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For the first time in… well, ever, the married couple on spreading Disney magic across the United States with Frozen and the welcomed pressures of playing such signature roles on stage, why nobody is ever fooled by the enormity of singing Let It Go, and why this show means more to fans than they first thought possible – plus we talk Jersey Boys, Evita, Wicked, Kinky Boots, YouTube hits and why the most important person their household has four legs and a tail!  Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell frozenthemusical.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S6 Ep7: Lea Salonga

S6 Ep7: Lea Salonga

2022-06-0823:17

The legendary Tony and Olivier award-winning stage superstar on returning to the UK for her Dream Again tour, 30 years of A Whole New World and the forever joy of Miss Saigon. Plus, how meeting Dame Julie Andrews changed her life and why she will forever be proud of to give a voice to fellow Asian performers in the arts. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell leasalonga.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The West End witches of Wicked on 15 years of Defying Gravity, the pressures of playing two of the most iconic roles in theatre and why their friendship lives both on stage – and off. Plus they talk vocal riffs, going green and giving a voice to the outcast. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell Recorded by: West End Media Image of Lucie by: Michael Shelford wickedthemusical.co.uk Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The original West End stars of Bonnie & Clyde on finally bringing this iconic pair to the London stage, creating magic with a legendary set of creatives and why history romanticises this tale of lovers, yet the reality was something different. Plus they talk signature songs, selling out Drury Lane and, of course, Jeremy Jordan. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell bonnieandclydemusical.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S6 Ep4: Lorna Luft

S6 Ep4: Lorna Luft

2022-04-0834:39

In a year that will mark Judy Garland’s 100th birthday, her daughter discusses her lasting legacy, shares personal memories of her mother and how her family is planning to honour the anniversary this June. Plus the singer and actress discusses bringing her solo show The Joy of Spring to the UK this April, that Oscars moment between her sister Liza Minnelli and Lady Gaga and why she’d liked to see a theatre named after her late mother. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell brasseriezedel.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The two-time Olivier nominated dance and stage superstar on bringing The Cher Show to the UK, revisiting the new West End production of Grease and why the love for Starlight Express lives on. Plus, why Damehood is a deeply personal moment in her career and what she hopes is her lasting legacy for our industry.  Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell Image: Oliver Rosser cheronstage.com | greasemusical.co.uk Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The award-winning stage star on what it’s like collaborating and creating an original new musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber and why she feels much more comfortable and authentic with Cinderella's pre-transformation vibe. Plus she reveals the magical journey to starring in The Addams Family, how she isn’t totally ruling out a return to Heathers and why penning a stage show all of her own is something that's on the horizon. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell andrewlloydwebberscinderella.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The breakout star of the BBC mega hit Strictly Come Dancing on launching his own solo show Freedom, honouring his homeland of South Africa and the unbreakable support of his family. Plus we talk queer visibility, overcoming the homophobes and choosing joy. Plus there might, just might, be talk of all things FABULOUS!  Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell johannes-live.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep11: Teal Wicks

S5 Ep11: Teal Wicks

2022-02-2448:54

Broadway leading lady on playing Cher alongside the legendary Stephanie J Block, keeping up the belting during the pandemic and why she wouldn’t be able to return to a role like Elphaba again. We also discuss her love and respect for Take That’s Gary Barlow when working on his musical Finding Neverland – and how she’s learnt to love the beautiful individuality of her unique and top-tier voice.  Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell abingdontheatre.org Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep10: Jessica Vosk

S5 Ep10: Jessica Vosk

2022-02-0851:57

The Broadway belter on finally sharing her talents with the people of the United Kingdom as she plays Cadogan Hall. We also discuss how portraying Elphaba gave her an idea into the world of being different, why the leaking of her Wicked audition video is personal and her thoughts on filming during live performances. Plus we talk working with Jason Robert Brown and Ariana Grande, bringing the funny to Fiddler on the Roof and rehearsing - or should that say not rehearsing - with Kristin Chenoweth. There's also an inspiring talk of her allyship to the LGBTQ community. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell fw-live.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The West End's Sparkling Diamond on bringing Moulin Rouge: The Musical to the London stage; including tackling the high trapeze, feeling herself in some of the greatest costumes and why it’s time for us all to embrace the escapism the show serves up. We also dive into her famous musical family, a Broadway debut for her mother and why her legendary father was "bougie as hell". Plus, there might also be some talk of all things Beyoncé and Dreamgirls, too. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell moulinrougemusical.co.uk Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep8: Frank Wildhorn

S5 Ep8: Frank Wildhorn

2022-01-1747:28

The Grammy, Tony and Emmy nominated composer of both musical theatre and popular songs on being reunited with Jeremy Jordan for Bonnie & Clyde at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, writing Where Do Broken Hearts Go for the greatest voice of all time and the continuing joyous evolution of Jekyll & Hyde. Plus, we talk overcoming theatre snobs and what we can all expect from Frank and Friends which now comes to Cadogan Hall in London on Sunday 17th April. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell fw-live.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep7: Shoshana Bean

S5 Ep7: Shoshana Bean

2021-11-2525:52

The Broadway star and Billboard #1 recording artist on returning to Cadogan Hall in London this December, why she’s proud to be an honorary Brit and her love of Pret Christmas sandwiches. Plus, her joy at the Wicked movie casting. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell fw-live.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep6: Derek Klena

S5 Ep6: Derek Klena

2021-11-1536:55

The Broadway leading man on embracing the madness of becoming a Tony nominee, learning from Alanis Morissette when mounting the Jagged Little Pill musical and the exciting new world of My Marcello. Plus the pressures of wearing *those* white Fiyero pants in Wicked. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell broadwayrecords.com jaggedlittlepill.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep5: Rachel York

S5 Ep5: Rachel York

2021-11-0231:01

The Drama Desk winner and Broadway sensation on setting sail (again!) with Anything Goes at the Barbican in London, the joys and challenges of being a working mother and why she cherishes her relationship with Dame Julie Andrews immensely. Plus why she's not ruling out a more permanent return to British theatre. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell anythinggoesmusical.co.uk Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The trailblazing stars of The Prince of Egypt on why the new stage musical truly lives up to its epic status and why they’re not trying to replicate the brilliance of Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey with their When You Believe duet. Plus why “the tears were worth it” when making history as Elphaba in Wicked and how representation informs an individual about their limitless possibilities in life. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell theprinceofegyptmusical.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep3: Jenna Russell

S5 Ep3: Jenna Russell

2021-10-2743:05

The Tony nominee and Olivier winner on a lifetime leading centre stage, working with some of the greatest stars in history, and why the most successful understudies “steal like mad all the good bits” from their leading actors. Plus how she's overcoming the nerves to return to live performance with her upcoming solo concert at Cadogan Hall and why she believes there’s a future life ahead for the Grey Gardens musical. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell fw-live.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The international drag superstars on perfectly mixing drag and live theatre with The Return of The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show, LIVE!, proudly being Patti LuPone superfans and why "there’s no drag without theatre and no theatre without drag!" Plus, they recall some of their most infamous stage mishaps and falls of all-time. Oops!  Host: William J Connolly Image of Jinkx & BenDeLa: JijI Lee Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell jinkxanddela.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
S5 Ep1: Glen Ballard

S5 Ep1: Glen Ballard

2021-10-0530:22

The 6x Grammy winner on bringing Back To The Future: The Musical to the West End, penning With You from Ghost: The Musical and co-writing Jagged Little Pill with Alanis Morissette. Plus we get a creative update on the stage adaptation of the 1979 movie The Rose and Disney’s upcoming live-action Pinocchio. Host: William J Connolly Image of Glen: Randee St. Nicholas Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell backtothefuturemusical.com Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The music genius behind Everybody’s Talking About Jamie on the global success of the stage show, developing it for the big screen, and why Sarah Lancashire was his dream casting for the new movie. Plus why he’s happy to admit that Broadway is within his sights for the little British musical that wants to change the world. Host: William J Connolly Produced by: William J Connolly/Darren Bell Welcome to eleven. The official theatre podcast that brings the biggest stars and creatives together in one place to discuss life in the arts. Follow eleven on social media via @elevenpodcast and via elevenpodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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