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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now.From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre.Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now.From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre.Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

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Best concept!

By allisonjazzhands - Nov 07 2019
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This podcast is so eye opening, educational, and best of all FUNNY! Thank you for doing this!

Best Broadway Review Podcats!

By Jay Sea 2 - Jun 12 2019
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I love all the insider scoops and info these guys possess. Keep it coming!

iTunes Ratings

287 Ratings
Average Ratings
270
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4
2
3

Best concept!

By allisonjazzhands - Nov 07 2019
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This podcast is so eye opening, educational, and best of all FUNNY! Thank you for doing this!

Best Broadway Review Podcats!

By Jay Sea 2 - Jun 12 2019
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I love all the insider scoops and info these guys possess. Keep it coming!

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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now.From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre.Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas

#42 EDDIE KORBICH, High Tenor of Broadway

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Everyone's favorite tenor, Eddie Korbich, is this week's guest on Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. From starring in the original production of Assassins, to playing Mr. Snow against newcomer Audra ANN McDonald, to surviving Seussical, Eddie Korbich has proven time and time again that he is not only one of Broadway's best, he is also one of the nicest. Join Eddie as he tells Rob and Kevin what it was like to get notes from Sondheim, how a picnic basket won him the respect of a director, and why its important to keep finding the joy in everything!

Nov 14 2016

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#46 RICHARD MALTBY JR, Lyricist- Pt. 1

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"I Hear Bells", "Miss Byrd", "The Movie In My Mind", and the list goes on...and on...and on...and on....Richard Malby Jr., Tony Award winning director of Ain't Misbehavin and lyricist of such musicals as Baby and Miss Saigon, drops by Shetler Studios to speak with Rob and Kevin about his remarkable career, a career that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In part one of Richard's interview, Richard discusses the art of lyric writing, what inspired him to transition from lyric writing to directing, and walks listeners through the process of structuring and directing the Tony Award winning musical revue, Ain't Misbehavin! 

Dec 12 2016

1hr 1min

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Our Favorite Things #64: “From This Moment On” & Mr. Wonderful

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Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and "second act"-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to patreon.com and search Behind The Curtain: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Apr 20 2017

35mins

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#193 DONNA MCKECHNIE, Tony Award Winning Actress

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SHOWS: A Chorus Line, Company, Promises, Promises The one and only Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, star of A Chorus Line, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career which started with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and then went to The Education of Hyman Kaplan, Promises, Promises, Company, On the Town, A Chorus Line, State Fair, and The Visit! Donna pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how The Music and The Mirror was created, what it was like working with Bob Fosse, and why she has found new joy in her self and the art of cabaret. Also, Donna shines the spotlight on Frank Loesser, Elaine Stritch, and Dean Jones! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Oct 07 2019

1hr 14mins

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#196 WAYNE CILENTO, Choreographer

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Shows: Wicked, A Chorus Line, Dancin'

Wayne Cilento, who starred in the original productions of Seesaw, A Chorus Line, The Act, Dancin, and choreographed the mega-hit Wicked, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his career on and off the stage.

Wayne pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became the basis for a character in A Chorus Line, what it was like dancing for Michael Bennett and Bob Fosse, and why you should always read your contracts!

Also, Wayne shines the spotlight on Liza Minnelli, Joe Mantello, and Jack Cole!

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Oct 28 2019

1hr 13mins

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Our Favorite Things #49: All American & The Untold Stories of Broadway, Vol. 1

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Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The literary depths of Jennifer Ashley Tepper & the not so literary depths of Mel Brooks!

Jan 05 2017

29mins

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#78 JASON GRAAE, Cabaret Artist

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Put on your plaid jacket because original Forever Plaid cast member, Jason Graae, is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to talk about his career in theatre, cabaret, and the land of voice over. Jason's numerous credits include over 45 recordings, the original casts of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Stardust, and A Grand Night for Singing, and, a personal favorite, the voice of the Lucky Charms leprechaun! Jason pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he has conquered the world of cabaret, what was the inspiration behind his racy album cover, and why Los Angeles actually does have a thriving theatre community and how Angelino artists can make it even stronger! Also, Jason shines the spotlight on Faith Prince, Charles Strouse, and Jerry Herman! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Jul 24 2017

1hr 14mins

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Our Favorite Things #72: The Madwoman of Central Park West & Welcome To Woop Woop

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Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West Kevin goes to Woop Woop and. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to patreon.com and search Behind The Curtain: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Jun 15 2017

23mins

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Our Favorite Things #65: Grind & The Ethel Merman Disco Album

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Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. 

Apr 27 2017

41mins

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#124 BETH LEAVEL, Tony Award Winning Actress

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She might have once been a drowsy chaperone but the brilliant artist who created her, Beth Leavel, is an energetic life force whose passion for the art of musical theatre is infectious. Beth drops by Shetler Studios to sit down with Rob and Kevin and discuss her incredible career which not only boasts a Tony Award but featured her gracing the Broadway stages of such shows as 42nd Street, Crazy for You, The Civil War, Show Boat, Mamma Mia, The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Baby It's You, Bandstand, and the upcoming The Prom. Beth pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how becoming a Dame led to a Tony Award, what it was like fighting in the Civil War, and why she never encores "I've Got Rhythm!" Also, Beth shines the spotlight on Casey Nicholaw, Mike Ockrent, Bobo Lewis, and many more! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Jun 11 2018

1hr 9mins

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#158 MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA, Composer

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Rob and Kevin are having a wild, wild party with the brilliant composer/lyricist Michael John LaChiusa whose works include Hello, Again, The Wild Party, First Ladies Suite, First Daughters Suite, Giant, Little Fish, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, Queen of the Mist, and so many others! Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he chose to tackle the lives of America's First Ladies, what it was like creating The Wild Party and Hello, Again, and why he is the pioneer of the Upper West Side. Also, Michael shines the spotlight on Audra McDonald, George C Wolfe, and Mary Testa! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Feb 04 2019

1hr 17mins

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Our Favorite Things #35: CastAlbums.org & ABroadwayBoy

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Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Two internet goodies!

Sep 29 2016

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#105 JOANNA GLEASON, Tony Winning Actress

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Come spend a moment in the woods with one of Broadway's finest artists, Joanna Gleason, who not only won a Tony Award for her magnificent portrayal of The Baker's Wife in Into The Woods, but also starred in such Broadway hits as I Love My Wife, Social Security, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Joanna's career is not just limited to the theatre as she has appeared in dozens and dozens of film and television works including Boogie Nights, The West Wing, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Hannah and Her Sisters, Hello, Larry, and more! Joanna pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how every night she paid tribute to her I Love My Wife costar Lenny Baker in Into the Woods, what it was like being in a rehearsal room with Mike Nichols , and why Joanna returned to the well-known disaster Nick and Nora after twenty years! Also, Joanna shines the spotlight on Arthur Laurents, John Spencer, and Stephen Sondheim Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Jan 29 2018

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#160 SUSAN STROMAN, Tony Award winning director/choreographer

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Five Time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman swings by Shetler Studios to discuss her incredible career which includes the original productions of Crazy For You, And The World Goes Round, Big, Steel Pier, Contact, The Producers, Thou Shall Not, Young Frankenstein, The Scottsboro Boys, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, and so many more! Susan pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she become one of the greatest interpreters of John Kander and Fred Ebb, what is her artistic process for creating choreography, and why Mel Brooks will never be an usher. Also, Susan shines the spotlight on Nathan Lane, Mike Ockrent, and Bob Fosse! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com 

Feb 18 2019

1hr 15mins

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Our Favorite Things #87: Ben Rimalower

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This Week: Hide the children because this episode gets a bit naughty with acclaimed writer and director Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues, Bad With Money). The gents discuss Patti LuPone as a gateway drug, Ben's Top 5 Divas, the joy of ranking cast albums, the best auditions ever seen, what was Ben's most controversial Playbill article, what its like to have Patti in the audience, Into The Light returns, then it just all goes downhill, and a lengthy discussion about length, what shows need to come back, a case for why The Wiz movie is better than The Wiz stage play and Rob does Robert Goulet in Fiddler. Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Sep 28 2017

40mins

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Our Favorite Things #190: The Maury Yeston Songbook & A Class Act

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This Week: Celebrating the lyrics of two geniuses…..and best friends!

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

 To book a room at Shelter Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Sep 19 2019

22mins

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#175 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: MUSICALS

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From Stephanie J Block turning back time to Andre DeShields taking us back to Hadestown, from Santino Fontana taking New York by storm to a storm of egos invading an Indiana prom, the 2018-2019 musical season took us through uncharted territory and made audiences across the city cheer with joy! Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood is back with us to look at all the musical nominations for the 2018-2019 Tony Season. Don't forget to watch the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th, at 8:00pm EST on CBS! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Jun 03 2019

1hr 4mins

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#177 PETER GALLAGHER, Actor

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He is one of the entertainment industry’s most recognizable faces, having appeared on screen in American Beauty, Grace and Frankie, Center Stage, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and so many others. But, Peter Gallagher is truly a creature of the stage, having made appearances in Grease, A Doll’s Life, The Real Thing, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, Noises Off, and so many others!  Peter pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a strong opinion led him to Mike Nichols, what it was like spending after hours with Jack Lemmon, and why the LAPD doesn’t like Fiddler on the Roof. Also, Peter shines the spotlight on Glenn Close, Tom Stoppard, and Hal Prince! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Jun 17 2019

1hr 14mins

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Our Favorite Things #83: The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public & The Theater Posters of James McMullen

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This Week: Thanking the Sound Gods, onstage mistakes, the Holy Grail of Broadway impressions is found within Robbie Rozzelle, Gwen Verdon wants to go to the movies, the joys of a second whorehouse, Tommy Tune does double duty, praising the poster, Lincoln Center's greatest weapon, and much more! Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

Aug 31 2017

24mins

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Our Favorite Things #47: Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse & The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

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Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.

Dec 22 2016

28mins

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Our Favorite Things #202: Vivian Blaine & Pam Goldberg

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This Week: Celebrating two grand dames of the theater.

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Dec 12 2019

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#202 GEORGE DANSKER, Historian

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SUBJECTS: Mary Martin, Alfred Drake, Harold Rome

One of the industry's most respected lecturers and historians, George Dansker, swings by Shetler Studios to look back on the Golden Age of Broadway and two of its most important stars: Mary Martin and Alfred Drake.

Harold pulls back the curtain on their careers to discuss how Mary Martin became the toast of Broadway, what really happened backstage during some of Broadway's greatest flops, and why some musicals deserve a re-examination.

Also, George shines the spotlight on Larry Hagman, Ethel Merman, and Richard Rodgers!

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 11mins

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Our Favorite Things #201: Jackie Mason's Music Video & The Apollo

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This Week: Jackie Mason becomes a Professor of Love and celebrating an NY institution.

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Dec 05 2019

28mins

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#201 ANDREW LIPPA, Composer/Lyricist

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SHOWS: The Addams Family, The Wild Party, I Am Harvey Milk

Get ready to be pulled in a new direction as composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa teaches us all to live out loud and how to be the life of the party. That's right, we went there.

Andrew pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he fell in love with musical theatre, what he learned from Nathan Lane, and why Kristen Chenoweth has become his muse.

Also, Andrew shines the spotlight on Michael Mayer, Stephen Sondheim, and Bebe Neuwirth.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Dec 02 2019

1hr 17mins

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Our Favorite Things #200: Maggie Flynn & Annie: A Theatre Memoir

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This Week: The joys of Jack Cassidy, Martin Charnin looks back, and discussing John Simon.

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Nov 28 2019

36mins

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#200 THE 200th Week Celebration w/Robbie Rozelle

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This week marks the 400th episode of Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. 200 weeks on the air, 2 episodes a week, 50 Robert Goulet impressions, 25 shout outs to Trude Rittman, and countless memories, anecdotes, and jokes!

Rob and Kevin discuss their favorite guests, their worst interviews, their love of theater, and what is in store for the future of Behind The Curtain. Today's episode is moderated by the one and only Robbie Rozelle.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 15mins

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Our Favorite Things #199: Lauren Bacall High Point Coffee & 3hree

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This Week: Lauren Bacall makes some coffee and Hal Prince makes some music

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Nov 21 2019

23mins

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#199 LEONARD SOLOWAY, Producer

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SHOWS: How to Succeed....., Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Shadow Box

One of Broadway's most beloved general managers and producers, Tony Award winner Leonard Soloway, is not only swinging by Shetler Studios to discuss his incredible career in the theater, but to also discuss the new documentary LEONARD SOLOWAY'S BROADWAY, of which he is the subject.

Leonard pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he tamed Lauren Bacall, what it was like bringing The Shadow Box to Broadway, and why the Secret Service ain't so secret!

Also, Leonard shines the spotlight on Neil Simon, Hal Prince, and Mike Nichols!

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 9mins

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Our Favorite Things #198: Liza with a Z & Celeste Holm Sings I Cain't Say No

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httThis Week: Liza finds a cannister and Celeste finds a choice

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Nov 14 2019

36mins

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#198 RICHARD SEFF, Agent

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Clients: Kander & Ebb, Jerry Herman, Julie Andrews

"All I did was make a few phone calls." Agent/actor extraordinaire Richard Seff might say humbly but here are some of the results he got from picking up the phone: Jerry Herman composing Hello, Dolly, John Kander working with Fred Ebb, and Hal Prince directing his first show.

Richard pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became Julie Andrews' tour guide, what it was like at the out of town tryouts for My Fair Lady, and why you should always be reinventing yourself!

Also, Richard shines the spotlight on Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, and Rex Harrison!

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Nov 12 2019

1hr 6mins

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Our Favorite Things #197: Leonard Soloway's Broadway & Robert Goulet

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This Week: Celebrating Leonard Soloway, Robert Goulet, and a new take on The Music Man

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Nov 07 2019

29mins

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#197 JERRY ZAKS, Director

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SHOWS: Hello, Dolly, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man

Today's podcast is a master class in the art of direction and your instructor is none other than 4 time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, whose onstage credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Once in a Lifetime, and Tintypes, and most importantly, directing credits that include: The House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Six Degrees of Separation, Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Lend Me A Tenor, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Sister Act, Hello, Dolly, and the upcoming Mrs. Doubtfire and The Music Man.

Jerry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a romantic date led to the wonderful world of musical theatre, what are his cardinal rules of directing, and why playing the positive is the greatest note a director can give.

Also, Jerry shines the spotlight on Nathan Lane, Neil Simon, and Zero Mostel! !

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 13mins

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Our Favorite Things #196: The Paul Lynde Halloween Special & More McMullens

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This Week: Tim Curry, Elaine Stritch, Bizarre Broadway Demos, Paul Lynde Loves Ramon Navarro, and the brilliance of James McMullen

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Oct 31 2019

36mins

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#196 WAYNE CILENTO, Choreographer

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Shows: Wicked, A Chorus Line, Dancin'

Wayne Cilento, who starred in the original productions of Seesaw, A Chorus Line, The Act, Dancin, and choreographed the mega-hit Wicked, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his career on and off the stage.

Wayne pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became the basis for a character in A Chorus Line, what it was like dancing for Michael Bennett and Bob Fosse, and why you should always read your contracts!

Also, Wayne shines the spotlight on Liza Minnelli, Joe Mantello, and Jack Cole!

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 13mins

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Our Favorite Things #195: Scrambled Feet & The Playbill Yearbook

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This Week: Discussing The Lightning Thief, Robert Ghoulet, Company casting, a revue from the 80s and a fabulous archive.

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

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Oct 24 2019

30mins

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#195 MICHAEL KUBALA, Broadway Dancer

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SHOWS: Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Chicago, Crazy For You

Michael Kubala has long been one of the most respected hoofers working on Broadway. His Broadway shows include Dancin, A Broadway Musical, Woman of the Year, Marilyn, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Crazy for You, and Chicago, as well as countless tours and regional productions.

Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he leapt for Gower Champion, what it was like surviving Marilyn: The Musical, and why the rehearsal process for Jerome Robbins Broadway is infamous!

Also, Michael shines the spotlight on Gower Champion, Jerome Robbins, and Lauren Bacall!

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 9mins

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Our Favorite Things #194: The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company

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This Week: Kevin interviews Rob about his new theater company!

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

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Oct 17 2019

26mins

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#194 KT SULLIVAN, Cabaret Artist

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For over thirty years, KT Sullivan has been one of the most recognizable artists associated with cabaret. She has played Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below, Spoleto, Adelaide, and so many more. In addition to her award winning live appearances, she is the Artistic Director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, which will host its 30th Annual NY Cabaret Convention October 28th-31st, 2019 at Lincoln Center, focusing on such artists as Dorothy Fields, Frank Loesser, and Judy Garland. KT pulls back the curtain on her the art of cabaret has evolved, what it was like being directed by Mister Abbott, and why The Mabel Mercer Foundation is an integral part to the thriving renaissance of American cabaret. Also, KT shines the spotlight on Marilyn Maye, Karen Akers, and Sting!

More information on The NY Cabaret Convention Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Oct 14 2019

56mins

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Our Favorite Things #193: The Hal Prince Exhibit & Those Lips, Those Eyes

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This Week: Discussing Chasing Rainbows, The Inheritance, and The Sound Inside. Plus, the joys of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts and trying to find out how Frank Langella stays so young. Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Oct 10 2019

26mins

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#193 DONNA MCKECHNIE, Tony Award Winning Actress

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SHOWS: A Chorus Line, Company, Promises, Promises The one and only Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, star of A Chorus Line, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career which started with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and then went to The Education of Hyman Kaplan, Promises, Promises, Company, On the Town, A Chorus Line, State Fair, and The Visit! Donna pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how The Music and The Mirror was created, what it was like working with Bob Fosse, and why she has found new joy in her self and the art of cabaret. Also, Donna shines the spotlight on Frank Loesser, Elaine Stritch, and Dean Jones! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

Oct 07 2019

1hr 14mins

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