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Ever wonder how to break into the business of Broadway? From how to get an agent to how to navigate open calls, we cover it all. This podcast is an insider’s roadmap to making it on Broadway.
Kerry Butler is a Tony nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Les Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She was last seen as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.
Connect with Kerry via Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit kerrybutlercoach.com, email kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com or follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram.
Produced by Alan Seales, Dori Berinstein and Kimberlee Garris. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

Breaking Broadway with Kerry Butler Broadway Podcast Network

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    • 5.0 • 177 Ratings

Ever wonder how to break into the business of Broadway? From how to get an agent to how to navigate open calls, we cover it all. This podcast is an insider’s roadmap to making it on Broadway.
Kerry Butler is a Tony nominated actress who made her Broadway debut in 1993 in Blood Brothers, before starring in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Les Mis, Hairspray, Little Shop, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Catch Me If You Can, Disaster!, and Mean Girls. She has numerous on screen credits such as 30 Rock, Cupid, The Mindy Project, Blue Bloods, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. She was last seen as Barbara Maitland in Beetlejuice on Broadway.
Connect with Kerry via Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit kerrybutlercoach.com, email kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com or follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram.
Produced by Alan Seales, Dori Berinstein and Kimberlee Garris. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    I'd Rather Be Sailing with Henry Koperski

    I'd Rather Be Sailing with Henry Koperski

    Musician, composer, and writer, Henry Koperski, joins Reeve Carney and Jeanine Tesori in our final installment of the live interviews from The Broadway Cruise.

    Henry Koperski is a composer, writer, and music director based out of Los Angeles. He has composed for stage and screen, and has scores and songs featured on Netflix, Audible and Showtime. The New York Times has called him “the connective tissue” of the NYC music/comedy scene (where he performed regularly from 2012-2020). As a music director, he often works with Alan Cumming, Ari Shapiro, Matt Rogers and Matteo Lane. 
    Follow Henry Koperski on Instagram: @henkiskidu

    You can find me on Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com, follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram, or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
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    • 26 min
    Great Adventure with Jeanine Tesori

    Great Adventure with Jeanine Tesori

    Jeanine Tesori talks casting, piano training, writing and more! She gives great advice on auditioning, and what she looks for in the room in part two of The Broadway Cruise!

    Jeanine Tesori is an American composer and music arranger, best known for her work in the theater. Tesori began her Broadway career as a dance music arranger for the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She went on to compose the scores for the musicals Violet, Caroline, or Change, Shrek the Musical, Fun Home, Soft Power, and Kimberly Akimbo. Her work is known for its emotional depth, its lyrical brilliance, and its innovative musical style.
    Tesori has also composed music for several films and television shows, including Nights in Rodanthe, Every Day, and You're Not You. She is a recipient of the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Obie Award.

    You can find me on Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com, follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram, or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
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    • 18 min
    All I've Ever Known with Reeve Carney

    All I've Ever Known with Reeve Carney

    We are going live from the Broadway Cruise!  Our first of three guests is Reeve Carney. He tells us about the highs and lows in his career, and how he takes control and creates his own work.
    Reeve Carney an American actor and singer/songwriter known for originating the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway and playing Orpheus in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown.
    Follow Reeve on Instagram: @reevecarney

    You can find me on Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com, follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram, or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
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    • 24 min
    Clues to Creating the Hat with Sandy Rustin

    Clues to Creating the Hat with Sandy Rustin

    How can you create your own work?
    Sandy Rustin started out as a performer and transitioned into writing. The Cottage, written by Rustin, recently played on Broadway and her play Clue is on tour. Today we will hear about her transition into writing and what she learned about auditioning from being behind the table.  
    Sandy Rustin is a Broadway playwright and actress. One of the most produced playwrights in America, Sandy penned the adaptation of the cult-hit film, CLUE which has enjoyed over 3,500 productions worldwide. The NY TIMES called CLUE “a welcome throwback to an era of physical comedy!” CLUE will launch a national tour in February 2024 and is available for licensing via Broadway Licensing. Sandy’s original comedy, THE COTTAGE, (“Laugh Out Loud!” – The NY Times), directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) ran at The Hayes Theatre for a limited-engagement on Broadway, starring Eric McCormick and Laura Bell Bundy, and is available for licensing via Broadway Licensing’s Dramatists Play Service.

    Follow Sandy on Instagram: @sandyrustin_

    You can find me on Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com, follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram, or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
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    • 31 min
    Oh My Pod, We're Breaking Broadway! Crossover Episode with Jayke Workman

    Oh My Pod, We're Breaking Broadway! Crossover Episode with Jayke Workman

    Today's episode is a crossover with Jayke Workman's podcast, Oh My Pod U Guys.

    Oh My Pod U Guys Episode Description:
    From Hairspray to Beetlejuice, to a Tony Nominated performance as Kira in Xanadu, Kerry Butler has one of the most extensive careers on Broadway.
    I am joined by Bway icon, Kerry Butler, to chat all about her incredible career on Broadway and beyond! Kerry talks about her background as an artist, and how she ended up in the world of art. She touches on her experience originating roles on Bway, as well as all the roles she had a hand in creating but never got to play. We dive into the extracurriculars, and how important it is for an artist to have interests and joys outside of the theater bubble. Kerry also shares about her incredible podcast, Breaking Broadway, and how much she enjoys instilling wisdom about the industry for the next generation. U guys, Kerry is amazing, U don't wanna miss this episode! 
    Follow Oh My Pod U Guys:
    Instagram: @ohmypodugys
    bpn.fm/ohmypod

    You can find me on Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com, follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram, or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.
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    • 46 min
    Opening Doors to Open Calls with Jason Styres - Part 2

    Opening Doors to Open Calls with Jason Styres - Part 2

    We have casting director, Jason Styres, back for part two- giving insight into the casting process. Jason discusses casting from open calls- What makes someone stand out in auditions?  How to work on the material for auditions. Then we have Margot Plum on to chat about side hustles.
    Jason is an award-winning casting director whose work is currently globally represented, covering every facet of the industry: theatre, film, television, commercials, live events, dance, company consultation, and more. He is the founder and creative director of the Casting Collaborative, as well as the founder of the Caucus for Independent Casting. 
    He has cast projects such as the Tony Award Winning Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Broadway, 1st National Tour, and 2nd National Tour), the hit Off-Broadway comedy Puffs, The Lion King (Broadway & National Tour), and over 15 different productions for the prestigious New York City Center Encores! series., from Merrily We Roll Along (starring Lin Manuel Miranda, 2012) to Cabin in the Sky (his first foray into stage collaboration with Camille A. Brown, 2016).
    You can find me on Instagram @kerrybutler1 and TikTok @kerrybutlernyc. For coaching and teaching, visit my website at kerrybutlercoach.com, follow @kerrybutlercoach on Instagram, or email me at kerrybutlercoach@gmail.com.

    Follow Jason Styres:
    Instagram: @castingbyjasonstyres and @thecastingcollab
    www.thecastingcollab.com

    Follow Margot Plum:
    Instagram: @margyplum and @plumtreeprojects

    Follow The Hustle:
    Instagram: @thehustle_nyc
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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177 Ratings

177 Ratings

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My Favorite

This is my FAVORITE podcast ever I am a theater student and want to be on broadway this shows me sooo many good tips and tricks.Keep up the good work!

Nicole Theatre RN ,

Fantastic Podcast

Fantastic podcast for anyone in the theatre industry and specifically musical theatre. So many great nuggets and great tips.

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i love love love kerry and this podcast. i always look forward to the next episode

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