As The Curtain Rises - Broadway’s First Digital Soap Opera
As The Curtain Rises - Broadway’s First Digital Soap Opera

As The Curtain Rises - Broadway’s First Digital Soap Opera

After the ‘Broadway Disher’ (Lesli Margherita) leaks news of a top secret, in-the-works, new mega musical, the Broadway community goes off-the-charts batty. Top-of-their-game Broadway Producers Cheryl Philips (Lillias White) and Steve Jones (James Monroe Iglehart), arch enemies, pounce. Who will get the rights? Will way-out-of-their-comfort-zone creators Kaye (Ashley Park) and Bobby (Michael Urie) manage to deliver a draft of the show before their marriage implodes? Will Director/Choreographer Zoey Taylor (Ariana DeBose) send the show’s budget into a free fall with her wildly ambitious vision?  Will Broadway Diva Emma-Olivia (Sarah Stiles) get a Schmackery’s cookie (with Sprinkles) named in her honor? Will newbie Agent Maxwell Fernsby (George Salazar) step into his new big shoes? And will Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman (Andrew Barth Feldman) protect the integrity and authenticity of the in-the-works mega musical, before he needs to leave this top secret show to star in a new Broadway musical?

The drama on stage pales in comparison to the drama behind the curtain….

You don’t want to miss this.

This is an original radio play produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

As The Curtain Rises proudly supports The Actor's Fund, the Broadway Podcast Network Frontline Initiative, and is a sponsored project of IFP (


Alex Brightman as The Narrator

James Monroe Iglehart….as Producer Steve Jones

Lillias White… Producer Cheryl Phillips

Ashley Park….as Book Writer/Lyricist Kay Fields

Michael Urie…as Composer Bobby Kerns

Sarah Stiles…as Diva Emma-Olivia

George Salazar…as Agent Maxwell Fernsby

Ariana DeBose….as Director / Choreographer Zoey Taylor

Andrew Barth Feldman…as Science Consultant Andrew Barth Feldman

Lesli Margherita…as The Broadway Disher

Ilana Levine…as the CAAA Receptionist

Mauricio Martinez….as Thomas

Jacob Smith as Randolph, the Lyft Driver, the N’avi Ticket Buyer and the Barista

Danny Marins as the Soul Cycle Instructor

Mark Peikart as the Box Office Manager

Alan Seales as Alexis


Matt Britton – CEO Broadway Briefing

David Korins - Set Designer

Natasha Katz - Lightning Designer

Alex Lacamoire - Music Director/ Arranger

Lynn Nottage - Playwright/Lyricist

Jordan Roth - Producer and President, Jujamcyn Theatres


Written by Dori Berinstein & Mark Peikert

Directed by Dori Berinstein

Sound Editing & Design by Bart Fasbender

Music by Matthew Sklar

Sound Engineering by Alan Seales

Banshee Wrangling by Bill Berloni

Executive Produced by Liz Armstrong

Produced by Dori Berinstein Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network

And absolutely everything else….by the extraordinary BPN Team:

Brittany Bigelow, Yoanna Nikolova, Katie Rosin, Cyndy Schatz and Beatriz Westby

AS THE CURTAIN RISES was created and recorded entirely in quarantine.

This Broadway Soap Opera celebrates and supports The Actor’s Fund and the BPN Frontline Worker Initiative which you can find at: with Tremendous Gratitude To our Producing Partner Liz Armstrong.

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