Our Favorite Things #26: Jack Cole & Lost in Boston

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 grandfather of Broadway choreography and a look into the songs lost on the road to Broadway.

#26 LARRY MOORE, Orchestrator

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Orchestrator Larry Moore has been praised by the New York Daily News as “one of the most ingenious practitioners in his profession,” and you’ll find no argument in that statement once you hear Larry’s fascinating story. Stopping by to pull back the curtain on the role of an orchestrator, Larry tells Rob and Kevin what it was like orchestrating such musical series favorites as Unsung Musicals and Lost in Boston, which recording is the greatest cast album of all time, and how he got Stephen Sondheim his Pulitzer Prize!

 

 

 

Our Favorite Things #25: Rio & Hallelujah, Baby!

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: June is bustin out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio!

 

#25 NANCY DUSSAULT, Actress

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Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight’s wife in Too Close for Comfort, Alan Arkin’s wife in The In-Laws, and as the original host of Good Morning America. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in Do-Re-Mi, Bajour, and countless others! Calling in from California, Nancy discusses her life on Broadway, plus what it was like to work with Phil Silvers, why Liza Minnelli has her Tony, and how Mario Lanza made her a woman!

 

Our Favorite Things #24: Floyd Collins & You’re Gonna Love It Here

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: Floyd gets stuck in a cave and Merman gets stuck in a sitcom!

 

#24 STEPHEN COLE, Writer

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There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook’s Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! Also, Stephen goes to Qatar, dances for Bob Fosse, and answers musical theatre’s most important questions!

 

 

Our Favorite Things #23: Do-Re-Mi & Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

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 greatest musical from the Styne-Comden-Green collaboration and an exploration of the decade that gave us the greatest musicals of the canon.