THE SET’S STILL WET #3: JULIA MURNEY

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This Week: It is our third 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 Broadway’s very own Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party) who pulls back the curtain on her times at Stagedoor Manor and the LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. Julia defied gravity, and logic, in such pre-teen productions as a Gypsy and Chicago, and she reveals her high school musical…….which will leave you all losing your mind!

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#161 TONY WALTON, Set Designer

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The one and only Tony Walton, one of Broadway’s most innovating and influential set designers, invites Rob and Kevin into his apartment to look back on his career which includes the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy, and designing such musicals as the original A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Golden Boy, The Apple Tree, Pippin, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Six Degrees of Separation, revivals of Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, and such movies as Murder on the Orient Express, All That Jazz, and Mary Poppins!

 

Tony pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a boy from London became the toast of Broadway, what it was like burgling Bob Fosse’s home, and why Julie Andrews helped propel him into the stratosphere of design titans.

 

Also, Tony shines the spotlight on George Abbott, Sammy Davis Jr, and Jerome Robbins!

 

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Our Favorite Things #160: Alice Through The Looking Glass & Hercules

This Week: The genius of Bob Mackie & Alan Menken!

 

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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#160 SUSAN STROMAN, Tony Award winning director/choreographer

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Five Time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman swings by Shetler Studios to discuss her incredible career which includes the original productions of Crazy For You, And The World Goes Round, Big, Steel Pier, Contact, The Producers, Thou Shall Not, Young Frankenstein, The Scottsboro Boys, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, and so many more!

 

Susan pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she become one of the greatest interpreters of John Kander and Fred Ebb, what is her artistic process for creating choreography, and why Mel Brooks will never be an usher.

 

Also, Susan shines the spotlight on Nathan Lane, Mike Ockrent, and Bob Fosse!

 

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Our Favorite Things #159: Company (2019) & Show Time

This Week: Bobby Baby gets an update and Ethel Merman makes a mint!

 

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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#159 GERARD ALESSANDRINI, Creator of Forbidden Broadway

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Get ready to laugh your tuchas off because the creator of Forbidden Broadway, Tony Award winner Gerard Alessandrini, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about the many incarnations of off-broadway’s most hysterical musical series!

 

Gerard pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a game of telephone led to one of musical theater’s most iconic shows, what it was like creating Spamilton, and why Carol Channing demanded to be parodied.

 

Also, Gerard shines the spotlight on Hal Prince, Christine Pedi, and Lin Manuel Miranda!

 

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THE SET’S STILL WET #2: ROBBIE ROZELLE

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This Week: It is our second 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 the one and only BroadwayWorld Award winner Robbie Rozelle, the toast of New York’s cabaret scene, who pulls back the curtain on his Pennsylvania community theater experiences.

This really is the moment because Harvey Fierstein shows up in Jekyll and Hyde and Robbie will recount an age-blind production of Guys and Dolls that is filled with drunken debauchery, on and off the stage!

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#158 MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA, Composer

101168-9Rob and Kevin are having a wild, wild party with the brilliant composer/lyricist Michael John LaChiusa whose works include Hello, Again, The Wild Party, First Ladies Suite, First Daughters Suite, Giant, Little Fish, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, Queen of the Mist, and so many others!

 

Michael pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he chose to tackle the lives of America’s First Ladies, what it was like creating The Wild Party and Hello, Again, and why he is the pioneer of the Upper West Side.

 

Also, Michael shines the spotlight on Audra McDonald, George C Wolfe, and Mary Testa!

 

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