Ben Bogen: Making Things Work In Impossible Circumstances

In today’s episode, Broadway performer Ben Bogen reveals the real challenges he had to overcome when the entire industry shut down during the pandemic. Listen in as we unpack how Ben (and other performers) made impossible things happen in more-than-unusual circumstances and discuss the relationship between politics, protests, and the arts.

Topics include:

  • His own personal journey into the Broadway world
  • A true inside glimpse into the world of performing arts
  • What happened to performers in the industry when everything shut down
  • The true power of live theater
  • What the pandemic taught him about ingenuity (and what it can teach you too)
  • Contributing to the greater good in small ways
  • How (and why) his career began to transform after he took matters into his own hands
  • Overcoming adversity in the face of a shut-down industry
  • And so much more!

Ben bogen is a Manhattan based performer having recently made his television debut on the series finale of POSE and is starring in an upcoming indie feature film “Sunday Brunch” coming out later in 2021. Most known for his stage work in Broadway’s FROZEN (Olaf understudy, Duke Weselton understudy) and the Broadway National Tour of JERSEY BOYS (Frankie Valli alternate); Ben tours around the country teaching masterclasses in auditioning, dance, acting, and song performance to kids/teens/adults. Off Broadway/World Premieres: ONLY HUMAN (NY), THE FLAMINGO KID (Hartford Stage), and SOUSATZKA (Toronto). Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, North Carolina Theatre, and Center REP. Ben works with students virtually through Broadway Plus.

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