#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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Our Favorite Things #93: Celebration & Merman’s Apprentice

This Week: Rob and Kevin sing from Sunset Boulevard, the insanity of recitative, Rob and Kevin try to speak with the young kids, Kevin advocates for Lil Abner, the brilliance of Jones & Schmidt, how J&S really led the musical theatre revolution, the saga of Grover’s Corners, Ethel Merman plays teacher, David Merrick sings, and the brilliance of musicals within 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.

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#94 MIMI HINES, “Funny Girl”

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No one is going to rain on your parade today because the wonderful survivor of over sixty years of show business, Mimi Hines, joins Rob and Kevin for one of their most intimate and revealing interviews to date with the star of Funny Girl and countless television specials, late night talk shows, and nightclub acts.

 

Mimi pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she ended up replacing Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, what it was like working in burlesque, and why she wakes up every day wanting to sing a song!

 

Also, Mimi shines the spotlight on Phil Ford, Ed Sullivan, and Ethel Merman!

 

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Our Favorite Things #94: Musicals101.com & Grease 2

This Week: Rob announces his cast for Woman of the Year at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joyce DeWitt is a goddess, Rob gets starstruck over Janet Wood, Angela Bower is Miss Mannerly, who’s nice vs who isn’t, Judith Light takes out the ladies who lunch, the genius of John Kenrick, the definitive musical theatre website, greasing the lightning again, Sandy’s cousin needs a girlfriend, and the class of Rydell High needs social security.

 

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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#93 CADY HUFFMAN, “The Producers”

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Well, we’ve got her, so we are going to flaunt her. The wonderful, Tony Award winning¬† Cady Huffman swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her career, including such shows as La Cage Aux Folles, Big Deal, The Will Rogers Follies, Steel Pier, The Producers, The Nance, and many others!

 

Cady pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she danced for Bob Fosse, what it was like being a teenage drag queen , and why she got the role of Ulla in The Producers.

 

Also, Cady shines the spotlight on Mel Brooks, Nathan Lane, and Bob Fosse!

 

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Our Favorite Things #92: Alice Playten & No Pay, Nudity.

This Week: Rob and Kevin discuss color blind casting in musical theatre and what can musical theatre programs across the country to do to help lead the cause, our guests send us swag, celebrating the great Kafritz & Mamie Eisenhower,¬† Alka Seltzer’s greatest commercial, spilling the tea on Weekend at Bernies, Nathan Lane can’t get work, Donna Murphy goes to acting school, and the follies of the AEA.

 

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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#92 TONY ROBERTS, Actor

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Everyone step to the rear and let Tony Roberts take the day. One of America’s most beloved character actors drops by Shetler Studios to look back on his career with Rob and Kevin. While Tony’s film career includes such movies as Annie Hall, Play It Again, Sam, and Serpico, we will discuss his amazing theatre career, which includes How Now, Dow Jones, Sugar, Barefoot in the Park, Don’t Drink the Water, Xanadu, and Victor/Victoria.

 

Tony pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a broken leg led to fifty years of work, what it was like to work with Woody Allen, and why Bob Merrill had him audition in his living room.

 

Also, Tony shines the spotlight on Al Pacino, Neil Simon, and Walter Matthau!

 

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