#79 JOHN BOLTON, Actor

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One of Broadway’s funniest guys, John Bolton, sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his incredibly wild and varied career. From Damn Yankees to Contact, Spamalot to A Christmas Story, to this year’s smash hit, Anastasia, John looks back on it all and offers us a glimpse into what it is like being a contemporary character actor.

 

John pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he learned at the feet of Jerry Lewis, what it was like being a Susan Stroman standby, and why fighting Tim Curry was one of his most hair raising adventures.

 

Also, John shines the spotlight on Victor Garber, Mike Nichols, and Pasek and Paul !

 

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Our Favorite Things #78: Broadway & Hollywood Legends: The Songwriters- Kander & Ebb & Capitol Sings Collection.

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: Singing Sunday, praising Broadway Briefing, the fight for Casting Directors, Kevin has a kiki with the Giants, Jason Robert Brown’s odd writing spaces, putting a twist on a Gershwin classic, Fred Ebb teaches Liza how to sell a song, and the bitterness of “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?”

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#78 JASON GRAAE, Cabaret Artist

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Put on your plaid jacket because original Forever Plaid cast member, Jason Graae, is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to talk about his career in theatre, cabaret, and the land of voice over. Jason’s numerous credits include over 45 recordings, the original casts of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Stardust, and A Grand Night for Singing, and, a personal favorite, the voice of the Lucky Charms leprechaun!

 

Jason pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he has conquered the world of cabaret, what was the inspiration behind his racy album cover, and why Los Angeles actually does have a thriving theatre community and how Angelino artists can make it even stronger!

 

Also, Jason shines the spotlight on Faith Prince, Charles Strouse, and Jerry Herman!

 

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Our Favorite Things #77: 1985 Tony Awards & It’s Only Life

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 return of Freddie Martinez, Kevin’s strange obsession Rob’s shower playlist, Kevin abuses the word “kiki,” the correct way to listen to a cast recording is debated, Kevin is attacked by a Fantastick mosquito, Bert from Mary Poppins becomes a theatre cat, Rob celebrates being a Quilter, Carol Channing is The King of Siam, Rob breaks out a Yul Brynner & Rob & Kevin have dueling Channings, plus the beat boxing of John Bucchino and Friends.

 

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#77 ROBERT CUCCIOLI, Actor

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This is the moment because Broadway’s very own Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, sits down with Rob & Kevin to look back on his career as both an actor and a director. Robert discusses such projects as And The World Goes Round, Rothschild & Sons, Les Miserables, plus his unyielding love of Shakespeare.

 

Robert pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how the basement of a Gristedes gave him a chance to shine, what it was like creating the role of Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde, and why a terrible audition lead him to a great job!

 

Also, Robert shines the spotlight on Richard Harris, Woody Allen, and Frank Wildhorn!

 

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Our Favorite Things #76: Richard Kiley & The Alchemy of Theatre

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: Broadway bitmojis, Rob tries out a new impression, the great Madwoman of Central Park West debate of 2017, Attack of The Elvis Impersonators, Jim Brochu in Zero Hour, which episodes of The Golden Girls make Rob & Kevin reach for the hanky, Bea Arthur shows shade at Jerry Herman, Rob sings a theme song, The Public Theatre controversy, has America created its own blacklist, Don Quixote sings about the wind, and a Robert Viagas book that reflects our ideas of collaboration.

 

 

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#76 MICHAL COLBY, The Algonquin Kid

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Imagine growing up in a world where your neighbors were Tennessee Williams, The Marx Brothers, Alan Jay Lerner, Noel Coward, Arthur Miller, and scores of others. For Michael Colby he did grow up in such a world because his grandparents owned New York’s famous Algonquin Hotel. Now, Michael swings by Shetler to discuss with Rob and Kevin his enviable life as a real life Eloise of The Plaza.

 

Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became the confidante of some of the Algonquin’s most infamous residents, what prompted a flashing by Norma Jean, and why Harpo Marx never traveled alone!

 

Also, Michael shines the spotlight on Vivien Leigh, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lorenz Hart!

 

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