BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.
On this week's episode, Kate Shindle from the Philadelphia premiere of the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical FUN HOME - at the Forrest Theatre through Sunday, 6/18. Also Philly chef, mom, foodie and food blogger Roberta Pipito, AKA the 'Philadelphia Rachel Ray'.
Kristen had the opportunity to check out a show she's never seen on Tuesday evening, called FUN HOME. The musical won five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical and is playing at the Forrest Theatre through Sunday 6/18. FUN HOME happens to be playing in Philadelphia during Philly's LGBTQ PRIDE Week and is the first Tony Award -winning show with a lesbian character as a lead role. Listen as Kristen speaks with Kate Shindle, who plays the adult version of Alison, the show's main character. Kate has an incredibly impressive theater resume, having played a number of roles on and off Broadway. She is also an activist, an author of "Being Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain" (she was crowned Miss America in 1998), and she has the distinction of being the youngest President of the Actors Equity Association. Buy your tickets to FUN HOME here.
Then, Kristen catches up with Roberta Pipito of Homemade Delish! Roberta is sunny and bright and makes food and cooking fun for anyone, regardless of your skills in the kitchen. Follow her blog for fun recipes and food inspiration. Roberta is often seen on FOX-29's Good Day Philadelphia, and has been seen on The Dr. Oz Show, NBC-10, ABC's The Chew, PHL17 and WMCN-TV. Follow her on Twitter HERE for food and restaurant news, fun recipes and more - just know that it will make you hungry!
We also talk briefly about Roberta's husband, Rick Pipito and his new children's books Find them HERE.