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Waiting in the Wings: Backstage Shenanigans with Amanda Leigh Cobb

Waiting in the Wings: Backstage Shenanigans with Amanda Leigh Cobb

Be the first to know about Broadway’s theater gossip and backstage shenanigans told by some of the most talented entertainers you’ll never meet.

Is Harry Potter really magic? Can you learn 35 pages of material in one day? We find out all of this and more in my podcast, Waiting in the Wings. If you want to know all the crazy backstage shenanigans that go along with being an entertainer in New York theater, then stick around. And best of all, it’s all told by covers, understudies, and swings - the most talented performers you’ll never meet.

And maybe - once you get to know these talented artists, the next time you see a paper in your Playbill saying “the role of X will now be performed by Y,” you won’t be disappointed; you’ll be excited to be a part of what could be … one of the best nights on Broadway.

Recent Episodes

Broadway’s SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS + Phil Sloves

Sept. 19, 2022

Phil Sloves tells us what it’s like to get hit in the face with a Broadway spotlight. We’ll also learn how he got his Broadway show from an ECC and what it was like getting the closing notice a week into rehearsal. http://w…

Broadway's WICKED, COME FROM AWAY, SIX, DEAR EVAN HANSON + Jen Ash

Aug. 22, 2022

Stage manager Jen Ash tells us how she learned what a stage manager substitute does, and explains the ins and outs of the job - learning entire shows in TWO DAYS! In Season 2's *wildcard episode, we get her unique perspecti…

Broadway's HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS + Antuan "Magic" Raimone

Aug. 8, 2022

Antuan "Magic" Raimone shares what it means to be a universal swing for the different companies of HAMILTON across the United States. He also offers TERRIFIC advice about auditioning and how to make it in this business. htt…

Broadway's NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, WICKED + Nick Gaswirth

July 25, 2022

Nick Gaswirth flies out to cover roles in WICKED across the country. He tells us how he does it, and how things have changed for him being a new dad during a pandemic. http://www.waitinginthewingsbroadway.com

Broadway's THE RAINMAKER, THE COUNTRY GIRL, A DOLL'S HOUSE P2, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD + Angela Reed

July 11, 2022

What's it like to understudy movie stars like Frances MacDormand and Laurie Metcalf? Is it nerve-wracking to act opposite Morgan Freeman? Broadway theater actress Angela Reed knows first hand! Plus, she'll tell us the mi…

Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL + Colin Israel

July 4, 2022

Colin Israel tells us what it's like performing with children on Broadway. He also reveals what COVID-19 has meant for him personally, and how life's unforeseen challenges can force you to pivot in creative ways. http://ww…