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Getting to the Heart, Soul, and Drive of top performers in the entertainment industry. Previous guests include Grammy winner Jonathan Groff; Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Jerry Mitchell; plus Hollywood and Broadway stars and choreographers like Bradley James, Jonah Platt, Diana DeGarmo, and Morgan James, as well as emerging talent from film, TV, Broadway and publishing. Clayton Howe's guests share their paths, struggles, and lessons learned. Entertainmentx proves to inspire, uplift, and educate everyone interested in a deep dive look at entertainment professionals and industry luminaries.

Clayton Howe's Entertainmentx Clayton Howe: Producer | Creative Writer | Musical Theatre Actor

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Getting to the Heart, Soul, and Drive of top performers in the entertainment industry. Previous guests include Grammy winner Jonathan Groff; Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Jerry Mitchell; plus Hollywood and Broadway stars and choreographers like Bradley James, Jonah Platt, Diana DeGarmo, and Morgan James, as well as emerging talent from film, TV, Broadway and publishing. Clayton Howe's guests share their paths, struggles, and lessons learned. Entertainmentx proves to inspire, uplift, and educate everyone interested in a deep dive look at entertainment professionals and industry luminaries.

    Jessica Darrow Part 1 ”You’re Gonna Be Fine”

    Jessica Darrow Part 1 ”You’re Gonna Be Fine”

    Jessica Darrow (IG:@jessdarrow_)(TK:@jessdarrow_)(TW:@itmejessdarrow)was mostly recently Luisa in Disney's Encanto. Originally from Miami, Florida. She studied theater at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London for 5 months. Afterwards, she graduated from Rutgers University w/ a BFA in acting. She resides in New York City w/ her orange tabby cat Giles. We discuss Encanto, her life path and so much more! Enjoy!

    • 21 min
    Dan Looney Part 2 ”Don’t Be a Di*khead”

    Dan Looney Part 2 ”Don’t Be a Di*khead”

    Dan Looney (TW:@dan_looney)(IG:@dan.looney)(LI:@dan-looney)is a founder of the DLAP Group which is an award-winning corporation focusing on commercial entertainment across the globe. Comprised of ten subsidiary companies: DLAP Production, DLAP Management, DLAP Accountancy, DLAP Programming, DLAP Venues, DLAP Tickets, DLAP Agency, Creative Rights International, Fourth Wall Live and Ace Pantomimes.

    The company has won four Olivier awards for its co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Company at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End. It also received the Best Musical Award at the 2019 Deagu International Musical Festival in South Korea for their production of The Wedding Singer.

    DLAP produced the world premiere stage adaptation of The Last King of Scotland, based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden (Sheffield Crucible Theatre) and the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb’s musical-whodunnit, Curtains, starring Jason Manford (UK Tour and Wyndham’s Theatre, West End) as well as The Last Five Years (Garrick Theatre, West End).

    DLAP’s hit production of the 80’s rock musical Rock of Ages toured the UK and Berlin in 2018-2019 and is currently playing on its second major UK Tour.

    DLAP has also produced the 30th Anniversary production of Fame! the musical on tour in the UK, internationally and in the West End (Peacock Theatre), as well as The Wedding Singer on tour in the UK throughout 2017 and at the Wembley Park Theatre in London in 2020, starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton.

    The company produced the legendary Broadway star, Chita Rivera Live in Concert at Cadogan Hall in 2019 and Phantom of the Opera In Concert at Beau Sejour, Guernsey.

    In 2020, DLAP launched a major new IP acquisition and development company, Creative Rights International, backed by venture capitalist Patrick Bradley of Station12 and in paertnership with InFine Theatre. The company controls a large portfolio of theatre, film and TV IP which it exploits globally.

    DLAP formed a new live events and concerts company, Fourth Wall Live, with renowned concert producer, Darren Bell. Fourth Wall produced the Live in London season at the London Hippodrome Casino in December 2019. 2021/22 concerts include Bonnie & Clyde In Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle as well as Shoshana Bean, Jenna Russell and Jessica Vosk (all at London’s Cadogan Hall).

    DLAP most recently formed Ace Pantomimes with seasoned pantomime producers, Immersion Theatre.

    • 28 min
    Dan Looney Part 1 ”Don’t Be A Di*khead”

    Dan Looney Part 1 ”Don’t Be A Di*khead”

    Dan Looney (TW:@dan_looney)(IG:@dan.looney)(LI:@dan-looney)is a founder of the DLAP Group which is an award-winning corporation focusing on commercial entertainment across the globe. Comprised of ten subsidiary companies: DLAP Production, DLAP Management, DLAP Accountancy, DLAP Programming, DLAP Venues, DLAP Tickets, DLAP Agency, Creative Rights International, Fourth Wall Live and Ace Pantomimes.

    The company has won four Olivier awards for its co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Company at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End. It also received the Best Musical Award at the 2019 Deagu International Musical Festival in South Korea for their production of The Wedding Singer.

    DLAP produced the world premiere stage adaptation of The Last King of Scotland, based on the award-winning novel by Giles Foden (Sheffield Crucible Theatre) and the UK premiere of Kander and Ebb’s musical-whodunnit, Curtains, starring Jason Manford (UK Tour and Wyndham’s Theatre, West End) as well as The Last Five Years (Garrick Theatre, West End).

    DLAP’s hit production of the 80’s rock musical Rock of Ages toured the UK and Berlin in 2018-2019 and is currently playing on its second major UK Tour.

    DLAP has also produced the 30th Anniversary production of Fame! the musical on tour in the UK, internationally and in the West End (Peacock Theatre), as well as The Wedding Singer on tour in the UK throughout 2017 and at the Wembley Park Theatre in London in 2020, starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton.

    The company produced the legendary Broadway star, Chita Rivera Live in Concert at Cadogan Hall in 2019 and Phantom of the Opera In Concert at Beau Sejour, Guernsey.

    In 2020, DLAP launched a major new IP acquisition and development company, Creative Rights International, backed by venture capitalist Patrick Bradley of Station12 and in paertnership with InFine Theatre. The company controls a large portfolio of theatre, film and TV IP which it exploits globally.

    DLAP formed a new live events and concerts company, Fourth Wall Live, with renowned concert producer, Darren Bell. Fourth Wall produced the Live in London season at the London Hippodrome Casino in December 2019. 2021/22 concerts include Bonnie & Clyde In Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), The Greatest Showman’s Keala Settle as well as Shoshana Bean, Jenna Russell and Jessica Vosk (all at London’s Cadogan Hall).

    DLAP most recently formed Ace Pantomimes with seasoned pantomime producers, Immersion Theatre.

    • 22 min
    Jisel Soleil Ayon Part 2 ”The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

    Jisel Soleil Ayon Part 2 ”The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

    Jisel Soleil Ayon (IG:@jiselsayon)(jiselsoleilayon.com)currently on the Waitress national tour describes herself as a statuesque cocktail of African American and Latina ferocity with a sturdy mix belt and sugary soprano sound. She radiates an infectiously gregarious glow, but don’t get it twisted - she’s hellacious in a pair of heels and plays hard to forget. She is a Southern California based EMC singer, actor, dancer, who earned her BA in Theater Arts at California State University, Fullerton. 

    • 23 min
    Jisel Soleil Ayon Part 1 ”the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

    Jisel Soleil Ayon Part 1 ”the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”

    Jisel Soleil Ayon (IG:@jiselsayon)(jiselsoleilayon.com)currently on the Waitress national tour describes herself as a statuesque cocktail of African American and Latina ferocity with a sturdy mix belt and sugary soprano sound. She radiates an infectiously gregarious glow, but don’t get it twisted - she’s hellacious in a pair of heels and plays hard to forget. She is a Southern California based EMC singer, actor, dancer, who earned her BA in Theater Arts at California State University, Fullerton. 

    • 17 min
    Ann Harada Part 2 ”Trust Yourself”

    Ann Harada Part 2 ”Trust Yourself”

    Ann Harada (IG:@iamannharada)(TW:@annharada) originated the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and the West End. Other Broadway includes Cinderella, 9 to 5, M Butterfly, Seussical, Les Miserables (revival). Recent Off – Broadway includes Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre) and Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Westside Theatre). Regionally: 42nd Street and Mamma Mia (MUNY), and God of Carnage (George Street Playhouse) FILM: Youth in Oregon, Sisters, Trouble, Admission, Hope Springs, and The Art of Getting By. TV: “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “The Good Wife,” “SMASH,” “30 Rock,” “House of Cards,” “Master of None.”

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Scootdog ,

Favorite new theater podcast

Clayton is an outstanding interviewer and I love his fascinating chats with the best of the best in the theater and entertainment worlds.

Fearless Mensch ,

Brings out the best from his guests

Clayton Howe is an incredibly generous interviewer. His love for the entertainment industry is obvious and he shows genuine curiosity about his guests. But here's the kicker-rather than having them list their resume, his questions are designed to get to the root of their values. What drives them. How they use their art to heal the world. And, most importantly, the support system that got them where they are today. I was so honored to be a guest on the podcast and now I've gone back to savor all the episodes, which are packed with colleagues I love and respect. Clayton is a smart man with a gorgeous soul.

swsmith0403 ,

Uplifting, insightful, funny

Clayton is a dynamic host who first and foremost makes the episodes about the guest. Plenty of insightful stories to be told and useful knowledge about theatre and life.

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