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Forty years ago, the villains of the world rose up and killed all the heroes. Well, all the heroes that mattered. The sole survivor of the Avengers, Hawkeye (Stephen Lang) is now a sideshow freak, re-living the worst day of his life for paying audiences. He's surly, broken, and losing his sight, but there's still that fire in him to be a hero, to avenge his friends. Marvel's Wastelanders: Hawkeye is the second installment in the Marvel's Wastelanders audio epic. Written by J. Holtham (Superg ...
 
Intimate, personal conversations with the biggest talents from professional theatre, tv, film, and more. Hear their secrets, what makes them laugh, stresses them out, and how they manage the anxiety of success. We feature both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters or productions themselves.​ This is a podcast for artists, made by artists. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both ...
 
Season 2: Persephone longs for the chance to do more than paint the flowers that suddenly bloom wherever she steps as she trails behind her mother Demeter. When Persephone breaks free to join her friends Artemis and Athena for a picnic, she is suddenly stolen away to the underworld, full of intimidating gods and misunderstood monsters. On her own for the first time, Persephone struggles to find her way in the dark world below. Demeter tears apart the world above to bring her daughter back to ...
 
A media analysis podcast in which hosts Allison and Julia discuss modern media (including TV & film, books, and music) that depicts the Ancient Mediterranean world, its peoples, and its stories. We're here to have a good time, not to nitpick accuracy, but we've got a thing or two to teach, too.
 
New and recent interviews focused primarily on local Bay Area theatre venues, with playwrights, actors, directors and artistic directors, hosted by KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky. Podcasts also feature theatre reviews by Richard Wolinsky along with interviews conducted by KPFA associate theatre critic C.S. Soong. Dates of theatre reviews can be found at http://bookwaves.homestead.com/Theatre_Reviews.html
 
The Patrick Page Podcast aims to encourage and inspire artists and artistic souls who aspire to mastery in art and in life. Host Michael Littig (Co-Founder of the Patrick Page Studio and The Zuckerberg Institute) leads the listener through a series of wide-ranging discussions with his mentor, Tony nominee Patrick Page (Hadestown, The Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, etc) and a series of remarkable guests, seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to live as an artist. Focusing on “M ...
 
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The Ensemblist

The Ensemblist & Broadway Podcast Network

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The Ensemblist celebrates the performances and careers of ensemble performers, recognizing the unique contributions they bring to the theatrical landscape. Thanks for eight great years of sharing the stories of Broadway’s unsung heroes!
 
Is it a movie podcast? Is it a history podcast? Is it an unholy union of the two? Short answer: yes! Each episode, hosts Colin MacCormack, Elijah Fleming and Christie Vogler break down a new movie about Greece, Rome or the wider ancient world and what works (or doesn’t work) about them. But this isn’t a podcast for nitpicking historical inaccuracies. Rather, it’s a chance to get hot takes on Hollywood films from professional nerds/academics and take a closer look at the relation between our ...
 
Throughout Black Hair in the Big Leagues, host Salisha Thomas sits down with badass black women (and men) on Broadway and talks about all things hair. We are sharing secrets, swapping ideas, and talking about our individual experiences backstage, onstage and beyond. But that’s not all; there are women (and men!) who can speak on this topic in other industries as well and open the conversation about what it means to show up to work being black and “put together.”After every episode, you’ll ha ...
 
An inside look at how Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals are made hosted by Emmy® Award Winner Jacki Thrapp. Jacki and guests discuss the process of developing her new Irish musical "Lighthouse" (Seasons 1-5 are about developing Off-Broadway's "Good Morning New York.") and how the Broadway industry is bouncing back from the pandemic. Hear tips, tricks and mistakes we're making along the way.
 
You may know the shows, but do you know how they came to be? In this in-depth documentary series host Brendon Henderson pulls back the curtain to retrace the creative journey of Broadway productions from their lowest of lows to their highest of highs. Hold on tight for the unexpected twists and turns as you learn the behind the scenes stories that helped shape The Great White Way. Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.
 
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We recorded with Tyla Collier literally in 2020 and the audio got damaged. BUT WE HAVE FINALLY RECOVERED IT!!!! SO SO happy to share this episode with you all. Tyla is an actor, singer, dancer, and an award winning Voiceover artist and audiobook narrator. Tyla is such a sweet, talented, and kind spirit in the Broadway community and currently on tou…
 
Tony Nominated actor, Sidney DuPont graces Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas! He is an actor, dancer, a cinematographer, director, and award winning screenwriter. He has toured with Memphis, a Chorus Line, and Beautiful as well as doing the Australian and Broadway companies of Beautiful and is now starring in Paradise Square o…
 
When Elizabeth Teeter found out she will be taking on the role of Lydia Deetz in the beloved musical, Beetlejuice, the world suddenly shut down due to COVID and she never got to take her first bow as Lydia. Now, two years later, Elizabeth recalls what it felt like as well as the things she did while dealing with the new normal, including some perfo…
 
Demeter is overjoyed when Persephone returns, but horrified to learn that her daughter has eaten the food of the underworld. When the two goddesses finally agree to meet Zeus, they must all come to terms with how their lives will be forever changed. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek my…
 
Tori Amos was one of the most distinctive songwriters of the 90s, and remains a powerful musical voice decades later. "Silent All These Years," one of many strong singles off of her 1992 solo debut, is a perfect encapsulation of so many of the things that make her music special. On this episode, Kirk takes a close look at this delicate, tenuously b…
 
Athena, master strategist, insisted that all the gods get their vaccines and boosters. And good thing, too — Covid has reached Mount Olympus (and our production team…) Everyone is going to be ok, but it means the next episode will be delayed. Athena swears on the River Styx that the episode will be ready next week so we can all find out what happen…
 
Get to know Khaila Wilcoxon, Jasmine Forsberg, Storm Lever, Olivia Donalson, and Gabriela Carrillo from the first national tour of SIX THE MUSICAL as they share their journey from auditioning for the show to joining the Aragon tour. They talk about the different and interesting auditioning processes each of them went through and the stress and diff…
 
Thirty years ago, Super Villains won. After killing the Avengers, the X-Men, and nearly every other Super Hero, the Red Skull assumed the office of President of the United States. Since that day, a traumatized Wolverine (Robert Patrick) has wandered in a daze of survivor’s guilt and self-loathing over his failure to protect his fellow X-Men and the…
 
With credits in singing, dancing, acting and choreographing, and now a 2022 Tony Nominee for his role in Broadway's first-ever revival of Funny Girl, Jared Grimes deserves the title “quadruple threat”. The Broadway Star recalls his early days when he would tap dance and perform in the New York City subway and other spots in the city. Jared shares t…
 
When Iris returns to Olympus with bad news, Zeus must find a new approach. He asks silver-tongued Hermes to convince Hades to do something unimaginable for the powerful king of the underworld. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek myth and the imaginative power of audio, Live from Mount Ol…
 
Here’s a special preview of the Cautionary Tales podcast from Pushkin Industries. On Cautionary Tales, bestselling author Tim Harford shares stories of human error, natural disasters, and tragic catastrophes from history that contain valuable lessons for today. In this preview, you’ll hear about Movin Out', the 2002 Billy Joel-inspired Broadway sho…
 
Here’s a special preview of the Cautionary Tales podcast from Pushkin Industries. On Cautionary Tales, bestselling author Tim Harford shares stories of human error, natural disasters, and tragic catastrophes from history that contain valuable lessons for today. In this preview, you’ll hear about Movin Out', the 2002 Billy Joel-inspired Broadway sho…
 
Tango is more than just dance, and more than just music - it's a whole artistic genre. For some people, it's a way of life. One such person is Alex Krebs, a Portland-based tango instructor, Bandoneon player, and bandleader who has dedicated the past couple decades to spreading a love of tango around the world. On this episode, Alex and pianist Andr…
 
In this episode, we dive into one of Julia's favourite movies, 1999's The Mummy. Turns out one of Julia's favourite movies is pretty racist. Featuring (a significant lack of) archaeological ethics, the magical ability to read ancient Egyptian, and yet another shoutout to our friend and yours Edward Said. Content Warnings: Extensive discussion of ra…
 
Powerhouse Joaquina Kalukango joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host Salisha Thomas this week! She is currently starring in Paradise Square, bringing down the house 8 times a week playing Nelly. The show is fantastic. She is PHENOMENAL. She was also in the Godspell Revival, Hollar if Ya Hear Me, The Color Purple, and the original Broadway ca…
 
In this episode, we get to mee Torquil Campbell (aka Torq), one of the cofounders and co-bandleaders of Canadian indie rock veterans Stars. I'm excited this talk finally happened, as it's been in the works for almost as long as the pod has been around. But now that Stars have a brand new album out, the stars (!) finally aligned. In this digressive,…
 
This is a little at of order as we actually recorded prior to the last two episodes, but hey that's showbiz! We reflect back on the adventure archaeology genre with Sandra Bullock's send-up of tomb-raiding, artifact-looting treasure hunters. We also talk a lot of about romance novels and how we'd like to see more from/on/about them. You can tell by…
 
Starring opposite each other in the national tour of The Prom, Kaden Kearney and Kalyn West talk about what it’s like to be part of the award-winning musical. With Kalyn being a part of the Broadway cast and Kaden being relatively newer to the scene, the two talk about their experience going on a national tour during a pandemic and the challenges t…
 
Persephone ventures deeper into the mists of the underworld, where she encounters a grieving soul with a fuzzy memory. As she helps this lost shade, the young goddess finds a new sense of purpose and faces her deepest fears - and some enormous monsters. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Gree…
 
Hello, everyone, and welcome to The To Do List! In this episode, Camberley and Noah highlight some of our experiences while exploring a neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. While it may not be known for drawing in the tourists, it is definitely a destination for food, drink, and a beautiful waterway. Listen in as we weigh in on bakeries, aff…
 
A graduate from Princeton AND Yale, Lileana Blain Cruz joins Black Hair in the Big Leagues with host, Salisha Thomas. Lileana is the director of The Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway which also happens to be her Broadway directorial debut!!!! Go to the Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center in NYC to catch the show and follow Lileana @LileanaBlainCruzoffic…
 
We continue our excavation of the Indiana Jones franchise with its fourth (but not final) installment. Joining us is Mesoamerican archaeologist and expert in (combating) pseudo-archaeology, David S. Anderson. We dig into adapting Indiana Jones to the modern age, the troubling history of pseudo-science plaguing archaeology and where we think this fr…
 
Rachel Dratch recently had her Broadway debut in POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, a play by Selina Fillinger. With three decades of experience in the business, Rachel recalls her SNL days where she worked for seven years and compares the pressure that came along with it and how it differs from doing Br…
 
HAILING from Six the Musical on Broadway, Keirsten Nicole Hodgens joins the Black Hair in the Big Leagues lineup with host, Salisha Thomas. From Ball State University and swinging half the cast of Six on Broadway, she is black, queer, and a whole vibe. Follow her immediately @shespeaksmusic. Follow host, Salisha Thomas @salishathomas or read the bl…
 
Zeus must confront the disaster on earth that is unfolding because he gave Hades permission to marry Persephone without letting her – or her mother – know. So he sends Iris, goddess of the rainbow, to try to convince Demeter to let things grow again. Combining the artistry of foremost contemporary theater-makers with the timeless stories of Greek m…
 
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