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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Our Favorite Things #209: Broadway Melody & Oklahoma

3/26/2020
This Week: The bawdiness of Pre-Code Hollywood and the brilliance of Agnes DeMille 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...

Duration:00:37:33

Our Favorite Things #208: Early Havoc & James Lipton

3/5/2020
This Week: We're baaaaaaaack! 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...

Duration:01:00:02

Our Favorite Things #207: The Complete Book of.... & You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

1/17/2020
This Week: Dan Dietz's incredible book series and remembering an old chestnut. 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...

Duration:00:30:03

Our Favorite Things #206: Jule Styne Salute & Giant

1/10/2020
This Week: Jule Styne gets a tribute from Merv and Edna Ferber gets to sing....again! 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...

Duration:00:24:35

#206 THE 2019 IN MEMORIAM with Lee Roy Reams

1/6/2020
From Carol Channing to Jerry Herman, Martin Charnin to Hal Prince, Kaye Ballard to John Simon, 2019 saw the passing of some of the greatest legends working in the entertainment industry. To look back on their lives, legacies, and laughter, Broadway star, and friend to many of these legends, Lee Roy Reams, joins us for a heart warming and hysterical celebration. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests...

Duration:01:15:25

Our Favorite Things #205: Mother Goose Rock N' Rhyme & Beyond Vaudeville

1/2/2020
This Week: Shelly Duvall sings and Robert Goulet croons! 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:00:28:15

#205 The Plays Of The 2010s: Adam Feldman

12/30/2019
As the decade comes to a close, Time Out critic Adam Feldman joins Rob and Kevin for a stimulating look back at the trends, highlights, milestones, and gossip of the past decade in the world of plays. From War Horse to A Doll's House, Slave Play to The Flick, this decade took audiences on a wild ride that asked them to embrace British playwrights, complete re-examinations of American classics, and the welcoming of new stars to the Rialto. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early...

Duration:00:56:14

Our Favorite Things #204: Jerry Herman (1931-2019)

12/27/2019
This Week: Celebrating the life and music of Jerry Herman. 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:00:11:48

#204: 2010s- THE MUSICALS with Daniel Dunlow

12/23/2019
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...

Duration:01:11:35

Our Favorite Things #203: George Hearn & Flahooley!

12/20/2019
This Week: Celebrating the brilliance of George Hearn and Barbara Cook! 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:00:18:36

#203 WALTER MARKS, Composer

12/16/2019
SHOWS: Bajour, Golden Rainbow, Langston in Harlem Walter Marks, one of the most popular songwriters of the 1960s, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his incredible career which includes Bajour, Golden Rainbow, The Butler Did It, Langston in Harlem, and the songs he wrote for such folks as The Temptations, Steve & Eydie, Barbra Streisand, and so many more. Walter pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Johnny Mercer became his mentor, what it was like to work with "Ochy"...

Duration:01:14:47

Our Favorite Things #202: Vivian Blaine & Pam Goldberg

12/12/2019
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:...

Duration:00:14:31

#202 GEORGE DANSKER, Historian

12/9/2019
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,...

Duration:01:10:27

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

12/4/2019
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...

Duration:00:24:50

#201 ANDREW LIPPA, Composer/Lyricist

12/2/2019
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...

Duration:01:14:29

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

11/28/2019
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...

Duration:00:33:21

#200 THE 200th Week Celebration w/Robbie Rozelle

11/25/2019
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...

Duration:01:12:07

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

11/21/2019
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...

Duration:00:19:54

#199 LEONARD SOLOWAY, Producer

11/17/2019
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...

Duration:01:05:58

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

11/14/2019
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:...

Duration:00:34:45