Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY’S LIVING LEGENDS is a podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway’s greatest artists. From actors to directors, designers to producers, this podcast gives listeners the rare chance to hear Broadway’s most intimate stories from the legends who were there to see it happen. The podcast is hosted by SDC director Robert W Schneider and AEA actor Kevin David Thomas. It is produced through the generosity of Daniel J Gutierrez.


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Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks to Stage and Screen Star Inga SwensonPodcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Inga Swenson
Posted: Sep. 18, 2019


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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Star of Stage and Screen Austin Pendleton'Behind the Curtain' w/ Stage, Screen Star Austin Pendleton
Posted: Apr. 1, 2019


Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Actor, Director Lonny Price'Behind the Curtain' w/ Actor, Director Lonny Price
Posted: Mar. 4, 2019


Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Theatre Critic, Frank RichPodcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Frank Rich
Posted: Dec. 24, 2018


Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Composer, Actress Gretchen Cryer'Behind the Curtain' w/ Composer, Actress Gretchen Cryer
Posted: Aug. 12, 2019


Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with CITY OF ANGELS, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, BRIGHT STAR Legend, Dee Hoty'Behind the Curtain' w/ Three-Time Tony Nominee Dee Hoty
Posted: Jan. 15, 2019


Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Lincoln Center Theatre Artistic Director, Andre BishopPodcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Andre Bishop
Posted: Dec. 17, 2018


Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks to Stage and Screen Star Inga Swenson
September 18, 2019

One of Broadway's most legendary sopranos, Tony nominee Inga Swenson, joins Rob and Kevin via phone to look back on her incredible career which includes films like The Miracle Worker, television like Benson and The Golden Girls, and theater credits including New Faces of 1956, Peer Gynt, Camelot, 110 in the Shade, Baker Street and many others!

Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Previews the 2019-2020 Broadway Musicals with Robbie Rozelle
September 11, 2019

Mix some vodka stingers, take your jagged little pill, and let's fly over Sunset because Rob, Kevin, and entertainment icon Robbie Rozelle are sitting down and examining the musicals slated to come in for the 2019-2020 Broadway Season.

Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Previews the 2019-2020 Broadway Plays with Robbie Rozelle
September 3, 2019

The posters are going up, contracts are being signed, and three show queens in Queens have popped open a third bottle of Seagrams to discuss the upcoming 2019-2020 Broadway Season.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Composer, Actress Gretchen Cryer
August 12, 2019

She is one half of the first female songwriting team to hit Broadway and one of the most important figures in the American Musical Theater of the 1970s. Along with composer Nancy Ford, the wonderful Gretchen Cryer has given the world such musicals as Now Is The Time For All Good Men...., Shelter, and I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road, as well as appearing in the original Broadway companies of Little Me, 110 In The Shade, and 1776.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Director, Choreographer Casey Nicholaw
August 5, 2019

The Book of Mormon. Mean Girls. The Prom. Aladdin. The Drowsy Chaperone. And that are only five of the many musicals that were directed and choreographed by one of the most productive men in musical theater: Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Actress, Acting Teacher Sondra Lee
July 22, 2019

Her autobiography is entitled I've Slept With Everyone and, after hearing our interview with Sondra Lee, we think you will understand why. Sondra's Broadway credits include High Button Shoes, Peter Pan (where she originated the role of Tiger Lily), Hotel Paradiso, Jerome Robbins Ballet: USA, Sunday in New York, and Hello, Dolly where she originated the role of Minnie Fay!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Stage and Screen Icon Peter Gallagher
June 17, 2019

He is one of the entertainment industry's most recognizable faces, having appeared on screen in American Beauty, Grace and Frankie, Center Stage, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and so many others.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Nominee Ernestine Jackson
June 10, 2019

She was one of Broadway's most respected singers, garnering two Tony nominations for her work in Raisin and the 1976 revival of Guys and Dolls. Now, Ernestine Jackson sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her career which includes stints in Hello, Dolly, The Bacchae, Applause, Show Boat, Finian's Rainbow, Brownstone, and many more!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Playwright Terrence McNally
May 13, 2019

One of modern drama's most prolific playwrights, Terrence McNally, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look at his upcoming production of Frankie and Johnny In The Clair De Lune, as well as take a look back on his incredible career which includes such shows as Love! Valor! Compassion! Master Class, It's Only a Play, The Ritz, and writing the book to such musicals as The Rink, Ragtime, A Man of No Importance, and many more.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Nominee Walter Willison, Part 1
April 15, 2019

We are going two by two today because we are talking, in two parts, to Two by Two star, Tony nominee Walter Willison. In Part 1 of our interview with Walter, we look back on his beginnings in California, followed by the touring life, before appearing in such Broadway shows as Norman, Is That You, Two by Two, Pippin, Wild and Wonderful, and Grand Hotel.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Choreographer Margo Sappington
April 8, 2019

Slip into your birthday suit because we have the choreographer of Oh! Calcutta! with us today! Yes, the one and only Margo Sappington, sits down with Rob and Kevin to talk about her appearances in Promises, Promises and Oh! Calcutta! as well as choreographing the revivals of Where's Charley, Pal Joey and the original productions of Play Me A Country Song and Doonesbury. 

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Star of Stage and Screen Austin Pendleton
April 1, 2019

He has appeared in 250 movies and over 100 theatrical productions. His resume ranges from the original production of Fiddler on the Roof to the most recent Choir Boy, his scene partners have included E.G. Marshall, George C. Scott, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Barbra Streisand, and he is the author of the acclaimed Orson's Shadow. He is Austin Pendleton and he is one of the more respected artists working in the entertainment industry. 

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Iconic Stage and Screen Star, Marc Kudisch
March 18, 2019

One of Broadway's most beloved political scientists, three time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career which took him for Florida Atlantic University to Broadway in such shows as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, Assassins, The Apple Tree, 9 to 5, Hand to God, and such Off-Broadway musicals as The Thing About Men, See What I Wanna See, The Glorious Ones, and more!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Actor, Director Lonny Price
March 4, 2019

Lonny Price is one of the industry's most respected directors of both stage and screen. As an actor, he appeared in such shows as Merrily We Roll Along, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Dirty Dancing, Burn This, and so many more.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Iconic Set Designer Tony Walton
February 28, 2019

The one and only Tony Walton, one of Broadway's most innovating and influential set designers, invites Rob and Kevin into his apartment to look back on his career which includes the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy, and designing such musicals as the original A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Golden Boy, The Apple Tree, Pippin, Chicago, Grand Hotel, Six Degrees of Separation, revivals of Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, and such movies as Murder on the Orient Express, All That Jazz, and Mary Poppins!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with SPAMILTON, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Creator Gerard Alessandrini
February 15, 2019

Get ready to laugh your tuchas off because the creator of Forbidden Broadway, Tony Award winner Gerard Alessandrini, swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about the many incarnations of off-broadway's most hysterical musical series!

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Brilliant Composer/Lyricist Michael John LaChiusa
February 4, 2019

Rob and Kevin are having a wild, wild party with the brilliant composer/lyricist Michael John LaChiusa whose works include Hello, Again, The Wild Party, First Ladies Suite, First Daughters Suite, Giant, Little Fish, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, Queen of the Mist, and so many others! 

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Stage and Screen Icon Linda Lavin
January 28, 2019

The one and only new girl in town, Tony Award winner Linda Lavin, joins Rob and Kevin for a phone chat that discusses not only her appearances in A Family Affair, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman, Broadway Bound, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, but what inspires her as an artist, what it was like making the rounds during her formative years, and how she like to collaborate with directors and writers.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Producer, Co-Owner of Feinstein's/54 Below Richard Frankel
January 21, 2019

Richard Frankel is one of Broadway's most respected producers and is one of the co-owners of Feinstein's/54 Below, arguable the most influential cabaret space in the world. As a producer, his passion for theater led to audiences discovering such theatrical pieces as Penn & Teller, Driving Miss Daisy, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune, Stomp, Angels in America, The Producers, Hairspray, and revivals of The Sound of Music, A Little Night Music, Company, Sweeney Todd, and so many others.

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with CITY OF ANGELS, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, BRIGHT STAR Legend, Dee Hoty
January 15, 2019

She's Dee-lightful, she's Dee-licious, she's Dee Hoty! Three time tony nominee Dee Hoty swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her illustrious performing career which includes starring roles in Barnum, Me and My Girl, City of Angels, The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Follies, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Gigi, and Bright Star!



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