#98 JERRY ADLER: Stage Manager of My Fair Lady, et al

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53 Broadway credits and counting. Yes, that record belongs to the incredible Jerry Adler, who is Equity’s third oldest working member. Jerry swings by Shetler Studios to discuss what it was like stage managing the original productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, My Fair Lady, The Apple Tree, Coco, and countless others.

 

Jerry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how the first preview of My Fair Lady was one of the longest performances of his career, what it was like stage managing Katherine Hepburn , and why Jose Ferrer’s greatest performance was in his dressing room.

 

Also, Jerry shines the spotlight on Julie Andrews, Moss Hart, and Barbara Harris!

 

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Our Favorite Things #97: Rick Skye

This Week: The incredible Rick Skye, who has made a career of impersonating Liza Minnelli, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his career, his show, and his fabulousness! Rick has long been a Judy/Liza fan but this episode looks back on how it all got started.

 

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.

 

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#97 LAURENCE GUITTARD: Actor

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Today we are not in praise of women, but, in praise of the original Count Carl-Magnus, Laurence Guittard. One of Broadway’s greatest voices swings by Shetler Studios to discuss some of the shows Laurence has appeared, including Baker Street, Man of LaMancha, Anya, A Little Night Music, Love Match, Oklahoma, and countless others.

 

Laurence pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Christopher Walken knocked out a man onstage, what it was like creating Carl Magnus, and why the son of a chocolate dynasty dedicated his life to theatre!

 

Also, Laurence shines the spotlight on Fritz Weaver, Richard Kiley, Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, and Agnes DeMille!

 

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Our Favorite Things #96: Mad Hot Ballroom & Everything Was Possible

This Week: Rob and Kevin chat about their Thanksgivings, when it is apporpriate to play Turkey Lurkey Time, Rob’s dad plays a trick, revisiting community theaters, the joys of teaching, nostalgia appropritate casting, and more!

 

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.

 

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#96 KAYE BALLARD: Golden Age Star

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It’s not going to be a lazy afternoon when the great Golden Age musical comedy star, Kaye Ballard, sits down with Rob in her Palm Springs home to look back on her incredible career that includes the original productions of The Golden Apple, Carnival, Molly, plus Top Banana with Phil Silvers, The Mothers-in-Law with Eve Arden, Cinderella with Julie Andrews, and countless appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and The Muppet Show.

 

Kaye pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she ended up on the cover of Life Magazine, what it was like discovering Paul Lynde, and why Kaye was saved from a life in prison by the generosity of Spike Jonze.

 

Also, Kaye shines the spotlight on Eve Arden, Bert Lahr, and Phil Silvers!

 

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Our Favorite Things #95: Dear World & Theatre Week Magazine

This Week: Rob and Kevin have a matinee cocktail and get on the air, things get a bit dirty, Bob Fosse becomes resourceful, discovering brothers in podcasting, Kevin doesn’t cast Rob, Rob shows Bebe how to dance, newbie Mary Beth Peil, Kurt Weill loves Twinkies, Rob sings from The Visit, Rob and Kevin play their favorite theatre game and you can play too, the return of Freddie Martinez, the brilliance of David Yazbeck and The Band’s Visit, Jerry Herman needs some lyrics, the saga of Dear World, Rob wants more swag, celebrating the great articles of Filichia, Mandelbaum, Riedel, and the Broadway gossip no one knows nor no one wants to know, and Freddie Martinez does summer stock.

 

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.

 

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#95 TOVAH FELDSHUH: Actress

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Come down from your balcony, Golda, because Tovah Feldshuh is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career in theatre, film, and television. Tovah dissects not only her process, but, her collaborations with countless directors, writers, and fellow actors. From Cyrano to Pippin, Sarava to Yentl, Hello, Dolly to Gypsy, Tovah takes everyone down memory lane with love and laughter.

 

Tovah pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she became Golda Meir, what it was like becoming Yentl, and why a spontaneous cartwheel made her a star!

 

Also, Tovah shines the spotlight on Christopher Plummer, Jerry Zaks, and, of course, Sarava!

 

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