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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

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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English


Episodes

#224 SCOTT ELLIS, Director

7/13/2020
SHOWS: She Loves Me (1993), Curtains, Tootsie One of Broadway's busiest directors, Roundabout's Adams' Deputy Artistic Director Scott Ellis, joins Rob and Kevin for an exploration of acting, directing techniques, and the joys of being a Dad. Scott's incredibly versatile directing career includes the revivals of She Loves Me, Company, 1776, Harvey, Drood, On the 20th Century, You Can't Take It With You, Kiss Me Kate, and the upcoming Take Me Out. Scott pulls back the curtain on his career to...

Duration:01:09:30

Our Favorite Things #223: Nick Cordero

7/9/2020
This Week: Discussing Hamilton on the TV and Nick Cordero 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:00:31:35

#223 ANN REINKING, Director/Choreographer

7/6/2020
SHOWS: Pippin, Dancin, Chicago We've got Annie! The one and only Ann Reinking joins Rob and Kevin to look back on her career which includes appearing in Cabaret, Coco, Pippin, Over Here, Goodtime Charley, Dancin, and Chicago, as well as choreographing the revival of Chicago and co-directing the Tony Award winning Fosse. Ann pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she first met Bob Fosse and Michael Bennett, what it was like being in the room when Chicago was created, and why she...

Duration:01:13:22

Our Favorite Things #222: The Liz Swados Project

7/2/2020
This Week: Music Director Kris Kukul swings by to discuss Ghostlight Records' new album The Liz Swados Project which features Michael Jackson, Sophia Anne Caruso, Taylor Mac, and many 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...

Duration:00:26:24

#222 STUART HOWARD, Casting Director

6/29/2020
SHOWS: Moose Murders, La Cage Aux Folles, Falsettos He was there when Eve Arden was hired then fired/left Moose Murders. He watched the unsolved mystery unfold that was Robert Stack in La Cage Aux Folles. He worked with Neil Simon, Nathan Lane, Doug Henning, Tyne Daly, Arthur Laurents, Linda Lavin, Arthur Penn, and so many more. He is casting director Stuart Howard and he has over thirty Broadway credits! Stuart pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became one of the most...

Duration:01:06:32

Our Favorite Things #221: Songs From Inside My Locker

6/25/2020
This Week: Celebrating the release of Robbie Rozelle's SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER which we are calling "The Gold Standard Of Cabaret Recordings." 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...

Duration:00:27:28

#221 JOHN DOYLE, Director

6/22/2020
SHOWS: The Color Purple, Sweeney Todd, Company Tony Award winning director John Doyle, artistic director of New York's acclaimed Classic Stage Company, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his career which includes the Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd, Company, and The Color Purple, as well as The Visit, A Catered Affair, and many more. John pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he creates his actor/musician productions, what it was like collaborating with Stephen Sondheim, and...

Duration:01:11:15

Our Favorite Things #220: Stairway to Stardom Pt. 2 & Bryan Andes

6/18/2020
This Week: Going back to 1980s public access with Stairway to Stardom and celebrating the brilliant first grade teacher Bryan Andes. 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...

Duration:00:28:22

Our Favorite Things #219: Micki Grant & Something's Afoot

6/17/2020
This Week: Celebrating Micki Grant, rediscovering Something's Afoot, and the most bizarre college Scene Studies. 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...

Duration:01:07:46

#220 EDMUND GAYNES, Actor/Producer

6/15/2020
SHOWS: Best Foot Forward, Greenwillow, The Fig Leaves Are Falling Actor/Producer Edmund Gaynes has racked up sixty plus years in show business. From Off-Broadway to Broadway, small screen to big screen, East Coast to West Coast, he has had a front row seat to the evolution of the American Theatre in the later half of the 20th Century. Edmund pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he danced with Liza Minelli, what it was like being a child actor in the era of live television, and...

Duration:01:08:53

#219 KURT DEUTSCH, Founder of Ghostlight Records

6/8/2020
The need to capture a show’s energy and impact is a major responsibility for the person tasked with preserving that show on record. As the founder of Ghostlight Records, Kurt Deutsch has done just that for the past twenty years, having produced the original cast recordings of The Book of Mormon, In the Heights, Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Prince of Egypt, Next to Normal, Legally Blonde, and dozens more! Kurt pulls back the curtain on his career to...

Duration:00:52:37

#218 CYNTHIA DARLOW, Actress

6/1/2020
While America knows her as Mrs. Moskowitz, Joel's secretary in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Cynthia Darlow has long been one of this country's most accomplished actresses having appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, movies, and television. Her credits include Grease, Rumors, Prelude to a Kiss, Taller Than A Dwarf, Death Defying Acts, and more! Cynthia pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Neil Simon invented a role for her, what it was like collecting pounds of gum in Grease, and...

Duration:01:01:46

Our Favorite Things #217: If It Only Even Runs A Minute & Showtime: A History of The Broadway Musical Theater

5/28/2020
This Week: Celebrating Jennifer Ashley Tepper's love of under-appreciated musicals and the definitive book on the American Musical. 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...

Duration:00:21:28

#217 THE HISTORY OF BROADWAYHD with co-founders Bonnie Comley & Stewart Lane

5/25/2020
Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, the co-founders of BroadwayHD, sit down with Rob and Kevin to look back on the platform's incredible history and how it might develop in the future. To become a member of BroadwayHD click here 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

Duration:01:12:14

Our Favorite Things #216: The Life Of Reilly & The Apple

5/21/2020
This Week: A fascinating one man show with Charles Nelson Reilly and the most bizarre musical ever put on celluloid! 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...

Duration:00:28:32

#216 JASON ALEXANDER, Actor

5/18/2020
Good old Jason, good old, good old, good old Jason Alexander joins us from Los Angeles to look back on his incredible acting career onstage and off. From the triumphant/turbulent days of Merrily We Roll Along to rollerskating in The Rink to collaborating with Jerome Robbins to winning the Tony Award to starting a directing career, Jason covers it all. Jason pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how you turn down Jerome Robbins, what it was like roller skating with Chita Rivera, and...

Duration:01:14:44

Our Favorite Things #215: Carmelina & Peter Howard WNYC Pledge Breaks

5/14/2020
This Week: Saying good bye to Shetler Studios, Mamma Mia OG, and Peter Howard gets his due! 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...

Duration:00:23:54

#215 GROVER DALE, Actor

5/11/2020
The incomparable Grover Dale co-directed with Jerome Robbins, was engaged to Elaine Stritch, choreographed the I Love NY commercials, danced with Debbie Reynolds, directed The Magic Show, and so much more. Grover pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a prank saved him from Jerome Robbins' temper, what it was like dancing with Gene Kelly, and why you should always stand in front. Also, Grover shines the spotlight on Anthony Perkins, Anita Morris, and Jackie Gleason! Become a...

Duration:01:15:24

Our Favorite Things #214: Pam Goldberg, Actress

5/7/2020
This Week: Pam Goldberg (We Met On TipToes and PBS' Secretville) swings by to discuss her regional career. Pam Goldberg- Philip Taratula 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...

Duration:00:34:11

#214 ILENE GRAFF, Actress

5/4/2020
Ilene Graff is one of television's most recognizable faces having appeared on ABC's hit comedy, Mr. Belevedere, for six seasons. But, before she staked a claim in television immortality, she was one of New York's most popular actresses having spent most of the 1970s on a stage in some of the most iconic musicals of the era. Ilene pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how doing the Hand Jive with John Travola, what it was like working with Gene Saks, and why her family are...

Duration:01:15:38