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The Broadway Babies are back to the dirty streets of the Paris slums, in our second take on the classic, iconic, epic musical "Les Misérables." This week, we're hot-taking the 2012 movie musical, featuring plenty of Hollywood's biggest stars, out in the darkness. So let's hear the people sing the songs of angry men — in close-up and with mostly imp…
 
There's always time for a song for the Broadway Babies! This week, we're going to keep looking at the wild AF hellscape corner of the internet with another fever-dream musical, the British children's show-surreal-horror-satire-web series "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared." So today, let's go on a journey and talk about about the ups and downs of learning to…
 
It takes a lot to make a stew, and Alex and Daisha have had their fill in this disturbing episode. Hang on tight, y’all! Podcast cover art: David Taylor Twitter: @bwaybabies Facebook: Facebook.com/broadwaybabiespodcast Where to listen: YouTube Music by Shawn Coleman and Michael Kohler Lyrics by Casper Kelly Distributed by Adult Swim Show Notes An o…
 
There was a "Broadway Album"-sized hole in Alex and Daisha’s heart after ending the Barbra season last week, so they filled it. Join the Broadway Babies in a continuation of their already drawn-out season. Is this the actual conclusion to their Barbra season or will they keep making episodes about the rest of her 36 studio albums? Stay tuned and fi…
 
Phewwww, after a long hiatus because of COVID and computer issues, the Broadway Babies are ready and able to finish off this season of Barbra Streisand movie musicals at the start of the new year! Alex and Daisha are taking y’all on a trip to Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century in Barbra’s final movie musical, 1983's "Yentl," as she make…
 
That's right, dearest darlingest listeners — another star is born! This week's Barbra Streisand episode tackles another long-ass movie-musical romance, this time her (let's say, controversial) iteration of the "Star Is Born" cinematic universe, with Kris Kristofferson and the awkwardly overbearing influence of Barbra's producer-boyfriend. So let's …
 
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, our dear listeners! For this Very Special Holiday Episode, the Broadway Babies have some things to say about the recently released Netflix movie-musical about a humbug inventor/toymaker who just needs to believe in the power of love to save the day! Did you think this original Christmas story was as cheesy as we …
 
Mamma Mia, here we go again! in another episode about Barbra Streisand and another episode about Barbra playing Fanny Brice! This week the Broadway Babies are covering Ms. Streisand’s fourth movie musical: the less popular, underrated sequel to Funny Girl: 1975’s "Funny Lady." Join Alex and Daisha as they track both Fanny Brice and Barbra’s evoluti…
 
Hello everyone! We had a not-so-brief hiatus, but are back and ready to continue our Barbra Streisand movie musical season with her third movie musical, "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever." Somehow, this movie manages to be just as extra as the previous two with a fraction of the budget because of the costumes, the special effects, and well, Ms. S…
 
Hello, Listeners! It's so nice to have you back where you belong! Alex and Daisha hope y’all exercised your right to vote and are staying safe. Hopefully this light-hearted episode (which was recorded well before Election Day) will quell some of your election anxieties. The Broadway Babies are comin’ at ya with a new episode in their Barbra Streisa…
 
Hello Listeners! We won’t be raining on your parade with this upcoming season! Welcome to a new string of episodes dedicated to beloved Broadway icon: Barbra Streisand! The Broadway Babies are marching through Streisand’s movie musicals, starting with her first: "Funny Girl"! We hope you enjoy the evolution of Babs on the Silver Screen. She’s a sta…
 
Alex and Daisha finally managed to categorize this season just in time for its finale! Together, we have trudged through most iterations of the "stars-being-birthed genre." Some were better than others, but they all pretty much had the same floor plan. Now, in their final episode, The Broadway Babies have decided to end with a mockumentary. Especia…
 
Now for something that is supposed to be similar to “A Star Is Born”, but is completely different: Your two favorite shit-talkers are never too far from going off the deep-end, but this episode might send Daisha over the edge. The Broadway Babies venture through over-charted territory in another attempt at the artist’s journey film: Mariah Carey’s …
 
The Broadway Babies hope all of y’all are thriving in the summer heat and staying safe! Here’s part 2 of “A Star is Born.” Let Alex and Daisha know what you think about the movie on Facebook or Twitter! TW/CW: suicide and extreme drug use Where to watch: HBO Max | Amazon Songs: “Always Remember Us This Way” performed by Lady Gaga “Why Did You Do Th…
 
Dearest listeners, this week we are going off the deep end over our more somber picks of the season. It’s a tale as old as time, unfortunately, and a very common story in the showbiz movie genre. Watch the Broadway Babies dive in as they discuss the 2018 remade of “A Star is Born”, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga! In this first part, Alex and…
 
Pack up your troubles, c’mon get happy, and meet Alex and Daisha Over the Rainbow (or in your car, or in your homes) to talk about one of the biggest household names of the 20th century: Judy Garland. The Broadway Babies are continuing their ever-evolving music biz-themed season with Judy's 2019 biopic titled..."Judy." The Babies discuss some heavy…
 
Well I think it’s gonna be a long, long time before we watch a biopic this fun and fresh! Hello listeners, blast off with Alex and a Daisha into a new episode about "Rocketman," the 2019 musical biopic about the effervescent rock icon, Elton John! The Babies are discussing how the importance of ethical representation, abuse and addiction, and how t…
 
Listeners, we're here to make you happy with another episode about the blockbuster 2006 musical-movie "Dreamgirls"! Now that we've covered the background of the movie (and Alex got his power back on!), we're going to go all-in on this epic af plot, full of iconic cultural resets. Let's get into in the drama! Where to watch: Amazon Prime | iTunes | …
 
Ladies and gentlemen, the Broadway Babies are proud to present the "Dreamgirls," in their return appearance on the podcast! We're steppin' to the bad side this week to talk about the 2006 movie adaptation of the musical. Gorgeous direction and a star-studded all-black cast, including Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson in her star-is-born role, breath…
 
Hello Daddy! Hello Mom! (jk they don’t listen to this podcast) Alex and Daisha hope all of our listeners are thriving and demanding justice at every turn. This week, the bbys are discussing the 2010 biopic, "The Runaways"! Tune in for the Broadway Babies’ ever-evolving *opinions* on the movie, its message, and the girl-band legacy of The Runaways, …
 
In an unexpected twist, the Broadway Babies have started a new season during these weird ass times we are in: Not Another QuaranTEEN movie: reviewing movies about teenage coming-of-age bands! Join Alex and Daisha this week as they stroll down memory lane with 2001’s live-action "Josie and the Pussycats"! There will be jokes, there will be poor fash…
 
Beloved Listeners, we are back, stuck in the house, spiraling mentally, and better than ever! The Broadway Babies are interrupting your regularly scheduled social media scrolling to honor a very special creative who left us too soon: THE Adam Schlesinger. Join us in a special episode covering the 1996 teen band comedy (this is a made-up genre) “Tha…
 
Arrr ya ready, listeners?! This week, we're heading under the sea to the cartoon paradise of Bikini Bottom to talk about the TV airing of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" musical. Featuring a hunky, bendy leading man, this isn't your regular theme-park show, either — we're talking fun and funky thrift store costumes, pool noodles for kelp, and jellyfish…
 
Happy New Queers! How crazy it's been we've been doing this damn thing for two full years now? To start the year off with a bang or two, we're talking more "Frozen" this week, today all about the new-ish sequel to the 2013 animated smash. Our thoughts? We do keep saying we liked it, but there are lots of points to be made about Elsa's continuing ga…
 
It's Yule tidings once again, listeners, so the Broadway Babies have a special, appropriately festive episode this Xmas — Disney's runaway 2013 blockbuster "Frozen," or alternatively titled: "Gloves and Accidents." Part classic Snow Queen fairy tale and part coming-of-age story of two very different sisters, this movie is bursting with catchy music…
 
Because we're honestly very ready to move on from the Big Apple, we're giving you a two-for-one episode about the latter two shows we spent the rest of our New York trip seeing (most of...). "The Inheritance" by Matthew Lopez is an emotional story that examines, maybe a little clumsily and excessively, what it means to be a gay man in present-day N…
 
Woo LAWD. Here we go, our big 50th episode! The Broadway Babies dove head-first into their first play of our podcast, as part of our Broadway Babies Take Manhattan Tour. Join Alex and Daisha as they navigate the psychosexual minefields, major surprises and even their own personal struggles in the polarizing new Broadway play "Slave Play." (We do di…
 
Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry when this dark revival comes around. Hello listeners! The Broadway Babies had a small stint in the Big Apple and have a whole line up of Broadway plays and musicals to chat about with you! First on the list is the revival that stole our hearts (and the "Best Revival of a Musical" Tony): Rodgers and Hammerste…
 
Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good: A new episode!!! Hello Sharks and Jets, the Broadway Babies are headed to the West Side to review an adaptation of one of the most well-known stories ever told: Romeo and Juliet. Bernstein's "West Side Story" grabs ahold of racial and socioeconomic disparities of poor folks in a neighb…
 
Happy Halloween, fellow slayers! We are celebrating the day AND ending our sPoOkY musical season with a bang...or a fang in this case. Join Alex, Daisha, and the Scooby Gang as they all embark on the TV show musical episode that started it all: “Once More, with Feeling,” from Joss Whedon’s cult series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"! Alex and Daisha gus…
 
Dystopian trash city à la Mad Max/Sin City? Check. Big-pharma corporatocracy? Check. Unnecessary gore? Plenty. Alexa Vega from Spy Kids and Anthony Head from Buffy? Check AND check. Music???? I guess. There’s nothing much to say about this gothic-rock-musical-horror film (thanks Wikipedia), so hold on for dear life as The Broadway Babies try their …
 
On the twenty-first day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence... and Alex and Daisha are here to talk about it! Join the Broadway Babies as they continue their Spooky Halloween season with a musical about a mean green mother from …
 
“There's a hole in the world like a big black pit who are filled with people who are filled with shit, and the vermin of the world inhabit it.” Aaaand on that note, let’s brood our way into the Halloween season with Alex and Daisha! What better way to start off a fresh new batch up episodes than with a Sondheim musical? Hold on to your jugulars, it…
 
I really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig ahhhh (and a new episode!) As you all know by now, Alex and Daisha make their own rules, so it shouldn’t surprise you that they are doing an episode on the not-really-movie-musical movie based on the greatest girl band of all time: "Spice World"! Join the Broadway Babies as they fan-girl over this hilarious,…
 
The Broadway Babies are dusting off our VHS tapes and pulling out our Lisa Frank gel pens to tackle this iconic production: The Wonderful World of Disney’s “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”! Starring Brandy “sittin up in her cellar” Norwood, Whitney “I am your actual boss” Houston, and Bernadette “how can I make this power dynamic less problemat…
 
The devil took the hindmost with this confusing sorta-sequel to everyone's favorite "opera." Join Alex and Daisha as they strap into this carnival ride of a musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies." The Broadway Babies are up to their usual shenanigans with the additional tasks of detangling this confusing plot, comparing the sequel to "Pha…
 
Welcome back, dear friends! This week we're dishing on the 2016 revival of one of the loveliest musicals around the corner, "She Loves Me." Boasting one of the best ensemble casts this side of Hungary, this revival starring podcast fave Laura Benanti and a charming Zachary Levi as sparring coworkers/pen-pal lovers (who don't quite know it yet) is a…
 
Oh, what a little sunlight can do! The Broadway Babies are back from our summer vacation, and we're diving right into the deep end with our next show: Audra McDonald's star turn as doomed jazz singer Billie Holiday in the "musical play" "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill." Originally a Broadway revival in 2014, the show was filmed for a TV movie …
 
OK, lions, now let's get in formation! The Broadway Babies are back from a much-needed summer break to share our thoughts on Disney's latest remake, "The Lion King," which has roared through the box office and left fans of the original divided over the movie's photorealistic yet dulled CGI'd Pridelands, its confusingly changed plot and somewhat que…
 
Back to Paris again, dearest listeners, where we tackle our most special show yet: the original production of Stephen Sondheim's personal opus "Sunday in the Park with George." Filled with color and light and based on French painter Georges Seurat's own influential artwork, this musical has left a major impact on us and many other Broadway babies a…
 
Listen...when Stephanie J. Block and Rachel Chavkin finally win their Tonys, you know Pride Month is gonna be OK. And Sunday night's ceremony proved all was right on Broadway, with many Bway vets and capital-I Important productions getting their dues. Let's talk about the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between as the Broadway Babies do…
 
Get out your hymn books and habits — for this week's musical service, we're dishing on the joyful noise of Broadway's "Sister Act." The Broadway Babies have lots to say about this screen-to-stage adaptation (our second Whoopi movie!), including its original 1992 film, pond-hopping production history, and star-making turn for Patina Miller, who does…
 
Welcome to West Covina — only two hours from the beach! With brand new pals and new career, unhappy lawyer Rebecca Bunch makes the biggest move of her life to follow the boy she definitely doesn't love...all with musical numbers! We sit down this week to talk all things crazy on the CW musical-comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's" first episode, "Josh Jus…
 
Hey, big spenders! Willkommen to another warm take episode, as the Broadway Babies gab about the first episode of FX's dazzling true-Broadway-story miniseries, "Fosse/Verdon." Starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams as the performing legends, the series promises a look behind the red curtain and features a supporting gallery of Broadway icons —…
 
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, listeners! It's Daisha's turn to pick one of her favorite musicals, and leapin' lizards, she picked the original "Annie" movie musical from 1982! Let's take a trip down Easy Street to Miss Hannigan's Orphanage for Girls and Oliver Warbucks' amazing mansion as we talk shop on the history of the movie, its theatre and …
 
Welcome back listeners, as we take a troika ride to the past to 19th century Russia, where everyone's got nine different names in Dave Malloy's take on the Russian literary paperweight "War & Peace." His electropop opera, "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," follows the young Natasha fumbling her way into Moscow high society, while there'…
 
What's new, pussycats? This week we're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming to talk about "Documentary Now's" episode about the recording of a musical cast album, "Co-op: The Musical." Written by John Mulaney and Seth Meyers, the episode is a loving yet biting sendup of the making of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" cast album in 197…
 
Before you roll your eyes, we are reviewing THE MOVIE, OKAY?!?! Dear listeners, if we are doing a season on musicals we love, Daisha has to include Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years or she will explode. Join Alex and Daisha as they compare the movie with the musical and talk about how movie adaptations can add to a story when visual elements…
 
Happy New-ish Year, listeners, and hello, young lovers! After a few weeks away, shall we tell you what we think of one of the most romantic, epic musicals of all time — Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I"? The 2018 West End production starring Queen Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe is something wonderful — and we adore it so much we decided to …
 
Happy new year, listeners! Christmas bells aren't ringing anymore, but we're here to measure a year in the life of those iconic bohemians, artists and lovers once more with our semi-hot take on last week's "Rent (Not-so-)Live!" We give our thoughts on the backstage drama that affected the production and resulted in the lowest ratings for a live mus…
 
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