Theater veteran Will Armstrong and theater enthusiast Lara Scott discuss the vibrant musical theater scene on the West Coast, covering movie musicals, region productions, national tours, and more with the cast, crew, producers, and supporters who make it all happen. If you want a lighthearted celebration of musical theater, you can find it all West of Broadway!
Will and Lara are honored to have an opportunity to speak with the ICONIC Betty Buckley about life, pets and her upcoming performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and LA's Saban Theater. The Tony winner will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 17 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater. Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents Tony Award® winner Betty Buckley October 17 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater.The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with Blogger by Nikki Diaz about Pasadena Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS October 3, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks about his experience at La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts seeing the West Coast premiere of 'Grumpy Old Men the Musical.' Spoiler alert, he loved it! and to top it off, the 2 are joined by Broadway, Film and television icon Ken Page to discuss his role as Chuck the loveable general store owner.The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with George Salazar September 12, 2019
Will is FREAKING out over today's guest! George Salazar is coming off his iconic run in the hit 'Be More Chill' to mount a reinterpretation of the classic Little Shop of Horrors starring alongside Mj Rodriguez (Pose) As 'Audrey,' and Amber Riley (Glee) as 'Audrey II' in a classic boy meets girl, power-hungry, R&B singing, carnivorous plant strives for world domination.The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Talks THE CHINESE LADY with Star Trieu Tran September 11, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, we discuss Lara's trip to the Pantages to see The Phantom of the Opera tour now playing until July 7th and then we touch on the Geffen Playhouse's production of Mysterious Circumstances. Inspired by The New Yorker article Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic by David Grann, the play centers around the true story of the mysterious death of Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes.The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour Star Noah Weisberg May 31, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara get to speak with two of the stars of the 36th Season of The Verdi Chorus Spring 2019 Concert L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life), playing two performances only April 6-7, 2019 and First United Methodist Church, Santa Monica.
Two of our guest soloists, Los Angeles Opera favorite Jamie Chamberlin and acclaimed tenor Nathan Granner, who are actually married in real life! In fact, Nathan proposed to Jamie onstage last fall at the conclusion of the Verdi Chorus 35th Anniversary concert!The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discusses the National Tour of CATS Currently in Los Angeles March 1, 2019
In this special 'Mini Episode' of West of Broadway, Lara Scott talks with Bryce Charles who is starring as Sarah in Pasadena Playhouse's production of Ragtime. Bryce is ecstatic to be making her Pasadena Playhouse debut with Ragtime! She earned her BFA in Musical Theater from AMDA College and Conservatory. Regional Theater: Blues in the Night (dir. Sheldon Epps; The Wallis Annenberg). National Tour: The Book of Mormon (2nd National). TV: Encore, Blackish (ABC); Fuller House, Tales of the City (Netflix); Teachers (TV Land).The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discusses the National Tours Coming to Los Angeles' Pantages and Ahmanson Theatres in 2019 January 9, 2019
In this episode of West of Broadway, Will heads to the red carpet at the Pantages Theater for Opening Night of A Bronx Tale where he gets to talk one on one with the stars! Then we join Will and Lara to review A Bronx Tale before we are joined by Theater reviewer and new WOB Ensemble member Melanie Hooks to talk about In a Booth at Chasen's running at The El Portal Theater and then we meet Elizabeth Lucin and Craig Sherman fill us in on the Color Purple playing at Greenway Playhouse!The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes April Nixon, Gabrielle Jackson November 12, 2018
Join us for a conversation with Greenway Arts Alliance's Production of The Color Purple's very own April Nixon and Gabrielle Jackson. On stage here in LA until December 9th. After that, we catch up with West of Broadway Ensemble Member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara's review of Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Guys & Dolls!