Our Favorite Things #174: Egregiously Overlooked for the 2018-2019 Tony Awards Season

This Week: Rob, Kevin, and Tony Awards Historian Bryan Hobgood look at all the wonderful artists and shows who were not nominated for a Tony Award this season and should have been nominated for their stellar work.

Performers like George Salazar in Be More Chill to Bonnie Milligan in Head Over Heels, plus To Kill A Mockingbird, Spencer Liff, Johnny Lee Miller, and, oh, so many more, are discussed and defended!

 

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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#174 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: PLAYS

From Bryan Cranston to being mad as hell to Johnny Lee Miller changing the face of journalism, from Glenda Jackson raging against a storm to Laurie Metcalf raging against the electoral machine, the 2018-2019 season was a rich, healthy, and robust time for plays on Broadway.

Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood is back with us to look at all the play nominations for the 2018-2019 Tony Season.

Don’t forget to watch the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th, at 8pm EST on CBS.

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Our Favorite Things #173: The Theatre Art of Boris Aronson & Now Is The Time For All Good Men…

This Week: The man who revolutionized design and the women who revolutionized theater.

 

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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#173 JAMIE DEROY, Producer

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One of New York’s most recognizable grande dames, Tony Award winning producer Jamie DeRoy, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss such topics as producing in the 21st century, stand up comedy in the 1980s, and what inspires her about commercial and not-for-profit theater. In the 2018-2019 season, Jamie was a producer on Pretty Woman, The Lifespan of a Fact, The Ferryman, The Waverly Gallery, The New One, Network, To Kill A Mockingbird, Be More Chill, Ain’t Too Proud, King Lear, Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus, Tootsie, and Beetlejuice.

 

Jamie pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a Pittsburgh native became the toast of the Great White Way, what it is like to have 13 shows running on Broadway, and why Joan Rivers was her biggest fan!

 

Also, Jamie shines the spotlight on Natasha Richardson, Joe Iconis, and Mario Cantone!

 

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Our Favorite Things #172: Everyday Rapture & Six

This Week: Sherrie Renee Scott sings Mr. Rodgers & Henry VIII’s wives put on a show!

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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#172 TERRENCE MCNALLY, Playwright

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One of modern drama’s most prolific playwrights, Terrence McNally, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look at his upcoming production of Frankie and Johnny In The Clair De Lune, as well as take a look back on his incredible career which includes such shows as ┬áLove! Valor! Compassion! Master Class, It’s Only a Play, The Ritz, and writing the book to such musicals as The Rink, Ragtime, A Man of No Importance, and many more.

 

Terrence pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he first met muses Nathan Lane and James Coco, what it was like second acting during the Golden Age of Broadway, and why playwrights must look backward to look forward.

 

Also, Terrence shines the spotlight on Audra McDonald, Zoe Caldwell, and Geraldine Page!

 

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Our Favorite Things #171: Wish You Were Here & Head Of The Class: The Musicals

This Week: A dive into the onstage swimming pool & a journey to the center of campy 80s goodness.

 

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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#171 RICHARD KIND, Actor

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One of the entertainment industry’s most recognizable faces, Richard Kind, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Kevin and Rob about his obsession with theater and his appearances in Sly Fox, The Producers, Bounce, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and so many more!

 

Richard pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he sang with Jose Ferrer, what it was like originating a Sondheim role, and why the stage will always be his true love.

 

Also, Richard shines the spotlight on Hal Prince, Joanne Woodward, and Paul Newman!

 

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Our Favorite Things #170: Egregiously Overlooked & The Unmistakable Tammy Grimes

This Week: Julie Andrews gets snubbed and Tammy Grimes becomes a baritone

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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