Broadway, TV, and Film publicist Lisa Goldberg shares her story career reinvention and how that helped her to find her way into the Broadway community. In the second half of the show, Tony winner Rory O’Malley talks about how volunteering for the Obama campaign in 2008 helped shape him as a marriage equality activist and led to the creation of some the work that he is most proud of.
Buzzfeed’s senior entertainment reporter Louis Peitzman talks about tricking the popular news site into letting him write about Broadway. We discuss his in-depth look at diversity in casting on Broadway and how it has affected the Asian-American community and we talk about his reporting on the importance of the Falsettos revival and his piece on the emotional subject matter of Dear Evan Hansen.
With BroadwayCon just a month away, we return to the BroadwayCon Office to see how the Con gets made! We talk about the exciting programming, recent guest announcements, the panels we all excited for, and big stars we can’t wait to see. At the end of the episode we chat with Celia Keenan-Bolger about Patrick’s favorite bit of stage magic and find out how she pulled it off!
Broadway favorite Nikka Graff Lanzarone talks about the New Group production of Sweet Charity, making her Broadway debut in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and stepping into the iconic role of Chicago’s Velma Kelly on Broadway. She also talks about her podcast, The Ensemblist, her family’s show business legacy, and why she still loves living in New York City.