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Hosts Dan Tracy and Joe Carroll are both guys who... (you guessed it) like musicals. We breakdown all things Broadway with weekly unscripted interviews. We've got 6 Broadway credits between us - so we're not only fans, but insiders. Looking for a candid weekly Broadway podcast giving you a lighthearted, no-BS look at the Great Way Way? Dying for a peek into the lives of Norbert Leo Butz, Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Patti Murin, Alex Brightman, Ashley Park, and many more? Unsure how to help your kid accomplish their dreams and get on Broadway?  We talk with your favorite stars about how they got their start. Check out our archive today! Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

Hosts Dan Tracy and Joe Carroll are both guys who... (you guessed it) like musicals. We breakdown all things Broadway with weekly unscripted interviews. We've got 6 Broadway credits between us - so we're not only fans, but insiders. Looking for a candid weekly Broadway podcast giving you a lighthearted, no-BS look at the Great Way Way? Dying for a peek into the lives of Norbert Leo Butz, Gavin Creel, Shoshana Bean, Patti Murin, Alex Brightman, Ashley Park, and many more? Unsure how to help your kid accomplish their dreams and get on Broadway?  We talk with your favorite stars about how they got their start. Check out our archive today! Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    We love the Tony's

    We love the Tony's

    TONY AWARDS ARE BACK!!! #1 Robyn Hurder was robbed. #2 Danny Burstein is perfect. #3 Leslie Odem Jr has a perfect singing voice. #4 we still can’t get over that Wheels Of A Dream … Joe and Dan ARE Jesse Tyler Ferguson clutching his pearls and Kerry Butler sobbing while watching Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra. Broadway’s back!!… is it back? Kind of? Yes!! Dan and Joe breakdown all the emotional, bizarre, and thrilling moments from this year’s (last year’s) ceremony. We talk about the controversies surrounding this years Tony Awards as well. There’s a lot happening in our business right now and we try to shed light on some things you might be reading on Twitter. We just gotta say… if you felt anything besides joy while watching the awards this year, we’re with you. It’s a crazy time. It feels weird to celebrate. But at the end of the day, we’re still little theater geeks watching Tony’s in our living rooms crying while Idina and Kristen sing “For Good”. RIGHT?!
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    • 49 min
    We Love Ali Luff

    We Love Ali Luff

    One of the coolest people on the planet is here. Our friend Ali Luff is hanging with us this week!! She’s most famous for being Alex Finke’s dressing roommate in Les Mis. She’s done a few shows… Waitress, Wicked,, a little ditty on Starz right now called HEELZ .. that’s HEELZ with a Z. This was such a fun conversation. Ali walks us through her difficult time leaving Waitress, shooting a TV show during a pandemic, and she inspires all of us to buy a Winnebago. 
    Her insane resume includes Waitress, Wicked, Scandalous, Escape to Margaritaville, Matlida, Les Mis, Ghost, Mama Mia and a recurring role on New Amsterdam. COME ON!! Ali Luff is a LIFE FORCE. Check us out!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    We Love Beth Leavel

    We Love Beth Leavel

    MAMA JUNE IS HERE!! Joe and Beth spend plenty of time walking down memory lane this week. What is the backstory of those deviled eggs? IYKYK. Bandstand star and Broadway LEGEND of 13 Broadway Shows Beth Leavel is with us! Devil Wears Prada is right around the corner and we cannot wait to see Beth shine as Miranda alongside friend of the pod, Taylor Iman Jones. From the The Prom, to Drowsy Chaperone, Beth only does shows with weird names. We talk about the buzz of previews with Drowsy Chaperone, the stillness of her Miranda Priestly, and how Nevertheless, she persisted.



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    We love Adam Pascal

    We love Adam Pascal

    We have got a story for you that you've NEVER heard this week. I mean COME ON!! Adam Freaking Pascal. Yes, RENT. Yes, AIDA. Yes, he gives us 16 bars of Pity The Child. (this may be an exaggeration) Yes. It was just announced that he's taking PRETTY WOMAN on the road!! We were blown away by his insight and his thoughtfulness. In addition to creating the iconic role of Roger in Rent, Adam has also been seen on Broadway in Cabaret as the (Emcee), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Memphis (Huey Calhoun), Disaster! (Chad) and Something Rotten! (Shakespeare). Listen in for how Cabaret changed Adam's life, how hard it is, even for rockstars, to not quit, and when Joe tells Adam that he was in the audience for one of the craziest nights of Adma's life.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    So You Wanna Join Actors Equity?

    So You Wanna Join Actors Equity?

    This week Dan and Joe chat about the new Open Access policy just announced by Actor's Equity. The guys take questions, respond to social media comments, and talk about their experience as union and non-union actors. Every stage actor eventually asks the question "when should I join Equity?" It's a wildly personal decision as to when an actor chooses to go from being non-union to being union. This step taken by AEA now allows anyone who has ever worked professionally as an actor or stage manager to join Actor's Equity. What does that mean for you or the actor in your life? Tune in to find out.
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    • 47 min
    We Love Norbert Leo Butz

    We Love Norbert Leo Butz

    NORBERT LEO FREAKING BUTZ IS HERE!!!! 11 Broadway shows. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rent, Wicked, My Fair Lady... Have you seen Bloodline? Just stop what you're doing and watch the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Tony performance and then binge Bloodline. We can't keep it together this week. Joe is fan boy mess.
    This was one of our favorite conversations yet. This week we talk with Norbert about how singing in bar bands can be the best vocal training, that time he wept in Jason Robert Brown's bathroom, how the biggest job you ever have might be the least rewarding, and the genius of Jack O'Brien. We talk about his leap from stage to screen and what he learned from Sissy Spacek and Linda Cardellini while working on Bloodline.
    We have looked up to this man for so long (if you can't tell by Joe's rambling) and we're still blown away that the man spent so much time with us. He was generous, vulnerable, and a WELL of knowledge. his best advice? Don't take any f*****g advice. Listen in this week!
    Check this out for a resume... On Broadway. My Fairy Lady, Thou Shalt Not, Big Fish, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Enron, Speed-The-Plow, Is He Dead?, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wicked, Rent. Most recently, Butz stars in NBC’s Debris series and nabbed a lead role as Rex Foster in the Disney+ adaptation of Tim Federle’s YA novel Better Nate Than Ever. Other TV credits include playing Dr. Byron Hale in David Zabel and Ridley Scott’s PBS series Mercy Street, performing the role of Kevin Rayburn in the Netflix series Bloodline, and playing Paddy Chayefsky on the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon.
    His film credits include Peter Hedges’ Dan in Real Life, Vera Farmiga’s Sony feature Higher Ground, Craig Zisk’s The English Teacher, and writer-directors Geoff Moore and David Posamentier’s Better Living Through Chemistry.
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

JVJ1975 ,

Nice job

A little Bob Fosse trivia: When he died in 1986 the TV networks ran nice, respectful, extended ~20-minute tributes —-> One show that’s mentioned a total of zero times is CHICAGO. Perhaps a bit difficult for today’s fans to believe, but you can look it up on YouTube. Until the revival was produced 20 years after the original, CHICAGO was nothing at all like what it was to become. I think this is what they mean when they use the phrase “ahead of his time.”

underwoodrayfan ,

Fantastic

I love listening to Joe and Dan! They offer a unique perspective as both fans and practitioners!

jag382 ,

Just what I needed.

I love listening to them in the morning before going to work. To me it’s like my ESPN for musicals. 🤘🏾🤘🏾🤘🏾

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