Episode 457. Something’s More Rotten

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ROTTEN BRAD OSCAROur conversation continues this week with Brad Oscar (pictured), Heidi Blickenstaff, and John Cariani — three of the stars and original cast members of the Shakespearean Broadway musical Something Rotten! — who share their insights into the show’s creation. Featuring the nuances of reactions, audience apologies, the importance of not lingering, the dangers of reflection, the subjectivity of comedy, the challenge of changing material on opening night, the courage to edit the show, the sweet tenor of John Cariani, the likelihood of Brad Oscar getting notes, and the eeriness of Heidi Blickenstaff quoting fundamental RSC values. NOTE: Part One of this two-part interview can be found here. (Length 19:12)

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Randall Brown · November 9, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I was fortunate to see Something Rotten when in NY this last summer. The best play I have ever seen! I play the CD almost every day. I want to thank and congratulate the cast and management on putting together a magnificent show. I hope to see the touring.

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