Something New

Something New 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.


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'Something New' Podcast Welcomes Amy Jo Jackson for Season 6 Premiere EpisodePodcast: 'Something New' Season 6 Premiere w/ Amy Jo Jackson
Posted: Sep. 3, 2019


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Posted: Sep. 11, 2019


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'Something New' Podcast Welcomes Amy Jo Jackson for Season 6 Premiere EpisodePodcast: 'Something New' Season 6 Premiere w/ Amy Jo Jackson
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Posted: Sep. 11, 2019


'Something New' Podcast Welcomes Ernie Pruneda
September 11, 2019

Each week leading up to the October 6th concert premiere of Monkey Trouble Unleashed! at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, I'm releasing a brand new episode of Something New: A Musical Theatre Podcast, featuring interviews with the cast and songs from the show. Fun!

'Something New' Podcast Welcomes Amy Jo Jackson for Season 6 Premiere Episode
September 3, 2019

We're back, dear listeners! (For five episodes. But still!) Each Monday leading up to the October 6th concert premiere of Monkey Trouble Unleashed! at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, I'm releasing a brand new episode of Something New: A Musical Theatre Podcast, featuring interviews with the cast and songs from the show.

Podcast: Joel B. New Announces a 'Something New' Series Finale Concert
September 5, 2017

On Tuesday, Joel B. New announced that he will be bringing his beloved podcast 'Something New' to a close later this month with a special live concert at the Duplex on Saturday, September 30th at 6:30pm. 

Exclusive Podcast and Video: ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Chats, Premiere Song on 'Something New'
August 14, 2017

In Episode 512 of Something New: a musical theatre podcast, composer and host Joel B. New sat down with Broadway performer Stanley Martin. Martin has been performing professionally since the age of 10. He is currently in, as well as an original cast member of, the hit Broadway musical, ALADDIN. His newest cabaret, 'Smoke and Mirrors,' is a retrospective of his 20 years in show business, with the help of his family and friends navigating through all the highs and lows.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Actress, Artist, Playwright, Amy Oestreicher
July 24, 2017

Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate, award-winning actress, and playwright. As a survivor and 'thriver' of multiple traumas, Amy eagerly shares the gifts of life's 'beautiful detours' her educational programming, writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Nadia Quinn to Chat and Perform 'I Play With Words, Not Guns'
June 26, 2017

In Episode 510 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Nadia Quinn, a performer, writer, producer, and photographer. Nadia's credits include Alex TImbers/Roundabout Theatre Co's production of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, Broadway: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Television: THIS IS US, LOUIE, YOUNGER, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, SMASH, THEBIGC, BLANK MEETS BLANK (part of Late Night Snack with Rachel Dratch on TruTV) Film: TOP FIVE, THE FLOWER SHOP, KITTY, JOKE WRITER, BEST WISHES FROM MILLWOOD (producer/actor- winner best short @ the Austin Film Fest 2015), THROAT.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Designer, Director, Performer, and Bon Vivant, Robbie Rozelle
June 5, 2017

In Episode 509 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Robbie Rozelle, a writer, director, producer, designer, and performing making his solo show debut this coming Friday, June 9th at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Musical Theatre Factory Founding Member Michael Kushner
May 23, 2017

In Episode 508 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Kushner, a performer, photographer, writer, makeup artist, and Founding Member of Musical Theatre Factory (mtf.nyc).

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Heartbeat Opera's Louisa Proske
May 8, 2017

In Episode 507 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Louisa Proske, Founding Co-Artistic Director of Heartbeat Opera. Now entering its third season, Heartbeat Opera transforms great works of the operatic canon through visionary adaptations, radical arrangements for chamber ensembles, and intimate, visceral productions that put the singers and the instrumentalists at the center of the work. Heartbeat distills opera to its essence, and cultivates new audiences for the art form.

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Backstage Bite' Host Katie Lynch
April 24, 2017

In Episode 506 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Katie Lynch, creator and host of the Broadway World web series, 'Backstage Bite.' On 'Backstage Bite,' viewers are invited to come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Get to know some of your favorite performers with quirky segments like Quickfire Questions!

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Literary Supervisor Ben Coleman to 'Something New'
March 28, 2017

In Episode 504 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Ben Coleman. Ben Coleman is the Literary Associate for Samuel French Inc. where he is responsible seeing and reading plays and musicals for this 180-year-old theatrical institution, among many more playwright-related responsibilities.

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes SIGNIFICANT OTHER's Sas Goldberg & Luke Smith & Jason Pintar Sings
March 8, 2017

In Episode 503 of Something New, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down Sas Goldberg and Luke Smith, both currently making their Broadway debut in SIGNIFICANT OTHER. For the live song portion of the episode, Joel's friend Jason Pintar premiered 'Crazy Song,' featuring Mike Pettry on guitar. Music and lyrics by Joel B. New.

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Kate Lumpkin to Sing a New Take on Cinderella, 'Bibidi'
February 20, 2017

In Episode 2 of Something New's fifth season, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Kate Lumpkin, a lifestylist, casting director, and professional fairy godmother. Kate studied Musical Theatre at Ithaca College, the Meisner technique at The William Esper Studios (NYC), and wrapped up her education studying Anthropology and Folklore at Indiana University. In addition to casting and coaching, some of her life adventures have led her to work as the VP of Marketing and PR for a major private consulting firm, spend time working at an elementary school in Tanzania, tour the country as a singing 'dirty dog,' work in development for National Geographic, and be a brand ambassador for numerous high end clothing and lifestyle companies. www.kate-lumpkin.com

Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes 'Rock Star Juggler' Marcus Monroe, Ernie Pruneda Sings a Maya Angelou Poem
February 6, 2017

In the premiere of Something New's fifth season, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with comedy juggler Marcus Monroe. Dubbed 'the rock star of jugglers' by the New York Press, Marcus Monroe combines innovative juggling with a high-energy original take, making him one of the most sought-after variety performers today. Marcus is the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award, awarded once a year to a performer who exhibits an original and creative performance with the spirit and execution of Kaufman. His original one-man show, THE RISE & FALL OF MARCUS MONROE, was presented at Ars Nova last month.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Releases Season 4 Finale with Devin Ilaw, Amy Jo Jackson, Gabe Violett, and More!
October 24, 2016

The Season 4 finale of Joel B. New's musical theatre podcast 'Something New' took to the stage in the form of a livestream concert on Saturday, October 8th. An audio recording of the event has been exclusively released to BroadwayWorld on October 24th and will be available on all podcast platforms starting October 31st.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Motivated Movers' Elise Hearden and Jesse Palmer
September 5, 2016

In Episode 417 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with the Founders of Motivated Movers, Elise Hearden and Jesse Palmer.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Entertaining Finance's Bailie Slevin
August 7, 2016

In Episode 416 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Bailie Slevin, founder of Entertaining Finance, a business management and financial consulting firm geared specifically towards creatives.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes LES MIS' Devin Ilaw to 'Something New'
July 24, 2016

In Episode 415 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Devin Ilaw. Devin Ilaw is a performer, musician, music director, and vocal coach. He can currently be seen making his Broadway debut in LES MISERABLES, now playing through September 4th. Favorite credits include the 25th anniversary tour of LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, BERNSTEIN'S MASS, WEARING BLACK, and THE KING AND I. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon.

Exclusive Podcast: Joel B. New Welcomes Casting Director Michael Cassara to 'Something New'
July 10, 2016

In Episode 414 of 'Something New' -- a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Michael Cassara. Michael Cassara is a Casting Director and Educator based in New York City, dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals, plays, and film projects. He has worked with many of the nation's top theatres including Gulfshore Playhouse, the Denver Center, the Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, The Hangar Theatre, and more.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Revisits Mini-Musical RSVP for Pride Month
June 25, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride, Joel is re-airing 'RSVP,' his original musical about a closeted science fiction writer, set in the 1970s. '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 March 16, 2013. Sound design by Emily Auciello.



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