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We are a group of power sports professionals that like to get together and talk about cool things going on in the industry. Join us as we talk to other people that also have a passion for the industry. We enjoy talking to people who are doing new and exciting things.
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Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends collects the wit, wisdom, and anecdotes of musical theatre's greatest artists from the Golden Age to Now. From actors to directors, designers to playwrights, press agents to general managers, this podcast is a celebration of the giants who helped shape the American Musical Theatre. Hosts: Robert W. Schneider & Kevin David Thomas
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Friends, you need to go see Dancin! It is one of the best musicals on Broadway and is true brilliance. To celebrate its opening, we are sharing our 2019 interview with director/choreographer of Dancin, Wayne Cilento! Dancin Tickets HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Broadway Podcast Network
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Charlotte d’Amboise has been gracing Broadway stages for decades. Since making her Broadway debut in Cats, Charlotte has been nominated for two Tony Awards for her performances in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line (Cassie) and Jerome Robbins' Broadway (multiple roles). She has also won numerous Fred Astaire Awards for her roles in Pippin (Fastr…
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To celebrate the life of Lawrence Merritt we are re-running our 2016 episode with him. Larry's shows included: No Strings, No Where To Go But Up, Golden Rainbow, Dear World, Applause, On the Town, Pippin, and Evita! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Broadway Podcast Network
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Join us as we celebrate the lives and careers of those we lost in 2021 and 2022 with Mr. Show Business himself....LEE ROY REAMS! Yes, Lee Roy is back with wine, wisdom, and wicked stories about Broadway and its denizens. While we celebrate icons like Stephen Sondheim, Harvey Evans, and Carole Cook, Lee Roy takes on some fabulous de tours that inclu…
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Sheldon Epps was artistic director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse for two decades, and still acts as artistic director emeritus for the playhouse. Previously, he was associate artistic director of the Old Globe Theatre. Sheldon directed numerous plays and musicals at many of the country’s major theatres, including the Roundabout, Manhattan Thea…
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Arnold J. Mungioli is a Casting Director, Audition Coach, Career Coach, Writer, and Teacher who has worked in the professional theater, film, television, and entertainment industries for over thirty years. Arnold has served as Executive Director of Casting for DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS and Senior Vice President of Casting and Creative Developme…
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To celebrate the life and legacy of musical coordinator Seymour Red Press, who passed away on October 24th, 2022 we are re-releasing our 2018 interview with him. May his memory be a blessing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Broadway Podcast Network
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To celebrate the life and legacy of press agent Susan L. Schulman, who passed away on October 18th, 2022 we are re-releasing our 2018 episode with her. May her memory be a blessing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Broadway Podcast Network
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Rob and Kevin try to move away from the theatrical negativity of the past few weeks and celebrate bootlegs and the joys of musical theatre! Plus Madeline Kahn as Dolly Levi, a naughty story from Lee Roy Reams (can you guess who he is talking about?), Kevin's new journey, and The Institute of the American Musical! Learn more about your ad choices. V…
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To celebrate Michael John LaChiusa's new show LOS OTROS we are reviving our interview with him. After you listen, go buy some tickets and see the incredible Caesar Samayoa and Luba Mason shine in this beautiful show. MORE INFO ON LOS OTROS HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Shows: Very Good Eddie, My Fair Lady, Network Born in Portland, Maine, Nick Wyman has had a 45-year career of film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. After serving on Actors' Equity's governing council for twenty years, Nick was elected National President of the union and served for five years. He has served on the board of trustees of t…
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SHOWS: Merrily We Roll Along, She Loves Me, Curtains David Loud occupies a unique place in Broadway history: in addition to his distinguished body of work as a music director and vocal arranger, he has also originated three roles as an actor. He most recently served as Music Director for the Broadway premiere of The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and…
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Shows: Pippin, Fools, Getting Away With Murder Celebrated actor John Rubinstein is back to talk about Fosse, Pippin, Mike Nichols, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, and so much more in the conclusion of our interview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Broadway Podcast Network
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The delightful and darling Virginia Seidel looks back on her career which includes sharing the stage with Dorothy Lamour, Ethel Merman, Ray Milland, Leland Palmer, Douglas Fairbanks, John Raitt, and Sylvia Sims! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Broadway Podcast Network
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The “Crown Prince of New York Cabaret” is what Steve Ross was dubbed many years ago. He hasn’t lost his title. In fact, the only change today would be dropping “New York.” In the past decade alone Steve has performed around the country and around the world in every kind of venue – from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center …
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Shows: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, The Nutty Professor Tony Award winning composer, lyricist, librettist Rupert Holmes drops in to discuss his incredible career as well as his new musical, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, which is about to open at The Ogunquit Playhouse.....and a sneak peek at a new Broadway bound musical. Rupert pulls back the curta…
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Shows: A Chorus Line, Seesaw, Promises, Promises The one and only 4'10 bundle of dynamite, Baayork Lee, joins Kevin for a look back on her incredible career which includes appearances in The King and I, Flower Drum Song, Bravo Giovanni, Mr. President, Here's Love, Golden Boy, Promises, Promises, Seesaw, and A Chorus Line! Baayork pulls back the cur…
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SHOWS: Violet, The Wild Party, Big River One of Broadway's most beloved artists, Michael McElroy joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his acting career, discuss the process of creating Flick in Violet, and to walk listeners through his teaching methodology as the Head of MT at The University of Michigan. Michael pulls back the curtain on his career …
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To celebrate the life and legacy of Tony Award Winning Music Director Don Pippin, we are re-airing our interview with Don from 2016. May his memory be a blessing. Don Pippin, the music director of such hit musicals as Mame, A Chorus Line, and La Cage Aux Folles, invites Rob & Kevin to his favorite restaurant for club sandwiches, iced tea, and a loo…
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This Week: Celebrating two major events that happened at Carnegie Hall. TRIVIA THIS SATURDAY!!!!! Venmo Robert-Schneider-5 a donation to get the code! MY FAVORITE BROADWAY LIZA MINNELLI: AT CARNEGIE HALL SOME PEOPLE WON'T GIVE LIZA 88 BUCKS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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To celebrate the life of Harvey Evans we are re-airing our interview with Harvey which we conducted in 2018. A dancer's life on Broadway can be limited, but, if you are Harvey Evans, your abilities have no boundaries. Starting with his first Broadway credit in 1957's New Girls In Town, Harvey's incredible resume includes the original Broadway produ…
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Rob and Kevin look back on the life and legacy of Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021). The boys discuss their favorite Sondheim songs, moments, lyrics, mentorship, and their own interactions with the man himself. Instagram: @BroadwayCurtainPodcast Twitter: @BroadwayCurtain Facebook: @Broadwaycurtainpodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…
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The leaves are changing, there is a nip in the air, and your hosts are settling down by the fire to dish all about the past two months. Its time to look at the Tony Awards, Wicked casting, the Dear Evan Hansen film, some Goulet stories, Kevin's love of Dorothy Fields, and Rob's obsession with public access. Plus, they discuss Yeah, But Not Right No…
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This week Kevin and Rob look back at their summer activities and all the things that have kept the theatrical news cycle running like The Bridge Production Group's visceral production of Title Of Show, the passing of Micki Grant and Jackie Mason, the new rules that have been implemented by Actor's Equity, the wonderful world of Jerome Kern and the …
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Revisit our episode with Broadway legend Lee Roy Reams Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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SHOWS: How to Succeed (1995), The Life Fela! One of Broadway's most beloved artists, Tony Award winner Ms. Lillias White joins Rob and Kevin to look back on her acting career, discuss the process of creating Sonja in The Life, and to walk listeners through the process behind her new album, Get Yourself Some Happy. Lillias pulls back the curtain on …
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Revisit our episode with the legendary Tony Award winner Andre DeShields. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Revisit our episode with the original funny girl herself, Mimi Hines! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Revisit our episode with iconic music director Don Pippin Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Revisit our episode with Tony Award winner George S. Irving Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Revisit our first episode with Tony Award winner Randy Graff. Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advanced knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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To celebrate Behind The Curtain's over 500 episodes, Backstage Babble's Charles Kirsch turned the tables on Rob and Kevin and made them the guests of honor. The boys look back on how they met, their favorite guests, their oddest interviews, and why they are passionate about preserving the oral histories of Broadway's hardest workers. Become a spons…
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SHOWS: Funny Girl, Seesaw (Detroit), My Favorite Year Lainie Kazan has done it all. Broadway, Off-Broadway, Movies, Television, Recordings, Nightclub Owner, Playboy Model, Fashionista, and provided audiences with indelible memories in such shows as Bravo, Giovanni, Seesaw (Detroit), My Favorite Year, TV shows like The Nanny, and movies like My Big …
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SHOWS: Pippin, Getting Away With Murder, Wicked In Part One of our interview with John Rubinstein we hear how the man who has appeared in Pippin, Children of a Lesser God, Fools, Hurlyburly, M Butterfly, Ragtime, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, not to mention The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Crazy Like a Fox, Feud, and so many more, has sustai…
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SHOWS: Working, Is There Life After High School, Sweet Smell of Success Craig Carnelia, the man who has given the world such songs as Just A Housewife and The Mason from Working, The Kid Inside from Is There Life After High School, What You’d Call a Dream from Diamonds, At The Fountain, and One Track Mind from Sweet Smell of Success, and of course,…
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SHOWS: Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods One of Broadway's busiest music directors, Tony Award winner Paul Gemignani, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his career as a music director on such projects as Pacific Overtures, On the 20th Century, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Merrily We Roll Along, The Rink, Jerome Robbins Broadway,…
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JOIN OUR PATREON TO HELP KEEP BTC ON THE AIR SHOWS: Pump Boys and Dinettes, Steel Pier, Curtains Yes, she's Everybody's Girl but today she is all ours! Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Monk joins the boys to look at her incredible career which includes the Broadway productions of Pump Boys and Dinettes, Prelude to a Kiss, Redwood Curtain, …
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We sit down with @DLO_STUNTZ615, a personal friend and an excellent stunt rider. We talk about his journey into motorcycling and what he did to his Harley-Davidson to stunt it. Check out his Instagram @DLO_STUNTZ615. Checkout the website for Links to all the people we talk about and more. Also check out @_blackcharlotte_, @901staxx, @Dalemoto636, @…
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SHOWS: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Titanic, and Wicked One of Broadway's most reliable character men, David Garrison, joins Rob and Kevin to look back on his time in such shows as A History of the American Film, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, The Pirates of Penzance, Torch Song Trilogy, Titanic, Wicked, The Visit, and of …
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SHOWS: City of Angels, The Goodbye Girl, Cinderella One of Broadway's most clever lyricists, Tony Award winner David Zippel, joins Rob and Kevin to look at the art of lyric writing (and which musicals every lyricist should listen to in order to be brilliant at their craft) and his collaborations with Barbara Cook and Nancy LaMott, and his work on C…
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SHOWS: Pippin, Chicago, and Angels in America Their collaboration is one of the longest in theatre history and their brilliant lighting designs have enriched every show on which they work. Solo, Jules Fisher was the lighting designer on the original productions of Pippin, Chicago, La Cage Aux Folles and many more. Once Peggy Eisenhauer became his c…
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This Week: Looking at the organization DANCERS OVER 40 which helps transition older dancers into the next phase of their career and Marc Bonnani's YouTube channel BROADWAY BY GHOSTLIGHT which offers viewers an entertaining look at musical theater past. Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on negl…
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SHOWS: My Fair Lady (1976), Oklahoma (1979), On Your Toes (1983) "Many singers have lovely voices. Very few interpret lyrics the way they were meant to be sung. And Christine Andreas does just that.” While that compliment was paid by Hal David, we feel there is no greater introduction than that to the carismatic Christine Andreas, whose credits inc…
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This Week: An interview with Eddie Shapiro, author of A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater BUY THE BOOK HERE Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearanc…
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