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Broadway Shows and 77th Tony Awards Discussion (Cosmic Circle Ep. 53)

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Everyone says that New York City is the city that never sleeps and with the way that the lights of Broadway shine so brightly, I know that has to be true. Having always been a musical lover, over the past couple of years, Broadway has begun to feel like a second home. You’re amongst your people every time you step into a theater, ready for a new experience as the lights dim and the curtains go up. While there is never a bad time to fly off to NYC and take in a few shows, we’re entering a special season for Broadway, as the 77th Tony Awards are upon us! 

Join host Brian Kitson (X/Twitter: Kitson301, Instagram: bkitson301) and guest RJ Miller-Zelinko (Instagram: journey_thru_the_past_) as they discuss everything Broadway and the recently announced Tony Award nominees! Listen in below as the two discuss how their love for Broadway got started, how working in a theater for years has provided RJ a different perspective on how these shows come to be, their recent trip to NYC and the shows they saw there, and of course, their opinions on the nominees for the this years’ Tony Awards.

Be sure to follow along with our coverage of this year’s Tony Awards, which takes place on June 16, 2024 and is hosted by Ariana DeBose!

Have you been out to see any Broadway shows in the past year? Let us know what on social media @mycosmiccircus! If you enjoy this podcast, please consider sharing it with friends and following us on social media, or joining our Discord.


Ep. 53 Timestamps: Broadway shows and The 77th Tony Awards

00:20 – Intro

01:10 – Journey into a love of theatre and Broadway musicals

05:35 – How have your feelings about Broadway shows changed over time as you’ve grown?

14:20 – Brian’s coverage of Broadway in Detroit, and Broadway shows on TheCosmicCircus.com 

23:04 – Shows that were highlights from the past year

27:30 – Diving into Tony Awards nominations

37:20 – Broadway shows that feature a lot of star power, and live shows vs filming in Hollywood.

43:45 – Tony Award nominated shows that Brian and RJ are most excited about

48:00 – Tony Award snubs

52:30 – Talking about historical based shows such as Hamilton and Suffs

58:00 – Broadway in Detroit shows. To Kill A Mockingbird and other “heavy” shows vs lighter ones.

01:06:00 – Final thoughts on the 2024 Tonys.

01:08:30 – Outros


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Podcast credits and show notes

Contributors/Writers
  • Brian Kitson
  • RJ Miller-Zelinko
Executive Producer/Editor
  • Lizzie Hill

Recorded on 5/2/24

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