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Broadway Groupies: Rushing a Show

by Kris Venezia
Foxwoods Theater.
kris venezia, wfuv

All this week WFUV News has been introducing you to people who can't get enough of Broadway. Groupies if you will. People who spend thousands of dollars to see their favorite shows again and again and again. But, some theater enthusiasts aren't about to empty their bank account to see a show. So they wait in long lines the day of a performance for discounted seats. These rush tickets cost much less than the regular price. 

Fordham Conversations: Holler If Ya Hear Me

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy
Saul Williams (actor) and Todd Kreidler of Holler If Ya Hear Me.

Robin Shannon, WFUV News

On this week’s show we hear from two members of a new Broadway show inspired by the life and music of Tupac Shakur, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Both actor Saul Williams and playwright Todd Kreidler sit down to talk about the show’s message, Tupac Shakur’s legacy, and how both of those found a way to mix on the stage. 

 

Music Featured on the Show in Order of Appearance: 

"Holler If Ya Hear Me" - Tupac

"Dear Mama" - Tupac

 

Fordham Conversations: Tony Award Winning Producer John Johnson

by Chris Williams

Johnson and wife Kristen at the 2013 Tony Awards

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike just won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Chris Williams talks to one of the play's producers, John Johnson, who graduated Fordham in 2002. Johnson talks about what theater-goers can expect from the play, his responsibilities as a producer, and how he became interested in theater. 

Broadway Groupies: Newsies

by Katie Fisher
Newsies marquee
dedi, flickr

Tourists in New York City often take in a Broadway show or two during their time here.  But, all this week, we're introducing you to people who are much more hard core than that. Tami Salame's racked up a lot of frequent flier miles to see her favorite show again and again.

Broadway Groupies: The Groupee

by Kris Venezia
Jennifer Lyn with two Broadway stars.
jennifer lyn

The Broadway League says the average theater-goer sees about five shows a year.  But, some people go again and again and again. In fact, these fans may spend thousands of dollars to see their favorite shows over several years.  All this week, WFUV News is introducing you to hardcore theater goers. 

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