Ep342 – Alexi Melvin: Broadway Producing And Queer Social Media Influencing

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Alexi Melvin is making significant strides in the Broadway community as a producer in shows like Here Lies Love The Outsiders and The Notebook She highlights the struggle of balancing commercial success with artistic bravery advocating for more support for innovative and risk-taking productions Growing up with a professional baseball playing dad she looks back on her journey to finding her calling how she developed a love for the arts thanks to her mom and the unwavering support she got from both parents along the way With almost 100k followers on TikTok she reflects on her experience with social media transitioning from queer relatable content to theater-focused posts and how her audience has positively received this shift She also delves into the role of social media in modern theater marketing and how shows like The Outsiders leverage platforms like TikTok to reach more audiences As more and more shows feature queer stories and diverse casting like The Notebook and Illinois she stresses the need for more queer representation on stage and the challenges of achieving this in an industry dominated by big-budget musicals Alexi opens up about her journey with pronouns and gender identity sharing her transition from they them to she they and the importance of creating a safe environment for self-exploration Whether it s producing or posting on social media she encourages aspirants to channel their fan girl energy and not shy away from doing what you re a fan of Alexi Melvin is a multi-Tony Award-nominated Broadway producer for her work on Illinois and The Outsiders She has also done work on the producing teams of Here Lies Love and The Notebook A writer and actor who takes the term multi-hyphenate to an all-new level she is a proud member of and advocate for the LGBTQ-plus community and is deeply involved with type one diabetes organizations such as JDRF and Beyond Type 1 She has notable voice work in Rogue One A Star Wars Story and Star Wars The Last Jedi onscreen appearances in Time Out of Mind and Quarter and a significant presence as an LGBTQ-plus creator on TikTok with almost 100 000 followers Connect with Alexi TikTok theonlylex Instagram thealexijames Connect with The Theatre Podcast Support the podcast on Patreon Patreon com TheTheatrePodcast YouTube YouTube com TheTheatrePodcast Threads Twitter Instagram theatre podcast TikTok thetheatrepodcast Facebook com OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast com My personal Instagram alanseales Learn more about your ad choices Visit megaphone fm adchoicesClick here to visit this podcast episode

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