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The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Gypsy Robe Winner Arbender Robinson

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Gypsy Robe Winner Arbender RobinsonThis week on Broadwaysted the crew sits down with 11-time Broadway veteran Arbender Robinson!

The tequila is flowing as we discuss Arbender's incredible and diverse Broadway career and he shares (no joke) possibly the greatest "big break audition story" we've ever heard! Arbender spills about his dream role, how a math teacher and a nun changed his life, and the differences between creating a role and being a replacement in an established production on Broadway.

We all chat about Arbender's next Broadway project, the upcoming a cappella musical In Transit and find out what it was like being the recipient of the Gypsy Robe for SHUFFLE ALONG. Game Master Kimberly uses the MASH-like game "Gypsy ROWB" to predict what Arbender's next production will be and we all play a round of Lights of Broadway Show Cards Taboo. We even find out what #MomOfTheShow @GailACooper's first Broadway show was on this episode...so clearly this is one you can't miss! Join in on theatre's goofiest happy hour as we get Broadwaysted!

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Arbender Robinson's Bio:

Arbender Robinson made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning production of Hairspray where he covered the role of Seaweed. In the original cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid he covered the role of Prince Eric. He also served as the Dance Captain and Swing for the Broadway revival of Hair and was seen in the Broadway revival of Ragtime. His Broadway credits continue with Disney's The Lion King, Broadway's 6th longest running and all time highest grossing show. Since then he was in the original cast of Beautiful The Carole King Musical and the 2014 revival of Les Miserables as the cover for Marius--the first African American to ever play Marius on Broadway. Recently, Arbender starred in the 2016 hit music Shuffle Along alongside many Broadway Legends including Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. The show was Directed by Tony Award Winner George C Wolfe and Choreographed by Savionne Glover. Arbender will next be seen on Broadway in the new musical In Transit. Follow him on Twitter @arbender and on instagram @arbender2.


About the Show:

Broadwaysted: Where we're drunk on Broadway! Literally. This isn't your typical theatre podcast. Come "take a glass together" with us every Tuesday!

Join our cocktail hour as we pour a few rounds, play some games, and chat all things theatre with your favorite members of the Broadway community. From current hits, to past flops, and future stars, Broadwaysted drinks to it all. It's a place to unwind, be yourself, and hang out among friends who love what you love. Feel like you're at the table with your host Bryan Plofsky, co-host Kevin Jaeger, game master Kimberly Cooper, and amazing guests! Let's all get Broadwaysted!

Twitter: @Broadwaysted
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Bryan's Twitter: @nuttyplofessor
Kevin's Twitter: @JaegerKev
Kimberly's Twitter: @KimberCoops


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