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Break a Leg

Break a Leg is hosted by Deborah Sharn, St. Louis actor and singer, Artistic Advisor and board member of New Line Theatre, and Company Manager at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Her guests include local actors, directors, designers, critics, and writers, as well as artists working on and off Broadway and in regional theatre across America. The talk is always lively, intelligent, and in-depth. It's the only show in town where a working theatre artist interviews working theatre artists.
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St. Louis actor and singer Deborah Sharn hosts this conversation with local actors, directors, designers, critics, and writers, as well as artists working on and off Broadway and in regional theatre across America. The talk is always lively, intelligent, and in-depth.  

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Jul 12, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Maggie Ryan, Artistic Director for Insight Theatre Company about their 10th season that continues with ON GOLDEN POND and BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY.  Deborah also interview St. Louis favorite, actor Joneal Joplin about his role as Norman Thayer in ON GOLDEN POND and his life as a professional actor in St. Louis and beyond.

 

Jun 15, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with actor, singer, dancer, puppeteer, and producer John Tartaglia about his work on Sesame Street, Avenue Q, and Beauty and The Beast. We also talked about the shows he created - "Johnny and The Sprites", "Imagine Ocean" and his current show, "Splash and Bubbles". John will be at The Muny in St.Louis this Summer playing Hysterium in "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" July 5-11, 2017.

Jun 5, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Jack Lane, Executive Producer for Stages St. Louis about the 31st season. Deborah and Jack also talked about the Stages' performing arts academy, the new performing arts center in Kirkwood and shows on which Jack Lane was a producer. Stages 31st season includes, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "9 to 5 The Musical", South Pacific" and "Suessical The Musical".

May 31, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Denny Reagan, president and CEO of The Muny about their 99th season in St. Louis. The Muny opens June 12th with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR followed by THE LITTLE MERMAID, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ALL SHOOK UP, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, A CHORUS LINE and NEWSIES.

May 13, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Director Edward Coffield and actress Amy Loui about the play, “4000 Miles”, the final production of New Jewish Theatre’s 20th season.  They discuss Jewish theater, the New Jewish Theatre and it’s mission and Amy’s father, Wayne Loui.

May 13, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Director, Patrick Siler about Upstream Theatre’s next production, “A Human Being Died That Night”, based on the bestselling book by South African psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.  Patrick and Deborah talk about the play which are interviews conducted by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela with Eugene de Kock, a South African government sanction political assassin, nick-named “prime Evil” for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists.  The play explores forgiveness in this country that has suffered such tragedy.

Apr 21, 2017

Deborah Sharn spoke with Carrie Houk, Executive Artistic Director for the 2017 Tennessee Williams Festival that takes place May 3 through 7 in venues across the Grand Center Theatre District in St. Louis. The Festival includes several theatre productions, cabaret, readings, family photos, a bus tour to several Tennessee Williams homes, a New Orleans style jazz brunch and much more.

Apr 12, 2017

Deborah Sharn spoke with Gary Wayne Barker and Leslie Wobbe about their involvement in Mustard Seed Theatre's production of "Dancing at Lughnasa" that opens April 13th and runs through April 30th at Fontbonne University's Fine Arts Theater.

 

Apr 8, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with William Roth, Kari Ely and Megan Baker about St. Louis Actor’s Studio’s production of “August: Osage County” that opens April 14th and runs through April 30th at the Gaslight Theatre on Boyle in St. Louis.

Feb 2, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Rob McClure who will perform the role of Nick Bottom in The Fabulous Fox Theater's production of "Something Rotten!" East-coast based Rob McClure is a regular to St. Louis audiences, having performed multiple roles at the Muny and other local companies.

Feb 1, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Kathleen Sitzer, Artistic Director for The New Jewish Theatre and Gary Barker who directed “Intimate Apparel” the current production of The New Jewish Theatre. We talk about the history of women in early 20th century America, a subject featured in the play.

Jan 31, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Alan Ox about his show, “There’s an Alien in My Soup” that plays through Feb. 4th at the Marcelle Theatre in St. Louis. 

Jan 10, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Ryan Foizey and Tom Martin about Theatre Lab’s production of CLOSER, a play by Patrick Marber.  CLOSER is a play about modern love and betrayal.  We also talk about the .ZACK Theatre space in midtown St. Louis and about the vision for Theatre Lab theater company in St. Louis.

Oct 27, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Kristin Caskey, President of Fox Theatricals about the Fabulous Fox Theatre season which continues with Fun Home November 15-27, 2016 in St. Louis.

Oct 20, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks to actress, singer and playwright, Tovah Feldshuh about her career and cabaret show, "Aging is Optional" at the Gaslight Theatre Oct 28 and 29 in St. Louis.

Oct 20, 2016

Deborah Sharn spoke with Kathleen Sitzer, Artistic Director for the New Jewish Theatre and actress Lavonne Byers who plays Gilda Meir in the play, "GOLDA'S BALCONY" that plays thru October 30th at the Wool Studio Theater on the campus of the J. in St. Louis.

Oct 7, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with singer, actress, cabaret performer, director and educator Marilyn Maye about her career which includes 76 appearances in The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Marilyn Maye is performing her cabaret show Oct 14 and 15 at the Gaslight Theatre in St. Louis.

Sep 30, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with actress/director Linda Kennedy who is directing Upstream Theater’s first show of their 12th season, SUSPENDED in St. Louis. This is the world premiere of  SUSPENDED written by Israeli playwright Maya Arad Yasur. This tightly paced drama shows two refugees washing windows of a skyscraper in a western city, suspended between a world they can see but cannot join, between a past scarred by violence and an uncertain future.

SUSPENDED opens in St. Louis October 7th and runs through October 23rd at the Kranzberg Arts Center.

 

Jul 20, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Jenni Ryan, who plays Jen in the musical, JOHN AND JEN which has been produced by Insight Theatre Company in St. Louis. JOHN AND JEN runs through July 31st in St. Louis.  Deborah also talks with Jen about her life in the world of theater – as an actress, director, associate artistic director and educator. 

Jun 23, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Stellie Siteman, Artistic Director for Max and Louie Productions about their upcoming show, the musical, GREY GARDENS that opens July 8thand runs through July 30th at the Wool Studio Theatre on the campus of the J in St. Louis.

Jun 16, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Tony award winning actress Faith Prince about her career, her coaching for actors and her upcoming cabaret show with Jason Graae, “The Prince and The Showboy” July 20, 2016  at the Sheldon Concert Hall.

 

 

Jun 6, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Denny Reagan, President and CEO for The Muny about their 98th season.

May 23, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Jack Lane, Executive Producer for Stages St. Louis about their Anniversary season, the Stages Academy, a potential new theatre in Kirkwood, Missouri, and Jack Lanes work as a producer of Broadway shows.

May 10, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Edward Coffield who is directing The New Jewish Theatre's production of "Yentl  A Play With Music" that opens May 11thand runs through June 5th at the Sam Woolf Theater at the J in St. Louis.

Apr 29, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks to Carrie Houk, Executive Artistic Director for the 1st Annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis that runs in St. Louis May 11-15 at Grand Center and the Central West End. Deborah also talks with Carrie about her life as an actor in New York as a casting director in Chicago and St. Louis.  

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