Our Favorite Things #61: Greenwillow & Scott Siegel’s Broadway By The Year

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: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel

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#61 BARRY WEISSLER, Producer

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The words “Just Do It” should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, and Grease and gave power to new shows like The Scottsboro Boys, Falsettos, and Waitress.

 

Barry pulls back the curtain on his career, including how a Tijuana bullfight put his life into focus, what was Shakespeare in the Shopping Mall, and why no one wanted Chicago!

 

Also, Barry shines the spotlight on Anthony Quinn, James Earl Jones, and Kander & Ebb!

 

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Our Favorite Things #60: The Beatrice Arthur Special & Way Back To Paradise

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: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.

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#60 REBECCA LUKER, Actress

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The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in The Secret Garden, Show Boat, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and Fun Home, Rebecca makes a splash on today’s episode!

 

Rebecca pulls back the curtain on her career, including how Elaine Stritch warmed up, what show she auditioned for five times before being cast, and why she champions new voices in musical theatre!

 

Also, Rebecca shines the spotlight on Danny Burstein, Susan Stroman, and Hal Prince!

 

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Our Favorite Things #59: Come From Away & Second Act Trouble

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 invent the Broadway Home Shopping Network! Plus, a new musical and a good read!

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#59 CHUCK COOPER, Tony Award winner for The Life

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It “Don’t Take Too Much” to be excited that Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his forty plus year career onstage in shows like The Life, Passion, and Caroline, or Change.

 

Chuck pulls back the curtain on his career, including how he survived Getting Away With Murder, what was so magical about Cy Coleman’s hands, and why he was the most musical washer machine you ever saw !

 

Also, Chuck shines the spotlight on Stephen Sondheim, Lilias White, and George C Wolfe!

 

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Our Favorite Things #58: I Love My Wife & Colette Collage

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: Wife swapping set to music & Lady Holiday throws some shade!

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