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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

#190 INGA SWENSON, Actress

9/16/2019
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SHOWS: New Faces of 1956, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street One of Broadway's most legendary sopranos, Tony nominee Inga Swenson, joins Rob and Kevin via phone to look back on her incredible career which includes films like The Miracle Worker, television like Benson and The Golden Girls, and theater credits including New Faces of 1956, Peer Gynt, Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street and many others! Inga pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she ruffled the feathers of Shelley...

Duration:00:48:07

Our Favorite Things #189: Tap Your Troubles Away & Renaissance Faires

9/12/2019
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This Week: Jerry Herman gets his due & Me thinks ye will enjoy the Renaissance Fair, mi lady. 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...

Duration:00:36:22

#189 THE 2019-2020 MUSICALS: Sneak Peek w/Robbie Rozelle

9/9/2019
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Mix some vodka stingers, take your jagged little pill, and let's fly over Sunset because Rob, Kevin, and entertainment icon Robbie Rozelle are sitting down and examining the musicals slated to come in for the 2019-2020 Broadway Season. We will discuss the jukebox musicals of Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Alaniss Morissette, the revivals of Company, West Side Story, Caroline or Change, and the new musicals like Six, Diana, Flying Over Sunset, and The Lightning Thief. Become a sponsor of Behind The...

Our Favorite Things #188: John Cullum’s Blog & Tom’s Trendy Tees

9/5/2019
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This Week: John Cullum creates a Vlog and who doesn't want a Sarava T Shirt? Blog: https://www.youtube.com/user/AIRBROADCASTING T-Shirts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TomsTrendyTees?ref=ks_wide&section_id=20791041 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...

#188 The 2019-2020 Plays: Sneak Peek w/Robbie Rozelle

9/2/2019
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The posters are going up, contracts are being signed, and three show queens in Queens have popped open a third bottle of Seagrams to discuss the upcoming 2019-2020 Broadway Season. Beloved entertainer Robbie Rozelle joins Rob and Kevin to discuss the straight plays that are coming to the Great White Way: A Pinter play, a McNally revisit, Jesse Tyler Ferguson learns about baseball, Debra Messing has a birthday, Mary Louise Parker makes two trips to the Rialto, and so much more! Become a...

Our Favorite Things #187: The Ed Sullivan Show Bootlegs & I’m Breathless

8/29/2019
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This Week: Obscure Ed Sullivan clips resurface and Sondheim doesn't want to vogue! 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...

#187 BETH FOWLER, Actress

8/26/2019
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From a murderous baker to a singing teapot to Hugh Jackman's mother, today's guest has done it all. The incomparable Beth Fowler, who is an intuition in the American Musical Theater, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss her career on Broadway in such shows as Gantry, A Little Night Music, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Peter Pan, Baby, Beauty and the Beast, The Boy From Oz and, of course, her time on the hit Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black." Beth pulls back the curtain on her career to...

Our Favorite Things #186: Gwen Verdon’s Final Stage Appearance & I Hear Sherlock Everywhere

8/22/2019
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This Week: Christopher Walken does a tap dance & Gwen Verdon steals the show! 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...

#186 JOHN WEIDMAN, Book Writer

8/19/2019
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One of Broadway's most successful book writers, John Weidman, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his illustrious career as a book writer for such musicals as Pacific Overtures, Assassins, Big, Contact, and Bounce. John pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how his father Jerome Weidman influenced his career path, what was the inspiration behind “Pacific Overtures," and why he is one of Stephen Sondheim's most frequent collaborators. Also, John shines the spotlight on Hal Prince,...

Our Favorite Things #185: Follies of God & The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

8/15/2019
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This Week: Rediscovering Tennessee Williams & Reinventing The Brady Family 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...

#185 GRETCHEN CRYER, Lyricist

8/11/2019
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She is one half of the first female songwriting team to hit Broadway and one of the most important figures in the American Musical Theater of the 1970s. Along with composer Nancy Ford, the wonderful Gretchen Cryer has given the world such musicals as Now Is The Time For All Good Men...., Shelter, and I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road, as well as appearing in the original Broadway companies of Little Me, 110 In The Shade, and 1776. Gretchen pulls back the curtain on her...

Our Favorite Things #184: Hal Prince (1928-2019)

8/8/2019
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This Week: Celebrating the life and legacy of Hal Prince. 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:...

#184 CASEY NICHOLAW, Director

8/5/2019
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The Book of Mormon. Mean Girls. The Prom. Aladdin. The Drowsy Chaperone. And that are only five of the many musicals that were directed and choreographed by one of the most productive men in musical theater: Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw. In between running to each of the four shows of his that are playing on Broadway, Casey swung by Shetler Studios to discuss his career with Rob and Kevin. Casey pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how an airline salesperson saved his job,...

Our Favorite Things #183: Pushing Daisies & The Office (Andy Stars In Sweeney Todd)

8/1/2019
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This Week: Watching some TV with Kristin Chenoweth & Andy Bernard! 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...

#183 JEFF MCCARTHY, Actor- Urinetown

7/29/2019
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Jeff McCarthy is one of the industry's most recognizable faces and the King of the Cult Musical. On Broadway, he starred in The Pirates Of Penzance, Zorba, Smile, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Side Show, Urinetown (for which he was Tony nominated), and The Pirate Queen. His TV and Film appearances include RoboCop 2, Cliffhanger, Animaniacs, All My Children, and, for years he was the voice of Michigan J. Frog, the mascot for the WB Channel. Jeff pulls back the curtain on his career to...

Our Favorite Things #182: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me & Norbert Leo Butz Sings Dreamgirls

7/25/2019
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This Week: Ernest Goes To Shackleton and Norbert inhabits Effie! 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:...

#182 SONDRA LEE, Original Cast Member of Peter Pan and Hello, Dolly

7/22/2019
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Her autobiography is entitled I've Slept With Everyone and, after hearing our interview with Sondra Lee, we think you will understand why. Sondra's Broadway credits include High Button Shoes, Peter Pan (where she originated the role of Tiger Lily), Hotel Paradiso, Jerome Robbins Ballet: USA, Sunday in New York, and Hello, Dolly where she originated the role of Minnie Fay! In addition to those fabulous credits, Sondra has also served as one of the most respected acting coaches in film, having...

Our Favorite Things #181: Donnybrook & Colored Lights

7/18/2019
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This Week: A forgotten musical and the history of Broadway's most productive writing team. 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...

#181 TOM JONES, Lyricist

7/15/2019
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He created a revolution in the American musical theatre when he wrote the lyrics for The Fantasticks, the longest running musical in New York City history. And, as if that wasn't enough, Tom Jones also wrote the lyrics to such musicals as 110 In The Shade, I Do! I Do!, Celebration, Harold and Maude, and more! Tom pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he first met Harvey Schmidt, what it was like creating The Fantasticks”, and why he doesn't think he will ever retire. Also, Tom...

Our Favorite Things #180: Road Show & Geld/Udell

7/11/2019
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This Week: Celebrating the last work of Stephen Sondheim & the most popular songwriting team of the 1970s! 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...