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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends is hosted by director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas. The podcast collects the wit, wisdom, memories, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists. 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.

Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends is hosted by director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas. The podcast collects the wit, wisdom, memories, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists. 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.
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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends is hosted by director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas. The podcast collects the wit, wisdom, memories, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists. 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.

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#195 MICHAEL KUBALA, Broadway Dancer

10/20/2019
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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...

Duration:01:06:05

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

10/17/2019
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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:...

Duration:00:22:47

#194 KT SULLIVAN, Cabaret Artist

10/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:53:03

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

10/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:16

#193 DONNA MCKECHNIE, Tony Award Winning Actress

10/7/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:50

Our Favorite Things #192: Merely Marvelous & A Strange Loop

10/3/2019
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This Week: The Rose Tattoo, The Great Society, The Height of the Storm, Gwen Verdon on film, and Michael Jackson off-broadway! 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...

Duration:00:29:00

#192 MAURY YESTON, Composer

9/30/2019
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SHOWS: Nine, Titanic, Phantom, Grand Hotel His music has inspired audiences for generations and his knowledge of music history is comparable to no one. He is the Tony Award winning composer Maury Yeston, and in this episode he swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his teachings and the music behind his shows. Maury pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he got enlisted to write Nine, what was it like being taught by Lehman Engle, and why Peter Stone was a brilliant collaborator....

Duration:01:14:37

Our Favorite Things #191: Julie and Carol At Carnegie Hall & Phyllis Newman

9/26/2019
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This Week: Celebrating three Golden Age Gals! 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:...

Duration:00:22:38

#191 BARRY BROWN, Tony Award Winning Producer

9/23/2019
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Shows: La Cage Aux Folles, Gypsy (1974 & 1989), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Tony Award winning producer Barry Brown has given the world such musicals as La Cage Aux Folles, the revivals of Gypsy with Angela Lansbury and Tyne Daly, Platinum, and so many more. As if that were not enough, his desire to help those with AIDS led to the creation of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which is still helping thousands across the country. Barry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how...

Duration:01:05:57

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

9/19/2019
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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....

Duration:00:21:49

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

9/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:21:49

#190 INGA SWENSON, Actress

9/16/2019
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SHOWS: New Faces of 1956, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street One of Broadway's most legendary sopranos, Tony nominee Inga Swenson, joins Rob and Kevin via phone to look back on her incredible career which includes films like The Miracle Worker, television like Benson and The Golden Girls, and theater credits including New Faces of 1956, Peer Gynt, Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street and many others! Inga pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she ruffled the feathers of Shelley...

Duration:00:48:07

#190 INGA SWENSON, Actress

9/16/2019
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SHOWS: New Faces of 1956, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street One of Broadway’s most legendary sopranos, Tony nominee Inga Swenson, joins Rob and Kevin via phone to look back on her incredible career which includes films like The Miracle Worker, television like Benson and The Golden Girls, and theater credits including New Faces of 1956, Peer Gynt, Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street and many others! Inga pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she ruffled the feathers of Shelley...

Duration:00:48:08

Our Favorite Things #189: Tap Your Troubles Away & Renaissance Faires

9/12/2019
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This Week: Jerry Herman gets his due & Me thinks ye will enjoy the Renaissance Fair, mi lady. 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...

Duration:00:36:22

Our Favorite Things #189: Tap Your Troubles Away & Renaissance Faires

9/12/2019
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This Week: Jerry Herman gets his due & Me thinks ye will enjoy the Renaissance Fair, mi lady. 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...

Duration:00:36:22

#189 THE 2019-2020 MUSICALS: Sneak Peek w/Robbie Rozelle

9/9/2019
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Mix some vodka stingers, take your jagged little pill, and let's fly over Sunset because Rob, Kevin, and entertainment icon Robbie Rozelle are sitting down and examining the musicals slated to come in for the 2019-2020 Broadway Season. We will discuss the jukebox musicals of Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Alaniss Morissette, the revivals of Company, West Side Story, Caroline or Change, and the new musicals like Six, Diana, Flying Over Sunset, and The Lightning Thief. Become a sponsor of Behind The...

#189 THE 2019-2020 MUSICALS: Sneak Peek w/Robbie Rozelle

9/9/2019
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Mix some vodka stingers, take your jagged little pill, and let’s fly over Sunset because Rob, Kevin, and entertainment icon Robbie Rozelle are sitting down and examining the musicals slated to come in for the 2019-2020 Broadway Season. We will discuss the jukebox musicals of Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Alaniss Morissette, the revivals of Company, West Side Story, Caroline or Change, and the new musicals like Six, Diana, Flying Over Sunset, and The Lightning Thief. Become a sponsor of Behind The...

Duration:00:59:37

Our Favorite Things #188: John Cullum’s Blog & Tom’s Trendy Tees

9/5/2019
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This Week: John Cullum creates a Vlog and who doesn't want a Sarava T Shirt? Blog: https://www.youtube.com/user/AIRBROADCASTING T-Shirts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TomsTrendyTees?ref=ks_wide§ion_id=20791041 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...

#188 The 2019-2020 Plays: Sneak Peek w/Robbie Rozelle

9/2/2019
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The posters are going up, contracts are being signed, and three show queens in Queens have popped open a third bottle of Seagrams to discuss the upcoming 2019-2020 Broadway Season. Beloved entertainer Robbie Rozelle joins Rob and Kevin to discuss the straight plays that are coming to the Great White Way: A Pinter play, a McNally revisit, Jesse Tyler Ferguson learns about baseball, Debra Messing has a birthday, Mary Louise Parker makes two trips to the Rialto, and so much more! Become a...

Our Favorite Things #187: The Ed Sullivan Show Bootlegs & I’m Breathless

8/29/2019
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This Week: Obscure Ed Sullivan clips resurface and Sondheim doesn't want to vogue! 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...