And Scene #7 - Theater Photography w/ Marc J Franklin

May 15, 2017

Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  We are joined this week by theater photographer, Marc J. Franklin (@MarcJFranklin)! 

In Act 1, we talk about the somewhat surprising sweeps of the non-Tony awards handed out this week, some new theaters both home and abroad, and the announcement of NBC’s latest foray into televised musicals. 

In Act 2, Marc joins us to discuss his career as a photographer working in and around the theater.  Marc is the staff photographer for playbill.com so you’ve most definitely seen his work — whether you’ve known it or not!  Marc gives us some hints on how to prepare for a headshot session, what equipment to buy if you’re a budding photographer, and what happens when a cruise-goer knock int your F-stop!

What are your experiences with theatrical photography?  Have you posed for a production photo call?  Any headshot horror stories?  Let us know! Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/andscenepod. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher, and leave us a rating (five stars please!).  Thank you for listening.

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And Scene #6 - Tony, Tony w/ Rob W. Schneider

May 8, 2017

Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  We are joined this week by theater professor and host of the Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends podcast (https://behindthecurtainbroadwayslivinglegends.wordpress.com/), Robert W. Schneider (@RobWSchneider)! 

In Act 1, we talk about what some theater troupes are doing to serve specialized audiences, Broadway gypsies taking it all off for charity, and the boy wizard’s arrival on the Great White Way. 

In Act 2, Rob joins us to discuss the 2017 Tony Awards nominations.  Who are the nominees?  Who will win, and who should win?  There is no Hamilton-sized juggernaut this year, so the top awards all seem to be up for grabs, and lead to some interesting conversation about the trends on Broadway.

Tell us your opinions on this year’s Tony nominations!  Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/andscenepod. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher, and leave us a rating (five stars please!).  Thank you for listening.

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And Scene #5 - Getting to Know You

May 1, 2017

Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  In Act 1, we'll update you on the Drama Desk nominations (http://dramadeskawards.com/nominees), why the English Opera is pulling a Henry Higgins, and Shakespeare fan fiction?!? 

In Act 2, we thought it would be good for you to learn a little more about your hosts.  Now, we could do that by spouting off our resumes, but we thought it would be more fun if we each told you our Top Five Theatrical Moments.  From beers on the beach, to handing out flyers with our toes, these moments offer a deeper look into what made us love theater, and how it has affected our lives.

Tell us about your top theatrical moments!  Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/andscenepod. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher, and leave us a rating (five stars please!).  Thank you for listening.

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And Scene #4 - Greek Theater w/ Nikoletta Thoma

April 24, 2017

Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  In Act 1, we'll update you on some casting news, where your NEA dollars actually go (http://wapo.st/2py2LK3?tid=ss_tw), and why lovers of Prestige TV might be ripe for new theatrical works (https://n.pr/2oujQFw). 

In Act 2, we start our look at the History of Theater by going allllllll the way back to the Ancient Greeks.  This is is general overview of the topic, and one to which we will hopefully return to delve deeper into specific aspects of the birthplace of theater.  Then, we are honored to be joined by heralded Greek actress Nikoletta Thoma.  Nikoletta discusses what it’s like to work as an actress in Greece today, how modern Greek theater handles its storied history, and the beauty of performances under the stars

Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/andscenepod. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher, and leave us a rating (five stars please!).  Thank you for listening.

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And Scene #3 - What is a National Theater, and Why Doesn’t the U.S. Have One?

April 17, 2017

Welcome to a new episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  In Act 1, we'll update you on the Olivier Awards and Pulitzer Prize, military support of Broadway (http://bit.ly/2ozr3nS), and Tajikistan police (http://nyp.st/2o63P6Q)? 

In Act 2, we discuss the concept of a National Theater — not the theater building located in Washington, D.C., but a, at least in part, government funded theater.  This was actually one of our test episodes that we’ve added some updates to, so apologies for the slight dip in audio quality for part of this! 

Finally, in Act 3, we’ll preview next week’s episode. 

Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/andscenepod. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher, and leave us a rating (five stars please!).  Thank you for listening.

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And Scene #2 - Broadway & the West End w/ guest Peter Lockyer

April 10, 2017

Welcome to a new episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  This week, we have special guest, Broadway and West End actor, Peter Lockyer joining us.  In Act 1, we'll touch on the reviews for the new musical Amelie, a NY Times article on “Why Authoritarians Attack the Arts” (https://nyti.ms/2oLKNnN), and more.  In Act 2, we will discuss with Peter the similarities, differences, and heating & cooling techniques(!) of Broadway and London’s West End.  It’s an interesting discussion where Peter takes us through his experiences performing in what are considered the global hubs of commercial theater.  Finally, in Act 3, we’ll preview next week’s episode.  Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, and on Facebook at facebook.com/andscenepod. Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave us a rating (five stars please!).  Thank you for listening.

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And Scene #1 - SHOWdown - West Side Story vs The Music Man

April 3, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  This week, Act 1 brings you some News & Notes from around the theater world.  Act 2 is our first SHOWdown, pitting West Side Story vs The Music Man in a five-round battle for musical supremacy: Pedigree, Music & Lyrics, Book, Performability, and Legacy.  Will your favorite come out on top?  Act 3 will then preview next week's episode.

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Thank you for listening, and come back next week and every Monday for a new episode!

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And Scene #0 - We’re In Previews!

March 26, 2017

Hello, and welcome to the preview episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!  Meet your hosts Michael and Meghan as they describe what awaits you in this new podcast focusing not only on Broadway, but on the history, trends, personalities, companies, and art of theater.  This is a weekly podcast that will hopefully scratch your theater itch, while perhaps teaching you something you didn't know, as well.  

We want this show to be not only a conversation between us, but a conversation with you, too.  Please reach out to us on Twitter at @andscenepod, via email at andscenepod@gmail.com, or on our Facebook page fb.me/andscenepod.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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