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Hosted by Deborah Sharn, New Line Theatre board member, actor, and singer, Break a Leg: Theatre in St. Louis and Beyond is a weekly theatre talk show on KDHX FM 88.1 in St. Louis, every Monday night at 10:10 p.m. The talk is always lively, intelligent, and in-depth -- the kind you can only get from working theatre artists.

Deborah debuted Break a Leg back in the mid-1990s. Scott Miller joined the team (after several appearances as a guest) in 1997, and co-hosted the show until 2015. Past guests have included Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz, Adam Guettel, Laurence O'Keefe, Henry Krieger, Rupert Holmes, and Jeanine Tesori; Broadway lyricists Amanda Green and Bill Russell; Broadway legend Barbara Cook; Broadway and film stars Eartha Kitt, Ted Neeley, Ken Page, Andrea Marcovicci, Dee Hoty, Patrick Cassidy, and B.D. Wong; Broadway actors Doug Storm, Deven May, Marin Mazzie, and Norbert Leo Butz; Broadway and cabaret stars Liz Callaway, Judy Kaye, Debbie Gravitte, and Craig Rubano; New York cabaret legend Steve Ross; Broadway producer Rocco Landesman; Broadway playwright Eve Ensler; the legendary stage director Anne Bogart; former New York Times senior theatre critic Frank Rich, stage, screen, and TV star John Astin; comedian and Broadway star Jackie Mason; plus other visiting actors and directors, cast members from current Broadway and off Broadway hits, and local writers, actors, directors, designers, critics, and more. 

It's the only show in town where working theatre artists interview working theatre artists. Don't miss Break a Leg, every Monday night at 10:10 p.m., part of the KDHX Arts Block, following Nancy Kranzberg's Arts Interviews.

And if you miss the show on Monday night, you can always catch it later during the week in podcast on the KDHX-FM website, at http://kdhx.org/ondemand/podcasts/breakaleg

To contact the hosts about your upcoming shows, email Deborah at deborahsharn@earthlink.net.

Also check out the "Break a Leg" Facebook page, at http://www.facebook.com/breakalegstl



Mar. 9, 2015 - Robert McNichols, The Black Rep's Paul Robeson

Mar. 2, 2015 - Seth Gordon, The Rep's Ignite! New Play Festival

Feb. 23, 2015 - Nick Kelly, Lindenwood University's A New Brain

Feb. 16, 2015 - Steve Callahan, Todd Schaefer, West End Players Guild's Mr. Marmalade

Feb. 9, 2015 - St. Louis Actors' Studio's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Jan. 26, 2015 - Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Untold Stories of Broadway

Jan. 19, 2015 - New Jewish Theatre's Imagining Madoff

Jan. 12, 2015 - Jessica Hentoff, Circus Harmony

Jan. 5, 2015 - Steve Woolf, The Rep


Dec. 29, 2014 - Judith Newmark on St. Louis Theatre in 2014

Dec. 22, 2014 - Laurie McConnell, Alan Knoll, Imaginary Theatre Company

Dec. 15, 2014 - Donna Parrone, The History of HotCity Theatre

Dec. 8, 2104 - Tim Schall, Antonio Rodriguez, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Dec. 1, 2014 - Ron Himes, The Black Rep's A Raisin in the Sun

Nov. 24, 2104 - New Jewish Theatre's Becoming Dr. Ruth

Nov. 17, 2014 - John Rubinstein, Broadway Actor, Director, Composer

Nov. 10, 2014 - Charlie Robin, Edison Theatre's OVATIONS Series

Nov. 3, 2014 - Kristin Caskey, Fox Theatre Season

Oct. 27, 2014 - Fred Abrahamse, Marcel Meyer, Stairs to the Roof

Oct. 20, 2014 - Lara Teeter, Variety Children's Theatre's The Little Mermaid

Oct. 13, 2014 - Karen Mason, Broadway and Cabaret Star

Oct. 6, 2014 - Steve Woolf, The Rep's 2014-2015 Season

Sept. 29, 2014 - Upstream Theatre's Antigone

Sept. 22, 2014 - November Theater's Assassins

Sept. 15, 2014 - HotCity Theatre's The Normal Heart

Sept. 8, 2014 - Alicia Like, The Black Rep's Purlie

Sept. 1, 2014 - Christina Rios, R-S Theatrics' First Lady Suite

Aug. 25, 2014 - Jhett Tolentino, Broadway producer

Aug. 18, 2014 - Steve Peirick, Four Sugars

Aug. 11, 2014 - Doug Wright, Broadway playwright

Aug. 4, 2014 - Hawthorne Players' The Wiz

July 28, 2014 - Donna Northcott, St. Louis Shakespeare's 2014 Season

July 14, 2014 - Faith Prince, star of stage, screen, and cabaret

July 7, 2014 - Scott Schoonover, Union Avenue Opera's Summer Season

June 30, 2014 - John Contini, Maggie Ryan, Insight Theatre Co.

June 23, 2014 - Jack Lane, Stages St. Louis' 2014 Season

June 16, 2014 - Gary Bell, Stray Dog Theatre's Love! Valour! Compassion!

June 9, 2014 - Act Inc's 2014 Summer Season

June 2, 2014 - Amanda Green, Broadway lyricist and composer

May 26, 2014 - Quin Gresham, Arrow Rock's Lyceum Theatre

May 12, 2014 - Mike Isaacson, The Muny's 2014 Summer Season

May 5, 2014 - New Jewish Theatre's Old Jews Telling Jokes

April 28, 2014 - Ben Nordstrom, Mainstreet Musicals festival

April 21, 2014 - Stage and screen actor Ed Asner

April 14, 2014 - Rick Dildine, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

April 7, 2014 - Taylor Gruenloh, Tesseract Theatre's A Path Far From Here

Mar. 31, 2014 - Peter Banholzer, Jeff Loyd, Hawthorne Players' Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Mar. 24, 2014 - Dave Stewart, composer, Ghost the Musical

Mar. 17, 2014 - Seth Gordon, The Rep's Ignite New Play Festival

Mar. 10, 2014 - William Roth, St. Louis Actors' Studio

Mar. 3, 2014 - Teresa Doggett, Dramatic License's Shirley Valentine

Feb. 24, 2014 - Broadway Actor Dee Hoty

Feb. 17, 2014 - Matthew Dewey, Stephen Kruse, Peabody Opera House

Feb. 10, 2014 - Jan Meyer, Colin Nichols, West End Players' Lovers

Jan. 27, 2104 - Linda Kennedy, Evann De-Bose, The Black Rep's For Colored Girls...

Jan. 20, 2014 - Bobby Miler, John Pierson, Actors Studio's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan

Jan. 13, 2014 - Steve Peirick, Jan Meyer, Kirkwood Theatre Guild's All My Sons


For a list of guests before 2014, click here.

To learn more about these St. Louis theatre companies, click here.

Visit the KDHX website for a full programming schedule.