Movie Musical Madness
Movie Musical Madness
Mark Peikert & Broadway Podcast Network
They lost it at the movies—Broadway shows did, that is. Go past the silver screen with host Mark Peikert to figure out why these film versions of stage hits flailed in celluloid or superseded their origins. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network.
#8 - Mushnik Mash, with Tatiana Maslany
Orphan Black Emmy winner and Perry Mason star Tatiana Maslany takes a break from drama to rhapsodize with Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert about Rick Moranis' hotness, a love of Little Shop of Horrors that stems from childhood, and Mark's past at Studio 54. They almost get waylaid by Rob Lowe stories, but then they get back on track. So does Little Shop of Horrors stay magical, or does that happy ending spoil the whole thing? And why not have Holly Hunter star as a very grounded Audrey? Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 8
51 min
#7 - That's Showbiz, Kid with Mary Neely
What happens on a podcast that is dedicated to lovingly making fun of the movie adaptations of Broadway musicals when both the host and the guest unabashedly love the movie? That's the mountain that Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert and guest Mary Neely must scale with Chicago—but don't worry, Mark can still find things to make fun of. (Where did Roxie get that ugly af diary?) Come relive 2002, the last year that people still made movies for adults, and see if Chicago stands the test of time, or if it's time to skidoo. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27
40 min
#6 - For Whom the Bell Rings with Andréa Burns
Drama Desk winner Andréa Burns loves Judy Holliday. Movie Musical Madness Host Mark Peikert loves Judy Holliday. And they both love Judy's starring turn in Bells Are Ringing—but do they love the 1960 movie? With Dean Martin coming across like a post-bender drunk, Frank Gorshin and Gerry Mulligan serving up mid-century sex, and plenty of awkward musical staging, there's a lot to discuss. Plus, Judy Holliday herself and Marlene Dietrich make special appearances! Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18
53 min
#5 - Y’All Come Back Now, Y’Hear? with Drew Droege
Drew Droege, the comedy genius behind Chloe, Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, and Happy Birthday Doug, can agree with Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert on a lot. Jim Palmer was sexy, the extended shower scene of naked Aggies is almost too much, and 1982's The Best Little Whorehouse is a great movie musical. After all no other movie musical serves up a Penthouse aesthetic alongside Dolly Parton improvising a scene about Mary Magdalene and Jesus. And too few include songs about rules. In fact—does The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas actually improve on its source material? Tune in to hear just how big a theatre nerd Drew is, and Mark's surprising familiar connection to the notorious Texas brothel. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 9
44 min
#4 - Auntie Mamed, with Robert Horn
Lucille Ball as Mame was an outrage at the time—and Angela Lansbury fans are still not over it. Neither are Tony winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) or Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert, who had to watch Ball croak and lumber her way through this Jerry Herman score in the 1974 film. But if you get past her singing limitations, is America's favorite redhead an effective Auntie Mame? Did Tony winner Bea Arthur save the day? And who the hell serves baked monkey at a party? Almost fifty years after its release, does Mame still deserve its reputation? Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 2
41 min
#3 - All Dolled Up, with Michael Urie
Ugly Betty and Torch Song star Michael Urie loves Hello, Dolly! and Barbra Streisand. Movie Musical Madness host Mark Peikert loves exactly half of those things. Can they agree on the 1969 film adaptation of the beloved Jerry Herman classic? Just how out of touch was this movie in a year that also saw the release of Easy Rider? Was Carol Channing OK being passed over to recreate her role? Why did star Walter Matthau use the expression "butterfly fart"? And is Hello, Dolly! even a good story? From terrible impressions (is that Mark doing Sarah Paulson doing Kathleen Turner?) to second-hand stories from firsthand sources, this episode demands you put on your Sunday clothes and listen. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26
36 min
#2 - Little Lamb to Slaughter, with Julie Halston
Julie Halston sits down with Mark Peikert to discuss the 1962 film version of Gypsy (not the good one with Bette Midler, the other one). What was anyone thinking, adding voiceover narration? Why was Rosalind Russell dressed like a Revolutionary War soldier in some scenes? And why did Julie end up in tears while teaching a class to aspiring cabaret performers? Tune in and hear behind-the-scenes stories from Julie's time in the show on Broadway, Mark's shady past with Laurette Taylor, and why The Song of Bernadette is a big deal. Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19
45 min
#1 - Back of the Line, with Jay Armstrong Johnson
Join host Mark Peikert and Broadway fave Jay Armstrong Johnson as they step up and turn out to discuss the 1985 A Chorus Line film. Does it matter that Cassie shows up late? (Yes!) Do the new songs hold up next to the originals? (No!) And just where is the sex studio Cassie and Zach reminisce about? In a world where jazz hands indicate “sexy,” no performance is off limits! Produced by Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales for the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 6
41 min