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Our Top 5 Broadway Backstory Moments

April 6, 2018 by Natalie Grillo
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Broadway Backstory is a documentary-style podcast from TodayTix and Theater People that explores the stories behind our favorite shows and how they develop 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.

We are so honored to announce that Broadway Backstory has been nominated for a Webby Award! You can vote here for Broadway Backstory in the Best Branded Podcast or Segment section.

In honor of the nomination, we decided to look back on some of our favorite moments from the series:

1. When Lucas Steele got emotional discussing his experience on “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812”

Photographed by Chad Batka

“It’s somehow become everything I never knew I always wanted to be working on.” – Lucas Steele

2. When Billy Porter described what winning a Tony Award for “Kinky Boots” meant to him

Photographed by Monica Simoes

“To hear my name was the kind of validation that was useful in healing, the very healing for my soul and for my spirit.” – Billy Porter

3. When Adrienne Warren described making her Broadway debut in “Bring it On: The Musical”

Photographed by Joan Marcus

“I just remember all of us being so short of breath and just all smiling and just being way too extra onstage and hitting the choreography way to hard.” – Adrienne Warren

4. When Captain Beverley Bass described her admiration for “Come From Away”

Photographed by Matthew Murphy

“I’m so honored by the way that she [Jenn Colella] portrays me because it is so perfectly done. It makes me so proud to watch the show every single time I see it.” – Captain Beverley Bass

5. When Lin-Manuel Miranda did a Big Pun rap

Photographed by Joan Marcus

“I wanted Hamilton to not hide his light under a bushel and I wanted him to dazzle. I wanted every other character to be like who the f*** is this? What is he talking about? It’s really intricate, it’s as intricate as the Big Pun raps I used to listen to in college. I just wanted someone who is just dazzling with syllables.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

We would love for you to take the time for vote for Broadway Backstory for a Webby award here. Thank you for your continued support!