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BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS is a podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes from some of Broadway's greatest artists. From actors to directors, designers to producers, this podcast gives listeners the rare chance to hear Broadway's most intimate stories from the legends who were there to see it happen. The podcast is hosted by SDC director Robert W. Schneider and AEA actor Kevin David Thomas. It is produced through the generosity of Daniel J. Gutierrez.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS is a podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes from some of Broadway's greatest artists. From actors to directors, designers to producers, this podcast gives listeners the rare chance to hear Broadway's most intimate stories from the legends who were there to see it happen. The podcast is hosted by SDC director Robert W. Schneider and AEA actor Kevin David Thomas. It is produced through the generosity of Daniel J. Gutierrez.
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BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS is a podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes from some of Broadway's greatest artists. From actors to directors, designers to producers, this podcast gives listeners the rare chance to hear Broadway's most intimate stories from the legends who were there to see it happen. The podcast is hosted by SDC director Robert W. Schneider and AEA actor Kevin David Thomas. It is produced through the generosity of Daniel J. Gutierrez.

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Episodes

#125 HARVEY EVANS, Broadway’s Most Beloved Ensemblist

6/18/2018
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A dancer's life on Broadway can be limited, but, if you are Harvey Evans, your abilities have no boundaries. Starting with his first Broadway credit in 1957's New Girls In Town, Harvey's incredible resume includes the original Broadway productions of West Side Story, Redhead, Gypsy, Hello Dolly, Anyone Can Whistle, George M, Our Town, The Boyfriend, Follies, Sextet, Barnum, Sunset Boulevard, and The Scarlet Pimpernel! Harvey pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he grew up...

Our Favorite Things #124: David Craig & American Dance Machine

6/14/2018
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This Week: Recapping the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, celebrating a titan of musical theatre's vocal heritage, and dusting off great dances from musicals of yesteryear! 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...

#125 BETH LEAVEL, Tony Award Winning Actress

6/11/2018
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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,...

Our Favorite Things #124: Forgotten Tony Awards Categories

6/7/2018
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This Week: Rob, Kevin and Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood discuss Tony Award categories that are no longer part of the ceremony and suggest ones that should be included. 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,...

#124: The 2017-2018 Tony Awards Best Musical Nominations

6/4/2018
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This Week: Rob, Kevin and Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood grab their ballots and kiki about the 2017-2018 Tony Award Musical Nominations. From a stranded band to a clump of mean girls to a sponge fighting a volcano to frozen princesses, from Eliza Doolittle to Carrie Pipperidge, all things musical are discussed, disected, and debated in this week's episode! Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under...

Our Favorite Things #122: Egregiously Overlooked at the 2017-2018 Tony Award nominations

5/31/2018
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This Week: Individuals, and shows, who should have been nominated for the 2017-2018 Tony Award nominations. 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...

#122 The 2017-2018 Tony Award Nominations: Plays

5/28/2018
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Rob, Kevin, and Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood all sit down with their ballots and review the 2017-2018 Best Play Tony Award nominations. From Uma Thurman to Glenda Jackson, from Marvin's Room to The Iceman Cometh, and everything in between, all of the highs and lows, are thorughly discussed and explored before the winners are announced! The Tony Awards will be on CBS on Sunday, June 10th, at 8:00pm EST. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews,...

Our Favorite Things #121: Starting Here, Starting Now & Emerald City

5/23/2018
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This Week: Saying goodbye to Patricia Morison, the new Gwen Verdon documentary, Rob explores Boston, Maltby and Shire become the heroes of all BFAs, and a public access show gives us a glimpse into days gone by. 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...

#121 CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK, “Daddy Warbucks”

5/21/2018
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The sun won't come out tomorrow because it is here now and its name is Conrad John Schuck. One of the entertainment industry's most recognizable character actors, whose on screen credits include MASH, McMillan & Wife, Star Trek, and The Golden Girls (Gil Kessler for Mayor), Conrad first got started on stage as a resident player at ACT which was then followed by countless theatre credits, most notably as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, for which he currently holds the record as the actor who has...

Our Favorite Things #120: Helen Costa & Dinah Shore: The Kander & Ebb Show

5/17/2018
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This Week: Rob has a wicked good time in Boston, sending love to Ruthie Ann Miles, revisiting Me and My Girl, Encores' announces its 26th Season, Big Fish deals with Big Bigots, the joys of musical theatre performance in Culver City, and Kander and Ebb revive Dinah Shore. 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...

#120: HELEN GALLAGHER, Tony Award Winner for Pal Joey & No No Nanette

5/14/2018
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In January of 2017, Rob and Kevin sat down with two time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher to discuss her incredible life and career. If you are a listener of the podcast you will know that a virus erased the entire interview. But, through the sheer kindness of Ms. Gallagher, Rob and Kevin got a second chance to interview her. So, without further ado, here is that interview: You can dance with any girl at all but why would you when the lovely Helen Gallagher is right here and ready to look...

Our Favorite Things #119: Pirate Jenny & The Show Makers

5/10/2018
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This Week: Rob discusses The Iceman Cometh with Denzel Washington, The York Theatre's Unexpected Joy, The Boys in the Band, the importance of Mart Crowley, Rob and Kevin appear on Sashay Away with Barry, Rob debuts his new impression of Old Lucy, the world of Kurt Weill, Bea Arthur loves a declaration, an exploration of directors and their craft. Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated...

#119 JIM MORGAN, Artistic Director of The York Theatre

5/7/2018
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For over forty years, Jim Morgan has been one of the most recognizable names in the New York theatre. For twenty years, Jim has served as the the artistic director of the acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company, The York Theatre. And, for twenty years before that, he was one of their most trusted set designers. Jim's eye for taste and talent has led to some of Off-Broadway's most recent hits including The Musical of Musicals: The Musical, Cagney, Desperate Measures, Souvenir, and Enter...

Our Favorite Things #118: Act One & A Leap of Faith

5/3/2018
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This Week: Mispronunciations at the Tony noms, The Tony Award Best Ensemble, the Gypsy Robe gets a new name, Sierra Boggess leaves the West Side, To Kill A Mockingbird goes to Court, Moss Hart captures life upon the wicked stage, and Faith Prince rides a mule! 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...

#118 KAREN ZIEMBA, Actress

4/30/2018
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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...

Our Favorite Things #117: Michael Riedel vs Amy Sedaris & A Very Special Message from Kevin

4/26/2018
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This Week: Amy Sedaris goes after Michael Riedel & Kevin shares an important message. This week's episode is dedicated to Floyd Thomas. 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...

#117 JANE SUMMERHAYS, Tony Nominated Actress

4/23/2018
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The wry, witty, and sophisticated Tony nominee Jane Summerhays swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her incredible career in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl (for which she was nominated for the Tony), Lend Me A Tenor, The Wild Party, and what it was like to learn from artists like Barbara Cook, Wally Harper, and Mabel Mercer. Jane pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she fled Utah, what it was like inhabiting the role of Sheila Bryant from A Chorus Line,...

Our Favorite Things #116: I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole & Into the Woods MTI Conversation Piece

4/19/2018
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This Week: The genius of "Give Me Fat Boy's Famous Arrow," holograms of Cassie and Sheila, altering original staging, Kevin throws some Dolly shade, Whatever Happened To Baby Vanjie, a Better sing along, revisiting The Madwoman of Central Park West, Rob sings a solo, Wakefield Poole makes Broadway history, how a porno funded A Chorus Line, Sondheim goes for a walk in the woods, James Lapine buys an armchair, and Lil Marty stars in Anyone Can Whistle Jr. Every week director Robert W...

#116 SEYMOUR RED PRESS, Music Coordinator

4/16/2018
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At 94 years old, Tony Award winner Seymour Red Press is one of the most beloved artists working on Broadway. As a music coordinator, Seymour has helped bring to life such musicals as Dreamgirls, Nine, Once on this Island, The Light in the Piazza, Shuffle Along, Bright Star and the revivals of Gypsy, Anything Goes, Carousel, and so many more! Seymour pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became a side man to Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, what it was like to duet with...

Our Favorite Things #115: Guys and Dolls- Off The Record & The NT Collection

4/12/2018
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This Week: Kevin and Rob have a dialect-off, Rob redecorates, Kevin sweats it out, Rob reveals some upcoming 54 Below shows, Kevin goes to the Catskills, Rob introduces to the Kutcher Emcee, the merits of talkbacks, Nathan Lane vs. Faith Prince, Victoria Clark needs a hug, Jackie Mason tackles Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason goes into Les Miz, four books that praise the National Theatre, the brilliance of Nicholas Hytner, Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas...