Below BroadwayApr 29, 2023
April 22, 2023 - Ft. Four Phantoms, gender bent wicked & more!
Oh hello! It's been a while hasn't it?! Happy to report that we've wrapped filming on the small film I've been helping produce for the past couple weeks, and after an Easter weekend in the mountains with some fresh air and snow, I'm back with a super fun episode to celebrate the final performance of the Phantom of the Opera - closing after more than 30 years on Broadway.
Featured in tonights show are:The Four Phantoms & Kelly Ann Voorhees - "The Phantom of the Opera" (title song, Phantom of the Opera) Stephen DeRosa - "If I Were a Rich Man" (Fiddler on the Roof) Jenny Lee Stern - "Cell Block Tango" (Chicago) Andrew Barth Feldman - "Part of Your World" (The Little Mermaid) Brianna Justine - "Watch What Happens" (Newsies) Michael Jayne Walker & Justine Verheul - "Serious" (Legally Blonde) Cara Rose DiPietro - "Fly, Fly Away" (Catch Me If You Can) Steven Martella - "I Believe" (The Book of Mormon) Antonio Cipriano - "Defying Gravity" (Wicked) Toby Gittleman - "The Wizard and I" (Wicked) NL Cast (Unknown Artists) - Joseph Megamix
We'll see y'all next week for another night with the best of underground Broadway.
March 25, 2023 - Ft. Songs that could have been in the show!
Have you ever wondered what happens to songs after they go through the workshop process? Some get cut and some get slight changes...so today we'll hear a couple great examples of songs that could have been! (Remember that great episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, called "the one that could have been"? yeah that was good)
Featured in today's show are the talents of:Mariam Diop - Opportunity (13: The Musical) Alexis Field - I'm Afraid of Everything (Ben Caplan) Dan DeLuca - Santa Fe (Newsies) Caitlin Doak - Fight The Dragons (Big Fish) John Michael Pitera - Proud of Your Boy (Aladdin) Laura Bell Bundy & Company (OBC) - Love and War (Legally Blonde/Cut Song) Amanda Reid & Company - Let's Hear It For the Boy (Footloose) Jelani Remy & Company - I Wanna Be A Producer (The Producers) Jessica Hendy - Defying Gravity (Wicked)
We may or may not have a show next week as I squeeze some time in-between a few productions...but I'll try to put a short or two out in the coming days to make up for the missing weekend show! But who knows...might just get lucky with time! Enjoy your week y'all!
March 11, 2023 - Ft. Ex-Wives, Ben Platt, Schmigadoon & more!
Featured in today's show are:
OBC Urchins - Little Shop of Horrors
Benn Platt - I Can't Stand Still (Footloose)
Samantha Pollino - This Girl Gets Around (Footloose)
Various Artists - Ex-Wives (SIX)
Kevin Ganzekaufer - You Can't Tame Me (Schmigadoon)
Kyle Freeman - Mama Will Provide (Once on this Island)
Speaking of great days, I hope y'all have a great rest of your weekend and here's to another great week of work, performances, filming and fun!
March 10, 2023 - Extra special BONUS episode made just for Vanessa...GO WATCH SPONGEBOB!
After walking out of the hair salon feeling extra sexy and confident with a fresh new cut, I am inclined to follow through on a half-serious promise I made to my stylist to both listen to music by Akon, and broadcast a bonus episode just for her filled with music from musicals you can watch or stream online.
Featured in today's extra special bonus episode are:Ian Pekar & Company - Bikini Bottom Day (Spongebob Squarepants the Musical) MJ Rodriguez & Garland Dance Jr. - Hamilton Mashup Fergie L. Philippe, David Nick Alea, Nya - Who I'd Be (Shrek the Musical) Tim Realbuto - Build A Wall - (Shrek The Musical) Lauren Nicole Chapman, Charlotte Maltby, Mimi Scardulla - Mama I'm a Big Girl Now (Hairspray) "PandemicPaul" - Radio (Memphis the Musical)
But for real...thank you for making my hair look great this week and enjoy all these songs from musicals you can actually go watch right now! (And then we'll call you a fan of Broadway lol)
March 5, 2023 - Ft. Aaron Tveit, Billy Porter, Mean Girls & more!
Aaron Tveit - Live in Living Colour (CatcMe if You Can)
Terrie Lynne - They Just Keep Moving the Line
Alton Fitzgerald White - A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Mateo Lizcano - I’m Alive (Next to Normal)
University of NY Students - Where do You Belong/Meet the Plastics (Mean Girls)
Hugh Panaro - Music of the Night (Phantom)
Daniel Beaudoin - Memphis Lives in Me (Memphis)
Jeanna de Waal - Underestimate (Diana)
Tres McMichael - Time (Billy Porter)
Ana Riley Portal - Stupid With Love (Mean Girls)
Chop to the Top (SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical)
Jessica Vosk - Born this Way (Lady Gaga)
Valentine's Day 2023 - Ft. Elvis's Heartbreak Hotel, Queen & more!
A happy happy Valentine's Day to all y'all with this special holiday broadcast. Today's show is just filled to the brim with whatever came to the top of the search results after typing "love" and "valentines day". A few songs about heartbreak get tossed into the mix followed by the King of Rock & Roll and a stormy finish. Love ya lots!!
Renee Rapp - Love On Top
Mina Kaye & Linden Furnell - Baptize Me (Book of Mormon)
Molly Jobe & Tommy Bracco - Love is an Open Door (Frozen)
Colin Barkell - Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)
Paula Aliya - Mr. Hopalong Heartbreak (Jason Robert Brown)
Telly Leung - I'll Cover You (Rent)
Jonathan Groff - Sailing (A New Brain)
Lady Thiang - Something Wonderful (King & I)
Storm Large - Somebody to Love (Queen)
February 11, 2023 - Ft. Morning Person from Shrek, Hadestown, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More!
Gooood morning y'all? Who's a morning person here? Certainly not me! I've always been a bit of a night owl but when it comes to Broadway, it's always time to shine! Speaking of shine, the sun aint gonna shine today. That was one of the songs lined up but lost for this episode...but whatever. Here's to a rainy day in and a night at the theatre.
Featured in today's episode:Morning Person (Shrek the Musical)- Lauren Testerman Major-General's Song (Pirates of Penzance; Gilbert & Sullivan) - Michael Kushner There's No Business Like Show Business - Brian Stokes Mitchell Don't Rain on my Parade (Funny Girl) - Javier Ignacio Back To Black - Ashley De La Rosa I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Kyle Dean Massey Joseph Medley - Jelani Remy & Guest Purpose (Avenue Q) - Dillon Savage Flowers (Hadestown) - Samantha Pauly
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February 4, 2023 || Ft. Breaking News about Spiderman, TONY awards & a lot of blonde motivation
Did you hear? The soon-to-be disgraced US Representative, George Santos, has claimed publishing credit for one of Broadway's most infamous musicals....Spiderman. Like...it's not even believable at this point but we're just gonna roll with it and see how this one plays out.
Enjoy today's show featuring some throwbacks to classic Broadway and surprisingly some Katy Perry. Here we go!
January 23, 2023 - Ft. SIX, Lord Farquad, more rants and music.
January 14, 2023 || ft. Joseph Megamix, Nora Schell, Heath Saunders, Samara Ariel & more!
2022 Holiday Mixtape ft. Guest Host Dylan & Liza Minnelli
Come the new year, the website will be redesigned and you can even get in touch with the show directly...but for now, enjoy this year's mixtape and say hello to a reoccurring guest host, Dylan. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Merry ho ho y'all! ***please note, this episode contains a few instances of coarse language and one or two technical glitches. While suitable for all audiences, those who have yet to ever hear profanity will hear it for the first time here.
2020 TONY Award After Party
Well, ladies & gents the night you’ve been waiting for is finally here! The Broadway community celebrates the 47th TONY Awards today and we’re throwin the safest off-off-off-Broadway after-party!
Thank you to Alyssa & Hayden for joining me on tonight's special broadcast. I snagged a clip from earlier today when I called into Sirius XM (Channel 72), so we also have a special guest appearance from John Tartaglia, Julie James & Christine Pedi at the very end of this broadcast.
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On Our Way to 2021
In this episode, if you can really call it that, I give a quick update on what's going on over the next few months. Truth is, we were supposed to party up with a 2020 Tony Award Afterparty last year, but that never happened because the TONYS NEVER HAPPENED!
Anyhoo, this is just a quick bonus clip with a few updates as I move to the East coast. Coming later on this year, there's a super special broadcast event coming that I will eventually give y'all more details. But for now...enjoy the music!
Xmas Mix-Tape! My gift to y'all
We just finished our live broadcast. It's time to eat so no long description goes here.
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Our First Video Broadcast (PREVIOUSLY LIVE)
Can you believe it?! The 2020 TONY Awards are happening (hopefully) soon! We're ready to broadcast our LIVE coverage and totally (un)official AFTERPARTY at http://belowbroadway.com
This episode was our first LIVE video broadcast online! You can view the video on Facebook here: https://fb.watch/2tVXZGATaS/
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Unreleased Exclusive! ft. Hayden & Technical Difficulties!
We're ready to broadcast our LIVE coverage and totally (un)official AFTERPARTY at belowbroadway.com
This episode is an exclusive and never-before heard pilot broadcast as my guest co-host and I were trying out some of the network broadcasting equipment. Some glitches happen and the audio levels are not the best...headphone wearers beware! Haha ok I swear the audio mixing will be better on the future broadcasts.
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Once we know when the TONY Awards are, we'll post an update!