29 episodes

Like many of us, Eva grew up doing theater. She attended musical theater camp and loved Broadway musicals. While a true passion, Eva chose to pursue a career in politics. She began by working for the Gore campaign during the infamous 2000 presidential election. She then transitioned to journalism, spending five years with ABC News as an Assignment Editor and Coordinating Producer, where she covered 9/11, the Iraq War, the 2004 Presidential Election, the death of Pope John Paul II, amongst others.En route towards a successful lifetime career in news, Eva made the decision to follow her original, true passion. In 2005, she left her job at ABC News to pursue a life in the theater, as a producer. The decision to leave a steady job and start from scratch in a famously cutthroat industry was not an easy one. But it certainly paid off. Eva has amassed over 18 Broadway credits and three Tony Awards. And, last year, she had four Broadway shows running simultaneously at one point. Her success can, of course, be attributed to her hard work and tenacity, but also to returning to her first love, building on the passion generated from her formative experiences in the theater—her first shows.On each episode of My First Show, Eva speaks with a different luminary from the entertainment industry, framing the discussion around four questions:What was the first show you saw?What was the first show you were in?What was your first professional show?If you could be in any show, anywhere, at any time, what would it be?Through a lively and personal conversation, Eva explores each guest’s formative experiences, how ambitions became reality and what dream roles still remain.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Like many of us, Eva grew up doing theater. She attended musical theater camp and loved Broadway musicals. While a true passion, Eva chose to pursue a career in politics. She began by working for the Gore campaign during the infamous 2000 presidential election. She then transitioned to journalism, spending five years with ABC News as an Assignment Editor and Coordinating Producer, where she covered 9/11, the Iraq War, the 2004 Presidential Election, the death of Pope John Paul II, amongst others.En route towards a successful lifetime career in news, Eva made the decision to follow her original, true passion. In 2005, she left her job at ABC News to pursue a life in the theater, as a producer. The decision to leave a steady job and start from scratch in a famously cutthroat industry was not an easy one. But it certainly paid off. Eva has amassed over 18 Broadway credits and three Tony Awards. And, last year, she had four Broadway shows running simultaneously at one point. Her success can, of course, be attributed to her hard work and tenacity, but also to returning to her first love, building on the passion generated from her formative experiences in the theater—her first shows.On each episode of My First Show, Eva speaks with a different luminary from the entertainment industry, framing the discussion around four questions:What was the first show you saw?What was the first show you were in?What was your first professional show?If you could be in any show, anywhere, at any time, what would it be?Through a lively and personal conversation, Eva explores each guest’s formative experiences, how ambitions became reality and what dream roles still remain.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Ashley Park

    Ashley Park

    Originally released November 24, 2020. Ashley Park, currently starring in Season Two of Netflix’s “Emily in Paris,” looks back on growing up and going to college in Ann Arbor, as well as hoofing it at the Pittsburgh CLO. She also discusses her long-term relationship with the role of Millie, former audition song that required a sequined vest, and her hilarious performance as Ashley Gold on “Girls5Eva.”
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    • 48 min
    Mike Faist

    Mike Faist

    Originally released on December 8, 2020. Eva talks with Tony nominee and star of the Golden Globe Award-winning WEST SIDE STORY film. Faist looks back on his Broadway debut in NEWSIES, originating the Connor Murphy in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and the way in which he forged a sense of brotherhood among the Jets in WEST SIDE STORY. As well as his experiences working with director Steven Spielberg and choreographer Justin Peck. 
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    • 47 min
    Uzo Aduba

    Uzo Aduba

    Originally released August 25, 2020. Eva talks to the always funny and totally remarkable Uzo Aduba (star of CLDYE’S on Broadway) about the production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL that started it all, the art of the talk-sing, and a misunderstanding that may have invented the greatest musical mashup of all time.
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    • 50 min
    Kathryn Gallagher + Peter Gallagher

    Kathryn Gallagher + Peter Gallagher

    On this episode, the final installment of My First Show’s mini-season, we observe the one-year anniversary of the Broadway shutdown the only way we know how: by celebrating the hell out of Broadway’s history, future, and magic. Eva talks to Kathryn Gallagher—a Tony nominee for her performance as Bella in JAGGED LITTLE PILL—and her father, Peter Gallagher, who was a 1986 Tony nominee for his performance in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, at the very same Broadway house, the Broadhurst. And that’s not the only Broadway theater where they have history. Kathryn and Peter also reflect on their shared experiences at the Brooks Atkinson, both on and off-stage, separated by 15 years. From memories of a childhood obsession with ANNIE to Dean Martin impressions, this father-daughter duo brings hilarity and heart to their first-ever joint interview. 
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    • 48 min
    Robert O'Hara & Ato Blankson-Wood

    Robert O'Hara & Ato Blankson-Wood

    On this week’s episode of My First Show's mini-season, Eva is joined by the director of SLAVE PLAY, Robert O’Hara, and one of its stars, Ato Blankson-Wood. Both artists are Tony-nominated for their work on Jeremy O. Harris’ staggering play that made its way from New York Theater Workshop to the Golden in 2019. Robert reflects on the first play he ever wrote for his sixth grade class—an adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs entitled, Ebony and the Seven Kool Kats. Ato explores his evolution from Second-Grade Soloist to making his Broadway debut in HAIR. They both discuss their hope for a more equitable and diverse Broadway, while inventing an iconic new term for post-Trump trauma. Listen and learn.
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    • 56 min
    John Benjamin Hickey & Andrew Burnap

    John Benjamin Hickey & Andrew Burnap

    Continuing the “My First Show” mini-season of dynamic duos, Eva talks to Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey and Andrew Burnap, both Tony-nominated for their performances in THE INHERITANCE. Andrew and John look back on their long journey with this long play as it progressed from the Young Vic, to the West End, to Broadway, with a run cut short by just a few days. Andrew reflects on the Shakespeare play that keeps coming up for him, and what it felt like to make his Broadway debut. John explores his own Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, and the through line that connects these remarkable plays, and these two remarkable actors.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

rockracc ,

Enlightening, fresh and funny

Host Eva Price brings such a beautiful insights and empathy to this dark time. Through these conversations with performers we know and love, she finds moments of inspiration and optimism in face of uncertainty. By sharing early memories of performance and on stage community, guests seem to find lightness and hope that many more positive firsts are ahead.

evapricesuperfan ,

So great

This is an amazing show even for those who aren’t super knowledgeable about Broadway- Eva is so relatable and her guests are amazing!

Joker broker ,

So human!!! So authentic!

What an incredible series... Eva Price is just a fantastic host and such great discussion for artists and humans. Thankful to have this!!! Keep it coming please!! Bravo!

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