#5 SPENCE FORD, Broadway Gypsy

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Legendary Broadway gypsy, Spence Ford, invites us into her home to regale us with tales from such cult classics as Merlin, Carmelina, King of Hearts, and many, many others. Also, Bob Fosse’s seal of approval, Jose Ferrer’s casting choices, and how exactly Alan Jay Lerner conducts the first read-thru. Plus: Polkaing with Sweeney Todd, going on for the legendary Chita Rivera, and watching Doug Henning make an entire audience disappear.

Our Favorite Things #4:Avenue X & High Button Shoes

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.

This episode: Kevin and Rob share musicals they discovered in college….yes, there were musicals in the Stone Age.

 

#4 JUDY KAYE, Actress

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Judy Kaye, two time Tony Award winner for The Phantom of The Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It, gets off from her chandelier to join Rob and Kevin in good ole 1203 Shetler to talk about becoming Lily Garland, Carlotta Giudicelli, and Emma Goldman. Also, Judy sings from Oh, Brother! compares Rock Hudson to The Riddler, and demands a Moony Shapiro revivial! Plus: Madeline Kahn, Hal Prince, and much, much more!

Note: After the 24 minute mark, there is an audio issue. A big thank you to Patrick Mason for helping to save our interview!

 

Our Favorite Things #3: Mulan 2 & NBC’s “We Are a 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.

This episode: Jeanine Tesori goes to Disney, Kevin & Rob debate age limits on buying Disney movies, and Mrs. Garrett makes a casserole for Dorothy Zbornak and Punky Brewster!

#3 WALTER BOBBIE, Director

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Tony Award winning director of Chicago, Broadway’s longest running revival, invites Rob & Kevin into his apartment to discuss his journey from Scranton to Broadway, and to discuss what it was like working with Jerry Zaks, Ellis Raab, and The Smother Brothers! Also, Walter exorcises Patti LuPone from a laundromat, gives Arthur Miller line notes, and sings from Grease! Plus: How he keeps Chicago fresh, how he conquered the ghosts of Stubby Kaye, and how he became the Mooning Champion of Rydell High!

Our Favorite Things #2: Brownstone & A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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.

This episode: Two neglected musicals about New York City living!

#2 LONI ACKERMAN, Actress

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Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite, Loni Ackerman, drops by the studio to reveal to Rob and Kevin what it was like playing Evita in LA, Grizabella on Broadway, and Norma Desmond in Maine! Also, Loni sets the record straight on No, No, Nanette, steals from Nureyev, and pummels the Prince of Broadway. Plus: Unpaid Dinner Theatre in Florida, Martha Raye’s panties, and why Loni should be the Equity Deputy of Life!