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“There are no rules, just musicals.” The Broadway Ginger Podcast is a humorous lovenote to Broadway for theatre nerds by theatre nerds. Aimed at celebrating and maintaining a cultural appreciation for musical theatre history, this season features musical theatre interviews by host Sally Henry Fuller. Join us every Monday for conversations with performers, dressers, and more who are making it on Broadway and beyond! // @thebwayginger Support this podcast:
43 Episodes
In his first London show since you-know-what disrupted everything last year, Ryan Anderson has found himself in the right role at the right time. Join us as host Sally Fuller chats with Anderson about leading the Charing Cross Theatre production of Pippin as the prince himself. Anderson recollects the show’s pandemic beginnings, meeting Stephen Schwartz, and so much more in this insightful conversation! Visit to see production shots and a montage from the show! --- Support this podcast:
Her fans up til now have known her as a singer-songwriter, but when Dear Evan Hansen hits movie theatres in September, we will get to see a whole new side of Liz Kate. Making her feature film debut as a new character named Gemma, Liz tells host Sally Fuller that the emotions were so real during the process that she and her castmates cried even in callbacks for the film. Join us as Liz takes us back through how she landed the role, what she learned from working with Ben Platt, and so much more! Check out our show notes for bonus content on --- Support this podcast:
The Alliance Theatre’s upcoming world premiere of Darlin’ Cory has brought Sugarland frontman Kristian Bush and prolific playwright/novelist Phillip DePoy together to write an Appalachian myth a la Hadestown. Bush and DePoy sat down with host Sally Fuller a few days before starting rehearsals with the whole company to rewind a bit and share in-depth about how they created a brand new musical during the pandemic. Listen to music from Darlin' Cory and check out photos on --- Support this podcast:
Michael Perrie Jr. was that kid in youth theatre: The one who lived for a laugh and always had to learn the hard way. Fast-forward 18ish years, and his comedic daring has made him not only a successful performer but a gifted composer/lyricist/librettist as well. Join us for this trip down memory lane in which both Perrie and host Sally Fuller revisit some of their summer theatre camp days, favorite interviews, and more. Check out our show notes with some photos from these shows we're talking about on! Our favs: A Christmas Carol, Into the Woods, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Matilda, Baayork Lee, A Chorus Line, City Springs Theatre, The King and I, South Pacific --- Support this podcast:
Today marks our very first local theatre review! Last week, host Sally Fuller (and Thomas “the Bearded Man” Fuller) got to see City Springs Theatre Company’s Into the Woods live and in-person (starring BGP guest Terry Burrell), and she's recorded her take for BGP subscribers. We have an excerpt here, and we are taking this opportunity to announce the launch of the BGP Patreon where you can support our show and hear full-length bonus episodes like this one! (Hot cakes and tears ahead...) Visit for some photos and videos of the performance as well! Mentions: Terry Burrell, Jeff McKerley --- Support this podcast:
As Amélie the musical’s creative team prepared for a UK premiere at the Watermill Theatre, they knew the quirky show needed a transformation from the Broadway version. Enter director Michael Fentiman. Today, Mike sits down with host Sally Fuller to share how he collaborated with the writers to refocus the musical, eventually leading to an Olivier Award-nominated run with a Grammy Award-nominated cast album to boot. Check out production photos and videos on Episode Mentions: Watermill Theatre, Criterion Theatre, West End, Six the musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Les Miserables, The Other Palace Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Olivier Awards, Concord Theatricals, Audrey Brisson, Grammy Awards, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Samantha Barks, Phillipa Soo, Craig Lucas, Daniel Messe, Nathan Tysen, Sioned Saunders, Anton Chekhov, Caolan McCarthy, A Chorus Line, Wicked, 42nd Street, The Phantom of the Opera, John Doyle, Patti LuPone, Sweeney Todd, Once, Queen’s Theatre, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Barnaby Race, Johnson Willis, The Lion King, Once, Come from Away, Girl From the North Country, Hamilton, Piaf, Zaz, Yann Tiersen --- Support this podcast:
This might be the first ever podcast episode about a musical about a podcast. Between various engagements playing Buddy Holly/everyone in Million Dollar Quartet, multi-talented performer and writer Michael Perrie, Jr. found a way to blend his love of both podcasts and musicals in his show My Favorite Podcast, a musical based on My Favorite Murder. For our fourth installment of the New Works Series, host Sally Fuller gets a new theatre BFF as she and Perrie discuss the art of writing comedy, the inexplicable magic of seeing your favorite musical for the first time, and much more. Listen to "Little Georgia Jewish Murder Girl," an exclusive track from the musical, at the end! Photos and videos on --- Support this podcast:
As this episode coincides with the USA's Independence Day observance, it seems fitting to feature a musical about the quintessential American experience of traveling across the world to make a new life. Spencer Williams' musical For Tonight is getting a concept recording at the end of the month, and this milestone holds significance for not only him but his ancestors as well. Host Sally Fuller sits down with Williams to discuss the fascinating backstory that turned a few paragraphs of a journal into a large-scale musical. After the conversation, stick around to hear an exclusive release of the song, "Wait for the Morn" from For Tonight, sung in authentic Welsh accents by West End actors Dale Evans and Simon Gordon! And be sure to check out our show notes for some bonus photos and videos on Episode mentions: New York Musical Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, Michigan State University, Isle of Man, New York Theatre Barn, Queensbury Theatre, Joseph Purdue, Shenelle Salsido, West End, Yeston Griffiths, Blair Russell, Simon Gordon, Dale Evans, Amy Di Bartolomeo --- Support this podcast:
The second chapter in our New Works Series features hip hop music video creator-turned-musical theatre video producer, Darius Frye. His company Stage-to-Screen imagines what a film version of a given musical would look like and creates a taste of it using an iconic song from the show. With just a week to go before they release their second season of clips, host Sally Fuller caught up with Frye to learn more about the unique company and to premiere their version of "God Help the Outcasts" ahead of its release. Visit to watch the video and to see highlights from Stage-to-Screen's first season. Mentions: The Origin, Anthony Ramos, AMDA, Jocelyn Sanchez, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Carrie the musical, Newsies, Grease, Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia the musical, Six the musical, In the Heights, Hamilton, Into the Woods, Matilda --- Support this podcast:
Today's episode marks the beginning of a new mini-series from the BGP, the "New Works Series." Writers and producers from around the world will come on the show to chat with host Sally Fuller about the musical theatre projects they are spearheading, and as a special bonus, each New Works episode will feature an exclusive premiere of songs from said projects. So to kick off this series, check out my chat with London-based singer/songwriter/musical theatre writer Danielle Morgan about her upcoming musical Vengeance: The Demise of Oscar Wilde! And be sure to visit to see our show notes with some sights to go with these sounds. Mentions: Regis Centre, Alexandra Theatre, John Merrigan --- Support this podcast:
This might be my first Broadway interview that hardly centers around Broadway- or even entertainment- at all. Terron Brooks is known for his starring role in NBC's miniseries The Temptations where he played Eddie Kendricks, as well as star turns in The Lion King and Hairspray, but he's also in the business of inspiration. With a passion for living authentically and a contagiously hopeful spirit, Terron is always dreaming impossible dreams no matter what his circumstances are. Come be inspired with us today! {And watch performances from Terron in our show notes on} Mentions: Paul Milliken, Honest Answers with Terron Brooks, The Lion King, Hairspray, "The Soul of Broadway," The Man of La Mancha, The Phantom of the Opera, Annie, The Pantages Theatre, The Temptations --- Support this podcast:
The hardest part of producing an episode is having to cut awesome material. So I'm excited to share with you some deleted scenes that didn't quite make it into the show, but are too good to let go! Today you'll get to hear a deeper dive into the concept musical from Laura, some free acting coaching from Terry Burrell, an honest look at the difficulty of being on Broadway from Paige Faure, and more. Visit to check out today's show notes! --- Support this podcast:
When actors whirl off-stage for a quick-change, Teale Dvornik makes theatre magic happen. Teale has been a dresser on Broadway for the past six years, and ever the entrepreneur, she has grown a side business as a blogger/social media influencer with a niche in opening the stage door to give followers a glimpse behind the scenes on Broadway. Join host Sally Fuller as Teale "The Backstage Blonde" reveals how she glamorized an unglamorous job, how working in tech on Broadway is like getting into the Mafia, and more. Find the show notes with pictures and more on! Mentions: Wicked, Aladdin, The Prom, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, the Radio City Rockettes --- Support this podcast:
Remember when celebrity after celebrity cycled through the Broadway production of Cinderella in the principle roles? If you saw it in the summer of 2014, you would have caught the one stretch of the run in which Ella was played by one of Broadway's own triple threat performers in her first title role on Broadway, Paige Faure. Join host Sally Fuller as she chats with Faure about what it's like to perform with celebrities like Daniel Radcliffe, how lead actors can set the tone for a cast, and how a dash of luck and helping friends out can land you a Broadway dream. Please rate and subscribe to our show and check out our show notes on! Episode mentions: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, North Springs High School, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Princess Leia, Douglas Carter Beane, Mark Brokaw, Josh Rhodes, Laura Osnes, Honeymoon in Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway, Nene Leakes, William Ivey Long, Oklahoma!, Miss Saigon, Gypsy Robe Ceremony, Ruthie Ann Miles, Fran Drescher, Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter, Darren Criss, Nick Jonas, Steve Wilson, Marin Mazzie, Zach Braff, Namaste on Stage --- Support this podcast:
From a dancer and soloist in a 1970s Ashton Springer musical tour to Mrs. Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway, Terry Burrell's career has been exciting, to say the least. Her joy very audibly bubbles over as she tells story after story from her Broadway career, with a focus on her experience in the original Broadway cast of Into the Woods. Listen as the star pulls back the curtain on the Sondheim show and beyond, including memories from understudying two roles, being on Broadway in Dreamgirls with her sister, and changing her name to be taken more seriously. Be sure to check out our show notes on for some sights to go with the sounds from today's episode, including backstage pictures from Dreamgirls, Into the Woods, and more! Our favs: Theatrical Outfit, Into the Woods, Eubie, Ashton Springer, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Dreamgirls, Deborah Burrell, Jennifer Holliday, Michael Peters, Michael Jackson, Michael Bennett, James Lapine, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Phylicia Rashad, Lauren Mitchell, Joy Franz, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Carolyn Marlow, La Jolla, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Stephen Sondheim, Ethel, Ethel Waters, Paul Gemignani, Bernadette Peters, August Wilson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Cosby Show, Jonathan Tunic, Robert Westenberg --- Support this podcast:
Ever wonder what a performer is thinking as they sing an opening number for the millionth time? Or what it might be like to sing a love song to a co-star they hate? Songwriter Alexander S. Bermange has taken those concepts to an extreme in his musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical, now streaming through May 12, 2021 on Today Bermange joins the BGP fam to share how a background in musical theatre and comedy led him to create a love letter to musicals that "takes the mickey out" of it in an endearing way. And as a special bonus to this episode, you can hear one of the songs from the show at the end of this episode, so stick around after the interview! Also, make sure to check out our show notes for more videos from the performance on Mentions: King's Head Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cameron Mackintosh, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett, Charlotte O’Rourke, The West End, Mamma Mia!, Lucas Rush, Luke Bayer, Charlotte Anne Steen --- Support this podcast:
The Phantom of the Opera is known for its pristine vocals and breathtaking spectacle, but it took a rocky road to achieve its status. Listen as we dive into how Andrew Lloyd Webber went through three different lyricists and three Phantoms before finding the right men for the jobs (not without hurting some feelings) on our way to concluding our conversation about the biggest hit in the British Invasion era of Broadway. Click here for this week's show notes, including exclusive videos of Paul Milliken himself as a child playing The Phantom of the Opera on the piano! Our favs: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Hal Prince, Cameron Mackintosh, Michael Crawford, Hello, Dolly!, Steve Harley, Gerard Butler, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Gaston Leroux, The Fox Theatre, The Guardian, Mark Billington, Steve Barton, Charles Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick “Fritz” Loewe, My Fair Lady, Richard Stilgoe, Frank Rich, New York Times, Lon Chaney, Cats, Starlight Express, Maria Bjornson, Into the Woods, Bernadette Peters, Derrick Davis, Julia Udine, Jordan Craig, “Prima Donna,” Hercules, Les Miserables, Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5, Emmy Awards, Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, The Band’s Visit --- Support this podcast:
If you're a fan of both monster movies and musicals, there is no better day than when you discover your favorite monster story is also a Broadway musical. After this impossibly wonderful moment, Emmy Award-winner Paul Milliken spent years of his childhood dressing up as, acting out, and of course incessantly playing music from The Phantom of the Opera. Go behind the mask with Milliken and host Sally Fuller this week as they kick off Season 3 to revisit Phantom's songs, fangirl over Michael Crawford, and try to count just how many people were fired from Phantom before it took us all by storm. Check out some videos and more content on! Mentions: Muncie Civic Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Hal Prince, Cameron Mackintosh, Starlight Express, South Pacific, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lon Chaney, Herbert Lom, Claude Rains, Hammer Film Studios, Gaston Leroux, Derrick Davis, Love Never Dies, Michael Crawford, Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Actors’ Equity Association, Colm Wilkinson, Les Miserables, Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon, Claire Moore, Nev Campbell, Rebecca Luker, Nicole Fosse, Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5, Emmy Awards, Ball State, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Durand, Nick Arapoglou, Mamma Mia!, Aurora Theatre, Party of Five, Scream --- Support this podcast:
There are few experiences that bring people together quite like sharing moments of live theatre. In today's episode, host Sally Fuller continues her conversation with special guest Craig A. Meyer to revisit some of the best performances he saw during his 20 years as a Tony Awards voter. Yes, the words "Audra" and "Norbert" are said, and we discover that though Sally and Craig saw the same show a couple months apart, they witnessed very different versions of John Larroquette. Check out our show notes on for bonus content, and be sure to rate and subscribe wherever you listen! Mentions: Elton John, Remember When Rock Was Young, The Tony Awards, Cabaret, Joel Grey, Alan Cumming, Ragtime, Audra McDonald, Carousel, Masterclass, Maria Callas, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter, John Larroquette, Anything Goes, Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Patti LuPone, Lincoln Center, Norbert Leo Butz, Douglas Sills, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Big Fish, Wicked, Catch me if You Can, Larry Blank, Rachelle Rak, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, SAG/AFTRA, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lightning Thief, Rob Rokicki, Aaron Tveit, Beautiful, My Fair Lady, 42nd Street --- Support this podcast:
One minute you're an outspoken Actors' Equity Association member, and the next you're a councilor shaking things up in AEA and voting for the Tony Awards. That is, if you're Craig A. Meyer. Today, host Sally Fuller is joined by the triple-threat whose mile-long resume includes Broadway, Disney, and a 20-year stint as a Tony voter. Dive in with us as Meyer reveals how he ended up touring the world as "Almost Elton John," why he did not vote for The Lion King to win Best Musical, and what it takes to tell a great story on stage. Check out our show notes for bonus content on! Mentions: Sir Elton John, Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute, Actor’s Equity Association, George Ives,, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Jekyll & Hyde, Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, Robert Cuccioli, Audra McDonald, Ragtime, Marin Mazzie, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Douglas Sills, Barry Manilow, Ken Welch, Mitsie Welch, The Carol Burnett Show, Tony Awards, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Legally Blonde, Victor/Victoria, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sutton Foster, Mark Rylance, The Color Purple, Peter and the Starcatcher, David Yazbek, Susan Lucci, Stephen Schwartz, Wicked, Avenue Q, The Gershwin Theatre --- Support this podcast: