As The Curtain Rises - Broadway’s First Digital Soap Opera
Broadway Podcast Network
After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision? Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?
The drama on stage pales in comparison to the drama behind the curtain….
You don’t want to miss this.
This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.
As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (www.ifp.org).
Alex Brightman as The Narrator
James Monroe Iglehart….as Producer Steve Jones
Lillias White…..as Producer Cheryl Phillips
Ashley Park….as Book Writer/Lyricist Kay Fields
Michael Urie…as Composer Bobby Kerns
Sarah Stiles…as Diva Emma-Olivia
George Salazar…as Agent Maxwell Fernsby
Ariana DeBose….as Director / Choreographer Zoey Taylor
Andrew Barth Feldman…as Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman
Lesli Margherita…as The Broadway Disher
Ilana Levine…as the CAAA Receptionist
Mauricio Martinez….as Thomas
Jacob Smith as Randolph, the Lyft Driver, the N’avi Ticket Buyer and the Barista
Danny Marins as the Soul Cycle Instructor
Mark Peikart as the Box Office Manager
Alan Seales as Alexis
WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY
Matt Britton – CEO Broadway Briefing
David Korins - Set Designer
Natasha Katz - Lightning Designer
Alex Lacamoire - Music Director/ Arranger
Lynn Nottage - Playwright/Lyricist
Jordan Roth - Producer and President, Jujamcyn Theatres
Written by Dori Berinstein & Mark Peikert
Directed by Dori Berinstein
Sound Editing & Design by Bart Fasbender
Music by Matthew Sklar
Sound Engineering by Alan Seales
Banshee Wrangling by Bill Berloni
Executive Produced by Liz Armstrong
Produced by Dori Berinstein Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network
And absolutely everything else….by the extraordinary BPN Team:
Brittany Bigelow, Yoanna Nikolova, Katie Rosin, Cyndy Schatz and Beatriz Westby
AS THE CURTAIN RISES was created and recorded entirely in quarantine.
This Broadway Soap Opera celebrates and supports The Actor’s Fund and the BPN Frontline Worker Initiative which you can find at: Bpn.fm/frontlineworkers with Tremendous Gratitude To our Producing Partner Liz Armstrong.