The Joe D Show: Daily News Theater Podcast
The Joe D Show: Daily News Theater Podcast
Joe Dziemianowicz
Join Joe Dziemianowicz, the New York Daily News theater critic as he talks theater, interviews with the stars and the latest news from Broadway, off Broadway and off off Broadway.
Joan Lader, Cynthia Erivo, Donna Murphy, Patti LuPone : The Joe D Show
Something to sing about: Broadway vocal coach Joan Lader receives a special Tony honor next month. She discusses how she went from performing and voiceover work (“I did one for toilet paper”) to teaching for the past 34 years. Lader helped Madonna prepare for "Evita" and worked with Hugh Jackman, who had role in the teacher's special Tony prize.  In this podcast, students Cynthia Erivo, a nominee for “The Color Purple,” and two-time Tony winners Donna Murphy and Patti LuPone tell why love and what they’ve learned from Lader.  
May 13, 2016
39 min
Martha Plimpton : The Joe D Show Episode 44
Three-time Tony nominee Martha Plimpton discusses her role in the Broadway Acts for Women benefit at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Sunday, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Titus Burgess’s wine line (she loves it), and what’s up with her ABC sitcom “The Real O’Neals.” Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico Get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Apr 29, 2016
12 min
Drew Hodges, Advertising Broadway : The Joe D Show Episode 43
How did the “Hamilton” poster end up being black and gold? Who came up with the tagline “spread the word” for “The Vagina Monologues” advertising campaign? Drew Hodges, founder of the ad agency SpotCo and author of the new book “On Broadway: From ‘Rent’ to Revolution,” shares stories from the past two decades. Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Apr 15, 2016
27 min
Charles Busch, author and star of the play, 'Cleopatra' : The Joe D Show Episode 42
The Queen of the Nile is having a major moment. Ask Charles Busch, author and star of the play, "Cleopatra," now in a sold-out run at Theater for the New City though April 17. "Cleopatra seems to be reinvented every decade or so" in pop culture, says Busch, who's famous for his stylish and hilarious takes on Hollywood icons and heroines. Cleopatra is celebrated in a lavish number in Cirque du Soleil's Broadway production, "Paramour," launching April 16 at the Lyric. The Egyptian empress was name-checked on "Empire" in a story thread involving a new Antony and Cleopatra clothing line. Need more? Just asp! A new screenwriter has reportedly been hired for the Angelina Jolie film based on Stacy Schiff's vivid bio "Cleopatra: A Life." And, finally, the Lumineers' new album is called, what else, "Cleopatra." Following the interview with Busch, listen in to hear the  title song.   Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Apr 8, 2016
14 min
David Tennant, Frank DiLella, Andy Karl and Orfeh : The Joe D Show Episode 41
Is there a “Doctor” in the house? David Tennant, of “Doctor Who” fame, stars in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Richard II,” now at Brooklyn Academy of Music. The royal drama is part of the RSC four-play “King and Country” cycle that includes “Henry IV, Parts I and II” and “Henry V.” The series runs through May 1. It arrives fresh from London, where Tennant’s stirring performance and long locks turned heads. “Why should’t Richard have long hair? He believes he is divinely ordained to be king,” Tennant says. “He doesn’t conform. He is neither man nor woman — something else, something greater, divine.” Listen in for more from Tennant about “Richard II” and his “Jessica Jones” supervillain Kilgrave. Also on the podcast: Show Biz After Hours, a theater talk show taped live at Birdland. Host Frank DiLella and his April 3 guests Andy Karl and Orfeh talk about show biz.   Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Apr 1, 2016
30 min
Darron Cardosa a.k.a. 'The Bitchy Waiter' : The Joe D Show Episode 40
Darron Cardosa a.k.a. 'The Bitchy Waiter' sits with Joe Dziemianowicz to talk about his blog and new book 'The Bitchy Waiter' based on his life as a waiter in New York City.  Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Follow Darron here: @bitchywaiter Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Follow Joe on Twitter and get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Mar 18, 2016
33 min
Adrienne Warren : The Joe D Show Episode 39
Jazz Age star Florence Mills has been called “the Beyonce of that time.” Gertrude Saunders, her peer, was Bessie Smith’s husband’s mistress, which led to a public brawl. Actress Adrienne Warren plays both stars in “Shuffle Along, Or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed,” which begins previews on Tuesday at the Music Box. The show re-creates that pioneering all-black Jazz Age revue. It also goes backstage to imagine what went on behind the scenes among the creators and cast. Warren, previously on Broadway in “Bring It On,” talks about creating Saunders and Mills, a process that begins, she says, “with posture.” And listen in to hear Saunders warble the period tune, “I’m Craving for That Kind of Love.” Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Follow Joe on Twitter and get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Mar 11, 2016
14 min
Kerry Butler and Rachel York : The Joe D Show Episode 38
Kerry Butler (“Hairspray”) and Rachel York (“City of Angels”) share a dressing room and the stage at the Nederlander Theatre, where the musical comedy “Disaster!” is now in previews and opens March 8. The costars talk Broadway, disco, (the spoof’s jukebox score features ‘70s hits like “Hot Stuff” and “I Will Survive”), Playbill cruising and whether they land a plane like Karen Black in “Airplane II.”   Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Follow Joe on Twitter and get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Mar 4, 2016
15 min
Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott : The Joe D Show Episode 37
“White Rabbit Red Rabbit” is its own Off-Broadway species. For this solo play by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, there’s no rehearsal, director or set. The performer gets the script as he or she steps on stage. Scary? You bet. Irresistible? Yes. Ask producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott, of Maberry Theatricals, who tell how they discovered the show and were determined to bring it to New York. The show runs on Monday night at the Westside Theatre. Up first, Nathan Lane on March 7. He’ll be followed by Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Wilson and Brian Dennehy are on-board. Waiting in the wings for a shot are George Takei and Donna Murphy. How often would those two go up for the same part? At a moment of #OscarsSoWhite, along comes this age-, gender-, race-defying production. Hello, #RabbitSoDiverse.   Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Follow Joe on Twitter and get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Feb 26, 2016
20 min
Colman Domingo : The Joe D Show Episode 36
New York actor and author Colman Domingo has a lot on this plate. His new play “Dot,” about family grappling with Alzheimer’s, is at the Vineyard. He’s filming his juicy role in the zombie-infested “Fear the Walking Dead” in Mexico. And he’s still marveling about “The Birth of a Nation,” a new film about slavery that led to a $17.5 million bidding war at Sundance.   “I was the first person to be cast.” He adds, “It’s all been so cool and such a gift.”     Listen in to hear about all of the projects.   Follow Joe here: @TheJoeDShow   Produced by: Joe Dziemianowicz Edited by: Frank Posillico   Follow Joe on Twitter and get more from the Daily News on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr
Feb 12, 2016
22 min
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