The Set’s Still Wet, Episode 1: Rebecca Spigelman

 

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This Week: It is our first episode of The Set’s Still Wet, an exploration of the wild wonderful, wacky world of theater from sea to shining sea……or creepy church basement to dinner theater facing health code violations!

 

In this episode we meet cabaret favorite Rebecca Spigelman who pulls back the curtain on her childhood theater in Los Angeles. Wow, oh wow, is all we can say because Becky will recount her starring role as 12 year old Mama Rose and her questionable choices as Sandy/Audrey in Rockin at the Hop! What is Rockin at the Hop you ask…….just wait and see!

 

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#157 LINDA LAVIN, Tony Winning Actress, Pt. 1

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The one and only new girl in town, Tony Award winner Linda Lavin, joins Rob and Kevin for a phone chat that discusses not only her appearances in A Family Affair, It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Superman, Broadway Bound, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, but what inspires her as an artist, what it was like making the rounds during her formative years, and how she like to collaborate with directors and writers.

 

Linda pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a trip to a construction site launched her career, what was it like being in the room with Neil Simon, and why she learned her greatest acting lessons from Mike Nichols and a stranger!

 

Also, Linda shines the spotlight on Hal Prince, Olympia Dukakis, and Milton Rosenstock!

 

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Our Favorite Things #156: Goodspeed Musicals & Nell Carter

This Week: Celebrating a home for new musicals and a legend who left us too soon.

 

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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#156 RICHARD FRANKEL, Producer

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Richard Frankel is one of Broadway’s most respected producers and is one of the co-owners of Feinstein’s/54 Below, arguable the most influential cabaret space in the world. As a producer, his passion for theater led to audiences discovering such theatrical pieces as Penn & Teller, Driving Miss Daisy, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, Stomp, Angels in America, The Producers, Hairspray, and revivals of The Sound of Music, A Little Night Music, Company, Sweeney Todd, and so many others.

 

Richard pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how his beginnings in theater were shaped at La Mama, what was it like creating the incomparable Feinstein’s/54 Below, and why El Grande De Coca Cola is more important than we think!

 

Also, Richard shines the spotlight on Penn & Teller, Mel Brooks, and Ellen Stewart!

 

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Our Favorite Things #155: Carol Channing (1921-2019)

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This Week: Celebrating the life of Carol Channing

 

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.

 

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

 

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#155 DEE HOTY, Tony nominated actress

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She’s Dee-lightful, she’s Dee-licious, she’s Dee Hoty! Three time tony nominee Dee Hoty swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her illustrious performing career which includes starring roles in Barnum, Me and My Girl, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Follies, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Gigi, and Bright Star!

 

Dee pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she ended up filling the boots of Miss Mona, what was it like working on the incredible City of Angels, and why Ann Miller never met an audience she didn’t like.

 

Also, Dee shines the spotlight on Stephen Sondheim, Robert Lindsay, and Tommy Tune.

 

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

 

 

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Our Favorite Things #154: Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks & Marie Christine

This Week: Celebrating Maria & Marie Christine

 

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.

 

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

 

 

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

#154 CHRISTINE PEDI, Actress & Host of On Broadway on Sirius XM

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Today’s guests are Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Eartha Kitt, Angela Lansbury, and Carol Channing…..well, not really, but you would think we had them all in one place at the same time because our guest this week is the fabulous impressionist, and host of Sirius XM’s On Broadway, the sensational Christine Pedi!

 

Christine pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she got direction from Elaine Stritch, what it was like discovering her talents for impressionism, and why Blossom Dearie might never appear in public……..but she made an appearance for us!

 

Also, Christine shines the spotlight on Gerard Alessandrini, Seth Rudetsky and Liza Minnelli!

 

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

 

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An Exciting Announcement From Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends!!!!

A Chorus Line with 56 pre-teens.

A Tevye who sells bagels, not milk.

A theatre that doubles as a functioning airport.

This, and so much more, will be discussed on our new addition to Behind The Curtain: HAPPY OPENING, THE SET’S STILL WET.

HAPPY OPENING, THE SET’S STILL WET will have Rob & Kevin sitting down with some of Broadway’s most beloved performers as they look back on the craziest, weirdest, and oddest shows they have ever performed in before they hit the Great White Way!

HAPPY OPENING, THE SET’S STILL WET will also look at all those summer stocks, theaters in a barn, theaters in a mall, theaters on a boat, college black-boxes, high school gymnasiums, and sketchy parks that we once gladly called our theatrical homes.

Starting on February 1st, 2019, HAPPY OPENING, THE SET’S STILL WET will be posted every other week for all of us to enjoy!

We can’t wait to have you join us on this madcap adventure through the wild, wacky, wonderful world of theatre!

Our Favorite Things #153: Playbill Trading Cards & The Birdcage

This Week: Playbill makes trading cards fun & Nathan Lane ffffffffffffoxtrots

 

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.

 

Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4

 

To book a room at Shetler Studios, head on over to: https://www.shetlerstudios.com

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