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The Colin McEnroe Show
An hour with John Waters

The Colin McEnroe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 50:00


Note: This episode contains strong language and a number of things intended to be in bad taste. This hour, we shoot the, er, breeze with the filmmaker, author, and artist whose œuvre of campy, raunchy films ranges from the cult classics Pink Flamingos and Polyester to the musicals Hairspray and Cry-Baby — John Waters. On the occasion of Waters' first novel, the “feel-bad romance” Liarmouth, a talk about everything from testicle tanning and teabagging to Baltimore and becoming a legend. Be there or be square. Note also: This show is about as spoilery as we get. We use audio of the very last lines of Waters' Pink Flamingos. And the ending of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood is just utterly revealed. (Colin will warn you when that one's coming.) Now, neither of these movies is terribly recent — I mean, one of them is 50 years old — but it seems like we should mention it anyway. Please don't send us angry emails. About the spoilers, at least. GUEST: John Waters: Writer, director, and actor; his first novel is Liarmouth … A Feel-Bad Romance The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, Dylan Reyes, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show, which originally aired May 4, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

On the Media
In John Waters' Home (But Not In His Colon)

On the Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 32:52


John Waters is the writer and director of such cult classics like Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, and his biggest mainstream success, Hairspray. He's been making movies since the 1960s and this year he released his debut novel, Liarmouth: A Feel Bad Romance. The novel is an incredibly dirty romp filled with the kind of taboo storytelling that John Waters revels in. In his work, he shines a light on the worst of us but rarely to ridicule, more as a reminder of how gloriously sinful we can be, as we discussed when I spoke with him in his Manhattan home. His interest in the carnal, though, has its limits. “When I got a colonoscopy, they said, do you wanna watch? No!” he told us. “Why do I wanna go on a fantastic voyage up my a–hole?”  We also talked about money management, aging, and his secret to maintaining his many long friendships. “I do stay in touch and if anything bad happens to you, I call. If you get a bad review, I call. If you go to jail, I definitely am your first visit,” he laughed. “I never don't come visit you if you're in jail.” 

The Made For TV Podcast
Hairspray Live!

The Made For TV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 125:23


It's the Made from a Movie That's Made from a Musical That's Made from a Movie for TV podcast! We're wrapping up our live musical series and jumping back to the 60s to discuss the NBC live production of Hairspray! Check out our website www.madefortvpodcast.com and look for us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @made4tvpodcast

Reel Deal, No Sex Appeal
Varsity Blues

Reel Deal, No Sex Appeal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 126:02


1:23 - The News 5:19 - Jerks of the Week 6:25 - Hairspray (1988 & 2007) 13:48 - The Prisoner 17:51 - Prey 28:03 - Vertical Limit 32:01 - Thor: Love & Thunder 40:30 - The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 51:02 - The Gray Man 57:44 - Rock of Ages 1:05:33 - The Purge: Anarchy 1:10:47 - Farscape Blues 1:10:51 - The Iranian SpongeBob knockoff 1:15:50 - The Guest 1:17:18 - Hard Rain 1:19:01 - Varsity Blues

The Colin McEnroe Show
An hour with Harvey Fierstein

The Colin McEnroe Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 50:00


Harvey Fierstein has won four Tony Awards, for writing and acting in Torch Song Trilogy, for writing La Cage aux Folles, and for acting in Hairspray. He has appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullets Over Broadway, Independence Day, Death to Smoochy, and more. He has sung to Muppets, he has voiced Disney characters, and he's been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Armistead Maupin has called Fierstein “a true American original who has blazed his own trail through popular culture for half a century.” Harvey Fierstein joins us for the hour. GUEST: Harvey Fierstein: An actor on stage and screen, a playwright, and a screenwriter; he is the author of I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir The Colin McEnroe Show is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode! Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Colin McEnroe, Cat Pastor, and Michael Savitt contributed to this show, which originally aired March 10, 2022.Support the show: http://www.wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jodie & Soda
FULL SHOW: EP 117 - "Grand Finals, Theatre Tips & Medallions On A Cow..."

Jodie & Soda

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 24:22


Today on the Ali Clarke Breakfast Show: Lots of footy talk and a catch up with Charmaine Jones - who preformed with Robbie Williams at the AFL GF! Jeremy Cameron putting his medallion on a cow. Theatre Tips from Shane Jacobson! The star of Hairspray coming soon to Adelaide! E News. A winner Charges It To Mix!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jodie & Soda
Shane Got Sprayed By Hairspray Superstar...

Jodie & Soda

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 4:30


Shane got sprayed by Hairspray star Shane Jacobson for walking out halfway through a musical... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

3AW Remember When with Philip and Simon
SOS - Showbiz with Sandy Kaye - 24, Sep, 2022

3AW Remember When with Philip and Simon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 25:35


Sandy Kaye brings us news about Joni Mitchell, Billy Idol, Ringo Starr, the movie "Fall", the stage show "Hairspray", the Whiteney Houston biopic, and local talent Ash GrunwaldSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Death, Sex & Money
Inside John Waters' Home (But Not Inside His Colon)

Death, Sex & Money

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 32:06 Very Popular


John Waters is the writer and director of such cult classics like Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, and his biggest mainstream success, Hairspray. He's been making movies since the 1960s and this year he released his debut novel, Liarmouth: A Feel Bad Romance. The novel is an incredibly dirty romp filled with the kind of taboo storytelling that John Waters revels in. In his work, he shines a light on the worst of us but rarely to ridicule, more as a reminder of how gloriously sinful we can be, as we discussed when I spoke with him in his Manhattan home. His interest in the carnal, though, has its limits. “When I got a colonoscopy, they said, do you wanna watch? No!” he told us. “Why do I wanna go on a fantastic voyage up my a–hole?”  We also talked about money management, aging, and his secret to maintaining his many long friendships. “I do stay in touch and if anything bad happens to you, I call. If you get a bad review, I call. If you go to jail, I definitely am your first visit,” he laughed. “I never don't come visit you if you're in jail.” 

VÍDJÓ
Hart í hári (Hairspray)

VÍDJÓ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 82:20


Ung og íturvaxin skólastúlka kemst í vinsælasta dans-sjónvarpsþáttinn í Baltimore. Ásamt því að auka á fjölbreytileika í líkamsstærðum í danshópnum með nærveru sinni, lætur hún ekki þar við sitja heldur berst fyrir því að dansþátturinn afnemi aðskilnaðarstefnu sína og hleypi svörtu fólki á dansgólfið líka alla daga.

Between The Scripts
The QueerCentric Talks to Billy Dawson from Hair SprayTour!

Between The Scripts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 15:12


  “If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It's irresistible!” – The New York Times You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60's,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can't Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway's award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O'Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don't miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

Bobbycast
#363 - Crook and Chase on 40 Years in TV and Radio + Shopping for Hairspray with Johnny Cash + Why Shania Twain Shared a Wedding That Photo Was Cut in Half + 14 Year Old Taylor Swift Randomly Showing Up to Their Studio

Bobbycast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 55:22 Very Popular


Bobby sits down with the legends Crook & Chase who just entered the 40th year as a broadcast team. They started in television syndication in 1983, then added national radio in 1989. They've been on tv and/or radio non-stop for 40 years and are the longest running broadcast duo in the nation. They share fascinating stories of country artists they've interviewed and hung out with over the years including: hair spray shopping with Johnny Cash, going over to Hank William Jr.'s House, a young Taylor Swift randomly showing up to their studio and having Shania Twain on their show before she got married and became an international star! Follow the podcast: @TheBobbyCast Watch this Episode on YoutubeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino

Danny sits down with talk show legend Ricki Lake to talk all about her '90s show, working with John Waters on Hairspray, and so much more! Ricki has a new pod called Raised by Ricki debuting September 15!BOOK: Smarturl.it/unrememberTwitter: @DannyPellegrinoInstagram: @DannyPellegrinoPatreon: www.Patreon.com/EverythingIconic Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
Ep229 - Jordan Barrow: The First Black Actor to Play Boq in North America

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 53:32


Jordan Barrow is currently making his Broadway debut as the principal role of Boq in "Wicked", making him the first black actor to play the role in North America. He talks about how he got into performing—from joining a theatre camp to doing voiceover work and getting his first professional job when he was 13. He shares how didn't sing until he was 11 and even cried after getting the role of Danny Zuko and finding out he had to sing in front of people for a Grease musical in a summer camp. Jordan explains why he decided to go to school instead of pursuing acting right away (his agent ended up dropping him eventually). He shares his career journey from auditioning for Shakespeare in the Park in 2015 to booking a guest starring part on “POSE”. Jordan gets real about how the pandemic affected his work, wherein he lost 14 weeks of work removed, but despite that, it was also during the pandemic that he auditioned for "Wicked" and got the role of Boq. He shares that it was his fifth time auditioning and that he did not give up thanks to his mindset of how every audition is an audition for the next thing. He recalls his Broadway debut and what the experience was like, doing spot-check rehearsals, and what makes his work exciting and fresh. Jordan Barrow is an actor based in New York City currently making his Broadway debut as the principal role of Boq in "Wicked". He graduated from the University of Michigan in the Musical Theatre program and holds a certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Shakespeare in Performance program. His other stage credits include "Sousatzka", "America V 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro", "Witness Uganda", "Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust Road", "The Tempest", "Hairspray" and "Peter Pan". He has appeared in several movies and tv shows, including "POSE", "Broad City", and "Amy and Peter are Getting Divorced". Connect with Jordan: Twitter: @jordant_b Instagram: @jordant_b Website: jordan-barrow.com Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast TikTok: @thetheatrepodcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Me & Mariah
Episode 51: Love Took Time, But We're Back!

Me & Mariah

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 29:38


Welcome back to the Me & Mariah Podcast! On this episode, we're picking up exactly where we left off. Join us on the Tangent Express as we recap what Mariah's been up to since our last episode. In true Mariah fashion, we're a little late... but well worth the wait! Listen in as we discuss Mariah's acceptance speech at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Beyoncé's forgetfulness, as well as a special Mariah Carey-oke serenade from none other than Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky!We want to hear your favorite Mariah moments. Leave us a message at (857) 626-4552 to be included in an upcoming episode.To get your weekly dose of laughs and Mariah memories, follow along with @MeandMariahPodcast & @Heavyvanilla content on Instagram.

Rock N Roll Pantheon
The Devil's Music: Mink Stole

Rock N Roll Pantheon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 73:42


The illustrious Mink Stole is a national treasure. Her incredible career has spanned over five decades, beginning in the late 1960's when she and John Waters began their lifelong collaboration; she's had roles in every one of his feature films. She's also a singer and former advice column writer for The Baltimore City Paper. In this episode, Mink and hostess Pleasant Gehman dish about everything from the pre- “Pink Flamingos” days to her bohemian lifestyle in Baltimore, New York and Provincetown. They compare notes on their time served as cellmates in director Steve Balderson's women in prison film “Stuck!” as well as her role as an art agent his latest work, “Alchemy Of The Spirit”, currently making the rounds of film festivals. Mink also spills the beans on her latest foray as a budding pianist, working with Peaches Christ, and a sweet but shocking paranormal experience.Website: www.minkstole.comFacebook: www.facebook.comminkstolefanpage

Smart Talk
John Waters plans to host film festival at Lancaster college this month

Smart Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 17:34


John Waters, American filmmaker, writer, actor, and artist is most famously known for directing boundary-pushing independent comedies like "Pink Flamingos" and the original "Hairspray”. According to IMDb, John, Baltimore native, rose to fame in the early 1970s when he began making feature films and became popular as his subject matter grew more shocking and polished. Sept. 22nd through the 24th , Waters plans to host a film festival called False Negative - An Evening With John Waters at the Barshinger Center for the Musical Arts at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster. Although Waters is now known for being a famous filmmaker, he said he got thrown out of film school. "One line technique is nothing more than failed style," Waters said. "If you like my movies, you called them raw. If you didn't like them, you call them amateur." Waters said he built his career on negative reviews and learned to overcome his failures by telling stories through different mediums. "I believe you get one life and it's not very long in the history of times," Waters said. "It's a split second in the history of the universe. So, I want to do everything I can while I have the chance." He said his upcoming film festival will be a great opportunity for other filmmakers to network and be discovered. For more information about the film festival visit gleaners.site.    Support WITF: https://www.witf.org/support/give-now/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame
S7 Ep12: Rebecca Thornhill, Mrs Burke in Girl From The North Country

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 31:30


Fresh from runs in Matilda and Hairspray, Olivier nominee Rebecca Thornhill is currently starring as Mrs Burke in the UK tour of Girl From The North Country.  Written and directed by Conor McPherson with the songs of Bob Dylan, Girl From The North Country premiered at the Old Vic in 2017 before transferring to the West End and Broadway. The show returned to the West End in 2019, with the production also running in Toronto. Rebecca was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2001 for her performance as Lina Lamont in the National Theatre's production of Singin' in the Rain. She recently reprised her performance as Mrs Wormwood in Matilda, having previously played the role at the Cambridge Theatre and on tour. She also recently completed a run as Velma Von Tussle in the UK tour of Hairspray. Rebecca created the role of Karen Holmes in the original production of From Here To Eternity which ran in the West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre and was filmed for cinema/digital release.  Just a few of Rebecca's other theatre credits include: Hotbox Girl in Guys and Dolls (Leicester), She Loves Me (Savoy), Demeter in Cats (New London), Babette in the original company of Beauty and The Beast (Dominion),  Annie in Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour), Julie Laverne in Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (National Tour), Sally in Me and My Girl (UK Tour & Zimbabwe), Gertie Cummins in Oklahoma! (National Theatre & Lyceum), Cosette & Fantine in Les Miserables (West End / UK Tour / Denmark), Sukie Rougemont in Witches of Eastwick (Prince Of Wales), Vicki Nichols in The Full Monty (Prince of Wales), Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime (Piccadilly), Roxie Hart in Chicago (Adelphi), Mrs Banks in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward / US Tour), Madge Hardwick in Top Hat (UK Tour) and Morticia in The Addams Family (Singapore).  Girl From The North Country  tours the UK until 18th March 2023. Visit www.girlfromthenorthcountryshow.com for info, tour dates and tickets. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  

Hey Now! Hey Now!
Hairspray

Hey Now! Hey Now!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 40:03


Sorry Edna Turnblad, today's episode is going to cause guaranteed creasing! That's right, we're going BIG BABE! and discussing the John Travolta and Zac Efron classic, Hairspray. So get your Elnette and groovy dance moves ready, and prepare for some HARDY-HAR's with the nicest kids in town (Emily and Barney). Oop, Shiny!Pro tip: Best listened to with a plate of doughnuts or a red lollipop.Find us on Instagram! @heynowheynow, @sandfordemily, @barneyleigh93We are delighted to announce that our nostalgic greetings card collaboration is back with a brand new collection! You can browse the full range, in collaboration with Zoe Spry here: https://www.zoespry.com Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell
"Elevengendary" with Nina West

DRAMA. with Connor & Dylan MacDowell

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 74:07


Dylan and Connor are joined by Nina West/Andrew Levitt (RuPaul's Drag Race, Hairspray). An elevengendary conversation years in the making. Listen in as the twins meet the first drag performer they ever saw live, the pride of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 11: Nina West. They talk all things Hairspray on tour, falling in love with Edna Turnblad, Jerry Mitchell's post Snatch Game dreams, the Columbus drag community, why everyone needs a Patricia, whether or not she would do Drag Race All Stars, Jim Henson, VHS tapes, auditioning for Drag Race nine times, what it was like filming the competition, secrets and rumors, writing a children's book, spreading positivity and kindness, Yellowjackets and I Love That For You, and the future of Nina West.Follow Nina on Twitter & InstagramPre-order her children's book “The You Kind of You” here!Follow DRAMA. on Twitter & InstagramFollow Connor MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramFollow Dylan MacDowell on Twitter & InstagramEdited by DylanGet your DRAMA merch (t-shirts, stickers, and more) HERE!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PATREON HERE! Bonus episodes, Instagram Close Friends content, and more! Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, rate us 5 stars, and leave a kind review!

Allison Interviews
S4: E8 How Nikki Blonsky Survived First Day on Hairspray Set, Magic of Girlfriend Hailey, John Travolta's Advice

Allison Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 55:07


Catch up with ALLISON INTERVIEWS Host, Allison Kugel: Follow me on Instagram - @theallisonkugel My Allison Interviews Blog - allisoninterviews.com Learn more about my life and background. Order a copy of my book: Allison's Memoir, Journaling Fame: A memoir of a life unhinged and on the record. You can also find it on Amazon.  ________________________________________________ Nikki Blonsky burst on the scene when at the age of 19 she beat out 1,100 other young actresses to land the leading role of Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 movie musical, Hairspray, alongside John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah. The hit movie features music and pop culture of the 1960s, and tackles social issues prevalent at the time. It went on to gross more than $200 Million at the box office. Nikki went on to appear in television series, including: Ugly Betty, Valemont, Huge, The Fresh Beat Band, Smash and Life Unfiltered. Blonsky's additional film credits include: Waiting for Forever, The Is 40, Geography Club and The Last Movie Star. She will soon be seen in the Lifetime movie, Love Me to Death, and the upcoming film, Bosco opposite Thomas Jane and Vivica A. Fox. Her podcast Nikki Nights is available across all podcast platforms. Follow Nikki Blonsky on Instagram @nikkiblonsky. Subscribe to the audio podcast of Allison Interviews on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and subscribe to the video podcast on YouTube. :-) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame
S7 Ep11: Jarnéia “Jaye'J” Richard-Noel, star of Millennials & original Catherine of Aragon in Six

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 53:52


Today we're joined by Olivier nominated original Six Queen Jarnéia Richard-Noel (also known as Jaye'J) who is currently starring in the London production of Millennials by Elliot Clay at The Other Palace. Jarnéia originated the role of Catherine of Aaragon in Six The Musical. As part of the original cast, Jarnéia took the musical from its first tour, to a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the West End where she stayed with the show for almost three years at the Arts Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Vaudeville Theatre. Alongside her fellow OG queens, Jarnéia was nominated for the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Earlier this year, Jarnéia and the original West End cast of Six reunited for three sell-out performances at Hampton Court Palace, before shooting a filmed movie of Six at the Vaudeville Theatre. After training at the Urdang Academy, Jarnéia made her professional debut as a singer/dancer for P&O Cruises. After leaving Six, she played Alice in Dick Whittington at the Norwich Theatre Royal before joining the UK tour of Hairspray as a swing for the Dynamites.From six to seven, Jarnéia is part of the girl group SVN alongside the original West End cast of Six. Following the release of multiple singles, SVN recently played their debut headline show at the O2 Academy Islington.In this episode, Jaye'J discusses her path into theatre, her journey with Six and why she's excited to be showing a different side of her talents in Millennials.  Millenials runs at The Other Palace until Sunday 4th September. Hosted by Andrew Tomlins. @AndrewTomlins32  Thanks for listening! Email: andrew@westendframe.co.uk Visit westendframe.co.uk for more info about our podcasts.  

High School Slumber Party
308 Hairspray (1988)

High School Slumber Party

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 94:30


It's way beyond grease, it's Hairspray! Kate Hudson returns to High School Slumber Party to talk about THE foundation film of her early childhood (believe it or not) 1988's Hairspray. This John Waters film starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono and Vitamin C (you read that right) is the genesis of (and far superior version according to Kate) of all future Hairspray content, including that John Travolta remake. 

Role Calling
Hairspray: Zac Efron, Part 2

Role Calling

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 87:19


Hey there, teenage Baltimore! Don't change that channel, 'cause it's time for the Role Calling podcast, brought to you by Ultra Clutch Hairspray! After bursting onto the scene as an aughts teen heartthrob in High School Musical, Zac Efron got a chance to put his spin on a 1960s teen heartthrob too — in the 2007 movie musical Hairspray. How does his work as Link Larkin hold up today? And how does this movie as a whole hold up today? Caroline and Ned get into the good, the bad, and the John Travolta of it all in the latest installment of their "Zac Efron: Oops, All Musicals" series. Watch Seth Rudetsky break down James Marsden's performance of "It's Hairspray"  Our theme music was created by Patrick Budde, and our logo was designed by Nick Wanserski. You can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram (both @rolecalling) or email us at rolecalling@gmail.com.

BROADWAY NATION
Episode 77: 20 Years of HAIRSPRAY, Part 3.

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 48:40


Continuing our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of HAIRSPRAY – The Musical, my guest this week is the show's original choreographer JERRY MITCHELL who shares with us a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look into the creation of that Tony Award winning musical -- especially in regard to the how the show's unique staging, choreography, design, as well as many of its most memorable moments were first dreamed up and executed!  You will also get an inside view of Jerry's close collaborations with Hairspray's director, Jack O'Brian, lead producer Margo Lion, set designer David Rockwell, and Tony Award winning songwriters Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman. You will also have the opportunity to hear excerpts from the show original "demo recording" featuring vocals by Annie Golden and Jenifer Lewis!  20 years ago I had the great privilege of being part of the birth of Hairspray – The Musical because at that time I served as the Producing Artistic Director of Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater where the show received its World Premiere.    This is my 3rd episode celebrating HAIRSPRAY's 20th. Last week I had the great pleasure of having Marc & Scott as my guests, and a few weeks ago, on Episode 71, my guest was one of the show's original producer's, Adam Epstein, who is now the host of his own podcast called Dirty Moderate. Please feel free to listen to these episodes on any order as each of my guests brings their own specific memories and perspectives to the celebration. Jerry Mitchell is a two time Tony Award winner whose work on Broadway includes the choreography for You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Rocky Horror Show, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, La Cage Ax Folles, and Catch Me If You Can - and the direction and choreography for Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet, and Pretty Woman.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Devil's Music with Pleasant Gehman
The Devil's Music 47: Mink Stole

The Devil's Music with Pleasant Gehman

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 73:42


The illustrious Mink Stole is a national treasure. Her incredible career has spanned over five decades, beginning in the late 1960's when she and John Waters began their lifelong collaboration; she's had roles in every one of his feature films. She's also a singer and former advice column writer for The Baltimore City Paper. In this episode, Mink and hostess Pleasant Gehman dish about everything from the pre- “Pink Flamingos” days to her bohemian lifestyle in Baltimore, New York and Provincetown. They compare notes on their time served as cellmates in director Steve Balderson's women in prison film “Stuck!” as well as her role as an art agent his latest work, “Alchemy Of The Spirit”, currently making the rounds of film festivals. Mink also spills the beans on her latest foray as a budding pianist, working with Peaches Christ, and a sweet but shocking paranormal experience.Website: www.minkstole.comFacebook: www.facebook.comminkstolefanpage

Charles Band's Full Moon Freakshow
Episode 11: John Waters

Charles Band's Full Moon Freakshow

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 53:15 Very Popular


This week Charlie welcomes one of the founding fathers of transgressive cinema; a man who broke all the rules and managed to magically make high art out of bad taste. His early films like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble and multiple maniacs secured him a rabid cult following of weirdos and his more mainstream efforts like Cry Baby and Hairspray made him a household name. He's a writer, director, author, world traveler, comedian and oracle of Trash movie culture. He's the immortal John Waters and we're excited to have him on the Freakshow!

BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE
Ashley Parker Angel (on O-Town, Reality TV, Justin Timberlake, Shirtless Underwear Pics & Starting an Only Fans!)

BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 76:01 Very Popular


Ashley Parker Angel steps Behind The Rope. Ashley stops by to chat about the full anthology of his career from Making The Band, to the early days and height of O-Town's success, to his solo career, Broadway career, everything in between ending with his current day reinvention to expert fitness guru. Ashley chats the highs and lows of Reality TV, reconnecting with O-Town at Ryan Cabrera's wedding, starring in Hairspray and Wicked, Backstreet, Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, N'Sync, NKOTB, the pitfalls of fame and all the facts that surrounded his decision to ultimately leave the music biz for his full time passion of Peak Performance Coach. Of course we had to deep dive all those underwear Instagram pics that go along with his day job of fitness guru and break down just what will it take for him to start the official Ashley Parker Angel “Only Fans” account. Yea, we go there and Ashley is more than happy to oblige! @Ashley_parker_angel @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code VELVET) LA TIMES' THE ENVELOPE (Binge First Six Episodes Now. Available Anywhere You Listen To Your Podcasts) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Discretion Advised
Sniffies Renaissance (w/ Dexx Morningstar & Lana Summers)

Discretion Advised

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 53:13


We're back for another episode, discovering what Sniffies is, and ready to chat all about Beyoncé! First though, John Hill and Marc MacNamara are talking about Hairspray, quad dating, gay Adderall, the Ezra Miller of it all, and the time that John hamburgered his school bully. NakedSword Originals stars Dexx Morningstar and Lana Summers then hop in to discuss cruising, AMC theaters, uncut meat, pansexuality, transitioning, and how they met on Grindr. After a quick game with the two EveryBODY stars, the hosts break off for a round of Blue Balls before welcoming on legend, icon, and star Kevin Aviance to give us all the surprising details on their song that Beyoncé just sampled on Renaissance.   SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS ask@discadpod.com WATCH THE PODCAST DiscAdPod.com FOLLOW DISCRETION ADVISED Twitter.com/DiscAdPod Instagram.com/DiscAdPod Tiktok.com/@discadpod

Movies First
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande; Girl at the Window; Crimes of the Future; Hairspray

Movies First

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 53:05


First on Film & EntertainmentS01E03Join Alex and his team of movie critic friends as they discuss the latest entertainment and movie news…what should you see, what should you avoid…and of course the inevitable football discussions.Movies featured in this episode include:Good Luck to You, Leo GrandeGirl at the WindowCrimes of the FutureAnd stage musical Hairspray.Movies First RSS : https://www.spreaker.com/show/2648009/episodes/feed Stream podcast episodes ondemand: https://www.bitesz.com/show/first-on-film-entertainment/ (mobile friendly). For more First on Films & Entertainment: https://www.bitesz.com/show/first-on-film-entertainment/ Subscribe, rate and review First on Film & Entertainment at all good podcast apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, CastBox.FM, Podbean, Spreaker, etc.If you're enjoying First on Film & Entertainment, please share and tell your friends. Your support would be appreciated...thank you. #movies #cinema #entertainment #podcast #reviews #moviesfirst

A Piece of Pie: The Queer Film Podcast
Episode 94 - Hairspray (1988 & 2007)

A Piece of Pie: The Queer Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 88:38


In 1988, John Waters, the Sultan of Sleaze himself, released what might be called his sweetest movie, Hairspray. Starring Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, and Divine, it was the first time a Waters character had a conscience, and set out to do the right thing. It retains a lot of his sensibilities, but it can easily be seen as his attempt at a Hollywood ending. It worked, because the film became a cult classic and eventually would be turned into a hit Broadway musical, and then of course, Hollywood adapted the musical for the screen in 2007. It polishes off some of the rougher edges, casts John Travolta as a woman, Michelle Pfieffer as a racist and Zac Efron as, what else, but a teen heartthrob. For the first time ever, we've paired a movie and it's remake to look at what makes each of them work and where they fall short. Matthew joins Brian as they discuss all this and more!

BROADWAY NATION
Episode 76: 20 Years of HAIRSPRAY, part 2

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 56:21


My guests on Broadway Nation today are the Tony Award winning songwriting team of Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman who join me to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hairspray – The Musical. That's right! It was 20 years ago, during the summer of 2002, that Hairspray first received its World Premiere in June at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre (where at that time I had the great pleasure and privilege of serving as that theater's Producing Artistic Director). Then, just three months later, the show became an instant hit when it debuted on Broadway on August 15th at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it would go on to run for 2,642 performances! In this episode Marc & Scott take us inside the creation of Hairspray, how it began, how it developed over four workshops, and how they collaborated with a team of outstanding theatermakers including bookwriters Mark O'Donnell & Tom Meehan, director Jack O'Brian, choreographer Jerry Mitchell, lead producer Margo Lion, and John Waters who wrote and directed the quirky film on which the musical is based. Our conversation is filled with great behind the scenes stories that include: Harvey Fierstein's contributions to the script, how they “tortured” Marissa Jaret Winokur, the many songs they wrote for “Velma Von Tussle” (Linda Hart), the legendary night the Seattle Men's Chorus attended the show, and how Mathew Morrison is a lot like Shirley MacLaine! In short, it was an absolute delight to reminisce with Scott & Marc about that eventful summer 20 years ago that changed all of our lives! The episode ends with the inside scoop about their upcoming show, Some Like It Hot, which will open on Broadway in December.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Someone Else's Movie
Jude Klassen on John Waters' Hairspray

Someone Else's Movie

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 48:07


Actor and filmmaker Jude Klassen, whose new film Stupid for You -- about a teenager who decides to reunite her mother's old punk band to impress a girl -- hits VOD today, is here to celebrate John Waters' 1988 breakthrough Hairspray, the movie about Ricki Lake and Divine accidentally enabling a civil-rights revolution in 1962 Baltimore ... and pissing off Sonny Bono and Debbie Harry in the process. It's a movie about teenage exuberance in the face of grown-up confusion, and also about seeing what Josh Charles looked like as a kid. Your genial host Norm Wilner is just happy for the chance to do The Roach.

The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show
Todd Mckenney ‘I never, ever speak about it'

The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 37:10


Todd McKenney is an award winning and critically acclaimed performer on stage and screen. As an actor and leading man of song and dance, he has been lighting up stages and entertaining Australians for over 30 years.  Join Jess as she digs deep to discover who the real Todd is, and hear his surprising revelation about fame, and the deep suffering he came to know as ‘success trauma'. In his role as a TV judge Todd can be harsh and critical, so you might be surprised to learn that behind that personna is a sensitive, shy, and sometimes introverted man.  Catch Todd in Hairspray the Musical here here and follow him on Instagram  For more big conversations like this follow The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show podcast so you never miss an episode. The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show acknowledges the Gadigal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this podcast, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples here today. Show Credits:Host: Jessica RoweExecutive Producer: Nic McClureAudio Producer: Nicola SitchDigital Content Producer: Amy Code See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Culture Club.
Copycat Cannibalism?

Culture Club.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 47:36


Hello! This week the drummer from Motley Crue and one half of the infamous Pam and Tommy duo posted a full-frontal pic of his schlong on Instagram. We discuss the gendered double standards, sex positivity, and Instagram's unfair policies. We reference this article by Matty Galea for PTV titled, It's Fkd Women Are Routinely Scrubbed From IG But Tommy Lee & Andrew Tate Can Pollute Our Feed.Millie Bobby Brown has given a 3-hour interview to Allure and has opened up about her relationship with social media, fame and her toxic ex. This opens up a conversation around Millie being woman'd. We reference this Refinery29 article titled Being ‘Woman'd' Is Becoming A Depressing Inevitability For Us All by Ione Gamble. The trailer has been released for House of Hammer, a new documentary series focusing on actor Armie Hammer, his abuse allegations and his family. At the same time, the trailer for Timothee Chalamet's new film ‘Bones and All' was released which is a love story… about cannibalism. Is this clever marketing or an innocent coincidence?Jennette McCurdy, former costar of iCarly and Sam & Cat, has recently published a tell-all memoir called “I'm Glad My Mom Died”. We discuss the book which turns into an open convo around jealousy in friendships. We reference Shameless' newsletter where writer Madison Griffiths wrote an advice column on jealousy. Thank you for sharing, Madison!For recommendations we have two theatre recs, darling. Maggie recommends Laurinda which you can read about on R29 AU here. And Jas recommends Hairspray the musical which you can see at Regents Theatre in Melbourne.Katie Zhou created our cover art & India Raine is our wonderful producer and composer of our jingle. Email us at cultureclubmail@gmail.com, find us on Instagram @cultureclubpod.Until next week!Jas and Mags xo Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Scene to Song
Scene to Song Episode 79: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O'Donnell, and Thomas Meehan's Hairspray

Scene to Song

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 73:29


In this episode, director, producer, and podcast host David Armstrong discusses Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark O'Donnell, and Thomas Meehan's 2002 musical Hairspray on its 20th anniversary. We also talk about the song "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" from Hairspray. You can write to scenetosong@gmail.com with a comment or question about an episode or about musical theater, or if you'd like to be a podcast guest. Follow on Instagram at @ScenetoSong, on Twitter at @SceneSong, and on Facebook at “Scene to Song with Shoshana Greenberg Podcast.” And be sure to sign up for the new monthly e-newsletter at scenetosong.substack.com The theme music is by Julia Meinwald. Music played in this episode: "Good Morning Baltimore" from Hairspray "(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs" from Hairspray "I Know Where I've Been" from Hairspray "The Nicest Kids in Town" from Hairspray "The Big Dollhouse" from Hairspray "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" from Hairspray

The Meagan Show!!!!!
Musical of the Week: Hairspray

The Meagan Show!!!!!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 14:39


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D-Lo & KC
"He Physically Assaults A Bottle of Hairspray"

D-Lo & KC

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 202:30


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Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson
Ep. #136 This Episode is a Joy Machine because… Jamal Sims!

Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 59:25


Step Up, Encanto, Aladdin, Hairspray, Footloose... I would name all of Jamal's choreography credits but you'd be here for awhile! I am so honored to have the great Jamal Sims on the podcast today. Although he has all of these credits, he is so much more than them. This episode truly had me smiling from ear to ear, so if you're looking for a good time (and looking to learn a thing or two along the way) jump into this episode with Jamal Sims. Show Notes: Find Jamal on Instagram Watch Virgin America Safety Video Watch BTS of the making of Encanto Watch Do You Remember The Time (Official Video) Watch Microsoft “Movement” Surface Tablet Commercial Watch Jamal’s documentary When The Beat Drops Watch Prince Ali from Aladdin Listen to SWV - Weak Donate to the Words That Move Me Community Mailing List: Scroll to the bottom of the page at thedanawilson.com WTMM Membership: Join Here

The Artist Pivot
Ep 410-Carlita Victoria: VISIT OTHER PARTS OF YOURSELF

The Artist Pivot

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 37:45


On the episode I am joined by Carlita Victoria. Carlita is a Raleigh, NC native and a lover of cupcakes and laughter. Carlita founded Darkness RISING Nonprofit for Black mental health to create a safe space and mental health resources for the Black community, due to her personal mental health experiences. Selected credits:  DR. OZ, APPLE, AARP, Reg: IN THE HEIGHTS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HAIRSPRAY, THE COLOR PURPLE, DREAMGIRLS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Tours: BROAD COMEDY, CHUCK DAVIS & THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE, MADAGASCAR LIVE CHINA, CIRCUS CONELLI SWITZERLAND. Carlita is a Licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor and the Chief Wellness Advisor for the Harriet Tubman Effect.  Get in touch: Carlita VictoriaInstagram: @itsCarlitaVWebsite: www.carlitavictoria.comDarkness RISING Nonprofit: @DarknessRISINGProjectAyana Major Bey Website: www.ayanabey.comInstagram: @ayanambey, @theartistpivot Rate and Review this podcast:Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-artist-pivot-1455741Apple Podcasts: Just scroll down to the rate and review section on the podcast page *******Host & Exec. Producer: Ayana Major Bey Editor: Kieran Niemand Part of the Boundless Audio Network Get 10% off your first month with BetterHelp at https://betterhelp.com/artistpivot 30-day free trial of Audible Get a free 30-day trial of Audible using The Artist Pivot Podcast Link!Get 10% off your 1st mo with BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with BetterHelp, customized online therapy. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

The Follow Up
Dad & Daughter Series: Theater Camp

The Follow Up

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 14:28


On today's episode of The Follow Up, 7-year-old Eden and her dad Noah chat all about her experience at Broadway theater camp where they performed songs and dances from Hamilton and Hairspray. It was her first time doing anything like this, so now you can hear all about how it went. If you have topic suggestions for them, please go to The Follow Up page on Apple Podcasts and leave it in the reviews. You can continue the conversation with Noah on Twitter @NoahCoslov. For more episodes of The Follow Up with Noah and Eden, go to https://vokalnow.com/show/the-follow-up, download the Vokal App, watch on Vokal's Roku channel, or subscribe, rate & review on Apple Podcasts. Thank you and enjoy!

Breaking Beauty Podcast
A B*tch Drops Her Beauty Routine ft. HBIC Jackie Schimmel

Breaking Beauty Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 51:54 Very Popular


Jackie Schimmel is the unfiltered host behind the podcast, The Bitch Bible –  “A podcast that dares to say what many are thinking, but only a bitch would say.” OG fans tune in for Jackie's unapologetic rants on Bravo-lebs, pop culture, sex, millennial struggles, social faux-pas, tapeworms, hell, even bagels.     In this week's episode, we ask ‘What's on a bitch's topshelf?' Jackie drops the surprising skincare line she swears by (hint: we've never heard of it,) the one makeup product she would smuggle into jail if she could, how-to deal with straw hair, plastic surgery truths, the dos and don'ts of bathroom snooping, what she's buying for her swag new bathroom and so much more.   Ear muff alert! There's no bleeping a bitch, so please (as Jackie would say!) buckle up for some explicit language this week.   Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302.    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/ PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!    BetterhelpBetterHelp online therapy is a platform that assesses your needs and can match you with your own licensed professional therapist in less than 48 hours. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/BEAUTY    BombasBombas' mission is simple: make the most comfortable clothes ever, and match every item sold with an equal item donated. Go to Bombas.com/beauty and get 20% off your first purchase.  *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*   Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya
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Lights, Camera, Rolling.... MOM!
Actress and VO Actress - Eva Kantor

Lights, Camera, Rolling.... MOM!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 34:35


Eva began her career in musical theatre playing frenetically delightful roles such as Penny in Hairspray opposite Broadway's Jay Johnson and Marissa Perry, and the title role in Anne of Green Gables.  Currently, you can see her work on Hulu, HBO, and Apple TV+.  Eva expanded her toolkit to include voiceover, narrating books for Audible and Brilliance Audio, as well as lending her voice to commercials, scripted podcasts and animated projects.Follow Eva:@officialevakantorwww.officialevakantor.com

How To Own The Room
17.7 Marisha Wallace, Musical Theatre Performer

How To Own The Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 32:51


Do you believe in yourself? Viv Groskop talks to the musical theatre performer, Marisha Wallace, best-known for roles in Something Rotten, Dreamgirls, Waitress and Hairspray. Marisha tells Viv that she was drawn to London six years ago for work and has never left, enjoying the freedom it's given her to try different roles. She explains to Viv why she resists the ‘strong Black woman' stereotype and that it's ok not to be a superhero. Marisha nurtures her confidence by drawing on her spirituality, while leaving the more constraining aspects of the religion she was brought up with behind. Viv and Marisha reflect that bravery is feeling your insecurity and fear of judgment and putting yourself out there anyway. Find out more about Marisha Wallace on her website. A new updated edition of Viv's book, How to Own the Room is out now. @vivgroskop

Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino
Danny & Nikki Blonsky (Hairpsray)

Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 33:29 Very Popular


Nikki Blonsky, star of 2007's Hairspray, stops by the pod again in a special bonus episode to discuss the 15th anniversary of the iconic film, working with John Travolta and co., performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, what's next for Nikki Blonsky, and more!BOOK: Smarturl.it/unrememberTwitter: @DannyPellegrinoInstagram: @DannyPellegrinoPatreon: www.Patreon.com/EverythingIconic See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor’s Journey
Cris Eli Blak Proves That Persistence Can Overcome the Most Challenging Hurdles (REWIND)

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor’s Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 65:52


For the past four weeks I've been in rehearsals for a new musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. During that time I even got Covid for the second time and had to miss several days of rehearsal while I was recovering. In fact, I wasn't the only one who got Covid during the rehearsal process, so it's been quite a journey for the creators and the cast as a whole and putting the show together. But we've now done all the blocking and scene work and are headed into tech rehearsals this week. With that in mind I wanted to revisit a conversation from June 2020 with a playwright who is still just getting started in his own journey as a writer, an actor, a director and producer. Cris Eli Blak has remained one of my favorite guests and was someone who actually found me and requested to be a guest on the podcast. I'm so grateful for him reaching out and for the very personal, honest, and at times uncomfortable conversation we had. We talk about the writing process of bringing a show from the page to the stage as well as what it means to him to be a Black writer in theater today. He was only 21 when we sat down for this interview, but his insights and life experiences show maturity and wisdom far beyond his years.  Topics covered in this episode:  - Do The Right Thing 30 Years Later   - Spike Lee on HuffPost Live   - The Brother's Survivor short film   - The World Changes Through Art   - Our Duty to Confront Racism in Theater Industry   - "Like Father, Like Son" on the Logue Lounge   - All-White Production Of HAIRSPRAY In Texas Raises Eyebrows   - Should There Be All-White Productions of HAIRSPRAY?    "I want to give a shoutout to the people who push me, drive me, motivate me and hold me accountable. So, this goes out to my mother. This goes out to my grandfather. This goes out to my grandmother. This goes out to my sister. This goes out to my aunt. This goes out to everyone who came before me. This goes out to the late great August Wilson and Lorraine Hansberry who are on my personal Mt. Rushmore. And this is to everyone who wakes up and turns their dreams into goals and their goals into realities, for everyone who struggles and keeps going anyway." Follow Cris: Instagram / YouTube / Medium  Follow WINMI: Instagram / Twitter / Website / Blog   Cris Eli Blak Answers the Final Five After our conversation, Cris answers the Final Five. He shares why he'd love to teach and his dream to be in CATS as well as what he learned from Tyler Perry.      ----------      Producing a podcast isn't cheap and it needs support from followers and listeners like you. With your help WINMI can continue to share these important stories in audio format but also using tools like video production and transcription options, which would greatly increase WINMI's accessibility to more artists. So please consider a one-time donation (via PayPal) or a monthly subscription to bonus episodes (via Supercast), which will help further podcast production. Whichever way you choose to contribute, your help is so very much appreciated!  

Post Mortem with Mick Garris

Hollywood makeup designer, special effects wizard and puppeteer Tony Gardner joins Mick on the Post Mortem slab! Known for his work on films like ZOMBIELAND, 127 HOURS, HAIRSPRAY, JACKASS, as well as his numerous commercial works, Tony shares his vast cinema career and more.POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS NICE GUY PRODUCTIONS 2022See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mentors on the Mic
Becoming... Actress and Series Regular Madison Shamoun ("The Lake," "Blackish," "#blackAF")

Mentors on the Mic

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 56:08


Born and raised in San Diego, California, Madison Shamoun's passion for musical theater and talents for acting, dancing, and singing started when she was very young. Recognized for her star potential and undeniable talent, Madison is the recipient of two National Youth Theater Awards for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Lucy in “13” (2013) and Motormouth Maybelle in “Hairspray” (2015). Madison recently graduated from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting for Theater, Film, and Television. Following her graduation from UCLA, Madison's acting career has continued to blossom. A member of SAG-AFTRA, she's worked with directors like Pamela Adlon, Catherine Reitman, Jody Margolin Hahn, and Ken Kwapis. Madison has been featured in guest star roles on ABC's BLACK-ISH, Netflix's BlackAF, and Disney's Sydney To The Max. She has also appeared in FX's ‘Better Things' directed by Pamela Aldon, and Maren Morris' music video ‘Girl' directed by Dave Myers. Madison's upcoming projects include the highly anticipated Amazon Original Series, The Lake, starring Julia Stiles, the CW's All American, 7 Minutes In Hell and The Restart. She also recently starred in a short film for Tribeca's 2019 YOUTUBE platform, and an MTV commercial spot for Coca Cola. Madison is represented by Buchwald and Brave Artists Management. In this episode, we talk about: • The process of booking “The Lake” on Amazon Prime (with Julia Stiles, Jordan Gavaris) • Getting larangytis for the chemistry read for “The Lake” • Building her team in advance of her major bookings • Staying in Canada alone for 3 months to film the series during the pandemic • How it felt to be top billing on the call sheet • Process for booking a self tape • How she has a coach for every type of script (dialect/accent coach, On Camera Coach, contemporary/artsy/A24 stuff, Multi cam person/comedy) • How much of herself is in her roles • How was it working with Julia Stiles and Jordan Gavaris Guest: IMDb Instagram The Lake on Amazon Prime Host: Instagram: @MentorsontheMic @MichelleSimoneMiller Twitter: @MentorsontheMic @MichelleSimoneM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mentorsonthemic Website: www.michellesimonemiller.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/24mmichelle --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

BROADWAY NATION
Ep 71: Politics & Musicals: 20 Years of HAIRSPRAY

BROADWAY NATION

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 60:23


This week's episode is a little different because it's two podcasts in one! It's a collab between David Armstrong's Broadway Nation and Dirty Moderate With Adam Epstein.   My podcast is all about the history of the Broadway Musical, and Adam's is all about current American politics – today we combine forces to discuss the many connections and intersections between the Broadway Musical and American politics. Twenty years ago Adam and I had the tremendous good fortune to both be involved in the creation of the Tony Award winning “Best Musical” HAIRSPRAY. Adam was part of that show's original New York producing team, and I was the Producing Artistic Director of Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre where the show received its World Premiere prior to Broadway. We use that joyous, delightful, and very political show to kick off our conversation. Most people probably don't think of musicals as being particularly political. But Adam and I both believe that over their 125+ year history, Broadway musicals have more often than not been overwhelmingly political, and have usually – overtly or subliminally – strongly advocated for democratic, humanist values and ideals that many people would label as being “progressive” or “liberal”. Adam and I have both taught courses on the history of the musical using the “American studies” concept that you can't separate US politics from its history, culture, and literature. And, we both have used the history of the musical to explore such topics as: what it means to be American, what it means to be othered, and how and why the “American experiment” has included, marginalized or excluded certain people and groups? Interestingly, many of those otherwise marginalized groups were included in the invention of the Broadway musical and contributed to not only moving the form forward, but also to instilling in it these progressive and humanist values.  During the first half of our conversation we discuss in detail the inspiration, early development, pre-Broadway tryout, and triumphant Broadway opening of Hairspray, as well as it's political messages and ongoing impact and legacy. After the break we expand our discussion to the inherent pollical messages of other hit shows including Oklahoma, Guys & Dolls, Les Miserable, HAIR, Cabaret and Annie! If you would prefer not hear discussions or opinions about America's current political situation – this is not the show for you!  However, I think most people will be fascinated to discover that many of their favorite musicals contain hidden-in-plain-sight political messages and advocacy that I believe truly has “changed America in the process”. Adam Epstein BIO: After receiving 46 Tony nominations and 12 Tony Awards, Adam Epstein took his last bow as a celebrated Broadway producer to focus on Act II; Political provocateur.  Spending time getting his MA in American Studies at Brown, guest lecturing at Harvard, bringing his sexy, gay Centrist perspective to Trish Regan's FOX News program as a regular, and writing the hell out of the American political shit show for international outlets, Adam grew his core beliefs from observant, lifelong Democrat to the politically homeless host of Dirty Moderate with Adam Epstein, an extremely not extreme political podcast. Adam wanted a gaslight-free zone where a vibrant exchange of ideas could flow freely without falsehoods. A haven for rigorous analysis and lively debate, where people could gather and fearlessly agree to disagree. So he created it.      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Death, Sex & Money
How Harvey Fierstein's Bad Sex Led to Good Art

Death, Sex & Money

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 27:24 Very Popular


When Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein was growing up in New York City in the 60s, he was surrounded by the beginnings of the gay rights movement, and protest art and avant-garde theater was the norm. "I didn't know that being gay was sad until I got out into the world and they told me that," he said in our interview. "All the gay people I know are really kind of happy." And writing from that lens has informed his work ever since. In his new memoir, I Was Better Last Night, Harvey shares the six year journey to get his breakthrough play, Torch Song Trilogy, on Broadway, and shares other behind the scenes stories from hit Broadway plays like Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, and La Cage aux Folles. He also told me about his relationship with his younger brother turned business manager, why he's happily single and sober, and how he thinks he'll be remembered.