Musicals Podcast (Episode 7): Jenna Russell

Monday, October 23, 2023

Edward Seckerson meets Jenna Russell currently starring in 'Flowers for Mrs Harris'

Edward Seckerson drops in on Jenna Russell during the run of Richard Taylor/Rachel Wagstaff's Flowers for Mrs Harris at London’s Riverside Studios. They compare notes on the show and on other movers and shakers who’ve been instrumental in pushing the envelope on musical theatre including Sondheim (with whom Olivier Award-winning Jenna enjoyed several career-defining encounters), Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), and Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County).

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The opening and closing musical excerpts featured in this podcast are from the Overture to Gypsy (film version), taken from Jule Styne’s ‘Overtures Vol 2’, courtesy of JAY Records.