My Broadway Memory

Broadway Podcast Network

My Broadway Memory, a new live, visual podcast — a celebration of memorable experiences at the theatre with Broadway’s biggest names. During each episode, a guest will choose a Playbill from their collection at random and take a trip down memory lane. In addition to discussing the actual show, Michael, Brian, and guests will discuss the headshots, ads, and other traits that make a Playbill a time capsule of Broadway history.Michael and Brian are calling out to theatre fans everywhere to join in on the fun by creating their own My Broadway Memory videos and sharing them to Instagram or Facebook. Be sure to tag @MyBroadwayMemory and use use the hashtag #MyBroadwayMemory to have a chance at being featured on the Broadway Podcast Network site.

21 - LIVE: Wingspan Arts Virtual Gala: Waiting in the Wings
Feb 1 2021
21 - LIVE: Wingspan Arts Virtual Gala: Waiting in the Wings
SEASON ONE FINALE! Celebrate Wingspan Arts as host Michael Kushner and Broadway Podcast Network holds a live, virtual gala for this incredible non-profit based in NYC. You'll hear amazing appearances performances from Tony Winner Alice Ripley, America's Got Talent's Luke Islam, Freestyle Love Supreme, Tony Nominee Beth Malone, Jeremy Kushnier, and more! Wingspan Arts aims to enrich the lives of young people in and around New York City through multi-disciplinary arts education programs both in and out of the classroom. Our programs emphasize the value of theatre, music, visual arts, and dance while also using these art forms as tools for communication, personal growth, and self-expression. Founded in 2001 in response to the lack of arts instruction in public schools, Wingspan Arts’ customized programs have benefited thousands of children across the New York Metro Region. By partnering with professional artist-educators who bring their creative experiences and personalized lessons to the classroom, Wingspan has transformed the traditional teacher-student paradigm into an authenticity-driven, community-based learning environment. Through afterschool, in-school, theatre conservatory, and public programs, Wingspan Arts students are empowered both as individuals and as stewards of the expanding arts community. All children have creative promise; however, many may not have means to access the arts. For these families, Wingspan Arts offers tuition-free opportunities, a scholarship program, and free public events as part of our commitment to reaching as many young people as possible. This helps fulfill our mission of connecting students to the arts, and the arts to life. Want more of My Broadway Memory?! Follow us on Social! @MyBroadwayMemory on Instagram and Facebook and @MyBwayMemory on Twitter MICHAEL KUSHNER: Instagram or The Dressing Room Project Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #MyBroadwayMemory is co-created by Michael Kushner and Brian Sedita. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19 - LIVE: Kait Kerrigan & Ryan Haddad
Jan 18 2021
19 - LIVE: Kait Kerrigan & Ryan Haddad
Kait Kerrigan is a musical theater writer, YouTube creator, songwriter, and dramatist. Off-Broadway: The Mad Ones (formerly known as The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown) and Henry and Mudge, which toured the country for over a decade. New projects include the immersive house party The Bad Years, slated for production in 2019, Republic directed by Michael Arden, a fancy new commission they can't talk about yet. Other musicals include Unbound, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, and Flash of Time, an immersive art / puppet installation-musical hybrid at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends, written with playwright Lauren Gunderson, which is currently touring the US. Kait Kerrigan received the 2009 Kleban Award for libretto-writing and the 2016 Emerging Artist Award for lyrics from the Theater Hall fo Fame (nominated by Lynn Ahrens. As a playwright, she has had her work developed at Page 73, where she was an Interstate 73 member, Primary Stages, the Lark, and Chautauqua Theatre Company, and the Weston. Her plays include Father / Daughter, Imaginary Love, Disaster Relief, and Transit.  Ryan Haddad: Ryan J. Haddad is an actor, playwright and autobiographical performer based in New York. His acclaimed solo play Hi, Are You Single? was presented in The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and continues to tour the country. Other New York credits include My Straighties (Ars Nova/ANT Fest), Noor and Hadi Go to Hogwarts (Theater Breaking Through Barriers), and the cabaret Falling for Make Believe (Joe’s Pub). Regional credits include The Maids, Lucy Thurber’s Orpheus in the Berkshires (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Hi, Are You Single? (Guthrie Theater, Cleveland Play House, Williamstown Theatre Festival). Television credits include “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Haddad has performed original work at La MaMa E.T.C., the New Museum and The LGBT Center of New York City. His plays in development include Good Time Charlie and Dark Disabled Stories. He is a member of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and a former Queer|Art Performance and Playwriting Fellow under the mentorship of Moe Angelos. Learn more at www.ryanjhaddad.com and follow him on social @ryanjhaddad. Want more of My Broadway Memory?! Follow us on Social! @MyBroadwayMemory on Instagram and Facebook and @MyBwayMemory on Twitter MICHAEL KUSHNER: Instagram or The Dressing Room Project Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast REMY GERMINARIO (Guest Co-Host): @remygerminario BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram, Website, Page to Stage Podcast BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #MyBroadwayMemory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18 - LIVE: Mary Testa & Jackie Hoffman
Sep 24 2020
18 - LIVE: Mary Testa & Jackie Hoffman
Mary Testa was recently nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Aunt Eller in the 2019 Broadway Revival of Oklahoma! She has been seen on Broadway in Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Xanadu, Chicago, 42nd St., Marie Christine, On the Town, Forum, The Rink, Marilyn and Barnum. Off-Broadway includes Portuguese Kid, Government Inspector, First Daughter Suite, Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See and A New Brain. Much film and television. Twelve original cast albums. Multiple Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League nominations and a special Drama Desk award celebrating ‘Three Decades of Outstanding Work.’ @marytesta.actress Jackie Hoffman: Emmy-nominated for her performance in FX’s Feud! Select TV/Film: Gilmore Girls, Difficult People, Elementary, Girls, Inside Amy Schumer, Birdman, Garden State, Legally Blonde 2, Kissing Jessica Stein. Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, On the Town, The Addams Family, Xanadu, Hairspray (Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Yiddish), Once Upon a Mattress, A ChanukahCharol, The Book of Liz (Obie Award). CD: Live at Joe’s Pub Want more of My Broadway Memory?! Follow us on Social! @MyBroadwayMemory on Instagram and Facebook and @MyBwayMemory on Twitter MICHAEL KUSCHNER: Instagram or The Dressing Room Project Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram, Website, Page to Stage Podcast BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #MyBroadwayMemory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17 - LIVE: Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Joe Iconis
Sep 17 2020
17 - LIVE: Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Joe Iconis
Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and performer. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, and a Richard Rodgers Award. Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) is currently playing London’s West End, after running at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre and off-Broadway’s The Pershing Square Signature Center after a world premiere at Two River Theater. Joe is the author of Love in Hate Nation (directed by John Simpkins; Two River Theater), Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (with Robert Maddock; Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), and Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We the People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl! His music appeared on season two of NBC’s Smash. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR and OBCR, which over 500 million streams); Broadway Bounty Hunter (OCR); Things to Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game, The Joe Iconis Rock & Roll Jamboree, and the upcoming Broadway Bounty Hunter (OCR) all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. Joe is hugely inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, The Muppets, and the Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with. www.MrJoeIconis.com @mrjoeiconis Jennifer Ashley Tepper is producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, recent projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. From producing small concerts in basements to producing a show on Broadway, Tepper has cultivated the theatrical collective which The New York Times called “the future of musical theatre”. She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, where she has curated or produced over 3000 shows, including musicals in concert, original solo acts, theatrical reunions, songwriter celebrations, and more. Tepper's leadership at the venue has gained praise from publications including The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Playbill, Newsday, The New York Post, and more. As a writer, Tepper has authored three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series, published by Dress Circle. NBC New York has called the books an "inspiring Must-Read". Published in 2013, 2014, and 2016, each book has occupied the #1 spot on Amazon.com's Best Sellers List in Broadway & Musicals. On Broadway, Tepper has worked on [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman, and off-Broadway Smokey Joe’s Café and Boys’ Life. Tepper is the conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project which premiered in fall 2018 and received an original cast recording from Ghostlight Records. She is historian consultant on the upcoming tick, tick… BOOM! movie and co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute, now in its 11th year. Tepper recently received a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. She was named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage Magazine's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List", which stated: "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre." @jenashtep . Want more of My Broadway Memory?! Follow us on Social! @MyBroadwayMemory on Instagram and Facebook and @MyBwayMemory on Twitter MICHAEL KUSCHNER: Instagram or The Dressing Room Project Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram, Website, Page to Stage Podcast BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #MyBroadwayMemory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14 - LIVE: Deanne Stewart & Elizabeth Stanley
Aug 13 2020
14 - LIVE: Deanne Stewart & Elizabeth Stanley
ELIZABETH STANLEY currently stars in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway, playing Mary Jane Healy. She recently starred in the world premiere of the new musical Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, Diablo Cody, and Glen Ballard, directed by Diane Paulus at A.R.T. She previously appeared on Broadway in the revival of On the Town (Drama Desk Nomination), Million Dollar Quartet, Cry-Baby, and the Tony Award-Winning revival of Company as well as the First National Tours of The Bridges of Madison County and Xanadu. On television, Elizabeth can be seen in “NOS4A2” (upcoming), “FBI,” “The Get Down”, “The Affair,” “Black Box,” “Made in Jersey,” “Fringe,” “The Chappelle Show,” and “PBS Great Performances – Company.” @el.stans DeAnne Stewart is an Ithaca College musical theatre graduate who is currently in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway. She was also seen in the National Tour of Beautiful the Musical and The Mighty Real Off Broadway. Amidst creating quarantine content for JLP, DeAnne has been exploring other facets of her skill set recently. Songwriting is a medium which she has been secretly exploring for a few years now. She just released a stripped down and homemade music video for her song, "Goodbye", written with guitarist, Jervej Bervar. @deannestewart Want more of My Broadway Memory?! Follow us on Social! @MyBroadwayMemory on Instagram and Facebook and @MyBwayMemory on Twitter MICHAEL KUSCHNER: Instagram or The Dressing Room Project Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram, Website, Page to Stage Podcast BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #MyBroadwayMemory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13 - LIVE: Marc Shaiman & Megan Hilty
Aug 6 2020
13 - LIVE: Marc Shaiman & Megan Hilty
Megan Hilty is most recognizable for her portrayal of seasoned triple-threat Ivy Lynn, in NBC's musical drama Smash. Most recently she starred as Patsy Cline in Lifetime's original movie Patsy & Loretta, for which she earned a Critics Choice Award Nomination for her performance. Broadway: Wicked, 9 to 5, Noises Off!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores). @meganhilty Marc Shaiman is an award-winning composer, lyricist, orchestrator and musician. Marc has been Oscar nominated seven times (for “Mary Poppins Returns” (2), “Sleepless In Seattle”, “Patch Adams”, “The First Wives Club”, The American President” and “South Park-Bigger, Longer & Uncut”). He has received two Tony Award nominations (winning one for co-writing the score to “Hairspray” with co-lyricist Scott Wittman), five Grammy Awards nominations (winning one for The Original Cast Recording of “Hairspray”), eleven Emmy Awards (winning one for his work on Billy Crystal’s Academy Award hosting), four Golden Globe nominations (including "The Star", song co-written with Mariah Carey), and two BAFTA nominations ("Sleepless In Seattle" and "Mary Poppins Returns"). Other film work includes “Beaches”, “When Harry Met Sally”, Misery”, “City Slickers”, “The Addams Family”, “Addams Family Values”, “A Few Good Men”, “Sister Act” (1 & 2), “George of the Jungle”, “In and Out”, “Hocus Pocus”, “The Bucket List” and “Parental Guidance”. Broadway musical credits are the Tony-nominated “Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me”, the Tony-winning “Catch Me If You Can”, and "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory". Broadway concert credits are "Peter Allen-Up In One", Bette Midler's "Divine Madness", Ellie Greenwich's "Leader Of The Pack" and “Patti LuPone On Broadway”. After a tremendously successful concert for The Actor's Fund, his musical "Bombshell", created as part of the television show “Smash," is now being developed into a future show. He has co-produced and arranged Grammy winning recordings for music icons such as Bette Midler, Harry Connick Jr. and Mariah Carey, including the Grammy-winning recordings "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From A Distance.” TV: “The Sweeney Sisters” on SNL, countless award and talk show appearances. @marc_shaiman Want more of My Broadway Memory?! Follow us on Social! @MyBroadwayMemory on Instagram and Facebook and @MyBwayMemory on Twitter MICHAEL KUSHNER: Instagram or The Dressing Room Project Dear Multi-Hyphenate Podcast BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram, Website, Page to Stage Podcast BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #MyBroadwayMemory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices