A Plea and An Alliance

Those of you who only follow the blog may not be aware that I’m currently doing an Indiegogo. And there’s a giveaway going on for a few more hours!

If you give any amount before midnight tonight (February 20th) you will be entered to win this Laura Osnes/Jeremy Jordan autograph package.

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Watch this video for more information about the giveaway.

Then click here to contribute to the campaign. 

52941740_10157262790788120_5091969568071483392_nIn other news, today I became an official member of the Broadway Makers Alliance.The Broadway Makers Alliance is an organization of creatives who’ve taken a passion for Broadway and created high-quality products and services for the Broadway and theatre community. The Broadway Makers Alliance has created an online marketplace for their members to help the theatre-loving consumer find Broadway related products and services in a one-stop shop. They are also dedicated to the development of their “makers”, providing leadership, networking and resources.

I’m really excited to join friends of the podcast Broadway Up Close, Coloring Broadway, Dr. Drama and Laura Heywood, among other great creators who live to Make More Art about Broadway. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring you more makers as guests on the podcast and more giveaways in the future.
All of this does require funding, though, so please, if you can, give $5 to the Indiegogo so I can keep this project going. We’re 94% of the way to the goal, and as soon as I make my goal I’ll start doing free giveaways again.
But NOW is your last chance to get in on the autograph giveaway above.
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39: Sounds of Broadwaycon

I had a great time at Broadwaycon. You’ll have to wait for my official photos in a future post (whenever Broadwaycon gets them out, but here are some good ones:

I met Telly Leung again and Nicholas Barasch for the first time. I would like to have each of them on the podcast someday.

I found some Elsie alums too:

Here I am with Julie James (2016), Ari’el Stachel (2017) and Laura Osnes (2015)

And now here’s the podcast episode for your listening pleasure: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zydd6-882592

Thanks to my guests (from top left, clockwise) Tim Dolan, Mardie Baldo + Glinda, Abbie, Samantha, Alexis & Sarah. (Not pictured, but also appreciated: Ethan, Lyra, and Gigi)

I wore three Elsietastic shirts to Broadwaycon. You can get them here:

More items are available in my shop.


Coming up on the podcast:

February 26: TDF’s Social Media star Patrick

March: Ann Arbor Tees on providing merch for Elsie Fest

Later this year: Elsie alum Liz Callaway

Episode 21: Got Your 6 on Bandstand’s portrayal of veterans

If you saw Bandstand‘s performance at the Tony Awards, then you know about the relationship between Got Your 6 and Bandstand.

When I read about Got Your 6 in Playbill, I wanted to know more. So I interviewed Matt Mabe, the Director of Operations at Got Your 6 about the organization, how they got

Matt at Bandstand

My guest has seen Bandstand three times! I am jealous.

involved with Bandstand, and what it’s like working on a Broadway show when you weren’t previously a Broadway fan. (He is now. Corey Cott and Laura Osnes will do that to a person.)

You can hear the interview here: https://elsiecast.podbean.com/e/21-got-your-six-on-bandstands-portrayal-of-veterans/

Donate to Band Together here: http://bandstandbroadway.com/bandtogether/


Coming up on the podcast:

July 3: New York Musical Festival

July 17: Mardie Baldo, Gleek Goddess

July 31: Julie James or Dean O’Carroll

Episode 18: Broadway Babylon

I talk to the adorable William Statham about Broadway Babylon, an online group dedicated to Broadway news and discussions. Listen to the episode here.

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The adorable William Statham

We also discuss our mutual love of Darren Criss, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen. William loves Dear Evan Hansen more than I do, but then William loves Dear Evan Hansen more than most people love breathing. Witness his shrine:

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William’s DEH shrine. Listen to the podcast to find out how he got the arm cast!

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