Broadway Gives Back

Feb 24 2021 38 mins

Philanthropy unites Broadway stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Judith Light, and more. The Broadway Gives Back Podcast spotlights Broadway actors, shows, and organizations in their pursuit of social impact and doing good. Our talented guests will share stories about their favorite charities, how they got involved, and the people and causes who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, cast members to front of house, and causes large and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. Hosted by former head of marketing for the Tony Awards and The Broadway League, and CCO for the Charity Network, Jan Svendsen, this feel-good podcast will also discuss ways you can do good through education and taking action to make the world a better place.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.





Ep10: 25 Years of Rent
Feb 24 2021 44 mins  
Twenty-five years ago, Rent changed Broadway and pop culture. Jonathan Larson’s landmark musical began life at New York Theatre Workshop in 1993 and later went on to sweep the 1996 Tony Awards and win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Join original cast member Adam Pascal, New York Theatre Workshop Artistic Director James Nicola, and director Andy Señor Jr. for a look back at this groundbreaking show. Looking for ways to give back? Check out New York Theatre Workshop and the Rent-related events discussed in this episode: New York Theatre Workshop 25 Years of RENT: Measured in Love NYTW Gala on March 2 (purchase tickets, streaming through March 6) Connect with Adam: Facebook: @adampascal Twitter: @adampascal20 Instagram: @adampascal Connect with Andy: Twitter: @andysenorjr Instagram: @andysenorjr Connect with New York Theatre Workshop: Website: nytw.org Facebook: @nytw79 Twitter: @nytw79 Instagram: @nytw79 Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep9: Michael McElroy
Feb 17 2021 42 mins  
For over 25 years, Michael McElroy has used his voice to spark positive change. From Broadway to Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and more, Michael is the Founder, Musical Director, and Arranger for Broadway Inspirational Voices, a multi-racial GRAMMY-nominated gospel choir composed of Broadway performers that provides hope, inspires, and transforms at-risk youth through music and the arts. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the power of music, Broadway’s racial reckoning, and more. Looking for ways to give back? Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode: Broadway Inspirational Voices “You Will Be Found” video Ronald McDonald House New York Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Covenant House Black Theatre United Deaf West Theatre Roundabout Theatre Company Connect with Michael: Instagram: @michaelmichaeltheartist Connect with Broadway Inspirational Voice: Website: broadwayinspirationalvoices.org Facebook: @bivoices Twitter: @bivoices Instagram: @bivoices Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep8: Celia Keenan-Bolger & Gideon Glick
Feb 10 2021 47 mins  
When To Kill a Mockingbird opened on Broadway, all eyes were on Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick. Their immortal performances as Scout and Dill scored a Tony Award for Celia and a Tony nomination for Gideon. But when Broadway shut down last March, these fast friends did what so many in the theater industry did—turned their sights to helping others. Join us for an impassioned discussion on feeding pandemic frontline workers, the future of Broadway, and much more. Looking for ways to give back? Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode: Meal Train Broadway Feeds Bellevue Figure out your role for doing good, developed by Deepa Iyer, SolidarityIs and Building Movement Project: Mapping Our Roles in Social Change Ecosystems (PDF) Connect with Celia Keenan-Bolger: Twitter: @celiakb Instagram: @celiakb Connect with Gideon Glick: Twitter: @gidglick Instagram: @gidglick Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep7: Broadway Green Alliance
Feb 03 2021 37 mins  
In 2008, Broadway finally went green. Since then, the Broadway Green Alliance has worked tirelessly to educate, motivate, and inspire the entire theater community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices on Broadway and beyond. Join Broadway Green Alliance Founder and Co-Chair Susan Sampliner, Director Molly Braverman, and former “Green Captain” (and recent Tony Award nominee!) Elizabeth Stanley as they discuss how BGA is making Broadway—and theater in general—better for the planet. Looking for ways to give back? Check out BGA and its greener initiatives discussed in this episode: Broadway Green Alliance Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Greener Reopening Toolkit Connect with Broadway Green Alliance: Facebook: @BroadwayGreenAlliance Twitter: @BroadwayGreen Instagram: @BroadwayGreenAlliance Connect with Elizabeth Stanley: Instagram: @el.stans Connect with Jagged Little Pill: Website: JaggedLittlePill.com Facebook: @jaggedmusical Instagram: @jaggedlittlepill Twitter: @jaggedmusical Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep6: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley
Jan 27 2021 43 mins  
From the Biden-Harris Inaugural Concert to their wildly popular “Stars in the House” live-stream concert series, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley have not only brought hope and entertainment to Broadway fans around the world during the pandemic, they’ve raised awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars for The Actors Fund and other notable organizations. Join these two Broadway icons as they discuss decades of social impact—in front of and behind the curtain. Looking for ways to give back? Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode: Stars in the House The Actors Fund You Gotta Believe Black Theatre United Concert for America Connect with Seth & James’s work: Seth’s Big Fat Broadway - SiriusXM “George on My Mind” Rock the Runoff: Broadway for Georgia video “Seasons of Love/Age of Aquarius” Biden-Harris Inaugural video Connect with Seth: Website: SethRudetsky.com Facebook: @SethRudetskyBway Twitter: @SethRudetsky Instagram: @SethRudetsky Connect with James: Twitter: @JamesWesleyNYC Instagram: @JamesWesleyNYC Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep5: Dan Pallotta
Jan 06 2021 33 mins  
At the center of charitable giving and human transformation is Dan Pallotta. A controversial activist and fundraiser, Dan is the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multi-day AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days; the president of Advertising for Humanity; and the author of three best-selling books. His 2013 Ted Talk, “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong,” has been viewed more than 5 million times and has been ranked one of the 100 most-persuasive TED Talks of all time. Join us for an eye-opening discussion on charitable giving that just might transform the way you think about changing the world. Learn more about Dan’s philosophy on charitable giving: The Everyday Philanthropist Uncharitable Connect with Dan Pallotta: Website: DanPallotta.com Facebook: @DanPallotta Twitter: @DanPallotta YouTube: @DanPallottaChannel TED Talk: “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong” TED Talk Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep4: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Jan 06 2021 44 mins  
Talk to anyone in the Broadway community about giving back and you’re bound to hear them sing the praises of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. With popular programs like Broadway Bares, Broadway Barks, the Easter Bonnet Competition, and those ubiquitous red buckets, BC/EFA has raised over $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. Join BC/EFA Executive Director Tom Viola, Director of Development Danny Whitman, and Board of Trustee member (and Tony Award winner!) Gavin Creel for a lively discussion about all the good BC/EFA does within the Broadway community and beyond. Looking for ways to give back? Check out BC/EFA and its many worthy fundraising initiatives discussed in this episode: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Barks I Put a Spell on You Connect with Gavin Creel: (Gavin Creel headshot by Matthew Murphy) Website: GavinCreel.com YouTube: @gavincreelofficial iTunes: Gavin Creel Spotify: Gavin Creel Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



Ep3: Luis Miranda & Lin-Manuel Miranda
Jan 06 2021 43 mins  
You may know him as the star of the hit HBO documentary Siempre, Luis. But for over 40 years, Luis A. Miranda, Jr. has used his tireless energy to champion community activism. He is the Founding Partner of The MirRam Group, a government affairs, lobbying, and political consulting firm in New York City, and the Founding President of the Hispanic Federation. He also chairs or sits on the board of numerous political and arts organizations, including the Latino Victory Fund, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, The Public Theater, NYC & Company, The City, The Broadway League’s Viva Broadway, and the Caribbean and Latin American Studies Department at the CUNY Graduate Center. With his wife, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda, and his children Luz Miranda-Crespo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Miguel Towns, Luis and The Miranda Family passionately advocate for education, the arts, and social justice, along with a sustained focus on relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Join us (with a surprise guest appearance from Lin-Manuel!) for an impassioned discussion of the power of activism and making a difference. Looking for ways to give back? Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode: Hispanic Federation Planned Parenthood Connect with Luis: Twitter: @Vegalteno Instagram: @Vegalteno Connect with Lin-Manuel: Website: LinManuel.com Twitter: @Lin_Manuel Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep2: Gloria Estefan & Emilio Estefan
Jan 06 2021 42 mins  
Get on your feet! This episode of Broadway Gives Back welcomes two titans of the music industry. With 7 Grammy Awards, 38 #1 hits, and over 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. As a world-renowned music, television, and film producer, Emilio Estefan has been instrumental in shaping, developing, and directing Gloria’s career plus Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Jon Secada, and many others. With a resume that includes 19 Grammy Awards, Emilio also served as the Executive Producer of On Your Feet!, the 2015 smash Broadway musical that showcased the Estefans’ incredible talent, their music, and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Join the Estefans for an impassioned discussion on their decades-long career in the music business, the challenges of bringing a musical to Broadway, and their commitment to giving back. Looking for ways to give back? Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode: The Gloria Estefan Foundation Give Miami Day Nurse Heroes Live Connect with the Estefans: Gloria Estefan Website: GloriaEstefan.com Facebook: @GloriaEstefan Twitter: @GloriaEstefan Instagram: @GloriaEstefan Emilio Estefan Website: EmilioEstefanJr.com Facebook: @EmilioEstefan Twitter: @EmilioEstefanJr Instagram: @EmilioEstefanJr Red Table Talks: The Estefans On Your Feet! The Musical Estefan Enterprises Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Ep1: Judith Light
Jan 06 2021 40 mins  
From One Life to Live and Who’s The Boss to Transparent, The Politician, and much more, Judith Light is always a bright light in theater, television, and film. In 2012 and 2013, she became the first actor in nearly two decades to win two consecutive Tony Awards for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties, and in 2019 she was honored with the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her extensive philanthropy work to end HIV/AIDS and as a champion for LGBTQIA+ and human rights. Sit back while we chat with the multiple Tony and Emmy award-winning actress about her decades-long career and her passion for doing good. Looking for ways to give back? Check out these worthy organizations discussed in this episode: Actors Fund Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS The Doe Fund MCC Theater QuaranTunes Connect with Judith: Website: JudithLight.com Facebook: @officialjudithlight Twitter: @JudithLight Instagram: @JudithLight Connect with The Broadway Gives Back Podcast: Facebook: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Instagram: @broadwaygivesbackpodcast Twitter: @broadwaygives Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Broadway Gives Back Trailer
Dec 28 2020 1 mins  
Broadway is deeply involved with charity and supporting important causes….it’s in the DNA. This podcast will spotlight Broadway actors, shows and organizations in their pursuit of social responsibility and impact. You will hear from guests about their causes, how they got involved with charities, as well as stories of the people who have benefited from these philanthropic efforts. From stars to stagehands, from ensemble and cast members to big organizations and small, we will discuss why philanthropy is so vital and inspiring. And we will be inspired to do good, get educated and take action to make the world a better place. This feel-good podcast will also discuss ways in which the listeners can become “everyday” philanthropists. Jan Friedlander Svendsen worked on Broadway for 18 years running the marketing and cause-related programs for the Tony Awards and the Broadway League. She has worked at the Charity Network for the past 5 years, as Chief Creative Officer, helping celebrities raise awareness and funds for cause. This podcast is a passion project that marries the two worlds that she knows and loves. Hosted & Executive Produced by Jan Svendsen and co-produced & edited by Jim Lochner. A proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network. Special thanks to Dori Berinstein, Alan Seales, Brittany Bigelow, Katie Rosin, and Yo Nikolova from BPN; Julian Hills from The Bulldog Agency; Eric Becker and Broderick Street Music; the Charity Network; and Glenn Weiss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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