Stage Left: The Podcast

Mar 06 2020 3 38 mins

“Stage Left: The Podcast” is a bi-monthly podcast featuring lively and engaging conversations with New York’s younger and underrepresented theatre critics and journalists about the latest and most noteworthy productions on Broadway and beyond. Anchored by Rob Russo—founder and writer of Stage Left and co-host of The Fabulous Invalid—each episode features an in-depth roundtable discussion with a rotating roster of guest panelists with the mission of broadening the cultural discussion to elevate and include diverse perspectives.



Episode 5: Mack and Mabel, Darling Grenadine, and West Side Story
Mar 06 2020 • 57 min
On this episode of “Stage Left: The Podcast”, anchor Rob Russo is joined by Hayley Levitt, theatre critic and associate editor at Theatermania.com, and Jose Solís, freelance theatre critic, writer, and podcaster, for a roundtable conversation about three musicals: “Mack and Mabel”, “Darling Grenadine”, and “West Side Story”. Music by Jason Robert Brown, “Wait “Til You See What’s Next”. Rob Russo Twitter/Instagram: @StageLeft_NYC www.stageleft.nyc


Episode 4: Grand Horizons, Little Shop of Horrors, and Moulin Rouge!
Feb 21 2020 • 41 min
On this episode of “Stage Left: The Podcast”, anchor Rob Russo is joined by Christian Lewis, theatre critic and Outer Critics Circle member, and Ayanna Prescod, theatre critic and founder of OurBKSocial, for a roundtable conversation about “Grand Horizons”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Moulin Rouge!” Music by Jason Robert Brown, "Wait 'Til You See What's Next". Rob Russo Twitter/Instagram: @StageLeft_NYC www.stageleft.nyc


Episode 3: My Name Is Lucy Barton, Is This A Room, and A Soldier’s Play
Feb 07 2020 • 44 min
On this episode of “Stage Left: The Podcast”, anchor Rob Russo is joined by David Gordon, theatre critic, senior features reporter, and principal photographer at Theatermania.com, and Casey Mink, senior staff writer at Backstage, for a roundtable conversation about three top shows on Broadway: “My Name Is Lucy Barton”, “Is This A Room”, and “A Soldier’s Play”. Music by Jason Robert Brown, "Wait 'Til You See What's Next". Rob Russo Twitter/Instagram: @StageLeft_NYC www.stageleft.nyc



Episode 2: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, American Utopia, and The Inheritance
Jan 24 2020 • 42 min
On this episode of “Stage Left: The Podcast”, anchor Rob Russo is joined by Jose Solís, freelance theatre critic, writer, and podcaster, and Louis Peitzman, freelance culture writer, for a roundtable conversation about three top shows on Broadway: “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”, “American Utopia”, and “The Inheritance”. Music by Jason Robert Brown, "Wait 'Til You See What's Next". Rob Russo Twitter/Instagram: @StageLeft_NYC www.stageleft.nyc


Episode 1: Slave Play, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, and Jagged Little Pill
Jan 09 2020 • 41 min
On the first episode of “Stage Left: The Podcast”, anchor Rob Russo is joined by Casey Mink, senior staff writer at Backstage, and Ayanna Prescod, theatre critic and founder of OurBKSocial, for a roundtable conversation about three top shows of the fall season: “Slave Play”, “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord”, and “Jagged Little Pill”. Music by Jason Robert Brown, "Wait 'Til You See What's Next". Rob Russo Twitter/Instagram: @StageLeft_NYC www.stageleft.nyc


Stage Left: The Podcast, Trailer
Dec 21 2019 • 2 min
This bi-monthly show will feature lively and engaging conversations with New York’s younger and underrepresented theatre critics and journalists about the latest and most noteworthy productions on Broadway and beyond. The mission of the show is to provide a platform for Millennial and Gen-Z aged voices, with the goal of broadening the cultural discussion to elevate and include as many diverse perspectives as possible. On our first episode, Casey Mink, senior staff writer at Backstage, and Ayanna Prescod, theatre critic and founder of OurBKSocial will join me for a roundtable conversation about three top shows of the fall season: “Slave Play”, “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord”, and “Jagged Little Pill”. Stay tuned for Stage Left: The Podcast in early January!


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