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Broadway Backstory

Broadway Backstory is a documentary style podcast from TodayTix and Theater People that explores how a show develops from an idea to a full Broadway production. We get the behind the scenes story directly from the people who lived it - the conceivers, actors, directors, and producers. Season two will feature stories from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, Kinky Boots, The Light in the Piazza, Bring It On, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Come From Away, and Bonnie & Clyde. Some shows are gone too soon, others seem like they’ll last forever — either way, it all started with an idea.
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Nov 29, 2016
This episode traces Fun Home's journey from a popular graphic novel to the groundbreaking Broadway hit. We'll hear from the book's author who didn't think a musical was possible, the history-making composing team who took 7 years to get the show up on its feet, the actors who lived through draft after draft of the work, and the producers who helped shape the show and find it a Broadway home.
 
This season is sponsored by TodayTix. To get $15 off your first purchase, download the app or visit TodayTix.com and use the promo code "BACKSTORY". Follow us on Twitter @bwaybackstory and go to todaytix.com/broadwaybackstory for more info. 
 

 

Nov 15, 2016
Episode 1 covers the early days of In the Heights. From the show's beginnings as a college project to the off-off Broadway readings that attracted big deal Broadway producers, we'll hear how the plot of the show took shape, the creative team was assembled, and the money was raised to get the show on its feet.   
 
This season is sponsored by TodayTix. To get $15 off your first purchase, download the app or visit todaytix.com and use promo code "BACKSTORY".
 
Follow us on Twitter @bwaybackstory and go to todaytix.com/broadwaybackstory for more info.

 

Nov 15, 2016
Picking up where episode 1 left off, episode 2 follows In the Heights from the show's first workshop to the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions. There was no guarantee that In the Heights would move beyond the workshop. Tough decisions were made and the show found its way, becoming the most Tony​-​nominated show of 2008 and taking home the all important award for Best New Musical. 
 
This season is sponsored by TodayTix. To get $15 off your first purchase, download the app or visit todaytix.com and use promo code "BACKSTORY".
 
Follow us on Twitter @bwaybackstory and go to todaytix.com/broadwaybackstory for more info.
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