THE THEATER PODCAST with Alan Seales hosts Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden

Exclusive Podcast: Theater Podcast with Alan Seales Welcomes You Sierra Bogges and Julien Fournier for his last episode.

Broadway and West End stars Sierra Bogges and Julien Fournier have come together with a new album of classic and contemporary Broadway duets.

Sierra Bogges is best known for playing the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway, as well as for her multiple appearances as Christine in Phantom of the Opera. Other credits include West Side Story, The Pirates of Penzance, The Boy Friend, and Sweet Charity. Julien Fournier has performed on Broadway and West End stages, as well as in television series and films in the UK and US. credits include Downton Abbey, Smash, Person of Interest, and Bridgerton. Recorded remotely during the pandemic, “Together At A Distance” features iconic musical theater hits from legendary Broadway composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jason robert brown and more.

Sierra and Julian take us back to how they met singing together at the Proms (short for walk) at the Royal Albert Hall, a concert series founded in August 1895, which Julian calls “the world’s greatest classical music festival”. They talk about their love for classical singing, classical musical theater and how they share the same type of musical language. They dive into what sparked the idea of ​​creating their new album, noting a need for connection, healing and music during the pandemic, and also detail how they did the recording remotely and separated from each other. .

In this episode, they discuss the concerts of The Prom at Royal Albert Hall, creating makeshift home studios to record their album, why and how they were drawn to particular duets, how people reacted once they started releasing tracks and what this project meant to them.

A weekly outing of intimate and personal conversations with the greatest talents of the theater, highlighting what makes them human. Featuring stage stars and producers, directors, directors, press and marketing agents, theater owners and other industry creatives. Hosted by Alan Seales. Music by Jukebox the ghost.

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