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Jennifer Ashley Tepper's Untold Stories of Broadway book series is now a podcast! In each episode, the secrets and mysteries of a different Broadway theater will be explored by Tepper and two special guests with connections to that theater from different decades. From the Broadhurst to the Nederlander, from actors to stagehands, from ghost stories to opening nights, from the 1940s to today, expect to discover all kinds of fun and fascinating tales about the theaters at the heart of New York City and everyone who has called them home.

A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

The Untold Stories of Broadway Jennifer Ashley Tepper

    • Arts
    • 4.7, 21 Ratings

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's Untold Stories of Broadway book series is now a podcast! In each episode, the secrets and mysteries of a different Broadway theater will be explored by Tepper and two special guests with connections to that theater from different decades. From the Broadhurst to the Nederlander, from actors to stagehands, from ghost stories to opening nights, from the 1940s to today, expect to discover all kinds of fun and fascinating tales about the theaters at the heart of New York City and everyone who has called them home.

A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    #9 - The Untold Stories of The Marquis with Anne L. Nathan Part 2

    #9 - The Untold Stories of The Marquis with Anne L. Nathan Part 2

    In part two of the Marquis Theatre episode with special guest Anne L. Nathan, Anne and Jennifer Ashley Tepper tell the tale of Hector, who was locked in the theater, the hidden escalators and changes to the house over the years, dressing rooms, practical jokes, and what it was like when Thoroughly Modern Millie won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Plus Anne talks about understudying Tonya Pinkins out of town in Millie, and then understudying Harriet Harris and Sheryl Lee Ralph in town (and later on, standing by/ being the alternate for Broadway Bounty Hunter!). And, Anne shares her influential early theater-going experiences, and inspirations. This episode also includes a story from Jonathan Groff about how Millie inspired him, and a story from Lin-Manuel Miranda about how The Capeman influenced him and came to inspire In The Heights.
    To view the slideshow of the Marquis Theatre over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/xU3a7-PDDfs
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 26 min
    #8 - The Untold Stories of The Marquis with Anne L. Nathan Part 1

    #8 - The Untold Stories of The Marquis with Anne L. Nathan Part 1

    The beloved 2002 musical Thoroughly Modern Millie made history at the Marquis Theatre and in this episode, original cast member Anne L. Nathan joins Jennifer Ashley Tepper to dish about the show's origins and how the role of Miss Flannery evolved. What was it like to hear "Gimme Gimme" for the first time and collaborate with Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan, Rob Ashford, Michael Mayer, Sutton Foster and the rest of the Millie team? What was it like to inhabit one of the newest theaters on Broadway and why is it said to make people happy? And what is the history of the five Broadway theaters that were demolished to make way for the Marquis in The Great Theatre Massacre of 1982? This episode includes a number of fascinating Marquis stories from its legendary door man Rey Concepcion, about shows from Annie Get Your Gun to Follies to Evita to The Capeman. Anne was the first person Jennifer ever interviewed for the Untold Stories of Broadway book series and the two reminisce about their day at the Cafe Edison, all that it inspired, and all that's happened since. 
    To view the slideshow of the Marquis Theatre over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/xU3a7-PDDfs
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 27 min
    #7 - The Untold Stories of The Longacre with Richard Maltby Jr. Part 3

    #7 - The Untold Stories of The Longacre with Richard Maltby Jr. Part 3

    In the final episode of the three-part Untold Stories of Broadway podcast on the Longacre Theatre, Richard Maltby Jr. and Jennifer Ashley Tepper share the most fascinating stories about one of Broadway's least explored houses. What Longacre show was saved by Eleanor Roosevelt? How did an actor almost die of smoke inhalation at the theater? In 1978, Ain't Misbehavin' moved into the Longacre without a completed set, with a director who'd never done a Broadway tech, with a stage manager who couldn't count to eight, and with 48 hours until the final dress rehearsal... and became that season's Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Learn about one of the Longacre's most triumphant historic moments from the man who made it all happen. 
    To view the slideshow of the Longacre Theatre over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/y3AD35XHRJA
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 30 min
    #6 - The Untold Stories of The Longacre with Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2

    #6 - The Untold Stories of The Longacre with Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2

    The 1978 Best Musical Tony Award winner Ain't Misbehavin' was a tiny show that started in a 174-seat cabaret theater, an early project of a fledgling young theater company called Manhattan Theatre Club. It went on to become one of Broadway's most unlikely success stories, a musical that revolutionized what revues could do, which ran for over 1600 performances. In part two of the Longacre Theatre episode of The Untold Stories of Broadway podcast, Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Ain't Misbehavin's conceiver and director Richard Maltby Jr. explore how it all happened, from the earliest auditions to a visit from President John F. Kennedy.
    To view the slideshow of the Longacre Theatre over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/y3AD35XHRJA
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 35 min
    #5 - The Untold Stories of The Longacre with Richard Maltby Jr. Part 1

    #5 - The Untold Stories of The Longacre with Richard Maltby Jr. Part 1

    Discover the unbelievable true stories about one of Broadway's most unlikely success stories: Ain't Misbehavin', the little-show-that-could, which became the longest running hit at the Longacre Theatre. In part one of this Untold Stories of Broadway podcast three-parter, Tony Award winner Richard Maltby Jr. (Ain't Misbehavin', Miss Saigon, Baby, Big, Starting Here, Starting Now, Closer Than Ever, Song and Dance, Fosse) and Jennifer Ashley Tepper dig deep into Richard's historic career, starting with the origin story of the writing team of Maltby & Shire and getting into legendary out-of-town-tryouts in New Haven, untold tales about Hal Prince and Barbra Streisand, and more.
    To view the slideshow of the Longacre Theatre over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/y3AD35XHRJA
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 34 min
    #4 - The Untold Stories of Circle in the Square with Eric William Morris Part 2

    #4 - The Untold Stories of Circle in the Square with Eric William Morris Part 2

    In part two of The Untold Stories of The Circle in the Square, Broadway actor Eric William Morris shares an incredible full circle moment that began with him cleaning up Broadway dressing rooms during Spelling Bee. From Aaron Sorkin to Jesse Tyler Ferguson, what day jobs did Broadway artists once have in Broadway theaters? And Jennifer Ashley Tepper shares her full circle moment of working on Godspell at Circle in the Square. In this episode about Broadway's only true theater in the round, we are also serving up Laura Linney's stories about what makes Circle special, and the secret she learned about performing on the holidays.
    To view the slideshow of the Circle in the Square over the years, visit our YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/FAw1jSG_z4M
    Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales.
    A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

cpcjr ,

Love theatre history

After the first episode I think I am going to like this podcast. I like theatre history and Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the expert. Hoping for longer episodes.

DinaJacobson ,

Boring

Listened to untold stories of the Longacre. Based on description expected much more about “Ain’t misbehavin’ and how it unfolded. Instead got rambling stories with no point. Very repetitive. Very little about creative process. Disappointing

cuts89 ,

Love Love Love

I have loved Ashley’s books and I’m so happy that she now has this podcast! The first 2 episodes have been fantastic and fascinating! Can not wait to hear more!

❤️Lee Cutler

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