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West of Broadway 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!


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The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discuss the ON YOUR FEET National Tour and THE JUNGLE BOOK at Pasadena PlayhousePodcast: 'West of Broadway' on ON YOUR FEET and THE JUNGLE BOOK
Posted: Jul. 17, 2018


The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats about the SCHOOL OF ROCK National TourPodcast: 'West of Broadway' Chats SCHOOL OF ROCK Tour
Posted: May. 22, 2018


The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with THE COLOR PURPLE's Gabrielle Reid and Clyde VocePodcast: 'West of Broadway' with THE COLOR PURPLE Cast
Posted: Jun. 6, 2018


The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discuss the ON YOUR FEET National Tour and THE JUNGLE BOOK at Pasadena PlayhouseThe 'West of Broadway' Podcast Discuss the ON YOUR FEET National Tour and THE JUNGLE BOOK at Pasadena Playhouse
July 17, 2018

In this episode ofWestofBroadwayWill and Lara are at the Pantages theater celebrating the opening night of the ON YOUR FEET! National Tour.Will and Lara meet in the lobby of the Pantages Theater for a 'Lobby Talk' about this exciting and groundbreaking production.ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent-and each other-to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with THE COLOR PURPLE's Gabrielle Reid and Clyde VoceThe 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with THE COLOR PURPLE's Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce
June 6, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway will and Lara are at the Pantages theater celebrating the opening night of the Color Purple National Tour. Listen to Will and Lara discuss their excitement before they enter the theater and their recaps of the first and second acts.You'll also get to hear Will talk backstage with two of the performers from the production. Gabrielle Reid and Clyde Voce discuss what it's like to tour with this remarkable production and the timeless message that seems more relevant today than ever before.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats about the SCHOOL OF ROCK National TourThe 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats about the SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour
May 22, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara and Will sit down to discuss the national tour of School of Rock on stage now at the Pantages Theater. Lara raves about her opening night experience and Will shares his one on one interviews with the cast along with a very special audio clip of an acoustic performance from the ensemble.

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
August 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals.

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana BeanPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana Bean
June 14, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott speak with the amazing Shoshana Bean. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in WICKED. Most recently she appeared as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical BEACHES as CeeCee Bloom, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical.

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark BallasPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark Ballas
May 30, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong sit down to discuss their very busy theater schedule before Will takes off to the Ahmanson Theater to sit down with the current Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas.

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Judson Mills & Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD TourPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with Judson Mills & Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD Tour
May 10, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara swoon over their recent trip to the Pantages Theater to see the National Tour of The Bodyguard staring Deborah Cox. This episode kicks off with a visit fromK-Earth 101 Radio Host, Larry Morganwho shared some insight into the societal impact the Bodyguard Soundtrack had on the American Music scene.

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Broadway Arts Camp Co-Founder, Alexis CarraPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with Broadway Arts Camp Co-Founder, Alexis Carra
April 24, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong sits down with Broadway Veteran and Co-founder of Broadway Arts Camp, Alexis Carra to discuss her journey from Broadway to Hollywood. Alexis also shares some stories from backstage and on set as well as her motivation behind her love of teaching and why her and her partner Chryssie Whitehead founded this west coast musical theater camp.

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODSPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with Charles Chatelain about Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS
April 13, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott sit down with the Charles Chatelain, President of the Center Theater Group's Young Producers Circle to discuss the Fiasco Theater's production of Into the Woods performing at the Ahmanson Theater from now until May 14th.