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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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.  

Apr 28, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks to Phillip Boehm, Founding Artistic Director for Upstream Theater about their production of "The Glass Menagerie" that runs April 29 through May 15 at The Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis. This production is in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Festival in St. Louis May 11-15.

Apr 5, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Tony awarding winning singer/songwriter Steven Lutvak about his upcoming cabaret show in St. Louis April 8 & 9 at the Gaslight Cabaret Festival theater. Deborah and Steven also talk about the musical, “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder” which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical.


Mar 26, 2016

Deborah Sharn speaks with Trista Moldovan about the musical "Bridges of Madison County" that opens at The Fox Theatre in St Louis April  5th. Trista also talks about life in the road for an actor.

Mar 15, 2016

Deborah Sharn talks with Seth Gordon, Associate Artistic Director for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis about their IGNITE New Play Festival that opens March 19th and runs through March 26th.


Mar 8, 2016

Deborah Sharn interviews Broadway actress/singer/cabaret performing Deborah Darr about her life on Broadway and the famous people she worked with – Hal Prince, Leonard Bernstein, etc.  Deborah Darr will also talk about her current cabaret show, “Auditioning For Life: Broadway and Me” that plays Wednesday, March 9th at the Emerald Room in St. Louis. 

Nov 11, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks to playwright, actor and director Stephen Peirick who is directing the West End Players Guild’s production of “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo.  Ms. Gionfriddo is an American playwright and television writer. Other plays include, “Becky Shaw” and “After Ashley.”  

Stephen Peirick is a local playwright whose plays have been presented in St. Louis by Stray Dog Theatre and R-S Theatrics.



Oct 28, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel. Beth won a Tony Award for her role as Beatrice Stockwell in the musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone”.  Beth has also appeared in numerous Broadway shows including, “42nd Street”, “Crazy For You”, “Show Boat”, “The Civil War”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Elf the Musical” and “Baby It’s You!”.  

Beth has also performed the role of Dolly Levi in The Muny’s  production of “Hello Dolly” and Aunt Eller in The Muny’s “Oklahoma” last summer. Deborah and Beth also talk about Beth's theatrical career and her upcoming cabaret performance at The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis November 11 and 12, MUNY MAGIC.

Oct 15, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Kristin Caskey, President and Executive Producer of Fox Theatricals about the 2015/2016
Fox Theatre season that includes Beautiful – the Carole King musical, If/Then, The Bridges of Madison County, Matilda the Musical, Newsies, and The Sound of Music.  

As Executive Producer along with Mike Isaacson, she and Mike have produced award winning shows such as Legally Blonde, Caroline or Change, Red, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bring It On The Musical and the recent Tony awarding winning musical Fun Home among others.

Sep 24, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Steve Woolf about The Rep’s current show, ALL THE WAY as well as the rest of the Rep season. Deborah and Steve also talk about Steve’s role as Artistic Director for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

Aug 13, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Todd Schaefer about the 24 Play festival that plays Saturday, August 15th in St. Louis. Todd is the artistic director for Player’s Project Theater company, one of the two theater companies sponsoring this event. Deborah will also talk about Todd who is an actor, director, producer, educator, artist and much more.


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The short documentary about the festival


Aug 4, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Gary Bell and Robert L. White about their musical, “Spellbound – A Musical Fable” that is being  produced by Stray Dog Theatre this August in St. Louis.  Gary and Robert also discuss the creative process of writing a musical.



Jul 19, 2015

Deborah talks with Edward Coffield, director for Insight Theatre’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” that plays in St. Louis July 24th – August 9th at the Haegney Theatre on the campus of Nerinx hall.  They discuss the well loved play and how it relates to other situational comedies and farces as it’s a little bit of both.  Deborah and Edward also talk about the fine art of comedy, Edwards history in the theatre as a director and production manager for The Rep.

Jul 9, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Christine Ebersole, a two time Tony award winning actress and singer.  Christine has performed on Broadway, on TV and film, appears in concerts and cabaret and has recorded several albumns.  She will be performing her cabaret act in St. Louis at The Sheldon Auditorium Friday, July 24th

Jun 18, 2015

Deborah talks with Laura Careless about her one woman show, LOST GODDESS that Laura describes as a multi-sensory experience.  Laura Careless is a UK-born, New York-based performing artist specializing in storytelling through dance. 

Jun 11, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Mike Isaacson about the 2015 Muny Season and his role as producer for the Tony Award winning musical, FUN HOME the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian.

Jun 1, 2015

Deborah talks with Artistic Director, Donna Northcott about Smoking Monkey’s next show, “Game of Thrones: The Parody”.  Each spring Smoking Monkey presents an original,  late-night parody of a beloved cult movie or TV show. Smoking Monkey Theatre is a spin-off company of St. Louis Shakespeare. Past shows parodied include, “Lord of The Rings”, “The Ten Commandments”, “Valley of the Dolls”, “Star Wars” among others.

May 26, 2015

Deborah Sharn talks with Ryan Foizey, Theatre Lab’s founder and Artistic Director about his upcoming production of “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh.  Deborah and Ryan also discuss Theatre Lab’s 24 Play Festival that happens in late July.   

May 19, 2015

Jack Lane is the executive producer for Stages St. Louis, and he gives the run down of the summer season: Smokey Joe's Cafe May 29 - June 28 / Anything Goes July 17 - August 16 / The Full Monty September 4 - October 4

May 12, 2015

Ben Nordstrom is a St. Louis based actor and he is producing the St. Louis run of Main Street Musicals, a live concert reading series featuring St. Louis actors, directors and music directors.  The festival will present: A Good Man, The Gig, and How Green Was My Valley at the Muny's Orthwein Hall on May 24-25, 2015

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