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Join co-hosts, Mary Dina and Brian Sedita, as they focus the spotlight back on the theatermaker to uncover their process. They speak with folks from the industry who are often not heard from, including stage managers, producers, crew members, administrators, designers, marketers, press agents, and more!

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Join co-hosts, Mary Dina and Brian Sedita, as they focus the spotlight back on the theatermaker to uncover their process. They speak with folks from the industry who are often not heard from, including stage managers, producers, crew members, administrators, designers, marketers, press agents, and more!

    Devin Buchanan, Dressing Room Designer

    Devin Buchanan, Dressing Room Designer

    Devin takes us backstage and shares the process of designing Broadway dressing rooms for stars such as Lea Michelle, Billy Crystal, and more!
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    About Devin Buchanan:
    Devin Buchanan of Devin Sparkles Design is based out of Brooklyn. Pairing his passion for theatre and love of interior design, Devin has been able to curate comfortable and stylish designs for actors across Broadway. 
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    • 44 min
    A Beautiful Noise: Brian Usifer, Arranger/Orchestrator

    A Beautiful Noise: Brian Usifer, Arranger/Orchestrator

    Brian breaks down the process and intentions behind arranging and orchestrating Neil Diamond's catalog for the stage.
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    ABOUT BRIAN USIFER
    Brian Usifer is a New York City based music director, pianist, orchestrator/arranger, producer and composer.

    Most recently, he was the Music Director of Disney’s Frozen on Broadway. He is currently the Associate Music Supervisor of The Book of Mormon on Broadway. Prior to that he was the Music Director of Kinky Boots on Broadway, which won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Orchestrations. The cast recording won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album and the West End production won an Olivier Award for Best Musical. He was the Associate Music Supervisor as well for Kinky Boots on Tour, London and in Toronto. Brian has played in the Broadway and off-Broadway orchestras of …Spelling Bee, Avenue Q, Altar Boyz and The Book of Mormon. Other theatre credits also include Chess at the Kennedy Center and more than 5 years of regional theatre including Follies at Barrington Stage Co. Concerts include Bobby and Kristen Lopez: American Songbook at Lincoln Center and Clay Aiken “Tried and True DVD,” for PBS.

    As an orchestrator, Brian's projects have included The Heart of Rock and Roll featuring the catalog of Huey Lewis at the Old Globe, Swept Away with music by the Avett Brothers at Berkeley Rep, Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money with music by Motown legend Lamont Dozier at The Atlantic Theatre, May We All featuring the music of Florida Georgia Line and other country stars, Into the Wild by Niko Tsakalakos and Janet Allard, A View From The River by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott, Fantasy Football: the Musical?, by David Ingber, Pool Boy by Niko Tsakalakos and Janet Allard, The UnCivil War by Rick Kunzi, Barnstormer by Douglas Cohen and The First Snow by Niko Tsakalakos.

    Shows in development include Hearts Beat Loud featuring music by Niko Tsakalakos with a book by Ngozi Anyanwu, Galileo featuring music by Zoe Sarnak and Michael Weiner with a book by Danny Strong, and A Beautiful Noise featuring the catalog of Neil Diamond opening on Broadway in December 2022

    On TV, he wrote additional orchestrations for NBC’s Annie Live, The Wiz Live, and can be heard as a pianist on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon.

    As a composer, Brian’s latest project is a songwriting collaboration with Colin Donnell called The Nineteen Twenty. Their album, Chaos + Cocktails, is available for sale on iTunes and everywhere music streams.

    As a producer: The First Snow, Archetype, Chaos + Cocktails, May We All

    He holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from SUNY Fredonia and a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano from NYU and a Specialist Certificate in Orchestration from Berklee Online.

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    @thenineteentwenty


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    • 51 min
    A Beautiful Noise: AnnMarie Milazzo, Vocal Designer

    A Beautiful Noise: AnnMarie Milazzo, Vocal Designer

    You'll understand why AnnMarie Milazzo considers her craft a design category by the end of this episode!
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    ABOUT ANNMARIE MILAZZO
    A.R.T.: Finding Neverland, Prometheus Bound. Broadway (Vocal Designer): Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, If/Then, Finding Neverland. Off-Broadway: Carrie, Bright Lights Big City, Superhero; (Orchestrator, with Michael Starobin): Once on this Island (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Regional: Dangerous Beauty, Some Lovers, Dave, A Walk on the Moon, Almost Famous. Other credits include The Radio City Rockettes’ Summer Spectacular 2016 (co-arranger/lyricist, co-composer); Cirque du Soleil’s Le Rêve and La Perle. Film: Pretty Dead Girl (Composer and Lyricist; Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival). Milazzo is the Grammy-nominated female vocalist for East Village Opera Company on Decca/Universal Records

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    • 35 min
    A Beautiful Noise: Kevin Adams, Lighting Designer

    A Beautiful Noise: Kevin Adams, Lighting Designer

    Kevin Adams shares developments in the craft of lighting, assembling his lighting department, and why he enjoys designing pop rock musicals specifically as it relates to A Beautiful Noise!
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    ABOUT KEVIN ADAMS
    Four-time Tony winner Kevin Adams has designed SpongeBob SquarePants (Tony nom.), Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony and Outer Critics Award), American Idiot (Tony Award), Spring Awakening (Tony Award; Olivier nom for the West End production), Next To Normal (Tony nom), The 39 Steps (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Hair (Tony nom), Man And Boy, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Take Me Out, A Class Act, Hedda Gabler with Kate Burton, solo shows by Eve Ensler and John Leguizamo.
    Off-Broadway he has worked on the original production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Scottsboro Boys, Rent, Carrie, new work by Edward Albee, Eric Bogosian, Christopher Durang, Richard Greenberg, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Neil Simon, Anna Deveare Smith and Paula Vogel.
    His work has also been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Donmar Warehouse, and City Center Encores!
    On screen, he's worked on Mildred Pierce (HBO), Audra McDonald in concert (Town Hall, Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center), staged concerts featuring Patti Lupone (Gypsy, Candide, Anyone Can Whistle, Sunday in the Park with George and Regina) and Blue Man Group in Las Vegas and the Hollywood Bowl.
    For his work off-Broadway he has received an Obie for sustained excellence and two Lucille Lortel awards.

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    A Beautiful Noise on Facebook: facebook.com/ABeautifulNoiseMusical


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    ambermylar.com


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    • 45 min
    A Beautiful Noise: Kathy Fabian, Props Supervisor

    A Beautiful Noise: Kathy Fabian, Props Supervisor

    Kathy Fabian shares the process of creating props, set dressing, and researching for A Beautiful Noise.
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    ABOUT KATHY FABIAN
    Fabian’s Broadway credits include: The Rose Tattoo, American Son, All My Sons, Burn This, True West, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Pretty Woman, The Parisian Woman, Indecent, Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, China Doll, On Your Feet, Living On Love, The King and I, An American In Paris, The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses, If/Then, Rocky, The Bridges of Madison County, I’ll Eat You Last, Kinky Boots, Lucky Guy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Anarchist, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Stick Fly, Relatively Speaking, Chinglish, The Normal Heart, House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Ghetto Klown, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Life in the Theatre, Fences, All About Me, A Behanding in Spokane, Race, Fela!, Bye Bye Birdie, A Steady Rain, Waiting for Godot, You’re Welcome America, Pal Joey, American Buffalo, Speed the Plow, A Man For All Seasons, Les Liasons Dangereuses, South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, The Homecoming, Cyrano de Bergerac, Pygmalion, Old Acquaintance, 110 in the Shade, Talk Radio, Prelude to a Kiss, Spring Awakening, High Fidelity, Barefoot in the Park, Souvenir, Steel Magnolias, Sweet Charity, Match, Fiddler on the Roof, Bobby Boland, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, and Golda’s Balcony. Recent Off Broadway: West Side Story, Stage Around, Tokyo, Mary Jane and Othello, (NYTW) and Turn Me Loose, (Westside Theatre). Recent TV projects include creations for Fosse Verdon, Samantha Bee, and Sesame Street.

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    • 41 min
    Kel Haney, Outbound Fundraising Expert

    Kel Haney, Outbound Fundraising Expert

    How do you take the "ick" out of the ask? Kel shares her process leading outbound fundraising efforts for non-profit theatres.
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    About Kel Haney:
    Kel Haney, Senior Consultant at Donorly, is a NYC & Maine-based fundraising expert with 17 years of experience in the field, specializing in Outbound Fundraising. 
    She’s consulted with such organizations as MCC Theatre, Signature Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The O’Neill Theater Center, New York Theatre Workshop, Page 73 Productions, Marin Theatre Company, BroadwayUnlocked, The Glimmerglass Festival, American Composers Forum, and RIP Medical Debt.
    Kel’s work boils down to “Taking the Ick out of the Ask” and shifting fundraising conversations from transactional encounters to relationship-building opportunities. She spent twenty years as a theatre director and her fundraising methodology is based on how she led a rehearsal room: focusing on what makes each of us unique and engaging. Over her fundraising career, Kel has helped non-profit organizations raise over $11M, primarily in donations under $2K. www.kelhaney.com
    When not working, Kel's seeking out all kinds of artistic experiences, taking nature walks with her rescue pup, practicing yoga, playing extremely intricate board games, and attempting to recreate the fabulous meals she & her husband (actor Michael Grew) have enjoyed on their various travels.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Great interviews! JARRING commercial breaks!

I really like the hosts and the subject matter of this podcast! They go deep into theatre industry topics with knowledge and perspective.

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