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Take A Bow walks audiences through life in the entertainment industry with guests from all facets of the entertainment industry including top actors, directors, stage managers, casting directors, musicians, child wranglers/tutors, writers and more. As a showbiz kid, host Eli Tokash knows what it’s like to balance childhood normalcy and the demands of starring on Broadway, Television, and Film. Kids in the industry have to balance multiple jobs, auditions, and performances on top of their schooling every single day.

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#208 - Blake Roman

#208 - Blake Roman

We are in the presence of an ANGEL (DUST)! What a joy to be able to witness the emergence of Blake Roman who has accomplished it all in such a short amount of time. In just the past 2 years he starred as a leading role on Broadway, stars in a hit animated tv show, released his own music, and so much more.

1 h 32 mins
Jul 19
#207 - Jimmy Award Finalist Peter Dessert and Mackenzie Crawford

#207 - Jimmy Award Finalist Peter Dessert and Mackenzie Crawford

In this episode, hear all about: Jimmy Awards. Rehearsing at Julliard. Performing "I love Betsy" in front of Andrew Barth Feldman after his iconic performance that won the Jimmy's. Being a tall girl in musical theater.

1 h 37 mins
Jul 5
#206 - Marc Bruni
1 h 39 mins
Jun 29
#205 - Eden Espinosa

#205 - Eden Espinosa

In this episode, hear all about: Eden's 1st Tony Nomination. Lempicka. Rent. Wicked. Understudying her idol, Idina Menzel. Playing her dream role in RENT. Preparing for her Tony Nominated performance in Lempicka. Taking paint classes to learn how to hold a brush.

36 mins
Jun 14
#204 - Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer

#204 - Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer

In this episode, hear all about: 1st Tony Nomination. Spamalot. Improvisation. Balancing comedy with high stakes. How to read your audience to not cross a line with a joke. The Creation of Lady of the Lake: The Farewell Tour. Live Show at Joe's Pub.

57 mins
Jun 7
#203 - Diego Lucano

#203 - Diego Lucano

In this episode, hear all about: Journey to becoming a performer/storyteller. How he grew up in this industry. School of Rock. Working with Alex Brightman. Trevor on Disney+ Filming a new TV Show in Paris. Sing Street. Becoming an award nominated actor.

1 h 31 mins
May 25
#202 - CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB

#202 - CABARET AT THE KIT KAT CLUB

Velkommen, bienvenue! Welcome to the Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club! That's right, we are bring the Kit Kat Club to you as we talk to the cast, creatives, and Broadway's biggest celebrities ahead of the opening night. Hear the behind the scenes inside scoop to a show like never before.

1 h 30 mins
May 11
#200 - Matthew Morrison

#200 - Matthew Morrison

OUR WHITE WHALE GUEST! He's here! The only one person in the world who could be our guest for episode 200. Matthew Morrison. He has graced both the screen and stage for many years. He is an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award nominee (among many other award nominations and wins).

1 h 28 mins
Apr 11
#199 - Amber Ardolino

#199 - Amber Ardolino

After her rise to stardom on social media, Amber Ardolino is proving she has the talent to lead a Broadway Company in A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical. After appearing in the ensembles of Hamilton and Head Over Heels, she understudied Satine in Moulin Rouge where she showed her first glimpse of her triple threat abilities.

1 h 9 mins
Apr 4
#198 - Sam Pauly

#198 - Sam Pauly

After her Breakout performance on Broadway by originating the role of Katherine Howard in SIX: The Musical, Samantha Pauly comes to Take A Bow a day before she returns to Broadway at the Broadway Theater in the Great Gatsby.

58 mins
Mar 28
#197 - Jared Goldsmith

#197 - Jared Goldsmith

Hear all about: Journey to becoming a performer/storyteller. Growing up auditioning. Touring with Dear Evan Hansen. Having their Broadway moment. Adjusting to eight shows a week. What working with Ben Platt, Jordan Fisher, etc. taught him.

1 h 19 mins
Mar 20
#196 - Mia Sinclair Jenness

#196 - Mia Sinclair Jenness

EMMY Award Winner and Broadway star, Mia Sinclair Jenness joins us to Take A Bow and bares all about her journey through growing up in the Entertainment industry. This episode has it all from education, memories, advice, and tons of laughs.

1 h 42 mins
Mar 15
Mini Episode PSA
7 mins
Mar 14
#195 - Adrianna Hicks

#195 - Adrianna Hicks

GRAMMY Award winner and Broadway star, Adrianna Hicks joins us to Take A Bow for her work in the entertainment industry. Adrianna has a wealth of knowledge from performing around the WORLD. From Germany to Austria, touring the United Stated to Broadway.

1 h 23 mins
Mar 1
#194 - Jordan Fisher, Lola Tung, and Ani DiFranco

#194 - Jordan Fisher, Lola Tung, and Ani DiFranco

The new STARS of Hadestown come to Take A Bow chatting all things HADESTOWN! This episode features the different perspectives of performers in different stage of their career with different relationships with the show.

56 mins
Feb 22
#193 - Nik Walker

#193 - Nik Walker

Broadway and Tv actor and writer, Nik Walker joins us to Take A Bow for his work in the entertainment industry. Nik is a true student of the art and takes you through his philosophies and ideologies of how to approach text as an actor.

1 h 12 mins
Feb 16
#192 - Mahi Alam + a special suprise

#192 - Mahi Alam + a special suprise

Mahi Alam is a rising star of the screen who you may know him from Disney +’s American Born Chinese and the new hit movie musical Mean Girls where he plays your favorite character, KEVIN G. Mahi has also appeared in many of your other favorite tv shows such as New Amsterdam, Strangers, and Hungry.

1 h 39 mins
Feb 9
#191 - Matthew Mucha

#191 - Matthew Mucha

Joining us this week is another back bone of Broadway who is making his Broadway Debut in the OBC of HARMONY. He is carrying the show as he covers 8 different tracks, while also taking on a 9th role as the Social Media Captain. Journey to Broadway.

1 h 10 mins
Feb 1
#190 - Jim Hogan

#190 - Jim Hogan

Joining us this week is a social media singing star who is currently making his Broadway Debut in the OBC of Kimberly Akimbo. Jim Hogan's journey through the industry is nothing sort of incredible and almost "new-age" like with the rising influence of social media.

1 h 18 mins
Jan 19
#189 - Aidan Gemme!!!

#189 - Aidan Gemme!!!

Starting 2024 off right, with the most requested guest in Take A Bow history. The OG Peter Llewlyn Davies comes to Take A Bow. Journey to Broadway. Mary Poppins. Disney Magic. Booking a Broadway show under the condition of getting voice lessons.

1 h 31 mins
Jan 12
#188 - 2023 Season Review + 2024 Preview

#188 - 2023 Season Review + 2024 Preview

Eli shares his season review and which shows he's most excited about for the upcoming calendar year!

1 h 2 mins
12/29/23
#187 - Sammi Cannold

#187 - Sammi Cannold

The future of Broadway in one episode? Yes, please! In this episode, hear all about. Journey to directing. Youth in the industry. Rent. Sunset Boulevard. How directors get attached to a show. An iconic meeting with Stephanie J. Block. What exactly a director does?

1 h 12 mins
12/21/23
#186 - Caitlin Houlahan

#186 - Caitlin Houlahan

In this episode, hear all about: Waitress. Working the Creative Team compromised with Diane Paulus and Sara Bareilles leading the way. Sara as a scene partner. Filming Waitress live on Broadway. Working as a young performer and "re-meeting" people you performed with on Broadway.

1 h 32 mins
12/7/23
#185 - Mitchell Sink

#185 - Mitchell Sink

In this episode, hear all about: Elf. A Christmas Story. Performing for the holidays. Matilda Magic. Grueling schedule. Being a kid on Broadway. How performing with adults impacted us as human and actors. Traveling back and forth to NY. + So much more...

1 h 13 mins
12/1/23
see ya tomorrow
2 mins
11/29/23
#184 - Kristy Cates

#184 - Kristy Cates

In this episode, hear all about: Creating Wicked on Broadway. Understudying Idina Menzel. Performing as Elphaba. Wicked 20th Anniversary. Finding Neverland. 2015 Thanksgiving (performing at the Macy's parade and White House) Mentors on Broadway.

1 h 17 mins
11/23/23
#183 - Here Lies Aaron Alcaraz

#183 - Here Lies Aaron Alcaraz

In this episode, hear all about: Becoming a Broadway Fan by watching Youtube. Disney Cruise Line Performer. Rent 20th Anniversary Cast. Playing an iconic character such as Angel. Mean Girls. Broadway Debut. Biggest lessons of being on Broadway.

1 h 23 mins
11/16/23
#182 - Allsun O'Malley + 20th Anniversary WICKED Celebration

#182 - Allsun O'Malley + 20th Anniversary WICKED Celebration

In this episode, hear all about: Allsun's journey to Broadway. From fan to working with he idols. College prescreens. Chasing Rainbows. Wicked. Wicked 20th Anniversary Celebration. Swing Life. How understudying prepared her to swing.

1 h 8 mins
11/10/23
WE'RE BACK!

WE'RE BACK!

WEEK OFF LAST WEEK, WE'RE BACK WITH A NEW EPISODE DROPPING TOMORROW TALKING ALL THINGS WICKED.

1 min
11/9/23
182?

182?

With no guest this week, Eli brings you this week's news on Broadway, chats about what's to come, seeing him in a cabaret tonight, October 26th, and I Put A Spell On You!

17 mins
10/26/23
#181  - Will Branner

#181 - Will Branner

Will Branner currently stars on Broadway inBack to the Future the Musical, while rising into stardom of the StarKid/inner Theater kid fandom after his performance of Max Jaggerman in Nerdy Prudes Must Die.

1 h 13 mins
10/19/23
#179 - Broadway Flea Recap, interviews, + more

#179 - Broadway Flea Recap, interviews, + more

In this episode, hear all about: Merrily We Roll Along Starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, Lindsay Mendes, and more. Gutenberg Review Starring Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad. Broadway Flea Market. Reeve Carney Hadestown departure + Jordan Fischer potential replacement.

1 h 2 mins
10/5/23
#178 - Fergie Phillipe

#178 - Fergie Phillipe

It's Hercules Mulligan, it's Big Bird, it's Kermit the Frog? It's Fergie Phillipe. The muppet, disney, broadway loving star of Hamilton and Camelot comes to Take A Bow!

1 h 14 mins
9/28/23
#177 - Courtney Reed

#177 - Courtney Reed

Broadway's Princess and Sparkling Diamond, Courtney Reed is currently starring as Satine in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway. Fresh from originating the role on tour, she comes to Broadway starring opposite Casey Cott (Riverdale).

1 h 16 mins
9/21/23
#176 - Tommy Bracco

#176 - Tommy Bracco

Broadway, Reality TV, AND Social Media star, Tommy Bracco comes to Take A Bow talking all things: Newsies. Pretty Women. Big Brother. Real Tawk Podcast. Fanbases. Similarities between Broadway and Reality shows. Favorite reality shows. Dream roles.

1 h 6 mins
9/14/23
#175 - Justin Cooley

#175 - Justin Cooley

Tony Nominee, Justin Cooley stops by Take A Bow talking all things Kimberly Akimbo. Cooley's journey is so unique, as the universe pulled him into this musical theatre world from being discovered at the Jimmy's, to being begged to audition for Kimberly Akimbo not once...

1 h 10 mins
9/7/23
#174 - Alexis Michelle

#174 - Alexis Michelle

International Drag Star, Alexis Michelle also known as Alex Michaels, comes to Take A Bow sharing stories from their career on RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race All Star, Drag around the world, and in the theatre as both Alex and Alexis.

1 h 5 mins
8/31/23
#173 - Raquel Suarez Groen

#173 - Raquel Suarez Groen

After 5 years and 1,300+ performances on Broadway in Phantom of the Opera, Raquel Suarez Groen is keeping Broadway's most historic show alive through personal fashion. You can keep pieces of your favorite Broadway shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Six, &Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, etc.

50 mins
8/24/23
#172 - Gianna Harris

#172 - Gianna Harris

A Broadway star as a child is coming to off-Broadway in one of the most anticipated musicals of the season. Gianna Harris will be understudying the roles of Young Ali, Jessica, and Tiny in "Hell's Kitchen" at The Public Theater.

1 h 12 mins
8/17/23
#171 - Take A Bow Rundown

#171 - Take A Bow Rundown

Eli Tokash flies solo today catching up and answering mailbag questions received from social media and more. The first (maybe second) time Eli comes to you live in a candid discussion breaking down the latest news of Broadway, talking about the press side of the industry, what's to come and more.

44 mins
8/10/23
#170 - Erin Rose Doyle, Sophia Manicone, and Charlie Webb

#170 - Erin Rose Doyle, Sophia Manicone, and Charlie Webb

The young adult cast of Parade on Broadway reminisce over their run sharing their favorite memories, moments in the show, biggest learning experiences and so much more. You will get a glimpse into the life of a young performer on Broadway with a fresh new perspective on the industry.

1 h 10 mins
8/4/23
#169 - Live at BroadwayCon with Salisha Thomas and Nathan Levy

#169 - Live at BroadwayCon with Salisha Thomas and Nathan Levy

Salisha Thomas and Nathan Levy come to Take A Bow with a candid discussion about the industry. Hear all about what it takes to mount a new Broadway show, Disney Princess World, swing life, racial impacts on Broadway, and so much more.

1 h 14 mins
7/27/23
#168 - Jaime Lozano

#168 - Jaime Lozano

This week’s guest is “Broadway’s next big thing” according to Lin Manuel Miranda. He just recently became an awardee of the Jonathan Larson Grant which is awarded annually to musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists, or writing teams, early in their career, to support artistic endeavors and safeguard long-term music writing careers.

60 mins
7/20/23
*Bonus*- Josie Bray

*Bonus*- Josie Bray

Disney+'s Trevor: The Musical producer, Josie Bray loves creating new work for our industry and audiences. But, not just any new work. Josie and host, Eli Tokash are embarking on a new journey creating a new work titled "TRUTH: A Biofictional Choreopoem." Today the project launches a crowdfunding campaign to get the production on its feet.

51 mins
7/18/23
#167 - Maria Bilbao

#167 - Maria Bilbao

Broadway's most prominent upcoming actress', Maria Bilbao is currently making her Broadway Debut in the 2023 Revival of Sweeney Todd! This episode features topics such as: Sweeney Todd. Making your debut playing opposite of Jordan Fisher, Gaten Matarazzo, Annaleigh Ashford, and Josh Groban.

1 h 8 mins
7/13/23
#166 - Jerry Mitchell

#166 - Jerry Mitchell

Three-time Tony Award Winner, including this year's Isabelle Stevenson Award. Jerry Mitchell is a titan of the Broadway community from both his onstage and offstage efforts of influencing the future of Broadway.

57 mins
7/6/23
#165 - Ben Platt and Noah Galvin

#165 - Ben Platt and Noah Galvin

Tony Award Winner, Ben Platt and Noah Galvin started at theater camp and have accomplished it all. You name it, from Broadway to TV and the big screen. The fiancés are now joining forces to create every theatre fans dream movie, "Theater Camp," in theaters July 14th!

1 h 3 mins
6/30/23
#164 - Tony Award Winners

#164 - Tony Award Winners

Come inside the press room of the Tony Awards with the biggest stars featuring Jodie Cromer, Sean Hayes, Alex Newell, Bonnie Milligan, J Harrison Ghee, Brandon Uranowitz, and so many more.

1 h 32 mins
6/27/23
#163 - Matthew Broderick

#163 - Matthew Broderick

You know Matthew Broderick as the most iconic characters of all time such as Ferris Bueller, Simba, Inspector Gadget, Leo Bloom, and many more. Broderick's newest film "No Hard Feelings" starring Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, Laura Benanti, and more premieres today June 23rd in all theaters.

1 h 1 min
6/23/23
#162 - Alex Brightman

#162 - Alex Brightman

Two-Time Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman Take(s) A Bow after starring in Spamalot at the Kennedy Center. Brightman shares stories from Beetlejuice, School of Rock, Spamalot, and more. From what it's like to work with kids and being a leader, to breaking on stage, to his legendary TONY performance.

1 h 21 mins
6/20/23
#161 - Javier Muñoz

#161 - Javier Muñoz

In The Heights and Hamilton star Javier Muñoz takes us behind the curtain into learning about the two most revolutionary musicals in the past 25 years. Javi talks about his relationship with Lin Manuel Miranda, how he was never meant to play Hamilton instead was supposed to play his son, Phillip, In The Heights, My Heart Says Go album, and more.

1 h 9 mins
6/16/23
#160 - Jessie Mueller

#160 - Jessie Mueller

TONY Award Winner, Jessie Mueller is perhaps the realest, most candid guest ever, as she stops by to Take A Bow!

1 h 21 mins
6/13/23
#159 - Tony Predictions

#159 - Tony Predictions

This week is all about the TONY Awards. Take A Bow will be on site this year, but first we got to give our predictions. Host, Eli Tokash is joined by, fellow Broadway performer and fan, Sean McManus, followed by Take A Bow Editor and Broadway Fan Jessica Lauren.

1 h 31 mins
6/9/23
#158 - Jordan Donica

#158 - Jordan Donica

2023 Tony Award Nominee, Jordan Donica comes to Take A Bow sharing his thoughts on Award Season, his love for history and mixing it with theatre, and his journey of how he got to where he is today.

55 mins
6/6/23
#157 - The Janice Jam

#157 - The Janice Jam

Broadway Veterans and powerhouse couple, Christine Dwyer and Matt DeAngelis are joining forces to raise money for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative in honor of Janice DeAngelis by creating the annual event The Janice Jam: Broadway Rocks for Breast Cancer.

1 h 9 mins
6/1/23
#156 - Benjamin Pajak

#156 - Benjamin Pajak

At the young age of 11 years old, breakout star, Benjamin Pajak was performing as scene partners to Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, and the best of the best in the the theatre world, making his Broadway Debut as Winthrop in Music Man on Broadway.

1 h 12 mins
5/25/23
#155 - Tom Kitt

#155 - Tom Kitt

Tony, Grammy, Emmy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, orchestrator extraordinaire, and music director, Tom Kitt comes to Take A Bow this week.

60 mins
5/18/23
#154 - LEWBERGER

#154 - LEWBERGER

The iconic musical comedy trio, Lewberger comes to Take A Bow following a sold out run of their original Off-Broadway production Lewberger & The Wizard of Friendship. The show will continue to live on as friends such as Wayne Brady, Alex Brightman, and more join in the fun for their cast album which drops June 23rd.

47 mins
5/12/23
#153 - 76th Annual Tony Nominations

#153 - 76th Annual Tony Nominations

You asked for it, Tony Nominations hot takes... Here we go! The tea is being spilled in this episode. Get an inside scoop as we look for answers to the biggest snubs of the season. Curtain up, on the 2023 Tony Award Nominations.

39 mins
5/4/23
#152 - John Cardoza

#152 - John Cardoza

Currently starring as Christian in the North American Tour of Moulin Rouge, John Cardoza comes to Take A Bow live from Atlanta, GA. John Cardoza is Broadway's upcoming leading man. You may know him as Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid or as Young Noah in The Notebook.

1 h 7 mins
4/27/23
#151 - Sara Esty

#151 - Sara Esty

Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's most historic show of all-time just closed after 35+ years of performances. Closing cast member Sara Esty comes to Take A Bow one last time reminiscing this past week leading up to the final performance of Phantom.

1 h 26 mins
4/21/23
Friday Episode
1 min
4/20/23
#150 - Carly Hughes

#150 - Carly Hughes

Broadway and TV Star Carly Hughes shares story from doing 2 Broadway shows on once (Pippin and Beautiful: The Carol King Musical), learning Fosse from the legend Ann Reinking for Chicago on Broadway, first Broadway Debut bow, Being a series regular in a tv show, filming life, and more.

58 mins
4/13/23
#149 - Trevor Braun

#149 - Trevor Braun

Broadway, Film, and TV star, Trevor Braun has been in his fair share of Tony Award winning musicals. Both as a child performer and now as an adult. Hear his perspective into what the industry is like for working kids, the older generational trends around the broadway kid community, and reminiscing on fun memories.

1 h 25 mins
4/6/23
#148 - Mary Page Nance

#148 - Mary Page Nance

Triple threat, Mary Page Nance has appeared in 3 Original Broadway Casts including Finding Neverland, The Great Comet, and currently STARS in Neill Diamond's A Beautiful Noise.

1 h 43 mins
3/31/23
#147 - Nikki Renée Daniels

#147 - Nikki Renée Daniels

11 Broadway shows and Nikki still gets starstruck by her peers and scene partners such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, and even Stephen Sondheim. Hear stories about working with some of the biggest names on Broadway, performing while being a parent on Broadway, Company, Hamilton, and so much more.

59 mins
3/23/23
#146 - Sierra Boggess

#146 - Sierra Boggess

Award Nominated Actress, Sierra Boggess has had quite the career across the world, performing on the biggest and most iconic stage around the world. Sierra is currently performing in the Secret Garden at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

55 mins
3/16/23
#145 - Tessie, Eli Tokash

#145 - Tessie, Eli Tokash

Take A Bow sibling duo, Tessie and Eli Tokash, join forces to talk about all things Entertainment Industry. They also take the opportunity to share their own stories of their journey through the industry. There is so much to unwind throughout the entertainment industry.

1 h 10 mins
3/9/23
#144 - Fernell Hogan

#144 - Fernell Hogan

Broadway's breakout triple threat Fernell Hogan talks all things The Prom, Mean Girls, Kimberly Akimbo, and Some Like It Hot. Hear his unique perspective as someone who is both a performer and on the creative side of the Industry.

1 h 10 mins
3/3/23
#143 - Walter Russell III

#143 - Walter Russell III

After becoming the 3rd youngest artist to win a GRAMMY Award, Walter Russell III joins us to Take A Bow for his incredible start to his young career. You may know him as Little Michael Jackson or Young Simba in Lion King.

55 mins
2/23/23
#142 - Cole Thompson

#142 - Cole Thompson

Grammy Award Winner, Cole Thompson takes us Into The Woods of New York City Center, Broadway, and even through the woods across the states on tour. Are you and Into The Woods super fan? This episode is your knight in shining armor.

49 mins
2/17/23
#141 - Bonnie Milligan

#141 - Bonnie Milligan

The power house vocalist we all know and love, Bonnie Milligan gives us a whole master class into scene and character preparation, while sneaking in a little singing to bless your ears. This episode has it all.

59 mins
2/10/23
#140 - Dan Lauria

#140 - Dan Lauria

From the screen to Broadway, America's dad, Dan Lauria (Wonder Years, Lombardi, A Christmas Story, + more) Takes A Bow to talk about all aspects of the entertainment industry. Hear all about how the industry has changed, audition stories, the shock of going from the screen to the stage, backstage stories, and so much more!

1 h 15 mins
2/2/23
#139 - Brandon Victor Dixon

#139 - Brandon Victor Dixon

Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award Nominee, Brandon Victor Dixon shares doing theatre live on TV (Rent, and Jesus Christ Superstar), what roles attract him, Hamilton, his new show adaptation MacGyver, producer life, and so much more!

51 mins
1/26/23
#138- Micaela Diamond

#138- Micaela Diamond

Broadway's Micaela Diamond stardom parade continues. After a sensational run at New York City Center she will revive the role of Lucille Frank in Parade, opposite Ben Platt.

1 h 3 mins
1/19/23
#137 - Best of 2023

#137 - Best of 2023

One episode including the top interviews, moments, and guests of Take A Bow's 2022. Tune in now for the ultimate recap or be sure to use this week to catch up on any episodes you missed. Curtain up on 2023! Curtain down on 2022!

2 h 54 mins
1/12/23
#136 - Elizabeth Teeter

#136 - Elizabeth Teeter

Star of the Broadway Fan Favorite, BEETLEJUICE the Musical, Elizabeth Teeter is welcomed back on the podcast to Take A Bow ahead of the show's final week on Broadway.

1 h 19 mins
1/5/23
#135 - DIANE PAULUS

#135 - DIANE PAULUS

Tony Winning Director, Diane Paulus reconnects with 2 time former Cast Member Eli Tokash (Host) to chat about the industry, how to become a director, being a woman in the creative industry, 1776, Waitress, Pippin, Finding Neverland, and more.

1 h 1 min
12/29/22
#134 - Jeffery L. Page

#134 - Jeffery L. Page

Broadway Director and Choreographer Jeffrey L. Page gives us thought-provoking insight into the industry with conversations you don't hear everyday. The thought that "theatre is not a museum" is perhaps the focal point of the episode.

1 h 12 mins
12/22/22
`#133 - Gavin Lee

`#133 - Gavin Lee

Over The Rooftops, 2 time tony nominee Gavin Lee gives us all the details on how to tap upside down, with 4 legs, and coming to Broadway from London! A brand new perspective from a show-stopping performer in this week's episode. Curtain up, Gavin Lee!

1 h 24 mins
12/15/22
#132 - Patrick Page

#132 - Patrick Page

Can you imagine performing without hearing your own voice? Patrick Page began to lose his hearing completely and thought he was losing his voice because he couldn't hear himself and could only understand people by reading their lips.

1 h 11 mins
12/8/22
#131 - Mary McGowan

#131 - Mary McGowan

Curtain up, Mary McGowan! Connect with Mary McGowan on Instagram: @marycynthiamcg. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 8 mins
12/1/22
#130 - & Juliet

#130 - & Juliet

& Juliet is Broadway's biggest show of the year! Tune in to hear all about opening night and how it went! Hear from the cast, creative teams, and your favorite celebrities such as Tony Award Nominees/Winners on the red carpet! Curtain up, on the opening night of & Juliet!

56 mins
11/25/22
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is not too be missed! So enjoy your Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Pie, and whatever makes you happy while you watch your favorite Musicals perform their best numbers! Happy Thanksgiving to all! See you tomorrow for a full episode!

2 mins
11/24/22
#129 - Kimberly Akimbo Cast + Celebs on OPENING NIGHT

#129 - Kimberly Akimbo Cast + Celebs on OPENING NIGHT

What's better than an Opening Night of Broadway's most anticipated show of the season! Hear from the cast, creative teams, and your favorite celebrities and Tony Award Nominees/Winners on the red carpet! Curtain up, on the opening night of Kimberly Akimbo.

58 mins
11/17/22
#128 - Audra McDonald & the cast of Ohio State Murders

#128 - Audra McDonald & the cast of Ohio State Murders

SIX-TIME TONY WINNER Audra McDonald and the cast of Ohio State Murders Take A Bow with host, Eli Tokash, ahead of their first performance on Broadway. Tune in to hear untold stories of the rehearsal process, career highlights, being the first show to be put on in the newly named James Earl Jones Theatre, and so much more.

42 mins
11/10/22
#127 - Tripp Phillips

#127 - Tripp Phillips

Curtain up, Tripp Phillips. Connect with Tripp Phillips on Instagram: @trippnyc1. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 12 mins
11/3/22
#126 - Patrick Goodwin

#126 - Patrick Goodwin

Nobody knows what a Casting Director actually does. We all may think we do, but it goes far beyond what we may think... until now. Tune in to hear what it takes to be Casting Director, how to run auditions, what is looked for in an audition room, unwritten rules to self-taping, and so much more.

1 h 12 mins
10/28/22
*BONUS* Cost Of Living Red Carpet

*BONUS* Cost Of Living Red Carpet

Live on the Red Carpet Opening Night of COST OF LIVING. Conversations include inclusivity and accessibility on Broadway, how to allow yourself to be vulnerable as an actor/audience member, dream podcast ideas, and more. This episode features Daniel J.

26 mins
10/27/22
#125 - 1776 Red Carpet Takeover + more

#125 - 1776 Red Carpet Takeover + more

Take A Bow Live at the Red Carpet with 1776 is HERE! On the opening night of one of Broadway's most anticipate revival of the season, hear from all cast members (Carolee Carmello, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Joanna Glushak, and more) to creative teams (Diane Paulus, Jeffrey L.

51 mins
10/20/22
#124 - Ken Davenport

#124 - Ken Davenport

Producers deserve to Take A Bow, too. Don't ya think? For the first time ever, we hear from a, multi-award winning, producer in the industry that is that backbone of a company who employs all the incredible performers you've heard from on here in the past.

57 mins
10/13/22
#123 - Laura Bell Bundy

#123 - Laura Bell Bundy

Curtain up, Laura Bell Bundy. Connect with Laura Bell Bundy on Instagram: @laurabellbundy. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 8 mins
10/6/22
#122 - Rachel Bay Jones

#122 - Rachel Bay Jones

Rachel Bay Jones and host, Eli Tokash, get to connect for the first time in years after playing mother and son in Pippin on Broadway!

1 h 23 mins
9/29/22
#121 - Martín Acuña

#121 - Martín Acuña

Tune in for a special edition episode with fellow BPN podcaster Martín Acuña of Backstage! We talk all things Broadway and current Broadway news while having thought provoking discussions surrounding important topics in the industry.

58 mins
9/22/22
#120 - Dana Steingold

#120 - Dana Steingold

Dana Steingold, Curtain Up! Connect with Dana Steingold on Instagram: @dsteinface. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 11 mins
9/15/22
#119 - Larry Saperstein

#119 - Larry Saperstein

Larry Saperstein talks about his BRAND NEW virtual 10-week tap class, Tap With Larry, inspired by his love of dance AND he discusses all the details about his journey with High School Musical: The Musical: The Series! Larry Saperstein, Curtain Up!

1 h 9 mins
9/8/22
#118 - Telly Leung

#118 - Telly Leung

Telly Leung discusses his long Broadway career starting with Flower Drum Song to Rent to Allegiance, and so many more! He talks about what it was like going to school at Carnegie Mellon, working with LEGENDS such as Billy Porter and Stephen Sondheim, and everything in between.

1 h 5 mins
9/1/22
#117 - Samantha Pollino

#117 - Samantha Pollino

Samantha Pollino talks about her journey from making her broadway debut at age 11 in Hot Feet to working on shows like Head Over Heels, Hamilton, currently in Only Gold premiering at MCC Theatre, and even the Lazytown National Tour! Samatha Pollino, Curtain Up!

1 h 7 mins
8/26/22
#116 - Kennedy Kanagawa

#116 - Kennedy Kanagawa

Kennedy Kanagawa, Curtain Up! Kennedy Kanagawa shares his experience making his Broadway debut as Milky White in Into the Woods! He talks about what this unique role means to him and his journey as an actor in the AAPI community.

58 mins
8/18/22
#115 - L Morgan Lee

#115 - L Morgan Lee

L Morgan Lee shares her experience through her breakout performance in A Strange Loop! L Morgan Lee is one of Broadway's best role models for young artists as she gives listeners invaluable advice to help you healthily thrive in the industry.

1 h 1 min
8/11/22
#114 - Lance Roberts

#114 - Lance Roberts

Lance Roberts, Curtain Up! Connect with Lance Roberts on Instagram: @lanceontheloose. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 8 mins
8/4/22
#113 - Tony Yazbeck

#113 - Tony Yazbeck

Tony Yazbeck, Curtain Up! Connect with Tony Yazbeck on Instagram: @tonyyazbeckofficial. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 16 mins
7/28/22
#112 - Gabriella Pizzolo

#112 - Gabriella Pizzolo

Take A Bow Live at BroadwayCon continues with Stranger Things and Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin star Gabriella Pizzolo!

1 h 19 mins
7/21/22
#111 - Kathryn Gallagher LIVE at Broadway Con

#111 - Kathryn Gallagher LIVE at Broadway Con

Take A Bow kicks off BroadwayCon with a LIVE EPISODE with Spring Awakening, Jagged Little Pill, and YOU on Netflix star, Kathryn Gallagher! This episode is bound to bring out the inner theatre kid inside of you.

1 h 21 mins
7/14/22
#110 - Jhardon Dishon Milton

#110 - Jhardon Dishon Milton

Jhardon Dishon Milton, Curtain Up! Connect with Jhardon Dishon Milton on Instagram: @jhardondishon. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 12 mins
6/30/22
#109 - Brad Oscar

#109 - Brad Oscar

Brad Oscar, Curtain Up! Connect with Brad Oscar on Instagram: @bradoscar64. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 7 mins
6/24/22
FULL EPISODE TOMORROW

FULL EPISODE TOMORROW

STAY TUNED! COME BACK TOMORROW 6/24 FOR BRAD OSCAR ON THIS WEEK'S PODCAST EPISODE!

1 min
6/23/22
#108 - Sean McManus

#108 - Sean McManus

Sean McManus, Curtain Up! Connect with Sean McManus on Instagram: @smcmanus3. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

59 mins
6/16/22
#107 - Gabe Escobar + Tony Predictions

#107 - Gabe Escobar + Tony Predictions

Gabe Escobar, Curtain Up! Connect with Gabe Escobar on Instagram: @gabesco. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 37 mins
6/9/22
#106 - Jake Ryan Flynn

#106 - Jake Ryan Flynn

Jake Ryan Flynn, Curtain Up! Connect with Jake Ryan Flynn on Instagram: @jake_ryan_flynn. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 5 mins
6/2/22
 #105 - Douglas Lyons

#105 - Douglas Lyons

Douglas Lyons, Curtain Up! Connect with Douglas Lyons on Instagram: @chocalatehipster. Connect with Take A Bow on Instagram: @takeabowpodcast. Connect with host, Eli Tokash on Instagram: @tokash_eli. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

1 h 21 mins
5/26/22
#104 - POTUS, Take A Bow

#104 - POTUS, Take A Bow

Eli talks to (in order): Julie White. Suzy Nakamura. Vanessa Williams. Julianne Hough. Rachel Dratch. Lea DeLaria. Lilli Cooper. Chuck Cooper. Ari Shapiro. Stacey Sargeant. Shireen Pimental. Adrienne Warren. Alex Newell. Nathan Lee Graham. Jeanette Bayardelle.

51 mins
5/19/22
#103 - Jared Grimes

#103 - Jared Grimes

Jared Grimes, Curtain Up! Jared and Eli talk about: Funny Girl. Tony Nominee. Tap Dancing. Approaching a project as performer. Approaching a project as choreographer. The Tap Dance Kid. Choreographer. A Soldier's Play. After Midnight. Netflix's Manifest.

1 h 7 mins
5/12/22
#102 - Ryan McCartan

#102 - Ryan McCartan

Ryan McCartan, Curtain Up! Ryan and Eli talk about: Liv and Maddie. Heathers The Musical. Wicked. Broadway Debut. Frozen. Rocky Horror Picture Show. Audiences seeing performances and not personal life. Growth through pandemic. Industry contracts.

1 h 15 mins
5/5/22
#101 - Jelani Remy

#101 - Jelani Remy

Jelani Remy, Curtain Up! Jelani and Eli talk about: Lion King. Ain't Too Proud. Emcee in Cabaret. High School Musical. Papermill Playhouse. Audience is your scene partner. Touring vs Broadway. Learning from Experience. Gone Forgotten Year in Tribeca Film Festival.

43 mins
4/29/22
101: STAY TUNED

101: STAY TUNED

A message from host, Eli Tokash. "We here at Take A Bow are doing our best to provide all of you wonderful listeners with Great weekly entertainment. In hopes to bring you such great quality content we will be releasing this week’s episode tomorrow, Friday April 29th.

1 min
4/28/22
#100 - Take A Bow LIVE!

#100 - Take A Bow LIVE!

JJ Niemann, Presley Ryan, Anthony Rosenthal, Max Von Essen, Charlie Alterman, and Eli Tokash go LIVE to celebrate 100 episodes of Take A Bow! The 100th Episode of Take A Bow is unlike any podcast episode you've ever heard before.

1 h 24 mins
4/21/22
#99 - Hannah Cruz

#99 - Hannah Cruz

Hannah Cruz, Curtain Up! Hannah and Eli talk about: Legally Blonde. Bullets Over Broadway. Hamilton. Suffs. Mama Rose in Gypsy. Playing historical characters. Demanding performances. Tour life. The talent of Dialects/Accents. Character preparation.

60 mins
4/14/22
#98 - Skye Alyssa Friedman

#98 - Skye Alyssa Friedman

Broadway Baby, Skye Alyssa Friedman had experienced Broadway at such a young age, she wasn't fully to comprehend what it was like to be on BROADWAY! Now, she is able to experience it as an adult as she is managing double duty in Lucky Star and Kimberly Akimbo while attending college at Pace University.

1 h 1 min
4/7/22
#97 - Teal Wicks

#97 - Teal Wicks

From green girl in Wicked to Cher in the Cher show, this Broadway Belter never fails to impress. Host, Eli Tokash gets to revisit his old pal from Neverland as they reconnect to share their favorite memories of working together and learning more about Teal's career.

1 h 15 mins
3/31/22
#96 - Brittney Mack

#96 - Brittney Mack

Six's own Brittney Mack who plays Anna of Cleves joins this week's episode to talk about her incredibly unique journey to Broadway. Brittney shares so many steps that it takes to become a successful performer.

1 h 8 mins
3/24/22
#95 - Will Swenson

#95 - Will Swenson

Tony Nominee, Will Swenson discusses the recently announced "A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical" and the drop of the 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Assassins!

49 mins
3/17/22
#94 - Kevin Chamberlin

#94 - Kevin Chamberlin

Known as Bertram worldwide in Disney Channel's "Jessie" , Kevin Chamberlin Takes A, well-deserved, Bow! Known on Broadway as a 3 Time Tony Nominee for Suessical, The Addams Family, and Dirty Blonde.

48 mins
3/10/22
#93 - Analise Scarpaci Takes Another Bow

#93 - Analise Scarpaci Takes Another Bow

Analise Scarpaci is the first guest to officially Take Another Bow on the podcast. We kick off Women's History Month with one of the future leading lady's of Broadway. This year she released her debut album Pathetic Little Dreamer.

1 h 2 mins
3/3/22
#92 - Kaci Walfall

#92 - Kaci Walfall

Kaci and Eli talking points include: Lion King. Matilda. Broadway/Tour life. Naomi on CW. Being a series regular. Collaborating with Ava Duvernay. On Screen kiss. On Screen acting vs On stage. Being a child performer. + a ton more...

57 mins
2/24/22
#91 - Gennean Scott

#91 - Gennean Scott

As the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Broadway League, Gennean Scott is leading the way toward a more inclusive and diverse Broadway for all. Listen to her journey and plans for Broadway future in this episode of Take A Bow!

55 mins
2/17/22
#90 - Devin Trey Campbell

#90 - Devin Trey Campbell

Devin and Eli talking points include: MJ: The Musical. Opening Night. Rehearsals. Kinky Boots. Voice Acting. Dancing. Supportive parents. Eurika on Disney Jr. Single Parents. Film, Theatre, and voice acting differences. Being a child performer.

1 h 1 min
2/10/22
#89 - Antoine L. Smith

#89 - Antoine L. Smith

Emmy Award Winner, Antoine L. Smith joins the podcast to talk about MJ: The Musical and its Broadway Opening Night. Sharing the uniqueness of the show's setting and how it is so relatable for all actors as the majority of the show takes place in a rehearsal studio.

59 mins
2/3/22
#88 - Julius Anthony Rubio's Story

#88 - Julius Anthony Rubio's Story

Ever wonder what it's like to work with Steven Spielberg or Stephen Sondheim? Julius Anthony Rubio was able to work with both on ONE project. Hear all about the in the room experience on this episode.

1 h 38 mins
1/27/22
#87 - Swing Sessions with Tally Sessions

#87 - Swing Sessions with Tally Sessions

Tally Sessions, Curtain Up! Tally and Eli talk about: Company. Falsettos. Swing Life. Learning from peers. Sondheim. Mindset. Mental Health. Education for MT. Social Media. + a ton more. Connect with Tally Sessions on Instagram: @tallysessions.

1 h 5 mins
1/20/22
#86 - A Friend Like James Monroe Iglehart

#86 - A Friend Like James Monroe Iglehart

James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Chicago) brings the heat this week sharing the most incredible stories and behind the scenes of his Tony Winning role of Genie in Aladdin and his 5 Broadway shows. This episode will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more.

1 h 15 mins
1/13/22
#85 - Best of 2021

#85 - Best of 2021

The past is in the past and 2021 is no longer upon us, however Take A Bow had such a great year that we went to highlight some of YOUR favorite episodes into one big episode!

4 h 18 mins
1/6/22
#84 - Mateo Lizcano

#84 - Mateo Lizcano

This week we have a current star of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. He opens up about Broadway's return, 2021 Roger Rees Awards, 2021 Jimmy Award Finalist and his brand NEW SONG called Turn Back Time available on all music platforms. Mateo Lizcano, Curtain Up!

54 mins
12/30/21
#83 - Time for Broadway Shutdown pt.2?

#83 - Time for Broadway Shutdown pt.2?

Merry Christmas, everyone! What is happening on Broadway?!?!?! It's been a WEEK to say the least... From Canceled performances, to shows closing abruptly, to criticism of performers in the industry. This is not an easy time to be on Broadway.

37 mins
12/23/21
#82 - Andréa Burns

#82 - Andréa Burns

Currently starring in West Side Story, one of Broadway's biggest name's, Andréa Burns joins this week's episode of Take A Bow. This shorter episode is the perfect 30 minute masterclass from Andréa. After taking over Broadway she now is taking over the big screen and has her own album.

39 mins
12/16/21
#81 - Matt Meigs' Wicked Journey to Broadway

#81 - Matt Meigs' Wicked Journey to Broadway

Software engineer by day, broadway performer by night, Matt Meigs can do it all. Currently starring in Wicked, Matt shares stories from his 5 Broadway shows while highlighting key moments along the way. This episode is the epitome of what a day in the life of a performer really is like.

59 mins
12/9/21
#80 - Sophia Gennusa's hair got 'Naughty'

#80 - Sophia Gennusa's hair got 'Naughty'

Playing the title role in Matilda at the young age of 9, Sophia Gennusa booked the role of Matilda off on an open call. A rare feat but encourages performers to keep an open mind and try new things at any point in life is perhaps the biggest takeaway from this week.

1 h 6 mins
12/2/21
#79 - Happy Thanksgiving

#79 - Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Enjoy this shortened episode to get you through the holiday week. Talking points include: Thanksgiving Day Parade. Happy Thanksgiving. Tick Tick Boom. Freestyle Love Supreme. Company. Patreon. Chicken and Biscuits.

29 mins
11/25/21
#78 - Rainbow Lullaby Pt. 2

#78 - Rainbow Lullaby Pt. 2

Produced by Broadway Records, the Rainbow Lullaby is the world's first LGBTQ lullaby album. Joining us to talk all about it are award-winning writers; Debra Barsha, Bobby Cronin, and Fred Sauter, and performer Jo Lampert.

1 h 1 min
11/18/21
#77- TREVOR The Musical

#77- TREVOR The Musical

Take A Bow is once again LIVE at the Opening night of Trevor The Musical. At this press even host Eli Tokash got to talk to some of the cast and creative team on the development of this project, Obstacles of COVID, Stories of kids being told by kids and so much more.

1 h 2 mins
11/11/21
#76 - The Creation of The Rainbow Lullaby

#76 - The Creation of The Rainbow Lullaby

Produced by Broadway Records, the Rainbow Lullaby is the world's first LGBTQ lullaby album. Joining us to talk about it is the creator, co-writer, and performer of the album Ryan Bauer-Walsh. Writer Lucas Syed and Andrew Gerle also join for a conversation about their experience with the project.

54 mins
11/4/21
#75 - Alexa Shae Niziak's Practically Perfect Stories

#75 - Alexa Shae Niziak's Practically Perfect Stories

The star of three Broadway, three off-broadway, two tours, multiple national commercials, and the upcoming Paranormal Activity: The Next of Kin, Alexa Niziak joins this weeks episode.

1 h 29 mins
10/29/21
#74 - Dana H. Opening Night

#74 - Dana H. Opening Night

Take A Bow is once again LIVE at the Opening night of Dana H. At this press even host Eli Tokash got to talk to some of Broadway's biggest names and get their perspective on Broadway reopening, the new style of Dana H. and Is This a Room, and so much more.

42 mins
10/21/21
#73 - Nicky Torchia, Kid to Adult ~ Broadway to TV

#73 - Nicky Torchia, Kid to Adult ~ Broadway to TV

Broadway and TV veteran Nicky Torchia shares his journey, advice, and behind the scene stories. As someone who has a ton of experience working as a child actor he gives audience great insights of what really goes into.

1 h 33 mins
10/14/21
#72 - TAB LIVE at the FLEA

#72 - TAB LIVE at the FLEA

Take A Bow goes LIVE at the Broadway Flea Market. On Broadway fan's biggest day of the year, Eli talks to stars from Hamilton, Mrs. Doubtfire, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, School Of Rock, Annie, and more. Take A Bow Live at The Flea, Curtain Up!

1 h 3 mins
10/7/21
#71 - TAB TONY RECAP

#71 - TAB TONY RECAP

Host, Eli Tokash reconnects with the listeners recapping Broadway's biggest day of the year, The Tony Awards! With n guest this week Eli shares the latest headlines, catches up with the listeners, and breaks down everything. Tony Award 2021 Recap, Curtain Up!

59 mins
9/30/21
#70 - Future of Broadway with Calvin Cooper

#70 - Future of Broadway with Calvin Cooper

Calvin Cooper joins this week's episode of Take A Bow while being in just a few days in rehearsals for Doubtfire! Calvin opens up about the steps being taken to ensure that Broadway comes back better and more inclusive than ever!

1 h 37 mins
9/23/21
#69 - Oscar Williams in our Fun Home

#69 - Oscar Williams in our Fun Home

Fun Home, The Secret Garden, and Parade star and fellow Broadway kid, Oscar Williams is Take A Bow's first live interview. To celebrate, this week guest also happens to co-host the episode alongside host Eli Tokash.

1 h 16 mins
9/16/21
#68 - Abby DeProducer

#68 - Abby DeProducer

As a successful producer at the most popular concert venues in the industry, including 54 Below, Abby DePhillips takes us through what it takes to be a concert producer. It's not your typical producer so there is lots to learn in this fun episode full of laughs.

1 h 11 mins
9/9/21
#67 - Eric Anthony Lopez Toured During COVID

#67 - Eric Anthony Lopez Toured During COVID

American Idol and Phantom of the Opera star, Eric Anthony Lopez Takes A Bow this week. Eric had a different experience when he hears "Broadway Shutdown", as he never experienced a 17 month shutdown.

1 h 3 mins
9/2/21
#66- The Show Must Go On Premiere

#66- The Show Must Go On Premiere

Hear from Broadway stars Lilias White, Tamika Lawrence, Greg Hildreth, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kimberly Marable, Salisha Thomas, Eric Anthony Lopez, Stage Manager Cody Renard Richard, and Director Sammi Cannold as Take A Bow takes on the Red Carpet.

43 mins
8/26/21
#65 - Jay Armstrong Johnson, On The Town

#65 - Jay Armstrong Johnson, On The Town

On The Town star, Jay Armstrong Johnson, joins this week's episode to promote two upcoming events. The veteran of six Broadway shows, gives great insight into how hard this industry is. He also shares his experiences of being a writer, producer, actor, costume designer, location scout, a rights agent, and more.

1 h 27 mins
8/19/21
#64 - Broadway Husbands, Stephen Hanna and Bret Shuford

#64 - Broadway Husbands, Stephen Hanna and Bret Shuford

With 12 Broadway shows combined, Stephen Hanna & Bret Shuford share their expertise and journeys this week. These Broadway stars share how they've been able to use their musical theatre talents to pivot during the pandemic in other jobs, such as life coaching and a dance teacher.

1 h 27 mins
8/12/21
#63 - Ethan Slater & Nick Blaemire

#63 - Ethan Slater & Nick Blaemire

Tony nominee Ethan Slater (Spongebob) and Drama Desk Nominee Nick Blaemire have teamed up to create a new concept album Edge of the World. The two are both the lyricist and composer, and also starring in the album. Edge of the World drops tomorrow, August 5th, on all music platforms!

1 h 15 mins
8/5/21
#62 - Antonio Cipriano, In The Light

#62 - Antonio Cipriano, In The Light

After getting his start in the 2017 Jimmy Awards, Antonio has caught stride in becoming a main star on Broadway. Currently in Jagged Little Pill, he has also been doing double duty with tons of other projects.

1 h 5 mins
7/29/21
#61 - Luke Mannikus has Magic To Do

#61 - Luke Mannikus has Magic To Do

Appearing in 3 Broadway shows by the age of 13, Luke Mannikus is a child professional now transitioning into adulthood in the industry. He was able to take what he learned at a young age to help with his transition and you can soon see him in Trevor The Musical Off-Broadway.

1 h 9 mins
7/22/21
#60 - Act Two of Ryan Worsing

#60 - Act Two of Ryan Worsing

Broadway Ensemblist, Ryan Worsing, is known for his wide-range of talents. Ryan has done it all, from playing Principal/featured roles, playing 10 characters a show in the ensemble, swinging, being a dance captain, and choreographer.

1 h 9 mins
7/15/21
#59 - Act One of Ryan Worsing

#59 - Act One of Ryan Worsing

Broadway Ensemblist, Ryan Worsing, is known for his wide-range of talents. Ryan has done it all, from playing Principal/featured roles, playing 10 characters a show in the ensemble, swinging, being a dance captain, and choreographer.

1 h 17 mins
7/8/21
#58 - What It Takes To Take A Bow

#58 - What It Takes To Take A Bow

Highly Requested guests, Tessie and Zak Tokash (Eli's siblings) join the podcast to talk about what it truly takes to Take A Bow on a stage and the podcast process. This roundtable episode explores audition tips, career advice, and encouragement for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the arts.

1 h 1 min
7/1/21
#57 - Christopher Sieber is Great "Company"

#57 - Christopher Sieber is Great "Company"

2x Tony Nominee and 14x Broadway Vet, Christopher Sieber shares legendary stories of his past. From creating a live version of Lord Farquaad to audition moments to Sondheim being unsure if the 2021 revival of Company would work.

1 h 20 mins
6/24/21
#56 - Laura Heywood aka Broadwaygirlnyc

#56 - Laura Heywood aka Broadwaygirlnyc

Broadway Expert, Laura Heywood, aka Broadwaygirlnyc, brings her story of how she was able to be herself and capitalize on it in her favorite industry. Making a career on being a pivotal role during the Tony Awards, in media, and as a host she inspires listeners to keep their heads up and plow threw.

1 h 35 mins
6/17/21
#55 - TAB's Pride Medley

#55 - TAB's Pride Medley

TAB medley of LGBTQIA+ Broadway performers, who have had profound impacts on the community by using their talents and platforms. The episode features important stories and words of encouragement from Prom's Caitlin Kinnunen, HSMTMTS 's Joe Serafini, Prom's Josh Lamon, and Fun Home's Beth Malone.

41 mins
6/10/21
#54 - Bill Berloni: Life Lessons for Dogs and Humans

#54 - Bill Berloni: Life Lessons for Dogs and Humans

The infamous dog trainer of the Entertainment Industry discusses the importance of being yourself to create opportunities to succeed in what you love to do. The dog trainer of over 300+ productions in theatre, movies, tv shows, commercials, and magazines.

1 h 13 mins
6/3/21
#53 - Natalie Weiss is Breaking Down The Riffs

#53 - Natalie Weiss is Breaking Down The Riffs

American Idol Finalist and Star of Emojiland Off-Broadway, Natalie Weiss joins this week's episode of Take A Bow. Natalie is a world renown vocalist who has gone viral for her teaching lessons, her singing videos, and more.

1 h 13 mins
5/27/21
Bonus EP: "In the Heights" Exclusive Interviews!

Bonus EP: "In the Heights" Exclusive Interviews!

Our BPN Podcasters bring you exclusive interviews with cast and creatives from In the Heights, in theaters on June 11 2021. Watch the video version of this event here: https://youtu.be/py3YLSt8MSo. Interview 1: Daphne Rubin-Vega, interviewed by Salisha Thomas.

57 mins
5/24/21
#52 - Fred Odgaard Back to Broadway

#52 - Fred Odgaard Back to Broadway

Moulin Rouge, Kinky Boots, and Finding Neverland, Fred Odgaard joins this week's episode of Take A Bow. Fred's career has been a lifelong tour, as his work has relocated him to places such as Tokyo, Australia, Las Vegas, New York, and more.

1 h 30 mins
5/20/21
#51 - Bowen Yang Didn't Sink the Titanic

#51 - Bowen Yang Didn't Sink the Titanic

SNL's Rising Star Bowen Yang, talks SNL, Nora From Queens, his podcast Las Culturistas, and more! Bowen's journey is incredibly unique. As a graduate of NYU in the Department of Chemistry, he quickly shifted focus to solely work on his talents as a comedian.

1 h 29 mins
5/13/21
#50 - One Year Anniversary with Charlie Alterman

#50 - One Year Anniversary with Charlie Alterman

In celebration of the One Year Episode of Take A Bow, Charlie Alterman joins to bring a new field that has yet to be discussed on the podcast. Charlie is one of the most well known conductors, musical directors, and keyboardists in the industry.

1 h 27 mins
5/6/21
#49 - John Bolton, My Old Man

#49 - John Bolton, My Old Man

The seasoned vet of NINE BROADWAY SHOWS, John Bolton, joins Take A Bow. Bolton walks audiences through his favorite stories of shows such as Anastasia, A Christmas Story, Titanic, Hello Dolly, How To Succeed, and Damn Yankees.

1 h 24 mins
4/29/21
#48 - Adam Jacobs, The Prince of Disney on Broadway

#48 - Adam Jacobs, The Prince of Disney on Broadway

Grammy and Drama Desk Award Nominated Actor, Adam Jacobs joins the podcast to discuss his upcoming docu-concert, Behind The Curtain with Adam Jacobs. Adam gives a peak behind the curtains of his journey through 3 Broadway shows (Aladdin, Lion King, and Les Miz) on this episode, however he completely opens the curtains in the docu-concert.

1 h 6 mins
4/22/21
#47 - Joshua Turchin, TAB x TENS

#47 - Joshua Turchin, TAB x TENS

Award Winning Writer and Actor, Joshua Turchin joins the podcast to discuss being a multi- hyphenate in the entertainment industry. Joshua really opens the curtains by sharing the craziest backstage stories from his time in A Christmas Story, Forbidden Broadway, and more.

1 h 13 mins
4/15/21
#46 - Zell Steele & Madilyn Jaz Morrow's, Not So Quiet, Fun Home

#46 - Zell Steele & Madilyn Jaz Morrow's, Not So Quiet, Fun Home

Broadway siblings Madilyn Jaz & Zell Steele Morrow discuss what it takes to have success in the industry as a family. Madilyn made her Broadway Debut in Matilda. Her brother, Zell, wanted to be just like her and had aspirations to be on a Broadway stage, as well.

1 h 16 mins
4/8/21
#45 - Hand-to-Hand with Nicolas Jelmoni

#45 - Hand-to-Hand with Nicolas Jelmoni

Broadway and Award winning circus performer Nicolas Jelmoni joins Take A Bow to share his story about being a dreamer and living every opportunity to the fullest of your ability. Not even a three week graduate of the circus school in Montreal, Nico was found in New York making his Broadway Debut in the revival of Pippin!

1 h 36 mins
4/1/21
#44 - Maya Jade Frank + Michael Lee Brown

#44 - Maya Jade Frank + Michael Lee Brown

Dear Evan Hansen star Michael Lee Brown and Disney Channel's Maya Jade Frank are teaming up to create BeneFIT, a donation based program supporting The Actors Fund. BeneFIT includes the benefits of improving your performance skills, health/wellness, cooking, and more with your favorite Broadway stars.

59 mins
3/25/21
#43 - Carolee Carmello, Finding Memories

#43 - Carolee Carmello, Finding Memories

In her legendary career, 3x Tony Nominee, Carolee Carmello recalls being in shows from Parade, City of Angels, and OG Falsettos to most recently in Finding Neverland, Hello Dolly, Sweeney Todd and more.

1 h 9 mins
3/18/21
#42 - Christine Dwyer Defying Neverland

#42 - Christine Dwyer Defying Neverland

Playing Elphaba on Broadway is no easy feat. This week Christine Dwyer Take(s) A Bow and gives us insight about playing the role of Elphaba, the ups and downs, the makeup process, the vocals, the traditions, and so much more.

1 h 13 mins
3/11/21
#41 - Lena Hall, Piercing Through Hedwig

#41 - Lena Hall, Piercing Through Hedwig

Grammy Nominee and Tony Award Winner, Lena Hall goes in depth into her performance during Hedwig: And The Angry Inch, making history in the show, and what life was like when she won the award.

1 h 34 mins
3/4/21
#40 - Q. Smith,  The Importance of Qmunity

#40 - Q. Smith, The Importance of Qmunity

Helen Hayes Award Nominee for her role in Broadway's Come From Away, Q. Smith shares the story of how she made it to be a three time Broadway star! Appearing in Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, and Come From Away she used her unique reflexes to start new trends in the industry after making her debut.

1 h 3 mins
2/25/21
#39 - Jonathan Burke, Real Life Choir Boy

#39 - Jonathan Burke, Real Life Choir Boy

Choir Boy and The Inheritance star, Jonathan Burke takes a bow while reconnecting with host Eli Tokash, after sharing the stage in Mary Poppins together.

1 h 12 mins
2/18/21
#38 - Cody Renard Richard, Managing The Stage

#38 - Cody Renard Richard, Managing The Stage

Cody Renard Richard, one of the top stage managers in the industry, takes a bow while reflecting on his accomplishments in episode 38. After stage managing for shows like the Lion King, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Freestyle Love Supreme, Kinky Boots, and more he is eager to give back to the youth of the industry by launching his brand new scholarship program.

1 h 13 mins
2/11/21
#37 - Jawan Jackson is a Rolling Stone

#37 - Jawan Jackson is a Rolling Stone

Emmy Nominated Actor Jawan Jackson talks about embodying the legendary Melvin Franklin in two Broadway shows! The Motown and Ain't Too Proud star shares his story on how he's worked his way up in the industry and appeared in the Get Down on Netflix.

1 h 9 mins
2/4/21
#36- Sydney Lucas, Take Your Final Bow

#36- Sydney Lucas, Take Your Final Bow

On Sydney's last episode of Take A Bow, the two hosts go in depth on their personal experiences attending award shows, press events, special events, and Eli Tokash finishes it off by teaching audiences about the legendary theatre send off known as "Happy Trails" as Sydney Lucas takes her final bow!

1 h 10 mins
1/28/21
#35 - Young Queen Elizabeth [Teeter}

#35 - Young Queen Elizabeth [Teeter}

Star of Mary Poppins, The Crucible, and The Audience on Broadway, Elizabeth Teeter, joins the podcast to discuss the true responsibilities of being a child actor on Broadway. She also touches on her most memorable experiences of being on Broadway and learning from legends such as Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan, and more!

1 h 22 mins
1/21/21
#34- Swingin' with JJ Niemann

#34- Swingin' with JJ Niemann

Take A Bow with JJ Nieman. You may have seen JJ in Book of Mormon and most recently in Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. This week we dive into the life of being a swing on Broadway and what life is like without live theatre.

1 h 1 min
1/14/21
#33 - America's Got Luke Islam

#33 - America's Got Luke Islam

This week's episode is a little different, as it's coming on a Sunday. However, not to fear because we have yet another episode showcasing a brand new side of the industry.

1 h 9 mins
1/10/21
#32 - Shahadi chatting with "Us"

#32 - Shahadi chatting with "Us"

Shahadi Joseph Wright Takes A Bow and wraps up 2020 by covering Broadway, Movies, Red Carpets, and more. You may have seen the triple threat on Broadway in Lion King and School Of Rock, or on the big screen in Us, Lion King, and in Hairspray Live!

59 mins
12/31/20
#31 - Getting to know Kelli O'Hara

#31 - Getting to know Kelli O'Hara

Early Christmas present? We think so! Today, Kelli O'Hara takes a bow and gives listeners in inside scoop on her 7 tony award nominations, what the recording process is like to record two solo albums and many cast albums, on set filming for TV/Film, vocal tips, and more.

1 h 19 mins
12/24/20
#30 - Everlasting Newsie, Andrew Keenan-Bolger

#30 - Everlasting Newsie, Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Andrew Keenan-Bolger takes a bow during our 30th episode! We have the lovable actor on as he talks about his journey from being a kid, a teen, to an adult in the business and how he's continued to stay successful and working through it all.

1 h 5 mins
12/17/20
#29 - Judy Kuhn, Broadway Royalty

#29 - Judy Kuhn, Broadway Royalty

In this episode with one of the most beloved actress' we cover a brand new topic as we delve in to what it's like performing in the West End. With her years of experience, there was never a dull moment in this episode learning how to deal with nerves, confidence, mishaps and talking about her career!

1 h 9 mins
12/10/20
#28 - Emerson Steele, The Big Sister of Broadway Kids

#28 - Emerson Steele, The Big Sister of Broadway Kids

Take A Bow with Emerson Steele. Emerson made her Broadway debut in Violet and became the big sister on Broadway that season. She shares stories from being on Broadway, performing at Radio City, and Parade at Lincoln Center.

58 mins
12/3/20
#27 - The 'Beautiful' intuition of Salisha Thomas

#27 - The 'Beautiful' intuition of Salisha Thomas

Happy Thanksgiving from Take A Bow ! For this week's episode, Salisha Thomas joins us to cover many new topics!

1 h 8 mins
11/26/20
#26 - From School to Broadway with the hosts

#26 - From School to Broadway with the hosts

In this week's episode of Take A Bow, the hosts sit down with each other to talk about their experience doing school while performing on Broadway or on set of a TV show/ Movie. With different experiences, there are several similarities between the two.

46 mins
11/19/20
#25 - Never Ending Stories with Gabriella Pizzolo

#25 - Never Ending Stories with Gabriella Pizzolo

For this week's milestone episode of Take A Bow, Broadway and TV star Gabriella Pizzolo joins the podcast to share her stories of her time in Matilda, Fun Home, Secret Garden, and Stranger Things. Tune in to hear her experience in different sides of the business.

1 h 27 mins
11/12/20
#24 - Picture This: Curtis and Cort

#24 - Picture This: Curtis and Cort

Take A Bow is extra special this week as we have TWO guests on the podcast! Double the guests = Double the fun and learning. This married couple have a combined FOURTEEN broadway shows including The Addams Family, Kinky Boots, If/Then, West Side Story, Les Miz, and more.

1 h 28 mins
11/5/20
#23 - How to Set the Bar High with Ali Ewoldt

#23 - How to Set the Bar High with Ali Ewoldt

Take A Bow Thursday is here for the 23rd time with Ali Ewoldt! In this week's episode listeners learn that you don't have to be from NY to follow your dreams and that you don't have to go to school for acting to succeed in the business.

1 h 2 mins
10/29/20
#22 - Caption: Beth Malone

#22 - Caption: Beth Malone

Come to the Fun Podcast and Take A Bow with Tony Nominee, Beth Malone! In this week's episode listeners learn what it takes to get a show to Broadway. Beth shares her approximately 8 year experience in the process of Fun Home, her time in Angels in America, talks about her latest project: The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and more!

1 h 17 mins
10/22/20
#21 - From The Orphanage to Grandmother's House, Lilla Crawford

#21 - From The Orphanage to Grandmother's House, Lilla Crawford

Take A Bow with Broadway and Movie star Lilla Crawford! Talking about her stories in "Annie," "Billy Elliot," "Into The Woods," "The Who Was?

1 h 31 mins
10/15/20
#20 - The Whole Presley Ryan Thing

#20 - The Whole Presley Ryan Thing

This week's episode of Take A Bow kicks off spooky season with Beetlejuice star, Presley Ryan! Presley shares her unforgettable memories in her impressive resume of two Broadway shows including Beetlejuice and Fun Home, along with other professional shows like "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", "Sound of Music Live", and more.

1 h 17 mins
10/8/20
#19 - Wrangle-town with Vanessa Brown

#19 - Wrangle-town with Vanessa Brown

In this week's episode we introduce our listeners to the world of a Child Wrangler. One of Broadway's most beloved Child Wranglers, Vanessa Brown shares her stories of wrangling the kids of Fun Home, Newsies, Miss Saigon, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and many more.

1 h 17 mins
10/1/20
#18 - Hello, Beanie Feldstein

#18 - Hello, Beanie Feldstein

Take A Bow Thursday is here!!! In this week's episode hosts, Sydney Lucas and Eli Tokash are joined by Beanie Feldstein.

1 h 32 mins
9/24/20
#17 - How do you do, his name's Josh Colley

#17 - How do you do, his name's Josh Colley

On today’s episode of Take a Bow, Josh Colley joins the podcast to talk about his eventful career. From tours, broadway, Hollywood Bowl, park days, voice overs, television, and special events including his viral miscast video of "The Schuyler Sisters." Eli and Sydney wrap up it up reflecting on the interview, talking about josh’s incredible voice, and current new broadway news!

1 h 18 mins
9/17/20
#16 - The Ultimate Dreamer: Lexi Underwood

#16 - The Ultimate Dreamer: Lexi Underwood

On this episode of Take A Bow, teenage star Lexi Underwood joins the podcast! In this episode Lexi talks about starring in the new hit tv show "Little Fires Everywhere", her time touring and on broadway in the Lion King, and more.

1 h 12 mins
9/10/20
#15 - Young Sheldon Loves Theatre

#15 - Young Sheldon Loves Theatre

Young Sheldon star and everyone’s favorite theatre reviewer Iain Armitage, also known as Iain Loves Theatre, joins this week episode of Take A Bow! Iain shares his stories of seeing the hosts in their shows, experiences as a theatre “critic”, love for theatre, favorite hobbies, his favorite stories of his career, meeting/ working with idols, and more.

1 h 5 mins
9/3/20
#14 - Special Events with Eli and Syd

#14 - Special Events with Eli and Syd

This week's episode is a bit different, as the hosts decide to sit down with each other to inform listeners of what it's like to participate in special events such as the Tony Awards, the White House for the Obama's, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

1 h 3 mins
8/27/20
#13 - Newsboy to Baseball Player, Anthony Rosenthal

#13 - Newsboy to Baseball Player, Anthony Rosenthal

Seize the day with Anthony Rosenthal! Anthony, (Falsettos, Newsies, Fosse/Verdon) talks about his journey to Broadway, being a child actor on Broadway, working with some of the coolest people on Broadway, and much more. @anthony_rosenthal.

1 h 10 mins
8/20/20
#12 - Casting Director, Jen Rudin

#12 - Casting Director, Jen Rudin

This week's episode in unlike any other episode of Take A Bow. Sydney and Eli sit down with one of the industry's top casting director, Jen Rudin. Jen talks about her time working on Disney's top animated films, Disney's top theatrical shows, having her own casting company, what be a casting director is like, tips for auditioning and much more.

56 mins
8/13/20
#11 - Come To The Fun Home with Michael Cerveris

#11 - Come To The Fun Home with Michael Cerveris

Michael Cerveris joins the podcast to share his wisdom about being in FOURTEEN broadway shows! Host Sydney Lucas and Michael share fun stories of their time in Fun Home and the 2015 Tony Awards.

1 h 3 mins
8/6/20
#10 - Getting Kooky with Taylor Trensch

#10 - Getting Kooky with Taylor Trensch

Take A Bow with Broadway Star Taylor Trensch! We guarantee that Taylor has been in at least one of your favorite Broadway shows. He gives listeners an idea of what it's like for adults to play kids on Broadway, recording a new musical called "Bleeding Love" while quarantined, talks about the six broadway shows he's been in, and more!

58 mins
7/30/20
#9 -  Jeremy Villas, AKA a Human Rubberband

#9 - Jeremy Villas, AKA a Human Rubberband

These friends since middle school talk about what it was like being in a broadway show all the same time and go to school together. Get to know Jeremy who has conquered it all in every triple threat category.

59 mins
7/23/20
#8 - An ICON, Max Von Essen

#8 - An ICON, Max Von Essen

Are you someone who easily gets discouraged when auditioning? This episode is for you. Max Von Essen shares his experience and wisdom with you to help guide you through auditioning and how to stay positive in a business where it’s easy to get discouraged.

56 mins
7/16/20
#7 - Say HELLOOOO to Analise Scarpaci

#7 - Say HELLOOOO to Analise Scarpaci

Say HELLOOOO to, Mrs. Doubtfire's, Analise Scarpaci. Listen to what this season broadway vet as both a child and adult actor made her way to landing a lead role in Broadway's hottest new show. On top of being in four Broadway shows, she's also well known in the voice over world.

1 h 4 mins
7/9/20
#6 - Sincerely, Andrew Barth Feldman

#6 - Sincerely, Andrew Barth Feldman

This week on Take A Bow, the uber-talented Andrew Barth Feldman stops by! On this episode you will hear all about Andrew’s journey to Broadway and his experience playing the title role in Dear Evan Hansen.

1 h 8 mins
7/2/20
#5 - Wanna Dance With Caitlin Kinnunen?

#5 - Wanna Dance With Caitlin Kinnunen?

Take A Bow gets to sit down with Broadway star Caitlin Kinnunen! For the 5th episode, they celebrate pride and talk to Caitlin about having great success as both a teen and adult. You can also hear the stories of her journey to Broadway, her time in the prom, being nominated for a Tony, and much more!

48 mins
6/25/20
#4 - Queen Elsa AKA Ciara Renée

#4 - Queen Elsa AKA Ciara Renée

In this episode of Take A Bow Sydney and Eli address the current news involving the black lives matter movement. The hosts then introduce Ciara Renèe and talk to her about how she’s been able to conquer the stage, tv, dance, modeling, and more.

47 mins
6/18/20
#3 - A cup of Joe with Seb

#3 - A cup of Joe with Seb

Take A Bow hosts, Sydney Lucas and Eli Tokash, get to chat with one of the stars of the new hit show High School Musical the Musical the Series on Disney+.

1 h 7 mins
5/28/20
#2 - Happiness Monkey, Josh Lamon

#2 - Happiness Monkey, Josh Lamon

Come Take A Bow with Josh Lamon. Josh is known for his credits in The Prom, Groundhog Day, Finding Neverland, Elf, Hair, Into the Woods, and more. He also has multiple film/tv credits.

1 h 8 mins
5/21/20
#1 - Welcome to Take A Bow

#1 - Welcome to Take A Bow

Tony and Grammy nominated actress, Sydney Lucas, and Broadway and TV veteran, Eli Tokash, both began their careers as young child actors. Now teenagers, they are teaming up to provide listeners with weekly entertainment to share their industry experiences and expertise through Take A Bow!

35 mins
5/7/20

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