Masterworks Broadway Podcast Theatre celebrates the renowned composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim in the podcast series: Stephen Sondheim – The Story So Far. Featuring Sondheim the artist himself plus an all-star cast of collaborators both on and off stage, The Story So Far highlights West Side Story, Saturday Night, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, Follies, Company, Evening Primrose, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday In The Park With George, Into The Woods, Assassins, Passion, Bounce, Roadshow, and more. Featured guests are Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Elaine Stritch, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Lonny Price, James Lapine, Laura Benanti, Jonathan Tunick, Frank Rich, and Paul Gemignani.
The Masterworks Broadway podcast series celebrates the greatest cast recordings from the American musical theater. Go backstage and center stage, into the golden age and back again, featuring the stars and the creative personalities that made the magic, as well as the unforgettable music they sang and danced. If you love Broadway, this is the ticket! Enjoy episodes featuring A Chorus Line, Chicago, Avenue Q, Grease, Hair, Stephen Sondheim, Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Herman, Hello Dolly, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Milk and Honey, Dear World and more.
Masterworks Broadway’s acclaimed audio podcasts continue with a series on Frank Loesser, the Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/lyricist of Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Included are four interviews with actress/singer Jo Loesser, who starred (as the Tony-nominated Jo Sullivan) in the original production of The Most Happy Fella and became the wife of its composer-lyricist. The series also includes interviews with Laurence Maslon, musical theater scholar and author.
Celebrating the launch of MasterworksBroadway.com is a new series of podcasts that explores the history, the development and the importance of the original cast recording. Five experts – from the legendary producer Thomas Z. Shepard to theater historian and writer Laurence Maslon – discuss how cast recordings are made and why they matter.
Masterworks Broadway Podcast Theatre celebrates composer/lyricist Jerry Herman with the digital release of his classic cast recordings Hello Dolly, Mame, Milk and Honey, Dear World and La Cage Aux Folles. On this episode, Jerry talks about his style and collaborative work with Don Pippin. Special guest Mr. Harvey Fierstein.
Newly created podcasts celebrating The Sound of Music’s 50th anniversary are now streaming on masterworksbroadway.com. The three part series features recent interviews with original cast members Theodore Bikel (Capt. von Trapp), Brian Davies (Rolf) and Lauri Peters (Liesl), as well as Ted Chapin (President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization) and Sam von Trapp (grandson of Maria von Trapp).