Jan 31, 2017

Jennifer Tepper, Broadway Producer

It's been all about Broadway for Florida native Jennifer Tepper. She grew up devouring Playbill magazines, listened endlessly to musical cast albums, highlighting shows she'd see once she came to the Big Apple. At 18, Jennifer moved to the city to attend NYU. She's been here since. Jennifer parlayed her passion into a career - working for Broadway and Off-Broadway producers, directors and today this 30-something is a musical theater historian, write and producer and....is also the Director of Programming at the esteemed Feinstein's 54/Below and author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. Needless to say....Jennifer's got plenty to say!

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Jan 10, 2017

Alexandra Vassilaros, Playwright

Alexandra Vassilaros has acted on stage, in film, and on television, but her passion is playwriting. Her most recent work, "Big Sky," about a well-to-do family, had its world LA's Geffen Playhouse in the spring of 2016. Her other plays include "Omnium Gatherum," a 9/11-born collaboration with Theresa Rebeck. It was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Alex shares what it's like to be on stage and to write for the stage. There's a plenty to learn from this frank and fascinating conversation. 

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Oct 25, 2016

Kristine Bendul, Dancer

Kristine Bendul's career has crossed over from ballet, to Broadway to dance companies, to music videos, film, television and teaching. Oh, she's also a published children's book author. Kristine's journey is a fascinating, heart wrenching and clearly rewarding one that she shares openly and honestly. Tune in for yet another no-holds barred conversation with a multi-dimensional, creative woman.

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Aug 16, 2016

Jessica Dermody, Off-Broadway Producer

A return appearance for creative and multi-talented Broadway/off-Broadway actress, director, producer, dancer, wardrobe supervisor and co-founder of the not-for-profit Working Artists Theater Project, Jessica Dermody. Even though this is conversation #2, there is no shortage of topics as we discuss Jessica's passion and love of the theater arts. Her enthusiasm, drive and commitment are both contagious and inspirational.

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Jul 12, 2016

Ilana Levine, Actress

Actress Ilana Levine's stage, film and tv career has spanned more than 25 years. On Broadway she's best known as Lucy Van Pelt in the revival of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown." Among her film credits: "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "Kissing Jessica Stein" and the "Nanny Diaries." TV appearances include "Seinfeld," "Law and Order" and "NYPD Blue." She's now part of the podcast universe having launched "Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine." Some of her celebrity guests are recent Tony winner Reed Birney, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery and BD Wong. Ilana's interview style is unfiltered and uniquely funny and so is this conversation.

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Apr 5, 2016

Lillias White, Singer-Dancer-Actress

You're about to meet one helluva woman. Cabaret singer and actress, Lillias White has been described as a "one-of-a-kind performer who combines the sass of a classic blues mama with the skill of a Broadway star." Her Broadway credits include BarnumDream GirlsCats, Chicago, and The Life, which landed her a Tony award. Lillias is also the recipient of a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award, Obie and a daytime Emmy. She's sung at Carneige Hall, Lincoln Center as well as The Kennedy Center. She's also been on the big and small screen. Sit back and let Lillias entertain you.

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Mar 8, 2016

Shonica Gooden

Shonica Gooden moves through life with talent, style and class. A passionate dancer, singer, actress who grew up in Atlanta, Shonica now calls the Big Apple home - performing on and off-Broadway. Her musical theater credits include the mega hit Hamilton, Bring it On: The Musical and Cinderella.  She's gone on the road with that show and Matilda, the Musical. Shonica's also performed with the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century.  She made her film debut in TED 2 in 2015. Shonica is warm, funny, and simply fabulous! 

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Jun 16, 2015

Seret Scott

seret.jpgMeet Seret Scott, actress, director, playwright, cultural historian. She won the prestigious Drama Desk Award for her Broadway debut in My Sister, My Sister. Seret's also appeared in several movies and film and television shows. Her work as a Director is a rich, varied and rewarding one and includes Off-Broadway and regional theater - from the Old Globe in San Diego, to Yale Rep to New York's Roundabout Theater. She recently directed The Whipping Boy, the powerful play about the Civil War that featured an all-male cast. Join us as we shine the spotlight on the decades long career of the multi-talented Seret Scott.

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Aug 26, 2014

Susan and Pamela Bob

SusanBob.jpgPamelaBob.jpgMeet mother/daughter duo Susan and Pamela Bob.  Each in their own right happens to be a very talented actress. Pamela is currently part of the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, 2014 Tony winner for best musical. Susan, who's had her share of roles on and off-Broadway, was the original Dee in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, No Place to be Somebody. This twosome weighs in on life both off and on stage in this no holds barred conversation.

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Aug 5, 2014

Jessica Dermody and Lolita Brinkley - Life Without Parole

Jessica1.jpgLolita1.jpgMeet Jessica Dermody, producer/director/writer and actress Lolita Brinkley. Their paths have come together in the production of Life Without Parole. The powerful 6-character play is based on the original transcripts and testimonies of inmates at the California Institution for Women at Chino who were convicted of killing their abusive partners. Jessica's the director, Lolita - one of the cast members. Our conversation extends well beyond the play to include their lives on stage, as well as in front of and behind the camera.
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