Our Favorite Things #135: Liza on HSN & Score: A Film Documentary

This Week: Liza Minnelli sells some jewelry & the art of film scoring.

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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#135 The 2018-2019 Broadway Season w/ Peter Filichia

This week Rob, Kevin, and celebrated author and historian, Peter Filichia, look forward to the 2018-2019 theatrical season and discuss all the shows that are announced to come, rumored to come, and those that have already came!

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Our Favorite Things #134: Barbara Harris & Here’s The Thing: The Hidden Trove of Musicals by Broadways Greatest Talents

This Week: Remembering Vivian Matalon, Brian Murray, Craig Zadan, and Barbara Harris and looking back on industrial musicals.

 

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#134 ROBERT SHER, Grammy Nominated Record Producer

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While Robert Sher’s career has been most significant for producing the Grammy nominated cast recordings of such Broadway musicals as Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sugar Babies, and the most recent revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, today we are celebrating Robert’s passionate work to preserve many of the musical theatre’s most obscure gems and for those scores to be elevated in the minds, and iTunes, of those who love musicals.

 

Robert pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a boy who loved musicals became a seven time Grammy nominee, what it was like working with obscure record producer Bruce Yeko, and why Robert needs all of your help to get some of Broadway’s most obscure gems out to eager listeners, including Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen and Sandy Duncan’s Peter Pan!

 

Also, Robert shines the spotlight on Debbie Reynolds, Teresa Stratas, and Stephen Schwartz!

 

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Our Favorite Things #133: Jessica Vosk: Wild and Free & Promises, Promises

This Week: Praising the genius that is Jessica Vosk and reinventing the sound of music with Burt Bacharach.

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#133 BILLY GOLDENBERG, Composer

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He might have written “Fifty Percent” but today we get one hundred percent of the Emmy Award winning composer, Billy Goldenberg, who has worked with everyone from Bea Arthur to Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley to Mike Nichols, Diana Ross to Steven Spielberg. Billy’s Broadway credits include the dance music to Let It Ride, 110 in the Shade, High Spirits, Henry Sweet Henry, the music to Ballroom, and the creator of Bea Arthur: On Broadway.

 

Billy pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Bea Arthur taught him comic timing, what it was like working with a quixotic Michael Bennett, and why he helped launch Marvin Hamlisch’s career!

 

Also, Billy shines the spotlight on Maureen Stapleton, Dorothy Loudon, and Bob Merrill!

 

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Our Favorite Things #132: Off The Wall At Sardis & Part Of Your World: The Alan Menken Album

This Week: Getting your picture up at Sardis and the undiscovered world of Alan Menken

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#132 DEBBIE GRAVITTE, Tony Award Winning Actress

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The musical theatre goddess that is Debbie Gravitte swings by Shetler Studios to tell Rob and Kevin about her amazing career that got started doing Annie Get Your Gun with Gower Champion all the way up to her filling Eydie Gorme’s shoes in the 50th Anniversary concert of Golden Rainbow! In between, there is Perfectly Frank, Zorba, Swing, Jerome Robbins Broadway (for which she won the Tony Award), They’re Playing Our Song, and so much more!

 

Debbie pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how Anthony Quinn fooled an audience into forgiveness, what it was like working for Jerome Robbins, and why Bea Arthur’s love of oysters was unsettling!

 

Also, Debbie shines the spotlight on Debbie Reynolds, Ruth Brown, and Stephen Schwartz!

 

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Our Favorite Things #131: TDF & Hello, Again

This Week: The ten most produced high school plays/musicals, why we loved Head Over Heels and Bonnie Milligan, the generosity of TDF, and Michael John LaChuisa goes around and around.

 

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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