Special Interview: Rob McClure on Miscast, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ Quarantine, Passing the Baton

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Broadway to shut down, Tony nominee Rob McClure was in previews for the new musical adaptation of the iconic film “Mrs. Doubtfire.” In this special Labor Day interview, we talk about the show and how special it will be when it is able to return, read more

Special Episode: Alan Filderman, Director/Casting Director of Berkshire Theatre Group’s “Godspell”

On today’s special episode, Ashley talks with Alan Filderman, director and casting director of the currently-running production of “Godspell” from Berkshire Theatre Group. The first professional musical sanctioned by Actors’ Equity Association to open in the U.S. since the nationwide shutdown in March, the production began performances on August 6 read more

Special Episode: Talent Manager ChiChi Anyanwu

ABOUT CHICHI ANYANWU ChiChi Anyanwu started her professional career in casting at Laura Stanczyk Casting and Finnegan/Keller Casting. She has served as producer for the NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival. NOW AFRICA works in partnership with the Center for Art and Public Policy, the Institute of Performing Arts at New York read more

Special Episode: “The Line” Playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

On today’s special episode, Ashley talks with playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (“The Exonerated,” “Aftermath,” “Coal Country”) about their latest docu-play “The Line,” currently being presented by The Public Theater. Crafted from first-hand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, “The Line” cuts through read more

Special Episode: Jordan Schildcrout on Broadway’s Long-Running Plays

Covering 100 years of theatre history, In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays traces the long-running Broadway play as a distinct cultural phenomenon that rises and falls from 1918 to 2018. The book presents in-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what read more

BroadwayRadio Special: Backstage’s Casey Mink on the Broadway Shutdown, the Industry’s Needed Changes, and More

On today’s episode, Ashley talks with Backstage senior staff writer Casey Mink about the Broadway COVID-19 shutdown, including her recent reporting for Vanity Fair about when we should expect to see theatre doors reopen. They also discuss the in-limbo awards season and what changes Broadway needs to make when it read more