54 Below Podcast

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Ep.27 – Donna McKechnie

McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also famous for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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December 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.26 – Maurice Hines

Broadway veteran and Tony nominee talks about his original show Tap’in Through Life. Hear Hines recall memories from early childhood, when he and his younger brother Gregory were childhood tap-dancing sensations

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December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.24 – Melissa Errico

Melissa Errico has been wowing audiences since she was plucked out of Yale to star in the first national touring company of Les Miserables. Since then, Broadway has embraced her in My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour and, most recently, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

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October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.20 – Christine Andreas

54 Below Podcast 54 Below Podcast | October 1, 2012 | More at 54Below.com A conversation with Christine Andreas who first captured the hearts of Broadway theatregoers as Eliza Doolittle in the 20th … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.23 – Sherie Rene Scott

Before Sherie Rene Scott became one of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies, she sang with four giant turtles on stage at Radio City Music Hall, worked as a backup singer, and sold shoes on Park Avenue (a loved it).

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October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.19 – Barbara Carroll

The 87-year old jazz legend, Barbara Carroll, remembers her days on “swing street” the jazz hub of New York City on 52nd street through the early 1950s. Carroll recounts stories of playing with Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and a once little-known singer known by the name of Anthony Benedetto.

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September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.18 – Jason Robert Brown

Hailed as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephan Sondheim,” hear about Brown’s journey from New York piano bars, to Broadway.

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September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.15 Tonya Pinkins

Pinkins talks about landing her first role in Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”, an unexpected encounter with Michelle Obama, and her show based on the life and music of Ethel Waters, for one night only, on August 27th.

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August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.14 Tituss Burgess

A conversation with Broadway and T.V. star Tituss Burgess, best known for his recurring role on “30 Rock” on NBC. Tonight he talks with 54Below’s program director, Phil Geoffrey Bond, about how he fell into theater, his upcoming show for one night only at 54Below, and his new album coming out in October.

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August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.13 Faith Prince & Jason Graae

Before Broadway, Jason Graae was a singing telegram, and Tony award-winning Faith Prince was a waitress (and a terrible one at that). Hear a behind the scenes conversation with the hilarious duo that is the “Prince and the Show boy” at 54Below through August 25th.

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August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep.8 Andrea McArdle

A conversation with the original Annie from the 1977 hit Broadway musical “Annie”. McArdle She’s since performed leading roles in Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), and returned to Annie as Miss Hannigan.

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July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep. 7 Jackie Hoffman

Hoffman is known for her memorable roles in Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family, among many others, and her distinctly Jewish brand of humor, how she harnesses her inner kvetch, and why it’s OK to sing comedic songs about AIDS, Cancer, and Autism.

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July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep. 5 – Mx. Justin Vivian Bond

Scott Wittman talks with the “Cabaret Messiah,” Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, about his new album “Silver Wells” and his recurring 54Below show that comes to a close this Monday July 9th, 2012.

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July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ep. 2 – Patti LuPone

54 Below visits Broadway legend Patti LuPone and Tony award-winning lyricist, Scott Wittman in the rehearsal studio as they prepare for LuPone’s new cabaret act. Patti will return to 54 Below in September

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May 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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