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Where theater and psychology intersect. Blog, interviews & insight from a psychologist, about the shows YOU love.

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MJ Rodriguez – The Importance of Being Seen

MJ Rodriguez – The Importance of Being Seen

MJ Rodriguez is a force on and off the stage. She has had breakthrough roles in Rent (playing Angel in the 2011 off-Broadway production), Runaways at Encore! City Centers, and the world premiere of Burn All Night this past summer at the American Repertory Theater, […]

Calling All Theater Nerds! You, Yes You!

Calling All Theater Nerds! You, Yes You!

I have lots of great interviews in the works, some in the process of editing and some exciting Broadway favorites scheduled. Continuing to work on setting up great folks for upcoming pieces. I would love to hear from YOU who you want to see interviewed […]

Ilana Levine – The Power of Yes

Ilana Levine – The Power of Yes

There is no way to introduce this guest except to say that if you are not yet listening to her podcast, Little Known Facts, you need to start now. Ilana Levine is doing some of the most in-depth, intimate interviews out there. Her guests have […]

Joseph Morales: Are They Listening?

Joseph Morales: Are They Listening?

Hamilton: An American Musical is a singular piece of theater for any number of reasons, including the creative team’s ability for plucking young talent. Joseph Morales is one of the few actors on the planet who have earned the distinct honor of playing Alexander Hamilton […]

Lauren Weinberg – The Purest Form of Free Speech

Lauren Weinberg – The Purest Form of Free Speech

Lauren Weinberg knew she wanted to be an actor from her earliest memory and has barely looked back since. She broke through professionally playing Adelaide in Guys and Dolls on the national tour in 2014, a role she adores. Lauren has gone on to play Adelaide […]

Top 10 Musicals about Mental Health

Top 10 Musicals about Mental Health

Art is a powerful medium for understanding ourselves and each other. As one of those art forms, theater can elucidate and educate, allowing us inside of the internal lives of the characters through song and dance in a way that other genres cannot, making it […]

Rodney Hicks: Finding Meaning in Art

Rodney Hicks: Finding Meaning in Art

Rodney Hicks is a 43-year-old Broadway veteran but it would be easy to mistake him for a master yogi. He has a fitness worthy of an athletic professional, creating an appearance that defies age, and a public presentation that exudes a level of peace and knowledge that comes from decades of philosophical study. […]

Hear ye, Hear ye!

September 14, 2017 I am thrilled to announce that I have two interviews lined up with theater professionals, one an up-and-coming triple threat actress and another with a Broadway veteran.  Stay tuned! Best, Dr. Broadway

Hamilton and Bipolar Disorder – Why He Wrote Like He Was Running Out of Time

Hamilton and Bipolar Disorder – Why He Wrote Like He Was Running Out of Time

Hamilton: An American Musical is arguably and by all measures the most popular theater piece of the last one hundred years. The secondary market ticket prices are unprecedented (into the thousands of dollars for the best seats) and the show is sold-out well into 2018. The musical moved beyond Broadway […]

Come From Away and Trauma – The Healing Power of Community

Come From Away and Trauma – The Healing Power of Community

It happened sixteen years ago this week. The sky was falling, the fright was blinding. A sickening coordinated attack by humans on other humans. A sense that the world would never again be safe. Sounds like the least likely topic for a musical. Yet playing eight times a week […]