#70 The 2016-2017 Tony Award Play Nominations with Tony Historian Bryan Hobgood

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Tony! Tony! 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 dramatic works. From Oslo to Indecent, The Little Foxes to Six Degrees of Separation, Kevin Kline to Laurie Metcalf, and everything in between, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled.

Plus: Who will win? Who will lose? Who cares! It was an incredible season! We’re all winners!

Next Week: The Musicals!

 

 

Our Favorite Things #69: Robbie Rozelle

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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: One of Rob and Kevin’s favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm.

Robbie and the guys talk about The Kate Baldwin Wallace School of Mixing, The oddest movie musical experiences, holding Playbills from the 1920s, the genius of Carrie.com, social apps with Barbara Cook, mourning for Footlight Records, Robbie names his Top Five Desert Underappreciated CDs, The Emily-Skinner-Riff-Down, Eartha Kitt picks up the medicine ball, forgiving our bullies, Paul Lynde goes to Broadway, and so much more!

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#69 HAL LUFTIG, Producer

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Everything today is thoroughly Hal….Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Legally Blonde, and Kinky Boots.

 

Hal pulls back the curtain on his career, including how Sutton Foster landed the role of a lifetime, what it is like to create a Tony Award campaign , and why Legally Blonde made its MTV debut before it was closed on Broadway.

 

Also, Hal shines the spotlight on Jerry Mitchell, Sutton Foster, and Cyndi Lauper!

 

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Our Favorite Things #68: Everyone Says I Love You & Spotify

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: Woody Allen’s only movie musical & a great resource for obscure cast recordings!

 

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#68 JOHN MILLER, Musical Coordinator

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What does a musical coordinator do, you ask? Well, John Miller, one of Broadway’s most respected in the field, swings by to discuss this pivotal role and some of his 100 plus Broadway credits…..yes, that’s right, 100 plus Broadway credits!

 

John pulls back the curtain on his career, including how Cy Coleman taught him to follow the band, what led him to join Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, and why a Chinese Restaurant ended up being his saving grace!

 

Also, John shines the spotlight on John Dexter, John Doyle, and Don Scardino!

 

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Our Favorite Things #67: Woman of the Year & Kean

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 schizophrenia of the 1970s,  Mrs. Garrett slays Kander & Ebb, Bacall belts her face, why Lee Roy Reams is the best bartender,  Wright & Forrest start anew,

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#67 LEWIS STADLEN, Character Actor

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Brilliant. Hysterical. Dangerous. Those three words best sum up veteran character actor Lewis Stadlen. A two time Tony nominee, Lewis has seen it all and has worked with the best. His many credits include Minnie’s Boys, the 1974 revival of Candide, the 1996 revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Producers, Guys and Dolls, plus four Neil Simon premieres. And, now, Lewis sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on his journey; unedited and unfiltered.

 

Lewis pulls back the curtain on his career, including how he fought the Prince of Broadway, what it was like getting direction from Mel Brooks, and why Nathan Lane moonlights as Lewis’ agent!

 

Also, Lewis shines the spotlight on Shelley Winters, Neil Simon, and Groucho Marx!

 

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