Patty & Emily talk about the magic of Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner and how we almost got to hear her sing “Memory” 8 times a week in Cats. Cats is back, by the way. They discuss casting announcements for Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George, and Freaky Friday. They also Encores questionable casting breakdowns and discuss a really great dreamcast.
Patty & Emily talk about Broadway’s baby fever, what with Audra and Annaleigh’s pregnancies and Waitress and Bright Star. They also talk about all the castings, for Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The MUNY, and more. And Encores! next season is announced, which Patty is especially happy about.
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 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.
Patty & Emily discuss Folio Group, their new venture with other creators of theatrical media! They also discuss Cabin in the Sky, Frozen coming to Broadway,and Wicked becoming the 10th longest running Broadway show. There are also tangents on the Gilmore Girls revival, since Sutton Foster will be appearing, and Beyoncé because Beyoncé. And they say goodbye to Laura Benanti’s Twitter for now!
Patty and Emily are recovering from seeing Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner live at Feinstein’s/54 Below! They also talk about Grease: Live! and The Last Five Years movie, and how you only have one more week to see Allegiance. Other stories they discuss are Amber Riley in Dreamgirls, Encores! Off-Center, and the upcoming Rocky Horror movie.
Patty & Emily discuss a new reading Speakeasy and the Transport Group’s production of Once Upon A Mattress starring Jackie Hoffman. They also talk about recent announcements, including Cabin in the Sky casting and Josh Groban’s Broadway debut. Also, old people are ruining everything.
Patty & Emily are back! We talk about a few of the things Emily missed while she was having her nervous breakdown, including the Encores! Off-Center shows and Rachel York Grey Gardens. They also talk about the two shows they saw together: the Matilda tour and Whorl Inside a Loop. It’s so great to be back!
Patty & Emily are celebrating six months of podcasts! They discuss their upcoming Shmazie Awards and the Drama Desk nominee press event. They mourn the closing of Doctor Zhivago and discuss how sexist Zorba! is and how the new Encores! season can me it up to them.