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Janine DiVita Opens Up About Her Struggles And Setbacks At The Green Room 42 Photo Janine DiVita Opens Up About Her Struggles And Setbacks At The Green Room 42
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022

Broadway performer Janine DiVita (Jagged Little Pill, If/Then) joins Patrick Oliver Jones, host of the award-winning theater podcast Why I'll Never Make It, onstage for an evening of conversation and song at The Green Room 42 on June 8. It's also a bit of a reunion for DiVita and Jones as they performed together back in 2019 for Theatre Raleigh's production of Bridges of Madison County, directed by Lauren Kennedy.

JUNO Award Winning Jazz Artist Ranee Lee Reimagines Celine Dion Songs on New Album Photo JUNO Award Winning Jazz Artist Ranee Lee Reimagines Celine Dion Songs on New Album
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Ranee Lee is one of Canada's premiere jazz vocalists. She embodies jazz and her career has been a relentless pursuit to see where the music would take her, what she could learn, what she could pass on, how she could take new and exciting paths. She accepts challenges and constantly redefines herself.

Cananda's Juno Award Winning Legendary Jazz Vocalist Ranee Lee Reimagines Songs Of Ce Photo Cananda's Juno Award Winning Legendary Jazz Vocalist Ranee Lee Reimagines Songs Of Celine Dion In New Album
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

Ranee Lee is one of Canada's premiere jazz vocalists. She embodies jazz and her career has been a relentless pursuit to see where the music would take her, what she could learn, what she could pass on, how she could take new and exciting paths. She accepts challenges and constantly redefines herself.

Anthony Rapp Shares Stories Of His First Broadway Show On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Photo Anthony Rapp Shares Stories Of His First Broadway Show On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

In the latest episode of Why I'll Never Make It, a top 25 theater podcast hosted by Patrick Oliver Jones, Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then) talks about what would've been his Broadway debut back in 1982, but The Little Prince and the Aviator closed after 20 preview performances and never officially opened.

Janine DiVita & Joshua Morgan To Join WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT At The Green Room 42 Photo Janine DiVita & Joshua Morgan To Join WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT At The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Why I'll Never Make It podcast is going live again at The Green Room 42, this time with Broadway performers Joshua Morgan (Ain't Too Proud, LES MISERABLES) and Janine DiVita (Jagged Little Pit, If/Then).

Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42 Photo Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More This April at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their April line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Listen: Al Blackstone Opens Up About Career-Threatening Injury On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE Photo Listen: Al Blackstone Opens Up About Career-Threatening Injury On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022

In the latest episode, Emmy-winning director and choreographer Al Blackstone (So You Think You Can Dance) talks with host Patrick Oliver Jones about some of the doubt, uncertainty, and aloneness he's faced in this industry.

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH KEVIN SPIRTAS at The Green Room 42 Puts The Leading Man At T Photo BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH KEVIN SPIRTAS at The Green Room 42 Puts The Leading Man At The Musical Mic, Where He Belongs
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 30, 2022

Kevin Spirtas joined podcaster Patrick Oliver Jones for an in-depth talk about the business of acting, and some special musical offerings.

See Judy Kuhn, Ricky Rojas & More at The Green Room 42 in February Photo See Judy Kuhn, Ricky Rojas & More at The Green Room 42 in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their February line-up for in-person performances. Additionally, The Green Room 42 is excited to launch 5/5/5 Tickets – in celebration of their 5th Anniversary, five $5 tickets will be available for every show from February 15, 2022, through February 14, 2023.

The Green Room 42 Presents A Night With Kevin Spirtas Photo The Green Room 42 Presents A Night With Kevin Spirtas
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2022

​​​​​​​Emmy Award Winner and Broadway actor Kevin Spirtas sits down with host Patrick Oliver Jones (Why I'll Never Make It Podcast) for a first-ever live interview at Broadway's The Green Room 42 on January 28th at 9:30 pm. It will be an evening of conversation and song delving into the struggles he has faced as both an actor and producer.

The Green Room 42 Announces January Line-Up Photo The Green Room 42 Announces January Line-Up
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2022

he Green Room 42 has announced their January line-up for in-person performances in addition to launching reWINEd, a new streaming series where you can rewatch some favorite recent shows paired with at-home drink recommendations from each artist. 

Listen To Theatrical Star Debra Ann Byrd On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast Photo Listen To Theatrical Star Debra Ann Byrd On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

Patrick Oliver Jones recently sat down with American and British theatrical actress Debra Ann Byrd for in-depth interview on Feedspot's Top 25 Theatrical podcast Why I'll Never Make It. The interview will air on Monday, December 13th on all streaming services ‎Why I'll Never Make It

Listen to Broadway & TV Star Michael Learned on the WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast Photo Listen to Broadway & TV Star Michael Learned on the WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 27, 2021

Patrick Oliver Jones recently sat down with actress Michael Learned for in-depth interview on Feedspot's Top 25 Theatrical podcast Why I'll Never Make It. The interview will air on Monday, November 29th on all streaming services http://whyillnevermakeit.com

LISTEN: Rodney Hicks Recounts His Tragic Departure From COME FROM AWAY On WHY I'LL NE Photo LISTEN: Rodney Hicks Recounts His Tragic Departure From COME FROM AWAY On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

In a two-part interview with host Patrick Oliver Jones, Hicks shares his journey as an original cast member of Come From Away. He had been with the show from its beginning in Seattle, yet by the time the musical opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre, he knew something was wrong with his voice.

LISTEN: Will Swenson Talks Life Lessons on WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast Photo LISTEN: Will Swenson Talks Life Lessons on WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Patrick Oliver Jones recently sat down with actor and singer Will Swenson for a two-part in-depth interview on Feedspot's Top 25 Theatrical podcast Why I'll Never Make It. Part 1 aired Monday, September 6th with Part 2 airing Wednesday, September 8th on all streaming platforms.

Will Swenson, Justin Guarini, Gabrielle Ruiz And More Share Their Audition Stories On Photo Will Swenson, Justin Guarini, Gabrielle Ruiz And More Share Their Audition Stories On the WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021

This week, WINMI's third annual Audition Stories has come to the podcast. The previous audition episodes were released just a month before the COVID-19 shut down. And there have been a lot of guests with a lot of great stories since then.

VIDEO: Damian Thompson Shares How His Struggles With Stuttering Led Him Into Acting O Photo VIDEO: Damian Thompson Shares How His Struggles With Stuttering Led Him Into Acting On WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Miami, Florida, Damian Thompson (Toni Stone, Little Rock) is a performer of both stage and screen. From an early age he was his family's private entertainer, always dancing at family functions and reciting TV shows. Yet after moving to America and taking speech classes to control his Jamaican accent, he developed a chronic case of stuttering. It affected his self-confidence as well as interactions with others.

Creators of THE FLAME Podcast Musical Join WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT for Pride Month Photo Creators of THE FLAME Podcast Musical Join WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT for Pride Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

Patrick Oliver Jones sat down with the creative force behind the musical The Flame. Elle Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster on his hit podcast Why I'll Never Make It. The episode, which aired Monday, June 7th, explores the relatively new art form of the podcast musical and aligns perfectly with Pride Month.

Patrick Oliver Jones, Mariana Cardenas, and Clara Francesca Stop By THE EFF YOUR FEAR Photo Patrick Oliver Jones, Mariana Cardenas, and Clara Francesca Stop By THE EFF YOUR FEARS PODCAST
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2021

The latest episode of The Eff Your Fears podcast, hosted by Ashley Monique Menard, features the multi-talented Patrick Oliver Jones (Why I'll Never Make It), sharing her journey from Disney, Vegas, Pre Broadway, and into podcasting and producing.

LISTEN: Sally Wilfert Joins WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast and Pays Tribute To Rebecc Photo LISTEN: Sally Wilfert Joins WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT Podcast and Pays Tribute To Rebecca Luker
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 26, 2021

Host Patrick Oliver Jones coducts a two-part conversation with Wilfert, covering not only the performance and recording of ALL THE GIRLS but also highlighting pivotal moments in her singing career, from working with Stephen Sondheim to the vocal injury that forced her to pull out of a show.

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