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This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.
 
Actor Anna Kendrick talks about Into the Woods, a musical fantasy film set in an alternate world of various Grimm’s fairy tales. Based on James Lapine’s book and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award–winning Broadway musical of the same name, the story follows a childless couple determined to break a witch’s spell so they can have a child.
 
Every day, faculty members at schools and universities throughout the world are making discoveries that shape our ways of thinking and redefine our understanding of today's knowledge-driven society. Since 1990, The Best of Our Knowledge has highlighted breakthroughs across disciplines and across the globe, putting you in touch with the men and women at the forefront of their fields.
 
Intimate, personal conversations with the biggest talents from professional theatre, tv, film, and more. Hear their secrets, what makes them laugh, stresses them out, and how they manage the anxiety of success. We feature both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters or productions themselves.​This is a podcast for artists, made by artists. With over 2 decades of experience in film and theatre both a ...
 
This podcast is about Sia’s daily life which includes producing music, making beats, recording videos, inventing new gadgets, recommending new movies and tv shows she likes, make-up she loves, dealing with her personal development and being a carer for her parents. It's a full on life!
 
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"The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia" is a comprehensive reference devoted to musical theater’s most prolific and admired composer and lyricist. Entries cover Sondheim’s numerous collaborators—from composers and directors to designers and orchestras—key songs—such as his Academy Award winner “Sooner or Later” (Dick Tracy), and major works including "…
 
In the three decades this program has been on the air we’ve talked about science and math and history and literature and education policy and theory. But not today. Today, we’re talking show tunes. If you make a list of the most important names in American culture in the latter half of the 20 th Century, Stephen Sondheim has to be right near the to…
 
“My writing about theater in general, is to inspire people to go to the theater... But I especially like to inspire people to dip their toes into the oceans of Sondheim.” An award winning theater critic since 1986, Rick Pender was named Ohio’s best critic in 2002 and 2017 by the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the former editor of the So…
 
In this episode, dramaturg Deborah Blumenthal discusses Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical Company on the eve of her 35th birthday. We also talk about the song "Everybody's Got the Right" from Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 1990 musical Assassins. You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode …
 
Rick Pender literally wrote the book on Stephen Sondheim. The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia is being released tomorrow and Rick dropped by to talk about how the book came together and his years of writing about–and talking with–Stephen Sondheim. You can order The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia here: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538115862/The-Stephen-…
 
College is expensive. Really expensive. I suspect you did not need me to tell you this. And it is a problem as more jobs are demanding a college degree. So what if college was free? There’s a growing movement in the U.S. that thinks it should be. That’s what Michelle Miller-Adams writes about in her new book called “The Path to Free College – In Pu…
 
In "Rooted," cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected. Our bodies, thoughts, minds, and spirits are affected by the whole of nature, and they affect this whole in return. In this time of crisis, how ca…
 
Suzanne Simard is one of the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest. Her new book is "Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest." Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she illumin…
 
To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Kathryn Gallagher is an amazing singer/songwriter who made her Broadway debut in 2015 in the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening. She stars as Annika Atwater in the show YOU on Netflix, and is currently starring as Bella in Jagged Little Pill on Broadway! This interview was filmed entirely o…
 
Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt stand-ups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at “Saturday Night Live,” where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the ori…
 
The inspiring story of activist and poet Ian Manuel, who at the age of fourteen was sentenced to life in prison. He survived eighteen years in solitary confinement through his own determination and dedication to art until he was freed as part of an incredible crusade by the Equal Justice Initiative. The United States is the only country in the worl…
 
The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, T etherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim He…
 
College is expensive. Really expensive. I suspect you did not need me to tell you this. And it is a problem as more jobs are demanding a college degree. So what if college was free? There’s a growing movement in the U.S. that thinks it should be. That’s what Michelle Miller-Adams writes about in her new book called “The Path to Free College – In Pu…
 
"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…
 
When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century--but they've never been as intense as t…
 
We finish talking about Candide this week. First is a song with reworked lyrics from Sondheim, and second is a song written for a sheep. Brendan Clifford joins to give his thoughts. He's actually worked on a production of Candide! You can follow Brendan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendanplease/ Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brenda…
 
The Roundtable Panel : a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Times Union columnist Chris Churchill, and Dean of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany Robert Gr…
 
There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all: the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel and compelling argume…
 
Sharon Wienberg and Thomas Chulak from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York join us with this week's Book Picks. List: Here Lies a Father by McKenzie Cassidy Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia Exhausted on the Cross by Najwan Darwish Hello World! by Kelly Corrigan illustrated by Stacy Ebert Free Speech and Why You Shou…
 
The voice on the soundtrack of many childhoods, this performer made a name for herself on stages from New York to South Korea, and continues to connect with audiences virtually until theatre is back in full force. Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award winning actress, singer and recording artist, who may be best known by some as the singing…
 
May 3 is a date rich in birthdays for American popular music. Let us acknowledge three of them before moving on to the particular birthday that has inspired this post. Pete Seeger (1919-2014) On May 3, 1919 – 102 years ago today – the American folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger was born in New York City. Seeger was the prototypical American fol…
 
Since the dawn of the recycling system, we have stood by their bins, holding an everyday object, wondering, "can I recycle this?" This simple question reaches into our concern for the environment, the care we take to keep our homes and our communities clean, and how we interact with our local government. Jennie Romer’s new book, "Can I Recycle This…
 
In 2017, Dr. Suzanne Koven published an essay describing the challenges faced by female physicians, including her own personal struggle with "imposter syndrome"―a long-held secret belief that she was not smart enough or good enough to be a “real” doctor. Accessed by thousands of readers around the world, Koven’s “Letter to a Young Female Physician”…
 
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…
 
One of the biggest holes in a young person’s high school education may be navigating their own financial life. But a partnership between a local Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter and Navy Federal Credit Union is trying to fill in that gap. Here to talk about this new program is Paula Shell is the President and CEO of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nort…
 
To watch the video version of this episode, click here. Listen to the SIX studio cast recording, or grab the sing-a-long edition! Samantha Pauly has been performing regionally on stage since 2010, including roles in Honeymoon in Vegas, Elf The Musical, Suessical and Godspell. She has played the title role of Eva Peron in Evita three times, one of w…
 
One of the biggest holes in a young person’s high school education may be navigating their own financial life. But a partnership between a local Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter and Navy Federal Credit Union is trying to fill in that gap. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear how the program works. We’ll also say goodbye to a classic carto…
 
"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…
 
Sondheim returned to a collaboration with Leonard Bernstein. Candide is a Frankenstein's monster of a production. Luckily Philémon Heutte is up to the task of making sense of Sondheim's contributions. Philémon writes for Musical Avenue: https://www.musicalavenue.fr You can find them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/musicalavenue And on Instagram: ht…
 
A Tony and Grammy nominated actor, this actor and new dad dishes on what it takes to keep himself going, and his latest sources of inspiration(s). Originally preformed live in the "before times" back in Feb 2020, Jeremy's cabaret show Carry On is being virtually reprised for 3 weeks only at 54/Below (tickets here). Part comedy, part therapy session…
 
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) in 1890 We mark the arrival in New York City on April 26, 1891 – 130 years ago today – of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He had come to America to conduct his own music and to help inaugurate Carnegie Hall (on May 5, 1891) by conducting his own Coronation Festival Overture. Tchaikovsky at Fifty Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovs…
 
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…
 
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