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The Broadway Ginger Podcast

The Broadway Ginger Podcast

By Sally Fuller

“There are no rules, just musicals.” The Broadway Ginger Podcast is a humorous lovenote to Broadway for theatre nerds by theatre nerds. Aimed at celebrating and maintaining a cultural appreciation for musical theatre history, this season features musical theatre interviews by host Sally Henry Fuller. Join us every Monday for conversations with performers, dressers, and more who are making it on Broadway and beyond! // @thebwayginger
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#1: I Dreamed a Dream- Classic Theatre Obsessions

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#42: Corner of the Sky - Interview with PIPPIN’s Ryan Anderson
Sep 04, 202148:25
#41: You Will be Found - Interview with Liz Kate
Aug 28, 202153:42
#40: Darlin' Cory - Interview with Kristian Bush and Phillip DePoy
Aug 21, 202131:51
#39: Revolting Children with Michael Perrie Jr.
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#37: When the Booth Goes Bright - Interview with Amélie's Michael Fentiman

#37: When the Booth Goes Bright - Interview with Amélie's Michael Fentiman

As Amélie the musical’s creative team prepared for a UK premiere at the Watermill Theatre, they knew the quirky show needed a transformation from the Broadway version. Enter director Michael Fentiman. Today, Mike sits down with host Sally Fuller to share how he collaborated with the writers to refocus the musical, eventually leading to an Olivier Award-nominated run with a Grammy Award-nominated cast album to boot. Check out production photos and videos on

Episode Mentions: Watermill Theatre, Criterion Theatre, West End, Six the musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Les Miserables, The Other Palace Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Olivier Awards, Concord Theatricals, Audrey Brisson, Grammy Awards, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Samantha Barks, Phillipa Soo, Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe, Nathan Tysen, Sioned Saunders, Anton Chekhov, Caolan McCarthy, A Chorus Line, Wicked, 42nd Street, The Phantom of the Opera, John Doyle, Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd, Once, Queen’s Theatre, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Barnaby Race, Johnson Willis, The Lion King, Once, Come from Away, Girl From the North Country, Hamilton, Piaf, Zaz, Yann Tiersen

Jul 19, 202154:24
#36: My Favorite Podcast with Michael Perrie, Jr.
Jul 12, 202148:32
#35: Wait for the Morn with Spencer Williams
Jul 05, 202157:51
#34: God Help the Outcasts with Darius Frye
Jun 28, 202153:45
#33: Starry-Eyed with Danielle Morgan
Jun 21, 202141:41
#32: The Impossible Dream with Terron Brooks
Jun 14, 202155:17
#31: Behind the Curtain
May 31, 202139:34
#30: The Backstage Blonde with Teale Dvornik
May 24, 202148:36
#29: In My Own Little Corner with Paige Faure

#29: In My Own Little Corner with Paige Faure

Remember when celebrity after celebrity cycled through the Broadway production of Cinderella in the principle roles? If you saw it in the summer of 2014, you would have caught the one stretch of the run in which Ella was played by one of Broadway's own triple threat performers in her first title role on Broadway, Paige Faure. Join host Sally Fuller as she chats with Faure about what it's like to perform with celebrities like Daniel Radcliffe, how lead actors can set the tone for a cast, and how a dash of luck and helping friends out can land you a Broadway dream. Please rate and subscribe to our show and check out our show notes on!

Episode mentions: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, North Springs High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Princess Leia, Douglas Carter Beane, Mark Brokaw, Josh Rhodes, Laura Osnes, Honeymoon in Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway, Nene Leakes, William Ivey Long, Oklahoma!, Miss Saigon, Gypsy Robe Ceremony, Ruthie Ann Miles, Fran Drescher, Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter, Darren Criss, Nick Jonas, Steve Wilson, Marin Mazzie, Zach Braff, Namaste on Stage

May 17, 202154:18
#28: Children Will Listen with Terry Burrell

#28: Children Will Listen with Terry Burrell

From a dancer and soloist in a 1970s Ashton Springer musical tour to Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Terry Burrell's career has been exciting, to say the least. Her joy very audibly bubbles over as she tells story after story from her Broadway career, with a focus on her experience in the original Broadway cast of Into the Woods. Listen as the star pulls back the curtain on the Sondheim show and beyond, including memories from understudying two roles, being on Broadway in Dreamgirls with her sister, and changing her name to be taken more seriously. Be sure to check out our show notes on for some sights to go with the sounds from today's episode, including backstage pictures from Dreamgirls, Into the Woods, and more!

Our favs: Theatrical Outfit, Into the Woods, Eubie, Ashton Springer, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Dreamgirls, Deborah Burrell, Jennifer Holliday, Michael Peters, Michael Jackson, Michael Bennett, James Lapine, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Phylicia Rashad, Lauren Mitchell, Joy Franz, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Carolyn Marlow, La Jolla, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Stephen Sondheim, Ethel, Ethel Waters, Paul Gemignani, Bernadette Peters, August Wilson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Cosby Show, Jonathan Tunic, Robert Westenberg

May 10, 202152:52
#27: Like a Musical with Alexander S. Bermange

#27: Like a Musical with Alexander S. Bermange

Ever wonder what a performer is thinking as they sing an opening number for the millionth time? Or what it might be like to sing a love song to a co-star they hate? Songwriter Alexander S. Bermange has taken those concepts to an extreme in his musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical, now streaming through May 12, 2021 on Today Bermange joins the BGP fam to share how a background in musical theatre and comedy led him to create a love letter to musicals that "takes the mickey out" of it in an endearing way. And as a special bonus to this episode, you can hear one of the songs from the show at the end of this episode, so stick around after the interview! Also, make sure to check out our show notes for more videos from the performance on

Mentions: King's Head Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cameron Mackintosh, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett, Charlotte O’Rourke, The West End, Mamma Mia!, Lucas Rush, Luke Bayer, Charlotte Anne Steen

May 03, 202150:53
#26: All I Ask of You with Paul Milliken

#26: All I Ask of You with Paul Milliken

The Phantom of the Opera is known for its pristine vocals and breathtaking spectacle, but it took a rocky road to achieve its status. Listen as we dive into how Andrew Lloyd Webber went through three different lyricists and three Phantoms before finding the right men for the jobs (not without hurting some feelings) on our way to concluding our conversation about the biggest hit in the British Invasion era of Broadway. Click here for this week's show notes, including exclusive videos of Paul Milliken himself as a child playing The Phantom of the Opera on the piano!

Our favs: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Hal Prince, Cameron Mackintosh, Michael Crawford, Hello, Dolly!, Steve Harley, Gerard Butler, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Gaston Leroux, The Fox Theatre, The Guardian, Mark Billington, Steve Barton, Charles Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick “Fritz” Loewe, My Fair Lady, Richard Stilgoe, Frank Rich, New York Times, Lon Chaney, Cats, Starlight Express, Maria Bjornson, Into the Woods, Bernadette Peters, Derrick Davis, Julia Udine, Jordan Craig, “Prima Donna,” Hercules, Les Miserables, Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5, Emmy Awards, Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, The Band’s Visit

Apr 26, 202150:35
#25: The Music of the Night with Paul Milliken

#25: The Music of the Night with Paul Milliken

If you're a fan of both monster movies and musicals, there is no better day than when you discover your favorite monster story is also a Broadway musical. After this impossibly wonderful moment, Emmy Award-winner Paul Milliken spent years of his childhood dressing up as, acting out, and of course incessantly playing music from The Phantom of the Opera. Go behind the mask with Milliken and host Sally Fuller this week as they kick off Season 3 to revisit Phantom's songs, fangirl over Michael Crawford, and try to count just how many people were fired from Phantom before it took us all by storm. Check out some videos and more content on!

Mentions: Muncie Civic Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Hal Prince, Cameron Mackintosh, Starlight Express, South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lon Chaney, Herbert Lom, Claude Rains, Hammer Film Studios, Gaston Leroux, Derrick Davis, Love Never Dies, Michael Crawford, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Actors’ Equity Association, Colm Wilkinson, Les Miserables, Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon, Claire Moore, Nev Campbell, Rebecca Luker, Nicole Fosse, Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5, Emmy Awards, Ball State, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Durand, Nick Arapoglou, Mamma Mia!, Aurora Theatre, Party of Five, Scream

Apr 19, 202149:30
#24: Almost Craig A. Meyer II - The Gift of Theatre

#24: Almost Craig A. Meyer II - The Gift of Theatre

There are few experiences that bring people together quite like sharing moments of live theatre. In today's episode, host Sally Fuller continues her conversation with special guest Craig A. Meyer to revisit some of the best performances he saw during his 20 years as a Tony Awards voter. Yes, the words "Audra" and "Norbert" are said, and we discover that though Sally and Craig saw the same show a couple months apart, they witnessed very different versions of John Larroquette. Check out our show notes on for bonus content, and be sure to rate and subscribe wherever you listen!

Mentions: Elton John, Remember When Rock Was Young, The Tony Awards, Cabaret, Joel Grey, Alan Cumming, Ragtime, Audra McDonald, Carousel, Masterclass, Maria Callas, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter, John Larroquette, Anything Goes, Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Patti LuPone, Lincoln Center, Norbert Leo Butz, Douglas Sills, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Big Fish, Wicked, Catch me if You Can, Larry Blank, Rachelle Rak, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, SAG/AFTRA, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lightning Thief, Rob Rokicki, Aaron Tveit, Beautiful, My Fair Lady, 42nd Street

Mar 29, 202139:34
#23: Almost Craig A. Meyer - Behind the Tony Awards

#23: Almost Craig A. Meyer - Behind the Tony Awards

One minute you're an outspoken Actors' Equity Association member, and the next you're a councilor shaking things up in AEA and voting for the Tony Awards. That is, if you're Craig A. Meyer. Today, host Sally Fuller is joined by the triple-threat whose mile-long resume includes Broadway, Disney, and a 20-year stint as a Tony voter. Dive in with us as Meyer reveals how he ended up touring the world as "Almost Elton John," why he did not vote for The Lion King to win Best Musical, and what it takes to tell a great story on stage. Check out our show notes for bonus content on!

Mentions: Sir Elton John, Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute, Actor’s Equity Association, George Ives,, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Jekyll & Hyde, Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, Robert Cuccioli, Audra McDonald, Ragtime, Marin Mazzie, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Douglas Sills, Barry Manilow, Ken Welch, Mitsie Welch, The Carol Burnett Show, Tony Awards, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Legally Blonde, Victor/Victoria, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sutton Foster, Mark Rylance, The Color Purple, Peter and the Starcatcher, David Yazbek, Susan Lucci, Stephen Schwartz, Wicked, Avenue Q, The Gershwin Theatre

Mar 22, 202145:23
#22: Mr. Disney Musical III - Santa Fe
Mar 15, 202137:16
#21: Mr. Disney Musical II - Seize the Day

#21: Mr. Disney Musical II - Seize the Day

It was a flop in movie theatres and a smash on Broadway. Disney’s Newsies has always held a mystic charisma that even the grumpiest critics (you know who you are) admit to appreciating. Join host Sally Fuller and guest Ashley Elliott on today’s deep dive to uncover how Alan Menken's cult classic film became the hottest ticket on Broadway. Spoiler alert: It’s a lot of work mixed with some uncanny luck. Check out our show notes for bonus Fansie content: 

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Our favs: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocahontas, Tangled, Howard Ashman, A Christmas Carol, King David, Sister Act, Home on the Range, Der Glockner von Notre Dame, Golden Raspberry “Razzie” Awards, Christian Bale, Ann Margaret, Kenny Ortega, Joseph Pulitzer, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Max Casella, Paper Mill Playhouse, Harvey Fierstein, Jack Feldman, Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli, Occupy Wall Street, Thomas Schumacher, Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser, Kara Lindsay, Stephanie Stiles, Ben Tyler Cook. Off-topic mentions: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Live, Frozen, Julie and the Phantoms, High School Musical, Tuck Everlasting, Bonnie and Clyde, Frank Wildhorn, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll and Hyde, The Lord of the Rings,

Mar 08, 202141:25
#20: Mr. Disney Musical I - Be Our Guest

#20: Mr. Disney Musical I - Be Our Guest

20 episodes already?! My, how time flies! Today we dive into the whole new world of composer Alan Menken, Disney songwriter extraordinaire, an EGOT winner, and the heart and soul of the Disney Renaissance. Join host Sally Fuller with a triumphant return from Ashley Elliott as they take a walk through Alan Menken’s early career with an emphasis on Disney’s Broadway debut Beauty and the Beast. Click here to check out the show notes and watch the OBC perform a medley on the Tony Awards ‘94.

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Mentions: Disney, Howard Ashman, Little Shop of Horrors, Sesame Street, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Frank Rich, Linda Woolverton, Terrence Mann, Susan Egan, Hercules, Kerry Butler, Andrea McArdle, Christy Carlson Romano, Andrew Keenan Bolger, Nick Jonas, Donny Osmond, Tim Rice, Aladdin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Eisner, Robert Jess Roth, Stephen Sondheim, A Grand Night for Singing, Passion

Local theatre shoutout: Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, GA

Mar 01, 202150:60
#19: Send in the Clowns - Interview with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

#19: Send in the Clowns - Interview with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

That moment when you’re preparing your second audition for a musical and realize you’ll be singing for the show’s legendary composer himself… No pressure. Actor Hunter Ryan Herdlicka had that exact experience on his way to landing the role of Henrik in the 2009 Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, by Stephen Sondheim. Join host Sally Fuller and Herdlicka for a chat about all things Night Music- what it was like to work with true Broadway legends, how he learned to play an instrument in four weeks, and how he came out of the experience with a dear friend, Elaine Stritch. Visit our website for today's show notes including videos of the performances mentioned, addendums, and some photos from A Little Night Music

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Mentions: George Washington, Hamilton, Christopher Jackson, Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Mulan, Marni Nixon, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Ellen Marlow, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, Ramona Mallory, Victoria Mallory, Mark Lambert, Candide, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 30 Rock, Cafe Carlyle

Feb 22, 202145:39
#18: The Prince of Broadway III - Willkommen
Feb 15, 202159:47
#17: The Prince of Broadway II - Tradition

#17: The Prince of Broadway II - Tradition

We pick up our conversation about Broadway’s most influential creator with a deep dive into one of his most enduring musicals. With the unmistakably Harold Prince trademark of a theme-based plot, our chosen deep dive is Fiddler on the Roof, the last musical of Broadway’s Golden Age. Host Sally Fuller is again joined by Laura Carman to discuss what makes a religious story about “a small town and their small issues” Broadway’s most internationally beloved musical. Be sure to check out our show notes on for bonus videos and episode extras! 

Mentions: Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Joseph Stein, The Little Mermaid, Sholem Alecheim, Jerome Robbins, Cameron Mackintosh, Boris Aronson, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Fred Coe, Mark Chagall, The Sound of Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Bea Arthur, The Golden Girls, Mame, Angela Lansbury, House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC), Ratatouille, TikTok, Bridgerton.

Feb 08, 202149:51
#16: The Prince of Broadway I - I'm Still Here
Jan 30, 202123:47
#15: The Gateway Drug to Musical Theatre II - Defying Gravity

#15: The Gateway Drug to Musical Theatre II - Defying Gravity

In the conclusion of our Stephen Schwartz spotlight, we explore what makes him a keeper in the American musical theatre landscape, making the bold statement that of all his work, Wicked will, in fact, be his lasting legacy. Guest host Madison Garrett joins host Sally Fuller to deep dive into the backstories and journey of what Schwartz has called "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Oz.” Be sure to check out our show notes on for some bonus videos and even more to the crazy story behind Avenue Q’s producers securing their Tony Award over Wicked!

Episode Mentions: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephanie J. Block, Joel Grey, Robert Morse, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Norbert Leo Butz, Fred and Adele Astaire Award, Chita Rivera, Jeremy Jordan, Newsies, Carole Shelley, Robin Hood, Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress, Michele Federer, Wayne Cilento, A Chorus Line, Dancing With the Stars, Winnie Holzman, Caroline, or Change, Avenue Q, Taboo, Barbra Streisand, Hamilton, The Fox Theatre in Atlanta and Missouri, Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Local theatre shout-out: Musical Theater Heritage in Kansas City, MO

Jan 25, 202149:57
#14: The Gateway Drug to Musical Theatre I - Magic to Do
Jan 18, 202149:48
#13: A Million Dreams - Isabella Russo and Luca Padovan Interview
Jan 11, 202131:24
#12: Christmas Special - How to Write a Christmas Song Without Really Trying

#12: Christmas Special - How to Write a Christmas Song Without Really Trying

Christmas songs and Broadway songs have to be the two most delightful genres. And when they are mixed, in the words of Ashley, "It's chef's kiss!" Did you know that many popular songs of the season were written by Broadway composers? Many of the tunes were originally from musicals, though not always Christmas-themed ones. Today we take a deep dive into those Christmas songs from our Broadway guys. Join us as we compare The Sound of Music era to Narnia, learn how to holiday-ify a regular song, and coin the term "Marketing Magicians." Be sure to check out our show notes for recommendations for streaming theatre this season, bonus videos, and a chance to take our listener survey before the end of the year! //

Local theatre shout-outs: Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Alliance Theatre

Mentions: Robert Goulet, Carol Lawrence, Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls, Neptune’s Daughter, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Holiday Inn, Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby, “Mr. Les Mis Himself” Colm Wilkinson, Jerry Herman, Mame, Angela Lansbury - “The Grandmother of Broadway,” Lucille Ball, I Love Lucy, Hello, Dolly!, Meredith Wilson, The Music Man, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Here’s Love, Miracle on 34th Street, 1491 the musical, Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland, Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli, Craig A. Meyer, The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews, West Side Story, The Garry Moore Show, Jeremy Aggers

Dec 21, 202039:12
#11: BONUS - How to be a Classy Fangirl
Dec 07, 202048:11
#10: If Ever I Would Leave You - Songwriting Duos

#10: If Ever I Would Leave You - Songwriting Duos

The American Musical Theatre was built on great songwriters whose names can't be said without their partners'. Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, and Cinderella might as well be credited to one hyphenated name, Rodgers-and-Hammerstein. Today we take a look at some equally inseparable duos with an emphasis on Lerner & Loewe and one of their masterpieces, Camelot. Join us as we learn about the battle of the Richards (Burton and Harris), how much the Tonys committee snubbed the original show, and why Camelot seems to be universal homeschooler sewing music. 

Check out our show notes on for some bonus Broadway videos and fun facts! ...while you’re there, take a look at our survey and let us know what you think of the BGP!

Local theatre spotlight: Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, GA

MENTIONS: Camelot, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick “Fritz” Loewe, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, Dame Julie Andrews, The Once and Future King, Richard Burton, Robert Goulet, Roddy McDowall, Richard Harris, Jack Warner, Warner Bros., Roger Ebert, Michael Lerner. OFF-TOPIC MENTIONS: James Bond, Sean Connery, Mission Impossible, Jason Bourne, Smash, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Gene Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Boy Meets World, Toy Story 2, That Darn Cat, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Rex Harrison, Forrest Gump, StarKid, Darren Criss, The Sword in the Stone, Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Harry Potter, Oliver Reed, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Lyndsay Ricketson, Alliance Theatre

Nov 30, 202046:20
#9: Consider Yourself - One-Hit Wonders

#9: Consider Yourself - One-Hit Wonders

When Lionel Bart penned one of the greatest British musicals of all time, he had no reason to think his first hit would be his last. Join us as we delve into the success of Oliver! and the bizarre trajectory of its author in this week’s episode about one-hit-wonder composers. Along the way, we discover a burlesque Robin Hood musical was a real thing, a future pop star was in the original cast of Oliver!, and Ashley has a strong Pavlovian response to hearing the album. Check out for some elaboration on the episode including Oliver! videos of the amazing Patti LuPone, and while you're there, take a few minutes to take our listener survey!

Local theatre spotlight: The Pumphouse Players in Cartersville, GA

Mentions: Oliver!, Lionel Bart, Ron Moody, Jack Wild, Phil Collins, Danny Sewell, Michael Caine, Davy Jones, Patti LuPone, Eric Rodgers, The West End, Blitz!, Twang!!, Mark Lester, Roger Ebert, Rowan Atkinson, Kerry Ellis. Off-topic mentions: The Music Man, Meredith Wilson, Mitch Leigh, The Man of La Mancha, Richard Kiley, The King and I, Joe Darion, The Monkees, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats, Matthew Morrison, Sean Connery, From Russia with Love, Mark Steyn, Kathe Green. 

Nov 23, 202043:38
#8: I'm Alive - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals

#8: I'm Alive - Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama almost always goes to a critically-acclaimed straight play by someone really serious like Eugene O’Neill or August Wilson, but on rare occasions, it goes to a musical. Only ten musicals have ever won. So today we take a look at some of those select few and take a deep dive into a huge favorite of ours, Next to Normal. Join us as we try to get through a whole episode without giggling every time the name “Aaron Tveit” is said. Check out our show notes on to watch Next to Normal videos including the recent Stars in the House reunion. And while you're there, take a few minutes to take our listener survey!

Local theatre shout-out: The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA

Our favs: "Tveiter-tots,"  Next to Normal, Aaron Tveit, Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Jennifer Damiano, Louis Hobson, Adam Chanler-Berat, Ben Brantley, Helen Hayes Awards, Tony Awards, Feeling Electric, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott. Off-topic mentions: Arthur Miller, August Wilson, Of Thee I Sing, South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Fox Theatre, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Walter Kerr, Rent (Ashley’s favorite show), Side Show, Emily Skinner, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, The Sound of Music, Peter and the Starcatcher, Amelie, Philippa Soo, the Les Miserables movie, Grease Live!, Dear Evan Hansen, The Last Five Years, The Arena Stage, 30 Rock, Billy Elliot, Stockard Channing, Pal Joey, Ben Platt, Tuck Everlasting, The Color Purple

Nov 16, 202046:24
#7: Simple Little Things - Underrated Works from Broadway's Best

#7: Simple Little Things - Underrated Works from Broadway's Best

There are few better moments for theatre people than discovering our favorite songwriting team has written more than just that one hit show we love (looking at you, Lin-Manuel Miranda). In today’s episode, Sally and Ashley discuss when they have experienced such moments with Lin himself, Andrew Lippa, and Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt of The Fantasticks. Join us for an Audra McDonald fangirl sesh as we deep dive into Jones and Schmidt’s lesser-known but awesome 110 in the Shade. Visit our show notes for bonus videos of Audra, plus more fun facts for theatre nerds on And while you're there, take a few minutes to take our listener survey!

Local theatre shout-out: Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square 

Relevant favs: The Fantasticks, Audra McDonald, Steve Kazee, Gower Champion, Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt, Inga Swenson, Lesley Ann Warren, Scooter Teague, John Cullum, Richard Horton, David Merrick, Greencastle Indiana's Putnam County Playhouse. Off-topic mentions: Hamilton, 21 Chump Street, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Lippa, A Little Princess, The Wild Party, Josh Groban, Chess the musical (or “Checkers” as Ashley said), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Damn Yankees, Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand, Michael Maguire (tbh we’re still trying to find what happened to him, and listen to our first episode for our Michael Maguire rant), The Alliance Theatre, The Prom musical, James Corden, Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera, Sierra Boggess, Will Chase, Theatrical Outfit.

Nov 09, 202042:48
#6: The Secret of Happiness - Tiny Casts

#6: The Secret of Happiness - Tiny Casts

Musical theatre has a history of big, splashy, high-kicking casts, and that's what many people think when they hear the word "musical." The increasing trend for writers wanting to tell a poignant, dramatic story (and producers wanting to pay fewer actors) is to use a tiny cast of six or fewer to narrow the focus without getting distracted by glitter.

In today's episode, we examine tiny-cast shows with a deep dive into one of Ashley's favorites, Daddy Long Legs. We debate the title, discuss why every straight play should be a musical (except The Crucible), postulate that Megan McGinnis is likely an Enneagram 6, and Sally tries to keep Ashley from reciting the entire libretto. For bonus videos consisting mostly of Megan McGinnis being radiantly perfect, check out the show notes on And while you're there, take a few minutes to take our listener survey!

Local theatre shout-out: Stage Door Players in Dunwoody, GA 

Ourfavs: Pumphouse Players, Stage Door Players, 110 in the Shade, Lord of the Rings the musical, The Story of My Life, Our Buddy Ben Brantley, Will Chase, Malcolm Gets, Emma, Paul Gordon, John Caird, Megan McGinnis, Adam Halpin, The Last Five Years, Jane Austen's Emma, Next to Normal, Suzi Bass Awards, Chase Peacock, Legacy Theatre. 

Other mentions: St. James Theatre, Frozen, American Idiot, BroadwayHD (where you can stream Megan and her husband Adam in DLL!).

Nov 02, 202044:48
#5: Suddenly Seymour - The Community Theatre Formula

#5: Suddenly Seymour - The Community Theatre Formula

Is there anything quite like community theatres? They offer the unique chance for average locals to form the most diverse casts imaginable, where a city council member and accountant get to perform a very ok but entertaining version of "Brush up Your Shakespeare" from Kiss Me, Kate. They comfortingly present classics but tend to perform those same classics over and over again. Due to overexposure to wildly overdone musicals in community theatres (looking at you, Seussical), Sally and Ashley now have the Community Theatre Formula down to a jazz-handed science. In today’s episode, we take a deep dive into Little Shop of Horrors, compare it to VeggieTales, and discover Sally’s parents’ one irreconcilable difference in their 44-year marriage revolves around The Sound of Music

For bonus videos including Douglas Sills schooling all of us with his pipes, check out the show notes on

Oct 26, 202042:28
#4: Someday - Disney [not quite] on Broadway
Oct 19, 202043:25
#3: Off to Massachusetts - Traveling for Theatre
Oct 12, 202035:47
#2: I Won't Grow Up - Theatre in Schools
Oct 05, 202040:49
#1: I Dreamed a Dream- Classic Theatre Obsessions
Oct 05, 202047:09
Welcome to the Broadway Ginger Podcast!

Welcome to the Broadway Ginger Podcast!

Join theatre nerds Sally and Ashley as they take a deep dive into a musical every Monday, discussing everything from the plot to fun facts about the original cast. Spoiler alert: their first episode on October 5 will be about their early theatre obsessions and will center around Les Miserables. Here’s a sneak peek at that conversation!

Sep 21, 202004:42