a nice review and rating! For more great content follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. We also have a TeePublic store where we donate all our profits to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Don't forget about PATREON! where for only $1 you support the regular show and receive bonus content including an upcoming Halloween special!
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    Thank you, Ralph.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

tfrangi ,

Just what the show doctor ordered

I love this podcast!!! Especially since it covers all my favorite shows. I always have to go back and listen to the cast recordings or deep dive into YouTube after every episode. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the new year!!!

Timokles ,

Best Musical Theatre Show!

This is my favourite musical theatre podcast. Jeff brings on guests from Broadway and the West End every episode, and it's introduced me to shows new and old that either I didn't know before or I came to know better. If you are a fan of the stage, you need to be subscribed to this show!

alyssa austin ,

My favorite podcast!

A friend recommended this podcast to me a few months ago, and I’ve basically been listening non-stop since! Jeff is such a great host and getting to take a peek into the world of each show with a special guest who has a connection to each show is such a fun and engaging format. As a Musical lover and performer, listening to this show helps me feel connected in a deeper way to my people and my passion for this art form, no matter where I am.

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