Our Favorite Things #81: Not Since Carrie & Yma Sumac

This week: Praising the bible of Musical Theatre geekdom, Where in the World is Ken Mandelbaum, the Beckettian podcast from last week, praising Yma Sumac (or, Amy Camus), what would go in a Not Since Carrie 2, and more!

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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#81 CLINT RAMOS, Set & Costume Designer

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One of Broadway’s most acclaimed designers, Clint Ramos, joins Rob and Kevin, via phone, to discuss his illustrious career, which includes collaborating on such recent productions as Sunday in the Park with George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Violet, Six Degrees of Separation, Kid Victory, and countless others.

Clint pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how became the first person of color to win a Tony Award in his category, what was the process of creating the fascinating Kid Victory set design,  and why he made five dresses out of metro cards. Plus, Clint opens up about his work with SLAM-NYC, NYC’s first ever recovery high school, and FIERCE NY, an organization dedicated to building the leadership of LGBTQ persons of color.

Also, Clint shines the spotlight on Liesl Tommy, Oskar Eustis, and the next generation of designers!

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Our Favorite Things #80: Barbara Cook (1927-2017)

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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: Remembering Barbara Cook

 

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#80 LARRY GROSSMAN, Composer

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Yes, mama, there’s a rainbow but stop looking at it long enough to listen to Tony nominated composer Larry Grossman discuss what it was like not only working on Minnie’s Boys, Goodtime Charley, Grind, A Doll’s Life, and Snoopy, but to discuss what it was like working with Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and the Muppets!

 

Larry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he won over Groucho Marx, what it was like working with Shelley Winters, and why Goodtime Charley will one day be appreciated (plus, who was slated to originally star in Goodtime Charley will blow your mind!)

 

Also, Larry shines the spotlight on Joel Grey, Hal Prince, and Kermit the Frog!

 

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Our Favorite Things #79: Listener Tweets!

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 answer listener’s tweets and messages. Emulating our friends at Broadwaysted, Stritch doesn’t need your help, Rob sings some Loesser, fighting over some revivals, biggest lessons from each guest, the generosity of legends, Joanne wants to be a lady who karaokes, talking to the ghost of Hammerstein, the oddest casting of Chicago, and Dear Robert Preston!

 

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#79 JOHN BOLTON, Actor

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One of Broadway’s funniest guys, John Bolton, sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his incredibly wild and varied career. From Damn Yankees to Contact, Spamalot to A Christmas Story, to this year’s smash hit, Anastasia, John looks back on it all and offers us a glimpse into what it is like being a contemporary character actor.

 

John pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he learned at the feet of Jerry Lewis, what it was like being a Susan Stroman standby, and why fighting Tim Curry was one of his most hair raising adventures.

 

Also, John shines the spotlight on Victor Garber, Mike Nichols, and Pasek and Paul !

 

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Our Favorite Things #78: Broadway & Hollywood Legends: The Songwriters- Kander & Ebb & Capitol Sings Collection.

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: Singing Sunday, praising Broadway Briefing, the fight for Casting Directors, Kevin has a kiki with the Giants, Jason Robert Brown’s odd writing spaces, putting a twist on a Gershwin classic, Fred Ebb teaches Liza how to sell a song, and the bitterness of “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?”

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