#53 FRED C. MANN III- Fosse Gypsy

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Dolly will never go away and neither will Fred C. Mann III because this gypsy has so many stories to tell Rob and Kevin!

Fred pulls back the curtain on his career, including how gymnastic lessons led to Broadway, what Bob Fosse was really like behind closed doors, and why Anthony Rapp crashed on his sofa!

Also, Fred shines the spotlight on Chita Rivera, Gwen Verdon, and Nathan Lane!

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Our Favorite Things #52: Cass Morgan & Bea Arthur

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: In honor of the upcoming BroadwayCon, Rob & Kevin share stories of meeting their biggest idols.

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#52 JIM WALTON, Actor

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Rob and Kevin will bring some sunshine into your wintry days with one of Broadway’s most well respected actors, Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along, Crazy for You, The Music Man)

Jim pulls back the curtain on his life and career, including how a lie to Hal Prince led to him being cast in Merrily We Roll Along, what impression can he do that makes even Rob admit defeat, and why leaving the stage door can be a humbling experience.

Also, Jim shines the spotlight on Hal Prince, Lonny Price, and Stephen Sondheim!

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Our Favorite Things #51: Home on the Range & The 1971 Tony Awards

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: Alan Menken goes to the farm & Yul Brenner goes to your heart

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#51 RICHARD MALTBY JR. Pt. 3-Director/Lyricist

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The story might go on and on and on but our three part interview with Tony Award winner Richard Malby, Jr. must come to an end.

In our last discussion, Richard discusses how an observant stage manager got him working on Miss Saigon, why Arthur Laurents isn’t the next Agatha Christie, when he knew Big: The Musical wasn’t going to work, and what the secret is behind his collaboration with composer David Shire.

Note: Unfortunately, this interview had some audio issues. We tried to fix it to the best of our ability. Thank you so much for your patience.

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Our Favorite Things #50: Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast & Cher…Special

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: Iago’s love of nostalgia & Cher’s love of split-screens.

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#50 BARBARA WALSH- Actress (Falsettos, Company)

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Rob and Kevin celebrate their 50th interview by sitting down with the brilliant, fascinating, and hysterical Tony nominee Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Big, Company)

Barbara pulls back the curtain on her life and career, including how a Streisand impression landed her Forbidden Broadway, what note Stephen Sondheim gave her at the intermission of Company, and why she and Faith Prince bonded cleaning a bathroom.

Also, Barbara shines the spotlight on Elaine Stritch, Liza Minnelli, and Agnes DeMille!

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Our Favorite Things #49: All American & The Untold Stories of Broadway, Vol. 1

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 literary depths of Jennifer Ashley Tepper & the not so literary depths of Mel Brooks!

#49 MICHAEL RUPERT- Tony Award Winning Actor

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We are starting 2017 off with a bang: A 2 hour interview with the Tony Award winning Michael Rupert, who has been in the business for over fifty years!

Michael pulls back the curtain on his amazing career which includes working as a child actor in TV shows like My Three Sons, getting a Tony nomination as a teenager for The Happy Time, the existential crisis of taking over for Pippin in the 70s, winning a Tony Award in the 80s for Sweet Charity, bringing comfort to many as Falsettos‘ Marvin in the 90s, and being introduced to a whole new generation through Legally Blonde in the 2000s.

Also, Michael discusses how his kindness won over Gower Champion, the art of Bob Fosse’s manipulation, and the difference between West Coast and East Coast audiences.

Plus: Jerry Mitchell’s rehearsals, William Finn’s genius, and in depth discussions on two of our favorite musicals 3 Guys Naked From The Waist Down & Mail.