#44 SUSAN L SCHULMAN, Press Agent- Pt. 1

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In part one of Behind the Curtain’s most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin’ and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.

 

Our Favorite Things #43:TV Musicals & Robert Bonato

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: Rob and Kevin give thanks for the holiday!

#43 EVAN PAPPAS, Actor/Director

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One of Broadway’s greatest actors, Evan Pappas, joins Rob and Kevin at Shetler Studios to discuss his long, varied career onstage and off.

From his beginnings in A Chorus Line to originating roles in Falsettoland, My Favorite Year, and Parade, Evan discusses what it was like to work with Hal Prince, William Finn, and Jason Robert Brown. Plus, getting Dolores Gray to “Places”, why drinking led to a role in Parade, and how best to perform “Larger Than Life”

 

Our Favorite Things #42: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love & Little Me

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: The brilliance of Marvin Hamlisch and Neil Simon

 

 

 

#42 EDDIE KORBICH, High Tenor of Broadway

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Everyone’s favorite tenor, Eddie Korbich, is this week’s guest on Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends. From starring in the original production of Assassins, to playing Mr. Snow against newcomer Audra ANN McDonald, to surviving Seussical, Eddie Korbich has proven time and time again that he is not only one of Broadway’s best, he is also one of the nicest.

Join Eddie as he tells Rob and Kevin what it was like to get notes from Sondheim, how a picnic basket won him the respect of a director, and why its important to keep finding the joy in everything!

 

Our Favorite Things #41: The Mad Show & Annie Warbucks

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: Joanne Worley gets a gift, Stephen Sondheim goes undercover, and Annie goes on!

 

#41 RITA GARDNER,The Fantasticks (original cast)

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In a career that spans sixty years, Rita Gardner is the epitome of the word “legend”. While she is best known to audiences as The Girl in The Fantasticks, or as the hip hopping Grandma in The Wedding Singer, Rita’s career has gone from radio to television to theatre to cabaret and now to podcast!

Rita joins Rob & Kevin to discuss such topics as what it was like debuting The Fantasticks, standing by for legends like Barbara Harris, Linda Lavin, and Constance Towers, and how she has quickly become one of the world’s greatest cabaret artists.