Something New - a musical theatre podcast
About This Show
Join award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New as he interviews the savviest singers he knows! Each guest brings multiple talents to the theatre industry -- from photography to dialect coaching to massage therapy -- and their careers as performers have only been enriched by them. Named one of 2014's Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Lovers by BroadwayWorld.com, "Something New" dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America and always concludes with a song premiere from one of Joel B. New's latest musical projects. "Something New" is a founding member of Folio Group (http://www.foliogroup.net/).
Most Recent Episode
Episode 413 - "RSVP" Parts 1 and 2 (Encore)
3 days ago
In honor of Pride, I'm reposting the behind-the-scenes look and live performance of my original radio musical "RSVP," which premiered on this podcast back in Season One! "RSVP" - a chamber musical. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joel B. New. Directed by Lori Wolter Hudson. Cast: Greg Etling as "Michael Walker", Jenny Neale as "Susan", Scott Guthrie as "The Stranger". "RSVP" was recorded live at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC on 3/16/13 (www.ripleygrier.com). Sound design by Emily Auciello. About The Piece: "RSVP" takes place in Middle America in the early 1970’s. To be specific, this is the morning of Michael and Susan’s wedding. Michael is a nonfiction writer by trade, but on this morning – when he should be getting ready for the ceremony – he finds himself fixated on his first attempt at fiction. Writing what he knows, Michael creates the protagonist in his own image. However, when his fictional self is confronted with a familiar stranger from the future, the real Michael is unprepared to face some facts.