4 episodes

So the show’s a smash.  But why?  And why now?  THE BACKDROP puts theater's biggest hits and most compelling productions in context — featuring interviews with the creators and cast, punctuated by a punchy, deeply researched dive into the reasons why this particular production is relevant at this particular moment.
 
Join host Emmy and Writers Guild Award winner Kevin Bleyer (The Daily Show) and producer Nella Vera for this thoughtful mix of historical scene-setting and related current events — the full backdrop.  Oh, and it’s also funny.

The Backdrop Kevin Bleyer & Nella Vera

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

So the show’s a smash.  But why?  And why now?  THE BACKDROP puts theater's biggest hits and most compelling productions in context — featuring interviews with the creators and cast, punctuated by a punchy, deeply researched dive into the reasons why this particular production is relevant at this particular moment.
 
Join host Emmy and Writers Guild Award winner Kevin Bleyer (The Daily Show) and producer Nella Vera for this thoughtful mix of historical scene-setting and related current events — the full backdrop.  Oh, and it’s also funny.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Lamp84 ,

Fascinating!

Loved hearing from important NYC theater voices about the recent Broadway production of August Wilson’s Jitney. Gives historical context, discussed relevant issues of today related to the show, and other Wilson insights. Will be back for more!

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