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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

296 Ratings
Average Ratings
278
9
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 » Podcast

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

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Rank #1: #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

52mins

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Rank #2: Our Favorite Things #80: Barbara Cook (1927-2017)

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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: Remembering Barbara Cook 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 10 2017

34mins

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Rank #3: #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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: #93 CADY HUFFMAN, “The Producers”

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Well, we've got her, so we are going to flaunt her. The wonderful, Tony Award winning Cady Huffman swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her career, including such shows as La Cage Aux Folles, Big Deal, The Will Rogers Follies, Steel Pier, The Producers, The Nance, and many others! Cady pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she danced for Bob Fosse, what it was like being a teenage drag queen , and why she got the role of Ulla in The Producers. Also, Cady shines the spotlight on Mel Brooks, Nathan Lane, 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

Nov 06 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #6: #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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: #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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Rank #9: Our Favorite Things #73: SCTV & The Season

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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: A spirited discussion about the Portland "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the role of diversity in casting, the power of imagination, an exploration of William Goldman's great book, and a celebration of the brilliance of Canadian comedy! 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 22 2017

30mins

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Rank #10: #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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Rank #11: #63 ANITA GILLETTE, Actress

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The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including Gypsy, All-American, Mr. President, Cabaret, and many others. Anita pulls back the curtain on her career, including how Irving Berlin dealt with critics, what it was like to work on the 1 performance flop Kelly, and why David Merrick sent her a bill! Also, Anita shines the spotlight on Neil Simon, Gower Champion, and Ethel Merman! 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 10 2017

1hr 24mins

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Rank #12: #204: 2010s- THE MUSICALS with Daniel Dunlow

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It was the era of Social Media, contentious elections, and a renassiance in the American Musical Theatre.

On this week's episode, Rob and Kevin sit down with Daniel Dunlow, the Original Programming Producer of The Green Room 42, one of New York's most celebrated hot spots, to look back on the musicals of the 2010s.


The best, the worst, the bizarre, and the glorious songs, all will be celebrated, trisected, and relived in all one fabulous podcast reviewing "The @# Decade"

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 23 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #13: 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

22mins

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Rank #14: Our Favorite Things #67: Woman of the Year & Kean

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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 schizophrenia of the 1970s, Mrs. Garrett slays Kander & Ebb, Bacall belts her face, why Lee Roy Reams is the best bartender, and Wright & Forrest start anew. 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

May 11 2017

32mins

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Rank #15: #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

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: #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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Rank #17: #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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Rank #18: #87 CAROLE DEMAS, “Sandy” from Grease

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Rob and Kevin go together with Broadway's original Sandy, Carole Demas, on this week's fascinating episode. Carole looks back not only on her time with Grease, and what it was like to create one of Broadway's most iconic heroines, but also Carole discusses the resilience she created within herself when she was let go from both the revival of No, No, Nanette and Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife. Carole pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she got the role of Sandy in Grease, what went on behind the scenes during her involvement with both No, No, Nanette and The Baker's Wife, and why she proudly embraces her Grease heritage! Also, Carole shines the spotlight on David Merrick, Patti LuPone, and Jeff Conaway! 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 25 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #19: #114 MICHAEL STAROBIN, Orchestrator

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Two-time Tony Award winning orchestrator, Michael Starobin, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his illustrious career with Rob and Kevin. As an orchestrator, Michael created those magical charts for such shows as Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, the 1992 Guys and Dolls revival, Next to Normal, Once on this Island, Legs Diamond, Carrie, Romance/Romance, and Rags! Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he discovered the world of orchestrating, what film composers are his favorites, and why Carrie would've been a big hit in Athens! Also, Michael shines the spotlight on Stephen Sondheim, Tom Kitt, and Bill Finn! 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

Apr 02 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: #118 KAREN ZIEMBA, Actress

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Are you willing to ride? If so, then you will get to hear the enchanting Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba look back on her incredible career which includes show stealing turns in And The World Goes Round, Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Curtains, The Prince of Broadway, and so many more! Karen pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how she became a muse for John Kander and Fred Ebb, what it was like being in the room with Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins, and Bob Fosse, and why selling programs at the Kenley Players was a highlight of her youth! Also, Karen shines the spotlight on Bill Irwin, Hal Prince, and, of course, Susan Stroman! 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

Apr 30 2018

1hr 16mins

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