Brynn O'Malley, Mary Beth Peil Talk Sondheim, and Robin De Jesus Chats Rent on "The Ensemblist" | Playbill

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Mo Brady (The Addams Family, "Smash") and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) have released new episodes of "The Ensemblist" — a podcast featuring Broadway backstage stories — featuring discussions on Stephen Sondheim and Rent.

"The Ensemblist," according to press notes, "is an inside look at the experience of being a Broadway performer — from the first rehearsal through performing eight shows a week and beyond. Whether you're an experienced theatre professional or just a passionate fan, 'The Ensemblist' gives listeners the opportunity to get to know new performers and the great work they do onstage, while also shedding light on some of the hidden innerworkings of Broadway."

The "Sondheim Ensemblists" episode features Brandon Bieber, Brynn O'Malley and Mary Beth Peil, who reveal "the highlights of working on a Sondheim musical, whether on Broadway and in regional theatres. Each of these guests discuss the rewards of working with Sondheim and what makes his musicals so special." 

The "Rent Retrospective" episode features Robin De Jesus, Tracy McDowell and Tim Weil, who "provide insight to the various stages of Rent from its pre-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop to its final performance on Broadway. Having worked on the Broadway production of Rent at different times, each of these guests share the highlights of their memories with the show and how being part of the Rent family is something to treasure forever."

New episodes of "The Ensemblist" can be downloaded every two weeks through the iTunes store by searching for "The Ensemblist." Episodes can also be downloaded directly from Podbean at

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