Our Favorite Things #48: Rags & The Scottsboro Boys

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.

This week: Rob and Kevin look back to look forward!

 

#48 IN MEMORIAM with Kevin Daly, Theatreaficionado.com

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On this very special episode of Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends, Rob and Kevin take a look back at some of the great artists who made their final exit in 2016. From Follies’ John McMartin to Fanny’s Florence Henderson to The Sound of Music’s Charmian Carr, Behind the Curtain celebrates their lives and legacies. Joining Rob and Kevin is Theatre Aficionado’s Kevin Daly, who adds his own insights into the passings of 2016.

Our Favorite Things #47: Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse & The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

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.

This week: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.

#47 RICHARD MALTBY JR, Director & Lyricist- Pt. 2

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Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh.

Note: Due to a technical error, there are some sound issues with this interview. We tried to fix them to the best of our ability.

 

Our Favorite Things #46: High Fidelity & Bette Midler: Ol’ Red Hair Is Back

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.

This week: Broadway gets down & Bette clams up.

#46 RICHARD MALTBY JR, Lyricist- Pt. 1

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“I Hear Bells”, “Miss Byrd”, “The Movie In My Mind”, and the list goes on…and on…and on…and on….Richard Malby Jr., Tony Award winning director of Ain’t Misbehavin and lyricist of such musicals as Baby and Miss Saigon, drops by Shetler Studios to speak with Rob and Kevin about his remarkable career, a career that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

In part one of Richard’s interview, Richard discusses the art of lyric writing, what inspired him to transition from lyric writing to directing, and walks listeners through the process of structuring and directing the Tony Award winning musical revue, Ain’t Misbehavin!

 

 

Our Favorite Things #45: Striking 12 & The Making of No, No Nanette

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.

This week: Updating Hans Christian Anderson & inventing the nostalgia musical