This Week on Broadway for July 26, 2015: Paige Price


Peter Filichia, James Marino, Carey Purcell, and Matt Tamanini talk with Paige Price. Reviews include Amazing Grace, Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Three Days to See, King Liz. We talk about upcoming productions of American Psycho (Benjamin Walker), and the Broadway revival of Noises Off. Matt gives us a television and film update as well.


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Guest: Paige Price, Executive Artistic Director at Theatre Aspen, 1st Vice President at Actors’ Equity Association

Paige Price

Paige Price is in her eighth season as Executive Artistic Director of Theatre Aspen, overseeing a capital campaign and the doubling of the organization’s budget.  After years spent as a Broadway performer, she began producing events, television shows and theatre.  As a producer, Price’s credits include Midlife:The Crisis Musical! and the National Tour of New York Loves America. She co-produced the CBS television shows Broadway Under the Stars, Broadway Meets Country at Jazz at Lincoln Center and many other productions and concerts in the U.S. and abroad. For two years, Price co-produced the CBS special Holiday in Bryant Park.

Since 2006, Price has been the 1st Vice President of Actors’ Equity Association, the national union for actors and stage managers, and  is also a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women.  She was named by City Speaker Christine C. Quinn to the Theatre Subdistrict Council, a cultural arts granting board headed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, and in 2013 was elected to the board of NAMT, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, where she currently sits on the Membership Committee and co-chairs the Festival Selection Committees.

As a performer, she starred in Broadway’s Saturday Night Fever and was in the original cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as well as Smokey Joe’s Café. She came to Theatre Aspen in 2007, when she starred in TA’s The Last Five Years, and the following season took over as Artistic Director. Her professional career encompasses performances Off Broadway, in regional theatre and on national and international tours. She has shared the stage with stars such as Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls and Gladys Knight. Her film and television credits include roles in All The Right Moves, Newhart and ED among others and she hosted the Tony Awards’ live Red Carpet web casts from 2002-2005.



We currently have 23 tours out and there will be 2 more during the holidays: White Christmas and Elf.

Non-Equity currently has 16 out and will have Elf and Grinch out during the holidays.




PF + JM: Amazing Grace @ the Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st Street



Dayton, Ohio: FutureFest

Plymouth, Mass: Fiddler on the Roof at Priscilla Beach Theatre (via Ron Fassler)

Wichita, Kansas: Billy Elliot at Music Theatre Wichita

Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey @ Westside Theatre Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street

Transport Group’s production of Three Days to See @ Theatre 79, 79 East 4th Street

King Liz @ Second Stage Theater, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway at 76th Street, 3rd Floor



New Broadway Musical Finds Its American Psycho (Benjamin Walker!)

Megan Hilty, Campbell Scott and More Get Set to Slam Doors With Andrea Martin in Broadway Revival of Noises Off



New TV shows with theatre connections:

Best Time Ever: Neil Patrick Harris

Muppets: The Muppets

Supergirl (November): Melissa Benoist (GLEE), Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti

Megan Hilty is joining Bravo’s GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE

Aaron Tveit cast as Danny Zuko in “Grease: Live”

Bradley Whitford and others case in HBO’s adaptation of ALL THE WAY

National search for star of new, “grittier” OLIVER! Movie

Michael Mayer to direct new film of THE SEAGULL, starring Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy, and more

J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling to star in movie musical LA LA LAND (also featuring Finn Witrock)






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