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THURS., JUNE 4, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING AMANDA LEA LaVERGNE
THURS., JUNE 4, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING AMANDA LEA LaVERGNE

Thurs., June 4

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AMANDA LEA LaVERGNE

Join host, Anna Raful, for a conversation with New York based actress, Anna Lea LaVergne! Amanda has appeared in many shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on National Tours, and regionally. Join in the conversation as she shares about her career and what she’s learning along the way.

Amanda LaVergne

Amanda LaVergne

Amanda Lea LaVergne is a NY based actress who has appeared on Broadway in Annie, The People In The Picture, and Grease. Her Off-Broadway credits include This One’s For The Girls and Loveless Texas. Regionally she has starred in Crazy for You, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Singin’ In The Rain, Shout!, Gypsy, All Shook Up, The Little Mermaid, Beehive, and A Chorus

Line. Amanda has also toured the US with Crazy For You, Hairspray, and Disney’s High School Musical. Ms. LaVergne has appeared as Mrs. Claus in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and originated the role of Campbell in the World Premiere of Bring It On: The Musical. Amanda recently made her Australian debut alongside Anthony Warlow in Jekyll and Hyde.

When she isn’t performing, she is running marathons, shopping for vintage and taking her pup, Mallie, for walks.

 

Learn more about Amanda –

Website: www.amandalealavergne.com

Instragram: @amandalealavergne

THURS., MAY 28, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING MICHAEL GRIFFO
THURS., MAY 28, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING MICHAEL GRIFFO

Thurs., May 28

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MICHAEL GRIFFO

Meet Michael GriffoTheatrical Agent with ICM Partners, one of the top talent agencies in the world! Michael has been an agent for over a decade, focusing primarily on representing theatrical designers – scenic, costume, lights, sound, and projections. His roster of clients includes Tony, Emmy, and Oscar-winning designers and artists whose work is represented each season on Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End, and almost every regional theater in the country as well as emerging artists who are just beginning their careers. If you’re interested in a career in design, bring your questions and don’t miss this conversation with host, Anna Raful, and Michael Griffo!

Michael Griffo

Michael Griffo

Michael Griffo has been a Theatrical Agent at ICM Partners, one of the top talent agencies in the world, for over a decade.  His primary focus, representing theatrical designers – scenic, costume, lights, sound, and projections – makes him an expert in the field. His roster of clients includes Tony, Emmy, and Oscar-winning designers and artists whose work is represented each season on Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End, and almost every regional theater in the country as well as emerging artists who are just beginning their careers. As a sought-after agent, Michael has spoken to college and graduate students of design about the business side of being a designer, how to navigate life after college, and how/when to get an agent. As an advocate of arts education, Michael regularly speaks to high school students about careers in the arts both on- and off-stage.

In addition to his duties as an agent and passion for bringing arts to the next generation, Michael has also written over 25 plays, screenplays, and novels. His first play, NO MORE SUNDAYS, won the New Jersey Perry Award for Best Original Play. He has written two young adult supernatural trilogies: The Archangel Academy Series comprised of UNNATURAL, UNWELCOME and UNAFRAID and The Darkborn Legacy, which includes MOONGLOW, SUNBLIND, and STARFALL; all published by Kensington Books. He is currently writing a cozy mystery series, The Ferrara Family Mystery Series. The fourth installment, MURDER AT VERONICA’S DINER, will be published in December.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from New York University where he received a BA in Journalism with a minor in Marketing.

Learn more about Michael –

Website: www.MichaelGriffo.com

THURS., MAY 21, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING MICHAEL KUSHNER
THURS., MAY 21, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING MICHAEL KUSHNER

Thurs., May 21

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MICHAEL KUSHNER

Catch a glimpse of the theatre industry through the lens of Broadway photographer, actor, and producer, Michael Kushner. Owner of Michael Kushner Photography and creator of The Dressing Room Project, his work has been featured in Vogue, The Tony’s, The NY Times, Billboard, Times Square, and more. Join this conversation with host, Anna Raful, as they discuss Michael’s craft, experience, and advice for aspiring professionals on and off stage.

Michael Kushner

Michael Kushner

Michael Kushner is one of New York’s leading multi – hyphenates. Michael currently has a live talk show every Thursday, produced by Broadway Podcast Network, entitled MY BROADWAY MEMORY. Some favorite performance credits include ON THE TOWN at Barrington Stage (Pre Broadway try out, Directed by John Rando), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Barrington Stage (Directed by Julie Boyd), SONS OF THE PROPHET at GableStage (Directed by Joe Adler), and TOXIC IF SWALLOWED at Ars Nova (Directed by Charles Quittner). He is also the creator of his one man show, MOO WITH ME (Directed by Max Crumm), which will be brought back to NYC in 2021. As a photographer, Michael’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, The Tony Awards, and in publications in print and online nationally and across the pond. He is the creator of The Dressing Room Project, a photographic journal of actors preparing for their roles on Broadway. Michael has photographed Idina MenzelJulie Andrews, and many more notable artists. As a producer, Michael is one of the founding members of Musical Theatre Factory, currently in residency with Playwrights Horizons. He is an Executive Producer on the award winning web series, INDOOR BOYS, created by Wes Taylor and Alex Wyse. Michael and Wes’ short film XAVEMEPLEASE, starring Isaac Powell, played Frameline43 Festival in San Francisco and OutFilmFest in CT. Michael is proudly on the Advisory Boards of Out of the Box Theatrics, Wingspan Arts, and Town Stages. Active participant with Covenant House. For more you can visit www.michaelkushneronline.com or www.michaelkushnerphotography.com. Podcast: Dear Multi-Hyphenate with Broadway Podcast Network. Proud AEA Member. Ithaca College BFA Musical Theatre.

 

Learn more about Michael –

Website: www.michaelkushneronline.com or www.michaelkushnerphotography.com

Instagram: @themichaelkushner and @thedressingroomproject

THURS., MAY 14, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING ALI SOLOMON
THURS., MAY 14, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING ALI SOLOMON

Thurs., May 14

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ALI SOLOMON

Meet dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Ali Solomon! With a long list of choreography and associate choreography credits, she definitely has insight into the world of dance both on-stage and on-screen. Join in with host, Anna Raful, as they discuss how Ali got started, where her career has led, and what she has learned through all her experiences.

Ali Solomon

Ali Solomon

Alison Solomon is a dancer/choreographer/teacher who has spent time on “both sides of the table”. Her choreography and associate choreography credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Broadway, Australia, and North American touring companies), Gigi, Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, I Married an Angel (City Center), Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster, Bandstand, The Honeymooners, Bull Durham, In the Heights, and Swing!. She had the honor of choreographing a spot for Acer Electronics featuring Lauren Froderman, Gillian Murphy, and Ashley Bouder. She also assisted on the NFL Super Bowl LII “Dirty Dancing” commercial featuring Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, and the NY Giants. As a performer she has been seen in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, Billy Elliot, In the Heights, Swing!, and “Boardwalk Empire,” and on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and more!

 

Learn more about Ali –

Website: alisolomon.com

Social Media: @AliSolomonNY

THURS., MAY 7, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING SHERI SANDERS
THURS., MAY 7, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING SHERI SANDERS

Thurs., May 7

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SHERI SANDERS

This conversation is going to rock! Join in with host, Anna Raful, and performer, author, coach, Sheri Sanders. She is the creator of NYC based audition class called “Rock the Audition: A Masterclass in Auditioning for Rock Musicals.” Also writing a book on the subject, Sheri has become the go-to expert for teaching the unique skills needed for mastering the rock musical audition. Having an extensive performing career of her own, she shares what she has learned and how she passed that knowledge to aspiring performers.

Sheri Sanders

Sheri Sanders

Sheri Sanders is the creator of the rock musical revolution, Rock the Audition. She coaches performers and their teachers to master all styles of popular music to successfully audition for pop/rock musicals. With the revised second edition of her book, “Rock the Audition” on Amazon (the first MT acting book with inclusive language), her pop/rock audition cuts on Musicnotes.com AND her online training program, Sheri is passionately bridging the gap between popular music and musical theatre. Sheri is continuing to mobilize inclusion efforts this spring with her platform, “Cause an Effect” on The Broadway Podcast Network. Her Rock The Audition Coalition, which engages the Musical Theatre industry in advocacy initiatives, piloted it’s college level coalition this spring with Oklahoma City University’s MT program, which will then extend university wide.

Learn more about Sheri –

Website: www.rock-the-audition.com

Resources: www.musicnotes.com/audition

THURS., APRIL 30, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING ERIC PAUL VITALE
THURS., APRIL 30, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING ERIC PAUL VITALE

Thurs., April 30

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ERIC PAUL VITALE

Join host, Anna Raful, for a Broadway conversation with producer and director, Eric Paul Vitale. Eric discusses his past experiences and upcoming projects as he provides insight into curating a career in the theatre industry. Participants of all ages are encouraged to tune-in and submit questions live during the session!

Eric Paul Vitale

Eric Paul Vitale

Eric Paul Vitale is a New York based producer, director, and chief of staff.  He produces for Emmy Award-winning comedian Jim Gaffigan, including Jim’s 2019 Amazon Special, Quality Time.  Additionally, he served as chief-of-staff and literary assistant on the creation 2019 New York Times Best Seller When Life Gives You Pears.  As Associate Director for Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo, Eric was honored to tour with the original team and develop new content based on regional and cultural themes.

Directing credits include The Signature Project, Off-Broadway premiere, The Sycamore Street Kite Flying Club, Lincoln Center, Carolee Carmello at the Metropolis, Annie, National Tour (Associate Director), Charles Strouse at The Pheasantry, London, Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo (Russian & European Tour, Associate Director), The Addams Family, Fordham University, Curtains Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Olympics Uber Alles, MIT, Immortal Journey, Theatre Row, and Passion, YAA.  In September 2020 Eric will direct ground-breaking restoration of the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Applause for the NYU Steinhardt School’s Vocal Performance Program in collaboration with original composer Charles Strouse.

Eric is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Theater Direction and was a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation 2019 Observership Class.

THURS., APRIL 23, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING TONY VINCENT
THURS., APRIL 23, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING TONY VINCENT

Thurs., April 23

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TONY VINCENT

Join host, Anna Raful, for this next Broadway conversation with the one and only, Tony Vincent! Widely known for his appearance as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, recording artist, actor, and producer, Tony Vincent, has spent the last 22 years of his career operating out of New York City. His Broadway appearances include RENT (Mark, Roger), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot), and Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). With many more incredible accomplishments, you will not want to miss this unique opportunity to join in the conversation LIVE and ask your own questions!

Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Widely known for his appearance as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, recording artist, actor and producer Tony Vincent has spent the last 22 years of his career operating out of New York City. While at university, Vincent started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing the EP (Love Falling Down) that led to a recording contract with EMI Records. The two solo albums that followed, (Tony Vincent, One Deed) produced six #1 Billboard radio singles.

In 1997 Vincent took a detour into rock-based theater, starring on Broadway in RENT (Mark, Roger), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot) and Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He played Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s film remake of Jesus Christ Superstar, and is also featured in the film Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s We Will Rock You on London’s West End and has also fronted the band multiple times including an epic performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” for Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, with a live audience of over 200-million viewers globally.

Vincent independently released two more albums, A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders (Glee, Rock Of Ages), and the self-produced In My Head, following his showing on The Voice.

Tony Vincent is currently headlining the international symphony tour of The Music of David Bowie, and has recently developed PCG Theatrical— a customized, full-service artist development program specifically designed for aspiring musical theatre performers.

 

Learn more about Tony –

Website: www.tonyvincent.com

FRI., APRIL 17, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING MOLLY BRAVERMAN
FRI., APRIL 17, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING MOLLY BRAVERMAN

Fri., April 17

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MOLLY BRAVERMAN

In celebration of Earth Day (4/22) we’re thrilled to talk with Director of The Broadway Green Alliance, Molly Braverman! Founded in 2008, The Broadway Green Alliance is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to adopt environmentally friendlier practices. You’ll be inspired by all the practices Broadway has put in place in an effort to be “greener” and protect the Earth.

Join in this important conversation with host, Anna Raful, and learn how the cumulative effects of billions of small actions can have a positive impact. To learn more about Molly and The Broadway Green Alliance, visit www.broadwaygreen.com.

Molly Braverman

Molly Braverman

Molly Braverman is the Director of the Broadway Green Alliance.  She previously served as the Managing Director of Theatre Horizon, a non-profit professional theatre company in Norristown, PA.  She has worked as a Stage Manager on Broadway, Touring Broadway, and regionally, having spent three years on the road with the National Tour of Wicked and continuing to serve as a substitute Stage Manager on Wicked and Hamilton.  She founded the Philadelphia Green Theatre Alliance, a regional chapter of the Broadway Green Alliance, and is a graduate of Columbia University.

THURS., APRIL 16, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING AARON KABURICK
THURS., APRIL 16, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING AARON KABURICK

Thurs., April 16

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AARON KABURICK

We’re excited to have a Broadway conversation with veteran performer, Aaron Kaburick! Currently cast in Mrs. Doubtfire, Aaron is no stranger to the stage having appeared in many Broadway, touring, and regional productions. Aaron shares his passion for performing and passes on his knowledge to aspiring young actors. Bring you questions and join host, Anna Raful, for a lovely afternoon chat!

Aaron Kaburick

Aaron Kaburick

Aaron Kaburick has been seen on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, Something Rotten!, Sister Act, and Billy Elliot. He has also appeared in the national tours of  Billy Elliott, Annie, and The Full Monty.

Aaron is a graduate of Boston University and is originally from Carlinville, IL.

WED., APRIL 15, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING HOLLY RAYE
WED., APRIL 15, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING HOLLY RAYE

Wed., April 15

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HOLLY RAYE

Host, Anna Raful, moderates a Broadway conversation with Holly Raye, veteran performer, director, and choreographer. Holly has appeared on Broadway and featured as a lead dancer in numerous stage and TV productions. She’s an experienced and knowledgeable Director and Choreographer who shares her creativity and guides younger performers in their own development. Bring your questions and join the session!

Holly Raye

Holly Raye

Holly Raye Originally from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Holly received a scholarship to the Boston School of Ballet (Boston Ballet Company) at the age of 14. After placing runner-up in the 1984 Miss Michigan Pageant (Miss America Brand) she headed to NYC to pursue her love of dance and theatre.

Some of her performing highlights include:

Broadway: Swing, Guys and Dolls, and Dream & Nightmares starring Master Illusionist David Copperfield. Holly was featured in five of Mr. Copperfield’s Emmy-winning CBS TV Specials. She was dance captain for the world premiere of Houdini: The Musical at the Segal Center for the Performing Arts in Montreal. She’s been featured in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, The Tony Awards, Cabaret, and Disney Live Productions of Hercules and The Little Mermaid.

Holly has had the honor of performing alongside Liza Minelli, Shirley MacLaine, dance coach to Penelope Cruz and assistant choreographer for the film Vanilla Sky.

Holly has been choreographing and directing for Drama Desk Award-winning company, Camp Broadway® since 2007. Holly was the director and choreographer for the Joci Awards (2015, 2016) at the Empire Theatre in San Antonio, and Before Broadway, a cabaret intensive for young adult pre-professionals at Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC. She also choreographed performances at Madison Square Garden for kids during the WNBA Liberty basketball games.

Favorite career moments:

Principal dancer in the TV Series FAME and presenting Oprah Winfrey with the Elie Wiesel Humanitarian Award.

Now living in Maplewood, NJ with her son Leo, Holly is the Producing Director for Franklin Elementary School Musicals in Summit, NJ.

TUES., APRIL 14, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING MILES POLASKI
TUES., APRIL 14, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING MILES POLASKI

Tues., April 14

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MILES POLASKI

Meet Miles Polaski, composer, sound designer, audio director, engineer, and projection media designer with over 15-years of experience. Miles is an expert in designing and mixing musical theatre and live music performance, and he has created and executed projects both large and small. Join in this conversation with host, Michael Griffo, as they discuss the intricacies of a career as a sound and projection designer and answer audience questions.

Miles Polaski

Miles Polaski

MILES POLASKI is a sound designer, composer, and projection media designer. New York credits include productions with: The Flea Theater (Drama Desk nominee and Jeff Award nominee for FULFILLMENT by Thomas Bradshaw), Transport Group, Playwrights Realm, National Asian American Theatre Company, Ma- Yi Theater Company, Pace Gallery, and MBL Productions, among others.  Chicago credits include productions with: Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, American Theater Company, Red Tape Theatre (Jeff Award for Mouse in a Jar), Chicago Dramatists, The Gift Theatre, Collaboraction Theatre, Steep Theatre, and About Face Theatre, among others. Miles was the resident sound and projection designer for five seasons at Barter Theatre, in Abingdon, VA where he designed over 65 musicals and plays.

 

Learn more about Miles –

Website: www.milespolaski.com

MON., APRIL 13, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING BILL BERLONI
MON., APRIL 13, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING BILL BERLONI

Mon., April 13

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BILL BERLONI

Ever wonder about the animal actors that appear on-stage and screen? Well, let us introduce you to Training Expert, Bill Berloni, to tell you all about our animal-friends that appear in the spotlight! Anna Raful hosts this fascinating and informative conversation where Bill shares about his career and the unique role an animal trainer plays as part of a theatrical production. Learn more about Bill’s company, Berloni Theatrical Animals by visiting www.theatricalanimals.com.

Bill Berloni

Bill Berloni

William Berloni (Animal Director and Trainer) 2011 Tony® Honoree for Excellence in Theatre; 1977 and 2013 Outer Critics Awards and 2017 Drama League Award for Unique Contribution to the Theater.

BROADWAY: Annie (1977) to The Ferryman (2018) with 25 Broadway shows in between. Animal Director for the new musical Because of Winn Dixie. Credits include hundreds of off-Broadway, regional, national tours, television shows and movies.

Animal Director of the new musical Because of Winn Dixie. Author of BROADWAY TAILS.

 

Learn more about Bill –

Website: www.theatricalanimals.com

Instagram: @berlonitheatricalanimals

Facebook: @berlonitheatricalanimals

FRI., APRIL 10, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING JOSHUA TURCHIN
FRI., APRIL 10, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING JOSHUA TURCHIN

Fri., April 10

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JOSHUA TURCHIN

We’re excited to present this Broadway conversation with host, Anna Raful, and the ever-talented Joshua Turchin. Joshua is a 13-year-old professional actor, singer, composer, musician, music director, accompanist, dancer and (we’re proud to say) Camp Broadway alumnus. He recently completed his run as the first ever young adult to perform in Forbidden Broadway show, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. In this episode, Joshua tells about his experience as a young professional in the theater industry and shares with aspiring artists what he’s learned on his journey.

Joshua Turchin

Joshua Turchin

Joshua Turchin is a 13-year-old professional actor, singer, composer, musician, music director, accompanist, and dancer who recently completed his run as the first ever young adult to perform in a Forbidden Broadway show, Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation (Off Broadway). He is currently in rehearsal for the new musical, Trevor, which is scheduled to open Off-Broadway at Stage 42 this April.

As a musician/composer, Joshua plays more than 11 instruments professionally, including piano, drums, guitar, accordion and ukulele. Recently his original musical (he wrote the book, music and lyrcis), The Perfect Fit, premiered at the Rave Theater Festival in NYC where it won awards for Best Book and Best Ensemble and received critical acclaim in the NY Times, NY Post and Wall Street Journal.

He is an accomplished actor, having toured in two Broadway National Tours, performed as Flounder in The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film at the Hollywood Bowl and recently worked on a developmental lab of a new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. He is a regular comedy personality heard throughout the US on iHeartRadio, and his voice has been heard throughout the world on various animated series and commercials including Nick Jr., several Broadway cast recordings, and developmental works. He is the host and creator of The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin, founder of Broadway Kids Jam, and musical directs and accompanies cabarets featuring other Broadway kids and adults at NYC venues including the famous 54 Below and The Green Room 42.

 

 

Learn more about Joshua –

Website: www.joshuaturchin.com

Instagram: @joshuaturchin

THURS., APRIL 9, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING CINDY THOLE
THURS., APRIL 9, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERTS FEATURING CINDY THOLE

Thurs., April 9

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CINDY THOLE

Meet veteran of the Broadway stage, Cindy Thole! Cindy has worked with some of theatre’s true legends – Agnes DeMille, Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Leonard Berstein, Arthur Laurents, and Mike Ockrent. A few of her Broadway performance credits include Me and My Girl, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Nick & Nora and Meet Me in St. Louis. Cindy works professionally as a Director/Choreographer and as an educator at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Montclair Stage University. She draws on her experience as a performer to bring insight and inspiration to students and aspiring artists. Be sure to join the conversation with host, Anna Raful, as she welcomes Cindy.

Cynthia Thole

Cynthia Thole

Cynthia Thole is a veteran of the Broadway stage, having worked with theatre legends—Agnes DeMille, Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, and Mike Ockrent. Broadway performance credits: Me and My Girl, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Nick & Nora, Meet Me In St. Louis. National tours: 42nd StreetOklahoma!, and Sugar Babies and the movie version of The Producers. Cynthia works professionally as a director/choreographer: Reagle Musical Theater, Theatre Under the Stars, Theatreworks USA, Allenberry Playhouse, Mill Mountain Theatre, City College, Penn State University and Camp Broadway. Cindy is currently preparing to remount A Christmas Carol the Musical for Susan Stroman at the English National Opera in London and is directing Singin In the Rain for the Reagle Players in Boston. Cindy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Musical Theater at Fairleigh Dickinson University and teaches ballet in the Montclair State University dance program.

WED., APRIL 8, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING JOSHUA HOLDEN
WED., APRIL 8, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING JOSHUA HOLDEN

Wed., April 8

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JOSHUA HOLDEN

Introducing award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker, Joshua Holden! Named of the the “20 Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine, Joshua lights up the stage with his humor and innovation in The Joshua Show which has appeared in premier performing arts centers across North America.

You won’t want to miss this Broadway conversation with host, Anna Raful, as Joshua shares about his vibrant career that includes highlights like performing on the Broadway national tour of Avenue Q and freelancing for The Jim Henson Company as a puppet wrangler on Sesame Street! Join the session and bring your questions because there is so much to discover.

Joshua Holden

Joshua Holden

Joshua Holden an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in Brooklyn, was named one of “20 Theatre workers You hold Know” by American Theatre Magazine. He was on the Broadway national tour of AVENUE Q, the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), and garnered an Arts Impulse award as well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor In a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston). He worked with international artist, Banksy, on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs, was the puppet wrangler for off-Broadway company of Avenue Q, and freelances for The Jim Henson Company as one of the puppet wranglers on Sesame Sreet! His one-man show, The Joshua Show, was awarded “Best Performance” and was voted “Audience Favorite” at the 2013 Puppeteers of America’s National Festival. The Joshua Show inspires audiences to be themselves and help make the world a better place through kindness and love.

A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

 

Learn More about Joshua –

Website: JoshuaShow.com

Instagram: @TheJoshuaShow

TUES., APRIL 7, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING JARED MEZZOCCHI
TUES., APRIL 7, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING JARED MEZZOCCHI

Tues., April 7

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JARED MEZZOCCHI

Join host, Michael Griffo, as he welcomes Award-Winning Multimedia Designer and Director, Jared Mezzocchi. This exclusive Broadway conversation provides insight into a highly unique and exciting aspect of theater. Learn about a career in interactive media arts and projection design from an expert who has been recognized for his innovative work and serves as an educator for talented young artists. You’ll be inspired by Jared’s directing and design portfolios which can be viewed at www.jaredmezzocchi.com.

Jared Mezzocchi

Jared Mezzocchi

Jared Mezzocchi received his MFA in performance in interactive media arts at Brooklyn College. He is currently on faculty at University of Maryland, College Park, where he leads the projection design track in the MFA design program. He is a resident artist at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in DC and has directed and designed at theaters across the U.S. and in Europe including designing for Big Art Group, the Builders Association, Rob Roth, 3-Legged Dog, Herearts Center, and UTC #61.

Jared made his Off-Broadway debut at Manhattan Theatre Club with his projection design in Vietgone, written by Qui Nguyen and directed by May Adrales. In 2012, he received the prestigious Princess Grace Award; the first projection designer to be honored with this national theater award. In 2017, he received the first Lucille Lortel Award for the category of Outstanding Projection Design (Vietgone, Manhattan Theater Club). Additionally, Mezzocchi received a 2017 Obie Award and nominations for both an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award. In spring 2017, Mezzocchi was accepted as a fellow to the MacDowell Colony.

In 2018, Mezzocchi wrote and directed an adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ book, ”How to Catch a Star” at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Most recently, Jared was co-director and projection designer for The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Roundhouse Theater in Bethesda, MD. He received a 2020 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Directing.

Mezzocchi grew up in New Hampshire, where he returns every summer as the Producing Arts Director of Andy’s Summer Playhouse, an innovative children’s theater producing original work by professional artists from across the country.

 

Learn more about Jared –

Website: www.jaredmezzocchi.com

MON., APRIL 6, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING CHARITY ANGEL DAWSON
MON., APRIL 6, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING CHARITY ANGEL DAWSON

Mon., April 6

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CHARITY ANGEL DAWSON

From the cast of Mrs. Doubtfire, we’re thrilled to introduce Charity Angel Dawson! She joins host, Anna Raful, for an upbeat Broadway conversation about the theater biz, performing, and pursuing dreams. In addition to her current role as Wanda Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Charity has been seen in Waitress (Becky), the Broadway revival of Side Show (Fortune Teller) and more! Get your questions ready and join the session.

Charity Angel Dawson

Charity Angel Dawson

Charity Dawson is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is currently playing the role of Wanda Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. Some of her favorite credits include Waitress (Becky) the Broadway revival of Side Show (Fortune Teller) and the Off-Broadway production of Disaster (Lavora). Tours: Dreamgirls (Effie White), The Color Purple (Darlene). Regional: Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Portland Center Stage, Kiss Me Kate at Hartford Stage Company (Hattie), The Wiz (Evillene) and West Side Story (Rosalia). Charity would like to thank the creative team and the producers of Mrs. Doubtfire for this wonderful opportunity! Special thanks to The Mine Agency. Thank you for all you do! Love, love, love to her beautifully supportive family and host of friends who make this life worth living! Above all else, Charity is in love with The Lord and thanks Him for all the blessings and opportunities He has given her to join in His work. 1st Corinthians 13:4-8.

FRI., APRIL 3, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING KEVIN CURTIS
FRI., APRIL 3, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING KEVIN CURTIS

Fri., April 3

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KEVIN CURTIS

Join host, Anna Raful, for a fun and informative conversation with Baltimore native, Kevin Curtis. Making his Broadway debut in hit-musical, Moulin Rouge, Kevin exudes passion and energy for his craft, his hometown, and his community. He strives to be an example to young people who are chasing the dream. “Be yourself, don’t forget where you came from, and be nice to everybody! People like to work with nice people.”

Kevin Curtis

Kevin Curtis

Kevin Curtis, Baltimore native, makes his Broadway debut in hit-musical Moulin Rouge. Additional credits include – National Tour: A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread-Second Stage. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse. The Muny, ART, Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, PCLO, North Shore Music Theatre, TUTS, Stages St. Louis and many more. TV: “Pose,” “Younger”. Film: “Loulou”, “Take Care”, “Newlyweeds”. Training: Baltimore School for the Arts, AMDA.

 

Learn more about Kevin –

Instagram: @kevintcurtis

Twitter: @kevintcurtis

THURS., APRIL 2, 2020 - MEET THE MUSIC MAKERS FEATURING GEORGIA STITT
THURS., APRIL 2, 2020 - MEET THE MUSIC MAKERS FEATURING GEORGIA STITT

Thurs., April 2

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Meet the Music Makers

GEORGIA STITT

Join the conversation with music-making powerhouse, Georgia Stitt! Georgia is an award-winning composer, lyricist, music producer, and pianist. In addition to creating countless original works, Georgia is an educator and mentor. She is the Founding Director of MAESTRA, an organization that provides support, visibility, and community for the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. Anna Raful, hosts this episode as Georgia shares her story and gives advice to young musicians pursuing their passion.

Georgia Stitt

Georgia Stitt

Georgia Stitt is an award-winning composer, lyricist, music producer, and pianist. She has two original musicals that premiered recently: Snow Child (Arena Stage) and Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theater, NAMT). Her children’s musical, Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, (TADA Youth Theater) won “Outstanding New Musical” from the National Youth Theatre and is now licensed by Concord Theatricals. Other shows include The Big Boom (with Hunter Foster), The Water (winner of the 2008 ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theater), and Mosaic (commissioned for Inner Voices, starring Heidi Blickenstaff).

Georgia has released three albums of her music: This Ordinary Thursday, Alphabet City Cycle (for Kate Baldwin), and My Lifelong Love, and her fourth album, A Quiet Revolution, will be released on April 10th. She is currently at work on a collection of theatrical art songs and an oratorio. Her choral piece With Hope and Virtue (using text from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration speech) was featured on NPR and her orchestral piece, Waiting for Wings, co-written with husband, Jason Robert Brown, was commissioned by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and premiered there with conductor John Morris Russell.

Georgia is a member of the Council of The Dramatists Guild, The American Federation of Musicians, The Recording Academy, SAG/AFTRA, and ASCAP, and she has been on faculty at USC and Pace University. She has degrees from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She is on the Board of Directors for The Lilly Awards Foundation and she is the Founding Director of MAESTRA, an organization for the women who make the music in the musical theater.

 

Learn more about Georgia –

Website: www.georgiastitt.com

WED., APRIL 1, 2020 - MEET THE JOURNALIST FEATURING RUTHIE FIERBERG
WED., APRIL 1, 2020 - MEET THE JOURNALIST FEATURING RUTHIE FIERBERG

Wed., April 1

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Meet the Journalist

RUTHIE FIERBERG

Meet journalist and Senior Features Editor at Playbill, Ruthie Fierberg. She has written for national publications and is an expert at creating innovative and engaging content through in-depth written, multimedia, and video pieces focused on the arts.

A “lover of theater,” Ruthie’s passion shines through in every aspect of her work, and she’s excited to share that passion in her own podcast series, “Why We Theater,” soon to be released on the Broadway Podcast Network. Join host, Anna Raful, as she welcomes Ruthie, and viewers learn about her Broadway perspective from the journalism point-of-view.

Ruthie Fierberg

Ruthie Fierberg

Ruthie Fierberg is a New York City-based journalist and current Senior Features Editor at Playbill, creating innovative and engaging content through in-depth written, multimedia, and video pieces focused on the arts. She is the host of Playbill’s Live From The Red Carpet specials from Broadway’s opening nights.

A graduate of Barnard College, she has written for national publications such as Good Housekeeping, Parents, American Baby, Parents Latina, and Backstage magazines. Ruthie has moderated panels for the 92Y, the JCC of Manhattan, Disney Theatrical Productions, BroadwayCon 2016–2020, and the annual American Performing Arts Professionals Conference. She has appeared on SiriusXM Volume radio and several podcasts as a guest expert and her own podcast, Why We Theater, soon to be released on the Broadway Podcast Network. A lover of theatre, tennis, and Bikram yoga, Ruthie is also involved with such causes as Covenant House International and The Actors Fund.

Learn more about Ruthie –

Instagram: @ruthiefierceberg

 

TUES., MARCH 31, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING PAUL TATE dePOO III
TUES., MARCH 31, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING PAUL TATE dePOO III

Tues., March 31

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By Design

PAUL TATE dePOO III

Get a glimpse into the world of scenic and production design from award-winning, internationally recognized designer, Paul Tate dePoo III. Found of Tate Design Group, Paul’s work appears across the globe spanning numerous industries including theatre, opera, film, dance, circus, events, hospitality, and architecture.

This conversation, hosted by agent and author, Michael Griffo, highlights the progression of Paul’s career and how he’s developed his design philosophy, his company, and his influence on the industry.

Paul Tate dePoo III

Paul Tate dePoo III

Paul Tate dePoo III is an international scenic and production designer and the founder of Tate Design Group, establishing himself as one to watch in production and design. dePoo’s exquisitely bold and aesthetically balanced design philosophy, combined with his commitment to excellence and attention to detail, helps bring the stage to life in each of his works. The New York Times described dePoo’s design for R.B. Schlather’s production of the Handel opera, Alcina, as “ingenious.” Live Design Magazine also named him a “Designer to Watch.”

Founded in 2012, Tate Design Group’s mission is to create worlds that help to tell a complete story while also pushing the standard with an impeccable balance of beautiful design and performance. Tate Design Group caters beyond the industry standard of theatre, to opera, film, music, dance, circus, events, restaurants and hospitality, architecture, and interiors.

With Tate Design Group, dePoo has worked internationally in Seoul, South Korea, Bogota, Columbia, Vienna, Austria, and Toronto, Canada.  He has also designed for a number of Broadway directors and choreographers including Tony Award winners Savion Glover, Walter Bobbie, Michael Greif, and Kathleen Marshall, as well as Marc Bruni, Connor Gallagher, JoAnn Hunter, Dennis Jones, Dan Knechtges, Lorin Latarro, Josh Prince, Josh Rhodes, Eric Schaefer, and R.B. Schlather. dePoo also serves as the resident scenic and projection designer for The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Centerstage Series, whose productions include The Music Man, The Who’s Tommy, Footloose, and Bye Bye Birdie.

dePoo has designed the scenic elements for the Broadway-aimed productions of Titanic, Bruce Villanche’s A Sign of the Times, Josephine, and War of the Roses. He also designed the opening ceremonies for the MUNY’s centennial celebration in St. Louis, the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre where his credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Young Frankenstein, Singin’ In the Rain, and Jersey Boys.

In addition to his work in traditional entertainment, dePoo designed the restaurant Swim Two Birds in Jackson Heights, Queens, which is owned by internationally renowned chef, Stewart Wadden, former chef for the British Royal Family.  He has also designed the world’s largest TEDx event at the Boston Opera House and has created concepts and designs for The Greatest Showman Musical ExperienceLexus’ national dealer meeting, Samsung’s 2018 global product launch, Vogue print spreads, and numerous New York Fashion Week productions.

Entertainment design credits in 2020 include productions of Murder on the Orient Express, Camile Claudel, Bye Bye Birdie, Turandot, Mamma Mia! and War of the Roses.

dePoo began his career assisting Tony Award-winning designer, David Zinn, and Michael Cotton on the design of Michael Jackson’s This Is It at the O2 Arena in London. From there he went on to work on a number of award-winning productions including the Emmy Award-winning Lincoln Center production of Sweeney Todd, starring Emma Thompson and the 2014 Broadway production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, which famously won Audra McDonald her record-breaking sixth Tony Award.

Immediately prior to forming Tate Design Group, dePoo was an associate designer for Tony and Emmy Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane for over three years, adding Broadway productions How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (starring the late, great Robin Williams), Follies, and the Tony Award-winning Anything Goes to his resume.

dePoo has taught and lectured at Yale University, Boston University, Penn State, and Rutgers University. He is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab and United Scenic Artists, and one of Cirque du Soleil’s Creative Cognoscenti. dePoo earned his BFA in Production Design from Boston University.

Paul is Cuban-American and an eighth generation native of Key West, Florida where his design interests were sparked through touring productions of David Copperfield and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on the mainland.

Learn more about Paul –

Website: www.pauldepoo.com

Instagram: @PTdePoo

MON., MARCH 30, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERT FEATURING ANDREW GOREN
MON., MARCH 30, 2020 - MEET THE EXPERT FEATURING ANDREW GOREN

Mon., March 30

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Meet the Expert

ANDREW GOREN

Innovative and passionate are two words that come to mind describing Andrew Goren. An entrepreneur and performer, Andrew used his performance background to develop and market the Harmony Helper app, a tool designed to help singers of all skill-levels learn and sharpen their harmonizing abilities. Anna Raful hosts an intriguing conversation with Andrew as he describes his creation, provides encouragement to young entrepreneurs, and shares how Harmony Helper is giving back to the community.

Harmony Helper can be found at your preferred app store. To learn more about how it works visit, www.HarmonyHelper.com.

Andrew Goren

Andrew Goren

Andrew Goren is the founder and CEO of Harmony Helper. As a passionate musical theatre actor, Andrew has been on a quest to develop the perfect way to learn and sharpen singing and harmonizing abilities. With over 10 years of singing and performing experience, his unique insights and vision have led to the creation of the amazing and elegant Harmony Helper app. With his leadership, Harmony Helper is helping singers of all kinds effectively practice and improve singing performance anywhere, anytime, removing traditional rehearsal barriers so singers can deliver their best performances.

Learn more about Andrew –

Instagram: @harmonyhelper

Website: www.harmonyhelper.com

SAT., MARCH 28, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING JILL ABRAMOVITZ
SAT., MARCH 28, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING JILL ABRAMOVITZ

Sat., March 28

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Meet the Stars

JILL ABRAMOVITZ

Join in the conversation with another one of Broadway’s extraordinary talents, performer and writer, Jill Abramovitz. Anna Raful hosts the Beetlejuice star as she shares about her career on Broadway and beyond. In addition to performing, Jill is an award-winning writer who has written and contributed to a long list of titles. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions of an industry veteran who uses her life and career experiences to create new works and teach aspiring artists how to pursue their dreams.

Jill Abramovitz

Jill Abramovitz

JILL ABRAMOVITZ is an accomplished lyricist, bookwriter, and performer. Her performance credits include – Broadway: Beetlejuice, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, 9 to 5, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Also: Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson (Avery Fisher Hall), Ever After and Damn Yankees (The Papermill Playhouse), Emmet Otter and Band Geeks (Goodspeed Opera House), and shows at Barrington Stage, Kennedy Center, Westchester Bway (Fanny Brice in Funny Girl) White Plains PAC (Hedy LaRue in How To Succeed) and Beetlejuice at the National in DC. TV credits include: Law and Order SVU, Chicago Med, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Last OG, Kimmy Schmidt, Madam Secretary, Braindead, Good Wife, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Hostages, Z-Rock and Civil.

An award-winning writer, Jill contributed lyrics to Broadway’s It Shoulda Been You and is currently adapting the Israeli musical Billy Schwartz for American audiences. Other shows include TheatreworksUSA’s Martha Speaks (composer Brad Alexander, bookwriter Kevin DelAguila), the award-winning The Dogs of Pripyat (composer Aron Accurso, co-bookwriter Leah Napolin), Bread and Roses (composer, Brad Alexander), and Like a Billion Likes (composer Brad Alexander, bookwriter Erik Forrest Jackson).

Learn more about Jill –

Instagram: @jillaonline

Twitter: @jillaonline

Website: www.jillaonline.com

FRI., MARCH 27, 2020 - MEET THE MUSIC MAKERS FEATURING ZINA GOLDRICH
FRI., MARCH 27, 2020 - MEET THE MUSIC MAKERS FEATURING ZINA GOLDRICH

Fri., March 27

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Meet the Music Makers

ZINA GOLDRICH

Meet Zina Goldrich, composer, musician, and music director extraordinaire! Hosted by Anna Raful, this conversation looks at the works of Zina and collaborating partner, author/lyricist, Marcy Heisler. The duo were the first women ever honored with the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting. Dive into the world of music with this award-winning expert, as Zina discusses her many works and projects and shares with aspiring artists her unique insight into a dynamic career.

Zina Goldrich

Zina Goldrich

Zina Goldrich won the 2009 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in songwriting with longtime collaborator, Marcy Heisler. Their musical, Ever After, just finished a sold-out run and was the first production in the brand-new Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. They are currently developing Hollywood Romance, a new musical with Emmy Award winning writers, Gabrielle Allan and Jen Crittenden. Goldrich and Heisler’s musical, The Great American Mousical, directed by Julie Andrews premiered in 2012 at Goodspeed’s Chester Theatre in Connecticut. Their songs have been sung by many Broadway stars including Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Meghan Hilty and Alan Cumming. Goldrich has played keyboards on Broadway for Avenue Q, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma and Titanic, where she also conducted.

THURS., MARCH 26, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING EMILIO SOSA
THURS., MARCH 26, 2020 - BY DESIGN FEATURING EMILIO SOSA

Thurs., March 26

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By Design

EMILIO SOSA

You won’t want to miss this conversation with host, Michael Griffo, and the extraordinarily talented designer, Emilio Sosa. Emilio’s designs have been seen on stages, screens, runways, and more, and he has received many recognitions for his work. Emilio is proud to contribute to the development of young designers and share his theater knowledge with communities rarely represented by sponsoring theater trips, workshops, and talk backs. “I believe theater is the perfect way to build bridges amongst different people to create a greater understanding of the world we live in.”

Emilio Sosa

Emilio Sosa

EMILIO SOSA (Costume Design) Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Emilio is one of Broadway’s most unique talents. After attending the Art and Design High School, he went on to study Fashion Design, at Pratt Institute. He began his theater career at Grace Costumes, starting as a shopper and eventually becoming the Creative Director. He credits this time as the foundation for his career. Emilio went on to tour the world with Celine Dion, The Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Emilio made a name for himself styling music videos for Hip Hop pioneers, Salt & Pepa, MC Lyte, and Kid & Play to name a few. He has designed for music icons Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, and Gloria Estefan.

Catching the eye of director Spike Lee, Emilio became his in-house stylist, working on national and international ad campaigns before setting his sight on Broadway where he was mentored by director, George C. Wolfe, for whom he designed his first Broadway show, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG. His other Broadway credits include, ON YOUR FEET! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Story, MOTOWN: The Musical, PORGY AND BESS (TONY Award nominee), LADY DAY at EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL. He shares the unique distinction of being the first designer of color to design The Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular and a new permanent number for the legendary Christmas Show, both starring The Rockettes. His regional credits include: A.R.T, THE Old Globe, The Geffen Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, The Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The McCarter Theater, and The Mark Taper Forum, among others in the Unites States and Europe.

He has received both TONY Award and Drama Desk Award nominations. He has been the recipient a Lucille Lortell Award, NAACP Theater Awards, and LA Ovation Award. Emilio’s talent was evident on season seven of Project Runway and Project Runway All-Stars, where he showed his final collection on all models of color, a first for the popular franchise. A proud Trustee of the American Theater Wing. Emilio shares his vast theater knowledge with communities rarely represented by sponsoring theater trips, workshops, and talk backs. “I believe theater is the perfect way to build bridges amongst different people to create a greater understanding of the world we live in.”

 

Instagram: @esosafashion

WED., MARCH 25, 2020 - BOOKS ON BROADWAY FEATURING JENNA GAVIGAN
WED., MARCH 25, 2020 - BOOKS ON BROADWAY FEATURING JENNA GAVIGAN

Wed., March 25

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Books on Broadway

JENNA GAVIGAN, author, Lulu the Broadway Mouse

We’re excited to talk to actress and author, Jenna Gavigan, creator of The Broadway Mouse Book Series featuring Lulu the Broadway Mouse and upcoming sequel, The Show Must Go On. With Host, Anna Raful, we find out about Jenna’s career and her experience creating masterful children’s novels.

Have middle-school aged students who need a good-read while home from school? Check out The Broadway Mouse series (digital version available): CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Jenna Gavigan

Jenna Gavigan

Jenna Gavigan is the author of the middle-grade novel, Lulu the Broadway Mouse. A professional actress for more than half her life, she’s appeared on Broadway, on a gaggle of television shows, in a handful of movies, and on stages east and west. A fourth-generation New Yorker, Jenna graduated with a BA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she focused on fiction, television, and screenwriting. Like Lulu, Jenna made her Broadway debut at the Shubert Theatre. (Though, sadly, she doesn’t live there.) Visit her at iamjennagavigan.com and on Twitter and Instagram @Jenna_Gavigan

Learn more about Jenna –

Instagram: @Jenna_Gavigan

Twitter: @Jenna_Gavigan

Website: iamjennagavigan.com

TUES., MARCH 24, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING KRYSTAL JOY BROWN
TUES., MARCH 24, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING KRYSTAL JOY BROWN

Tues., March 24

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Meet the Stars

KRYSTAL JOY BROWN

In this episode Anna Raful welcomes Hamilton star, Krystal Joy Brown! Krystal is no stranger to the stage and screen having performed in many Broadway, Off-Broadway, and television shows. In addition to performing, she is an avid stage and screenwriter, columnist, novelist, and songwriter. With so many talents and accomplishments, there are many topics to cover in this episode, so get your questions read and join us!

Krystal Joy Brown

Krystal Joy Brown

Krystal Joy Brown is a multi-talented Broadway favorite. She is currently starring on Broadway as Eliza Hamilton in the Pulitzer-prize and 12 TONY winning Broadway mega-hit musical, Hamilton.

With five Broadway shows under her belt, RENT (Mimi), HAIR (Dionne/Abe Lincoln), Leap Of Faith (Ornella), Big Fish (Josephine) and MOTOWN (Diana Ross), her extensive theatrical background has led her to be a two-time Fred Astaire Award Nominee and work closely with some of the world’s top Oscar and TONY award-winning playwrights, directors, producers, and creative teams. She was recently seen on stage in Huntington Theatre’s MAN IN THE RING, directed by Michael Greif and written by Pulitzer Prize-Winner, Michael Cristofer. Her goal is to always create new characters and be hands-on in the development of new inspiring works.

Krystal also voices the character of Netossa the DreamWorks/Netflix animated series, She-Ra Princesses of Power, which is now in its fourth season. She will soon be seen in the Disney live-action feature film MAGIC CAMP (Disney+) with Adam DeVine and Gillian Jacobs. She has guest starred in NBC’s Law & Order: SUV, Hulu’s Deadbeat, ABC’s Castle and most recently Disney’s Sydney to the Max. She has performed in several films and also starred in the Nickelodeon TV pilot, Storyforia!

Aside from her many theatrical pursuits, she is an avid stage and screenwriter, columnist, novelist and songwriter. Her original music has been featured on ABC’s, The Neighbors and ABC’s, Mistresses. She made her directorial debut this year with the short film, Reddy Records. She has been commissioned to write and develop diverse new stories for stage and screen sparking a new passion for the ambitious multi-hyphenate. An avid activist in mental health, wellness and social justice, Krystal also co-host’s the podcast, HOW WE DO THIS.

 

Learn more about Krystal –

Instagram: @KrystalJoyBrown

Twitter: @KrystalJoyBrown

Facebook: Krystal Joy Brown

Website: www.thekjb.com

MON., MARCH 23, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING ANDREW BARTH FELDMAN
MON., MARCH 23, 2020 - MEET THE STARS FEATURING ANDREW BARTH FELDMAN

Mon., March 23

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Meet the Stars

ANDREW BARTH FELDMAN

Join host, Anna Raful, for a conversation with the one and only, dynamic and talented, Andrew Barth Feldman. They discuss his Broadway journey over the last two years, what he’s learned, and how he’s giving back to the world. Audience members have the opportunity to submit questions for Andrew during the LIVE session!

Andrew Barth Feldman

Andrew Barth Feldman

Andrew Barth Feldman won the 2018 Best Actor Awards at both the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (aka the Jimmy Awards®) and the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (Greater New York Area) as a high school sophomore. As a junior in high school, he went on to make his Broadway debut as the title character in the Tony® Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. In his spare time Andrew runs a theatre company called Zneefrock Productions, which he founded at age 12. The company raises money for NEXT for Autism by presenting such shows as The Last Five Years, Be More Chill, and an original Star Wars musical parody called SW: A New(sical) Hope. This fall Andrew will attend Harvard University.

Learn more about Andrew –

Instagram: @andrewbfeldman

Twitter: @andrewbfeldman and @zneefrockproductions

Website: zneefrockproductions.com