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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

Our Favorite Things #150: A Chorus Line on Donahue & Then and Now

12/13/2018
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This Week: Looking back on one of America's greatest musicals and one of its favorite stars. 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...

#150 TONYA PINKINS, Tony Award Winning Actress

12/10/2018
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She is as passionate offstage as she is on and her philosophy on life, art, and everything in between, makes Tonya Pinkins one of Broadway's fiercest artists. From her Broadway debut in Merrily We Roll Along, to appearances in Jelly's Last Jam (for which she won the Tony), The Wild Party, Play On, Caroline, Or Change, Radio Golf, and Holler If You Hear Me, plus her controversial associations with Mother Courage and Rasheeda Speaking, Tonya is one of the industry's most, no pun intended,...

Our Favorite Things #149: Song and Dance & The O’Leary Car Ride

12/6/2018
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This Week: The wonder of solos shows onstage...... and in a car. 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:...

#149 MARK WALDROP, Director

12/3/2018
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Actor. Writer. Lyricist. Director. Mark Waldrop has done it all. His acting career started on Broadway with appearances in Hello, Dolly, The Grand Tour, Evita, and La Cage Aux Folles. Then there were stints directing Bette Midler, collaborating on Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly and Whoop-Dee-Doo, and shepherding Bea Arthur's one woman show to Broadway! Mark pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how When Pigs Fly came to be, what it was like directing Bea Arthur, and why Carol...

Our Favorite Things #148: Hadestown & Nunsense: TV Pilot

11/29/2018
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This Week: We go to heaven & hell 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...

#148 NEIL MERON, Producer

11/26/2018
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It is hard pressed to find someone who loves musical theatre as much as Emmy and Oscar winning producer Neil Meron. He loves musical theatre so much that he is determined to bring some of the canon's greatest works from the Great White Way into the living rooms of eager audiences all across the world. Along with Craig Zadan, he was the executive producer on the cultural shifts known as NBC's The Sound of Music Live, Peter Pan Live, The Wiz Live, Hairspray Live, Jesus Christ Superstar Live,...

Our Favorite Things #147: It Happened On Broadway & Kup’s Show

11/22/2018
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This Week: Broadway's rich history & Lucy Doesn't Love Mamet 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:...

#147 MARY STOUT, Actress

11/19/2018
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Yes, we all know about her unfortunate run in with a hot dog cart, but there is so much more to incredible character actress, Mary Stout, who has appeared on Broadway in Copperfield, Me and My Girl, A Change In The Heir, Beauty and the Beast, My Favorite Year, and Jane Eyre! There was a Christmas with Sergio Franchi, a moment with Bill Cosby, and a dream with Tommy Tune! Mary pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she went from the dinner theatre circuit to the Great White Way,...

Our Favorite Things #146: The Musicals No One Came To See & A Mighty Wind

11/15/2018
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This Week: Flops from before 1983 & a mighty wind is blowing you and me! 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....

#146 GLEN KELLY, Dance Arranger

11/12/2018
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Woody Allen. Stephen Sondheim. Mel Brooks. Alan Menken. Eric Idle. These are only a few of the artists whom the wonderful Glen Kelly has had to give music, and sometimes lyrics, to in his career as one of Broadway's most respected dance arrangers and musical supervisors. Perhaps best known for his work with on The Producers, Glen's work has been heard on some of Broadway's greatest hits including Mean Girls, Aladdin, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Book of Mormon, The Frogs, Bullets Over...

Our Favorite Things #145: The Drama Book Shop & Charles Pierce

11/8/2018
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This Week: A wonderful bookstore goes away & an actor paves the way for drag, 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...

#145 CAROLE COOK, Actress

11/5/2018
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In one of the funniest episodes to date, Carole Cook brings Rob and Kevin into her LA home to look back on her eighty plus years in the business! From summer stock (where she does Sophie Tucker in Kismet....don't ask) to The Lucy Show, to being the second person to play Dolly to being the first person with a witty line, the incomparable Carole Cook looks back on her time in theatre, movies, and television, with wit, grace, and a penchant for four letter adjectives. Carole pulls back the...

Our Favorite Things #144: Throwback Thursday Halloween Episode! Boo!

11/1/2018
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This Week: Happy Halloween! To celebrate the spookiness of the season, Rob and Kevin reveal their costumes, Mrs. Garrett pulls a Patty Duke, Tim Curry can't find his tambourine, Charles Strouse gets spooky, Big Daddy Whiz goes to the pumpkins, Rob meets Christine Pedi, Liza Minnelli has a pokerface, Rob plays Daddy Warbucks, and Christine Pedi wants to save the Cafe Edison! Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and...

#144 DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA: Actress

10/29/2018
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In one of their most inspiring interviews to date, Behind the Curtain sits down with one of Broadway's most respected artists, Daphne Rubin-Vega, to discuss not only her career in such shows as Rent, Miss You Like Hell, A Streetcar Named Desire, Les Miserables, and more, but to spotlight the role of diversity and politics in the creation of art. Daphne pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she got cast in Rent and Miss You Like Hell, what it is like being an artist who is...

Our Favorite Things #143: Everything’s Coming Up Roses- The Overtures of Jule Styne & The Nightmare Before Christmas

10/24/2018
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This Week: The genius of Jule & Danny! 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

#143 STEVEN SUSKIN, Author

10/22/2018
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One of Broadway's most respected chroniclers, Steven Suskin, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his career as a General Manager AND as the author of such books as Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers, Opening Nights on Broadway: A Critical Quotebook of the Golden Era of the Musical Theatre (1943-1964), More Opening Nights on Broadway: A Critical Quotebook of the Musical Theatre (1965-1981), The Sound of Broadway Music: A Book of...

Our Favorite Things #142: Side Show & It’s A Hit: The Backstage Book of Longest Running Broadway Shows 1884 To The Present

10/18/2018
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This Week: Shows that ran over five hundred performances & one show that did not. 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...

Bonus Episode: Theatre Geeks Anonymous Podcast & Us!

10/17/2018
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This week only we are offering a bonus episode with our friends Pamela and Ebony over at the great podcast Theatre Geeks Anonymous! Rob, Pamela, Ebony, and not Kevin because he went camping, sit down and discuss four shows that ran only 1 performance only: A Broadway Musical, La Strada, and Heathen/Aloha: The Spectacular New Musical, The Moony Shapiro Songbook! Check them out here: https://apple.co/2Ou4FfK

#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:...