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Dancin: Revisiting Our Interview with Wayne Cilento

Dancin: Revisiting Our Interview with Wayne Cilento

Friends, you need to go see Dancin! It is one of the best musicals on Broadway and is true brilliance. To celebrate its opening, we are sharing our 2019 interview with director/choreographer of Dancin, Wayne Cilento! Dancin Tickets HERE.

1 h 10 mins
3/20/23
288. CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE, Actress

288. CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE, Actress

Charlotte d’Amboise has been gracing Broadway stages for decades. Since making her Broadway debut in Cats, Charlotte has been nominated for two Tony Awards for her performances in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line (Cassie) and Jerome Robbins' Broadway (multiple roles).

1 h 8 mins
3/14/23
Critics Corner: Small Talk with Colin Quinn

Critics Corner: Small Talk with Colin Quinn

Robert W. Schneider reviews monologuist Colin Quinn's new show, Small Talk, at the Lucille Lortel and gives it 4/5 stars!

9 mins
2/14/23
In Memoriam: Lawrence Merritt

In Memoriam: Lawrence Merritt

To celebrate the life of Lawrence Merritt we are re-running our 2016 episode with him. Larry's shows included: No Strings, No Where To Go But Up, Golden Rainbow, Dear World, Applause, On the Town, Pippin, and Evita!

50 mins
2/13/23
2021 and 2022 In Memoriam with Lee Roy Reams

2021 and 2022 In Memoriam with Lee Roy Reams

Join us as we celebrate the lives and careers of those we lost in 2021 and 2022 with Mr. Show Business himself....LEE ROY REAMS! Yes, Lee Roy is back with wine, wisdom, and wicked stories about Broadway and its denizens.

1 h 40 mins
2/7/23
In Memoriam: Carole Cook, Actress

In Memoriam: Carole Cook, Actress

To celebrate the passing of actress Carole Cook (1924-2023) we are reviving our 2019 interview with her at her home in Los Angeles.

1 h 34 mins
1/18/23
287. SHELDON EPPS, Artistic Director

287. SHELDON EPPS, Artistic Director

Sheldon Epps was artistic director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse for two decades, and still acts as artistic director emeritus for the playhouse. Previously, he was associate artistic director of the Old Globe Theatre.

37 mins
12/19/22
286. ARNOLD MUNGIOLI, Casting Director

286. ARNOLD MUNGIOLI, Casting Director

Arnold J. Mungioli is a Casting Director, Audition Coach, Career Coach, Writer, and Teacher who has worked in the professional theater, film, television, and entertainment industries for over thirty years.

1 h 23 mins
11/28/22
In Memoriam: Rita Gardner, Actress

In Memoriam: Rita Gardner, Actress

To celebrate the life of actress Rita Gardner (1934-2022) we are re-posting her 2017 interview. May her memory be a blessing.

48 mins
11/7/22
In Memoriam: Seymour Red Press, Musical Coordinator

In Memoriam: Seymour Red Press, Musical Coordinator

To celebrate the life and legacy of musical coordinator Seymour Red Press, who passed away on October 24th, 2022 we are re-releasing our 2018 interview with him. May his memory be a blessing.

1 h 5 mins
10/31/22
In Memoriam: Susan L. Schulman, Press Agent

In Memoriam: Susan L. Schulman, Press Agent

To celebrate the life and legacy of press agent Susan L. Schulman, who passed away on October 18th, 2022 we are re-releasing our 2018 episode with her. May her memory be a blessing.

1 h 30 mins
10/24/22
Fall Festival of Fun

Fall Festival of Fun

Rob and Kevin try to move away from the theatrical negativity of the past few weeks and celebrate bootlegs and the joys of musical theatre! Plus Madeline Kahn as Dolly Levi, a naughty story from Lee Roy Reams (can you guess who he is talking about?), Kevin's new journey, and The Institute of the American Musical!

45 mins
10/18/22
Revival: Michael John LaChiusa, Composer

Revival: Michael John LaChiusa, Composer

To celebrate Michael John LaChiusa's new show LOS OTROS we are reviving our interview with him. After you listen, go buy some tickets and see the incredible Caesar Samayoa and Luba Mason shine in this beautiful show. MORE INFO ON LOS OTROS HERE.

1 h 14 mins
8/30/22
#285 NICK WYMAN, Actor

#285 NICK WYMAN, Actor

Shows: Very Good Eddie, My Fair Lady, Network. Born in Portland, Maine, Nick Wyman has had a 45-year career of film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. After serving on Actors' Equity's governing council for twenty years, Nick was elected National President of the union and served for five years.

54 mins
8/1/22
#284 DAVID LOUD, Music Director

#284 DAVID LOUD, Music Director

SHOWS: Merrily We Roll Along, She Loves Me, Curtains. David Loud occupies a unique place in Broadway history: in addition to his distinguished body of work as a music director and vocal arranger, he has also originated three roles as an actor.

57 mins
7/25/22
#283 JOHN RUBINSTEIN Pt. 2, Actor

#283 JOHN RUBINSTEIN Pt. 2, Actor

Shows: Pippin, Fools, Getting Away With Murder. Celebrated actor John Rubinstein is back to talk about Fosse, Pippin, Mike Nichols, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, and so much more in the conclusion of our interview.

1 h 4 mins
7/18/22
#282 VIRGINIA SEIDEL, Actress

#282 VIRGINIA SEIDEL, Actress

The delightful and darling Virginia Seidel looks back on her career which includes sharing the stage with Dorothy Lamour, Ethel Merman, Ray Milland, Leland Palmer, Douglas Fairbanks, John Raitt, and Sylvia Sims!

53 mins
7/13/22
#281 STEVE ROSS, The Crown Prince of Cabaret

#281 STEVE ROSS, The Crown Prince of Cabaret

The “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” is what Steve Ross was dubbed many years ago. He hasn’t lost his title. In fact, the only change today would be dropping “New York.” In the past decade alone Steve has performed around the country and around the world in every kind of venue – from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center and from cabarets to theaters.

57 mins
7/4/22
#280 RUPERT HOLMES, Songwriter

#280 RUPERT HOLMES, Songwriter

Shows: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, The Nutty Professor. Tony Award winning composer, lyricist, librettist Rupert Holmes drops in to discuss his incredible career as well as his new musical, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, which is about to open at The Ogunquit Playhouse.....and a sneak peek at a new Broadway bound musical.

1 h 2 mins
6/27/22
#279 BAAYORK LEE, Director/Choreographer

#279 BAAYORK LEE, Director/Choreographer

Shows: A Chorus Line, Seesaw, Promises, Promises. The one and only 4'10 bundle of dynamite, Baayork Lee, joins Kevin for a look back on her incredible career which includes appearances in The King and I, Flower Drum Song, Bravo Giovanni, Mr.

1 h 3 mins
6/20/22
#278 MICHAEL MCELROY, Actor

#278 MICHAEL MCELROY, Actor

SHOWS: Violet, The Wild Party, Big River. One of Broadway's most beloved artists, Michael McElroy joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his acting career, discuss the process of creating Flick in Violet, and to walk listeners through his teaching methodology as the Head of MT at The University of Michigan.

1 h 11 mins
6/13/22
#277 Don Pippin (1926-2022)

#277 Don Pippin (1926-2022)

To celebrate the life and legacy of Tony Award Winning Music Director Don Pippin, we are re-airing our interview with Don from 2016. May his memory be a blessing.

48 mins
6/11/22
Our Favorite Things: My Favorite Broadway The Leading Ladies & Liza Minnelli At Carnegie Hall

Our Favorite Things: My Favorite Broadway The Leading Ladies & Liza Minnelli At Carnegie Hall

This Week: Celebrating two major events that happened at Carnegie Hall. TRIVIA THIS SATURDAY!!!!! Venmo Robert-Schneider-5 a donation to get the code! MY FAVORITE BROADWAY. LIZA MINNELLI: AT CARNEGIE HALL. SOME PEOPLE WON'T GIVE LIZA 88 BUCKS.

51 mins
4/26/22
#276 HARVEY EVANS (1941-2021)

#276 HARVEY EVANS (1941-2021)

To celebrate the life of Harvey Evans we are re-airing our interview with Harvey which we conducted in 2018. A dancer's life on Broadway can be limited, but, if you are Harvey Evans, your abilities have no boundaries.

1 h 5 mins
12/27/21
#275 STEPHEN SONDHEIM: A TRIBUTE

#275 STEPHEN SONDHEIM: A TRIBUTE

Rob and Kevin look back on the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021). The boys discuss their favorite Sondheim songs, moments, lyrics, mentorship, and their own interactions with the man himself. Instagram: @BroadwayCurtainPodcast.

50 mins
12/2/21
#274 FALL FOLLIES

#274 FALL FOLLIES

The leaves are changing, there is a nip in the air, and your hosts are settling down by the fire to dish all about the past two months. Its time to look at the Tony Awards, Wicked casting, the Dear Evan Hansen film, some Goulet stories, Kevin's love of Dorothy Fields, and Rob's obsession with public access.

1 h 1 min
11/8/21
#272 SUMMER RERUN: Lee Roy Reams

#272 SUMMER RERUN: Lee Roy Reams

Revisit our episode with Broadway legend Lee Roy Reams. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions.

60 mins
7/26/21
#271 LILLIAS WHITE, Actress

#271 LILLIAS WHITE, Actress

SHOWS: How to Succeed (1995), The Life Fela! One of Broadway's most beloved artists, Tony Award winner Ms. Lillias White joins Rob and Kevin to look back on her acting career, discuss the process of creating Sonja in The Life, and to walk listeners through the process behind her new album, Get Yourself Some Happy.

1 h 9 mins
7/19/21
#270 SUMMER RERUN: Andre DeShields

#270 SUMMER RERUN: Andre DeShields

Revisit our episode with the legendary Tony Award winner Andre DeShields. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions.

54 mins
7/12/21
#269 SUMMER RERUN: Mimi Hines

#269 SUMMER RERUN: Mimi Hines

Revisit our episode with the original funny girl herself, Mimi Hines! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions.

1 h 18 mins
7/5/21
#268 SUMMER RERUN: Don Pippin

#268 SUMMER RERUN: Don Pippin

Revisit our episode with iconic music director Don Pippin. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions.

50 mins
6/28/21
#267 SUMMER RERUN: George S. Irving

#267 SUMMER RERUN: George S. Irving

Revisit our episode with Tony Award winner George S. Irving. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions.

56 mins
6/21/21
#266 SUMMER RERUN: Randy Graff

#266 SUMMER RERUN: Randy Graff

Revisit our first episode with Tony Award winner Randy Graff. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions.

60 mins
6/14/21
#265 PODCAST CROSSOVER: Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch Interviews Rob & Kevin

#265 PODCAST CROSSOVER: Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch Interviews Rob & Kevin

To celebrate Behind The Curtain's over 500 episodes, Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch turned the tables on Rob and Kevin and made them the guests of honor. The boys look back on how they met, their favorite guests, their oddest interviews, and why they are passionate about preserving the oral histories of Broadway's hardest workers.

1 h 3 mins
6/7/21
#264 LAINIE KAZAN, Actress

#264 LAINIE KAZAN, Actress

SHOWS: Funny Girl, Seesaw (Detroit), My Favorite Year. Lainie Kazan has done it all. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Movies, Television, Recordings, Nightclub Owner, Playboy Model, Fashionista, and provided audiences with indelible memories in such shows as Bravo, Giovanni, Seesaw (Detroit), My Favorite Year, TV shows like The Nanny, and movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

1 h 2 mins
5/31/21
#263 JOHN RUBINSTEIN, Actor- Part One

#263 JOHN RUBINSTEIN, Actor- Part One

SHOWS: Pippin, Getting Away With Murder, Wicked. In Part One of our interview with John Rubinstein we hear how the man who has appeared in Pippin, Children of a Lesser God, Fools, Hurlyburly, M Butterfly, Ragtime, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, not to mention The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Crazy Like a Fox, Feud, and so many more, has sustained a career as an actor, director, writer, and educator for over fifty years!

1 h 9 mins
5/24/21
#262 CRAIG CARNELIA, Songwriter

#262 CRAIG CARNELIA, Songwriter

SHOWS: Working, Is There Life After High School, Sweet Smell of Success. Craig Carnelia, the man who has given the world such songs as Just A Housewife and The Mason from Working, The Kid Inside from Is There Life After High School, What You’d Call a Dream from Diamonds, At The Fountain, and One Track Mind from Sweet Smell of Success, and of course, Flight, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on these incredible songs.

1 h 10 mins
5/17/21
#261 PAUL GEMIGNANI, Music Director

#261 PAUL GEMIGNANI, Music Director

SHOWS: Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods. One of Broadway's busiest music directors, Tony Award winner Paul Gemignani, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his career as a music director on such projects as Pacific Overtures, On the 20th Century, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Merrily We Roll Along, The Rink, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Passion, and many more!

54 mins
5/10/21
#260 DEBRA MONK, Actress

#260 DEBRA MONK, Actress

JOIN OUR PATREON TO HELP KEEP BTC ON THE AIR. SHOWS: Pump Boys and Dinettes, Steel Pier, Curtains. Yes, she's Everybody's Girl but today she is all ours!

1 h 10 mins
5/3/21
#259 DAVID GARRISON, Actor

#259 DAVID GARRISON, Actor

SHOWS: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Titanic, and Wicked.

1 h 10 mins
4/26/21
#258 DAVID ZIPPEL, Lyricist

#258 DAVID ZIPPEL, Lyricist

SHOWS: City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl, Cinderella.

1 h 8 mins
4/19/21
#257 JULES FISHER + PEGGY EISENHAUER, Lighting Designers

#257 JULES FISHER + PEGGY EISENHAUER, Lighting Designers

SHOWS: Pippin, Chicago, and Angels in America. Their collaboration is one of the longest in theatre history and their brilliant lighting designs have enriched every show on which they work.

1 h 12 mins
4/12/21
Our Favorite Things: Dancers Over 40 & Broadway by Ghostlight

Our Favorite Things: Dancers Over 40 & Broadway by Ghostlight

This Week: Looking at the organization DANCERS OVER 40 which helps transition older dancers into the next phase of their career and Marc Bonnani's YouTube channel BROADWAY BY GHOSTLIGHT which offers viewers an entertaining look at musical theater past.

34 mins
4/8/21
#256 CHRISTINE ANDREAS, Actress

#256 CHRISTINE ANDREAS, Actress

SHOWS: My Fair Lady (1976), Oklahoma (1979), On Your Toes (1983) "Many singers have lovely voices. Very few interpret lyrics the way they were meant to be sung.

1 h 11 mins
4/5/21
Our Favorite Things: A Wonderful Guy by Eddie Shapiro

Our Favorite Things: A Wonderful Guy by Eddie Shapiro

This Week: An interview with Eddie Shapiro, author of A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater. BUY THE BOOK HERE.

33 mins
4/1/21
#255 MANNY AZENBERG, Producer

#255 MANNY AZENBERG, Producer

SHOWS: Rent, Hamilton, 24 Neil Simon plays. One of Broadway's most prolific producers, Tony Award winner Manny Azenberg, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his producing career, discuss the process of producing for the legendary Neil Simon, and walk listeners through the ins and outs of producing and general managing in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

52 mins
3/29/21
#254 MARY TESTA, Actress

#254 MARY TESTA, Actress

SHOWS: In Trousers, 42nd Street (2000), Oklahoma (2019) For over forty years New York audiences have had the great pleasure of watching three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa light up the stage with her brilliant work in such shows as In Trousers, Barnum, The Rink, On The Town, 42nd Street, Xanadu, Oklahoma, Marie Christine, Queen of the Mist, and First Daughter Suite, amongst so many more.

1 h 10 mins
3/22/21
Our Favorite Things: The Untold Stories of Broadway (Vol. 4) & Wait For Your Laugh

Our Favorite Things: The Untold Stories of Broadway (Vol. 4) & Wait For Your Laugh

This Week: Celebrating Jennifer Ashley Tepper's new book and reviewing the documentary that focuses on the iconic Rose-Marie. KEVIN'S TRIVIA.

25 mins
3/18/21
Our Favorite Things: The Music Man (1962) & The Addams Family Home Movies

Our Favorite Things: The Music Man (1962) & The Addams Family Home Movies

This Week: Kevin discovers the 1962 film version of The Music Man and Rob discovers the antics of Jackie Hoffman. Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.

27 mins
3/4/21
An Announcement from Rob & Kevin

An Announcement from Rob & Kevin

Faithful listener! Gather round for we have news!

2 mins
2/15/21
Our Favorite Things: Tarot Card Reading With Sutton Crawford

Our Favorite Things: Tarot Card Reading With Sutton Crawford

This Week: Sutton Crawford, Kevin's daily favorite thing, swings by to give the boys a tarot card reading! Sutton Crawford Website. Sutton Crawford Instagram.

24 mins
2/12/21
#253 NATHAN LANE, Actor

#253 NATHAN LANE, Actor

SHOWS: The Producers, Love! Valour! Compassion, Angels in America. There is no greater representation of modern Broadway than three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. His ability to transition from theatre to film, comedy to drama, tear-inducing laughter to heart-stopping pathos, all in one performance, is comparable to none.

1 h 12 mins
2/1/21
Our Favorite Things: No Applause Just Throw Money & Song by Song

Our Favorite Things: No Applause Just Throw Money & Song by Song

This Week: Looking into Trav S.D.'s book, No Applause- Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous and celebrating the BBC TV show Song By Song which was inspired by the success of Side by Side by Sondheim.

28 mins
1/28/21
#252 ANN REINKING

#252 ANN REINKING

A rebroadcast of our 2020 interview with Ann Reinking. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4.

1 h 11 mins
1/25/21
#251 REBECCA LUKER

#251 REBECCA LUKER

A rebroadcast of our 2017 interview with Ms. Luker. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4.

1 h 6 mins
1/18/21
#250 VICTOR GARBER, Actor

#250 VICTOR GARBER, Actor

SHOWS: Deathtrap, Sweeney Todd, Noises Off. If you don't believe that four time Tony nominee Victor Garber has range just think that he is one of the only actors in his career to play both Jesus and the Devil.

1 h 7 mins
1/11/21
#249 THE 2020 IN MEMORIAM with Lee Roy Reams

#249 THE 2020 IN MEMORIAM with Lee Roy Reams

While we all looked forward to saying good bye to 2020 we didn't look forward to saying goodbye to all of the wonderful artists that we lost this past year. From our elder statesmen like Terrence McNally to our youngest stars like Nick Cordero.

1 h 11 mins
1/4/21
Our Favorite Things: Mary Neely & Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves

Our Favorite Things: Mary Neely & Angela Lansbury's Positive Moves

This Week: Exploring Liza Minnelli's need for 88 bucks, praising the Twitter sensation known as Mary Neely, and spending alone time with Sid Caesar and Angela Lansbury.

39 mins
12/31/20
#248 TOM VIOLA, Executive Director of BC/EFA

#248 TOM VIOLA, Executive Director of BC/EFA

For over thirty years Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has been advocating for those theatre artists who are in need of medicine, housing, rehabilitation, and counseling. At the forefront of this magnificent organization is their Executive Director, Tom Viola.

1 h 9 mins
12/28/20
#247 ALBERT POLAND, General Manager

#247 ALBERT POLAND, General Manager

SHOWS: Little Shop of Horrors, The Boy from Oz, Steel Magnolias. BOOK: Stages: A Theater Memoir. Albert Poland has long been one of the most iconic individuals in New York's Off-Broadway theatre movement.

1 h 9 mins
12/21/20
Our Favorite Things: Adventcaroldnr & Fitness Walking with Sally Struthers

Our Favorite Things: Adventcaroldnr & Fitness Walking with Sally Struthers

This Week: Laughing your way through December with a new instagram sensation and taking a short shorts stroll with Sally Struthers' friends!

22 mins
12/18/20
#246 CHARLAYNE WOODARD, Actress

#246 CHARLAYNE WOODARD, Actress

SHOWS: Ain't Misbehavin', Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, Pretty Fire. The brilliant and beloved Charlayne Woodard joins Rob and Kevin to look back on her career as both an actress and a playwright.

1 h 6 mins
12/14/20
Our Favorite Things: American Playhouse's Vaudeville & Sandy Duncan's Five Minute Workout

Our Favorite Things: American Playhouse's Vaudeville & Sandy Duncan's Five Minute Workout

This Week: Looking at how Vaudeville transformed the country and munching on Wheat Thins while Sandy Duncan sweats it out. 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.

28 mins
12/11/20
#245 BARRY BOSTWICK, Actor

#245 BARRY BOSTWICK, Actor

SHOWS: Grease, The Robber Bridegroom, Nick & Nora. Dammit, Janet, it's The Rocky Horror Picture Show's very own Tony/Golden Globe Award winner Barry Bostwick on today's episode.

1 h 5 mins
12/7/20
Our Favorite Things: Broadway To Main Street & Do It Debbie's Way

Our Favorite Things: Broadway To Main Street & Do It Debbie's Way

This Week: Examining the show tune in popular music and getting your sweat on with Debbie Reynolds. 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.

19 mins
12/4/20
#244 CUT AND OBSCURE SONGS WITH MICHAEL LAVINE

#244 CUT AND OBSCURE SONGS WITH MICHAEL LAVINE

The one and only Michael Lavine, sheet music guru and music director to the stars, joins Rob and Kevin with some obscure musical theatre songs, cut gems, and a lively discussion about some of Broadway's best composers!

1 h 5 mins
11/30/20
#243 BEHIND THE SEAMS: A PANEL WITH BROADWAY'S DRESSERS

#243 BEHIND THE SEAMS: A PANEL WITH BROADWAY'S DRESSERS

PANELISTS: Alyce Gilbert, Rick Kelly, Linda Lee, It takes a village to put on a Broadway show. Quite often audiences only appreciate what they see in front of them in that moment, not aware there are tons of talented, skilled artists working like crazy to make sure the show they are seeing is of the utmost perfection.

1 h 13 mins
11/23/20
Our Favorite Things: Hey, Mr. Producer & Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway

Our Favorite Things: Hey, Mr. Producer & Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway

This Week: Going back to the 1990s with the Cameron Mackintosh extravaganza HEY MR. PRODUCER and Michael Riedel's new book about Broadway in that decade, SINGULAR SENSATION: THE TRIUMPH OF BROADWAY.

26 mins
11/20/20
#242 ANDRE GREGORY, Director

#242 ANDRE GREGORY, Director

FILMS: My Dinner with Andre, Vanya on 42nd Street, The Master Builder. For over sixty years Andre Gregory has been on the cutting edge of theatre with his revolutionary productions of Alice in Wonderland, Uncle Vanya, and The Master Builder, his appearances in the the films of Louis Malle, and his desire to always push the envelope for artists and audiences.

1 h 4 mins
11/16/20
Our Favorite Things: Triton Gallery & Howard

Our Favorite Things: Triton Gallery & Howard

This Week: Celebrating The Triton Gallery, your one stop shop for posters, and the brilliant Disney + documentary about lyricist Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and The Beast) 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.

25 mins
11/13/20
#241 NANCY OPEL, Actress

#241 NANCY OPEL, Actress

SHOWS: Urinetown, Wicked, Honeymoon in Vegas. The incredibly funny Nancy Opel joins the boys to look back on her career which includes Evita, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice, Getting Away With Murder, Triumph of Love, Urinetown, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Honeymoon in Vegas, and so many more!

1 h 10 mins
11/9/20
Our Favorite Things: Salad Days & Legally Blonde

Our Favorite Things: Salad Days & Legally Blonde

This Week: Salad Days & Legally Blonde: The Musical! 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.

26 mins
11/5/20
#240 JAMES NAUGHTON, Actor

#240 JAMES NAUGHTON, Actor

SHOWS: City of Angels, Chicago, I Love My Wife. He is suave. He is sophisticated. He is two time Tony Award winner James Naughton. Mr.

1 h 7 mins
11/2/20
Our Favorite Things: Watching From The Wings

Our Favorite Things: Watching From The Wings

This Week: Jim Brochu stops by to discuss his incredible new book WATCHING FROM THE WINGS. 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.

27 mins
10/29/20
#239 BRENDA VACCARO, Actress

#239 BRENDA VACCARO, Actress

SHOWS: Cactus Flower, How Now, Dow Jones, The Odd Couple.

1 h 6 mins
10/26/20
Our Favorite Things: Diana Damrau's Forever & Elliot Norton Reviews Sweeney Todd

Our Favorite Things: Diana Damrau's Forever & Elliot Norton Reviews Sweeney Todd

This Week: The genius of opera singer Diana Damrau & the wisdom of critic Elliot Norton. 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.

35 mins
10/22/20
#238 THOMAS S. HISCHAK, Author

#238 THOMAS S. HISCHAK, Author

One of the foremost experts on American Musical Theatre, Professor Thomas S. Hischak, joins Rob and Kevin for an in-depth discussion about his books, his research, and some delightful tidbits about shows jumping the pond on his new book The Mikado to Matilda: British Musicals on the New York Stage.

1 h 3 mins
10/19/20
Our Favorite Things: Musical Misfires

Our Favorite Things: Musical Misfires

This Week: Discussing the brilliant new book MUSICAL MISFIRES: THREE DECADES OF BROADWAY MUSICAL HEARTBREAK with its authors Thomas S. Hischak and Mark A. Robinson.

27 mins
10/15/20
#237 MICHELE LEE, Actress

#237 MICHELE LEE, Actress

SHOWS: How To Succeed....., Seesaw, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Hilarious. Candid. Brilliant. How else can you describe the marvelously magnetic Michele Lee.

1 h 9 mins
10/12/20
Our Favorite Things: Stritch & Marilyn Maye

Our Favorite Things: Stritch & Marilyn Maye

This Week: Looking back on Elaine Stritch's recording career & the genius that is Marilyn Maye. 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.

20 mins
10/8/20
#236 SIR TIM RICE, Lyricist

#236 SIR TIM RICE, Lyricist

SHOWS: The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar. "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," "A Whole New World," "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," and many more all sprung from the mind of today's guest, lyricist Sir Tim Rice, whose credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blondel, Evita, Chess, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Aida, and many more.

1 h 2 mins
10/5/20
Our Favorite Things: Playbill on Spotify & The Muppets Take Manhattan

Our Favorite Things: Playbill on Spotify & The Muppets Take Manhattan

This Week: Finding the perfect musical theatre playlists & Kermit dismisses Liza! 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.

25 mins
10/1/20
#235 JOE MANTELLO, Director

#235 JOE MANTELLO, Director

SHOWS: Wicked, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Boys in the Band. One of Broadway's busiest directors, Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his acting career, discuss the process of creating the shuttered Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, and to walk listeners through the process of creating Netflix's The Boys in The Band, starring Jim Parsons, which drops on September 30th.

1 h 13 mins
9/28/20
Our Favorite Things: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas & A New Brain

Our Favorite Things: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas & A New Brain

This Week: Why the Whorehouse movie is better than the stage show & why we'd all rather be sailing. 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.

24 mins
9/24/20
#234 MATTHEW BRODERICK, Actor

#234 MATTHEW BRODERICK, Actor

SHOWS: The Producers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

1 h 2 mins
9/21/20
Our Favorite Things: Susan Johnson & Mario Cantone

Our Favorite Things: Susan Johnson & Mario Cantone

This Week: The Best Belter in Show Business & Mario Cantone vs. Grand Hotel 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.

28 mins
9/17/20
#233 ALMA CUERVO, Actress

#233 ALMA CUERVO, Actress

SHOWS: Titanic, On Your Feet, Uncommon Women and Others. Get on your feet because we have one of Broadway's most beloved actresses, Alma Cuervo, who joins us to discuss her career which include appearances in Once In A Lifetime, Bedroom Farce, Censored Scenes From King Kong, Is There Life After High School, Quilters, The Heidi Chronicles, Titanic, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, and On Your Feet to name just a few.

58 mins
9/14/20
Our Favorite Things: Sounds of Broadway

Our Favorite Things: Sounds of Broadway

This Week: An interview with Sounds Of Broadway's Stuart Brown. 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.

21 mins
9/10/20
#232 DAVID YAZBEK, Composer

#232 DAVID YAZBEK, Composer

SHOWS: The Band's Visit, Tootsie, The Full Monty. One of Broadway's greatest songwriters, Tony Award winning composer David Yazbek, hops on podcast to tickle your funny bone.

1 h 8 mins
9/7/20
Our Favorite Things: OnStage Blog & Casting By....

Our Favorite Things: OnStage Blog & Casting By....

This Week: Exploring a new way to get your theatre news and celebrating an unsung icon. 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.

19 mins
9/3/20
#231 KEN LUDWIG, Playwright

#231 KEN LUDWIG, Playwright

SHOWS: Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy for You, Moon Over Buffalo. One of the most celebrated comic playwrights of this era, Ken Ludwig, joins Rob and Kevin for an in-depth look at the craft of playwrighting, structuring farce, and the essential comedies any aspiring playwright must read before they begin their journey into the theatre.

1 h 7 mins
8/31/20
Our Favorite Things: The Anxiety Project

Our Favorite Things: The Anxiety Project

This Week: Discussing the new musical THE ANXIETY PROJECT with its creators, Rachel Dean and David Brush. 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.

24 mins
8/27/20
#230 MALCOLM GETS, Actor

#230 MALCOLM GETS, Actor

SHOWS: A New Brain, Merrily We Roll Along, Amour. One of Broadway's most charming leading men, Malcolm Gets, joins Rob and Kevin for a look back on his incredible career as an actor whose works include The Moliere Comedies, Amour, The Story of My Life, MacBeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A New Brain, Merrily We Roll Along, and for us 90s TV fans, his hilarious stint on Caroline In The City.

1 h 9 mins
8/24/20
Our Favorite Things: Dick Tracy & My Dinner With Andre

Our Favorite Things: Dick Tracy & My Dinner With Andre

This Week: Stephen Sondheim wins an Oscar and the T-Rex from Toy Story discovers Sartre. 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.

34 mins
8/20/20
#229 ANN HOULD-WARD, Costume Designer

#229 ANN HOULD-WARD, Costume Designer

SHOWS: Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast. She has made teapots dance, witches turn from grunge to glam in seconds, and has used a garage door opener to free Bernadette Peters.

58 mins
8/17/20
Our Favorite Things: Lady In The Dark & No Pickle, No Performance

Our Favorite Things: Lady In The Dark & No Pickle, No Performance

This Week: Psycho analysis sings a song & why you must always have Kosher Dill in your stage manager's kit. 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.

36 mins
8/13/20
#228 BARTLETT SHER, Director

#228 BARTLETT SHER, Director

SHOWS: South Pacific, The Light In The Piazza, To Kill A Mockingbird. There is not a genre that Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher has not explored in his varied, celebrated career.

1 h 4 mins
8/10/20
Our Favorite Things: The Heat Is On (The Making of Miss Saigon) & Mayor: The Musical

Our Favorite Things: The Heat Is On (The Making of Miss Saigon) & Mayor: The Musical

This Week: The Making of Miss Saigon and The Ed Koch Musical! 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.

30 mins
8/6/20
#227 HINTON BATTLE, Actor

#227 HINTON BATTLE, Actor

SHOWS: The Wiz, The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon. Three time Tony Award winning actor Hinton Battle joins us from Japan to look back on his illustrious career in such shows as The Wiz, Dancin, Sophisticated Ladies, Dreamgirls, The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, Chicago, and of course, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, where he played Sweet in their iconic musical episode.

1 h 9 mins
8/3/20
Our Favorite Things: Repeat Attenders & The Tap Dance Kid

Our Favorite Things: Repeat Attenders & The Tap Dance Kid

This Week: A new documentary explores standom in the musical theatre & revisiting a classic musical from the 1980s! 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.

25 mins
7/30/20
#226 AMONGST THE STARS WITH JOSHUA ELLIS & PETER FILICHIA

#226 AMONGST THE STARS WITH JOSHUA ELLIS & PETER FILICHIA

Two of the Behind The Curtain's favorite guests, press agent Joshua Ellis and critic Peter Filichia, join Rob and Kevin to look back on their interactions with some of Broadway's most famous, infamous, and truly bizarre legends of the theatre.

1 h 7 mins
7/27/20
Our Favorite Things: The Cinematic Works of Kevin David Thomas & Jacques Brel

Our Favorite Things: The Cinematic Works of Kevin David Thomas & Jacques Brel

This Week: Exploring Kevin David Thomas' cinematic endeavors in the post millennial era of film and Jacques Brel's legacy of music.

32 mins
7/23/20
#225 JACK O'BRIEN, Director

#225 JACK O'BRIEN, Director

SHOWS: The Full Monty, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia. Note: This interview was recorded via phone with Mr. O'Brien and may not have as clear of a sound as our other episodes. Trust us when we say the brilliance of Mr. O'Brien's wisdom outweighs any technical issues.

1 h 1 min
7/20/20
Our Favorite Things: A is for Audra & The Story of Musicals

Our Favorite Things: A is for Audra & The Story of Musicals

This Week: A delightful children's book and a thorough exploration of Britain's greatest 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.

20 mins
7/16/20
#224 SCOTT ELLIS, Director

#224 SCOTT ELLIS, Director

SHOWS: She Loves Me (1993), Curtains, Tootsie. One of Broadway's busiest directors, Roundabout's Adams' Deputy Artistic Director Scott Ellis, joins Rob and Kevin for an exploration of acting, directing techniques, and the joys of being a Dad.

1 h 7 mins
7/13/20
Our Favorite Things: Nick Cordero

Our Favorite Things: Nick Cordero

This Week: Discussing Hamilton on the TV and Nick Cordero. 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.

29 mins
7/9/20
#223 ANN REINKING, Director/Choreographer

#223 ANN REINKING, Director/Choreographer

SHOWS: Pippin, Dancin, Chicago. We've got Annie! The one and only Ann Reinking joins Rob and Kevin to look back on her career which includes appearing in Cabaret, Coco, Pippin, Over Here, Goodtime Charley, Dancin, and Chicago, as well as choreographing the revival of Chicago and co-directing the Tony Award winning Fosse.

1 h 11 mins
7/6/20
Our Favorite Things: The Liz Swados Project

Our Favorite Things: The Liz Swados Project

This Week: Music Director Kris Kukul swings by to discuss Ghostlight Records' new album The Liz Swados Project which features Michael Jackson, Sophia Anne Caruso, Taylor Mac, and many more!

24 mins
7/2/20
#222 STUART HOWARD, Casting Director

#222 STUART HOWARD, Casting Director

SHOWS: Moose Murders, La Cage Aux Folles, Falsettos. He was there when Eve Arden was hired then fired/left Moose Murders. He watched the unsolved mystery unfold that was Robert Stack in La Cage Aux Folles.

1 h 4 mins
6/29/20
Our Favorite Things: Songs From Inside My Locker

Our Favorite Things: Songs From Inside My Locker

This Week: Celebrating the release of Robbie Rozelle's SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER which we are calling "The Gold Standard Of Cabaret Recordings." 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.

26 mins
6/26/20
#221 JOHN DOYLE, Director

#221 JOHN DOYLE, Director

SHOWS: The Color Purple, Sweeney Todd, Company. Tony Award winning director John Doyle, artistic director of New York's acclaimed Classic Stage Company, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his career which includes the Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd, Company, and The Color Purple, as well as The Visit, A Catered Affair, and many more.

1 h 9 mins
6/22/20
Our Favorite Things: Stairway to Stardom Pt. 2 & Bryan Andes

Our Favorite Things: Stairway to Stardom Pt. 2 & Bryan Andes

This Week: Going back to 1980s public access with Stairway to Stardom and celebrating the brilliant first grade teacher Bryan Andes.

27 mins
6/18/20
#220 EDMUND GAYNES, Actor/Producer

#220 EDMUND GAYNES, Actor/Producer

SHOWS: Best Foot Forward, Greenwillow, The Fig Leaves Are Falling. Actor/Producer Edmund Gaynes has racked up sixty plus years in show business. From Off-Broadway to Broadway, small screen to big screen, East Coast to West Coast, he has had a front row seat to the evolution of the American Theatre in the later half of the 20th Century.

1 h 7 mins
6/15/20
Our Favorite Things: Micki Grant & Something's Afoot

Our Favorite Things: Micki Grant & Something's Afoot

This Week: Celebrating Micki Grant, rediscovering Something's Afoot, and the most bizarre college Scene Studies. 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.

1 h 6 mins
6/11/20
#219 KURT DEUTSCH, Founder of Ghostlight Records

#219 KURT DEUTSCH, Founder of Ghostlight Records

The need to capture a show’s energy and impact is a major responsibility for the person tasked with preserving that show on record.

51 mins
6/8/20
#218 CYNTHIA DARLOW, Actress

#218 CYNTHIA DARLOW, Actress

While America knows her as Mrs. Moskowitz, Joel's secretary in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Cynthia Darlow has long been one of this country's most accomplished actresses having appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, movies, and television.

1 h 1 min
6/1/20
Our Favorite Things: If It Only Even Runs A Minute & Showtime: A History of The Broadway Musical Theater

Our Favorite Things: If It Only Even Runs A Minute & Showtime: A History of The Broadway Musical Theater

This Week: Celebrating Jennifer Ashley Tepper's love of under-appreciated musicals and the definitive book on the American Musical.

20 mins
5/28/20
#217 THE HISTORY OF BROADWAYHD with co-founders Bonnie Comley & Stewart Lane

#217 THE HISTORY OF BROADWAYHD with co-founders Bonnie Comley & Stewart Lane

Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, the co-founders of BroadwayHD, sit down with Rob and Kevin to look back on the platform's incredible history and how it might develop in the future. To become a member of BroadwayHD click here.

1 h 10 mins
5/25/20
Our Favorite Things: The Life Of  Reilly & The Apple

Our Favorite Things: The Life Of Reilly & The Apple

This Week: A fascinating one man show with Charles Nelson Reilly and the most bizarre musical ever put on celluloid! 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.

27 mins
5/21/20
#216 JASON ALEXANDER, Actor

#216 JASON ALEXANDER, Actor

Good old Jason, good old, good old, good old Jason Alexander joins us from Los Angeles to look back on his incredible acting career onstage and off.

1 h 13 mins
5/18/20
Our Favorite Things: Carmelina & Peter Howard WNYC Pledge Breaks

Our Favorite Things: Carmelina & Peter Howard WNYC Pledge Breaks

This Week: Saying good bye to Shetler Studios, Mamma Mia OG, and Peter Howard gets his due! 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.

23 mins
5/14/20
#215 GROVER DALE, Actor

#215 GROVER DALE, Actor

The incomparable Grover Dale co-directed with Jerome Robbins, was engaged to Elaine Stritch, choreographed the I Love NY commercials, danced with Debbie Reynolds, directed The Magic Show, and so much more.

1 h 13 mins
5/11/20
Our Favorite Things: Pam Goldberg, Actress

Our Favorite Things: Pam Goldberg, Actress

This Week: Pam Goldberg (We Met On TipToes and PBS' Secretville) swings by to discuss her regional career. Pam Goldberg- Philip Taratula.

32 mins
5/7/20
#214 ILENE GRAFF, Actress

#214 ILENE GRAFF, Actress

Ilene Graff is one of television's most recognizable faces having appeared on ABC's hit comedy, Mr. Belevedere, for six seasons. But, before she staked a claim in television immortality, she was one of New York's most popular actresses having spent most of the 1970s on a stage in some of the most iconic musicals of the era.

1 h 13 mins
5/4/20
Our Favorite Things: French and Saunders & Milton Schafer

Our Favorite Things: French and Saunders & Milton Schafer

This Week: French & Saunders take on opera and A Chorus Line, while we celebrate the man who gave us Drat! The Cat! 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.

29 mins
4/30/20
#213 DOUGLAS SILLS, Actor

#213 DOUGLAS SILLS, Actor

He's one of the most stunning leading men on Broadway and for a few hours we've got him! He is the one and only Douglas Sills who has appeared in Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, Chess, Living on Love, Little Shop of Horrors, The Addams Family and, of course, The Scarlet Pimpernel!

1 h 11 mins
4/27/20
Our Favorite Things: Mame (1974) & Bloomer Girl

Our Favorite Things: Mame (1974) & Bloomer Girl

This Week: Lucy gets vindicated & Harold Arlen gets praised! 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.

36 mins
4/23/20
#212 ALISON FRASER, Actress

#212 ALISON FRASER, Actress

The one and only two time Tony Award nominee, Alison Fraser, joins us to look back on her career which includes the original productions of In Trousers, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Romance/Romance, The Secret Garden, First Daughter Suite, and so many more.

1 h 9 mins
4/20/20
Our Favorite Things: Richard Simmons' Broadway Sweat & The Love Boat: The Musical

Our Favorite Things: Richard Simmons' Broadway Sweat & The Love Boat: The Musical

This Week: Richard Simmons creates a Broadway Body & Captain Stubbing loves The Merm. 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.

45 mins
4/16/20
#211 JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ, Actor/Composer

#211 JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ, Actor/Composer

Website: https://jeffblumenkrantz.com/ Jeff Blumenkrantz is a man who wears many hats. As an actor, he was in the original companies of Into the Woods, A Class, Act, Murder for Two, and the revivals of Damn Yankees and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

1 h 14 mins
4/13/20
Our Favorite Things: IfItHadHappened, Caleb Albert, & Rema, Patron of the Arts

Our Favorite Things: IfItHadHappened, Caleb Albert, & Rema, Patron of the Arts

This Week: Celebrating arts patrons, giving Broadway a new beat, and everything old is new again.....at least on Instagram! Caleb Albert: https://bit.ly/2yJto8F. If It Had Happened: https://bit.ly/2JPnGEK.

25 mins
4/9/20
Our Favorite Things: Broadway Melody & Oklahoma!

Our Favorite Things: Broadway Melody & Oklahoma!

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.

36 mins
3/26/20
Our Favorite Things: Early Havoc & James Lipton

Our Favorite Things: Early Havoc & James Lipton

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.

58 mins
3/6/20
Our Favorite Things: The Complete Book of.... & You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

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

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.

27 mins
1/17/20
Our Favorite Things: Jule Styne Salute & Giant

Our Favorite Things: Jule Styne Salute & Giant

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.

23 mins
1/11/20
#206 The 2019 In Memoriam with Lee Roy Reams

#206 The 2019 In Memoriam with Lee Roy Reams

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.

1 h 13 mins
1/7/20
Our Favorite Things #205: Mother Goose Rock N' Rhyme & Beyond Vaudeville

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

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.

26 mins
1/2/20
#205 The Plays Of The 2010s w/ Adam Feldman

#205 The Plays Of The 2010s w/ Adam Feldman

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.

54 mins
12/30/19
Our Favorite Things #204: Jerry Herman (1931-2019)

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

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.

18 mins
12/27/19
#204: 2010s- THE MUSICALS with Daniel Dunlow

#204: 2010s- THE MUSICALS with Daniel Dunlow

It was the era of Social Media, contentious elections, and a renaissance 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.

1 h 10 mins
12/23/19
Our Favorite Things #203: George Hearn & Flahooley!

Our Favorite Things #203: George Hearn & Flahooley!

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.

17 mins
12/20/19
#203 WALTER MARKS, Composer

#203 WALTER MARKS, Composer

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.

1 h 13 mins
12/16/19
Our Favorite Things #202: Vivian Blaine & Pam Goldberg

Our Favorite Things #202: Vivian Blaine & Pam Goldberg

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.

13 mins
12/12/19
#202 GEORGE DANSKER, Historian

#202 GEORGE DANSKER, Historian

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.

1 h 10 mins
12/9/19
Our Favorite Things #201: Jackie Mason's Music Video & The Apollo

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

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.

25 mins
12/5/19
#201 ANDREW LIPPA, Composer/Lyricist

#201 ANDREW LIPPA, Composer/Lyricist

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.

1 h 14 mins
12/2/19
Our Favorite Things #200: Maggie Flynn & Annie: A Theatre Memoir

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

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.

33 mins
11/28/19
#200 THE 200th Week Celebration w/Robbie Rozelle

#200 THE 200th Week Celebration w/Robbie Rozelle

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!

1 h 12 mins
11/25/19
Our Favorite Things #199: Lauren Bacall High Point Coffee & 3hree

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

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.

20 mins
11/21/19
#199 LEONARD SOLOWAY, Producer

#199 LEONARD SOLOWAY, Producer

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.

1 h 6 mins
11/18/19
Our Favorite Things #198: Liza with a Z & Celeste Holm Sings I Cain't Say No

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

This 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.

33 mins
11/14/19
#198 RICHARD SEFF, Agent

#198 RICHARD SEFF, Agent

"All I did was make a few phone calls." Agent/actor extraordinaire Richard Seff might say humbly but here are some of the results he got from picking up the phone: Jerry Herman composing Hello, Dolly, John Kander working with Fred Ebb, and Hal Prince directing his first show.

1 h 3 mins
11/12/19
Our Favorite Things #197: Leonard Soloway's Broadway & Robert Goulet

Our Favorite Things #197: Leonard Soloway's Broadway & Robert Goulet

This Week: Celebrating Leonard Soloway, Robert Goulet, and a new take on The Music Man. 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.

26 mins
11/7/19
#197 JERRY ZAKS, Director
1 h 10 mins
11/4/19
Our Favorite Things #196: The Paul Lynde Halloween Special & More McMullens

Our Favorite Things #196: The Paul Lynde Halloween Special & More McMullens

This Week: Tim Curry, Elaine Stritch, Bizarre Broadway Demos, Paul Lynde Loves Ramon Navarro, and the brilliance of James McMullen.

33 mins
10/31/19
#196 WAYNE CILENTO, Choreographer

#196 WAYNE CILENTO, Choreographer

Wayne Cilento, who starred in the original productions of Seesaw, A Chorus Line, The Act, Dancin, and choreographed the mega-hit Wicked, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his career on and off the stage.

1 h 10 mins
10/28/19
Our Favorite Things #195: Scrambled Feet & The Playbill Yearbook

Our Favorite Things #195: Scrambled Feet & The Playbill Yearbook

This Week: Discussing The Lightning Thief, Robert Ghoulet, Company casting, a revue from the 80s and a fabulous archive. 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.

27 mins
10/24/19
#195 MICHAEL KUBALA, Broadway Dancer

#195 MICHAEL KUBALA, Broadway Dancer

Michael Kubala has long been one of the most respected hoofers working on Broadway. His Broadway shows include Dancin, A Broadway Musical, Woman of the Year, Marilyn, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Crazy for You, and Chicago, as well as countless tours and regional productions.

1 h 6 mins
10/21/19
Our Favorite Things #194: The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company

Our Favorite Things #194: The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company

This Week: Kevin interviews Rob about his new theater company! 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.

23 mins
10/17/19
#194 KT SULLIVAN, Cabaret Artist

#194 KT SULLIVAN, Cabaret Artist

For over thirty years, KT Sullivan has been one of the most recognizable artists associated with cabaret. She has played Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below, Spoleto, Adelaide, and so many more.

53 mins
10/14/19
Our Favorite Things #193: The Hal Prince Exhibit & Those Lips, Those Eyes

Our Favorite Things #193: The Hal Prince Exhibit & Those Lips, Those Eyes

This Week: Discussing Chasing Rainbows, The Inheritance, and The Sound Inside. Plus, the joys of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts and trying to find out how Frank Langella stays so young.

23 mins
10/10/19
#193 DONNA MCKECHNIE, Tony Award Winning Actress

#193 DONNA MCKECHNIE, Tony Award Winning Actress

SHOWS: A Chorus Line, Company, Promises, Promises The one and only Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie, star of A Chorus Line, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career which started with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and then went to The Education of Hyman Kaplan, Promises, Promises, Company, On the Town, A Chorus Line, State Fair, and The Visit!

1 h 11 mins
10/7/19
Our Favorite Things #192: Merely Marvelous & A Strange Loop

Our Favorite Things #192: Merely Marvelous & A Strange Loop

This Week: The Rose Tattoo, The Great Society, The Height of the Storm, Gwen Verdon on film, and Michael Jackson off-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.

29 mins
10/3/19
#192 MAURY YESTON, Composer

#192 MAURY YESTON, Composer

SHOWS: Nine, Titanic, Phantom, Grand Hotel His music has inspired audiences for generations and his knowledge of music history is comparable to no one. He is the Tony Award winning composer Maury Yeston, and in this episode he swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his teachings and the music behind his shows.

1 h 15 mins
9/30/19
Our Favorite Things #191: Julie and Carol At Carnegie Hall & Phyllis Newman

Our Favorite Things #191: Julie and Carol At Carnegie Hall & Phyllis Newman

This Week: Celebrating three Golden Age Gals! 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.

23 mins
9/26/19
#191 BARRY BROWN, Tony Award Winning Producer

#191 BARRY BROWN, Tony Award Winning Producer

Shows: La Cage Aux Folles, Gypsy (1974 & 1989), Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Tony Award winning producer Barry Brown has given the world such musicals as La Cage Aux Folles, the revivals of Gypsy with Angela Lansbury and Tyne Daly, Platinum, and so many more.

1 h 6 mins
9/23/19
Our Favorite Things #190: The Maury Yeston Songbook & A Class Act

Our Favorite Things #190: The Maury Yeston Songbook & A Class Act

This Week: Celebrating the lyrics of two geniuses…..and best friends! 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.

22 mins
9/19/19
#190 INGA SWENSON, Actress

#190 INGA SWENSON, Actress

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!

48 mins
9/16/19
Our Favorite Things #189: Tap Your Troubles Away & Renaissance Faires

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

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.

36 mins
9/12/19
#189 THE 2019-2020 MUSICALS: Sneak Peek w/Robbie Rozelle

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

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.

60 mins
9/9/19
Our Favorite Things #188: John Cullum’s Blog & Tom’s Trendy Tees

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

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§ion_id=20791041.

32 mins
9/5/19
#188 THE 2019-2020 PLAYS: Sneak Peek w/ Robbie Rozelle

#188 THE 2019-2020 PLAYS: Sneak Peek w/ Robbie Rozelle

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.

1 h 1 min
9/2/19
Our Favorite Things #187: The Ed Sullivan Show Bootlegs & I’m Breathless

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

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.

31 mins
8/29/19
#187 BETH FOWLER, Actress

#187 BETH FOWLER, Actress

From a murderous baker to a singing teapot to Hugh Jackman's mother, today's guest has done it all.

1 h 10 mins
8/26/19
Our Favorite Things #186: Gwen Verdon’s Final Stage Appearance & I Hear Sherlock Everywhere

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

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.

19 mins
8/22/19
#186 JOHN WEIDMAN, Book Writer

#186 JOHN WEIDMAN, Book Writer

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.

1 h 13 mins
8/19/19
Our Favorite Things #185: Follies of God & The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

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

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.

19 mins
8/15/19
#185 GRETCHEN CRYER, Lyricist

#185 GRETCHEN CRYER, Lyricist

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.

1 h 13 mins
8/12/19
Our Favorite Things #184: Hal Prince (1928-2019)

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

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.

15 mins
8/8/19
#184 CASEY NICHOLAW, Director

#184 CASEY NICHOLAW, Director

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.

1 h 13 mins
8/5/19
Our Favorite Things #183: Pushing Daisies & The Office (Andy Stars In Sweeney Todd)

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

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.

14 mins
8/1/19
#183 JEFF MCCARTHY, Actor- Urinetown

#183 JEFF MCCARTHY, Actor- Urinetown

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.

1 h 1 min
7/29/19
Our Favorite Things #182: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me & Norbert Leo Butz Sings Dreamgirls

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

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.

15 mins
7/25/19
#182 SONDRA LEE, Original Cast Member of Peter Pan and Hello, Dolly

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

Her autobiography is entitled I've Slept With Everyone and, after hearing our interview with Sondra Lee, we think you will understand why.

1 h 3 mins
7/22/19
Our Favorite Things #181: Donnybrook & Colored Lights

Our Favorite Things #181: Donnybrook & Colored Lights

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.

18 mins
7/18/19
#181 TOM JONES, Lyricist

#181 TOM JONES, Lyricist

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!

1 h 7 mins
7/15/19
Our Favorite Things #180: Road Show & Geld/Udell

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

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.

19 mins
7/11/19
#180 MARTIN CHARNIN (1934-2019)

#180 MARTIN CHARNIN (1934-2019)

To honor the passing of Martin Charnin, this week we are posting his interview with us. Martin was a fantastic individuals whose passion for the theater, and supporting young talent, was infectious. The sun will come out tomorrow, but without Martin, it won't shine as bright.

44 mins
7/8/19
Our Favorite Things #179: Sunday in the Park with George DVD Commentary & Late Nite Comic 20th Anniversary Recording

Our Favorite Things #179: Sunday in the Park with George DVD Commentary & Late Nite Comic 20th Anniversary Recording

This Week: Looking back on two musicals from the 1980s! 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.

19 mins
7/4/19
#179 Summer Sale: SUSAN WATSON (Actress), JOHN SIMON (Critic), and CARLETON CARPENTER (MGM Actor)

#179 Summer Sale: SUSAN WATSON (Actress), JOHN SIMON (Critic), and CARLETON CARPENTER (MGM Actor)

Today is our Summer Sale here at Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. Three for one! In this episode you will hear portions of interviews with three guests whose interviews we have not aired. When we decide not to air an interview it’s for many reasons.

38 mins
7/1/19
Our Favorite Things #178: American Musical Theater: A Chronicle & Curtain Times: The New York Theater 1965-1987

Our Favorite Things #178: American Musical Theater: A Chronicle & Curtain Times: The New York Theater 1965-1987

This Week: Cracking the books on some summer reading! 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.

17 mins
6/27/19
#178 DAN GOGGIN, Nunsense Creator

#178 DAN GOGGIN, Nunsense Creator

Get out your wimples and avoid the vichyssoise because the creator of the Nunsense franchise, Dan Goggin, is today's guest!

1 h 6 mins
6/24/19
Our Favorite Things #177: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music & Night of 100 Stars

Our Favorite Things #177: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music & Night of 100 Stars

This Week: Lena Horne doubles the stormy weather & Maureen Stapleton sells a hot dog. 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.

25 mins
6/20/19
#177 PETER GALLAGHER, Actor

#177 PETER GALLAGHER, Actor

He is one of the entertainment industry’s most recognizable faces, having appeared on screen in American Beauty, Grace and Frankie, Center Stage, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and so many others.

1 h 11 mins
6/17/19
Our Favorite Things #176: Bob Merrill & The Southbank Show- Sweeney Todd

Our Favorite Things #176: Bob Merrill & The Southbank Show- Sweeney Todd

This Week: Bob Merrill gets a doggie & Hal Prince cuts a cast member. 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.

24 mins
6/13/19
#176 ERNESTINE JACKSON, Tony Nominated Actress

#176 ERNESTINE JACKSON, Tony Nominated Actress

She was one of Broadway's most respected singers, garnering two Tony nominations for her work in Raisin and the 1976 revival of Guys and Dolls. Now, Ernestine Jackson sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her career which includes stints in Hello, Dolly, The Bacchae, Applause, Show Boat, Finian's Rainbow, Brownstone, and many more!

1 h 6 mins
6/10/19
Our Favorite Things #175: Forgotten Tony Awards Categories

Our Favorite Things #175: Forgotten Tony Awards Categories

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.

32 mins
6/6/19
#175 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: MUSICALS

#175 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: MUSICALS

From Stephanie J Block turning back time to Andre DeShields taking us back to Hadestown, from Santino Fontana taking New York by storm to a storm of egos invading an Indiana prom, the 2018-2019 musical season took us through uncharted territory and made audiences across the city cheer with joy!

1 h 1 min
6/3/19
Our Favorite Things #174: Egregiously Overlooked for the 2018-2019 Tony Awards Season

Our Favorite Things #174: Egregiously Overlooked for the 2018-2019 Tony Awards Season

This Week: Rob, Kevin, and Tony Awards Historian Bryan Hobgood look at all the wonderful artists and shows who were not nominated for a Tony Award this season and should have been nominated for their stellar work.

38 mins
5/30/19
#174 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: PLAYS

#174 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: PLAYS

From Bryan Cranston to being mad as hell to Johnny Lee Miller changing the face of journalism, from Glenda Jackson raging against a storm to Laurie Metcalf raging against the electoral machine, the 2018-2019 season was a rich, healthy, and robust time for plays on Broadway.

60 mins
5/27/19
Our Favorite Things #173: The Theatre Art of Boris Aronson & Now Is The Time For All Good Men…

Our Favorite Things #173: The Theatre Art of Boris Aronson & Now Is The Time For All Good Men…

This Week: The man who revolutionized design and the women who revolutionized 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.

17 mins
5/23/19
#173 JAMIE DEROY, Producer

#173 JAMIE DEROY, Producer

One of New York's most recognizable grande dames, Tony Award winning producer Jamie DeRoy, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss such topics as producing in the 21st century, stand up comedy in the 1980s, and what inspires her about commercial and not-for-profit theater.

1 h 8 mins
5/20/19
Our Favorite Things #172: Everyday Rapture & Six

Our Favorite Things #172: Everyday Rapture & Six

This Week: Sherrie Renee Scott sings Mr. Rodgers & Henry VIII's wives put on a 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.

22 mins
5/16/19
#172 TERRENCE MCNALLY, Playwright

#172 TERRENCE MCNALLY, Playwright

One of modern drama's most prolific playwrights, Terrence McNally, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look at his upcoming production of Frankie and Johnny In The Clair De Lune, as well as taking a look back on his incredible career which includes such shows as Love!

57 mins
5/13/19
Our Favorite Things #171: Wish You Were Here & Head Of The Class: The Musicals

Our Favorite Things #171: Wish You Were Here & Head Of The Class: The Musicals

This Week: A dive into the onstage swimming pool & a journey to the center of campy 80s goodness. 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.

30 mins
5/9/19
#171 RICHARD KIND, Actor

#171 RICHARD KIND, Actor

One of the entertainment industry's most recognizable faces, Richard Kind, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Kevin and Rob about his obsession with theater and his appearances in Sly Fox, The Producers, Bounce, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and so many more!

1 h 9 mins
5/6/19
Our Favorite Things #170: Egregiously Overlooked & The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes

Our Favorite Things #170: Egregiously Overlooked & The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes

This Week: Julie Andrews gets snubbed and Tammy Grimes becomes a baritone. 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.

20 mins
5/2/19
#170 GRACIELA DANIELE, Director/Choreographer

#170 GRACIELA DANIELE, Director/Choreographer

Graciela Daniele is one of Broadway's most beloved director/choreographers with credits including the choreography for The Pirates of Penzance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Rink, The Goodbye Girl, Ragtime and directing such shows as Annie Get Your Gun (w/Bernadette Peters), Once On This Island, Marie Christine, and more.

1 h 15 mins
4/29/19
Our Favorite Things #169: Behind The Curtain: Broadway Composers & Lyricists Sing Their Songs & The Nervous Set

Our Favorite Things #169: Behind The Curtain: Broadway Composers & Lyricists Sing Their Songs & The Nervous Set

This Week: A glimpse into the creative process, a beatnik musical, plus reviews of Burn This, Hadestown, and Ink! 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.

33 mins
4/25/19
#169 WALTER WILLISON, PT. 2- Actor

#169 WALTER WILLISON, PT. 2- Actor

Part two of our two parter with Two by Two star, Tony nominee Walter Willison. In Part 2 of our interview with Walter, we look back on Walter's life in the throes of Two by Two, Pippin, Grand Hotel, and so much more.

1 h 6 mins
4/22/19
THE SET’S STILL WET #6: BRANDON URANOWITZ

THE SET’S STILL WET #6: BRANDON URANOWITZ

This Week: It is our sixth episode of The Set's Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea......or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

11 mins
4/18/19
#168 WALTER WILLISON, Actor – Pt. 1

#168 WALTER WILLISON, Actor – Pt. 1

We are going two by two today because we are talking, in two parts, to Two by Two star, Tony nominee Walter Willison. In Part 1 of our interview with Walter, we look back on his beginnings in California, followed by the touring life, before appearing in such Broadway shows as Norman, Is That You, Two by Two, Pippin, Wild and Wonderful, and Grand Hotel.

1 h 13 mins
4/15/19
Our Favorite Things #167: Rian Keating & Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim

Our Favorite Things #167: Rian Keating & Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim

This Week: A Behind The Curtain before Behind The Curtain, Sondheim gets rearranged, plus thoughts on Tootsie, What The Constitution Means To Me, and Ain't Too Proud.

35 mins
4/11/19
#167 MARGO SAPPINGTON, Choreographer

#167 MARGO SAPPINGTON, Choreographer

Slip into your birthday suit because we have the choreographer of Oh! Calcutta! with us today! Yes, the one and only Margo Sappington, sits down with Rob and Kevin to talk about her appearances in Promises, Promises and Oh! Calcutta!

1 h 13 mins
4/8/19
Our Favorite Things #166: Steve Brinberg

Our Favorite Things #166: Steve Brinberg

This Week: Rob & Kevin sit down with Steve Brinberg and discuss his 50th Anniversary Celebration for the movie version of Hello, Dolly, which will be two Wednesday night shows, April 17 and May 15, both at 7:00 PM, at Green Room 42.

37 mins
4/4/19
#166 AUSTIN PENDLETON, Actor

#166 AUSTIN PENDLETON, Actor

He has appeared in 250 movies and over 100 theatrical productions. His resume ranges from the original production of Fiddler on the Roof to the most recent Choir Boy, his scene partners have included E.G. Marshall, George C.

1 h 10 mins
4/1/19
THE SET’S STILL WET #5: ROB MAITNER

THE SET’S STILL WET #5: ROB MAITNER

This Week: It is our fifth episode of The Set's Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea......or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

28 mins
3/28/19
#165 LYPSINKA (JOHN EPPERSON), Actor

#165 LYPSINKA (JOHN EPPERSON), Actor

John Epperson is one of the most influential performers of this generation. Since the early 1980s John's character Lypsinka, a woman whose entire show is lip-synching to iconic film clips, obscure musical theater performances, and more, has been a staple of the popular entertainment scene.

1 h 10 mins
3/25/19
Our Favorite Things #164: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure & Ruthless!

Our Favorite Things #164: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure & Ruthless!

This Week: Rob & Kevin discuss Be More Chill, Prioritizing Yanni, Souvenir Cup Stealing, Gary:A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Hillary and Clinton, Oklahoma, Cyrille Aimee, Lauren Bacall, and more!

41 mins
3/21/19
#164 MARC KUDISCH, Actor

#164 MARC KUDISCH, Actor

One of Broadway's most beloved political scientists, three time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career which took him for Florida Atlantic University to Broadway in such shows as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, Assassins, The Apple Tree, 9 to 5, Hand to God, and such Off-Broadway musicals as The Thing About Men, See What I Wanna See, The Glorious Ones, and more!

1 h 15 mins
3/18/19
THE SET’S STILL WET #4: AJ HOLMES, Team StarKid

THE SET’S STILL WET #4: AJ HOLMES, Team StarKid

This Week: It is our fourth episode of The Set's Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea......or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

51 mins
3/14/19
#163 KURT PETERSON, Actor

#163 KURT PETERSON, Actor

You're Gonna Love Tomorrow….well, you're actually gonna love today because we have with us the one and only Kurt Peterson, who was Young Ben in the original production of Follies, as well as appearing in the original productions of Dear World, The Baker's Wife, and the revivals of West Side Story and On The Town.

1 h 12 mins
3/11/19
Our Favorite Things #162: Co-Op/Housewives & 1989 Tony Awards

Our Favorite Things #162: Co-Op/Housewives & 1989 Tony Awards

This Week: Sondheim gets a send up and Angela Lansbury solves a crime! 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.

42 mins
3/7/19
#162 LONNY PRICE, Director

#162 LONNY PRICE, Director

Lonny Price is one of the industry's most respected directors of both stage and screen. As an actor, he appeared in such shows as Merrily We Roll Along, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Dirty Dancing, Burn This, and so many more.

1 h 14 mins
3/4/19
THE SET’S STILL WET #3: JULIA MURNEY

THE SET’S STILL WET #3: JULIA MURNEY

This Week: It is our third episode of The Set's Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea......or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

33 mins
2/28/19
Our Favorite Things #160: Alice Through The Looking Glass & Hercules

Our Favorite Things #160: Alice Through The Looking Glass & Hercules

This Week: The genius of Bob Mackie & 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.

28 mins
2/21/19
#160 SUSAN STROMAN, Tony Award winning director/choreographer

#160 SUSAN STROMAN, Tony Award winning director/choreographer

Five Time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman swings by Shetler Studios to discuss her incredible career which includes the original productions of Crazy For You, And The World Goes Round, Big, Steel Pier, Contact, The Producers, Thou Shall Not, Young Frankenstein, The Scottsboro Boys, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, and so many more!

1 h 14 mins
2/18/19
Our Favorite Things #159: Company (2019) & Show Time

Our Favorite Things #159: Company (2019) & Show Time

This Week: Bobby Baby gets an update and Ethel Merman makes a mint! 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.

27 mins
2/14/19
#159 GERARD ALESSANDRINI, Creator of Forbidden Broadway

#159 GERARD ALESSANDRINI, Creator of Forbidden Broadway

Get ready to laugh your tuchas off because the creator of Forbidden Broadway, Tony Award winner Gerard Alessandrini swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about the many incarnations of off-broadway's most hysterical musical series!

1 h 12 mins
2/11/19
THE SET'S STILL WET #2: ROBBIE ROZELLE

THE SET'S STILL WET #2: ROBBIE ROZELLE

This Week: It is our second episode of The Set's Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea......or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

17 mins
2/7/19
#158 MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA, Composer

#158 MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA, Composer

Rob and Kevin are having a wild, wild party with the brilliant composer/lyricist Michael John LaChiusa whose works include Hello, Again, The Wild Party, First Ladies Suite, First Daughters Suite, Giant, Little Fish, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, Queen of the Mist, and so many others!

1 h 14 mins
2/4/19
THE SET'S STILL WET #1: REBECCA SPIGELMAN

THE SET'S STILL WET #1: REBECCA SPIGELMAN

This Week: It is our first episode of The Set's Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea......or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

21 mins
1/31/19
#157 LINDA LAVIN, Tony Winning Actress, Pt. 1

#157 LINDA LAVIN, Tony Winning Actress, Pt. 1

The one and only new girl in town, Tony Award winner Linda Lavin, joins Rob and Kevin for a phone chat that discusses not only her appearances in A Family Affair, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman, Broadway Bound, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, but what inspires her as an artist, what it was like making the rounds during her formative years, and how she like to collaborate with directors and writers.

46 mins
1/28/19
Our Favorite Things #156: Goodspeed Musicals & Nell Carter

Our Favorite Things #156: Goodspeed Musicals & Nell Carter

This Week: Celebrating a home for new musicals and a legend who left us too soon. 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.

51 mins
1/24/19
#156 RICHARD FRANKEL, Producer

#156 RICHARD FRANKEL, Producer

Richard Frankel is one of Broadway's most respected producers and is one of the co-owners of Feinstein's/54 Below, arguable the most influential cabaret space in the world.

1 h 5 mins
1/21/19
Our Favorite Things #155: Carol Channing (1921-2019)

Our Favorite Things #155: Carol Channing (1921-2019)

This Week: Celebrating the life of Carol Channing. 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.

36 mins
1/17/19
#155 DEE HOTY, Tony nominated actress

#155 DEE HOTY, Tony nominated actress

She's Dee-lightful, she's Dee-licious, she's Dee Hoty! Three time tony nominee Dee Hoty swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her illustrious performing career which includes starring roles in Barnum, Me and My Girl, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Follies, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Gigi, and Bright Star!

1 h 16 mins
1/14/19
Our Favorite Things #154: Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks & Marie Christine

Our Favorite Things #154: Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks & Marie Christine

This Week: Celebrating Maria & Marie Christine. 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.

26 mins
1/10/19
#154 CHRISTINE PEDI, Actress & Host of On Broadway on Sirius XM

#154 CHRISTINE PEDI, Actress & Host of On Broadway on Sirius XM

Today's guests are Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Eartha Kitt, Angela Lansbury, and Carol Channing.....well, not really, but you would think we had them all in one place at the same time because our guest this week is the fabulous impressionist, and host of Sirius XM's On Broadway, the sensational Christine Pedi!

59 mins
1/7/19
An Exciting Announcement From Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends!!!!

An Exciting Announcement From Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends!!!!

A Chorus Line with 56 pre-teens. A Tevye who sells bagels, not milk. A theatre that doubles as a functioning airport. This, and so much more, will be discussed on our new addition to Behind The Curtain: HAPPY OPENING, THE SET'S STILL WET.

3 mins
1/4/19
Our Favorite Things #153: Playbill Trading Cards & The Birdcage

Our Favorite Things #153: Playbill Trading Cards & The Birdcage

This Week: Playbill makes trading cards fun & Nathan Lane ffffffffffffoxtrots! 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.

30 mins
1/3/19
#153 The 2018 In Memoriam Episode with Lee Roy Reams

#153 The 2018 In Memoriam Episode with Lee Roy Reams

This year we lost so many legends from Marin Mazzie to Gary Beach, Neil Simon to William Goldman, Rick McKay to Craig Zadan. We end our year celebrating their life and legacy with a legend who called many of these artists friends, colleagues, and companions: the incomprable Lee Roy Reams.

1 h 15 mins
12/31/18
Our Favorite Things #152: My Little Tonys & Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

Our Favorite Things #152: My Little Tonys & Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

This Week: Celebrating a new podcast and an experienced legend! 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.

24 mins
12/27/18
#152 FRANK RICH, Critic for The New York Times 1980-1993

#152 FRANK RICH, Critic for The New York Times 1980-1993

While he was known by many as The Butcher of Broadway, Frank Rich is still considered to be one of the greatest critics who ever covered The Great White Way. Despite that savage moniker, he was, and is, a proud theater geek whose desire to collect obscure anecdotes and musicals makes him a kindred spirit to all of us.

46 mins
12/24/18
Our Favorite Things #151: The Ten Greatest Moments of 2018

Our Favorite Things #151: The Ten Greatest Moments of 2018

This Week: Rob & Kevin look back on the top ten greatest theatrical moments of 2018. From Elaine May to Jessica Vosk, from Angels in America to The Prom, all of this year's greatest moments are celebrated!

33 mins
12/20/18
#151 ANDRE BISHOP, Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater

#151 ANDRE BISHOP, Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater

It would be hard pressed to find someone who, in the past thirty years, has influenced the development of the American Theatre more than Andre Bishop.

1 h 6 mins
12/17/18
Our Favorite Things #150: A Chorus Line on Donahue & Then and Now

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

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.

13 mins
12/13/18
#150 TONYA PINKINS, Tony Award Winning Actress

#150 TONYA PINKINS, Tony Award Winning Actress

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.

1 h 20 mins
12/10/18
Our Favorite Things #149: Song and Dance & The O’Leary Car Ride

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

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.

32 mins
12/6/18
#149 MARK WALDROP, Director

#149 MARK WALDROP, Director

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.

1 h 8 mins
12/3/18
Our Favorite Things #148: Hadestown & Nunsense: TV Pilot

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

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.

28 mins
11/29/18
#148 NEIL MERON, Producer

#148 NEIL MERON, Producer

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.

1 h 2 mins
11/26/18
Our Favorite Things #147: It Happened On Broadway & Kup’s Show

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

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.

30 mins
11/22/18
#147 MARY STOUT, Actress

#147 MARY STOUT, Actress

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!

1 h 10 mins
11/19/18
Our Favorite Things #146: The Musicals No One Came To See & A Mighty Wind

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

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.

22 mins
11/15/18
#146 GLEN KELLY, Dance Arranger

#146 GLEN KELLY, Dance Arranger

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.

1 h 15 mins
11/12/18
Our Favorite Things #145: The Drama Book Shop & Charles Pierce

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

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.

21 mins
11/8/18
#145 CAROLE COOK, Actress

#145 CAROLE COOK, Actress

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!

1 h 34 mins
11/5/18
Our Favorite Things #144: Throwback Thursday Halloween Episode! Boo!

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

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!

29 mins
11/1/18
#144 DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA: Actress

#144 DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA: Actress

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.

1 h 4 mins
10/29/18
Our Favorite Things #143: Everything�’s Coming Up Roses- The Overtures of Jule Styne & The Nightmare Before Christmas

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

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.

32 mins
10/25/18
#143 STEVEN SUSKIN, Author
1 h 9 mins
10/22/18
Our Favorite Things #142: Side Show & It’s A Hit: The Backstage Book of Longest Running Broadway Shows 1884 To The Present

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

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.

29 mins
10/18/18
Bonus Episode: Theatre Geeks Anonymous Podcast & Us!

Bonus Episode: Theatre Geeks Anonymous Podcast & Us!

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!

60 mins
10/17/18