As the Curtain Rises, a Broadway-themed digital soap opera, debuted October 22. Additional episodes of the series, written by producer Dori Berinstein (The Prom, Legally Blonde) and Mark Peikert (former Playbill editor-in-chief) and produced by Broadway Podcast Network, are released each Thursday.
Did personal trainer Stavros (Ramin Karimaloo) ever dream he'd star in a Broadway blockbuster? Does Mega producer Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart) have a soft side? And has As The Curtain Rises Narrator (Alex Brightman) actually ever seen the movie Avatar? Does he think it will work on stage?
Alex Brightman, Andrew Barth Feldman, Lesli Margherita, Sarah Stiles, Michael Urie, Lilias White and more guests will be featured in a live event with the star-studded cast on Thursday, January 14 at 8:00PM. Only at BPN.FM/Live.
Go behind the curtain with Playbill’s exclusive sneak peek of the latest episode above: Will personal trainer Stavros be able to prove that he’s more than Emma-Olivia’s hunky boyfriend? Does casting legend Debra Hannaford (Bonnie Milligan) believe Stavros is destined for fame and fortune on Broadway and beyond? Will Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) ever be able to convince anyone he’s a big-deal agent?
As the Curtain Rises, which was created and recorded during the quarantine, is produced by Berinstein, Alan Seales, and the Broadway Podcast Network and executive-produced by Liz Armstrong. It is edited and features sound design by Bart Fasbender with Avatar music by Matthew Sklar, sound engineering by Seales, banshee wrangling by Bill Berloni, and direction by Berinstein.
Go for a deep dive behind-the-curtain in As the Curtain Rises, Broadway's first insider digital soap opera, at BPN.FM/ATCR.