Patty & Emily talk about Encores! production of 1776, which leads into a discussion about the Hamilton casting controversy that happened this week. They also talk about the week’s news: Beth Leavel in The Prom, Lortel nominations, and Falsettos casting. And they get to some listener feedback!
Patty & Emily talk about the shows they saw, including YOUARENOWHERE and The Wildness. They congratulate Marc Shaiman on his marriage and mourn the loss of Ken Howard. They talk about this week’s stories, including Shuffle Along news and the upcoming Roman Holiday and The Honeymooners.
Patty tries to make it through the podcast after being sat directly next to Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys at Disaster. After recounting her experience, she tells Emily about The Woodsman and they discuss Eclipsed. They also go over theatre news, including the disappointing 1776 casting, Wicked‘s digital lottery, and Pump Boys & Dinettes at Paper Mill.
It’s our first post-Tonys show! We talk about the show itself, and the repercussions, i.e. the closing notices of The Visit and Gigi. Patty talks about her trip to Philadelphia, and they talk about some casting and theatre news. And with the release of season three of Orange is the New Black, a fan sends us a dreamcast to discuss.