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bwaySHO: The Podcast

Updated: Aug 4

Welcome to bwaySHO: The Podcast. Your home for theatre conversations from a passionate Broadway fan and reporter.


Check out the intro video below and find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and your favorite podcast app!

Shoshana is a reporter who gives backstage access to connect

passionate theatre fans and

Broadway stars


I’m your host, Shoshana, and I can't wait for you to hear all the wonderful discussions I've had with members of the theatre community. Get to know the guests below!


Mr. Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus are Shoshana's first guests on bwaySHO: The Podcast.

Tony Award nominee Mr. Joe Iconis is best known for writing Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, The Black Suits, Love In Hate Nation, Bloodsong of Love. Plus, his SMASH hit single "Broadway, Here I Come!" All the Joe Iconis and Family concerts are can't-miss events, especially The Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza.


Singer-song writer Lauren Marcus, who portrayed Brooke Lohst in Be More Chill on Broadway, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and Miss Asp in Love in Hate Nation at Two River Theater. 

Enjoy our conversation from April 1st, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

Aneesa Folds joins me for the second episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast! She recently made her Broadway debut in Freestyle Love Supreme. We're both proud alumnae of the FLS Academy. The student becomes the master as Aneesa teaches youth courses.Enjoy our conversation from July 14th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

Two-Time Tony Nominee Alex Brightman joins me for the third episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast!Alex is best known for originating the roles of Dewey Finn in School of Rock and Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice The Musical.Enjoy our conversation from April 7th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

Austin Scott and Alexa Cepeda join me this week on bwaySHO: The Podcast. Austin made his Broadway debut as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, after starring in the role on the Angelica Tour. He then went on to originate the role of Joe Scott in Girl From the North Country, which opened on Broadway just before the shutdown. 


Alexa is an actor, singer, playwright and lyricist. She is currently working on her two person musical: Room 123. Alexa is the founder and host of Broadway Treats: A benefit concert organized to raise funds for Animal Lighthouse Rescue. Enjoy our conversation from September 4th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! 

Mandy Gonzalez joins me for the 5th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast. Mandy is best known for originating the role of Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. She then went on to star as Angelica Schuyler in the smash hit Hamilton.

We speak about Mandy's Origin Story, Broadway experiences, surviving cancer, Fearless Squad and so much more.

Please note: we discuss gun violence in the last part of the conversation.


You can listen to Mandy's album: Fearless, and pre-order her book "Fearless."

Join the #FearlessSquad!


Enjoy our conversation from May 14th recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

This Week's Guests Are Jaime Lozano and Florencia Cuenca. 


Jaime is a director, composer, arranger, orchestrator and vocal coach, who Lin-Manuel Miranda calls Broadway’s “Next big thing.”


Hailing from Mexico and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Broadway Records is releasing his album: “Jaime Lozano & The Familia: Songs By An Immigrant” on October second. 


Jaime is one of the five artists selected for the 2020 Joe’s Pub working group residency. His work has been produced across the globe, including New York City (On and Off-Broadway), London, Paris, Mexico City and much more. 


Florencia is a singer, actress and songwriter from Mexico. She has toured all around Mexico, Latin America and New York City, performing in some of the most prestigious jazz venues and festivals. She was awarded with the Hot House Jazz Award 2016 for Best new Jazz Artist. 

She has performed Off-Broadway in numerous shows, including Children Of Salt and A Never-ending Line.   


Her First Album Aqui is available now. 


Jaime and Flo collaborate on projects all the time, including Aqui and Broadway en Spanglish, with their hit Spanglish Mariachi version of “Burn.” This was sung by Florencia, produced and musically arranged by Jaime, and written for Hamilton by Lin-Manuel.

Catch Them October 1st on iViva Broadway! Hear Our Voices: A digital concert in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.


Here’s our conversation from April 13th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! Enjoy.

This week’s guest is L Morgan Lee!

L Morgan is an Obie Award winner, Lucille Lortel Award Nominee and an Antonyo Award Nominee for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop, which gives her the distinction of being the first openly trans actor to originate a role in a Pulitzer Prize-winning show. 

She was recently seen as one of the faces of the Samuel Adams: Love Conquers All commercial campaign in partnership with GLAAD. 

You can listen to L Morgan sing  "Silk" from “The Danish Girl”: the award-winning book, currently being turned into a musical and her performance of "Suddenly, Seymour" with George Salazar on her website. 

Catch her on Divas for Democracy: United We Slay, where the Divas of Broadway join forces with the Divas of Drag on October 18th at 8pm.

Here’s our conversation from May 22nd, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

This Week’s guest is Abe Goldfarb!


Abe is best known for being in the original Broadway cast of Beetlejuice!

He originated ensemble roles like the mover, neighbor and Census Taker. Abe also understudies Beetlejuice, Adam, Otho and Maxie Dean.


He directed The Horror at Gallery Kay  and has been on screen and done voice work in When in Rome, Pokémon and so much more.


Get ready for his incredible rendition of "Sweet Transvestite" in this episode and then guess what: we’re making this a two-parter! 


It’s SHO time:


Enjoy part one of our conversation from September 9th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!


Part two is live! Check it out here or your favorite podcast app.

This week’s guest is Fergie L. Philippe!

When you knock him down he gets the f*$k back up again, that’s right: he’s Hercules Mulligan!

After graduating from Elon University, Fergie Booked Hamliton: first the Philip Tour and then went on to Broadway.

Tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade to watch Fergie and the Hamilton cast Blow us all away (like the balloons!) and check out his podcast: The Craft.

Enjoy our conversation from April 6th, recorded for my live YouTube Series: The SHO Must Go on...line!

Watch Fergie sing, "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday."

Connect with Fergie @fergsters95 on Instagram & Twitter.

This week’s guest is Ian Weinberger! Ian is the Music Director and Conductor of a little known show called, Hamilton!


He was also on the keys as Berger Time in Freestyle Love Supreme preme preme.


Since Ian and I celebrated Channukah together last year at the FLS stage door, I wanted to kick of the 8 crazy nights with part one of our conversation from July 7th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!


The first night of Channukah is Thursday, so join the Twitter watch party for #SHOnukkah!


Both episodes are now out on your favorite podcast app!

This week’s guest is Suni.


Suni (Soo-Knee) is best known for being in the Broadway, Chicago and upcoming LA companies of Hamilton, as well as the creator of Auntie’s: an LA-based café centered around community and culture.


In Suni’s own words: “Auntie's will be more than just the only coffee shop / Café of its kind. It will be a space that celebrates Black artists, Black writers, and Black musicians. It will be a space that is equipped to grow with me as my community grows.”


When this interview was conducted, the business name was Zuni’s cafè and has since been updated to Auntie’s. You can find their GoFundMe link in today’s Sho notes.


Here’s our conversation from July 8th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!


Thanks for listening to the 13th episode of bwaySHO The Podcast…If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.


We’re celebrating the legacy of Hamilton Chicago this week - on their anniversary of closing - One Last CHI. To see Suni and the company take their final bows at the CIBC Theatre, head over to bwaySHO.com.


Thanks As Always To Khayle Braxton Aka Gedun For These Awesome Beats, Jelani Remy For The Beautiful Intro Riff, Alex Brightman for the SHO time promo, Chelsey Hill Aka Illustrating Diva, For The Cool Cover Art and all the wonderful guests.

Happy Inauguration Day!


In honor of President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.’s Inauguration, where we witnessed a person who stutters make the inaugural address, this week’s guest is Paul Rudd. He shows us uniting with SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, is an organization just as MARVELous as Ant-Man.


Here’s our conversation from November 11, 2019 at Paul Rudd's 8th Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit For SAY.


Thanks for listening to the 14th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast!


To watch the video of this conversation with Paul Rudd, as well as my coverage of SAY’s events, head over to bwaySHO.com. To learn more about SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young, head over to SAY.org.

This week’s guest is Jelani Remy!


Jelani is best known for his roles in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Apple Boys.


Enjoy our conversation from June 12th, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!


It's time for a giveaway! Head over to @bwaySHOPodcast on Twitter to check out the prizes. To enter: subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts! DM me a screenshot and you're entered!

This week’s guests are Eliza Ohman and Nik Walker.


Eliza is best known for her work in Hamilton, King Kong and SIX: The Musical.

She was the former dance captain and universal swing in Hamilton on Broadway, original Broadway company member of King Kong, where she was part of the Chita Rivera Award winning ensemble, as well as the assistant dance captain. Most recently, Eliza became the US associate choreographer for SIX: The Musical.


Eliza’s Been In Fosse/Verdon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live and so much more. In regard to her work teaching, “She’s an enthusiastic teacher who instills confidence of self in young performers so they can achieve true excellence in their craft.”

Nik Walker is best known for his roles in Hamilton, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations and MOTOWN: The Musical.


He was Aaron Burr in The Philip Company of Hamilton, after performing in the ensemble and understudying multiple roles on Broadway.


Most recently, he’s been leading the company of Ain’t Too Proud as Otis Williams.

Nik’s been On Law & Order: SVU, Peter and the Starcatcher, and has a multitude of projects he’s been working on, including: THE CHAOS TWINS with Sasha Hutchings and Little Justice: The Podcast with Alex Smolowe.


Here’s part one of our conversation from April 17th, recorded for my live YouTube Series: The SHO Must Go On...Line!


Thanks for listening to the 16th and 17th episodes of bwaySHO: The Podcast.


There’s No MCU post-credit scene in this episode, so come back next time to hear the rest of our conversation, starting with the films Eliza and Nik have been watching.

This week’s guest is Lauren Boyd.


Lauren is in the Broadway company of HAMILTON. She toured with West Side Story and Wicked. Plus, she’s the founder of Broadway Babes.


Here’s our conversation from January 13th, the 100th episode of The SHO Must Go On...line!

Raise a glass to the 18th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast!


This is part one of our conversation, so I hope you’ll be back for part two.


HAMILTON is starting previews today in Australia! Keep the Hamilton vibes going all day. Check out their content and head back over to the Hamilton playlist on bwaySHO YouTube.


That’s where you can see Lauren’s reaction to Slimbo entering and my reaction to Nessarose.

Don’t throw away your shot! This is the last day of the bwaySHO: The Podcast giveaway.


Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Send me a screenshot of your comment and click-boom! You’re entered to win. Head over to @bwaySHOPodcast on Twitter or Instagram to check out the prizes.

This week’s guest is Ezra Menas.


Ezra is best known for being in the original Broadway company of Jagged Little Pill, as well as taking on the role of Anybodys in Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated West Side Story.

Catch them this June in the new Netflix animated series Ridley Jones and mark your calendars for West Side Story on December 10th!


I’ve got one hand in my pocket and the other one is pressing play on our conversation from May 20th on The SHO Must Go On...line!


Thanks for listening to the 20th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast.

Join us next time for part II, where we kick things off with Ezra singing a beautiful Alanis cover with a Ukulele.


Want to see my adorable pup Slimbo? He makes a cameo in most of my episodes of The SHO Must Go On...line! He’s the best co-host. Plus, he’s never too far from a post on bwaySHO Instagram.


Welcome back to part II of my conversation with Ezra Menas!


Did you see them in the West Side Story trailer? Something’s coming, something good. West Side Story premieres December 10th. Plus, you can catch Ez this June in the new Netflix animated series: Ridley Jones.


Last week I helped moderate a panel called “Trans Representation on Broadway: A response to Trans erasure in JLP." I recommend watching it to stay informed on what’’s happening in the Broadway community. You can find it on Dr. Drama’s YouTube channel and it’s linked in the SHO notes: https://youtu.be/cYMHms6L9TU.


@ezra_menas


In addition to checking out Ezra on social media, I highly recommend reading this story by Christian Lewis: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back; Broadway's Jagged Little Journey Toward Nonbinary Inclusion.

This week’s guest is Sis.


She is currently on season 3 of POSE on FX and you can watch her series: Living for Sis on Instagram @YouCanCallMeSis.


She is the founder of The Next Generation Project, creator of Our Offering and is an activist fighting for real change in the theatre industry.


Here’s our conversation from May 28th, 2020, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! Enjoy.


Thanks for listening to the 22nd episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast!


To watch Sis perform, “Waving Through a window” and catch the full interview in video form, head over to bwaySHO YouTube. That’s where you can find more theatre performances and episodes of The SHO Must Go On...line!

This week’s guest is Drew Gasparini.

Drew is currently developing a number of new stage musicals including the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of The Karate Kid and It’s Kind of a Funny Story, book by Alex Brightman, who he’s also working with on The Whipping Boy.

Drew was a part of the infamous, award-winning Super Bowl publicity stunt, Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, Hit List on SMASH, and has an incredible song cycle out - We Aren’t Kids Anymore.

Catch his live performances with The (M)orons, Drew Gasparini & Friends and now Drew Gasparini’s New Voices a new monthly virtual concert series in partnership with @fergusoncenterforthearts with the mission statement to continuing the championing and sharing of new works and artists while venues aren’t able to fully open!

He’s a fellow BPN host, so make sure to listen to Now We’re Talking with Drew Gasparini.

Here’s our conversation from May 19th, 2020 recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! Enjoy.

Thanks for listening to the 23rd episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast!


Did you catch SHO & Tell? The bwaySHO Podcast BPN Launch Party with Drew Gasparini, L Morgan Lee, Kimberly Marable and Fergie L. Philippe? You can watch it on my bwaySHO YouTube channel, or by heading to BPN.FM/bwaySHO-Live.

Since my conversation with Drew, Nick Cordero lost his battle to COVID-19. You can listen to his beautiful song, Live Your Life and keep his legacy alive.


@DrewGasparini

Happy Pride, my friends!! Hope you’re celebrating with rainbow flavors of piragua because this week’s guest is Bill Sherman! We’re celebrating In The Heights week with the Executive Music Producer of the In The Heights film. In addition to In The Heights (Broadway and film), Bill’s best known for his work on Hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme, We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, & Juliet, Sesame Street, Questlove Supreme, The Electric Company and Tick, Tick… Boom!


He’s a composer, producer, arranger and orchestrator, which led to him becoming a Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winner.


Here’s our conversation from July 23rd, 2020, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! Les Goooooo!


Thanks for listening to the 24th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast.

If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.


If you watched the FLS Documentary, you might remember UTK saying, ANDDD BILL!” Which always makes me think … And Bill, And Juliet, And Peggy… there’s something there!

It won’t be long now - In The Heights premieres at Tribeca tonight and hits theaters and HBO Max on June 10th... the same day The Drama Book Shop opens -- the former location being where they rehearsed In The Heights! You could say it’s bound to be a #BitOfADay.


@BillSherman2222

This week’s guest is Amara Brady! Amara is a rockstar and has had quite the month. From performing in Times Square with Songs for Our City, singing with Lauren Marcus at 54 Below (which I went to and it was incredible) and writing, filming, producing and starring in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2021, Amara is celebrating Pride Month to the fullest!

Here’s our conversation from May 27, 2020, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line! Enjoy.

Thanks for listening to the 25th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast.

If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.

Happy Pride Month, my friends! If you want to watch Amara’s beautiful performance of “Asking For The Moon,” head over to bwaySHO YouTube.

@bradynotthebunch

Happy Hamilversary! We’re celebrating with this week’s guest: Sasha Hutchings! Sasha is best known for being in the Original Broadway Company of Hamilton, including The Public. Other Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Motown, Memphis, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Rocky and Sweet Charity.

Beyond Hamilton on Disney +, you can see her on screen in Fosse/ Verdon, SMASH, Run The World, Jessica Jones and more.

Catch Sasha and Nik Walker on the Chaos Twins and check out The HomeGrown Arts Alliance and Epic Theatre Ensemble.

Here’s our conversation from May 26th, 2021, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

Les go!

Thanks for listening to the 26th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast.

If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.

To watch Sasha perform, “I Cain’t Say No” from Oklahoma! Head over to bwaySHO YouTube.

This week’s guest is Nick Blaemire!

I’m especially excited to release this episode today because I’m chatting with Nick and Ethan Slater THIS Friday (August 6th), the day Edge of the World’s concept album is released on Broadway Records. Tune into bwaySHO YouTube and comment along in the chat!

Nick Blaemire is a writer and performer based in Brooklyn. At 23 years old, Nick wrote the Broadway one-night-sensation rock musical Glory Days, which has since had over 50 productions around the world -- and will re-open in Japan in Fall 2021. He has written five other original musicals: A Little More Alive (commissioned by Broadway Across America, produced at Williamstown, Kansas City Rep, Barrington Stage, and is optioned as a feature film); Soon (premiered at Signature Theatre, upcoming at the Prima Theatre Fall 2021); Fallout (with Kyle Jarrow), Edge of the World (with Ethan Slater) and Space Dogs (with Van Hughes, upcoming Winter 2022 Off-Broadway at MCC Theatre). Nick has released three EPs of pop songs, all available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. As an actor, he most recently completed the National Tour of Falsettos as Mendel, recurred on Dash & Lily on Netflix, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance as Jon in the Off-Broadway Revival of Tick, Tick...Boom!

Nick was in the original Broadway Cast of Cry-Baby and worked on the Joe Iconis hit The Black Suits.

Here’s our conversation from May 6th, 2020, recorded for my live YouTube series: The SHO Must Go On...line!

Thanks for listening to the 28th episode of bwaySHO: The Podcast!

If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.

Tune in this Friday, August 6th, on bwaySHO YouTube for my live chat with Nick Blaemire and Ethan Slater on release day of Edge of the World!

Listen to that fabulous album and check out Nick’s SPACE DOGS at MCC January 2022.

If you like what you heard, please subscribe, rate and review, so you can be a spy on the inside for future episodes.


Subscribe to bwaySHO: The Podcast to stay up-to-date on all the latest interviews and let’s connect! You can find me @bwaySHO on all the platforms and bwaySHO.com for past interviews, photo galleries and SHO much more. 


Thanks to all the SHOtreons and special shout-out to the SHOstopper and SHOnanigans levels.


John Benson, Ashley Stasak, Judy Cotner, Naomi Cotner, Lisa Michelle Martin O'Neill, Alyssa Walles, Eva Fink Clausen, Andrea Gilderhus, Theresa Piliero, Julie Larkin, Cindi Howard and Shannon Wheeler.


If This Was Your Jam, You Can Become A SHOtreon! Head Over To Patreon.Com/bwaySHO. You get exclusive access to filmed performances, photos and interviews, as well as up-to-date news on what's going on in the theatre world. It's a fun time! Come check it out.


Thanks as always to Khayle Braxton Aka Gedun for these Awesome Beats, Jelani Remy for the Beautiful Intro Riff, Alex Brightman for the SHO time promo, Chelsey Hill AKA Illustrating Diva, for the cool cover art, , all the wonderful guests and all of you for listening!


Stay tuned for an exciting announcement coming soon…

And speaking of announcements: Broadway SHOs are announcing their new opening dates. While we’re excited to see everyone get back to work, we must stay vigilant in our calls to make theatre a safe space for everyone involved. We need reports on how companies will be enacting anti-racist, anti-transphobia, anti-abelism and anti-abuse work. We can’t go back, we must move forward.


Wear a mask, get your vaccine, be safe and let’s take care of ourselves.


See you at the SHO!


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