Our Favorite Things #178: American Musical Theater: A Chronicle & Curtain Times: The New York Theater 1965-1987

This Week:  Cracking the books on some summer reading!

 

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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#178 DAN GOGGIN, Nunsense Creator

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Get out your wimples and avoid the vichyssoise because the creator of the Nunsense franchise, Dan Goggin, is today’s guest!

Dan pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a discarded mannequin gave birth to the Little Sisters of Hoboken, what it was like working with some of entertainment’s greatest legends in the show, and why Nunsense is the franchise that will never go away!

Also, Dan shines the spotlight on John Kander, Rue McClanahan, and Kaye Ballard!

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Our Favorite Things #177: Lena Horne- The Lady and Her Music & Night of 100 Stars

This Week:  Lena Horne doubles the stormy weather & Maureen Stapleton sells a hot dog

 

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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#177 PETER GALLAGHER, Actor

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He is one of the entertainment industry’s most recognizable faces, having appeared on screen in American Beauty, Grace and Frankie, Center Stage, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and so many others. But, Peter Gallagher is truly a creature of the stage, having made appearances in Grease, A Doll’s Life, The Real Thing, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, Noises Off, and so many others!

 

Peter pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a strong opinion led him to Mike Nichols, what it was like spending after hours with Jack Lemmon, and why the LAPD doesn’t like Fiddler on the Roof.

 

Also, Peter shines the spotlight on Glenn Close, Tom Stoppard, and Hal Prince!

 

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Our Favorite Things #176: Bob Merrill & The Southbank Show- Sweeney Todd

This Week: Bob Merrill gets a doggie & Hal Prince cuts a cast member

 

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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#176 ERNESTINE JACKSON, Tony Nominated Actress

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She was one of Broadway’s most respected singers, garnering two Tony nominations for her work in Raisin and the 1976 revival of Guys and Dolls. Now, Ernestine Jackson sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her career which includes stints in Hello, Dolly, The Bacchae, Applause, Show Boat, Finian’s Rainbow, Brownstone, and many more!

 

Ernestine pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she went from the United Nations to the Great White Way, what was it like sharing the stage with legend Lauren Bacall, and why Pearl Bailey kept performing on the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

 

Also, Ernestine shines the spotlight on David Merrick, Morgan Freeman, and Robert Guillame!

 

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Our Favorite Things #175: Forgotten Tony Awards Categories

This Week:  Rob, Kevin, and Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood discuss Tony Award categories that are no longer part of the ceremony and suggest ones that should be included.

 

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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#175 THE 2018-2019 TONY AWARDS: MUSICALS

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From Stephanie J Block turning back time to Andre DeShields taking us back to Hadestown, from Santino Fontana taking New York by storm to a storm of egos invading an Indiana prom, the 2018-2019 musical season took us through uncharted territory and made audiences across the city cheer with joy!

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

Don’t forget to watch the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 9th, at 8:00pm EST on CBS!

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