Unedited: More Swing Stories

29May

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You know how we love a crazy swing story- and chances are, you love them too! We're taking that chance. Listen to Leslie Donna Flesner, Lauralyn McClelland, Rommy Sandhu, and Matt Wall share some good stories about their experiences swinging big shows on Broadway! Enjoy!

#73: Spotlight On: Associate/Assistant/Resident Directors

22May

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A new Spotlight! Wow, so many titles! Well, sort of. This week, we sit down behind the table (FINALLY!) and talk to three magical humans (Steve Bebout, Jen Bender, and Brandon Ivie) about their experiences on the directing side of a Broadway show. From pre-production to setting other companies, working with kids to anticipating a director's every move, these three have seen it all- and thankfully, they've shared it all with us! Enjoy.

The Ensemblist Unedited: Polly Baird and Phantom of the Opera

15May

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It's a bit of a different Unedited this week- with Phantom dance captain extraordinaire Polly Baird! She talks about her process going into the show as a teenager, how she worked her way up to shepherding the onstage business of such a legendary piece of theatre, and why the Phantom put-ins are different than you might think!

Rehearsal Reports: Sydney Morton #3

8May

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It's Sydney's last installment of Rehearsal Reports- we get a taste of life during previews, and a little wrap-up now that American Psycho is open, frozen, and out in the world. Thanks to Sydney for her awesome work, being her sunny self, and showing us a little piece of putting up a new Broadway show!

#72: Creating Characters

1May

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Sometimes, the most fun (and challenging) thing about ensemble work is playing all sorts of different characters throughout a single show! You can be anything from the fanciest royal personage to an anthropomorphic inanimate object and do a cross as a townsperson or two- all in the same day's work. We sat down with truly awesome Broadway ensemblists Jennifer Smith, Gabrielle Ruiz, and Jeremy Woodard and talked to them about how they like to create their characters, some memorable onstage experiences, and why it's so much fun.

Unedited: Broadway Debuts, pt.2

24Apr

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You know how we love our debut stories, and this latest crop of ensemblists definitely doesn't disappoint with theirs! Listen as J. Austin Eyer, Briana Carlson-Goodman, F. Michael Haynie, and Georgia Stitt share hilarious, embarrassing, touching, beautiful stories all about working on Broadway for the very first time.

#71: Pre-Production

17Apr

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This week, we dive into another much-talked-about but rarely-dissected aspect of putting up a Broadway show: Pre-Production. It's that nebulous time before rehearsals begin where the choreography team gets in a room with some willing dancers to throw theoretical Broadway spaghetti at the wall. It's fun, it's crazy, it's occasionally an emotional journey, and mega-accomplished talents Paige Faure, Dionne Figgins, and Adam Perry are going to break it all down for us. Enjoy!

Rehearsal Reports: Sydney Morton #2

10Apr

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Have you been DYING (get it? dying? anyone? cool cool, it's cool, we'll go now) to know how tech and previews for American Psycho have been going? Well, don't worry- we've got the goods here for you this week with Sydney Morton's Rehearsal Report! Crazy fun things have been happening over at the Schoenfeld! Enjoy!

#70: Replacements, Again!

3Apr

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We're breaking down this most essential of Essentials again - the process of being hired as a replacement in Broadway show! We sat down with three Broadway vets who each have very different experiences replacing in shows. Hear Polly Baird, Lauralyn McClelland, and André Ward talk about how they learn their tracks, figure out their backstage traffic, and settle into an already-established company. Enjoy!

The Ensemblist Unedited: Cameron Adams

27Mar

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 We're celebrating the wonderful Cameron Adams: ensemblist extraordinaire, 2015 Ensemblist Award winner, and possessor of the biggest heart on Broadway! Listen to her wax poetic on some great stories, the people who inspire her, what she loves about the Broadway community, and how she stays sane when everything's crazy.

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