On this week's episode of the Billboard on Broadway podcast, orchestrator/arranger/musical supervisor Daniel Kluger is joined by actors Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry) and Rebecca Naomi Jones (Laurey Williams) for an in-depth discussion of what makes this an 'Oklahoma!' for today.
It's also an entertaining -- and, occasionally, uncomfortable -- treatment of gender politics, subtly updated for the current political moment in an excellent new production now playing at Broadway's Studio 54 and nominated for four Tony awards, including best revival of a musical and best performance by an actress in a leading role for Kelli O'Hara. In this week's episode of the Billboard on Broadway podcast, O'Hara (Lilli/Katharine) and co-stars Will Chase (Fred/Petruchio) and Corbin Bleu (Bill Calhoun) chat about approaching this classic show in a modern moment.
Billboard is exclusively premiering "Michael in the Bathroom" from the original Broadway cast recording of Be More Chill, along with a video of featured actor George Salazar from the session, today (May 2).
Hamilton and In the Heights alum Chistopher Jackson -- best known of late for his portrayal of George Washington -- proves in this Billboard exclusive video that he'd make a fine Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, performing "Listen," the Oscar-nominated song from the film version of the musical, originally peformed by Beyoncé.