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!
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!