Episode twenty-eight Disaster! / The Light Princess / John & Jen

In this episode, Tyson reports back on 3 small-scale shows he saw in NYC, and we have a good time chatting about how we’d cast a hypothetical concert of our current favorite Broadway leading ladies.

But first, Disaster! Tyson was lucky enough to see a recent Actors Fund benefit concert of this fun Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnik show and especially enjoyed with Jennifer Simard’s hilarious performance.

Then, we discuss composer Mike Pettry’s lovely children’s musical The Light Princess performed by the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard at the New Victory Theatre.

Our third show is Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald’s musical John and Jen, which had a recent production by the Keen Company, starring Conor Ryan and the glorious Kate Baldwin.

Then it’s hypothetical time. We recently strolled down memory lane to enjoy the Divafest and 90s fashion extravaganza that was the 1998 My Favorite Broadway: Leading Ladies concert featuring Liza, Marin Mazzie and baby Anna Kendrick among others. We imagine who would be awesome in a modern version of such an event and choose songs for them to sing. Tyson reveals his amazing vision for a gender-flipped production of Camelot.

Additional Notes
Check out some video highlights from the Off-Broadway production of Disaster!.
Good news! Music Vault has the 1998 My Favorite Broadway: Leading Ladies concert from Carnegie Hall on YouTube!
News of the upcoming Jon and Jen cast recording can be found on the Keen Company’s Facebook page.
A great review of The Light Princess in the Times
Visit Repertwa.

Hosts: Tyson (@tysonarmstrong) and Jelly (@jellyjellyfish)
File size: 21MB
Duration: 34 minutes


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