Ep 36: Dr. Broadway
Well, the Award Season is now in high gear with all the major theater nominations out: Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and of course the mother of them all, the Tonys. Everyone is talking about the hottest shows on Broadway. So today I'm jumping into the deep end, talking about some of the current Broadway darlings. And joining me is Dr. Broadway herself to discuss the health and history of Broadway as well as some backstory to the Tony Awards.
Dr. Broadway, also known as Kristin Stultz Pressley, is a Musical Theatre Historian and one of Broadway's biggest fans. As a passionate and energetic presenter, Kristin has taught theatre at every level - from pre-school all the way up to university. And yes, she is an actual doctor with a phd in Theater and Film Studies. For her research on the life and work of Tony Award-winning lyricist and librettist Dorothy Fields, she was awarded the Bruce Kirle Emerging Musical Theatre Scholar Award. That's a long-titled award all to say she knows a whole lot about Dorothy Fields. And we'll also be discussing her important and pivotal work during broadway's golden age.
Stephen Sondheim once wrote, "Work is what you do for others; art is what you do for yourself." And for Dr. Broadway that's exactly what she loves about being a Musical Theatre Historian as it also informs her ongoing mission: educating theatergoers in order to enhance theatergoing.
She also takes on a trivia challenge all about Broadway and musicals. Test your own knowledge as I ask the doctor some tough questions!
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