Posts in Broad Street Review
Interact's "The Great Leap" by Lauren Yee

On today’s podcast, Richard Chan and Bi Jean Ngo talk about Interact’s production of “The Great Leap” by Lauren Yee.  The aftermath of The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution lay the foundation for a rival Basketball game 18-years in the making. Here’s my interview with Richard Chan and Bi Jean Ngo. Stay Tuned. 

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Emily Acker's "Boycott Esther" - S03E14

On today’s podcast, playwright Emily Acker,  who you may know as a founding member of Orbiter3, talks about Azuka Theatre’s world premiere of “Boycott Esther”, an urgent response to the #metoo movement. We discuss the pros and cons of social media,  and conversations that shaped the piece. Here’s my conversation with Emily Acker. 

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Austin Nedrow is "Curious" - S03E13

On today’s podcast, meet Austin Nedrow who plays Christopher Boone in Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime”. You may remember the Broadway hit or the 2017 One Book Philadelphia focus on Mark Haddon’s book turned play by Simon Stephens. 

I spoke with Austin about turning 18 on opening night, being a triplet, college plans and juggling the demands of a regional production all while finishing senior year of high school. So, what are you doing with your life? Here’s my interview with Austin Nedrow. 

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Hedgerow "Pity Them All" - Moby-Dick

On today’s podcast, I head to Rose Valley to experience Hedgerow Theatre’s adaptation of Herman Mellville’s Moby-Dick directed by Kittson O’Neil. How do the themes of vengeance and persuasion speak to the society we live in today? Robert Smythe, who plays Ahab, is my guest.  Pity Ahab. Pity Starbuck. Pity them all. Here is my interview of Hedgerow Theatre’s production of Moby-Dick.

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James Ijames - Gem Of The Ocean - Part 1

On today’s podcast, we caught up with James Ijames, director of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” at Arden Theatre Company. James makes everyone think a little bit deeper about the intentions of characters and the worlds they inhabit. We talk about crafting a vision on an already layered piece, sharing that vision with an amazing design team, audience responses and the through-lines of Wilson’s work.

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Niya Colbert and Theatre in the X's "The Colored Museum"

On today’s podcast, we meet Niya Colbert to talk about Theatre in the X’s production of “The Colored Museum” at the African American Museum of Philadelphia which, sold out as soon as tickets became available.  We also learn about how the X makes its mark on the community and a little background on Niya. Part of Philly Theatre Week. Stay Tuned!

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Breaking Down and "Break Beat" Play - Interact's "HYPEMAN"

On today’s podcast, we visit The Proscenium at The Drake to talk about Interact Theatre Company’s production of “HYPEMAN: A Break Beat Play” written by Iris Goodwin and directed by Ozzie Jones. Kyle Glenn (Pinnacle) and Bianca Sanchez (Peep One) sit in to break down this piece and talk a bit about hip-hop culture and its connection to their lives. We even get a sample rap from the piece as a tease at the end. Stay Tuned!

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Oleanna - Walnut Street Theatre

On today’s podcast, Johnnie Hobbs Jr. and Jessica Johnson stop by to talk about David Mamet’s “Oleanna”. We discuss a challenging piece as society continues to talk about privilege and power, sexual assault and rape. No talkbacks for this piece. Deb Marcucci’s direction places this production in new light. Stay Tuned.

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MacMillan directs Pinter's "Betrayal" - Lantern Theater Company

On today’s podcast, we sit down with Director Kathryn MacMillan to talk about Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal”. Beginning in late 70’s London, the story is told backwards to reveal the clues that were hidden in plain sight the open doors that expose the lies that bind together a triangle between Emma, Robert and Jerry in a piece that is presented in the middle period of Pinter’s career and his masterpiece. Stay Tuned!

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This Is The Week That Is - 1812's 13th Annual gets recognized!

On today’s podcast, I return to Plays and Players Theatre for another helping of 1812’s This Is The Week That Is! Celebrating the 13th production of this Philadelphia staple, I sit down with Justin Jain and Sean Close to talk about this year’s crazy and what to expect from the production and the recognition from The American Theatre Wing. We even weigh in on the Turkey Pardon. Stay Tuned!

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Grace Gonglewski as Nora in "A Doll's House, Part 2"

On today’s podcast, we head over to Arden Theatre Company to chat with Grace Gonglewski who plays Nora in Arden’s production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, directed by Tracy Bridgen. Part 2 picks up 15 years after the original piece only, written over 100 years later. How’s that for layering. Stay Tuned!

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Turning the "Paige" at PTC

On today’s podcast, we head over to Philadelphia Theatre company to talk about the return to season programming with new Producing Artistic Director, Paige Price, who enters her second season with a more than qualifying resume. Stay Tuned!

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QTG - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

On today’s podcast, we make our way to The Sedgewick to chat with Quintessence Theatre Group about the current production, “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted and directed by Alex Burns. We are also joined by Michael Zlabinger (Victor Frankenstein) and Hannah Wolff (Elizabeth Lavenza) who break down the world we enter into as the Sedgewick is transformed into a warehouse where the story plays out. Stay Tuned!

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"Mz Frizzle" and I get into it.

On today’s podcast, I caught up with one of the most dynamic and ever-present people in our community today. Christina May, known as “Mz. Frizzle”, lights up a room and wraps us all in a blanket of her love and unflinching support of the creation of art in many forms. You cannot miss Mz. Frizzle in a creative space. It’s as if an unexpected gift entered the room. Stay Tuned!

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Fly Eagles Fly - Tribe Of Fools

On today’s podcast, Terry Brennen drops by to talk about the origins of the Tribe of Fools production, “Fly Eagles Fly” which, presents a verses of who’s a true fan and a #NotRealFan. We use that as a platform to talk about fandom and community. Philadelphia is a unique city and our love for the game is very special. Whether you are a theater geek or a sports nut, fandom blurs those lines. Stay Tuned!

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