Something New - a musical theatre podcast

Something New - a musical theatre podcast
Named one of 2014’s Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Lovers by, “Something New” is award-winning writer Joel B. New’s chance to host the savviest professionals in the theatre industry, hear their stories, premiere brand new original s

605 — Charles Sanchez: Unleashed!
Sep 30, 2019 • 22 min
My 2019 interview with Charles Sanchez, star of Monkey Trouble Unleashed!
604 — Andrew Cristi: Unleashed!
Sep 23, 2019 • 26 min
My 2019 interview with Andrew Cristi, star of Monkey Trouble Unleashed!
603 — Leigh Ellen Caudill: Unleashed!
Sep 16, 2019 • 24 min
My 2019 interview with Leigh Ellen Caudill, star of Monkey Trouble Unleashed!
602 — Ernie Pruneda: Unleashed!
Sep 9, 2019 • 33 min
My 2019 interview with Ernie Pruneda, star of Monkey Trouble Unleashed!
601 — Amy Jo Jackson: Unleashed!
Sep 2, 2019 • 47 min
My 2019 interview with Amy Jo Jackson, star of Monkey Trouble Unleashed!
Coming Labor Day 2019…
Jul 28, 2019 • 1 min
The beloved musical theatre podcast returns for a limited engagement!
514 - Series Finale!
Jan 14, 2018 • 72 min
To commemorate the five-year anniversary, producer and host Joel B. New has released highlights from the series finale.
513 - Tessa Raden (Program Manager, Dramatists Guild Foundation)
Sep 29, 2017 • 12 min
In anticipation of the #SomethingNewFinale, Joel hopped on the phone with Tessa Raden, Program Manager for the Dramatists Guild Foundation ( “Something New” will conclude its fifth and final season live onstage at the Duplex on Saturday…
A Special Announcement
Sep 5, 2017 • 3 min
Every season, I celebrate all the guests and all the songs in the form of a live concert. And Season Five will be no exception! On September 30th at 6:30pm, please join me and performers from all five seasons at the Duplex! We’ll definitely laugh, we’ll…
512 - Stanley Martin (“Smoke & Mirrors”)
Aug 14, 2017 • 43 min
JBN sat down with Stanley Martin from Broadway’s ALADDIN, whose cabaret “Smoke & Mirrors” is happening on Monday, August 28th at the Metropolitan Room in NYC. For tickets, visit Song Premiere:…
511 - Amy Oestreicher (Author/Speaker/Actress)
Jul 24, 2017 • 49 min
Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, speaker for TEDx and RAINN, health advocate, award-winning actress, and playwright. As a survivor and “thriver” of multiple traumas, Amy eagerly shares…
510 - Nadia Quinn (Performer/Writer/Producer/Photographer)
Jun 26, 2017 • 37 min
JBN sat down with Nadia Quinn, who pretty much does all the things. She’s been on Broadway, she’s got a thriving photography business, and so much more. Halfway through the interview, we were kicked out of our rehearsal room and so we finished recording…
509 - Deleted Scenes with Robbie Rozelle!
Jun 8, 2017 • 19 min
That’s right, y’all. This conversation was so much fun, JBN had no choice but to share more of it with you. Right here, right now. Enjoy and see you at Robbie Rozelle’s “Songs From Inside My Locker” at Feinstein’s 54 Below on Friday, June 9th at 9:30pm!…
509 - Robbie Rozelle (“Songs From Inside My Locker”)
Jun 5, 2017 • 37 min
JBN sat down with performer/writer/director/producer/designer Robbie Rozelle ( to discuss “Songs From Inside My Locker,” his upcoming solo cabaret debut at Feinstein’s 54 Below in NYC on Friday, June 9th @ 9:30pm. Visit…
508 - Michael Kushner (Performer, Photographer, Makeup Artist)
May 22, 2017 • 57 min
JBN sat down with Michael Kushner, a performer, photographer, makeup artist and Founding Member of Musical Theatre Factory ( Song Premiere: “Other Plans” from MACKENZIE & THE MISSING BOY. Music and lyrics by Joel B. New (….
507 - Louisa Proske (Heartbeat Opera)
May 8, 2017 • 43 min
In Episode 507 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Louisa Proske, Founding Co-Artistic Director of Heartbeat Opera. Now entering its third season, Heartbeat Opera transforms great works of the operatic…
506 - Katie Lynch (Backstage Bite)
Apr 24, 2017 • 49 min
JBN sat down with Katie Lynch, creator and host of the BroadwayWorld web series, “Backstage Bite.” Song Premiere: “A Sometimes Food.” Music and lyrics by Joel B. New. This episode was recorded live at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC on 4/22/17….
505 - Podcasting Theatrically
Apr 10, 2017 • 65 min
JBN shares his “Podcasting Theatrically” session with you, recorded live on March 25, 2017 at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program (NYU Tisch). #SomethingNewPodcast
504 - Ben Coleman (Literary Supervisor, Samuel French Inc)
Mar 20, 2017 • 50 min
JBN sat down with Ben Coleman, the Literary Supervisor for Samuel French, Inc. Song Premiere: “Getting Lost In Brooklyn,” music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Recorded live in the Mary Rodgers Room at the Dramatists Guild. For more info, visit…
503 - Sas Goldberg & Luke Smith (SIGNIFICANT OTHER ON BROADWAY)
Mar 6, 2017 • 56 min
JBN sat down with Sas Goldberg and Luke Smith, two cast members of Joshua Harmon’s terrific SIGNIFICANT OTHER, now playing on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Song Premiere: “Crazy Song,” music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Performed by Jason Pintar,…
502 - Kate Lumpkin (Professional Fairy Godmother)
Feb 20, 2017 • 53 min
JBN hangs out with Kate Lumpkin, a fabulous casting director and professional fairy godmother. Song premiere: “Bibbidi” with music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Performed by Miss Lumpkin featuring Gillian Berkowitz on piano.
501 - Marcus Monroe (Comic Juggler)
Feb 6, 2017 • 61 min
Season 5 Premiere! JBN sits down with the hilarious and talented Marcus Monroe ( Song premiere: a setting of Maya Angelou’s “On the Pulse of Morning” from President Bill Clinton’s 1993 Inauguration; performed by Ernie Pruneda…
418 - Livestream Season Finale Concert! (Presented by Howl Round TV)
Oct 31, 2016 • 80 min
The Season 4 finale of Joel B. New’s musical theatre podcast “Something New” took to the stage in the form of a livestream concert on Saturday, October 8th. An audio recording of the event has been exclusively released to Broadway World on October 24th…
From Joel’s Blog: “Set the Goal You Want”
Sep 22, 2016 • 6 min
Joel reads aloud the latest entry from his artist blog, “Confessions of a Banter Writer.” To subscribe and read more, visit Also be sure to tune into on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm…
From Joel’s Blog: “An Artist’s Entitlement”
Sep 11, 2016 • 5 min
Joel reads aloud the latest entry from his artist blog, “Confessions of a Banter Writer.” To subscribe and read more, visit
417 - Elise Hearden and Jesse Palmer (Motivated Movers)
Sep 5, 2016 • 60 min
In Episode 417, Joel B. New sat down with the Founders of Motivated Movers, Elise Hearden and Jesse Palmer. Song Premiere: “Sexy Hallway” featuring KC Comeaux. Follow me and my guests! | |…
416 - Bailie Slevin (Entertaining Finance)
Aug 8, 2016 • 54 min
BAILIE SLEVIN is the founder of Entertaining Finance, a business management and financial consulting firm geared specifically towards creatives. Bailie is the perfect combination of finance ninja and theater nerd. With 10 years of experience as a…
415 - Devin Ilaw (Performer, Music Director, Vocal Coach)
Jul 25, 2016 • 60 min
Devin Ilaw is a performer, musician, music director, and vocal coach. He can currently be seen making his Broadway debut in LES MISERABLES, now playing through September 4th. Favorite credits include the 25th anniversary tour of LES MISERABLES, MISS…
414 - Michael Cassara (Casting Director and Genealogist)
Jul 11, 2016 • 51 min
Michael Cassara ( is a Casting Director and Educator based in New York City, dedicated to developing and fostering the growth of new musicals, plays, and film projects. He has worked with many of the nation’s top theatres including…
413 - “RSVP” Parts 1 and 2 (Encore)
Jun 26, 2016 • 34 min
In honor of Pride, I’m reposting the behind-the-scenes look and live performance of my original radio musical “RSVP,” which premiered on this podcast back in Season One! “RSVP” - a chamber musical. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joel B. New. Directed by…
412 - Lisandro Nesis (Artistic Director, Broadway au Carré)
Jun 17, 2016 • 48 min
In Episode 412 of “Something New” — a musical theatre podcast that interviews diverse artists and premieres original songs — award-winning songwriter Joel B. New went to Paris, France and sat down with Lisandro Nesis, the artistic director of Broadway…
411 - Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa (Acting, Photography, Stage Combat, and More!)
May 30, 2016 • 51 min
In Episode 411 of “Something New” — a musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs — award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Tim Eliot and Lauren Sowa, a real-life couple with an enormous bag of theatrical…
410 - Highlights from “Cabot Cove Or Bust”
May 16, 2016 • 47 min
We’ve reached the mid point of Season 4! Enjoy highlights from last month’s concert, “Cabot Cove Or Bust”, featuring performances and original songs by Emily Prime (, Jennifer Sanchez…
409 - Lauren Ruff (Web Series - “Community Theater”)
May 2, 2016 • 49 min
Originally from Oregon, LAUREN RUFF ( received her BFA in Musical Theater from The New School by way of AMDA NY. She’s performed Off Broadway in Shout The Mod Musical, Passion, Stop The World, The Boyfriend among other plays,…
408 - Clip Show! (Cabot Cove Or Bust)
Apr 17, 2016 • 44 min
In prep for their upcoming 4/24 concert at the Bowery Poetry Club, JBN revisits interviews with Jennifer Sanchez, Kate Steinberg (aka Emily Prime), and David Alan Thornton. Song Premiere: Longfellow’s poem “Snowflakes,” performed by Carver Duncan…
407 - Farah Alvin (Holistic Health Counselor)
Apr 4, 2016 • 94 min
Farah Alvin’s Broadway credits include: It Shoulda Been You, Nine, The Look of Love, Saturday Night Fever, Grease!, A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway credits and Original Cast Recordings include: The Last Smoker In America, The Marvelous Wonderettes…
406 - Garth Kravits (Playball Podcast)
Mar 21, 2016 • 56 min
Garth Kravits is an actor, singer, musician and composer and award winning film maker. He made his Broadway debut in the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Kravits has appeared in the Off-Broadway productions of Old Jews Telling Jokes and Toxic Audio…
405 - Season 1 Reunion, Part 2 [Unedited]
Mar 7, 2016 • 72 min
JBN concludes his unedited conversation with Season One’s Billy Bustamante, Christine Schneider (nee Paterson), Gay Marshall, and Chris York. Recorded live on Friday, February 26th, 2016. Hosted by the Dramatists Guild Fund, Inc. ( Song…
405 - Season 1 Reunion, Part 1 [Unedited]
Feb 29, 2016 • 65 min
Four seasons later, JBN caught up with four of the most downloaded episodes from his premiere season: Billy Bustamante, Gay Marshall, Christine Schneider (nee Paterson), and Chris York. Song Premiere: “The Dead Must Sing” from the Cabot Cove EP….
404 - Marion Abbott (Confidential Musical Theatre Project)
Feb 15, 2016 • 59 min
Marion Abbott is a graduate of Musical Theatre Performance at Sheridan College and was named one of the Twenty Most Successful Graduates of the program. She also holds her Grade Ten Voice and A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of…
403 - Katharine Pettit (Director/Choreographer)
Feb 1, 2016 • 49 min
Katharine Pettit served as Susan Stroman’s SDC Observer on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Broadway. Recent Works include: PUMPED!(Dir.) TRU musical voices reading series, ANGEL IN MY HEART (Dir.) Fresh Fruit Festival 2014 Best New Musical & The York…
402 - Michael Gilboe (Broadway Bullet) and James Ludwig (The Happy Hour Guys)
Jan 11, 2016 • 38 min
JBN had the chance to chat with two very cool dudes recently. Why not combine them into one super special episode? Michael Gilboe is the creator, producer, and host of Broadway Bullet, your theatre podcast ticket to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and beyond!…
401 - Michael Arden feat. Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening)
Jan 4, 2016 • 44 min
Season 4 Premiere! Michael Arden is a performer and director. He recently directed Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING at both the Wallis and Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles, which has subsequently become that musical’s first Broadway revival,…
321 - Season Three Finale - MACKENZIE In Concert
Aug 3, 2015 • 44 min
Season Three of Joel B. New’s “Something New” podcast concludes in concert form as part of New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series on July 20th, 2015. New’s set list is highlights from MACKENZIE AND THE MISSING BOY, an original musical that has been…
320 - Behind The Scenes Of “Mackenzie and the Missing Boy”
Jul 20, 2015 • 38 min
JBN talks to you about his upcoming NY Theatre Barn concert while he walks his dog, he has a loopy catchup session with his star Nikka Graff Lanzarone, he chats with “Mackenzie” director Laura Brandel and music director Gillian Berkowitz as they walk…
319 - Shakina Nayfack
Jul 6, 2015 • 53 min
Shakina Nayfack is the Founding Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Factory and the first transwoman to be honored with a Lilly Award recognizing the remarkable contributions to the American Theatre made by women. Her autobiographical ONE WOMAN SHOW…
318 - Song Countdown TO HELL AND BACK In Concert
Jul 2, 2015 • 34 min
JBN plays eight selections from his album musical TO HELL AND BACK that were performed over the past three seasons of the “Something New” podcast. Featuring the vocal stylings of Joel B. New, Jennifer Sanchez, Nathan Siler, Ben Cameron, Stephanie…
317 - NYMF’s Jen Bender
Jun 29, 2015 • 49 min
JEN BENDER is a director and producer working in theater and live events. She is the Director of Programming and Artists Services for New York Musical Theatre Festival, and Associate Director of the recent Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas by Jason…
316 - Charlie Johnson
Jun 22, 2015 • 47 min
CHARLIE JOHNSON is an artist living in New York. He is currently directing HeadVoice for NYMF. As an actor, Mr. Johnson has been seen in venues across the nation like Paper Mill Playhouse and the 5th Avenue Theatre. As a cabaret artist, he recently…
315 - Clip Show: Women Songwriters
Jun 8, 2015 • 60 min
JBN selects highlights from three songwriting women interviewed earlier this season: Grace McLean, Janet Krupin, and Kate Steinberg. Song Presentation: “How To Sleep Alone”, music by Joel B. New, lyrics by Heidi Heilig, performed by Visha Vaidya.
314 - Kate Steinberg
May 25, 2015 • 58 min
Kate Steinberg is a New York City-based performer, composer, songwriter, and session vocalist. In New York, she has been seen in Ludo’s Broken Bride (at Ars Nova and The Cutting Room), concerts at Joe’s Pub, The Laurie Beechman, The Bitter End, Piano’s,…
313 - Joshua Hinck
May 11, 2015 • 59 min
Joshua Hinck ( is a human who was born in the land o’ lakes. As an actor, he has worked with Nylon Fusion, the history theatre, Nautilus Music-Theatre, MN Opera, Ordway Center, toured North America with Barney the dinosaur, and spent…
312 - Joel B. New In Concert
Apr 27, 2015 • 53 min
On Friday, April 24th, 2015, musical theatre writer Joel B. New made his New York solo concert debut on the Duplex Cabaret Theatre stage. Directed by Bistro Award winner Justin Daniel, “Joel B. New In Concert” features New behind the piano, playing and…
311 - Cabaret Round Table
Apr 13, 2015 • 72 min
In anticipation of his own upcoming solo concert debut, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with three respected artists in the cabaret world to ask them about the impetus for getting into cabaret, what they’ve learned, and what…
310 - Claire Karpen and James Ortiz
Mar 30, 2015 • 54 min
CLAIRE KARPEN is an actor, writer, and director. Her performing credits include David Ives’s The Heir Apparent, directed by John Rando @ CSC; Into the Woods at the Old Globe, McCarter, and Fiasco; The 60’s Project @ Goodspeed; The Last Five Years @…
309 - Shayla Benoit
Mar 16, 2015 • 49 min
Shayla Benoit is an actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, producer, and Star Wars enthusiast who currently resides in NYC ( She has appeared in regional theatres across the country, at Radio City Music Hall, in concerts at 54…
308 - Janet Krupin
Mar 2, 2015 • 54 min
Janet Krupin is a vocalist and writer for the EDM duo Trillium, whose Aurora EP is now available on iTunes. She’s been on Broadway in Bring It On (Kylar), If/Then (Swing), and Hands on A Hardbody (Dance Capt). Janet has also been awarded LA’s Next Great…
307 - Tom Morin and Caroline Selia
Feb 16, 2015 • 61 min
Tom Morin is originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and holds a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.F.A. in Acting from Ohio University. Off Broadway/NYC credits: The Rivals (Pearl Theatre Company), A…
306 - Ryan Bauer-Walsh
Feb 2, 2015 • 47 min
Ryan Bauer-Walsh has appeared in the International Tour of ZORRO the musical, the 10-time Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, BILLY ELLIOT (both Chicago and the First National Tour), as well as playing the lead in HOMO The Musical at The Wild Project….
305 - Bill Coyne
Jan 19, 2015 • 51 min
JBN sits down with actor/producer Bill Coyne (billcoyneonlinecom). Off-Broadway: THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN at The Cherry Lane, GREED: A Musical For Our Times at New World Stages, LI’L ABNER, FADE OUT/FADE IN. Bassanio in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with The…
304 - Grace McLean
Jan 5, 2015 • 44 min
Called “electrifying” by The Huffington Post and “spectacular” by the New York Times, Grace McLean ( is a multi-hyphenate actress-composer-singer-writer-teacher on the rise. In addition to performing in Off-Broadway hits like NATASHA,…
303 - Freddie Kimmel
Dec 22, 2014 • 50 min
JBN sits down with the ever so charming Freddie Kimmel. Freddie’s favorite theatrical credits include: Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (Scuttle) @ NSMT, BILLY ELLIOT (Tony u/s) National Tour, SUERPFLY (Ralphie) Broadway Workshop, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Marley)…
302 - Jeff Pew
Dec 8, 2014 • 43 min
JBN sits down with Jeff Pew, a professional actor, singer, dancer, and pianist ( Jeff is currently performing in RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA on Broadway as a member of the Ensemble and an understudy for Prince Topher. In 2015,…
301 - Ben Cameron
Nov 24, 2014 • 48 min
In the Season Three premiere, JBN sits down with the one and only Ben Cameron ( Ben has appeared on Broadway in Aida and the original casts of Footloose and Wicked. His touring credits include Sweet Charity (opposite Molly…
222 - “Something New” LIVE!
Sep 8, 2014 • 79 min
“Something New” went to 54 Below to wrap up its second season with a special live concert. Award-winning songwriter and host Joel B. New invited some of his favorite guests to join him and share some of their stories, take a Broadway quiz (with audience…
221 - Caitlin D. Jones
Aug 4, 2014 • 44 min
JBN sits down with Caitlin D. Jones, an actor, writer, casting director, producer, and web content creator. Caitlin attended Nazareth College majoring in Music Theatre and Philosophy while also interning and later assisting at Liz Lewis Casting…
220 - “Standalone”
Jul 21, 2014 • 63 min
“Something New” presents the premiere studio recording of STANDALONE: A SONG CYCLE. Music and lyrics by Joel B. New. The four-member cast of STANDALONE is comprised of Bill Coyne as Man 2, Jenny Neale as Woman 1, Hansel Tan as Man 1, and Mariand Torres…
219 - The Making of “Standalone” - Post-Production
Jul 14, 2014 • 14 min
In the third and final “making of” minisode, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New discusses the post-production side of his song cycle, STANDALONE. New waxes on mixing, last-minute rearrangements, and the addition of seven singers to round…
218 - The Making of “Standalone” - Production
Jul 6, 2014 • 23 min
JBN updates his listeners on the progress of the premiere recording of his song cycle, STANDALONE. New went into Yellow Sound Lab ( on June 29th for principal vocalist recording with Bill Coyne, Hansel Tan, Mariand Torres, and…
217 - The Making of “Standalone” - Pre-Production
Jun 28, 2014 • 23 min
JBN sits down with himself and chats about the development history of his song cycle, STANDALONE, which is due to premiere on “Something New” in July 2014. Cameo appearances by J. Oconer Navarro, Carrie Love, David Burnham, Rachel Louise Thomas, Tony…
216 - Avital Asuleen
Jun 16, 2014 • 51 min
JBN sits down with Avital Asuleen, a director, choreographer, performer, and producer ( Avi is primarily interested in honoring musical theatre’s past, while still finding new ways to challenge the medium. She has worked with Prospect…
215 - Tiffan Borelli
Jun 2, 2014 • 50 min
JBN sat down with Tiffan Borelli, an actress, singer, teacher, and founding member of Core Artists Ensemble ( Ms. Borelli’s New York theatre credits include Two By Two at The York Theatre with Jason Alexander, Martin Charnin’s …
214 - David Hudson
May 19, 2014 • 50 min
JBN sat down with David Hudson, an actor, writer, producer, and voice-over artist. Mr. Hudson has worked extensively with the New Harmony Project, appeared on several web series of note, and perhaps most notably he makes up one third of the creators of…
213 - Matt Wilson
May 5, 2014 • 43 min
JBN sat down with Matt Wilson, to whom James Lapine told he was ‘suis generis’. It sounds like a hog call, but it’s Latin and means ‘of its own kind or class; not like anything else’. Matt applied to med school and clown college. He wanted to be a…
212 - Justin Daniel
Apr 21, 2014 • 44 min
JBN sits down with Justin Daniel, a singer, actor, host, cabaret and teaching artist. A Bistro Award Winner, he has performed in theaters all around the world, appeared on various TV shows and films, and has written his own cabarets. Most recently, he…
211 - Dan Radzikowski
Apr 7, 2014 • 58 min
JBN sits down with Dan Radzikowski, a voice teacher/coach, performer and music director. As an actor, some of his favorite roles include Bobby in “Crazy For You,” Charley in “Where’s Charley?,” Malcolm in “The Full Monty,” Greg in “A Chorus Line” and…
210 - Rachel Louise Thomas
Mar 23, 2014 • 49 min
JBN sits down with Rachel Louise Thomas, an actress/singer/dancer residing in Los Angeles, California. Some of Ms. Thomas’ credits include performances at The Rockwell in Los Feliz, The Cupcake Theatre in Hollywood, and this past week an event for…
209 - Edmund Bagnell
Mar 10, 2014 • 41 min
JBN sits down with Edmund Bagnell, an accomplished vocalist, actor, and violinist. A member of the highly-acclaimed all-male string quartet, Well-Strung (, Edmund has performed to sold-out crowds at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, 54 Below, The Art…
208 - Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Feb 24, 2014 • 37 min
JBN sits down with Nikka Graff Lanzarone, a performer who has been seen on stages all over the country, most recently as a seven-foot-tall peacock in “The Jungle Book” at the Goodman and Huntington Theatres, and on Broadway in the shows “Women on the…
207 - Matthew-Lee Erlbach
Feb 10, 2014 • 48 min
JBN sits down with actor and playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach (! Matt’s most recent credits include: Eager to Lose, a Burlesque Farce in Rhyming Verse which just ended an extended run Off-Bway at Ars Nova, his critically-acclaimed solo…
206 - Marita Stryker
Jan 27, 2014 • 30 min
JBN sits down with the one and only Marita Stryker, an entertainer, educator, and explorer. Ms. Stryker is an accomplished actress, vocalist, dancer, yoga instructor, and cellist. On land, her performing credits include the national tour of John Doyle’s…
205 - Amy Jo Jackson
Jan 13, 2014 • 48 min
JBN sits down with actress and voice/text/dialect coach Amy Jo Jackson. Her bio is filled with an array of cool projects, most recently as the dialect coach on the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS, and as an actor in Exit, Pursued by a Bear’s DANI…
204 - Nathan Siler
Dec 16, 2013 • 50 min
JBN sits down with esteemed colleague Nathan Siler (, a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. Nathan’s project, Portraiture, released their debut LP, “Real as Ritual”, last year. In his vast career, he has…
203 - Justin Boccitto
Dec 2, 2013 • 39 min
JBN sits down with Justin Boccitto (, a producer, choreographer, director, educator, and performer. He currently serves as Executive Producer of The Group Theatre Too in Manhattan ( Since The Group’s creation in…
202 - Sheri Sanders
Nov 18, 2013 • 46 min
JBN sits down with Sheri Sanders! A musical theatre actress insisting on her own diversity, and pliability, Ms. Sanders tapped into the ever changing state of Musical Theatre, realized that her greatest love was finding its way onto the Broadway stage,…
201 - Drew Gasparini
Nov 4, 2013 • 39 min
JBN sits down with acclaimed musical theatre performer and songwriter Drew Gasparini. Drew’s musicals include “Above My Pay Grade”, “Make Me Bad”, “Circles”, “Inappropriate Stories Told At a Bar”, and “Crazy, Just Like Me,” which is about to receive an…
119 - Gay Marshall
Aug 5, 2013 • 26 min
In this super special season finale, JBN sits down with the world-renowned Gay Marshall ( In the world of musical theatre, her extensive credits include the original French production of CATS (playing Grizabella) and the recent…
118 - David Alan Thornton
Jul 22, 2013 • 19 min
JBN sits down with singer-songwriter David Alan Thornton ( A frequenter of the Path Café and Rockwood Music Hall, Mr. Thornton has produced, written for, and performed in concerts all over New York City, from the Laurie…
117 - Christine Paterson
Jul 8, 2013 • 22 min
JBN sits down with special guest artist Christine Paterson, who specializes in massage therapy for vocal health and TMJ therapy. She is part of a network of Speech Pathologists, Otolaryngologists, and Psychotherapists that provide care for people with…
116 - Chris York
Jun 24, 2013 • 28 min
JBN sits down with Chris York, a New York City-based voice teacher. Mr. York’s clients — ranging in ages from six to adult — can currently be seen on Broadway, National Tours and regionally ( Song Premiere: “Maybe Later”…
115 - Stephanie Joiner
Jun 10, 2013 • 20 min
JBN sits down with musical theatre performer and Pilates instructor Stephanie Joiner (, to discuss how being kind to your body is key to a happy life as a person and artist. Song Premiere: “Another Mouth to…
114 - Something New: The Concert
May 30, 2013 • 105 min
An evening of songs from the hit iTunes podcast. Music and Lyrics by JOEL B. NEW. All proceeds to benefit the Human Rights Campaign. In honor of Kathy New. Produced by Liz Ulmer. Directed by Lori Steinberg. Musical Direction by Dan Radzikowski….
113 - Melanie Kann
May 27, 2013 • 18 min
JBN sits down with musical theatre performer and Weight Watchers Ambassador Melanie Kann ( to discuss success, both on and off the stage — as well as on and off the scale. Song premiere: “Must Be Nice” from STANDALONE, A SONG CYCLE…
112 - The Skivvies
May 13, 2013 • 24 min
JBN sits down with Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina, aka The Skivvies, an award-winning NYC musical duo that does stripped down versions of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only are the arrangements stripped down - cello, ukulele,…
111 - Roy Lightner
Apr 29, 2013 • 22 min
JBN sits down with award-winning choreographer Roy Lightner ( Song Premiere: “Hold,” a trunk song from an earlier conceptualization of TO HELL AND BACK. Episode recorded on March 13th, 2013.
110 - Liz Ulmer
Apr 15, 2013 • 23 min
JBN sits down with Liz Ulmer, a champion and producer of new work (www.ulmertheatricals). Song Premiere: “I Pass A Sign (Guitar Arrangement)” from STANDALONE: A SONG CYCLE, music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Interview recording date: 3/3/13. Song recorded…
109 - “RSVP”
Apr 1, 2013 • 20 min
“RSVP” - a chamber musical.Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joel B. New.Directed by Lori Wolter Hudson.Cast:Greg Etling as “Michael Walker”,Jenny Neale as “Susan”,Scott Guthrie as “The Stranger”.”RSVP” was recorded live at Ripley-Grier Studios in NYC on…
108 - Behind the Scenes of “RSVP”
Mar 26, 2013 • 14 min
JBN sits down with director Lori Wolter Hudson to discuss the developmental process of his 20-minute musical radio play, “RSVP”. The episode includes sneak peaks from the score, performed by Greg Etling, Jenny Neale, and Scott Guthrie. “RSVP” will…
107 - Stephanie Sine
Mar 18, 2013 • 20 min
JBN sits down with musical theatre performer, director, and circus artist extraordinaire Stephanie Sine ( Song Premiere: “You Break It, You Buy It” from MACKENZIE & THE MISSING BOY, music and lyrics by Joel B. New….
106 - Matt Castle
Mar 4, 2013 • 26 min
JBN sits down with Matt Castle (2006 Broadway revival of COMPANY), whose creative hats impressively include actor, music director, arranger, orchestrator, and vocal coach ( Song Premiere: “Omission” from RSVP, music and…
105 - Jen Waldman
Feb 18, 2013 • 14 min
JBN sits down with Broadway’s Jen Waldman, founder of the Jen Waldman Studio ( and co-artistic director of Breaking Bread Theatre ( Song Premiere: “I Can’t Imagine” from RSVP, music and lyrics by Joel B….
104 - Leslie Henstock
Feb 4, 2013 • 20 min
JBN sits down with actress/coach/producer Leslie Henstock to talk about her popular concert series, “People You May Know”, now in its fourth rendition ( Song Premiere: “You Know Where to Find Me!” from MACKENZIE &…
103 - Billy Bustamante
Nov 18, 2012 • 15 min
JBN sits down with Billy Bustamante, who is thriving in the fields of acting, choreography, photography, and directing. ( Song Premiere: “Something Needs to Happen” from Joel’s short-length musical, RSVP, which is having its…
102 - Jennifer Sanchez
Nov 14, 2012 • 16 min
JBN sits down with friend, budding songwriter, and fellow OCU alum Jennifer Sanchez, currently understudying in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway. ( Song Premiere: “What’s A God to Do?” from Joel’s album musical, TO HELL…
101 - Liz Asti
Nov 11, 2012 • 15 min
Joel B. New sits down with Liz Asti, founder of Let’s Start At the Very Beginning, an amazing music theory educational series for adults. ( Song Premiere: “Limited” (music by Joel B. New, poem by Carl Sandburg).