#40 MARTIN CHARNIN Pt. 2: Miss Hannigan’s Revenge

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Martin Charnin is back with Rob and Kevin to discuss the second part of his career which includes collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Charles Strouse, Dorothy Loudon, and Danny Kaye.

In part two of his interview, Martin discusses Streisand’s audition for Hot Spot, the “joys” of working with Danny Kaye, and the advice he would like to share with all people performing Annie. Plus, Martin discusses the most bizarre production of Annie he has ever seen.

 

Our Favorite Things #39: Tyler Mount

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 week: Tyler Mount from Broadway’s The Tyler Mount Vlog stops by to share his favorite thing… which is divine….literally!

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#39 MARTIN CHARNIN, Actor & Lyricist, Part One

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He created the role of Big Deal in the original West Side Story. He changed the face of musical theatre, and pop culture, when he wrote Annie. And, now, Martin Charnin is sitting down for a two part interview with Rob and Kevin to talk about how he went from being an actor, to a lyricist, to a director.

In this interview, Martin talks about why he kept his career in musical theatre a secret from his father, what the West Side Story audition process was like, and Martin reveals the greatest musical theatre idea that never was. Hint: It starred Norman Bates and Princess Winnifred!

 

Our Favorite Things #38: Fine and Dandy & Happy Hunting

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 week: Leaning In with Swift & Merman

#38 RICHARD ROLAND, The Roland Family Dynasty

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Great Grandpa Roland was a bandleader. Grandpa Roland was a trumpet player. Dad, Steve Roland, was in South Pacific. Mom, Liz Roland, was in Mr. President. Their son, Richard Roland, was in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Titanic, Follies, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and countless others.

Rich drops by Shetler Studios to pull back the curtain on his family’s remarkable legacy and discuss how his parents met, why A Chorus Line transformed his ideas on what theatre could be, and what is next for this dynasty!

 

Our Favorite Things #37: Shenandoah & David James Carroll

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 week: Cullum & Carroll

 

#37 RICK MCKAY, Documentary Film Maker

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Broadway: The Golden Age (2004) is the greatest documentary ever made about the pleasures and pitfalls of working in the arts. Directed by Rick McKay, Broadway: The Golden Age received countless awards from over 17 different film festivals.

In this in depth interview, Rick tells Rob & Kevin the inspiration behind the documentary, how Bea Arthur’s mail triggered an incredible roster of subjects to interview, and reveals what incredible goodies are in store for the next two movies in the series!