UA-40868602-1 #60: Playing History On Broadway
The Ensemblist

#60: Playing History On Broadway

October 18, 2015

Not the history OF Broadway, because that's too much for one episode! This is about history ON Broadway: fact and fiction, time periods, historical accuracy, and more! We talk to three Broadway vets about the different ways an ensemblist can play history in a show, how they approach a character based on a real person, the kind of research that might be different, and how design elements help ensemblists find their way to truth in storytelling. Enjoy!

Our Guests:
Briana Carlson-Goodman (Hair, Les Misérables, Doctor Zhivago)
Brittney Johnson (Motown The Musical, Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)
Jon Rua (Hamilton, Hands on a Hardbody, In the Heights)