6 episodes

Scenes & adaptations from Eugene O’Neill Playwright Conference semi-finalist “The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen by Lauren Milberger - a four-part series! Starring Lauren Milberger as Gracie Allen & Kevin Sebastian (”Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Hosted by Stephen Tobolowsky (”Groundhog Day” “One Day At A Time”) www.laurenmilberger.com/burnsandallenplaycast

The Raconteurs: A Story Of George Burns and Gracie Allen Lauren Milberger

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Scenes & adaptations from Eugene O’Neill Playwright Conference semi-finalist “The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen by Lauren Milberger - a four-part series! Starring Lauren Milberger as Gracie Allen & Kevin Sebastian (”Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) Hosted by Stephen Tobolowsky (”Groundhog Day” “One Day At A Time”) www.laurenmilberger.com/burnsandallenplaycast

    Episode 1: “Meet Cute”

    Episode 1: “Meet Cute”

    In our first highlight, George Burns (Kevin Sebastian) & Gracie Allen's (Lauren Milberger) first meeting in 1923. Host: Stephen Tobolowsky. Check out our website for music credits, more on the actors, the production, and all professional inquiries toward the full script.

    • 10 min
    Episode 2: “The Walk Home”

    Episode 2: “The Walk Home”

    After Burns & Allen's (Kevin Sebastian & Lauren Milberger) final rehearsal of "George’s act", George walks Gracie home, & they get to know each other before their first performance. Host: Stephen Tobolowsky. Check out our website for music credits, more on the actors, the production, and all professional inquiries toward the full script.

    • 7 min
    Episode 3: “A New Act”

    Episode 3: “A New Act”

    Gracie (Lauren Milberger) encourages George (Kevin Sebastian) to write a new act for them (a scary act of faith on his part, but being true to oneself can be a scary prospect).  Host: Stephen Tobolowsky. Check out our website for music credits, more on the actors, the production, and all professional inquiries toward the full script.

    • 5 min
    Episode 4: “Live At The Palace Theater…”

    Episode 4: “Live At The Palace Theater…”

    In our final episode, we get a glimpse of different scenes from the play that show the evolution of George (Kevin Sebastion) & Gracie’s (Lauren Milberger) act over the years, leading to the pinnacle -- performing at The Palace Theater on Bway! Host: Stephen Tobolowsky. Jack Benny: Jeffery C Wolf.  For music credits & all professional inquiries check out our website. Want more? Leave us a review! Share online!

    • 9 min
    Trailer: A Story Of George Burns & Gracie Allen (The Raconteurs) JULY 2021

    Trailer: A Story Of George Burns & Gracie Allen (The Raconteurs) JULY 2021

    The Raconteurs: A Story Of George Burns and Gracie Allen" by Lauren Milberger. A four-part series of highlights from the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-finalist!

    • 1 min
    Centennial of George Burns & Gracie Allen - Trav S.D. Interviews Lauren Milberger (Burns & Allen Dramatist)

    Centennial of George Burns & Gracie Allen - Trav S.D. Interviews Lauren Milberger (Burns & Allen Dramatist)

    Trav S.D. (No Applause, Just Throw Money) sits down with actor/writer of the O’Neill Center semi-finalist play The Raconteurs: A Story of George Burns & Gracie Allen - Lauren Milberger to discuss the centennial of the team’s partnership. Also, check out Lauren’s essays on Burns and Allen. 

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Gwenniegirl57 ,

Great Idea For A Podcast

I just found this podcast. I LOVED IT!! Too bad it didn’t continue.

Hannah Crew ,

Absolutely Delightful

A taste of what was clearly a work of love. For those who remember them, George & Gracie were unique; two comedy pros who found their act when George recognized the effortless genius of Gracie’s wonderful askew perspective and was smart enough to follow her lead. Kevin Sebastian is as generous a performer as George was, willing to let his Gracie shine, and Lauren Milberger, who wrote the play, doesn’t so much play Gracie as inhabit her. A lovely trip done memory lane for some, a new discovery for others. Makes me want to go on YouTube and find old clips. And nice job as always, Stephen Tobolowsky!

Peter N Hillman ,

Great show worthy of support!

Just finished Season 1 and hope Season 2 follows fast. The writing is crisp and neatly captures transformative moments that made Burns and Allen so entertaining (and they certainly hold their own today). Already I’ve learned key new things. In particular, the evolution of their unique repartee unrolls playfully and naturally. Encore!

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