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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

#142 VIVIAN REED, Singer

10/15/2018
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Two Tony Award nominations. Drama Desk Award Winner. Obie Award Winner. Recognition from the NAACP, Dance Education of America, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Mr. Blackwell's Best Dressed List. These are some of the many recognitions bestowed upon one of the world's most celebrated artists of cabaret: Vivian Reed. Vivian dropped by Shetler Studios to discuss her Broadway appearances in That's Entertainment, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Me Nobody Knows, Marie Christine, and so many others....

Our Favorite Things #141: Triumph Goes To The Tony Awards & The Last Ship

10/11/2018
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This Week: The Tonys go to the dogs and Sting goes to 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 guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to:...

#141 GERRY VICHI, Character Actor

10/8/2018
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His Broadway debut was made at an age when some actors consider retiring from the business. But, countless credits later, Gerry Vichi has no intention of stopping anytime soon. His adorable mug has been seen in such musicals as Woman of the Year, Ain't Broadway Grand, The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, Something Rotten and the revivals of Anything Goes, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Annie Get Your Gun. Gerry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became a...

Our Favorite Things #140: Shangri La Plaza & Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers

10/4/2018
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This Week: A musical mall & Billy Porter goes old school. 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:...

#140 PATTI MARIANO, Golden Age Child Actress

10/1/2018
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She held one of Seventy-Six trombones, she heard about Hugo and Kim during The Telephone Hour, and she got to Sail Away with Elaine Stritch. She is Patti Mariano one of the Golden Age's busiest child actors having appeared in the original productions of The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, Sail Away, I Had A Ball, George M, Godspell, Rags, The Full Monty, and the 2001 production of 42nd Street. Patti pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how Mickey Rooney was the perfect star, what it...

Our Favorite Things #139: broadwaytheatreposters & Hackstage.nyc

9/27/2018
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This Week: An Instagram with history & The Onion for Actors. 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:...

#139 MICHAEL MCCORMICK, Actor

9/24/2018
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Sit down, John.........because Michael McCormick, one of Broadway's busiest character actors, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on a career that has had him appear in such musicals as Oliver, La Bete, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, 1776, Kiss Me Kate, Marie Christine, Gypsy, Curtains, Hello, Dolly and many more! Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how being a child actor became the foundation of his work ethic, what it was like coming full circle with Bernadette Peters,...

Our Favorite Things #138: Marin Mazzie (1960-2018)

9/20/2018
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This Week: Remembering the great Marin Mazzie. 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:...

#138 ETHAN MORDDEN: Author

9/17/2018
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He has inspired countless generations with his observations on the world of musical theatre and his literary output is staggering. His name is Ethan Mordden and just a few of his books are: When Broadway Went To Hollywood, Anything Goes: A History of the American Musical, Make Believe: The Broadway Musical in the 1920s, Sing For Your Supper: The Broadway Musical in the 1930s, Beautiful Mornin: The Broadway Musical in the 1940s, Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s, Open A New...

Our Favorite Things #137: The Sound of Broadway Music & Sally Mayes: Our Private World

9/13/2018
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This Week: Celebrating orchestrators in print and on CD! 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:...

#137 BRUCE VILANCH, Writer

9/10/2018
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He has kept audiences in stitches for over forty years and today its Rob and Kevin's turn as Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, the man behind the quips heard at the Tonys, Oscars, and Emmys swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his career as a writer, actor, and activist! Bruce pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Bea Arthur sang Kurt Weill with a wookie, what it was like crafting the Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and why The Vamp might have been the most fabulous musical no one...

Our Favorite Things #136: The Carol Channing Show & Underfoot in Show Business

9/5/2018
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This Week: Carol Channing eats a wiener & Helene Hanff leans in! 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:...

#136 LUCIE ARNAZ, Actress

9/3/2018
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One of the industry's most beloved artists, Lucie Arnaz, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about her fifty plus year stage career. From her roots on CBS' Here's Lucy, starring her mother Lucille Ball, to her celebrated concert career, Lucie has been entertaining audiences in such shows as Seesaw, My One and Only, Lost in Yonkers, Social Security, Once Upon a Mattress, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Do! I Do! and, the musical for which she received her Tony Award nomination,...

Our Favorite Things #135: Liza on HSN & Score: A Film Documentary

8/30/2018
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This Week: Liza Minnelli sells some jewelry & the art of film scoring. 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....

#135 The 2018-2019 Broadway Season w/ Peter Filichia

8/27/2018
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This week Rob, Kevin, and celebrated author and historian, Peter Filichia, look forward to the 2018-2019 theatrical season and discuss all the shows that are announced to come, rumored to come, and those that have already came! 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

Our Favorite Things #134: Barbara Harris & Here’s The Thing: The Hidden Trove of Musicals by Broadways Greatest Talents

8/23/2018
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This Week: Remembering Vivian Matalon, Brian Murray, Craig Zadan, and Barbara Harris and looking back on industrial musicals. 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...

#134 ROBERT SHER, Grammy Nominated Record Producer

8/20/2018
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While Robert Sher's career has been most significant for producing the Grammy nominated cast recordings of such Broadway musicals as Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sugar Babies, and the most recent revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, today we are celebrating Robert's passionate work to preserve many of the musical theatre's most obscure gems and for those scores to be elevated in the minds, and iTunes, of those who love musicals. Robert pulls back the curtain on his...

Our Favorite Things #133: Jessica Vosk: Wild and Free & Promises, Promises

8/16/2018
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This Week: Praising the genius that is Jessica Vosk and reinventing the sound of music with Burt Bacharach. 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...

#133 BILLY GOLDENBERG, Composer

8/11/2018
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He might have written "Fifty Percent" but today we get one hundred percent of the Emmy Award winning composer, Billy Goldenberg, who has worked with everyone from Bea Arthur to Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley to Mike Nichols, Diana Ross to Steven Spielberg. Billy's Broadway credits include the dance music to Let It Ride, 110 in the Shade, High Spirits, Henry Sweet Henry, the music to Ballroom, and the creator of Bea Arthur: On Broadway. Billy pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss...

Our Favorite Things #132: Off The Wall At Sardis & Part Of Your World: The Alan Menken Album

8/9/2018
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This Week: Getting your picture up at Sardis and the undiscovered world of Alan Menken 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...