Our Favorite Things #100: Company- An Original Cast Album & BygoneBroadway

This Week: Rob and Kevin wanna be in The Producers, discussing David Yazbeck’s The Band’s Visit, the effervescent Katrina Lenk, Spongebob Squarepants, Elaine Stritch Teaches Focus Pulling, documenting one of Broadway’s most original music, The Greatest Third Act in a Documentary, The Lost Art of Smoking & Singing, Blood Brothers, Kevin explains Instagram, Craig Burns and his love of history, obscure photos, Ben Brantley pans the gym, Insta looks back, and much more!

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.

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#100: The 100th Episode w/Rob and Kevin

100 Guests. 200 Favorite Things.

What started as a dream has evolved into one of the industry’s longest-running celebrations of the history of American Musical Theatre.

To celebrate their 100th episode, Rob and Kevin get the tables turned on them and are asked to look back on Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends by the one and only Robbie Rozelle.

Rob and Kevin reveal how they met, why they started the podcast, and what the future might hold for the show.

Plus, they reveal their favorite interviews, their most embarrassing moments, and never before heard stories about themselves and their guests.

And, of course, they debate George Furth dialogue, Goulet sings Dear Evan Hansen, Kevin’s love of RuPaul, and so much more in this hysterical retrospective.

Our Favorite Things #99: The Year Without a Santa Claus & Minnie’s Boys

This Week: Christmas songs vs Hanukah songs. The Heat Miser makes an appearance. The joys of Stop Motion. Rob loses the button. Kevin does an impression. Hazel wants to sing. Groucho offers some creative consulting. Shelley Winters tries to sing. Lewis Stadlen meets Groucho. Clive Barnes hits a new low. Shelley Winters hits a note. RCA walks away. Tattoo sings a solo.

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.

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#99 RICHARD JAY-ALEXANDER: Director

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In one of the most versatile careers on record, Richard Jay-Alexander has pretty much done it all. Starting first as a PA on Broadway, then moving his way up to stage manager, it was his collaboration with uber-producer Cameron Mackintosh where Richard really thrived, becoming the Associate Director and Executive Producer of a new show called Les Miserables. Together, they led the revolution of how a Broadway musical is produced and viewed by global audiences. As if that wasn’t enough, Richard is the foremost “diva whisperer”, having directed the concerts of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Kristin Chenoweth, and countless others. Now, he is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to look back on it all.

 

Richard pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how best to create and direct a one person show, what it was like seeing Les Miserables for the first time (grab tissues for this one), and why honesty is always the best policy…..always!

 

Also, Richard shines the spotlight on Lea Salonga, Norm Lewis, and Bernadette Peters!

 

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Our Favorite Things #98: Clownaround & The Scarlett Letters

This Week: Rob and Kevin celebrate winter, hanukah, and the lovely month of December! Plus, the holy grail of cast recordings and the burning of Rome…..Harold Rome.

 

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.

 

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#98 JERRY ADLER: Stage Manager of My Fair Lady, et al

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53 Broadway credits and counting. Yes, that record belongs to the incredible Jerry Adler, who is Equity’s third oldest working member. Jerry swings by Shetler Studios to discuss what it was like stage managing the original productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, My Fair Lady, The Apple Tree, Coco, and countless others.

 

Jerry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how the first preview of My Fair Lady was one of the longest performances of his career, what it was like stage managing Katherine Hepburn , and why Jose Ferrer’s greatest performance was in his dressing room.

 

Also, Jerry shines the spotlight on Julie Andrews, Moss Hart, and Barbara Harris!

 

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Our Favorite Things #97: Rick Skye

This Week: The incredible Rick Skye, who has made a career of impersonating Liza Minnelli, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his career, his show, and his fabulousness! Rick has long been a Judy/Liza fan but this episode looks back on how it all got started.

 

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.

 

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#97 LAURENCE GUITTARD: Actor

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Today we are not in praise of women, but, in praise of the original Count Carl-Magnus, Laurence Guittard. One of Broadway’s greatest voices swings by Shetler Studios to discuss some of the shows Laurence has appeared, including Baker Street, Man of LaMancha, Anya, A Little Night Music, Love Match, Oklahoma, and countless others.

 

Laurence pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Christopher Walken knocked out a man onstage, what it was like creating Carl Magnus, and why the son of a chocolate dynasty dedicated his life to theatre!

 

Also, Laurence shines the spotlight on Fritz Weaver, Richard Kiley, Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, and Agnes DeMille!

 

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