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Intimate, personal conversations with theatre’s biggest talents, ranging all across the spectrum of individuals involved in the professional theatre industry. It features both stars and creatives such as producers, stage managers, directors, press and marketing agents, or even the people who own the theaters themselves. Hosted by Alan Seales, part of BroadwayPodcastNetwork.com.

Ep82 – Ashley Loren, Moulin Rouge!, Jekyll and Hyde, indie pop artist

Ashley Loren is currently the standby for Satine in Moulin Rouge! The Musical! She has worked with artists such as Kathleen Marshall, Bono of U2, and Yoko Ono; and has sung backup for artists like Carly Rae Jensen, Melissa Etheridge and Iggy Azalea. She made her Broadway debut in the revival of Jekyll and Hyde, and followed it up with the national tour. You may have seen her on American Idol season 8, or season two of NBC’s This is Us. She currently has a film in post production called Be The Light

Ashley was born and raised in Central Jersey, where she started her journey in musical theater at the age of 6, at summer camps, and in community and regional theater. She signed her first production contract as a solo artist in middle school, sang at open mics in NYC throughout high school, and deferred her acceptance to Berklee College of Music to sign with Universal and record music. Ashley went on to work and tour with Carly Rae Jepsen, calling it “one of the most transformative” things she’s done. 

Ashley opens up about her chronic Lyme Disease diagnosis as a child, and the neurological complications she dealt with as a result. She stresses the need for more common knowledge about this tricky, complicated, and multi-faceted illness. But she also says her struggle led her to a life in the arts, as theater and music became her outlets.

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Ep82 – Ashley Loren, Moulin Rouge!, Jekyll and Hyde, indie pop artist