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Betsy Stover talks with fellow parents about what their kids did that broke them and maybe even drove them to drink. Guests range from fellow comedians, to Hollywood directors, to Olympic athletes. There’s no advice and no judgement; just wild stories from the trenches of parenthood, and a reminder that we are all doing the best we can.
 
Along the treacherous Borgo Pass In the mountains of Transylvania, a meek English real estate agent is on a harrowing journey to meet a new and mysterious client...who also just happens to be the most terrifying and ferocious monster the world has ever known. COUNT DRACULA!! Christopher Sieber leads an all-star cast, including John Stamos, Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Benanti, Alex Brightman, James Monroe Iglehart, Richard Kind, Rob McClure, Ashley Park, Alan Tudyk, Kathy Fitzgerald, Jeff Kready ...
 
Casting directors are the unsung architects of the entertainment industry. And Jay Binder tops that list when it comes to curating memorable casts. From his early days in regional theatres around the country to working alongside Neil Simon on classics such as Lost In Yonkers to The Dinner Party, Binder has been at the forefront of crafting the image of a Broadway cast—while making some careers along the way.Now, Binder relives the story of his career in this new podcast. Go behind-the-scenes ...
 
Have you ever dreamed of winning a Tony Award? Did you ever practice your Tony acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror? Did you grow up watching the Tony Awards every year ? Do you have a collection of Tony Award shows on VHS tape that you refuse to throw out?This is the podcast for you. Every week actress and podcast host Ilana Levine interviews your favorite Tony Award winners and together they go down memory lane as guests share intimate and never before shared details about their Tony e ...
 
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It's an extra musical edition of One Bad Mother! Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti joins Biz to sing about big feelings, nipple papayas, and her new picture book for moms, M Is For Mama and Also Merlot: A Modern Moms ABCs! Plus, it's Max Fun Drive! Get your copy of Laura Benanti's book with Kate Mangiameli and Helene Weston, M Is For Mama an…
 
Singer, actor, and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti joins Betsy and guest co-host Amy Albert to talk about feeling a loss of purpose, embarrassing delivery room photos, and hiding your discomfort for the sake of the Patriarchy. Subscribe, rate, and review this show! Send a link of your favorite episode to a friend! Thank you to our lovely sponsors f…
 
"I didn't wanna be a half-blood!" Whip out your teen angst and magic lightning bolts because this week we're to talking about the Young Adult Fantasy Musical "The Lightning Thief." If you've ever had teen angst, you'll have a blast. Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Ins…
 
Today we're turning the classic Disneyland Dark-Ride "The Haunted Mansion" into a musical! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com Merch!! Jess Socials Jess on Twitter Jess on Instagram Andrew Socials Andrew on Instagram And…
 
"At last I see the light!" Whip out your frying pans and magic hair because this week we're joined by the amazing Joel Arnold to talk about the Disney Cruise Line Musical "Tangled: The Musical." If you've got a dream, you'll love this episode! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Ch…
 
Teenage angst is good for one thing... comedy. Fox animated series The Great North creators Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux joining us to talk writing with your sibling, memory pranks, and what it's like being the motherf***ing boss. Plus, Biz doesn't miss lunch. Watch The Great North on Fox, Sunday nights at 8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT, or on your streaming p…
 
“Everyone needs a good mole joke” is how five time nominee and two time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy made the audience howl with laughter during her acceptance speech for her stunning portrayal of Fosca in the Sondheim/Lapine musical, Passion. According to Mr. Sondheim when he heard Donna sing at her audition he felt she could have performed in f…
 
Comedian, writer, and songstress Luc Ashley (Laugh After Dark) joins Betsy to discuss unfortunate nicknames for grandmas, kids who steal your thunder, and trash talking birds. Subscribe, rate, and review this show! This episode is sponsored by StoryWorth -- SHOW INFORMATION Why Mommy Drinks Merchandise Patreon: Patreon.com/WhyMommyDrinks Facebook P…
 
Today we're turning the concept of Funerals into a musical in less than 30 minutes. It's a BLAST! We're starting a spin off podcast within a podcast called "Make me a Musical" where we try to turn EVERYTHING into a musical, and it's a blast! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Chee…
 
"Touch me, just like that!" Pull out your microphones and get set to get edgy because this week we're joined by the amazing Grace Aki to talk about the rock musical Spring Awakening. You're going to--BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram Email…
 
I'm not all right and that's all right. Biz is joined by "Depression Professional" John Moe to discuss mental health, honest communication, and his new podcast Depresh Mode. Plus, Biz isn't really alone. Listen to Depresh Mode with John Moe here or wherever you get your podcasts. The Depresh Mode newsletter is available twice a week. Subscribe for …
 
On the night John Lloyd Young won his Tony the stars who announced his category were Harry Belafonte and Glenn Close! During his emotional speech where he disclosed that his mother had died when he was only two years old, Mr. Young went on to dedicate his award to his father and spoke of the struggles they had gone through together. As a Commander …
 
Today we're turning the concept of Squirrels into a musical in less than 30 minutes. It's a BLAST! We're starting a spin off podcast within a podcast called "Make me a Musical" where we try to turn EVERYTHING into a musical, and it's a blast! Today we're turning the concept of Bean Farming into a musical! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Me…
 
Comedian Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another) returns to chat with Betsy about your best efforts going completely unnoticed, families talking over movie night, and how weird it is to perform comedy for silent Zoom audiences. Subscribe, rate, and review this show! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp: for 10% off your first month go to BetterH…
 
"Gimme Gimme!" Cut your hair and prepare to cringe because this week we're joined by the amazing James from Schaffrillas to talk about Thoroughly Modern Millie. You're going to love this episode. Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram Email us at musicaltheatrelive…
 
400 episodes in and we're still doing it! Honk honk! Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold. Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold. Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org…
 
The first Tony Awards ceremony took place on Easter Sunday in 1947. It was a small affair where awards were handed out to notable artists of the day. Some of the winners that evening included actress, Patricia Neal and playwright, Arthur Miller. The ceremony was not televised and took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The first a…
 
Comedian Ester Steinberg and Betsy talk in this episode about being bitten by your kid, being traumatized by the babysitter, and what you will resort to eating if you’re starving on an airplane. Don’t miss Ester’s comedy special, “Burning Bush!” She taped it 6 weeks after having her baby in a pandemic and you can stream it on Google Play, Amazon, A…
 
Today we're turning the classic cult comedy "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" into a musical! We're starting a spin off podcast within a podcast called "Make me a Musical" where we try to turn EVERYTHING into a musical, and it's a blast! Today we're turning the concept of Bean Farming into a musical! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBS…
 
"Prepare Ye the way of the Lord!" Grab your Superman T-shirt and your clown makeup because we're talking about the Classic tribe musical on the Christian Gospels "Godspell!" We have a long debate on religion, talk some rockin' songs, and hear a bit from Roger Ebert! It's a ton of fun! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musi…
 
Whip out your jazz hands and diplomas, because it's a scandal! Biz goes back to school with author and journalist Melissa Korn to discuss her new book with Jennifer Levitz, UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal. Plus, Biz doesn't want to do it. Get your copy of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit and the Makin…
 
Tonya Pinkins had a very complicated journey with the musical Jelly's Last Jam. From the very beginning she felt she was up against a cast that was not happy that she was replacing the original Anita in the show, she was away from home with her nine month old baby and in rehearsal she found herself holding back. But at night she would dream of what…
 
Ron Funches (Trolls, The Great North, Gettin' Better with Ron Funches) joins Betsy and guest co-host Amy Albert to talk about yelling at strangers in stores, hiding from your family, and what happens when your kid’s misdirected anger lands on you. Ron’s new movie, Dark Web: Cicada 3301 is streaming NOW and watch Golden Arm (alongside previous Why M…
 
Today we're turning the classic video game "Super Mario Bros" into a musical! We're starting a spin off podcast within a podcast called "Make me a Musical" where we try to turn EVERYTHING into a musical, and it's a blast! Today we're turning the concept of Bean Farming into a musical! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musi…
 
Avvatar is a new musical premiering at the Hellinger theatre! Check out more information here: http://avataronbroadway.com/ Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Instagram Email us at musicaltheatrelives@gmail.com Merch!! Jess Socials Jess on Twitter Jess on Instagram Andre…
 
Kittens play the glockenspiel and unicorns are real today in One Bad Mother World because Eric O'Keeffe, the host of the What If World podcast, is here! Biz and Mr. Eric explore storytelling for kids, the power of imagination, and the biggest question of all: How soon is too soon to introduce their kids to Supernatural? Plus, SPRING BREAK! Listen t…
 
"Deliver us!" Set that bush a burnin' because this week we're joined by the HILARIOUS Ethan from Sideways to talk about the stage adaptation of the classic Dreamworks animated musical "The Prince of Egypt" You're going to love this! Donate to Black Lives Matter here Social Media: Our WEBSITE Musicals with Cheese on Twitter Musicals W/ Cheese on Ins…
 
Stephanie J. Block was no stranger to playing real people on Broadway having portrayed Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz so when director Jason Moore asked her to take on the role of Cher in the Broadway musical The Cher Show, she was quite trepidatious. A long meal with Jason and an unexpected nudge from her Priest changed her mind. Once rehearsals…
 
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