Dancers Over 40 Joins Forces With Backstage Babble To Present A Broadway Trivia Night

The evening will consist of five celebrity guest askers asking ten questions each to a panel of four distinguished musical theatre experts.

By: Aug. 02, 2022

On Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:30 P.M. EST, Charles Kirsch, the 14-year-old host of hit theater podcast Backstage Babble, will join forces with non-profit dance organization Dancers Over 40 to present a fun and fabulous night of Broadway trivia, available on YouTube.

The evening will consist of five celebrity guest askers asking ten questions each to a panel of four distinguished musical theatre experts.

Loni Ackerman, star of Evita, Cats, and more, will ask about legendary choreographer Joe Layton, who she worked with on the original production of George M!

Veteran Broadway dancer Candy Brown (Hello, Dolly, Pippin) will ask about the Broadway sensation Chicago, which she appeared in in its original 1975 production as "June."

Jim Brochu won the Ovation Award and the Drama Desk Award for his memorable portrayal of Zero Mostel in the play he penned, Zero Hour, and he will be asking about that great star of Fiddler on the Roof and more.

Broadway comedienne Alix Korey has worked with many great choreographers, appearing on Broadway in All Shook Up, Triumph of Love, Is there life after high school?, and more, and she will be asking about theatrical pioneer Graciela Daniele, who she worked with on The Pirates of Penzance.

JoAnn M. Hunter is one of theater's foremost choreographers, and two of her most recent credits are Broadway's School of Rock and Cinderella on the West End. She will be asking about the author of both of those show, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The panel of experts will consist of Matt Koplik, the host of the podcast "Broadway Breakdown," Michael Musto, legendary columnist for The Village Voice, Queerty, and more, Michael Portantiere, theatrical photographer and cabaret producer, and Glenn Rosenblum, theater lecturer and president of the talent agency Celebrity Access, Inc.
As well as fascinating trivia, there are sure to be hilarious anecdotes and never-before-heard memories. It's an unmissable night for any theater fan.

Dancers Over 40 was created as a not-for-profit organization to provide a community of support in response to the needs of mature dancers, choreographers and related artists. Its goals include seeking educational opportunities, presenting seminar and panel discussions and social events geared to topics relevant to mature dancers, whose present-day concerns are focused on their ability to continue to live and work in a creative environment, and continue that legacy to the younger generation about to begin their journey.

Backstage Babble is a podcast interviewing professionals in the theater industry about themselves, their careers, and the people they've worked with along the way. It aims to paint a vivid picture of the Golden Age of Broadway through conversations with some of its leading players, and is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon, and more. Interviewees include Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Harvey Fierstein, and James Lapine.



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