5 episodes

After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision?  Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?
The drama on stage pales in comparison to the drama behind the curtain….
You don’t want to miss this.
This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).

THE CAST

Alex Brightman as The Narrator

James Monroe Iglehart….as Producer Steve Jones

Lillias White…..as Producer Cheryl Phillips

Ashley Park….as Book Writer/Lyricist Kay Fields

Michael Urie…as Composer Bobby Kerns

Sarah Stiles…as Diva Emma-Olivia

George Salazar…as Agent Maxwell Fernsby

Ariana DeBose….as Director / Choreographer Zoey Taylor

Andrew Barth Feldman…as Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman

Lesli Margherita…as The Broadway Disher

Ilana Levine…as the CAAA Receptionist

Mauricio Martinez….as Thomas

Jacob Smith as Randolph, the Lyft Driver, the N’avi Ticket Buyer and the Barista

Danny Marins as the Soul Cycle Instructor

Mark Peikart as the Box Office Manager

Alan Seales as Alexis


WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY

Matt Britton – CEO Broadway Briefing

David Korins - Set Designer

Natasha Katz - Lightning Designer

Alex Lacamoire - Music Director/ Arranger

Lynn Nottage - Playwright/Lyricist

Jordan Roth - Producer and President, Jujamcyn Theatres


THE CREATORS

Written by Dori Berinstein & Mark Peikert

Directed by Dori Berinstein

Sound Editing & Design by Bart Fasbender

Music by Matthew Sklar

Sound Engineering by Alan Seales

Banshee Wrangling by Bill Berloni

Executive Produced by Liz Armstrong

Produced by Dori Berinstein Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network


And absolutely everything else….by the extraordinary BPN Team:
Brittany Bigelow, Yoanna Nikolova, Katie Rosin, Cyndy Schatz and Beatriz Westby

AS THE CURTAIN RISES was created and recorded entirely in quarantine.
This Broadway Soap Opera celebrates and supports The Actor’s Fund and the BPN Frontline Worker Initiative which you can find at: Bpn.fm/frontlineworkers with Tremendous Gratitude To our Producing Partner Liz Armstrong.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision?  Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?
The drama on stage pales in comparison to the drama behind the curtain….
You don’t want to miss this.
This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).

THE CAST

Alex Brightman as The Narrator

James Monroe Iglehart….as Producer Steve Jones

Lillias White…..as Producer Cheryl Phillips

Ashley Park….as Book Writer/Lyricist Kay Fields

Michael Urie…as Composer Bobby Kerns

Sarah Stiles…as Diva Emma-Olivia

George Salazar…as Agent Maxwell Fernsby

Ariana DeBose….as Director / Choreographer Zoey Taylor

Andrew Barth Feldman…as Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman

Lesli Margherita…as The Broadway Disher

Ilana Levine…as the CAAA Receptionist

Mauricio Martinez….as Thomas

Jacob Smith as Randolph, the Lyft Driver, the N’avi Ticket Buyer and the Barista

Danny Marins as the Soul Cycle Instructor

Mark Peikart as the Box Office Manager

Alan Seales as Alexis


WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY

Matt Britton – CEO Broadway Briefing

David Korins - Set Designer

Natasha Katz - Lightning Designer

Alex Lacamoire - Music Director/ Arranger

Lynn Nottage - Playwright/Lyricist

Jordan Roth - Producer and President, Jujamcyn Theatres


THE CREATORS

Written by Dori Berinstein & Mark Peikert

Directed by Dori Berinstein

Sound Editing & Design by Bart Fasbender

Music by Matthew Sklar

Sound Engineering by Alan Seales

Banshee Wrangling by Bill Berloni

Executive Produced by Liz Armstrong

Produced by Dori Berinstein Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network


And absolutely everything else….by the extraordinary BPN Team:
Brittany Bigelow, Yoanna Nikolova, Katie Rosin, Cyndy Schatz and Beatriz Westby

AS THE CURTAIN RISES was created and recorded entirely in quarantine.
This Broadway Soap Opera celebrates and supports The Actor’s Fund and the BPN Frontline Worker Initiative which you can find at: Bpn.fm/frontlineworkers with Tremendous Gratitude To our Producing Partner Liz Armstrong.

    Once On This Staten Island

    Once On This Staten Island

    The workshop is here—well, actually, it’s on Staten Island. Did you know cars can go there? The whole team makes the trek to see what they’ve got, but there are a few surprises waiting… not least of which is the score. Could Kay and Bobby have a hit song on their hands? Or will Steve and Cheryl’s behind-the-scenes plotting derail what’s starting to work? At least Emma Olivia’s beloved barista is on hand for plenty of cappuccinos and scones!

    For the full cast & creatives list, check the show notes visit BPN.fm/AsTheCurtainRises.
    This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
    As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 17 min
    Writers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    Writers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    The pressure is starting to get to Kay and Bobby—or maybe it’s just the caffeine—as they write the book, lyrics, and score for the first act of a musical that everyone thinks is based on the highest-grossing movie of all time, but secretly… isn’t. Luckily, they have a brand-new science consultant joining the team to lead the way in the form of… Dear Evan Hansen star Andrew Barth Feldman? Cheryl and Steve are on board with him, but maybe not so much their writing team. And Emma Olivia has a few demands that need to be met before signing on to the role she’s forced everyone to hire her for—sure hope Schmackary’s has enough sprinkles for her needs…

    For the full cast & creatives list, check the show notes visit BPN.fm/AsTheCurtainRises.
    This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
    As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 19 min
    Putting It Together

    Putting It Together

    Shortly after the debacle at Sardi’s—where, true to form, the pigs in a blanket remained unavailable—Bobby and Kay tried to regroup as the new, contractually obligated writers of a not-Avatar musical. Producers Cheryl and Steve try to salvage their reputations before anyone knows what’s happened by bringing onboard acclaimed director-choreographer Zoey Taylor, who’s never met a dazzle she didn’t want to razzle. And Emma Olivia is determined to star in whatever musical this ends up being, if she has to shave her eyebrows off herself to get the role (jk, they’re like her best feature, and she would never!). Tune in for the thrilling second installment of As the Curtain Rises!

    For the full cast & creatives list, check the show notes visit BPN.fm/AsTheCurtainRises.
    This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
    As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 19 min
    Let the Games Begin

    Let the Games Begin

    Broadway Composer/Lyricist/Book Writers Bobby and Kaye are writing a top secret new musical. But nothing is secret on Broadway...not with the Broadway Disher around. After news leaks, the Broadway community goes into full-tilt crazy chasing opportunities to get involved. This includes mega producers Steve Jones and Cheryl Philips, arch enemies. Jr. Agent Maxwell Fersby feebly attempts to help with negotiations as Diva Emma-Oliva pursues the starring role and Theatre Owners look to plant their flag. But not all is as 'chim chim cheree' as it seems!

    For the full cast & creatives list, check the show notes visit BPN.fm/AsTheCurtainRises.
    This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
    As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 23 min
    Podcast Trailer

    Podcast Trailer

    After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision?  Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?
    The drama on stage pales in comparison to the drama behind the curtain….
    You don’t want to miss this.
    This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
    As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).

    THE CAST

    Alex Brightman as The Narrator

    James Monroe Iglehart….as Producer Steve Jones

    Lillias White…..as Producer Cheryl Phillips

    Ashley Park….as Book Writer/Lyricist Kay Fields

    Michael Urie…as Composer Bobby Kerns

    Sarah Stiles…as Diva Emma-Olivia

    George Salazar…as Agent Maxwell Fernsby

    Ariana DeBose….as Director / Choreographer Zoey Taylor

    Andrew Barth Feldman…as Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman

    Lesli Margherita…as The Broadway Disher

    Ilana Levine…as the CAAA Receptionist

    Mauricio Martinez….as Thomas

    Jacob Smith as Randolph, the Lyft Driver, the N’avi Ticket Buyer and the Barista

    Danny Marins as the Soul Cycle Instructor

    Mark Peikart as the Box Office Manager

    Alan Seales as Alexis


    WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY

    Matt Britton – CEO Broadway Briefing

    David Korins - Set Designer

    Natasha Katz - Lightning Designer

    Alex Lacamoire - Music Director/ Arranger

    Lynn Nottage - Playwright/Lyricist

    Jordan Roth - Producer and President, Jujamcyn Theatres


    THE CREATORS

    Written by Dori Berinstein & Mark Peikert

    Directed by Dori Berinstein

    Sound Editing & Design by Bart Fasbender

    Music by Matthew Sklar

    Sound Engineering by Alan Seales

    Banshee Wrangling by Bill Berloni

    Executive Produced by Liz Armstrong

    Produced by Dori Berinstein Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network


    And absolutely everything else….by the extraordinary BPN Team:
    Brittany Bigalow, Yoanna Nikolova, Katie Rosen, Cyndy Schatz and Beatriz Westby

    AS THE CURTAIN RISES was created and recorded entirely in quarantine.
    This Broadway Soap Opera celebrates and supports The Actor’s Fund and the BPN Frontline Worker Initiative which you can find at: Bpn.fm/frontlineworkers with Tremendous Gratitude To our Producing Partner Liz Armstrong.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 min

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