New year, new podcast name! Inside Broadway, formerly known as In The Wings, starts 2019 off with a bang! Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy sat down with Waitress stars Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel to chat all about the hit Broadway musical and the journey that got them there.
Sara Bareilles grew up around Broadway music and doing musical theater. She wrote all of the music for the production despite not being familiar with the movie it was based off of. When asked about the difference between writing for Broadway vs pop music, she said "I found it was really fun immediately. I loved the challenge of finding my way into the psychology of each character."
Later, Gavin talks about the acceptance of the Broadway community and feeling the spirit of Adrienne Levine over the show. You can see Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel in Broadway's Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through February 3. Listen to the full episode below:
SARA BAREILLES (Jenna, Music & Lyrics) first achieved mainstream success in 2007 with Love Song and has since released five studio albums and been nominated for six Grammy Awards. Her 2015 book Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song is a New York Times best seller. Sara composed the music and lyrics for Waitress, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Score and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Her album What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress is on Epic Records.Waitress marks Sara’s Broadway debut. She thanks her family, friends and this incredible cast, band and crew. www.sarabmusic.com
GAVIN CREEL (Dr. Pomatter) received a 2017 Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly! starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce. Broadway: Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway debut, Tony nomination), Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles, Claude in Hair (Tony nomination), Elder Price in The Book of Mormon and Stephen Kodaly in She Loves Me. West End: Elder Price in The Book of Mormon (2014 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical), Bert in Disney’s Mary Poppins and Hair. TV: ABC’s “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime” opposite Julie Andrews. Albums: Goodtimenation, Quietand Get Out. A native of Findlay, Ohio, he is a proud graduate of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.