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West of Broadway

West of Broadway

On the West of Broadway podcast, Broadway veterans Will Armstrong & Wendy Rosoff discuss the vibrant musical theater scene on the West Coast, covering movie musicals, regional 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!


Podcast: West of Broadway- Musical Theater and America with Adam Epstein
May 5, 2020

Will & Wendy get a chance to talk to the captivating and brilliant Adam Epstein about his upcoming 11-week online course presented by the Pasadena Playhouse.

Podcast: West of Broadway- Getting to Know Laura Bell Bundy
April 22, 2020

On this episode of West of Broadway Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff talk with Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy about absolutely everything!

Podcast: West of Broadway- The ROCK OF AGES Origin Story with Matt Weaver
April 14, 2020

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff connect via ZOOM with Producer and Creator of Rock of Ages Musical to find out how he and the cast are doing and to learn about how this unexpected musical hit found it's way all the way to Broadway and back home to Hollywood.

Podcast: West of Broadway- Sheltering in Place with Kathryn (KAT) Burns
April 8, 2020

On our very first video version of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff catch up with 2 time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Kathryn (Kat) Burns while she is Sheltering in Place during the coronavirus pandemic. Kathryn discusses her career, shares insight for working performers and pays tribute to the recent loss of her friend and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend colleague, Adam Schlesinger.

Podcast: West of Broadway Podcast Talks with THE BOOK OF MORMON's Liam Tobin
March 18, 2020

With the COVID 19 Pandemic bringing shows and businesses to a standstill, there isn't much theater news to report but Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff wanted to share their conversation with Book of Mormon star Liam Tobin from their Los Angeles run at the Ahmanson Theater. Liam talks about his history with this musical juggernaut and what life is like on the road.

West of Broadway Learns How Self Tape for the Soul is Making a Difference
March 16, 2020

West Of Broadway podcast had a moment to catch up with Tal Fox and talk about her online classroom called Self Tape for the Soul. Inspired by Laura Benanti and her #SunshineSongs idea, Tal has created a platform for students to self tape and get feedback from industry professionals, including West of Broadway's Wendy Rosoff! 

Podcast: West of Broadway Addresses the LA-Based Theater Shutdowns Due to COVID-19
March 16, 2020

On this very special episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff are discussing the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and what we might do during this time of widespread shutdowns, work stoppages, and self-isolations.

Podcast: West of Broadway Podcast Talks with Gedde Watanabe & George Xavier of East-West Players' ASSASSINS
March 6, 2020

On this episode of West of Broadway Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff speak with Gedde Watanabe and George Xavier, two cast members of East West Players' Spring 2020 production of the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins.

Podcast: West of Broadway Podcast Meets the Creative Team of Glass Ceilings - A New Musical
March 2, 2020

Will Armstrong & Wendy Rosoff stopped into the rehearsal of Glass Ceilings, a new musical directed by Jessica Gardner and created by the musical writing team of Laura Watkins and Nicholas David Brandt (Comic-Con the Musical.)

Podcast: West of Broadway Meets the Cast of IAMA Theater's FOUND
February 26, 2020

Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff met up Downtown LA to see the new musical Found Starring Jonah Platt and Jordan Kai Burnett. This IAMA Theater production is playing at the Los Angeles Theater Center until March 23! Listen in as Will and Wendy talk with cast members and discuss their experience before, during intermission, and after the show.

Podcast: West of Broadway- Will & Wendy Escape to Margaritaville
February 24, 2020

Will and Wendy officially set their clocks to island time as the L.A. Premiere of Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE weighed anchor at the Dolby Theatre for a three week L.A. premiere!

Podcast: West of Broadway- Will & Wendy Head to the Bourbon Room for ROCK OF AGES Hollywood!
February 17, 2020

It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.

Podcast: West of Broadway is On the Red Carpet of The Father at Pasadena Playhouse Starring Alfred Molina
February 13, 2020

It's curtains up on a special episode of West Broadway! I'm Los Angeles publicist and Broadway veteran Will Armstrong. This episode is a bit of a departure from our normal shows at west of Broadway, but as I think of it, maybe it's less of a departure and more of an evolution. After all, as I see it, a podcast about musical theater on the West Coast is great. But what is musical theater without... Theater?

Podcast: West of Broadway Welcomes Young Actor, Jacob Laval and Alan Seales from BPN
February 10, 2020

It's curtains up on another episode of West of Broadway. I'm Broadway Veteran Will Armstrong and this is a continuation of our Broadway Con Series. That's right, the West of Broadway crew went all the way to NYC for the 5th annual Broadway Con. We met celebrities, broadway fanatics and some innovators really changing the way broadway fans connect with their favorite shows and personalities.

Podcast: West of Broadway Welcomes Special Guest Michael Milton
February 3, 2020

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong interviews Michael (Mike) Milton at the 2020 Broadway Con where he was debuting his new mentoring App Shadow Star!

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Laurie Wells about her Career, Shadow Star
January 29, 2020

On this special 50th episode of West of Broadway, we head east to the 5th annual Broadway Con in New York City to celebrate musical theater with thousands of super fans! This being our 50th episode, we wanted to do something special, so we caught up with Broadway veteran Laurie Wells to talk careers, our love for musical theater and her partnership with a brand-new mentoring app called Shadow Star!

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Joshua Holden from 'The Joshua Show'
January 22, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' in Costa Mesa, California continues it's 2019 - 2020 Family Series with The Joshua Show: Episode 2. This family-friendly production plays February 1 and 2 in Samueli Theater. Will caught up with Joshua himself. Joshua holden is an Award-winning puppeteer and Ambassador joy. He shares how he uses singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets to thrill audiences of all ages in his whimsical production about friendship and the value of being yourself.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Laura Benanti
January 17, 2020

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Evan Strand from the FROZEN Tour
January 14, 2020

Welcome to part 2 of our series on Disney's Frozen 1st National Tour. Today we are connecting with Evan Strand one of the actors who plays the impressive and loveable Sven the Reindeer.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Mason Reeves of the FROZEN National Tour
January 14, 2020

Listen in as we speak with Mason Reeves, the exceptionally talented young man who has stepped away from his senior year at the University of Michigan to originate the role of Kristoff in Disney's Frozen National Tour. Currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theater til Feb. 2nd.