Broadway stage manager and author Richard Hester joins THE EARLY NIGHT SHOW with Joshua Turchin

Season eight, episode four (also available on the Broadway Podcast Network: features the Broadway stage manager and author Richard Hester (Broadway’s Summer, Jersey Boys, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, Matters of the Heart, Annie Get Your Gun, Cabaret, The Old Neighborhood, Titanic, A Delicate Balance, The Red Shoes). The episode can be streamed here:

In this episode, Richard Hester talks about his experience as a Broadway director and writing a book during the pandemic. Richard’s book, Hold, Please: Stage Managing a Pandemic is available for sale at The Broadway Makers Marketplace and online at Amazon and other online book retailers.

Following the virtual premiere of 100 episodes of The Early Night Show, Joshua is thrilled to partner with the Broadway Makers Marketplace in the Broadway Underground to bring free New York shows to the Theater District. The shows feature interviews and performances from seasoned Broadway veterans, as well as Broadway newcomers and aspiring singers hosted, led by music and accompanied by Joshua Turchin in front of a small audience.

Audience seating is extremely limited and reservations to attend any of the tapings can be made by registering online at the links on Broadway Makers Marketplace’s Instagram (@broadwaymakersmarketplace) or at Joshua Turchin‘s Instagram (@JoshuaTurchin). All audience members will be required to follow the same guidelines set out by the Broadway League (masks and proof of Covid vaccines) to keep performers and guests safe.

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The early evening show with Joshua Turchin is created, written and accompanied by a 15-year-old musical sensation Joshua Turchin (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Forbidden Broadway, Schmigadoon!, The Perfect Fit, The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film at The Hollywood Bowl, Trevor the Musical, A Christmas Story Broadway National Tour). The Early Night Show brings musical comedy to an early evening audience and features many Broadway, TV and film performers.

Joshua Turchin is known in the entertainment industry as a multiple hyphen; he is a singer, actor, dancer, musician, composer, musical director, accompanist and writer. He was most recently in rehearsal for the New York premiere of Trevor the Musical until the extended Broadway and Off-Broadway intermission due to COVID-19. Prior to that, Joshua completed his run as the first young adult to be part of a Forbidden Broadway cast and received rave reviews as a cast member in Forbidden Broadway: The next generation. Additional credits include Flounder in The Little Mermaid Live-To-Film at the Hollywood Bowl, two rounds of A Christmas Story the Musical Broadway National Tour, Trevor LIVE: LA, The Pill (Off-Broadway), The Development Lab of ‘a new Andrew Lloyd Webber music, among many other professional projects. He is a regular comedy voice heard across the United States on iHeartRadio, as well as various animated series and commercials, including Nick Jr. and Pixar, and several Broadway cast recordings, readings and development work.

As a musician/composer, Joshua plays over 13 instruments including piano, drums, guitar and ukulele. Joshua’s original musical (book, music and lyrics), The Perfect Fit, premiered in New York at the Rave Theater Festival in New York where it won awards for Outstanding Book by a Musical and Outstanding Ensemble, and received critical acclaim in the NY Times, NY Post and Wall Street Journal when Joshua was just 12 years old. Recently, The Perfect Fit, aired live as a concert from New World Stages in New York City during the pandemic, providing opportunities for over 50 artistic workers and a cast including stars from Broadway, television and music. cinema around the world. The Perfect Fit: A Socially Distant Concert received rave reviews ahead of the live stream event during a sold-out drive-in concert at the Sharon Playhouse in Sharon Connecticut. The music from The Perfect Fit was released as the first remote EP by Broadway Records in July with the Tony winner Laura Benanti and many other Broadway and television performers, including Joshua.

As a host, Joshua is the host and creator of the hit web series, The Early Night Show. The series began as a cabaret variety show at The Green Room 42, which Joshua created, directed and accompanied when he was 11 years old. Due to the covid pandemic, he turned The Early Night Show into a virtual format to help raise money and awareness for The Actors Fund, supporting those in the entertainment industry who suddenly found themselves out of work. Guests range from Tony winners to stars of Broadway, TV and film to up-and-coming artists from around the world. Pre-covid, Joshua has worked extensively as a professional host and accompanist in and around New York City since the age of 10, including musical direction at 54 Below, The Green Room 42, and more.

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Lola R. McClure