The eight-part online interview series, Backstage with MMD: Random Notes & Anecdotes From Productions Directed By Marcia Milgrom Dodge, begins Monday, July 13, via Zoom as part of Bay Street’s new online programming platform Bay Street To-Go. The interview series will continue Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. through August 31 and will feature special guest actors and writers, such as Dame Julie Andrews, Tony Award-winner Randy Graff, Q. Smith, Peter Scolari, and many others who have worked on productions directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
Backstage with MMD provides a personal and intimate forum, in which award-winning director Marcia Milgrom Dodge and her guests will share insightful and entertaining stories from some of their most beloved stage productions.
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Registration is $20 for individual episodes, $100 for the complete series.
Episode List: All begin at 7 p.m. EST.
1. Monday, July 13:
Tony Award-winner Randy Graff (Les Miz) and Robby Sella (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) from the Bay Street production of Fit To Print.
2. Monday, July 20:
Tony Award-nominee Max von Essen (American In Paris) and Alan H. Green (School of Rock) from the Bay Street production of Hair.
3. Monday, July 27:
Actor and director Mark Shanahan and acclaimed instructor Jen Waldman from the Bay Street production of The West End Horror.
4. Monday, August 3:
Kenita Miller (Come From Away) and Alan H. Green (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) from the Bay Street production of Once On This Island.
5. Monday, August 10:
Tony Award-nominee Euan Morton (Taboo) and Liz Pearce (Sweeney Todd) from the Bay Street production of The Who's Tommy.
6. Monday, August 17:
James Alexander (Little Shop of Horrors), Jim Weaver (Ragtime), Q. Smith (Come From Away), Monica Patton (Book Of Mormon), and Aurelia Williams (Once On This Island) from the Bay Street production of Ain’t Misbehavin’.
7. Monday, August 24:
Emmy Award-winner Peter Scolari (HBO’s Girls) and Terry Lavel (Kinky Boots) from the Bay Street production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
8. Monday, August 31:
Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter, author Emma Walton, from the Bay Street production of Simeon’s Gift.
Marcia Milgrom Dodge (MMD) is a Tony Award- and Drama Desk Award-nominated director and choreographer. Her 2009–10 Broadway revival and Kennedy Center production of Ragtime, for which she received both nominations, was the culmination of a 30-year career in regional and Off-Broadway, which included directing Bay Street’s productions of Fit To Print, Hair, Once On This Island, and others. She appears as herself in Disney+ Encore! as the Theatre Director in the episodes Annie and Ragtime, streaming now. She built her career on bringing bold new approaches to classic musicals, directing and choreographing at major regional theaters across the USA and abroad. National tours include TWUSA’s Curious George and Seussical, the South Korean musical Cookin’, and Ragtime. For more, visit marciamilgromdodge.com.
Bay Street To-Go, Bay Street’s virtual entertainment and education program, is an all new online platform that provides engaging live theater experiences for our audience and patrons, at a time when in-person programming just isn’t an option. We are excited to bring our community this creative outlet in the form of Facebook streams, virtual sing-alongs on Zoom, or online education classes. While we continue to respect quarantines and mandatory lockdowns, we are eager to be able to explore this new online platform, and hope to keep it as a programming option at Bay Street Theater even when we’re all able to gather together again under one roof.