11 episodes

Philanthropy unites Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Judith Light, and more. The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social impact and doing good. Our talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. Hosted by former head of marketing for the Tony Awards and The Broadway League, and CCO for the Charity Network, Jan Svendsen, this feel-good podcast will also discuss ways you can do good through education and taking action to make the world a better place.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Philanthropy unites Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Judith Light, and more. The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social impact and doing good. Our talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. Hosted by former head of marketing for the Tony Awards and The Broadway League, and CCO for the Charity Network, Jan Svendsen, this feel-good podcast will also discuss ways you can do good through education and taking action to make the world a better place.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    25 Years of Rent

    25 Years of Rent

    Twenty-five years ago, Rent changed Broadway and pop culture. Jonathan Larson’s landmark musical began life at New York Theatre Workshop in 1993 and later went on to sweep the 1996 Tony Awards and win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Join original cast member Adam Pascal, New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director James Nicola, and director Andy Señor Jr. for a look back at this groundbreaking show.  
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out New York Theatre Workshop and the Rent-related events discussed in this episode:

    New York Theatre Workshop


    25 Years of RENT: Measured in Love NYTW Gala on March 2 (purchase tickets, streaming through March 6)



    Connect with Adam:

    Facebook: @adampascal


    Twitter: @adampascal20


    Instagram: @adampascal



    Connect with Andy:

    Twitter: @andysenorjr


    Instagram: @andysenorjr



    Connect with New York Theatre Workshop:

    Website: nytw.org


    Facebook: @nytw79


    Twitter: @nytw79


    Instagram: @nytw79



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!
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    • 44 min
    Michael McElroy

    Michael McElroy

    For over 25 years, Michael McElroy has used his voice to spark positive change. From Broadway to Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and more, Michael is the Founder, Musical Director, and Arranger for Broadway Inspirational Voices, a multi-racial GRAMMY-nominated gospel choir composed of Broadway performers that provides hope, inspires, and transforms at-risk youth through music and the arts. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the power of music, Broadway’s racial reckoning, and more.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode:

    Broadway Inspirational Voices

    “You Will Be Found” video

    Ronald McDonald House New York

    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

    Covenant House

    Black Theatre United

    Deaf West Theatre

    Roundabout Theatre Company


    Connect with Michael:
    Instagram: @michaelmichaeltheartist


    Connect with Broadway Inspirational Voice:

    Website: broadwayinspirationalvoices.org


    Facebook: @bivoices


    Twitter: @bivoices


    Instagram: @bivoices



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!
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    • 42 min
    Celia Keenan-Bolger & Gideon Glick

    Celia Keenan-Bolger & Gideon Glick

    When To Kill a Mockingbird opened on Broadway, all eyes were on Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick. Their immortal performances as Scout and Dill scored a Tony Award for Celia and a Tony nomination for Gideon. But when Broadway shut down last March, these fast friends did what so many in the theater industry did—turned their sights to helping others. Join us for an impassioned discussion on feeding pandemic frontline workers, the future of Broadway, and much more.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode:

    Meal Train

    Broadway Feeds Bellevue


    Figure out your role for doing good, developed by Deepa Iyer, SolidarityIs and Building Movement Project:
    Mapping Our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems (PDF)

    Connect with Celia Keenan-Bolger:

    Twitter: @celiakb


    Instagram: @celiakb



    Connect with Gideon Glick:

    Twitter: @gidglick


    Instagram: @gidglick



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!
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    • 47 min
    Broadway Green Alliance

    Broadway Green Alliance

    In 2008, Broadway finally went green. Since then, the Broadway Green Alliance has worked tirelessly to educate, motivate, and inspire the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices on Broadway and beyond. Join Broadway Green Alliance Founder and Co-Chair Susan Sampliner, Director Molly Braverman, and former “Green Captain” (and recent Tony Award nominee!) Elizabeth Stanley as they discuss how BGA is making Broadway—and theater in general—better for the planet.
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out BGA and its greener initiatives discussed in this episode:

    Broadway Green Alliance

    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

    Greener Reopening Toolkit


    Connect with Broadway Green Alliance:

    Facebook: @BroadwayGreenAlliance


    Twitter: @BroadwayGreen


    Instagram: @BroadwayGreenAlliance



    Connect with Elizabeth Stanley:
    Instagram: @el.stans


    Connect with Jagged Little Pill:

    Website: JaggedLittlePill.com


    Facebook: @jaggedmusical


    Instagram: @jaggedlittlepill


    Twitter: @jaggedmusical



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!
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    • 37 min
    Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley

    Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley

    From the Biden-Harris Inaugural Concert to their wildly popular “Stars in the House” live-stream concert series, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have not only brought hope and entertainment to Broadway fans around the world during the pandemic, they’ve raised awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars for The Actors Fund and other notable organizations. Join these two Broadway icons as they discuss decades of social impact—in front of and behind the curtain. 
    Looking for ways to give back?
    Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode:

    Stars in the House

    The Actors Fund

    You Gotta Believe

    Black Theatre United

    Concert for America


    Connect with Seth & James’s work:

    Seth’s Big Fat Broadway - SiriusXM

    “George on My Mind” Rock the Runoff: Broadway for Georgia video

    “Seasons of Love/Age of Aquarius” Biden-Harris Inaugural video


    Connect with Seth:

    Website: SethRudetsky.com


    Facebook: @SethRudetskyBway


    Twitter: @SethRudetsky


    Instagram: @SethRudetsky



    Connect with James:

    Twitter: @JamesWesleyNYC


    Instagram: @JamesWesleyNYC



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!
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    • 43 min
    Dan Pallotta

    Dan Pallotta

    At the center of charitable giving and human transformation is Dan Pallotta. A controversial activist and fundraiser, Dan is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multi-day AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days; the president of Advertising for Humanity; and the author of three best-selling books. His 2013 Ted Talk, “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong,” has been viewed more than 5 million times and has been ranked one of the 100 most-persuasive TED Talks of all time. 
    Join us for an eye-opening discussion on charitable giving that just might transform the way you think about changing the world.
    Learn more about Dan’s philosophy on charitable giving:

    The Everyday Philanthropist

    Uncharitable


    Connect with Dan Pallotta:

    Website: DanPallotta.com


    Facebook: @DanPallotta


    Twitter: @DanPallotta


    YouTube: @DanPallottaChannel


    TED Talk: “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong” TED Talk



    Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast:

    Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast


    Twitter: @broadwaygives



    Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.
    Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min

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A brilliant host, herself an inspiration, invites top talent and thought leaders to share their philosophies about making a difference. The cast is Broadway notables, but the themes are universal. You’ll leave each podcast entertained ... and thinking of ways you, too, can be “of service.”

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