As the first National Tour of ALADDIN readies for day 1 of rehearsal, host Patrick Hinds talks with the cast and crew to see how they are preparing. Patrick interviews Broadway’s Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed on their journey to Broadway and hears from Adam on his excitement to join the tour. Later, Patrick interviews Jonathan Weir who will play Jafar in the first national tour and learns how actors prep before the rehearsal process begins. Finally, an interview with Senior Production Supervisor Clifford Schwartz reveals how a production must adapt for a life outside of Broadway.
This episode takes a deep dive into NEWSIES — the regional production that led to the Broadway production, National Tour and the upcoming NEWSIES movie event, which is coming to theaters on February 16, 18, and 22. The episode will be three segments: Up first, we chat with actors Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay and Ben Fankhauser. In the second segment, we'll chat with the show's director, Jeff Calhoun, and we'll close out the episode with Thomas Schumacher, the show's producer and President of Disney Theatrical Productions.
You can watch the trailer and purchase tickets for the NEWSIES movie event at www.newsiesthemusical.com or check your local listings.
Each episode of the podcast will be a deep dive into Disney's productions on Broadway and around the world. Through conversations with creative teams and cast members, each episode will bring you the stories of the people who brought these titles to the stage