Our Favorite Things #139: broadwaytheatreposters & Hackstage.nyc

This Week: An Instagram with history & The Onion for Actors.

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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#139 MICHAEL MCCORMICK, Actor

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Sit down, John………because Michael McCormick, one of Broadway’s busiest character actors, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on a career that has had him appear in such musicals as Oliver, La Bete, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, 1776, Kiss Me Kate, Marie Christine, Gypsy, Curtains, Hello, Dolly and many more!

 

Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how being a child actor became the foundation of his work ethic, what it was like coming full circle with Bernadette Peters, and why he won the role of John Adams in the revival of 1776!

 

Also, Michael shines the spotlight on Bette Midler, Victor Garber, and Christine Baranski!

 

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Our Favorite Things #138: Marin Mazzie (1960-2018)

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This Week: Remembering the great Marin Mazzie.

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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#138 ETHAN MORDDEN: Author

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He has inspired countless generations with his observations on the world of musical theatre and his literary output is staggering. His name is Ethan Mordden and just a few of his books are: When Broadway Went To Hollywood, Anything Goes: A History of the American Musical, Make Believe: The Broadway Musical in the 1920s, Sing For Your Supper: The Broadway Musical in the 1930s, Beautiful Mornin: The Broadway Musical in the 1940s, Coming Up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s, Open A New Window: The Broadway Musical in the 1960s, One More Kiss: The Broadway Musical in the 1970s, The Happiest Corpse I Have Ever Seen: The Last 25 Years of the Broadway Musical, and biographies on Kurt Weill, Florenz Ziegfeld, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and many others.

His most recent book, All That Jazz: The Life and Times of the Musical Chicago, is now available in stores and on kindle.

 

Ethan pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he fell in love with musical theatre, what musicals are deserving of a second look, and why Bob Fosse is the most iconic choreographer in musical theatre history.

 

Also, Ethan shines the spotlight on Gwen Verdon, Tony Randall, and Maurine Dallas Watkins!

 

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Our Favorite Things #137: The Sound of Broadway Music & Sally Mayes: Our Private World

This Week: Celebrating orchestrators in print and on CD!

 

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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#137 BRUCE VILANCH, Writer

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He has kept audiences in stitches for over forty years and today its Rob and Kevin’s turn as Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, the man behind the quips heard at the Tonys, Oscars, and Emmys swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his career as a writer, actor, and activist!

 

Bruce pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Bea Arthur sang Kurt Weill with a wookie, what it was like crafting the Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and why The Vamp might have been the most fabulous musical no one ever saw!

 

Also, Bruce shines the spotlight on Carol Channing, Joan Crawford, and Virginia Mayo!

 

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Our Favorite Things #136: The Carol Channing Show & Underfoot in Show Business

This Week: Carol Channing eats a wiener & Helene Hanff leans in!

 

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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#136 LUCIE ARNAZ, Actress

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One of the industry’s most beloved artists, Lucie Arnaz, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about her fifty plus year stage career. From her roots on CBS’ Here’s Lucy, starring her mother Lucille Ball, to her celebrated concert career, Lucie has been entertaining audiences in such shows as Seesaw, My One and Only, Lost in Yonkers, Social Security, Once Upon a Mattress, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Do! I Do! and, the musical for which she received her Tony Award nomination, They’re Playing Our Song!

 

Lucie pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how Michael Bennett taught her opening night etiquette, what it was like being 8 months pregnant in a National Tour of Whose Life Is It Anyway, and why Rudy Vallee sucked at charades!

 

Also, Lucie shines the spotlight on John Kenley, Kay Medford, Mike Nichols, and David Craig!

 

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