Our Favorite Things #73: SCTV & The Season

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: A spirited discussion about the Portland “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the role of diversity in casting, the power of imagination, an exploration of William Goldman’s great book, and a celebration of the brilliance of Canadian comedy!

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#73 MARK SENDROFF, Lawyer To The Stars

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Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You’ll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job.

Mark pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he became the legal eye for some of Broadway’s biggest legends, what really happened at his infamous 50th birthday party, and why he is so passionate about fighting for the rights of orchestrators!

Also, Mark shines the spotlight on Nancy LaMott, Marilyn Maye,  and Bette Davis!

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Our Favorite Things #72: The Madwoman of Central Park West & Welcome To Woop Woop

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 goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to Woop Woop.

 

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#72 KEN BILLINGTON, Lighting Designer

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Curtain up! Light the lights….literally, because this week’s guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including Sweeney Todd, Chicago, and On the 20th Century.

 

Ken pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how he was the first to use moving lights in a Broadway musical, what was the moment his parents were truly impressed with his choice of career, and why you should always look your best on tech day!

 

Also, Ken shines the spotlight on Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, and Bob Fosse!

 

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#71 The 2016-2017 Tony Award Musical Nominations with Tony Historian Bryan Hobgood

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5,6,7,8…..TONY!

Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations!

This week’s episode focuses on this season’s musical works. From Come From Away to Groundhog’s Day. Hello, Dolly to Sunset Boulevard. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled.

Plus: Who will win? Who will lose? Who cares! It was an incredible season and we are all winners!

 

Our Favorite Things #70: Egregiously Overlooked Tony Nominations

In 1996, when Julie Andrews was the only artist involved with Victor/Victoria to receive a Tony nomination, she withdrew her name from the ballot. In a statement, she said, “I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination, and prefer instead to stand with the egregiously overlooked –”

On this Favorite Thing, Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood look at those artists from the 2016-2017 Season who were egregiously overlooked and duke it out over who should’ve been nominated!