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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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Aug 1, 2018

Deborah Sharn spoke with Paul Emery of Emery Entertainment about the wide variety of shows being produced at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza.

Jul 31, 2018

Deborah Sharn spoke with the amazing Beth Leavel who is currently performing at The Muny as Momma Rose In GYPSY.

Jul 25, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Edward Coffield who is directing THE REALISTIC JONESes for Rebel and Misfits theater company. THE REALISTIC JONESes opens July 26th and plays through August 12th at the JCC New Theatre Blackbox.

Jun 8, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Angela Ingersoll who plays Judy Garland in the Max and Louie production of “End of the Rainbow” that opens June 21st and plays through July 1st at The Grandel Theatre in St. Louis.

Jun 8, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Jack Lane, Executive Producer for Stages St. Louis about their 32nd season of musicals and Jack’s role as lead Producer for the musical, “The Prom” that opens on Broadway fall of 2018.

May 25, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Tom Ridgely, Executive Producer for Shakespeare Festival and Elena Araoz who is directing Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” that opens June 1st and plays through June 24th in Forest Park in St. Louis.

Apr 27, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Edward Coffield who is directing The New Jewish Theatre’s production of “Life Sucks, an irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, “Uncle Vanya”. “Life Sucks” plays May 23rd through June 10th at the Wool Studio Theatre on the campus of the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis.

Apr 20, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with writer and director Tony Parise, who is writing and directing the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition that takes place April 28th at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis.  

Apr 17, 2018

Host Deborah Sharn talks with Bobby Miller and David Wassilak about the St. Louis Actor Studio’s production of “The Dresser” that runs through April 29th at the Gaslight Theatre in St. Louis.

Apr 12, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Julie Johnson who plays Patsy Cline in the musical, “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” that plays April 17 through May 6 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza in St. Louis.

Apr 12, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with Carrie Houk about The Tennessee Williams Festival that takes place May 10-19 in St. Louis at the Grand Center.

Feb 9, 2018

Deborah Sharn interviews Alan Knoll, actor/director who is currently starring in Upstream Theatre's "Infected" (Feb. 9 - Feb. 25, 2018) and directing Insight Theatre's "The Last Romance" (March 2 - March 18, 2018).  Both shows can be seen at the Kranzberg Art Centre.

Jan 30, 2018

Deborah Sharn talks with actresses Linda Ackerman and LeAnne Matthews about GFour Productions' "Menopause The Musical", which runs through March 31, 2018 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza.  

 

Dec 30, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Gerry Kowarsky from the HEC program "Two on the Aisle" in review of the 2017 year in theater in the St. Louis region. 

Dec 18, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with actress Michelle Hand about Mustard Seed Theatre's production of "Remnant," which runs through Dec. 23, 2017 at the Black Box Theater at Fontbonne University.

Oct 10, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Jack Feivou, President and CEO of The Fox Theatre about their 2017-2018 Broadway season. The Fox Theatre Broadway season includes the musicals, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET, THE KING AND I, and more.

Oct 2, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Kathleen Sitzer and Andy Neiman about the play, "Tuesdays With Morrie" being presented by The New Jewish Theatre October 4th through Oct 22nd at the Wool Studio Theater on the campus of the Jewish Community Center.

Sep 27, 2017

Deborah Sharn talks with Whit Reichert and John Contini about Upstream Theater's upcoming show, "Sweet Revenge" that opens Oct 6 and runs thru Oct 22, 2017 at the Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis.

Aug 18, 2017
Deborah Sharn speaks with R-S Theatric's Artistic Director, Christina Rios about their production of the musical, IN THE HEIGHTS that plays through September 3rd at the .Zack Theatre in St. Louis.
 
 
Aug 2, 2017

Host Deborah Sharn talks with director and producer, Curt Wollen with Troupe America about his current show, "Church Basement Ladies" that plays through October 1st at the Playhouse at Westport in St. Louis.

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.

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