Our Favorite Things #22: Dorothy Loudon & Juno

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.

This Week: Celebrating two great comediennes of the American Musical Theatre

 

#22 George Lee Andrews, Guinness Book of World Records Holder

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George Lee Andrews holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most performances in the same Broadway show, The Phantom of the Opera. But, before he won that honor, he was Broadway’s go-t0 character actor appearing in A Little Night Music, Starting Here, Starting Now, and On the 20th Century. In this interview, George talks about what it was like working with Hal Prince, Madeline Kahn, and how he celebrates his birthdays with a very illegal tradition.

 

 

 

Our Favorite Things #21: The Spitfire Grill & They’re Playing Our Song

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.

This Week: The joys of intimate musicals!

 

#21 LEN CARIOU, Actor

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Sweeney Todd. Frederik Egerman. Bill Samson. All of these roles, plus many others, were first brought to life by Tony Award winner Len Cariou. Len dropped by Shetler Studios to share memories of his incredible career, including tackling Shakespeare, Sondheim, and everything in between.

Our Favorite Things #20: The TheatreMania Guide To Musical Theatre Recordings & Steel Pier

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.

This Week: A book that needs to be revised and a musical that needs to be revived!

#20 JOAN COPELAND, Survivor of HUAC

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She was Arthur Miller’s sister, a victim of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and one of New York’s most respected actresses. Joan Copeland is a living legend whose career includes standing by for Vivien Leigh and Katherine Hepburn, sharing the stage with Danny Kaye, and bringing the words of her brother to vivid theatrical life. Also, Joan wanted us to tell everyone she is still working and still available. A true artist!

 

Our Favorite Things #19: Forgotten Tony Award Categories

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.

This Week: Categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards. Tony historian Bryan Hobgood drops by to speculate on who might have won those forgotten awards in 2016!