Patty & Emily sit down with Emily Skinner! They discuss her upcoming reunion with Alice Ripley for six shows at 54 Below. They talk about Prince of Broadway and Japanese fans, unique Broadway voices, and of course Side Show!
Patty & Emily discuss the blizzard and its effect on Broadway: shows canceled, BroadwayCon guests, and travel plans. They talk about saying goodbye to Spring Awakening and Matthew Morrison and saying hello to Bloody, Bloody Angela Lansbury and Molly Pope! But they main announcements they discuss are BETTE MIDLER COMING BACK TO BROADWAY and Cats. BETTE MIDLER!
Patty & Emily sit down with Marti G. Cummings to talk about drag, Patti LuPone, and sex clubs. Marti has shows all over New York City, and they talk about one of them: Stage Fright, a weekly talk show featuring Broadway guests at Therapy Bar.
Patty & Emily mourn the loss of more theatre greats and shows. They also continue to discuss the recent rash of dogs who have apparently become patrons of the theatre. And then there are the announcements: Hairspray on NBC, castings for Rocky Horror and Grease, and Nerds: The Musical.
Patty & Emily sit down with Rema Webb to talk about her amazing career! She made her Broadway debut in Ragtime, and hasn’t been without a show since. They talk Violet, A New Brain, and of course The Color Purple!
Patty & Emily start off on a sad note with the death of David Bowie and Liz Swados and the closing notice of Allegiance. They bring the mood back up with casting notices of Kate Baldwin in The King and I, Tony Yazbek in Finding Neverland, and Kecia Lewis in Mother Courage. There’s also a lot of off-topic convos about Jennifer Lawrence and Star Trek: TGN.
Patty & Emily discuss all the shows closing this week, as the January slaughter begins, and Patty’s viewing of Nunsense. Most of the discussion is this week’s biggest story: Tonya Pinkins’s exit from CSC’s production of Mother Courage. They also talk about the excellent casting news of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Secret Garden and updates on the Hudson Theatre. They have some questions for their British listeners.