If you enjoy Broadway musicals as much as I do and if you haven’t heard these four extraordinary podcasts before you’re in for a treat—and a bit of a behind-the-scenes education:
MasterworksBroadway.com celebrated their launch with a brilliant, insightful series of podcasts that explores the history, the development, and the importance of the original cast recording. Five experts—from the legendary producer Thomas Z. Shepard to theater historian and writer Laurence Maslon—discuss how cast recordings are made and why they matter.
- The first episode charts the history of the Broadway cast recording and how it came to be an important part of the Broadway experience.
- The second episode takes you behind the scenes in the decision to record a Broadway musical, then the challenge of actually making the recording, usually in a single day
- In the third episode, our experts share favorite stories, memories and insights from their experiences in the often frantic few hours that give birth to an original Broadway cast recording
- The final episode in this series leaves the spotlight to multi-Grammy winner Thomas Z. Shepard, one of the greatest of all producers of original cast recordings, talking about his own experience with Broadway recordings in a celebrated career that spans half a century.